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Hakim Abu'l-Fath Gilani's Hookah

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Hakim Abu'l-Fath Gilani's Hookah
Steals souls
Vital statistics
Type Hookah
Effects Trap a person's spirit
Source Hakim Abu'l-Fath Gilani
Danger Medium
Activation Drawing from the Hookah

The artifact that inspired the Blue Caterpillar in Alice in Wonderland.

Opening the lid and drawing from the pipe allows the user to suck the spirit from a person, trapping it within the hookah.

Its stem was broken by Alice Liddel after Claudia failed to capture her with it. When the stem broke, it released a blast of reddish smoke. It is unknown if it can still work.

Real World ConnectionEdit

A hookah, also known as a waterpipe, arghile, or qalyan is a single or multi-stemmed instrument for smoking flavored tobacco called shisha in which the smoke is passed through a water basin before inhalation. Hakim Abu'l-Fath Gilani was a physician in the Iranian Mughal court. He grew concerned about the health of noblemen after smoking tobacco became popular in India. Gilani invented a device which allowed smoke to be passed through water in order to be "purified". He introduced the idea of using a hookah as an alternative to smoking after Akbar I chose to take up the habit of smoking tobacco. It wasn't long after that that noblemen all over India were using hookahs to smoke tobacco and eventually the hookah became a symbol of Indian aristocracy and gentry. Today, you can find hookahs in homes and restaurants around the world!

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