Holy symbol

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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.

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

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 equivilent, and the wearable versions are twice that at &&&&&&&&&&+20000 $50.

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.

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