Red sand leech
Red sand leeches are found in the sandpit on the Velakan Trade Road along the eastern rooms of the sandpit. They cause vitality damage over time, slowly getting bigger until they are fully gorged, then they fall off and slither away.
These parasites can attach to only your legs while standing, regardless of armor or no armor. There is a random chance to have them attach to other body parts if prone or sitting, however with no way to move around, it would be highly unlikely to happen.
Shiny, dry, and smooth, the sand leech's brown skin has a definite warm, red tinge. It pulsates gently as it feeds.
- You deftly remove the sand leech from your <part> leaving the wound no worse than it was before.
- You expertly remove the sand leech from your <part> with a gentle touch, leaving the wound no worse than it was before.
While it appears that all parasites will continue to teach to high ranks, possibly indefinitely, each one varies slightly as far as base skill. From this, one can also assume that there is a soft cap where they stop teaching 'at level'. The following table presents information on those skill ranges:
|base skill needed||soft cap||still teaches at||notes|
|Empathy skill||n/a||?||485||will still move Empathy to 1/34 at 965 ranks, however was not able to get 2/34 even with many successive tends|
|First Aid skill||50||?||333||will still move FA to 1/34 at 750 ranks, was able to get 2/34 with many (30+) successive tends|
|Animal Lore skill||n/a||n/a||55|| formerly Animal Lore skill|
will still move Outd. to 1/34 at 1,200 ranks, however was not able to get 2/34 even with many successive tends