The Panicked Plague was a disease that afflicted the city of Mussum in the Vilhon Reach.[1][2][3]


The disease affected a victim's skin, turning it light green and covering it with welts and abscesses. Natural and magical treatments could do nothing to stop it. The disease killed quite quickly, perhaps in a day or less.[1][3]


In early spring of the Year of Full Cellars, 472 DR, the city of Mussum was struck by the Panicked Plague. Over the course of a single night, known as the "Eve of the Panicked Plague", over three-quarters of the population suddenly perished. The terrified survivors abandoned the city. Mussum remained plague-ridden even into the mid-to-late 14th century DR, with those venturing into the city still afflicted and slain by the unexplained disease.[1][2][3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Jim Butler (1996). The Vilhon Reach (Dungeon Master's Guide). (TSR, Inc), p. 9. ISBN 0-7869-0400-3.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Brian R. James and Ed Greenwood (September, 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 88. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 296. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.