Mina Dos Estrellas Hospital
Miners who were injured on the job were brought here. Isolated in the woods and separated from the rest of the mining complex by the river, this hospital was a notoriously terrible place. Locals often joked that a miner's chances of surviving a workplace injury were better if he didn't come here than if he did.
Real medicine and trained doctors were scarce. In fact, the hospital was frequently staffed with untrained volunteers. The floor was said to "run red" with fetid blood from gruesome injuries. On warm days, the stench of gangrene and death was said to reach all the way down the mountain. This hospital was a place that no one wanted to visit.
People in the area believed the Nahaul came out at night to hunt down victims. The smell of blood and rotting flesh from the hospital was believed to attract the Nahaul. Injured miners were terrified to be left in this hospital overnight. Unfortunately, some were too sick or injured to leave. They were left here like wounded animals separated from the flock, vulnerable to the Nahaul.
One worker brought here for an eye injury never made it out alive. Francisco Lopez burned his eyes when hot liquid gold splattered onto his face. He pleaded not to be brought to the hospital, but the foreman insisted. That night, Francisco was the only patient there. The next morning his dead body was found. No one could give an official cause of death. Locals suspected the Nahaul was involved in the mysterious death.
The sick are believed to enter into an altered mental state when one sense is diminished. This allows the Nahaul to easily enter the mind of the ill and manipulate their thoughts and actions. The workers believed the Nahaul invaded Francisco's thoughts.