Also known as "Redeye"
References to drug abuse, overdosing, mental illness and addiction.
Vixilin, a treatment for mental ailments turned designer drug. Vixilin, better known as "Redeye" on the street, is a popular drug among both the affluent and the downtrodden, but being equally harmful to both.
Kesla threw the injector across the room, but only managed to drop it at her feet. The shakes were bad. Real bad. She spat after the infernal thing.
"Lie down." Yodrek's voice was calm. He had just taken his dose and was already drifting off on the waves of bliss. "I'll help you."
Kesla attempted to do as he asked, her arm flailing out to knock over several alcohol bottles on the table next to her. Eventually, she managed to coax her body onto its back. She was nearly convulsing, the cold sweat turning her shirt into an adhesive blanket. "Hurry up, will you?" she whinced.
Vixilin was devised as a treatment for schizophrenia, paranoia and similar mental ailments. In healthy individuals it works almost oppositely, functioning as a strong dissociative hallucinogen. It has since become an incredibly popular street-drug, under the name "Redeye". It is a clear, somewhat viscous liquid administered through the eyeball and directly affects the brain through the visual nerves. This causes the blood vessels of the eye to dilate, leaving the eyes severely bloodshot, giving the drug its nickname. The rush of Redeye is described as watching the world through a color-intensifying filter and some individuals describe it as if their perception of the world is in slow-motion. Most individuals also experience severe depersonalization with their own body and mind, experiencing it as if they were watching themselves as a third person.
Vixilin wasn't always a street-drug, and as far as law is concerned, still isn't. Vixilin is marketed as several brands of medical compounds to treat mental ailments such as schizophrenia, paranoia and general disassociation in primarily dru'un, illim and kuna, even though hessak and vindral do receive diminished effects from the compound. The vindral in particular get barely any effect from taking Vixilin, whether in large or small doses.
The first commercially available drug was called Apexlin and was developed by Seris Medical. For many years it was a commercially available product, able to be bought by just about anyone who had the cash. However, after Seris noticed the harmful effects of Apexlin abuse in non-schizophrenic people, they moved to make the drug restricted.
The Vixlin is administered via a small transdermal injector through the cornea of the eyeball. The drug acts by stimulating the visual nerves directly, and the active substances are transported along the visual nerve to it's designated places in the target brain. The drug causes the blood vessels of the eye to dilate, which leaves the eyes looking exceptionally bloodshot, giving the drug it's nickname "Redeye".
Redeye is one of the more popular, albeit expensive, street drugs in Fusion City. While local dealers and smaller labs exist to produce knockoffs of the drug, the largest supplier of Redeye is the Zanga Brotherhood. Redeye dealing and production is one of their most profitable ventures. The Zanga trade both in legitimate drugs, stolen from medical transports, warehouses and the like, as well as knockoff products produced by black market labs.
Various street gangs
Fusion City is the world's only surviving megacity. A colossal, domed city built in three levels, housing over a hundred million people.
A subsidiary of Seris Incorporated, SerMed develops cybernetic implants and medical solutions.
The Zanga Hoshuda, or the "Brothers of Zanga", are a collection of high class criminals who run several illegal businesses around Fusion City. Drugrunning, gambling dens and trafficking. They have no tolerance for failure or weakness.