The Three


The candelabra of the Three is their main idol that is placed at the Sanctuary. This candelabra is representative of the 3 gods that maintain order in the world of Salt and Sanctuary - The King, The Judge and The Knight.

The King creates laws by which all men must abide. The Judge decides which men have broken the King's laws. The Knight carries out the King's sentence against guilty men.

The Three is a Creed in Salt and Sanctuary. It is one of the stronger creeds to start out the game with due to the high variety of weapons/upgrade materials offered by the blacksmith, good for heavy armor and shield builds, and the ability to get rare weapon buff items. However, it becomes one of the weakest creeds later in the game, due to its lack of any unique reward items for devotion, once weapon buffs become easier to purchase.

The Three is the de facto religion of most of the world due to the powerful influence of the nation of Askaria.



The Three Sanctuary Locations



To increase your Devotion with The Three you must turn in Remains at any Stone Leader. Devotion maxes out at Rank 7. The following items can be traded in for either a: Red Flask, a Spiced Mead, an Imperial Pitchfire or an Imperial Shockstone.



To transmute weapons you have to speak with The Three Chemist. Transmutation allows you to convert a Weapon, Shield or Armor into another of the same type using the remains of Bosses and Enemies.



Merchant Sells

Name & Icon Cost Devotion Level Requirement
Red Shard 500 1
Birian Firepot 100 1
Pitchfire 500 1
Arrow 10 1
Flame Arrow 30 1
Poison Arrow 30 2
Bolt 15 1
Flintlock Shot 50 1
Torch 50 1
Pouch of Salt 500 1
Bell of Return 500 1
Antidote 50 1
Lock of Hair 500 3
Endless Fang 500 3
A Soldier's Poem 1500 5
Hateful Jawbone 1500 5
Officer's Frock Coat 500 1
Officer's Jackboots 500 1
Salt Seeker's Ring 500 1
Lantern Charm 2500 1

Blacksmith Sells

Name & Icon Cost Devotion Level Requirement
Midshipman's Dirk 500 1
Arming Sword  500 1
Varangian Spatha 1500 1
Woodsman's Axe 500 1
Soldier's Spear 500 1
Self Bow 500 1
Platoon Crossbow 1500 1
Kureimoa 1500 2
Flintlock Pistol 1500 3
Corsair's Backsword 500 3
Wooden Targe 500 1
Heater Shield 800 1
Teuthis Shield 500 1
Type 46 Tower Shield 500 4
Cotton Tunic 500 1
Cotton Trousers 500 1
Steel Armet 1000 3
Steel Cuirass 1000 3
Steel Greaves 1000 3
Steel Manifers 1000 3

Cleric Sells

Name & Icon Cost Devotion Level Requirement
Red Shard  500 1
Blessed Page  500 1
 Crystalmoat Ring 5000 ?
Mend 500 1
Spirited Mend 5000 2
Blessed Weapon 800 1
Sacred Linens 2000 3
Cleanse 2000 1
Divine Armor 2500 3
Ethereal Intervention 7500 4
Guardian Blade 5000 5

Mage Sells

 Name & Icon Cost Devotion Level Requirement
Scrimshaw Cane 1500 1
Saltwood Branch 1500 1
Charged Ring 8000 1
Flashfire 500 1
Lightning Bolt 1000 2
Lightning Barrage 1000 3
Lightning Arc 10000 5
Wildfire 5000 1
Arcane Weapon 1000 1
Undersight 800 1




Choosing The Three does change the ending of the game. There is a unique poem read for both the Survival and Dominion endings.


Survival Ending

Born of salt
Devour'd by sea
From icy crypt
Deliver me


Dominion Ending

Burning cities
Bruis'd by war
Praise not the Three
I am the Fourth

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    • Anonymous

      A few notes on changes made by Enhanced Mode that came with version

      Merchant's inventory has been expanded to include Potato (D1), Dragon's Tooth (D1), Shockstone (D2), Corroded Ring (D3), and A Lord's Orders (D6). Existing items that have had their devotion requirement altered are Lock of Hair (D2) and A Soldier's Poem (D4).

      Blacksmith's inventory has been expanded to include Lump Hammer (D1). Existing item that has had its devotion requirement altered is the Flintlock Pistol (D2).

      I believe Cleric and Mage's stock is unchanged.

      • Anonymous

        I love the aesthetic of this creed, but it seems like the worst by far for any build. What does the Three even offer above the others from a mechanical standpoint?

        • Anonymous

          I use this creed for starting mages, thieves, or hunters. I mainly like The Fourth lore for this creed, though. I find “Praise not the 3, I am the Fourth” so satisfying, and fitting for the Scarecrow.

          • Anonymous

            not a very good creed in my opinion since their rewards are not very good, and the don't sell any particularly good items (except maybe backup Kureimora). They also share the same quest items as House of Splendor, so you should save those quest drops for them instead. Their dominion ending poem is pretty badass though

            • Anonymous

              Why do I always see this creed listed as a good starter because it has "good selection of blacksmith items"??? It literally has the same choices as other creeds.

              • Anonymous

                (Spoilers here) I personally don't believe that the Forgotten King, Judge, and Knight are literally the three, but rather defiled imitations of them created by the Nameless God. This for a number of reasons. 1) The three bosses you fight in the Crypt of the Dead Gods are labelled as "forgotten". This doesn't add up to the idea that they are the proper Three, as Three's worship is practically the strongest and most widespread in the world. 2) The idea that these once were the Three, but have been slain and now the Nameless God answers prayers made to them is solid at first, but standard gameplay throws this theory out the window. In short, one would reason that a player under the creed of the Three would essentially have their prayers turned off when they went to go and fight the Nameless God, right? I understand that this wouldn't exactly be good for gameplay's sake,but it doesn't stop the logic from applying. 3) There is another theory which states the Candlelit Lady is actually Devara herself. This theory has a lot of weight to it, as she basically checks all the boxes of what Devara is like and she has the ability to effortlessly cleanse your sin and corruption. The point is that this theory is ENTIRELY incompatible with the theory that the Forgotten Three are actually THE Three themselves, as Devara sits in that trinity as the Judge. If the Candlelit Lady is in fact Devara, then the Forgotten Three cannot by the real gods themselves. So, here is my ultimate theory; The Nameless God is in fact a mortal, like everything about him states, but still he falsely claimed to be a god. It's one thing to simply walk out into the street and declare yourself a god, but it is another to actually try and take that power for yourself. I won't claim to know what he did to attain his power, but it was obviously bad enough to warrant judgement by The Three (or maybe just Devara herself, who knows), who cursed him for his foul deeds as punishment. The Nameless God knows he's cursed by them, but cannot actually legitimately do anything about it. This is why the Forgotten Three exist, they were created by the Nameless God as what essentially amounts to a punching bag for him, a set of imitation god-corpses for him to use and abuse as he sees fit. They aren't the actual Three that are worshiped around the world.

                • Anonymous

                  Lamest creed ever tbh. Bad devotion reward items, bad sales catalogues, and false gods. According to the lore it's basically a cult of Devara's Light... that's probably why it's not as good as other creeds with actual gods. Iron Ones are the exception tho, they just that badass.

                  • I summoned a blacksmith yesterday and wanted to buy the Corsair's Backsword and Kureimoa. Neither of which was available though. Does the stock of a merchant, blacksmith etc. perhaps depend on the level of Devotion? Or is the stock list on this page not correct?

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