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Bubonic Plague

Type disease, injury or inhaled; Save Fortitude DC 17

Onset 1 day; Frequency 1/day

Effect 1d4 Con damage and 1 Cha damage and target is fatigued; Cure 2 consecutive saves

Infected vermin and parasites spread this disease, also known as Daemon’s Touch or the Black Death, through their bites. Once contracted, the disease spreads quickly, polluting the victim’s body with toxins. As the disease reaches the lymph nodes, the victim suffers extreme inflammation of glands, and his skin might take on a black pallor. Symptoms include fever, headaches, nausea, fatigue, and swelling of the lymph nodes (called buboes) on the neck, underarms, and inner thigh areas, and eventually bleeding beneath the skin. A victim who takes any Constitution damage from the disease must immediately make a successful Fortitude save or become fatigued until all his Constitution damage is healed. Each time a victim takes 2 points of Constitution damage from Black Death, he also takes 1 point of Charisma damage.

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