Drugs & Poisons - Black Lung
Inhaled [DC 15]
780gp (per dose)
Developed by a fiendish cabal of orc rogues and druids, black lung is a thick, black gas that affects only dwarves. Orcs sometimes use it to flood dwarf mines or defensive positions, using it to drive back their enemies and kill those who cannot escape. As black lung drifts in an opaque cloud, all creatures within it operate as if working within it operate as if working within total darkness but darkvision does not aid creatures within a cloud of black lung, as the thick poisonous gas blocks all sight. Non-dwarves within a cloud of black lung cough from the thick poison but suffer no other effects. Black lung is typically delivered by burning thick, 2 ft. long logs of a granular, black substance. These logs are produced by the orc rogues and delivered to warriors at the front. The log burns for one hour and can fill up to 100,000 cubic feet. The poison spreads out in all directions from the log at a rate of 5 ft. per round unless affected by wind. The poison is so named because of severe, debilitating coughing fits caused in dwarves. Victims of this poison are left with ashen skin and thick, blackened mucous in their throats and lungs.
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