- This page is about the Arcane Alembic from Thaumcraft 5. For other uses, see Arcane Alembic.
The Arcane Alembic is a block added by Thaumcraft 5. It is a simple machine will purify Essentia from the Essentia Smeltery. It will take unpurified Essentia from the Essentia Smeltery, which must be placed below of the Arcane Alembic, so then pure Essentia will be created. Pure Essentia can then be moved to whatever it is needed, using Essentia Tubes or Warded Jars or other utilities.
In the future you will definitely need to have ready access to multiple different kinds of aspects - not just primal aspects drawn from your wand.
Using basic alchemical principles you have devised a way to break down objects and convert them into essentia.
The first step in this process requires an Essentia Smeltery. The smelter works much like a normal furnace by burning coal to produce heat, but instead of smelting ore into metal, it breaks down objects into a slurry of raw, unprocessed essentia. This process isn't very efficient and a small amount of essentia is converted into flux roughly 20% of the time.
The next step in the process is to take the essentia slurry and distill it using an Arcane Alembic.
To work, arcane alembics need to be placed on top of a smelter. Multiple alembics can be placed on top of each other to increase storage, but it does not influence processing speed. The essentia slurry will slowly be drawn into the alembic and the individual aspected essentia separated out.
If the smelter is being powered by alumentum, this distillation process is much faster.
The essentia can then be extracted out of an alembic using phials, jars or more complex means.