Sugar Cube

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Item: Sugar Cube
Size: 1.75 cubic cm each
Type: sentient Sugar
Living: Unstable
Sentient: Unstable
Potential/Current Hazards Overdose has lead to hallucinations and symptoms equal to a normal sugar overdose, amnestic
Required Wear/Weaponry Non conductive gloves, transport only in non conductive containers
Location: [Access Denied]
Reported Anomaly: Sentience through electricity being applied on the crystal structure, amnestic properties


The item is to be given to field operatives and assault units before missions with a high failure rate. All officers are to be equip with an inconspicuous sugar cube, made up of the item. The items properties activate once it comes into contact with electricity, usually provided by a human or animal nerve-system. Accidental activation is to be avoided.

Until further notice the item is deployed as a measure to hide valuable information within the heads of CI personnel. Further tests, regarding other use cases are pending approval.

Update: Usage as a general use amnestic is now permitted, this includes usage on civilians as well as persons of interest. In case large quantities of sentient sugar are found, they are to be reported and brought to Base One.
These findings do not take priority over an assigned mission.


The item consists of different kinds of sugar crystals, forming a sentient organism, if electricity is applied to the Crystal. As long as the sugar dose not have access to electricity it is virtually indistinguishable from normal sugars.
The item has shown an intelligence of its own by preserving and recalling information inaccessible to personnel in symbiosis with the sugar.

The intelligence operates at a similar capacity as CPUs in computers from around 2012, but it is believed that with more sugar forming the crystal, as well as providing the crystal with more electricity (Overvolting), an immense performance increase could be trigger (tested with 1.75 cubic cm cubes).

During tests the intelligence was entirely uncooperative, even blocking out entire brain regions, including the ones responsible for short term memory and speech, all while limiting access to long-term memory.

The first activation of the item occurred during a test with anomalous metals discovered in September of 2016. When the structure of the metal was analyzed a partly crystalline structure was discovered within the metals.
The structure was wrongfully identified as ordinary sugar. The item was swapped out during a standard cleaning.
Once the water was saturated the crystal started to reform. During a standard electronic conduction test the sugar started to move and entered the bloodstream of an on site researcher through a cut. It was noted that the anomaly first tried to provoke another shock, but when it noticed its energy discharging it played dead to inflict a wound upon the researcher to gain access to the electricity within the researchers nerve system. It ceased activity after embedding itself inside of the brain of the researcher and staid inactive until the psychological investigation of the researcher in which it actively interfered with questioning.

The phenomenon replicates by integrating newly forming sugar crystals into its structure. The Insurgency possess approximately 50 kilograms of the substance in doses of 0.25 grams per pill. Production of larger quantity is not considered a problem. The largest quantity that ever achieved simultaneous sentience was a 1.5 kilograms crystal that somehow acquired a AA battery. It grew 4 legs and escape into the kitchen, where it was attacked and shattered by agent [Data Removed], separating the sugar from the battery. In the aftermath a fine sugar dust was detected in the joints of the creatures legs. Whether this powdered sugar is a result of the movement or enables it is undetermined.

Update 1: After the incident a connection with the Molecular Philosophers Stone was suspected as the general intelligence and the behaviour of both anomalies seemed to be congruent. During the scanning of older MPS files a connection was discovered. A former researcher of the MPS project, Dr. Kandregon, hat noted two anomalies he had been working on prior to his integration into the Insurgency: "Sugar Dragon" and "Sentient Metal Cube". Both items are still expected to be in Foundation custody. Since Dr. Kendregon is currently not able to answer further questions these hints to the existence of the source of the anomaly are only noted for completion.

The metal the anomaly was extracted from did not show any further anomaly.
It was sugar, the metal was highly compacted sugar at least according to the molecular composition. Than the metal vanished overnight. Higher ups said not to worry about it.

Update 2: The ability of the sugar to form metal-like structures has been confirmed. Tests with people who are a host to the item show that all higher intelligence of the item becomes dormant once inside a host. Some other subjects developed split personalities. In one case the crystal tried escaping the body of its host, but was re-contained.

Update 3: It has been confirmed that exposing a subject to a high enough electric power-source can prompt the sugar to leave a host's body. This weakens the use of the anomaly as a field amnestic agent. This type of cure can be combated by linking the anomaly to an internal power-source. Battery implants were tested successfully. When containing members of GOIs the item is now to be used to dampen there memories outside of questioning-sessions to prevent escape attempts. It has been confirmed that caramel produced using the item looses 95% of the items abnormal properties. When in grain form the sugar caramelizes normally.
When in a metallic form the sugar withstood 1000 degrees Celsius for up to 16 hours, before the test was aborted.
The sugar caramelized in metallic form at around 6 minutes of exposure to temperatures above 1100 degrees Celsius.

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