"You used Nightweed because you knew it would take him a long time to die. You knew I'd hunt

him. And as long as I was out of your way, I wouldn't be able to stop your coup."

Helene Aquilla about Nightweed, A Torch Against The Night

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Nightweed is an illegal poison that even masks are not allowed to use. It was outlawed a century before A Torch Against The Night takes place, after it was used to assassinate an Emperor. It is always deadly, though in higher doses, it kills swiftly. In lower doses, the only symptom of the poison are severe seizures. Nightweed is the poison used by the Commandant to poison Elias. She delivered a low dose by slicing him with a dagger and subsequently let him go.
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