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Endless Blue – Week 54 – The Nature of Kelaguen   2 comments

Chemistry

The Nature of Kelaguen

Kelaguen is the “wonder yeast” that revolutionized aquaculture (aquatic agriculture) and serves as the basis of the culinary arts.  Used extensively by the toothless Locanth for five Ages, it is a fungal derived substance based heavily on the compound lignin.  Its introduction into early Known World populations was key in the rise of more than one culture into the ocean nations of today.

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Endless Blue – Week 41 – Alchemy: Mixing Concoctions Under Water   1 comment

Chemistry

Alchemy — Mixing Concoctions Under Water

The art of alchemy is a laborious process at best, with the need to balance proper proportions, equalize doses, and mix various solutions together under highly controlled conditions.  In an aquatic environment, the process becomes infinitely more complex as the very water of the surrounding environment constantly runs the risk of diluting any experiment.  The slightest taint of the pure ingredients by water that has been exhaled, expelled, or excreted could utterly invalidate the veracity of an experiment.  Conversely, alchemists play with substances that are dangerous, even lethal, to pisceans, and should some of these odorless, tasteless, sightless concoctions spill into widely spread currents a virtual mass slaughter could occur.

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