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Arod's Alchemical Analyzer and Tomes
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Dec 1, 2012 @ 4:12am
Dec 19, 2012 @ 12:01am
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Subscribe to download Arod's Alchemical Analyzer and Tomes

Adds arcane devices and tomes which analyze alchemy ingredients -- even those from other mods -- in a game-balanced and lore-friendly manner.

Let's face it: someone has probably already figured out that the dragon gizzard you scavenged from your last kill cures warts on sabertooth kittens. So why are you running around gathering stuff only to waste it in blind, mindless experimentation?

The Automated Alchemical Analyzer is a conduit to the Royal Alchemists Guild in Cyrodiil. Place any unknown items in the container, push a button, and for a small fee a registered alchemist will tell you what you have and what it does - without even losing the sample. If you are lacking funds, you can even perform the analysis yourself. You can find one behind the locked door in Arcadia's shop in Whiterun, hidden under the stairs. And people wonder why she's so skilled at Alchemy when she can't even tell a case of the Rattles from Porphyric Hemophilia...

Also keep your eyes open for "Alchemy Tomes" in several locations across Skyrim. These work just like Spellbooks and Ability books, except that when you read them, you learn about the alchemical properties of various items. These generally come in two styles - learn a lot about a few items (such as bird eggs) or learn a little about a lot of items (such as animal parts). Look for three on Arcadia's dining room table.

Version 1.2 Update:

Lowered analysis price from 10x to 3x value of item.

Added 5 new Analyzers: Sindarion's Field Lab in Blackreach, Drelas' Cottage, The Midden, Dawnstar Sanctuary, the Cistern Vault and the Archmage's Quarters. Unlike Arcadia's, these are all unlocked.

Search these areas for the following Alchemy Tomes as well, and expand your knowledge of rare ingredient properties:

- Eggs of the Northern Wastelands
- Bug Mashing for Fun and Profit
- The Big Book of Daedra
- The Master Baiter (and other Fish Tales)
- Botany for Barbarians

Version 1.1 Update:

Added Alchemy Tomes - Mod authors are encouraged to add their own Tomes... Just add my SnauxAlchemyTeachPropertiesScript to any book, and point it to a Formlist of your own ingredients... just give me credit, a link to this mod, and don't modify the script!


My other Mods:

Fishing In Skyrim - Working Fishing Poles, Nets, Detect Fish Spells, Boomfishing, Regional and Bait-Preferred Fishing, and More!

Arod's Inventory Control - Easily move sets of items into containers! Works with 3rd party mods!

Arod's Alchemical Analyzer - Lore friendly and balanced Ingredient learning. Works with 3rd party mods!

Guide to Crafting Bookset - Alchemy, Smithing, Enchanting made easy! Create mega-gear without cheating!

Longer Duration Crafting Potions - As it says... longer times for slower typists.
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PotatoTheGreat Mar 16 @ 6:36pm 
YAAAAY! This mod is great! It doesn't even require SKSE!!!!
PropagandaPanda Nov 24, 2013 @ 10:11am 
This mod sounds great, just subscribed. However a note on the description: no lockpicking is needed to get to the 'room' under Arcadia's stairs - just enter from the stair side and go over the barrels. She will usually come over and unlock the door to investigate so heads up.
twhelan65 Sep 26, 2013 @ 6:36pm 
Just tested this and it is awesome! Although maybe a little to inexpensive. How about having to destroy 2 samples, I mean you can learn the qualities pretty early with this and not have to waste perks to learn by eating them at higher levels.
twhelan65 Sep 26, 2013 @ 1:10pm 
I'm subbing for nothing other than the hilarious description! And other fish tales, lmao...
ladysedim Sep 19, 2013 @ 5:39pm 
hahaha my lockpicking skills are juuuuust fine spank u very much :-P I just wanted to be sure, and I do like the reason you explain, it makes sense :-)
Arod Snaux  [author] Sep 19, 2013 @ 5:36pm 
It will not mark items put inside as stolen (unless they are ALREADY stolen); you only get in trouble if she actually sees you fiddling with it.

This was for game balance: Arcadia's analyzer is her little secret to success and she will never let anyone use it... it also prevents low-level folks from getting too much power too early in the game. There are other, unlocked units elsewhere in the world if your morals and/or lockpick ability is lacking. Try Drelas' Cottage, the College Midden, or the Thieves guild for others.
ladysedim Sep 19, 2013 @ 1:02pm 
Do I need to activate it somehow, it shows as "steal from" when I aim at it, and when I try to work it it says Im out of lock picks. I did not see any choice from arcadia to usethe analyzer, is there a way it has to be turned on for player use?
Arod Snaux  [author] Jul 10, 2013 @ 7:25pm 
@Lord Higgens: Your posts have been deleted. If you expect to get help, please consider explaining what's actually wrong rather than posting multiple rants. What exactly happened?
wolf13345 May 27, 2013 @ 12:36am 
Love this mod as well as your fishing mod. Works great with NPC hearts mod.
Calvin Firenze Apr 8, 2013 @ 3:33am 
I like the idea, subscribed. I'll have to start a new game to try it out though since on my current game I've eaten everything to learn all the effects.