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Symbol for salt.
(Alchemical item)

Source: Alchemy Manual, pg(s). Inside back cover

Salt occurs naturally in the form of a crystalline mineral known as rock salt or halite. Salt is also present in vast quantities in seawater giving it its salinity. Salt is essential for life in general, and saltiness is one of the basic human tastes, so salt is one of the oldest and most ubiquitous food seasonings.1 Salt is the most traded seasoning in the world: it is common and cheap, and can be bought for five sp per half-pound bag.2

Alchemical reagent

Salt is used alchemically as a desiccant and as a catalyst.3

Magic and ritual

Salt is a necessary component for some magic and rituals, including the ancient occult ritual, spiritual investment, that dates back to the time of Ninshabur.4

On Golarion

Salt is found in Osirion,5 Thuvia,6 and Ravounel.7

Violet salt

Violet salt found in Qadira helps to stave off thirst when used to season a meal.8




For additional as-yet unincorporated sources about this subject, see the Meta page.

  1. Salt, Wikipedia.
  2. Paizo Inc., et al. “Cuisine” in Travel Guide, 39. Paizo Inc., 2022
  3. Jason Nelson, et al. Alchemy Manual, inside back cover. Paizo Inc., 2014
  4. John Compton, et al. Shory” in Blood of the Ancients, 25. Paizo Inc., 2018
  5. Tanya DePass, et al. Golden Road” in World Guide, 53. Paizo Inc., 2019
  6. Tanya DePass, et al. Golden Road” in World Guide, 57. Paizo Inc., 2019
  7. Tanya DePass, et al. Old Cheliax” in World Guide, 105. Paizo Inc., 2019
  8. Paizo Inc., et al. Al-Zabriti” in Adventurer's Guide, 14. Paizo Inc., 2017
  9. Paizo Inc., et al. “Monsters A to Z” in Bestiary, 202–203. Paizo Inc., 2009

External links

  • Salt (real-world salt) on Wikipedia