Just thought I’d share an idea I had for a weapon in Gold’s arsenal, since I’ll be gone for a bit
>Gold soldier serum/gold serum
This serum is a much weaker version of an ancient metal serum that could create powerful warriors out of a planet’s natural native life
Instead of creating hyper-competent evolved soldiers who are loyal to the metal empire, this serum instead is only capable of increasing the speed and strength of those its injected into, as well as providing a small healing factor. In order to ensure that these new soldiers will be loyal to Gold, the serum will affect the brain of the infected being, suppressing much of their intelligence and giving them a cult like devotion to gold, in order to make sure that these new soldiers will blindly follow gold’s orders without ever questioning them, with the only downside being that these soldiers have the intelligence of a sapient lemming.
Luckily for Stella, the serum can be cured, and because she’s a gold, the soldiers will follow her. Unfortunately for Stella, until she finds a cure, she’ll have to deal with a bunch of incredibly strong and fast idiots who just want to make her happy, but have a very stupid way of showing it
Gold has also been known to use this serum on prisoners, making them both incapable and unwilling to escape