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Below are specific examples of illnesses /diseases to be found on Scalvoris and in its surrounds. Please feel free to add your own creations to our Development Thread!
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Ignis Ventri (Burning Stomach) Deadly A disease passed on by specific monsters, said to have been touched by Lissira, this inevitably fatal disease dissolves the victim from the inside out Rey'na
Ink BloomFatalA very obscure, specialist disease which affects only particular families Nailin Marit
LightbaneHighly DebilitatingAn extreme allergic reaction to a particular tree, this causes the pupils to dilate until inevitable blindness occurs Pegasus
ScalesHighly DebilitatingInitially a skin condition which leads, in some cases, to immobility and extreme joint painPegasus
Snip FacePotentially Fatal Caused by the bite of the Scalvuffy, this is a nasty and potentially fatal condition characterised by blue "snips" on the skin Pegasus
StoneboilDebilitating Unknown cause, a small rash appears and turns into boils which turn black and solid. Unpleasant! Pegasus
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[Scalvoris] Illnesses & Diseases

Ignis Ventri
(Burning Stomach, by the locals)

Developed by Rey'na.
Rarity: Rare in Scalvoris. Unknown in the rest of Idalos.

Usual Prognosis: Death

Contagious: Guaranteed, if spread through the bloodstream. Usually spread through Couriers of Lissira, monsters that are believed to have been created by Lissira to curse the people of Scalvoris.

Appearance: Starting with a small rash on your stomach and chest, it spreads to cover your entire body. After a few trials, your stomach will start burning and eating will be painful. After a week or so, the disease will have dissolved your stomach. Once this is dissolved sufficiently, the rash turns purple and, at that point, the victim will be dead in the space of a trial.

Symptoms: Burning pains, rash, upset stomach, inability to eat

Cure: A small flower found only on Immortal's Tongue, with a similar appearance to a daisy - but larger (In development)

Details: Typically called Burning Stomach, is feared throughout Scalvoris. Those who have it are often quarantined, in fear that they will spread the disease to others. Doctors across the land have tried to cure it, and only recently had success with a rare flower, meaning a large price must be spent to get it - if it isn't a scam to begin with.
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Lightbane

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Rarity: Rare in Scalvoris. Unknown in the rest of Idalos.

Usual Prognosis: Progressive, non-lethal, eventual blindness

Contagious: Non contagious. It is caused by a reaction to the blossom of the ginkgo tree, which causes the body to react in a manner which forcibly dilates the pupils.

Appearance:Dilated pupils. Then, the eye movements associated with an inability to focus. This gets progressively worse until the eyes start to remain dilated until, eventually, the irises disappear completely. At this point, the individual is completely blind and in constant pain.

Symptoms: This disease is categorised by an over sensitivity to light which gets progressively worse. The pupils initially are slow to react to changes in light and the sufferer experiences increasing headaches. Eventually, the pupils start to dilate further and further. When this happens, incredible sensitivity to light is experienced by the sufferer and they are in enormous pain in all but darkness.

Cure: Following this series of threads there is now a better understanding of this disease. It has a known cure and a prevention.
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Scales

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Rarity: Rare in Scalvoris. Unknown in the rest of Idalos.

Usual Prognosis: Progressive, non-lethal, eventual immobility

Contagious: Non contagious. Cause unknown

Appearance:This starts by characteristic rough circles and ovals of intensely dry skin. The body's natural defense seems to be working overtime and the skin seems to "scab over" despite there being no cut or wound. This stage might last for one season or arcs, there is no recorded pattern. During this time, the areas of dry skin become like "scales", giving the disease its name. Some people get it in small patches, for other it covers the entire body. Eventually, for some, this progresses to stage 2. In the second stage the disease is apparent by how it impacts mobility.

Symptoms:
In stage 1 this disease is uncomfortable, itchy and makes it difficult to sleep if the 'scales' cover enough of the skin.
In stage 2 the generally accepted belief is that the production of 'scales' turns inward and the joints become swollen and misshapen. This is excruciatingly painful and eventually the individual is unable to walk and has very limited, if any movement in any joint.

