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Alchemists · Blacksmiths · Brewers · Butchers · Engineers · Farmers The Piervo Butchers are the purveyors of sacred meat to the Baccus (Head of He isn't really interested in Guild Ball, merely using it as a legitimate way to kill and maim. . Rage offers to tell Fillet this largely unknown secret for a price. The real victory in Guild Ball for the Alchemist's Guild is a public relations one, which they can desperately use. Even if they are beaten, the crowds will likely. The modern Alchemy Guild grew from a small group of practicing alchemists from new ideas from the artists, alchemists, philosophers, and politicians he met there. . a translation of the rare manuscript Secreta Aristotelis (“Secrets of Aristotle”). in front of Rudolf II, then offered Rudolf his crystal ball and a magical scrying.
As it turned out, his premonition would prove correct and have deeper repercussions than even he could have foreseen. InWilhelm decided to leave his home and accepted a commission to lead Czech troops against Turkish armies, which had been invading Hungary for nearly a hundred years.
Wilhelm was gaining considerable respect for his bravery and honesty in the Hapsburg court, and inwas appointed to lead negotiations over the Polish throne. He was so admired by Polish noblemen that he was himself nominated as a candidate for the throne. His lifelong diplomatic work was recognized inwhen Wilhelm was awarded the Order of the Golden Fleece the highest imperial honor for noblemen by King Philip II of Spain.
InWilhelm married once again, but this time he was deeply in love and was sure his new bride would provide him with a child. In a lavish ceremony that lasted for several days, he wed Anna Marie von Baden at his castle in Cesky Krumlov. According to records found in the castle, his guests consumed 40 stags, oxen, calves, pigs, rams, 20 other large game, 30 large grouses, 2, partridges, 5, geese, 3, chickens, 18, carps, 10, pikes,crabs, and 30, eggs.
Wilhelm interred her corpse in St. Vitus Church in Cesky Krumlov in a crypt next to where he would himself be buried. Finally ina desperate Wilhelm married Polyxena von Pernstein.
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Tragically, she was unable to bear him any children. Despite his lifelong desire for a family, all four of his marriages were childless, and he had no direct descendents. The effects on the Alchemy Guild would be devastating. As part of his passion for the Renaissance, Wilhelm von Rosenberg invited alchemists from throughout Europe to his castles in Cesky Krumlov, Trebon, Prachatice, and his palace in Prague.
Hundreds of alchemists ended up working in Prague under the patronage of Emperor Rudolf II, and the city would remain the center of European alchemy for another two hundred years. Wilhelm wanted to make his city of Cesky Krumlov a center for alchemical research, not only a home to practical alchemists who focused primarily on making metals and elixirs. He encouraged free thought and accepted alchemists who had been shunned by Rudolf II.
Before long, Cesky Krumlov became known as an alternative hermetic haven, the "the Bohemian Mecca of alchemists. Hajek prepared a one-year astrological forecast for Wilhelm that proved astonishingly accurate, and they became good friends. Hajek accompanied Wilhelm during his campaign against the Turks and returned with him to Cesky Krumlov.
He also continued his astrological research and, inpublished an influential book called A Treatise of Comets and Celestial Signs. Because of his honesty and extensive knowledge of the natural sciences, Hajek helped evaluate the work and results of the many alchemists who came to Cesky Krumlov. A sample from his writings is shown at right. He joined Wilhelm in Anton is said to have been successful at producing gold and lived a lavish lifestyle in his mansion out of town near Kajovska.
He claimed to have discovered a Water of Multiplication, which when used to water seeds of gold coins planted in the ground would cause them to multiply and grow. He also produced a variety of wonderful tinctures and elixirs. He was also made administrator of mines, from which metal ores were supplied to the alchemists. Finally, Anton was asked to help direct and organize the activities and research of the diverse alchemists in Cesky Krumlov.
Inas the discussions became more informal and lab oriented, it is thought they were moved to a large building bought by Anton for that purpose. The imposing red structure still stands at 77 Siroka Street in Cesky Krumlov shown at left. The structure dates from the fourteenth century, but when Anton bought it, he made extensive renovations.
