Drink of Despair
hp.png Drink of Despair Harmful • Dark

The origins of this mysterious potion are unknown. Arguably one of the cruelest and sadistic dark potions ever created, it is emerald in colour and glows phosphorescently. It is known to induce excruciating pain, terror, delirium and extreme thirst in the unfortunate drinker. As such, creation, possession and selling of this dangerous potion is strictly illegal.
The potion cannot be penetrated by hand, neutralized, vanished, parted, charmed, transfigured, poured or siphoned away. The only means of removal is to drink the terrible draught. It is rumored that it was created for the sake of protecting an item submerged within as the consequences of trying to retrieve said object are dire.

• Pour Moonseed Poison into an iron cauldron and bring to a rapid boil
• Grind dried Deadlyius Mushrooms into a fine powder and mix with Witch's Mummy Dust
• Add powdered ingredients to boiling cauldron and stir erratically until dissolved
• Remove cauldron from heat and allow to cool undisturbed to lukewarm
• Place cauldron into ice and wait for the Moonseed's white glow to intensify
• Stir the essence of Hemlock into the cauldron, stirring rapidly to prevent the formation of ice crystals
• While still stirring, add the drops of Vitriol quickly and step back from the cauldron
• The mixture should turn a bright emerald green while smoking violently. If the cauldron is not sufficiently cooled, the potion will bubble and spit - if not outright explode into a cloud of noxious fumes
• If correctly brewed, the potion will freeze over before an explosive reaction can occur
• Remove from ice and leave to warm to room temperature before decanting into a stoneware bottle

Skill/Roll: +roll Potions Brewing.Time: 13 Hours
Training: Private Study Duration/Shelf Life: Dependent on Success / Indefinite
Ingredients: Moonseed Potion (1 flask) • Hemlock (essence, 1 glug) • Witch's Mummy Dust (1 oz.) • Deadlyius (2 oz, dried and ground • Vitriol (6 drops)
  • Embarrassing Failure: Potion is destroyed, all ingredients and container are useless. +roll Body to judge any damage to brewer.
  • Failure: The proportions are off and the potion is of poor quality. +roll Body to judge any damage to drinker.
  • Any Success: 1 Potion is created.
  • Success: The duration lasts for 30 minutes.
  • Good Success: The duration lasts for 1 hour.
  • Great Success: The duration lasts for 3 hours.
  • Amazing Success: The duration lasts for 6 hours.
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