Shivering Necrosis

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Shivering Necrosis
Disease Type: Viral
Hosts: Any Human
Severity: 8/10


Generated by Truths, usually from the followers of Covrudurth


Spreadable through bodily fluids, either through ingestion, injection, or absorption through mucous membranes

Common Carriers

Gravicans and Armusians, as it is usually introduced to cities, most often in common water supplies


Shivering Necrosis is one of the more hideous and devastating illnesses ever conceived, oftimes spreading through large swathes of a community before it’s detected. It has about a two day incubation period, and after only the first day, it is infectious, though without any symptoms, it does not typically spread far from this first stage. When symptoms first start, it presents as a bad cold, complete with coughing, sneezing, a mild fever, and the telltale shivers. These persist for about two weeks, allowing the disease to spread fairly innocuously before the worst of the symptoms begin. Near the end of the two weeks, the fever will get progressively worse, and the shivers will grow incessant, with many sufferers completely incapable of stopping the shaking. About the time when the shivers grow constant, the person’s veins begin to swell and turn a nasty shade of blue, though this stage lasts only a day or so before they begin to rupture underneath the skin, causing the flesh to grow splotchy with hundreds of bruises just underneath the skin. Predictably, this is an agonizing process, which usually lasts for several days, continuously spreading until the person is covered in bruises, or in about a quarter of cases, for another two weeks before the person manages to kick the illness. For those who do not kick the illness, the final days after this are filled with terror and agony as their flesh begins to rapidly rot, leading to their quick demise. Either way, the disease runs its course in about a month.


Though it is very agonizing and deadly, some will survive if no action is taken.


Eating large amounts of citrus fruits will help, though this is more of a precaution, making it more likely to defeat the illness before it progresses to the internal bleeding stage. Carribards, with their high citrus diet, rarely have to worry.