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Alchemical Misconceptions (Excerpt)
Notes surrounding the myths associated with the alchemical properties of the senche-tiger
- The senche-tiger native to Elsweyr and Valenwood has several alchemical myths associated with it. This is not surprising; a beast of such strength and majesty is almost certain to inspire tall tales and rumors.
- The Wood Elves have the most numerous inventions regarding the animal. They are convinced that its bones contain almost magical properties when crafted into arrows. In my close studies of some such arrows (obtained at great expense), I detected no such properties, though I did not, of course, subject myself to being shot as part of my tests.
- Even the Redguards of Hammerfell cannot escape the power of the senche's mystique. They import powdered claws and teeth for use in concoctions that claim to do everything from extending one's life to instilling good luck. While it is true that the claws exhibit some modest beneficial properties, one must be cautious when purchasing potions from dubious sources. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!