Potions are magical substances that are capable of several things, such as making you feel different emotions, shrinking or enlarging you, or keeping you energized.
The most powerful Potions are made from the by-product of magical creatures, such as Milch Cows, who in particular is a potion master's dream because nearly every part of the animal- milk, blood, dung, saliva, tears, and sweat- has different magical properties.
Magical ingredients could come from sources as diverse as Fairies, Wizards, Dragons, and Giant Walruses. Because these items are often difficult and dangerous to procure, the lives of many Potion Masters are cut short in their quest for ingredients.
There are Potions that encourage love, bravery, good cheer, and a host of other emotions. Potions can also cure illness, increase energy and alertness, awaken lost memories, and augment skills like speaking different languages, picking locks, venturing under water, and climbing mountains.
The Potions that enhance negative emotions such as fear, anger, embarrassment, and sorrow are strong but less addictive than those that enhance positive emotions such as courage, calm, confidence, and joy. Potions can throw off the natural balance of emotions if overused, and they become less potent over time, so it is important they be mixed and administered only be an expert. A few specific Potions are described below.
- Courage Potion
- Energizing Potion
- Enlarger Potion
- Fire-Resistant Potion (dragon insurance)
- Fleetness Potion
- Gaseous-State Potion
- Mental-Pain Potion
- Shrinking Potion
- Speed Potion
- Rise of the Evening Star (Fablehaven #2)
- Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary (Fablehaven #4)
- Keys to the Demon Prison (Fablehaven #5)
- Wrath of the Dragon King (Dragonwatch #2)
- Master of the Phantom Isle (Dragonwatch #3)