Gilraedal’s Book of Obscure and Ancient Spirits

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Named after a historical event of dubious truth, the Timestorm claims to wipe the memory of any who drink it. The more a person consumes, the more time is lost, or so it is claimed. The recipe originated in Elsweyr during the reign of Mane Jinninji-ri. Surviving descriptions reveal the flavor was as smooth as well-groomed fur that then blasts the moisture from your mouth like the desert sands.

Ginseng, three shavings
Muddled Dragon’s tongue, whole
Brandy, two jiggers
Stewed cactus nettles, one handful

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Sage’s Dream

The name of this rare drink comes down to us from an ancient journal found within Ayleid ruins. Experts of that long-gone culture speculate that servants kept these journals instead of more educated nobles. While surprising, this makes sense when one surveys the contents. Quickly scribbled dinner requests from lords, sketched dinner table layouts, and ideas for new beverages can all be found within their pages.

The most notable recipe was for the drink named Sage’s Dream by the author. The description only states “For Our Lord of Fate,” though which Ayleid king or queen that refers to has been lost to time. Unfortunately, the ingredients have long gone extinct from Tamriel, which makes reproducing the drink impossible. Substitutions can be made if one wishes a distant approximation.

The journal describes the drink’s taste as sharp on the tongue when it first enters the mouth, then it mellows into an intoxicating sweetness. Underneath the primary flavors rests a bitterness that rounds out the experience.

Tirum weed, one stalk
Fresh harkfruit juice, half a fruit, squeezed
Lute berries, three, no more, no less

Blend under heat and pressure until tirum weed dissolves and color turns burgundy

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Exploding Pony

This drink’s name comes from the two-tier effect it has after consuming it. At first it evokes a gentle flavor, like brandelion tea. That lasts long enough to feel safe, and then a new flavor bursts onto the tongue. It arrives with such force that many people spit out the drink from shock. At least three people claim to have heard an audible pop. If the drink remains in the mouth, the new flavor tastes of raw honey but with a licorice tint.

Due to the dual action effect of the Exploding Pony, tavern owners advise to not swallow until after the change occurs. The “explosion” will still occur in the stomach and while it’s not dangerous, it can make some feel nauseous.

Lady’s Smock, shredded
Nettle Anise, half cup
Sylph Gin, half cup
Crushed bloodroot stems, at least six

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