Agony, also known as Liquid Pain, is exactly what it claims to be: the distillation of pain and suffering by magical means into a drug. The resulting substance is a thick, reddish liquid resembling blood only more viscous.
It is highly prized among certain extra-planar beings, who can use it to feel pleasures greater than they are otherwise able. Side effects of Agony include an initial stunning effect that incapacitates the user for a brief period and leaves them groggy for a time after that. Curiously, it also makes them more attractive to anyone around them for a period lasting anywhere from one to eight hours.
Agony would likely be a drug of great addiction among demons, devils and their ilk, were it not for the fact that an overdose causes unconsciousness, which means that the effects are wasted instead of the users.
Related Drugs: Baccaran, Devilweed, Luhix, Mordayn Vapor, Mushroom Powder, Redflower Leaves, Sannish, Terran Brandy and Vodare.
An alchemical preparation usually in the form of a dust, Akkadris is a euphoric and stimulant.
It is highly addictive, causing withdrawal symptoms including profuse sweating and violent mood swings in those who attempt to quit it.
It is also highly illegal, and because it is more commonly a drug of the well-to-do than of those closer to street level, many Akkadris users labour under the dual burdens of addiction… and blackmail.
Babbling Beverage is a potion that causes the imbiber to babble nonsense.
As such it is commonly used to play pranks or to undermine authority figures.
Related Drugs: Doxycide, Dr. Ubbly’s Oblivious Unction, Garrotting Gas & Murtlap Essence.
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 a vastly 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.
Black Forest High is a breed of marijuana grown a woman described (by those who do not know her well, which is nearly everyone) as “a little old lady from Pasadena”. In actuality, the woman in question is more or less ageless. Her name is Agnes, and just by coincidence, she’s a witch. A murderous cannibalistic Nazi witch.
The Black Forest High was grown in the basement of her house, which was extensive as a result of having been originally constructed as a funeral home with a large attached bomb shelter, and fertilised with the remains of the young humans killed by the witch. At the present time, all known samples of Black Forest High have been destroyed, but Agnes is still out there, somewhere. Only time will tell when she returns and whether she’ll bring her drug with her.
One of the CIA’s “New Ghetto Drugs for ’98” collection, Blue Glass is a cheap upper that comes in the form of a blue powder smoked like crack.
The results of taking Blue Glass include almost the complete list of classic euphoric effects: feelings of extreme optimism and happiness; greatly enhanced reflexes; sensory and sexual pleasure; and improved visual acuity.
Sadly the effects are almost immediately followed by the onset semi-permanent suicidal catatonia, meaning that although users will become addicted very quickly, they will also be unlikely to rouse themselves to get a second hit of Blue Glass, despite its low, low price of only a single American dollar per hit.
Related drugs: Brainscratch, Spike and Zom-B.
California Mello is one of many designer drugs developed by Orange County pharmacologist Sandy Chapman, and like most of his output, it is a colourless liquid that is taken by dropping directly into the eye.
As the name suggests, it provokes a feeling of mellowness in the user, akin to being mildly intoxicated. It is most often used in combination with other drugs.
Related Drugs: Apprehension of Beauty, Buzz, Funnybone, Get Wired, Pattern Perception, Rhinoceros & Verbality
Caskan Wolf Snake Venom is a deadly poison to various species on the planet Caska. It is also, curiously, a strong hallucinigen to humans are some other sentients.
As an illegal substance under imperial rule, Caskan Wolf Snake Venom is sometimes smuggled into the Empire’s jurisdiction.
A highly expensive and addictive drug, Cernadine provides a hit that temporarily creates sensations of emotional lassitude and heightened confidence. It is taken as a mild stimulant and euphoric. Unfortunately, the symptoms of coming down include heightened anxiety and lowered self-esteem, which tends to quickly get the user on a treadmill of taking the drug.
While it is legal (at least on the planet Aurore), Cernadine is a dangerous substance to all but the strongest willed. Even with the assistance of a God, overcoming addiction to it is far from easy.
Chuckles is the street name of a mixture of Joker Venom and regular ecstasy, created by the crime boos Maxie Zeus. It’s name derives from the ‘giggly’ high it produces.
It quickly became popular in the inner city nightclubs of Gotham City, and like most drugs that this is true of, it spread to the suburbs. As the use of Chuckles spread, its side effects became widespread – including lockjaw, paranoia and psychosis. It becomes considered the worst drug epidemic since crack in the late ’80s. The Joker was infuriated by someone turning his trademark Joker Venom into a recreational drug “rocked at a kegger.”