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Stagnant Water Source
Stagnant Water Source (Aquae stagnantis origo).jpg
Latin name: Aquae Stagnantis Origo
Item type: Food
Obtained: Scooping
Alterable: No
Consumable: Yes
Reduces thirst but causes food poisoning


The Stagnant Water Source is a food item and medicine.

Where to find[]

Standing pools of green colored water and brackish swamps usually indicate a SenseIcon StagnantWater.png Stagnant Water Source. The water will look less than appealing but sometimes that is the only water source nearby when thirst takes over.

Typical stagnant water location

How to use[]

Scoop ico.png Scoop the stagnant water source using your hands to be able to drink the liquid. Stagnant water is swampy water that reduces Thirst ico.png thirst, not as much as SenseIcon FreshWater.png fresh water, but will sicken you.

The SenseIcon Crayfish.pngCrayfish can be found in shallow stagnant water sources and can be Grab ico.png grabbed from the water.


Stagnant water sources are often the habitat of Enemy Hippo.png Hippopotamuses, Enemy Croco.png Thorbjarnarson's Crocodiles, and sometimes a Enemy Machairodus.png Machairodus can be found sulking about.

Drinking from a stagnant water source will give Food Poisoning minor ico.png Food Poisoning major ico.png Food Poisoning negative status effects.

The Stagnant Water Source can be drunk to heal Heat minor ico.png Heat major ico.png Heat, Non-Omnivore minor ico.png Non-Omnivore major ico.png Non-Omnivore, and Venom Poisoning minor ico.png Venom Poisoning major ico.png Venom Poisoning.

The Stagnant Water Source can also be used for protection against heat in areas only where heat takes place. Drinking Stagnant Water Source while not afflicted with heat will confer Heat shield.png Heat Protection.

The Stagnant Water Source is different than other medicinal items because you can continuously consume the item without the item running out. You can cure yourself of Heat and obtain protection from Heat at the same time. Drink water until you are cured and then continue drinking until you have full Heat protection.