Cierl-ankeshed venom is a highly poisonous methspawn venom which causes a "wasting of the nerves, a screaming firestorm of agony that resulted in twitching paralysis" It is incurable. By the Third Age, cierl-ankeshed was believed by the Fellowship to be thoroughly eradicated.
Role in the Story
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Third Age 4995: When investigating a migration of methspawn outside of Ganish, Sethant discovers that the beacon tower sentry has been attacked by quetzals with cierl-ankeshed venom. Lisianne is attacked by quetzals while riding with a fleeing caravan, and Sethant gives her a merciful death.
Curse of the Mistwraith
- © Janny Wurts, Curse of the Mistwraith, p. 159 (US-Hardback)