You have spent the better part of your morning cutting the analgesic crystals into small tablets. Your Elf has already finished cleaning the house and is struggling through a fairy-tale about a laboring housemaid and a charming prince. You've instructed her to read aloud, so you can correct her mispronunciations. She's getting better, she no longer says "have" as "hayvee" or "is" as "eyes" or "slipper" as "sleepwa". She does still have trouble with contractions and the meanings of words, but she's a fast study and a diligent student. Her motivations are transparent: ever since the visit to the orphanage her efforts have doubled.Your own efforts have doubled too. The crystal and the paste are packaged and ready and normally, you would bring both to Gunter and have him take care of distribution and sale, while he takes his 25%, but now that you have a product that's actually in demand you might be able to sell it yourself. >Head to market and set up shop by yourself>Sell the analgesics to Gunter, you have other things to do>(optional) Brand your items for future recognition
>>2510485>>Sell the analgesics to Gunter, you have other things to do>>(optional) Brand your items for future recognition
>>2510490I'm thinking something fishlike, due to the Seabass nickname
>>2510485>Sell the analgesics to Gunter, you have other things to do>(optional) Brand your items for future recognition
>>2510492+1Should we sell fish oil?
>Sell the analgesics to Gunter, you have other things to do>(optional) Brand your items for future recognition
>>2510498One day I hope to have a big enough alchemical operation to inspire a song like this.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edAxujKev1I
>>2510485>Sell the analgesics to Gunter, you have other things to dowe have a "medicine" to study and jujubes to tend to.
>>2510523I always think this when I see their name.
>>2510502>>2510506Should we hire bards to sing songs of us, perhaps a town crier or equivalent of newsies for marketing?>>2510523>>2510537I thought it was jujunes, not jujubes?
>>2510556i dont really remember
>>2510556we could, but we want to remain in the shadows, so we need a name that doesnt come back to us. "Icthys" i like
>>2510485>Sell the analgesics to Gunter, you have other things to do>>(optional) Brand your items for future recognition
>>2510490>>2510496et alYou still have to finish your analysis on Lucy's medicine and make some potions for the boys, you don't have time to sell the analgesics yourself. But maybe you can do something in preparation for a future sale, you can brand your items. You have the cipherous ink kit, Chimia uses it all the time to brand their goods, why not you?The question becomes, what brand do you want to represent you? It should be something short, simple, memorable. You rack your brain, doodling in your notebook as you think but your sketches look like you've tried to draw them with your feet. You look back to your Elf."Turn and peep, turn and peep, there's blood within the shoe, the shoe it is too small for her, the two bride waits for you." She reads. "It's 'true' not 'two'." You say. "Two.""True. With an 'r'""Twwo." "Look my lips. Trruue.""Torooow." Her eyes are almost shut in concentration."Close enough. Why you don't move on to the next story? You've been reading that non-stop for past two days." You stand up and stretch. "Master doesn't like this story?" "Well, it is a little unrealistic. I mean I know it's a fairytale but a housemaid becoming the wife of a rich noble just because of some slippers? It's silly. That would never happen in real life.""Oh." She says. "I like it." Her voice is very small and quiet and she looks down at her shoes.>Change the subject, ask her if she can help with this logo/brand>Tell her to get ready go to the market, you'll think of something on the way>Tell her to keep house, you'll go alone
>>2510615>>Change the subject, ask her if she can help with this logo/brandWe have a assistant/slave for a reason, better put her to work.
>>2510615>Tell her to get ready go to the market, you'll think of something on the waydo we be cheeky and make something that looks like that gem of ours that got stolen?
>>2510615>Change the subject, ask her if she can help with this logo/brand
>>2510615>>Tell her to get ready go to the market, you'll think of something on the way
>>2510584>>2510625+1. She's a good artist, she must have some good ideas.>>2510626>inb4 we're instantly recognized by that gem logo.
>>2510615>>Change the subject, ask her if she can help with this logo/brand
>>2510615she can help with the branding, and we can leave her at home for this market trip
>>2510615>>Change the subject, ask her if she can help with this logo/brandElf wants to become a lady amd have our babys
>>2510643We could leave her with Nina instead. Letting the elf with PTSD stay in the apartment alone might not be a good idea. Nina could also teach her some stuff, but we have to put it in a way that she doesn't think we owe her.
>>2510663sure, that's fine. i just wanted to get some work done rather than babysitmaybe the elf's creativity and Nina's business can intermingle, too
>>2510625>>2510629>>2510635"Well lets take a break. Maybe you can help me with something." She's a good artist, maybe she'd be better at this than you."Yes Master." She closes the book and lays it aside. She's been in a good mood lately. You've caught her smiling to herself and humming while she's cleaning or doing the dishes or cooking and she no longer gives you that look of panic when you call for her. Some nights she doesn't even dream. She still doesn't talk much, but you think she's no longer afraid of you--or at least, as afraid."I'm trying to come up with a logo for my business. You're good at drawing. Any ideas?" You show her your notebook and she tries to comprehend your squiggles, turning it this way and that. "I know it's not very good.""No. It's...not bad." She says. She can't make eye contact when she lies. "Yes it is. But that's not that point. I need something simple but instantly recognizable. When a customer sees it, he thinks Seabass."Your Elf looks at the page next to your drawings, filled with various random calculations you were working on to modify the analgesic recipe. She parts her hair and ties it back and starts making small swift strokes on the paper. After a minute of this she hands back the notebook to you. Her hands tremble."I saw it a lot on this page. It looks like a fish. Do you like it?"It's the proportionality symbol, but drawn with a smooth curve to make it look more like a fish with two tails. >You love it, have her help you draw it on all the tablets>It's terrible, you'll have to come up with something yourself>On second thought, a brand might be dangerous--you technically don't even have a license
>>2510693>On second thought, a brand might be dangerous--you technically don't even have a licenseI think we should play it safe.
>>2510693>You love it, have her help you draw it on all the tablets>Realize you don't have a license, Accept life sucks
>>2510693>>On second thought, a brand might be dangerous--you technically don't even have a licenseWe'll save it for later.
>>2510693>It's a start, you can make it fancier once you have a licensesingle-dye fins jutting from the tail
you guys all voted for the brand WITHOUT knowing we don't have a license?
>>2510705>>You love it, have her help you draw it on all the tablets>>Realize you don't have a license, Accept life sucksAgreed.The brand only becomes a problem if it's traceable to us, so we need to talk to Gunther and see if he's on board with keeping our identity on the down-low. Also we're going to have to start using couriers to remain anonymous. A good thing to ask Toad about.
>>2510711Can always save it for later! :3
>>2510712The couriers could be a job for the orpans.
>>2510693> what would it look like if you were to take the tail ends and curved them outward a bit?
>>2510705SupportingWhat would we actually need to get a licence?
>>2510772Probably has an initial cost and/or a test.something like 1 gold piece probably.
>>2510772That's a good question. We'll worry about it after getting things ready for the orphans and making sure they don't get hurt too badly.
>>2510704>>2510707"I like it." You say and her eyes light up like a little girl who is given a new doll. "But, on second thought I think we'll have to hold off on the brand. Once I get my license though, this is going on every bottle. Good job.""Master is too kind." She says. "I am just happy to help."You go and grab your coat and put all the tablets and the paste into a small pouch. "I'm going out for a bit, I'll be back in an hour or so. Are you going to be OK alone?"She rubs her elbow and looks away. "Y-yes." She says. She really needs to learn lie a little better."I'll have Nina check up on you.""I don't want to bother Master's friends.""It's fine, I do. She stays at home all day anyway. And I think she likes you. You'd be doing her a favor really. Keep the doors locked and have lunch ready when I get back.""Yes Master. Have a safe trip." She says. You wave goodbye and head out the door and down the stairs and down to Nina's door. "Nina it's me." Nina stands at the doorway wearing thin half-moon spectacles that makes her look 20 years older. Her red hair is tied back in a bun, which means you interrupted her in the middle of her work."Sorry to bother you." Things with her have been awkward since that day in the veranda. She shakes her head."It's alright. Did you need something?""Yeah, I'm heading out to the market. Would you mind watching Leia for an hour or two?""You want me to babysit your slave?" She folds her arms and smirks. She's enjoying this. The awkwardness is rapidly displaced by annoyance."You know how she is. She gets scared.""What is she, a puppy? Fine, I'll head upstairs right now. But..." She points at you. "I'm doing you a favor right?" She's grinning now. "That--that's not exactly--I mean...yes. Alright. What do you want?""I can't think of anything right now, but let's just say you owe me one--no questions asked.">Fine, what's the worse she can ask for?>No, you're not signing a blank check over to the Beast>Agreed, but within limit
>>2510786Fair enough, let's make sure that Abe doesn't bleed to death before we try to move up in the world.
>>2510792>Fine, what's the worse she can ask for?
>>2510792>No, but:>Give me a sample of your dye. I'll see if I can spice the color up.
>>2510792>Agreed, but within limit>other: amp up that sexual tension. by saying "but within limit" by having our face 3 inches away from hers.
>>2510792Just cut to the chase and invite her for dinner. I'd rather have a real relationship (even platonic) with a spirited redhead than a damaged elf-waif. I think Seabass may be coming around to realizing that.
