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Amocin 14th Sep 2015, 12:00 AM edit delete
Amocin
Ive yet to find any information, outside of fan-canon, on how effectively the curse is spread. My general idea is that feral worgen can spread it at a rate of 99%, 'cured' worgen maybe 1 in 5, and undead at a rate of less then 1%.

If in game it says that Worgen, no mater their status, have a rate of 100% infection after bite, I am going to change that. I dont think people would be as calm, or as willing to work with Worgen as they are in game, if there were such a high infection rate. I imagine a lot of people would be on edge around them at all times if that were the case, and that 'cured' worgen would have a very difficult time working around others outside of their race if such a fear was there.

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Comments:

SkylarSS 14th Sep 2015, 1:23 AM edit delete reply
I think it only effects humans and elves though
Silvermane 14th Sep 2015, 5:29 AM edit delete reply
It can infect any species who also can be druids meaning Taurens could potentially become worgen
Danthehorseman 14th Sep 2015, 2:06 AM edit delete reply
Wow nice. I like it. I hope your well. I hope your going to enjoy Beer Festival be safe god bless danny.
Redfrost 14th Sep 2015, 2:12 AM edit delete reply
Ooh little Lapis! I know she was precious :)
Dreamfox 14th Sep 2015, 2:51 AM edit delete reply
I agree with your assessment about the Worgen curse. If a Worgen accidentally infects one person and it is not noticed, you could have an infected town at best and an infected region at worst. Considering that, Worgen have to be quite safe.

Come to think of it, it could even be worse if a Worgen infects someone from the Horde during combat. Chances are they could find a cure as well, if they haven't 'aquired' the recipe already. Any cured Horde Worgen could infiltrate the Alliance.
Wolf-X26 14th Sep 2015, 3:25 AM edit delete reply
Lol, she only mad because Serid and Kinar are together XD dammmmmmn
Guest 14th Sep 2015, 3:28 AM edit delete reply
I still can't tell what that tauren is wearing. Is it a mail vest of some sort, or a simple shirt?
Amocin 14th Sep 2015, 8:54 AM edit delete reply
Amocin
The white shirt is made of cloth.
guest 14th Nov 2016, 12:52 AM edit delete reply
A simple shirt. Also Bull-lady chill out for a change will ya. No one cares about your bias opinions right now. We have a much bigger problem right now so put a pin in it.
Rankamateur 14th Sep 2015, 5:03 AM edit delete reply
This is only conjecture, but I believe that once a Worgen has undergone the ritual that entails drinking from three druidic wells, the curse is no longer transferable. It is from a quest in the Worgen starting zone in Gilneas, given to the player character by Lord Darius Crowley, whom I shall now quote:

"It is time, <name>. This... alchemy that has kept the beast inside you at bay will not last for long.

The first cursed worgen were night elf druids like our new allies. They, however, abandoned the balance that the rest of their kind embraced and allowed the beast to take over their minds.

It is only fitting that their brethren be the ones that deliver us from the Curse. Go, <class>. Drink from the waters of Tal'doren and make peace with yourself."

More detailed information on this can be found here:
http://wow.gamepedia.com/Quest:Neither_Human_Nor_Beast

As I recall, Kinar was given the alchemic potion by her family, but she may not have been treated with the above ceremonial cure...which could be the explanation for why she still has bouts of feral reversion.
Amocin 14th Sep 2015, 9:12 AM edit delete reply
Amocin
I had suspected that the Scythe ritual would have made them unable to pass on the curse, but it never specifically stated it that I could find.. I know the ritual should play some part in keeping them from passing it along though.
Unnessecary 15th Sep 2015, 2:59 PM edit delete reply
From the bit of info I was able to find. It seems your partially right about Kinars infection rate in the comic. The ritual that purifies them only allows them to control their minds and does not alter the curse itself. They are still just as infectious as before, but capable of controlling the feral nature of the transformation. This is proven when Darius Crowley offers his blood to a group of humans to allow them to fight the forsaken without fear of being raised.

