V is for Voulge of Venom Venting.
A voulge is yet another medieval pole arm and, in B/X terms, is treated as a standard pole arm in all respects (cost, encumbrance, variable weapon damage, etc.).
The voulge of venom venting was created specifically to combat creatures of poisonous nature. Any such monster (giant snakes, spiders, medusae, etc.) struck by the weapon in melee must save versus spells or permanently lose their ability to poison creatures (a remove curse spell will restore the victim's natural venom).
In addition, the weapon can be used to remove venom from any individual suffering from a poisonous attack (i.e. any creature that has failed a save versus poison), by drawing the edge of the blade across the wound. While this inflicts 1 point of damage, it acts as a neutralize poison spell, saving the victim from the effects that would normally be suffered. As with the neutralize poison spell, the voulge of venom venting must be used within 10 rounds of the target being afflicted in order to prevent the poison from working its mischief.
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