Paralysis is a common status change that prevents the victim from moving, attacking, casting spells, and using items. There is no known cure for paralysis save time. As such, it is extremely wise to avoid paralysis. Afflicted warriors often recover within a couple minutes to return to battle.
There are many causes of paralysis. Numerous monsters have attacks that cause paralysis, including Creeps and undead such as Ghouls and Geists. The spell Hold causes paralysis, as does the enemy ability Gaze used by Odd Eyes.
Paralysis is temporary and wears off after a battle if the victim survives.