Tales from the Inner Sea
The Easing of the Heart
An amber liquid, quite viscous and acrid to the nostrils.
This compound poison is extremely expensive, with one of the ingredients being from the Terthan Forests north of Calvia and another being from a root found only in the Black Wastes. A small vial of it is likely to cost upwards of 1000 Lara, and it is largely used by various assassins guilds within Calvia and Padiha. It’s properties in very small doses are immediate paralysis as the muscles and ligaments lock without the loss of sensation, so a victim can feel all that happens to them. In larger quantities it causes the heart and other major organs to fail completely. It is normally employed upon blades or needles by its users, and it is proof that the assassins hirer is very unhappy with you, as well as being quite wealthy. It’s name is typical of the Assassin vernacular one finds within Padiha and Calvia, liking euphemism and humour in equal measure as they do.