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'''Temples''' are places of worship where [[heroes|{{heroes and heroines}}]] can go to pray to their {{Gods and Goddesses|uc=y}}.  Building a temple is one of the <s>five</s> <s>six</s> seven goals {{heroes or heroines}} long to accomplish. {{Gods or Goddesses}} must be appeased and they therefore demand that temples be built of [[gold bricks]], which makes the lives of {{heroes or heroines}} so much tougher.  A {{hero or heroine}} can build a temple for their {{God or Goddess}} by assembling 1,000 gold bricks. A temple's construction progress is measured as a percentage, with each gold brick representing 0.1% completion.
  
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You would think that all this hard work would end in a great reward for the {{hero or heroine}} in question, and you'd be right, for there are indeed many benefits associated with being one of the temple-owners in Godville.
'''Temples''' are places of worship where heroes can go to pray to their gods.  Building a Temple is one of the three goals [[heroes]] long to accomplish. Gods must be appeased and they therefore demand that temples be built of gold, which makes the lives of heroes so much tougher.  A hero can build a temple for their god by assembling 1,000 [[gold bricks]]. A temple's construction progress is measured as a percentage and each gold brick is represented by 0.1%
 
  
You would think that all this hard work would end in a great reward for the hero in question, and you'd be right, for there are indeed many benefits associated with being one of the few temple-owners in [[Godville]].
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==Benefits==
  
==Benefits==
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===...of a Partially Constructed Temple===
  
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*'''[[Pantheon of construction]]''' — Obtaining one golden brick will place a hero on the [[pantheon of construction]].  This pantheon is ranked by temple completeness. Generally, the more bricks a {{hero or heroine}} obtains, the higher {{he or she}} will ascend.
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* '''Charge Admission Fees and Accept Donations''' — When a {{hero or heroine}} collects 100 bricks, his temple will begin welcoming visits by pilgrims.  These pilgrims pay a fee to enter the temple in addition to donating gold coins. The closer a temple is to completion, the greater the fee and the donations.
  
===...of a Partially Constructed Temple===
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{{Diary|Pilgrims paid me 297 gold coins to enter my temple. It seems they don't care about the unfinished construction.}}
*'''[[Pantheon of construction]]''' - Obtaining one golden brick will place a hero on the [[pantheon of construction]].  This pantheon is ranked by temple completeness. Generally, the more bricks a hero obtains, the higher he will ascend [too slowly for you to care about it].   
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{{Diary|A confused citizen deposited 1587 coins at my temple site thinking it was a bank.  I hope he never tries to make a withdrawal!}}
* '''Charge Admission Fees and Accept Donations''' - When a hero collects 100 bricks, his temple will begin welcoming visits by pilgrims.  These pilgrims pay a fee to enter the temple in addition to donating  gold coins.  The closer a temple is to completion, the greater the fee and the donations. ''"Pilgrims paid me 297 gold coins to enter my temple. It seems they don't care about the unfinished construction."'' -- Unknown Hero
 
* '''"Accept" Bank Deposits''' - Occasionally, a confused citizen will deposit coins at a temple thinking it is a bank. Well, you know, never refuse free money (heroes are not the most morally consistent of people). ''"A confused citizen deposited 1587 coins at my temple site thinking it was a bank.  I hope he never tries to make a withdrawal!"'' -- Unknown Hero
 
  
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*'''[[Third Eye (Gameplay feature)|Third Eye]]''' — After collecting 50 gold bricks a {{hero or heroine}} will unleash a latent mystical power from {{his or her}} [[Third Eye (Gameplay feature)|Third Eye]]! As {{he or she}} collects more bricks this ability will increase in power.
  
