Valerian is an herb with a sedative effect.
Role in the Story
|Spoiler warning: Contains plot elements from mutiple books in the series.
Third Age 5670: When Jieret tends to Arithon's wounds in Daon Ramon Barrens, he doses the prince with valerian first.
Third Age 5670: Lysaer hides valerian in Sulfin Evend's tea after his ritual of excision saves the prince from necromancy.
Third Age 5923: The clansmen of Caithwood dose Arithon with valerian to help him figure out why his memory is blocked.
Third Age 5923: Dakar uses valerian to keep Lysaer unconscious while kidnapping him through Scarpdale.
- Mage training can allow someone to transmute certain poisons and soporifics (such as valerian), almost as an ingrained reflex.