Sacrifice

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An altar

What is a sacrifice? A sacrifice is, according to the all-knowing dictionary:

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the offering of animal, plant, or human life or of some material possession to a deity, as in propitiation or homage.
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In Godville, it is where heroines and heroes make offerings to their Goddesses and gods, who receive a substantial amount of godpower or experience, far more than a mere prayer. This is because there is substance to the heroine's plea, either in the form of gold or a life, rather than just words. I suppose now you are wondering how a heroine or hero would go about making a sacrifice. Here is the idiot-proof (but certainly not heroine-proof) guide on how to sacrifice to your Goddess.

Guide to Sacrificing

A ruined church containing an altar
  1. First, the heroine must be inclined to sacrifice to her Goddess or God. You can influence this decision by giving her an instruction.
  1. Next, she must find something to sacrifice. This will be usually be gold, but sometimes she may decide (of her own accord) to kill a monster in your honour. This will be the monster she is fighting at the time.
  1. Now she must find an altar. There are many scattered around the land of Godville, many of them old and crumbling away, but inside every church there is also a well-kept altar. The ancient altars, probably because of the magic in their construction, tend to provide more power. Also a heroine will only sacrifice a monster outside a church. (They don't want their nice clean carpets covered in blood, do they?)
  1. Finally, she must make the sacrifice. When she sacrifices gold, she simply places it on the altar and it vanishes away, up into the sky. When she sacrifices a monster, she kills it on the altar and its life force is converted into power. Monsters give more godpower than gold, and the more gold she has the more she is likely to sacrifice.