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Herbalism and Alchemy

Ingredient Lists

The table below shows the name, the base price, functional details, the DC difficulty modifier, the terrain it grows in, and rarity of the ingredient.

Infusion Ingredients (Herbalism Kit)

Herbs/IngredientsRarityBase PriceDetailsDC Mod.Terrain
BloodgrassCommon3 cp Special (Catalyst): Can combine with any other Catalyst ingredient to become a food source for 1 day. Cannot be altered by other ingredients. -Most terrain
Chromus SlimeRare3 gp Special (Potion & Toxin Modifier): The final Effect after all other calculations is the exact opposite. This is up to the DM’s discretion on the specifics per potion/poison. +4Coastal, Underdark
Dried EphedraUncommon3 sp Catalyst: Doubles the dice but not the level bonus for any healing Effect. +2Desert, Mountain
Durins' BeardCommon3 gp Enchantment: User creates a potion of darkvision that lasts 1 hour.
Eldar Pine ResinRare520 gp Catalyst: Heals for d8 + 1/level of consumer +4Most Terrain
Emetic WaxCommon1 cp Special (Potion & Toxin Modifier): Delay the Effect of an ingredient this was combined with by 1d6 rounds +1Forest, Swamp
Fennel SilkCommon1 cp Potion Effect: Stabilizes body heat to resist cold weather or wet condition penalties for 1 hour. Cannot be altered by other ingredients. +2Arctic, Underdark
Gengko BrushUncommon1 sp Catalyst: Halves the healing benefit (rounding down); The recipient receives that amount of healing for 2 consecutive rounds. +2Hills, Underdark
Hyancinth NectarCommon1 cp Potion Effect: Removes 1d6 rounds of poison in the target’s system, but cannot remove it completely. One round of poison damage will still occur at minimum. +1Coastal, Grasslands
Lavender SprigCommon1 cp Special (Potion & Toxin Modifier): Makes the potion or toxin more stable and safer to craft. +1Coastal, Grasslands, Hills
Mandrake RootCommon1 cp Potion Effect: Reduce any disease or poison’s potency by half for 2d12 hours. Only hinders already existing poisons or diseases in the body. Cannot be altered by other ingredients. +1Most Terrain
Milkweed SeedsCommon1 cp Catalyst: Heals for an additional +1/level of consumer. This modifier can stack. +2Most Terrain
Seelie ChamomileCommon3 gp Potion Effect: Heals for 2d4 + 2. +0Most Terrain
Wild SagerootCommon1 cp Potion Effect: Heals for 1/level of consumer + 1d8. -Most Terrain

Poison Ingredients (Poisoner’s Kit)

Herbs/IngredientsRarityBase PriceDetailsDC Mod.Terrain
Arctic CreeperCommon3 cp Toxin Modifier: Change poison damage to cold or necrotic damage; target is still [poisoned] for 1 minute on a failed CON saving throw; this toxin is still considered poison damage when combining with other ingredients. +2Arctic, Mountain
Amanita CapCommon3 cp Toxin Modifier: Changes any poison Effect to be non-lethal and only +1 incapacitate the target. +4Coastal, Swamp
Basilisk BreathVery Rare3 pp Special (Toxin Effect): Slowly paralyzes opponent. Target makes a DC 5 + Alchemy Modifier CON saving throw each turn for 4 turns. While under this affect, target is considered slowed by the slow spell. On a failed save, the target is considered [paralyzed] for 4 rounds. Cannot be modified or altered by other ingredients. +5Mountain
Cactus JuiceRare3 gp Toxin Modifier: The target will not notice any poison damage Effect in their system until they take 5 rounds of damage from the toxin. +2Desert, Grasslands
Chromus SlimeRare3 gp Special (Potion & Toxin Modifier): The final Effect after all other calculations is the exact opposite. This is up to the DM’s discretion on the specifics per potion/poison. +4Coastal, Underdark
Drakus FlowerCommon3 sp Toxin Modifier: Change poison damage to fire or acid damage; target is still [poisoned] for 1 minute on a failed CON saving throw; this toxin is still considered poison damage when combining with other ingredients. +2Desert, Grasslands, Mountain
Emetic WaxCommon1 cp Special (Potion & Toxin Modifier): Delay the Effect of an ingredient this was combined with by 1d6 rounds +1Forest, Swamp
Frozen SeedlingsRare1 gp Toxin Modifier: While [poisoned], target’s movement speed is reduced by 10 ft for 1 minute. Cannot be altered by other ingredients. +4Arctic, Mountain
Harrada LeafCommon1 sp Toxin Modifier: While [poisoned], target has disadvantage on ability checks. Cannot be altered by other ingredients. +1Forest
Lavender SprigCommon1 cp Special (Potion & Toxin Modifier): Makes the potion or toxin more stable and safer to craft. +1Coastal, Grasslands, Hills
Quicksilver LichenUncommon1 sp Toxin Modifier: Double the dice rolled of any Toxin Effect, but reduce that Effect duration by half. This modifier can stack. +3Most Terrain
Radiant SynthseedRare1 gp Toxin Modifier: Change poison damage to radiant damage; target is still [poisoned] for 1 minute on a failed CON saving throw; this toxin is still considered poison damage when combining with other ingredients. +2Underdark
Spineflower BerriesUncommon1 sp Toxin Modifier: Increase the dice-type by 1 size for any Toxin Effect. +3Desert, Swamp
Wyrmtongue PetalsCommon1 cp Toxin Effect: 1d4 + Alchemy Modifier poison damage per round; target is [poisoned] for 1 minute. -Most Terrain
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Enchantment Ingredients (Alchemy Tools)

