For added decoration and for a practical purpose:
Some NPCs give you a limited tutorial on what to do in the lab. However, for further and more detailed instructions, the player can go to a small library (or in your office or an employees' lounge instead) to read up on instructions on the game. Plus you can read about how research is done, the 6 elements used for research, and a catalog of how much of an element is normally found in each species, such as horses, bovines, and deer having much more equimine than canines and felines, but have less felinium or caninium than canines and felines. Birds, dragons, and gryphons should have much more avium and scalium than mammals, but have less of the other 4 elements in comparison.
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