The discovery of bacteria came quite by accident on the Great Plateau.
A tinker named Gloppin Fogglire was working on tiny copper wires and using several magnifying glasses
to do so. He turned his lenses to a week old glass of water that had been
sitting in his workroom. This he did out of boredom with his tedious
work on the wires. He was shocked. literally due to touching the wires
incorrectly when he was distracted, to see tiny things floating in his
water. Gloppin sent a messenger to fetch some associates, who
confirmed that what he was seeing was real. Most the the tinkers
nonetheless saw no importance in the tiny things and left. Gloppin,
however, was much more interested in these tiny things than his work on
wires and set about to uncover what they were.
The year was 412 AC, and on the Great Plateau
the primary source of knowledge about liquids was Pfot. Gloppin
eventually convinced a cleric to investigate his findings. In the
intervening time, the tinker had sold many of his crafters tools and
designed a serious of lenses into a more powerful item he called a Multiple
Multiple Magnifying for Sight into the Realm of Mightily Miniaturized
Components Lens. The cleric confirmed that what Gloppin saw was real
and then set about to describe the things. The cleric's name was
Johnas Valender. For months, the two worked on determining what the
things were. Johnas renamed the tool a Microlens, which made the
non-gnomes very happy. As Gloppin set about ways to constantly improve
the Microlens, Johnas spent the time looking in new places for these tiny
things. After a year of study, he pronounced that things came in a
near endless variety and were indeed alive. Unfortunately, the tinker
and the cleric gained no great reward for this discovery, and were now
destitute from their research.
Eventually, each found fame. Johnas
traveled the world and told of his discoveries with the strange organisms.
Knowing of them lead to many other discoveries. He is held in high
regard in Pacyr. Gloppin was eventually killed during the War of
Technology, but before that, he gained wealth and fame. The Microlens,
once divorced from the Bacteria, was a huge success on the Great Plateau.
Among the tinkers haters of the world, his name is among those most cursed.
The syringe was first designed by a team of clerics and a tinker on the
Great Plateau. The team consisted of two tinkers; a gnome and a human,
along with three clerics, of Tfop, Hemator, and Tommimao. Their goal
was to devise a way to get a healing potion into a person that for what ever
reason could not swallow. The year was 498 AC and firearms were
becoming more and more deadly. Wounds were grievous and quick healing
was necessary. The solution they came up with was a potion that could
be injected into the blood of the wounded. The clerics were tasked
with developing the potion, while the tinkers the method of delivery.
The end result was a injectible healing potion and the syringe. It
took the team three months after they started to achieve success. The
names of the members of the team were destroyed with many of the
If not for the efforts of two of the clerics in the group, it would have
been barred from the rest of the world along with many other clickers.
When the TInkocracy began to crumble, the clerics smuggled syringes to the
corners of the world to ensure the forces of the Counsil could not destroy
them all. The items survived in Pacyr, in Port Talp, and in the
grasslands of Yellowia. Today, these remain the only place where they
can be found reliably. The usefulness remains minimal, as few
alchemists can brew the potion needed. In Yellowia, it has become more
used with illicit drugs than healing. The names of the smugglers are
also lost. They sought anonymity when the fled the Great Plateau for