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THE ALEMBIC OF SOLOMON

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INTRO
The Alembic of Solomon is a procedurally generated story based around a play through of a Computer Role Playing Game (CRPG) quest. It's Chapter 1 of the novel Karnak the Reaver Volume 1 Dungeon Crawl.

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THE ALEMBIC OF SOLOMON

Status
Name: Karnak the Reaver
Current Hit Points = 30
Hit Point Maximum = 30
Armor = Chainmail & Medium Shield, Armor Factor = 2
Level = 5
Weapon = Longsword, Damage = 1 - 8
To Hit Bonus = 1
Damage Bonus = 2
Gold Carried = 30
Current Experience = 0
Required Experience = 10000
Current Location: City State of Malvoisin

The City
Karnak enters the Five Arrows on North Street. Inside it is intense and lively. The patrons include slavers, hunters and bandits. Karnak drinks a flagon of mead costing 4 gold coins. Karnak snacks on eel steaks costing 2 gold coins. Karnak has 24 gold coins remaining.
Karnak pops into the Hook and Glove on Idol Lane. The tavern is noisy and buoyant. The patrons include hunters, pirates and elves. Karnak drinks a bottle of ale costing 1 gold coin. Karnak wolfs down venison roast costing 9 gold coins. Karnak has 14 gold coins remaining.
Karnak pops into the Black Horse on Butchers Row. The atmosphere inside is intense and buoyant. The carousers include wayfarers, pirates and magic users. Karnak drinks a tankard of sour ale costing 1 gold coin. Karnak wolfs down bear bacon sandwiches costing 5 gold coins. Karnak has 8 gold coins remaining.
Karnak decides to have a drink in the Hand and Dagger in Kings Head Yard. Inside it is bustling and full on. The guests include artisans, nobles and trappers. Karnak orders a glass of water as he only has 8 gold coins remaining.
Karnak accepts a quest from a drunken druid to travel to the Temple of Darchelavve and retrieve the Alembic of Salomon.

The Wilderness
Day: 1. Karnak traverses plains. Patchy clouds scud by overhead.
Day: 2. Karnak travels through a graveyard. Thunder rumbles loudly with lightning strikes in the distance.
Day: 3. Karnak traverses a rocky pass. The sun is bright but the air still bitterly cold.
Day: 4. Karnak travels through an area burnt by magical fires. A dank mist hangs in the air.
Day: 5. Karnak traverses dark woods. The sun is bright but the air still bitterly cold.
Day: 6. Karnak traverses dark woods. Gusty wind blows dust around.
Day: 7. Karnak traverses ancient mysterious ruins. Incessant rain makes this a miserable day.
Karnak encounters a Giant Millipede that is just taking a walk.

Karnak slices at the Giant Millipede with his longsword.
The Giant Millipede blocks the attack.

The Giant Millipede lunges at Karnak.
Karnak parries the blow with his longsword.

Karnak jabs at the Giant Millipede with his longsword.
Karnak's attack succeeds for 9 damage.
The Giant Millipede's Hit Points are reduced to: 9

The Giant Millipede jabs at Karnak.
Karnak parries the blow with his longsword.

Karnak slices at the Giant Millipede with his longsword.
Karnak's attack succeeds for 9 damage.
The Giant Millipede's Hit Points are reduced to: 0
The Giant Millipede is dead!

Karnak gains 10 gold.
Karnak now has 18 gold coins.
Karnak gains 300 experience.
Karnak now has 300 experience.

Day: 8. Karnak travels through dark woods. Incessant rain makes this a miserable day.
Karnak encounters a Goblin that is intending to attack.

Karnak chops at the Goblin with his longsword.
Karnak's attack succeeds for 8 damage.
The Goblin's Hit Points are reduced to: 10

The Goblin thrusts at Karnak.
The Goblin's attack succeeds for 3 damage.
Karnak's Hit Points are reduced to: 27

Karnak thrusts at the Goblin with his longsword.
The Goblin draws the attack away.

The Goblin chops at Karnak.
Karnak disengages and moves carefully back.

Karnak chops at the Goblin with his longsword.
Karnak's attack succeeds for 9 damage.
The Goblin's Hit Points are reduced to: 1

The Goblin lunges at Karnak.
The Goblin's attack succeeds for 3 damage.
Karnak's Hit Points are reduced to: 24

Karnak lunges at the Goblin with his longsword.
Karnak's attack succeeds for 2 damage.
The Goblin's Hit Points are reduced to: -1
The Goblin is dead!

Karnak gains 80 gold.
Karnak now has 98 gold coins.
Karnak gains 300 experience.
Karnak now has 600 experience.