He constructed a large meeting hall with a dramatic vaulted ceiling on the first floor and added an elaborate granite entrance portal in the middle of the building with many hermetic and alchemical symbols.
It is believed, however, that he never worked with the metals. One of the most influential alchemists in Cesky Krumlov was Bavor Rodovsky. His grandfather, Bavor the Senior, was a wizard who had transmuted metals into gold on several occasions. He passed his alchemical knowledge on to his grandson, who never attended a university but demonstrated extensive knowledge of alchemy, astronomy, and mathematics, as well as history and philosophy.
Bavor had set up a laboratory in Nechanic, but his alchemical work proved so expensive that he was imprisoned for debts in the Black Tower of Prague. Bavor appealed to Wilhelm to imprison him in Cesky Krumlov and allow him to pursue theoretical alchemy in his cell. Wilhelm then paid Bavor to work as an alchemist in Cesky Krumlov. Even before Bavor had set up his lab, he had tried to persuade the great alchemist Theophrastus Paracelsus to join them in Cesky Krumlov or at least share some of his ideas with them.
However, other famous alchemists actually lived at Cesky Krumlov year round.
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The renowned Italian alchemist Claudius Syrrus came to work in the city under a formal contract with Wilhelm. The actual document reads in part: Should the occasion arise that the Philosophical Stone is actually produced, it is arranged that Claudius Syrrus receives a half share of it. John Dee shown at right and alchemist-conjurer Edward Kelley spent several years in the Guild environs.
They came to Bohemia inand Wilhelm made arrangements for them to stay with Tadeus Hajek in Prague. He gave them access to his laboratories and also introduced them to Rudolf II.
John Dee carried out a transmutation of mercury into gold in front of Rudolf II, then offered Rudolf his crystal ball and a magical scrying mirror made of anthracite. However in June ofthere were accusations that the men were spying for England.
Out of fear of being arrested by Rudolf II, both men left the country.
When Wilhelm von Rosenberg heard of their plight, he offered them asylum in his south Bohemian dominion. John Dee and his family found a house in Trebon in September Dee loved the city and visited Cesky Krumlov frequently.
He enjoyed his refuge so much that he named his son, born there in FebruaryTheodorus Trebonianus Theodorus of Trebon. Edward Kelly also settled in Trebon and spent considerable time working in Cesky Krumlov. Eventually, Rudolf had him imprisoned, but the artful Kelley tried to escape twice. On the first attempt, he killed a guard. On the second attempt, he fell from a wall and died of his injuries. Dee returned to England to find his house and library ransacked by Christian mobs.
He lost many precious manuscripts, which he insisted contained the secret of his transformations. That must have been true, for he and his family lived in abject poverty afterwards. Finally, he sought and received a small stipend from Queen Elizabeth on which to survive. Undoubtedly, both men would have been much better off staying in Cesky Krumlov.
Linhart Wichperger von Erbach was another famous alchemist who joined Wilhelm's group of alchemists in There was also Jaros Griemiller, who practiced alchemy in the service of Wilhelm in the s. Jaros had studied hermetic philosophy and was an adept at both practical and spiritual alchemy. Inwhile working in Cesky Krumlov, he completed his most important book. He called it the Rosarium Philosophorum Rosary of the Philosophersand it contains a description of the preparation of the Stone of Sages.
Influenced greatly by Paracelsus, Horcicky focused his work on making medicines from plants and took on a number of jobs in botanical gardens to learn more about herbs.
I'm his younger brother, Alphonse. But he's a runt! I've heard the stories but still I'd never imagine this; the Fullmetal Alchemist is just a little kid! Edward [now absolutely livid]: Ed is then shown venting by taking deep breaths. You know brother, I don't think he was really talking about your height just now. Looks like my timing was perfect!
You two are the Elric brothers, right? You're a real legend around here! I'm Lieutenant Colonel Maes Hughes, a pleasure! Um, you want Edward. I'm actually his younger brother, Alphonse. Sorry, I had no idea you'd be so Go on, say 'little. My name is Edward Elric But "younger" means little. Just let it go, Ed. These people are being nice to let us stay here.
