Deathglow Research Group: Initial Findings

By Ameriya l’Agusta, MD, PhD; Ecth Tirian, PhD; Thaila Lemrenoy, MD; Mizhir Devara, MD; Ashlynn Jakuard, MD.

Abstract:

The unique structure of the Deathglow booster, imparted by a double bond of carbon-13 atoms each containing a pentaquark ‘Notron,’ contributes to the effective nature of the drug. The treatment of patients affected by Deathglow mostly relies upon conventional methods, though they are less effective when compared to less exotic hallucinogens.

Structure:

Deathglow is an organic acid, similar to another more banal hallucinogen, but boosted by the addition of a Chromodynamic Tricarboxyl group bonded to an exotic carbon-13 atom in the main structure. This bond, which comes in at least three types, acts in some unknown way to increase the effect of the booster. A similar structure without the exotic baryons in the C-13 atoms yields a chemical that is toxic to the human body in high doses, but otherwise has no observed side effects.

This carbon-13 atom contains six neutrons, six neutrons and one pentaquark baryon that acts as a neutron, but is not. The particle physicist Dr. Tirian has nicked named these baryons ‘Notrons.’ So far two ‘Notrons’ have been been observed; they have been named Red and Yellow.

These Notrons form a second bond in addition to the normal chemical bond between the 2 carbon-13 atoms. These bonds come in three ‘colours’: Red, Orange, and Yellow. So far, the exact nature of the bonds is still being researched.

What is known is that the color of the bond relates to the stability, or instability of the Notrons. Two Red Notrons form a Red bond. Two Yellow Notrons form a Yellow bond. A combination of each forms an Orange bond. Any bond other than Red is unstable, ultimately resulting in a breakdown of the Notrons. The Notrons break down into a proton, changing carbon-13 to nitrogen-13. Though nitrogen-13 decays back into carbon-13, the temporary atomic change is enough to shatter the Deathglow structure into mostly random hydrocarbons. These decay products are highly toxic.

Deathglow can also be neutralized by conventional bases, such as sodium bicarbonate or sodium hydroxide. Again, the results are usually quite toxic, including methane and carbon monoxide. Any persons neutralizing Deathglow should use the appropriate protective equipment.

Absorption and Effects on the Body:

Deathglow is absorbed through mucous membranes. Weaponized Deathglow is most effectively delivered by aerosol, suspended in water. Common protective measures, such a military gas masks, or enclosed breathing systems have proven highly effective in keeping users from being affected by Deathglow.

The exact way that Deathglow affects the brain is unknown. This is typical of most psychopharma. Because of this, and the current lack of human testing, the efficacy of any possible antidote is unknown. This group does not look favorably on the use of field conditions to conduct tests on affected persons.

As little as 1µg of Deathglow has been seen to produce effects in animal subjects. Currently, the prescribed treatment is to sedate any person affected until the body excretes the Deathglow naturally. It is passed renaly, the time dependant upon the dose received. Testing is ongoing with artificial and animal subjects to determine the rate at which doses wear off. So far, Deathglow’s effects has not been observed to last longer than 96 hours. Sedative doses should be planned for at least 120 hours, with a 15% increase over baseline doses.

LD50 for Deathglow is 250mg/kg based on best data as of current. That number is being refined, but we are confident to ±15mg/kg. This number is incredibly high and has been difficult to administer to animal and artificial test subjects. Aerosol Deathglow (in an aqueous solution) with concentrations of 200mg/m3 took 30 hours on average to kill 8 artificial human subjects.

At this time, the group is unable to determine the exact effects upon the human mind with regards to the reported aggression and tendency for affected persons to attack others at random. Effects observed on animals do indicate aggressive behaviour patterns, however.

