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These small booklets reside inside of Krianna's satchel or the possessions of her apprentices. The text contains a series of reference terminology coupled to choice bits of commentary. The alphabetical listing is a glossary of contemporary and antiquated alchemical terms. From time to time, the Master will update and revise the collection to suit the learning needs of her disciples. Each page is well appointed and purposeful. Watercolor panels accompany the various individual concepts. The complicity of this artwork various, but all elements are tasteful. The documentation is devoid of stains. Much of the Glossary bears the simplest definition the dark elf could fabricate.



Acid:
Any sour compound capable of reacting to a base to produce a salt. These solutions are often water soluble. Introducing acid to water is safe. Do not add water to acid. It will produce heat shifts. These changes can be unpredictable or difficult to document.

Examples:
Milk
Wine
Lemon Juice

Aduration:
The act of combining or uniting two more or substances to create a single product.


Alkaline:
Any bitter compound capable of reacting to an acid to produce a salt. Introducing acid to water is safe. Like an acid, do not add water to a base. It may produce heat shifts. These changes can be unpredictable or difficult to document.

Example:
Ashes
Eggs
Sea Salt


Alterant:
Any archaic term for any substance capable of aiding the transition of an object to another state of being. In addition, this word can be used to indicate any object to change its state.

Antizeumic:
Any reagent capable of hindering or preventing fermentation.

Buffer:
An alchemical regent utilized to prevent a reaction extending beyond the desired margins of an experiment.


Calcination:
The process of roasting mineral substances inside of a confined environment. In said activity, the material is reduced and oxidized. Impurities will be burned away. The product will be lighter and more fragile than its forebearer.

Cementation:
In this process, one solid reactant forcibly enters another substance and becomes combined or suspended inside of it.

Coagulation:
The process of reducing fluids to a solid form.


Coction:
Any process in which heat was applied over a long period. This term implies a less vigorous degree of heat exposure than calcination. It is used more broadly than a decoction.

Cohobation:
An archaic process of repeated vaporizing and condensing a liquid. The distillate is returned to the vessel where its solid substance remains. This technique is utilized for reflux and redux reactions of a magical nature. The work should be continued until all of the essences are distributed to the solute or solid. Such a process is of no use for proper alchemy activities.

Collature:
The use of a coarse filter to separate out large contaminants, impurities, or salts. Under normal circumstances, a rough fabric or a hair sieve is used for these activities.

Compress:
A soft cloth applied to a limb or affected area. They can be moist, cold, hot, or bear a medical agent. All compresses create pressure to the desired area.

Concentration:
Any process where the ratio of the solute is divided inside a solvent’s presence. Concentration can be used to describe the separation of a substance. It is a simple matter of driving water out of the liquid. Or the task can expel substance out of material B to be joined to substance C.

Condensation:
The process where gas becomes less aggregated and transitions to a liquid. Often, the gas encounters a colder object. It passes energy onward and congeals back to the liquid state.

Corning:
The act of granulating a whole or coarse substance to a finer, uniformed shape.

Cremor:
At the top of an alchemical brew, a layer of fluid may form. In particular, a Cremor is a liquid of a different density, consistency, or color than the rest of the fluid.

Decantation:
The separation of a transparent fluid and its solid precipitate. The liquid is poured off or drawn away. The solid remains inside of the vessel.

Decoction:
This product is a catch-all term for any extensively boiled liquid. The intent is to render the essence of the reagents inside of the fluid. Most Decoction will be made using the woody parts of a plant or its roots.

Decompounded:
Any substance made of several reagents.

Decrepitation:
The use of heat to decompose a crystal. Distinct cracking and popping sounds accompany the process.

Deflagration:
A substance burns rapidly but does not produce loud acoustics or detonations.

Deliquescence:
This phenomenon occurs amidst some crystals. It is the material's ability to dissolve suddenly inside of a liquid absorbed out of the air.

Deliquium:
When certain salts make contact to the air, they become liquids.

Dephlegmation:
The process of purifying an acid or alcoholic solution. These operations usually entail the removal of an unwanted volume of water.

Depuration:
The act of removing all impurities of a process or product.

Desquamation:
The process of removing scaly crusts of product or a metal ingot.

Detonation:
Any sudden alchemical reaction where noise, heat, and light are produced inside of a miniscule period of time. An explosion is the primary form of Detonation.

Distillation:
The process of vaporization a substance, condensing the resulting liquid, and then collecting it inside a reservoir.

Division:
Any mechanical process where the compounds will be separated to create a homogeneous mixture.

Ebullition:
The agitating, bubbling action a liquid undergoes inside of a hard or active boil.

Edulcoration:
The act of cleansing a solid. Water or another fluid is used to free the compound out of soluble impurities like salts or a volume of acid. The liquid is poured off or piped out.

Electuaries:
These pastes are made out of powdered herbs and other relevant medical ingredients. They are mixed inside of syrup, honey, jam, and so on. Said Conserves and Pastes are eaten or spread to the interior of the mouth.