>>2510802Support, but let's make it clear we are going to be very busy this week
>>2510821Oh shit I meant the dye
>>2510800This is good.Ask her if she can make basic armor. Maybe a few pieces of leather can make a difference for Ben.
>>2510797>>2510815>>2510806"Alright. But I'l be busy this week and...nothing crazy." You throw your finger at her."Do I look crazy to you?""Is this a trick question?""Just go." She starts pushing you to the door. "Your Elf is in good hands.""I'm regretting this already."She ignores you and runs up the stairs and you (reluctantly) head outside and call for a carriage.----You find Gunter's hammock strung between the poles of his tall but he is not on it. He's busy unloading glassware and other equipment from a stack of crates. "Gunter, what's all this?" You pick up a Chimia brand enchanted burner, it doesn't look like a knock-off."Seabass! You'll love this--I just got a huge shipment of discounted equipment. All this shit is Chimia." He says, gesturing at the boxes. "Premium shit man. 100% authentic. Here look, here's that alembic you wanted--special price, just for you." He hands you the alembic of dwarven glass and puts three more just like it on the stall. Other people--alchemists like yourselves are beginning to crowd around you.>Ask Gunter where he got all these>Talk business, sell your potions>See about purchasing some new equipment
>>2510855>Ask Gunter where he got all these>See about purchasing some new equipment
>>2510855>Talk business, sell your potions>See about purchasing some new equipment
>>2510855>Talk business, sell your potions
>>2510855>>Talk business, sell your potions>>See about purchasing some new equipment
>>2510855>See about purchasing some new equipment
>>2510855Too many people around to talk shop right now, ask him where he got the new merch from. See what else he has.(What will the alembic help us with, distillations?)
>>2510869Also see if he has anything that can equip the orphans with their decoy jobs.
>>2510869Yeah, we would loose much less extract with it = lodsofemone
>>2510877I think it's clear we're getting it, unless it came from a tainted source. What concerns me is the number of alchemists in this town, we've got a lot of competition it seems. A glut of equipment is a little strange, too. I thought alchemy was kinda rare. Maybe I've just made an assumption.
>>2510886Well it was said this was a free market. Gotta work for that dosh.Though this is a tad weird.>Ask Gunter where he got all these>See about purchasing some new equipment
>>2510855>Ask Gunter where he got all these>>Talk business, sell your potions>>See about purchasing some new equipment
>>2510615>"Well, it is a little unrealistic. I mean I know it's a fairytale but a housemaid becoming the wife of a rich noble just because of some slippers? It's silly. That would never happen in real life.">a housemaid becoming the wife of a rich noble just because of some slippers>when we, a noble guy trying to become rich>gave her, our housemaid, some cool (literally cooling) shoesOh boy.
>>2510855>Ask Gunter where he got all these>See about purchasing some new equipmentSomething fishy about this. Especially with Chimia's links to our archnemesis and his father, and this Illuminati conspiracy going on. Can't expose ourselves with people around, better to just ask the obvious questions and buy quality shit while we're here. Stay alert.
>>2510792>>Fine, what's the worse she can ask for?>also bring the chicken we owe her from that last time.
I also hope Sebastian is sharp enough to see the possible connections/"coincidences" in a mental monologue while we're here.
>>2510855>See about purchasing some new equipmentDosnt matter where he got them we need better shit and we wont be getting them at this price ever again
>>2510967You're the kind of player who gets cursed frequently and just can't figure out why or how, aren't you.
>>2510855>>Ask Gunter where he got all these>>Talk business, trade your potions for equipment.
>>2511021what do you mean by that ?
>>2511045Lemme explain it to you:If it seems too good to be true thats probably the case
>>2511045It seems you aren't considering potential consequences to non-trivial actions, is all.
>>2511065>>2511068im not that guy, i just thought you meant the curse thing literally and thought that might be a thing
You recognize a few of the faces around you, though not by name. They're fellow alchemists, though now they're also competitors, as you're no longer toiling over the narrow niche of perfumery. They examine the aludels and burners and alembics and incubators and shout over each other to try and get Gunter's attention. Gunter is unable to cope with so much clamor and resorts to shouting profanities at the top of his voice, which shakes the very earth you stand on and causes his customers to cower and line up in an orderly fashion. You go to join the back of the line but Gunter holds you back."You don't need to wait in line Seabass. You're alright." He says."Thanks.""No prob. Fuckin' a man, my kids'll be eating well tonight." He giggles like a schoolgirl as he rings up another sale. "Maybe I'll buy Bunny that necklace she keeps bothering me about. She always gets a little crazy over diamonds--good crazy you know what I mean?" He laughs and slaps your shoulder and almost sends you sprawling into the ground. "Where'd you get all this?" You already know that Gunter's sources aren't exactly reputable, but everything here is genuine Chimia brand goods and Chimia security is tighter than a snare drum.He puts his finger to his mouth and beckons for you to give him your ear. "A few days ago a huge shipment of Chimia goods came in from the mainland. No one knows who ordered it or why. Word on the street says it was Fontain himself--you know since he's the son of the Chimia head and everything, only that dude could pull off an order this big, you know, without all the red tape and shit. But fuckin' a man, my dude gets a hold of a piece of it and sells it straight to me. It's all good too, I mean I have the fucking paperwork right here." He takes out a thick folded scroll from his breast pocket. Unfurls it. It's a order of sale with the faint imprint of "Fontain" in cursive, at the bottom."That's cipherous ink." He says. "That's how you know it's legit, right from the top.""You're saying Fontain ordered Chimia brand equipment?" He furls up the scroll and puts it away. "Apparently. My guy says this was all of the small stuff. There was manufactory-level equipment on the ship, I'm taking crystal-coolers the size of fucking trees. Crazy." He turns away moment to deal with another customer and then comes straight back. "You know what it might be? It might be those fucking scaleskins man. I'd bet my left nut on it. All the poison and shit. Same thing with the orcs when I was in service. War makes for real good business." He shakes head, as though it were a tragedy that struck personal. "Place is going to shit I swear. But hey, no reason we can't wet our beak a little." He grins and bites into a sovereign before pocketing it.1/2
>>2511091Something about all this feels off but you have business to conduct and the medicine and the potions aren't going to make themselves. You take out your pouch and lay it on the table. "How much for these?"Gunter looks through them, taking out the flat jars of paste and the bottles of tablets. "What the fuck is this?" He says, sniffing the paste. "Analgesic paste. It's topical, I think might work better than the tablets, at least for external wounds.""Hmm. Interesting. You mind if I check the purity?"You give the go ahead. He crushes one of the tablets into a fine powder and gives it to a small lizard about the size of a pencil, with the tip of his pinky. The lizard flicks his tongue out, which is rounded like a spoon and laps it up and then spits out a small greasy stone, like a clump of sand. Gunter weighs it, then makes a few calculations on a piece of paper. "Well shit, that ain't half bad. How the fuck did you do this using the shit equipment you have?"You shrug. "An alchemist must be better than his tools.""Spare me the philosophical bullshit please. I get enough of that home." He counts out the tablets and weighs the paste. "I'll give you 20 sovereigns for the lot. 15 for the tabs, 5 for the paste.">Ask why so little for the paste. There's a lot more of it than the tablets. Negotiate.>Agree, it's way more than you were expecting>Ask for a percentage of the sale instead and a down payment in equipment
>>2511096>Ask for a percentage of the sale instead and a down payment in equipment
>>2511081Yeah, I'm still getting used to the whole ID thing.Not a curse literally, but other types of sabotage or spying. What if they had magical listening devices in order to steal alchemist recipes?
>>2511096>>Ask for a percentage of the sale instead and a down payment in equipment
>>2511096>Agree, it's way more than you were expecting
>>2511096>>Ask for a percentage of the sale instead and a down payment in equipmentWe're going to need more security at home, maybe we can expand into a nearby apartment.
>>2511096>Ask for a percentage of the sale instead and a down payment in equipmentEquips are part of our path on the way to git gud and LODSOFEMONE
>>2511096Just make sure to let him know we have the process for knocking out more of this stuff on the regular, so its going to be good buisness.
>>2511098>>2511104>>2511120The sight of twenty sovereigns is like hearing a thunderclap in the desert, especially where they're all laid out in front of you in columns of silver and gold, but you're not in deed of coin right now. You're in need of equipment."Actually, you think you can do a percentage instead?""Sure, standard 75/25? But then the money will be coming slow.""That's alright, maybe we can do a down payment in equipment.""Sure. Take your pick, I got everything today."You can take one piece of equipment as down payment, but the choice is made difficult by so many useful toys. There's the Chimia alembic of course, which would increase the purity of your crystals three-fold while also halve the heating and cooling time. On the other hand, the enchanted burner has perfect internal temperature control--no more grabbing coals from the furnace, no more modulating the temperature with the ring stand, just set and forget. You also spy a set of distillation tanks, large enough for mid-sized manufactories which you would have killed for when you were still making perfumes. Each one is so tempting, or perhaps you should look for something else in particular?>Get the alembic (purity of crystals tripled, time halved)>Get the burner (yield doubled, DC lowered by 1)>Get the distillation tanks (enables bulk production)
>>2511170>Get the burner (yield doubled, DC lowered by 1)
>>2511170>Get all of them.
