there is no difference between life and death
Sarlac’s Log Vol.3
I have gathering the necessary regents from the Lyonar kingdoms and the test subjects from the Magaari beast lands. My quest for immortality brings me to Styxus, home of the magics and rituals capable of resurrecting the dead.
Test subjects 58 - 63 will be subjected to the R-Series formula. The powdered golem cores should provide a lasting energy source to keep the ritual magic in priestess blood active.
Experiment 60-R is a success. Unlike the other R series experiments, the serum has stabilized instead of killing the host. 60-R has lost its fur and changed skin pigment to a wraithling purple and seems to have gained a heightened sense of pain. Further refinement is necessary. Perhaps a higher ratio of sundrop elixir would counteract the side effects.
I wish i could gather more, but the clergy is getting suspicious. If any more Priestesses are found dead I will be forced to flee. I must reuse previous experiments to conserve materials.
Experiments 37-P, 51-S, 60-R, 77-T and 82-V have survived the refined X series elixir with varying degrees of disfigurement. They have grown what appears to be blood red golem cores and rigid spikes over random areas of the body. Only experiment 60-R has grown a sky blue core over what used to be its face.
SUCCESS! While removing the glowing cores from experiment 60-R, once its body was fatally damaged, it disappeared in a flash of purple smoke along with the solid pieces of its body I removed and reappeared in the corner of the room. repeated attempts and previous observations show it considers corners to be “safe spaces”.
I have analyzed the smoke released when experiment 60-R vanishes and it appears to be an extremely powerful and fast acting poison. Despite how quickly it disperses from both the air and the subjects bloodstream it would be enough to kill even the hardiest subjects. It seems experiment 60-R’s lack of need or capability to breath is the reason for its survival. Further testing will require adequate bodily protection. Perhaps a modified sandshield would do.
The last remaining experiment, 60-R, has escaped. 60-R is not worth chasing as I already have all the necessary data and my ship to Vetruvia will not wait. Unfortunately this means I will have to do any further testing on myself. I hope letting it run free won’t come back to haunt me.