alchemy academy

Poisonous Plants
  • Deadly Nightshade (Atropa Belladonna): Also known as banewort, devil’s berries, death cherries, but is most commonly known as deadly nightshade. The name Atropa is said to be derived from the Greek Goddess, Atropis. Who is one of the three fates.  Belladonna is supposedly the most poisonous plant in the eastern hemisphere. Although it is poisonous, deadly nightshade also has a few medicinal uses, it was used as a pain reliever, muscle relaxer, and an anti-inflammatory. Belladonna means ‘pretty woman’ in Italian. In German legends it is said to be the plant that belonged to the devil himself, who tends to it all year long except for when he is preparing himself for the witches sabbats. Belladonna is also mentioned in Scottish mythology when MacBeth’s soldiers poisoned an entire army of Danes by mixing deadly nightshade into liquor where it was offered to them at a truce. It is also associated with psych exploration as well as with hallucinations. Although it is not recommended to modern practitioners as it could easily kill you.               
  • Monkshood (Aconitum): Also known as aconite, monkshood, devil’s helmet, and wolf’s bane. Is most commonly used in Chinese medicine and Hindu traditional Medicine. In Greek mythology Medea attempted to poison Theseus with a cup of wine poisoned by Monkshood. “Widdershins go when the moon doth wane, and the werewolf howls by the dread wolfsbane.” -Wiccan Rede. Used to bring protection and magickal watchfulness against negative entities during rituals. Was used to poison arrow tips in early times. Wolfsbane can also be used to invoke Hecate. You can use this herb (with great caution!) to consecrate your athame. Used also in spells involving psych and spiritual enhancements as well as money friendship and love spells.   
                                                                                           
  • Poison hemlock (Conium maculatum): In ancient Greek Hemlock was used to poison prisoners. All of the parts of hemlock is poisonous. This plant is sacred to Hecate. This herb is used for magickal work involving astral projection and for puryfing rituals for you sacred knife or sword.                                                                                                   
  • Foxglove (Digitalis): Foxglove is very dangerous if misused. Foxglove has a long history of treating heart and kidney problems as well as treating aconite and edema poisoning. There is an old saying about foxglove it goes: “It can raise the dead and it can kill the living.”   Scandinavian legend says that faeries taught foxes to ring foxglove bells to warn each other of approaching hunters. Dew collected on can be used in ritual to communicate with faeries. (Do not inhale the smoke if you decide to burn it) The leaves of foxgloves are said to break faerie enchantments. Plant foxgloves to welcome faeries. Wherever they are placed they will get visits from fae. If you carrie foxglove you will attract faeries.      

            Deadly Nightshade

             Monkshood

              Poison Hemlock

                   Foxglove

Disclaimer: All of these plants are extremely deadly. Use at your own risk. 

Sources: Wikipedia, paganwiccan.about.com, earthwitchery.com, alchemy-works.com, witchipedia.com.

==Moonlight Academy==

Eventually Roy approaches Izumi, asking her a favor on behalf of the military. Agreeing to the favor she opens her school to the public and in a much larger building. Becoming head mistress of the academy of alchemy she makes sure to do a course on the dangers of human transmutation and other dangers. Roy as the ruler of Amestris, funds it with the people’s taxes and make it the first public school to teach alchemy and alkahestry. Sheska works as a teacher and so does Mei, Fuery and Ms. Hughes

Submitted by: sloththeidolent

“My God, Sage. Your eyes. How have I never noticed them?“

That uncomfortable feeling was spreading over me again. "What about them?”

“The color,” he breathed. “When you stand in the light. They’re amazing… like molten gold. I could paint those…” He reached toward me but then pulled back. “They’re beautiful. You’re beautiful.” 

― Richelle MeadBloodlines

billy-anca  asked:

Hey Rin! What was your favorite couple in Ascension?(thats a lame question Sorry xD)

Diego and Sky XD

I know a lot of people don’t like the pair but they are my fav.

Diego has a troubled past. He doesn’t trust anyone, did some terrible things to a lot of people and isn’t afraid to do it again to get what he wants.

And he never thought he could be loved because of the way he is.

He was insecure.

Because, really, it is hard to love someone like that.

Someone who will constantly try to manipulate the other, most probably hurt the other party, without even noticing.

Sky on the other hand is strong.

She is not “strong, strong” like Aida, but unlike her and a lot of people, Sky doesn’t get corrupted. She doesn’t lose her trust in people. She doesn’t hit rock bottom.

She gets hit, it hurts, she cries, then she stands right back up and moves on. She “can” and “will” trust because she is not afraid to get hurt.

That’s a really rare kind of strength.

So I think, she is the only kind of person who can truly love someone like Diego.

As for Diego, he really loves Sky.(He does!)

As much as someone like him can.

He also respects her a lot and he is often surprised by her actions.

After ch.1 He often kept an eye on her while Aida was missing.

Watched her closely, how she started the academy, studied alchemy etc.

It was “interesting” for him and in time, it turned into “admiration” etc etc.

So he had a crush on Sky way before they actually met.

Anyways,

I’m sure him and Aida would make a “better” match who would understand each other. But they wouldn’t be able to love each other due to their insecurities.

Sky and Diego, no matter how weird they look together, are perfect in my opinion :P.

Doesn’t matter “how” or “how much” you love someone. Love is like a transaction.

As long as they can receive the kind of love you can give and vice versa, it works.

I think. >.<;