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Quikal was an alcoholic beverage produced on Pern.
One of the first tasks of the colonists on Pern was to create alcoholic beverages. Stills and labs were set up to ferment the native fruits of Pern. At the mining camp, a still was set up, and Cobber Alhinwa and Ozzie Munson produced quikal from it.
Quikal had a harsh taste, but later a smoother version of quikal was produced by Chaila Xavior-Kimmage.
Like most alcoholic beverages, quikal could act as a restorative. When Paul Benden first learned of Avril Bitra's attack on Kenjo Fusaiyuki and Zi Ongola, he was so upset that the doctor gave him a glass of quikal to ease the shock.