For all its ubiquity, ash remains somewhat of a mystery. Sylph can rarely breathe it, and though erjans can, all bets are off in sickness or injury, and few understand quite why.

The telltale iridescent ‘ash rot’ is a certain sign that an afflicted individual’s end is near, and while erjans may see only the beginnings of the effect as they pass into death, unfortunate sylph are very much eaten alive.