To briefly explain what will be an extremely lengthy post, alchemy appears to be a major theme in Elden Ring. Many other games and fantasy works borrow from the rich concepts and symbolism of alchemy and the magnum opus (the Great Work), but the influences in Elden Ring are so pervasive that the inhabitants of the world literally have alchemy references coming out of their asses (i.e., the Gold-Tinged Excrement item). There is a lot to examine, so I’ll cover the major points up front.
If you are of the opinion that looking too hard for clues ahead of time can spoil your enjoyment later, viewing any of the posted content is not recommended. If you are interested in deep analysis that doesn’t know when to stop, read on. This post will bring in outside resources to compare with publicly available information. No leaks will be discussed or shown, with the exception of the widely circulated early concept art of the full map (which is too interesting to pass up).
Update: I have taken a closer look at Elden Rin... keep reading on reddit ➡
I just started playing "Opus Magnum", a puzzle game where you graduate as an alchemy student and start working for a rich person. This game treats alchemy like science and alchemists like a mix between magicians and scientists, and I'm looking for books that portray alchemy like an everyday topic. Thanks in advance :)
Achemix Stone - Nigredo
During your Main Phase: You can negate the effects of 1 monster on each player's field. You can discard 1 card; Add 1 "Alchemix Stone" card from your deck to your hand, except "Alchemix Stone - Nigredo". You can only use each effect of "Alchemix Stone - Nigredo" once per turn.
Alchemix Stone - Albedo
Activate by sending 1 "Alchemix Stone - Nigredo" you control to the GY. You can only use each of the following effects of "Alchemix Stone - Albedo" once per turn.
•During your Main Phase: You can send the top 2 cards of your deck to the GY; Gain 100 LP for each card in your deck.
•During your Main Phase: You can add 1 "Alchemix Stone" card from your deck to your hand, except "Alchemix Stone- Albedo", the place 2 cards on the bottom of the deck(One from your hand, and 1 from your GY.)
Alchemix Stone - Citrinitas
Activate by sending 1 "Alchemix Stone - Albedo" you control to the GY. You can only use each of the following effects of "Alchemix Stone - Citrinitas" once per turn.
•During your Main Phase: You can return up to 4 banished cards to the GY, then place 2 cards from your GY on top of your deck.
•During your Main Phase: You can shuffle 3 cards from your GY into the deck, then add 1 "Alchemix Stone" card from your deck to your hand, except "Alchemix Stone - Citrinas".
Alchemix Stone - Rubedo
Activate by sending 1 "Alchemix Stone - Citrinitas" you control to the GY. You can only use each of the following effects of "Alchemix Stone - Rubedo" once per turn.
•You can place 3 cards from your GY on the bottom of the deck; Destroy up to 2 cards your opponent controls, and if you do, draw 1 card.
•During the End Phase: If you don't have 3 differently named "Alchemix Stone" spells in your GY: Send this card to the GY, then add 1 "Alchemix Stone - Nigredo" from your deck or GY to your hand.
Standard verbiage: This list is not intended to be exhaustive. I list new tabletop game projects (no RPGs, dice, or decks of cards) from the previous week and projects ending this week that either will be funded or is at least 70% funded. If I missed something, please add a link in the comments.
##New last week
###Robot Street Fight!
> Control a fighting Robot in a turn based skirmish battle, beat your friend with a toilet or throw him through a wall!
This project will only be funded if at least $5,000 is pledged by Tuesday Aug 27, 1:16am EDT. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2065913684/robot-street-fight/?ref=kicktraq
###CORKED - The Party Game for the entertaining connoisseur
> A party game for a group of fun people. Everyone plays every turn & no one ever performs alone... & there's a bag to carry your bottle.
This project will only be funded if at least $4,000 is pledged by Monday Aug 26, 1:17am EDT. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/858776697/corked-the-party-game-for-the-entertaining-connois/?ref=kicktraq
###The Oleg Story™: Survival (Prison Game)
> A competitive and cooperative miniature prison based board game. Will you ally, antagonise, deceive or betray your fellow players?
This project will only be funded if at least £25,000 is pledged by Friday Aug 30, 12:04pm EDT. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nailadam/the-oleg-storytm-survival-prison-game/?ref=kicktraq
###Magnum Opus from Clever Mojo Games
> Do you need Quicksilver or Vilethorn? Flamel's Notes or the Book of Abraham? Creating the Philosopher's Stone will be your Magnum Opus!
