A mental condition that affects older generations of Rakuwa, causing their minds and memories to literally come and go with the tide.
Alas his thoughts now only return with the tide.Shoremind is a mental condition that affects Rakuwa in their old age. The Rakuwa have a slightly different word for this (as they are unable to produce labial sounds) and call it Shoresouled instead. This condition affects memory and concentration and is linked with the coming and going of the tide. When there is a high tide, affected Rakuwa function normally, but as the tide retreats - so do their minds.
Transmission & Vectors
CauseRakuwa have a strange connection with the seas of Melior. The shoremind condition seems to only affect those who were hatched in saltwater.
|High tide||Normal mind and memory functions. Ability to concentrate like any other day.|
|Falling tide||Mild forgetfulness and mixing up of names.|
|Low tide||Very poor concentration. Inability to recall memories. Symptoms are mild to severe.|
|Rising tide||Memories start to return with refreshing clarity.|
- relocating to further inland (which may not be a choice for island dwellers)
- relocating to higher altitudes to be further away from the sea
- sleep and rest in a safe environment during low tides
Hey brinebrain, snap out of it!
75 - 100 year olds
A sapient race of crabfolk that live along the warm coastal regions of Melior. They are very clean beings and take care in their appearance and pride in their homes.
The Iji Islands
A large archipelago off the tropical coastline of the Arklendian continent.
Seaside care homes for elderly rakuwans who suffer with shoremindedness.