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The Beacon is the first interpretation of The Plague Doctor from The Rapture Cycle. It is one of the most divergent versions of the character in that it is an eldritch abomination more akin to Lovecraftian creatures. It is not a man wearing a plague doctor outfit, it is a tall "thing" in a black cloak with a giant pale beak making it look like Ace from RubyQuest. It glides along the floor, and it does not notice nor care for humans at all. Being around it gives people diseases, and because of its terrifying nature, humans throughout history have worshipped it and come up with legends about it (e.g. Medieval plague doctors based their costumes off of it).

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