But why are snakes afraid of realgar? 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. 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. 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. According to the invention, more than ten traditional Chinese medicine materials such as cortex pseudolaricis, honeycomb, chaulmoogratree seed, sulfur, common cnidium fruit, realgar, shrubalthea … Methods: Mice were treated with antibiotics to form a mouse model of gut microbial disruption. Niuhuang Jiedu tablet (NJT) is one of the most popular over-the-counter TCMs … 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. Well-formed realgar crystals can look so much like red gemstones that the mineral was often called "ruby sulfur" and "ruby arsenic." In recent years, realgar has also been demonstrated to have beneficial therapeutic effects on acute promyelocytic leukemia and other human malignancies [3–8]. The Snake King moved and launched an attack against the three captains who stood at the front line. The reason here is that many people don’t know. 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. Realgar is a mineral, and realgar powder is the powder form of the realgar ore. ... 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 Dragon Boat Festival coincides with what Chinese astronomy considers the height of summer and yang's force for the year. 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. At a glance, one would know there to be ample signs of danger, it was very much possible that they were acutely poisonous. 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. [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. Gu Hai roughly estimated that this den of snakes should have more than a thousand snakes. At this time, using realgar would naturally be the best alternative. [2] There have been a number of poisonings associated with realgar ingestion. [1] According to legend, locals rushed in boats to save him or preserve his body from being eaten by the fish. “Tonight is the Duanwu Festival, so we’re drinking realgar wine.” Wei Chen hears a light wheeze, and then a thump. So snakes are also afraid of things like cigarette oil that contain heterocyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Antitoxic serum was also prepared in case of injuries caused by … Moreover, realgar was also a kind of medicinal ingredient, the caravan would naturally carry a bit. Thereafter, the three middle-aged captains jumped down from the carriage and went forward to investigate the situation. 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. Moreover, there were seven Mortal Empires in the vicinity of the Great Chen Kingdom. Enthusiasm for the use of realgar has never subsided in China. He, being a part of a hunting family which spent their entire year in the mountains, would naturally know this. After all, they were too far away. 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. The Romans considered realgar valuable and used to trade it for use as a red paint pigment and in medicines. 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. Objective: To investigate the influence of gut microbiota on arsenic accumulation of realgar in mice. Therefore it was a custom in China to drink realgar wine on that day to protect against insects, germs, snakes and other harmful spirits. Lemongrass is drought-resistant and easy to maintain. 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. Citronella is also a by-product of lemongrass, which mosquitoes detest. However, Gu Hai’s face didn’t have any trace of happiness. [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. The convoy stopped instantaneously, and even the discussions halted all of a sudden. “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. The other five also answered all the questions, therefore, Gu Hai was able to form a complete understanding of his current position. Three Captains took out their weapons and walked to the front of the convoy to directly face the Seven-Colored Snake King. It was just the three of them, Wei Chen, Shaotian, and Wenzhou. With a “Bang”, the earthen jar shattered directly, and the realgar powder within it spread in all directions falling onto the group of snakes. This also meant that their situation was even more precarious. 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. The city would be celebrating Duanwu, and their realgar wine wasn’t bad. ... 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. “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. In 598 [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. The Chinese name for realgar is xionghuang 雄黃, literally 'masculine yellow', as opposed to orpiment which was 'feminine yellow'. 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. 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. This matter was already bad, and snakes were the kind of animals who held grudges, particularly this kind of intelligent Snake King. “Hiss…….” The den of snakes had been thoroughly dispersed, but at this time, a terrifying thing happened. Everyone who saw this scene felt their hearts sink. 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. Furthermore, how could they not understand that they had interrupted this Snake King’s mating? Realgar, orpiment, and arsenopyrite provide nearly all the world's supply of arsenic as a byproduct of smelting concentrates derived from these ores. Normally, any kind of poisonous snake wouldn’t be able to withstand the smell of realgar. The den of snakes was blocking the entire road, and the either side of the road was completely blocked by lush trees. “Everyone be on alert, and careful. 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. One could only say that this Seven-Colored Snake King had already left the ranks of those wild animals. He is not very wise in the ways of the world, and so seems a little standoffish. 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 ). Then he threw the big jar onto the snake group with great force. 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. 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. “Someone go and fetch the realgar powder from the carriage.” From amongst the captains, one spoke in a heavy voice. Chen Xian’er was adopted by King Chen into the royal household. 