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Methods of Poison Making

Grinding

You say: tell me about grinding please
Master Rallick whispers to you: Grinding is a very important part of making poisons.
Master Rallick whispers to you: You can grind all the ingredients with a mortar and pestle.
Master Rallick whispers to you: All ingredients must be ground before they can be used.
Master Rallick whispers to you: The exception to this rule would be animal poison sacs and glands, for which grinding would waste the precious liquid within.

Heating

You say: tell me about heating please
Master Rallick whispers to you: Heating, or maceration is a method of forcing two ingredients to mix together forcefully.
Master Rallick whispers to you: You can use the dragon-powered firebox to heat anything you wish.
Master Rallick whispers to you: Heating is also useful for melting solids into workable liquids.

Distilling

You say: tell me about distilling please
Master Rallick whispers to you: Distilling is an intricate and difficult process that uses a still.
Master Rallick whispers to you: It tends to concentrate down a liquid, so that it is stronger.
Master Rallick whispers to you: It is very useful for concentrating animal poisons, as well as poisons that use fungus and moulds.

Steeping

You say: tell me about steeping please
Master Rallick whispers to you: Steeping is the art of soaking plant matter in solvent so that the solvent absorbs all of the plant into it, and thus becomes impregnated with the plant.

Pressing

You say: tell me about pressing please
Master Rallick whispers to you: A press is used to press out the liquid from any poison sac or gland.
Master Rallick whispers to you: While it takes time, the reward is usually worth the effort.

Smoke Bombs

You say: tell me about smokebombs please
Master Rallick whispers to you: Smokebombs are rather difficult to make, but the result is always worth it.
Master Rallick whispers to you: Clay is the best substance to make the container out of, as it shatters easily on impact.
Master Rallick whispers to you: A ball seems to be the best shape for maneuverability and style.
Master Rallick whispers to you: Nitrate powder combines with sugar and sulphur powder to create a powerful smokebomb.
Master Rallick whispers to you: This is the only reaction we work with here that does not use a solvent.

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