Stone is the status effect that is caused by petrification attacks. It is the single worst affliction a hero can suffer short of death. Petrified characters are unable to take any action whatsoever. If all of a petrified warrior's allies are slain or also petrified, there is no chance of recovery. Petrification does not wear off after battle, nor does staying at an Inn return the victim to his natural flesh state. The spell Soft will cure Stone, as will the Soft Potion. However, Soft Potions cannot be used in the heat of battle.
"Stone"d Light Warriors do not gain experience points in battle.