Level 11 DiseaseWorms of Kyuss

Delivered by the infectious touch of a spawn of Kyuss, this disease transforms its victim into a malicious undead, larval creature.

Stage 0: The target recovers from the disease.
Stage 1: Initial Effect: The target regains only half the normal hit points from healing effects.
Stage 2: Final State: The target regains only half the normal hit points from healing effects. In addition, each time the afflicted creature fails to improve, it takes 5 necrotic damage that cannot be cured until the disease is removed. If the afflicted creature dies, it immediately rises as a level-equivalent spawn of Kyuss.
Check: At the end of each extended rest, the target makes an Endurance check if it is at stage 1 or 2.
9 + two-thirds spawn of Kyuss’s level or lower: The stage of the disease increases by one.
10 + two-thirds spawn of Kyuss’s level-14 + two-thirds spawn of Kyuss’s level: No Change
15 + two-thirds spawn of Kyuss’s level or higher: The stage of the disease decreases by one.

Published in Exemplars of Evil.