The minor item section of the Itemdex is for those items that do need too much info about them. This dex section is all about the small guys and is a great place to find the value and inventory space taken up by items.
The fruiting body of a cosmopolitan tree. It's fairly generic and can be found almost anywhere in the galaxy. Can be used to make apple juice.
It's a can. Usually used to contain a beverage or preserved food. Not intended for direct consumption by most species.
A piece of wax coated in orange candy. Some people do not like candy corn, but it's something sugary to eat. They can be used as poor attempts at teeth.
Paper currency with Cash Money's face on it. Constantly handed out to everyone he meets, Cash can seemingly generate these bills from nothing. They're everywhere, and everyone just wants to get rid of them.
An item usually handed out by sales people, and have some branding on them. Other than that its just a normal pencil.
Any relatively waist height box made from cardboard, wood, or more rarely plastic, and metal. A storage solution for when piles of items just don't cut it. You can also call it a box.
The hole of a doughnut. Presumably a prank gone too far.
Small sticks of solid glue that are meant to be used as "ammo" for a glue-gun.
A small glass or plastic jar used for storage. While some see it as a snack storage solution others see it as a crafting project. Some fairies see them as inhumane prisons and torture devices.
A string of fairy lights that creates normal light until the ambient light of a room lowers to where they are the primary light source at which point they bathe the room in shimmering neon colored light. Sold online to college students, and also at any store run by a Heredoggo.
This is a piece of ware. They won't allow me to call it that though so I have to call it a GOD BLESS PLASTIC CONTAINER. You can put stuff in it. Ranges in size but tends to top out at "notail head" size.
A bigger stone that might have some useful ore, even better at crafting weapons or tools, and a bigger face-drawn friend to hug in situations :).
This is a roll of tape. If your species never invented it, or you've somehow never seen one it's a roll of adhesive strip that makes sure two things stay connected.
Dust from a slime.
A cup or bowl of the beloved beverage/entree of budryfts that hate their sleep schedule, it is a kind of soup that uses soupii bark as a main ingredient. There are numerous varieties varying in composition, preparation, and serving, but the most common is fish broth and ground up water lettuce, boiled with soupii bark that is removed before serving.
A piece of solid dirt that can be used to craft primitive tools if stranded on a hostile planet, throw it at enemies or smash their skulls open with one, or draw a face on them and get a new pet.
A conical audio amplification device used to carry one's voice over a crowd, to ensure everyone can hear them.
An old coin from some pre-spaceflight civilization. While no longer in circulation, and largely considered worthless outside the value of it's metals, some collectors hold it to greater value. Not much greater, but still.
A solvent solution originally designed to undo bonds created by perm-adhesive. It's price became significantly lower with each thing it was found to un-stick due to increasing demand matching with ease to produce.
A multipurpose hook that can be used in a missing grasping organ to give some utility to the stump instead of regenerating. Popular among many limbed species and pirates.
Made with apples, this golden liquid has been praised for a wonderful juice. Drinking one can raise one's morale very slightly.
A cylinder made out of either scrap metal or wood, it can be used as a melee weapon.
A decidedly unpleasant soft-drink made of the pureed remains of bees, and possibly apidee. It tastes horrible, but it does give a real buzz.
A fruit cultivated across the universe, originating from some alien planet. Which planet specifically has been lost to time. It looks like a pastel blue bell pepper with lumpy pink spots, and has a rather mushy texture. To some species, it's a delicacy, but to others, it tastes like garbage. Often used as an ingredient in recipes.
A handheld blackboard used to write messages, doodle pictures, make horrible screeching noises. It *can* do it all.
It's a common, highly boring and nice generic! It's consumable but I'm sure this is very illegal on most planets.
A cardboard box containing fifty-odd drawing pins. These can be used to affix paper to walls, left on chairs as a nasty prank, or scattered on the floor to pose a hazard to bare-footed pursuers.
A normal calculator, can be used for simple math problems.
These glasses are common in '1000p Stores' across the universe, and optometrists warn against using them for long periods of time. Corrects vision but causes headaches if worn for too long.
A tall white hat with a round puff of fabric at the top. Increases fashion sense and possibly even culinary skill. Can be used to hide small creatures on top of the wearer's head.
