This puzzle is optional and doesn't affect your tournament score.
Rate > Steady State Area > Cost
Area > Cycles > Cost
Solutions which continue to gain area forever do not have a Steady State Area and are not considered for the Rate metric.
You know, alchemy didn't use to be like this. Before, well...
Can you believe people used to consider gold a *valuable* metal?
They didn't know how good they had it.
download: OM2023_W0_EndGame.puzzle (where do i put this?)