Monday, January 19, 2009
Orcs have had a visitor. Not one they welcomed lightly. He does not take no for an answer. Or prisoners, for that matter. A body by the side of the road has tipped off intelligence that the Orcs have the Black Death as the disease from the bubonic infection is now called. Life in caves with fleas as roommates has drawbacks. How will you know you have been kissed by the Black Death? Your body will have boils in the groin, neck and armpits. Your skin will be black in appearance because of subepidermal hemorrhages. You will have swelling in the lymph nodes. Other symptoms include fever, headaches, painful aching joints, nausea and vomiting and a general screw it all feeling. You have eight days to live. If you have a hearty constitution then your odds of surviving are 1 out 5. Bad luck. Some forty Orcs are thought to have surcumbed to the infection spread by fleas and living in filth and unsanitary living conditions. Harsh. Yes. Just as well. For Is it not written "they are unclean, and their abode is hell as the reward for what they used to earn."