From my current game:
1> Sorceress was taxed and took temporary hit to Forte.
2> Sorceress took light wound (also -1D to Forte)
3> Sorceress take another tax now Forte is negative
4> as a result of previous she also takes another light wound
temporary tax should sum with wound penalties? ( I assume “yes”)
after (3) Forte with all penalties is -1 or 0? ( I assume -1 doesn’t makes sense)
Does sorceress is incapacitated or just suffering sickness?
With all previous assumptions (tax and wounds sum, resulting temporary Forte is 0, just sickness not incapacitated):
If at 5> sorceress risk to cast another spell and forte is again taxed, but it’s already at zero so only result would be another wound equal to spell obstacle squared?
( I guess if Forte or other stat counting ONLY wound penalties reach 0, sorceress should be surely incapacitated. )
Once resting, the sorcerer will have two (+1) tests to make.
Health Ob = lost Forte dice (from tax, so either 3 or 4). They’re likely to be at either 3 or 4 hours per lost die.
Light wound Ob 2. Success is instantly better, failure is 20 hours until healed.
They may ALSO have the recovery test for the wound that they got for overtaxing down to -1. I’m going to ignore this wound (it’s superficial or negligible) for descriptive purposes. If it were a light wound, just use the same rules for the first light wound.
So maximum is 4 hours per point below 1 Forte (dice recovered from Tax over that time). The minimum time is “instant” for the Light Wounds, and 1 hour for the Forte.
It’s likely in the -1 total Forte case that the Ob 4 Tax test is failed, but the light wound test passed. This gives a 4 hour rest until awake, but weakened (1 Forte, all other stats as normal).
To conclude: do not get overtaxed, it will almost always lead to being unconscious for a large portion of a day, and if it wounds you you can take even longer to be on top form (or never get there again!)
Even though the sorcerous had dropped to a zero or negative Forte she could still be conscious even while incapacitated as her other stats have only suffered the -2D from the combined light wounds leaving her Perception and Will with positive dice, and therefore, consciousness. (page 489)