Chronicles of Neverael
Alkhemical is a broad term used to refer to a class of being whose origins lay in the arcane science of Alkhemy. These beings were, quite literally, created using the study of Alkhemy – they are, as such, flawed beings at best. There are many different unique types of alkhemicals in addition to broader groupings of these creatures.
Alkhemicals all have a strong association with the alkhemical elements and, especially, with the so-called divine fire associated with the human will. This divine fire is the catalyst for the genesis of true life, or so it is believed, and is the secret to the creation of the legendary Philosopher’s Stone – a form of materialized willpower used in the most dangerous and complex of alkhemic experiments. Alkhemicals crave the divine fire and, without it, seek to feed from the divine fire which humans and other livings things radiate without knowing. Some alkhemicals are so unstable that they require great amounts of the divine fire – consuming life wherever they go like a plague upon the earth. Others can make due with only residual divine fire gathered through casual, harmless contact with natural beings.