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Unknown Ore's Effects on Biology - Vexa Quickcog

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A Study into the Effects of Unknown Silithus Ore on Mammal Biology - V. Quickcog

 

Following an excursion into Silithus, an acquisition of a sliver of an unknown material was performed. Upon skin contact, floods of positive thoughts and ideas came to mind. The sudden bodily changes promoted concern for biological alteration, and the material was brought back to Ironforge for further testing.

 

The item will be labelled as 'Ore X' due to its missing legal definition further in the paper. Amendments will be made in the future once this is resolved.

 

Ore X is a material with arcane properties that causes physical and psychological changes on contact and causes harmful behaviour in earth-based elementals. It also caused violent creatures such as the Silithid to frenzy and breed rapidly, however this cannot be fully determined if it was the ore, or the response to the destruction of multiple hide prompting a feeding and breeding frenzy. Ore X was instead tested on various categorised rats in order to observe their behaviour.

 

The Experiment:

 

The rats were divided into 6 categories:

Control group (fed) - No exposure to Ore X, were given sufficient food before being placed in captivity with other rats in individual isolation.

Control group (hungry) - No exposure to Ore X, was denied food before being placed in captivity with other rats in individual isolation.

Treatment group A (fed) - One group was exposed to Ore X and placed in captivity with a non-exposed rat in individual isolation. Both rats were fed.

Treatment group A (hungry) - One group was exposed to Ore X and placed in captivity with a non-exposed rat in individual isolation. Neither rats were fed.

Treatment group B (fed) - Both rats were exposed to Ore X and sufficiently fed.

Treatment group B (hungry) - Both rats were exposed to Ore X and starved.

 

All pairings were of the opposite sex to observe behaviour on mating propensity.

 

When fed, the general results were that after enough time, the pairings would engage in mating in all three groups. Behaviour would be amicable, however group A would find that the exposed rats developed more dominant behaviour over the non-exposed partner and performed their activity at a faster rate.

When starved, the control group pairing would eventually develop aggressive behaviour and fight to cannibalise the other in order to survive. Group A's exposed rats all succeeded with ease, and then proceeded to try and break out of captivity. Group B's rats either briefly engaged in combat or avoided conflict altogether before performing joint actions in order to break free, such as scratching, biting or striking the same general area with their craniums. Some damage was sustained to the containment units, which provided some risk of harm to involved researchers. Group B's rats were later placated with food which prompted them to eat before resuming their efforts.

 

Conclusion of Experiment:

 

Exposure to the ore enhanced the base mammalian behaviour normally present in the rats, such as desire for feeding and mating. However, even when starved, the exposed rats demonstrated a higher sense of intelligence in order to acquire food in group B, developing tactics to secure meals by threatening to destroy the containment units. An ore that develops intelligence could have a possible relation to the Kezan-based natural substance, kajamite, however no clear connection has been made. A connection between enhanced physical and psychological capabilities in order to achieve personal desires can be made. The relation to base instinct however, is debatable, as personal contact with the ore did not inhibit any violent or procreative desire, but instead filled my own mind with creative thoughts while alleviating stressful and depressive thoughts.

 

 

Aftermath of Experiment:

 

After the gestation period of the mother rats in groups A and B, the rat pups demonstrated increased physical capabilities and a stronger urge to feed from mothers in comparison to control group's pups. Despite this, the exposed parent rats no longer demonstrated excessively dominant or intellectual behaviour. Group B's hungry rats eventually fought each other again after their efforts to destroy containment demonstrated less results. The pups of the exposed rats continued to develop faster physical and mental development than that of the control group's pups and have been relocated upon reaching juvenile age due to the risk of destruction of research materials. Ore X eventually depleted its energy reserves, resulting in a need for further samples in order to repeat the experiment in the future.

 

Overall Conclusion

 

The following information concludes that Ore X has a lasting effect on results of procreation, but has limited period of empowerment on grown subjects. The energy is limited, but can be preserved in growing biological organisms. The results of the experiment do not verify the enhancement of primal desires as previous records of exposure to sentient beings instead correlates to the physical and mental fortification necessary to fulfil personal goals. Further materials will be needed for a repeat experiment. The risk of harm will require more secure lab equipment due to the failing of ethics in securing the safety of lab assistants.

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