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Venom is a skill possessed only by the Serpents. It involves the production of various venoms by glands. These glands are remnants of evolution and lay dormant in most people. To those with the skill though, they can be used to great effect. First, one must SECRETE a particular venom. There will be a short pause while your glands produce the chosen toxin. Once the venom has been secreted, it cannot be held in the bloodstream indefinitely. Each venom has a risk factor incorporated into it. The more powerful the venom, the greater the chance of it backfiring and affecting the producer. To get the venom out of the bloodstream, one must either BITE another adventurer or PURGE the venom from your body. It should be pointed out that denizens will be immune to most venoms that do things other than cause damage. Various types of venoms: Sumac This venom causes minor damage, much like the small serpent that wields it, but can still be dangerous. Xentio Makes even the most coordinated warrior a clumsy fool. Oleander This attacks the visual system, causing the victim's eyes to fail. Eurypteria Affecting the decision making ability of the mortal victim, it causes even the most rational mortal to believe himself immortal, often causing him to run into battle recklessly. Kalmia Contracts the victim's lungs, making the passage of all air impossible. Digitalis Causes the most outgoing person to become a shy, fearful, child and unable to bear the presence of others. Darkshade The sun itself becomes your enemy when bitten with this venom, searing the victim's flesh when exposed to sunlight. Curare The victim of this venom will find himself unable to move, as his muscles fail to respond to his commands. Epteth Attacks the muscle fibre of the upper limbs of the victim, causing them to shrivel up and become useless. Prefarar All nerve endings in the victim are heightened, increasing his sensitivity to even the slightest sensation, often to the point of causing pain. Monkshood This venom affects the face of its victim, causing horrible disfigurement. Those loyal to the victim are often so disgusted that they turn on him, possibly attacking him. Euphorbia The digestive system of the victim is thrown into upheaval, causing spasmodic vomiting. Colocasia Exposure to this venom leaves one robbed of their most vital senses: sight and hearing. Oculus Forcibly heals those with shut eyes or blindness. Camus By concentrating the venom Sumac, a more potent (and damaging) venom can be produced. Vernalius This causes the victim's strength to leave its body, leaving a weak husk of a person in its place. Epseth The sister venom of Epteth. It attacks the muscles of the leg, leaving them rotten and withered. Larkspur Famous for its ability to induce great dizziness. Slike This venom causes the victim to lose all desire for food or drink, possibly causing starvation if left unchecked. Voyria Said to be the most deadly venom in all of mankind. Even the smallest dose can kill a large bull within a matter of seconds. Delphinium By slowing heartrate and synapse activity, this venom eventually results in a peacefully sleeping victim. Often used by 'pacifists' to subdue their attackers. Notechis This nasty venom induces haemophilia preventing its victim's blood from clotting. Vardrax Mystical in nature, though not very well understood. Feared by those who consume the flesh of mortals because of its essence nullifying qualities. Loki This venom is not very well understood. It has been called a potent mix of other venoms as well as a substance originally from the Chaos Plane itself. The effects are random and wide ranging, from sickness to death. Aconite The brain of the affected individual ceases to operate correctly, causing them to exist in a state of complete stupor. Selarnia The bane of Shapechangers, this venom disrupts the concentration of those with altered physical form, forcing them back into a mortal shape. Gecko Adapted from the serpents of old, this venom will cause its victim's body to become coated in a very slick slime. Scytherus Those infected with this venom find that their blood turns against them when any type of foreign substance is introduced into their system. Nechamandra Those inflicted with this venom will find that their blood runs cold causing them to shiver violently.