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Old 11-25-2019, 05:33 PM   #11
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It does bear noting that the blood hit the floor along with the princess.
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Old 11-25-2019, 06:10 PM   #12
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That kind of reminds me of Fremen water cannibalism.

But I can kind of see the point. If Royal blood has a high Mana level it's demand will increase accordingly. However it also has the problem of being unsaleble. It is hard to take it without the owner's permission and if you try someone might Come Looking For You (which is why TV art thieves, unless they work on commission have an impractical job). And harder to sell it because no fence will touch something with that high a bounty. In this particular case of course the owner gives it of free will. However that should be notarized very carefully to make sure of the transfer.
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Old 11-25-2019, 06:11 PM   #13
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It does bear noting that the blood hit the floor along with the princess.
That's a good point. A Clean, Cleansing, or Remove Contagion spell would be helpful.
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Old 11-25-2019, 06:14 PM   #14
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...This of course assumes that (a) it's actually useful for something, and (b) there aren't particular security concerns like 'remote mind control' or 'grow evil twin'.
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....In this particular case of course the owner gives it of free will. However that should be notarized very carefully to make sure of the transfer.
Good points. In this case, the suggested alchemist to sell it to is one the princess knows and likes who lives in the same city.
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Old 11-25-2019, 06:15 PM   #15
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One point that might be made is that the princess might be insulted at the idea that her blood was worth MONEY. Perhaps murderously insulted. Mightn't that be considered rather like saying her amorous favors were worth money?

So perhaps there might be a paradox. You might get it as a gift. Or you won't get it at all. But you can never market it.
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Old 11-25-2019, 06:25 PM   #16
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One point that might be made is that the princess might be insulted at the idea that her blood was worth MONEY. Perhaps murderously insulted. Mightn't that be considered rather like saying her amorous favors were worth money?

So perhaps there might be a paradox. You might get it as a gift. Or you won't get it at all. But you can never market it.
My post had an error that I just corrected--sorry about that. In game, the PC did not ask for the blood directly, but indirectly through another character who suggested it. To the princess, the PC actually suggested the purchase price be donated.
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What magic system is being used? What alchemy system?
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Old 11-25-2019, 09:34 PM   #18
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That's a good point. A Clean, Cleansing, or Remove Contagion spell would be helpful.
Make sure you clean the blood and not the container it's in! :)
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What magic system is being used? What alchemy system?
Good question. We're pretty much using the standard system from GURPS Magic. As for alchemy, I was in charge of developing that for the GURPS Davenford campaign at Strategicon conventions, so that part's pretty much home brewed but it's fully compatible with GURPS Magic.

I know you've done work in GURPS in alchemy, and I probably don't have everything. What SJGames alchemy resources do you know of?
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Old 11-25-2019, 09:52 PM   #20
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Pick a number that looks right.

Oh, wait. This is GURPS.

Pick a number that looks right, then look it up on the Size/Range table.
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