The Toxin made by GWFCE affect the living organisms in different ways. It will depend on several factors, like the health of the subjects or the purity of the Toxin.
The Toxin is a set of different mutated spores that have the mutated spore of the Cordyceps Unilateralis as the base. Was created with the propose of killing the humans and transform their dead bodies in ecosystems that, with the time, it would grow and become in leafy, green, living forests. However, the mutated spores of the parasite-fungus it turned out that they had intelligence, so it killed like the 90% of the subjects, but in the 10% remaining, instead of killing them, the parasite allied with the bodies, creating different types of mutations.
Day 1. Contamination
The contamination is the process of inhalation of the spores and parasite trying to control the body. 24 hours later, if the body resists the invasion, the subject will “awake” transform in an Immune.
The parasite-fungus is inactive in their bodies. It cannot control them and they cannot control it either. If an immune was exposed to a mutated strain of the toxin or if get some disease, the inactive parasite-fungus could awake and mutate. The Immunes only have between 10% and 30% of their tissues replaced with the fungus mycelia. They do not have any “powers” like the regeneration. They have marks on their bodies that mark them as Immune, like lichens in their skin, stains and branches in their eyes and mushrooms on their heads that replaced some parts of the hair. These mushrooms are connected with the nervous system, so cut it is as painful as cut an arm.
If the body of the subjects does not resist the invasion will die.
The bodies that allow the invasion will continue with the painful process of the symbiosis.
Day 3. Mutation
The subjects start to mutate inside. This process is so painful that the subjects enter in coma.
Day 4. Acceptance
If the subjects do not die, they will start to have nightmares and hallucinations, entering and coming up from the coma.
Day 10. Change
This is the complete symbiosis. The subjects awake to have the 100% of their tissues replaced with the parasite mycelia. They are controlled completely by the parasite, losing all control of their bodies. The victims are called Changed and they are not zombies without mind, they still are humans locked in their bodies. Only the Symbionts, that can use the Hive Mind, can listen to their screams and cry. With the pass of the time, the Changed go crazy, locked in that endless nightmare. The Changed have regeneration, their speed, hear, and vision are improved and they can use the Hive Minds. They dry extremely fast. They are, basically, fungus. They have lichens in the skin and protector mycelia that make the skin very soft and cold, despite the yellowish or greenish color. They have mushrooms in their head, eyes, nose, hears and/or in the wounds that they could have. These mushrooms are living and can move representing the “emotions” of the subject. They will attack the survivors and animals to drink their blood but it is extremely rare that they kill them. Have contagious spores.