The World Of Khoras - Magic - Arcana - Alchemy

Triselda's Elixir of Landblight

Appearance Copper colored liquid.
Formula Dispersion Limited.
Frequency Rare
Formula Complexity Complex
Critical Ingredients Ilitheum Salt, Bugbane, Drellisian Crystal Powder
Preparation Time 12 days
Market Value 350 gold pieces per single dose bottle
Half Life One year.
Toxicity None.

Physical Description

Also known as the Elixir of Desolation and sometimes simply as Landblight. This potion is a coppery metallic color and has a foul smell. It is usually found in small clay bottles with a glass stopper strapped on by a leather harness.

History

Triselda was a talented 14th century grumman alchemist who was born amidst the Grumman Clan Wars of 1309 CY. Throughout her long career, she created many useful alchemical items. Her two greatest creations were Landblight and Nature's Spawning, created in 1377 and 1380 CY respectively. When a case of her potions was stolen, they found their way into the hands of a local duke who used both potions to attack a rival. The landblight potion was used to destroy farmland while the Nature's Spawning potion was used destroy the rival's castle.

Horrified that her work had been turned into a weapon, she destroyed all bottles of those two potions and burned the recipes to both. The duke imprisoned her and demanded that she make more. She refused. Threatened with torture, she finally relented but then used the lab to concoct a poison and killed herself rather than give in. Unbeknownst to her, her treacherous apprentice had made copies of both formulae. It took him years to learn enough alchemy to actually make them correctly. He eventually sold both potions to different wizards over the years. The formulae for both potions are complex and difficult to make so they have been generally restricted to powerful sorcerers with a great talent in alchemy. These two formulae are now known to only a few wizards and guilds.

Enchantment

This liquid is the bane of all vegetation. If this potion is poured onto the ground, it will destroy all plant life. A single drop will kill all plant life in a 2 meter radius. An entire bottle will kill everything within a 200 meter radius. Furthermore, nothing will grow in the contaminated soil for a full year. This potion is a very effective weapon against any plant based creature. Even a small splash of this liquid will cause tremendous acidic burns on such a creature and a full bottle would be lethal.

If consumed by any person, the potion will cause severe stomach cramps, vomiting and weakness which lasts for several hours.

If mixed with Triselda’s Elixir of Nature’s Spawning, the two potions will explode. Based on anecdotal evidence, the explosion is powerful enough to shatter windows, knock down walls and cause severe personal injury. If the two potions mentioned above are both consumed within one hour, the results are similar… in other words, lethal and messy.

Drellis Effect Response

This potion will not function during a Drellis phase.

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