( Log Out /  It has been applied for the treatment of external carbuncles, lumps, furuncles, boils, insect- and snake-bites, and internal parasitoses, convulsive epilepsy, and malaria . It was just the three of them, Wei Chen, Shaotian, and Wenzhou. This common sense is believed by most modern people. [2], Samples of realgar wine have been found to contain 70 to 400 mg of dissolved arsenic compounds per litre[1] (compared to less than 0.003 mg/L in the homemade wine itself), mostly as arsenite and arsenate: more than a thousand times the maximum concentration of arsenic legally allowed in commercial liquor.[where?] But why are snakes afraid of realgar? The reconstruction period 10 years after the war, commonly referred to as the Dark Days — as the country of Panem struggles back to its feet — provides fertile ground for characters to grapple with these … Normally, any kind of poisonous snake wouldn’t be able to withstand the smell of realgar. In fact, the arrows couldn’t even pierce through the scales of the Snake King, and the ‘Ding Ding’ sound was coming from the arrows hitting the scales while the friction was creating sparks. Three Captains took out their weapons and walked to the front of the convoy to directly face the Seven-Colored Snake King. In this sense, realgar was considered to be a universal antidote against poison by traditional Chinese medicine, which therefore advocated its use for protection against disease, snakes, and evil spirits. Then he threw the big jar onto the snake group with great force. The invention discloses a preparation method of a pure traditional Chinese medicine compound preparation Qushuwang which is used for repelling rats, flies, mosquitoes, cockroaches, and snakes. Moreover, realgar was also a kind of medicinal ingredient, the caravan would naturally carry a bit. Whereas, in front of these robust men, there was a den of densely packed snakes. [10] ( Log Out /  Realgar, orpiment, and arsenopyrite provide nearly all the world's supply of arsenic as a byproduct of smelting concentrates derived from these ores. A doctor among them is said to have cast realgar into the river, drawing out an aquatic dragon which the boatmen promptly killed. The novel will be set in the world of Panem 64 years before the events of the original Hunger Games trilogy on the morning of the reaping of the 10th Hunger Games—well before the lifetime of the story’s protagonists Katniss Everdeen. This matter was already bad, and snakes were the kind of animals who held grudges, particularly this kind of intelligent Snake King. He, being a part of a hunting family which spent their entire year in the mountains, would naturally know this. Its toxicity was also well known to households and it was frequently sprinkled around houses to repel snakes and insects, as well as being used in Chinese medicine. The Dragon Boat Festival coincides with what Chinese astronomy considers the height of summer and yang's force for the year. The Chinese name for realgar is xionghuang 雄黃, literally 'masculine yellow', as opposed to orpiment which was 'feminine yellow'. Praise for The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes: #1 USA Today Bestseller #1 New York Times Bestseller The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes delivers a mesmerizing look into the life of Coriolanus Snow and the root causes of his villainous behavior. The Seven-Colored Snake King was not as simple as those small snakes. Soon after, someone brought the realgar powder from the carriage transporting the medicinal ingredients. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Its toxicity was also well known to them, and it was frequently sprinkled around houses to repel snakes and insects, as well as being used in Chinese medicine. Her husband prepared some realgar wine, according to Fa Hai's instruction, as this was a tradition during the Dragon boat festival. The situation at hand had her worried. Gu Hai who also became somewhat curious as he immediately went down the carriage and followed those three captains to the front of the convoy, where he saw a group of robust men making a horizontal line with swords and sabers in their hands, while watching out in caution. Noises started being transmitted from outside the carriage all of a sudden. Apart from this, the five also began narrating to Gu Hai the various regional customs and also the things to pay attention to in the Chen Kingdom. The Romans considered realgar valuable and used to trade it for use as a red paint pigment and in medicines. Normally, any kind of poisonous snake wouldn’t be able to withstand the smell of realgar. “Tonight is the Duanwu Festival, so we’re drinking realgar wine.” Wei Chen hears a light wheeze, and then a thump. At this time, using realgar would naturally be the best alternative. ( Log Out /  The realgar powder would be able to repel these snakes. The