The old soldier looked up with all three of his eyes. 'I lost one of my eyes to a sword point, and they used a little too much Growjuice to heal it. Still, I'd rather have three eyes then only one.'
Growjuice was a healing potion that was invented by healer mages at East Point that were trying to create something capable of healing the most fearsome battle wounds. It was tested first on badly wounded POWs that were close to death allready and who freely gave their consent rather then be left to die a painful death. It worked...sort of.
Whilst capable of healing the most nasty wounds, it was found to have an unwanted effect if even a drop of it touched uninjured flesh, causing, depending on where it touched, fleshy lumps, extra, boneless *fingers*, or even multiple eyes if it got too close to unwounded eyes, and medical men who handle it wear gloves. If drunk it can heal a badly burned throat, but should the throat not be allready harmed, the effect will be deadly as the throat cells grow and block the airway, choking the person to death as if they were being strangled from the inside and leaving no marks on the outside of the body.
Plot Hooks-Somebody at a beauty contest has had this thrown in her face and ended up with twenty eyes and two noses. The PCs are hired to protect a beauty queen from suffering the same fate.
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Maybe too hastily written, but the idea is there. And yeah, why not? The perfect healing potion, healing everything, even the parts that don't need healing. This is the kind of medicine, that is with great enthusiasm brought into use, only to be rapidly limited when the horrific side effects were shown. Hard to get that point down about magic being unpredictable? 'I have this potion, it will cure all your wounds...'
Have to echo manfred - it seems rushed but is a good idea.
Maybe I'll rework it one of these days
i like the fact that it is very believable. I could actually use it in my story character's grimrois.
Even after the side effects were known, it'd still have a market among people who can't afford the //good// healing potions.
Not pretty, but workable.
There is a glimpse of greatness in this, Cheka, and that kind of twisted logic I find so appealing. Cancerous growth is certainly a great idea for healing potions.
But, alas, you did rush this, and it is felt throughout the entire s(t)ub.
Also, I bet the porn industry would love to get their 'hands' on this. I can already envision the blue movie titles...
There must a place for this somewhere in the gaming world. I guess this is just another niche filled, the baleful regeneration potion or spell was bound to appear sooner or later. Thanks for writing this up so we don't have to.