Phaeton is an unusual blue, icky, glowing substance made up of several elements including Thorium, Selenium, and small amounts of Phosphorus. Phaeton is a failed human experiment created during the time of Stellia to create a chemical that can give animals and humans supernatural abilities and powers. The chemical is extremely radioactive and toxic, if too little or too much is touched or consumed it can kill, but if at least 50% of a pint, it can mutate in several different ways (depending on how much is taken.) There also is a non-harmful solution known as Gaedon, which is the pure and original target. Gaedon isn't open to the public, but some animals and humans have stolen it and mutated themselves.
The Origin of PhaetonEdit
In 3E461, a young rabbit named Phaeton went diving in the Magaco Bay and discovered an unusual blue substance gathering in the coral at the bottom of the bay. He took it to his brother's lab in Anoda Town to do some tests from it, and discovered a few elements that weren't discovered yet. He tried injecting himself with substance, and his body mutated, growing unusually powerful. He thought this substance would be a perfect military weapon, so he began doing more tests. In 3E465, Terinal Frost allowed for Phaeton to test this new substance on animal and human citizens in thr country, which greatly provoked revolutionistic Anti-Humanists all over the country. All of the factories were shut down in 3E490 when the Anti-Humanist war became a problem for the government.
Types of PhaetonEdit
Phaeton visivae A phaeton base; changes the physical appearance of a subject.
Phaeton mentalia A phaeton base; changes the mental abilities of a subject; comes in three forms.
- Memory enhancement,
- Memory decay,
- Mental distortion.
Phaeton virtus A phaeton layer; applies the effects of pure strength to a subject; varies in five levels depending on the quantity.
Phaeton velocitus A phaeton layer; changes the speed and time cperception of a subject; greater muscle endurance.
Phaeton virus A virus spread from phaeton radiating from a subject; mostly harmless but on rare occasions has severe side effects.
Phaeton mortem A phaeton particle; if in high quantity, can kill a subject.
Phaeton vitam A phaeton particle; if in low quantity, can kill a subject
Phaeton aquis A phaeton layer; gives a subject the ability to breath underwater
Phaeton ignis A phaeton layer; gives a subject tougher skin that can resist heat beyond the temperature of orange fire.
Phaeton squamas A phaeton layer; gives a subject tougher skin that can resist an unmeasurable amount of pressure.
Phaeton glacies A phaeton layer; gives a subject thicker skin than can resist temperatures of extreme cold.
Phaeton virguine A phaeton particle; a radioactive green substance swells up in a subject's veins.
Phaeton argis A phaeton particle; spikes protrude from a subject's body, not attatched to their bones.
Phaeton auri A phaeton particle; a subject develops a pool of jupiter within their soul that never depletes, only grows.
Phaeton-when taken properly can cause dangerous and extremely odd side effects. Since it is not meant to be taken at all, it is always unpredictable, but there are some known side effects from experimentation.
The chemicals in phaeton can cause changes in physical appearance, including
- Fur color,
- Eye color,
- Bone mutation ,
- Fast growth/Aging,
- Growing unusual limbs from nowhere. (Horns, wings, longer claws/teeth, etc.)
- Pure Strength
The coloring can change to be any color: regardless of what you begin with. (White cat to black cat, green cat to pink cat, etc;)
Pure strength is a physical side effect of phaeton that heavily affects muscle size and shape. It can also affect the shape of the hands or paws of the infected subject. Pure strength comes in 5 levels.
- Level 1 - Mutations in the muscles in the hands or legs that heavily increase strength
- Level 2 - Mutations in the hands and upper arm with heavy increase in strength
- Level 3 - Mutations in the upper and lower arms with heavy muscle and skin distortion in the hands with heavy increase in strength. Occasional change in hand muscle structure
- Level 4 - Temporary insanity and blackouts. Heavy muscle mutations all over the body except for in the legs. Occasionally changes the muscle structure of random body parts.
- Level 5 - Heavy muscle distortion and bone rearrangement. Massively increases strength to otherwise impossible levels.
Pure strength can be sealed when heavy pressure is applied to the wrists or ankles. Many infected with pure strength wear tight wristbands to repress the mutations. Pure strength also has a usage limit. The more stress put onto the muscles of someone infected, the shorter their lifespan becomes.
Mind and characterEdit
Phaeton can change the way your mind thinks, and the way brainwaves travel throughout your body. It can cause internal organs to function differently (not in deadly ways) as if it were natural, and change reflexes and habits. They can change your personality aswell, you could be a jerk and turn into the shyest person ever.
In a rare case, the use of Phaeton can cause certain cases of depression, anxiety, and insanity. This is caused by the unusual reaction your mind has to the new DNA, and causes your brain to be confused and start to make you insane.
Like insanity, the cannibalism is caused by confusion of the new DNA. It is shown first when a cat will not eat at all, but is very hungry. Everything will begin to taste revolting until they have no choice but to attempt to eat those around them. This also is considered with insanity.
Phaeton can cause changes in eyesight. This is common if the chemical alters your DNA, causing your eyecolor to change. It fills behind your retina and can cause things such as blindness, colorblindness, loss of sight in one eye, and a reported change in vision color. The most common vision color is blue, due to the color of phaeton.
Transfer of the MutationEdit
The mutations of phaeton can be transferred genetically or through contact with the chemical or anything infected with it. The chemical inserts itself through the cell wall and into the nucleus of the cell, altering the DNA within the nucleus. If the chemical is transferred through contact with a creature infected with the poison, it will not kill. However, deliberate transferring of the chemical(such as blood transfusion) can cause death or serious illness.
It is not uncommon for animals and humans to find themselves romantically attracted towards Phaetonic creatures. The feelings are induced by the Phaetonic virus, although it is also possible for deeper feelings to emerge naturally from crushes. Examples of this can be seen throughout all series on Forestia.
When Phaeton is spread from one living thing to another, it tends to have a domino-like effect. Anyone in close relation to the infectees can easily become Phaetonic through physical contact. (ex touching the same things, hugs, eating from the same forks and spoons) The domino effect will settle down though, and contact can be made again.
The Pollution IncidentEdit
|“||Recently, in the town of Midbranch, there was an explosion in the abandoned Humanist Phaeton research facility. Few were killed in the incident, but the rivers and waterways around the factory itself have been polluted with the deadly Phaeton. So far, five have gone missing; three, died; and two have been confirmed to be alive. However, there are still others who are at risk of getting poisoned by this...Phaeton. To all citizens in the Midbranch area, steer clear of the abandoned Phaeton factory, and steer clear of the waterways and rivers around the factory, including the Magaco Bay. Thank you, and that is all.||”|
–News report in 3E503
In 3E503, there was an explosion in one of the abandoned Phaeton research facilities. It was reported that the waterways and rivers surrounding the area (including the Magaco Bay) were polluted with hundreds of gallons of Phaeton. Five citizens went missing, three were killed, and two survived. The citizens of the Midbranch area did their best to clear the waterways of Phaeton so they could be accessed again, but remnants still clutter the ocean floor of the Magaco Bay. However, a river leading into the Blank Woods was not cleared of it's Phaeton, simply closed off. The river is still accessable in the forest, meaning danger for any wanderers in the woods.
In Stellia, before the Anti-Humanist revolution, the humanist leaders of the country set up lab experiments where animals were injected with phaeton. The tests were testing the potency of the poison and what effects it had on the subject. There were also twenty human subjects, but the scientists did less experimenting with them. However, there were over one hundred animal test subjects and about 2/3 of them were killed by the phaeton.