Hands down, that's got to be the funniest joke I've heard in a long, long time. The Freezing Alchemist wants me to come play his sidekick. Well, as fun as that sounds, the Crimson Alchemist works alone like he always had. Kimblee, if we work together, we can bring down Bradley and his god-forsaken military!
You saw the horrors that took place in Ishval, you were there, dammit! You know the things Bradley ordered us to do, the kind of man he really is!
That's why you killed all those officers, isn't it? To send him a message? My motives aren't so sophisticated as "revenge" or "honor" or any of that The reason I killed all of those men That's too bad, Kimblee. That truly is too bad. Keep up the good work. So you lost your arm You fools committed the ultimate taboo! You attempted human transmutation, didn't you?! Alchemy's one and only unforgivable sin! There are some lines you really shouldn't cross.
When I heard you were in the hospital You need the example of a perfect physical specimen to inspire your recovery! You're looking livelier already!
I see, so Isaac's dead, is he? I had such high hopes for him, too Sounds like he overused it. I'm on the phone Yes, things are going well here in Liore. It all begins very soon. The First Day [1.
The ones about his miracles? They say he can transmute flowers out of thin air, right? Could be slight of hand, some cheap trick like that. The celestial stone that destroyed the city of Xerxes in one night. The grand elixir, sealed away by the Eastern Sage. It goes by different names, but it's always the same thing: And that's the Philosopher's Stone. If we could just get our hands on it somehow, I might be able to get your body back They tell us everything but how to find it!
And Ed, you know better than to scribble on the floor. Yea, but it's not scribbling. That's alchemy isn't it. Did your dad teach you that?
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How can he teach us anything if he's not here? We read about it in these books. I can't believe you've done this. Did we mess up? You definitely take after your father. My little geniuses, you make me so proud. Mom had given us all the encouragement we needed. From that moment, we were obsessed with learning alchemy.
This is what you wanted, isn't it? I will show you You won't take him too. Just give him back! He's my little brother, he's all I have left! Will you sit in that chair wallowing in self-pity, or will you stand up and seize the chance the military can give you?
They choose their own path. If you believe the possibility exists for getting your bodies back, you should seek it out. Keep moving, whatever it takes. Even if the way ahead lies through a river of mud. Will they be coming? I've never seen anyone look so defeated. That's what you saw? There was fire in those eyes.
City of Heresy [1. So this guy's claiming he can bring the dead back to life? Now that's something I gotta see What do you think? No doubt about it. Oh, merciful God, please hear me, hear my prayer, I beg of you. Please bring him back. So this is the almighty Leto…? Welcome, are you interested in Letoism? Not really the religious type. What about bringing the dead back to life? That list represents the complete chemical makeup of a human body for the average adult. It's been calculated to the last microgram, but still there has never been one reported case of successfully creating a human life.
And you're telling me something modern science can't do, you can do with prayer? Lift thy voice to God! And the prayers of the faithful shall be answered!
Did I mention all those ingredients I read off? Down at the market, a kid could buy every one of them for the spare change in his pocket.
As it turns out, humans are pretty cheap. We're all children of God You have to understand, alchemists are scientists We don't believe in unprovable concepts like creators or gods We observe the physical laws that govern this world to try to learn the truth. That through the application of science, we have in many ways been given the power to play gods ourselves So you're putting yourself on the same level as God? You know, there's an old myth, about a hero who flew on wings made of wax He thought he could touch the sun, but when he got too close, his wings melted, and he came crashing back down to earth A brother trapped in armor!
It's all becoming clear now. You did it, didn't you? The one thing even the most novice alchemist knows is strictly forbidden! Why don't you come down here and try me? I'll show you real quick who the novice is! These fools attempted human transmutation: In their arrogance, they tried to bring someone dead back to life! This is what happens when you try to play "God", or whatever you want to call it Take a good look, Rose. Is this what you want? So this is the great Fullmetal Alchemist, Edward Elric Not even half a man!
Hell, not even half a boy! You're just a phony that can't do anything without a Philosopher's Stone! Father, we just want you to hand over the Stone before you get hurt.
