The First Steps – 4.15

Previous Chapter “I’m happy to report your children have made full recovery, Miss Bancroft.” My prognosis was met with an audible, relived sigh courtesy of the woman in question as I finished the examination. It had been a few days since our ministrations had ridden the boys of the monstrous pests that had taken root … Continue reading The First Steps – 4.15

The First Steps – 4.10

Previous Chapter Several hours later we were in the final stages of the extraction. All the oil had been extracted from the roots and now swirled in front of us within a sphere of air, vaporized and saturated with Aeria’s magic to remain in such a state. With the gateway opened to the foundation that … Continue reading The First Steps – 4.10

The First Steps – 4.09

Previous Chapter The distillation process was well underway as I went through the recipe book that Elsa provided me. The volume contained several alchemic recipes that had been compounded over the centuries that she’d been alive. She left it in my care after departing with Miss Bancroft, returning with it and the materials we needed … Continue reading The First Steps – 4.09

The First Steps – 4.08

Previous Chapter The entrance to the building itself was unlocked, likely in anticipation of our arrival. It brought us to the inside a narrow corridor with a staircase at the back, wrapping around the backside and upwards to the second floor. There were two doors to the left of the passage—one next to us and … Continue reading The First Steps – 4.08