Mana addiction

I always put it on the cakes that I bake, it makes them taste better.
— Homemaker
  In 945BO the first person contracted mana addiction. The name of the person was lost to time, but they were also an acquaintance of the creator of the first mana mortar, Mortel.  

CAUSE

Mana addiction develops when a person ingests large amounts of Mana powder over time. Enough mana that chemical changes occur in the person's brain. A feeling of being whole and on top of the world happens when you ingest mana with a full mana pool. But when these glorious feelings become an addiction, they will start taking ingesting mana to combat the withdrawal symptoms.  

SYMPTOMS

 
  • Mood swings and violent behavior
  • Missing work or education
  • Making excuses to consume Mana when they do not need to
  • Consuming mana instead of engaging in social or occupational activities.
  • Cravings and consuming more and more mana
  • Withdrawal symptoms including shaking, nausea, feeling like your mana pool is empty
  • Memory problems
  • Seizures
  • Hunger
  • TREATMENT

    Currently, the treatment is to isolate the sufferer in a room where they will not have access to mana powder.  

    SEQUELA

    Prolonged addiction to mana can result in the inability to do magic as well as severe memory problems. They might also die from seizures, well, choking on vomits during the seizures.  

    CULTURAL RECEPTION

    In some cultures, almost all adults are skittering on the edge of becoming addicts. The villagers in Carmine are one of those. While in other cultures addicts are looked down on with pity.  

    AFFECTED GROUPS

    All beings can become affected by this addiction. It also runs in families because of family habits and addictive personality traits.

    Type
    Supernatural
    Parent
    Origin
    Magical
    Rarity
    Uncommon
             

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