Sour Wine
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Item: Sour Wine
Size: Currently ≈50000 L available and ≈100000 L unaccounted for
Type: Wine-like substance
Living: No
Sentient: No
Potential/Current Hazards Fire(s) around large amounts of the substance are to be avoided
Required Wear/Weaponry N/A
Location: Deployed in small units worldwide
Reported Anomaly: Non Explosive Fuel Life Extension


The item is to be substituted for gasoline and other liquid fuels in all appropriate Chaos Insurgency operations where such fuel would normally be needed. In most regions, transporting the substance to its point of deployment is cheaper and less traceable than acquiring local gasoline.

Since the substance is not explosive it is also a lot less dangerous to handle in large quantities. It may also be used as a water source, although it is recommended to extract the water from the substance before consumption.

Its natural taste, in combination with its negligible effects on the health of a human body may make it a slightly ineffective torture device.


All deployed instances of the item are hereby recalled for testing of a possible secondary effect.

All operations using the substance as fuel are to be halted and restocked with ordinary gasoline. The substance is then to be turned over to the nearest Insurgency facility from where it is to be collected, to be placed into save storage in Bathtub-05.


The item is a substance similar to wine. Differences to ordinary wine only become apparent when the item is carbon dated or ingested. Trying to carbon date the item has failed as it does not contain even traces of radioactive elements.

The item is sour to the taste and has been compared to liking an alkaline battery. No negative effects on a subjects health were observed. The substance only contains minimal amounts of alcohol (0.3%). Surprisingly the substance still has disinfecting properties similar to wine with 10% alcohol content.

The item is also burnable under normal atmospheric pressure and temperatures. The item burns with almost no residue and only minimal carbon emissions.

Apparently the item splits its water content into hydrogen and oxygen, but only releases oxygen into the environment. This phenomena has diminishing returns if the wine is watered-down.

The Insurgency came into possession of the wine after an outside investor had bought several tanker trucks with supposedly bad wine and had donated their content to the Insurgency in 2017. The investor was aware of the item's abilities, but chose not to disclose them to the Insurgency. When trying to locate the exact origin of the wine, [REDACTED] prohibited further investigation.


During a desert deployment, a half-empty canister of the substance was found with a note attached that claimed that the item had a rejuvenating effect.

When the local commander ordered a test on one of the local civilians (man, in his late 80, no clear age was given/recorded), it was discovered that the wine did have the claimed property of rejuvenating by two to three years per liter. Tests on more civilians showed that this was consisted regardless of age.

The field officer who wrote the note could not be found out. Although drinking fuel is not prohibited, doing so might indicate a disorder of some sort. Investigations are ongoing.

The loss of years until the secondary property was discovered is approximately 100000 years or 50000 L. The lose of these amounts are documented and confirmed and do not count into the amounts currently unaccounted for.

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