“I took one dose of the Shine, and everything took on a golden glow. I felt better than I’d ever felt my whole life. My feet barely touched the ground… and then I was out.” – Anonymous

An illicit drug used by a variety of foolish Citizens of the Aethir Empire. It appears as a finely ground, shimmering golden dust

It has been reported to cause:

  • A feeling of euphoria
  • An accelerated awareness.
  • The ability to see in the dark.
  • A rush of energy followed by comatose levitation.
  • Vibrant shine-dreams.


Shine is surely addictive, even after just one dose. Addicts can be found in most dark corners of The Block, and be recognized by the a variety of symptoms:

  • Dull, whitish eyes.
  • Loose teeth.
  • Dark rings over the eyes.
  • Slow movements and lethargy.

They are often “shored up”; tied to something while they sleep off their shine-dreams.


While reports vary, most agree that an overdose of Shine results in glowing eyes, levitation, and even spontaneous combustion.


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