Karnak binds his wounds, regaining 7 Hit Points.
Karnak now has 30 Hit Points.

Day: 9. Karnak traverses an abandoned cemetery. A light rain is falling.
Day: 10. Karnak traverses plains. The air is cold and biting.
Day: 11. Karnak travels through plains. The temperature is unusually hot for the time of year.
Day: 12. Karnak journeys through a dank and dreary marsh. On and off heavy showers punctuate the day.
Karnak encounters a Kobold that has been cast out from its group.

Karnak slices at the Kobold with his longsword.
Karnak's attack succeeds for 7 damage.
The Kobold's Hit Points are reduced to: 3

The Kobold slices at Karnak.
The Kobold's attack succeeds for 7 damage.
Karnak's Hit Points are reduced to: 23

Karnak strikes at the Kobold with his longsword.
Karnak's attack succeeds for 2 damage.
The Kobold's Hit Points are reduced to: 1

The Kobold strikes at Karnak.
Karnak blocks the attack with his longsword.

Karnak lunges at the Kobold with his longsword.
Karnak's attack succeeds for 8 damage.
The Kobold's Hit Points are reduced to: -7
The Kobold is dead!

Karnak gains 0 gold.
Karnak now has 98 gold coins.
Karnak gains 200 experience.
Karnak now has 800 experience.

Karnak binds his wounds, regaining 2 Hit Points.
Karnak rests for a turn, regaining 2 Hit Points.
Karnak rests for a turn, regaining 1 Hit Points.
Karnak rests for a turn, regaining 2 Hit Points.
Karnak now has 30 Hit Points.

Day: 13. Karnak travels through a cozy glade. Gusty wind blows dust around.
Karnak encounters a Goblin that is intending to attack.

Karnak slices at the Goblin with his longsword.
The Goblin parries the blow.

The Goblin slices at Karnak.
Karnak dodges the blow.

Karnak thrusts at the Goblin with his longsword.
The Goblin parries the blow.

The Goblin lunges at Karnak.
The Goblin's attack succeeds for 1 damage.
Karnak's Hit Points are reduced to: 29

Karnak thrusts at the Goblin with his longsword.
Karnak's attack succeeds for 9 damage.
The Goblin's Hit Points are reduced to: -6
The Goblin is dead!

Karnak gains 5 gold.
Karnak now has 103 gold coins.
Karnak gains 300 experience.
Karnak now has 1100 experience.

Karnak binds his wounds, regaining 4 Hit Points.
Karnak now has 30 Hit Points.

Day: 14. Karnak travels through a cosy glade. The sun is bright but the air still bitterly cold.
Day: 15. Karnak travels through pleasant farmland. On and off heavy showers punctuate the day.
Day: 16. Karnak travels through a forest. The weather is mild.
Day: 17. Karnak traverses an abandoned cemetery. The day is breezy but mild.
Karnak encounters a Goblin that is looking for food.

Karnak slices at the Goblin with his longsword.
Karnak's attack succeeds for 6 damage.
The Goblin's Hit Points are reduced to: 3

The Goblin chops at Karnak.
Karnak draws the attack away.

Karnak strikes at the Goblin with his longsword.
The Goblin blocks the attack.

The Goblin thrusts at Karnak.
Karnak disengages and moves carefully back.

Karnak lunges at the Goblin with his longsword.
Karnak's attack succeeds for 4 damage.
The Goblin's Hit Points are reduced to: -1
The Goblin is dead!

Karnak gains 30 gold.
Karnak now has 133 gold coins.
Karnak gains 300 experience.
Karnak now has 1400 experience.

The Dungeon
Karnak has reached the Temple of Darchelavve. Karnak enters hesitantly.
This room is a domed chamber with further exits to the South and West. The walls are cracked and disfigured. The room contains an empty spear rack.

Karnak emerges into a small square room with further exits to the South and West. Rancid remains of provisions litter the floor. The room contains a sleeping pallet, still warm to the touch.
Karnak has found the Alembic of Salomon. The quest is complete. Karnak now leaves the dungeon to return to the city.

The Wilderness
Day: 18. Karnak travels through an abandoned cemetery. Patchy snow swirls all around.
Day: 19. Karnak journeys through a forest. A fine misty rain hangs in the air.
Day: 20. Karnak traverses pleasant farmland. The air is cold and biting.
Day: 21. Karnak traverses a cosy glade. Thunder rumbles loudly with lightning strikes in the distance.
Day: 22. Karnak journeys through a cosy glade. Pleasant sunshine makes this a good day for travelling.
Karnak encounters a Dire Rat that is patrolling its domain.

