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Tuesday Magic Item – Fleur de Sel Sieve

11 December, 2012

“This is not just salt, but the finest of salt, the very perfect flower of salt!” called the merchant.  “Harvested under the light of the dawn sun, this salt will bring out the purest of flavor!”

Flower of the Salt“How much?”

“Only 12 gold sol for a pound, good lady.”

“Eight,” she countered.

“Ten and a half,” the  merchant spun the jar, the crystals of salt flashing.

 “Nine and a half.”

“Done!”

Fleur de Sel Sieve

These sieves are made of copper, usually stained with verdigris, with a heavy handle sometime padded with cloth.

The sieve simply filters salt from salt water.  Each gallon of salt water poured through it will produce one ounce of salt (or one liter of salt water for roughly six grams of salt).  The salt produced is flower of the salt, the finest salt, beautiful and mineral rich.

A Fleur de Sel Sieve can produce up to three pounds (1.36 kg) of salt per day.

Aura faint transmutation; CL 3rd
Slot none; Price 300; Weight 2 lbs
Construction Requirements
Craft Wondrous Item, burning hands, mage hand; Cost 150

Notes: Inspired by the interesting article on salt production, particularly fleur de sol from Wikipedia.  The value of salt should not be underestimated and why would not magic be turned to aid in its gathering?

Photo by Christian Mertes and used under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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3 comments

  1. I appreciate the inclusion of the metric system measurements. :)


    • I try to be inclusive on things that are not all game mechanics.


  2. I like the genuine utility of a lot of the items you come up with. It strikes things like this are so much more realistic than a hundred variants on the same sort of offensive capabilities.



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