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Cognivia

Perplex City's foremost cognitive enhancers company

A pharmaceutical company specializing in cognitive enhancement products - in other words, pills that make you smarter. Their most popular product is Ceretin, much favoured by the people of Perplex City, though they also make a number of other drugs enhancing different mental functions. Cognivia is also heavily involved in medical research and in drug testing at the PCAG.

 
 

1111

26 Jan 07

Kurt starts pill-popping in the hothouse that is the police nerve centre. Violet is permitted to join the rescue attempt. And the Cube Hunters come through with the answer to the triangulation data: the Third Power's signals are coming from the 110th floor of Ascendancy Point.

Prepare for the assault: Tuesday Jan 30th, 7pm GMT.

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Champaign Takes the PCAG Championship

15 Jan 07

Teenage genius Myra Champaign wins the PCAG title - and is rather annoying.

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Oversight Committee Members Appointed

16 Nov 06

The Council chooses a handful of worthies and toadies to keep the Academy in line. Garnet is among them.

Sente is not impressed. Quote of the day: "A dog on a leash doesn't care how colourful the strap is."

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A year on

10 Oct 06

Scarlett reminisces about her previous visit to Viendenbourg, but there isn't much room for nostalgia. There is trepidation and sadness and that lingering sense of guilt one has after killing a man.

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The Actor

4 May 06

Kurt has a lot of explaining to do. He lied to us. Now he has to back-pedal and fill us in on what he's been hiding.

Miranda told him she had Barrow-Feld Syndrome. Like a gent, he covered up her embarrassing condition, lying about her location when she was supposedly going for an experimental course of treatment at Cognivia - even when one session coincided with Cymbalisty's death. Of course, Miranda was actually on the Ceretin 6 trial, saving up her tablets before poisoning hapless Isaac.

Kurt only discovered this when he used Miranda's login to look for any extra info on the Cognivia website this afternoon. And as soon as he used her login, Miranda was alerted and tried to get out of town.

He doesn't want her arrested - the police can't entirely be trusted - but he has registered Miranda as a missing person, meaning that any sightings of her on public transport will be reported to him. That should slow her down. And when he catches up with her...


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...breaks loose

4 May 06

In a hurry, Kurt gives us a quick update on the afternoon's revelations: Miranda killed Cymbalisty, and Kurt was an unwitting accomplice. She's now on the run, but Kurt has reported her as a 'missing person', which means the city's surveillance cameras are looking for her. And that means she can't use public transport. So the (wo)manhunt begins...

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Looking for the Outlier

4 May 06

Kurt says he's thought of a risky way of hacking into Cognivia and maybe finding out who the outlier is. He'll try it later today.

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All About Ceretin Six

3 May 06

Kurt gives his assessment of the Ceretin 6 paper. In his opinion, it indicates that one person on the trial hasn't been taking their medicine. And that suggests that somebody was hoarding their pills in order to give Cymbalisty his overdose.

So the 'outlier' in the trial is likely to be our murderer. At least, that's Kurt's theory.

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Ceretin 6

2 May 06

Anna proudly presents the Ceretin 6 research paper, fresh from Oistin's sweaty palms. Was it worth all the effort? Take a look and decide for yourself.

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Movement

2 May 06

Oistin's bizarre research project draws to a close (meaning we'll finally get hold of the Ceretin 6 paper) and Miranda comes home from her trip. Kurt's missed her, poor love.

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Making Excuses

28 Apr 06

Anna apologises for being a bit slack. She posts news of Oistin's third and final test - go and enjoy the role-playing!

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Oistin's Research

24 Apr 06

Anna's colleague, Oistin Meade, has released his psychological study - more like a personality test, really - and is asking people to participate.

Take a couple of minutes and visit his little questionnaire here to do your bit, and maybe Oistin will hand over that Ceretin 6 research paper at last.

(Be warned - Oistin is definitely on the eccentric side of genius.)

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Unexpected Fortune

19 Apr 06

In order to get hold of the forthcoming report on Ceretin 6, Anna does a deal with a Natural Sciences researcher named Oistin Meade. She offers to help him contact the Cube Hunters on Earth and conduct a study of some kind. No news on how that will work yet...

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Cognivia, and a crowd

13 Apr 06

Kurt suspects that trouble is brewing at Cognivia - possibly in connection with Cymbalisty's death - and Miranda goes away for a couple of weeks, leaving Kurt all on his ownsome.

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Cognivia Shareholder Report

10 Apr 06

Here's the text of the Cognivia report - more of an update than a full-on annual report, fortunately, though it does include one or two hints that all is not well in the land of cognitive enhancement.

There's also a tantalising last line regarding the latest generation of Ceretin: "Proof copies of the forthcoming C6 research paper will be available to CE professionals in April 269."

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Tippy's revenge

10 Apr 06

Cube Hunter 'badbarry' emails Tippy, suggesting that she should give us Helix Hesh's password to his private files. Tippy, in the spirit of gleeful vengeance, duly obliges (albeit in a slightly elliptical way).

