Praist is an intoxicant and mild hallucinogen, native to and highly popular on the world of Banjer, now a member of the Polity.
It is consumed most often in the form of a tea-like drink, and is rated to be about as addictive as nicotine. It is a byproduct of the lifecycle of the treel, worm-like creatures that live in symbiosis with a plant called the banoak. Upon the death of the treels, the substance is extracted from their bodies and lightly treated to reach a saleable form. Praist is no longer common on Banjer, as that world’s accession to the Polity resulted in the crime gangs that sold it being wiped out.
Related Drugs: Aldetox.