 
===...of a Fully Constructed Temple===
 
===...of a Fully Constructed Temple===
  
Initially at least, obtaining the 1,000th brick will not automatically complete a hero's temple. They must still complete the current quest, return to Godville, and place the last brick. Luckily, once that last brick is obtained, the hero will focus on the quest with vigor; even an epic quest can complete in a few minutes. It's probably like those stories where mothers suddenly gain superhuman strength to lift cars off their trapped children, or it might not be. It isn't important. Anyway, after the current quest meter hits 100%, the hero will sprint back to Godville then get drunk, lost, handed into 'lost property', collected and finally remember that they have a job to do. All the while, the God is forced to wait [impatiently]. Good news though: according to the principles of science, a lightning bolt or two applied to the rear will cause a temple to be completed at breakneck speed.
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Initially at least, obtaining the {{ordinal|1000}} brick will not automatically complete a {{hero or heroine}}'s temple. They must still return to Godville and place the last brick. Luckily, once that last brick is obtained, the {{hero or heroine}} will focus on the quest with vigor; even an epic quest can complete in a few minutes. It's probably like those stories where mothers suddenly gain superhuman strength to lift cars off their trapped children, or it might not be. It isn't important. Anyway, after the current quest meter hits 100%, the {{hero or heroine}} will sprint back to Godville then get drunk, lost, handed into 'lost property', collected and finally remember that they have a job to do. All the while, the God is forced to wait (impatiently). Good news though: according to the principles of science, a lightning bolt or two applied to the rear will cause a temple to be completed at breakneck speed.
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{{Diary|Carefully placed the last brick, swept all the rooms, opened all the doors and stately cut the ribbon with my sword. I can’t believe it's finally happened! After these many months of work, the temple in your name is finished, my {{daily choice|Lord|Lady}}! I'm feeling crazy with happiness!}}
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Benefits of a fully constructed temple include:
 
Benefits of a fully constructed temple include:
  
*'''Respect and Adoration''' Completed temples earn either respect and adoration or sneers of envy from fellow gods.
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* '''Respect and Adoration''' Completed temples earn either respect and adoration or sneers of envy from fellow {{Gods and Goddesses|uc=1}}.
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* '''[[Pantheon of Templehood]]''' — Upon completion of a temple, a {{hero or heroine}} moves from the top of the pantheon of construction to the bottom of the [[pantheon of templehood]]. Well that was useful, at least it gives you another excuse to punish your {{hero or heroine}}. (Who am I kidding, we don't need excuses!)
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* '''[[Pantheon of Savings]]''' — {{Heroes or Heroines}} can start saving for [[retirement]], and will earn a place on the [[pantheon of savings]] after saving their first 1,000 [[gold coins]].
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* '''Increased Fees, Donations, and Bank Deposits''' — Generally, a completed temple collects more fees, donations, and deposits than a partially completed temple because as a general rule buildings make better tourist attractions than building sites.
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* '''[[Miracle]]''' — Only temple owners can perform [[miracles]]. Nobody knows why.
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* '''Temple Medal''' — The temple medal {{Medal | hr = *time completed* }} will appear next to the name of the {{God or Goddess}}. The Chinese character is pronounced as 'miào' and translates as 'temple'. On mouse-over of the medal reveals the time and date of temple completion.
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* '''No Longer Change [[Gold coins|Gold Coins]] into [[Gold bricks|Gold Bricks]]''' — Encouragements and punishments will no longer change 3,000 gold coins into a gold brick. This can help a {{hero or heroine}} gather enough gold coins to heal a knocked-out pet.  
  
* '''[[Pantheon of templehood|Pantheon of Templehood]]''' - Upon completion of a temple, a hero moves from the top of the pantheon of construction to the bottom of the [[pantheon of templehood]]. Well that was useful, at least it gives you another excuse to punish your hero (who am I kidding, we don't need excuses!).
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* '''[[gold brick|Gold Bricks]] Become Bold Artifacts''' — A {{hero or heroine}} can still obtain [[gold bricks]], but they will become [[bold artifacts]] in the {{hero or heroine}}'s inventory. Gold bricks sell for about 1,000 gold coins.
  
