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Gregory's Unctuous Unction

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Gregory’s Unctuous Unction

Effect: persuades the drinker that the giver is his/her very best friend

References from the canon

  • Invented by Gregory the Smarmy (FW)

Commentary

Etymology

The name of this potion is clever. "unction" Eng. an ointment, derived from a Latin term meaning "to anoint with oil" "unctuous" is derived figuratively from "unction" and refers to being flattering and friendly in an oily, slimy sort of way.

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