Tava is a gaseous intoxicant favoured among the kinds of people who favour such things in the Chiss Ascendancy. It is cheap and easily available in the Ascendancy, with mild doses caused inebriation and higher ones temporarily knocking out those affected.
While Tava is quick to take effect, it wears off just as quickly, with few effects remaining once the the quantity of it in the air is exhausted. For this reason, it is much-used by young Chiss students for pranks on each other, and on their more boring instructors.
A deadly poison, Saarix-5 is a nerve gas. It is quick acting, but also fairly quick to disperse, as it oxidises on exposure to the air. It is almost universally deadly to all species exposed to it, including humans, Bellidos, Cimmaheen, Juriani and Halkas.
Saarix-5 is also able to be stored as an inert solid, in which form it is fairly safe, and can safely be handled with bare skin. Such forms are often used to smuggle the gas through checkpoints, usually with some sort of quick detonation device attached to allow its use.
Related drugs: Castran’s Binder, Miccrano, Modhra Coral, QuixHeal and Printimpolivre-bioxene.
An analgesic and healing promoter, QuixHeal is a trade name of a human-specific healing agent that assists the body in repairing the damage done by physical injuries.
QuixHeal can be combined with other painkillers and even consumed with alcohol with no ill-effects. At higher doses, it tends to cause drowsiness and deep sleep, but it continues to work on repairing the body even while the user is sound asleep.
The effects of Quixheal are limited, and it is not a substitute for major surgery. However, it will fix most bruises, scrateches, grazes, sprains and the like, up to hairline bone fractures. Anything more serious will require proper medical attention.
Related drugs: Castran’s Binder, Miccrano, Modhra Coral, Printimpolivre-bioxene and Saarix-5.
Printimpolivre-bioxene is both an hallucinogen and a paranoic. A reasonably well known compound to medical science (at least, in 2085), it is particularly effective against the alien Shorshian race.
It is often used as a poison. People who have been dosed with it can sometimes be detected by the sickly sweet odour it emits in their perspiration, by medical analysis of their bloodstream, and of course, because they’ve suddenly started seeing things that aren’t there and not trusting anyone.
Related drugs: Castran’s Binder, Miccrano, Modhra Coral, QuixHeal and Saarix-5.
Less a drug than a strong parallel to drugs, Modhra Coral is dispersed consciousness that lives in coral polyps local to the moon Modhra II in the Sisstarko system. It is a sentient hive mind, although the limitations of distance mean that its colonies can lose contact with each other, and although the guiding consciousness remains the same, information known to an isolated colony may be lost if that colony is destroyed.
Modhra Coral is a highly controlled substance on most worlds, as any cuts on the skin allow it to implant polyps in those have touched it and eventually control them. It has limited psychic abilities whose strength is dependent on the size of the colony, which it uses to communicate amonst itself, and also to impel still more people to touch the coral and fall under its control.
The consciousness of Modhra Coral is usually referred to as just “the Modhra”. It was a creation of the imperialistic and warlike Shonkla-raa race (now fortunately extinct) that survived its masters and sought to continue their misson.
As of the Earth Year 2085, it is believed to have been destroyed; although independent infectees (“walkers”) still remain at large, their numbers are believed to be insufficient to pose a threat.
Related drugs: Castran’s Binder, Miccrano, Printimpolivre-bioxene, QuixHeal and Saarix-5.
Miccrano is a traditional remedy for stomach upsets and digestive problems among the Filiaelian race.
It is minimally effective against poisons, especially heavy metal poisoning.
Related drugs: Castran’s Binder, Modhra Coral, Printimpolivre-bioxene, QuixHeal and Saarix-5.
Castran’s Binder is a purgative that is administered in some cases of heavy metal poisoning, particularly those where cadmium or closely related substances are the poisons.
As the name suggests, it is a binding agent, working on a molecular level to capture molecules of the heavy metal and carry them out of the body by the normal processes of elimination. It is known to be safe to administer to humans and Shorshians.
Related drugs: Miccrano, Modhra Coral, Printimpolivre-bioxene, QuixHeal and Saarix-5.