"Denebah..." Rey said, watching Alex transform. She was Yludih too? Or an illusionist, maybe? Did those even exist? Rey's eyes were wide, holding back a volley of emotion. She couldn't be the same as him, could she? The thought of it made her bitter. Maybe Alex knew where Denebah had gone? But why did Rey still care? She felt the egg in her head start twisting. 'No need' she thought to herself and the egg. 'He's gone, and not coming back.'
Rey moved over to the items on the table and listened as Alex explained them all, erasing Denebah from her head. "Crystals, that makes sense" she replied. She knew a little of Yludih, but this confirmed that she was one. She only knew what Denebah had taught her. When asked for ideas, Rey paused for a moment. "If it allows access to the crystals, could we in theory combine it with any kind of poison to make the effects crossover? Joins the crystals together, yes, but put something dangerous into the mix?"
"An extract?" Rey asked. She felt bad, she'd mostly bought all of her poison - never made it. Perhaps she wasn't the best to be helping with this. Then again, it was her or Fridgar, and with all respect to him he had less chance than she did. However, what respect she had for herself was about to fade. She was working solo.
Rey copied what Alex did, draining as much of the juice as she could. She made a little mess on her hands, but she ignored it. She then put the leaves in the mortar before Alex ground them up to paste. She then looked at what she assumed was the extract, curiously - what could she do with it? She had no idea what to make of it, and where to start. This whole process was new to her, and that worried her. She saw what happened last time someone inexperienced had played with poison - and he hadn't lived to tell the tale. Lucky her.
"It's...not going" Rey confessed, realizing she had been staring at the same liquid for near enough to a Bit. "But you know better than me, if you think you're on to something then I have no doubt you are" she admitted, smiling. But she did have to ponder, how could they make an antidote without a high risk? Surely to see if the antidote worked they'd need to poison Alex, and that meant that if it didn't work then they could be in trouble.
"Let's not forget a weapon smear, if it ends up working through the extract, though that might not work out so well" she considered. "As for an antidote, do we have supplies for that? I suppose we could take the part of the plant that heals crystals and use that, surely, to prevent the poison from taking hold?"
Rey wondered how to answer how hers was going for a few trills, until turning to Fridgar. "Write something for me" she ordered. "Extract of the...Claytona" she remembered. "Perhaps mixed with the...binding agent..."
Her eyes darted to Alex. "Binding agent, that one you had before. Uh, what was it - barkskin? Surely a binding agent, with enough mass and mixed with something crystalline, could trigger the paralysis?" she asked excited. She felt smart, even if she wasn't entirely. "Paralysis is also a lot easier to undo than death, that's for sure. But we could test it, right? An antidote for that won't be too hard to come by either, just use the basic healing abilities for the crystals to hopefully free the movement."