>>2511170How much money do we have and how much are each piece of equipment, if we have enough coin then I say why not just buy them all?
>>2511170>Get the alembic (purity of crystals tripled, time halved)Let's go quality over quantity until we get our profit from the analgesics. Also gonna help us make better healing potions for Abe cause he'll need em.
>>2511170>Get the alembic (purity of crystals tripled, time halved)Would open up being able to do more things on an evening as well.
>>2511179You have 11.5 silver which is not enough to buy everything. Keep in mind you still have to buy reagents for the potions also.
>>2511091>>2511091>"That's cipherous ink."anybody considered the possibility that our work could have helped to fake some documents with the ink job ?>>2511170>Get the burner (yield doubled, DC lowered by 1)
>>2511170>Get the burner (yield doubled, DC lowered by 1)>Get the distillation tanks (enables bulk production)Also, look for a small tank and hose kit that rated for corrosive liquid, I'm thinking we should try to modify our water gun to spray acid, or at least stronger mixtures.It's not a weapon if the law never thought about it...
>>2511170>Get the alembic (purity of crystals tripled, time halved)
>>2511196how much money do they cost?
HahaTime for elves and alchemy
>>2511170Really need to know how much these cost. Maybe we can look at the equipment again after we bought whatever ingredients we're gonna get?
>>2511199>anybody considered the possibility that our work could have helped to fake some documents with the ink job ?Yup.
>>2511200Better stick to alchemical fire mate. If we end up having to fight setting things on fire tends to put a dampener on everything armor or no.
>>2511196>>2511170oof, alright I thought we had more.>Get the alembic (purity of crystals tripled, time halved)Higher quality and lower amount of time means we can pump out more of the good stuff that's worth more than what we are selling now.
>>2511205>>2511203The Alembic costs 1 sovereign, the burner 2 and the tanks 25. Whatever you buy here will be deducting from the total sales (of which you will receive 75%)
>>2511230You do. You have another 13 at home in a lockbox and 10 (making 20%/month) at the bank
>>2511234Thanks for clearing that up even if a bit late
>>2511234In that case id buy alembic plus burner.
>>2511234Thanks>>2511170>>Get the distillation tanks (enables bulk production)Guys, the distillation tanks are worth more and regardless of the bonus(which is HUGE) it should be our first priority.
>>2511239I'll take this opportunity to grab some lunch, so the vote will be open a while longer.
>>2511241We dont have enough raw material income to make use of them yet.
>>2511241why the tanks ?
>>2511246Apparently we do, because seabass wanted one of those before we stopped making perfumes.
>>2511170>>Get the alembic (purity of crystals tripled, time halved)
>>2511241The cost of the tanks come out of our 75% sales price so we are not gaining more from taking them.
>>2511234>>2511230Then we should get the burners and the Alembiconly 3 sovereigns out of the 20 that was proposed in the deal earlier seems like a safe bet we can pay off. Later once we have more materials we should pursue the tanks. >Get the burner (yield doubled, DC lowered by 1)>Get the alembic (purity of crystals tripled, time halved)
>>2511248We can make things in bulk. everything else is fine and dandy, but the output will be more or less small. With the tanks we can make way more even if its in a lower quality. (Also i don't think we might see a chance to get them in the near future.)
>>2511170>Get the alembic (purity of crystals tripled, time halved)>Get the burner (yield doubled, DC lowered by 1)
>>2511263But if we get them now that will be still taken from our profits so thats still gonna hurt financially.
>>2511281>>2511263plus we got a big discount from the sound of things with the alembic the burner, I'm thinking that the original prices are much more like the tanks, or higher since Gunter got them cheap.
>>2511170Burner and alembic. Hopefully they'll be good and well-made counterfeits...
>>2511320These are probably the real deal. Just fell off the back of the truck.
>>2511293with this line of reasoning, the tanks are probably so high normally (without discount) that were never gonna be able to buy them and this could be our chancealthough im still for alembic and burner. only your argument is void, if the economic power of the tank is really that high that itll pay for itself really fast. And that is the question, of which i have no clue how to answer
>>2511422I'd rather two sets of good equipment rather than one and with the discounts, this is the best chance at all of them. The tanks, while useful and cheaper than their market prices, are not as useful as the other two. If we want to make a name for ourselves we must be good at what we do, equipment to increase the quality of goods would be the smarter trade rather than competing with lower than average quality but higher amount as we would be seen as an already risky trade partner.
mass production by an unlicensed freelancer might attract undue attentionwe refused fontaine's offer but we do need to find other/better contacts to cover our ass
I personally feel that building a small but loyal customer base on the quality of our product is more important at the moment. Once we have a stable consumer base and good word of mouth than we should look into going big. Basically the Sriracha business model.
Back. It seems like Burner and Alembic have won over Tanks
Just an idea... buy more slaves, let them produce potions for us, breed with them and hire guards for the factory place.
>>2511573Breeding requires feed and housing. Unless we buy some farmland, we shit outta luck.
>>2511573Now I'm no expert but I think slavery on that sort of scale tends to only have short term economic advantage. We're in it for the long game.
>>2511558I agree on that logic. We can either go for a high bulk low quality kind of business where our brand name's recognizable as dirt with little value. Or we can be really fucking good at alchemy and produce high quality shit that people will pay for and respect for our need to take time to make the high quality goods.
>>2511558>>2511604that and our quality is how we keep our loyal customers.
You pick up both the alembic and the burner, unable to choose between them. Gunter is generous enough to let have both. "I know you're good for it and I'm sure the tablets will sell."You thank him and move on to the next order of business: buying the supplies for analyzing the medicine and making potions for the kids. For the medicine you can just buy some more Lavozian worms (5 per silver coin) and do fecal chain separation as you did with the cipherous ink. The potions are another matter. What would best help the kids survive? You open your notebook and leaf through your notes on the Restorative book. There was that recipe for the anabolic, the ingredients don't seem too expensive, though you'll have to substitute some of the solvents with ordinary water and slug juice. You'll also have to modify the purity so it takes effect faster--though with the new alembic and the burner you should have no trouble. There's also that recipe for the minor stimulant, on order of ogre musk that soldiers take before battle--certain modifications of it also make it a stimulant for other less violent, but perhaps no less intense, activities, you've considered basing a perfume around it but the musk makes a foul base note that overpowers every other scent. You shut the notebook, finding no more help from it. There's also that book on toxins that you haven't opened yet. But poison manufacture is risky business, you do have some old safety equipment but if something goes wrong your slave will be in danger. Well, you could always make more painkillers. Gunter still has some phoenix ash and you won't get it for the same low price you had before but with your new equipment and experience, the yield and purity will be higher.
>>2511626What will you make?>Painkillers>Stimulant>Anabolic>Toxin
>>2511628painkillers only make the kids reckless, adrenaline and danger will do the same thing naturally.Thus>Anabolic>Stimulant
>>2511593Industrialization: converting slave labor into skilled labor since ????? BC.>>2511642+1. Looks like we're going the performance-enhancing drugs route.
>>2511653>Industrialization: converting slave labor into skilled labor since ????? BCWell sure but I don't think that is what that anon had in mind considering he was talking about breeding them...
>>2511626what are requirements to keep and breed these Lavozian worms and how many can you comfortably store without them dying?PainkillersAnabolic
>>2511712Lavozian earthworms are fairly easy to breed, they reproduce like ordinary earthworms. You can hold two dozen of them in an ordinary flowerpot, but they won't survive in such an enclosed space over the long term. They're usually just "farmed" by putting them into ordinary arable land and harvested with the crops.
>>2511769A manure pile then. Would be great to have if we started a garden for more mundane components as well.
>>2511829Would Leia be interested in gardening? Maybe we could start one near the temple.
>>2511852I like the idea. It could also give the kids some form of income that wont kill them
>>2511861I was trying to get that set up last time we were there. Time will tell.
>>2511637>>2511642et alYou'll go for the anabolic and the stimulant, the combination should ensure that the kids come out ahead in any fight they get into. The base of the stimulant is concentrated Ogre musk extracted from their sweat, as expected, but this is combined with a mild anesthetic secreted by a species of giant caterpillar, that's found exclusively in Eastmarch (there they call it the "woolly slug"). The purpose of the anesthetic is to blunt the effects of the musk and reduce some of its detrimental effects (like spontaneous heart combustion). Like the musk, the final product is a gas which you could probably dissolve in a solvent and aerosolize. The anabolic is a little trickier. The base ingredient is a wildflower that's common in the local cuisine, Blueknot. The flowers are burned whole and the ash purified through dissolution and distillation but there was a note on the margin that suggested you should use the flower petals only, and not burn them but strip off the waxy layer and rub out the juice from the petal and then crystallize the juice. If you go the latter route, it seems more sensible to just buy Blueknot juice from a food vendor and purify it. Regardless of the method you employ, you'll also need some bugbear blood which has to be kept chilled until the moment it's added and some clumps of human hair. Luckily you saved all the hair from your last haircut for just this occasion (you also saved your Elf's hair, maybe you can try that as well).All in all the worms will cost you 2 silver (you decide to get ten, to keep a few to breed), the Blueknot flowers a silver per bunch (or just 2 copper pennies if you get the drink), the caterpillar anesthetic is 5 silver a phial (it's imported), the bugbear blood costs a sovereign and the ogre musk a silver and a half per vial. In total that's 1.95 sovereigns. You obviously don't have enough to buy everything, but Gunter is willing to deduct the extra cost from the sales of the analgesic.If you get one of everything you'd be able to make one batch of both anabolics and stimulant. That's assuming you don't make any mistakes of course.>Get one of everything>Double up just to be safe>Drop one of the ingredients
>>2511883>Double up just to be safe
>>2511883>>Get one of everything
>>2511883>Double up just to be safeIt'd be good to be on the safe side in case we mess up, plus we can sell any excess materials or potions
>>2511883>>Double up just to be safeIf our last batches have taught us anything, it's that we don't get as much as we hope for. We can sell any surplus.
