||Possessions: Fine clothing, exquisite curved dagger, two doses of large scorpion venom, keys to all doors in house, 99 sp.
Description: Shaven-headed, with a well-oiled beard and a sly grin to match. Abu is a native of Jairan to the west, and so are most of his staff. He wears fine quality silken clothing.
Tactics: If forced to fight, Abu positions himself so as to gain flanking and moves to stealthily attack with his poisoned dagger.
This variety of trapped poison blade causes extreme nausea and paralysis.
Onset time: Nausea after 1D2 minutes (due to potency), Paralysis after 2D6 minutes.
Duration: 1 hour
Resistance Time: The victim must make a Endurance roll at the Onset Time of each poison stage. Failure indicates that Condition has taken effect.
Conditions: Nausea, Paralysis, Death (very rare). The venom causes the victim to start feeling sick, they begin to shiver and may well vomit for 1D3 minutes sporadically. If the second Resistance roll is failed then the location affected (chosen randomly) begins to suffer paralysis. If the second Resistance roll is critically failed then there is a 5% chance the target will die.
Antidote/Cure: There are numerous herbal anti-venoms. The anti- venom must be introduced using a successful First Aid or Healing test. The anti-venom’s Potency is 65 and it is added to the victim’s Resilience test to help them fight off the effects of the venom throughout its duration.