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. Even though they all had some cultivation, but confronting this Seven-Colored Snake King, their hearts didn’t have a trace of confidence. The Chinese name for realgar is xionghuang 雄黃, literally 'masculine yellow', as opposed to orpiment which was 'feminine yellow'. Despair filled everyone’s hearts. It has been applied for the treatment of external carbuncles, lumps, furuncles, boils, insect- and snake-bites, and internal parasitoses, convulsive epilepsy, and malaria . Her eyes shifted and landed on the tree. He, being a part of a hunting family which spent their entire year in the mountains, would naturally know this. Snakes are not afraid of realgar. 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. 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. “seven-colored snake!” Gu Hai carefully sized up this species of snakes possessing all kinds of colorful patterns was not just in name. Only Song Kingdom, Yan Kingdom, and the Wu Kingdom were very near to the Chen Kingdom. 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. A doctor among them is said to have cast realgar into the river, drawing out an aquatic dragon which the boatmen promptly killed. Gu Hai would occasionally tell them some Weiqi techniques and some methods of arrangement. 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). The god of the past and the young deities of the future. In name, the Chen Kingdom was ruled by Old King Chen, but the actual power was wielded by the Crown Prince Chen Taiji. [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. ( Log Out /  The Chinese name for realgar is xionghuang 雄黃, literally 'masculine yellow', as opposed to orpiment which was 'feminine yellow'. 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. Normally, any kind of poisonous snake wouldn’t be able to withstand the smell of realgar. 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. The snakes were unharmed by swords and not afraid of realgar, but what about the fruit on the strange spiritual tree? Realgar was the natural nemesis of snakes. ( Log Out /  It is said that it already had wisdom, and could absorb the world’s essence day in and day out to advance its cultivation. It turns up in traditional Chinese medicine, which isn’t particularly reassuring. Even though it didn’t result in any injury, it still obstructed the Snake King a bit. These snakes are probably poisonous.”. 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. Realgar powder had always been said to be fatal to these snakes. The fury in its heart had already been evoked as it coiled its body, hurled its tongue in and out while making hissing noises. Just slightly behind in the convoy, a group of robust man took out their bow and arrows, and fired simultaneously. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. The three captains kept incessantly moving around the Seven-Colored Snake King, while the other people absolutely couldn’t intervene. The snakes were unharmed by swords and not afraid of realgar, but what about the fruit on the strange spiritual tree? This is one of the best plants that repel snakes, mosquitoes, and even ticks from your garden. The realgar powder would be able to repel these snakes. Her beauty that hides the moon and shames the flowers cannot be fully described in words. White Snake thinking her magic would protect her from the effects of the realgar wine drank a cup. As the trio dodged immediately, the Seven-Colored Snake King hurled its tail. He doesn't like coming into contact with too many people. Three people were able to restrict the Seven-Colored Snake King, but now with only two people, the same would be impossible. The place where the Chen Kingdom was located was known as Nine Five Island. Officials distributed alcohol and realgar to people so they could repel the snakes. “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. However, it only hindered it slightly, as the Snake King proceeded to launch its attack once again. Apart from the aloof and remote Immortal Sects, there were also a lot of Mortal Countries. “Hiss Hiss…….” The arrows couldn’t pierce through the snake’s scales, rather, it actually enraged the Seven-Colored Snake King. 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. Even if the convoy wished to detour around this group of snakes, it would be deemed impossible. Moreover, there were even rumors that the old King Chen was terminally ill. Moreover, Gu Hai also seized this opportunity to ask the others about detailed information on the Chen Kingdom. 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. 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. Noises started being transmitted from outside the carriage all of a sudden. The Romans considered realgar valuable and used to trade it for use as a red paint pigment and in medicines. This was truly something worthy of celebration. slithering vermin, poisonous snakes, betrayal, black magic, backstabbing murder and in medical terms, progressive organ decay accompanied by ... as musk, realgar and garlic. The trio began working together whilst brandishing the weapons in their hands. Countless seven-colored snakes dispersed in all directions. The appearance of the den of snakes in one place was too strange of an affair. There was no less than a hundred jin worth of it. How was it possible for them to assemble together. Each snake was at least several meters long and their bodies were full of colorful patterns. Everyone’s faces revealed a bitter smile. 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. 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 … Snakes weren’t the type of animals to live together. As for the circumstances relating to the remaining kingdoms, these five people weren’t sure. They were only a small caravan and would definitely not have a chance to intersect with those kingdoms. She retrieved a bottle of realgar from her space, unscrewed the lid and threw it at the snakes. At this time, using realgar would naturally be the best alternative. “Hiss Hiss…..” The Seven-Colored Snake King suddenly opened its bloody mouth full of fangs and sprayed out venom. 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