Ionizing radiation, often referred to as simply radiation, is an ever-present, yet invisible enemy lurking in the wastelands.
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Radiation is one of the nastiest dangers that face the Rangers. Invisible to the naked eye (except at night, i.e. between 6 PM and 6 AM, 18:00 to 6:00), when a character is foolish enough to step onto an irradiated square, they begin to suffer from radiation poisoning. This is treated as a disease by the game, meaning that CON points will not regenerate with rest.
The only recourse is either death or visiting a hospital to remove the irradiation. There are no ad hoc treatments available, except avoiding irradiation completely. Wearing a rad suit is the best bet.