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9.2.1.16 VENOM

Venom is a skill possessed only by the Syssin. It involves the          
production of various venoms by glands. These glands are remnants of    
evolution and lay dormant in most sentient mortals. 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 it has of backfiring and affecting the    
producer. To get the venom out of the bloodstream, one must either BITE 
another player or PURGE the venom from your body.                       

It should be pointed out that mobiles will be immune to most venoms that
do things other than cause damage.                                      

Various types of venoms:

Sumac (cannot be milked)
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
Affects the victim's lungs and heartbeat. It causes the passage of all air impossible, as well as making his or her veins limp and difficult to pierce.

Strophanthus (cannot be milked)
Causes the victim's heartbeat to become irregular, making his or her    
veins limp and difficult to pierce.                                     

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 fiber 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 will result in the victim wielding magic skills 
with far less potency.                                                 

Oculus
Forcibly heals those with shut eyes or blindness.

Hepafarin
Causes the blood to loosen in the veins, occasionally preventing        
clotting and causing disorientation.                                    

Camus (cannot be milked)
By concentrating the venom Sumac, a more potent (and damaging) venom can
be produced.                                                            

Jalk
This venom is not very well understood, however it is known to weaken   
the connection Devotion users have with the Gods.                       

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 dizziness inducing effects.

Slike
This venom causes the victim to lose all desire for food or drink,      
possibly causing starvation if left unchecked.                          

Araceae
Causes the victim to begin having delusions of being inflated like a    
balloon, making them fear piercing themselves will cause them to        
explode.                                                                

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 heart rate and synapse activity, this venom eventually       
results in a peacefully sleeping victim. Often used by 'pacifists' to   
subdue their attackers.

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 victims body
to become coated in a very slick slime.                                 

Scytherus
Those infected with this venom find that their venom blood turns against
them when any type of foreign substance is introduced into their body.