The colouring on it seems to be some kind of sticky goop...
All Weight: 0.5
All Item ID: 3742
Item ID: 3742
All Release date: 2 November 2004
Release date: 2 November 2004
All Is members only: true
Is members only: true
All Value: 1
The Red herring is a quest item used during The Fremennik Trialsquest. Once it is cooked, it will become a regular herring, but a new item, sticky red goop, will be created. Once the puzzle involving the red herring has been completed, the herring can be consumed.
In mystery novels a red herring is a plot device in which a seemingly important clue is, in fact, unimportant or misleading; during the quest, however, the Red herring is just the opposite and is very important.