Interviews with survivors from Kahah reveal that in almost all cases, the hallucinations were unpleasant, with many being described as ‘nightmarish.’ Though their memories of the time under the effects of Deathglow are incomplete, many described desperately fighting for survival from monsters or demons. A few outliers, roughly 10%, report experiences that are described as not unpleasant, consistent with other hallucinogenic boosters and drugs. So far, research is ongoing to determine the reason for these outliers’ experiences.

Several physiological effects have been noticed on artificial and animal test subjects. Though the sample size is still too small to properly catalogue or assign likeliness to, these effects are (in order of observed occurrences):

1: Dilated pupils
2: Fever
3: Sweating
4: Tremors
5: Grand mal seizure

It should be noted that the grand mal seizure was recorded only once and in an artificial test subject.

TCMCs:

A notable difference was noticed in freed slaves that were fitted with a Transcranial Microcontroller. Around 30% of those with TCMCs reported a lessened or virtually negligible reactions to Deathglow. In some cases, the patient reported being able to function normally, with no hallucinogenic effects, remaining completely lucid. Those with TCMCs reported the physical symptoms of Deathglow included paresthesia, fever, and sweating.

However, very few of slaves with TCMCs were rescued from Kahah. This data has an error of ±10%. Further research will be needed.

Notes on Insorum:

In the early stages of our research, we were hopeful that some of our efforts might yield some data on Insorum, as it was used in conjunction with Deathglow in the Kahak attacks. In the course of treatment, many freed slaves self-identified as having been infected with vitoxin and being vitoc dependant. All of these freed slaves were confirmed to be vitoxin negative during treatment at the Slave Liberation and Treatment Fortizar in Sarum Prime. There was no statistically-significant, discernable difference between the experiences of those who were infected with vitoxin and those that were not when affected by the weaponized Deathglow and Insorum mixture. It is likely that the Insorum dispersed was simply to ensure that any revolt would last longer than 24 hours. No interaction between the two is theorized at this time.

It was also hoped that some unexploded munitions might be recovered to research Blood Raider Insorum and weaponized Deathglow in a pure form. However, no such munitions were recovered.

The presence of Insorum in the attacks poses a huge risk to all non-vitoxin infected persons exposed to the gas. There is a significant risk, approaching a near medical certainty, that in the course of their lives they will be affected by a genetic disorder or cancer. A full genetic workup is recommended in 6 months, no earlier than 4 months. Thereafter, screening is recommended every 12 months.

Conclusions:

At present, a detailed clinical study of Deathglow is needed on human patients in controlled settings. There are enormous gaps in our data, and some numbers are tentative. However, due to the immediate need for accurate data on Deathglow, we have released what we are reasonably sure of. The most important finds were our ability to neutralize the booster, and a reasonably refined LD50 dose. Hopefully, once human testing begins, a more complete paper on Deathglow and its effects can be released.

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This is phenomenal, thank you doctor.
Needless to say you’re about to make several of my interests tremendously financially successful.
You’ve done a service to the enlightenment of mankind as well, in giving holders a means to protect their flock’s spiritual and physical safety from Covenant Heretics, Republic Thugs, and Federation Agitators. I hope you come to see the good you have done for His children.

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Please keep in mind that there is quite a lot of research still to do before we have a complete understanding of this substance, its effects, and interactions.

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My word, this data.

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You know sometimes, when you do the right thing, but you still feel slimy? Yeah, this is me right now.

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Like I said, this was a certainty anyway, given the use of Insorum. Don’t let them put the responsibility for their barbaric savagery on you.

All that will happen now is that the vile will be even easier to recognize as such.

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This is probably the fastest that I have seen a paper being pushed out (atleast where I have been involved), but given the urgent nature of this situation we need to get information out fast so the first responders are better prepared for potential future attacks.

Still many tests remains to be done before we can get the deeper understanding of this drug.

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Fascinating work, Doctors.

