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3rd May '18 10:57:55 PM Lemia
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* The InteractiveFiction game ''[[http://ifdb.tads.org/viewgame?id=az8jb9bddngurwr7 Fate]]'' has you play as a pregnant woman willing to resort to witchcraft to save/better the life of her unborn child. You have access to a grimoire that lists the ingredients you need for certain spells, ranging from relatively simple ones like Sleep (make a solution from a ground pearl and dust from pixie's wings) to complicated and dangerous ones like Greater Gating (summon a demon to [[DealWithTheDevil bargain with]] by slitting a goat's throat with a dagger magically empowered by the [[BloodMagic blood]] of a slain human being while wearing a silver crown inside a pentagram).
12th Mar '18 5:34:58 PM nombretomado
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* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in ''TheWitcher'' -wizards do display impressive collections of mysterious ingredients all over their labs and everyone knows stories about elixirs made of "blood of virgin killed by bolt of lightning on a cloudless night". It turns that mudane replacements works as well, but wizards encourage gossips since it keeps smallfolk away from carrying on their own experiments.

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* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in ''TheWitcher'' -wizards ''Franchise/TheWitcher'' - wizards do display impressive collections of mysterious ingredients all over their labs and everyone knows stories about elixirs made of "blood of virgin killed by bolt of lightning on a cloudless night". It turns that mudane mundane replacements works as well, but wizards encourage gossips since it keeps smallfolk away from carrying on their own experiments.
2nd Feb '18 1:46:32 AM Cryoclaste
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* In the ''EnchantedForestChronicles'', Cimorene searches in vain for months to find some hen's teeth so that she can complete a spell to protect her against fire (she's employed by dragons). She eventually has to get them from a genie.

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* In the ''EnchantedForestChronicles'', ''Literature/EnchantedForestChronicles'', Cimorene searches in vain for months to find some hen's teeth so that she can complete a spell to protect her against fire (she's employed by dragons). She eventually has to get them from a genie.
27th Dec '17 11:50:44 AM BeerBaron
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* In a similar case, the Moth Monks from ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' watch over and have the power to read the titular scrolls, which describe ''everything, everywhere, everywhen''. The price for omniscience? [[BrownNote A brief bout of blindness, which increases each time the scrolls are used, until finally, the monk is rendered permanently blind.]]
** ''The Elder Scrolls'' also has a whole alchemy system that allows you to use ingredients with set effects to make potions with those effects. You can also just eat the raw ingredients to get their effects for a second or two, though this can result in your character [[ExtremeOmnivore happily chowing down]] on gemstones or ''human flesh''.

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* In a similar case, ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** A staple of
the Moth Monks from ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' watch over and have series is its complex [[AlchemyIsMagic Alchemy]] system. Alchemy is a magically classed skill portrayed as a type of scientific magic; when you [[ItemCrafting Item Craft]] potions, you're distilling the power to read the titular scrolls, which describe ''everything, everywhere, everywhen''. The price for omniscience? [[BrownNote A brief bout of blindness, which increases each time the scrolls are used, until finally, the monk is rendered permanently blind.]]
** ''The Elder Scrolls'' also has a whole alchemy system that allows you to use
ingredients with set effects (using a mortar and pestle, retort, etc). However you appear to make potions with those effects. You can also just eat be extracting the raw ingredients to get their effects for a second or two, though "magic" from them rather than more mundane chemical compounds (some of the in-universe literature even uses this can result in your character to justify the HealthFood trope; [[ExtremeOmnivore happily chowing down]] on gemstones or ''human flesh''.chewing certain ingredients]] releases their basic properties, but not as well as properly mixing them would).
** The Cult of the Ancestor Moth is an Imperial cult based around divining the information contained within the [[TomeOfEldritchLore Elder Scrolls]], using a ritual known as the Ritual of the Ancestor Moth, at the eventual cost of their sight. By tradition, the members of the Cult are the only ones allowed to possess and read the Elder Scrolls themselves. They receive extensive protective training (in the form of an ancient ritual) to safeguard their bodies and minds against the power of the Scrolls, [[TooMuchForManToHandle but even then]], repeated readings will eventually strike them [[BlindSeer permanently blind]].
2nd Dec '17 2:38:24 PM DouglasFir
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* Perishable or fragile items; these are usually put into creating an improbably durable object, such as a gown of cobweb or a necklace of dewdrops. (Which [[CelestialDeadline may expire without notice, and very suddenly]].)

