The antechamber to Aleister's laboratory is barely larger than the workshop itself, though it does contain a great many more shelves and (perhaps for the best) no open flames. One bookcase displays row upon row of dingy bottles with labels like "Mandrake," "Toothpaste," and "Eye of Newt". A metronome ticks very slowly atop a low circular stand.

The crooked wooden door leads back to the laboratory, while hallways branch in three different directions.


A Brittle Tome