>>2511199>>2511207What do you think the documents were faked for, redirecting shipments?
>>2511883Double upGet the flowers so we can process them the right way. Do we have a mortar and pestle?
>>2511927>Do we have a mortar and pestle?if not, were pretty shitty alchemist
>>2511927Yes, the elf used it to mash beans.
>>2511924>2511924for this, u suppose:>He takes out a thick folded scroll from his breast pocket. Unfurls it. It's a order of sale with the faint imprint of "Fontain" in cursive, at the bottom.
>>2511924and maybe the money came from the bank robbery or something, is that possible ?
>>2511883>Double up just to be safePrudence
>>2511932Lol, Seabass seems to be like he's living his life in a fugue state. I'm just covering the bases.
>>2511883>Get one of everything
>>2511908>>2511913>>2511917You decide to double up on the order, it's better to leave a margin of error in case you make a mistake. While your bill now comes to a whopping 7 sovereigns, you're confident your goods will sell and cover the cost. Your business concluded, you leave Gunter to service the rest of his customers and head home.----You come home to a sight so profound and bizarre you have to physically reach over and pinch your own cheek. It's real. Nina, the Beast, the one who almost burned the house down the one time she tried to make tea, is in the kitchen helping your Elf cook lunch. "Master is back!" Says your Elf, running to the door to help with your bags. "Did you have a good trip master?""Fine." You're still a little dazed. Nina is actually stirring a pot. She's an apron for god's sake. "Put those on the desk, I'll look at them later." You head toward the kitchen, Nina glances back at you. "Not one word." She says. You raise your hands with the universal gesture of "of course not". "And stop smiling.""I'm smiling?" You definitely are. "I'm just tired of eating out all the time, that's all.""I feel it's my duty to inform you that arson is a serious crime and punishable by at least 15 years imprisonment in a penal colony." "Oh ha-ha. That was one time and no one got hurt.""You tried to make tea on a skillet. That fact that 'no one got hurt' is priority number one when you're cooking should be a clear sign."She flushes and her thumb is in her teeth. "So what, I can't try to improve myself?">Why bother diluting her time? Her efforts should be directed toward purifying the thing she's good at>Of course not, you think it's great that she's learning new things>You don't really care either way, but this makes you even
>>2512057>"Master is back!" Says your Elf, running to the door to help with your bags.She's so excitable and happy to see him. Like a puppy.
>>2512057>>Of course not, you think it's great that she's learning new things
>>2511924Could be, fake a shipment and steal high quality shit to resale for dosh.>>2512057>Of course not, you think it's great that she's learning new thingsalso what does an anaboilc do?
>>2512057>Of course not, you think it's great that she's learning new things
>>2512086>also what does an anaboilc do?Steroids, my man.
>>2512057>You don't really care either way, but this makes you even
>>2512071No dog comparison pls
>>2512057>>Of course not, you think it's great that she's learning new things>Why bother diluting her time? Her efforts should be directed toward purifying the thing she's good atOn one hand, great. On the other hand, she could become an even better tailor.>>2511956>>2511962>>2512086So smuggler guy got us to counterfeit the ink used for shipments, which he smuggles from either by theft or other underhanded means. Either he financed it by the bank robbery, or through the usual smuggling.Smuggler guy is really moving up in the world.>>2512112What about Awoo comparisons?
>>2512057>>Of course not, you think it's great that she's learning new thingsMaybe she could learn how to make basic leather armor for us.
>>2512143So who is smuggler guy ?Is that the guy who forced toad into the thing ?
>>2512195Yep. He was also his criminal contact offered as an option from what I remember.
>>2512057>Of course not, you think it's great that she's learning new thingsSome things are necessary when living alone, and expose you to more things that could relate back to your craft.>>2512143>>2512195He's created the demand AND the means of production, a mini-economy to power cashflow he can control.
>>2512214how did he create demand ?
>>2512228conspiracies, kobold poison, etcHe wants alchemists other than Fontain. Which SOUNDS good, but it also sounds like a power play to take control of the town from him.
>>2512214He also has a protection racket in the form of the looters guild.>>2512228Kobold-Goblin conspiracy.>>2512237Like how our sudden windfall means a calm before the storm.
>>2512084>>2512086>>2512091"Of course not." You laugh. "I think it's great you're learning something new.""Really?" In her voice is the almost genuine doubt of a mother asking her husband if she's put on some weight after the baby."Yeah, I've always liked a woman that can cook." It slips out before you can stop it by even the smallest shred analysis. It's fascinating to watch her face as the red rushes up to cheeks and matches her hair, as orderly and inevitable as an alchemical reaction. She turns away and concentrates as hard as she can on the pot, stirring it in slow, measured circles. You clear your throat. "Leia that goes in the fridge." You call out. She doesn't understand, she doesn't know that word. You point to it and then she comprehends.You turn back to Nina, who is still brooding. "Anyway, um, thanks for watching Leia. I'm here now so, you know..."She doesn't move. "Nina?""I cooked this." She says. "OK. What does that mean?"She turns and points the spoon at you and flecks of broth land on your face, stinging your cheeks. "You said, and I quote, if she cooked it, it's only right that she gets to eat some of it. Well I cooked this, so I'm eating it.""Well fine, I just meant that Leia can finish the rest of it, so you're free to go.""I can't believe you're kicking me out when I did you a favor--you're so, just, ugh! This is why no one likes you." She says. Your Elf comes back into the kitchen. "Master, I'm sorry but lunch will take a little more time m-maybe master should wash up?""Yeah, go wash up and leave us alone." She puts an arm around Leia's shoulder and pulls her into chest. Leia lets out a squeak like a frightened bird and begins wringing her hands. You can tell when you're not wanted, but the fact that your slave and Nina are getting chummy makes you feel strange. You wash your hands, face and feet--it's nice not having to worry about changing the water every morning, your Elf takes care of it well before you wake up. Truly the lap of luxury. Buying this slave may have been the best decision you ever made.Nina stays over for lunch, and there's really not much you can say to resist. Her tomato soup is surprisingly good, with just the right amount of tang and spice, and though you just can't bring yourself to compliment it openly, Nina seems to know you approve anyway and doesn't say much through the whole meal.After lunch, Nina finally leaves two of you alone, but only because she has a big order she needs to work on--"two dozen evening gowns for the upcoming harvest festival ball". No one farms here of course but the tradition carries over from the mainland. You settle in to do some work and your Elf sits down with her books to practice her reading and writing. >Analyze the medicine first, figure out its components>Get started on the anabolic, the bugbear blood has a short shelf-life >Begin the synthesis of the stimulant>Read a book
>>2512266>Analyze the medicine first, figure out its components
>>2512266>>Analyze the medicine first, figure out its components
>>2512266>Get started on the anabolic, the bugbear blood has a short shelf-life
>>2512266>>Get started on the anabolic, the bugbear blood has a short shelf-life
>Get started on the anabolic, the bugbear blood has a short shelf-life
>>2512266>Get started on the anabolic, the bugbear blood has a short shelf-lifeimmediate problems first i suppose. No sense curing that girl if other kids die normally.
>>2512266>Get started on the anabolic.Don't want it to spoil, bad for the kids.
>>2512308i mean, the steroid are bad for the kids even when they DO work...
>>2512328why are they bad ?i think they are good. very good.
>>2512287>>2512288>>2512289The bugbear blood has a shelf life of under three days, and probably less with your freezer. In fact, it may have already lost some of its potency on the ride here (although it was enclosed in a vial enchanted with a minor cooling spell). It's probably best to start with the anabolic, the effects have a delay before they kick in and the sooner you get it to the kids the sooner they can use it.You take out the restorative book and review the procedure. It's simple enough, the same standard procedures: purify through crystallization and distillation, collect, purify again, collect, mix together in an appropriate solvent, purify again, collect and then cut the crystals. The first step is to process the flowers. You can either just burn them into ash, as the book suggests or try to extract the juice, neither seems particularly difficult, though the juice is definitely easier to purify with simple distillation. >Try to make the juice>Burn the flowers
>>2512339just talking about long term effects
>>2512358>Try to make the juice
>>2512358>Try to make the juiceI assume crystallized ash is bitter anyway.
