A Pox On Both Your Houses
Also called Tomb Rot and Mortalis, the Tar Pox has confounded doctors, priests, and alchemists alike. First seen just before the war (notably when it took the life of Dendrum’s stewardess), it has only spread and intensified since the first outbreak. It is still unclear how the plague is spread, but most believe that fire can kill the spread of the illness.
|Stage 1||The first stage manifests in coughing, chills, and numbness, and is treatable with a small chance of recovery.|
|Stage 2||After a few days, the second stage appears in the form of violent coughs, mucus with a black hue, hallucination and delusion, and fever—at this point there is little to no chance of survival before the third stage.|
|Stage 3 (Fatal)||After about a week, the third stage manifests as berserked and aggressive behavior, extreme hallucination and delusion, aphasia, and vomiting black fluid—this stage is extremely dangerous and victims should be regarded with caution. Some reports even report strange growths, deformations, and transmutation in rare cases.|