In order to ease the mining process, my colleagues and I decided we needed something stronger than picks to delve under the surface of the digsite. As I already had an intermediate knowledge of Herblore, I experimented with certain chemicals and invented a compound of tremendous power that, if subjected to a spark, would literally explode. We used vials of this compound with great effect, as it enabled us to reach further than ever before. Here is what I have left of the compound’s recipe:
1 measure of ammonium nitrate powder;
1 measure of nitroglycerin;
1 measure of ground charcoal;
1 measure of ?
Unfortunately the last ingredient was not noted down, but we understand that a certain root grows around these parts that was used to very good effect…