Dust - White crystalline illegal drug used on the
sci-fi series BABYLON 5/SYN/1994-98. Dust accelerates the bodies neural
processing ten times beyond normal, stimulating the gene that enhances
telepathic abilities. Dust was featured on episode No. 305 "Dust to Dust"
Taking Dust enables a person to invade the mind and
experiences of another person ~ a form of mental rape. Essentially,
Dust allows the
user to experience all its victims memories in the space of a few minutes,
leaving the victim in a state of traumatic shock or in a lack of consciousness
with blood pressure far below normal.
Dust is addictive and each experience
requires higher quantities to obtain optimum penetration of a person's psyche.
When used against a telepath, it almost always was deadly.
Earth's Psi Corps, an
elite telepathic police force, originally created Dust in 2255 in an effort to
increase the number of potential telepaths. Their experiment failed but instead
created a black market drug that could be used to terrorize others.
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