*'''[[Pantheon of savings|Pantheon of Savings]]''' - Heroes can start saving for retirement and will earn a place on the [[pantheon of savings]] after saving 1,000 [[gold coins]].  
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* '''Access to [[Dungeons]]''' — A new way to play Godville.  Three to five temple-owning {{heroes and heroines}} may band together at their {{Gods or Goddesses}}' command (and 50% GP for transport) to explore underground caverns for gold coins, [[artifacts]], [[boss-monsters]], and a [[log]] or two.
  
*'''Free Accumulator Charges''' - A fully built temple generates several [[Godpower Accumulator| charges]] per day for its owner. <ref>[http://godvillegame.com/help Godville FAQ]</ref>
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'''When entering Godville city,''' the {{hero or heroine}} can visit the temple for special bonuses:
  
*'''Increased Fees, Donations, and Bank Deposits''' - Generally, a completed temple collects more fees, donations, and bank deposits than a partially completed temple because as a general rule buildings make better tourist attractions than building sites.
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* '''Coins to Experience Conversion''' — {{Heroes or Heroines}} can convert ten thousand, twenty thousand, or thirty thousand [[gold coins]] into [[experience]] upon return to their temple. This action is the first things a {{hero or heroine}} does upon returning to Godville and will occur before many other Godville activities including selling [[artifacts]], healing, upgrading [[skills]], purchasing equipment, saving, and drinking, but the conversion will not occur if a hero has a [[resurrection|knocked-out]] [[pet]].<ref>{{Cite forum|1|1276317}}</ref>
  
* '''[[Miracle]]''' - Only temple owners can perform [[miracles]]. Nobody knows why.
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:The percentage of level gain resulting from a ten, twenty, or thirty bags of gold sacrifice depends upon the {{hero or heroine}}'s level and the time since the previous gold sacrifice.  The higher the {{hero or heroine}}'s level, the smaller the level percentage gain.  The gold sacrifice works on a thirty-six hour modified cooldown timer. Sacrifices made at the start of the cooldown (closer to the last sacrifice) have a low conversion rate, and sacrifices made at the end of the cooldown have a higher conversion rate with the conversion rate maximizing at thirty-six hours.  Additionally, coin sacrifices do not carry over to the next level. Accordingly, if a {{hero or heroine}} is at 99% experience of a particular level and sacrifices thirty bags of gold (30,000 gold coins), the {{hero or heroine}} will only gain the remaining 1% experience and will start the next level at 0% experience.
  
* '''Temple Medal''' - The temple medal {{Medal | hr = *time completed* }} will appear next to the name of the god. The Chinese character is pronounced as 'miào' and translates as 'temple'. On mouse-over of the medal reveals the time and date of temple completion.
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<div style="max-width: 60em; margin: auto;">{{Diary|I placed twenty bags of gold on the sacrificial altar and offered a quick prayer to my Lord asking for a better life… It worked! I felt my experience bar increase in size.}}</div>
  
* '''Coins to Experience Conversion''' - Heroes can convert 10,000 [[gold coins]] into an equal number of [[experience]] points upon return to their temple.
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* '''Free Accumulator Charges''' — "A completed and fully functional temple... generates [[Godpower Accumulator|godpower charges]] when the hero visits the temple (around 1-2 charges per day)."<ref name="godvillefaq">[http://godvillegame.com/help Godville FAQ]</ref> Note that the more charges a {{God or Goddess}} has in the accumulator, the harder it is for the temple to generate new ones. The temple works better when charges are in the two-digits range.<ref> {{Cite blog|105|auto}}, Mar 14 2017</ref>
  
*'''Inability to Change [[Gold coins|Gold Coins]] into a [[Gold bricks|Gold Brick]]''' - Encouragements and punishments will no longer change 3,000 gold coins in a hero's possession into a gold brick.  This can help a hero gather enough gold coins to heal a knocked-out pet.  
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* '''Receipt of Log Donations''' — On occasion, a {{hero or heroine}} will find a donated log left at the temple.
  
