What it does: It burns a lot of stuff to turn it into more useful things.
How to make it:
You don’t have to. The Ancient Mortar has been lying in wait since time immemorial just waiting to be super useful.
What it makes:
If it’s lunch you’re after, cook two Flame Spirits to get an Apple.
You can also burn an Apple out of a Thorn Bush.
A Thorn Tree will also help you suck up to your teacher.
Hot food is also delicious. Throw an Ancient Mortar into an Angry or Very Angry Spirit to make Fearsome Stew.
You can burn up three Light Spirits to make a Jumpstone.
If for whatever reason you’d like to make a Stone Seed, the Ancient Mortar can help you out. Just throw it together with a Dead Tree and a Heavy Rock.
An Oak also works in this recipe.
As does a Pine.
Half of the game’s potions use the Ancient Mortar. For example, if you toss a Flame Spirit into the fire, you get a Potion of Fear.
The same goes for three Willowisps.
You can create a Potion of Following by purifying an Owl.
Finally, the Ancient Mortar and a Light Spirit join forces to make a Potion of Grip.
An Ancient Mortar will replace one of those tricky Bear Statues with a slightly more useful block of Ice.
If you’re inexplicably low on Flame Spirits, you can make them by combining the Ancient Mortar with a Berry Bear.
And finally, combining the Mortar with a Rabbit leaves you with a Berry for your friends back home.