MICROFORM: Victims of Pneumania develop a green-blue, phosphorescent sheen, intense rigor, joint stiffness and numbness. As the delusion of freezing cold worsens, so too does a sense of paranoia and extreme cowardice, though hosts will defend themselves violently at the slightest touch - even from trusted associates.
REPRODUCTION: An infected host will eventually seek out what it believes is a "safe" and "warm" place, somewhere dark, quiet and moist, to enter a hibernative state. Pneumania's microbial bodies will assemble into several large, pink "toadstools" from the host's flesh, each housing a single embryonic macroform. Hosts usually survive, but may be severely weakened.
PERSONALITY: a Pneumania is itself an incredibly fearful being, always convinced of some impending, inevitable disaster or another and breaking into mad panic at the slightest surprise, but seems to glean a certain degree of pleasure from its own terror, growing quickly bored if too much time passes without a major scare.
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