Tuesday Magic Item – Petitioner’s Bread

2 February, 2016

Stuff of life“I’ve had worst,” said Voddick after swallowing a bit of the bread.  “Would be better with ale rather than water to wash it down with.”

“Agreed,” said Gollaon taking another nibble of his bread.  “But it will keep body and spirit together which is all we ask at the moment.”

“Whatever my complaints about Imperial service at least they fed you well.”

“See what complaining gets you?  Now lets pack up and head on.  Maybe there is a nice war going on in the next town.

“We can only hope.”

Petitioner’s Bread

This bread is often stamped with the mark of the holy order than baked it, it is heavy bread and often made of coarsely ground flour.

One loaf of this bread, while not very exciting in the culinary sense, provides sufficient nutrition for a day. Petitioner’s Bread lasts almost indefinitely as long as it is kept dry.

However, if someone uses Petitioner’s Bread when they can afford to buy their own food and by doing so deny food to someone who is hungry, until they make a suitable penance, all food they eat tastes like Petitioner’s Bread.

Aura faint abjuration; CL 5th
Slot none; Price 5; Weight 1 lbs
Construction Requirements
Brew Potion or Craft Wondrous Item, bestow curse, bless, create food and water, purify food and drink, maker must have 2 ranks in Craft (baking or cooking); Cost 2.5

Notes: Not quite a cursed item but almost.  It can be used for any system as the mechanics are simple.

Photo by Charles Haynes and used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic license.



  1. Can the holy orders not figure out a way to make it taste better? Or do they feel like if it tasted too good it would foster dependence on charity?

    • A bit of that but also the magic that keeps it safe to eat does not much care about such things as taste.

  2. Nice. This might be the most mundane magic item ever. (Even Tolkein had a hard time making Lembas exciting!) Love the dialog as usual. If its really so crappy as bread, should there really be a Craft (cooking) requirement?

    • It is not bad bread, it is just unexciting bread. Would you want to live on just basic bread for the rest of your life?

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