Extracts - The Rule of Three

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Extracts - The Rule of Three is one of the most well-known alchemy texts in all of Faerûn.

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The back cover of this book proudly proclaims: 'The most famed and comprehensive beginner's guide to all things alchemy, in a beautiful 50th anniversary edition. Now with foreword by Adynn Ilvar.'


  • Books
  • Rarity: Common
  •  Weight: 0.5 kg / 1 lb
  • Price: 14 gp
  • UID BOOK_Alchemy_ExtractsRuleOfThree
    UUID 9d22af1b-c18d-40c7-b1d0-be388e0dfe43

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[A long-winded introduction explains that Haskinn Xhesilaphin's notes - published as-is from their work journal - have helped bring alchemy to the masses.

It starts with a full history on the dragonborn, who had been de-scaled as a teenager and started their alchemical research in hopes of restoring their hide.

As the pages turn, it continues to wax poetic about how Xhesilaphin put aside their own research to help the common people.

Much more interesting, though, are Xhesilaphin's actual research notes.]

I have decided. I shall make all my notes - both those written and those still to come - available to those who would wish to study. You, reading this text now, are probably one such person.

As enticing as potion-making is, we shall first start with the most basic alchemical rule: the Rule of Three.

Most ingredients can be found throughout Faerûn. However, they need to be refined to be of any use in alchemy. Doing so is simple: just combine three of the same ingredients, and you will obtain an extract, which can be used to brew potions, poisons, oils, and elixirs.

So remember: Three of the same ingredients make an extract.

Or, in rhyme form, if you like:

When in doubt with alchemy

Just recall the rule of three

Thrice the same ingredient

Forms an extract excellent