.81” diam. x 6” (2.06 cm diam. x 15.24 cm)
Analysis of the contents of the syringe found in the Jarndyke Ark revealed it to be similar to those carried by today’s combat medics. A synthetic epinephrine component provides stimulation, while a clotting agent jumpstarts the body’s ability to heal a wound. An opioid-based analgesic is also present in the admixture.
A veteran of the war of St. Louis, Jarndyke would have been familiar with the role of this type of medication in a first-aid scenario. It is assumed that its presence is related to the militant action planned at the Kicking Water Manufacturing Facility.
The syringe, manufactured by the Wolfe Corporation, has appeared in slightly different forms in other Arks (e.g. The Brandywine, Morris, and Five-Line findsa-c), indicating the product may have widespread use among citizens across the Zones.
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