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Lord of Pestilence Profile — Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

December 25, 2012/0/0/

Description (Healing Blade Lore) Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are some of the most feared Lords that haunt Soma. They evolved from their close cousins, Staphylococcus aureus, to evade the attacks of an entire legion of Apothecary warriors.  And if those Apothecaries that can defeat the dreaded creatures do not act swiftly, MRSA have the power […]

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Apothecary Profile — Chloramphenicol

December 16, 2012/0/0/

Description (Healing Blade Lore) Chloramphenicol may be an old man, but as one of the first Apothecaries to regularly defend Soma, his experience is invaluable. While younger, stronger Apothecaries may be sent into battle first, Chloramphenicol is still called to action when their efforts fail. He is effective against a wide range of Pestilence agents, […]

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Lord of Pestilence Profile — Rickettsia rickettsia

December 7, 2012/0/0/

Description (Healing Blade Lore) Rickettsia rickettsia are nasty creatures that tend to invade Soma during the warmer months of the year. They most commonly ride in atop their giant, gruesome 8-legged mounts, which scurry across the land en masse in a way that sends a chill to any who witness it. Occasionally, they can also […]

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Lord of Pestilence Profile — Staphylococcus saprophyticus

December 2, 2012/0/0/

Description (Healing Blade Lore) Staphylococcus saprophyticus are devious creatures that take up residence in the lower part of the aqueduct, often disrupting its flow and causing severe pain to the inhabitants in the water and near the shore. Special molecular transporters on the scales of their lower bodies allow them to thrive in the variable […]

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Lord of Pestilence Profile — Escherichia coli

November 25, 2012/0/0/

Description (Healing Blade Lore) Many Escherichia coli are common inhabitants of the lower aqueduct, where they can live harmoniously among other commensal Lords and Soma citizens. They stick to the aqueduct banks, where they even contribute to the overall health of Soma, producing key vitamins and helping to prevent invasions by less peaceful wanderers. Some […]

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Lord of Pestilence Profile — Borrelia burgdorferi

November 18, 2012/0/0/

Description (Healing Blade Lore) Borrelia burgdorferi are a diverse class of Lords. They are the most common pestilence agents to travel by air, arriving in arachnid-like creatures that land on Soma’s boundary wall. The vessels then gnaw through the land to the nearest stream or tributary and start to suck in the water, creating an […]

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Lord of Pestilence Profile — Fusobacterium necrophorum

November 11, 2012/0/0/

Description (Healing Blade Lore) Some suspect that Fusobacterium necrophorum can live unnoticed among the friendly Lords of Buccal Bay, but they are rarely seen unless they are wreaking havoc on Soma, so it’s hard to say with certainty. It’s more likely that as other pestilence agents enter the area, F. necrophorum take the opportunity to […]

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The Art of Blowing Cartridges

November 10, 2012/0/0/

I grew up in an era of video game cartridges – large, plastic, square holders for prized video game technology chips. They were great as a result of their additive effect to the overall experience of trying to operate and play an early console such as Nintendo or Super Nintendo (among others). I’m sure that […]

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Lord of Pestilence Profile — Bartonella henselae

November 4, 2012/0/0/

Description (Healing Blade Lore) Bartonella henselae are massive beasts that prey upon Soma’s inhabitants. Resembling other-worldly lions, the creatures scratch their way into the land through the boundary wall, then meander across the land, terrorizing Soma’s innocent as they go. They launch themselves at their prey, sinking their claws in and clamping down their teeth. […]

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Lord of Pestilence Profile — Bacillus cereus

October 28, 2012/0/0/

Description (Healing Blade Lore) Bacillus cereus are hardy reproducers. They lay spores that can survive temperatures of up to 100 degrees Celsius—the boiling point of water—in the hot swamps surrounding the banks of the aqueduct through the Southern Dam region. Once the marshy water drops below 50 degrees, the spores begin to germinate. They emerge […]

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