Alphanella Seeds

A highly addictive hallucinogen, Alphanella seeds are used by many artists throughout the galaxy – notably the painter Poor Yorick – to help fuel their inspiration. Strangely, despite the popularity of the seeds, little is known of the Alphanella plant, although it is presumably either quick-growing, adaptable to wide range of climes, or both.

The seeds themselves are small and brown, but each of them is quite potent, although the effects tend to wear off quickly. The effects include enhanced senses and cognition, and an unchained imagination. But long term use tends to debilitate the user, leaving them unable to think or talk straight when they are not on the drug.

Higher doses can induce trance-like states that last for several hours, sometimes even days.

Related Drugs: Niathol

Apprehension of Beauty

Apprehension of Beauty is one of many designer drugs developed by Orange County pharmacologist Sandy Chapman, and like most of his output, it is a colourless liquid that is taken by dropping directly into the eye.

A very, very distracting drug, Apprehension of Beauty is a minor hallucinogen that does not cause visual distortions, but does cause the user to pay more attention to, well, everything. As such, they tend to wander about looking like slack-jawed yokels in the big city for the first time.

Related Drugs: Buzz, California Mello, Funnybone, Get Wired, Pattern Perception, Rhinoceros & Verbality

Beng Lie

Beng Lie is a powerful suppressant of the will.

It is of Oriental origin, and appears to be a preparation of a variety of drugs and herbs, very likely including opium. Under its effects, users become more submissive, and more receptive to hypnotic and other suggestions, although the very strong-willed can shake off these effects.

Related Drugs: Mei Kuan

Blue Mold

The Blue Mold grows wild on the walls of the derelict parts of London’s underground railway network. It’s slightly luminous, but for the real fun to start, you have to smoke it.

Smoked in a pipe, joint or bong, the Blue Mold is a powerful hallucinogenic that unshackles one’s mind from this reality, and allows it to perceive normally invisible parallel dimensions.

It’s used in the initiatory ceremonies of the mysterious conspiracy known as The Invisibles, and possibly in others of their ceremonies as well. In the world of the Invisibles, not only are the words of the prophets writtten on the subway walls, but the source of all their visions grows there free for anyone to take.

Related drugs: Key 17 and Zombie Crack.

Cake

Cake is a made up drug which is a metabolically bisturbile cranabolic amphetamoid, originating from the Czech Republic. After becoming popular in Prague at so-called “boom raves”, it spread to other European cities, notably London. It is so new that it was technically legal when it first reached the United Kingdom in 1997, in what became known as the ‘summer of death’.

Side effects of Cake include severe water retention, especially in the neck (a symptom referred to as ‘Czech Neck’, which is caused by the yellow dye frequently used to increase the visual appeal of the drug). Another common symptom is massive dehydration, caused by the body expelling the water via tears or vomit. Another effect of Cake, via its active chemical, dimesmeric anson-phosphate, a psychoactive that affects the part of the brain known as Shatner’s Bassoon, which deals with time perception, elongating it massively. Frequent users often experience symptoms of depression.

Cake is also known as “loonytoad quack”, “Joss Ackland’s spunky backpack”, “ponce on the heath”, “rustledust”, or “Hattie Jacques pretentious cheese wog”, and was once the subject of a question in Parliament by MP David Amess (Conservative Party Member for Basildon).

The scourge of Cake has apparently now been defeated, as it has not been sighted on the streets of Europe for well over a decade.

Communion

Communion is a bitter-tasting powder that causes the user to experience ecstatic union with their god or gods. Usually taken by mixing into tea (generally with a lot of sugar), Communion is particularly popular with the devotees of Karla Sommers living on Al Amarja.

The drug is all-encompassing, affected all five senses. Users often come back from their trips with missions – often vaguely-defined – from their deities. The objective reality of the experience of Communion is a hotly-debated topic in theological and pharmacological circles.

The drug itself is made from the glands of dead glugs, the secretive original species of humans who hide in our midst – although most glugs would be horrified if they knew the drug’s origins, and would almost certainly kill those of their number who are responsible for its creation.

Related Drugs: Blue Shock, MDA-Cubed, Nightmare, Relapse, Slo-Mo, Wings and Zorro.

