Vixen: … who tinkers with matter — metal and stone, honey and milk. Burning, boiling, melting, evaporating ... blackening, whitening ... curdling it yellow and searing it red. Solid to liquid, liquid to gas, and the inverse. Divide and sub-divide until division is not possible. Isolate the raw elemental particle by Experiment.
Dog-Head: Evil Experiment. Toxic metals. Smothering gases. Caustic juices. Bitter salts.
Vixen: Marvelous Experiment. Fermenting. Distilling. Filtering. Fixing. ...You see, Missy, the Alchymist knows that common senses deceive, dissimulate, and lie. What people presume to hear and see, to touch and taste and smell, is but a veil. What Nature put together is not obvious. What Nature made must be untangled until its disparate parts are known. Then! Then the Elements can be married with a grand Chymical Wedding. The result is a new Child, a new creation.
Dog-Head: An ungodly creation. The creation of such as me.