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                          KONUNG: LEGEND OF THE NORTH
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                              Potion Alchemy FAQ
                                 version 1.0
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                                by Red Phoenix
                                
                          e-mail: ISeeAll069@yahoo.com                                
  
                             Date: March 9th, 2002

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                                    PREFACE
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One of Konung's most impressive features is that of Potion Alchemy.  Creating
and mixing up potions is the coolest thing in the game because all of the
potions play intricate role in the game.  The high level potions are especially
powerful.

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                               GOAL OF THIS FAQ
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Basically, this FAQ is meant to give you some insights into all the available
potions in the world of Konung.  Whether you simply buy potions off of your
local town Healer or you create your own potions via Potion Alchemy, you should
find this FAQ most useful.

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                                   CONTENTS
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  1) Town Healers and Potions
  2) Potions
    2.1) Important Points To Know When Mixing Potions
    2.2) List of Potions and Their Respective "Levels"
    2.3) Complete Table of Potions and Potion Alchemy
    2.4) Short List of All Potion Alchemy
    2.5) Complete Graphis of Potion Alchemy
  A) Future Contributors


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                         1) TOWN HEALERS AND POTIONS
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You'll notice all that town healers sell potions.  The concentration of the
potions being sold is equal to the Healer's Healing skill / 100 (same as for
you).  If you have enough CHA, you can actually hire the Healer as an NPC and
boost up his Healing skill yourself!  Otherwise, his Healing skill increases
over time, as he is bettering himself by creating more/better potions for you.

Also, the Healers of *all* of your towns learn better recipes (e.g., Elixir
of Wisdom) the more you travel.  If one Healer in a town has created a better
potion, the Healers in all of your other towns will automatically learn that
recipe.  (Incidentally, the same goes for Smiths and Merchants.)

WARNING: If you keep buying out all of the town healer's base potions (Healing
Salve, Poison, and Oil), he will never be able to make the higher potion
combinations.  I.e., if you leave the healer alone long enough, he will start
making Home Brew, Potions, Elixir of Wisdom, etc.

  E.g., if you keep buying all of his Healing Salve's and Poison potions, the
        Healer will never be able to concoct Poison Cures.


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                                 2) POTIONS
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  2.1) IMPORTANT POINTS TO KNOW WHEN MIXING POTIONS
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  - Creating a potion involves a basic ingrediant and an empty bottle.  The
    concentration of the potion create is your character's Healing skill / 100.
    The maximum Healing skill rating is 500 (thus, you can make potions of up
    to  5.00 concentration).

  - The basic incrediants are White Root (a red flower), Peanut (a big brown
    nut), and Poison Stinger (can only be found on corspes of fallen monsters
    who use poison as their main melee attack).

  - When mixing two potions of different concentration, the resulting potion is
    that of the *lowest* concentration.  (E.g., Healving Salve (15.00) with
    Poison (5.00) = Cure Poison (5.00))

  - Mixing two identical potions results in a potion whose concentration is the
    sum of the two potions.
    (E.g., Poison (0.40) + Poison (5.00) = Poison (5.40))

  - The maximum concentration of any potions is 15.00.

  - All potions weigh 0.50.  Thus, when you combine two potions, the resulting
    mixture is also 0.50.  (You can combine lots of low concentration potions
    together to reduce the overall weight.)

  - Bad potion combinations result in "Weird Mixture" potions, which have no
    concentration. Drinking the concoction reduces your Health by 50%!  (BAD!)

  - The order in which you mix potions is not important.  I.e., Poison + Oil is
    the same as Oil + Poison.


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  2.2) LIST OF POTIONS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE "LEVELS"
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   Healing Salve    (lvl 1)
   Oil              (lvl 1)
   Poison           (lvl 1)

   Home Brew        (lvl 2)
   Poison Cure      (lvl 2)
   Clean TearDrop   (lvl 2)

   Potion           (lvl 3)
   Water of Life    (lvl 3)
   Elixir of Wisdom (lvl 3)

  Note:
   (lvl 1) are created with basic ingrediants (White Root, Peanut, Poison
           Stinger).
   (lvl 2) are created from mixing a (lvl 1) potion with another potion.
   (lvl 3) are created from mixing a (lvl 2) potion with another potion.


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  2.3) COMPLETE TABLE OF POTIONS AND POTION ALCHEMY
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   Legend:
     X: represents a "Weird Mixture" (no concentration).  Drinking it reduces
        your Health by 50%!  (BAD!)

   Note: the order in which you mix potions is not important.  I.e.,
   Poison + Oil is the same as Oil + Poison.  (I only filled each of the
   possible permutations for your conveniance; nothing more.)

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    HEALING SALVE
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   Heals the target character.

