Essence of Rot
Recipe is obtainable by trading a Fragment of Power to gain a random Unnamed City recipe scroll in the Archives. The Essence of Rot item is crafted in the firebowl cauldron by combining 1 Fragment of Power, 10 Demon Blood, 5 Bonemeal, and 10 Alchemical Base. These ingredients are valuable, and have other uses that put them in pretty high demand.
The function of the Essence of Rot? It immediately spoils food that you are cooking in a campfire.
Help me out here, Funcom. What the heck? What purpose did you have in mind when you added this recipe and craftable item to the games’ loot tables? Something that can be obtained at a fair bit of expense / grinding… only to have it rot food, and ultimately evaporate if it’s not refrigerated?
The ONLY thing I can think of would be to mess up an opponent’s cook fires, feed boxes, and thrall feeding pots. But even for those… those are not really relevant anymore in Online Officials since feeding was turned off.
All of that expense… just to maybe sneak in and rot out someone’s food? I just don’t understand what would make it worthwhile to craft this item.