Boneshard originally was a natural pathogen discovered on Ophiuchus 58. It would infect large herbivores, slowly feeding on their bones and softening them. Eventually the creatures' bones would fail and break into thousands of small shards. Death was slow and painful, unless the shards got into places of the body that quickly killed. After the death, as none would approach as a creature died screaming, scavengers would consume the corpse. Many would die in turn, but some were immune and would spread the pathogen through their feces. The pathogen was discovered by local scientists, who studied it carefully in hopes to find a cure. Then, one of them decided to weaponize it instead. The final result, thousands of deaths later, was brought to market as Bonetorn. After a few terrorists used it in mass murders, the entire planet and almost everyone involved in its production were turned to ash. However, some escaped and carefully kept selling lower quantities.