Illis Corium (literally translates into marine skin) is an increasingly widespread skin condition that causes the growth of fish scales on the arms and legs. It is believed to transfer through either contact with an affected person or is present at birth. The area affected, color, and size varies from patient to patient; those born with Illis are more likely to develop a stronger hue and have a larger area covered than those that contract it as an adult or adolescent.
A forewarning of Illis is discoloration of the skin in various shades of blues, greens, and pinks. The growth spans about a month to fully develop and is usually accompanied by an irritation to the surrounding skin; patients report that they’ve developed scars from constant itching of the area.
Cause and TreatmentEdit
The American Medical Association, U.S. Surgeon General, and international medical community have found no viable cause for the development of Illis. However, there is a general consensus among scientists that since the earthquake of 2015, the resulting tsunami, and the blast of the Yellowstone volcano in 2020 that covered most of the Northern Hemisphere in ocean water, this is merely another natural evolutionary path for the human race.
Illis is untreatable once contracted. Experimental procedures have been performed with the removal of the scales from the skin but as of June 2150, none have proved successful. Patients have reported that they find relief in submerging the affected areas in salt water.