As for how it infects people, it seems to only affect Humans and Night Elves. Since it's very unlikely that no one from any other race has been bitten, I don't believe it's possible for Tuaren worgen to appear. As for purified vs. feral infections, it seems to be that whichever the biter is, the bitten will be come as well. So while Kinar has just as much chance as turning someone, if she does that person will be far more dangerous than if her father turned someone. As I stated earlier with Crowley, He underwent the ritual and the people he transformed did not go feral. They did become a bit more viscous but that is expected.

And as a side note that I thought about from a previous page, Children born from infected parents will not be born with the curse and must be infected after birth. Just thought I'd mention that.
Dargon 14th Sep 2015, 5:38 AM edit delete reply
Dargon
Stupid question time!!
Aren't All Worgen already infected? In fact Aren't All the characters out side of elves, already infected with something?
Under this train of thought.....where is the danger?
Amocin 14th Sep 2015, 9:09 AM edit delete reply
Amocin
All worgen are infected with the curse, yes, but im discussing the rate that they can pass it on. So its how quickly they can give it to others and turn them into Worgen if bitten.
Dargon 15th Sep 2015, 10:20 AM edit delete reply
Dargon
Ahhhh.....okay then. Thank you for explaining.
YAY for Stupid Questions!!
Dargon 15th Sep 2015, 10:20 AM edit delete reply
Dargon
Ahhhh.....okay then. Thank you for explaining.
YAY for Stupid Questions!!
Agabu 14th Sep 2015, 5:45 AM edit delete reply
According to several of my friends (who watch for lore-rulings by the team like hawks), the current state of the Worgen curse is that it can only be spread by blood. Specifically, if an infected person manages to get their blood inside of another being. I neglected to ascertain if it meant into their bloodstream or if it could even be ingested, but either way I'm pretty sure that's the state of things.
Royell 14th Sep 2015, 7:17 AM edit delete reply
I have no doubt that DrogAn is right about Kinar in the /waking/ world, are there any safeguards to keep Mordan, or another death knight/Druid from infiltrating more dreams?
I recall the young green drake going for help, but has that help arrived, would they actually be able to stop Mordan if he made another attempt?
While I like Kinar, I feel like people are taking the fact that, had most of the people in the room been asleep she could have killed them, in stride.
Darkenfang 16th Sep 2015, 8:37 AM edit delete reply
Given that I think everyone was taken rather by surprise that Mordan even *could* enter the Emerald Dream, I doubt that they've been able to come up with preventative measures to stop another incursion of that sort. There's also the matter of the Emerald Nightmare that Kinar unwittingly created and that the others have not been able to deal with. They may not need to worry about Mordan invading the Dream again, since he already got some Nightmare formed, which was probably his entire goal for entering the Dream at that time in the first place.
Otpikl 14th Sep 2015, 7:41 AM edit delete reply
So assuming form the dialogue and your notes, I can safely conclude that:

- Lapis is a member of the Blue Dragonflight.
- Kinar, as a feral berserking worgen, with a 99% rate of spreading the curse bit Serid. Yey Worgen Tauren!
- Sicha is angry jelly.
Amocin 14th Sep 2015, 8:50 AM edit delete reply
Amocin
Kinar was partly cured, her rate of passing on the curse is unknown.
3D 14th Sep 2015, 7:45 AM edit delete reply
Wait, do they know Drogan's a red dragon?
agmoyer 14th Sep 2015, 8:11 AM edit delete reply
agmoyer
"Lapis and me". I think this differs between each country but here I would say "Lapis and I". I love this comic so far, been following it for a long time now glad I have stuck around. Also this is just my opinion not a correction. Because if two countries use different grammar they are both right, They deserve to have their own grammar.
Amocin 14th Sep 2015, 8:49 AM edit delete reply
Amocin
The way I was taught it, when you are using two or more people, and yourself, you need to remove everybody else from the sentence and see which sounds right. "Mordin will attack me." or "Mordin will attack I." In this sentence, Me should be used, based off of what I was taught.
TracerFox 14th Sep 2015, 11:56 AM edit delete reply
Going by 'proper' grammar for english, when referring to yourself plus one or more persons, always list the others first, then yourself with the pronoun I.
There are cases where me would be used, however in this case, Lapis and I would be 'correct' grammar.
That said, there's no reason that dialogue between characters has to be grammatically correct at all.
Raef 14th Sep 2015, 12:07 PM edit delete reply
Unfortunately, most people are taught from an extremely young age that you are to always say 'XYZ and I', but this is not always correct. However, many people do not un-learn this.

