Tuesday Magic Item – Miles’ Ration Box

3 December, 2013

Eat up!The soldiers did not much care for the shape of the new ration boxes, but they did appreciate their durability and the guarantee that their food would at least be edible, if not anything they wanted to eat, when they got to their rations.  The priests and priestess of the Soldier’s God insured that the legions are well-equipped with the ration boxes and slowly they slipped into public use as well.  Though the military still claims ownership of them all, so be careful who see you with one.

Miles’ Ration Box

These metal boxes measure roughly 12″ x 6″ x 4″ (30.5 x 15.2 x 10.1cm) and are stamped with the symbol of the Soldier’s God and the military for whom it was constructed on the interior of the lid.  The exterior is undecorated, at least when they are made, individual owners often engrave or paint the surface to make it uniquely theirs.

The magic on them is simple, the first two time they are opened in any day, the contents of the box is subject to a purify food and drink effect.  It does not make it taste any better but it ensures the contents can be eaten with minimal ill-effects.

Aura faint transmutation; CL 1st
Slot none; Price 250; Weight 1 lbs
Construction Requirements
Create Wondrous Items, purify food and water; Cost 750 (made six at a time)

Notes: Another simple, practical item, the army equipped with them never needs to worry about their rations spoiling, though they may still be extremely unpleasant to eat.

Photo from Wikimedia Commons (taken by Hartmannia) and is part of of the Wikipedia Loves Art project from February 2009 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, used under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic license.



  1. An amusingly bare-bones item!

    • Well, it does what it says on the tin. Nothing more.

  2. Something any soldier could use.

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