*'''[[gold brick|Gold Bricks]] Become Bold Artifacts''' - A hero can still obtain [[gold bricks]], but they will become normal [[bold artifacts]] in the hero's inventory. Obtain more money.
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The {{hero or heroine}} may receive one of these special bonuses if they’re entering Godville with fewer than 10k gold for the first time in the last 60 minutes, unless:<ref>{{cite forum|591|918684|author=Jimbob64|title=Using the Temple for Fun and Profit}}</ref>
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* You have [[Quests#How to cancel a quest|cancelled the {{hero or heroine}}'s quest]]
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* You teleported the {{hero or heroine}} to Godville with an [[activatable artifact]]
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* You sent the {{hero or heroine}} to the arena or sailing
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In those cases, the {{hero or heroine}} skips their usual visit to the temple upon entering the city. Also, if your hero gets back to Godville with 10,000+ gold and sacrifices it for experience, you may still get your temple reward of log, cash or charge by ordering them back to town within the hour.
  
 
==Now What?==
 
==Now What?==
  
Many gods find themselves wondering what to do now that they've completed the ultimate goal of having their hero complete a temple for them. At first glance it seems that there are now no further challenges but there are in fact many; so then, what now?
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Many {{Gods and Goddesses|uc=y}} find themselves wondering what to do now that they've completed the ultimate goal of having their {{hero or heroine}} complete a temple for them. At first glance it seems that there are now no further challenges but there are in fact many; so then, what now?
 
     
 
     
* The temple medal is not the only type of medal; a god can now attempt to gain the '''breeder medal''' (''[[Pets#The_Breeder_Medal|see here]]'').
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* The temple medal is not the only type of medal; a {{God or Goddess}} can now attempt to gain the '''[[Pets#Achievements|animalist medal]]'''.
  
* With the new-found [[miracle]] skill, a god can now gain town influence for their [[guilds|guild]] much more quickly, and work on getting their guild up to the top position in the unity pantheon.
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* With the new-found [[miracle]] ability, a {{God or Goddess}} can now gain town influence for their [[guild]] much more quickly, and work on getting their guild up to the top position in the [[Pantheon of popularity|popularity pantheon]].
  
* After all this time, heroes are starting to get old so it may be a good time to try getting them to save for retirement.
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* After all this time, {{heroes and heroines}} are starting to get old. It may be a good time to try getting them to save for [[retirement]].
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* Your {{hero or heroine|or=1}} can now be sent by the will of their {{God or Goddess|or=1}} into a dungeon to gather logs for their [[ark]].  
 
 
 
 
 
* Why are you still not at the top of all the [[pantheons]]?
 
* Why are you still not at the top of all the [[pantheons]]?
  
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==Known Temple Physical Attributes==
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The following temple attributes are known based upon diary entries and [[Earthly News]] (now with citations!):
  
==Known Temple Physical Attributes==
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* Requires 1,000 gold bricks.
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* Has at least 2 doors.<ref name="completion1">In September 2012, the hero diary entry from completing a temple stated: ''"Carefully placed the last brick, swept all the '''rooms''', opened all '''doors''', and cut the ribbon in a stately manner with my sword. I can’t believe it’s finally happened! After all these months of work, the temple in your name is finished, my Lord! I feel crazy with happiness."''  Use of the plurals ''"rooms"'' and ''"doors"'' demonstrates that there are at least two of each.</ref>
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* Has at least 2 rooms.<ref name="completion1" />
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* Has at least 2 windows<ref name="completion2">In December 2012, the hero diary entry for completing a temple stated: ''"Dearest diary, today was the day! I carefully laid the last brick, swept all the rooms, opened all '''windows''' to let your glorious light shine in. I can't believe it, your temple is finally finished, my Lord! I feel delirious with happiness."'' Use of the plural ''"windows"'' demonstrates there are at least two windows.</ref> that are possibly made from stained glass or "bleached cleaned" stained glass.<ref>A hero diary entry states ''"Found some beautiful stained glass windows for your temple, my Lord! It may take a while to bleach the stains out of them though."''</ref>
  