Deathsticks

Deathsticks are a serum, usually distributed in glass tubes – to consume, the user simply ingests the contents, which are bright red or yellow in colour (the different colours are purely cosmetic and have no different effects).

Taking Deathsticks is quite popular among a certain class of people living not quite as long a time ago in a galaxy far, far away: among other effects, it deadens the user’s connection to the Force, which can be desirable to those who want no part of the endless Sith-Jedi struggles.

It is a potent hallucination, which makes it easier to dismiss any Force-ghosts one might see as mere hallucinations. As the name suggests, however, taking it tends to shorten one’s lifespan not inconsiderably.

Dopaz

An hallucinogen of such terrifying potency that they use Crack to cut it, Dopaz is regarded as a terrible drug even by those who take Strim.

The overwhelming sensations of taking it are a powerful lethargy, and an equally (if not more) powerful obsession with the colour orange. To the Dopaz user, all knowledge, truth and wisdom in this world is to be found in the colour orange, but since you have to be on Dopaz to really understand this, the revelations have been understandably slow to spread.

Related Drugs: Dilligenz, Jahavan coffee and Strim

Dream Sand

The magical dust from the very pouch of the Dream King himself, Dream Sand as a hallucinogen that makes hallucinations real – and makes reality hallucinatory. A user of Dream Sand can mutate the flesh of anyone near enough (and it’s unclear how close that is, although line of sight seems likely), can entrap others in dreams and can prolong their own life far beyond any need for other sustenance (although not without considerable physical wasting – the magic keeps the body alive without them, but the body still needs food and drink).

Fortunately, Dream Sand is kept tightly controlled by the Dream King (whether that be Morpheus or Daniel), and it is only in rare circumstances that any human gets the chance to become addicted to it. The 72 year long imprisonment of the Dream King for the Magus Burgess was such an occasion, unfortunately, claiming the lives of at least two people and very likely more.

Dreamgum

Created by the Ethicals of the Riverworld, Dreamgum is a form of highly addictive chewing gum. It is distributed along with their food to all Riverworlders at each evening meal in their Grails.

It causes vivid hallucinations and a certain degree of lowered inhibitions amongst users. Since the first time it was distributed no one knew what its effects were, the first night on Riverworld was an orgy of sex and violence.

After that, it became a much less popular drug, although a certain number of Riverworlders became hardcore addicts – an addiction that could not be broken by the death and resurrection, as it has no physical component.

Flects

Glass-like shards that are the remains of windows and glassware from cities that have been destroyed by Chaos far in the grim dark future of Warhammer 40,000, Flects are powerfully addictive hallucinogens. Gazing into them causes visions, although repeated use seems to trigger mutagenic effects as well.

Flects are profoundly illegal in the Imperium. The Inquisition ceaselessly hunts both those who use and those who sell the drug, and not without good reason: the visions and mutations are gifts of Chaos, and Chaos does not give gifts for any reason other than to advance the cause of Chaos.

Hadive

Hadive originates on the planet Vandemar, where it is pronounced “hah-DEE-vay”. In most of the galaxy, it is more commonly pronounced “hay-DIVE”. It is a thick black tar not unlike hashish in appearance and texture, and is usually consumed by smoking it in a similar fashion to hashish.

Hadive causes synaesthetic effects in users, causing users to taste sounds or smell words. Organised Hadive dens usually attempt to provoke the strongest stimulus possible, as the intensity of the drug’s effect is directly proportional to the strength of the stimulus. Loud, discordant music and strobing lights tend to feature heavily.

Most users report the synaesthesia to be pleasurable.

Related Drugs: Bentlam, Fayalin, Ladolian, Nitrolabe, Thionite, Vee-Two Gas and VXN Gas.

HFS

HFS – short for Holy Fucking Shit is a synthetic drug sold by students of Sagan High School, which they obtain from their connections in the One Percenters. It is a potent euphoric and hallucinogen, with a high rate of fatal overdoses.

Fortunately, thanks to the efforts of the undercover police unit based at 21 Jump Street, the criminals who create and sell the drug have now been shut down.