Akira

A highly addictive drug, Akira is an enhancer of psychic powers. It turns ordinary mortals into psychics, and those who already have magical or psychic talents into virtual superhumans – while it lasts.

The exact details of its naming are unknown, but it seems likely that it was named for the legendary Japanese comic series, which prominently features psychic powers.

Akira enjoyed a brief vogue as the drug of choice of Los Angeles’ Sub Rosa (i.e. magical) subculture, but the strongly expressed disapproval of Sandman Slim (and the disappearance of its source) put paid to that.

Related drugs: Cupbearer’s Elixir.

Cupbearer’s Elixir

Strongly implied to the ambrosia of the gods, the liquid supplied by Hebe to the Olympians that kept them immortal and deific, Cupbearer’s Elixir is an alchemical preparation whose formula is a closely guarded secret.

Despite its general associations, it is not actually a healing elixir. Rather, it halts the changes of the body, retarding injury, disease and healing to an equal degree. While it is often used to halt the spread of incurable diseases, such as leprosy, it can also be used to prevent scars from healing, should one be so inclined.

Related drugs: Akira.