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The Fungal Infection that’s consuming the Weald stands revealed! A disgusting growth designed to nourish the Weald's blight and spread corruption, they are the fruits of the Hag's twisted and vile research. These malignant mushrooms are cared for by the Daughters of the Hag, who plant them in the remains of the fallen. Once grown, the fungus steadily releases spores to accelerate putrefaction; wounds fester, death flourishes, and all life in the surrounding land turns to rot.
However, the most frightening aspect of these parasitic spores is their ability to cause hideous mutations within their hosts and give life to the rot. Many men and beasts have fallen to this sickness, with several becoming grotesque and almost otherworldly nightmare creatures, or slaves to the Hag’s Coven of Witches. With an almost supernatural ability to corrupt its victims, one has to wonder if this parasitic fungal menace is the true source of Weald’s corruption... or the signs and symptoms of some greater disease infecting and consuming the world.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
The Necrotic Fungus is spawned from an enemy's corpse by a Hateful Virago's "From Death Comes Life" ability. She will use this automatically at the end of any round if there is an available corpse, consuming that corpse and replacing it one of these wicked weeds.
On its own, the Necrotic Fungus does absolutely nothing except take up space. It has no attacks, it does not move, and its only defense is a decent HP stat. However, despite this, it's a monumental threat to the party - so long as a Necrotic Fungus is on the field, its corrupting spores completely block healing effects, shown by all heroes having a special debuff icon on them. Because the Virago herself is quite a potent combatant, and often brings along friends she can buff to impressive levels, the presence of a Necrotic Fungus can result in a deadly cycle where heroes are unable to get off Death's Door, making it much more likely that you'll lose a party member. Take them out immediately, or you may not live to regret it!