Full Item Description
The Tracer poison does not work to kill it’s victim, many poisons can already accomplish that goal with less effort. The tracer poison, however, mixes vital pheromones into the victims blood that instantly make it the target of a large angry monster. It was originally designed to attract Howler-Demons, but when it completed its job so well it was adapted for many different beasts.
The poison was first designed under a government contract with the intent to poison a member of a band of thieves without their knowing, and have the monster kill the entire gang. After that it was found that if the victim discovered their ailment they would be so afraid of the impending doom that they would pay any price they could afford for the antidote. Even still after that it was found to have military merit in instigating war by sending an ‘ambassador’ into enemy territory to be killed by a monster seemingly sent by the enemy.
This potion works on the principle of pheromones and hunting, it is difficult to detect unless they victim knows the scent that they are generating, it would by similar to musk in that sense. Easy to time because the potion reproduces inside the victims system, the weaker the dose they receive at first the more time until they become hunted. However it does have its drawbacks, the first and foremost being that once the poison has succeeded in attracting the monster it leaves the monster free to do it’s own havoc. In addition the difficulty in acquiring the needed ingredients. After that though it could make a good story engine.