An Obstacle is an obstruction that can spawn in the hallway of dungeons. It will prevent the party from moving through the corridor and can be removed either by using a shovel or by hand. If no shovel is used, the party will take damage equal to 20% of their max health and 15 stress as well as a 20-point reduction of the light meter (note that the light level is decreased before the stress damage is taken).
There is also a special obstacle in the Courtyard named "Shifting Mist" that requires a torch instead of a shovel to clear it. If a Torch is not used and is instead cleared by hand, the party will take around 18 stress damage each and be teleported to a random explored location.
|Blocked from life...||Lose a hero to an obstacle|