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Marcus' Notes are a quest item featured in Dead Island: Riptide. They are notes written by Marcus Villa on immunity to Pathogen HK. The Heroes go in search of these notes for Marcus during the main quest Meeting Locals, who promises them that the map to Henderson is at his house in Mataka Village. After helping out the natives that are there, gathering some Cinchona Bark to help heal Seni, the Heroes search the hut for the notes. Finding them and the map, they leave to return them to Marcus, only to discover he has gone to Paradise Survival Camp to confront the Heroes.

Marcus Villa - Notes on Immunity[]

As in New Guinea, the tribes here believe the consumption of deceased loved ones can help guide the souls of the dead into the bodies of living descendants. But the consumption of human brains created an epidemic of Kuru, a devastating Prion disease akin to Mad Cow.

I believe chemicals used during the Second World War mutated the virus and accelerated the damage, killing all ability to reason, creating a rabies-like rage and a voracious hunger which can never be satisfied.

In years past, it was discovered that immunity could be achieved by eating the flesh of others who are immune. Of course, these primitive people who have no knowledge of modern medical science, so they worshipped the immune as deities and believed that their sacrifice was sacred.

I must find those who carry this immunity and and sacrifice them for the good of the community. Since the ritual includes fire, I believe that lightly cooking the flesh might even help the process of assimilating the antibodies. Why this is so, I don't yet know.

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