procession continued to move forward, and since there was a common topic of Weiqi inside the carriages, the group was engaged in very lively discussions. Realgar powder had always been said to be fatal to these snakes. Furthermore, even if they wanted to escape now, they wouldn’t be able to do so because, at some unknown point in time, they had become surrounded by seven-colored snakes which were also ready to attack. (Chinese people believe that the realgar wine can repel snakes or other venomous animals.) Just slightly behind in the convoy, a group of robust man took out their bow and arrows, and fired simultaneously. Three people were able to restrict the Seven-Colored Snake King, but now with only two people, the same would be impossible. He is not very wise in the ways of the world, and so seems a little standoffish. However, it only hindered it slightly, as the Snake King proceeded to launch its attack once again. However, in the end, it was very difficult to distinguish what was true and what was false. Furthermore, these snakes were of a breed that Gu Hai hadn’t seen before. The three captains kept incessantly moving around the Seven-Colored Snake King, while the other people absolutely couldn’t intervene. The Romans considered realgar valuable and used to trade it for use as a red paint pigment and in medicines. Realgar wine can be bought ready-made, but it is often prepared from homemade yellow wine and realgar mineral powder bought from drugstores, markets, or street vendors. Objective: To investigate the influence of gut microbiota on arsenic accumulation of realgar in mice. He doesn't like coming into contact with too many people. The three captains did possess cultivation. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. In name, the Chen Kingdom was ruled by Old King Chen, but the actual power was wielded by the Crown Prince Chen Taiji. It is traditionally consumed as part of the Dragon Boat Festival at the height of summer. After all, they were too far away. Moreover, there were even rumors that the Chen Kingdom was on the verge of destruction. Moreover, there were seven Mortal Empires in the vicinity of the Great Chen Kingdom. The city would be celebrating Duanwu, and their realgar wine wasn’t bad. Everyone who saw this Seven-Colored Snake King was shocked, as if a bucket of cold water was poured onto them on a winter’s day. ... orpiment, As 2 S 3, is called cihuang 雌黃, or ‘feminine yellow’*) and used to use it as a handy insect- and snake-repellent. The reason here is that many people don’t know. Moreover, the most famous one in the Chen Kingdom was not the Crown Prince Chen Taiji, but rather the Chen Kingdom’s most beautiful woman, Chen Xian’er who was rumored to be a beauty capable of captivating even the birds and the beasts. Despite himself, Xu Xian cannot get the monk’s warning out of his mind, and when the Dragon Boat festival arrives, proposes a glass of wine to Bai SuZhen. The snakes were unharmed by swords and not afraid of realgar, but what about the fruit on the strange spiritual tree? Chen Xian’er was adopted by King Chen into the royal household. How was it possible for them to assemble together. Meanwhile, as the captain had already spread the realgar in front of the convoy, the snakes didn’t dare to cross the realgar to crawl towards the caravan. “Hiss…….” The den of snakes had been thoroughly dispersed, but at this time, a terrifying thing happened. Adults were advised to consume huangjiu (as alcohol is considered yin) dosed with realgar powder; children too young to consume alcohol would wear an amulet containing realgar or have a 王 ("king") drawn on their forehead or chest with realgar slurry left over from the production of the wine to protect them. Enthusiasm for the use of realgar has never subsided in China. The fury in its heart had already been evoked as it coiled its body, hurled its tongue in and out while making hissing noises. He once upon a time committed many acts of harm against others, although unwittingly, but he will work hard to help those he wants to help. Realgar solution was sprinkled around the house as a repellent against snakes and insects since ancient times. Apart from the aloof and remote Immortal Sects, there were also a lot of Mortal Countries. “Everyone be on alert, and careful. Gu Hai roughly estimated that this den of snakes should have more than a thousand snakes. Antitoxic serum was also prepared in case of injuries caused by … There were already other kingdoms that were thinking of landing an assault while the Old King Chen was terminally ill. Even though they all had some cultivation, but confronting this Seven-Colored Snake King, their hearts didn’t have a trace of confidence. Therefore it was a custom in China to drink realgar wine on that day to protect against insects, germs, snakes and other harmful spirits. The Seven-Colored Snake