Amocin is right as above; any time a sentence would say "me", you say "XYZ and me". Any time you would say "I", you say "XYZ and I".

So If you would say "I need protecting", say "XYZ and I need protecting". If you would say "Someone protect me", you would say "Someone protect XYZ and me."
Amocin 14th Sep 2015, 12:22 PM edit delete reply
Amocin
Perhaps this is the difference between US grammar and UK grammar. While both are native English speakers/writers there are different rules in some cases, hell there are even different pronunciations of words, as well as different spellings of common words.. Like Color and Colour.
gold 14th Sep 2015, 9:17 PM edit delete reply
did we ever see Sicha having sex?
Naraxis 17th Sep 2015, 2:36 PM edit delete reply
Yes we have seen Sicha having sex, in the January 2014 donation picture she is getting double teamed by Koutack and Mordin.
gold 14th Sep 2015, 9:24 PM edit delete reply
did we have going see Sicha having sex with Serid or any one? xD
Dargon 15th Sep 2015, 10:26 AM edit delete reply
Dargon
Don't you just love "Grammar Nazis"? ;p

Indeed their is a definite difference in U.S. English and U.K. English.
Both are correct, only it depends on what side of the pond you are on as in "How" it is written.
Darkenfang 16th Sep 2015, 8:42 AM edit delete reply
Very true. Spanish suffers a similar problem, Castilian Spanish, which they speak in Spain, is a fairly different dialect from the Spanish you hear in Mexico.
Aussiewolf 18th Sep 2015, 11:43 PM edit delete reply
Australia, UK, and USA are three English speaking countries seperated by a common language as my old English teacher said.
crazieanimefan1 14th Sep 2015, 2:49 PM edit delete reply
When she was saying locking Kinar up and the way she looked made me wonder if she had an interior movtive if she was locked up...she wants Senrid and I bet she'd do anything for her too.
Darkenfang 16th Sep 2015, 8:46 AM edit delete reply
While this is a distinct possibility, there's also a decent chance that, being a Tauren, she's not used to working with Alliance members, or has a poor understanding of the Worgen in particular, and is basing her comments on factional predjudices. Ten to one odds that's it's some mixture of all three, really.
TracerFox 16th Sep 2015, 9:03 AM edit delete reply
I doubt that she believes she'll get Serid now she knows about him and Kinar. However, she may well be suggesting this just out of spite.
Gantradies 16th Sep 2015, 11:41 AM edit delete reply
Given that ones before she went into a tirade about the relationship, id assume she's got a ulterior motive by default >.<
Unnessecary 15th Sep 2015, 3:23 PM edit delete reply
I looked into the worgen curse and found some info that may be useful.

First, yes, purified and feral worgen have a 100% chance of infecting someone if the worgen bites them or the person drinks infected blood. The ritual doesn't actually alter the curse, it just gives those afflicted the ability to control themselves better.

Also, based on what happen in Silverpine Forest Kinar really might be more dangerous than the other worgen. Darius Crowley offered his blood to a group of humans to allow them to fight the forsaken without fear of being raised after death with none of them going on a rampage. So being purified or not might affect whether or not someone will go on a murder spree or not after being turned. That's mostly speculation on my part though.

However, they don't need to worry to much since the curse only appears to affect Humans and Night Elves. While it's not proven that it can't affect other races, it's just unlikely that no other race was bitten or they were but no one can tell.

And as a final not, according to wowpedia, Children born to worgen parents will not carry the curse with them and must be infected after birth.
catalina tamiko 19th Sep 2015, 12:15 AM edit delete reply
From everything I have dug from WoW the curse is 100% infectious to humans, but the rest are sketchy at best.

It requires something of a deep scratch, or a deep bite to begin infection. However, once it enters the bloodstream it acts like a virus, mutating the body to wargon form.
DSquad 20th Sep 2015, 3:21 AM edit delete reply
Maybe it's just me but for some reason it seems like the more irritated Sachi is the more "messy" her hair/mane gets, at least on the top of her head. Maybe it's just this image. In my opinion it's works ;D