The following temple attributes are known based upon [[hero]] diary entries and Earthly News (now with citations!): 
 
* Requires 1,000 gold bricks.<ref>Do I really need a citation for this?</ref>
 
* Has at least 2 doors.<ref>In September 2012, the hero diary entry from completing a temple stated: ''"Carefully placed the last brick, swept all the '''rooms''', opened all '''doors''', and cut the ribbon in a stately manner with my sword. I can’t believe it’s finally happened! After all these months of work, the temple in your name is finished, my Lord! I feel crazy with happiness."''  Use of the plural ''"doors"'' demonstrates that there are at least two doors.</ref>
 
* Has at least 2 rooms.<ref>''Id.''</ref>
 
* Has at least 2 windows<ref>In December 2012, the hero diary entry for completing a temple stated: ''"Dearest diary, today was the day! I carefully laid the last brick, swept all the rooms, opened all '''windows''' to let your glorious light shine in. I can't believe it, your temple is finally finished, my Lord! I feel delirious with happiness."'' Use of the plural "windows" demonstrates there are at least two windows.</ref> that are possibly made from stained glass or "bleached cleaned" stained glass.<ref>A hero diary entry states ''"Found some beautiful stained glass windows for your temple, my Lord! It may take a while to bleach the stains out of them though."''</ref>
 
 
* Has at least 2 corners.<ref>A hero diary entry states, ''"My quest to <quest name> was a complete success. Got a slightly scuffed golden brick as a reward. I think I’d rather use this brick in the back '''corner''' of my temple."'' If there were only one corner, the hero would just say ''"corner,"'' so there must be at least one front (or side) corner and one back corner. This also supports a theory that temples are not spheres or cylinders.</ref>
 
* Has at least 2 corners.<ref>A hero diary entry states, ''"My quest to <quest name> was a complete success. Got a slightly scuffed golden brick as a reward. I think I’d rather use this brick in the back '''corner''' of my temple."'' If there were only one corner, the hero would just say ''"corner,"'' so there must be at least one front (or side) corner and one back corner. This also supports a theory that temples are not spheres or cylinders.</ref>
*Follows blueprints.<ref>Earthly News states: ''"Realizing he had the temple blueprints upside down."''</ref>
 
*Consists of construction materials other than gold bricks.<ref>Earthly News states: ''"Carefully examining construction materials."''</ref>
 
*Contains more than one wall.<ref>Earthly News states: ''"Erasing the graffiti from the temple's walls."''</ref> 
 
*Uses mortar made from gold dust.<ref>Earthly News states: ''"Mixing mortar from gold dust."''</ref>
 
  
==Hypothesized Temple Physical Attributes==  
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*Follows blueprints.<ref>Earthly News states: ''"Realizing he had the temple blueprints upside down..."''</ref>
The following attributes have been hypothesized, but are neither supported nor refuted (note that some of them conflict):
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*Consists of construction materials other than gold bricks.<ref>Earthly News states: ''"Carefully examining construction materials..."''</ref>
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*Contains more than one wall.<ref>Earthly News states: ''"Erasing the graffiti from the temple's walls..."''</ref>
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*Uses mortar made from gold dust.<ref>Earthly News states: ''"Mixing mortar from gold dust..."''</ref>
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*Uses golden nails.<ref>Earthly News states: ''"Humming hymns while hammering golden nails..."''</ref>
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*Uses only one color.<ref>Diary entry states: ''"Found a blue brick in my bag in place of my holy powercell. Overwhelmed with annoyance, I threw it into the sky, where it disappeared. My Lady, I thought we agreed on ONE color for the temple!"''</ref>
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*Has one entrance.<ref> I finally managed to seize the day and hold it for ransom and received one of the shiniest, most resplendent gold bricks I've ever seen. I will place this one at the entrance to your temple, Omnipotent One."</ref>
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==Hypothesized Temple Physical Attributes==
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The following attributes have been hypothesized, but are neither supported nor refuted (note that some of them conflict):
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* Temples are cubes or close to the shape of a cube
 
