Comic 61 - Sell your mushrooms

8th May 2018, 1:39 PM in Humble Beginnings at Humblestart
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Sell your mushrooms
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Morgenstern 8th May 2018, 1:39 PM edit delete
While steadily working up your confidence to tackle a whole heap o' goblins, you return to Humblestart. There's still a decent chunk of night left--when you return to the potion shop, the female alchemist is there.

Once again, she seems to just... not notice you. Valley clears her throat. The alchemist sighs... and turns away from mixing potions to come meet you.

The alchemist stops, rather flagrantly looking you up and down. "Nice."

She then notices your other company--her face tightening as she sees Lagrand. "Oh. You."

Lagrand smiles. "Indeed, it is."

Valley looks from one to the other. "You guys have, like, some history?"

"Not to the extent you may suspect," Lagrand replies.

"H-He's... a witch," says the alchemist. "Smells like... butts. Only psychos do witchcraft."

"That is patently untrue," Lagrand remarks. "I assure you I possess all of my faculties, and am quite satisfied with my brand of magic."

The alchemist sneers. "Necromancers. Time mages. Those... creepy... churchcasters. They're all nutjobs. It'sarule."

"Well," Lagrand begins with a flip of his hair, "rules can be broken. I studied magic extensively and at great length before I ever began casting--my work is a product of passion, not wicked delusion."

"...Whatever," the alchemist huffs. She turns back to you, trying to pay no mind to Lagrand. "What do you want?"

You start taking out your numerous spooky mushrooms, weird mushrooms, and unappetizing mushrooms.

"Thesearehuge," the alchemist blurts out. "Where... d-did you get these?"

"Like, the big mushroom monsters in the woods?," replies Valley. "They were like, all over the place and kept attacking us and junk."

The alchemist stares at Valley for a moment... then turns back to the mushrooms. "Huh. You guys must... must be... mustbeprettygood. No one around here wanted to f-face those... things."

"They shouldn't be an issue for much longer," Lagrand states. "We also made an effort to deal with that which was producing such creatures."

That reminds you to have a look at the foul water you procured. You cast Identify... and confirm that the water has a magic aura, though it doesn't have any particular enchantment. You offer it to the alchemist anyway.

"That..." She uncorks the bottle, sniffing at the water. "Rage. Water tainted with... elemental rage. I... Icoulddosomething. With this."

In total, she offers you 250g for the water and the mushrooms.


1977 8th May 2018, 2:08 PM edit delete reply
Sell everything.

Ask about Disguise Potions.
Could they be altered to resemble a specific person?
Are they always basically a genderbending potion?

Ask if she has found a solution for your acidproblem. Maybe condoms?

Ask about potions to either grow or shrink people.
1977 8th May 2018, 2:15 PM edit delete reply
Just remembered, last time was before the meeting with the goblins.
Tell her about the deal with the goblins.
Does she know anyone who would be willing to help?
Portal In Time 8th May 2018, 2:22 PM edit delete reply
Portal In Time
Ask her the specifics of how magic alters your semen - I doubt we could do much about it now, but I'm curious.

Also, does she have anything new in stock?

We should check out the general store after this.
Tech 8th May 2018, 3:28 PM edit delete reply
Ask what she can make with the "rage water."