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 Potions are fiery-hot liquid leaves the eyes watering and the tongue feeling like it's licked hot iron. The initial sensation gradually fades into a warmth that spreads throughout the chest accompanied by an infusion of courage. This Potion is best used when combined with a little fear and calm; otherwise; its user may become reckless and foolhardy.
Energizing Potions will increase your energy and alertness when you are tired or exhausted.
Enlarger Potions enables its user to double his or her height and size. The necessary ingredients are extremely hard to obtain.
Fire Resistance Potions are a Dragon-thwarting liquid that comes in small plastic cylinders topped with rubber stoppers. Though not completely fireproof, the user of this potion becomes fire resistant, which is useful when confronting fire-breathing creatures. Sweet, spicy, cool, and tangy as it is swallowed, this concoction also provides some protection from electricity and includes a jolt of courage to help combat Dragon terror.
Fleetness Potions are mentioned by Tanu in Wrath of the Dragon King. He said, by using Dragon parts, he could probably brew up a Fleetness Potion. The Potion presumably works like the Fleet Boots Seth received from Grippa the Ridge Troll.
Gaseous-State Potions are an odoriferous mixture that renders its users translucent and transforms the body from a solid sate into living mist. Some of the best advantages of this potion are that poison will not spread, acid cannot burn, and blood will not flow while the body is gaseous.
However one should avoid fire, water, or tight spaces, as heat could sear one under the effects of this potion into nothing, and water and squeezing through tight spaces could cause one to disperse and fade, unable to come back together.
Mental-Pain Potions does no actual physical damage, but this potent mixture administered by injection sends a message of extreme pain to the brain by "talking" to the nerves. The intense pain often causes the eyes to bulge, the salivary glands to become overactive, and the victim to lose consciousness.
Shrinking Potions are useful when the need for stealth is paramount, this potion allows the user to become eight times shorter that his or her normal hight. The transformation is almost instantaneous and causes an intense tingling sensation to being at the fingers and toes before traveling throughout the whole body. The effect lasts for about thirty minutes, but varies depending on potency.
It is important to note that this potion does not always shrink clothes, so be prepared for that beforehand.
There is a variant of the Shrinking Potion that, if made using ingredients from Dragon parts, will also shrink the wearer's clothes.