My priest as you know has to make this crap in the fireplace for the blacksmith but the priest has no way of getting a mana stone to cook this crap.
I had the blacksmith sell the stones at the village but when I sent the priest to buy them they are not available.So since the priest can't buy the stones or mine them what is the trick ?.I have been working on this all night and I'm on edge so sorry for the caps and if I come across rude.Thanx
Do you have control of the Blacksmith and Priest? The Blacksmith can mine it from mineral veins. There's one Mana vein to the left of the Jacoban Cathedral and one close to the Wizard Tower.
If you only control the Priest, I know of two ways. One is purchasing it from the Village Shoppe (Though you might have to wait a day, for a new village spawn.). The other is from two random encounters, that come to mind.
The first encounter is on the sea. It's a mermaid encounter. You need to speak to her. Of course your crew have a habit of being douchebags, when it comes to talking. I think it gives you mana stones. I've only managed to get it once, however. So it's hard to remember exactly what I got. I don't think the Priest can journey on the sea, without Whale Ate My Parents, though.
The second encounter is in the forest. It's an event about elves dancing around a tree. If you choose to watch you get mana stones, as long as they don't spot you.
I'm afraid that's all I can think of. I'm sorry that I can't offer a more efficient solution.
You can also place things in the blacksmith's forge, as I've been acquiring mana stones/fragments/ etc i just drop them in the forge inventory w/ whatever character is holding them before the quest is up. From there, anyone can grab them.