Seeming confused and slightly terrified, the patient doesn't look good. Could it be a mental breakdown? A stress reaction? There's not much you can do about it.
"Watcher's Gaze" is an affliction that is applied when a Watcher is nearby. The only cure is to gain distance from the Watcher and wait for the effects to subside.
The two stages will be referred to as "Indirect" and "Direct", both cause varying levels of the aforementioned afflictions.
The "Indirect" stage normally occurs when the Watcher is outside the submarine with the player being inside, this stage applies minor Nausea and Psychosis, along with small screen distortions. Said distortions resemble warped glass, with objects and items being changed appearance-wise as the player's camera moves around.
The "Direct" stage most often occurs when the player is outside the submarine and the Watcher approaches to observe them. This stage is much more extreme, involving heavy Nausea and Psychosis and causing extreme screen distortion, making it almost impossible to see clearly. It should be noted that while this affliction by itself is harmless, the Nausea that comes from it will slowly inflict Organ Damage.
This affliction's stages are based on range, so it is entirely possible to get the extreme "Direct" stage while still inside the submarine if the Watcher is very close.
|Affliction||Limb Specific?||Scaled to Vitality?||If left alone||Strength Range||Effects||Treatments||Skill|
|NO||NO||Decays (-4/s)||0 - 50||Creatures:+10% speed, +50% vitality
Humans: slight screen distortion
|Decays (-7/s)||50 - 60||Creatures:+20% speed, +100% vitality|
Humans: Nausea 20 (2% chance /sec), Psychosis 20 (2% chance /sec), screen distortion and blur
|Decays (-19/s)||60 - 100||Creatures:+30% speed, +200% vitality|
Humans: Nausea 2/sec, Psychosis 3/sec, screen distortion, blur and chromatic aberration