Lorazepam (no ontology)

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Lorazepam is a benzodiazepine drug, and a powerful sedative. In real-life, Lorazepam exhibits all six intrisic benzodiazepine effects: anxiolytic, amnesic, sedative, anticonvulsant, antiemetic and muscle relaxant. It has such a strong sedative effect, it can be used for short-time treatment of insomnia and severe sleep trouble with ease. It has also been used to treat acute seizures, anxiety, and used as a sedative to calm down aggressive or excited patients. Long-term effects include tolerance and dependance to the substance, and withdrawal may cause paradoxical effects, such as increased anxiety or psychosis.

Strategy

Lorazepam is a very particular item, unique in that its effects are of a neutral nature, being neither beneficial nor hindering per se; only the way it is used determines its usefulness. As a powerful sedative, the substance drops victims into a state of forced sleep for up to 30 turns in a matter of seconds, and from which it is impossible to wake up until the counter depletes.

Naturally, it is not recommended to use this substance on oneself or allies, unless the Contestant wishes for some reason to be asleep and wants a surefire way to find sleep on the spot. It is similar to the Resting ability, without the random chance - instead succeeding immediately, with appropriate effects. Beware however, as lorazepam is a benzodiazepine and carries the risk of benzo addiction.

It may also be used to craft Tranq darts, used by the Fukiya, which allows for delivery of the sedative using a ranged weapon. Tranq darts have the exact same effect but last only half the duration of a direct injection ((6d5)/2 turns) and do not carry a risk of addiction.

Being a syringe, it is recommended the drug is kept until the contestant finds a way to identify the pill before consumption.

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