Cure: Currently, none
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Snip Face

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Rarity: Rare in Scalvoris. Unknown in the rest of Idalos.

Usual Prognosis: Progressive, painful, eventual immobility, sometimes fatal

Contagious: Non contagious. It is believed to be caused by the bite of the Scalvuffy

Appearance:Characteristed by what look like small bite marks usually over the face, these are a vivid blue in colour and look like they have parasites inside them. As the disease progresses, small 'worms' can sometimes be seen apparently wriggling in these marks, but no parasites have every been found or retrieved, no matter how far down in the flesh has been dug.

These blue bite marks, known as "snips" appear only on the face and eventually become dried, dark blue scab-like pustules which are dry most of the time but spontaneously ooze a very unpleasant smelling blue and yellow pus.

Symptoms:
Stage 1: At their appearance, the "snips" look unpleasant and feel very itchy. No other symptoms. This stage can last anywhere from half a trial to arcs. There appears to be no pattern.

Stage 2: Parasitic When the 'snips' start to look like they have wriggling parasites in them, the individual begins to experience pains throughout their body, a general sense of malaise and tiredness. These individuals seem to be more prone to infections. This stage, once reached, usually lasts for a number of arcs. Many people never progress any further.

Stage 3: Pustular At this stage, the 'snips' dry out and the individual experiences irregular and spontaneous bouts of oozing. When one snip starts, the others soon follow and this oozing is an incredibly painful experience with patients describing it as though their entire body is on fire. Even when not having an 'expulsion episode', the individual is almost certainly bed bound as they are in constant pain in all joints and muscles.

Stage 4: Spreading For those poor few souls for whom the disease spreads, the prognosis is fatal. As soon as the 'snips' start to appear anywhere but on the face, progression to death is inevitable, it seems. The death suffered is a long, slow and very painful one where the snips progress and continue with the pustular expulsion. Invariably, during one of these episodes, death occurs. This stage can last from a trial upwards, the longest recorded case of anyone surviving with Spreading Snips is 45 trials of pure torture.

Cure: Currently, no cure. There are a number of herbal remedies which are believed to hold 'snips' at bay (including lavender, yellow dragon sap and tea tree). It is currently believed that snips is caused by the bite of the Scalvuffy.
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Stoneboil

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Rarity: Very rare in Scalvoris. Unknown in the rest of Idalos.

Usual Prognosis: Progressive, debilitating, non-fatal

Contagious: Non contagious. Its cause is not yet known.

Appearance: Apparently starting with the bites of small insects, or maybe a reaction to specific plants, Stoneboil's first symptom is a feeling of intense heat, coming over the sufferer in waves. Then, small boils start appearing, starting as a very small rash. The rash is localised and usually no more than a few inches in diameter, but might appear anywhere on the body. These boils become larger and at the point when they seem about to burst, they become black and solid, like stone. They are tender and painful and can not easily be removed. If they are removed, they will grow back.

Symptoms:
Stage 1: Hot flushes which last for up to half a break. Rapid heart rate and high blood pressure during this time. Breathlessness is common too.

Stage 2: A small, itchy rash appears.This develops into boils. It is itchy and very sensitive.

Stage 3: The boils turn black and solid. At this point they are very painful and tender. People with this disease become infertile at this stage and their immune system is compromised. This means they are more prone to other illness and infections.

Cure: Currently, no cure.
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Ink Bloom

Developed by Nalin Marit
Rarity: This is a Rare disease that originates in Havardr.

Usual Prognosis: Depending on what stage you are at with this illness, the application of care is different.

Contagious: This illness does not appear to be directly contagious, and seems to be more, some sort of genetic disease that hides in its host from birth.

Appearance: As the name suggests, it looks like ink blooming across the skin of the infected. Black along with other discoloration of the skin slowly seem to bloom across the infected person's body. Common places to for it to first be seen are the chest, the face, the back, the shoulders, and a little less common, the thighs and the arms, as this disease tends to stay close to the heart and head.

