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Saltpeter (also known in the real world as niter or potassium nitrate) is a white chemical powder formed from rotting dung in a tub. It is used as a fertilizer for trees, a catalyst in paint mixing, and an ingredient of gunpowder.


Created from rotting 20 Dung plus 20 water in a Basic Tub, Sturdy Tub, or a Marble Tub. This results in 4 saltpeter in about 20 teppy minutes.


  • Applied to Date Palms to fertilize them into producing dates.
  • Can be used to fertilize any tree from which wood has recently been harvested. Adding 1 saltpeter will half the time until tree can be harvested again.
  • One of the catalysts for mixing paint in a Pigment Laboratory.
  • 200 Needed for tuition for the first degree of the Advanced Tub Design skill.

Required By

Advanced Tub Design, Gunpowder, Paint, Paint/Bastet, Test of Towers, Thistle Gardening

Produced By

Basic Tub, Marble Tub, Sturdy Tub