Cauldron

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The Cauldron is an item that you buy from the Sorceress' Hut for 100,000 lollipops. It gives you the ability to create Potions.

Making potions[edit | edit source]

The Cauldron remembers the last five steps you took. A step is an action (Mix or Boil), the duration of the action (in seconds), and the amount of candies and lollipops in the Cauldron when the action was taken.[1]

Bottling the contents of the Cauldron removes all candies and lollipops from it, tries to make a Potion based on the last five steps, and then erases the steps from memory. Bottling is not possible during a quest, though other actions are.

If a Potion requires fewer than 5 steps, the game will only look at that many last steps to determine whether that Potion was made. This is sometimes useful when you mess up making one Potion and decide to make another (such as Health or Cloning).

This section has the exact steps that the Cauldron looks for when bottling to decide what the result is. The order below is the priority (so Health Potion is checked before Turtle Potion, etc.). Let P be the number of potions to make (at least 1).

Boil time (in seconds):[2]

  • time < 3: cold
  • 3 <= time < 6: lukewarm
  • 6 <= time < 18: hot, very hot, bubbling
  • 18 <= time < 50: boiling
  • 50 <= time: burnt

Health Potion[edit | edit source]

  1. Mix: < 30 seconds. Candies: P x 100. Lollipops: 0.

Turtle Potion[edit | edit source]

  1. Mix: 7-13 seconds. Candies: Px500. Lollipops: Px50.
  2. Mix: any time. Candies: +Px500 (= Px1000). Lollipops: +0.

Anti-gravity Potion[edit | edit source]

This recipe creates 5xP potions.

  1. Boil: lukewarm. Candies: Px1000. Lollipops: 0.
  2. Boil: boiling (or burnt). Candies: +Px1000 (= Px2000). Lollipops: 0.

Berserk Potion and Cloning Potion[edit | edit source]

If no candies were added, Berserk Potions are created. Otherwise, Cloning Potions are created.

  1. Mix: >= 60 seconds. Candies: (see above). Lollipops: P x 20,000.

P Potion[edit | edit source]

This recipe creates an extra potion for every 1000 lollipops after the first. For example, 1-1000 lollipops adds one additional potion, while 1001 lollipops adds two.

  1. Mix: < 30 seconds. Candies: Px500. Lollipops: 0.
  2. Boil: lukewarm. Candies: +100 per second mixed in step 1. Lollipops: 0.
  3. Mix: any. Candies: +0. Lollipops: > 0.

Note that the recipe allows mixing for 0 seconds in the first and third steps.

X Potion[edit | edit source]

This recipe can only make one potion at a time.

  1. Boil: cold. Candies: 1. Lollipops: 0.
  2. Boil: cold. Candies: +1 (=2). Lollipops: 0.
  3. Boil: cold. Candies: +1 (=3). Lollipops: 0.
  4. Boil: cold. Candies: +1 (=4). Lollipops: 0.
  5. Boil: hot or higher. Candies: +0 (=4). Lollipops: 1.

Brewing Manual[edit | edit source]

The Cauldron also comes with a "brewing manual" to inform you on how to make potions.

