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ThunderstormHazard 7+

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Source Kingmaker Companion Guide pg. 124
Survival DC 27 (expert)
Description Dark clouds announce their arrival with distant peals of thunder and flashes of lightning.
Prepare DC 23 Survival (trained) to minimize chances of being struck by lightning.
Routine (8+ hours) A thunderstorm functions as a heavy downpour during its duration, but with the added danger of being struck by lightning. If the PCs prepare for a thunderstorm, they can avoid lightning strikes and still travel by taking the Defend exploration activity (taking care to move carefully, staying low, and avoiding trees and the like rather than raising shields). A PC who travels without taking this activity or doesn't seek shelter must attempt a DC 6 flat check each hour; on a failure, that PC is struck by lightning and takes 8d8 electricity damage (DC 25 basic Reflex save).
Severe Thunderstorm (13th) A severe thunderstorm's Survival DC increases to 37 and its Prepare DC to 32. A PC at risk of being struck by lightning must attempt a DC 10 flat check 1d4 times each hour and is struck by lightning on each failure for 14d8 electricity damage (DC 33 basic Reflex save).