Soulfood Item in Pronathea | World Anvil


"You mean, I get souls from eating this?"
"No, it just heals your soul a little. Like seeing kittens curled up together."
— A vendor & visitor


  Forged in the bowels of the chocolatier factories, soulfood is highly sought after, especially to those who have any sort of ailment.   Despite its name, soulfood is most commonly chocolate infused with healing magicks, though there are some purveyors of soulfood who have created alternatives, such as soul cakes. The recipes that the inventors have used to create this magical manifestations of ailment alleviation are kept secret from the world, though some suspect there is dark arcane energies used for them due to the inclusion of the word "soul" in the name.   Some consumers use pieces of soulfood chocolate to make hot chocolate, and when done so, a little smiley face of milk will appear on the surface of the beverage.   Though the recipes are kept under guard, the prominent theory is that each time a batch of soulfood is created, miniscule pieces of the creators souls get placed within them, fusing with their creations and imparting themselves upon the consumer.  

No, really, they're delicious

  Soulfood has a beautiful reputation for giving people the little boost they need to manage their issues, much like a helping hand to right their ship.   Due to the process it is created by, soulfood isn't commonly available, and when it is available it becomes sold out almost instantly. However, hospitals always seem to be provided with dozens of batches of soulfood for their patients, regardless of their injury or illness.   There isn't always something that a person might be able to do to help them feel better about just managing to get through a day, but much like seeing adorable animals be snuggled up together, or your favourite loved one, soulfood restores a tiny part of you that you may have thought lost to the ether from your illness or ailment.
Item type
Consumable, Food / Drink
Base Price
2 talons
Originated in


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Dec 21, 2021 11:04 by Theo

Gives a whole new meaning to 'food for the soul' lol. Very nice article.=)

Dec 21, 2021 11:11 by Andrew

Thanks! It stemmed from a joke in the WorldEmber channel but it was a good little stretch to get it down on digital paper.

Dec 26, 2021 17:23 by Aster Blackwell

This is such a wholesome article. I loved the part about the smiley face hot chocolate <3

Dec 27, 2021 04:31 by Andrew

Glad you enjoyed it, I had fun writing it!

Jan 17, 2022 01:10

Soulfood sounds like such a wholesome thing, even if there may possibly be some negative rumors about it <3

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Jan 17, 2022 06:49 by Andrew

It is wholesome, and loved by everyone who can get some of it!

Jan 18, 2022 10:37

Great article Thei. I already had it on the community appreciation section of my WorldEmber Hub and now its on my reading challenge article as well ^^   I love the idea of Soulfood contributing more to mental status than nutrients.

With the gears of the mind turning everlong, see what they produce in times old and new alike! Ignotas, Where Fog Turns Into Steam
Jan 26, 2022 07:36 by Andrew

Honoured to be there, Eclipsed! Glad you love it!

Jan 26, 2022 00:32 by Maybe Stewart

This article was such a delight. From the wordplay to the concept itself, you had me all the way. I especially like the mention of creators fusing a bit of their own soul into their creations -- as a professional cook that ran a soul food restaurant for 5 years, it really resonated with me. Great work!

Jan 26, 2022 07:38 by Andrew

Glad to hear you enjoyed it, it was great fun to write!