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* Perishable or fragile items; these items--these are usually put into creating an improbably durable object, such as a gown of cobweb or a necklace of dewdrops. (Which [[CelestialDeadline may expire without notice, and very suddenly]].)
17th Nov '17 7:50:30 AM FRizer
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A subtrope of FunctionalMagic. Compare with the [[MagicalIncantation actual words of the spell]], and associated {{Magical Gesture}}s.

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A subtrope of FunctionalMagic. FunctionalMagic, and one part of SpellConstruction. Compare with the [[MagicalIncantation actual words of the spell]], and associated {{Magical Gesture}}s.
Gesture}}s. Compare also InsertPaymentToUse.
24th Jul '17 10:40:35 PM Montanto
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** In ''Series/{{Angel}}'' Wesley is analysing a FantasticDrug which has PCP-like effects on demons, and mentions that Eye of Newt has been added to improve the taste rather than the kick.

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** In ''Series/{{Angel}}'' Wesley is analysing analyzing a FantasticDrug which has PCP-like effects on demons, and mentions that Eye of Newt has been added to improve the taste rather than the kick.


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* In ''TheBeverlyHillbillies'' Granny is frequently making concoctions like this, brought up by name when the Clampetts visit London and Granny goes to a pharmacy for ingredients. When she mentions Eye of Newt by name, the Pharmacist mistakes her for a fellow Shakespeare fan and wows her with quoting the bard,
24th Jun '17 10:38:23 AM LadyJaneGrey
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** The Northend daily quest "Alchemist Apprentice" involves helping the troll alchemist Professor Finklestein make a truth serum, with ingredients that range from normal-sounding (like Icecrown Bottled Water) to unusual (Raptor Claw and Pickled Eagle Egg) to bizarre (Hairy Herring Heads??) to just plain gross (Putrid Pirate Perspiration and Crystallized Hog Snot??).

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** The Northend daily quest "Alchemist Apprentice" involves helping the troll alchemist Professor Finklestein [[ShoutOut Professor]] [[Film/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas Finklestein]] make a truth serum, with ingredients that range from normal-sounding (like Icecrown Bottled Water) to unusual (Raptor Claw and Pickled Eagle Egg) to bizarre (Hairy Herring Heads??) to just plain gross (Putrid Pirate Perspiration and Crystallized Hog Snot??).
16th Jun '17 8:12:52 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. All you mages know ''exactly'' what I'm talking about. "What? You told me to port to Stormwind! Bah, alright, I'll come to Darnassus, ''but you're gonna pay for the reagents!'' This costs money, ya know!"

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* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''.
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All you mages know ''exactly'' what I'm talking about. "What? You told me to port to Stormwind! Bah, alright, I'll come to Darnassus, ''but you're gonna pay for the reagents!'' This costs money, ya know!"


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** The Northend daily quest "Alchemist Apprentice" involves helping the troll alchemist Professor Finklestein make a truth serum, with ingredients that range from normal-sounding (like Icecrown Bottled Water) to unusual (Raptor Claw and Pickled Eagle Egg) to bizarre (Hairy Herring Heads??) to just plain gross (Putrid Pirate Perspiration and Crystallized Hog Snot??).
6th Jun '17 7:20:50 PM nombretomado
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* The dark magic that Hekate does in the WhateleyUniverse, like her spell in "It's All In The Timing", is exactly this trope.

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* The dark magic that Hekate does in the WhateleyUniverse, Literature/WhateleyUniverse, like her spell in "It's All In The Timing", is exactly this trope.
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