Pups and snow, pups and snow, the Black Riser is what you need to know, from eyes and mouth to ears and all, if you do not drink, fertile ground you'll becomeThe Webbing also known as the "Black Riser", "Dusk Lilly" and "Prince's Curse" is a spore mutated fungus found all across the duskbelt and most commonly in The Frozen Gate region. Nayan sailors and hunters can contract it and it takes up to 5 months for it to flower with little to no evidence its growing inside someone's body. When it flowers, the Webbing blooms overnight and kills the host spreading its spores in a cloud of fine light grey dust that can be very quickly moved with the with or just a breeze.
Transmission & Vectors
The Webbing fungus as most plants of its type is transmitted when its spores come in contact with a surface that provides enough moisture, heat and nutrients.
In most cases, in the harsh environment of the The Frozen Gate this would be open wounds, the air or digestive track of a creature.
Its spores are quite resilient and studies on the Nayan academy have shown that they can remain active for years after they are spread by their parent fungus
The Webbing is largely unsymptomatic, a fact which makes it extremely dangerous since it allows it to enter the population and absolutely decimate a large area around it once it blooms overnight. The fungus can take up to 5 months from the original contact to grow and bloom overnight
In the cases that a Webbing infested person found their way in a city of a village the infected were counted in the hundreds or thousands.
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