Karnak jabs at the Dire Rat with his longsword.
Karnak's attack succeeds for 4 damage.
The Dire Rat's Hit Points are reduced to: 0
The Dire Rat is dead!

Karnak gains 10 gold.
Karnak now has 143 gold coins.
Karnak gains 200 experience.
Karnak now has 1600 experience.

Day: 23. Karnak traverses a dank and dreary marsh. A dank mist hangs in the air.
Day: 24. Karnak journeys through plains. It is a grey day.
Day: 25. Karnak travels through plains. Patchy snow swirls all around.
Day: 26. Karnak traverses an abandoned cemetery. Thick fog limits visibility.
Day: 27. Karnak journeys through dark woods. The air is cold and biting.
Day: 28. Karnak traverses ancient mysterious ruins. A fine misty rain hangs in the air.
Karnak encounters a Giant Millipede that is intending to attack.

Karnak slices at the Giant Millipede with his longsword.
The Giant Millipede disengages and moves carefully back.

The Giant Millipede strikes at Karnak.
Karnak dodges the blow.

Karnak jabs at the Giant Millipede with his longsword.
Karnak's attack succeeds for 2 damage.
The Giant Millipede's Hit Points are reduced to: 19

The Giant Millipede jabs at Karnak.
Karnak draws the attack away.

Karnak jabs at the Giant Millipede with his longsword.
The Giant Millipede draws the attack away.

The Giant Millipede strikes at Karnak.
Karnak draws the attack away.

Karnak strikes at the Giant Millipede with his longsword.
Karnak's attack succeeds for 8 damage.
The Giant Millipede's Hit Points are reduced to: 11

The Giant Millipede slices at Karnak.
Karnak draws the attack away.

Karnak chops at the Giant Millipede with his longsword.
Karnak's attack succeeds for 6 damage.
The Giant Millipede's Hit Points are reduced to: 5

The Giant Millipede thrusts at Karnak.
The attack misses.

Karnak lunges at the Giant Millipede with his longsword.
Karnak's attack succeeds for 3 damage.
The Giant Millipede's Hit Points are reduced to: 2

The Giant Millipede slices at Karnak.
The Giant Millipede's attack succeeds for 6 damage.
Karnak's Hit Points are reduced to: 24

Karnak chops at the Giant Millipede with his longsword.
Karnak's attack succeeds for 3 damage.
The Giant Millipede's Hit Points are reduced to: -1
The Giant Millipede is dead!

Karnak gains 55 gold.
Karnak now has 198 gold coins.
Karnak gains 300 experience.
Karnak now has 1900 experience.

Karnak binds his wounds, regaining 5 Hit Points.
Karnak rests for a turn, regaining 2 Hit Points.
Karnak now has 30 Hit Points.

Day: 29. Karnak travels through dark woods. Thick fog limits visibility.
Karnak encounters a Homunculous that has been cast out from its group.

Karnak jabs at the Homunculous with his longsword.
Karnak's attack succeeds for 2 damage.
The Homunculous's Hit Points are reduced to: 8

The Homunculous slices at Karnak.
Karnak disengages and moves carefully back.

Karnak thrusts at the Homunculous with his longsword.
Karnak's attack succeeds for 8 damage.
The Homunculous's Hit Points are reduced to: 0
The Homunculous is dead!


Karnak gains 35 gold.
Karnak now has 233 gold coins.
Karnak gains 200 experience.
Karnak now has 2100 experience.

Day: 30. Karnak journeys through dark woods. It is a grey day.
Day: 31. Karnak travels through an area burnt by magical fires. Patchy snow swirls all around.
Day: 32. Karnak traverses a rocky pass. Thunder rumbles loudly with lightning strikes in the distance.
Day: 33. Karnak journeys through a graveyard. Pleasant sunshine makes this a good day for travelling.
Day: 34. Karnak journeys through plains. Incessant rain makes this a miserable day.
Karnak encounters a Homunculous that has been cast out from its group.

Karnak thrusts at the Homunculous with his longsword.
The Homunculous draws the attack away.

The Homunculous strikes at Karnak.
Karnak dodges the blow.

Karnak chops at the Homunculous with his longsword.
Karnak's attack succeeds for 8 damage.
The Homunculous's Hit Points are reduced to: -6
The Homunculous is dead!

Karnak gains 0 gold.
Karnak now has 233 gold coins.
Karnak gains 200 experience.
Karnak now has 2300 experience.

The Return
Karnak has successfully returned to the city with the Alembic of Salomon.
The drunken druid pays Karnak 350 gold coins. Karnak has 583 gold coins remaining.

THE END
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