It is repeatedly mentioned that Chemistry is nothing like Alchemy, despite that being a common perception.
Simmon refers to a badly made alchemical concoction as having un-bound principles. These cannot be purged from a body like a drug or poison, and can linger in fatty tissues.
Known Alchemical Products Edit
- Plum bob
- Glue called tenaculum that dries hard and clear as glass
- Fireproof Alchemical Substance that is developed by Simmon, reacts violently with water.
Alchemy may work in a similar way to fae grammerie. By taking the substance or essence of something and adding to it or putting into a mixture. Thus making the bound 'principles' referred to in the text.
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