A quick bit of guesswork reveals the password to be appassionato. And that gives us access to Hesh's copy of the recent Cognivia shareholder report. To take a peek at some of Helix Hesh's other files you'll need to log in to the Hesh Intranet file system with the password s3cur1tyh0l3.

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Cognivia

8 Apr 06

Anna's been talking to Kurt, and she reckons we need to get hold of the recently released Cognivia shareholder report. She hasn't been able to grab one herself - shareholders only - but she does overhear Tippy mention that Helix Hesh is an investor.

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Nuru Petitions PCAG for Requalification

6 Apr 06

Banned drug cheat Jackson Nuru begs for forgiveness (and reinstatement) after his disqualification from last year's games. Is he really a reformed character?

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Mother of Four Gains 'Whole New Life' in Drug Trials

3 Apr 06

A medical breakthrough is helping one woman cope with the pain of Barrow-Feld Syndrome - a terrible disease that corrupts the moral and logical components of the brain. A full cure seems some way off, however.

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Cognivia Drops on Report

3 Apr 06

Sentinel news in brief: Shares in Cognivia dropped 7% today on the release of the company's shareholder report. Analysts say that the pharamceutical giant has failed to show any true innovation lately, instead relying on incremental improvements to its existing products or new, niche drugs with very limited potential markets.

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Cause of death

3 Apr 06

Kurt gives his own analysis of the police records regarding Cymbalisty's death. He's particularly suspicious of the 'possible black market Ceretin' found in Cymbalisty's blood. Surely the police would be able to recognise most black market versions?

Having said that, Kurt's still not convinced that this is proof of foul play. Nor does he know how he and Anna can proceed in their investigation.

At least this hiatus gives him more time to go running and hang out with Miranda. (The lad deserves a break.)

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Ceretin: creating the next generation

24 Mar 06

Cognivia give us an insight into the testing programme of the next two generations of Ceretin (5 and 6).

Reading between the lines, it sounds like there might be a delay or two in the process...

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Eliminating the black-market danger

22 Mar 06

Following recent bad press about black-market drugs, Cognivia publishes a feature on how much they're doing to combat the problem.

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Remapping

13 Mar 06

Kurt is not impressed by the Cube Hunters' insulting emails. He won't be bullied into helping Anna, and frankly, it seems like he's been taken for granted. He is meeting Anna again, though.

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Counterpoint

10 Mar 06

The Cube Hunters on Earth give Kurt a hard time over his refusal to help Anna hack into the police website. He quotes the Cymbalisty public enquiry in his own defence. He's not budging.

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Keeping the PCAG drug-free

8 Mar 06

Cognivia publish a feature about how they help the PCAG to test for cognitive enhancers and other cheats. They seem pretty thorough.

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Council Ignoring Dangerous Drug Trade

23 Feb 06

The Sentinel leads the campaign against black-market drugs. Why aren't the Council, PCAG and the police doing more to stop this evil trade?

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Harrowak Forced to Offer Resignation

24 Jan 06

A senior public figure is forced from office when it is revealed he suffers from a degenerative brain disease, Barrow-Feld Syndrome. It sounds like Barrow-Feld sufferers are rather stygmatised in PXC society.

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Iona Interviews... Dale Robarding

12 Jan 06

The 'face of Cognivia' talks about his PCAG career, the drugs debate and the future of Ceretin.

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Progress

3 Jan 06

The Cube Hunters' book is going to be published! So Violet finally has access to the Granier diary, starting tomorrow - that's if Cymbalisty can drag himself away from Miranda long enough and doesn't drool on the pages. Violet also notices Cymbalisty's old friend Anna Heath (of the Cube Retrieval Team) hanging around.

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Developments

14 Dec 05

No luck with the juniors - looks like Violet will have to work with Cymbalisty when she finally gets access to the Grainer diary. Kurt, however, seems to be getting lucky with Miranda. And maybe Violet has her eye on Jason...

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Iona Interviews... Myra Champaign

11 Nov 05

PCAG prodigy Myra defends her uses of cognitive enhancement to get ahead in the Games.

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Upcoming Viard Album Should Be Banned

3 Oct 05

The Sentinel calls for Viard's new album to be banned before it is even released by Hesh Records. The album is said to employ experimental techniques to alter the listener's thought processes. The newspaper is horrified and calls for the Council to act.

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Iona Interviews... Ryan Cahill

29 Sep 05

267 PCAG champion Cahill talks about his poor start to the year, the Cube theft, cognitive enhancement and the rumours surrounding his relationship with pop star Joya.

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Champaign Falls, Cahill Climbs

12 Sep 05

PCAG star Ryan Cahill trounces child prodigy Myra Champaign. Anger still surrounds Champaign's past cognitive medical treatment.

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Champaign Accepted into Competition

31 May 05

Child prodigy Myra is allowed to compete in PCAG competitions, despite having had cognitive therapy earlier in life. It's a bit of a grey area.

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PCAG Ejects Nuru

21 Mar 05

The PCAG bans Jackson Nuru from competition for using cognitive enhancers.

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