King was glaring with his red eyes at the humans of the convoy. “Someone go and fetch the realgar powder from the carriage.” From amongst the captains, one spoke in a heavy voice. Only Song Kingdom, Yan Kingdom, and the Wu Kingdom were very near to the Chen Kingdom. So snakes are also afraid of things like cigarette oil that contain heterocyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. [2] Levels of ≥80 μg/L were observed in the urine of children who had their faces painted with realgar slurry, indicating absorption through the skin. After she drank the wine she became very weak and was barely able to … It absolutely didn’t fear human warriors, moreover speaking of the level of the Snake King, the realgar was already next to nothing in effectiveness. Lemongrass is drought-resistant and easy to maintain. Coming forward to fight once more would just be delivering themselves to death. Furthermore, how could they not understand that they had interrupted this Snake King’s mating? Realgar is a monoclinic arsenic sulfide mineral with a brilliant red color and a chemical composition of As 4 S 4. In recent years, realgar has also been demonstrated to have beneficial therapeutic effects on acute promyelocytic leukemia and other human malignancies [3–8]. This is one of the best plants that repel snakes, mosquitoes, and even ticks from your garden. The Snake King moved and launched an attack against the three captains who stood at the front line. According to the invention, more than ten traditional Chinese medicine materials such as cortex pseudolaricis, honeycomb, chaulmoogratree seed, sulfur, common cnidium fruit, realgar, shrubalthea … As the trio dodged immediately, the Seven-Colored Snake King hurled its tail. The other five also answered all the questions, therefore, Gu Hai was able to form a complete understanding of his current position. Realgar solution was sprinkled around the house as a repellent against snakes and insects since ancient times. He, being a part of a hunting family which spent their entire year in the mountains, would naturally know this. “Hiss Hiss…..” The Seven-Colored Snake King suddenly opened its bloody mouth full of fangs and sprayed out venom. Rather, he was frowning. At a glance, one would know there to be ample signs of danger, it was very much possible that they were acutely poisonous. Her beauty that hides the moon and shames the flowers cannot be fully described in words. Moreover, there were even rumors that the old King Chen was terminally ill. These practices were later connected with the festivities honoring poet and statesman Qu Yuan (340–278 BC), who killed himself in protest by drowning in a river. Just ahead on the road appeared an approximately ten meters long and a porcelain bowl thick Giant seven-colored snake. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. They were only a small caravan and would definitely not have a chance to intersect with those kingdoms. The Chinese name for realgar is xionghuang 雄黃, literally 'masculine yellow', as opposed to orpiment which was 'feminine yellow'. “Everyone be careful, these snakes are seven-colored snakes which are extremely poisonous. Gu Hai would occasionally tell them some Weiqi techniques and some methods of arrangement. Just one bite from them would be ‘the end’.” There was a captain amongst them who recognized the snake’s species who so immediately warned others. Officials distributed alcohol and realgar to people so they could repel the snakes. [1] Consumption of 200 mL of the realgar wine containing 70 mg arsenic compounds per liter resulted in a substantial increase of arsenic levels in urine, to 200 μg/L. Snakes are afraid of realgar wine, mainly alcohol. Its toxicity was also well known to them, and it was sprinkled around houses to repel snakes and insects, as well as being used in Chinese medicine. The realgar powder would be able to repel these snakes. Citronella is also a by-product of lemongrass, which mosquitoes detest. What about realgar, what snakes feared most? The other two promptly retreated. “Ding, Ding……..” Countless arrows fell onto the body of the Seven-Colored Snake King, but they didn’t penetrate the Seven-Colored Snake King’s body as one might imagine. Temporarily, they were able to resist the Snake King’s attack, but the three captains were at a disadvantage and they definitely wouldn’t be able to hold on for too long. ... orpiment, As 2 S 3, is called cihuang 雌黃, or ‘feminine yellow’*) and used to use it as a handy insect- and snake-repellent. At this time, using realgar would naturally be the best alternative. [1] Arsenic is a potent poison and a causal factor in urinary bladder, skin, liver and lung cancers. Realgar was the natural nemesis of snakes. Although dissolution of original realgar was a difficult process, the formula of original realgar had been becoming more and more popular as