Cheliax, Empire of Devils

Reanimation Project Status Report (Update 1)

Notes of Dr. Herbert West

Cheliax Medical Association

Research and Development Department

Westcrown Chapter

Project Status Report

Report Date

Project Name

Prepared By

Starday, Lamushan 21, 4716

Humanoid Corpse Reanimation

Herbert West, M.D.

Status Summary

Reanimation of Motor Functions

Project Overview

Task

% Done

Due Date

Driver

Notes

Preserve Vital Organs

100%

N/A

Alchemy

Complete Success

Preserve Muscle Tone

100%

N/A

Alchemy

Complete Success

Preserve Skeletal Integrity

100%

N/A

Alchemy

Complete Success

Reanimate Recently Deceased

90%

N/A

Alchemy

Corpse Successfully Reanimated. Motor Functions Only, No Cognitive Ability.

Budget Overview

 

Category

Spent

% of Total

On Track?

Notes

Preserve Vital Organs

250 gp

68%

Yes

Under Budget

Preserve Muscle Tone

500 gp

75%

Yes

Under Budget

Preserve Skeletal Integrity

500 gp

75%

Yes

Under Budget

Reanimate Recently Deceased

5000 gp

100%

Yes

Budget Exceeded

Risk and Issue History

Issue

Assigned To

Date

Preserve Vital Organs: Possible Contamination with Embalming Fluids, Possible Needle Stick Hazards

Grigori Strand, M.D.

Completed

Preserve Muscle Tone: Possible Contamination with Embalming Fluids, Possible Needle Stick Hazards

Henry Jekyll, M.D.

Completed

Preserve Skeletal Integrity: Possible Contamination with Embalming Fluids, Possible Needle Stick Hazards

Faranell Bornstein, M.D.

Completed

Reanimate Recently Deceased: Possible Contamination with Fluids Draining from Orifices, Possible Needle Stick Hazards, Possible Damage to Lower Back Due to Heavy Lifting

Herbert West, M.D.

Completed

Conclusions/Recommendations

I have successfully reanimated a corpse. My reagent was missing an ingredient, synthesized liquid from a reptile pituitary gland. Reptiles are some of the oldest living life forms on the planet, and have remained largely as they were since the beginning of time. That liquid contains the essence of life that I needed. That along with my personal reagent has reenergized the alchemical properties of the brain.

However, reanimation isn’t successful in the regard that resurrection is the final goal. The bodily functions have been reanimated, but no apparent cognitive ability was seen in the test subject. The test subject had been deceased for several days prior to experimenting. It is possibly, that internal organ decay is a cause of the loss of cognitive ability. Not to mention, the reanimated corpse was extremely crude and clunky; it did not move as people move typically move.

More testing and observation will need to be made. It is yet unknown whether or not the reanimated life form can respond to verbal commands or will perform simple tasks. The reanimated life form, unfortunately, was put down after it violently attacked a laboratory assistant. I believe, it may have a slim memory, since the laboratory assistant was the individual responsible for its death in the first place. Perhaps only memories of events right before death is all the reanimated life form can remember.

I will conduct more tests and note my observations down. This is still breakthrough research. The fact that I can now say I can allow the recently deceased to get back up and walk is nothing to disregard.

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