TES New C0DA Diseases

Morrowind

Ataxia

This disease can be caught from The Diseased Alit and Plague Bear (in Bloodmoon). However according to in-game text, it was supposed to originally be contracted from the Slaughterfish.

"Ataxia is a mild common disease affecting the victim's strength and dexterity. Symptoms include generalized pain and muscle stiffness. It may be contracted from slaughterfish."

Brown Rot

This disease is only carried by both varations of the Bonewalker. Bonelords and regular skeletons were supposed to be infected with it (there is a unique skeleton that carries this disease named Worm Lord still in the game however).

"Brown rot is a mild common disease affecting the victim's strength and behavior. Symptoms include necrosis and sleeplessness. It may be contracted from the bonewalker, skeleton, greater bonewalker, or bonelord."

Chills

Aside from a single NPC named Fedris Tharen, there is no way to catch this disease. (You can randomly catch it from Fedris Tharen if you kill him and open his inventory or get physically attacked by him). In-game text reveals that carriers of Chills were all of the undead listed above that were supposed to carry Brown Rot (or in the case of the Bonewalkers and a couple of unique creatures, which actually do carry it).

"Chills is an extremely dangerous common disease affecting the victim's mind and coordination. Symptoms include clumsiness and mental confusion. It may be contracted from the bonewalker, skeleton, greater bonewalker, or bonelord."

Dampworm

This disease is completely unobtainable by normal means. In-game text hints that it was originally intended to be caught from the Nix-hound. However, there is no diseased variation of the Nix-Hound in the game. (note that the Blighted Nix-hound doesn't count as it's infected with a blight disease and not a common disease) as the description below states, the disease was supposed to drain the player's speed attribute by 30 when infected.

"Dampworm is a serious common disease affecting a victim's mobility. Symptoms include uncontrollable muscle spasms and twitching. It may be contracted from the nix-hound."

Greenspore

This is another disease that can only be contracted from NPCs. In this case there's two. A redguard named Din and a Bosmer (Wood Elf) named Thoronor. In-game text indicates it was also supposed to be contracted from Slaughterfish. (Din even talks about getting infected by one, as well as calling the player a slaughterfish due to the hallucinations the disease causes.) Thoronor on the other hand never even mentions having the disease despite being infected with it.

"Greenspore is a serious common disease affecting a victim's behavior. Symptoms include irritability and violent outbursts, and may include mild dementia. It may be contracted from slaughterfish."

Helljoint

This disease isn't unused, but the in-game text refers to the cliff racer as "Girdle-tailed Cliff Racer". First it seems like a description, but other diseases have creature name oddities as well (see Rust Chancre for a significant oneː Waste Rat.)

"Helljoint is a mild common disease affecting a victim's mobility and dexterity. Symptoms include persistent irritation and inflammation of joints. It may be contracted from the girdle-tailed cliff racer."

Rattles

Another disease that cannot be contracted normally. In-game text reveals it's another disease the Nix-Hound was supposed to carry. It drains willpower and agility by 10.

"Rattles is a mild common diseased affecting a victim's willpower and dexterity. Symptoms include muscle spasms and listlessness. It may be contracted from the nix-hound."

Rockjoint

This disease isn't normally able to be contracted. It seems that it was meant to be carried by the Guar and Alit at one point. Oddly enough, it mentions them as if they were dropped variations of those creatures. ("Dusky Alit" and Domesticated Guar"). This disease drains Agility by 40.

"Rockjoint is an acute common disease affecting a victim's manual dexterity. Symptoms include painful swelling and immobility of all joints. It may be contracted from the domesticated guar or dusky alit."

Rust Chancre

This is another disease that cannot be contracted normally. It drains personality and speed by 10. The in-game text mentions the "waste Rat" as if it were a variation of the rat rather than a description which hints there may have been enemy variations that were either removed, or had their names changed.

"Rust chancre is a mild common disease affecting a victim's mobility and behavior. Symptoms include swelling and rash, and painful muscle spasms. It may be contracted from the waste rat."

Wither

Wither can be contracted from the Dreamer NPCs. However, it seems the player was originally supposed to contract it from the Dreugh.

"Wither is a mild common disease that affects a victim's strength and endurance. Symptoms include loss of energy and shortness of breath. It may be contracted from dreugh."

Yellow Tick

Another disease that's used and on the proper creature. Though the in-game description refers to a "Least Kagouti". Chances are all of these different creature names may have been what the diseased variations of creatures were originally called. They were probably changed to "Diseased *creature name here* to better tell the player that they were diseased.

"Yellow tick is a mild common disease affecting a victim's strength and mobility. Symptoms include dark, bruise-like swelling, sensitive to touch. It may be contracted from the least kagouti."

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