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
The shoremind condition is a genetic disease. There have been no recorded cases of unaffected Rakuwas "catching" shoremind from anyone else, and the condition has only been observed in crustacean species. Any other race claiming to be shoresouled is either lying or has another mental disability.
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.|
There is little that can be done to aid a shoreminded Rakuwa other than to make them feel comfortable and manage their symptoms as best they can. Due to the nature of this condition, they may forget to care for themselves and will need extra assistance. Things that can drastically reduce the symptoms of the condition are:
- 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
The shoreminded condition can be prevented if both biological parents were hatched in freshwater. There is a significantly lower risk to hatchlings developing shoresoul if they are hatched and raised in freshwater until their first three moltings.
Hey brinebrain, snap out of it!
75 - 100 year olds
- Chronic, Acquired
- Affected Species
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.