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The wearable Hat symbols in particular seem only to be sold in the [[Genua]] temple.
 
The wearable Hat symbols in particular seem only to be sold in the [[Genua]] temple.
  
Npc priests also often carry symbols consecrated to their own deity.
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Npc priests also often carry symbols consecrated to their own deity.  These may come [[ward]]ed, so it's always wise to check before stealing them or taking them from a corpse.
  
 
==Uses==
 
==Uses==

Revision as of 00:45, 10 May 2010

A holy symbol is an item used as a non-consumed component in a variety of rituals. A holy symbol must be consecrated to one's own deity to be usable.

Types

There are generic holy symbols, which have the short description, "a holy symbol", look like globes, and can be reconsecrated, but each deity who can be worshipped also has a special wearable version. These are:

  • Pishe: narrow ivory bracelet
  • Gufnork: soft fluffy ball (worn as a bracelet)
  • Gapp: golden thimble (worn as a ring)
  • Sandelfon: small square stone (worn as a bracelet)
  • Fish: line of shark teeth (worn as a necklace)
  • Hat: brass feather (worn as some type of jewellery)
  • Sek: black metal medallion (worn as a necklace)

These wearable versions may not be reconsecrated, although it's possible to make the attempt. Some npc priests in Djelibeybi wear versions of them consecrated to their own deities.

Prayer beads, when sufficiently charged, will also work as holy symbols.

Aquisition

Holy symbols are sold in shops dedicated the the relevant deity. The plain versions are &&&&&&&&&&+10000 $25 or the local equivilent, and the wearable versions are twice that.

The wearable Hat symbols in particular seem only to be sold in the Genua temple.

Npc priests also often carry symbols consecrated to their own deity. These may come warded, so it's always wise to check before stealing them or taking them from a corpse.

Uses

A very large number of rituals require a holy symbol, making it an essential item for any priest.

The wearable Gufnorkian and Sandelfonic symbols are also usable as targets for the Totem ritual for those gods.