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Lye is a liquid created by adding [[ash]] to [[water]].
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Lye is a liquid created by adding [[ash]] to [[water]].  One pinch of ash reacts with one drop of water to form "incredibly diluted lye".
  
 
<pre>You put some fine white ash in the large brown bottle.
 
<pre>You put some fine white ash in the large brown bottle.
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<pre>This is a highly caustic yellow liquid used for making soap, about two tablespoons.  It's still incredibly diluted at the moment - perhaps letting it soak in more ash would make it stronger.</pre>
 
<pre>This is a highly caustic yellow liquid used for making soap, about two tablespoons.  It's still incredibly diluted at the moment - perhaps letting it soak in more ash would make it stronger.</pre>
  
If you leave excess ash in the bottle with the incredibly diluted lye and wait a while{{research}}, it will turn into "very diluted lye", which looks like this:
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==Making stronger lye==
  
<pre>This is a highly caustic yellow liquid used for making soap, about two tablespoons.  It's still very diluted at the moment - perhaps letting it soak in more ash would make it stronger.</pre>
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If you add more ash and wait a while, then the ash will turn into "leached ash", apparently indicating that it will not react further, and the lye will turn into a more concentrated version.  There are multiple stages of concentration, depending on how much ash you add.
  
...and "leached ash", which looks like this:
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"Leached ash":
 
<pre>This is a large pile of leached ash, about two handfuls.  It looks like all the colour has been leached out of it.</pre>
 
<pre>This is a large pile of leached ash, about two handfuls.  It looks like all the colour has been leached out of it.</pre>
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"Very diluted lye":
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<pre>This is a highly caustic yellow liquid used for making soap, about two tablespoons.  It's still very diluted at the moment - perhaps letting it soak in more ash would make it stronger.</pre>
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Just waiting isn't enough: finishing the secondary reaction seems to require logging off, or perhaps manipulating the ash inside the container{{research}}.
  
 
==Usage==
 
==Usage==

Revision as of 08:07, 2 November 2020

Lye is a liquid created by adding ash to water. One pinch of ash reacts with one drop of water to form "incredibly diluted lye".

You put some fine white ash in the large brown bottle.
The fine white ash dissolves in the water to form some incredibly diluted lye.

"Incredibly diluted lye" looks like this:

This is a highly caustic yellow liquid used for making soap, about two tablespoons.  It's still incredibly diluted at the moment - perhaps letting it soak in more ash would make it stronger.

Making stronger lye

If you add more ash and wait a while, then the ash will turn into "leached ash", apparently indicating that it will not react further, and the lye will turn into a more concentrated version. There are multiple stages of concentration, depending on how much ash you add.

"Leached ash":

This is a large pile of leached ash, about two handfuls.  It looks like all the colour has been leached out of it.

"Very diluted lye":

This is a highly caustic yellow liquid used for making soap, about two tablespoons.  It's still very diluted at the moment - perhaps letting it soak in more ash would make it stronger.

Just waiting isn't enough: finishing the secondary reaction seems to require logging off, or perhaps manipulating the ash inside the container  research If this has been marked on a page, it's because there was something that probably isn't known, that the person who edited the page thinks could be found out. Perhaps you could figure this thing out, and be famous evermore. .

Usage

It's currently unknown whether lye (of any concentration) can be used for anything.   research If this has been marked on a page, it's because there was something that probably isn't known, that the person who edited the page thinks could be found out. Perhaps you could figure this thing out, and be famous evermore. 

Unlike in real life, the "incredibly diluted lye" does not appear to be poisonous, nor does it damage you or have any other effect upon drinking it.