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Noxiphilic Sanguivoria (Disease)

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"Undeath is not always a product of renegade mages tampering with souls and rotting flesh. Cursed diseases such as Noxophilic Sanguivoria can corrupt the living. The result is an undead creature that requires the blood of the living for sustenance."
Phrastus of Elinhir[src]

Noxiphilic Sanguivoria is a strain of vampirism known to "corrupt the living"[1] and was especially prevalent during the Second Era.[2]


Victims of Noxiphilic Sanguivoria have described their transition to the disease from mortal life as a "dreamlike passage." In fact, some recall having been "bathed in a pool of black blood," indicating that a ritualistic induction is important in acquiring the disease. It cannot be learned, however, if these rituals actually occurred or if they were simply hallucinations caused by the disease being introduced to the body.[2]

Effects of the diseaseEdit

If it is contracted, the blood of uninfected specimens is required for sustenance.[1] Unlike those infected with Sanguinare Vampiris, for example, victims of Noxiphilic Sanguivoria are not weakened or otherwise harmed by sunlight; and they are instead strengthened during the night. As such, their regenerative abilities are greatly enhanced at night, and they become immensely courageous and resistant to pain during the darker hours.[2]

Priests of Arkay are usually equipped well enough to cleanse a victim afflicted with this disease; if the victim manages to escape the vampire attacker before being drained of blood by them and being given blood from them in return, the disease will not have any sort of effect on them.[2]




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