Maya was sick again this morning. We’re all getting worried about her. And if it’s going to take a while to learn more about Drague Fever symptoms from someone here, I think we’ll have to risk sending the doctor in to her. Even if she’s against this idea, I trust she’ll know it’s the right thing to do. The doctor’s fine with it. He says it’s part of his job to investigate the most risky cases, although, when I suggested getting some kind of biohazard suit he didn’t rule out the idea. He said he’ll talk to a colleague in Dublin to see if such a suit can be arranged.
But who can I ask about Drague Fever symptoms without giving away what happened at home. As discreet as he was, Armbranch learned nothing. If I mention it to Sara or Kanar they’ll immediately become suspicious.
Maybe I should confide in Lailia.
We continued our lectures with Dohan this morning. He’s truly an expert at explaining the most inexplicable things in the most precise, efficient, and understandable manner. Yet, despite this skill, I’m not too sure if I’m comfortable being around him. Not yet anyway. He’s always watching us, sizing us up, analysing our words. Sometimes, when he tells us some new information, it’s almost like he’s asking us some reverse question on some deeper, subliminal level. Spooky. But I do trust him. I don’t think he means to behave like that. No. I suppose it’s just his nature.
He told us about Loopset Grass today. It’s a living sea grass used for temporarily setting broken fingers, toes, and limbs. Stored in glass tubes filled with seawater, it’s an essential component of a Cadavat Investigator’s medical kit. When it’s looped around the length of a broken limb, it dries within minutes and provides a good support until the patient can receive a more permanent, cement based, cast. It also contains a mild anaesthetic that is released into muscle tissue to provide pain relief.
We tried it out on each other today. Worked perfectly. Once it dried out it made my arm feel almost superhumanly strong.
What a fantastic medical aid!
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