By far the most noteworthy quality of ash rot is its unique visual manifestation: a shimmering, starkly geometric efflorescence that seems almost to violate understanding. As an observer changes their perspective, such as by walking around an affected corpse, such efflorescence does not appear to update in a way the observer would intuitively expect of a typical object, making the shape, size, and even distance from the phenomenon nearly impossible to describe without direct example.