   EFFECT: +? Health/concentration pt
   DURATION: Permanent

   TIPS: A concentration 5.00 potion heals about 50-60 Health, and a 10.00
         concentration potion heals 100 Health.  Why you would want to carry
         15.00 potions is beyond my understanding

   COMBINATION RECIPES
     Healing Salve + Oil              = Home Brew
     Healing Salve + Poison           = Poison Cure

     Healing Salve + Home Brew        = Potion
     Healing Salve + Poison Cure      = X
     Healing Salve + Clean TearDrop   = X

     Healing Salve + Potion           = X
     Healing Salve + Water of Life    = X
     Healing Salve + Elixir of Wisdom = X


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    OIL
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   Makes arrows incendiary.  These arrows can be used to burn down enemy
   buildings.  Also, apparently some monsters are afraid of fire, but I've yet
   to encounter one.

   EFFECT: Makes arrows "incendiary"
   DURATION: Permanent
   REQUIREMENT: Can only be used if Concentration > 10.0.

   TIPS: Use this to burn down buildings.  If you point to a structure that can
         be burnt down in town with your bow equiped, you should your pointer
         should change into a torch.  Just right click to fire away.  It must
         take a lot of shots to burn something down because I've yet to succeed
         in burning anything.

   COMBINATION RECIPES
     Oil + Healing Salve              = Home Brew
     Oil + Poison                     = Clean Teardrop

     Oil + Home Brew                  = X
     Oil + Poison Cure                = Water of Life
     Oil + Clean TearDrop             = X

     Oil + Potion                     = X
     Oil + Water of Life              = X
     Oil + Elixir of Wisdom           = X


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    POISON
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   Combine a weapon/arrow with this potion to coat it with poison.  (Remember
   to put the weapon/arrow into the "mixing slot" in your inventory first,
   then put the Poison potion on top of it, otherwise it won't work.)

   EFFECT: +1 Poison Counter/concentration
   DURATION: Limited (number of Poison Counters on weapon gradually decreases
                      over time)

   TIPS: Use this against monsters/bosses that have lots of armor (i.e., when
         you hit, you only do 1 damage).  You can then run away to a safe
         distance and let the poison do its job!

   COMBINATION RECIPES
     Poison + Healing Salve           = Poison Cure
     Poison + Oil                     = Clear Teardrop

     Poison + Home Brew               = Elixir of Wisdom
     Poison + Poison Cure             = X
     Poison + Clean TearDrop          = X

     Poison + Potion                  = X
     Poison + Water of Life           = X
     Poison + Elixir of Wisdom        = X


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    HOME BREW
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   Temporarily boosts up target character's stats, while sacrificing DEX.

   EFFECT:   CHA + 1/concentration pt
             STR + 1/concentration pt
             DEX - 3/concentration pt (BAD!)
             VIT + 1/concentration pt
   DURATION: Limited

   TIPS: You can drink this potion to temporarily gain stats so that you can
         wear heavy weapons/armor.  You can even hire more NPCs when under the
         effects of this potion!

   NOTE: Homebrew, Potion, and Elixir of Wisdom are mutually exclusive: you
         can only be under the effects of one these at any given time.

   COMBINATION RECIPES
     Home Brew + Healing Salve        = Potion
     Home Brew + Oil                  = X
     Home Brew + Poison               = Elixir of Wisdom

     Home Brew + Poison Cure          = X
     Home Brew + Clean TearDrop       = X

     Home Brew + Potion               = X
     Home Brew + Water of Life        = X
     Home Brew + Elixir of Wisdom     = X


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    POISON CURE
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   Removes Poison Counters from target character.  (I am not sure of the exact
   numbers, but a concentration 15.00 potion can easily remove 30 Poison
   Counters, but it won't remove all of 75 Poison Counters.)

   EFFECT: -? Poison Counters/concentration pt
   DURATION: Permanent

   TIPS: Avoid using this potion when you have less than 10 Poison Counters on
         your character.  Wait until you reach at least 30-50 Poison Counters
         before using it.  Don't let yourself get poisoned with more than 100
         Poison Counters because you probably won't have the time to reach into
         your backpack and drink it in time.

   COMBINATION RECIPES
     Poison Cure + Healing Salve      = X
     Poison Cure + Oil                = Water of Life
     Poison Cure + Poison             = X

     Poison Cure + Home Brew          = X
     Poison Cure + Clean TearDrop     = X

     Poison Cure + Potion             = X
     Poison Cure + Water of Life      = X
     Poison Cure + Elixir of Wisdom   = X


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    CLEAN TEARDROP
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   I've yet to figure out what this potion does.  If anybody knows, e-mail me.

   EFFECT: ???
   DURATION: ???
   TIPS: ???

   COMBINATION RECIPES
     Clean TearDrop + Healing Salve    = X
     Clean TearDrop + Oil              = X
     Clean TearDrop + Poison           = X

     Clean TearDrop + Home Brew        = X
     Clean TearDrop + Poison Cure      = X

     Clean TearDrop + Potion           = X
     Clean TearDrop + Water of Life    = X
     Clean TearDrop + Elixir of Wisdom = X


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    POTION
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   Temporarily boosts up target character's physical stats.

   EFFECT:   STR + 1/concentration pt
             DEX + 1/concentration pt
             VIT + 1/concentration pt
   DURATION: Limited

   TIPS: You can drink this potion to temporarily gain stats so that you can
         wear heavy weapons/armor/bows.

