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by The Planetary Government of Novi Vrakanda. . 7 reads.

Codex of Dv: The Dovamal Parasite

After the tovaasaar met with Galax and worked out the Vrakandan-Galaxian Accords, Dv Prime was ensured protection against external forces. However, the PGDP wanted more protection on the planet's surface against threats that may breach Galaxian defenses. Thus, scientists devised a biological defense mechanism to counteract any adventurers without posing a threat to allies and the native species. Something that could act as psychological warfare as well as a biological blocker. Enter, the Dovamal Parasite.

The Dovamal Parasite was a parasite that could cause heavy anatomical and physiological changes to whoever was infected. In the end, the individual would look quite similar to draconians, except smaller in size and much more violent and primitive. After its release into the wild, mercenaries on the planet and tovaasaar were given vaccines; one to protect and another to prevent the spread offworld. In the following months, the virus infected a few groups of travelers who had made it onto the planet. All of them were fully infected and shot by military officers working in the himdahdevul. Almost everyone in the Baarsu is unaware of the virus, due to the fact that most patients show repulsion from large groups of people upon infection.

The Dovamal Parasite spreads through contact with infected fluids and bites. Scientists originally designed the parasite to be transmissible through fomites, but this idea was scrapped when it became apparent that tovaasaar wouldn't be able to get rid of the virus, and outbreaks would probably crop up across the supercluster. This highly infectious version still exists however, locked away in Vault 2.

  1. respiratory irritation, rash around area of entry, enochlophobia
  2. subconjunctival bleed, hearing loss, occipital neuralgia, iatrophobia and nosocomephobia
  3. interrupted sleeping, epistaxis, heart palpitations
  4. calcium buildups, seizures, photophobia
  5. peeling skin, hair loss, nail growth, multiple sclerosis
  6. (rare, 6%, lethal) subconjunctival haemorrhages, pulmonary odemea, hydrocephalus
  7. (common, 94%) complete anatomical changes