Shiny black berry

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A shiny black berry is something you can gather in the forests of the Haribos mountain range outside Calh-Nhad during summer.

It looks like this:

This shiny black berry has a slightly dull star pattern at one end, where the calyx has been removed.  It is squishy and the inky juice on the inside looks sweet and good to eat.

It is poisonous to consume.

Eating a berry has the following effects which last in total for around 3.5 minutes:

  • Widening the pupils (shows in the description). This results in more light sensitivity, ie daylight is too bright to see anything.
  • Nausea and a temporary loss of hit points.
  • Seemingly being hot and sweating.
  • Temporary decrease of constitution, dexterity and intelligence that gets distributed randomly between these stats, but in the end amounts up to a value of between -6 and -9.

Eating several berries at once is not different from eating only one. Eating a berry before the effects of the previous have worn off extends the period of above effects, and can take the stats down further.