Spice Box of Zest

Wondrous item, very rare

This small, square wooden box is carved with scenes of life in the City of Brass. Inside, the box is divided into six compartments, each holding a different magical spice. A small wooden spoon is also stored inside the box for measuring. A spice box of zest contains six spoonfuls of each spice when full. You can add one spoonful of a single spice per person to a meal that you or someone else is cooking. The magic of the spices is nullified if you add two or more spices together.

The spices have the following effects on those consuming the meal and last for 1 hour unless otherwise indicated:

  • Baharat—Your Strength score increases to 21.
  • Cassia—You no longer suffer the effects of exhaustion.
  • Cloves—You cannot become frightened.
  • Fiery Chilies—You can use a bonus action to exhale fire in a 15-foot cone. The target must make a DC 15 Dexterity saving throw, taking 3d6 fire damage on a failed save or half damage on a successful one. The effect ends when you use your fiery breath or after 1 hour, whichever comes first.
  • Saffron—You become charmed by the next creature you see 10 minutes after eating the meal. If the creature is of a species and gender you are normally attracted to, you regard it as your true love while you are charmed.
  • Turmeric—You have advantage on saving throws against spells.
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