Tears of Lys

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The tears of Lys is a rare and expensive poison. It is clear, sweet as water and leaves no trace.[1] It is dissolved into liquids. The effects of the poison cause a sickness in the bowels and belly, eating away at them.[2] According to semi-canon sources it is created by the alchemists from Lys.[3]

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It was used to poison Jon Arryn. His wife Lysa Tully put the tears of Lys in his wine at the behest of Petyr Baelish.

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“The tears of Lys, they call it. A rare and costly thing, clear and sweet as water, and it leaves no trace. I begged Lord Arryn to use a taster, in this very room I begged him, but he would not hear of it. only one who was less than a man would even think of such a thing, he told me.” [4]
- Varys, to Ned

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