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