This apothecary's bowl is traditionally made of iron, and used to boil herbs and other components when brewing a potion. Some ceramic, bone or wooden examples exist, used to steep herbs in boiling water rather than held directly over a fire. An Escharotic Cauldron is often decorated with ambergelt, and inlaid with pieces of ivory. Regardless, it is usually of sturdy construction and insulated against the hot liquids it is generally employed to enchant.
An Escharotic Cauldron often bears the rune Xun, although older examples are often inscribed with Diras, the Rune of Secrets. Traditionally in Wintermark the apothecary carves or paints the runes Bravash (representing the marrowort) and Verys (representing cerulean mazzarine) onto the inside of the cauldron before they use it.
- Form: Talisman. Takes the form of a tool. You must be holding this item in hand to use its magical properties.
- Requirement: You must have the Apothecary skill to bond to this item.
- Effect: When you use the apothecary skill to create a potion you may substitute two drams of Marrowort for one dram of Cerulean Mazzarine, or two drams of Cerulean Mazzarine for one dram of Marrowort. You can only make this substitution once per preparation.
- Materials: Crafting an Escharotic Cauldron requires seven measures of ambergelt. It takes one month to make one of these items.