Holy Sacrifice

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Holy Sacrifice
GP Cost 55
Learnt At 75/90 in faith.rituals.special
Skills Used faith.rituals.misc.self, faith.rituals.curing.self, faith.rituals.offensive.target [1] and faith.rituals.special(?)
Requirements Symbol and dagger
Granted By Hat and Sek
Best Baton(s)

Purple, Ribboned

Best Cane


Lends mental power through physical sacrifice.


Performing this ritual allows the priest to convert their physical endurance to mental strength. Opening your wrists with the dagger, you offer your hit points to your God in exchange for guild points. The effectiveness of this conversion is based on the miscellaneous faith skills of the performer. Beware! It's one of the most dangerous rits in game. You wouldn't be the first one to bleed to death due to a lack of cu.se bonus, or even a serious lagburst.

Whilst bleeding you will suffer a -2 loss in con and str. Due to the stat loss, it is usually recommended to have a cu.se bonus of around 250 before using the ritual in case you don't have enough left to stop the bleeding.

The command to end the blood loss is "staunch <something>", with various variations being permissible, such as "staunch blood" and "staunch bleeding".

After changes on November 30, 2011, it's possible to use commands normally (including self-healing) while bleeding.

You can only gain so much gp from this ritual in a certain amount of time, but the specifics are unknown. When you're close to not being able to gain any more gp for the time being, you get a message like this every time you bleed:

Sandelfon is slowly starting to get tired of seeing your blood.

Soon afterwards, it's replaced by this message, signifying the last time you'll get gp from the ritual for a time:

Sandelfon is tired of your blood.

This doesn't prevent you from continuing to bleed, or from performing the ritual--it just means you won't any gp from it for a while.

Waiting will allow you to get gp from bleeding again.

Note that, when holy sacrifice is bestowed into a faith rod, you will not need to "staunch" the bleeding, since the ritual's effect is not applied.

Help File

Holy Sacrifice allows the priest to convert their physical endurance to mental strength, by offering their blood and hit points to their god in exchange for guild points. You will require a blade and a holy symbol to perform this ritual.


> score brief

Hp: 3690(3690) Gp: 583(763) Xp: 1087392

> perform holy sacrifice
You raise your arms towards the heavens, the stiletto in your hand.
Shaking slightly, you tense and then slash the stiletto across your wrist.
You grasp your holy symbol and pray for Sek to accept your blood offering.
The blood flowing from your arm is accepted as an offering and you feel more alert. You should probably "staunch" the bleeding when you are ready.

Some more of your life force slips between your fingers.
Hp: 3379(3690) Gp: 763(763) Xp: 1087711

> staunch bleeding
You manage to stop the surge of blood flowing from your body.
The flow of blood ceases.

Granted By

Hat and Sek

Learnt At

Skills Used

Base GP Cost

50 GP


A dagger and a holy symbol


Type Miscellaneous
Step Count3
ComponentsDagger, Holy symbol
Required PowersSpeech
Will Attempt to Resist N/A
Will Be Angered No/Unknown