Invention of Sparkdust
A marvel of modern alchemy, sparkdust is the common name given to a highly volatile luminescent powder recently invented by the now renowned alchemist Jorges Suris. The formula of sparkdust is a viciously guarded secret, and Suris has established a merchant empire due to the extremely high demand for the material.
Upon inventing sparkdust Suris realized he could make a fortune if he played his cards right; before unveiling his invention he set out to pre-emptively claim patent rights on a wide variety of devices utilizing sparkdust. Due to his savvy business skills and aggressive team of lawyers he has a monopoly on all things related to sparkdust.
One of his most sought-after inventions is a primitive sort of firearm using the material. The design for these weapons is still in its first iteration however, and they prove to be equally deadly for the user as the intended target.