Binding Powders

Binding powders are used to make enchanted spell parchments for creating single use scolls. They can be an effective and inexpensive means of practicing your research skills. The binding powders are drops of various creatures. The essences are created by casting the various (research-only) "Focus ... Essence" spells that magicians (and other intelligence-based casters) can learn.

The following table shows the result of combining a binding powder with it's corresponding binding solution and spellcaster's empowering essence along with a Piece of Parchment in a Spell Research Kit.

Binding Powder Result Trivial
Crude Binding Powder Crude Enchanted Spell Parchment 58
Makeshift Binding Powder Makeshift Enchanted Spell Parchment 83
Elementary Binding Powder Elementary Enchanted Spell Parchment 118
Modest Binding Powder Modest Enchanted Spell Parchment 152
Simple Binding Powder Simple Enchanted Spell Parchment 192
Binding Powder Enchanted Spell Parchment 232
Refined Binding Powder Refined Enchanted Spell Parchment 272
Intricate Binding Powder Intricate Enchanted Spell Parchment 312
Elaborate Binding Powder Elaborate Enchanted Spell Parchment 352
Ornate Binding Powder Ornate Enchanted Spell Parchment 392
Rune Binding Powder Runed Enchanted Spell Parchment 432

For example:

Crude Binding Powder + Crude Binding Solution + Crude Spellcaster's Empowering Essence + Piece of Parchment = Crude Enchanted Spell Parchment

Binding Powder + Binding Solution + Spellcaster's Empowering Essence + Piece of Parchment = Enchanted Spell Parchment

These Enchanted Parchments can then be used to make various scrolls with a single-charge damage spell. The different damage types are Fire Strike, Frost Strike, Pestilence, Poisoning, and Static Strike. Because of the relatively high cost of the materials to make these single-use scrolls they aren't worth making. It is only really useful making the parchments to skill up Research.