Jet (Fallout 3)
|For an overview of jet in the various Fallout games, see jet.|
When Myron first encountered the Mordinos, they were farming peyote cacti and selling it to tourists as the "Reno Experience." Unfortunately, as Myron explains, peyote trips last too long, and profit is generated by fast turnaround and a high addiction rate. Furthermore, the climate was far too ravaged and irradiated to grow anything but the hardiest of plants. So, Myron began delving into growing shrooms, since hallucinogens have low overhead and thrive in plentiful brahmin dung. From there, Myron began experimenting with derivatives of lysergic acid diethylamide, psilocybin and THC. However, the Mordinos still desired something harder and more addictive that would also fill the user with energy so they could gain control of Redding and their miners. The solution to the problem came from the brahmin dung fertilizer itself.
In the pre-War days, big, meat companies had experimented with a cheap protein extract for growing food. However, the extract came with a few problems. Any bacterial contamination (even from common skin bacteria) resulted in a complex mutational reaction, ruining any meat made from the process and turning it all into an amphetamine, so, entire meat-crop yields had to be abandoned. To cut their losses, the meat companies fed the extract to their cattle.
Using left over extract before the war to feed their brahmin in the shroom caves, Myron soon discovered that the fumes generated from dung of brahmin fed the contaminated protein extract was enough to achieve the effect the Modrinos wanted. By placing the contaminated brahmin dung in large vats, Myron and the Mordinos were finally able to begin producing the potent drug they had been after. About a hundred slaves were killed in initial testing of jet —mostly results of heart attacks, cerebral hemorrhages, and psychotic episodes— but jet was ultimately finalized for public consumption.
Thanks to Myron and jet, the Mordino family were able to build their chem empire. Grateful, they supplied their boy-genius with anything he wanted, usually whores and drugs. The Stables research team would further Myron's work, hoping to create a stronger and even more potent version, codenamed jet beta. However, the results were unsuccessful, as they couldn't quite get the kinks out (e.g., nasal bleeding, extreme hallucinations, heart attacks), though they did achieve in increasing the duration of its high - from 15 to 60 minutes.
Myron would die less than a year after the Chosen One defeated the Enclave, somewhat ironically stabbed to death by a jet addict in a bar at the Den. While no one remembered that Myron created jet or even remembers his name, his creation would live on, even spreading to the Capital Wasteland, where Murphy would produce an even more potent version, named 'ultrajet', designed for use by ghouls.
Meanwhile, in the Mojave Wasteland, some of the more scientifically enlightened learned about the secrets of the ultrajet and sought to make it themselves and home chemists developed a potent form of jet called rocket. This form of jet, however, is not produced on any sort of mass scale, due in part to the formula eluding the grasp of Great Khan chemists.
This is the most common and basic form of jet, which all other variations are based off of.
- Leo Stahl, if the player chooses to blackmail him during the unmarked quest Leo's Drug Habit
- Wasteland Junkie
- Cindy Cantelli at A Quick Fix
- Doc Church
- Doc Hoff
- Doctor Banfield
- Doctor Barrows and Nurse Graves
- Ahzrukhal at his shop in Underworld
- Lying around randomly at Dukov's Place
- Looted from the trogs in The Pitt (The Pitt add-on)
- Lying around the Supply Plant and in Uptown, though most of the jet in Uptown must be stolen (The Pitt add-on)
- On a mannequin in Uptown (The Pitt add-on)