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Jax

He opened his eyes and the room shifted. He watched a wall melt in reverse from the inky blackness while beside him, Xiote rose from the bedside solidifying from glittering golden dust that fluttered around the space. He reached out to touch her and thought he saw her golden bones break. He whimpered and pulled his hand away.

Mechanics & Inner Workings

As a whole, Jax is utilized in a professional setting as an anesthetic; to numb pain either as a medical necessity or to partly paralyze victims during the time of their sacrifice.   For recreation, it is used to drown in kaleidoscopic visions, alien sounds and euphoric feelings while in a comatic stupor. It is sought after by seers and sayers, who say the drug instigates their premonitions.
It is worth noting that even those not of the profession say much the same thing.

Manufacturing process

Since two of the three variants are of stranger places with unknown elements and practices, we can all but guess at the procedure for their production. However, making the garden version is known to us:-  
  • The bees are made to make and feed on their normal honey made from the abundant pond weed plant for a six month period.
 
  • After which a hive is made delirious from several infusions of smoke from either burning eo weed seeds or maw beans that are typically contained within large and tightly wrapped palm leaves for controlling the dosage.
 
  • Those still moving, are separated and either placed aside to recover or have their stingers and venom sack removed with the needle of the century cactus.
 
  • Even the drips of bee venom are meticulously scraped off the needle and collected in a bowl.
 
  • The yellow-green substance can be administered either through the cactus needle or by the bee stinger itself.

Significance

There are two Jax producing areas in the known world; and one from some place unknown, beyond the Floodlands. All three have developed unique tastes in Jax. Due to the distances involved and the shear uncertainty of their respective locations on any map; we cannot be sure on just how two of the variants are made. Except that bee venom is the primary active ingredient.  
  • When it comes from far away from the valley, it is called Honey Jax. This is objectively, the safest, and the highest quality drug in the market. But it is also the hardest variant to get hold of, and so, the most expensive.
 
  • When it is imported from across the lake, it is labelled Killer Jax and is fabled to be produced by a people isolated between the Mist and the Marshes. Unlike the others, this one regularly places its users into a deathlike state and is slow to undo. It gets its name for the feature, temporary deaths it inflicts on its users. Overuse is known to leave several muscle group permanently relaxed. The first sign being that of those slightly recovered from their death trip finding a total paralysis on the tongue.
 
  • When it is smuggled from the Garden Plot, it is named Leaf Jax. This is the most common and lowest quality version available. And often the most dangerous; it gives a high similar to Honey, but is more like to kill you than Killer. More often used for recreation by low tier citizens and so weak, overall, that greater quantities of it are needed to achieve the desired effects.   It is thought by administrators that this particular drug is being intentionally delivered into the Alignment territory as a means to undermine Sang authority.
Otoerm Coil
Organization | May 11, 2021
Item type
Drug / Narcotic / Medicine
Manufacturer
Rarity
Not exactly rare; there are, however, varying levels of quality that are specific to certain regions
Raw materials & Components
  • Bee Venom
  • Eo Weed Seed or Maw Bean
  • Pond Weed Fruit
Tools
  • Hive
  • Gourd Bowl
  • Century Needle
  • Palm Leaves
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Item | May 29, 2021
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Fermented Honey Drink


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7 Mar, 2019 17:31

JAX is a very interesting medicine! Everything looks good. In what parts would I mix Bee Venom, Eo Weed Seed or Maw Bean (Does each have to be the same amount or do I have to use more bean than seed?) Pond Weed Fruit (was also wondering if the fruit had to be ripe or green?) :) Super-great job here!

8 Mar, 2019 06:39

It is too difficult to control the portions of any on the ingredients because Jax (Leaf Jax specifically) is being made inside the body of the bee. Bees are plentiful, but either the seed or the bean acts as a poison which alters the venom glans facilitating the combination of chemicals from the ripe fruit. There are no precise ways to incorporate the poison. It is breathed in randomly.   Most of the bees tend to die from the inconsistent toxins that have formed inside them. That's why this variant is so dangerous. It can be just right, super weak or too strong.

8 Mar, 2019 15:43

Consider add the above information to your article! :)

7 Mar, 2019 22:01

I would admit the drug itself is a very solid idea for itself, with how it is used as a pain nullifier, but at the same time...It feels a bit hard to read. I would first tone down with the more difficult words.

For recreation, it is used to drown in kaleidoscopic visions, alien sounds and euphoric feelings while in a comatic stupor. It is sought after by seers and sayers, who say the drug instigates their premonitions.
This line has too many big words that without any context or prior knowledge nobody would even know what they mean. Maybe either find a synonym or use a tooltip to describe what they mean.
You can also put the lists a bit closer by just using only one
    that engulfs the entire list.   My question now is though, since Killer Jax can cause a death-like state, is it sometimes used to fake one's own death?

8 Mar, 2019 07:05

If I use only one to engulf the steps, it indents the whole thing as a single paragraph, which wasn't the look I was going for.   I would not think anyone in the valley would want to use Jax to purposefully mislead others because it is tradition for priests, handlers and other organisations to drain the blood, clean off the flesh and preserve the rest in salt. Also, depending on who you are, there a chance you can be eaten as part of Azioe. https://www.worldanvil.com/w/valley-of-man-hughpierre/a/aioze-article   But I suppose someone could if they had trustworthy people to handle them and are far enough away from the Capital.

8 Mar, 2019 16:11

well, this is short and straight to the point. I probably have no big questions as it is a thorough look at the drug itself, production, uses, and types are all explained. If I would say the only thing I didn't like in your article was the header image its quality is pretty low and well as the first introduction to an article it isn't a good one, you probably can find a better-looking one for a header   I do have a question. is Jax used to kill people as a sort of venom in some way? as you said Leaf Jax is cheap and deadly at the right hands and even if doesn't kill a paralyzing poison is still great

9 Mar, 2019 01:50

there's some wonky grammar in a few areas, but otherwise, i like the details you included a lot! you mentioned how seers seek out this drug to improve their visions. is there truth to that statement, or is it a myth? and as a last note, though this might just be personal preference, i think the header image is a tad too big length-wise.

9 Mar, 2019 17:21

I agree on the picture. My think is that I write what I envision then chose an image online that most approximates it. I went with this one because it is a potion with what is a crack, but might also be the bee hovering over it.

9 Mar, 2019 18:07

i understand where you're coming from, but i think it affects the articles formatting. maybe try cropping the photo so it shows the part that matters the most? while still showing the top of the bottle and the bee. i think that'll help with how the layout looks a lot.

10 Mar, 2019 06:04

I've already done that