Red spice

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Red spice is one of the four spices dropped by Hell-Rats in Evil Dave's basement that is located in the Northernmost room. If red spice is used in a stew, it becomes a Spicy stew, which can temporarily raise or drain the stats of Attack, Strength, Defence, Ranged and Magic. The amount it can raise these stats depends on how many doses used in the stew (between 1 and 3). Each dose of spice can cause the boost to either increase or decrease a stat by -1 to +1, up to a maximum of -5 or +5 with three doses.

Spices of the same colour can be used with each other, so that they are combined to save space. The maximum number of doses is 4. Once all 4 doses are used, it becomes an empty spice shaker, which cannot be used for anything.

Red spices are mostly useless, since potions can be used to give better bonuses with consistency, but red spices may boost Magic +1 higher than Magic potion, so the temporary boost provided by red spices is an option for enchanting jewellery.

It is suggested that you use a Wily cat to catch the Hell-Rats because they offer a better chance to kill the rats than any other feline.