CONCOCTIONS - Imperian Online Help

9.22 CONCOCTIONS

Concoctions is the art of combining knowledge of various plants and other ingredients with a bit of earthly know how. The result is a series of  concoctions with various purposes, ranging from healing, to levitation, to protection against certain types of damage.

Before you can make any concoctions, you must go out and harvest the ingredients or, in a few cases, collect or purchase them. HELP HARVESTING will explain how to gather the herbs needed for your concoctions.

Initially, you will only be able to make elixirs. To make an elixir, you will first have to obtain an oaken pot. Then, you will collect the proper ingredients for what you are trying to concoct, and INPOT <ingredient> TO <pot>, or INPOT <#> <ingredient> TO <pot> for each ingredient. Simply multiply the number of each ingredient by the number of batches you want.

Once you have all the ingredients in the oaken pot, put it on the ground and BOIL <pot> FOR <elixir>. After a couple minutes, the mixture will stop boiling and you will either have a useless mess or an elixir. If it is a useless mess, you will want to EMPTY <pot> before putting anything else in it. Probing your pot will give you this information. If you were successful, you may FILL <vial> FROM <pot>.

There are three factors that determine whether or not you are successful at your concoction. First is the freshness of the ingredients. If you use them within an hour of harvesting them, you will have the best chance. After that, your chance is reduced, and after 3/4 of an Imperian day, the ingredients, if they come from a plant, will disintegrate. Non-organic ingredients are useful forever and their effectiveness does not decrease with time. The second factor is your skill level, and the third is the particular concoction you are trying to make.