FROM THE HPD-BRAINBUDZ POCKET GUIDE TO PSYCHOACTIVE CHEMICALS
1,4-Monomethyl-3-penthaquinone-(1,1,2-trisulphan) picolinic acid methylamide
Trade Name: XYNONULL
ALSO SEE: CRD Index
Original (TRS) IDLH: 500 mg/m3
Effective IDLH: 200 mg/m3
Sp. Gr: 1.09
VP: 12 mmHg
IP: 12.39 eV
Description of substance: Colorless, oily liquid with a strong, fruity odor. [Note: An explosive ingredient (40-50%) in DynaBoom along with Triboromethyloxine (20-30%) and Spent Bio-Organic Slurry (30%).]
Exposure guidelines: None developed
Exposure routes: inhalation, ingestion, injection, skin and/or eye contact
Target organs: brain, spinal cord, ganglia
Uses: cognition dampener, disinhibitor, general anaesthetic, local anaesthetic, euphoric, narcotic, sedative
Side effects: Drowsiness, incoordination, lassitude, long-term neural damage, narcosis, vertigo
Interactions: Hydropsionic Acid, Mutant-No-MOR, Omega-Hybrizine, Visomorpain
WARNING: Interaction with Hydropsionic Acid may lead to Psionic Mutation Syndrome!
WARNING: Interaction with Mutant-No-MOR may lead to Spontaneous_Mutation_Syndrome!
BEGIN REPORT BY JAN-U
Xynonull addiction is the single greatest danger to Alpha Complex as we know it.1 Abuse of the drug has spread across all service groups and security clearances. Given its primary function as a cognition dampener, the danger such abuse poses should be clear.
Friend Computer frowns upon the recreational use of cognition-dampening pharmaceuticals by high-clearance clones in sensitive positions. However, INFRARED_Citizens consume enormous quantities of Xynonull on a regular basis, which makes it difficult to monitor the supply. INFRAREDs often remain addicted even after being promoted to RED, and so persist in their abuse of the drug. Any number of user errors may be attributed to on-the-job Xynonull abuse by higher-clearance clones.
Xynonull was designed by a team under Toothy-U-NIX-3, personally approved by Brush-U-TTH-32, and is mass-produced by MegaMAN Pharmaceuticals, a Service Firm directly controlled by Omega-U-MAN-5.
CORRELATIONS BETWEEN XYNONULL ABUSE AND THE TOOTHPASTE DISASTER
Don-U-DON-11 and Special_Brain_Freshening_Unit_K made extensive use of Xynonull during their interrogation of suspected members of the RED-Clearance Revolution after the Little_Red_Disk incident. Xynonull-induced Spontaneous_Mutation_Syndrome is the most likely culprit for the resultant bio-virus incident.
Armed Forces units make extensive use of Xynonull; this use makes it difficult or impossible for these units to deal with unexpected situations or avoid excessive use of force in civilian areas. Excessive civilian casualty ratios during the ToothpasteRebellion can be directly attributed to Xynonull abuse by key elite Armed Forces units such as the Green_Bonnets and Vulture_Squadron_Bravo_9.
The COs of all Emergency_Disaster_Response_Teams are regularly dosed with Xynonull, impairing their cognitive abilities. The failure of the EDR Teams in dealing with the Alternative_Troubleshooter_Team_Insertion_Conduit_(ATTIC) disaster, among others, can be directly attributed to Xynonull abuse.
Widespread use of Hydropsionic Acid by R&D and HPD&MC personnel in the months leading up to the Disaster, in combination with Xynonull abuse, led to an ever-increasing prevalence of Psionic Mutation Syndrome. CPU estimates indicate that up to 50% of the population in the worst-hit sectors were afflicted with PMS. Excessive psychic sensitivity and violent telekinetic outbursts ensued, disrupting productivity, severely overcrowding termination booths in the afflicted sectors, and causing major issues with personnel retention.3
Mass outbreaks of Psionic Mutation Syndrome and Spontaneous_Mutation_Syndrome led to a massive increase in mutant registration. This flood of registered mutants was funneled into a number of newly created groups, including the Homologous_Psychic_Dissidents_&_Mutant_Citizens. And we all know how they turned out.4
The rollout of Electronic_Security_Measure_Capice took place only a few monthcycles before the Toothpaste_Disaster. Extensive use of Xynonull interfered with clones ability to properly enter their security information in accordance with the Capice protocols. Xynonull abusers experienced a 313% higher fatality rate when using Capice, resulting in a small but significant loss of skilled personnel and institutional memory in related departments and Service Firms (especially R&D and CPU). As a result, personnel in key roles lacked the skills and experience needed to tackle the problems caused by the Toothpaste_Disaster.
Any number of R&D disasters can be blamed on Xynonull abuse. Defective_Batch_ACA675T09-XXXX? The Flossbot_Mk_II? IceeQwik? R&D is chock full of Xynonull-addled Mystics who couldnt do a project right to save their lives. 5
Xynonull should only be administered by a licensed DocBot or physician. In addition, all manufacture of Hydropsionic Acid should be discontinued. Seriously, why are we making a drug whose only function is to enhance psionic mutations? Yes, Screwz-U, Im talking to you. We only keep manufacturing the stuff because you keep shoehorning it into the Six Monthcycle Plan. Would you please stop?
I have come across two interesting consequences of Xynonull's primary effects:
Xynonull's cognition dampening has the side effect of making the user's mind less vulnerable to many psionic mutations - I discovered the documentation on this while looking for ways to safely research/report on Uri-Glutonium337. (I did not, however, actually use Xynonull. Other means were more effective and much safer.)
Xynonull's mind-altering nature renders the recipient more susceptible to Viral_Thought_Patterns, both approved and treasonous.
All in all, I agree with you - the cost of Xynonull usage substantially outweighs its benefits, and it should be administered only under authorized supervision.