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Tuesday Magic Item – Army Cooking Pot

16 March, 2021

Let's get cooking!“Well, the food is filling and hot,” said Voddick before taking another bite.

“We have certainly had worse.  Nice to be working with someone who appreciates that people need to be fed properly,” said Gollaon washing some food down with a sip of watered wine.  “Shame they cannot be as lavish with the wine.”

“At least you have wine,” said Voddick.  “I could murder a good mug of ale.”

“Perhaps in the next town?”

“I hope so.”

Army Cooking Pot

Theses cook pots come in two sizes, large and really, really large.   Made of cast metal almost always emblazoned with the symbol of the military it was made for be it a king’s coat of arms or the sign of a military unit, the ownership is prominently displayed.

Any food cooked within, as long as at least nine tenths are good, it will magically purify the remainder when cooked.  It heats quickly and thoroughly, providing a minimum of salt to the dish.  And if this was not useful enough when filled when food is prepared, it will not be emptied until an amount equal to three times what was put in has been served out.  The food multiplication effect can only be used twice a day (and the previous meal cannot comprise more than half of the next one).

A large pot holds between three to five gallons (13-23 L) which a really large pot holds thirteen to fifteen gallons (60-70 L)

Aura faint conjuration and transmutation; CL 5th
Slot none; Price 1,000 (large) / 2,000 (really large); Weight 7-10 lbs (large) / 25-30 lbs (really large)
Construction Requirements
Craft Wondrous Items, create food and water, purify food and drink; Cost 500 (large) / 1,000 (really large)

For D&D 5E:

Wondrous item (cooking pot), uncommon

As above.

Notes: The importance of feeding people is often neglected, it seems only natural that magic would be harnessed to help with such logistical problems.  As Napoleon probably said “An Army marches on its stomach.”

See also Miles’ Ration Box.

Photo “cook pot” by mandalariangirl is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

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