On the ivory throne-seat Tascela lolled. Bronze bowls of incense rolled their spirals about her; the wisps of smoke curled about her naked limbs like caressing fingers.> - Red Nails
The humble cauldron is conventionally used by chefs to create meals. However, the versatility of the cauldron means that it is also sought after by alchemists and sorcerers who concoct strange experiments.
Smelting catalysts such as Steelfire, can only be created by an alchemist who knows the particular combination of ingredients.
This particular type of cauldron was first used commonly in Vendhya.