Mad Scientist

The mad scientist is someone you may encounter while exploring Softlik. The encounter will be very different depending on whether or not you are carrying a DairE Pill.

No Pill

In the process of passing by a building, you hear some ruckus and an elderly man with wild white hair comes bursting out of the door before you.
"Dagnabbit! Another failed batch!" He shouts as he carries out a small crate filled with half a dozen vials of swirling liquid. With you right next to him, his attention turns your way. "Hey you, would you like to buy one of these? Since the people around here have a tendancy of changing into other things, I've been trying to come up with a brew that will help make humans more human rather than something else. But I keep coming up with this failure that is TOO human… Anyways, I just bring it down to some traveling salesman, but if you want one you can have one for 100 coins. It'll save me some effort from trying to haggle them all to that cutthroat…"

  • Yes (requires 100 coin)

"Well, here you go." He hands you a vial as he takes your coins. "Now I've got to get going to catch that rat bastard who's going to rip me off. Good luck to you!"
He starts trudging down the street, but turns back for only a moment to shout, "Oh! And don't forget to read the warning label!" And with that he's gone.
Looking down at the vial, you can't seem to find any kind of warning… Now that you think about it, wasn't there a label on the crate?

You will obtain one too human potion.

  • No

"Ahh, that's fine. I just hope you have a better day than I've had…" He trudges off down the street, grumbling over his continued failures.

Pill

In the process of passing by a building, you hear some ruckus and an elderly man with wild white hair comes bursting out of the door before you.
"Dagnabbit! Another failed batch!" He shouts as he carries out a small crate filled with half a dozen vials of swirling liquid.
He bursts out in such a tirade that he catches you off guard and sends you stumbling into him. You mostly catch yourself, merely bumping into him slightly without causing a catastrophe with what he is carrying. However, a loose DairE pill in your bag pops out from the sudden stop and flies through the air until it lands in one of the vials with a plop. The solution inside the vial turns white with small black clouds puffing throughout it.
The man doesn't mind the bump you gave him, but he stares down at the vial you've just tainted and then turns his attention to you. "Now look at what you've gone and done! This solution was already a failure as it was, but it was at least sellable! Now I don't have any idea what it's become; I can't sell that! Give me 50 coins for your damned accident and take your mistake with you!"

Not wanting to make even more of a scene and, granted, it was your pill and your mistake that caused it, you give him the money. He shoves the vial into your hand in turn and doesn't pay you any more mind, still rather frustrated over his own misfortune and he huffs off down the street.

50 coins will be removed. If you do not have 50 coins, he will take whatever money you have and say the following:

"What? You don't have that many?!" He grumbles under his breath. "Fine, give me all you've got and let that be a lesson to you…"

Either way, you will receive a tainted potion.