The Unknown Lands
The Curse is the name of an affliction that has begun to seep into the populace of the regions surrounding The Spires. It initially manifests as the Death Mark on the person, signalling the affliction. Over time the Vigor of the person is drained and that person loses motivation, personality, and will. Eventually the person becomes nothing more than a Husk. People afflicted with the Curse are called the Accursed.