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Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay (1st ed, 1986), p318 — Nurgle's Rot

Nurgle's Rot, or The Rot, is a strange disease. It seeks to turn its victim into one of Nurgle's Plague Bearing Demons. Unfortunately, the mortal form cannot take this tortuous metamorphosis, and must eventually perish under the strain. Only Champions and Beastmen of Nurgle are immune to its effects, serving only as carriers.

Victims gradually mutate until their characteristics are identical to those of a Plague Bearer, at the rate of 1 or 10 points (as appropriate for the affected characteristic) per month. Select the affected characteristic randomly each game month. The profile for a Plague Bearer is as follows:

Plague Bearer

As well as the characteristic changes, certain other physical changes take place, as follows:

After 1 monthSkin turns pale yellow/brown
After 2 monthsGreen blotches appear
After 3 monthsSkin begins to rot, attracting flies
After 4 monthsA single horn begins to grow from the forehead
After 5 monthsHorn fully grown, eyes begin to move together, nose atrophies
After 6 monthsEyes merge into single great eye, feet turn to three-clawed hooves
After 7 monthsFace dissolves in a horror of melting flesh
After 8 monthsThe victim dies

There is no known cure for this disease. It can only be contracted from a Beast of Nurgle.