Bosper wrote:i think arax is the weaker non-refined version of arachnae isnt it ?
edit: See Empiariss's response
It's the other way around: Arachnae is poison from the poison glands of the aventurian cave spider, which is described in the aventuria almanach. In the almanach the poison is simply called "cave spider poison". If the cave spider poison gets distilled using alchemy, the resulting, stronger poison is called Arax.
None of those poisons is instantaneous.
Cave spider venom
Type: weapon poison, animal venom (complex)
Effect: 1 level of Paralysis / no effect
Start: 3 CR
Duration: 24 hours / -
Cost (Buy/Sell): 300 silverthalers / 75 silverthalers
(On the fly translated from the German almanach)