Sun-Eyes is an illness that, if left untreated, can kill. It comes on quickly, and causes severe body aches, head aches, and high fevers. It tends to be fairly uncommon as it requires a wolf to go deep into the stone ruins and find a specific toxin that is airborne.
Fever and possibly fatigue are the initial symptoms of this illness. As the sickness progresses, victims often complain of pain in their eyes, as their high fever causes their eyelids to warm to an uncomfortable degree. This makes it unpleasant or even extremely painful to blink or close ones eyes. Even more alarming are the nightmares and hallucinations that come with this sickness. These are so powerful that the sick wolf believes that all they are seeing is true, despite the fact that others may appear as monsters or other hideous creatures. The ill wolf may try to defend themselves, or even attack, these hallucinations- making a wolf with Sun-Eyes both a danger to themselves, and others.
The effects of Sun-Eyes can be held at bay by a plant called rivergrass (as well as other supplemental herbs). However, this does not treat the illness. Oceangrass, a glowing plant that can only be found along the eastern shore of Sverige, is they key to ridding oneself of the sickness. Oceangrass mixed with other plants, like curemoss, rivergrass, bitter-root, numbing leaf, etc. into a drink is the key to survival. This mixture will have to be drank several times over the course of about a week. Simply one drink is not enough. Some wolves, if they are treated too late into the progresion of the disease, will not recover entirely and may be left with occasional to frequent hallucinations and nightmares which stress the body and mind.
Sun-Eyes is a very rare illness to catch. Most often, it is due to an outbreak of the disease in a certain area, of unknown causes. However, a wolf can encounter it, very rarely, by encountering it deep within areas of the stone ruins (Stockholm city).
Summer, Year One
In the summer of year one, the Dark Woods were overcome by this illness. Anyone who ventured there risked becoming sick- and many did, though none died. Since then, it has not been a widespread disease again, seeming to have been eradicated for the most part.