Fugu is the Silverstari word for pufferfish. Lethally poisonous if prepared incorrectly, it is a traditional dish in the Yu kingdom and considered a test of courage to consume it.

Fugu poison paralyzes the muscles while the victim stays fully conscious, and eventually dies from asphyxiation. The symptoms from ingesting a lethal dose may include dizziness, exhaustion, headache, nausea, or difficulty breathing. For 50% to 80% of the victims, death follows within four to 24 hours. The victim remains fully conscious throughout most of the ordeal, but cannot speak or move due to paralysis, and soon also cannot breathe and subsequently asphyxiates. If the victim survives the first 24 hours, he or she usually recovers completely.

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