A Doll's House
The White Death
Supernatural disease, A Doll’s House
As more people fall victim to the murders in town, a strange illness starts ravaging the town, which becomes known as The White Death, because of the pale skin of people who become infected. The process where the murder victims turn to porcelain dolls spreads to innocent people as well. People who are infected experience:
- Vomiting if any food or drink is taken in
- Joint stiffness
- Pale skin
- Brittle skin
- Loss of hair (all over the body) and nails
- Loss of vision, hearing, smell and ability to speak
- High blood pressure
The disease is fatal in all cases, and someone who starts experiencing the symptoms are usually dead within very few days. Cause of death is attributed to massive organ failure. A victim of The White Death turns into a human-sized porcelain doll, hollow and filled with warm blood, just like the murder victims. The process of turning into a doll continues after the death of the victim, and usually is complete within 24 hours of death. During this time, although respiration and all other bodily functions have stopped, the temperature of the corpse remains very high. Using a thermometer reveals a fever of almost 500 degrees celsius. Disturbing the corpse, for example an autopsy or mangling the body, halts the progression, but it will continue if the body is left alone in a somewhat whole state as if it had never been disrupted.
Investigating the porcelain “body” of a fully developed doll reveals that the perticular composition of the porcelain is identical to that of the porcelain used in Dale Dolls.
The White Death is believed to have a different effect on children. They become pale, lose their eyesight, and experience severely altered mental status.