While many plants and animals contain substances that are useful for the people of Sarradar, not all are used in ways that are positive. There are times where the use of a substance moves from the medical to something far more sinister, and like the real world, there are those who are addicted to some of these substances.
The following is a list of the drugs and substances that are most commonly abused by the humans of Sarradar, complete with how to act should one's character be involved in taking them.
NOTE: This game does not endorse the use of illicit drugs in any form. The information here is provided as a roleplaying guide. We expect all participants in Crucible to avoid illegal substances while they are on site.
|Drug||Sunshard Cost per Unit||Manufacture||Type||Real-World Equivalent||Usage||Roleplaying Effect||Overuse||Withdrawal|
|Agaricum||15||1 Common Reagent||Stimulant. Hallucinogen.||Psilocybin mushrooms||Mushrooms that are chewed and ingested, either fresh or dried||User sees images, hears sounds, and feels sensations that seem real but are not.||Rapid, intense emotional swings.||Panic attacks, psychosis, flashbacks, impaired memory, irritability.|
|Alacridine||100||2 Uncommon Environmental Reagents||Hyper-Stimulant||Cocaine||Leaves are dried and either brewed into a tea or smoked. Can be made into a potent oil which can be added to food or drink.||User feels euphoric, energetic, talkative, and mentally alert, especially to the sensations of sight, sound, and touch. It can also temporarily decrease the need for food and sleep. Some users find that the drug helps them perform simple physical and intellectual tasks more quickly.||Feelings of restlessness, irritability, anxiety, and panic.||Feelings of restlessness, irritability, anxiety, panic, and paranoia. Users may also experience tremors, vertigo, and muscle twitches.|
|Ambrosia||500||(Secret)||Depressant, euphoric sensation||None||Liqueur made from vodka, cognac, passion fruit, cherry and ginger and with a handful of other special secret ingredients.||User feels cleansed and calm. Age-related injuries are regenerated. Natural lifespan of the user is extended.||Blue lips, soul fraying, psychosis.||Anxiety, insomnia, paranoia.|
|Areca||30||1 Common Reagent||Stimulant. Heightened awareness||Betel nut||Nut is chewed and ingested. Can be baked into food.||Euphoria and increased flow of physical energy.||Increased salivation, incontinence, sweating, diarrhea, and fever.||Confusion, psychosis, amnesia|
|Elysium||150||3 Uncommon Environmental Reagents||Stimulant. Euphoric sensation||Ecstasy||Venom extracted from the black tongued swamp toad and distilled into a viscous liquid which is then drank straight, brewed into a tea or baked into food.||Feelings of mental stimulation, emotional warmth, empathy toward others, a general sense of well being, and decreased anxiety. In addition, users report enhanced sensory perception. After effects reduction in mental abilities||Nausea, chills, sweating, involuntary teeth clenching, muscle cramping, and blurred vision, faintness, panic attacks, and in severe cases, a loss of consciousness, and seizures.||Significant reduction in mental abilities.|
|Morphium||50||1 Uncommon Environmental Reagent||Depressant, numbs pain||Opium||Juice from the seed pods is collected and dried. Can then be used in a tea or smoked.||User feels euphoric and free from stress. Pain is greatly reduced. Concentration and co-ordination are reduced.||Vomiting, loss of appetite, reduced sex drive, itchy skin, impaired vision, unconsciousness and death.||Agitation, irritability, muscle pain, nausea, insomnia, mood swings, anxiety, depression.|
|Sanguis||100||2 Uncommon Environmental Reagents||Stimulant. Hallucinogen||Peyote||Plant has buds that can be removed, sliced and dried, then either chewed or brewed into tea.||User sees images, hears sounds, and feels sensations that seem real but are not.||Rapid, intense emotional swings.||Memory loss, difficulties with speech and thinking, depression, flashbacks, mood swings, irritability.|
|Varicane||50||1 Uncommon Environmental Reagent||Depressant, numbs pain, puts to sleep||Lotus Flower/ Black hensbane||Brew petals into a tea. Seeping in alcohol to increase the soporific effect||User feels relaxed and uninhibited, reduces anxiety. Concentration and co-ordination are reduced.||Vomiting, unconsciousness and death||Anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, irritability|