Sprig of wolfsbane

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Name sprig of wolfsbane
Base price 7 zm
Nutrition 40
Turns to eat 1
Weight 1
Conduct vegan

Eating a sprig of wolfsbane will cure lycanthropy.[1]

Wolfsbane is a vegan food, and is also suitable food for herbivorous pets.

Priests begin the game with 1 or 2 sprigs of wolfsbane.

Wielding wolfsbane has no effect on lycantropes or wolves (as opposed to garlic or other banes). You can't use wolfsbane to poison weapons and it will not poison you if you eat it.

This is in fact a major case of NetHack is not real life, because wolfsbane in real life is very poisonous (so don't eat it in real life), and the name comes from the fact that it was used to poison wolves. Wolves were often killed by Christians for two reasons: first, wolves sometimes prey on livestock and were considered a pest, and second, wolves were considered sacred by Germanics (for example Wotan is accompanied by the wolves Geri and Freki), and the monotheist Christians desecrated their values, by killing wolves (or chopping down old oaks which were used to worship Tyr).

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