Elixation:
The action of boiling or stewing a give substance.

Elixir:
Any sweet, alcoholic based Alchemical fluid meant for consumption.

Elutriation:
The process of separating and purifying granular solids. These activities can include decanting, straining, washing, or any combination of the three.

Essential Oil:
The rendered oils of a botanical specimen or a specific fauna.

Essential Salt:
The calcined ashes of any creature or botanical specimen.

Evaporate:
When a liquid absorbs sufficient energy, the agitated fluid will convert to gas.

Exsiccate:
To dry out a substance or mixture.

Extraction:
The act of dissolving essence, essential oil, or essential salts inside of alcohol or a similar solute to further concentrate an already potent fluid.

Fearce:
To grind down, pulverize, or macerate a given article.

Filtration:
The act of passing a liquid through a porous intermediary to separate out solids.

Infusion:
The process of soaking compounds inside of a solvent to imbue desired substance inside of the solvent. Common solvents for these activities are alcohol, oil, or water. The contents are suspended and the action occurs across a period of time.

Insolation:
The use of sunlight to heat a given reactant or reaction.

Inspissate:
To thicken or condense a given alchemical.


Intermediate Salts:
A salt bearing either a neutral state or a mild Acidic nature.

Intermedium:
Any reagent/reactant believed to be necessary for a reaction; however, it does not become a part of the final product.

Intumescence:
The process of swelling upward inside of a reaction.

Limation:
The act of filing a metal piece to reduce it to shavings. Sometimes, this term is used to mean polishing the metal to a smooth surface.

Lohocs:
A synonym for Electuaries.

Lozenge:
A small pill made of sugar or similar sweeteners. It hosts a medicinal agent. The contents are poured hot and allowed to cool.

Mageration:
The soaking of a solid inside of a fluid to soften or weaken the substance.

Mortify:
To change the normal, external appearance of a substance, but retain its properties.

Neutral Salts:
A solid devoid of either an Alkaline or Acidic nature.

Oil:
Any viscous liquid insoluble inside of water.

Ointment:
A topical cream or oil-based paste bearing an Alchemical agent.

Perspiration:
The spontaneous evaporation or vaporization of a body of fluid. The term might be used to refer to gases condensing to a given body.

Phlegm:
Any aqueous fraction of a distillation effort.

Plaster:
A topical mixture containing nonorganic materials. They are meant to be applied to external sections of the body and never consumed to any extent. Note, there are dental plasters; however, they tend to be Electuaries. These pastes and ointment tend to be self-hardening or accompany a compress.

Pneumatic:
A term for gases or vapors. Pneumatic vapors tend to be clear gases.

Point of Saturation:
1. This term refers to an exact proportion of an Acid to a Base. At said point, the two compounds create a neutral salt and fall out of their intermedium.

2. The proportion of a dissolved agent where the solvent can no longer retain any further of the former.

Potion:
Any fluid alchemical containing liquid mana or otherwise derived sources of genuine essence.

Poultice:
A mass of moist, pulverized or bruised botanicals applied to a given area of the body. Poultices are always topical agents. They are never consumed.

Precipitation:
The phenomenon of a solid forming inside of a solution. The material falls to the bottom of the vessel. The Precipitate is usually a salt.

Reagent:
A substance prepared for use inside of Alchemical reactions and experiments.

Recrement:
Solid wastes or refuse left inside of the wake of an Alchemical reaction.

Rectification:
The purifying or refining of a substance through one or more distillations.

Reduction:
The act of returning substance to a previous or original condition; the restoring of metal to the metallic state.

Refractory Earths:
Under the action of flame, these minerals/substances do not fuse or create glasses. They contain and redirect the heat to other materials contain inside of the same space. Such materials are used to create crucibles and assaying stations.

Refrigoratory:
A vessel connected to the top or head of a still. It is surrounded or filled with cold water. It condenses any vapors passing through tubes or vessels within.

Revivification:
The process of restoring a metal to its metallic state.

Spiced Wine:
Any alchemical solution utilizing a wine for its base or medium.

Sublimate:
A suddenly energized solid becomes a gas. The liquid phase is skipped. The most common example of this process is a spark. When you strike a flint on steel, you observe sublimation.

Syrup:
Any homogenous mixture of crystal sugars and water.

Tincture:
An extract contained inside of an alcoholic solution. One simply places botanicals inside of strong alcohol. Brandy, Vodka, and proper grain alcohol are prominent choices. Most tinctures are intended for topical uses.

Titration:
A method for using a known volume of a test solution to determine the smallest concentration of a dissolved substance capable of inducing the desired reaction.

Tonic:
A medicinal, alcoholic beverage served warm.

Troche:
A small pressed pill created using sweetener and medicinal agents. They are meant to be dissolved inside of one’s mouth.

Vaporization:
An energized liquid changes its state to become a gas.
 
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