Hello. Wow, it's been a while since I posted here.
Basically, there's a continent in my story which is heavily cursed, affecting it's inhabitants, it's weather, it's animals, the land - nearly everything. I've come up with a number of diseases with very painful symptoms that the inhabitants of this land are prone to. One of them, which I haven't named, causes the afflicted to feel as though they are starving. As the disease worsens they start to smell food that isn't there, and if none is available they will try to eat anything they can.
Now, in the story I'm writing at the moment a band of friends journey to this land and their leader gains a position of power among a clan of the natives. One of the friends happens to develop this disease and despite efforts to cure him, he gradually gets worse. The leader, supposedly the friends companion, refuses to let him be put out of his misery and gives the order that the friend is given as much food as he wants.
So what would happen if someone kept eating nonstop? Those with the disease will always feel starving no matter what, and so the man will be left to gorge himself constantly. So I'm wondering what the end result of this would be. I imagine he'd get sick a lot but I'm sure there'd be more drastic consequences than that.