1. How is the history pointless it tells us who made it why there is so few of the stones and provides a plot hook for players who might be intrested in alchemy, I think the history made it quite clear that the young guy was put in that cell to be rescued. However now that i think about it I might make the Charstone into a plot.
It left me hanging as to how long ago this occured. I assume it did so with others. Could you alter the back story to include some more concrete details as to the timing of events? Then you can make a plot associated with it.
2 Who said anything about magical booyah, the boys may have been foolish by not seeing the stones potential but for heavens sake not all alchemists are the organised type. I said nothing about lab notes which means there are no lab notes.
Alchemists and most arcanists have workbooks and notes, precursors to the modern lab books. It was assumed. So, the process is so simple that they have it and all the variations they have MEMORIZED? (then telepathy was not used to pry it out of their heads?)
3 Oh and I definatly did not make this clear. The stones are small and you could not fuel a forge with with one or two it also needs oil to be poured on the stone at first to get it going. Even with all the stones put together the fire would not be sufficient to fuel a forge they need really hot fires and all the stone does is sustain the fire that is it.
Yes, unclear. It was unclear about the number/ volumes of stones. Please clear that up.
4.Like I said the history was only meant to give the stone a bit of background and if the plot needs more detail then I will do that when I make it into an actual plot.
Then either pull the history, or clear it up so it will not cause this much confusion.
My two cents worth