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= Used In =
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None, although they will replace any (and every) other faith item when sufficiently charged. (Except for [[prayer book|prayer books]])
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= Purpose =
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Prayer beads, once charged sufficiently, can be used in rituals instead of [[Holy amulet|holy amulets]], [[Holy symbol|holy symbols]] and [[Holy relic|holy relics]], reducing burden, inventory clutter and complication in performing rituals (you only have to have your beads to hand, not a whole host of holy components).  Note that while beads must be held in order to charge them, they do not need to be held while performing rituals that require them - although they must be in your immediately accessible inventory (i.e. not inside a container).
  
 
= Cost =
 
= Cost =
AM$50
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AM$50 from temple shops.
  
 
= Also Found =
 
= Also Found =
Carried by no-one, although occasionally they can be found (sometimes even ready charged) in player shops. Beware of consecrating prayer beads to another god if they are not newly acquired - any charge in them will be lost. Reconsecrating beads to the same god can be done (to remove a remember, for example).
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Carried by no-one, although occasionally they can be found (sometimes even ready charged) in player shops. Beware of consecrating prayer beads to another god if they are not newly acquired - any charge in them will be lost. Reconsecrating beads to the same god can be done (to remove a remember, for example - although this is done with the "scour" command these days).
  
 
(Custom beads in a wide variety of colours and materials can be bought from an npc in the Temple of Small Gods)
 
(Custom beads in a wide variety of colours and materials can be bought from an npc in the Temple of Small Gods)
  
 
= Charging prayer beads =
 
= Charging prayer beads =
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Beads are charged whenever they are held while faith GP is expended - e.g. performing rituals, praying, ritual burying or even using Gapp's low altar.
  
Newly bought beads are uncharged and can safely be consecrated to your god if none are available in your temple. Note that consecrating beads to another god once charged to any extent will remove any charge that has previously been instilled into the item, they can however be reconsecrated to the same god (to remove a remembered place, for example). The beads are charged when they are involved in any invocation or prayer - that is, every faith guild point spent while holding the beads is transferred through the beads and adds to its total charge. The beads can be used by anyone that worships the God that they have been consecrated to, whether they are charged by themselves or another.
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Newly bought beads are uncharged and can safely be consecrated to your god if none are available in your temple. Note that consecrating beads to another god once charged to any extent will remove any charge that has previously been instilled into the item, they can however be reconsecrated to the same god (to remove a remembered place, for example). The beads can be used by anyone that worships the God that they have been consecrated to, whether they are charged by themselves or another.  Once charged, beads do not lose charge unless they are consecrated to another god, and can even be vaulted without losing their charge.
  
 
The effects of charged beads are:  
 
The effects of charged beads are:  
  
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*Acting as a substitute for holy symbols, holy amulets, and relics, whilst held or carried in your inventory. 
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*An increase to wisdom of 1 when the beads are held after being charged to a little over 40% (Partway through 'bright').
 
*An increase to wisdom of 2 when the beads are held after being charged to 'radiant'.  
 
*An increase to wisdom of 2 when the beads are held after being charged to 'radiant'.  
*An increase to wisdom of 1 when the beads are held after being charged to a little over 40% (Partway through 'bright').
 
*Acting as a substitute for holy symbols, holy amulets, and relics, whilst held or carried in your inventory. 
 
 
The beads give off varying degrees of holy auras (which can only be observed by those of the faith) that give an indication as to the amount of guild points that have been instilled within them. The second part of the description is merely a coarser indicator of the same information, with two of the differing levels of auras to each. The beads do not lose charge when they are vaulted or placed in some container.
 
 
'''It is surrounded by a strong holy aura instilled by the numerous invocations it has been involved in.'''
 
  
Starting from as soon as the first guild points are instilled up to fully charged at 5 million guild points, the progression of auras is as follows:
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The beads give off varying degrees of holy auras (which can only be observed by those of the faith) that give an indication as to the amount of guild points that have been instilled within them. The second part of the description is merely a coarser indicator of the same information, with two of the differing levels of auras to each:
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It is surrounded by a strong holy aura instilled by the numerous invocations it has been involved in.
  
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Starting from the time at which the first guild points are instilled up to fully charged at 5 million guild points, the progression of auras is as follows:
 
*pale, flickering  
 
*pale, flickering  
 
*weakly flickering  
 
*weakly flickering  
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*strong  
 
*strong  
 
*bright (holy symbol and amulet replacement)  
 
*bright (holy symbol and amulet replacement)  
*vibrant  
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*vibrant (+1 wisdom when held)
*radiant (symbol, amulet and relic replacement)  
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*radiant (symbol, amulet and relic replacement; +2 wisdom when held)  
 
*brilliant  
 
*brilliant  
 
*dazzling  
 
*dazzling  
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<br>[[Image:Beads.gif]]
 
<br>[[Image:Beads.gif]]
<br>(Diagram made by Warrax)
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<br>(Diagram made by Warrax)<br>
  
 
As a rough guide, at 4 guild point per heartbeat regen the process of charging to 'radiant' takes roughly 21 hours, depending on lag, if all guild points are instilled into the beads. At the more normal 3 guild point regen this figure is closer to 28 hours.
 
