Durhang was an opiate. The term came from the Seven Cities (Bisbrha and Debrahl) language.[1]

The hashish-like drug was smoked or consumed in tea. It was stored in a form described as a black button.[2][3] It caused a user to experience diminished capabilities, chronic ennui, and ravenous hunger. During the day users existed in a numb, dreamlike state while at night they could not achieve the deep and restful sleep required for good health.[4] Durhang smoke could be enhanced with flavouring, such as wine.[5]

Durhang was used by the priestesses of the Queen of Dreams in their holy rituals.[6] Other more grisly rituals used durhang oil to prepare their sacrificial victims by leaving them insensate with their eyes like black pearls.[7]

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