The Taint is a disease that slowly eats away at the essence inside a creature stopping them from being able to use magic, including magical means to absorb more essence. This leaves the creature with a maddening hunger for aura essence and consuming living flesh of creatures the only means of obtaining it. The Tainted will eat anyone and anything, destroying everything on a realm to satisfy their hunger. The disease can only be passed through a bite from a Tainted creature. If you are bitten by a Tainted, the disease will eat your aura essence; you will become Tainted yourself once the disease has eaten away all your aura. No one is known to have survived the Taint.