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Drugs & Poisons - Hemlock

Hemlock

Ingested [DC 11]
Cost:
250gp (per dose)
Initial Damage:
-1d12 Con in 30 min.
Secondary Damage:
-1d4 Con in 1 hr.
Craft DC:
9
Description:
Poison hemlock is native to Europe; its most famous role is as the poison Socrates drank to commit suicide in ancient Athens. Poison hemlock is commonly found along roadsides, trails, ditches and field borders.

Initial symptoms of hemlock poisoning include clumsiness, poor coordination and headaches. Soon after, the victim suffers abnormally fast heartbeat, drooling, abdominal pain, delirium, weakness, and seizures. As nerve receptors burn out, the victim goes from jumpy and energetic to fatigued and depressed, with a slowed heartbeat, muscular paralysis, slower reflexes and finally a cessation of breathing.

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