A cypher is a type of numenera that has real, practical use. Most are volatile and can only be used once.

Cypher Sickness Edit

Carrying too many cyphers will cause Cypher Sickness because of the interaction between the strange energies and secretions each cypher emits. Training in the safe storage of cyphers with the Cypher Use skill can help mitigate this effect, as does the Cypher Limit Incease ability.

Cypher sickness comes in several stages of intensity, increasing for every cypher carried over the limit. These fettles stack.

  • Cypher Sickness, Minor: -2 Might Pool
  • Cypher Sickness, Symptoms Increasing: -1 Might Edge, -1 Speed Edge, -1 Intellect Edge