As a rough guide, at 4 guild point per heartbeat regen the process of charging to 'radiant' takes roughly 21 hours, depending on lag, if all guild points are instilled into the beads. At the more normal 3 guild point regen this figure is closer to 28 hours.
  
 
= Moving and clicking =
 
= Moving and clicking =
One or more beads on prayer beads can also be "move"d or "click"ed around. This appears to involve a [[faith.rituals.special]] check but seems purely aesthetic with no functional use beyond counting prayers.
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One or more beads on prayer beads can also be "move"d or "click"ed around. This appears to involve a [[faith.rituals.special]] check but seems purely aesthetic with no functional use beyond counting prayers.  Unholding the beads will reset the count.
  
 
  > click bead on latent beads
 
  > click bead on latent beads

Revision as of 19:30, 27 December 2008

Prayerbeads traditional.jpg

Purpose

Prayer beads, once charged sufficiently, can be used in rituals instead of holy amulets, holy symbols and holy relics, reducing burden, inventory clutter and complication in performing rituals (you only have to have your beads to hand, not a whole host of holy components). Note that while beads must be held in order to charge them, they do not need to be held while performing rituals that require them - although they must be in your immediately accessible inventory (i.e. not inside a container).

Cost

AM$50 from temple shops.

Also Found

Carried by no-one, although occasionally they can be found (sometimes even ready charged) in player shops. Beware of consecrating prayer beads to another god if they are not newly acquired - any charge in them will be lost. Reconsecrating beads to the same god can be done (to remove a remember, for example - although this is done with the "scour" command these days).

(Custom beads in a wide variety of colours and materials can be bought from an npc in the Temple of Small Gods)

Charging prayer beads

Beads are charged whenever they are held while faith GP is expended - e.g. performing rituals, praying, ritual burying or even using Gapp's low altar.

Newly bought beads are uncharged and can safely be consecrated to your god if none are available in your temple. Note that consecrating beads to another god once charged to any extent will remove any charge that has previously been instilled into the item, they can however be reconsecrated to the same god (to remove a remembered place, for example). The beads can be used by anyone that worships the God that they have been consecrated to, whether they are charged by themselves or another. Once charged, beads do not lose charge unless they are consecrated to another god, and can even be vaulted without losing their charge.

The effects of charged beads are:

  • Acting as a substitute for holy symbols, holy amulets, and relics, whilst held or carried in your inventory.
  • An increase to wisdom of 1 when the beads are held after being charged to a little over 40% (Partway through 'bright').
  • An increase to wisdom of 2 when the beads are held after being charged to 'radiant'.

The beads give off varying degrees of holy auras (which can only be observed by those of the faith) that give an indication as to the amount of guild points that have been instilled within them. The second part of the description is merely a coarser indicator of the same information, with two of the differing levels of auras to each:

It is surrounded by a strong holy aura instilled by the numerous invocations it has been involved in.

Starting from the time at which the first guild points are instilled up to fully charged at 5 million guild points, the progression of auras is as follows:

  • pale, flickering
  • weakly flickering
  • flickering
  • unsteady
  • faint
  • pale
  • weak
  • steady (holy symbol replacement)
  • strong
  • bright (holy symbol and amulet replacement)
  • vibrant (+1 wisdom when held)
  • radiant (symbol, amulet and relic replacement; +2 wisdom when held)
  • brilliant
  • dazzling
  • blazing
  • blinding

These holy auras are not evenly spaced in terms of guild points needed to obtain each successive aura, being more exponential in nature. The diagram below gives some idea as to the scale involved (The listed auras being at the start of their respective ranges).


Beads.gif
(Diagram made by Warrax)

As a rough guide, at 4 guild point per heartbeat regen the process of charging to 'radiant' takes roughly 21 hours, depending on lag, if all guild points are instilled into the beads. At the more normal 3 guild point regen this figure is closer to 28 hours.

Moving and clicking

One or more beads on prayer beads can also be "move"d or "click"ed around. This appears to involve a faith.rituals.special check but seems purely aesthetic with no functional use beyond counting prayers. Unholding the beads will reset the count.

> click bead on latent beads
You move one bead around the set of worn onyx prayer beads with a fumbling motion of your fingers
and a tremulous click.