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Alchemical Accidents

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This, the Mortalborn decided with a frown as he saw the rows upon rows of desks and chairs in the classroom that he had been given, wouldn’t do. It wouldn’t do at all. He needed a bit of space for what he had in mind, so without further ado, he put the folder with the notes he had made for that trial’s class away, took his coat, a fine and elegant coat that was made of dark wool that was lined with silver fur, off and went to work, pushing the desks against the wall and arranging the chairs in a large semicircle at the front of the room.

Approximately fifteen bits later, he finally sat down behind his own desk, barely out of breath, leaned slightly back, folded his hands on the desk and waited for his students to arrive. And arrive they did. Soon, about thirty people, all of them between the age of eighteen and thirty, apart from one older lady with white hair that had decided that she might as well spend her retirement doing something productive (which was something that he did of course approve of), sat there and looked at him expectantly and somewhat confusedly.

He looked at them for a moment before he spoke, in a firm and clear tone so that they would have no problem understanding what he was saying, “Good morning, class. To-trial, we will do something a little different. To-trial, I will not simply stand in front of the blackboard and talk to you about the various aspects of alchemy. To-trial’s class will be a bit more on the practical side. Alchemy is, as you all know and as I have already told you approximately a hundred times before, a dangerous science. Accidents happen, even if you observe all the necessary safety measures. For that reason, I will teach you something about first aid to-trial.”

He paused for a moment so that they could think about what he had said before he continued, “You have without a doubt already noticed the suitcase.” He gestured towards a large, dark suitcase that stood to the left of his desk with a hand that was encased in a thin black glove that hid the mutation he had acquired as a result of his growing proficiency in his chosen magic quite effectively. A matching glove was on his other hand. “It contains something that we will need to-trial, a tool, if you will, the result of a collaboration between a skilled engineer and a physicist. You will all take turns practicing with it”, he told them, noticing that a few students had started to whisper to each other. It seemed, he realized with a light smirk, as if they were quite curious about the surprise that he had prepared for them to-trial, the contents of the mysterious suitcase.

“First of all, we will cover a few other aspects of first aid though”, informed them which caused a few students to let out disappointed sounds and make a face. He decided to ignore those reactions. Opening the suitcase without them knowing what they were supposed to do with what was inside of it wouldn’t be of any use, as far as he was concerned.

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“The most common injuries that you will have to deal with as alchemists are burn wounds, for obvious reasons”, he spoke, stood and walked to the front of his desk, leaning against it, arms crossed over his chest. “As alchemists, we often have to heat reagents or work with molten substances. What should you do if you or your colleagues suffer burn wounds though?” he asked, a largely rhetorical question, and let his gaze drift across his students.

“First of all, you should immerse the burned skin in cool water until the pain finally subsides – I repeat, in cool water. The water should not be cold”, he informed the students and looked at them until they all started to note down what he had said.

“Following that, cover the burn wound with a sterile bandage or a piece of clean cloth. There is a first aid kit that contains bandages, among other things, in every laboratory here at the Academy. Do not apply any lotions or creams to the wound though, especially not lotions that are perfumed. You should only apply ointments that are specifically for burn wounds”, he told them in no uncertain terms, hoping that they’d remember in case of an emergency. Sometimes, people unfortunately couldn’t think clearly in such a situation and made things worse as a consequence.

For the next little while, it was almost completely quiet in the classroom, apart from the occasional scratching of a quill on paper or a cough here or there. That was a good sign. They were paying attention. They were interested. For a moment, Doran wished that something would happen, that someone would teleport into his classroom and disrupt things a little, like Llyr had done, the cycle before, nevertheless. It was a wish that didn’t make any sense …

“Minor burn wounds usually don’t need to be looked at by a doctor. You can treat them yourselves”, he continued, the tone of his voice softening slightly. “If it seems as if the burn penetrates all of the layers of the skin and if the skin is leathery or charred looking, with white, brown or black patches, you should call for help or ask someone to take you to the Infirmary though. In that case, things are serious!”

“You should also go and see a doctor if you notice signs of an infection, if you develop a fever, if the burns cover a larger area or if the wound starts to ooze. Don’t try to treat yourselves in such a case, ladies and gentlemen. You didn’t study medicine. You might only make things worse. Don’t underestimate such symptoms either. It’s better to err on the side of caution rather than underestimating things”,
he pointed out. “People have died because of the latter.”

“You may also accidentally cut yourselves while preparing a reagent or the item that you intend to imbue”,
he continued. “If the cut is superficial, you can treat it yourself. You should do the following …”
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“The last topic that we’ll cover to-trial will be resuscitation”, the Mortalborn revealed, and the students instantly looked up from their notebooks in order to stare at him, realizing that the contents of the mysterious suitcase would finally be revealed to them. “Hopefully, you will never be confronted with an accident that is so serious that you’ll have to resuscitate someone as alchemists, but it is important that you learn to resuscitate someone, nevertheless”, he spoke and paused for a moment to let that sink in before he finally moved towards the suitcase and opened it in order to reveal what looked like a replica of a humanoid torso.

He removed it from the suitcase and placed it on the floor in the center of the semicircle of chairs before he knelt down next to it, with his students watching him closely and a few of them even leaning forward in order to get a better look. Most of them had never seen such a thing before. Some of them also stared because they had never seen their proper, elegant professor kneel on the floor in front of them before though. That was such an unusual sight!

“Before you begin”, the Mortalborn spoke in a cool tone. He didn’t pay a lot of attention to the young mortals’ surprised and curious looks, but decided to focus on the matter at hand instead. “You should always check if the environment is safe and if the unconscious person is breathing and has a heartbeat or not. Following that, put the person on their back on a firm surface and kneel next to their neck and shoulders. Place one hand over the center of the person’s chest and your other hand on top of your first hand, like that”, he instructed them before he showed them.

“Keep your elbows straight, position your shoulders above your hands and push straight down on the chest”, he continued and pushed down hard. To him, doing such took comparatively little effort, but some of the students would without a doubt struggle to muster up enough strength. Chest compressions were physically exhausting, especially if you didn’t have any strength or combat training, but spent most of your trial at university. In fact, quite a few people struggled to do them for longer than a few bits!

“Do thirty chest compressions at first”, he told his students while he continued to push down. “And then give two rescue breaths”, he spoke, explaining mouth-to-nose breathing to them before he finally rose to his feet again and stepped away from the peculiar torso in order to return to his desk.

“Now it is your turn”, he informed them. “I want each of you to practice resuscitation twice, with the rest of you watching. Begin now”, he told them. He crossed his arms over his chest and watched the first student, a young Eidisi man, hesitantly step forward and kneel down next to the sculpture, looking at him questioningly for a moment before he finally started.
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I like how Doran's personality shows in everything he does and says. Professional, well organized, pedagogic, interesting and with a talent for making the topic exciting he is a perfect teacher. You won’t miss anything if you listen to Doran. He will make sure that you learn. If you don’t pay attention...but that doesn’t seem to happen in his lessons.

In my opinion, a tread about what’s important to a PC is always interesting, regardless of the topics. I like all genres. This thread about Doran teaching about first aid was a slice of life, which can actually be a challenge to write this well. I enjoyed the detailed descriptions of everything from the place and the students to Doran’s teaching style and the first aid for burns. It was easy to read and flowed on at a nice pace. Good job!

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