Stygian Salad is one of the many dishes known as Magical Delicacies (foods with magic in them). It is the rarest form, as it requires the use of a form of dark magic that is not often used, Stygian Darkness. Due to its absorption ability, the darkness allows the Salad to keep various ingredients together without mixing, allowing for a unique taste of separate ingredients together.
Stygian Salad was an idea that spawned in The Month of Festivals
547, meaning it has only existed now for a few months. Chef and Artist Cozall Redfury
witnessed Stygian Darkness in the Temple of the Goddess
Ioun, and noticed its special properties (as listed on the sidebar)
Cozall made a passing joke to his friend, Vodron Susk
, saying that this would work well for cooking, and later jokingly mentioned a Stygian Salad. However, upon returning to the Magic College
, he found himself struck with inspiration, and spent two days coming up with ideas before he had the perfect recipe.
He even used his Art Magic
to make both Stygian Darkness for the salad as well as small boxes with ice magic in them to preserve the food. Then, he sent it off to his father Forvan Redfury
, a star chef in Human Territory, to sell at his restaurant, where it became a hit. Humans loved the different variations it came in, believing it to be a wonderful taste of different cuisines from different cultures. Despite this, Cozall has gone on record saying he had no thoughts of other cultures eating it, instead simply what would produce the best flavor with each magic affinity.