This weathered leather satchel is tooled in nautical designs and is full of rose-colored salt. Rubbing the salt on a sea creature will dry it out and shrink it to a tiny size without harming it (an hour of drying for each ton). When placed in water again the creature will revitalize and grow back to original size. It is said this was how the narwhals came to the Grand Lama's forbidden lake.
Good trick for smuggling whole armies of kuo-toa or sahuagin inland if you want to surprise an enemy who lives on a river or freshwater lake. Portable aboleth are an interesting possibility too.ReplyDelete
Has vague overtones of the Bugs Bunny cartoon with the dehydrated Martians in the gumball vending machine.