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« on: 01 January 2007, 12:39:19 »


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Bakk, a popular gnomish invention, is a fluid used on torches, actually it is used to soak a rag with it and some oil and then the rag would be put on the rod-shaped piece of wood that we call a torch. The very special property of this, on the first look ordinary transparent-gray liquid, is that it deletes smoke from the torch by a special procedure described later in this very text.

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« Reply #1 on: 02 January 2007, 04:55:14 »

Arceon, if you'd head over to the herbarium I think i've got a workable entry that I could tie into this. I'd need  to see the draft to see how this would work out between the two. At the momment the plant is only used by mullogs. Some part of the plant could be a base component for your torch fluid.
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« Reply #2 on: 02 January 2007, 05:01:00 »

*sniffs* Smells like cooperation...
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« Reply #3 on: 02 January 2007, 05:22:06 »

You understand, of course, that your Foxglass entry will have to be changed then and at the end approved. If you would like to change your entry and wait for it to get approved then we can work something out together.

About the draft:
An idea would be that the liquid is on someway squashed from the transparent parts of the plant. What do you think Niccoli?
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« Reply #4 on: 02 January 2007, 05:57:45 »

the leaves of the plant or the flowers would probably do. swamp dwelling plants would probably have a fair bit of moisture overall. Could be the substance that makes the leaves poisonous.
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« Reply #5 on: 03 January 2007, 00:12:42 »

Would this plant be like citronella candles and torches?
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« Reply #6 on: 03 January 2007, 06:33:10 »

Citronella candles and suchlike as I understand only have the purpose of driving off biting insects and the like. It's still parafin wax and other hydrocarbons.
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« Reply #7 on: 03 January 2007, 10:04:10 »

Hmm, if it comes from a plant it might be worth describing a particular smell that comes from it - in the same way as citronella, but probably (hopefully!) not as strong! 

The way to make it should probably be fairly complicated, I imagine, as Gnomes are our Santharian chemists and scientists.  It could well involve several stages of decanting, different colour changes, boiling and other strange, pseudo-scientific seeming processes!  I found a neat site just now, with this list of alchemical processes which might help to fire your imagination...

Just my two sans worth - hope it helps  :)  Enjoy your writing, Arceon!
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« Reply #8 on: 04 January 2007, 03:16:15 »

Cool!!!
Thanks Grunok!
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« Reply #9 on: 04 January 2007, 15:20:31 »

That link should be posted to the Resources Thread, pretty please, Grunok!  It's amazing and will probably start Artimidor and me off on another alchemical ramble if we aren't disciplined...

(Everyone, remember there is a Team Project underway in the Team Forum and go see what you can contribute!)
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« Reply #10 on: 16 February 2007, 04:44:17 »

NOTE TO SELF: ALCHEMICAL PROCESSES USED IN THIS ENTRY(possibly with name change,) MORE WILL BE ADDED LATER :
REMINDER TO SELF: Check the alchemy entry

2. Albification
The making of the matter in the alchemical work become white.

3. Ablution
The purification of a substance by successive washings with a liquid.

9. Ceration
The making of a substance to soften and appear like wax. This is often accomplished by continually adding a liquid and heating.

15. Cohobation
The frequent removal of the moist component of a substance by heating. Often the moist component (or some other liquid) is added and the process continued.

22. Concoction
The cooking or heating of a mixture of substances at a moderate heat for an extended period.

24. Conglutination
The conversion of a substance into a gluey mass, often by a putrefaction.

25. Conjunction
The joining of two opposite components, often seen as the union of the male and female, the subtle and gross, or even the elements.

34. Deliquium
The reduction of a solid placed in a damp place to a liquid by its absorbing water from the air.

53. Exhalation
The release of a gas or air from a substance

57. Filtration
The process or removing the grosser parts of a substance by passing through a strainer, filter or cloth.

63. Glutination
Turning a substance into a gluey, glutinous mass.

72. Inceration
The making of a substance into a soft waxy consistency, usually by combining it with water

77. Liquefaction
The turning of a solid material into a liquid, either by melting or dissolving.

88. Pulverisation
The breaking down of a substance to smaller fragments through being repeatedly struck with a blunt instrument, such as a hammer, or mallet.

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