The Nectar of Ninani is a clear nectar (it almost looks like water) made and given to the Greencloaks from Ninani (and her talisman), the Swan Great Beast. It tastes like the drinker's favorite food and/or drink. It makes bonding with a Spirit Animal safe when a human drinks it. However, it is unknown what happens if a normal, non-spirit animal drinks it, as it does not force a bond like the Bile. It is received at one's Nectar Ceremony (although, it is not guaranteed that one will summon an animal). The first ever person to drink the Nectar was a boy called Tepin, (the first Keeper) who summoned a tayra. When the old Evertree was destroyed, Bonding Sickness was destroyed too. This made the Nectar useless, so nothing happens if you drink it.

Taste

Conor in Chapter 1 of Wild Born:

"The nectar was thick like syrup, and richly sweet, like fruit in honey. The consistency became more liquid once it was in his mouth. He swallowed. It tasted amazing! Vetter than anything he had ever tried."

Abeke in Chapter 2 of Wild Born:

"The nectar tasted like unheated soup, the kind her mother used to make with crushed nuts. It was sweeter, but otherwise strikingly similar."

Rollan in Chapter 4 of Wild Born:

"There was a restaurant that sometimes gave him sweetened cinnamon toast, his favorite treat. The nectar tasted sort of like that, but liquefied."

Tepin in Tales of the Great Beast Ninani:

"His mouth instantly filled with the sweet memory of granadilla fruit. It was delicious! He almost laughed from the surprise of it."

Wallace, Conor’s eldest brother, once jokingly said it tasted like sour goat milk. This was described as a memory by Conor.

Garrin, Conor’s other brother, said it tasted like apple cider. This was described as a memory by Conor.

Trivia

  • The Nectar cannot cure the Bonding Sickness but it lets the drinker avoid the sickness altogether.
  • It is seen many times that not every person has access to The Nectar. Whether this is due to neglect on the Greencloaks part or just low resources, is unknown.
  • When the old Evertree was damaged, the only safe way to Bond was with The Nectar.
  • Some people sell fake nectar. This was seen is Hunted when Hawkers were selling it.
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