Carvati’s Cure was created by Dr Carvati of Gehenna, as its name suggests. It is a combination od drug and gene rewrite specifically designed to cure the La’Heng people of the deleterious effects of the RC-12 drug that made them slaves on a genetic level generations earlier.
Although named Carvati’s Cure, the initial research on the drug was carried out by Dr Solaith, and Carvati himself noted that without the genetic records of the Makers (the ancient and apparently long-dead alien race who created the jump point network that allows sppedy interstellar travel), it would have been impossible to complete. The effectiveness of the drug can be seen in that its introduction to La’Heng led directly to a revolution on that world, culminating in the La’Heng people kicking out the other races that had oppressed them and declaring themselves an independent polity.
Related Drugs: Kosh, Rejuvenex and RC-12
An extremely expensive and addictive concoction of mostly natural herbs, Kosh is the foremost pleasure drug sold on Gehenna (or more accurately, on the station of the same name that floats in the atmosphere of that gas giant). It is rumoured to be the most intense pleasure drug, providing what was once described as the “penultimate pleasure” – a level of pleasure so high as to be just barely short of fatal.
Fortunately for the universe at large, the drug lords of Gehenna jealously protect its formula and prevent its export with unmistakable (and usually life-ending) firmness.
Related Drugs: Carvati’s Cure, RC-12 and Rejuvenex
RC-12 is a potent sedative, usually used by law enforcement to sedate and apprehend violent criminals. However, it was once deployed far more widely, against an irrevocably hostile alien race, the La’heng (from the planet of the same name).
Unfortunately, the La’heng are a highly adaptable species who respond to their environment on a genetic level. Within a generation of the deployment of the RC-12, every member of the La’heng species was genetically altered into subservient beings who are psychologically – and physically – unable to function without a master (called a “shinai” by the La’heng).
Related Drugs: Carvati’s Cure, Kosh and Rejuvenex
Rejuvenex, as the name suggests, is a drug and hormone treatment specifically designed to fight off the ravages of aging. It does exactly what it promises to, restoring skin and muscle tone to the peak of young adulthood.
Rejuvenex isn’t cheap, but it’s often considered worth it – repeated applications can extend a normal human lifespan to the region of 200 years of life.
Related Drugs: Carvati’s Cure, Kosh and RC-12