Tuesday, August 18, 2015

230. Hyper-Allergens

Tools of precisely targeted chemical warfare, often even more feared and hated than disassembler swarms, hyper-allergens turn one's morph suddenly against itself. Carefully crafted molecules exploit flaws in the biochemistry of a morph, causing trauma, and usually death, by anaphylactic shock. Each type of morph requires its own allergen: an allergen that might kill a menton would cause no reaction in a remade, and vice-versa.


Hyper-allergens are toxins [Moderate]

Type: Chem Application: D, Inj, O Onset Time: Immediate Duration: 10 action turns

Effected characters must make a SOM x 2 test (+30 with medichines) or take

Each hyper-allergen is targeted at a specific type of morph (bio or pod), and has minimal effect on others.


  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superantigen

    This is actually really closely based on real-world bacterial toxins. As a biologist, this pleases me greatly.