The Eorthal is a small venomous snake native to the Twilight Jungles near Chald. Full grown an Eorthal is shorter than a Keldian's forearm, and they are easy to overlook (Stealth 18). An Eorthal's scales are dull black with faint loop-like markings along the sides. An Eorthal can make these patterns glow, and does so, as well as hissing loudly and raising it's head, to try and scare off other creatures. If predators do not retreat the Eorthal will spit venom at them, aiming for the eyes (although the poison will inflict harm just by touching skin and fur). It can only spray a few times a day, and prefers to use it's bite to hunt.
Eorthal venom can be extracted from the snake, either by cutting out the venom sacks (Agility + Husbandry) or by milking the snake (Agility + Poisons vs. 14). The venom thickens into a gel within minutes, and makes an excellent blade venom. A Treasure 2 dose can be extracted by either technique (a farmed snake can be milked for venom about once a Cycle).