I'm trying to do the Winter Queen quest.
I had completed making the 4 alchemical gold...but when it came time to make the pure gold bars, the alchemical gold was not in my inventory.
I didn't sell it. I didn't use it for any other purpose. Only thing I can think of was that it might have been incorrectly used instead of tempered steel bars when I made some dwarven steel.
Still, this is a problem, unless the quest requiring I make 4 alchemical gold actually took the gold from my inventory.
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