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Explosives

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Requires Chemistry Recipe - Explosives

Explosives are made in an upgraded chemistry lab. It does not need to have a macerator or an alcohol lamp, but it needs to have all glassware installed. It is recommended to make some q1 glassware to use for making explosives. It is a good idea to build a separate compound for an explosives chemistry lab. While a player tries to create explosives, mishaps will happen, causing damage to the lab and the surrounding area. It is a good idea to have a high Structure Repair skill when trying to make explosives. Unsuccessfully repairing a building starts a 60 seconds timer.

Making explosives starts a constitution timer. (82 seconds at con 3)

Volatile explosive detonations (not to an expo site) cause a detonation in an 15x15 grid, centered on the location of detonation.

Repairing an expedition site (and presumably chariot) takes the following materials:

N * 222 Bricks
N * 120 Boards
N * 115 Rope
N * 55 Canvas
N * 13 Cut Stone
N * 7 Cable

It's currently unknown how N is calculated, but seems to be a non-linear function of the amount of explosives used to blow up the expedition site.


Explosives handling

The first time a player tries to make some volatile explosives in a chemistry lab, he or she gets the explosives handling skill.

"Volatile explosives" can be made by anyone.
"Low explosives" requires explosives handling 3 to make.
"High explosives" requires explosives handling 5 to make.

These numbers are from a chem lab without any calibration, just low q glassware.

At handling 1 and 2, 1 volatile explosive is made on success.
At handling 3, 2 volatile explosives are made on success.
At handling 4, 2 low or volatile explosives on success.
At handling 5, 2 high or low or volatile explosives on success.
At handling 6, 3 high or low or volatile explosives on success.
At handling 7, 3 high or low or volatile explosives on success.
At handling 8, 4 high or low or volatile explosives on success.
At handling 9, 4 high or low or volatile explosives on success.

Usage

In a Detonation Box:

100 Medium Stones + 100 High Explosives = +1000 Gravel scattered over a very wide area. There might have been more I just didn't find them.
100 Medium Stones + 100 Low Explosives = 2500 Gravel stays in the box.
100 Medium Stones + 100 Volatile Explosives = +2500 Gravel scattered in 6-200+ piles over a wide area.
  • can use a minimum of 40 explosives for a proportional amount of gravel/medium stones