From Arcanum

Stresses are negative Hidden Stats which are only visible when adventuring in a Locale.

Each has its own value. If any stress reaches *max stress*, you will be forced to flee the locale until you can reduce it.

Max stress can be increased by the Concentration skill and by Prestige if you have unlocked the Wizard's Hall.

Stress can be reduced by:


  • Befuddlement
  • Unease
  • Weariness
  • Frustration
  • Madness