Saturday, January 15, 2011

Chromatic Cauldron of Brewing

Created from mithril fired in the furnaces of a red dragon for a year and a day, from the dawn of one summer solstice to the twilight of the next; it was the very cauldron Auge cut his teeth and received his beginner alchemy training on at Twilight House. So Auge was naturally excited to see the Chromatic Cauldron offered up as Arkeil and Twilight House’ treasure payment.

Weighing only five pounds, the vat has five half-faces /half-skulls set into the artistry of the cauldron’s design giving it a life to death motif. Each face a different draconic race and each corresponding skull is set with a gemstone eye symbolizing the five chromatic species: ruby, sapphire, onxy, opal and emerald.

The cauldron is capable of heating any liquid placed in it to a precise temperature (anywhere from just above room temperature to hot enough to boil salt water) and maintaining it indefinitely while still remaining only slightly warm to the touch on the outside. A cauldron of brewing provides a +5 competence bonus on Craft (alchemy) skill checks.

1 comment:

Gordzilla said...

Tamros suggests study and research on this cauldron. While he works with you on the creation of the poison, he notices several symbols and markings on the base of the cauldron that he thinks bear some investigation. If you don't have time and don't object, he would like to look into it. He loves your lab.