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Lethal damage is caused by many things. Most laser guns and edged weapons do Lethal Damage. If you are hit by a modern gun while wearing Armor, likely the attack will be reduced from Aggravated to Lethal Damage.
- If a character is subjected to an attack that is Exceptional Success and the source is Lethal Damage, that character has a chance to take a permanent injury. This is commonly a nasty scar, a crippled limb or organ, or something similar. Modern medicine can fix these injuries with time.
- Lethal Damage heals at the rate of 1 pt every 2 days. This is only AFTER medical treatment of the injury, and must be looked after during the healing time.
- Lethal Damage is often treated on the battlefield with Medi-Gel. This miracle drug instantly alleviates the pain of the injury, and starts to rapid heal it. Over the course of the next hour, 1 pt of Lethal damage will heal every 15 minutes.
- If a character takes more Lethal Damage than it would take to incapacitate them, they die.