NARCOTICS OF LIBERPORTVS
Just as there are today, there were various addictive drugs in Ancient Rome. Though they were often used for religious purposes, such as fly agraic, or medicinal purposes, milk of the poppy, drugs were also used for recreational purposes.
Across the empire, in large cities like Athens and Alexandria, one can find wealthy ladies inhaling the smoke of burning hemp and vagrants huddled over burning cones of yellow lotus. Liberportus is no exception; in fact, it is the major drug producer of the middle Mediterranean. Roman officials usually have a minor disdain for drug use, and then only when it turns the user into an addict, seen to be nearly as bad as being a drunkard. Roman officials do respond when they cannot tax the narcotics and will then crack down hard on any who refuse to pay up.
Liberportus' thriving drug trade is largely due to the efforts of a man simply known as ""The Alchemist." The Alchemist was responsible for the creation of the drugs " bloodrush" and " white smoke." He also popularized the powerful and very dangerous drug Yellow Lotus, rumored to be somehow connected to the Brotherhood of The Yellow Sign.
The Alchemist was slain in the events of The Consequences of Vice and all his equipment was confiscated by Finn-ah-Kef Afer and The Syndicate. Finn's plans for the drug trade in Liberportus are unknown.