>>2512358juicy juice it
>>2512358give them the juice, baby
>>2512358I don't think margin man has steered us wrong yet. Juice em.
>>2512358experimentjuice it and then concentrate the juice
>>2512358>Burn the flowers
>>2512361>Long term effectsWe'll worry about that when they come back alive
The margin notes haven't steered you wrong yet, even if the claim that redweed is a panacea still feels ludicrous. You take out the flowers and quickly remove the petals from the main stem and bud. The notes recommend using a knife to strip away the cuticle layer, but in this area you have a little more expertise. It's easier to just chill the flowers in the freezer for a few minutes and then rub off the waxy layer with your hands. It works to preserve the fragrant oils which you used to make your perfumes. In the meantime you help your Elf with her writing. Her script is fine, much better than yours because of her talent with the pen, but she has some trouble with spelling. She likes to omit silent vowels. It's still astonishing how much she's improved in the last few days, but her determination makes it inevitable. Once again you're reminded of your younger self, toiling away at night when the other orphans were asleep, copying sections from your textbook and committing them to memory, the desire to escape your conditions almost burning through you like acid."Alright, finished. Much better than yesterday, but you still need to watch for homophones--see like weigh and way, they're spelled different.""I'm sorry, Master. I promise I'll do better next time.""Don't be, you're making great progress. Pretty soon those books will be too easy for you and we'll have to get you new ones. Though I never was one for storybooks or novels.""M-Master, can I ask you something?"This is a first. "Sure, what's on your mind?""If-if someone tells you to keep a secret, does that mean they're your friend?" "Uh. What?" "N-never mind." She says, goes back to her corner with the notebook in tow.>Ask her why she's wants to know that>Leave her be, check on your flowers
>>2512516>Leave her be, check on your flowers
>>2512516>Leave her be, check on your flowersIt's just Nina being sillyA L C H E M I S T YN O W
>>2512516>>Leave her be, check on your flowers
>>2512516Tell her it's a non-sequitur. Then explain what that means to her, cursorily.
>>2512516>Not certain why you would ask that... but not necessarily, in my view. >It DOES, however, mean that they trust you to keep said secret a secret. And that's just as valuable, to me.
>>2512565nah, people could asume your going to tell it or trust you with lame secrets they dont care about.Never thought about the manipulation pissibilities ?>>2512548this, gotta educate the thought process of our little elf assassin
>>2512516>Ask her why she's wants to know thatLeia needs teaching.
>>2512525>>2512532>>2512542You consider following up, but it's probably some nonsense Nina put in her head and you don't have the patience for it right now. You take out the flowers and rub the now chilled cuticles, they flake away like old paint, leaving the bright blue leaf behind, soft as velvet. You wet the petals a little and squeeze out the juice drop by drop. After all is said and done, you get out enough for a single vial. Now comes the hard part, purifying and removing the contaminants. >Roll 1d20 to see how well the purification goes
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>2512593
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>2512593F
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>2512593
and the rolls follow our well-worn path in the rut of mediocrity
>>2512596Off to a strong start. Typical dice.
>>2512596>>2512598>>2512604>1, 10, 11: 1 successThe first phase of purification, simple distillation, goes well. It's something you can do in your sleep. The crystallization step is where you run into real trouble. You assumed that the distallant would dissolve readily in diluted slug juice. You were wrong. It seems the that the slug juice actually reacts with the distallant and when you went cool the solution, most of it just evaporated, taking your active component with it. You have only a quarter of it left now and another distillation followed by another round of crystallization (this time in small amounts with water) yields the desired purified product. Several more rounds of purification whittle down what little you have to only 10% of the original mass. Well, that's why you bought two batches of flowers. You move on to the next step: processing the hair. The bugbear blood is added at the end for the final crystallization (which is supposed to be rapid since the blood is supposed to sublimate). You have two choices here, your own hair or the Elf's. The type of hair isn't specified so you're sure either one will work. Though, your curious how Elf biology may impact the concoction, even if your Elf in particular can no longer use her magic there may be residual effects.>Use your own hair>Use your Elf's hair
>>2512651>>Use your Elf's hairelves are magic. that should make magicaller potions
>>2512651yeah, let's try elven hair!
>>2512651>Ask our elf for some if okay, use there hair
>>2512651Elf hair for the botched batch. May as well make it a learning experience.
>>2512651>>Use your Elf's hairits already a small batch
>>2512651>Use your Elf's hair
>>2512651>Use your Elf's hairSmall amount is perfect for testing this new shit out!
>>2512651>Use both in 2 separate batches batchesI guess we've got less total mass to work with, but we can still do this right?
>>2512656>>2512661>>2512664et alYou already know what will happen if you use your own dirt colored hair. Since you've already muddled up this batch you may as well use it to experiment and learn something new.You remove a clump of the hair and dissolve it in the slug juice. It hits it with a hiss and disappears within the acidic confines of the green fluid. There's nothing to purify this time, the book says to add the ingredients together at the same time, the juice first then the hair and finally the blood.The moment you add the blood the alembic heats up so fast you almost drop it. That's strange, the book did mention that there would be heat release, but it was supposed to be mild and gradual. The pain from your hand is neither mild nor gradual. You watch as a faint shimmer passes through the glass, like the ripple of water in a pond. It's so subtle you're not sure if it was real or just a trick of the light. The solution steams and in thirty seconds everything has evaporated out, leaving behind a small thumb-size crystal, gray and cubical. It's still hot to the touch and when you hold it against the light, you can see that shimmer again. Neither the book nor the margin mentions that. Could it be because of the Elf hair? And how are you supposed to test this? You can take it yourself or give it to your Elf, but there might be adverse effects.. You should have bought some swamp rats from the trapper. The only thing you can really test it on are your chickens outside. But eggs are expensive. >Give to your Elf, worst case scenario you have her void her stomach>Take it yourself, none of the ingredients are toxic, and you've imbibed worse, you'll be fine>Give it to one of your chickens, you can go without eggs if need be
>>2512745>>Take it yourself, none of the ingredients are toxic, and you've imbibed worse, you'll be fineThe best scientists tested on thmeselves.
>>2512745>>Take it yourself, none of the ingredients are toxic, and you've imbibed worse, you'll be fineNO PAIN NO GAIN
>>2512745>>Take it yourself, none of the ingredients are toxic, and you've imbibed worse, you'll be fineDon't poison the help you spent 6 gold on, and we get most of our protein from those eggs.
>>2512745>Take it yourself, none of the ingredients are toxic, and you've imbibed worse, you'll be fine>>2512750The guy who invented open heart surgery did it on himself first. Raw motherfucker.
>>2512745No better way to judge effect than to experience them yourself. Also there's this guy who makes his own steroids and he always injects them in himself to ensure he's making high quality drugs. I like that philosophy.
>>2512745>>Take it yourself, none of the ingredients are toxic, and you've imbibed worse, you'll be fineBut at least tell someone what you're doing before you take it.
>>2512776Actually this is smart. Get your elf in here and let her know just in case something goes wrong.
>>2512779"Ey yo elf, watch me drop this crystal"que tweaker fest
>>2512745>Take it yourself, none of the ingredients are toxic, and you've imbibed worse, you'll be fineTime to chug.
>>2512745>Take it yourself, none of the ingredients are toxic, and you've imbibed worse, you'll be fineCall our elf here to watch us take this mad crystal shit
Ehh yo elf we be selling crstal now, better not start dippin in it ya hear?
>>2512779>>2512787>inb4 seizure and we scare her half to death
>no option to grind the crystal and snort it up for direct neural stimulationThis is supposedly an anabolic we're making. Like steroids. What if we accidentally synthesize fucking cocaine? How will that impact a fantasy world like this?
>>2512842I know cocaine is NOT a steroid by chemical definition, but the possibility of making one thing and getting another is still there. My question of how crack cocaine might affect a fantasy world still stands.
>>2512842At least we'll be fucking rich.
>>2512846We should buy a poppy farm. Become opium salesmen
>>2512874Hey, that's genius.
