NineHeavensMaster
▶ Godbound
2018-09-16T02:19:43.660Z

The lesser Health gift Plaguebringer says I can create any type of illness I choose to inflict - does this also mean magical ones like a zombie virus or exploding guts plague or the like? The text doesn't specify.

Also, Plaguebringer says that to cure the illnesses magic is needed, but in the section on Low Magic it specifically states that Low Magic cannot stop or dispel the effects of Gifts. Does that mean only something like the Beacon of Celestial Purity theurgy, a miracle, or Influence/Dominion will do the trick?

Niall O'Donnell
2018-09-16T02:19:43.660Z

Magically curing an illness created by Plaguebringer isn't equivalent to stopping or dispelling the effect of the Gift, which is to spontaneously create a pathogen. Magical cures prevent the later consequences of the Gift taking effect - they probably can't vaccinate against Plaguebringer, just mitigate the symptoms.

Think of it this way: a Godbound of Fire can start a fire (the effect), and that fire will spread (consequences following the effect) - throwing a bucket of sand over the flames is mundane and may work, but didn't stop or prevent the initial effect; it just curtailed the fictional consequences that the effect caused.

Matthew Skail
2018-09-16T02:19:43.660Z

Where else do you think Zombie Viruses come from? 😋

NineHeavensMaster
2018-09-16T02:19:43.660Z

Thanks for your input everyone! Very valuable advice.