Hello! Another newbie question that may have been asked before. In the example of combat given on p.131 of the core book, it states:
The Bite’s Effects are Grappling and Persistent 2, so Athala is Grappled and will suffer the Persistent Effect. This means that she will suffer 2§ damage per round for two rounds, which her armor will not protect against. This does not sound very pleasant, so Athala declares that she will avoid the toxic bite entirely by paying 2 points more to the Doom pool. She takes 3 points of damage to Vigor that bypass her armor, and is still Grappled.
I think I’m missing something, because I do not see where in the rules it says that Athala can choose to avoid the poisoning. Can someone direct me to the place that says this? TYSM!