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Fewmets is a Medieval English hunting term derived from the Old English, with the intimation that these droppings are the only hint of the animal's presence; that the creature itself has yet to be seen.
T.H. White's novel The Once and Future King makes reference to the "Beast Glatisant", or Questing Beast, constantly hunted by King Pellinore who uses its fewmets not only to track the beast, but to monitor its condition and state of health. White describes how the Medieval huntmaster would wrap in leaves the spoor of the animal he was stalking, carrying this package stored in his hunting horn. This part of his job served two vital purposes:
In fantasy fiction and role playing games, fewmets are the droppings of dragons or other mythical creatures. (Reference Madeleine L'Engle's A Wind in the Door, and others.) Dragon fewmets are often the source of gunpowder in such books and games, allowing black-powder weapons into the fantasy genre.