During the course of play characters may experience or encounter horrible circumstances that rob them of their edge. Doubt and other influences settle over the character and cause them to endanger themselves and those around them. When these events occur you will be directed to draw from the Despair Deck of cards. These rules vary from the standard rules.
- Every 2 encounters that count toward a milestone a player may attempt to remove the effects of the Despair they are experiencing per the rules on page 11 of The Shadowfell: Groomwrought and Beyond.
- A boon received from overcoming Despair will go away at the end of their next combat encounter or when they elect to use the effects of the boon outside of combat (which ever comes first).
- Despair effects do not go away at the end of the day. They can only be overcome with the removal mechanic.