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There are two classes of particles, one of them are physically unable to take same space and time and behave like balls, or like people who take separate quarters, and there are particles who like to form giant cuddlepiles, imagine like whole IGS prefers to sit in your quarters because it’s most comfy. Photons behave themselves that way. Electrons, however, behave themselves as particles of first kind, and if your, most comfortable quarters are busy, they will find other free ones, maybe not so comfy, but free.

Speaking about electrons, they actually take quarters in pairs, like a husband and wife. It’s like two different state of electron, which is called a spin. Unfortunately, when you put two of electrons into same room they repulse each other and unless there is a different force that can compensate it, they will fly away to take different quarters. You have, however, to put them into the same room to form a chemical bond.

Imagine now you have two hydrogen atoms. Each of them has one electron which stays in its own “box”, which is defined just by an electrostatic potential of the proton. When you bring these atoms together you create new box, that can be described by 2-center potential field of two atoms. This box is, of course, larger. On the other hand, you had initially two boxes, so in result you shall have two boxes as well. One of this box will be very comfortable! Other one will be very discomfortable. But their summar “comfortability” will be same as two initial boxes, so you don’t create any energy or something like that. If you leave these boxes empty or fill them both with two electrons each, it will be the same as each atom having two electrons, and there won’t be any chemical bond, atoms will just fly away.

We know, however, that hydrogen atoms have only one electron, and both of them will go into that “comfortable” box, because it will be so comfortable, that having two electrons with different spins will greatly overcome mutual repulsion just to stay in this box.

Also we know that electrons are very tiny particles and very lightweight, they buzz around heavy nucleus “melon” like little flies. If you move the melon, fruit flies will keep buzzing around it. And it constitutes so-called adiabatic approximation: movements of electrons and nuclei can be separated, in other words for each atomic configuration, you have electronic equilibrium with electrons taking their favorite boxes. If you start pulling your atoms apart, your energy will start rising, because you will be stretching comfortable box, making it less comfortable. Just as if you start pushing atoms together, their nuclei will be repulsing, because they are both positively charged. So, you can find some sort of middle point where the whole system will feel herself most comfortably, it will be some sort of equilibrium. These atoms will be vibrating, of course, but the more you will deform the system, the more it will want to go back to it’s stable configuration.

And it is a chemical bond - there are no physical bonds per se, just a potential field and forces. The distance between atoms depends on their masses, on the potential field of atoms, on energy of electrons. It is purely electrostatic in its nature.

Now lets go back to Notrons.
We have four fundamental forces: gravitational, electrostatic, weak and strong. I think we can just toss gravitational away, it’s obvious it is too weak to consideration.

We see that chemical bonds are formed by electrostatic forces by forming potential fields in which electrons love to live. But you say Notrons behave like neutrons. Does it mean they don’t have a charge at all? If it would have a positive charge, it will be a nitrogen isotope. If it would have a negative charge, it will be a boron and the chemistry will be different. What we do know about quarks, is that they have fractional charge. So, could it be a carbon nucleus with charge of 17/3 or 18//3 (6 from 6 protins +/- 1/3 or whatever charge is of Notron)? It won’t be an electroneutral atom anymore, but it will have a different electrostatic field that acts on typical electrostatic distances (1/r²). But it won’t create a “new” bond, it will only affect potential field and thus will change equilibrium bond distances between all surrounding exotic carbon atoms, not just other carbon. There could be said “colors” of the bond, with neutral, posivite or negative atoms. We should take into account that chemical bond is very weak compared to electrostatic interactions and very strong nuclear repulsion will overwhelm it with ease, while weaker repulsion might make it more stable, giving different ‘colors’ to effect, but it clearly won’t be new bond, it will only an effect on existing bonds.

We have these chemical bonds because electron “boxes” of atoms interlap and reconfigure themselves. The chemistry can be described as interaction between space where electrons are confined by electrostatic attraction (between nuclei and said electrons). If we have two Notrons, can they interlap?

