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Effects of Psionic Experimentation

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Since the first diagnosis, humanity has worked to better understand what Psionics are capable of. The Emerald Legion in particular has a strong focus on improving psionic capabilities, no matter the harm to the test subjects. Even the former president of the prestigious Blue Spire Academy has been implicated in unethical experimentation.   The field of psi-med, or psionics medicine, seeks to help victims recover from what was done to them. However, many people refuse treatment - sometimes out of distrust, but other times because they don't want to lose the psionic enhancements they've gained.
 

Psionic Amplification

Goals

  • Improve abilities in psionic disciplines already known to the subject.
  • Unlock techniques and enhancements without years of study.
  • Performed By

  • Emerald Legion
  • Josephine Quinn
  • Side Effects

  • Severe system strain
  • Uncontrollable abilities
  • Death
  • Known Subjects

    Roderick
    Telekinetic member of the Emerald Legion
    Results
    Amplification successful, but subject seemingly only survived due to heavy cybernetic usage. Subject was later killed.
    Trisha
    Biopsionic member of the Yellow Jackets
    Results
    Amplification successful, but turned subject feral. Subject was later killed.
    Alice
    Precognitive pirate taken prisoner at Parala
    Results
    Amplification successful, but subject has no control over techniques. Suffers from frequent, unintentional torching. Constant sedation and mental focus required to prevent further torching. Subject at large.
     

    Psionic Induction

    Goals

  • Grant psionic abilities to those who don't already have them.
  • Performed By

  • Emerald Legion
  • Side Effects

  • Uncontrollable abilities
  • Headaches
  • Death
  • Known Subjects

    Twelve
    Former test subject at the Legion compound on Xeros
    Results
    Induction successful, but techniques cannot be used at will. Under significant duress, subject may unintentionally use a high-level technique of a random discipline.
    Trey/Thirteen
    Former test subject from Xeros, current criminal networker on Nisora
    Results
    Induction successful with minimal side effects. Subject capable of precognition with only occasional headaches.
    Mable/Forty-two
    Former test subject from Xeros.
    Results
    Inconclusive. Subject is too young to display psionic abilities, and the compound was destroyed before further testing could be completed.
     

    Torching Restoration

    Goals

  • Repair damage caused by overuse of psionics.
  • Prevent future damage from torching.
  • Performed By

  • Norah Everdin
  • Side Effects

  • Total physical paralysis
  • Memory loss
  • Vertigo-like symptoms
  • Brain damage
  • Death
  • Known Subjects

    Patricia Eckhart
    Professor at Blue Spire Academy
    Results
    Damage repaired, but subject faced constant metadimensional energy flow through the brain. Caused vertigo-like symptoms. Subject recovered after emergency psi-med treatment.
    Rose
    Patient at Avlen Memorial Hospital
    Results
    Unclear. Subject seemingly has no prior memories and cannot create new ones. Near-constant use of telekinesis and aggression toward medical staff prevents further study.

    Terminology

    Psionics
    Genetic ability to manipulate energy to affect the world and people.
    Torching
    Over-using psionics to the point of causing irreversable brain damage.
    Feral
    Potential effect of torching. The psion has limitless ability to use psionics, but has lost all control and sense of self. Often attacks other on sight.

    Inforation

    Type
    Neurological
    Origin
    Engineered
    Cycle
    Chronic, Acquired

    Psi-med

    Some recovery from these side effects is possible through experimental psi-med treatments. However, they often need rare materials to synthesize necessary medication, and many hospitals are reluctant to attempt the unproven treatments. Despite years of research, many symptoms are still untreatable.   Many refuse potential treatment. In some cases it's out of distrust for the experimental nature, or refusal to continue being a test subject. Others, however, refuse because they fear it will remove the improvements to their psionics. To them, the side effects are worth the power they gained.

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    Blue Spire Academy
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    Renowned academy for psionics, recently caught with blood on their hands.

    Emerald Legion
    Organization | Jun 7, 2024

    An enigmatic and militaristic organization focused on controlling psionics.



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