Curse of the Neverborn's Blood
Those who are unfortunate enough to be left without protection from the Red Curse run the risk of becoming afflicted. The Afflicted are twisted by their Legacy, their bodies contorted into unnatural shapes and forms.
Affliction comes on slowly, there is a time frame of days or even weeks between loosing protection and becoming afflicted, the amount of grace time is unpredictable.
Should the Afflicted survive the onset of affliction then the process can be reversed, Though the process of difficult, and often expensive.