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Neurax Symptoms

Map of Neurax Worm symptoms (click to enlarge)

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Symptom

Description

Base Cost

Infectivity

Severity

Lethality

Change to cure requirement

Neural Breach

Breach the blood/brain barrier to allow access to the host brain. Causes dystonia - rapid eye blinking

1

1

0

0

0

Cerebral Tendrils

Tendril production in the cerebral cavities begins. Enables increased control over host brain

2

2

0

0

0

Frontal Mesh

Tendrils mesh with frontal lobe - the conscious thought centre - and gain ability to mentally manipulate host

1

1

0

0

0

Perceptive Jolt

Tendrils increase brain pressure, resulting in fever which disrupts host priorities and decision making

6

2

1

0

0.01 (0.01 change to research efficiency)

Perceptive Shift

Worm grows to significantly increase intracranial pressure, severely disrupting host risk/reward analysis, resulting in risky, unsafe and impulsive decisions

8

3

2

0.5

0.01 (0.01 change to research efficiency)

Cognitive Scrambling

Electrical activity from tendrils causes mild seizures which completely scramble host decision making abilities

8

3

5

1

0.01 (0.01 change to research efficiency)

Occipital Mesh

Tendrils mesh with occipital lobe - the visual processing centre. Hosts less likely to notice worm infections

3

3

-2

0

0.01

Akinetopsia

Host struggles to perceive motion making them more likely to collide with others / objects

3

4

3

0.05

0.01

Hallucinations

Occipital lesions created, causing severe hallucinations. Lack of awareness increases transmission chance as well as risk of injury

6

6

5

1

0.01

Schizophrenia

Inflamed dopamine receptors fragment mental processes and increase infectivity. Can cause fatal fevers

10

6

6

3

0.02

Blindness

Primary visual cortex disconnected causing blindness. Significantly reduces awareness and causes fatal accidents

8

3

13

5

0.01

Immaturity

Hormone production altered which causes reduction in maturity. Lower levels of hygiene increase infection

7

3

1

0

0.01

Mania

Excess serotonin production triggered. Manic episodes lead to increased contact with others and inability to focus

7

5

5

0

0.01 (0.01 change to research efficiency)

Aggression

Hypothalamic tap causes irrational hatred and violence, especially towards authorities and uninfected

9

6

10

3

0.01

Acute Encephalitis

Multiple inflammatory lesions in the brain triggered. Causes neurological damage resulting in death

26

0

18

18

0

Obsession

Severe damage to orbital cortex triggers OCD - forcing host to obsess over a specific worm related task

1

3

4

0

0

Insanity

Neuropathic manipulation causes severe emotional and behavioral abnormalities, increasing infectivity. Can be fatal

10

9

9

3

0

Confusion

Dopamine production stimulated to cause bouts of confusion in host. Harder to concentrate on complex work

4

1

1

0

0.03 change to research efficiency

Memory Loss

Neuritic plaques deposited on grey matter significantly impact memory and learning. Very hard to cure

6

1

2

0

0.06

Aneurysm

Tendrils feed off blood vessels in the brain which causes aneurisms, can be lethal and hard to accurately diagnose

2

0

3

1

0.02

Aphasia

Bruised tissue causes language impairment. Makes developing a cure significantly harder

6

0

5

0

0.02 (0.08 change to research efficiency)

Apraxia

Bruised tissue causes inability to execute certain movements. Reduces infectiousness but is extremely hard to cure

6

-7

5

0

0.15

Coma

Mature Tendrils constrict the brain stem and cause a loss of consciousness in the host. Potentially fatal and significantly harder to cure

8 0 12 3 0.1

Brain Haemorrhage

Tendrils digest brain matter for nutrients causing complete degeneration and rupture of the cerebral tissue

27 3 15 18 0.05

Adrenergic Constriction

Beta-receptor blockers released, dampening anxiety in the host and lessening severity of allergic reactions to the worm

3 0 -2 0 0

Anxiolytic Infusion

Mass synthesis of neurotransmitter, gamma-aminobutyric acid, significantly reduces anxiety in the host and minimises severity of reactions

4 0 -3 0 0

Psychosis

Tendrils tweak dopamine receptors, inducing occasional states of psychosis and personality shifts to better accommodate worm

5 2 -4 0 0

Despair

Altered serotonin levels impact mood regulation, induce feelings of despair in the host and lessen self preservation instinct

4 2 5 1 0

Suicide

Tendrils release neurotoxins which cause severe disorientation and suicidal impulses in the host

27 -3 19 22 0

Adoration

Surges of testosterone and estrogone hijack host emotions and create desire to spread infection

13 4 6 0 0

Devotion

Surges of Dopamine and Serotonin compel the host to constantly think about the worm and triggers intense rushes of pleasure

17 2 14 0 0

Transcendence

Overdose of oxytocin and vasopressin forces host into a permanent state of worship / acceptance - treating the Neurax Worm as an eternal god

37 4 40 -4 0

Statistical Page: Edit

Neurax Worm/Statistical Reference

Santa's Little HelperEdit

The following are symptoms in the exclusive Santa's Little Helper scenario, based off of Neurax Worm, which came out in Christmas 2014:

Tier 1: Santa's Little Neurax Worm

Tier 2: Festive Tendrils

Tier 3: Digital Elf, Friendship, Laughter, Sloth, Indulgence, Contentedness

Tier 4: Digital Herald, Affection, Partying, Gluttony, Excitement, Appreciation

Tier 5: Digital Angel, Love, Joy, Jealousy, Intoxication, Harmony

Trivia: When all symptoms are evolved, the shape created by their icons resembles that of a snowflake.

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