OFFERINGS AND SHRINES - Achaea Online Help

11.3 OFFERINGS AND SHRINES

Offerings
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Offerings are the major way in which you as a devoted follower may gain your
God essence. Many things that a Divinity might do cost He or She essence. In
order to offer to your God, you must first find a location in which a shrine to
that God has been erected.

Once you have done that, you must choose what to offer. You may offer gold or
dead things. Be warned that offering gold will automatically offer all the gold
in your hands. Simply type OFFER <offering> and you will send your offering
winging its way to your beloved patron, who will be notified of your offering.

Should you have a lot of corpses to offer to your deity, you may offer them all
at once with the OFFER [PLAYER|DENIZEN] CORPSES.

Shrines
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As you wander about the land, you will undoubtedly encounter shrines to various
Gods. These shrines have been erected by highly-ranked followers of Gods as
testaments to the glory of their God or Goddess, and in order to provide more
offering points for followers.

Those who have attained high enough rank in an Order may ERECT SHRINE. This
will take approximately ten seconds, during which you may not do anything else.
It will also sap half your willpower.


Restrictions
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If it is four steps from where you want to erect a shrine to where an existing
shrine is, then you can't do it. If it is five or more steps, then you can. You
may get away with erecting a shrine closer, sometimes, and you may not,
depending on the power and influence of the existing shrine.


Strengthening Shrines
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If you wish to help strengthen a shrine, you will do OFFER <offering> TO
SANCTIFY while if you wish to harm a shrine, you will OFFER <offering> TO
DEFILE. In both of these cases, the God's essence will not be affected.


Order Powers
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As you progress in rank in your Order, you will gain the ability to use various
powers.

  ORDER PRIVILEGES (or just ORDER PRIVS) will show you your order-related
  powers.

Many of the Order powers are related to shrines. For these, you must be at a
shrine, and do:
  BESEECH <your god> FOR <power>.

Most of the shrine-related order powers have a range dependent on the size of
the shrine you beseech at. If it is a dormant shrine, you won't be able to
beseech at it. The ranges are:

Dormant: None.
Small  : Same room only.
Medium : One room radius.
Large  : Two room radius.

Note that Worldburn is an exception, as it affects the influenced area of all
of your Order's shrines, everywhere.

Please remember that using these shrine-related powers will cost your beloved
Deity essence each time you use them.

What rank you gain each power is completely dependent on the God or Goddess
that you have dedicated yourself to.

The various shrine powers are:

SUCCOR
   - Shrine power. Heals order member mana.
   - Lasts approximately 10 minutes.
HEALING
   - Shrine power. Heals order member health.
   - Lasts approximately 10 minutes.
WILLPOWER
   - Shrine power. Replenishes willpower of order members.
   - Lasts approximately 10 minutes.
FAITHROOT
   - Shrine power. Gives mass while in shrine influence.
   - Lasts approximately 30 minutes.
ENDURANCE
   - Shrine power. Replenishes endurance of order members.
   - Lasts approximately 10 minutes.
SOULREND
   - Shrine power. Attacks order enemy mana.
   - Lasts approximately 10 minutes.
CURES
   - Shrine power. Cures order member afflictions.
   - Lasts approximately 10 minutes.
SHRINESIGHT
   - Shrine power. Shows status of all your Order's shrines.
ERECT SHRINE
   - Erect a shrine to your God.
   - This is very expensive in essence for your God.
PAROXYSM
   - Shrine power. Attacks the health of order enemies.
   - Lasts approximately 10 minutes.
WORLDBURN
   - Shrine power. Attacks the souls of all order enemies in all Order shrine
     influence.
   - Extremely powerful, and goes through grace.
   - This is quite expensive to your God in terms of essence.