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Black Pearl  image of black pearl

Black pearl is a common reagent in spells that involve travel, distance, propulsion or projection.Alchemical Uses:

A hobbyist alchemist may be able to manufacture a potion of refreshment using three black pearls.  With additional skill, he or she may also be able to make a potion of total refreshment using five black pearls.

Magery Uses:

Black pearl is used frequently in spells involving magical travel, and also in combat spells.

  • Third Circle: Fireball
  • Fourth Circle: Fire Field, Mana Drain, and Recall
  • Fifth Circle: Blade Spirits, Dispel Field, Mind Blast, and Poison Field
  • Sixth Circle: Energy Bolt, Mark, and Paralyze Field
  • Seventh Circle: Chain Lightening, Energy Field, Gate Travel, Mana Vampire, and Mass Dispel
  • Eighth Circle: Energy Vortex

Location:

Black pearl can be found in any shop selling reagents.

Blood Moss  image of blood moss

This reddish fungus is found mainly in marshlands and swamps.  It is known to focus the qualities of speed, animation and locomotion.

Alchemical Uses:

Blood Moss is used to increase dexterity and stamina.  A hobbyist may produce an agility potion using a single blood moss, and a novice alchemist can make a stronger version using three blood moss.

Magery Uses:

  • First Circle: Clumsiness
  • Second Circle: Agility and Magic, Untrap
  • Third Circle: Magic Lock, Telekinesis, Teleport, Unlock, and Wall of Stone
  • Fourth Circle: Recall
  • Fifth Circle: Incognito and Summon, Creature
  • Sixth Circle: Explosion, Invisibility, Mark, and Reveal Hidden
  • Seventh Circle: Chain Lightening, Mana Vampire, Meteor Swarm, and Polymorph

Location:

Blood moss can be found in any shop selling reagents.

Garlic  image of garlic

Few kitchens in Britannia are without this humble allium.  Legends of its protective powers extend back through the mists of time, and in modern magical  practice it is used in spells which protect the caster or a target and ward off or dispel a danger or evil.  For purposes of magic, the bulb of the plant is washed, peeled and ground into a paste.

Alchemical Uses:

Potions made of garlic are used to cure poison.  Anyone can create a lesser cure potion with a single bulb of garlic, which is capable of curing lesser poison.  A serious hobbyist can create a stronger version using three bulbs of garlic, which is capable of curing regular poison.  It takes an expert alchemist, and five bulbs of garlic, to produce a greater cure potion capable of curing any poison.

Magery Uses:

Garlic is used in most spells involving someone’s health.

  • First Circle: Create Food, Heal, Reactive Armor, and Weaken
  • Second Circle: Cure, Magic Trap, and Protection
  • Third Circle: Bless, Magic Lock, and Wall of Stone
  • Fourth Circle: Arch Cure, Arch Protection, Curse, and Greater Heal
  • Fifth Circle: Dispel Field, Incognito, Magic Reflection, and Paralyze
  • Sixth Circle: Dispel and Mass Curse
  • Seventh Circle: Mass Dispel
  • Eighth Circle: Resurrection

Location:

Garlic can be found in any shop stocking reagents.  Provisioners also frequently stock some garlic.

Ginseng  image of ginseng

As a magical reagent, ginseng focuses the powers of healing and enhancement.  However, its bitterness belies its restorative nature.  Before it can be used in magic ritual, the root of the plant should be boiled in the freshest water, cooled and brought back to a boil in fresh water no less than forty times.  With the last boiling, it is transformed into a heavy, strong-smelling syrup.

Alchemical Uses:

Ginseng potions are used to magically heal a person’s wounds.  A lesser-healing potion using a single ginseng root is easy enough to be produced by anyone.  An alchemy hobbyist can make a stronger version using three ginseng, and a journeyman alchemist can make the strongest known healing potion using seven ginseng roots.

Magery Uses:

  • First Circle: Create Food, Feeblemind, and Heal
  • Second Circle: Cure and Protection
  • Fourth Circle: Arch Cure, Arch Protection, and Greater Heal
  • Sixth Circle: Paralyze Field
  • Eighth Circle: Earthquake and Resurrection

Location:

Any shop that sells reagents is likely to have some ginseng.  Additionally, it is often stocked by provisioners.

Mandrake Root  image of a mandrake root

The powerful mandrake inhabits the dimmest groves of dankest swamps.  Once found, great care must be taken in uprooting it in order to keep the taproot intact, for the taproot is its locus of power.  The exposed root is then carefully boiled and dried. Mandrake is used in spells involving strength, power and energy.

