Derived from the copper-based nine-fish of Centralia IV, Nitrolabe has several peculiarities compated to most drugs. The nine-fish secrete Nitrolabe as a poison that they use their spines to inject their attackers with. However, the poison only works on creatures who blood is copper-based. On creatures with iron-based blood, its effects are quite different.
Nitrolabe acts as a neural enhancer, increasing the speed and intensity of neural connections in the user to the extent that they are reduced to a twitching, orgasmic trance for the hour or so that a standard dose lasts. However, repeated usage causes neural connections to misfire or fail, causing pain, neural degredation and dystrophy, so that the user will over time come to require the drug in order to be able to function normally.
Related Drugs: Bentlam, Fayalin, Hadive, Ladolian, Thionite, Vee-Two Gas and VXN Gas.
Bentlam, also known as benny, ben weed and happy sleep, is am alien drug similar in chemical composition to earthly marijuana. It is, however, prepared to avastly higher degree of purity than any marijuana or hashish or Earth ever was.
In effect, it is a mild euphoric that induces a state of pleasant drowsiness in its users. Other symptoms include impaired physical coordination, although cognition is unaffected. It is illegal in most jurisdictions.
Related Drugs: Fayalin, Hadive, Ladolian, Nitrolabe, Thionite, Vee-Two Gas and VXN Gas.
VXN Gas is a weaponised drug that attacks the central nervous system. It is inhaled, and acts as a potent euphoric, inducing a sensation of pleasure and well-being that erodes willpower and leads to a semi-voluntary state of paralysis.
In fact, its euphoric effects are so strong that it is not unknown for those exposed to develop addictions to barbituates or Bentlam, as the effects of the VXN are quite pleasant to experience.
Related Drugs: Bentlam, Fayalin, Hadive, Ladolian, Nitrolabe, Thionite and Vee-Two Gas.
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.
A purple powder of unbelievable potency, Thionite is one the most addictive and valuable illicit drugs yet known. Paradoxically, user’s first dose is often free, since the drug is so addictive that subsequent doses can be priced at any figure the dealer chooses: the user will pay.
Thionite is so potent that a regular dose in only half a microgram. It can be snorted, swallowed, injected or even absorbed directly through the skin. While under the effects of the drug, the user has the convincing impression that their every need, want and desire is being fulfilled.
Thionite< is, unsurprisingly, illegal in almost all jurisdictions.
Related Drugs: Bentlam, Fayalin, Hadive, Ladolian, Nitrolabe, Vee-Two Gas and VXN Gas.
Fayalin is a naturally occurring drug found in the fruit of a native Crevenian shrub. The drug, when extracted from the fruit, is usually drunk in tea, and has a red colour.
It is a mild stimulant with no intoxicating effects, and is considered a luxury item in many parts of the galaxy. Its consumption is often ritualised, and it is somewhat addictive.
Related Drugs:: Bentlam, Ladolian, Hadive, Nitrolabe, Thionite, Vee-Two Gas and VXN Gas.
Ladolian is a potent hallucinogen that originally derives from the now-gone civilisation of Mars. It is extracted from a species of Martian mold that has long since been exported to every ecosystem that will support it.
In colour, it is a yellow-green viscous liquid, with a distinctive smell and a surpassingly bitter taste. Users often dilute it with ice water, licorice or fennel to cut the flavour enough that it is pleasant to taste.
The hallucinations caused by the drug are usually wish-fulfilment visions, and the drug in perversely popular among the idle rich despite its illegality. Prolonged use leads to a number of unpleasant side effects, most prominently sterility and impaired mental function.
Related Drugs: Bentlam, Fayalin, Hadive, Nitrolabe, Thionite, Vee-Two Gas and VXN Gas.
A highy effective muscle relaxant, usually delivered in a weaponised form, Vee-Two Gas is effective on most carbon-based lifeforms. It is mostly an inhalant – only very high quantities may be absorbed by direct skin contact.
The drug is extremely potent, and even a small quantity will cause involuntary relaxation of all voluntary muscles. It will also cause relaxation of involuntary muscles, to a lesser degree – one of the most prominent symptoms of Vee-Two Gas is the difficulty in breathing caused by relaxation of the diaphragm.
Related Drugs: Bentlam, Fayalin, Hadive, Ladolian, Nitrolabe, Thionite and VXN Gas.