Corn is a grain-vegetable composed of individual kernels along a cob. There are many varieties and usages of corn. The common version has yellow kernels, and a more rare version termed the "glass-gem" corn can be found with hard and highly varied colored kernels.
Sold in boxes this snack is a rectangular prism of cream frozen onto a stick and wrapped in a flavored coating. Many prefer the orange one.
A small whistle that is silent to most species, but to species and fauna with superior hearing ability, it makes a loud, unbearable, whining noise. Use with care.
Viewed as an instrumental part of any self-care regimen the face mask is commonly sold at grocery and convenience stores. Some species complain about them being intended for those without fur or scales, but alternative versions exist. Always read the packaging to make sure it isn't toxic or damaging for you to use.
A pair of fake glasses, either made with nonfunctional lenses or with no lenses at all. They don't offer any vision correction, but they do make the wearer look smarter.
A stick with a line and a hook used to capture water-based fauna by baiting prey into biting the hook and reeling it out of the water. It can also be used to distract non intelligent fauna and, for some reason, everything related to rats.
A crown made of flowers. Whether or not it makes you look better is totally in the eye of the beholder.
A small pistol-like device used to heat sticks of glue up so that lines of warm glue can be dispensed.
This weapon is callable of firing a stream of heat to harm. One of the most common throughout the universe.
A soft drink made of honey and water. Apidarian water. In fact it might just be water from Apidaria, people are unsure. At any rate, it's sweet and healthier than most soft-drinks.
Plasteel golden gauntlet with inbuilt radiators to heat food. A fancy cook's tool. It can be used as a weapon.
This beachball has the same consistency and appearance as a datos swarm, an attempt to make people to stop kicking at them. They're either loved, or despised because people 'prefer the real thing'.
A jar containing a fungus used to make generic rations. Unlike rations, the jar can be filled with other rations to make more yeast, making the equivalent of two generic rations for each other ration type. It takes a full day to convert the ration into fungus.
A small bladed tool mostly used to facilitate consumption, although it can be used as a short range weapon.
A portable computer. Has a lot of uses involving code, the internet, playing games, and funny videos.
An all-in-one kit containing everything one needs to practice the dark arts of stage show wizardry, including, but not limited to: a set of playing cards, various napkins, coins, and magic wand.
A white ceramic mask with minimal facial features, like a notail's. It has mini cameras and a screen inside to allow sight. It nulifies any charisma decreasing traits related to the face, but if the camera or screen breaks the user will be blinded until they take it off.
A simple face mask designed to prevent the spread of infection by coughing.
A large rock that had been floating in space for eons before falling onto a planet and being sold. Often taken as souvenirs and sometimes materials for jewelry.
This lump of clay can be modeled into various items if enough are clumped together and then hardened The items made by this are significantly more fragile than most, and may only have 2 uses or less. They also can be left unseated to play with them, lifting morale by +5. Sometimes the clay may harden if placed near fire.
A small sature made of a nondescript precious metal of a dark aligator. Represents the Limbo god known as the Neo.
This is a small gift, classically wrapped with a bow on top. The box is wildly neon coloured and slightly luminescent. There is faint music from the box. To activate it, one must simply smash the box in the center of a room. Every box has a party type it contains, usually this can be guessed from the type of wrapping.
An adhesive solution used to attach two or more things with zero intent for them to come apart in the future. *Solvent solution sold separately can undo the adhesive properties of this product.
This machine can use electrolysis to convert compounds into their primary materials for their use. An example would be using water to get breathable oxygen and hydrogen fuel. A must have for galactic exploration.
A multipurpose quadcopter drone that can be used in many situations and has a lot of customizations. (Customizations not included.)
A baggy suit with a glass mask that when weared, it automatically adapts to the wearer's body. It's used to prevent radiation. All mutation-enducing circumstances get nullified.
A drone controlled remotely via a module attached to a richife's core implant, pawn-class models specialize in being easy and simple to control, to the point that one richife can control two of them with as much effort as most other classes of drone. However, the simpler mechanisms result in smaller units, with less performance all around, and less still as most pawn-class remote servants are sold in two packs at the same price as most other classes of drone, making them cheaper still. More so than other remote servants, these models are usually rather flimsy, most of the durability going towards two cores. Repairs are easier though, only needing one unit of scrap metal, one unit of wiring, and a connection to the core for repair assistance.
