unstable, 5 minutes/catalyst
As an action, you can create a vial of copper liquid with an object suspended in it. A creature can drink the contents as an action to sense the direction to an object’s location, as long as that object is within 400 meters of the creature. If the object is in motion, the creature knows the direction of its movement.
The effect can locate a specific object known to the creature, as long as it has seen it up close—within 5 meters—at least once. Alternatively, the effect can locate the nearest object of a particular kind, such as a certain kind of apparel, jewelry, furniture, tool, or weapon.
This effect can’t locate an object if any thickness of lead, even a thin sheet, blocks a direct path between the creature and the object.
Locate Creature. You can expend 1 additional catalysts to locate a creature instead of an object. The drinker senses the direction to the creature’s location, as long as that creature is within 400 meters of the drinker. If the creature is moving, the drinker knows the direction of its movement.
The effect can locate a specific creature known to the drinker, or the nearest creature of a specific kind (such as a human or a unicorn), so long as it has seen such a creature up close—within 5 meters—at least once. If the creature is in a different form, such as being under the effects of a polymorph spell, this effect doesn’t locate the creature.
This effect can’t locate a creature if running water at least 2 meters wide blocks a direct path between the drinker and the creature.