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Milk was a white fluid that was produced by female mammals.[4] The term was also used to describe white substances from certain plants.[5]

UsesEdit

CulinaryEdit

Milk could be consumed as it is, or made into several other products. There were several milks that were drunk raw, including that from goats,[6][7] catoblepas,[7][8] yaks,[9] sheep,[10] horses,[11] cows,[12] and caribou.[13] Chimeras also produced milk, but it was thick and black, and was used as an intoxicant, especially by orcs.[14] Some trees, such as cherry trees, produced milk.[5]

Many milks were used to make cheese. Death Cheese was made from catoblepas' milk,[7] Damarite Red was made from goats' milk,[7] Orthin was made from milk of both goats and sheep,[10] and Elturian Grey was made from cows' milk.[12]

It was sometimes added to tea, along with sugar.[2] Milk was fermented and used to make kumiss[11] and koumiss,[15] both alcoholic beverages. Milk was also used in the dish kinche.[16]

SpellcastingEdit

Fat of milk was required when casting the fumble spell,[17][18] and a single drop of milk could be used as the material component in the death's door spell.[19]

ReligionEdit

Followers of Selûne believed milk to be sacred and thus it was used in many ceremonies.[20][21] On a full moon, these followers would often set bowls of milk outside.[1]

Hathor could produce plentiful milk for large groups, and used it as a sign to communicate with her faithful.[22]

AppendixEdit

AppearancesEdit

Video games

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kim Mohan ed. (2015). Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 36. ISBN 978-0786965809.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Gary Gygax, David Cook, and François Marcela-Froideval (1985). Oriental Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 139. ISBN 0-8803-8099-3.
  3. Wolfgang Baur, Steve Kurtz (1992). Monstrous Compendium Al-Qadim Appendix. (TSR, Inc). ISBN l-56076-370-1.
  4. Wizards RPG Team (2016). Volo's Guide to Monsters. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 129. ISBN 978-0786966011.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Rick Swan (1989). Test of the Samurai. (TSR, Inc), pp. 16, 58–61. ISBN 0-88038-775-0.
  6. Ed Greenwood (July 1995). Volo's Guide to Cormyr. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 61. ISBN 0-7869-0151-9.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Jeff Grubb, Julia Martin, Steven E. Schend et al (1992). Aurora's Whole Realms Catalogue. (TSR, Inc), p. 122. ISBN 0-5607-6327-2.
  8. Ed Greenwood (July 1995). Volo's Guide to Cormyr. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 205. ISBN 0-7869-0151-9.
  9. Jeff Grubb, Julia Martin, Steven E. Schend et al (1992). Aurora's Whole Realms Catalogue. (TSR, Inc), p. 125. ISBN 0-5607-6327-2.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Ed Greenwood (October 2012). Ed Greenwood Presents Elminster's Forgotten Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 90–91. ISBN 0786960345.
  11. 11.0 11.1 David Cook (February 1993). “Patronage”. Realms of Valor (TSR, Inc), pp. 127, 141, 144–145. ISBN 1-5607-6557-7.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Jeff Grubb, Julia Martin, Steven E. Schend et al (1992). Aurora's Whole Realms Catalogue. (TSR, Inc), p. 123. ISBN 0-5607-6327-2.
  13. Rick Swan (1992). The Great Glacier. (TSR, Inc), pp. 42–43. ISBN 1-56076-324-8.
  14. James Butler, Elizabeth T. Danforth, Jean Rabe (September 1994). “Cormanthor”. In Karen S. Boomgarden ed. Elminster's Ecologies (TSR, Inc), p. 20. ISBN 1-5607-6917-3.
  15. Jeff Grubb and Andria Hayday (April 1992). Arabian Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 93. ISBN 978-1560763581.
  16. Cryptic Studios (June 2013). Neverwinter. Perfect World Entertainment.
  17. David "Zeb" Cook (August 1989). Player's Handbook (2nd edition). (TSR, Inc.), p. 158. ISBN 0-88038-716-5.
  18. Gary Gygax (1978). Players Handbook 1st edition. (TSR, Inc.), p. 77. ISBN 0-9356-9601-6.
  19. Ed Greenwood et al. (1989). Lords of Darkness. (TSR, Inc), p. 94. ISBN 0-88038-622-3.
  20. Eric L. Boyd, Erik Mona (May 2002). Faiths and Pantheons. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 55–58. ISBN 0-7869-2759-3.
  21. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 234–235, 248–249. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  22. Eric L. Boyd (1997). Powers and Pantheons. (TSR, Inc), p. 107. ISBN 0-7869-0657-X.
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