Ok so there’s several theories to how the Knahaten Flu began some involving Aylieds, some involving angry argonians, etc. Truth is nobody knows how it began, we only know it began in Black Marsh yes?
So while I was exploring Orcrest in Elsweyr I came across one of the bosses in the sewer and this is when my theory came to me... You see the boss I came across was a Voriplasm, got me thinking maybe Voriplasm is connected to the Knahaten Flu somehow.
Why do I think there’s a connection?
- We know the flu originated in Black Marsh, the province where Voriplasm appears to be native to,
- We also know that Orcrest was hit hardest in the northern Elsweyr territories, where we find Voriplasm in the sewers with a book next to a dead adventurer which claims the Voriplasm broke out of captivity during the Orcrest outbreak.
- The flu decimated races native Black Marsh such as the Kothringi and Lilmothit, and essentially made Black Marsh a no-go zone for most non-argonians (ok maybe this one points to argonian creation)
- Nobody really knows how Voriplasm came to exist in the in game universe right?
These reasons make me think that there’s a connection, either in the origins of the flu or perhaps even as a result of the flu...
This is just my current theory on the subject, thought I’d share it with the community, maybe hear what your theories on the Knahaten Flu origins are.