Salt’s ability to preserve food eliminates the dependence on seasonal availability and allows for travel over long distances. It is also valued for it’s medicinal and spiritual characteristics. The salt industry is vital to the survival of Draji civilization and has become the center for all other local economies. Several business Dynasties harvest and trade salt throughout Draj, each has a signature salt flavor with unique qualities. These Dynasties are engaged in constant competition for the crown of the salt trade, implementing any means necessary to obtain high status. Salt can become rare and more expensive when mines go dry or when one Dynasty has a monopoly on more than one salt province, the value and availability of salt fluctuates. Currently salt production has slowed and many Dynasty sources are depleted.