An extremely potent mutagen, Strim is the drug of choice in Turn Neighbourhood, the hardest and weirdest place in the entire City. It wreaks havoc on the user’s DNA, deranges their perceptions into what can only be described as an alien state (no two alike, yet) and largely as a result of the foregoing, kills a hell of a lot its users.
Its only practical use is to transform one’s DNA so thoroughly that DNA-coded poisons and such will no longer recognize the user as their target – a highly specialised and largely criminal endeavour.
Related Drugs: Dilligenz, Dopaz and Jahavan coffee
One of the most potent varieties of coffee yet invented, Jahavan coffee is genetically engineered to race through your bloodstream in search of alcohol molecules, and beat the crap out of any it finds. A single cup will sober you up from any quantity of booze short of alcohol poisoning (and possibly even then).
This tends to cause a level of sobriety closely resembling knurd, leading to foolish and unhelpful thoughts regarding the things in one’s life that usually don’t bother you, like not liking your job, and having no girlfriend, and the galloping menace of tooth decay, and how much everything costs these days, and that stain on the carpet you never noticed before, and…
Related Drugs: Dilligenz, Dopaz and Strim
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
A drug that makes it possible to work even harder would only ever be popular in one place: the Action Center, where people have been known to have their need for sleep surgically removed. Technically, Dilligenz is illegal, but since a cabal of its users informally seized power in the Action Centre, that’s more or less a moot point.
The real problem with Dilligenz is that it’s made from the brains of other human beings. The process is as painless as anything involving a syringe can be, but tends to leave the ‘donor’ rather docile. As bad a crime against humanity that is, Dilligenz II is worse: a stronger version of the drug, it tends to leave its ‘donors’ in persistent vegetative states. Which is why none of them are volunteers.
Actually, all of the above is a story put about for political reasons connected to maneuverings inside the Action Centre. In truth, Dilligenz is manufactured from a plant extract, and what limited effects it has are placebos.
Related Drugs: Dopaz, Jahavan coffee and Strim