This disease spreads through particles exuded from the decomposing corpses of infected animals. Infective particles can survive in the soil for decades or even centuries. The disease typically occurs when grazing mammals ingest or breathe the spores while eating ground vegetation. Anthrakitis causes a wide variety of symptoms as it attacks the skin, digestive system, or respiratory system; symptoms include fatigue, difficulty breathing, ulcers, loss of appetite, and nausea. Any victim infected with anthrakitis can also spread the disease. Those who come into contact with a victim must save versus the disease or become infected themselves. The bodies of those killed by anthrakitis are also infectious and remain so until destroyed.

Type disease (contact, inhaled or ingested); Save Fortitude DC 20

Onset 1d6 days; Frequency 1/day

Effect 1d8 Str damage; Cure

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder 8: Seven Days to the grave. Copyright 2008, Paizo Publishing, LLC, Author: F. Wesley Schneider

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