The Lawrim was a lichen often found on exposed pieces of granite such as on the Ettenmoors. It was dull orange in color, a rare shade which ought to serve as a warning of its dangerous nature. When in contact with bare skin, Lawrim would within two days cause a very hot and itchy rash that, if left untreated, would rapidly spread and cause numbness in the afflicted area a couple of Days. One cure was to bathe in water in which pine needles had been boiled.The Hillmen had learned that Lawrim when squeezed and boiled also made an effective if oily poison. It caused shock when absorbed through the skin, bringing on brief agony and then paralysis which wore off in a few hours. The Hillmen used this as poison for hunting in uttermost need, although they did not consider its use honorable.