Symptoms: Stage 1: Invisible Bloom; Undetectable spots start to show, looking like moles or birthmarks, the inflicted seems to look constantly tired due to a darkening of skin around the eyes, the inflicted seems to eat more in this stage, but this is normally attributed to a big appetite because this typically happens when the inflicted are children and are growing. Only suggestion at this point is to leave it be.

Stage 2: The Blooming; Black and Pale patches of skin slowly form and grow. If seen from far away, this skin condition can easily be mistaken for a strange or indiscernible tattoo. Commonly found near the heart, to start, it spreads at an incredibly slow pace (about an inch to 5 inches gain in diameter per every 2 arcs). The skin feels leathery and dry, as if all the water has been sucked out. This commonly starts to show around the ages of 18-30 and less commonly any other age based on written statistics.

During this stage the inflicted may experience mild pain. Common complaints from inflicted have been documented as burning, itching, constant thirst, trouble sleeping, too much energy, nightmares. Less common complaints documented were prickling in the skin, occasional numbness, blackouts, passing out, and stabbing pains.

Suggestions for treatment at this stage are to just help ease pain and itching with creams from different plants to see which helps the most, incense or potpourri to help calm the nerves and assist with sleep problems. Basically dealing with each problem separately.

Stage 3: Endless Black;This stage is hard to tell when a patient has passed into this phase, as it seems to be different for most. And some never get to this point, dying from other causes. The bloom grows more aggressive, tearing skin from the body as it encroaches blackness upon the victim. Often in this stage, it is found that the inflicted will kill themselves just to rid themselves of the pain.

Little is reported on the effects this stage has on the inflicted, but some notated have been extreme pain, constant sweating, frequent blackouts and or passing out, loss of skin, bleeding, hanging skin, faster spread of black splotches (torso), spread from torso to arms and/or legs. In more extreme cases, sudden death, shakes, seizures, loss of mind.

Again, suggested treatment is to just try and ease the pain as much as possible, as at this point, death is inevitable. Unfortunately, there is no exact tell as each event of the illness has been different. Some live 2 years after reaching this point, some live 40 years after reaching this point, there is no knowledge as to why this is.

Cure: No Known Cure

Details:Only cases that have been seen and documented to this day are all of male descendants of the Marityne, Marity, Havmarit, Havmar, Mar, Amarite, and Marit's. All part of large line of inbred families that seem to have one thing in common, a love for their pale skin and hair. They find this a deep wound in their long line of beauty, often casting out those they have found to have this disease.

Not much is known about this disease other than these writings of what was observed as the different stages, and due to the nature of the families that this disease involves, they haven't done much to try and fix it either. Those who sought help never found it, at least none that has been recorded. Please keep in mind that thorough documentations are found seemingly only in Havardr and Almund while scattered across the lands are some less detailed writings that might list this illness as something else as the predecessors tried to find healers that could find the cure. There is still much more to learn about the illness.
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This disease is entirely due to a blood mutation that basically creates a parasite that remains dormant until the right conditions are met. This parasite grows inside males and females of the stated bloodlines.

Three conditions must be met before the parasite will start leeching actively from its host and causing this host to show the symptoms of Ink bloom:

First, it must reside in a male. Something about the female chemistry does not meld will with the parasites that grow in their blood and causes the parasites to forever lie dormant.

Next, it must latch on to the host, it has to be able to fight against the currents of blood that surge around it, and must survive the hosts natural immune system. Which is why it's typically able to survive in the sited people, as inbreeding has caused a weakening of the immune system, causing them to be more vulnerable to such diseases and parasites.

Last, it must reach maturity, meaning it must go through 5 phases of growing, The Seed, The Sapling, The Floater, The Cocoon, and the Feeder (these are temporary names for these stages and can be renamed by the first IC person that finds this in their research). It can be found that the Seed stage is when it sets its roots into the walls of the infected's arteries, The Sapling is when it's grown a bit, taking a bit of nutrients and water from the Arterial walls. The Floater is a stage where it detaches and finds a space where it can safely start on its next stage. The cocoon is just that, it's morphing into its final form. And the Feeder is the last stage, basically feeding on the host as it likes, how docile or volatile depend on a few factor, including temperature outside the body, mental state of the host, and a few other factors.
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