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Twist

Causes

Magical energy used is more than what the body has available.

Symptoms

Aggression, hunger, and physical distortion of the body

Treatment

The condition can be controlled to some extent. Refraining from using magic and eating enough to restore energy can allow victims to live a normal life if treated in the early stages. It's possible to have the condition reversed by the gods if they are feeling generous.

Prognosis

  • It starts by distorting the mind, causing the victim to perceive others and surroundings differently. Often expressed as aggression.
  • An insatiable hunger creeps up as the body desperately tries to restore the missing energy
  • The body twists, mutations becoming more severe as the condition progresses
  • Eventually the victim becomes a Fthorskotos
 

Affected Groups

While anyone can be afflicted with it. Those more magically inclined are more likely to die from it.

Prevention

Consumption of necessary amounts of food and self control usually prevents it.

Epidemiology

During battles, the continuous use of high energy attacks can lead to large groups of participants succumbing to twist. The symptoms may occur immediately or some years later.

History

After a major conflict in Trenzar victims, who gained control of their condition, founded Ekkentros on the Twisted Plains. Creations made in that community have physical mutations, but are considered completely healthy.

Cultural Reception

Those suffering from twist are viewed as dangerous and often driven out into the wilds.
Type
Magical
Origin
Natural
Cycle
Chronic, Acquired
Rarity
Common

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