When used, skooma increases the user's strength, speed, and restores stamina. Some of the more addictive effects of the drug are bouts of euphoria, protracted lethargy, loss of voice, minor fits, and possibly death.
Once someone has become addicted to skooma, it is said there is no potion, blessing, or magical incantation that can cure them. In fact, is a common truism amongst the Khajiit that no such cure exists; that one who has become dependent upon it is forever made a hopeless slave to its allure. This, however, is false, and one may free themselves and regain control through knowledge, understanding, and self-acceptance. Only once the addict overcomes the burden of their own self-despising is there the possibility of redemption. Despite this, an Argonian addict of the drug named Wujeeta was supposedly able to cure her addiction by drinking a healing potion.
Since skooma is a narcotic, the Empire has banned it in many provinces. Despite this, many criminals and dealers will sell this to anyone that is interested in buying their product. The primary source of income in Elsweyr is the exportation of moon sugar, which is used to make Skooma. In fact, half of the southern population of Elsweyr are known as "sugar tooths," a slang word for a skooma addict.[source?] Some criminals have formed large operations out of making and selling skooma, as some criminals sell them in large cities such as Riften and other places. There are also secret dens where people can buy or use the drug such as the Bravil Skooma Den in Cyrodiil, or the Redwater Den in Skyrim. Some people in places such as Morrowind will refuse to do business with people carrying the drug, however some people in Cyrodiil are willing to sell or purchase it. Skooma in Skyrim is supposedly "watered down" and not as strong as in other provinces. The Khajiit have a tolerance to skooma and moon sugar, as they consume it in some form every day.[UL 1]
Skooma can be used by vaporizing the liquid and smoked through a pipe or by drinking it in its liquid form.
- Caius Cosades
- Reistr the Rotted
- Imperial Deserter
- Roxanne Brigette
- Gellius Terentius
- ↑ Dialogue with Wujeeta
- ↑ Ingredients of skooma
- ↑ Skooma effects in Morrowind
- ↑ Skooma effects in Oblivion
- ↑ Skooma effects in Skyrim
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Dialogue with Oblivion NPCs
- ↑ Dialogue with Skyrim NPCs
- ↑ Confessions of a Dunmer Skooma Eater
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 Events of "Skooma Trade"
- ↑ Dialogue with City Watch
- ↑ Random encounters in Skyrim
- ↑ Generic greeting with characters in Morrowind if the player is carrying skooma or moon sugar
- ↑ Dialogue with bandits in Skyrim
- ↑ Morrowind items