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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.
 
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.
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==Uses==
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A very large number of rituals require a holy symbol, making it an essential item for any priest.
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The wearable Gufnorkian and Sandelfonic symbols are also usable as targets for the [[Totem]] ritual for those gods.
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Holy symbols can also be brandished at [[vampire]]s to make them flee. [[Prayer beads]] can also be used.
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brandish holy symbol at vampires
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After seeing a holy symbol, the young man screams and tries to run in terror.
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The young man leaves northeast.
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You brandish the golden thimble at the young man.
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==Types==
 
==Types==
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There are generic globe holy symbols which have the visible name "holy symbol", cannot be worn, can be re[[consecrate]]d and look like:
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There are generic globe holy symbols which weigh 6/9 lb, have the visible name "holy symbol", cannot be worn, can be re[[consecrate]]d and look like:
  
 
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|[[Gufnork]] ||{{Abbr|soft fluffy ball|This is an extremely fluffy white ball, made of something so quintessentially fluffy that it radiates fluffiness into its surroundings.  It is so fluffy that it won't even bounce, but it does seem to be eminently huggable.  There is a hole through the centre, suggesting that it could be worn over your wrist.
 
|[[Gufnork]] ||{{Abbr|soft fluffy ball|This is an extremely fluffy white ball, made of something so quintessentially fluffy that it radiates fluffiness into its surroundings.  It is so fluffy that it won't even bounce, but it does seem to be eminently huggable.  There is a hole through the centre, suggesting that it could be worn over your wrist.
 
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|bracelet ||5/9 lb ||{{Itemdb|947|}}
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|bracelet ||3/9 lb ||{{Itemdb|947|}}
 
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|[[Gapp]] ||{{Abbr|golden thimble|This is an ornate thimble, like any tailor or seamstress might use if they were successful enough to afford one.  Unlike an ordinary thimble, however, this one is jointed and would cover an entire finger, protecting it from even the most fearsome of needles.  The surface is slightly pitted, each pit engraved with a tiny paisley pattern.
 
|[[Gapp]] ||{{Abbr|golden thimble|This is an ornate thimble, like any tailor or seamstress might use if they were successful enough to afford one.  Unlike an ordinary thimble, however, this one is jointed and would cover an entire finger, protecting it from even the most fearsome of needles.  The surface is slightly pitted, each pit engraved with a tiny paisley pattern.
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|[[Sek]] ||{{Abbr|black metal medallion|This is a wafer-thin disc of steel that has been charred to a jet black finish and strung with a similarly manufactured chain.  Around the edge of the disc is a stylised design of seven linked arms, each hand holding the next arm's elbow, surrounding a fearsome reproduction of Sek's distorted grimace.
 
|[[Sek]] ||{{Abbr|black metal medallion|This is a wafer-thin disc of steel that has been charred to a jet black finish and strung with a similarly manufactured chain.  Around the edge of the disc is a stylised design of seven linked arms, each hand holding the next arm's elbow, surrounding a fearsome reproduction of Sek's distorted grimace.
 
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|necklace ||3/9 lb ||{{Itemdb|939|}}
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|necklace ||2/9 lb ||{{Itemdb|939|}}
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|[[Sek]] ||{{Abbr|black metal medallion|This is a flat disc of metal that has somehow been made jet black and made into a medallion. Around the edge is a design of seven stylised arms, each arm's hand holding the elbow of the next, and in the centre is a fearsomely ugly visage.
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|necklace || ||{{Itemdb|4708|}}
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;Other
 
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The small ornamental brooms found on monks in [[Bes Pelargic]] are also holy symbols. The following deities have such holy symbols: [[Kaupai]], [[Redu neku]], [[Shoji]], [[Maki]], [[Sumo]].
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There's also some other holy symbols that may or may not be usable by priests:
 
