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Keif, Golden

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The name keif refers to both a desert cactus and the narcotic drug made from that plant's milk. Keif is illegal in most countries, but where legal the quality and price are strictly regulated. A rare few spellcasters use keif as a means to deepen their understanding of magic. Known as sahir-afiyun, a phrase meaning “sorcerer of sleep,” these spellcasters believe that using the drug expands their minds to greater possibilities and thus greater magics. Most sahir-afiyun are arcane spellcasters.

Price 50 gp; Weight —;

Type ingested or inhaled; Addiction major; Save Fortitude DC 18

Effect (1 hour)

User gains +1d2 alchemical bonus to Strength, –2 penalty on saves against illusions and mind-affecting effects, +2 alchemical bonus on saving throws against the effects of drugs that are not a type of keif (this bonus also applies to saves to recover from addiction to non-keif drugs). If the user takes a dose of golden keif while under the effects of another drug that causes a penalty on saves or skill checks, such penalties are decreased by 1 (to a minimum penalty of –1).

Damage 1 Con and 1 Wis damage


(2 gold + 3 keif + 10 urea)/sublimation; Skill Craft (alchemy) DC 18; Time 1 day; Tools retort; Type drug