A Light in Darkness
Harlot Sweets are small amber colored lozenges sold in paper wrappings twisted at the ends. The paper itself usually has a maker’s mark stamped somewhere on it. The sweets taste like maple candy but dissolve slowly in the users mouth. They freshen the breath and instill a feeling of bold endearing confidence and charm. Harlot Sweets are too expensive for all but the most costly courtesans to afford regularly but for those it is near indispensable. The sweets are equally likely to be consumed by young nobles out carousing who want that extra burst of charm and confidence when approaching ladies.
Over long periods of use Harlot Sweets begin to cloud the mind making it difficult for users to think clearly. Vapid wide eyed courtesans without a hint of whit are the result. Addicts also feel a growing—eventually crippling—sense of insecurity and doubt that can only be assuaged by tasting another sweet.