It starts with the big wounds -- bones begin to ache as fractures reform along the lines of past breaks. Skin seemingly unstitches itself across the lines of great old scars as your mind forces your body to relive all of its past physical trauma.
is not a safe art -- danger is a part of both becoming and remaining a Catalurgist. For Aural Catalurgists, who's powers are tied closely to emotions, there is one danger that stands above the rest; Psychosomatic Inversion, when trauma and fear take control of the body. Regular control and attention to emotions fade, as past hurt takes up all available mental capacity -- with the power of Ichor
flowing through their veins, the Catalurgist's body begins to re-experience any and all past injuries.
Fear of the Past
When presented with the harsh realities of life, an Aural Catalurgist's controlled grip on their emotions may begin to falter. Doubt and fear may begin to creep in, and any pre-existing anxiety start to bloom. This on its own isn't enough to intiate a bout of Psychosomatic Inversion, however. It requires at least one fairly serious traumatic injury in someone's past for them to hyperfixate on to act as a seed for the disease to grow from -- things like broken legs or shattered bones, slashed throats or gaping wounds, and close calls with life-threatening diseases.
It's weaker now. I know it is. It never healed right. It's going to break again and then I'll never walk again and I'll be useless. They'll all leave me behind and I'll never catch up.