‘Tabula Peryodiq’ of Santharia represent
those substances of matter in solid, gaseous, or liquid form as they are known
to the sentient beings of the Kingdom.
All substances belong to one of the four elemental
categories – the most commonly-agreed upon have been used, as there is still
much dispute among alchemists as to the exact classifications. Where there are
two names given, the first is Gnomic
or Tharian, the second the so-called Terran nomenclature.
Please see the Tabula Elemene’s index page for the ‘Great Diamante’, which shows
many (if not all) common substances in relationship to each other as
gnomish alchemists have classified them within
the Trej Blaks (three of our four Elements. Gnomes
consider Fire as a fourth grouping but less important
than the other three). Some Trigusteme (practical, or applied) alchemists have
adopted two broad categories for substances: aceeds (AH-seeds - ‘peaks’) or
alchalines (AL-kal-eye-nez - ‘vales’).
These Gnomic words are used to
describe an esoteric way in which the fluid forms of the substances interact
with each other on a peculiar sliding scale, and in which, for some mysterious
reason, the centre or ‘balance point’ is defined by – of all things – purple
kail. Common natron and saleratys are also set at the centre of this scale; for
further details we suggest you contact your local
Broadly, however, aceeds seem to be substances from which the
gnomish) body detects a burning or sour sensation, while alchalines are
‘softer’. Blood, milk, urine, saliva, and so on are all grouped as alchalines,
while wudaigre, kitrauhre juice,
Spirit of Etherus, and Baveran aceed
(produced when salts are converted to soda ash and the waste product dissolved
in water) are all classified as aceeds.
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