alternative and supplementary remedies for snake bites, insect stings and malaria control over recent years in traditional Chinese medicine, hence its pharmacological effect couldn't be replaced . Change ). This was truly something worthy of celebration. Snakes weren’t the type of animals to live together. Everyone who saw this scene felt their hearts sink. There was no less than a hundred jin worth of it. Realgar was the natural nemesis of snakes. Even though he didn’t know why there were so many seven-colored snakes in this place, but he knew that they definitely couldn’t come out of this fight without any losses. The repercussions of Gu hysteria finally reached a state of intensity that caused the government to intervene. Moreover, Gu Hai also seized this opportunity to ask the others about detailed information on the Chen Kingdom. Each snake was at least several meters long and their bodies were full of colorful patterns. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. The Chinese name for realgar is xionghuang 雄黃, literally 'masculine yellow', as opposed to orpiment which was 'feminine yellow'. In this sense, realgar was considered to be a universal antidote against poison by traditional Chinese medicine, which therefore advocated its use for protection against disease, snakes… Realgar (As 2 S 2), as a type of mineral drug that contains arsenic, has been used in traditional Chinese medicines (TCMs) for thousands of years. Moreover, realgar was also a kind of medicinal ingredient, the caravan would naturally carry a bit. “Hiss, Hiss…….” The den of snakes immediately fell into disorder. The arrowheads for these arrows were forged from fine iron, and even the fiercest wild animal in the mountains would find it hard to resist. The toxic effect of the realgar wine causes Bai Suzhen to fall ill. She excuses herself to their bedroom, where the wine causes her to revert to her snake form. This also meant that their situation was even more precarious. As for the circumstances relating to the remaining kingdoms, these five people weren’t sure. Pure realgar by itself has low toxicity when ingested since its poor solubility hampers its absorption in the gastrointestinal tract, but the minerals used in realgar wine may contain substantial amounts of other inorganic arsenic compounds, such as arsenate and arsenite, which can be absorbed by the body. It is said that it already had wisdom, and could absorb the world’s essence day in and day out to advance its cultivation. [2], Zhang YN, Sun GX, Williams PN, Huang Q, Zhu YG (2011), Zhang YN, Sun GX, Huang Q, Williams PN, Zhu YG (2011), Learn how and when to remove this template message, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Realgar_wine&oldid=939720035, Articles needing additional references from June 2015, All articles needing additional references, Articles containing Chinese-language text, Articles needing additional references from January 2015, Vague or ambiguous geographic scope from September 2017, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 8 February 2020, at 08:10. They would only add to the chaos if they came. With a “Bang”, the earthen jar shattered directly, and the realgar powder within it spread in all directions falling onto the group of snakes. Despair filled everyone’s hearts. It has been used for the treatment of carbuncles, boils, insect and snake bites, intestinal parasitosis, convulsive epilepsy, and psoriasis . In 598 The main component is two Vulcanisation arsenic. “Hiss Hiss…….” The arrows couldn’t pierce through the snake’s scales, rather, it actually enraged the Seven-Colored Snake King. Thereafter, the three middle-aged captains jumped down from the carriage and went forward to investigate the situation. “seven-colored snake!” Gu Hai carefully sized up this species of snakes possessing all kinds of colorful patterns was not just in name. Even though it didn’t result in any injury, it still obstructed the Snake King a bit. Bai Suzhen thinks that the wine cannot hurt her because she’s already immortal; however, she feels so sick after drinking the wine that forces her to reveal her true form as a huge white snake. [2] There have been a number of poisonings associated with realgar ingestion. The god of the past and the young deities of the future. The concentration of dissolved arsenic decreases as ethanol content increases. “Haha, Captain is truly formidable!” Someone from the convoy let out a cheer, without any casualties, and using only some realgar powder, the captain had settled this crisis. A typical recipe calls for 50 to 100 grams of realgar powder to be added to one litre of home-made wine and left to stand at room temperature for several hours. [1] According to legend, locals rushed in boats to save him or preserve his body from being eaten by the fish. They all were experts in hunting, and archery was their livelihood skill. It took an attacking posture. The lady understood she shouldn’t accept Xu Xian’s invitation to toast realgar wine with him, yet she loved Xu Xian too much and couldn’t beat to see him disappointed so eventually, she complied. [1][2], Although practiced for many centuries, the drinking of realgar wine and the painting of children with realgar have come under scrutiny in modern times. Her eyes shifted and landed on the tree. