New Alchemical Item – Training Salt

11 March, 2011

Training salt was originally developed by the harsh Sarpathians for their final training session before a young man was granted the title of warrior.  Its use spread to other militant societies and groups as ways to prove their toughness and bravery in the face of danger, pain and the threat of death.Salt Crystalsphoto © 2004 Dawn Endico | more info (via: Wylio)

From these almost admirable uses, its use has further spread to slavers and to torturers.

Training Salt

This alchemically treated salt is finely ground and clings to any metal it is applied to giving it a crystalline sheen.  It must be stored in watertight containers, usually made of ceramic.  A standard container of training salt has enough to coat one two-handed sword or two one-handed swords or six daggers or eight spear heads or a dozen arrows.

When someone is hit by a blade coated in training salt, the wound closes nearly instantly and nearly completely, all of the damage but one is converted to non-lethal damage.  The healing process is quite painful inflicting a -2 pain penalty to attack rolls and skill checks of the person hit for 1d4+1 rounds, a Fortitude or Will save (whichever is better) against a DC of 13 half this duration (rounded down).

Each application of training salt is good for three hits before it is washed away.

Aura faint conjuration [healing]; CL 3rd
Slot none; Price 75; Weight ½ lb including container
Requirements Brew Potion, stabilize; Cost 37.5 (+3 xp for D&D)

Notes: Yes, I was inspired by rubbing salt in someone’s wounds but still a useful, if usual, item.

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