The SIRANO potion
, causes the
drinker to temporarily speak in bad poetry for hours on end. Without
the potion, should a person remark, "Aren’t the dragondils
lovely," the reply might be: "Oh, is that what they are?" or simply
"Yes." or, worse, "I’ve seen nicer." But under the effects of the
SIRANO potion, the drinker, for example, might surreptitiously quaff it
and reply: "As lovely and golden as the rain-washed air is clear and
sparkling, and fragrant and fresh as you eyes are poetic and inspiring."
also realized that they got what they paid for. Some
so-called "discount" or "bargain" potions were no bargain at all.
A SIRANO potion that wore off midsentence could be disastrous, as the
drinker was likely to say the first thing that came to his mind, which
was bound to be ridiculous, such as: "Your lips are like rubies, your
eyes like alabaster, your hands like...like poached rotgrub
|SOURCE(S): The Lost City of Zork|