Description (Healing Blade Lore)
Metronidazole may be most well known for her swift action against the increasingly common attacks of C. difficile, but she is also widely effective against other Pestilence agents, particularly those that live without oxygen. She can be called into action for attacks on the boundary wall, the Skeleton Mountains, Respiro Forest, the aqueduct, and other areas of Soma. She kills her opponents from the inside out, generating a potent substance, which susceptible Pestilence agents absorb into their bodies. There, the potion is converted into toxins that deactivate more than 100 different enzymes that are necessary for the organisms’ survival. The toxins also affect the Lords’ DNA, disrupting the genomic stability of Soma’s worst enemies.
Metronidazole’s counterattacks do take their toll on the land and its inhabitants, however. She can disrupt the flow of the aqueduct, irritate the Oculos, generally disrupt Soma’s sense of balance and structure, and cause a sense of unrest among Soma’s loyal inhabitants. Her visits to Soma are also suspected to cause more serious ailments even after she has left the land, including tumorous outgrowths. Finally, she has been known to affect the essential functioning of Sententia, destroying key control centers in the city. These effects can filter down to nearly all of Soma’s systems, disrupting function of the land as a whole. These more serious offenses are most commonly seen when Metronidazole stays in Soma too long, and are often exacerbated during nationwide celebrations that often see widespread consumption of alcoholic tinctures brewed from fermented wildflowers.