you know what would be fun? Serthis with boomslang venom. Boomslang clan.
Like. Boomslang snakes are really neat, one of my favorites, and their toxin is ridiculous, like, it completely destroys the bloods ability to coagulate, but it’s super super slow acting, so sometimes people think they’re fine after a bite, but hours later they’re bleeding not only internally but from just about every available hole. Allegedly it can take up to 5 days sometimes to kill you, it’s so slow. I mean, there’s an antidote, and so long as you’re not alone in the African grasslands you sure have time to get it, but like. Two things:
- The potential use for assassination. It’s so slow acting, you could scratch someone “by mistake” or get them with the smallest needle. Mix it into some balm or something and it could be hours before the symptoms show, and by then, how the fuck are they gonna pin it on you? You could be well out of the country before anyone thinks to blame your murdering ass.
- The potential use for interrogation. Shoot someone up with boomslang venom and just go ‘Well. You’ve got about eight hours or so to think about giving us some answers before this really gets going. If you play nice we’ll give you the antidote.’ Even if you don’t actually have boomslang venom, the psychological horror has to be enough to freak people out.
Basically I want a Serthis clan that makes fucking bank selling their venom to dragons and beastclans alike.