Alchemy (or al-kimiya) is an age old and rapidly evolving natural philosphy and scientific tradition, originating from the south-west reaches of the world, popular among mannish cultures. Alchemists usually attempet the art of transmutation to turn base metals into noble metals, or concocting elixers to delay death or age. Alchemy is also rumoured to be the process of "metallic evolution" or "mineral ascention".
In Domena, rune smithing is an import from the Shadowlands and Toladae, steeped in tradition and myth. It's mysteries are yet to be explored. These runes are not to be confused with the ones within Iroh II.
Alcohol is one of the simplest alchemical creations that requires less training and study than the feild of study at large.