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Red ache is a disease that causes the skin to become inflamed and the body to become weakened.[1]

Acquisition[]

The disease can be acquired after sustaining an injury from an infected creature.[1] It can potentially also be contracted from injuries received from rusty metal.[2]

One subspecies of needletooth dinosaur found in northern Xen'drik is a carrier of the disease.[3]

It can be inflicted via the contagion, and contagious touch spells.[4][5]

Effects[]

Red ache is a corruption of the blood[6] that causes the infected's skin to become swollen, red, and hot. It subsequently leads to a steady loss of physical strength, possibly leading to death if not treated.[1] Even post-mortem, the effects of red ache prevent the skin from decaying properly, with it remaining red, warm, and swollen. A deceased can still appear alive on casual inspection, even if infested with maggots within.[7]

Curing[]

Red ache is treatable and ultimately curable, especially with the help of a talented healer.[8]

Prolonged exposure to red ache can eventually allow an individual to develop an immunity to it.[9]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Monte Cook, Jonathan Tweet, Skip Williams (July 2003). Dungeon Master's Guide v.3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 292. ISBN 0-7869-2889-1.
  2. Owen K.C. Stephens (2001). House of Harpies. Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Andrew Finch, Gwendolyn F.M. Kestrel, Chris Perkins (August 2004). Monster Manual III. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 109. ISBN 0-7869-3430-1.
  4. Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams (July 2003). Player's Handbook v.3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 213. ISBN 0-7869-2886-7.
  5. David Noonan (May 2004). Complete Divine. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 159. ISBN 0-7869-3272-4.
  6. David Schwartz (December 2005). “Imps of Ill-Humor: Imbalance Incarnate”. In Erik Mona ed. Dragon #338 (Paizo Publishing, LLC), p. 32.
  7. Keith Baker & James Wyatt (2004). Sharn: City of Towers. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 192. ISBN 0-7869-3434-4.
  8. Monte Cook, Jonathan Tweet, Skip Williams (July 2003). Dungeon Master's Guide v.3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 293. ISBN 0-7869-2889-1.
  9. James Wyatt, Ari Marmell, C.A. Suleiman (October 2005). Heroes of Horror. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 121. ISBN 0-7869-3699-1.
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