Pillar of salt

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pillar of salt 8Pillar of salt.png
HP 1-2
HD 1
XP 0
Speed 10 (stationary)
AC 1
EV 0
Will Immune

Resistances rPois+++
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Brainless
Uses Starting equipment
Open doors
Holiness Non-living
Size Medium
Type pillar of salt, pillar of salt
Flags Stationary
No experience gain
A pillar of salt shaped like a statue, but worked by no living hands.

“Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven; And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground. But [Lot's] wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.”
-KJV Bible, Genesis 19:24-6.

Useful Info

Pillars of salt are the remains of demons or undead which have been utterly destroyed by Zin's Recite ability. They are harmless, extremely fragile, and fall apart on their own after a few turns have passed.

Tips & Tricks


The concept of someone being turned into a pillar of salt is taken from the Book of Genesis, chapter 19, where Lot's wife disobeys God by looking back at the burning cities of Sodom and Gomorrah; as punishment, she is immediately turned to a pillar of salt.