Ah, Strong Soup Onion! Yes, recipe with witch forest is. Please, you for me get it?Barnabas hands you a little map which shows the hut of the forest witch just outside of town. It's a three hour walk, at most.
Finding the Forest WitchWhile the map showed the hut in the middle of the forest, in reality it takes a bit more finesse to find the place. The forest is dense, making it hard to navigate the place.
Ah, new meat for the soup has arrived, I see.
Following the RecipeNo matter what the party tries, it is impossible to convince Amertume, the forest witch, to give up the recipe. She won't respond to any type of bribing or intimidation. She does, however, propose a deal with the party.
If you can perform the instructions exactly as I tell you, and the soup tastes exactly as I have intended, you can have the recipe and bring it to Barnabas.
- Gather the Ingredients
- Caramalise Onions
- Add and cook off dry white wine
- Add and cook off flour
- Add beef broth
- Add herbs
- Let the concoction cook for 30 minutes
Gather the Ingredients
Ah, so you're taking me up on my proposal? Good, good... Here is a list of the items that I require with a few extra squibbles to help you find them. Good luck!
- 2 small garlic bulbs - Forest Floor
- 2 bayleafs - Forest Floor
- 4 sprigs of thyme - Forest Floor
- A glass of Barnabas' Finest Sauvignon Blanc - The Wandering Lileon
- 2 tablespoons of flour - Limani Market
- 1.2L of Barnabas' Finest Beef Stock - The Wandering Lileon
- 1 Baguette - The Wandering Lileon
- Cheese - Vache's Husbandry
- A couple nubs of butter - Vache's Husbandry
- 1.5kg Jacquelonion - Onion Grove
Making the SoupUpon returning to the witches hut with all the ingredients, and specifically the jacquelonion, Amertume will be utterly surprised and delighted that the party has managed to get everything from her list. She already has a pot heating up above the fire. First off, the party has to cut the jacquelonion into smaller pieces and the garlic bulbs in fine cubes. When everything has been cut properly, the nubs of butter need to be melted in the shizzling hot pan. Once melted, the jacquelonion and garlic is added to the pot. To caramelise them, the pan must stay around a medium high heat and someone must stir regularly.
Two mechanics are at play to successfully caramelise the onions.
First, the pot needs to stay around a medium heat. If the pan runs too hot, the chance of burning the jacquelonions increases drastically. If the pan runs too cold, it takes one eternity to properly caramelise.
Second, the mixture need to be stirred appropriately to ensure even browning. Stir it too frequently in the beginning, and it will take much more time for the jacquelonions to gain colour. However, if the party doesn't stir it frequently once the caramelisation process has started, the chance of burning the mixture increases drastically again.
As GM, it is important to find a proper balance between the two.
JudgementAmertume will taste the final soup created by the party. If the party followed her instructions and didn't burn the jacquelonions, they will pass judgement. If they did burn the onions, they have the choice to obtain new jacquelonions and try making the soup again.
Ah, yes, just like grandmother made. You lot have deserved the recipe. Take it to Barnabas, he can make good use of it.If the party asks for the written recipe, Amertume will burst out laughing.
What do you mean, written recipe? This soup isn't done by any written instructions. You only need the ingredients and the rest you've just performed!