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  | | | |                    _                    |  Page 2 : Health potion                | | | |  
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  | | | |     \/   \/   +    |   -->    )(        |  Pages 4-5 : Anti-gravity potion       | | | |  
  | | | |     /\___/\        |         /  \       |  Pages 6-7 : Berserk potion            | | | |  
  | | | |                    |        (____)      |  Pages 8-9 : The P potion              | | | |  
  | | | |                                     _   |  Pages 10-11 : The X potion            | | | |  
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  | | | |                                         |              Turtle potion             | | | |  
  | | | |                                         |              ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨             | | | |  
  | | | |               Health potion             |   The turtle potion is a bit harder to | | | |  
  | | | |               ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨             | brew than the health potion. You will  | | | |  
  | | | |                                         | need both candies and lollipops.       | | | |  
  | | | |   The health potion is one of the       |                                        | | | |  
  | | | | easiest to brew, really. It only        |   If you drink this potion in a quest, | | | |  
  | | | | requires candies. Used in quests, it    | it will turn you into a turtle. You    | | | |  
  | | | | will heal you by giving you back 100    | will move slower, but you will also be | | | |  
  | | | | health points.                          | more resistant to you enemies attacks. | | | |  
  | | | |                                         |                                        | | | |  
  | | | |   Instructions :                        |   Instructions :                       | | | |  
  | | | |    - Put 100 candies in your cauldron   |    - Put 50 candies in your cauldron   | | | |  
  | | | |    - Mix for a few seconds              |    - Add 500 lollipops in your cauldron| | | |  
  | | | |    - Put into bottles                   |    - Mix during more or less 10 seconds| | | |  
  | | | |                                         |    - Stop mixing                       | | | |  
  | | | |   Just like for any potion, you can of  |    - Add 50 candies                    | | | |  
  | | | | course multiply the quantities. For     |    - Mix again for a few seconds       | | | |  
  | | | | example, if you use 300 candies instead |    - Put into bottles                  | | | |  
  | | | | of 100, you will get 3 health potions.  |                                        | | | |  
  | | | |                                         |   And now the most important thing you | | | |  
  | | | |                                         | should never forget : once you will be | | | |  
  | | | |                                         | a turtle, do NOT turn over. You        | | | |  
  | | | |                                         | wouldn't be able to get up.            | | | |  
  | | | |_________________________________________|________________________________________| | | |  
  | | |'__________________________________________^________________________________________'.| | |  
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  | | | |            Anti-gravity potion          |      Anti-gravity potion : use case    | | | |  
  | | | |            ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨          |      ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨    | | | |  
  | | | |   This potion, which was invented by the|            "Fly above a gap"           | | | |  
  | | | | well-known sorcerer Isaac, allows you to|                                        | | | |  
  | | | | resist to the earth's gravitation force |                                        | | | |  
  | | | | for a few seconds.                      | _____\o/_______            ____________| | | |  
  | | | |                                         |               /            \           | | | |  
  | | | |   It is especially useful after jumping |                                        | | | |  
  | | | | (if you can't jump, you should seriously|                                        | | | |  
  | | | | consider obtaining a pogo stick).       |    *drinks the potion*                 | | | |  
  | | | |                                         | __________\o/__            ____________| | | |  
  | | | |   It isn't very easy to brew, you will  |               /            \           | | | |  
  | | | | need to heat up your cauldron and watch |                                        | | | |  
  | | | | the temperature carefully.              |                                        | | | |  
  | | | |                                         | _______________     \o/    ____________| | | |  
  | | | |   Instructions :                        |               /            \           | | | |  
  | | | |    - Put 1000 candies in your cauldron  |                                        | | | |  
  | | | |    - Heat up until the water is lukewarm|                                        | | | |  
  | | | |    - Stop heating up                    | _______________            __\o/_______| | | |  
  | | | |    - Add 1000 candies                   |               /            \           | | | |  
  | | | |    - Heat up until the water is boiling |                                        | | | |  
  | | | |    - Put into bottles                   |                                        | | | |  
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  | | |'__________________________________________^________________________________________'.| | |  
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  | | | |              Berserk potion             |                                        | | | |  
  | | | |              ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨             |                                        | | | |  
  | | | |   The berserk potion transforms you into|                                        | | | |  
  | | | | a berserker.                            |            Important notice            | | | |  
  | | | |                                         |            ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨            | | | |  
  | | | |   The drawback is that it consumes half |      concerning the berserk potion     | | | |  
  | | | | of your life.                           |      ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨     | | | |  
  | | | |                                         |                                        | | | |  
  | | | |   The benefit is that it doubles your   |   Do NOT add any candy when brewing    | | | |  
  | | | | damage for a few seconds!               | this potion.                           | | | |  
  | | | |                                         |                                        | | | |  
  | | | |   Brewing this potions is very simple,  |   I mean, not a single one.            | | | |  
  | | | | but you will need a lot of lollipops.   |                                        | | | |  
  | | | | Here are the instructions :             |   Really.                              | | | |  
  | | | |    - Put 20 000 lollipops in your       |                                        | | | |  
  | | | |      cauldron                           |   Results would be unexpected.         | | | |  
  | | | |    - Mix them until your arms are       |                                        | | | |  
  | | | |      hurting                            |                                        | | | |  
  | | | |    - Put into bottles                   |                                        | | | |  
  | | | |                                         |                                        | | | |  
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  | | | |_________________________________________|________________________________________| | | |  
  | | |'__________________________________________^________________________________________'.| | |  
  |_|'___________________________________________/ \_________________________________________'.|_|

