Cleopatra's Preserved Asp
Snake skin for healing practise.jpg

Origin

Death of Cleopatra

Type

Snake skin

Effects

Skin becomes a live snake

Downsides

Gives the nearest person a deadly bite

Activation

Feelings of desperation and heartbreak

Collected by

Warehouse 2 Agents

Section

Ancient Archives

Aisle

Level 2, Aisle# 0275-0030

Shelf

00656-0030-033

Date of Collection

August 13th, 30BC

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Origin[edit | edit source]

Cleopatra was the last female pharaoh of independent Egypt. She was romantically engaged with both Marc Antony and Caesar of Egypt before the eventual takeover of Egypt. Rather than become a puppet leader or a war trophy, she killed herself using a poison asp hidden within a basket of figs brought to her by a servant.

This artifact was mentioned on the SyFy website as an artifact collected under the reign of Warehouse 2 and in the novel "A Touch of Fever", where it is referred to as her "pet asp".

Effects[edit | edit source]

When it senses desperation and heartbreak nearby, the skin will become an actual snake. The snake will find the nearest person and bite him/her. One bite will cause death in less than a minute. After the person is bitten the snake will revert back to skin. To prevent bites the snake should be splashed with neutralizer.

Collection[edit | edit source]

Recovered from Warehouse 2 after emptying the sand.

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