This project will be funded on Tuesday Aug 27, 10:00pm EDT. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gamesalute/magnum-opus-from-clever-mojo-games/?ref=kicktraq
> DUNGEON ATTACK! is a fast-paced, easy to learn cooperative dice game that fits in your pocket!
This project will only be funded if at least $5,000 is pledged by Monday Aug 26, 12:00am EDT. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/917766038/dungeon-attack/?ref=kicktraq
###Amg! Ice Cream!
> Amg! Ice Cream is a 54 deck card game for little and big kids alike!
This project will only be funded if at least £500 is pledged by Monday Sep 23, 7:16pm EDT. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/776324616/amg-ice-cream/?ref=kicktraq
###Drag Ball: The Game! (An original game about drag queens!)
> Choose your queen, develop her skills, and outlast the competition to claim the crown! A fast-paced... keep reading on reddit ➡
Shouldn't it give you a bonus to tax amount or passive money generation?
I'm just wondering... Are there any other artifacts that probably should do something else?
Sorry if my thoughts are not coherent, having a hard time write them down properly, but I just wanted to throw all my ideas and thoughts into a wall here and see what happens.
New event introduced new sword and it's refinement items. Instantly got curious to read the flavor text and as always it delivers more lore. Since the swords name is Cinnabar-
-and it's not mentioned officially but I feel like the Alkahest might be mercury (quicksilver)-
I recalled that these 2 were important to real-life alchemy as well. Turns out, after reading some stuff on wikipedia, in ancient chinese alchemy cinnabar is considered to be almost as important as gold, possibly having even better "spiritual" quality than gold itself.
Mercury has it's own story as well - alchemists used to believe that it is the First Matter (Prima Materia) from where all metals come from, stage 1, you could say.
Both of these, more so cinnabar (or gold as well), were believed by chinese alchemists to be able to prolong life or even give immortality, possibly this being the "Magnum Opus" of eastern alchemy (?)
Since cinnabar is of high "spiritual" value, ingesting it could've possibly helped with the individuation, the philosophical "magnum opus" that western alchemists valued. Of course, both parties were searching for immortality tho, eastern with this stuff, western with Philosopher's stone.
So, Gold <=> Cinnabar; Immortality <=> Magnum Opus
Another cool point is that chinese alchemists would get mercury by roasting cinnabar or vice versa - by combining mercury with sulfur and getting it to come back to cinnabar.
Cinnabar is also a reddish color, possibly tying itself up with the Rubedo, the last stage of Magnum Opus.
It feels like we're completing what Albedo is searching for by just refining this sword. At least in part.
From Nigredo to Rubedo.
From Prima Materia to Philosopher's stone.
From Mercury to Cinnabar.
Since both the sword and the materials have similar motifs to Albedo's design, another fun though was that what if Albedo is the Alkahest for now, and like a pokemon he's going to evolve to the Spindle after some time, after he reaches the Magnum Opus last stage. Or he could pos... keep reading on reddit ➡
Gather 'round again fellow retards and autists. SIR JACK A LOT is back with a sequel to last year’s Magnum Dong Opus on turning $35K to $1.75M (50X) in 2020 by going all-in on a single stock all-shares.
In this post I share my journey from $1.75M to $8M in 2021 and announce my official retirement from trading. Read on for receipts and an epic tale of blue balls to hard-on erection and a climactic finale.
My secret? Post-nut clarity.
Privacy is important to me. I wish to stay anonymous. This is not financial advice, just my story.
Let’s set the stage. Remember December 2020 ya’ll?
I sold 88,233 shares GME at $15.50 for some random dog toy in a box company. There were no apes yet, just Ryan Cohen buying more shares with hopes of a company turnaround. There were record COVID cases, vaccines were just approved, and there was even a British virus mutation on the way that turned out to be Delta!
History was made in January 2021. Ryan Cohen joins the board on Jan 11. GME shoots +12% to $20 and then another +57% to $31. The media picks up the story and Elon Musk tweets “Gamestonk” and to the moon we go! Another +51% to $65. Then +92% to $150. And a deep fuck... keep reading on reddit ➡
I posted this in a different music sub a while back, so I thought I would post a similar recommendation thread here too!
SO basically, this is just to generate discussion and make a quick list of recs for your favourite group (any group; you can do multiple, too)! :)
rules: basically choose a group, and from that group choose which title track song you think is the group of your choice's...