A generic carbohydrate bundle shaped like long ropes and boiled, sauced. Eating some with someone will increase morale and may help the consumers understand and/or seduce each other.
A long stick with a crescent shaped large blade at the top. It used to be used to cull crops, but it's usually used to cull enemies.
A bladed tool with the shape of a crescent, it was used to harvest fields by ancient civilizations before the invention of automation. They can still be used as weapons though.
A small pumpkin shaped bucket known for being spread throughout the universe by spoopers to help everyone get in the holiday spirit. Often used to store leftover candy, and when combined with a costume can be used to get candy in or out of season. Some people package these buckets with candy as a way to bundle sales or as a gift basket.
A transparent bottle full of multicolored sand like sugar. Its incredibly sweet smelling and flavoured. Can be used as bait for wild fauna as well as for self consumption, although eating more than one of these a week can cause a toothache.
This bladed weapon has been used since ancient times in order to harm. Almost any civilization has variations of this cosmopolitan instrument.
A popular type of hat that somehow looks good on almost anyone, no matter their species or physical attributes. Boosts charisma very slightly.
A local-legend based periodical available in most systems. This smart-book downloads it's contents based on the owner's current planet from a library of fan-submitted testimonials. Story submitters tend to get a reward based on story quality or profitability. Mostly giftcards. Critics state the contents only aggravate current social issues via poorly curated contents, but some enjoy reading this.
A tin of space tuna meat. It's rather low-quality meat, but some people like making it into sandwiches. Often harvested from fortytuna due to their large size.
A common toy for children in the universe, and is infamously demanding.
A large hornlike instrument produced and used mostly by tourists, especially at some large-scale sports events. Banned at some locations. Some call it a weapon rather than an instrument.
An abnormally large hammer made out of either scrap metal or wood, it's mostly used as a heavy melee weapon. Not really fast, and only strong characters can wield it, but it packs a hell of a punch!
A small crustacean that will eat anything edible by carbon based lifeforms. Do not let it near a fridge, it won't stop. Can be eaten in case of hunger, but it tastes like trash.
This gun shoots water. Mostly ineffective, it can be used to party or against fire based beings.
A handheld whiteboard used to write messages, doodle pictures, and not spread chalk dust everywhere.
An ancient material harvested from trees, or unfortunate tree-folk. While technological development has largely outmoded it's use in large scale affairs, some people still prefer the qualities of genuine wood.
A small and short range weapon, this gun fires an electric discharge at different intensities.
A syringe filled with a liquid that increases the strength, endurance, and agility of the user, but lowers their social reactions and ability to process events. After the effect wears off, the user may feel weak or tired.
The skinned skin of a mamal-like creature, it can be used to make primitive coats or sold at a high price in the market.
A sophisticated yet un-sapient robot with a boxy frame and a screen on its chest. Designed for the sole and exclusive purpose of solving complex math equations, and delivering the results with a charming exuberance.
It's just a jar of bees. Nothing much to see here.
A wireless pen that is connected to a briefcase sized computer. It functions as a mass spectrometer to identify samples or patient tissues as being infected with clockwork. A joint effort between Q and S-classes, and was marketed by the T-classes. There was a single costly brand, but this valuable tool soon was made by a variety of manufacturers. Some PSAs still circulate with warnings about the pen only detecting clockwork samples rather than what any illnesses present and requiring the pen to touch the sample to detect it.
A perforated bowl traditionally used to strain liquids from food, but can also be used as a helmet.
A mechanically sophisticated collar designed to ensure compliance in the wearer via a variable setting electrical shock, controlled by an included remote, or via a not included console.
A card or document supporting the existence of a less-than-real person. Illegal if discovered to be fake in most places. Usually made to order, by shady individuals for other shady individuals.
This variant of blaster shoots hypercooled gas previously under high pressure, freezing anything the gas touches. Basically a weaponized refrigerator.
This weapon has an extremely cold chemical going through the blade, and it gives the sword a characteristic frosted look. It can freeze whatever it slices through.
A rifle designed to fire a number of chemical darts, popular among assassins and animal control for vastly different reasons.
A beta version of the smart rabbit, this ground-based drone does not look very realistic, nor does it have much memory capacity for recording. It can only store 20 minutes of 128 kbps audio or 5 minutes of 360p video, which is recorded over on its constant recording loop if not intercepted. This model is more common than the smart rabbit since its schematics were leaked by hackers and made open-source. However, it isn't commonly produced due to its uselessness. A common bug with the software is that some malfunctioning and aging units will say nothing but the word skin repeatedly.
