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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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Lord of Pestilence Profile — Clostridium perfringens

October 21, 2012/0/0/

Description (Healing Blade Lore) Clostridium perfringens are common residents of the waste aqueduct, where they often keep to themselves. But they aren’t always so peaceful. They can rear a nastier side when provoked, disrupting the aqueduct ecosystem, causing significant unrest among its inhabitants, and even escalating their attacks to kill. The smell of decaying flesh […]

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Bacillus anthracis – THB Pestilence profile

October 16, 2012/0/0/

This horrific basilisk is a dreaded foe. With the advantages of its amphibious lifestyle and a shielding protein carapace, B. anthracis is a formidable threat to Soma. It used to be completely vulnerable to the valiant Beta-Lactam Apothecaries, although nowadays there are increasing reports of resistance. And as is typical of many Lords in the […]

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Tower Defense (Diabetes Mellitus Version II.0)

October 12, 2012/0/0/

Diabetes is a serious health problem. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2011 it was projected that 25.8 million people in the United States suffered from diabetes (equating to about 8.3% of the US population) with 18.8 million people diagnosed with diabetes and a projected 7.0 million people who were […]

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Pandemics: Deadly and… Entertaining

October 4, 2012/0/0/

I got an ipad this year and one of the first things I did was start searching for science and medicine themed games. The main game that seems to be making waves is a game called Plague Inc., by Ndemic Creations, that was inspired by Pandemic 2.5., by Dark Realm Studios. And I would be […]