westward_ho! -> Reens' Shop (1/12/2008 15:37:32)
Access Point: Falconreach -> Left -> The building with the potion sign
Level/Quest/Items required: None
Release Date: January 11th, 2008
Reens: Hi, I'm Reens. Welcome to my potion shop. I can refill your potions for you, or I can begin your training in Potion Making and Alchemy!
Reens: I'm so glad that I finally got my shop set up just the way I wanted it. It feels like I was unpacking for years.
Reens: Can you keep a secret? It really took me this long because I'd lost my official Royal Alchemist outfit. I couldn't really open the shop until I found it.
Reens: Now that I've got my outfit on again, I can legally train beginner alchemists! I can't teach you much, but I can get you started.
Reens: If you pass my tests then you can find a higher level trainer, and eventually you can become a Transmutation Grandmaster!
Reens: I wanted to continue my own training in Swordhaven but I was so excited to get out into the world and stark helping people with my potions!
Reens: I've also been inventing new potions! I just made a fizzy, sugary one that I call Sodaburp! Want to try some?
Reens: You got it! Your healing and mana potions have been refilled. Remember to use them before the expiration date I printed on the bottle.
What is Alchemy?
Reens: I specialize in crafting healing potions but there is a lot more to alchemy than that! It's a whole field of the mystical sciences!
Reens: Alchemy deals with changing one or more materials into something else entirely, which is called transmutation.
Reens: When you learn basic alchemy from me, you will be altering the way that a standard healing potion will affect you.
Reens: This change comes from the way that the standard healing potion interacts with the potion bottles that you always carry around.
Reens: That way, you only need to upgrade your bottles once, instead of making more and more powerful healing potions every time. Pretty cool, huh?
Reens: This is just one of the advances that we've made in modern alchemy to make everyones lives easier!
Reens: Are you ready to continue your alchemy training?
Reens: So, you're ready to begin training your alchemy skill! This is so exciting... opening an new mind to the miracles of modern alchemy!
Reens: Since I will be teaching you basic alchemy, I will only be teaching you how to upgrade your Healing Potions.
Reens: That may not seem impressive to you, but you'll see what a huge difference it makes in battle as you level up.
Reens: Ready to get started?
Yes - Takes you into the tutorial
Not yet - Takes you back to the main menu
Reens: Great! There are basically 2 sides of potion-making:
Reens: The first is gathering the materials that you will need for your transmutation. we call those materials "Reagents".
Reens: The second part is performing the transmutation using the Transmutation Circle.
Reens: To begin, I will give you a list of reagents that you will have to gather from the woods. All of the reagents will appear in your temporary inventory.
Reens: The reagent list will look like this:
Reens: The reagents that you need to gather will appear in RED.
Reens: Once you have gathered the reagents, they will appear in GREEN, like this:
Reens: In this example, you still need to find the Pretzel Root. Once you have all the required reagents, it will look...
Reens: ...Like THIS! Once you have gathered the reagents that you need, then I will test your knowledge of the Transmutation Circle.
Reens: Ready to try a sample test?
Test Me! - Continues on
Reens: THIS is the Transmutation Circle.
Reens: You have THREE tries to pass the test and get your alchemy skill to the next level.
Reens: If you don't pass the test by your third try... then you will have to gather new reagents and try again.
Reens: This is where you can see your current skill level, how much your potions currently heal for...
Reens: ...and how much your improved healing potions will heal for after you pass the test.
Reens: The transmutation tests will get harder and harder as you level up.
Reens: Each of these smaller circles represents a single Transmutation. Once you draw it correctly, you will get a check mark...
Reens: ...Like THIS! That means "one down, three to go."
Reens: here comes the REALLY fun part. lets see how well you use the Transmutation circle itself!
Reens: First, I will show you the circle that you need to draw, be sure to PAY ATTENTION!
Reens: Then all you have to do is RE-DRAW the same circle that I just showed you, and hit the FINISHED button!
Reens: Now, let's see how well you do!
Ready - Takes you to the simple test
If you fail.....you have to redo the tutorial all over again
Once you've got it right...
Reens: Wow! You might have a natural gift for alchemy! You passed the first test, and your alchemy level is now level 6!
Reens: Great Job! Come back anytime that you want to continue your training!
Reens: This time you will need to gather these reagents. [Look at the picture for yours! They're not always the same!] Those monsters are tricky. Be sure to watch out for AMBUSHES.
If you don' have the Reagents....
Reens: Sorry. I can't give you the alchemy test until you gather the necessary reagents. Those are the rules.
If you have the Reagents....
Reens: Now, let's see how well you do!
If you see this, your skill level is not high enough. You must be a level 10 Alchemist to access this shop.
Reens: Well done, <Character>! You're now ranked high enough for me to sell one of my magical rings to you. Take a look!
Done - Takes you back to main menu
Some images: Outside Winter (old), Inside (new), Inside (old).
Reach Skill Level 40 in Health Alchemy training to unlock Health Potion Mastery badge
To complete the Train Alchemy tutorial: Train Alchemy -> Test Me! -> Ready! -> Start Test -> wait for the dots to turn off and then click the 1st dot followed by the 2nd (click each dot, don't try to drag the mouse from one dot to another).
-- videogame92 for images of the old Shop.
-- Peachii for corrections.