“Mode of infection: Unknown
Is it transmitted through air? Saliva? Touch? What else?
Some infected soldiers insist that the disease speaks to them. Fever?
Suggested course of action: Shoot on sight. Do not touch. Burn the remains.“
-Notes and instructions of a plague doctor, written in a small piece of paper and sealed with black wax. This message was delivered to the French commander A. Blanchet.
The plague is a highly contagious sickness of unknown origin.
It is unclear if the plague is supernatural or purely natural phenomenon, or some combination of the two. Some say it was a man that created the plague, in an effort to produce a new chemical weapon to turn the tides of war, while others speak of the miasma of the damned.
This virulent disease wreaks havoc within a living body’s system, painful buboes erupt in the soft tissues and it’s always accompanied by a high fever.
The infected then go mad with pain and they are not responsible for their actions. Clothes and bandages soak in green fluids.
In the last stages of the infection, the sufferers of this terrible disease are relieved of any pain as the plague takes over the nervous system.
The infected rise again, feeling nothing and hearing nothing but the voice of the plague speaking in their heads.