Apply unwise chemical substances with wild abandon

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From: Liminal Studies

The true scholar knows scorn from their peers is the spice of life, and parsimony is fit only for the dead.

Unlocked with Lead: Liminality 530-533

Locked with Librarian's Progress 200

Challenge information

Narrow, Kataleptic Toxicology 11 (50% base)

  • 7 and below - almost impossible (10%)
  • 8 - high-risk (20%)
  • 9 - high-risk (30%)
  • 10 - tough (40%)
  • 11 - very chancy (50%)
  • 12 - chancy (60%)
  • 13 - modest (70%)
  • 14 - very modest (80%)
  • 15 - low-risk (90%)
  • 16 and above - straightforward (100%)


The mutability of history

Description summary:
The description varies based on your level of Lead: Liminality.

Lead: LiminalityDescription
531Distilled, the waters of the Waswood can cause a text to divert most unexpectedly. With a steady hand, the course of Neathy ecology shifts into surprising tributaries. One must only take care not to linger too long in the eddies.
532The Second City was renowned for its poisoned practices. Many came from the forms of diverse long extinct creatures […] It is curious to compare the extrusions Mr Heart's made of its Second City animals compared to its current Fifth City batch.
533It is difficult work, toad-squeezing. Too hard, and one has too much squeeze and too little toad. Too soft, and the wretched thing falls asleep. You must coax, cajole and encourage, until the luminous beast […] and reveals an alternate history hidden […]
534It seems wise to bathe these texts, written in irrigo ink, in poison. To […] let them steam out their emptiness, to reveal instead an illuminated path between the past and the present. That which was done in the First City, […] stands revealed. Horrible.

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You wake up the next morning surrounded by cups and jars, a broken alembic and an entire astrolabe. Your hands are pink. As are your pages. As is the ink which you wrote on them. Strong tea is required, and a bin.
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