Reull stone is a mineral found only within Tchaoxlik.? It radiates a supernatural heat, allowing the Beuttep? to heat their homes, and practice alchemy without having discovered fire.
Reull stone is pale-green in hue, with lighter striations running in thick, waving bands across its surface. It is hot to the touch— enough to burn those who aren't careful to cover their hands before making contact with it. Reull stone can only be found in a particular section of Tchaoxlik— near the town of Tten. Thankfully, the town resides on the edge of Rott Allen— a large lake near the center of the vast caverns— which allows for easy transportation via boat to the Tteunor? capital of Onett.?
Warmth in the Dark
UsageReull stone is primarily used as a heating agent in the alchemical process, allowing the Beuttep to brew potions essential for their survival— and for trade. For this, the stone is usually broken off into palm-sized chunks, and placed beneath a retort— where most would light a fire. The stone can be used as an alchemical ingredient, itself, and is often used in potions of warmth. It is this latter use which the outside world finds more desireable— especially given a dangerous peculiarity of the material. When brought above ground, reull stone explodes— killing and damaging everything in a nearby radius, and sending deadly shrapnel up to a quarter of a mile away.
It feels like it's burning a hole through my hand— are you sure we should take these things?With this in mind, the only safe way for reull stone to reach the outside world is either after it has already been brewed into a potion— or as ground dust, transported in a thick wet cloth to supress the reaction upon reaching a higher altitude.
What if something hap—