Characters and monsters may be confused by certain effects or abilities. Confusion typically lasts for 5 minutes, unless stated otherwise.
A confused individual may take no deliberate action other than to defend themselves (particularly, they may not counter-attack), and must respond to any question or instruction with nonsensical or irrelevant babble. Random wandering is encouraged, but "random" wandering that actually just takes the sufferer out of harm's way will be penalised.
Confused is a status effect.