The term Tranq covers an array of synthetic, alcoholic chemdistillates made by the low-hive masses of the Golgenna Reach Sub-sector of the Calixis Sector. The techniques for producing tranq have been carried throughout the sector by crew-scum, criminals, and most importantly the troops of the Astra Militarum.
Drinking tranq numbs the body and mind, which provides a very different feeling than being drunk on amasec, rotgut, or other spirits. Though similar in the end result, the effects of tranq are unpleasant, depressive, and require an acquired taste.
- Only War: Core Rulebook (RPG), pg. 200