   NOTE: Homebrew, Potion, and Elixir of Wisdom are mutually exclusive: you
         can only be under the effects of one these at any given time.

   COMBINATION RECIPES
     Potion + Healing Salve           = X
     Potion + Oil                     = X
     Potion + Poison                  = X

     Potion + Home Brew               = X
     Potion + Poison Cure             = X
     Potion + Clean TearDrop          = X

     Potion + Water of Life           = X
     Potion + Elixir of Wisdom        = X


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    WATER OF LIFE
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   EFFECT:   Health = 100
                -or-
             Revives a dead character
   DURATION: Permanent
   REQUIREMENT: Can only be used if Concentration > 10.0.

   TIPS: You could use this potion to heal yourself, but I wouldn't see why
         since they are so rare and expensive.

   COMBINATION RECIPES
     Water of Life + Healing Salve    = X
     Water of Life + Oil              = X
     Water of Life + Poison           = X

     Water of Life + Home Brew        = X
     Water of Life + Poison Cure      = X
     Water of Life + Clean TearDrop   = X

     Water of Life + Potion           = X
     Water of Life + Elixir of Wisdom = X


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    ELIXIR OF WISDOM
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   The king of all potions.  This potion permanently increases any character's
   EXP by *a lot* (300 EXP with a 15.00 concentration potion).  There are two
   major drawbacks though: 1) if reduces your character's Health to 1 (ok, if
   you are near a Healer) and 2) it reduces your character's STR greatly for a
   couple of days (ok, if you spend more time in towns than you do fighting
   monsters).

   EFFECT:   Health = 1
             STR - 2/concentration pt   (roughly)
             EXP + 20/concentration pt  (roughly)
   DURATION: 1-2 days  (Health/stat point loss)
             Permanent (EXP gain)
   REQUIREMENT: Can only be used if Concentration > 10.0.

   TIPS: Use this potion to level up your main character or even your NPCs
         (who may be lagging behind in EXP).  You can level up NPCs to really
         high levels then drop them off in towns as Warchiefs to level up all
         the other NPCs in town!

   NOTE: Homebrew, Potion, and Elixir of Wisdom are mutually exclusive: you
         can only be under the effects of one these at any given time.

   COMBINATION RECIPES
     Elixir of Wisdom + Healing Salve  = X
     Elixir of Wisdom + Oil            = X
     Elixir of Wisdom + Poison         = X

     Elixir of Wisdom + Home Brew      = X
     Elixir of Wisdom + Poison Cure    = X
     Elixir of Wisdom + Clean TearDrop = X

     Elixir of Wisdom + Potion         = X
     Elixir of Wisdom + Water of Life  = X

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  2.4) SHORT LIST OF ALL ALCHEMY
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   Healing Salve + Oil              = Home Brew
   Healing Salve + Poison           = Poison Cure
   Healing Salve + Home Brew        = Potion

   Oil + Poison                     = Clean Teardrop
   Oil + Poison Cure                = Water of Life

   Poison + Home Brew               = Elixir of Wisdom


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  2.5) COMPLETE GRAPHS OF POTION ALCHEMY
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  Healing Salve
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  White Root      Empty Bottle
        \            /
         \          /
          \        /
           \      /
        Healing Salve

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  Oil
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    Peanut          Empty Bottle
        \            /
         \          /
          \        /
           \      /
             Oil

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  Poison
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  Poison Stinger      Empty Bottle
        \            /
         \          /
          \        /
           \      /
            Poison

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  Home Brew
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  Healing Salve      Oil
        \            /
         \          /
          \        /
           \      /
          Home Brew

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  Poison Cure
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  Healing Salve      Poison
        \            /
         \          /
          \        /
           \      /
         Poison Cure

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  Clean Teardrop
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      Oil            Poison
        \            /
         \          /
          \        /
           \      /
       Clean Teardrop

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  Potion
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  Healing Salve      Oil       Healing Salve
        \            /              /
         \          /              /
          \        /              /
           \      /              /
          Home Brew             /
               \               /
                \             /
                 \           /
                  \         /
                    Potion

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  Water of Life
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  Healing Salve      Poison         Oil
        \            /              /
         \          /              /
          \        /              /
           \      /              /
          Poison Cure           /
               \               /
                \             /
                 \           /
                  \         /
                 Water of Life

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  Elixir of Wisdom
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  Healing Salve      Oil           Poison
        \            /              /
         \          /              /
          \        /              /
           \      /              /
          Home Brew             /
               \               /
                \             /
                 \           /
                  \         /
               Elixir of Wisdom


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                          A) FUTURE CONTRIBUTIONS
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Should you have any extra insight into this wonderful game or if you feel as
though I have made any serious mistakes, please feel free to e-mail me at
ISeeAll069@yahoo.com.  Since this is a rather outdated game, please do not
e-mail me to complain about this game or my FAQ or for trivial matters.
This includes, but is not limited to: asking me how I feel about the game,
any spelling mistakes that I have made, why you think this game rocks/sucks.