You have long been an Alchemist,
attempting to control Nature, commanding crude Matter "Transmute" into purer substances; substances that will bring you knowledge, wisdom, and possibly gobs of money.
But times are tough in The Kingdom. Budget cuts have pared the Monarch's staff to the bone. The Royal Exchequer, enraged by a lack of results and bloated Laboratory budgets, has demanded all Alchemists demonstrate their ability: the one who makes the most Coin for the Treasury shall become the Royal Alchemist, the rest shall be fired. The Alchemists' skills and wits will be challenged, for even as they wrestle with Nature they must beware each other; every colleague has become...an Alchenemy.