# Difference between revisions of "Research:Sacrificial altar"

## Altars

Bast: NOT (rat) corpses. YES to fish (a herring, anyway...) (and the reward is....)

Flatulus: NOT wind instrument (panpipe, anyway), cabbage, or sulphur. YES to baked beans! (and, after further testing, anything with 'bean' in it) (still unsure what the reward is...

Reebox: NOT a pair of sandals or laurel wreath

Zephyrus: NOT feathers or incense

Astoria: probably anything which has 'rose' in the description (rose works, in addition to the rose himation noted in the main page)

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Note: may need either a faith check to successfully use an altar, else not be a wizard. While testing what may be acceptable to Astoria -

You carefully set the dark rose in pride of place on the marble altar.
You spread your arms dramatically and loudly proclaim that no god is greater than Great Offler of
the Bird-Haunted Mouth.  Oh dear, that's not right.
You get the impression that your offering was not well-received, and quickly remove it from the
marble altar.
You feel the probing gaze of Astoria in your soul,  and the magic within you rises up defensively.
You hear a divine snort, and feel that you have made little impression.
You feel Astoria did not deign to notice your offering.


However, on the upside, there was no punishment...Groth 07:16, 28 November 2013 (UTC)

Tried to donate money to see if that might help standing:

You place 4 Ephebian decadrachmae, some Ephebian stater, some Ephebian drachmae, some Ephebian
oboli, some Ephebian hemioboli and some Ephebian derechmi in the donation tray attached to the
high altar.
You say a prayer for Flatulus, God of the Winds, over the donation.
You feel the probing gaze of Flatulus in your soul,  and the magic within you rises up
defensively.  You hear a divine snort, and feel that you have made little impression.
The winds are still.


Obvious, it did not. Note that I had previously donated similar sums of money with the same result. Offering the appropriate altar item also continues to not impress. Still unsure if it is a magic vs faith thing, or if there is a faith check that I'm bombing. Groth 03:37, 12 December 2013 (UTC)

Same result with a witch. However, the attitude can be slightly different:

You carefully set the lump of coal in pride of place on the high altar.
You spread your arms dramatically and loudly proclaim that no god is greater than Great Offler of the Bird-Haunted Mouth.  Oh dear, that's not right.
You get the impression that your offering was not well-received, and quickly remove it from the high altar.
You feel the probing gaze of Cubal in your soul, and the magic within you rises up defensively.
You hear a divine snort, and feel that you have made little impression.
Cubal's attitude is lukewarm towards you.


As you can also donate money to a deity I now wonder whether that would be an alternative path to make the deity more inclined towards you. --Gunde 22:41, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

Now I tried with a thief, Sandelfon follower in theory, but currently too good for it:

You carefully set the big rose gold himation in pride of place on the marble altar.
You spread your arms dramatically and loudly proclaim that no god is greater than Patina, Goddess of Wisdom.  Oh dear, that's not right.
You get the impression that your offering was not well-received, and quickly remove it from the marble altar.
You feel the wrathful eyes of Astoria upon you.
The voice of Astoria, Goddess of Love, whispers in your head: " As you are blind to what pleases me, so shall you be blind to all."
The world goes black! You are blind.


The blindness lasted for less than two minutes.

With a red rose the result was slightly different the first time round (but not the second time):

You carefully set the red rose in pride of place on the marble altar.
You spread your arms dramatically and loudly proclaim that no god is greater than Bast, Queen of Cats.  Oh dear, that's not right.
You get the impression that your offering was not well-received, and quickly remove it from the marble altar.
You feel the wrathful eyes of Astoria upon you.
You feel the attention of a higher being watching your every move.


Any ideas? --Gunde 21:55, 14 December 2013 (UTC)

Maybe faith.items.scroll? --RiverPhoenix 23:00, 14 December 2013 (UTC)

I'm guessing wildly that it might be some magic skill can protect you from bad results, at least if you're a wizard or a witch, I'd guess abjuring or ma.sp.sp.
Testing with a new wizard/witch with no skills should show if it's a skill or just guild.
For the faith skill to offer items, based on other uses, it could also be faith.rituals.special, seems like faith.items.scroll is mostly for wards...
--Frazyl 20:06, 15 December 2013 (UTC)

## Altars (Sacrifice)

• Animals from Zevgatis' stall must be led to an altar. This requires a crafts.husbandry.animal.grooming skill check.
• Animals from Zevgatis' stall can be bought with a harness, which presumably increases the probability to lead the critter.
• The harness can slip from the animal, then be used on other appropriate animals around the city.
• Yes = chicken, goat
• No = rat, cat, sparrow