There's also some other holy symbols that may or may not be usable by priests:
*Djelian religious symbol, not wearable, 2/9 lb, {{Itemdb|4911|}}.
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*Agatean Chlong of Destiny, not wearable, 2/9 lb, {{Itemdb|4912|}}.
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!Visible name !!Worn as !!Weight !!Source
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|{{Abbr|Djelian religious symbol|This is the double snake symbol of the water cult.  It is drawn into some clay and baked to keep its form.
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|not wearable ||2/9 lb ||{{Itemdb|4911|}}.
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|{{Abbr|Agatean Chlong of Destiny|This is a religious symbol of merely three straight lines and two curved ones arranged in some clay.
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|not wearable ||2/9 lb ||{{Itemdb|4912|}}.
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==Acquisition==
 
==Acquisition==
Holy symbols are sold in shops dedicated the the relevant deity.  The plain globe versions are {{Dollars|$25}} or the local equivilent, and the wearable versions are twice that at {{Dollars|$50}}.
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Holy symbols are sold in shops dedicated to the relevant deity.  The plain globe versions are {{Dollars|$25}} or the local equivalent, and the wearable versions are twice that at {{Dollars|$50}}.
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The small square stone, golden thimble, line of shark teeth, black metal medallion, soft fluffy ball (all wearable holy symbols) have been occasionally spotted in the [[T-shop]] where they are sold for {{Dollars|$50}} each.
  
 
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.
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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.
 
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==
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The {{Abbr|black metal medallion|This is a flat disc of metal that has somehow been made jet black and made into a medallion. Around the edge is a design of seven stylised arms, each arm's hand holding the elbow of the next, and in the centre is a fearsomely ugly visage.}} from druids around the [[druid circle]] in Gloomy forest are probably not holy symbols.
A very large number of rituals require a holy symbol, making it an essential item for any priest.
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The wearable Gufnorkian and Sandelfonic symbols are also usable as targets for the [[Totem]] ritual for those gods.
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==External links==
 
==External links==

Latest revision as of 23:01, 15 September 2021

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.

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.

Holy symbols can also be brandished at vampires to make them flee. Prayer beads can also be used.

brandish holy symbol at vampires

After seeing a holy symbol, the young man screams and tries to run in terror.
The young man leaves northeast.
You brandish the golden thimble at the young man.

Types

For each deity there is a generic globe holy symbol and for deities that can be worshiped there is a special wearable version.

Generic

There are generic globe holy symbols which weigh 6/9 lb, have the visible name "holy symbol", cannot be worn, can be reconsecrated and look like:

This is a small <material> globe, about the size of a billiard ball, scribed deeply with several circles. On the near face a runic glyph representing <deity> has been cut into the surface and inlaid with <material 2>.

Itemdb links for non-wearable globe holy symbols:

Wearable

Each deity that can be worshipped also has a special wearable version. These are:

Deity Visible name Worn as Weight Source
Pishe narrow ivory bracelet bracelet 3/9 lb [1]
Gufnork soft fluffy ball bracelet 3/9 lb [2]
Gapp golden thimble ring 1/9 lb [3]
Sandelfon small square stone bracelet 5/9 lb [4]
Fish line of shark teeth necklace 3/9 lb [5]
Hat brass feather necklace 3/9 lb [6]
Sek black metal medallion necklace 2/9 lb [7]

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.

Other

The small ornamental brooms found on monks in Bes Pelargic are also holy symbols. The following deities have such holy symbols: Kaupai, Redu neku, Shoji, Maki, Sumo.

There's also some other holy symbols that may or may not be usable by priests:

Visible name Worn as Weight Source
Djelian religious symbol not wearable 2/9 lb [8].
Agatean Chlong of Destiny not wearable 2/9 lb [9].

Acquisition

Holy symbols are sold in shops dedicated to the relevant deity. The plain globe versions are &&&&&&&&&&+10000 $25 or the local equivalent, and the wearable versions are twice that at &&&&&&&&&&+20000 $50.

The small square stone, golden thimble, line of shark teeth, black metal medallion, soft fluffy ball (all wearable holy symbols) have been occasionally spotted in the T-shop where they are sold for &&&&&&&&&&+20000 $50 each.

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.

The black metal medallion from druids around the druid circle in Gloomy forest are probably not holy symbols.

External links