In addition to being a mildly magical blade, once per day, the bearer of this blade could will the magic of the dagger to poison its victim, as if the poison spell had been cast. The attacker could make this choice either before or after striking, but it must have been within a few seconds of the wound in either case.
Another variant of the dagger of venom possessed a somewhat more lingering power: once activated once a day, it remained coated in black poison for about one minute.
Darkmasks, specialty priests of the drow god Vhaeraun, often crafted daggers of venom. Such blades required two black star sapphires and either adamantine or mithral as the metal. A crafter must have been able to invoke the poison spell.
- Laerekh, a drow necromancer.
- Sememmon, lieutenant to Lord Manshoon.
- Malabeth Tr'rudena, a drow priestess of the She-Spider Cult.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Monte Cook, Jonathan Tweet, Skip Williams (July 2003). Dungeon Master's Guide 3.5 edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 226. ISBN 0-7869-2889-1.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford, Christopher Perkins, James Wyatt (2014). Dungeon Master's Guide 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 161. ISBN 978-0786965622.
- ↑ Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford (2014). Player's Handbook 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 149. ISBN 978-0-7869-6560-1.
- ↑ Jeff Grubb (March 1992). “Wonders of the Land of Fate”. In Roger E. Moore ed. Dragon #179 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 68,73.
- ↑ Eric L. Boyd (1998). Demihuman Deities. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 39. ISBN 0-7869-1239-1.
- ↑ James Wyatt (September 2002). City of the Spider Queen. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 153. ISBN 0-7869-1212-X.
- ↑ Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 229. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
- ↑ Thomas M. Reid (1993). AD&D Trading Cards 1993 series, #485, "Malabeth Tr'rudena". TSR, Inc..