- “Imbued with Creeper's Sun poison, Angor Rot's blades are deadly to the touch. Just a scratch will start the poison's path of transforming the victim into stone.”
- ―The Art of Trollhunters
Creeper's Sun is a very rare and deadly poison created by the Janus Order.
How Creeper's Sun poison was created is unknown, but it was created some time after the Janus Order was founded.
Sometime after he is cursed by Morgana, Angor Rot acquired a special knife that can be imbued with Creeper's Sun, which allows him to turn his victims into stone instantly.
In "The Shattered King", Angor uses his Creeper's Sun knife to turn Blungo into stone and later, AAARRRGGHH!!! gets himself nicked by the knife, which slowly begins to turn him to stone and experience flashes of pain. Vendel gives him treatment to slow the poison, but has no permanent cure. By his estimate, AAARRRGGHH!!! would have a few months until he's inevitably turned to solid stone. However, by "Something Rotten This Way Comes", when Angor throws his poisoned knife at Toby, AAARRRGGHH!!! takes the blow, sacrificing himself to save his friend, and turns into a lifeless statue.
In the beginning of Part Two, after realizing that AAARRRGGHH!!! is the key to saving Jim, Blinky researches for any possible clues as to the possibilities of an antidote for Creeper's Sun. The team infiltrates the Janus Order, but are captured and propose a trade with the changelings, the antidote to cure AAARRRGGHH!!! for Vendel's Heartstone Staff. After a tense trade, Claire, Toby, and Blinky manage to revive their friend of the poison and restore him back to life. Later on, however, Queen Usurna uses her knife (which is also laced with Creeper's Sun) to assassinate Vendel and prevent him from clearing Jim's name.
In its purest form, it seems to be a neon green diamond-shaped crystal that disappears and becomes the glowing trim of a bladed weapon it has been imbued into.
It is capable of turning any living organism that it touches to stone almost instantly. It can be imbued into weapons to dramatically increase its lethality.
Its spreading rate is determined by the size of the infection. A deep stab from a dagger or even a single prick from a needle can petrify the host in seconds if not instantly. However, a nick no longer than an inch will overtake the host in a matter of weeks (months with treatment).
The only way to reverse the effect is through an antidote, whose recipe is only known by the Janus Order. However, the stone body must still be intact, so if the body was smashed, then the antidote will be ineffective.
The known ingredients for the antidote are:
- Twig of Worm's Root
- Ounce of silver
- An entire carton of sour milk
- A live mouse
- Unknown green and brown concoction
- A gnome skeleton
- Tears of those not touched by love's first kiss
- A fragment of Heartstone
The ingredients should be boiled in oil for a few seconds before it unleashes a blue fog over the stone body. It takes about a couple minutes until the antidote will take effect and resurrect the infected.
|Appearances in the Trilogy|
- Creeper's Sun is really no different from necrotizing fasciitis: A very rare and potentially deadly flesh-devouring bacterial infection that literally makes a person's body rot.
- Before discovering a permanent cure, the only viable cure is to amputate the infected zone to prevent any further spreading.