Arcane deterioration is a magical condition caused by extreme overuse of Thyic
above one's personal capacity. It is almost always a lethal condition, but it is very preventable with the proper means and education.
Arcane deterioration is a negative energy disease
. This means that it causes the body to have a negative threshold for magic, which then causes imbalances within a patient's body.
While arcane deterioration is generally acquired through overuse of Thyic, it can also be transmitted to other individuals in its later stages. This type of transmission is much more deadly, as often the person who has contracted the disease is not aware they've contracted it until much too late.
When administered carefully, the effects of arcane deterioration can be reduced through the use of Amyth
. Because this condition is a negative energy disease, proper use of Amyth in less severe cases can restore a person's arcane threshold above negatives, reducing the condition to the less severe energy death
The practice of knowing one's limits when casting spells and harnessing magic is taught at the most basic levels of any sort of magical learning in schools, and is the main key to preventing this condition. To prevent the disease from transmitting from a diagnosed patient, arcanopathologists
work in ABSL-3 labs.