Grinder of Many Spices wondrous, uncommon

This mahogany grinder has a simple oak inlay and is smooth from use. When the handle is turned new well ground fresh spices come out as you would expect, but it seems like it’s never the same spice twice.
This grinder has 3 charges and it regains all charges on a short rest.
You can turn the handle of the grinder either clockwise or counterclockwise, expending a charge each time you do so. When the handle is turned roll 1d10 to determine the spice that is ground. Clockwise, and the spices nicely fall from the grinder with no special effects. Counter-clockwise and after a small delay large shards of spices spew from the mouth of grinder up to 15 feet away affecting anything they hit in strange ways. You can make an ranged attack against a creature within range and on a hit the spice effect takes place. If you have multiple attacks this replaces one of them.


  1. Salt.The target creature takes 1d4 Piercing damage and is compelled to attack you with its next attack.
  2. Peppercorn. The target takes 1d4 Fire damage and 1d4 Piercing damage from the spicy shards.
  3. Paprika. The target feels a burning sensation and must succeed an Intelligence saving throw DC 12 or use their next action to try to “put out the fire”.
  4. Nutmeg. The target must make a Wisdom saving throw DC 12 or be Charmed for the next minute or until they take damage.
  5. Thyme. Spines of dried thyme pierce the target doing 1d10 Piercing damage.
  6. Oregano. A small 5 foot cloud of oregano forms around the target Blinding them until the end of their next turn or until they move out of the cloud.
  7. Cloves. Whole cloves pummel the target, dealing 1d10 Bludgeoning damage.
  8. Ginger. The target creature is overcome by the zing of ginger and must use their reaction to move 5 feet in any direction if they are able to move.
  9. Mint. The creature feels an immense chill surround them. They take 1d8 Cold damage.
  10. All Spice. The aroma is almost overwhelming. Roll twice on this table, if a 10 is rolled again you must re-roll that result. This effect only consumes 1 charge.
Type: Wondrous, uncommon (minor)
School: Transmutation
Cost: 300 gp500 sp
Item Created: 2018-04-12
Item #: 204