Baldwin is an elderly Bogsneak alchemist whose Brewing Stand can be found at the Trading Post. Baldwin's special cauldron can transmute items into alchemical compounds that can be used to materialize brand new ones.
Transmuting and creating new items will yield alchemy experience. The higher a player's alchemy level, the more recipes are available to their clan. At this time, players can currently achieve a maximum level of 20.
Baldwin only has one cauldron, so a player will have to choose whether to transmute an item or create a new one.
Baldwin's Bubbling Brew was introduced on June 8th, 2015, as part of the Flight Rising Second Anniversary announcement, and filled the last open Trading Post location.
Baldwin was originally a Pearlcatcher Dragon, however an accident in his lab that occurred on 14th September 2016 resulted in a steady transformation into a Bogsneak Dragon, which completed on 19th September 2016.
Remember, alchemical compounds aren't predictable - the outcome is determined randomly! Each item category will produce its own type of transmutation material, but in varying colors and degrees of rarity.
Transmuting an item takes 30 minutes and produces a random color of transmutation material depending on the type of item transmuted:
The rarity of the item players throw in doesn’t matter, only the item type (Food, Material, Apparel, Familiar, or Trinket). The colors are random. Players can easily have a stroke of luck and get several blues, golds, or blacks in a row, but it's just as easy to get nothing but greens, coppers, or greys for a while. This ensures that no items is more valuable than another when transmuting: a shiny star food item has the same chance at resulting in Purple Goo as a one star food item does.
The use of Baldwin's Bubbling Brew yields experience points towards increasing Alchemy Experience Level, with new Item Recipes unlocked at higher levels. Reducing any item yields 15 XP, and recipes yield a range of experience points. The experience given by each recipe is listed in the recipe. Experience is awarded upon collecting a completed brew.
At release, the maximum level attainable was Level 5.
In addition to the items needed, each recipe requires a certain amount of treasure to be made. How long the item takes to be brewed is listed along with the level at which the recipe is unlocked. Additionally, each recipe gives a certain amount of experience points towards reaching the next Alchemy Level.
The staff deliberately chooses a variety of items for recipes, spanning the gamut from simple to challenging to procure, both to balance the game and to give "vendor-trash" items new value.
To view the items that are able to be crafted, click "Expand". There is also a separate reference list of all ingredients in the order in which they appear in a player's hoard.