Holy Sanctuary

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Holy Sanctuary
Ritual information
Deities Pishe Gufnork Gapp
GP cost 70
Components prayer book, incense (consumed)
Required powers Sight Speech
Learned At 125 levels faith.rituals.defensive
Skills faith.rituals.defensive.self, faith.rituals.misc.area
Resisted By n
Angers? n
Type Defensive
Steps 3
Targets none
Description Allows escape from danger by moving the priest to a safe place.
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Holy Sanctuary is a priest ritual that puts the performer in a crystal sphere that can be dissolved at will.


This ritual costs 70 GP, and is not performed on anything--it only affects the performer.

It requires the powers of speech and sight.


This ritual uses faith.rituals.defensive.self and faith.rituals.misc.area.


Performing messages


You recite one of the prayers from your prayer book, ending with a call for Pishe to protect you from all harm.
The incense in your hands bursts into flames, filling the air with a thick blue-grey smoke.
The smoke surrounding you swirls mysteriously, drifting away from you to form a dome around you.


The smoke surrounding you solidifies into a hard crystal sphere.
You are trapped inside!


The smoke surrounding you drifts away on a sudden breeze.

What others see

Priest recites one of the prayers from a book he is carrying, praising the name of Pishe.
The small packets being held by Priest bursts into flames briefly before burning out, leaving him surrounded by a thick cloud of blue-grey smoke.
The smoke seems to drift away from Priest, forming into a dome around him.
The smoke surrounding Priest solidifies into a hard crystal sphere.


The performer is put into a crystal sphere, separating them from the room and anyone in it.


The sphere seems to last about two and a half minutes.

Wearing off

It looks like this when it wears off of its own accord:

The sphere fades away leaving you standing in the road.

From outside:

Priest emerges from within the crystal, which then fades away.

You can also end the ritual prematurely, with "disintegrate sphere".


Details needed.


You cannot perform this ritual while in a passage room, while already in a crystal sphere, or, seemingly, while in any kind of no-portal zone. If you try, you'll get a message that you "cannot create a crystal sphere here" (although you can in fact create a crystal sphere in these places with Stasis).

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