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

December 25, 2012/0/0
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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 to end Soma, once and for all.

MRSA tend to invade through the Respiro Forest, breaches in the boundary wall, or sometimes through the Southern Dam. They can live in hiding for periods of time, without damaging the habitat or Soma’s fauna, but they will attack at the first sign of weakness in the Noble Sentry. Within one to two days, MRSA can spread over the land, leaving the boundary wall red and irritated and often raising the temperature of the entire world. If an effective Apothecary counterattack is not launched in time, the red bumps on the wall grow larger and deeper, threatening the integrity of Soma’s first and most critical line of defense.

Despite their often violent presence, MRSA are sometimes difficult for the Apothecary army to accurately identify, complicating the strategies put in place against the threat. To be sure which foe they are dealing with, the Apothecaries must capture some of the creatures and test them under controlled conditions. Unfortunately, given the fast-progression of the MRSA assault, there is not always time to take such careful measures, and the Apothecaries often chose to launch their defensive front before they even know for sure what they are dealing with.