Phase Venom Material in Etharai | World Anvil

Phase Venom

It appears this article is a stub! Alert the author if you'd like to see it expanded.
This article is a work in progress! Expect more content to be added.
This article was created for my Species-A-Day project for 2024! Read more here!
Phase venom is a liquid produced by phase snakes found in the heart of Etharai. It is a moderate hallucinogenic, but carries enough residual magical energy to kill an entire settlement of people, assuming the proper preparations are not taken and the species is not somewhat resistant towards magic. Both Keepers and sophanne are capable of safely consuming the venom, while other species must first treat and dilute it.

Properties

Material Characteristics

Phase venom is a silvery white liquid with a lower viscosity than water. It does not sink into things, nor can it be absorbed, due to its high magic content. It has a metallic sheen to it, and is mostly opaque.

Physical & Chemical Properties

Phase venom is intended to be injected into prey, and because of this, will connect with blood cells to block or rupture veins and arteries. It is generally advised against to handle phase venom without gloves (or more generally at all) with any sharp materials in the viciny, as accidents could cause serious injury.
Aside from that, phase venom has a high proportion of magic in it compared to its volume. This sheer amount of magic is enough to let off a substantial Aura, which can affect other things close to it as well.

Uses

When properly distilled, phase venom can be used as a strong hallucinogenic, which is ritually consumed by the Keepers. It can also be used to power technology that runs off of Auras, as the strong Aura excuded by the phase venom can last for multiple days, even up to weeks.
Type
Biomaterial
Odor
Strongly metallic
Taste
Sour, metallic
Color
Silvery white


Comments

Please Login in order to comment!
Dec 7, 2023 23:40 by Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull

Such dangerous things always end up being so useful. It sounds like it looks beautiful too. Maybe I could just keep some safely in a vial to swirl around every now and then.

Emy x   Etrea | Vazdimet
Dec 8, 2023 00:02 by spleen

maybe! so long as the vial doesnt break... maybe keep it somewhere padded?