The Orm Conservation Fluid (or Ormelin) is a half-clear brown mixture of several common plants and minerals, used to preserve and refine dead orms to be used in healing processes, suitable for bruises, aches and other wounds. It is rather easy to create compared to other healing potions and ointments, and the ingredients are rather common. Ormelin is usually stored in green bottles with a wide spout where the orms and the fluid are poured in/out. When the bottle is full, it seems dark, and with spots of color where the orms are floating and connected with the glass (red for Fire Orms, more bluish for Snow Orms, and so on).
Ormelin is a fluid
which is a bit sticky, a bit
more than good, dark beer, attaching to skin and clothes upon touch, and
therefore it won’t go away, and help the wound heal for a longer period, until
the gentle touch of water. A good example
of its effectivness is to spill
a bit of it on a bench, then sitting on it. After a while, you should be able to
rise, and the bench will be attached to your “upper thigh” (its advisable to
keep some water nearby so you can get rid of it).
Ormelin is half-clear and brownish (the color depending on strength, when stronger, it is deeper brown (note: don't mistake for beer/ale!), and it often adapts a faint coloring from the orms, like giving it a blue glow if it got snow orms in it, or a faint black touch accoridng to the ajan orms.
Ormelin got a strong acid smell, mixed up with a touch of metal, and a rather strong, salty touch. It is, in other words, smelly, and it is rather easy to pick those who are using it out of a crowd (not if it’s a lot of sweaty men in rusty armor). It smells much as an old, sweaty and rusty chainmail.
Ormelin tastes foul, in fact far worse than it smells, with a faint metallic touch, the salty taste and the dominating acidness. After all, it’s in the nature of medicine to taste vile.
Usage. The Orm Conservation Fluid is used as a healing potion and ointment on bruises and wounds. Its sticky nature keeps it in place on the wound and working for a long time, healing it by far faster, steadier and more thoroughly than many other means of healing. Additionally Oremelin also takes care of most infections, reducing the harm they can do dramatically.
It is not necessary to put Ormelin directly on the wound, as to take a sip from the bottle aids the healing a bit more, and strengthening the blood. When you have bled a lot, enough to kill you, a deep sip from an Ormelin bottle may strengthen the blood enough to keep you through the night. Some healers and alchemists claim that the fluid doesn’t strengthen the blood much, but rather creates more of it.
If you use the fluid directly on a wound, the orms are placed on the wound, attached to it by the fluid. The orms are the main source for the healing, but some of it are passed down into the fluid, and it is therefore not necessary to place it on non-critical wounds.
Below you can find a list how to make Ormelin fluid, along with the ingredients (the recipe is for an amount about 2 mugs):
Boil the water in an iron pot. When it's
boiling, add the
sap and the
leaves. Put a lid in the pot and let it boil for 35 minutes. Make sure that
leaves and roots are cooked asunder. If not, squash them with a fork, and boil 5
minutes more. Then add the redberry juice and the pinch of iron. Let it boil for
20 minutes and add the
another 10-15 minuteslet
it cool down, and pour it into a glass flask.
When it’s cooled down, it is possible to add grapes, sugar or berries to get rid of some of the foul taste.
Origin/History. Some 50 years ago, a peddler came over an old and worn tome in his attic, written in some archaic letters. Anyway, the peddler couldn’t make much out of it, and sold it to an interested group of scholars. The scholars managed to read the book, and found out that it mainly dealed with "rubbish" about orms. But at least some of the passages found in the tome where of value. Detailed information on the orms, and a recipe of a spell about how to make orms grow rapidly and make them do the caster's bidding were found, and finally, how to use the orms for healing purposes. The knowledge of this fluid spread rapidly, and after a few years turned out to be an accepted healing-source among most healers and doctors.
Information provided by The Akorn