I am Dante, a badass alchemist who has the desire to rule the world.The law of equivalent exchange states that for anything to be gained, something of equal value must be lost. This is the fundamental rule of alchemy. The philosophers stone is an item that allows alchemists to bypass this rule in order to perform unlimited transmutations. With this stone, an alchemist can become a literal god among his peers. I have discovered that the secret ingredient to making these stone are human lives. Rather than doing the hard work to abduct subjects, I have used a simpler process that can provide unlimited sacrifices: the human reproductive process.
The process works best during the third trimester, when the soul of the child is fully formed. By transmuting the life of my unborn child, I can create a stone inside of myself, allowing access to god like power. The power gained from the stone is temporary however, and declines with repeated use, forcing me to perform this process to create more. Waiting nine months to create another stone is long and inconvenient, so I have decided to outsource this process to artificial wombs.
Children are gestated to the appropriate time, then used as sacrifices to create the stone. This allows me to create hundreds of stones at once, saving me time and effort. However, I have discovered that keeping these items in the same place creates a problem. For whatever reason, they react to each other and cause instability in the other. This can lead to a large explosion which destroys everything in the vicinity, including the other pods. To prevent this, the gestating fetuses must be placed in separate locations.
How can these stones in the same proximity cause this reaction in each other?