Soth weed is a rare white flower which pale white stem and leaves. The leaves, petals and core of this flower are coated in a thick, white powder.
Soth weed powder can be used to create nylasoth. Nylasoth is a clear syrupy liquid poison that literally dissolves the victim's nervous system. This death is a slow death and excruciatingly painful. When first administered, the symptoms begin as a dull headache. , but the pain grows exponentially. In the end, the brain of the victim liquefies. Death takes about 2 hours. This poison is very difficult to manufacture. The alchemical process is complex and very expensive. The price to purchase nylasoth on the black market is exorbitant.
All soth weed exhibits a weak magical aura which will show up under close scrutiny by spell. This suggests that the plant may have been magically engineered originally. This aura is too faint to be a useful means of locating the plant. Long range detect magic spells simply won't pick it up.
Nylamoth is used as a tool of torture and execution by some of the less scrupulous races. Soth weed grows only in remote regions of eastern Qeshir.
Tolerance: In very small doses, nylasoth acts as a powerful narcotic and hallucinogen. However, even in tiny doses, it causes irreparable damage to the nervous system resulting in chronic mental degradation, delusions and insanity. Death will occur long before any tolerance can be achieved.
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