Benightbite was a poison rumored to exist in Faerûn and described secondhand by the famed explorer and guidebook author Volothamp Geddarm, circa the Year of Wild Magic, 1372 DR.[1]


Benightbite was a shiny green, jelly-like substance that could be sweetened and used as a decoration or a filling in fancy desserts.[1]


This poison was slow-acting, becoming fully effective over a course of hours after ingestion. A victim first experienced a numbing of the senses followed by fatigue and a slow decline into paralysis and sleep. Victims either recovered and woke up, or died in their sleep. Possible antidotes included cherries or cherry-based wines and liqueurs.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ed Greenwood (November 2000). “The New Adventures of Volo: Dragonwing Stew”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon #277 (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 92–94.
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