Cathâna was a white powder prepared from cathan, the nut of the cathantaur, a medium tree of the hickory family native to mild, temperate deciduous and mixed forests. The cathantaur grew to about 60' tall, frequently in multiple trunks, and had dark green leaves with nine leaflets which resembled those of the pecan. Cathâna was prepared by roasting and crushing the cathan nuts. It was eceptively deadly, instantly causing mild euphoria, then destroying the brain after one to ten minutes. If eaten raw, cathan nuts were mildly euphoric but nontoxic.
See also cathâna nolgurth.