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Kan no ju


Translation: liver colony
Habitat: the liver

Appearance: Kan no ju are long worms with white, snake-like bodies. The tips of their tails and ears are red.

Behavior: Kan no ju infect the liver as a huge colony of worms.

Interactions: When kan no ju mature, they crawl higher and higher up the body, chewing their way to the liver and into the torso. They elongate their bodies and straighten out, then they wriggle violently. This causes stiffness throughout the host’s body, followed by violent tremors which cannot be stopped.

There are ways to treat this infection with acupuncture, but these secrets are only passed down orally. Treatment becomes more difficult after the kan no ju have reached maturity.

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