A mechanically sophisticated collar filled with a series of small explosives. Typically triggered remotely via the included remote, but can be set to activate if the wearer leaves a certain area, or attempts to tamper with the collar improperly. Handle with care.
It's a soft cloth tail stitched on the gnosis. Colours, length and shape vary, but they're always soft to the touch. Strangely, there's no stuffing inside, or anything to support it moving around. How gnosis use their tail to hold books and items is a mystery.
A more advanced calculator, appropriate for more technical math problems, as well as plotting functions
A rifle sized cannon designed to shoot a grappling hook. By default it utilizes a classic four-pronged grapnel with 60 feet of cable, but it's designed to utilize multiple grapple types, such as a magnetic grapple, or the quirky smart grapple, and has an expandable cable drum.
A weapon that shoots projectiles at high speed with a recoil. Fairly basic.
A cupcake given to someone anonmously. It's decorated with a small heart, and tastes like someone put too much sugar in it. It's attached with a poem that the sender presumably wrote. Whoever received this probably feels a little shocked and felt a little better.
A simple religious necklace consisting of a chain and a medallion consisting of a trio of triangles linked in the center by a small three-pointed star. Represents the apidee's Three Mother Bees
An curved sword of exotic make and design, favored by enthusiasts of a certain sort. Probably not a cheap piece of shit.
This modified version of the zap pistol, the neural whip can shoot a discharge that targets only the nerves of the victim, calpable of creating pain without any physical damage. Many fauna and sentients will submit against a shot, but sometimes they only get the target enraged.
A painting done by some artist. Seems like it's not very valuable but someone might want it on their wall.
A small wearable holographic computer that covers one eye. The main purpose of a power scanner is to scan somebody within the wearers sight and give data related to a specific stat. There are power scanners for all sorts of status, such as calculating muscle mass and figuring out how fast or strong someone is, as well as some for more personal statuses, such as one that attempts to figure out what mood someone is in.
An intimidating piece of fabric traditionally worn around the neck. It improves the wearer's charisma, and makes them more intimidating, especially within a business context.
A small statue made of a nondescript precious metal of one of their deities.
Originally made by pyronians, this weapon can expontaniously combust, and can burn any slices. It can be used as a ranged flamethrower if the user has control over fire.
A high tech Ball & Chain, this weapon is a tiny jet thruster with a spiked shell, and a chain attached to it. One can use it as a projectile, or grab the chain, activate the engine, and spin it into an enemy to cause greater damage. Only though with good strength can handle using it.
A drone controlled remotely via a module attached to a richife's core implant, bishop-class models specialize in being a capable model for any situation, or, in other words, doesn't specialize at all. Thus, they are usually a baseline model, a jack-of-all trades, but a master-of-none. Like most other remote servants, these models are usually easy to break, most of the durability going towards the core. Repairs are easier though, only needing two units of scrap metal, two units of wiring, and a connection to the core for repair assistance.
A drone controlled remotely via a module attached to a richife's core implant, knight-class models specialize in mobility, which, by this point has become mostly flying, a feature not risked by most other classes of drone. Not surprising, as in trade flight, they are lighter, and can not reinforced, or loaded down by much. Like most other remote servants, these models are usually easy to break, most of the durability going towards the core. Repairs are easier though, only needing two units of scrap metal, three units of wiring, a unit of plastic, and a connection to the core for repair assistance.
A drone controlled remotely via a module attached to a richife's core implant, rook-class models specialize in durability, withstanding attacks that would take down most other classes of drone. Heaver armor means less mobility, as parts are geared towards heavy lifting, and away from quick moving. Unlike other remote servants, these models have more vulnerable cores, which could easily get destroyed with the chassis. Repairs are also costly, needing five units of scrap metal, two units of wiring, and a connection to the core for repair assistance.
A small statue made of a nondescript precious metal of a tornado with eight quartz fangs. Old artifact of Frejynk culture that may intrest some archeologists or cultists.
A long pole with a pointy end and a blunt end, made from varying materials. Both ends can be used as weaponry, although its main use nowadays is to help people walk over steep terrain. Staffs can also be used defensively.