Enhancing Enchantments Due to the volatile and chaotic nature of the magical essence that Enchantments use, you should be extremely careful using any Modifier ingredients with them. If you do, you can cause unwanted side effects or harm to the imbiber of the potion. Or may instead cause a Wild Surge as an effect at your DM’s discretion.

Herbs/IngredientsRarityBase PriceDetailsDC Mod.Terrain
Arrow RootUncommon120 gp Enchantment: +1 to attack rolls for one minute when applied to a weapon. +2Desert, Forest, Grasslands
Blue ToadshadeRare150 gp Enchantment: User creates a potion of gaseous form (DMG 187). +3Coastal, Forest, Swamp
Black Haircap MossVery Rare3 pp Enchantment: User creates a potion of forgetfulness. User loses memory of last 10 minutes to years (DMs discretion). +5Coastal, Plains, Forest, Mountain, Swamp
Cosmos GlondRare480 gp Enchantment: User creates a potion of clairvoyance (DMG 187). +3Coastal, Desert
Devil’s BloodleafVery Rare480 gp Enchantment: User creates a potion of vitality (DMG 188). +5Hills, Swamp, Underdark
Durins' BeardCommon90 gp Enchantment: User creates a potion of darkvision. +5Mountains, Underdark
Elemental WaterRare12 gp Special (Enchantment): This is required as the base catalyst for all Enchantment ingredients. +3Special
Fiend’s IvyRare480 gp Enchantment: User creates a potion of mind reading (DMG 188). +4Arctic, Underdark
HydrathistleUncommon90 gp Enchantment: User creates a potion of water breathing (DMG 188). +3Coastal, Swamp
Ironwood HeartUncommon90 gp Enchantment: User creates a potion of growth (DMG 187). +3Arctic, Forest, Hills
Luminous Cap DustRare90 gp Enchantment: User creates a potion of heroism (DMG 188). +4Mountain, Underdark
Mortflesh PowderVery Rare5120 gp Enchantment: User creates a potion of longevity (DMG 188). +5Arctic, Underdark
Nightshade BerriesUncommon240 gp Enchantment: The effect of this “potion” is similar to the oil of slipperiness (DMG 184). +3Forest, Hills
Primordial BalmRare60 gp Enchantment: User creates a potion of frost/fire/stone giant strength (DMG 187). With other ingredients +4Mountain, Swamp, Underdark
Rock VineRare1920 gp Enchantment: User creates a potion of invulnerability (DMG 188). +4Hills, Mountain
Scillia BeansCommon90 gp Enchantment: User creates a potion of climbing (DMG 187). +1Desert, Grasslands
Silver HibiscusRare60 gp Enchantment: When consumed by target, they can unleash a random elemental breathe weapon 3 times (PHB 34). Cannot be altered by other ingredients. +4Arctic, Underdark
Tail LeafVery Rare200 gp Enchantment: User creates a potion of speed (DMG 188). +5Grasslands, Hills
Verdant NettleUncommon100 gp Enchantment: User creates a potion of animal friendship (DMG 187). +2Forest
VoidrootVery Rare250 gp Enchantment: User creates a potion of flying (DMG 187). +5Arctic, Desert
Wisp StalksVery Rare90 gp Enchantment: User creates a potion of invisibility (DMG 188). +5Forest, Underdark
Wrackwort BulbsRare135 gp Enchantment: User creates a potion of diminution (DMG 187). +5Coastal, Swamp

Plant Life & Ingredient Descriptions

Ingredient and herbal descriptions for inclusion in the game.