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  | | | |               The P potion              v                                        | | | |  
  | | | |               ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨              |                                        | | | |  
  | | | |   The P potion is a strange one. You    |                                        | | | |  
  | | | | cannot predict what it is going to do.  |                                        | | | |  
  | | | | It could heal you or damage you, make   |     Make a good use of the P potion    | | | |  
  | | | | you stronger or weaker, or even turn you|     ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨    | | | |  
  | | | | into someone (something?) else.         |   There are some rules which you can   | | | |  
  | | | |                                         | follow in order to get better results  | | | |  
  | | | |   And it's also hard to brew!           | when drinking the P potion. Although   | | | |  
  | | | |                                         | these rules were defined empirically,  | | | |  
  | | | |   Instructions :                        | they seem to work pretty well.         | | | |  
  | | | |    - Put 500 candies in your cauldron   |                                        | | | |  
  | | | |    - Mix for a few seconds              |   - The more you use P potions, the more | | |  
  | | | |    - Stop mixing                        | they seem to have strange effects.     | | | |  
  | | | |    - Add 100 times more candies than the|                                        | | | |  
  | | | | number of seconds you mixed. For example|   - If your health is very low, you    | | | |  
  | | | | if you mixed during 4 seconds, you'll   | should probably drink a P potion.      | | | |  
  | | | | need to add 400 candies. Do not multiply|                                        | | | |  
  | | | | this quantity, even if you want to make |   - Animals drinking P potions seem to | | | |  
  | | | | more than one potion.                   | react in a very bad way.               | | | |  
  | | | |    - Heat up until the water is lukewarm|                                        | | | |  
  | | | |    - Stop heating up                    |                                        | | | |  
  | | | |    - Add some lollipops                 |                                        | | | |  
  | | | |    - Mix                                |                                        | | | |  
  | | | |    - Put into bottles!                  |                                        | | | |  
  | | | |_________________________________________|________________________________________| | | |  
  | | |'__________________________________________^________________________________________'.| | |  
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  | | | |               The X potion              v                                        | | | |  
  | | | |               ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨              |  - Finally, the following poem is often| | | |  
  | | | |   The X potion is a legend. It is said  | quoted when it comes to the X potion : | | | |  
  | | | | that whoever manage to brew it and drink|                                        | | | |  
  | | | | it would travel to a place where no one |           On the first day,            | | | |  
  | | | | have been before.                       | it gave birth to the very first Sweet. | | | |  
  | | | |                                         |        But it was cold outside.        | | | |  
  | | | |   I don't know if this potion is just a |                                        | | | |  
  | | | | legend or not, but I will write in this |           On the second day,           | | | |  
  | | | | book everything I know about it.        |       it gave the Sweet a father.      | | | |  
  | | | |                                         |        But it was cold outside.        | | | |  
  | | | |   The X potion is mentioned in many old |                                        | | | |  
  | | | | legends and alchemy books. Here's a     |           On the third day,            | | | |  
  | | | | summary of the informations which may   |       it gave the Sweet a brother.     | | | |  
  | | | | help you to brew it. Good luck!         |        But it was cold outside.        | | | |  
  | | | |                                         |                                        | | | |  
  | | | |  - It is said that 5 steps are necessary|           On the fourth day,           | | | |  
  | | | | to brew the X potion.                   |       it gave the Sweet a friend.      | | | |  
  | | | |                                         |        But it was cold outside.        | | | |  
  | | | |  - It is said that no lollipops are     |                                        | | | |  
  | | | | required, except for one of the steps.  |           On the fifth day,            | | | |  
  | | | |                                         |       it gave the Sweet a lover,       | | | |  
  | | | |  - It is said that, unlike for other    |    and it may sound simple or silly,   | | | |  
  | | | | potions, you can't brew multiple X      |      but now the Sweet was happy,      | | | |  
  | | | | potions at once.                        |        and it was hot outside.         | | | |  
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  | | |'__________________________________________^________________________________________'.| | |  
  |_|'___________________________________________/ \_________________________________________'.|_|