Focus tea

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Focus tea
Potion-Focus.png
Potion information
Other names Mushroom tea
Effect Provides details on a spell in your mind.
Brewed no
Glance pale brownish green water
Look This is some pale green water with a brownish tint to it, about a large pile.
Ingredients
floppy Madmen mushrooms
Solvent
water
(highlight to see)

Effects

Upon drinking focus tea, the drinker will start feeling woozy, and then be encouraged to 'focus' on a spell that they have memorized.

They will then enter a trance-like state (or, from the point of view of an observer, fall asleep), in which they will be visited by the spell they have memorized.

  • Whilst in the trance, the witch cannot take enter any commands at all and she cannot be attacked.
  • The drinker only enters a trance if they 'focus' on a spell - failing to do so in a reasonable time just results in the potion wearing off and nothing happening. Thus, inventive players will be disappointed to learn that they cannot knock NPCs out by throwing focus tea coated darts at them.

The spell will then tell the witch various information about itself - namely:

  • What sort of spell it is (offensive/defensive/miscellaneous)
  • The stages involved in the spell, and the skill used for each stage.
  • How likely the witch is to succeed or fail at each stage.
    • The assessment of success or failure at each stage is an estimate, which is more accurate with a higher magic.spells.special bonus.

For every stage checking the success uses some GP. If the witch runs out of GP while focusing on a spell the results might not be complete.

  • The focus tea in the butt west of Granny's does not do anything. You have to make fresh focus tea to be able to focus on a spell.

Messages

Complete focus tea result:

Banishing of Unnatural Urges says: Wotcher!  My name is Banishing of Unnatural Urges.
Banishing of Unnatural Urges says: I'm a defensive spell.
Banishing of Unnatural Urges makes calm, soothing noises.
Banishing of Unnatural Urges says: To cast me, you need no components!  Hooray.
Banishing of Unnatural Urges bings happily.
Banishing of Unnatural Urges says: For stage one of me, using the conjuring skill, I guess you would definitely fail.  I'm that tough, see.
Banishing of Unnatural Urges says: For stage two of me, using the fire skill, I guess you would definitely fail.  I'm that tough, see.
Banishing of Unnatural Urges says: For stage three of me, using the banishing skill, I guess you would definitely fail.  I'm that tough, see.
Banishing of Unnatural Urges says: I wish someone would clean up around here.  It's a bit messy.
The image of Banishing of Unnatural Urges blurs and is replaced with the real world.

Incomplete focus tea result (reduced to the relevant bits):

Banishing of Unnatural Urges says: For stage one of me, using the conjuring skill, I guess you would definitely fail.  I'm that tough, see.
The image of Banishing of Unnatural Urges wavers slightly.
Banishing of Unnatural Urges asks: Er, are you all right?  Hello?
Banishing of Unnatural Urges says: For stage two of me, using the fire skill, I guess you would definitely fail.  I'm that tough, see.
The image of Banishing of Unnatural Urges blurs and is replaced with the real world.

You receive many messages which indicate a range of the likelihood of success for each skill:

Success
chance
(%)
Message
0 - 9 you would definitely fail
10 - 19 you would almost certainly fail
20 - 29 you would very probably fail
30 - 39 you would likely fail
40 - 49 you are a little more likely to fail than to succeed
50 - 59 you might as well toss a coin
60 - 69 you are a little more likely to succeed than to fail
70 - 79 you might succeed if you put some effort into it
80 - 89 you have a good chance of succeeding
90 - 99 you would almost certainly succeed
100+ you would definitely succeed

This is probably a "base" chance with many modifiers after it.

Hints

Ingredient 1:

You can find it near Granny Weatherwax's cottage.
Go north-ish!
Have you seed some madmen?

Solvent:

Get the frogs out first.

Making

1. grind Floppy Madmen mushroom (ground mushroom)
1.1 dry the ground mushroom if not using it immediately (dried ground mushroom)
2. mix ground mushroom with water (pale brownish green water)

See also

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