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“Listen to my little elf boy, sounding all knowledgeable in microbiology and stuff! I've never been so proud.”
Known Microbiological Substances Edit
Reveldust is a special dust that reveals the ogre enzyme, aromark, and other ogre enzymes such as soporidine. It takes 130 seconds for the reveldust to reveal whether or not any ogre enzymes exist on the tested area. Pink means ethreium, green means a basic tracker, purple means soporidine, and red means aromark.
Ethreium is an ogre enzyme used for tracking. It is not commonly used because it's weaker but it is completely odorless, making it undetectable. Using reveldust, it is said to glow pink, indicating ethreium. A remedy for this is spreading voracillius on your affected area and letting it gobble up the eithreium. Melting off the exposed skin also appears to be a potential way to remove it.
Soporidine is secreted from Bucollosiscia, a hybridized bacterium. The bacteria are harmless, but the soporidine is a sedative that can be lethal. When used, the person has no thoughts or dreams. Although it is hard to produce, it can be harvested. Sleep-inducing flowers burned with Everblaze can sustain the bacteria long enough to collect the sedative.
In the fourth book, these substances were used to start the plague. However, after the ogres broke their alliance with the Neverseen, they have been attempting to use these substances for the greater good.