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Introduction to Alchemy

Updated: Jun 8, 2022

After the discovery of the Universal Particles, many theories were written, although none concluded anything concrete and there was nothing to do other than continue experimenting. What would happen if the Universal Particles were combined with each other? Due to the magnitude of the discovery, the New World Affairs Commission decided to open a new branch of research focused on gathering results from mixing these particles: Alchemy.

The tests always seemed to come to the same conclusion, although they didn't make much sense. For one thing the Particles seemed to mix in predetermined patterns, essentially something similar to and as simple as when children mix colors, but as complex as when an artist mixes them to find a perfect color.

The first successful experiment was to fuse the six colored particles to obtain the White Particle: they combined Blue, Green, Red, Magenta, Cyan and Yellow Particles in the same proportions. To the surprise of many, the energy needed to perform this was much less than the reverse operation, that is, to separate a White Particle into its 6 elements. In fact, the energy required to separate a White Particle was so high that it remained impossible.

They did all kinds of tests. First they tried to divide the Particles, but it failed, assuring them that there was nothing beyond the 6 elementary Particles, the Universal Particles. The result was recorded as follows:

Fusion Attempt for Universal Particles:
Green Particle + Green Particle = 2 Green Particles, do not merge.
Blue Particle + Blue Particle = 2 Blue Particles, do not merge.
Cyan Particle + Cyan Particle = 2 Cyan Particles, do not merge.
Red Particle + Red Particle = 2 Red Particles, do not merge.
Yellow Particle + Yellow Particle = 2 Yellow Particles, do not merge.
Magenta Particle + Magenta Particle = 2 Magenta Particles, do not merge.
Conclusion: The Particles do not merge with each other, nor can they be further separated, they are indivisible. Only by merging the 6 in the same proportions is a White Particle generated.

Experiment after experiment, a pattern began to emerge with the different mixtures that were tried. Combinations tended to be more stable when adjacent colored particles on the color wheel were used. Very curious, but similar to a theory dating back to the 19th century that explained the human perception of color. It seemed, at first glance, that this theory explained the behavior of one of the most important discoveries of humanity over 150 years later.

This theory, called "the additive color theory", uses the combination of primary colors to explain how humans take in light and perceive color. It is based on the proportion with which each of the colors mix.

This realization opened the door to new discoveries, not of new Particles, but of the rules to be able to combine them and give them a practical use.

This action was called mixing.

Naturally, as it happens in science, this discovery generated more questions than answers. If matter and energy are composed of Universal Particles:

  • What do colors have to do with it?

  • Why is the human perception of color somehow tied to the very fabric of the universe?

  • Could it be that humans evolved, without realizing it, to perceive the most fundamental property of any object, its color?

  • What do the flashes of other colors that have been seen in other experiments mean?

The group of scientists was divided in two: the Explorers and the Alchemists. The former went out into the world to carry out field tests, while the latter carried out laboratory tests. It wasn’t until the incident that led to the discovery of Biomes that Anonim@ recorded the first Kroma. A mixture of Universal Particles that create stable structures ready to be used and identified by specific colors. They serve as ingredients to create more complex items like Power Archives and Boosters.

It is curious that the Kromas exist in nature, many scientists compare the Particles what happens in the mines to explain this phenomenon. A miner looks for materials and generally finds metals in their natural and unrefined state, but sometimes precious stones are found, materials that nature refined by itself. In the quantum world, they are called Kromas.

Kromas can be found, by chance, in the wild while exploring, or they can be created in the lab using Alchemy. As long as the alchemist in question has enough knowledge to do it.

Given the magnitude of this advancement, the Quantum Affairs Commission decided to promote this new branch of research called Alchemy. Using the latest version of The Bone's technology, they could accelerate their research to reach the ultimate goal of creating what had so far existed only in quantum equations and mathematical proofs. The control of the Universal Particles will make it possible to manipulate matter and energy like never before and allow the creation of superpowers, which later took the technical name of “Power Archives.”

Today, Alchemy works to level up Power Archives, Boosters, and other items and materials that are slowly being discovered to make them more powerful. It serves to perfect and refine them. A Caster always benefits from a good Alchemist.

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