Friday, April 8, 2011

Formula Folio

Two more in the ink formula series.

Remove Fear
For the ink required to scribe a clerical remove fear scroll

1 oz. of giant squid sepia
1 oz. of holy water
1 scruple of lion’s blood
1 small piece of lapis lazuli, powdered

During morning’s dark on the longest day of the year, mix the lion’s blood and the powdered lapis lazuli in a golden vessel upon the holy alter and decant to a crystal container. Place the container in the sunlight and remove just before sundown. Decant to a silver vessel and mix in squid sepia and holy water. Return to crystal container and bury in consecrated soil for a fortnight. Makes enough ink for 2 scrolls. Any special quill is suitable.


Resist Cold
For the ink required to scribe a clerical resist cold scroll

1 oz. of giant squid sepia
1 oz. of holy water
1 gallon of melt water
1 oz. of bear’s blood
1 small ruby, powdered
1 pinch of sulphur

At midnight during the shortest day of the year mix all components into a cast iron pot and bring to boil over a pine wood fire. Reduce until a single oz. remains. Let cool and decant into a crystal container. Makes enough ink for 2 scrolls. Any special quill is suitable.

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