Mysterious Ash

Item

Image dustW25.jpg
Description A lot of strange things get burned in Southside, but you've never really paid enough attention to identify the results. If you had to guess, though, this used to be paper. It's particularly sparse, though, like it might vanish if you lose track of it.
Type Drug
Requires 1 Body
Use You inhale the ash, doing your best not to cough it right back up.

You wait as a faint tingle spreads from your lungs. When it reaches your eyes, your vision is disrupted by a blast of colors and twisted runes.

You rock back, a bit dazed, but get a surprising rush.

Additionally, with Blood of the Ancients active:
The runes make a strange amount of sense, tangled as they are.

Or with Blood of the Ancients and Ardent Investigator and NOT etheric:
The runes tangle together with a strange sort of precision. You can't say the patterns look familiar, however.

Otherwise with Blood of the Ancients and Ardent Investigator and NOT etheric (analyzing drone memories?):
The runes tangle together with a strange sort of precision. The patterns look familiar somehow, but you can't quite place them.

Or instead with Blood of the Ancients and Ardent Investigator and NOT etheric and you had viewed drone memories enough that the pattern in them stands out to you:
The runes tangle together with a strange sort of precision. It reminds you more of old drone neural nets than anything.

Or if you have Lotus Map and Blood of the Ancients while Etheric BUT have never been to the Slags:
The runes tangle together like a map, but you can't identify where it might be. Perhaps they're showing the way to distant lands.

Or if you've been Outside the Slags and haven't rescued Hel yet while having Lotus Map, Blood of the Ancients andEtheric effects:
The runes tangle together like a map, but it's not a map of distant lands. Perhaps it's a coincidence, but the contours of the runes suggest walls similar to the ones surround the Slags.

Or if you had opted for Lotus Map and have Blood of the Ancients while Etheric after having rescued Hel:
The runes tangle together like a map, but it's not a map of distant lands. Perhaps it's a coincidence, but it reminds you of the Slags, vast crater in the middle and all.
Multi You inhale the handful of ash, trying not to cough too much of it back up.

You wait as a faint tingle spreads from your lungs. When it reaches your eyes, your vision is disrupted by a blast of colors and twisted runes.

You rock back, a bit dazed, but get a surprising rush.
Effects Gain 2-3 Energy

Sources

Grind into Mysterious Ash using Mysterious Puzzle Box
Puzzle-Box-25.jpg Paper Dust
= Mysterious Ash

Uses

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toolbox.jpg This item cannot be salvaged.
GoldCoins.jpg .02 Curiosities

Remaining Mysteries

From Podcast 32:

There's 20 plus or minus message, and some mechanical results.

From Podcast 37:

Q: I've toyed with the mysterious ash for a while, and as far as I've got is to get my guy to recognize the patterns as old drone neural nets when he takes the dust sober. Is there a way to progress the sober results further?
A: Good old mysterious ash. There are definitely some other results you can get while sober but that is the end of one train of thought so to speak.
Q: On the etheric side of mysterious ash, all we've ever got the guy to say about it is that it reminds him of the Slags. Is there a way to… progress the etheric side of the mysterious ash results as well? How hard is it?
A: That is the end of that chain.

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