A laser pistol designed by the apidee for the apidee. It's cute and silly design makes people mistake it for a toy, but don't be mistaken, its more dangerous than it looks.
A technically sophisticated visor designed to display a heads up display providing the wearer with a large variety of tactically useful data. Can also be programmed for less military applications, such as scouting, explorations, or medical examination.
These gloves have electric current going through them, and can create small lightning to use as range weapons.
A pair of pointy shades inspired by popular entertainment from a part of the universe. Improves the wearer's charisma among people who think that sort of thing is cool.
A bunch of lead weights with a rope connecting them creating a net. In addition, it gives an electric shock to the victim caught by it. Especially useful against animals to capture them.
This bladed weapon has an electric current going through it, and it can both electrocute and slice.
A small canister containing a bio-hazardous weapon. The gas is not only able to melt things like butter in a hot pan, but melt everything around it. This is very useful against swarms of enemies.
A set of all 111 books in the Angelfyre series, written by Six Zero. The Angelfyre series follows an angel named Geo as they investigate various anomalous incidents across the universe. Mysteriously, some books seem to parallel real world events, despite being written years before these events happened. Some fanatical Angelfyre fans believe that the entire series is meant as a warning of apocalyptic anomalous events.
A strange two-pronged antenna with two metallic half-spheres at its base. Using the brand new ansible technology, this device allows spaceships to communicate across planets at faster speeds, and longer distances than ever. Extremely useful if stranded in space.
A colony of Laboratorius Coli bacteria in a self incubating Petri dish. They can be programed to generate a certain organic compound which can be extracted and sold using self replicating DNA. Can also be used as biological weapons by feeding it poison or venom, and getting those inside of someone. Urban legend says that the original bacteria were a human disease.
A large and weighty mechanized sledgehammer that makes a sizable explosion upon impact. Use at your own peril.
A jar with the face of a god on the top, it's usually found in tombs. It usually contains the viscera of the dead, but it could also contain precious materials.
The glassy hollow hairs of a caterputre, harvested and detoxified. Transported in multiple cushioning layers due to their fragility, they are a valuable component in certain electronics manufacturing.
A powerful trident carried by high-ranking pyronians in the Creation tribe. Modeled after Jark Tinflamor I's legendary weapon, the tips of this elegant green trident heat up drastically in order to cause cauterization of wounds. The bottom end of the trident is rather sharp as well, and can be used as a spear if the trident's three points ever break.
Somebody's arm. Or leg. Or other appendage. They're probably worried sick wondering where it is. Can be used for a number of relatively grisly things, but is best left in the garbage or on the bloodied ground of a battlefield.
A painting done by a fairly well known artist. It'll fetch a fair price at most shops, and even more to art enthusiasts.
A glass jar with small holes for air filled to the brim with vees, built for the sole purpose of throwing at people you want to die painfully. It has small amounts of explosives in the lid of the jar that allow the user to break the jar remotely, to ensure that they aren't caught in the resulting chaos. WARNING: DO NOTE SHAKE. THIS WILL ACTIVATE THE EXPLOSIVES.
This variant of the cryoblaster shoots a jet of a customizable gas. It can be used to calm down mobs with nitrose oxide or lacrimogens, or aiming to kill, such as mustard gas or chlorine. Gas must be made and loaded into the gun.
A cocktail of various performance enhancers and amphetamines that increase the user's speed and agility at the expense of their long-term health and sometimes sanity.
A large rock with golden begins of an unknown material, probably gold. One would need a smelter to get a pure form, but there's a chance its fools gold.
A gun that instead of firing bullets, fires colored goo that coats whatever it hits with a sticky coating, making it hard to move.
A technologically sophisticated take on the classic weapon. In its dormant state its a sleek, stylish sword-hilt, but with a flick of a switch it deploys a shimmering blade of hardened photons. Popular among warrior monks and geeky assassins alike.
Insta-rage was originally developed as a means to give disposable troops a large boost in physical strength and endurance before they perished, and as such, has highly used by morally dubious commanders in battle efforts. The main downsides, however, was that the beverage drove the consumers mind to a near uncontrollable rage, causing them to attack anything and anyone within range, often resulting in the user bashing enemy corpses to a pulp, or even causing them to attack their own allies.