You have said they are baryons, which means that they should be just confined in nuclei. An what is that space? If we take a cross section of atom, nuclei will have area of about 10^(-8) Angstrom squared with whole atom in cross section is approximately 1 Angstrom squared. You see, how little this confinement area is? And atomic distances in molecules are about 1A each as well (Angstrom is 10^(-10) meters, or 0.1 nm). So, they can’t interact directly.

There are two more forces left: weak force and strong force.

Lets first look at the strong interaction, and it is the interaction that will keep your pentaquark together. Strong force unlike electromagnetic becomes weaker with distance exponentially like exp(-r/r0)/r. So, once it leaves r0 distance it just DROPS. With distance 10^8 larger than nucleus… well, exp of (-10^8) is practically indistinguishable from 0.

Weak interactions, unfortunately, have even smaller distances - about 10^(-18) meters, compared to strong forces 10^(-15) and clearly can’t reach interatomic distances - about 10^(-10) meters. This means that without direct interlap these Notrons can’t interact.

Nitrogen actually feels itself very comfortable in tetrahedral environment just like carbon, tetraamines N®4 are well known chemical compounds, the difference is that it will be a cation (positively charged molecule). Tetraamines exist in free form as salts, for example [NR4+]Cl-

Besides if you break C13-C13 bond and replace exotic atoms with nitrogen, you’ll get quite stable analogue of ergoline with nitrogen in the middle cycle.

Excuse me, but methane isn’t toxic, and… how would you get carbon monoxide from that?
By reaction with sodium hydroxide you would neutralize carboxyls and hydrolyse amide bond. That will give you diethylamine (which stinks a lot!) and salt of the remaining molecule, you know, with four sodium cations for three carboxyl groups of tricarboxyle and one for hydrolysed amide.

In conclusion, I would like to thank you for your publication, but I have to point out that it misses a very important part: methods, methodics and instruments you have used in the study, how you found formulas, how you investigated Notrons, and all other information that readers can use to repeat the research and get the same results.

– Mika “Firestorm” Chen-Shi, MD

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You are more than welcome to come assist us in investigating this, doctor. We’ve found that chromodynamic tricarboxyls do not really behave as one would expect from their non-exotic counterparts.

As for our methods, considering the weaponization of Deathglow, many of them are being reviewed by the appropriate authorities before release. They are significantly slower than medical peer review.

I will gladly assist your group, Dr. l’Agusta!

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Your doctors have done an excellent job of breaking down the nature of this chemical, Doctor, but in doing so you’ve run into one unavoidable problem; your research was conducted entirely by medical intelligentsia. Truth is, you could have skipped a good chunk of this research and filled in many of the gaps if you bothered at all to include a soldier’s input.

I applaud your detail in studying the characteristics of Deathglow, and I can’t pretend to have the level of educational experience or knowledge as you when it comes to studying the exact properties of this substance. But everything you have described about Deathglow remains consistant with a weapon anyone familiar with Amarr infantry tactics would know, PSYKLAD.

Psychotic Kinesis, Light Artillery Delivery (PSYKLAD) strikes were at one point a common part of Amarr infantry doctrine as a part of their creeping barrage strategy. Mixed in with traditional high explosive shells, PSYKLAD is designed to be as much of a deterrent as much as it is a method for crushing enemy morale before the Amarr roll in to clean up whatever is left in its wake.

PSYKLAD strikes have largely fallen out of fashion due to the increasing role of dropsuits on the battlefield, which feature a protective, self enclosed respirator that renders the gas ineffective. Their effect on morale from the days when it was a part of standard doctrine however is still enough that many of our warclones still fear the stuff from back when they were regular infantry. The effects are so bad that in many cases the only real way to treat survivors of the attack is to flash their short term memories to completely block the damage the weapon had on their psyche.

It’s nasty ■■■■, so I find it slightly curious how you managed to overlook that the Amarr are more than likely sitting on a massive stockpile of these shells. Shells that could have at any point been commandeered by or sold to Blood Raiders, who then promptly slapped a sticker on it that reads “Deathglow.” Moreover, if you have any more question or gaps that need filling on the nature of Deathglow I strongly recommend you actually make a point of speaking with a military expert first.

