Ruins of Adventure
Decanter of Endless Water
An iron decanter, decorated with carvings of crashing waves.
Decanters are decorative bottles used to serve fine drinks. Usually filled with wine, sparkling water, or other rare nectars, decanters are found in any wealthy home. They have richly sculpted handles that are used to pour the drinks, as touching the decanter itself can warm the drink too much. This one is made from black, wrought iron, and decorated with carvings of crashing waves, including the fluted handle. It has a flip-top stopper, with a locking mechanism, allowing it to be easily opened and closed, without coming open unintentionally.
The Decanter of Endless Water contains a small gate to the Elemental Plane of Water. If the stopper is opened a 20-foot-long stream of fresh water pours out at a rate of 30 gallons per round (about 60 ounces per second). The geyser causes considerable back pressure, and the holder must be well braced or be knocked over. The force of the geyser deals 2d4 points of damage to any creature in its path, and requires a save vs. spell or the creature is knocked prone (creatures of smaller than man size are also pushed back to the end of the stream). The flow ceases if the stopper is closed.
These items tend to be rare, for the elementals who inhabit the Plane of Water dislike them—they drain their resources. Rumors tell of elemental patrols scouring the Prime Material Plane to buy or steal every flask they find. If transported to the Plane of Water, the flask’s magic is permanently dispelled.