Prof. Mordecai Erasmus Oglethorpe, the 5th day of November in the year 1879, in the company of the troubleshooters in the hamlet of Sutter’s Flats:
This small hamlet has had its share of activity as of late. We were fortunate enough to have an encounter with a creature known as a chupacabra when we were newly arrived, and even more fortunate still to have taken the care to preserve the anatomy of greatest scientific interest. Although quite small and relatively limited in terms of equipment, I was able to learn a great deal about the creature through dissection and experimentation with various tissues. I would, of course, be able to learn a great deal more if we can capture the next specimen alive, which would provide opportunity for a more in-depth examination of the biological and neurological functioning of such an intriguing creature.
One unexpected discovery during my post-mortem inspection of the chupacabra glandular system was an enzyme with exciting properties. This unique liquid was extracted from what appears to be a central organ of the creature. The prehensile proboscis of the chupacabra, which resembles an extremely powerful and muscled tentacle ending in an orifice resembling that of a lamprey, is directly connected to a large organ occupying the space where heart, lungs, and other organs in other large vertebrates are typically located. This organ appears to serve multiple functions of those primary organs, as well as being enmeshed with a large section of the creature’s spine. Central to this fascinating organ is a gland at the base where blood is taken in from prey, and the secretions of this gland are thought to mix with the fresh blood as it is ingested.
Upon closer examination of this liquid, it appears to have a catalytic effect upon the fresh blood. Further experimentation revealed this enzyme had a similar effect upon ghost rock powder, facilitating solubility of ground ghost rock , which enables the creation of elixirs containing stable ghost rock solutions. I was able to extract approximately 2 quarts of enzyme, which should enable the creation of approximately 2 gallons of ghost rock solution. Such a stable solution opens a number of exciting avenues of medical applications. Although I currently don’t have the equipment of facilities to conduct a proper experiment, I anticipate a strong synergistic effect when utilizing the rejuvenation chamber and the elixir in tandem.