Due to this drawback and several police raids on the factories that produced the substance that many deemed illegal, the company producing Insta-rage was disbanded, and the product forever halted from being produced again. While Insta-Rage may no longer be produced, occasionally cans of the beverage are found hidden in long-forgotten stashes, or sold by shifty individuals looking to make a quick point.
This potion once consumed gives a permanent +6 points to distribute to any stats, although they must not exceed any preexisting caps. The catch is that the character that consumed the potion will die from it after an hour. Sold by some rather sketchy individuals.
A well-known shame of minor celebrity Xerxes, poppet romantic extraordinaire, these discs contain the full season three of the X-class romantic comedy Left in Stitches. This season revolved around Xerxes finding the most notorious X-class members across the stars, and his many failed attempts at charming them. What makes the discs special are the inclusion of several episodes that were canned due to Xerxes usual death being unusually grotesque and/or exceedingly humiliating. Although these episodes were cut from the disks public release, several director's cut editions were mislabeled and accidentally sold as the regular edition, leaking the existence of these episodes to the public.
An ignalisk instrument often made from glass or carved from rock. Rarely people own one with no intent to play it and tend to breath in from it instead.
A sash worn across the chest that marks one as the leader of their local community. Improves the wearer's charisma and grants them an aura of civic authority.
A camera attached to a very intelligent semi-AI, which can make any meme of any kind with any picture taken. Using it few times will make high quality memes and snapping a picture every minute tires the AI, creating crappy memes. It's very coveted among tweeps.
A large shield with creases through it like a cross. If the user chooses to use a battery with the shield, it will extend using nano technology to create a small force field in the center of the shield. After usage the shield should be recharged. This is used extensively for melee combat.
A large lump of ice and dirt, carved off of the comet C/1215. When heated, the vapor boiling off it shimmers with all the colors of the rainbow. Seems to maintain its temperature at this size, but evaporates quickly when broken down.
Once upon a time seawyrms were a highly rare and iconic creature. Holding a bone in one's possession was said to grant great fortune. A small group of people managed to capture and breed seawyrms. They began to export bone-carved crafts and made a killing. Their techniques were replicated and within a decade the species went extinct. Now all that's left are the preserved reminders of a now mythical beast.
The hand stinger of a vespidee. People will assume you have killed one and will treat you better. The stab with this weapon is slightly venomous, and will decrease the victim's morale, most of the time ending in anger.
A bat designed to play the sport known as cricket, albeit apprently only humans know how to play it, and no one is willing to ask. It can be used as a weapon, and is especially effective against heads or using balls of any kind. Because it comes from humans it's considered a horrible blessed object.
This weapon was made by 3 drunk scientists who didn't care about the damage this weapon could cause. It's beams ricochet of walls and decimates most organic matter it touches. It was deemed illegal on most planets, but that doesn't stop people from using it. It was mass produced and nicknamed the X-Cannon.
A high tech looking gizmo resembling a bottle, with a pellet of pure neutronium suspended in the middle. A very valuable material for research, it can alter local gravitational pull towards itself, as well as creating an enormous explosion if released from the cache without proper equipment. Highly coveted between scientists and governments.
A white unicorn mask. The horn spirals into utter darkness. The eyes of the mask are not pitch black but displays a symbol upon it. Wearing it seems to give the user a charisma boost with those of low status but seems to annoy higher class folk. In tough times it can be flipped upside down and used as a cereal bowl.
One of a Kind
A stylish tricorne hat of the traditional piratical style. It's finely embroidered with gold filigree and features a number of exotic bird and bird-like feathers in a number of colors. Terry is *very* possessive of it.
A green whale puppet with holes in the front and back, to control the tail and the mouth, respectively. It's missing an eye, the tag's been cut off, and it appears to have been sewn together repeatedly. Can easily be used for deceptive purposes, donning a nasally voice to create a fake new crew member.
These lenses have been made with the latest science and materials, and look stylish too. The lenses adapt to various lighting, vision changes, and are tough to damage. Provides perfect vision, and some claim it makes them more intelligent or charismatic.
A nondescript and unassuming key. Keys are used to unlock things, ranging from treasure chests to diaries to houses.
A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value. You can wrap it around you for warmth; you can lie on it on sanded beaches, inhaling the heady sea vapors; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on many planets; use it to sail a miniraft down rivers or sea currents; wet it for use in hand-to-hand-combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes ; you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.