Arctic Creeper. This noxious weed usually grows in extremely cold environments, or at higher elevations where snow tends to accumulate. The leaves of the plant characterized by a pleasant sweet minty avor, whereas the root is bitter and acidic. The weed is one of an assassin’s favorite plants, due to the root’s ability to freeze a creature’s bloodstream, which leads to a slow and agonizing death. The Arctic Creeper is toxic to many unwary travelers, as it is quite easy to consume the root’s toxins while enjoying the sweet avorsome leaves.

Arrow Root. This unusually elongated plant can stand up to four feet tall, and is very easy to spot due to its distinctive white and brown speckled pattern. The Arrow Root thrives in desert and drought environments, as the plant needs very little water to survive. When diced and boiled in water the plant creates a frothy silver liquid, which is ideal for sharpening and polishing weapons and armor without the use of magic or other means.

Amanita Cap. This large mushroom is often found growing in clusters near bodies of water, or around other damp terrain. It has a bold blue stem accompanied by a large red cap, which makes this fungi extremely easy to identify. Professional herbalists often cut the head from the root, as the mushroom has the rare ability to re-grow its cap within a few short weeks.

Basilisk’s Breath. Often referred to as Grey Restraints amongst the nobles of the world, this dark grey vine is only rarely found atop the highest peaks of mountainous regions. It is fabled that this vine is a gift from the gods, as a way to test humanity. Often sold for outrageous sums of gold, Basilisk’s Breath can attract unwanted attention to those trying to sell it for pro t.

Bloodgrass. The most boring, common plant life found in the wild is this dark brown grass. It has absolutely no remarkable qualities, other than being relatively harmless, and its use as basic sustenance when properly prepared. Herbalists do notfind this grass very unique, but still tend to collect it as it occupies almost no space in their packs.

Black Haircap Moss. This velvety black moss is deadly in nature as it lures people to sleep and destroys the mind. The moss does not preserve well, although the tall flowers and their jet pollen can be harvested for alchemical use.

Blue Toadshade. Another common mushroom is this dark blue cap with a yellow striped stem. When disturbed, this mushroom lets o a pu of blue powder. Usually this causes no permanent harm to the surrounding creatures, but it can stain their skin and equipment for a short while. The powder is commonly used to color various inks and dyes. Herbalists usually search for the fungi around small watering holes, where aquatic life often thrives.

Cactus Juice. This usually clear liquid can be found within most cacti around the world. It’s reasonably di cult to extract, as many cacti are dangerous to work with. Brewers love to use this juice in many recipes, as one of its e ects is to delay alcohol intoxication, allowing people to purchase and consume more before it hits them.

Chromus Slime. This thin slime substance is often observed to ow within water current as if it had a mind of its own. Often times, scientists mistake this slime with mercury, as it has the same consistency and look. When attempting to alter the slime, it reverberates and alters the other plant life it touches instead.

Cosmos Glond. This uncommon four-leafed plant is notorious for being somewhat di cultto find. This is mostly due to the plant growing about 5 feet underneath the ground, and only peeking out during its nal maturity. However, it has an uncanny look of the stars in a night sky amongst its leaves.

Devil’s Bloodleaf. Only a few recorded instances of this red and yellow ower exist. This large and bold red leaf can be going back in history to the dawn of humankind. It was once a popular decoration around homes and gardens, but has become one of the rarest plants in the world. It is said to give immense vitality and health to one who can properly prepare the plant.

Drakus Flower. This bright red and pale green ower can be found in both temperate and warm environments. It’s a natural favorite amongst entertainers, due to the petal’s ability to ignite with a moderate application of friction. This ignition does not cause harm, but instead creates theatrical sparks with the ability to light res and create warmth.

