|Alternate names||Orgular |
|Type||Skold and teratologist|
|Notable examples||Josclin |
A scourge is a type of skold who focuses exclusively on teratology and specialises in using the deadliest scripts known. Also known as an orgular, exitumath, the calendar equivalent is cheimin and a military scourge is known as a bombastine. Scourges are considered habilists, putting them in the same category as those who specialise in physics or medicine.
The life of a scourge is one of danger and violence. While they are preferred to their rivals, the lahzars, scourges have a reputation for being unmanageable and unhinged. Their practice of wearing fascins, protective coverings to keep them safe from their own chemistry, increases the sense of mystery about them.