I'll do an example for IZ*ONE (if you have a different opinion from me, please, feel free to share your list too :))
edit: I was planning on responding to everyone's lists lol but I have no more time oof; I have read every list though and have put the recs on playlists (and logged the knowledge into my brain so I seem smart when conversations about these groups come up)
His open today — RR took on the opt out debate and did the classic I see both sides thing before throwing Van Lathan (?) under the bus by presenting the insane hypothetical of Joe Burrow opting out before the CFP final, which has never happened, and isn’t part of the debate, which centers around meaningless bowl games.
CFP Final — meaningful.
Rose Bowl — meaningless.
This is his Strawman Magnum Opus. He went so far down the fake situation hypothetical he wound up retroactively pretend calling out ‘his guy’ for an NFL QB not wanting to play in his CFP final, which he played in two years ago and won handily.
I was wondering why the strange key location was so finicky to make work, and upon revisiting it I noticed that it's actually you assembling the Bungie logo from the various geometry in the area.
Haven't seen anyone else point this out, hopefully not a repost :)
Edit: I should clarify that it's not the main Bungie logo, it's the seventh column Bungie icon
Like most Swifties, I considered All Too Well to be her greatest work of all time. My Tears Ricochet came close to overtaking it for me, but it wasn't until I fully absorbed Champagne Problems that I can say it is her magnum opus. Share yours and why!
Hey guys, we recently had a discussion on the album AC/DC Live. Was wondering what studio album is your favorite? Would like to do a deep dive and do another episode on discussing the pinacle AC/DC album.
To check out our AC/DC Live discussion check out Otoconia Radio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctxoIcm56TE&t=2s
Well I don’t think Architects truly fits this description, I do feel like they have so many great songs but none truly stands out as their masterpiece.
Grab the quest from Xur, it will ask you to get 7 strange coins, you can do this by completing the new 6 player activity.
Once that is done you need to complete 3 bounties from the horse. After that grab the key from xur once you reputation level 4
Once you acquire the key, head through the portal to the eternal valley or whatever it's called. Off to the right there will be a weird looking stone at the bottom of the hill. There will be a stone next to it that has a small rectangle sticking out. That is where you insert the key. YOU NEED TO BE LOOKING TOWARD THE STRUCTURE TO THE LEFT OF THE AREA IN ORDER TO GET THE PROMPT.
IMPORTANT: If you aren’t getting the prompt, make sure you are on the right quest step. You can get the key but still need to complete 3 bounties from the horse.
Once you've done that, head to the structure you were just looking at, next to it on the cliff edge there is a little tiny cave that you can enter, do the jumping puzzle and at the end there will be a cryo pod you can open. It will drop an item you need to take to banshee.
Once you've taken the item to banshee, you get the Exotic Sidearm Foreunner. Enjoy Guardians!
Sorry for the low quality guide, if you have questions just ask in the comments and I'll answer! :)
https://gyazo.com/5c6472c9971c6db509c36c4690691795 (Picture of rock where you insert the key)
https://gyazo.com/d58c8a3363df221b5cda9891d77bacf3 (Picture of jumping puzzle entrance)
https://gyazo.com/e58ae8c15486f6ad7f914d35d6d9ec5b (Skull should be somewhere in this area, unfortunately I wasn't able to get a picture while I was doing the quest.)
https://imgur.com/KBJqYhs (How it should look to get the prompt to insert the key) Thanks u/skyfa15
Made various edits to improve the guide and fix grammatical errors. Enjoy folks :)
I would love to know your choices for both album and individual songs.
For me, the entire Shine On You Crazy Diamond suite is truly their best song(s), just beating out Echoes.
For albums, however, I have a tougher time. I feel like it comes down to Dark Side and The Wall, with The Wall taking the edge.
I'm currently researching Alchemy for a creative project I'm working on and I'd like a bit of help. At the moment, I have two major questions that are slowing me down:
When I first saw that he had expanded the four steps into twelve, I figured that each of the originals corresponded to three of Ripley's. However, the fact that he has "Separation" listed as step three and albedo involves the separation of the anima and animus (according to Jung, at least), made it seem like that wasn't the case. Was my original assumption right, did Ripley draw the lines somewhere else, or did he simply not base his twelve steps on the four colors?
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Let's look back at some memorable moments and interesting insights from last year.
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