>>2512750>>2512753>>2512759You break off a piece of the crystal, same size as the tip of your pinky. You twist it around. Multicolored. Like a rainbow. Strange.You call Leia over and explain the situation. She insists on taking it in your place until you put your foot down. "Now I don't exactly know what will happen--if anything, but in case something bad does happen, I'll need you help me void my stomach.""H-how?""You put your fingers my mouth and touch my uvula, like this--saa? Laak das." You demonstrate the approach and gag a few times in the process. "Now my jaws might seize, that happens with some toxins, so you'll have to keep them open. Use a towel so I don't bite your hand. OK, ready?"She nods and tires to raise a last bit of resistance which you wave away. You swallow the bit of crystal whole. On second thought it might have been better to dissolve it in water because it tastes like a combination of sweat and wood ash. You take your pulse. 90 beats per minute, a little high but perfectly normal. You don't feel any different.You look at your Elf, who is wringing her hands like she's trying to squeeze out milk from an udder. A minute passes. Two. Still nothing. The effects are supposed to take a while to kick in by the normal recipe, but you didn't dilute the blood or the juice so it should be working within seconds. You feel your muscles, there's some tightness there but you won't be besting any Olympians anytime soon. "M-master? Are you OK?""Fine." Is it a dud after all? Maybe you should have just followed the original recipe. You retreat to the book and when you go to lift it, it feels...lighter than usual. Same with the Alembic. And the burner. And the fridge. The fridge is at least 100 lbs.You look at your Elf. She looks at you, mouth open. You're holding the freezer off the ground with one hand. "That's strange." You say. This doesn't make sense. This is a minor anabolic, in the short term it gives a small boost to strength and stamina, in the long term it helps spur muscle growth. And that's all. But the effects your experiencing now are like those of a high-grade strength potion, the kind of thing the Royal Sacred Band use to fight dragons and giants. Was it the juice? No, Blueknot doesn't have this kind of potency, no matter how pure you get it. Then the Elf hair. You sit down. It's possible. You don't recall anyone using Elf hair for...well anything. Elves don't cut their hair and they're not alchemists. Maybe Elf hair has anabolic properties? That makes even less sense. "M-master!" Your Elf is point at something. Your face. What's wrong with your face? You touch your chin and then run to the mirror hanging in the bathroom. You have the thickest beard and mustache you've ever seen. You look like you've been living in the jungle for the past twenty years. But you were right, the effects do have a slight delay.And then the real transformation begins.>Roll 1d20
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>2512905AHHHHHHHHHH
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>2512905Oh no, we turned ourselves into a fem elf!
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>2512905
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>2512905
>>2512924>>2512920>>2512913WHY ARE OUR ROLLS SO FUCKING SHIT ALL THE TIME
I saw that roll.
>>2512926I mean, I rolled fine. There's THIS ASSHOLE >>2512915 who fucking deleted his post.WHICH WAS A 3 BY THE WAY
>>2512915Anon, no.>>2512930>>2512924Still got nearly the same result.
>>2512940I suppose it was too much to ask for that we roll a 20 and become an Ubermensch through the power of eating elf hair
>>2512959at least not fail every test
>>2512959>>2512920>>2512905Honestly I got the impression we turned into a dwarf.
>>2512905Goddammit. At least lets have the common sense to run outside the house to avoid damages.
Did we just become Dr.Jekyl?
>>2512982pic related is the dice gods right now
>>2512982I mean if we have a potion to become Mr. Hyde, that'd be pretty useful in combat.
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>2512905
>>2512905 I mean beard growth is generally something that takes time are we aging super fast to compensate for the strength?
>we made a potion of ultimate testosteroneby the gods, nerd hercules is born
>>2512913> 15Your flesh steams like hot iron in water. You scream. You can feel your insides rearrange themselves, the body accelerating into a growth wholly alien to it, cancerous and malignant. You scream some more. Your muscles tighten and relax a hundred times a second, the contractions are like the burning of your lungs after a long run, amplified a million times, every where, every inch of skin, inside, outside. More steam. More screaming. You stagger. Your Elf is at the doorway, fallen backward on her knees. She is so small. Why is she so small? Why is the ground so much farther away? Your head hits the ceiling and you must crouch down. You are 7 ft tall now, a giant, and still growing. You have ripped out of your clothes. Your bulk is lean and powerful, coiled strength like a tiger's. Your mind is receding, consciousness supplanted by a more ancient, more primal urge. You are 7 and half feet tall, taller than a full grown orc, stronger. Your clothes are in tatters, your body covered in thick hair. Your Elf weeps, there is so much fear in her that she cannot move. You take a step toward her. She is breathing fast, gasping panic. The whole world distills into pure biology: feed and breed. Everything going into a welcome blankness, blackness. Your hand grips your Elf's throat, the life so delicate in her veins, like pinching a butterfly's wings.And a voice within you cries out, stronger than all the sum of all these urges and the world comes swirling back. You release your Elf, she falls back and gasps for air. The reptilian impulses tug at you again, threatening to tear you apart, but you have mastered them now. You let them wash against the unbreakable wall. A final futile roar and then silence. You sit down, cross-legged--barely able to fit in the bathroom and take a deep breath. You are Sebastian Sondheim. You are an alchemist. This is your home. That is your Elf. You are in control. "Master?" Says your Elf. She approaches in tip-toe. Your eyes are closed."It's fine. I'm in control." Your voice is still your own. She understands. There's a pounding at the door. "Seabass! Is everything OK?" Nina. "Are you OK?">Ignore it, put on some clothes first>Tell your slave to open it, you won't fit through the door of the bathroom>Tell Nina to go away
>>2513221I hope we keep the beard, or at least trim it down.
>>2513225>Tell your slave to open it, you won't fit through the door of the bathroom>Yell to nina "You're going to be surprised at this, but try not to panic."
>>2513225>>Tell your slave to open it, you won't fit through the door of the bathroom
>>2513225>Tell your slave to open it, you won't fit through the door of the bathroom
>>2513225>>Tell your slave to open it, you won't fit through the door of the bathroomAlso tell the elf to bring us clothes
>>2513225"Nina, I just tested a bad alchemical mixture, and it had some... unfortunate... side effects. I need you to calm down and take a few deep breaths before you come in to see me, because I'm seven feet tall and built like a brick shithouse.">"Leia, a towel or some bedsheets, please. I'd like to be decent for this.">Tell your slave to open it, you won't fit through the door of the bathroom
>>2513237Supporting.I mean seriously, we just went almost full on Mr. Hyde there. It seems that the Elf hair might have played a big role in that.
>>2513225>>Tell your slave to open it, you won't fit through the door of the bathroomok so elf hair is super magical, good to know. Maybe get a test subject in the future >>2513221Eat your heart out Alex Jones we make the caveman pills now
>>2513278I just hope this is temporary, or else we're not going to fit in our house anymore.Also, using delicate instruments is going to be difficult when we can bench press a mountain.
So we've just found a way to make fairly cheap super soldiers if admittedly limited by access to elf hair and the fact they go through a minor rage problem.I don't really know how we'd market this to people without it causing problems but screw it, if we can do the same thing to healing potions we can dilute them to insane degrees without anyone noticing!
>>2513300Elves shouldn't be super rare or anything.Samples of their hair maybe moreso, but clearly the proper dosage for this shit is incredibly small.
>>2513225>Tell your slave to open it, you won't fit through the door of the bathroomalso reminderREMINDERwe burst out of our clothesand we possibly have a monster cock while under the effects of this super-steroidImagineIMAGINEImagine how Nina is going to feel, seeing us like this. She'll definitely be rubbing one out at the thought after we turn to normal, and you know it.
also holy shit if 15 wasn't above DC most likely, we would have had a doujin-tier scene with our elf, and that would NOT have been good for either of our mental health at this point
>>2513325It's alright elves are made for stuff like that
>>2513300>>2513314Kinda reminds me of Omega Pirates from Metroid....holy shit, we just discovered Phazon.
>>2513225>Tell your slave to open it, you won't fit through the door of the bathroomGet ready for chuld super solders
>>2513333Quads of truth i guess
>give the pill to our elf>get snu snu'ed to death
>>2513333Welp, I suppose quads are strong enough to confirm it.
>>2513334nobody can ever know...we should keep a diluted vial or two of this in our coat in case we get attacked again
>>2513353Or lewd things
>>2513353heavily diluted, no doubt
>>2513337>Amazonian Elf Slave who thinks very highly of us and may or may not have a crush on us.You're stealing fire from the Gods like Prometheus there Anon.
we're probably going to wear a bed sheet as toga for cloths for now until this wears of
>>2513365Like i said, the proper dosage is way, way smaller than the whole chunk of pure shit we ate.
>>2513300Need to remove the incredible desire to FUCK first to be viable. Can't have the users too busy getting off to fight.
>>2513376nah the dosage is fine:^)
>>2513378Well when there that size im sure fucking anything with there mosnter cocks is going to like kill or put what eaver it is there fucking down for the fight
>>2513371That anon is a visionary like tesla, a man beyond his time.>>2513378The result is going to be the same for the most part but true.
