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Dragonesk Bottle Stopper
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Make a silver dragonesk bottle stopper to keep all the goodness in

silver dragon bottle stopper

Dragonry illustrated letter Although I never reveal my age, people are often puzzled at how I can look so young and yet be able to describe my adventurous activities of more than 100 years ago as if the events were only a few
long life linctus bottle, dragon stopper
As you can see, even the label has perished more than I, over the years since I took a sip of the Count's wonderful preparation. Alas, all efforts to discover its formulation have failed.
weeks past. I can reveal however that I owe by longevity to a single brief encounter with Le Comte de Saint-Germain, whom I met by accident as I travelled across Europe on official business in the winter of 1898.
. . . It is perhaps both my penance and my salvation that as an adventurer I must spend a great deal of my time in transit from one place to another. Due to the nature of my business, my journeys often take me far from the beaten track, to places that are accessible only by the roughest modes of transport. On a good day I might find myself sharing a cramped cabin with the humblest of travelling companions, on a bad day I can be found making do with straw for warmth, in a rickety boxcar, shoulder to flank with gently swaying livestock giving me the evil eye. Nevertheless, it must be said that I always find pleasure in the journey, whatever the circumstances. Once in a while however, I am afforded the opportunity to travel in style. On one such occasion I had the delight of travelling by the charter of His Imperial Majesty, the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire to facilitate some secret business, that I am not at liberty to reveal here, save to say that the trip afforded me the luxury of taking the newest and most fashionable means of transport of the day, the Orient Express.
. . . The trip was wonderful and would have been perfect had it not been for the fact that I was suffering from a virulent cold and spent most of the first day confined to my couchette. By the evening I was feeling a bit better and thought that I should at least attempt an appearance at dinner. I made my way to the dining car and found that due to the tardiness of my arrival there were no free tables. I was about to return to my room when I was hailed by a gentleman sitting on his own. I approached his table and told him of my condition and said that I had made up my mind to forgo supper for fear of spreading the infection. Notwithstanding my protestations, the gentleman was insistent that I should stay. He told me that not only was he was immune to such diseases but that he was carrying a preparation in his luggage that would drive away my influenza within the hour, and leave me feeling as well as ever.
. . . Without further ado we were introduced, and even before our hors d'oeuvres had been served the Count had sent one of his footmen to his suite to retrieve a bottle of the preparation he so heartily swore by. When the footman returned the Count urged me to take of the medicine (which to maintain his anonymity, he had called Chamberlain's Longlife Lictus), without delay, and although unconvinced as to its efficacy, I took a small draft of the bitter tasting syrup.
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Even asleep, dragons are potent symbols of protection. The Count told us that if the stopper was not kept on the bottle at all times, the preparation would quickly lose its efficacy.
Indeed it was fast acting; almost immediately I felt the colour return to my cheeks. I offered to purchase the potion from him, but with a shake of the hand he refused, insisting instead that I keep the bottle, “in case of other ailments”, for which he claimed, his so called Universal Medicine would be more than a match. He leant across the table and in hushed tones cautioned me to retain the curious little dragon shaped stopper that decorated and sealed the top, for without which he confided, the liquid would quickly lose its potency.
. . . Over the course of our dinner together, I learned a great deal from this incredible man. I sat with wide eyes and slackened jaw as I listened, unbelieving to the preposterous tale that he was already 300 years old, even though by my best reckoning he did not look a day past his 40th year. He pronounced at length that he had developed all manner of amazing things and wondrous techniques. The secret of Universal Medicine - that was, it must be said, certainly making short work of my cold, apparently was amongst the most trifling of his inventions. He claimed that he possessed a mastery over nature, and that he could melt diamonds, professing himself capable of forming, out of ten or twelve small diamonds, one large one of the most flawless purity and beauty, without any loss of weight. As you might imagine, the evening passed quickly and most agreeably. After a formidable meal, I retired late, fully cured form my cold and not in the least bit tired. On my return from Constantinople, I placed the bottle in my safe, but since that journey I have not had occasion to use the prescription, nor, as I began to discover over the years that followed, have I aged significantly. I have at various times attempted to extract the ingredients that make up this incredible cure-all, by use of tincture and distillation, using the merest droplets of the priceless liquid in my experiments, but I have had no luck whatsoever, and the contents of that incredible bottle remain a mystery to me even to this day.
. . . Unfortunately I am therefore not able to offer you a recipe for the formulation of the amazing Universal Medicine. Nevertheless I am able to present to you instructions on how to fabricate the elegant dragon shaped bottle stopper that by all accounts maintains the liquid's unique properties. I have had to make this project available without the help of Collinworth who is otherwise engaged at present, but I hope as always you find the availability of A4 and United States Letter sized instruction folios an assistance in your endeavours.

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IsisOfSun's Dragonesk Bottle Stopper
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