One Dose





Though widely found in small quantities throughout nature (in soil, water and metahumans), arsenic is poisonous in large quantities. It is a cumulative poison, meaning that it can be administered slowly, over time, until it has reached a level toxic to the body.

Arsenic can be delivered in a single lethal dose. It can also be delivered in minute quantities over time, by tainting the target's food and drink. Each mini-dose delivered has an escalating Damage Code; the Power equals the number of mini-doses ingested, and the Damage Level is equal to the number of mini-doses in damage boxes. For example, the first dose does 1 L (effectively 2L), the second 2L, the third 3M, the fourth 4M, then 5M, 6S, 7S, 8S, 9S and 10D.

Upon taking the sixth mini-dose, the side effects of arsenic poisoning become apparent. They include numbness (-2 dice for tactile Perception Tests), tingling sensations, vomiting and diarrhea.


1D6 h

Slow acting poison

Mand & Machine, page 118

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