Tuesday Magic Item – Fleur de Sel Sieve11 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!”
“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.”
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
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?