Epitomizes Islands' hospitality and the mutual responsibilities of host and guest. When a guest ingests salt from the host's table, their bond becomes formal. Presumably, the salt remains in the guest's body for three days. Until those three days elapse, the host is responsible for the guest's welfare. By offering salt, the host vows to protect the guest from harm for the duration of the salt bond. </p><p> The guest has obligations as well. By accepting the salt, a guess agrees not to bring harm to the host, nor to impose on the host's stores of food and water. </p><p> No matter what, the salt bond ends after three days. The guest cannot ask for a salt bond; the host must offer it. Since it is the host's duty to do so, and it is an insult not to accept, a guest is rarely disappointed.