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Widow's Kiss

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Developed by the spider-like jorogumos, widow's kiss is distilled from the monsters' natural venom and infused with minuscule spider eggs. Creatures injected with the toxin experience headaches and cold sweats, after which the eggs begin to hatch and infest the host's bloodstream, slowly eating the body from within. If controlled or enticed, the swarm of spiders can take direct control of its host's body, rendering hosts susceptible to effects that control or influence vermin, including a jorogumo's spider empathy ability.

The effects of widow's kiss can be removed a combination of cure disease and neutralize poison. If a creature is slain by the poison's Constitution damage, a spider swarm erupts from the body 1d6 rounds later.


Type Ingested; Save Fort DC 24;
Onset 1d4 days; Frequency Once per day; 1d3 Con, see text;
Cure 3 saves; Price 7,000 gp