"The haustoric implant is one of our crowning achievements in biological engineering. When this integrates with your nervous system it will gain a certain level of control over you, including the ability to manipulate your thoughts. So don't worry, even if you can't tell us the truth now you will soon."
The crowning achievement of Affini bioscience. Generally implanted around the central nervous system in their companions. Comprised of both ‘generic’ plant matter & a ‘core’ grown from the owner. It’s usually implanted as a minimally invasive surgery through the back of the neck, after which it’ll grow and expand, infiltrating and growing around the endocrine, nervous, and (to a lesser extent) muscular systems.
It can provide automatic & non automatic xenodrug dosages, will alter mind states & thoughts to some extent (not full ‘mind control’!), and can provide limited muscle control overrides.
The Haustoric Implants are controllable either by the injection of special control chemicals, or by remote (including complex multistage authentication)
Haustoric Implants can link up wirelessly with others to echo desired emotions into another or each other. Sometimes used with connivents when one is more trained than the other, to speed up the training of the other by making them experience directly how lovely obedience and submission feels!
They also attune the subject to their owner's rhythm, enhancing that affect immensely and fostering increased bonding, even without any additional xenodrugs.
Implants come in two parts, the “generic” and the “core”. The core contains harvested plant matter from one or more affini, which is then grown into the implant, either before or after implantation. Implants without a core are called “generics”. The core is the source of at least some of the “voices” that some florets report hearing.
Implants can also be used in conjugation with additional mods/implants to provide functional or cosmetic changes to the floret. This allows for catgirls, egg laying, etc etc
After the completion of the terran Cotyledon program, the expected failure rate of the terran Haustoric Implant is under fifty. Not fifty per-million or even per-billion, but under fifty total. Across all of time.
“Even with notes, I could not produce something as perfect as they. The Terran invocation of the Implant is an unparalleled work of art. The expected failure rate is under fifty. Not fifty per-million or even per-billion, but under fifty total. Across all of time. Katie, I cannot compete with those who have been working on these technologies for tens of thousands of years and refined the implants of ten thousand species."