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Old 07-24-2011, 04:59 AM   #1
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Default Krokodil: Fleurity & Saminga's new fruit.

Oh, I just love inspiration from the real world to import into my games. So I present you with a bit of earthly misery that easily coincides with IN canon. Superiors' 4 Rogues to Riches, Fleurity aligns with Saminga in an effort to test greater drugs and amp up their fearsome social cache.

It's krokodil, a crystal meth lab version of heroin. Cheaper, dirtier, and more corrosive than before. Fleurity has been a busy little bee since his ascendancy with crack cocaine. With crystal for methamphetamine, and now krokodil for heroin, one can see his alliance with Saminga bearing fruit...

The Independent UK, "Krokodil: The drug that eats junkies" Wed, 33 June, 2011.

"It is a drug for the poor, and its effects are horrific. It was given its reptilian name because its poisonous ingredients quickly turn the skin scaly. Worse follows. Oleg and Sasha have not been using for long, but Oleg has rotting sores on the back of his neck.

"If you miss the vein, that's an abscess straight away," says Sasha. Essentially, they are injecting poison directly into their flesh. One of their friends, in a neighbouring apartment block, is further down the line.

"She won't go to hospital, she just keeps injecting. Her flesh is falling off and she can hardly move anymore," says Sasha. Photographs of late-stage krokodil addicts are disturbing in the extreme. Flesh goes grey and peels away to leave bones exposed. People literally rot to death."

Unpleasant dreams!
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Old 07-28-2011, 03:00 AM   #2
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Oh my god...

I'm not sure whether to congratulate you on your find or run around screaming...

On second thoughts, I opt for both... *runsaroundscreaming*

that's better - well found, that is truly worthy of hell...

Got any more? (why do I ask, why Do I ask, why do I...)
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Old 07-28-2011, 06:31 PM   #3
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Default Re: Krokodil: Fleurity & Saminga's new fruit.

Originally Posted by Phoenix42 View Post
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Whoonga - a mixture of heroin and rat poison, popular in some of the poorer parts of South Africa. The rat poison makes you sick, but the heroin makes you feel good... and the heroin wears off before the immediate illness caused by the rat poison does, so you have to take more whoonga to dull the pain.

(Most 'net stories - including Wikipedia - claim that HIV antiviral medicines are a basic component of whoonga, but an actual study of samples of the drug failed to turn up any antivirals in its makeup.)

I heard about this drug from this podcast produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (a usually-reliable source). From the podcast: "Junkies get sick if they take it, and sicker if they don't."
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Old 08-03-2011, 06:49 PM   #4
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Default Re: Krokodil: Fleurity & Saminga's new fruit.

It sounds believable enough - rat poison acts as a blood thinner, so it would make sense that it actually emphasises the (probably highly cut) heroin. Thanks - and *shivers*
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