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(RP) A Plague For The Season

Discussion in 'UO Catskills' started by Jacuyl, Nov 16, 2014.

  1. Jacuyl

    Jacuyl Adventurer
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    Those of you present at the recent Governor's Council Meeting witnessed the first stirrings of a new plot. Plague rats were running around the chamber trying to bite people. Over the next few weeks there will be large numbers of rats gathered in various places. You will know these rats apart from normal rats because they will be tagged "A Plague Rat". Anyone who wants to participate in the plot may simply be present wherever the rats are and then RP according to the symptoms below or kill them before other people are infected.

    Below are the specs for the plague.

    Inhibitus Magica

    Highly Contagious

    Only the living can be infected and carry the virus.

    First contracted from a bite from a rat.. after that the infected will pass it on via air and all bodily fluids, including mucus, saliva, blood, etc.Resist magic gives a 50% chance to immunity with each contact with an infected person.

    Infected are not contagious until the respiratory symptoms appear - coughing, sneezing.

    The more mana a person usually has, the more severe the Stage 1 symptoms. Someone with only 20 mana would have the lower end of the spectrum, barely contagious with coughing and sneezing while someone with 150 mana pool would run the full gamut with vomiting and diarrhea and abdominal pain. Midway mana would be like a common cold.

    Plague Stages:

    Stage 1

    2 days (3 days if you have 100+ strength) after bitten/contracted the infected will start to have symptoms similar to a normal flu:

    chills
    fever
    runny nose
    sore throat
    muscle pains
    headache (often severe)
    coughing
    weakness/fatigue
    general discomfort
    nausea
    diarrhea
    vomiting
    abdominal pain
    cramping

    The infected cannot use anything requiring spellwords or mana, which includes but is not limited to the following:

    Spellweaving
    Magery
    Mysticism
    Necromancy
    Chivalry
    Ninjitsu
    Bushido
    Spirit Speak without a corpse
    Weapon Specials

    Duration: Stage 1 lasts 2 weeks real world time and then progresses into Stage 2

    Stage 2

    The only symptom at this point is the coughing and sneezing, as if the plague is going away. The infected cannot cast spells or do anything that requires the use of mana, the same as Stage 1.​

    Duration: Until cured or dies of dehydration or malnutrition or being in a situation where they need magic to survive and can't heal themselves ( common sense effects of being sick or going out to hunt IC when you know you can't use magic ) .


    Feel free to ask questions about the plague.

    As always, I look forward to seeing you all in game.
     
    #1 Jacuyl, Nov 16, 2014
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  2. Jacuyl

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    Dag Nabbit asked:


    Mana usage involving the infected's own mana reservoir will be impossible. Using it stored in another object, external to the infected, is possible. This is why using spirit speak if there is a corpse present is possible for healing oneself.

    The plague cuts one off from their own mana. Magical-nature characters, like elves and other fae, will feel this illness more than humans because they are effectively dulled and numbed through lack of contact with the ether/mana.
     
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  3. Zuckuss

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    Can I cure this by drinking a greater cure potion?
     
  4. Alaundril Do"Rhett

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    If it was poison.....maybe...
     
  5. Zuckuss

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    How do you "cure" this ailment then?
     
  6. Jacuyl

    Jacuyl Adventurer
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    Through amaze-tastic Roleplay, of course. :)
     
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  7. MareJadeSky

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    kind of a good thing K^S isn't war with any of the other RP guild lol so zuckess we are good
     
  8. Alaundril Do"Rhett

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    This isn't really going to be done through the "war" flag anyways. It's all RP and voluntary.....am I right Jac?