>>2513382It's amazing we didn't trigger a rape flashback on our elf slave there
>>2513390For once we passed the dcMybe a 14 would have had elf rape
>>2513316 you do remember that we are a giant Beast covered in Shaggy fur right? She fell for the malnourished smart guy not the Chad level shredded wookie
>>2513495Hey, don't underestimate the power of the D
>>2513225>Ignore it, put on some clothes first>Tell your slave to open it, you won't fit through the door of the bathroomMan i see why shits illegal
>>2513511We're a big guy
>>2513237>>2513239>>2513241You open your eyes. Your Elf is standing in front of you, and still only comes up to your eyes. You look to the door. She nods. "Get me something first." The hair is doing decent job already but every part of you has grown proportionally and not everything is adequately covered. "Seabass!" Says Nina. You can hear the lock rattle as her key penetrates it. "Nina, I'm fine. Leia is going to you let in. Listen very carefully." You pause. "Are you listening?""Y-yes.""I was testing a new potion, something went wrong--or maybe right." You marvel at your hand, the shock of strength in your limbs, you feel invincible. You are invincible. There isn't anyone in this entire town that could take you. Maybe the entire world. It would take an army and it'd be close. "I don't want you to panic when you see me. Take a deep breath. Don't scream.""What did you do?""Don't scream."Your Elf hands you the blanket and she is shaking and she backs away with her body to the wall, sliding back to the doorway. The fear back and doubled in her eyes. You wrap the blanket around your waist and wait. "Leia is going to let you in now OK? Don't scream."Nina comes in. She looks toward the desk but you're not there. The veranda. Then the bathroom. She screams."Fuck. You're--you're a...fuck!""Stay calm. It's still me." But you can still feel dregs of the primal awning trying to stretch over and enfold you. A deep breath and it is vaporized. How long will the effect last? Your body will get rid of it eventually. Hopefully. It'll be hard living the rest of your life as a nearly 8 foot tall creature of muscle and hair. You'll have to join the circus. And you hate travel.Nina clutches her head and then bends over and grabs her knees and takes deep breaths. "I'm dreaming right now aren't I? I'm asleep." She nods to herself and starts laughing. Her voice cracks "This is just a dream. This happens all the time but you're never--you're never like...that." She gestures with her palm at you."Uh. No, Nina. This isn't a dream. You're not dreaming. This is real." She moans and clutches her knees again. "I was experimenting with an anabolic, standard stuff, enough to give a little boost and help with hypertrophy and I guess the hair--I used Elven hair instead of human hair--somehow..." You pause. What did the hair actually do? You snap your fingers. "Amplified the effects! That's it!""What the fuck are you talking about? Oh god, I'm gonna be sick. I'm gonna throw up, Seabass. I haven't thrown up since I was 7.""Just relax. I'm fine. The effects will fade soon. Probably. Honestly it's not so bad.""You look like gorilla." She says. "It's disgusting.""Yeah the hair is a tad ridiculous, I'm guessing its a by product of the main effect. I can probably remove it...but I've never felt so powerful before. I feel like I could destroy this entire building if wanted to. With just my bare hands."1/2
>>2513627"You better not." She says, pointing at you. Then she realizes the futility of the gesture and adds, "Please?""Of course not. I'm just saying that I could." She throws up.----The potion lasted a full half hour. Obviously you got the dosage wrong--it was way too much to be practical, but once you dilute it you'll have something comparable to a medium tier strength potion. The kind Chimia sells to the Royal Army. The kind sold for 2 sovereigns a bottle. This will save the kids. This will make you a fortune.And Elf hair! Who would've imagined that Elf hair is an amplifier? Ground dragon's teeth, basilisk tails, Manticore venom, sphinx eyes, these are things men die for, but Elf hair? If it's real, if it's true, this could change the world. You look to your Elf, sleeping swaddled in her blankets, trembling with her returning nightmares, caught again in fear from what she experienced today. You sigh, another set back. But this is the most significant discovery since distillation. Forget Lawson's piddling bullshit with the alkahest. This is worthy of an honorary alchemist license. A grandmaster license. You shut your eyes. Stupid. You're getting ahead of yourself. The Elf hair may not even be a true amplifier, it might be selective or it might not even be the hair at all.You'll have to replicate it. That's the first step. Everything exactly the same. But you feel giddy. You may have finally broken into the big leagues. Serendipity is a hell of a thing.There's a knock at the door. It's late, Nina should have already fallen sleep. The knock comes again. "Seabass, you awake?" The low scratchy rumble of a voice destroyed by a lifetime of tobacco. Toad. This can't be good."Open up kid." Says Toad. There's a strange bent to his voice, like he's holding in his breath."Yeah, hold on." You open the door. Toad is there, his pipe blows furious smoke everywhere like an erupting volcano. And behind him is another man, tall and lithe. His features so pointy that he looks like a knife made flesh. Eyes of glowing green and the ears, the surest pedigree. He is an Elf. "Is this him?" He says. He looks down at you, studying your eyes and then your room and then your eyes again. He smiles. He offers his hand. His robes are expensive and impeccable, the kind rich merchants wear to emulate royalty. "How do you, Sebastian? Toad's told me--well he's barely told me anything. But it is a pleasure to meet you all the same."You look to Toad. "I'm sorry about this kid." Says Toad and he looks away toward the veranda and he does not meet your eyes. You look at the hand and take it. It's dead-fish cold."Who are you?" And you have a sinking feeling in your stomach even before he answers, even as he smiles again, the teeth flat and perfect."My name is Roche." He says.SESSION ENDOOC: Next session is next Saturday 8 AM PST as usual. Thanks for playing (and posting and reading and lurking). I hope you're all enjoying the quest!
>>2513670It appears that we must give some form of research into elvish magic and how it permeates in the elven body. Because even if our slave is cut off from using it doesn't mean that it's not there.Provided that we don't die soon of course...
>>2513670Hey, you know the heavily commoditizes sex slaves? What if you could harvest valuable materials from them, while keeping them alive?Guess who's going to re-ignite the elf slave trade. It's seabass.
>>2513670>SESSION ENDAlways the saddest part of the quest. Thanks for running, dude. This is a great quest. Have a sexy elf.
>>2513670Vampire? Zombie? Undead?
>>2513670If all else fails and Roche tries to murder us, we can hide in the bathroom then hork down some of the super roids then rip him in half.There must be some kind of reward for his decapitated head or something right?
>>2513670Great an undead and not a vampire given the lack of fangs. Body is too great a condition to be a lich. Some other kind of intelligent undead that isn't immaterial. That's not a short list.
>>2513803If it comes to that we might try to skull-fuck it, though.
>>2513810eh. A little skull fucking isn't that bad. Build character.
>neither the Elf nor Nina responded to seeing the monster cockDisappointing, Watdo.
>>2513819Truly a shame.
>>2513627this is why you don't take your own meds. That said, I bet it only works on non-elves or something.>>2513670Do we know a Roche?
>>2513785Warewolf. I suggest we try and perfect this potion. If we ever go public with it’s perfected version every army under the sun would pay millions.
>>2513819>>2513841Nina didn't actually see it, and the elf did react considering she was eye level with it when the transformation happened.Her reaction was that she closed her eyes and probably had a relapse into being completely terrified and traumatised. No way that she didn't think that a sex assault was imminent the moment her neck got grabbed. Seeing someone she trusted turn into some kind of monster from a sex nightmare will haunt her for a while.
>>2513627>>2513670Shutup seabass Why u gotta be a blubbermouth, we know nina can't keep her trap shut either!Gotta keep those trade secrets.
The guy probably wants to hire us for some job. More illegal stuff like forgery or something.Depending what it is we could set out own terms. Maybe get him help us aquire legit alchemy license.
We need to hold the fucking phone about the elf hair thing.
Also, consider this. The previous owner of our slave is an alchemist himself, right? Is it possible that his torture wasn't some senseless brutality but he was trying to extract potent alchemical substances out of the elf. And perhaps there is some bullshit that those things only work if the elf in question has close to intimate connection with the one who's using the potion (or just the alchemist). Let's not get pumped yet, maybe those potions will work only in us.
>>2514166This too. That's really dangerous thing to let out. We might be the cause of more elf enslavement if we do this.
>>2514167We have to torture the elf ourselves to be sure, could be stress or pain related magic release.
Dang, so if we'd given it to the elf...would we have died of snu-snu?
>>2514225It would be extremely painful.
>>2514196Obviously torturing is not the way to go but sweet sweet consensual lovemaking is
I think it's time to invest in some test animals, like rats.
>>2514166>>2514170>>2514167Agreed. We need to cool our jets.
>>2514246Well clearly we have to give our slave a smaller dose, to improve her labor efficiency.
>>2514272Dude, rats are horrific. I don't want to think about a HulkRat going apeshit on Seabass and Leia. It would have been terribly gruesome.
>>2514342You could've also just punted it.
>>2514348We could also pay Toad to feed the rat the drug just before he dumps it in our rival's store in the middle of the night.
>>2514402I like the way you think.
>>2513910We'll just give her a diluted version, then.
>>2514246You're a big QM
>>2512846Everyone has potential to be an addict. Fantasy people too. A lot of things can be addictive, too. Even this new thing we've discovered could be. But so can food and sex.
>>2513670Oh look, another test subject. Toad, you hold him down. I'll shave him.
Good thing we didn't give it to the chicken.
>>2515147If we managed to kill it, that would be some goooooooood eatin.That, or people would be raped by a chicken.
>>2515147How about we feed that to our chickens when they are about to lay eggs, that way we get monstrous eggs.
>>2514272Big cages too.
>>2515155Only lasts a half hour. Hard to time.
>>2514348Did you miss the part where Seabass lifted a hundred pound fridge one-handed before hulking out? Damn thing would have done who-knows-what even if caged.
>>2515153>That, or people would be raped by a chicken.You know sex isn't the only base instinct? Why would a chicken even see us like that? It would probably freak out and wreck shit. Worst case scenario it tries to peck us to death or sit on us.
>>2515175I think Watdo was hinting that the crystal would have given our elf a dick.
>>2515175It's hard to imagine a chicken on a ravenous eating spree, what with their small beaks.And the chicken would probably be female, so you wouldn't literally get dicked by it.
