This letter is scratched, here and there torn and the wax seal on its front appears malformed.
"To the aspirant Finn Patzer,
It has come to my immediate knowledge that there is a certain disease by the name 'Crystalrot'. Recently I have been infected and thus there is plenty of first hand experience to share and portray, hoping that this will be of use later on:
This disease is as insidious as it gets. After contracting it there come no instantenous symptoms, but within a few days excrutiating pain develops around the affected area. Muscles and flesh wither and give way only so crystals may sprout and work toward the surface. Luckily no bone of mine has been subject to breaking, however, my lungs suffered lethal damage. If it wasn't for my benefactor, I would not be writing this letter to you.
Contracting this disease is... I am uncertain- But, the scenario I was in ended with a powdered substance being inserted directly into my respiratory system. There may be a connection to the crystals and this powder, it would not be too far a stretch to assume that the two are the very same just ground down. I leave you a few pieces, there still are a number of these crystals on my body, however they are inept and only remain on the very upper level of the skin by now... Day after day falling off with withered scales due to Biomancy.
This disease is lethal within the first week of its contraction. Extreme caution is advised."
Karl of Fridsaelt,