Brass is a sturdy, low friction material perfectly suited to craft intricate mechanical devices. Unfortunately, it is not always possible to get hold of it due to the morphic properties of the universe I may find myself in. There should be a way of crafting it via alchemical transmutation. I simply need to find it.
— Thaumonomicon, before crafting an Alchemical Brass Ingot
Metals have proven to be quite easy to manipulate via thaumaturgical principles. My first experiments has led to the discovery of Alchemical Brass [...]
— Thaumonomicon, after crafting an Alchemical Brass Ingot (truncated)