Athsat is a potent and deadly poison, which acts quite quickly, causing difficulty in breathing, violent convulsions, and finally, err, death. Unusually, it is harmless unless activated by the victim’s own physical excitement – likely responding to hormonal triggers.
A rare and highly expensive poison, it originates in Nyissa, and is rarely sold to foreigners – and only then at prices that make its regular one seem cheap in comparison.
Related Drugs: Adara’s Rose.
Caskan Wolf Snake Venom is a deadly poison to various species on the planet Caska. It is also, curiously, a strong hallucinigen to humans are some other sentients.
As an illegal substance under imperial rule, Caskan Wolf Snake Venom is sometimes smuggled into the Empire’s jurisdiction.
Coltari is a deadly poison, used by the Moredhel of Midkemia during their alliance with the Six. It is believed to originate on the world of Kelewan (and carried to Midkemia by Tsurani magicians),
A thin green substance, Coltari is a strong and deadly poison that few beings can withstand. Although the nature of its physical substance is not described, it can be used to envenom weapons, suggesting a viscous liquid. Even Tomas, the reborn Valheru, took several weeks to recover from being shot by such a weapon, and it is surely fatal to any human, elf or dwarf who ingests it.
Related drugs: Joy.
Communion is a deeply sinister drug, and all the more so for being legal. In a future of ecological catastrophe and over-population, that government has sanctioned mass suicides. They even provide the drug for them, at no charge: Communion.
The drug has two parts: a neurotoxin absorbed through your saliva, and a muscle relaxant that kicks in more slowly, killing you softly and painlessly.
Unless, of course, your mouth is dry from the excitement of your impending end, in which case the neurotoxin won’t work as advertised but the muscle relaxant will, killing you, but only after a minute or so of extreme physical anguish during which time you are fully conscious but unable to move.
Doxycide is a powerful black potion with a foul odour, which, when sprayed on Doxies, causes them to fall into a state of paralysis for a time.
The name of Doxycide is misleading, as it does not directly kill Doxies. It does, however, leave them in a state that frequently leads to their deaths.
Related Drugs: Babbling Beverage, Dr. Ubbly’s Oblivious Unction, Garrotting Gas & Murtlap Essence.
One of the deadliest poisons known to the world of the two moons, fijana is particularly popular among the Asharites, and has been used on more than one occasion in political assassinations, the best known of which was the killing of King Almalik of Cartada, the last Lion of Al-Rassan by Ammar ibn-Khairan and his own son, Prince Almalik.
fijana is a subtle poison with no strong flavour, administered either orally or to the bloodstream for a quicker effect. When ingested, it causes a congestion of the blood vessels, leading to the throat of the victim swelling shut only seconds before heart failure results in death. fijana is, thankfully, rare and expensive.
Garrotting Gas is a colourless vapor arising from a potion. It is unclear whether the gas is dangerous to breathe, but it can be deadly nonetheless.
The gas lives up to its name, actually strangling those who pass through it, causing choking and even complete suffocation if exposure goes on long enough.
Related Drugs: Babbling Beverage, Doxycide, Dr. Ubbly’s Oblivious Unction & Murtlap Essence.
Developed by the US military in response to the potential threat of alien invasion, God’s Breath is a blue powder (sometimes also in capsule form). It is a poison that acts to sever the bond between symbionts, as nearly all known alien species are members of symbiotic partnerships (as humans, with rare exceptions, are not). The poison is designed to weaken the bond, but depending on the nature of the bond and the peculiarities of the physiologies of both symbionts in the partnership, it often severs the bond entirely, which can result in severe injury and even the death of one or both partners in the symbiosis.
Back on Earth, the military is making an ungodly fortune from selling God’s Breath as a street drug, as it is a powerful hallucinogen and euphoric to humans, while also rendering them immune to becoming symbiotes themselves. This is all, technically, illegal, but also the kind of thing that black budgets were invented to do.
Iocane is one of the deadliest known poisons. It is usually found in a powdered form, and dissolves instantly in most liquids. It has no taste or smell, and is thus close to undetectable. It is also a very swift acting poison, killing in less than a minute.
Despite its deadliness, it is possible, by repeated application of the smallest doses, gradually increasing in size over a course of several years, to develop an immunity to it, although the limits of this immunity have rarely been tested, as only a single individual is known to have developed it.
Iocane originates in Australia, where it is a small but highly valuable part of that nation’s export trade, and a well-known tool of business in its criminal underworld.
A mysterious and deadly substance, Ortho Orange #42 has been illegally dumped by an un-named American corporation in at least one vacant lot, possibly in Philadelphia. Little is known of its chemical composition or intended use, but its effects on both human and canine subjects are well-documented.
One human subject, “Scotty”, developed a blood-clotting disorder as a result of his exposure, in addition to his skin turning green, losing his sight, and requiring nasal tubes to breathe. At this point, barring a miracle, his prognosis is terminal. A canine subject experienced less dramatic effects, although his once grey fur was changed to a yellow shade by exposure to the same substance.