Alchemical Uses:

Mandrake root is used to create potions that give one great strength.  A serious hobbist can use two mandrake roots to create a potion of strength.  An apprentice alchemist can create a greater strength potion using five mandrake roots.

Magery Uses:

Many of the known magical spells use mandrake root to power their effects.

  • First Circle: Create Food
  • Second Circle: Agility, Cunning, and Strength
  • Third Circle: Bless, Telekinesis, and Teleport
  • Fourth Circle: Arch Cure, Arch Protection, Greater Heal, Lightening, Mana Drain, and Recall
  • Fifth Circle: Blade Spirits, Magic Reflection, Mind Blast, Paralyze, and Summon Creature
  • Sixth Circle: Dispel, Explosion, Mark, and Mass Curse
  • Seventh Circle: Chain Lightening, Energy Field, Gate Travel, Mana Vampire, Mass Dispel, Meteor Swarm, and Polymorph
  • Eighth Circle: Earthquake, Energy Vortex, Summon Daemon, and all Summon Elemental spells.

Location:

Any reputable magic shop will stock mandrake root, however due its use in a great number of magic spells, one may frequently find shops sold out of mandrake root.

Nightshade  image of nightshade

The deadly nightshade, another denizen of the swamps, was christened for its strange, waxen flowers, which only bloom at night.  It should be carefully handled and prepared, for it is poisonous to the touch.  For magical preparations, it is either crushed or brewed into a tea.  As a reagent, nightshade focuses the powers of death, damage, poison and illusion.

Alchemical Uses:

All forms of poison use nightshade in one way or another, and poisons are the most varied potions in Britannia.  A weak poison potion is easy enough for anyone to make with a single nightshade.  A hobbyist can produce a normal-strength poison potion with two nightshade, and a journeyman alchemist can use four nightshade to make a strong poison.  Finally, a master alchemist is capable of producing the deadliest of poisons (save the touch of the poison elemental) using eight nightshade.

Magery Uses:

Nightshade is used primarily in spells that are intended to cause death.

  • First Circle: Clumsy, Feeblemind and Weaken
  • Second Circle: Cunning, Harm, and Strength
  • Third Circle: Poison
  • Fourth Circle: Curse
  • Fifth Circle: Blade Spirits, Incognito, Mind Blast, and Poison Field
  • Sixth Circle: Energy Bolt, Invisibility, and Mass Curse
  • Eighth Circle: Energy Vortex

Location:

You can find nightshade in any shop stocking reagents.

Spider’s Silk  image of spider's silk

Spider’s silk is as common as spiders are, but as fine and light as air.  Because of this, at least one ounce of it is required for a simple spell.  The spider’s silk concentrates the power to summon, conjure and bind.

Alchemical Uses:

Anyone can make a potion of nightsight from a single ounce of spider’s silk.

Magery Uses:

  • First Circle: Heal, Nightsight, and Reactive Armor
  • Second Circle: Harm and Magic Trap
  • Fourth Circle: Fire Field, Greater Heal, and Mana Drain
  • Fifth Circle: Dispel Field, Magic Reflection, Paralyze, Poison Field, and Summon Creature
  • Sixth Circle: Paralyze Field
  • Seventh Circle: Energy Field, Flamestrike, Mana Vampire, Meteor Swarm, and Polymorph
  • Eighth Circle: Summon Daemon and all versions of Summon Elemental

Location:

Spider’s silk can be found at any magic shop carrying reagents.

Sulfurous Ash  image of sulphurous ash

This pungent ash, created by violent volcanic disturbances, recalls the fiery and explosive energies of its origin.  It is uses in spells which create explosions, fire or light.

Alchemical Uses:

Sulfurous ash as a alchemical agent produces an explosive compound.  A weak explosion potion requiring three sulfurous ash can be produced by by just about anyone.  A novice alchemist can use five sulfurous ash to produce a slightly stronger explosion.  An expert alchemist can make the strongest explosion potion using ten sulfurous ash.

Magery Uses:

  • First Circle: Magic Arrow, Nightsight and Reactive Armor
  • Second Circle: Magic Trap and Untrap, and Protection
  • Third Circle: Magic Lock, and Magic Unlock
  • Fourth Circle: Arch Protection, Curse, Fire Field, and Lightening
  • Fifth Circle: Dispel Field and Mind Blast
  • Sixth Circle: Dispel, Mass Curse, and Reveal
  • Seventh Circle: Chain Lightening, Energy Field, Flamestrike, Gate Travel, Mass Dispel, and Meteor Swarm
  • Eighth Circle: Earthquake, Summon Daemon, and Summon Fire Elemental

Location:

Sulfurous ash is stocked by all reagent vendors in a safe form.