Why, so you can use it for yourself?! However, Ed conjures a wall of Earth to protect them all. Nah, me and God Even if I went Alchemy is based on the Law of Equivalent Exchange The price of even a failed human transmutation was enormous It cost my brother his left leg Do you see it? My brother drew that with his own blood. His leg had been taken. I can't imagine the pain he was in But through all that, he still gave up his right arm to transmute my soul, and bonded me to this suit of armor.
Now, I just want to help him get his body back to the way it was. He wants to find a way to get me back to normal, too. It won't be easy. We might even get killed along the way But that's the path we chose All we can do is keep moving. It's supposed to be a perfect material; how did it just break like that?! I don't know anything about it! It's a damn fake? I'm helpless without the Stone! You mean, we went through all this That hope was all I had left!
What am I supposed to believe in now?! Tell me what to do I can't tell you that You have to figure it out. Stand up and walk. You've got two good legs. So get up and use them. You're strong enough to make your own path. An Alchemist's Anguish [1.
The science of understanding, deconstructing and reconstructing matter. However, it is not an all powerful art. This is the law of equivalent exchange. The basis of all alchemy. In accordance with this law, there is a taboo among alchemists. Foolish alchemists who have turned their backs on the ways of God You must be the bloodthirsty murderer who's been making a habit of targeting State Alchemists lately Well this time, you've picked the wrong target! Basque Grand manages to trap Scar in a prison of earth.
That wasn't so difficult. Basque Grand falls dead. Another State Alchemist, dead.
This killer is highly skilled. Major, you watch yourself. For all we know, you could be the next one he comes after. Who knows, maybe we'll find something that could help us restore our bodies.
It might help if you consulted a specialist. He's done some heavy research into Chimera transmutation. Two years ago, Tucker transmuted a Chimera that could understand human speech. That earned him his certification as a State Alchemist. By understand human speech, you mean It only said one thing.
You transmuted your mother? As an 11 year-old child? So that's what earned you the title Fullmetal Alchemist. You've had a rough time of it, for someone so young. This is my library. Feel free to look around. I'll start with this shelf. I'll try starting over here.
I'm going to head back to work now. I'll send somebody by to get you this evening. They've got some ability to focus. I'm not sure they even know we're here anymore. A couple of prodigies. Tucker, I almost forgot. I've got a message for you. It's from the Colonel.
He says "Don't forget, Assessment Day is coming soon. Please assure him I know. What does Assessment Day mean? State Alchemists have to report on their research once a year in order to keep their certification. You see, last year Nina your daddy didn't get a very good evaluation. Unless I do something really impressive this year, I won't be a State Alchemist anymore. No, you'll do just fine, Daddy! I know you will. You're always studying so much! I have to try hard Your mother left two years ago?
Daddy said she went back to live at her parent's house. It must get a kind of lonely just you and your Dad living in this big house, huh? Daddy's so nice, and plus I've got Alexander to play with, too! But lately Daddy's been studying in his lab all the time. I guess that does make me a little bit lonely. What I want to know is why this guy is only targeting State Alchemists and no one else? If its the military he's trying to hurt, he could go after normal soldiers.
Surely soldiers would be easier to kill than highly skilled alchemists, especially ones that have been State certified. Maybe the certification IS the reason. State Alchemists are given high pay and special privilege. It must be any number of people who envy them for their positions.
Or perhaps, they feel they have not upheld their creed, alchemists be thou for the people. Alchemists that were supposed to be pillars of science and truth are turned into the military's walking weapons as soon as they receive certification. There are plenty of people I'm sure who have not forgotten the role that State Alchemists played in the Ishvalan Civil War. Before I earned my State Alchemist certification, our life was terrible. We were so poor in those days. My wife couldn't stand living that kind of life, so she left us.
I don't want to go back to those days again. I don't even think I could. If those people do tell you no, me and Alexander will growl at them until they say yes. I've got an idea, do you want to play with Daddy tomorrow? Daddy says he's going to play with us tomorrow! Tucker's front door] Alphonse: Thanks for having us again today!
Tucker inside under dim lighting. So you are home. I did it, boys.
I finally did it. A Chimera that understands human speech. Here, let me show you. Yes, that's very good. It can actually talk! Tucker, when did you get your State certification again?