Monday, February 6, 2017

The Akka Mineral

The key to eternal life, at a cost.

About 600 years past it was found in mines located in the foothills of Akka Mountain in the Moldune Empire. The alchemists at Academia Alchem in Trice soon found the healing abilities of the mineral. It was not until some time later that they found the minerals true potential, it can stop and even reverse aging.
All Akka Mineral mines are owned by the most powerful families of the Moldune aristocracy and to this date no stem of mineral have been found anywhere else then by the Akka Mountains. 

Akka Mineral and the Church of Mol
The Moldunes consider the mineral a gift from their god. They believe that it is in fact the blood of Mol and that ingesting it gradually makes you a true part of Mol. 
The peson that have been using the mineral the longest is the Emperor Branco himself, he is now over 500 years old and have reached state four the transformation. He is considered a demigod by most of the empire and are worshiped as The Voice of Mol.   

Effects of Akka Mineral
If you drink a single potion of Akka Mineral Elixir you heal 1D6+5 HP, all poison is neutralized and all disease (except lycanthropy) are cured. You get 1D4 Addiction Points. 
Akka Addiction Table
Addiction Points Effect
1-4 You can't stop thinking about Akka Elixir.
5-9 You will jump at any chance to get more. Each day roll a D6, on 1-2 you will do everything within your power to get a potion. On 3-6 you resist the urge.
10+ You spend your days raving for Akka Elixir, if you don't get it you feel ill and will start to sweat blood out of your pores. Loose 1D4 HP each day you go without Akka Elixir.

Long-Term Usage
The following table assumes that you drink one potion every day. Most people are not aware of the effects beyond 10 years. This is the main reason why the Moldune aristocracy wear masks. 

Akka Long-Term Usage Table
Years Used Effect
1 You stop aging and are never ill. 
10  Your ageing is reversed and you will eventually look to be about 20 years old.
100Your eye-color change to a deep red and your pupils dilate to cover most of your eyes. You get very sensitive to light and your hearing improves tremendously. You can hear a mans heart beat within his body. 
250+ Your skin is like thin paper and when it bursts your flesh don't bleed and is black and hard beneath. You'll start hearing voices from the beings in the Void. You are now completely alienated from the human race (humanoid races).  

Acquire Akka Elixir
"This all sounds great! Now where can I get it?"
The easiest way is to befriend a member of the Moldune aristocracy and get elixirs in exchange for favors. Most aristocrats are reluctant to selling since they consider Akka Mineral a divine thing only ment for the worthy.   
Someway the elixirs occasionally do find their way to the black markets. If you find someone that will sell it to you it would cost about 600 GP per elixir.