Stocking The Alchemist's Shelves

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  1. papa_dog_1999

    papa_dog_1999 Well-Known Member

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    For the ultimate in birth 'control':
    -Cordials of sex choosing - male.
    -Cordials of sex choosing - female.

    Yes, it would work on any form of animal:
    Just waiting for that prize stallion to be born?
    Tired of sons and need a daughter to marry into a rich family?

    Could be used for pest control:
    Too many rats for the cat to handle?
    Poisons no good 'cause you don't want meow-meow to eat a poisoned rat?
    Set out rat bait traited with this little wonder. Boy rats can't have babies?
     
  2. Frigo

    Frigo New Member

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    Besides, there are MAGICKAL mushrooms out there :)
     
  3. Xiao_Caity

    Xiao_Caity New Member

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    Arthgon: In order, Already working on it, no, FUCK no, wouldn't work in my magic system, already got something similar.

    Puppy: :-o Gah... just... no. Thank god I already wrote a no polymorph thing into my magic system.
     
  4. DarkFool

    DarkFool Nemesis of the Ancients

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    How about tossing in like a gnome, goblin, or little mechanical assistants. Oh, and I know that a little mechanical assistant like that wouldn't be super useful, but I think that's the point. That, and the fact I find bottle gnomes adorable. ^__^
     
  5. papa_dog_1999

    papa_dog_1999 Well-Known Member

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    No, no, no. You misunderstand.
    It doesn't change the sex.
    It just guarantees that the egg is fertilized and develops into the chosen sex.
     
  6. wobbler

    wobbler Well-Known Member

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    Bootle Gnomes are the best:)

    I have my mind set on building a gnome.dec :p


    But Xiao, you could get like, ...

    Shit I'm all out of ideas.
     
  7. GarmGarf

    GarmGarf New Member

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    But of course! Which is why I included that my piece was of my canon; not a universal implementation.

    It's just that Frigo made reference to different mechanics for alchemy and the submission of my piece was just my little way of stating that I understand where Frigo was coming from.

    And in an attempt to be more directly constructive:

    - Balance (Scales)
    - Scrolls
    - Sandpaper
    - Chests
    - Lamps
    - Globe
    - Skulls
    - Mortar and pestle
    - Medallions
    - Stones

    Anyways, here are some random pictures which may stimulate inspiration:

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  8. Grakelin

    Grakelin New Member

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    I wonder if the TA-ites can demand royalties from this novel.
     
  9. DarkFool

    DarkFool Nemesis of the Ancients

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    Meh, I'm happy to help her with this... because I'll probably do the same once I get into scenario-building for my webcomic.
     
  10. Philes

    Philes Well-Known Member

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    Have dildos on the wall, racked up like shotguns in my grandfather's garage.

    They'd never see it coming.
     
  11. Xiao_Caity

    Xiao_Caity New Member

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    o_O There is some frightening shit in this thread. I'm so *proud*.

    DarkFool: Elemental assistants. Gwen has a Sylph who's completely brainless, and her friend (sorta) Fenrir has a little Gnome/Goblin who is an utter bastard.

    Puppy: Still no.
     
  12. Quethim

    Quethim New Member

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    An author hardly gets anything to begin with...especially if you've got an agent (which is said to be the way to go in order to get a novel published...).
     
  13. Arthgon

    Arthgon Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps something like:

    -Bottle of Instant Tentacles

    -Golems

    -Potion of Sleep

    -Poisons

    -Drugs

    -Bottle of Diseases
     
  14. magikot

    magikot Well-Known Member

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    Okay... stop with the toon porn.
     
  15. Xiao_Caity

    Xiao_Caity New Member

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    Okay, my main character is nor curled up in a corner whimpering in fear, and not even her lust for a certain journalist is making her calm down. YOU BROKE MY MAIN CHARACTER YOU SICK BASTARD! That's my job!
     
  16. Archmage Orintil

    Archmage Orintil New Member

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    Various types of alchemy paints might be expected in such a place. You daub or paint an object with it and it takes on the effect for a limited time. These could be anything from practical applications of liquid fire being painted onto a metal plate to provide a precision flameless heat source to aesthetic fashion suppliments such as liquid (or powdered) rainbow for a fashionable outfit or decorum.
     
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    Vorak Administrator Staff Member

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    Have someone look at a shelf, consider picking up an object and then notice a large sign on the wall that simply says 'Don't'.
     
  18. Xiao_Caity

    Xiao_Caity New Member

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    XD That's perfect!!! :rofl: *makes notes to have that happen to Keaton when he first visits, it'll make him even more curious*

    Orintil, the idea of Alchemical Paint is actually really, really nifty. It'd need a little tweaking, but I reckon I'll use it... *plots*

    EDIT: Due to a rather neat idea I came up with today (it involves the Sidhe and their impact on other cultures), I'm thinking of changing Gwen's name to Briony. What do people think of that as a Celtic-sounding name for a young redheaded alchemist?
     
  19. Grakelin

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    I like Gwen, if only because it rolls off the tongue better.
     
  20. GarmGarf

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    You ever consider giving them green hair? Just a thought.
     
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