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Mystara Diseases & Afflictionsby Håvard
Below are the diseases I have found that could exist on Mystara. Do you know of others?
NAME DESCRIPTION SOURCE Mummy Rot See also advanced Leprosy below RC p 195, TM1 Lycanthropy Many different strains exist. Clerics must be of 11th level or higher to cure. RC p 191, TM1 Green Slime Affliction (Slimy Doom) Caused from contact with Green Slime RC p 181 Blindness sometimes caused by Light or Continual Light spells. Cured by Cure Blindness RC Deafness can be caused by Horn of Blasting (temporary) RC Confusion Mental condition. Caused by Confusion spell RC Insanity Mental condition. Can be caused by Contact Outer Plane. Rest required to recover RC Paralysis magical effect, usually temporary RC Charmed Mental condition, result of spell or monster ability RC Fear Mental condition, result of spell or monster ability RC p 35 Turned to Stone (Petrified) Result of spell or monster abilit RC Lycanthropy, Bhut Similar to Lycanthropy, but turns victims into Bhut AC9 p33 Dusanu Rot Rotting disease spread by The Dusanu AC9 p 65-66 Hivebrood Parasites Turns hosts into Broodlings AC9 p68 Rat's Disease 1 month recovery RC p 201 Wasting Disease See Cure Disease Spell (reversed) RC p36 Radience Disease Rotting disease from exposure to The Radience or other Blackmoor Devices Gaz3, Gaz13 Orkinson's Disease Affects Dexterity Gaz10 Rheumatism Affects Strength Gaz10 Brain Rot Affects Intelligence. A more severe form of Brain Rot sometimes spreads in Soderfjord. Gaz10, TM1 Nervous Breakdown Mental condition. Affects Wisdom Gaz10 Head Cold Affects Constitution Gaz10 Stuttering Affects Charisma Gaz10 Mau-Mau Fever Spread by Mau-Mau flies. found on Ierendi Islands TM1, Gaz4 Bugbear Typhus Common in the Altan Tepes Mountains TM1 Griffin Pox Common in Black Eagle Barony TM1 Scum Variola Common in Black Peaks TM1 Yellow Orc Plague Broken Lands disease TM1 Goblin Measles Cruth Mountains TM1 Dumdum Fever Dwarfgate Mountains TM1 Dwarven Bronchitis underground disease TM1 Longship Pneumonia common in Farend, Landfall TM1 Hin Eczema & Acne found in the Five Shires TM1 Kobold Flu found in Hardanger Range (Soderfjord) TM1 Black Plague found in Heldann Freeholds TM1 Troll's Cholera found in Malpheggi swamps TM1 Glubfly debility found in Sind Desert. Spread by Glubflies during mating season TM1 Gnoll Hepatitis found in Soderfjord TM1 Purulent Cataract found in Alphatia TM1 Bubonic Catarrh found in Ethengar during famine TM1 Sewers Typhoid found in Thyatis TM1 Desert Meningitis found in Ylaruam TM1 Crud spread by filth and dirty conditions D&D Supplement 2 Dysentery Common at Sea D&D Supplement 2 Spottet Fever transmitted by giant ticks D&D Supplement 2 Grippe common term for flu, belly ache etc D&D Supplement 2 Bubonic Plague Spread by fleas D&D Supplement 2 Cholera Spread through flies, foot or water. May also be spread by Hogs D&D Supplement 2 Malaria Tropic or Subtropic swamps D&D Supplement 2 Small Pox May cause permanent loss of CHA or death D&D Supplement 2 Tuberculosis May cause permanent CON loss or death D&D Supplement 2 Typhoid Fever Common among soldiers or in densely populated areas D&D Supplement 2 Typhus spread by parasides. Common during sieges D&D Supplement 2 Yellow Fever Carried by jungle or swamp mosquitoes D&D Supplement 2 Advanced Leprosy See also Mummy Rot above D&D Supplement 2, TM1 Red Curse Affliction Caused by withdrawal from Cinnabryl Red Steel Demonic Pestilence Spread by Demons IM2 Scurvy Reduces strength and Constitution. Affects sailors Gaz0
A few of these seem a bit odd to consider diseases. Stuttering and Nervous Breakdowns are conditions, but perhaps not proper diseases? Their sources do suggest that they can be cured by Clerics. I have not included other mental illnesses such as the madness caused by Contact Outer Planes.
What about the plague that spread in Glantri during WotI? Was it a variant of the Bubonic Plague? Or something else?
See also my article on diseases from the Blackmoor Era
See also 3rd Edition diseases