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Well, it appears that I need to go about procuring some of these chemicals for comparison. At this point, it is folly to assume any sort of connection besides a hallucinogenic property.

We will not make assumptions or jump to conclusions. This PSYKLAD chemical may be related somehow to Deathglow, or not. I am sure there are quite a number of attempts to weaponize hallucinogenics.

If you have any of these PSYKLAD shells, I would love to get one. Preferably set so it won’t explode.

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I would say that’s a fair sentiment. Simply because PSYKLAD rounds exist doesn’t mean you should stop any and all research on the topic, and that was never my intention if it came across that way. Knowing the Blood Raiders and their work in the Hematology Advancement Project I’d say its just as likely that they’ve taken the original PSYKLAD formula and tweaked it in some unknown way to add their own sadistic Blood Raider flair.

My meaning was just to alert you to the existence of PSYKLAD, as it may as you said prove advantageous to get your hands on a sample to compare next to Deathglow.

As far as the weapon itself with the completed delivery system, we don’t have access to unfortunately. These weapons don’t serve our operations and independent warclones holding onto a stockpile of chemical weapons would just raise too many eyebrows.

Thankfully we do keep trace amounts of the chemical for the purposes of training and research, though we haven’t done much with it up until now. We could send over everything we have collected on the weapon, though for any significant supply or access to the delivery system I imagine you’d have to reach out to the Amarr military.

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It rather did.

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So when we find out that the Amarr forces are the originators of this compound, can we all at least agree that it’s more likely that the subsection of the older Amarr forces which was mostly likely to supply the chemical weapons manufacturing expertise to the Blood Raiders is (drum roll…)

… the Khanid Kingdom?

Cuz wow, this all looks like it keeps coming back to Khanid and Chakaid.

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Speaking entirely off the record, it may be pertinent to mention at this time that the original designer of the process of flash wiping someone’s memory in response to possible PSYKLAD exposure was (can you guess it) the Khanid Kingdom. I’m unsure of the exact origins of PSYKLAD but I don’t think it would be too much of a stretch to assume that the Kingdom had at least something to do with its development.

This is all baseless until we know more of course and I’m not about to brand myself as a “Kahah truther” but, well – It’s certainly a set of coincidences, and it’d be a folly not to explore every potential lead in this case.

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This is better. Live ordinance is pretty not cool in a lab setting. So just the chemical will do.

So, there’s this gap between your data and the conclusion you made. There’s not a bridge over this gap. You had to jump across this gap.

This is why our paper was so short. We didn’t publish anything we were not reasonably sure of.

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Doctor Ameriya,

I’ve gone ahead and requisitioned all the materials we have relating to PSYKLAD. This includes several datapads loaded with our reports on the nature of PSYKLAD, deployment procedures, exposure contingencies, a chemical breakdown, and other documents labeled according to the Universally Harmonized System. You will also find a basic set of gas samples that we believe when combined creates PSYKLAD, accompanied by properly secured containers and a Hazmat Detection System for transit.

Most notable however is a Templar dropsuit recovered from the field, accompanied with bits of shrapnel from a suspected PSYKLAD round. The suit and artillery fragments have been preserved in such a way that they are still saturated with the psychoactive substance, so I recommend handling these materials with extreme care. Swabs of the armor and debris is typically enough to yield a positive result and allow for testing.

All I ask in return is that at the end of your testing we are properly cited, and that you return the dropsuit fragment. It holds sentimental value to us, and our retrieval teams have gone to great lengths to recover Templar artifacts such as these.

PSYKLAD

This platform wishes to lodge a formal request for no-privilege access to your data stores as the studies continue. While we are composed entirely of inorganic parts and the information acquired is useless to us, information on this topic is not present in our memory cores.