Dried Ephedra. A bush often found in dry environments, it is thorny and hard to harvest without scratching your skin. It has a distinct dark purple hue when viewed at a distance, but up close it looks black. Herbalists love to use this plant when making healing tonics as it has the odd ability to enhance Wild Sageroot.

Durins' Beard. Found as a grey brown curly moss that grows along cracks in the ceilings of large caverns that Dwarves can sing and "awaken" for hours to shed a pale warm light. This can be preserved for days and is used in Dwarven ale as well as alchemical uses to see in the dark.

Elemental Water. This unique liquid shares properties of the planar realms of the 4 elements. At times you can see rocks oating unnaturally in the middle and at other times you can swear you see re in the water. This special water can be found in all environments as it is not bound to our physical world’s rules.

Emetic Wax. This thick, white wax is often found seeping out of trees near lush and wet areas. It is commonly used in candle making, as the wax melts and re-hardens rather quickly, yet is strong enough to form delicate shapes. Herbalists use it to control how their tonics enter the body, performing miraculous feats. Fennel Silk. Often mistaken for a spider’s web, this white web like plant grows amongst frigid and dark environments. It uses sharp hooked tendrils to help secure the edges of the plant to nearby rocks or plants. Adventurers that are adept in the use of Fennel Silk will recognize the many applications it has for protecting your extremities from harsh-low temperature environments.

Fiend’s Ivy. These long, red thorn-encrusted vines can stretch up to 3 feet long and have sharp thorns that reach up to an inch or two long. It isn’t rareto find blood stains amongst these vines as many animals and adventurers can easily trip or get caught in a bushel of the vines. The vines also seem to have a sentient quality to them as they relax when prey is near, and contract when captured.

Frozen Seedlings. These small, pea sized pods can be found amongst resilient owers in very cold environments. Named for their almost frozen appearance, they can be plucked with relative ease and are often used in cold alcoholic drinks. Some assassins have found ways to crush these into a paste and hamper one’s movements.

Harrada Leaf. This huge yellow leaf can often be found near tree tops in lush environments. It is often cultivated and harvested by gangs or the Thieves Guilds to be sold as a street drug. The potent nature of this addictive substance will cause a brief euphoric state coupled with an increase in a speci c attribute; followed by a long recovery period in which the user is extremely weakened in that attribute.

Hyancinth Nectar. This blue and white thick liquid can be extracted from the Hyancinth’s near somewhat wet areas. This nectar is of high demand and is often used by highly trained guards to counter poisons that evil people attempt to use on them. While it does not cure the mean of poisons, it severely limits its e ects.

Hydrathistle. Named for its appearance, this three-pronged blue and black ower is often found in dark and dank environments. When used alone, the thistle has no real bene cial e ects. However, skilled alchemists have been able to use highly powerful and natural water to concoct potions that allow them to breath in water.

Ironwood Heart. This gnarled white seed is commonly found in the nooks of Ironwood Trees. These large seeds pulse with a slow repetitive beat when gripped tightly, often referred to as “Nature’s Heartbeat”. It is said that when cooked or properly prepared by a Herbalist these seeds can increase a beings physical size greatly.

Lavender Sprig. These long stemmed purple-petal owers can often be found swaying in the wind in huge patches. They are very common amongst green environments and have a distinct sweet smell. However, they taste extremely bitter when eaten.

Luminous Cap Dust. This powder can be shook from the glowing yellow mushrooms often found in extremely dark environments and it keeps an ember-like glow for about a week after extracted. Many Herbalists keep the glowing mushrooms themselves in dark cellars in order to harvest this dust every chance they can.

Mandrake Root. This tan root has serrated edges all along its body that often cause injury to Herbalists that do not properly know how to handle it. When stripped of its outer skin, the soft tender center can be eaten with relative ease and is often used by Doctors to reduce pain from poison or disease.

Milkweed Seeds. These small, white translucent seeds can be found when opening up a Milkweed Flower. They are often eaten by children due to their friendly look, but can cause negative digestive e ects this way. When crushed up and diluted with other liquid these seeds o er very powerful healing e ects.

Mortesh Powder. This dark purple powder is often found growing on top of moss in dark, cold environments. This powder is often used as makeup for young men and women to reduce the look of age from their faces. When imbibed with a magical catalyst, the e ect is said to be permanent when consumed/

Nightshade Berries. These light blue berries can be found in small clumped packs among small bushes in lush environments. They can be safely ingested and are often eaten by wild animals for their sweet, but tangy avor. A skilled Herbalist can enhance the berries natural ability to affect a persons body.