>>2515189Depends. What if the massive masculinization was part of the effect? We clearly need to test this further before we do anything else with it. Elf-hair making things more manly is...questionable, but so is the thought of a redweed panacea.
OH SHITWHAT IFW H A T I Fwe combine redweed with elf hair and use that as a base for potential panacea?
>>2515195Whatever we do with this newfound knowledge, we should probably use our supply sparingly.Or make a potion to stimulate hair growth without the insane hulking out.
>>2515195dude. Literally from the given information, that will kill you.The theory for redweed is that it's only poisonous because the poisonous bit is incredibly high potency compared to the other bits. Amplifying the effects with elf hair would only make it MORE lethal.
>>2515198What if we can pull some looping shit?>roid potion takes small amount of elf hair>give it to our elf>she gets amazon huge>cut her hair, which she now has plenty of>now we have more elf hair to use as ingredientsNot sure if that's even viable though.>>2515200Fair enough. Maybe there might be a way later down the road, if what Margin Guy said about redweed was true.
>>2515207It's an idea, but I didn't want to suggest it because it's relevant to my /d/esires.
>>2515207hair growth and steroids both fall under heightened metabolism type drugs. The overall effect of taking multiple of those in succession, ignoring the side-effects of the specific drug, is shortening the imbiber's lifespan, especially for a malnutritioned person whose body is purposely slowing metabolism to stay alive.coughlet'sdoitcough
>>2515209:^)>>2515211Nah, that's murder. Fuck that shit.
>>2515211Yeah, but the Elf is an Elf, what's a few years shaved off a centuries-long lifespan in the pursuit of industry, profit, and SCIENCE!
>Elf slave quest>Really these degenerate fucks are g->Oh my god you're treating her like a daughterTIL anons would not rape the slave, they'd be happy they finally have someone to protect.
>>2515398Someone said that already
>>2515398Why the fuck is there so much elf rape, especially in Jap shit, don't they know elves are for hug not fug?
>>2515429Or hugging while fugging
>>2515429>>2515505Both of these, really.Cuddlefugging the elf is also acceptable.
>>2515415>someone saved my postThanks m8
>>2512905>"That's strange."He says, holding a 100 pound fridge in one hand. Understatement of the year.Also, I'm interested in how old our elf is? Do we know? Next session we should ask her, we really don't know much about our slave.
>>2513225>The whole world distills into pure biology: feed and breedO gods can you imagine what would have happened if we had tested this on the elf?
>>2516580See >>2513337 and >>2514225
>>2516580Can you imagine what would have happened if we didn't roll high enough and we fucked the shit out of our already traumatized, PTSD elf?
>>2516713Probably more catatonic from fear.
>>2516635I'm just wondering what it would do to her mental state if she hulked out and raped Seabass.
>>2516747Well it would probably place her in a more cowardly state if she realized what she did out of horror for what she may think as harming someone she may have affections for.
>>2513627> "This is just a dream. This happens all the time but you're never--you're never like...that.Hmmm. I wonder what Seabass is usually like in her dreams.
>>2517176Wow, she's not even pretending to be realistic, is she?
Can someone post a link to the archive?
>>2515398Maybe someday elfu is for consensual lewd, but not now. Much too soon. Much.
>>2517408Of course not now. The build up of closeness is needed for consensual lewds.
>>2517187Well, you are talking about Nina so..no.
>>2516580Basically this but with elf ears and a beard.
>>2513898>>2513670Coming down off of the lodsamoney high from when i read this yesterday, i just realized who Roshe is.Congratulations Sebastian Seabass, you have just met an underworld kingpin. More precisely, this is the man at the top of the food chain of the same men who stole our jewel back in thread 2. Stabbed us in the gut. Stole our elf. That's this guy, and he knows who we are and what we can do, and he's here in person at our house.You can all panic now.
>>2517723Fucking hell, now we have to learn how to distill holy water too.
>>2517723So in short We burn our apartment to the ground and find a new hideout. While we give Nina a headstart before the burning commences.
>>2517723And this is why I wanted another place to do business.
>>2517723Just have him overdose on our steroids
>>2517723Or this could actually be a blessing. Lets not forget that back when we got stabbed and had our elf kidnapped we were basically a nobody, now the big boss himself just shows up at our doorstep, surely because our work actually bore fruit with that new alchemical shipment.If we play our cards right and become an asset to Roche, we could benefit immensely from the extra income, with a good chance of not being bothered by organized crime.
>>2517949Or be poised to toxin the fuck out of everybody, whichever comes first.
>>2517949He's happy that we were able to work out the complexity of the ink so quickly. I think he'll want us to make the "medicine".This is either very good, or very, very bad.
>>2517949or lets try to avoid joining the mafia as much as we can. Remember that once you get in, its INCREDIBLY difficult to get out and you become a target of other organized groups and have to pay protection rackets and such.
>go to the King/Gov/ whatever>show them your ability to become fucking Huge>ask them to build an armor for you that is fucking Huge>Experiment with the dosage>offer to be a toll in a major war as a one time agreement>conquer the world with an army>get MAJOR BENEFITS
>>2518860>go to the King/Gov/ whatever>>show them your ability to become fucking Huge>>ask them to build an armor for you that is fucking Huge>Get lock in dungeon until give up formula
>>2517408I'd like to believe the Elf's seemingly strong connection to magic, and that it's her own hair, would have made for a diluted effect. Maybe just growing into an adult for an hour or so.
>>2520545Or because magical potential is related to suffering.
>>2518860M8 I don't think you realize that Kings have the authority to demand your death or capture in their country on the spot.
>>2518893>>2520573OK, okBut another idea: What if we could somehow reverse the effects of torture and magical damage that was done ?I say we need to go on a quest to the elven citys to find anybody who can restore our elf waifu.
>>2520678Just get a less mindbroken waifu, easy.
>>2520697What, like the one downstairs?
>>2520697I want an elf magician waifu...But youre right, maybe she would just leave and get herself an elven faggot.
>>2520722>>2520697Why not get a magic user that we can trust to perform some kind of magical analysis on our slave to see how screwed in the head she is.I mean for all we know there could be nothing of an actual personality in the past outside of psychological trauma.
>>2520734Yeah, completely for that.
>>2520678>reverse the effects ofThere's been no indication that that is a thing.
>>2520722>But youre right, maybe she would just leave and get herself anYou have a one cuck mind.
>>2520770ehh why, like this guy said we dont even know the real psychology of elf>>2520734
>>2520678I don't think you can just "reverse" the psychological damage done by years of torture. Even if you could just heal memory like that, which makes no sense, it would basically be a>a stress freeing drugor>a type of brainwashing potionto make her not feel fucking horrible from said years of psychological damage, which isn't really ethical of you to alter her mind or recolor her experiences. The only real way for her to feel better is with time, you can just cure it like she's sick.
>>2521137My thoughts exactly.
>>2521137Maybe some magic or psychology can help her. However I meant restoring her ability to cast magic.
>>2521157>I meant restoring her ability to cast magic.Oh, then yeah maybe we can figure out something down the line.
>>2520678First. I don't think the elves will see kindly seeing one of their own as a slave.Second, our elf had an arcane operation that literally cut her from her magic flow; we'd need a similar procedure to restore her magic.Third. We need a way to make sure that she won't try to fry us the moment she regains her magic. She might be grateful to us, but treating a slave is like having a tame animal. She might attack us out of the blue for no reason and well, we really don't want that.
ahemelf is for fug
>>2522230later, not nowalso see >>2510914
>>2522461So... elf is for wife?
>>2522844Personally I feel knife-ears are for knife-ing, not for wife-ing, you feel me? I'd rather Seabass go for the nun girl instead, and we work to get Nina to like the manlet mage.
>>2522873>I'd rather Seabass go for the nun girl insteadI doubt the nun will throw away her bows for seabass, but nina already has the hots for us and she is crazy in the good way.Also, i'm pretty sure that the elf has some sort of dick menting super aids in her vag.
>>2522900But then how are we gonna make it up to the mage who outright saved our lives while we were bleeding out on the living room floor?
>>2522912we can give him a modified berserk potion so he can stop being a manlet.
>>2522914Manlets. When will they learn?
>>2522873elfuis for waifui want her magic highfu and her loyalty in my lifuand her psyche joyfuand her kids, too
>>2522914Yes, make him huge.
Will we be able to perfect and refine our potion, transforming it from a "berserk potion" into a "Berserk potion"?
I hope Watdo check back in thread and sees this.
Disregard females, acquire sovereigns.
>>2523530no sauce, sorry m8
>>2523548We technically already own a female, though.
>>2523581Disregard as in stop thinking with your penises and focus on making money..
>>2523692>not doing bothWow, faggot.
>>2523720>not getting money to buy high class prostitutes to make nina and leia jealous and thus make them lust for our dick moreThink outside the ballsack anon.
>>2523736>to make nina and leia jealousThat would make them disgusted, genius. Fucking whores doesn't make you attractive my dude.
>>2523903You dont have to tell them they are hookers
>>2523914Still self-evident. Still out-of-character. Still stupid.
SOON!Watdo! We summon you and beg for tasty elf slave story!
>>2531507Someone forgot to link to the new thread again.