Reagents and ingredients

I’m still a little confused about some of the Alchemy rules in Conan. Creating petty enchantments involves the use of generic “ingredients”, which can be described narratively but are left generic for ease of mechanics. But in some sections pertaining to alchemy, it talks about the use of “reagents.” The context makes it seem like they are referring to ingredients, so my suspicion is that they are using the terms interchangeably- perhaps due to a late design decision and they forgot to change the wording. I’d appreciate it if someone could clarify this for me.

That’s my take on the material, as well. “Reagents” is a more literary term, but is just a fancy synonym for ingredients.

Same here, don’t dwell too much on the semantics.