LONGEVITY and the ELIXIR
Material possessions and financial wealth on “PLANET X” have long been superseded by the vital importance of ‘knowledge’, ‘longevity’ or ‘immortality’, made possible by a generic stem cell stimulant created from frozen space crystal minerals found in the low orbit atmosphere above the ice plains. The crystals are mined in space and added to a secret concoction of plant extracts and other rare minerals to create a drink solution called ELIXIR, which is created, controlled and distributed by KING ANU and the Royal Bloodlines of the Royal Floating Garden Kingdom. Extended use of the ELIXIR not only creates longevity, but also provides supernatural and superhuman abilities. However, it also has serious side effects, which are seen in ENKIL and his addiction to the super drug. Longevity is the driving force of power – everyone craves a genetic connection to the life enhancing properties of ELIXIR and the Royal Bloodlines. Such a connection is offered as a reward for exceptional service in the GOLDEN BANNER, ICE PEAKS and SWALLOW SAND regions.
A normal lifespan on PLANET X would run from 1,000 to 5,000 years. However, a pure blood or a Royal Bloodline can expect tens of thousands of years (25,000+) of healthy life, extended by the use of ELIXIR.
Extended, generational use of the ELIXIR has genetically endowed the Royal Bloodlines with massively inherited longevity with lifespans of up to 25,000 years or more, making them Gods to normal inhabitants and other alien life forms throughout the Five Realms and the galaxy. Even the oldest of the Bloodlines look no older than their 40s. ELIXIR is a mixture of frozen space crystals, secret minerals, plant extracts from the eternal weeping rain forests in the ‘XoENBAR 343’ region, and gold and meteorite compounds found on PLANET X’s journey through the galaxy.
It is believed that the secret ingredients were passed down from ancient ancestors of the Royal Bloodline who practiced interacting with the 10th Dimension, The Afterlife. The process of creating ELIXIR is the Royal Bloodline’s closely guarded secret and has been a major cause of hundreds of wars with alien species and civilizations wanting to know the source of its magic.
ELIXIR massively stimulates the body’s healing qualities, but users are not indestructible, although their wounds heal much faster.
There are damaging side effects from misuse or overuse, like an addiction to pain as a pleasurable stimulant.
ELIXIR has been refined over many generations. When the body finally rejects ELIXIR , ageing is rapid and reflects the total years spent alive. A person’s final days can be lived in excruciating pain as the body mummifies, slowly crushing itself to death. Withdrawal from ELIXIR has been used as a particularly cruel method of assassination. Along with longevity and superhuman abilities, ELIXIR enables extended waking, and sleeping. Pure Bloods will ordinarily be awake for days and weeks at a time – in times of need, they can stay awake for several months.