Bubonic Plague (3.5e Disease)

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Name: Bubonic Plague (Ex)
Infection DC: 16 (Injury)
Incubation: 1-3 days
Damage: Nauseated or exhausted, possible permanent ability damage (2d4 Con, 2d4 Cha) or death (4-7 days)

Bubonic plague is suspected as the cause of the infamous Black Death, which was also known as black plague, great plague, great pestilence, great mortality, and other names. It causes buboes to grow in infected lymph nodes (usually around the groin or armpits) which ooze pus, in addition to fever, headaches, nausea and vomiting. Death may occur in as little as 4-7 days.

Pneumatic plague was generally worse, since it was spread from human-to-human contact instead of flea-to-human. With any of the great plagues, death was almost certain, as 4 out of 5 people would die within 8 days of becoming sick; they may have appeared almost purple from the infections running rampant through their bodies.

If the PC fails the check by more than 5 points, s/he suffers exhaustion instead of nausea, and takes 2d4 Con and 2d4 Cha damage (permanent).

If the PC fails the check by more than 10 points, s/he is considered dead.



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