Alchemy, as explained by Rinaldo, is the field that experiments with the principles of God's creation of the world. Not many know about the existence of alchemy and it is usually referred to as a heresy.
- see Crimson Stone
Second greatest treasure of the vampires. It causes its surroundings to be enveloped in a never-ending night. It was possessed by Walter. Walter was tricked by Mathias into believing that it also allowed him to control Death. He used the power of the stone to defeat Joachim Armster, a vampire who had rebelled against him. He expected it to allow him to return back to life after his defeat by Leon Belmont, but only then learned of Mathias' and Death's deceit.
The Ebony Stone is a reference to the traditional first stage of the Alchemical work, the nigredo/blackening. This stage represents decomposition, and reduction of matter to the 'prima materia' from which it came. This stage is traditionally associated with death and rebirth, chaos, and the planet Saturn - an interesting association, given the similarity between depictions of Death and depictions of the Roman god Saturn.
The ultimate goal of alchemy. It provides eternal youth. The Ebony and Crimson Stones were created accidentally while attempting to create this stone. It is not known if it was ever made successfully. A stone by this name is available to Yoko Belnades and Maria Renard in Castlevania: Harmony of Despair, which will allow them to heal themselves.
Whip of AlchemyEdit
A whip created with alchemy. This was the original form of the Vampire Killer Whip. Created by Rinaldo who was unable to use it to its full potential. He gave it to Leon Belmont, who was still unable to use it fully.
For further reading see Vampire Killer.
Leon Belmont's gauntlet which was enchanted by Rinaldo Gandolfi that enabled him to gather the magical energy released when he blocked attacks from monsters. He could then use this magic to use magical artifacts that were lying around the castle. This item was later lost to the Belmonts but at some point came into the possession of The Order, which was instrumental in several of Dracula's resurrections. It was in the possession of the dark alchemist Rohan Krause in the 17th century. Giovanni, a descendant of Rinaldo, told the Belmont sisters Zoe and Dolores of its existence and they were able to retrieve it while scouting the Order's grounds and they gave it to their brother Desmond, who was then able to use alchemy spells.
Alchemist- a person well versed in the field of alchemy. Not many are practicing this art and those who do, keep their talents in secret.
Users of alchemy:
http://www.soul-guidance.com/houseofthesun/alchemy%202.htm - Discussion of the Alchemical stages of matter, and the symbolism of the stages.