Adara’s Rose

A somewhat lopsided flower, though pretty and pleasantly-scented in its own way, Adara’s Rose was created by the wizard Belgarion more or less by accident one day in Algaria. Unbeknownst to Belgarion (or to Adara, for whom he created it), the flower was also capable of being made into a potent medicine – the sovereign remedy, in fact (a cure for all known disease).

However, this second fact was not known until several years later, when it was revealed by the seer Cyradis, and used to cure the Mallorean Emperor ‘Zakath of a bad case of thalot poisoning.

Athsat

Athsat is a potent and deadly poison, which acts quite quickly, causing difficulty in breathing, violent convulsions, and finally, err, death. Unusually, it is harmless unless activated by the victim’s own physical excitement – likely responding to hormonal triggers.

A rare and highly expensive poison, it originates in Nyissa, and is rarely sold to foreigners – and only then at prices that make its regular one seem cheap in comparison.