The Black Death, also known as the Plague or Bubonic Plague, was the most deadly pandemic in human history. The devastation of the disease peaked in mid 14th century Europe, and took the lives of up to 200 million people. Some say the Black Plague was one of the first biological warfare experiments gone horribly wrong. There are also rumors of supernatural origins. During these deeply diseased Medieval times there were special doctors known as plague doctors who were tasked with treating deadly plague patients. They were mainly second rate doctors who were in essence signing up for a death sentence since most of them died while in service to the community. They wore the distinctive bird beak like masks you see in the photos on this page. These masks were meant to protect them from putrid air which was seen as the cause of diseases. They would often place aromatic items within the beak to supposedly protect themselves from sickness.
Most of these plague doctors throughout the various plagues of the many centuries preceding the 19th died from the deadly Plagues in service to society under the direction of their locality. A rare few died from some other medical condition, injury, or old age. One however never died. His name was Dr. Darius Maximilian. Dr. Death Darius was born in Friday, April 13th, 1313 in Rome, Italy. He was a Doctor who often took delight in butcher like amputations which were often unnecessary. Later in life he became enamored with the destructive power of diseases. Not surprisingly he was a serial killer who reveled in the sheer spectacle of horrific types of death. Rather than help treat patients he actually spread the disease whenever possible. We’re not saying he was solely responsible for making the pandemic the worst in history since he was only human at the time as far as we can tell. However he sure helped it along wherever he would travel. Unlike the other Plague Doctors who stayed within their local area he traveled about Europe. Some how he never caught the deadly contagious disease, and there was a point where he didn’t care about getting paid in money by the city. He began subsisting off the pure dark energy of human suffering. He soon realized that he gained power through death, and that his aging reversed through this macabre process. He realized the fountain of youth, and immortality were his for the taking thanks to the despicable gift of death forced upon another against their will. There was a point he ceased being human, and he became a self made supernatural entity known as the nefarious Plague Doctor. How this transition took place is unknown. We also don’t know for sure if there was some external dark force who aided his transformation into the disease wielding entity of evil. There is some suggestion that the aromatic items he placed in his beak mask might have been of magical origin given to him by a dark practitioner of magic. At some point he began worshiping Pestilence, one of the Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse. A witness lived to tell the tale of how he sacrificed healthy people on an altar by infecting them with deadly biological toxins as he prayed for Pestilence to arrive on Earth. Naturally the evil exploits perpetuated by the Doctor Of Death yielded great admiration from the deadliest of The Four Horsemen. Death himself!
He still walks among us in modern times in his trademark black robe, or long trench coat, along with his bird beak mask which has been seen as white or black. It seems the black mask indicates death is near for a victim. He is sometimes referred to as The Black Death when he dons the dark mask. There are indications that he will remove the mask so he can mingle among scientists in various government, and private research labs around the world where deadly viruses, and bacteria are studied. It’s thought that he had some hand in the creation of the AIDS virus which was being studied as a form of biological warfare. There is evidence that the mask has melded into him, and is now actually his real face. If this is the case then any appearances without it are the product of a magical glamour, or mass hypnosis among those around him.
In this day, and age he is often thwarted from causing major pandemics thanks the global spread of proper medical information, and supernatural warriors as well. He jumps at any chance to aid anyone working to create deadly diseases. In the 20th century he began experimenting with supernatural diseases such as the Zombie Virus. It’s said that his number one dream is to see global death, and destruction at the hands of a Zombie Pandemic. For now however he enjoys spreading disease in small quantities. He also relishes his acquired powers which include inducing mental diseases, hypochondria, mind control, and hellish hallucinations that drive people so mad that they end up believing they have a certain health condition, actually manifesting real physical symptoms, and even killing themselves. His full range of powers are unknown but they seem to grow as he kills over time. In recent centuries he has gained the power to make disease free paranormal entities ill. It’s unknown how he chooses his victims but most likely they’re merely random. Although he does seem to be quite gleeful over the visiting of disaster upon good people.
Although a loner at heart the Plague Doctor realized there was only so much pain, and death he could deliver alone. He began enlisting the help of evil humans who showed great promise. He called them his Oath Breakers. Those who defy the Hippocratic Oath of healing. These Oath Breakers can be doctors, nurses, scientists, government officials, pharmacists, pharmaceutical executives, and anyone else in a medical related career who wants to gain power through the spread of disease, death, and destruction. These pathetic individuals can also be involved in the food service industry as well. It’s said that various E. Coli outbreaks in food are caused by these sick puppies. The Plague Doctor lures these people to serve within his dark deceptive web with promises of riches, and even immortal powers. Ultimately many of them end up dead after their usefulness has come to a close. As far as we know the Plague Doctor cannot grant someone else powers. However his promise of riches is easily kept most of the time through theft.
The current whereabouts of the Plague Doctor, and his nefarious oath breaking servants are unknown. The Doctor Of Deadly Diabolical Disease walks among the shadows so most likely you will never see him unless it’s Halloween, or there’s some costumed festival taking place where he can mingle with crowds to more easily spread illnesses both physical, and mental. Don’t let the innocent fun of these events lull you in complacency. If you spot him then most likely you’re about to enter hell on Earth. We recommend immediately contacting Mystic Investigations or some other paranormal firm. Then head to the nearest nutritional supplement store to get some Colloidal Silver which is the only known non-magical way to fight any disease he might give you along with possibly repelling him to some extent. Silver has always been known as a powerful Universal anti-biotic. Unfortunately the silver will not prevent him from messing with your mind. In such a case you will need a powerful practitioner of magic to intervene on your behalf. Just as we called out the Slender Man in a recent article we here at Mystic Investigations call out the Plague Doctor, and his wretched unmerry band of Oath Breakers. We’re mad as hell that all forms of evil are attacking the innocent, and we’re not going to take it anymore! Mystic Investigations not afraid to take all of them on, and finally clean up this paranormal planet ripe with evil!
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