A legal amphetamine aimed at the teen market, ZeeZee’s were produced by the Worldwide Corporation. Unfortunately for everyone involved, the drug failed to meet FDA standards. Indeed, it caused internal bleeding and cardiac arrests, all too frequently leading to the deaths of innocent teenagers. Worldwide not only attempted to cover this up, but when the deaths started, they sued the parents for slander and defamation.
Fortunately, the legal representation in the class action suit was provided by Franklin Nelson and Matthew Murdock, who thoroughly trounced the Worldwide Corporation in court thanks to top flight legal skills and the testimony of whistleblowers. ZeeZee’s are no longer on the market, and never will be again.
Zembla-4 was an anti-asthma drug that was never actually offered for sale, due to a scandal that occurred around the time that it was going through the approvals process. Calenture-Deutz, the company behind the drug, had concealed a number of deaths among the children that it was tested upon.
The chief scientist on the project was a Dr Phillip Wang – whose murder after he threatened to blow the whistle on the deaths ultimately led to the exposure of the deaths and the utter collapse of Calenture-Deutz.
Related Drugs: Bynogol and PRO-Vyril
A particularly hideous variant of crack cocaine, Zombie Crack kills the body of the user, allowing them to be ridden by whoever has the magic to do so.
Zombie Crack was the result of a deal cut by certain executives at Unitol, a Chicago-based pharmaceutical company and the scorpion-loa Baron Zaraguin. It contained enchanted crystals that served as psychic foci for the mind-riding of the bodies.
However, once Baron Zaraguin was alerted to the fact that the white men who ran Unitol were using the drug to demean and degrade the young negroes of Chicago (who by descent should be Zaraguin’s people), he withdrew his magic from the crystals, and the drug reverted to normal crack cocaine.
Related drugs: Blue Mold and Key 17.
A hugely psychologically addictive drug, Zoroaster (usually just called Zorro on the streets of Al Amarja) is named for the ancient Persian prophet whose ideas of a dualistic cosmos contantly torn in struggle between Good and Evil have affected almost all subsequent religions – and the name is well-deserved.
Taking Zorro fills the user with an absolute sense of right and wrong – their side is Absolutely Good, all others are Absolutely Evil. This state of psuedo-Randian objectivity lasts never quite long enough, and the user will almost always crave that feeling again.
The drug does not turn its users into raging psychotics, but rather, into fanatically fundamentalist holders of whatever positions they already held. Violence does frequently result, but it is the result of the extreme intransigence of the users, an indirect effect of the drug, not a direct one. Perhaps unsurprisingly it was created and is now sold by a nihilist conspiracy intent on worsening conflicts in order to hasten the wider embrace of nihilism.
Related Drugs: Blue Shock, Communion, MDA-Cubed, Nightmare, Relapse, Slo-Mo and Wings.
Zydrate is a highly addictive painkiller developed by GeneCo as one aspect of its highly lucrative business plan.
Zydrate is also sold in a debased street form, which is extracted from the bodies of the dead by grave-robbing drug dealers. Street Zydrate is of highly dubious and variable quality (although always lower quality than the real drug). Although oddly, it still looks exactly like the pure kind, no matter how long the person has been dead or what quantity of Zydrate was in their system.
Zzonga is a drug made from the Zzonga fruit of the Zzonga bush. It is a highly addictive intoxicant that causes a level of fascination with whatever is in front of the user that borders on OCD.
The plant it grows on is a small shrub, growing no more than four foot high, with a multitude of spiky, short leaves. The fruit itself resembles a strawberry in size and colour (although tending more to pink than to red), and has a very distinctive smell (which it retains when juiced or cooked).
Effects of the drug last for up to four days for a single dose, and the fascination effect makes it almost impossible to concentrate while under the influence. For this reason, the Thyatian empire made a point of encouraging addiction to Zzonga in their enemy, the Alphatian empire – reckoning that the Alphatian’s magical superiority, caused by their great numbers of wizards, would be nullified if none of the wizards were able to focus enough to cast even the simplest of spells.