Nikussha’s Research Notes

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Nikussha’s Research Note 1

By Nikussha, Black Marsh Alchemist

7th of Sun’s Height

All of Cicatrice has escaped into the caverns of the oasis. This is only a temporary solution, of course. I estimate that my research should be completed within a season or two. Luckily, food and clean water are abundant.

Clanmother Abaasi still does not completely trust me. After all, I am an outsider to her people, newly arrived and of another race. But what choice has she now? This plague has decimated Cicatrice, and the town has been reduced to ash.

Only my actions can save these people now.

Nikussha’s Research Note 2

By Nikussha, Black Marsh Alchemist

14th of Sun’s Height

I finally discovered why this oasis has healing properties. It’s not the water itself, but rather a nereid who calls these caverns home. This secret may have remained forever if not for our sudden intrusion, for the nereid seems a painfully shy creature.

Clanmother Abaasi has refused to let anyone go near her, isolating the central chamber where the nereid lives. I believe this to be a foolish move. The nereid’s powers could aid our research greatly! The Khajiit shake their heads in ignorance, fearing that it will only anger her.

We argued for many hours over this. Unnecessary, perhaps, but tensions are high. More and more of our people grow ill, and many have already died. And just because I cannot contract this illness does not mean I am unaffected.

Nikussha’s Research Note 3

By Nikussha, Black Marsh Alchemist

28th of Sun’s Height.

How could I let this happen?

I was so sure that I would be able to contain this plague, but even with our best efforts it spread rapidly. With so much at stake, I began to rush with my research. After all, what good is a cure when there are none left to heal?

But through my studies, I did something horrible. The oasis, once a place of purity and healing, has been tainted by this sickness as well. I do not know if it is the presence of so many bodies, or merely the aura of death, but the oasis has changed. Rapidly.

Corpses have begun to spring to life and a miasma fills the cavern. I doubt any will survive past this day. I just want to say I’m sorry. I never meant for this to happen. I was just trying to save the town I had grown to love. To save the people who took in a lonely traveler, and placed so much trust in me.

I’m sorry.

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