Force Power: Hibernation Trance
Control Difficulty: Difficult
This power may be kept up.
Effect: This power allows a Jedi to place herself into a deep trance, remarkably slowing all body functions. The Jedi’s heartbeat slows, her breathing drops to barely perceivable levels, and she falls unconscious. A Jedi can heal while in a hibernation trance, but can do nothing else. Anyone who comes across a Jedi in hibernation trance assumes that the Jedi is dead unless she makes a point of testing him. Another Jedi with the sense skill or the life detection power will be able to detect the Force within the hibernating character and realize that she is alive. When a Jedi enters a hibernation trance, the player must declare under what circumstances the character will awaken: after a specific amount of time, or what stimuli need to be present (noise or someone touching them, for example). Another Jedi can use the power place another in hibernation trance to bring the user out of the trance. Hibernation trance serves two purposes. It allows a Jedi to “play dead” and it can be used to survive when food or air supplies are low. A character in hibernation uses only about a tenth as much air as someone who is sleeping — she can hibernate for a week in a dry climate or for up to a month in a wet climate before dying from lack of water. It is possible to hook the character up to an intravenous water drip to survive indefinitely. A character can hibernate for up to three months before dying of starvation. An intravenous sugar solution can extend that to one year.