Primordial Balm. This thick substance has been observed changing its coloring, almost at will. The balm is unusually warm to the touch, and can seem to retain heat for weeks on end. Herbalists often find this substance growing on rocks in humid environments. The exact rarity of the substance is unknown, as its constantly changing appearance makes it difficult to identify.

Pine Resin. This can be gathered from the dried sap from a pine tree. It is viscous and sticky. Used for both healing, binding ingredients, and storing energy, this ingredient is very versatile.

Quicksilver Lichen. This silver and grey silky moss can be found growing amongst almost any substance as it seems to ignore environmental standards. Assassins have been able to use this lichen to quickly administer their toxins into the target’s system without any drawbacks. However, this takes some preparation and is often forgotten by common folk.

Radiant Synthseed. This long black and boat shaped seed emanates a strong yellow glow, and often exerts the smell of owers. When the seed is cracked open, a person can find a few smaller looking seeds of the same nature. These smaller seeds can often be crushed or blended into mixtures to enhance toxins.

Rock Vine. This extremely hardened dark green vine can be found growing in the ground near very old minerals, often seeming to feed off the minerals themselves. At first glance this vine seems completely useless to mortals, but arcane studies have shown this vine to harden a person’s skin significantly if combined with a powerful catalyst.

Scillia Beans. These light brown beans can occasionally be found hanging from Scillia Bushes in dry atmosphere environments. They are often used to enhance avors in stew and other meals, but have a much stranger effect. At full potency, some of these beans can o er the user the ability to climb steep cli s and rock faces with ease.

Silver Hibiscus. This silver-grey plant looks as though it represents madness itself. It often has random patterns and unplanned shapes, but always has a black web-like pattern on it. Although it may look deadly to touch, when prepared properly a Herbalist can unleash a torrent of elemental power representing a breath weapon.

Spine Flower Berries. Often found hanging amongst the bone- like flowers, this white berry can be harvested and crushed to enhance toxins made by scoundrels. However, this effect only applies when introduced directly to the bloodstream. When ingested normally these berries provide little sustenance, but do not harm the person.

Tail Leaf. This very fuzzy, dark green leaf looks like a circle with three thick strands hanging from it. When held, the leaf itself feels as though it is vibrating. It is known that a skilled Herbalist can use these leaves in concoctions to create powerful magical effects to enhance one’s speed.

Verdant Nettle. With its dark green and yellow speckled mesh, this plant can be easily spotted. It normally grows in forests and can catch a person’s feet when traveling if they do not have proper footing. Alchemists like to use this plant to create tonics that enhance one’s strength and reflexes.

Voidroot. This dark grey thick root is often found amongst the most extreme environments. It normally grows in either desert or arctic environments and seems to vary in growth rate per root. Herbalists tend to be very careful when they extract this root from the ground, as it seems to defy gravity and want to “ y” away.

Wild Sageroot. The most common ingredient found among doctors and healer’s equipment would be these light pink roots. They measure about 3 to 5 inches in length and have a smooth, fuzzy texture to them. They are used every day by skilled Alchemists and healers to create concoctions of extraordinary healing power.

Wisp Stalks. This incredibly rare fungi has become something of a fable amongst herbalists. It is reported to have a large bulbous cap growing atop a thin stem, and to normally form in small clusters deep within damp cave environments and forests. The organism is usually a translucent blue, and is rumored to render creatures invisible once consumed.

Wrackwort Bulbs. These huge white bulbs can be found on small yellow mushrooms often found in swamps or wet caverns. The mushroom releases a puff of powder from these bulbs when threatened and it tends to confuse and hinder a person. When harvested successfully, these bulbs can be ground into a paste and imbibed within magical water to diminish the size of a being.

Wyrmtongue Petals. The assassins, and many Drows, favorite natural ingredient. These jagged red petals can be found growing on Wyrmtongue flowers in almost every terrain. It’s almost as if the world itself is trying to test humanity by letting these owers grow everywhere. These petals are used as a base for toxins that can o er extremely powerful damage. For this reason, Wyrmtongue is highly illegal, and in many cases punishes owners of this ower with death.