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Drugs


These preparations were created either by the Caste of Physicians or the Priest-Kings. Most are more refined and may have more severe effects when used. Any medicine can be poisonous when given in high dosages. Most of these have been mentioned in the Scrolls. Some have been listed as other possible medicines, since it is well within the ability of the Caste of Physicians to produce.

Antibiotic Serum: This further enhances healing speed. It costs 1 silver per vial. This is used mostly in cities.

Antitoxin: This is an antibody capable of destroying microorganisms including viruses and bacteria. Though most disease has disappeared on Gor, there are still bacteria and viruses that may cause infection or illness. They are usually given by injection and most often available in cities. Some say that dar-kosis is curable and that the Initiates know it and withhold it as a form of population control.

Antivenin: Though it does not mention their existence, Gorean medicine is advanced enough to create them. Antivenins are counteragents to animal poisons, such as Cosian wingfish and the ost.

Breeding Wine: A sweet liquid given to slaves to make them fertile again. It counteracts slave wine. The active ingredient in this medicine is teslik. Also known as second wine.

Capture Scent: An anesthetic, similar to chloroform, widely employed to render its victims unconscious. It is inhaled or injected by dart.

Coagulant Serum: This enhances the coagulating function of the body. It costs 1 silver per vial. Used mostly in cities.

Emetics: Usually in powder form, it is mixed with water or other drink. Its effects cause diarrhea or vomiting, depending on the dosage. This is used to control slaves. Also known as laxatives.

Frobicain: A sedative injection. It was often used during Voyages of Acquisition to render a captured barbarian unconscious.

Gieron: A drug, an allergen, which causes a yellowing of the whites of the eyes. In combination with sajel, it reproduces the symptoms of the Bazi plague. It is not infectious.

Healing Salve: Ointment used to promote healing that is quickly absorbed. The salves made by the Priest-Kings are the most effective, then that made by the Caste of Physicians next. Herbal healing salves may have varying potencies depending on how they are made.

Laxatives: Use of medications to control the stomach and bowels of slaves. Also known as emetics.

Sajel: A drug that causes harmless pustules to erupt on the body. In combination with gieron, it reproduces the symptoms of the Bazi plague. It is a non-infectious condition. See Gieron.

Second Wine: A sweet liquid given to slaves to make them fertile again. It counteracts slave wine. The active ingredient in this formula is teslik.

Slave Wine: A black and bitter liquid given to slaves for birth control. There are different opinions as to the time that this medicine is effective. For us, it is given on a six-hand (30-day) cycle.

Sleeping Powder: An amber powder that turns dark blue when it is mixed and shaken with water. There is no other mention of this, so it is not clear whether it is a drug or herbal.

Sleeping Serum: This is used in surgery instead of kanda. It is used mostly in the cities. The cost per vial is 2 silver.

Stabilization Serum: A serum that retards aging and maintains health in the human body. It is given in four injections in the area of the small of the back and hip, one injection for four days. There are two formulas of this serum: the original was created by the Priest-Kings for use in their humans. The second was developed by the Caste of Physicians after many centuries of research. The Priest-King formula is highly effective. That of the Caste of Physicians has varying degrees of effect.

Tassa Powder: A reddish powder that renders a person unconscious. It is mixed with kalana. There is no other mention of this powder and so it is not known if it is a drug or herbal.

Tranquilizers: The Caste of Physicians have developed several formulas of tranquilizer but they are not specified. They are known to be quick acting and of long duration. Also known as a sedative.




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