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is a dystopian action-adventure novel by American author Suzanne Collins.It is a spinoff and a prequel to The Hunger Games trilogy. Realgar wine or Xionghuang wine (Chinese: 雄黃酒, Xiónghuáng Jiǔ) is a Chinese alcoholic drink that consists of huangjiu ("yellow wine") dosed with powdered realgar, a yellow-orange arsenic sulfide mineral (As4S4). It was released May 19, 2020, published by Scholastic.An audiobook of the novel read by American actor Santino Fontana was released simultaneously with the printed edition. Enter your email address to follow Xianwu Hub. Snakes are not afraid of realgar. These snakes are probably poisonous.”. Everyone’s faces revealed a bitter smile. The place where the Chen Kingdom was located was known as Nine Five Island. Well-formed realgar crystals can look so much like red gemstones that the mineral was often called "ruby sulfur" and "ruby arsenic." Countless seven-colored snakes dispersed in all directions. Niuhuang Jiedu tablet (NJT) is one of the most popular over-the-counter TCMs … The snake is afraid of realgar. The situation at hand had her worried. Her eyes shifted and landed on the tree. The convoy stopped instantaneously, and even the discussions halted all of a sudden. Even if the convoy wished to detour around this group of snakes, it would be deemed impossible. However, Gu Hai’s face didn’t have any trace of happiness. White Snake thinking her magic would protect her from the effects of the realgar wine drank a cup. The appearance of the den of snakes in one place was too strange of an affair. These snakes probably belong to gold attributes and therefore cannot be killed by swords. The snakes were unharmed by swords and not afraid of realgar, but what about the fruit on the strange spiritual tree? “Everyone step back while paying attention to the snake group.” The captain took the big jar of realgar powder and spread it in front of the snake group and the convoy in a long line. ( Log Out /  Realgar is mixed with rice liquor to make realgar wine, which is consumed during the Dragon Boat Festival in order to ward off evil, alluding to its repellent properties. “Ding Ding……” The Snake King was just about to chase when a hail of arrows landed on its body. Not only was her status higher than that of a princess, but in the Chen Kingdom she was a fairy-like existence, with not a speck of dust tainting her; she was forever beyond approach. One amongst them failed to defend in time and was sent flying directly only to fall into the bushes; whether he was alive or dead remained unknown. Methods: Mice were treated with antibiotics to form a mouse model of gut microbial disruption. It turns up in traditional Chinese medicine, which isn’t particularly reassuring. (Wine laced with a tiny quantity of realgar, which is an arsenic sulfide, was traditionally reputed to protect the drinker from poisonous snakes and evil spirits.) She retrieved a bottle of realgar from her space, unscrewed the lid and threw it at the snakes. No need to guess that this was the Snake King! Realgar is a mineral, and realgar powder is the powder form of the realgar ore. Its toxicity was also well known to them, and it was frequently sprinkled around houses to repel snakes and insects, as well as being used in Chinese medicine. The arrows shot by them traveled extremely fast towards the Seven-Colored Snake King. It turns up in traditional Chinese medicine, which isn’t particularly reassuring. One could only say that this Seven-Colored Snake King had already left the ranks of those wild animals. Huang "my whole family is snakes" shaotian; This is just me not working on TGT; But yeah it's cannon to that AUverse; Language: English Series: Part 1 of the QZGS Xianxia AU series Next Work → Stats: Published: 2019-08-21 Words: 1930 Chapters: 1/1 Comments: 5 Kudos: 25 Bookmarks: 5 Hits: 324. Because snake skin has respiratory function and permeability, amphibians are very afraid of volatile substances into the blood through the skin. Lemongrass produces a citrus smell that deters snakes. The den of snakes was blocking the entire road, and the either side of the road was completely blocked by lush trees. The trio began working together whilst brandishing the weapons in their hands. slithering vermin, poisonous snakes, betrayal, black magic, backstabbing murder and in medical terms, progressive organ decay accompanied by ... as musk, realgar and garlic.