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Garlic was a type of spice available commonly in the Realms.[2]

CostEdit

Garlic was not an expensive spice. In most economies, 1 ounce (28 grams) of garlic sold for only a copper piece.[2][3] Aurora's Emporium sold a large clove of garlic for 3 coppers and a large bud of garlic for 5 coppers. A quart of pickled garlic sold for 5 silver pieces.[2]

HistoryEdit

Garlic was grown in the Dalelands, among other places.[4]

Circa 1370 DR, Rab Bitnez created the first in Faerûn garlic-bearing vine.[5]

UsesEdit

Garlic was used as a common seasoning.[2] It was sometimes used to flavor crackers.[4] A sliced loaf of dark bread dipped in garlic butter was a simple and cheap food favored by gnomes and humans alike.[6]

101 Garlic Recipes was a garlic-centric cookbook by wizard Rab Bitnez that featured recipes like The Bitnez Pavlova Extraordinaire!, Rab's Riotously Intense Ice Cream, and Garlic Guy Pie.[5]

Medicinally, it was used in various herbal concoctions, such as a snuff used for nasal ailments.[7]

Garlic was also a common ingredient that could be found in wizards' laboratories.[2] It was used as a material component in some versions of the slow poison[8] and hold poison[9] spells and the halt undead spell.[10] Vampires, famously, could not tolerate the smell of garlic and would not voluntarily enter an area with a strong odor of it.[11] (This was not true, however, for vampiric dragons![12])

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ReferencesEdit

  1. Gary Gygax (1978). Players Handbook 1st edition. (TSR, Inc.), p. 35. ISBN 0-9356-9601-6.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Jeff Grubb, Julia Martin, Steven E. Schend et al (1992). Aurora's Whole Realms Catalogue. (TSR, Inc), pp. 38, 50, 115. ISBN 0-5607-6327-2.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Eric Cagle, Jesse Decker, Jeff Quick, and James Wyatt (March 2003). Arms and Equipment Guide 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 31. ISBN 978-0-7869-2649-7.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Jeff Grubb, Julia Martin, Steven E. Schend et al (1992). Aurora's Whole Realms Catalogue. (TSR, Inc), p. 119. ISBN 0-5607-6327-2.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Ossian Studios (June 2018). Neverwinter Nights: Darkness over Daggerford. Beamdog.
  6. Brian R. James and Ed Greenwood (September, 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 136. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.
  7. Jeff Grubb, Julia Martin, Steven E. Schend et al (1992). Aurora's Whole Realms Catalogue. (TSR, Inc), p. 143. ISBN 0-5607-6327-2.
  8. Gary Gygax (1978). Players Handbook 1st edition. (TSR, Inc.), pp. 45–46. ISBN 0-9356-9601-6.
  9. Richard Baker (1996). Player's Option: Spells & Magic. (TSR, Inc), p. 169. ISBN 0-7869-0394-5.
  10. Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams (July 2003). Player's Handbook 3.5 edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 238. ISBN 0-7869-2886-7.
  11. Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual 3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 253. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
  12. Andy Collins, James Wyatt, and Skip Williams (November 2003). Draconomicon: The Book of Dragons. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 197. ISBN 0-7869-2884-0.
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