* Temples are cubes or close to the shape of a cube
* Temples are symmetrical (from an exterior perspective)  
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* Temples are symmetrical (from an exterior perspective)
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* All 1,000 gold bricks are used in the construction of the temple
 
* All 1,000 gold bricks are used in the construction of the temple
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* Some of the gold bricks are not used in the construction of the temple and are used for adornment
 
* Some of the gold bricks are not used in the construction of the temple and are used for adornment
* The roof, ceiling, and floor are not constructed from gold bricks. Generally, brick buildings do not contain brick floors. Brick ceilings and brick roofs are not standard construction practices.  
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* The doors are not constructed from golden bricks.  Installation of brick doors is not a standard construction practice. Imagine trying to open that door then imagine trying to design a hinge.
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* The roof, ceiling, and floor are not constructed from gold bricks. Generally, brick buildings do not contain brick floors. Brick ceilings and brick roofs are not standard construction practices.
* The interior walls are not made out of gold bricks. The diary entry that temples have rooms supports the idea that temples have interior walls. Generally, though, brick buildings do not have interior walls made from brick. Additionally, temples can potentially have a basement, which may account for a temple having multiple rooms.  
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* Temples have a single doorway with two doors.  This supports the symmetry theory. Given the size of temples, it probably doesn't make sense for it to have multiple doorways.  Additionally, the multiple rooms note may account for the multiple doors note.
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* The doors are not constructed from golden bricks.  Installation of brick doors is not a standard construction practice. Imagine trying to open that door then imagine trying to design a hinge.
* Temples do not have non-gold bricks.  It seems the only building materials used are gold bricks, doors, windows, and roofing materials. If heroes could intersperse gold bricks with non-gold bricks, temple size would be limitless.  
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* Bricks cannot be cut. A completed temple requires 1000 gold bricks, not 900 gold bricks and 200 half gold bricks.
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* The interior walls are not made out of gold bricks. The diary entry that temples have rooms supports the idea that temples have interior walls. Generally, though, brick buildings do not have interior walls made from brick. Additionally, temples can potentially have a basement, which may account for a temple having multiple rooms.
* Bricks are not placed in a standard brick staggered pattern because they cannot be cut.  
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* Each [[gold brick]] measures 230 mm x 76 mm x 110mm. This is the same size as a standard Australian construction brick.
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* Temples have a single doorway with two doors.  This supports the symmetry theory. Given the size of temples, it probably doesn't make sense for it to have multiple doorways.  Additionally, the multiple rooms note may account for the multiple doors note.
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* Temples do not have non-gold bricks.  It seems the only building materials used are gold bricks, doors, windows, and roofing materials. If heroes could intersperse gold bricks with non-gold bricks, temple size would be limitless.
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* Bricks cannot be cut. A completed temple requires 1000 gold bricks, not 900 gold bricks and 200 halved gold bricks.
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* Bricks are not placed in a standard brick staggered pattern because they cannot be cut.
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* Each gold brick measures 230 mm x 76 mm x 110mm. This is the same size as a standard Australian construction brick.
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* Each gold brick measures 303 mm x 100 mm x 145mm.<ref>[[Gold bricks#Gold Brick Properties|Gold Brick Properties]]</ref>
  
 
==Temple Design Examples==
 
==Temple Design Examples==
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Many configurations of 1,000 gold bricks satisfy the known and hypothesized temple attributes.  It would appear that temple construction differ by hero.   
 
Many configurations of 1,000 gold bricks satisfy the known and hypothesized temple attributes.  It would appear that temple construction differ by hero.   
  
 
===Example 1: 972 bricks, no doorway or windows (design is up to you)===
 
===Example 1: 972 bricks, no doorway or windows (design is up to you)===
There are some concerns on the size of a temple so let's calculate it. We first need to know the dimensions of a gold brick. We are using standard building bricks made of gold, not gold bars since they do not tesselate and so cannot be used (for an image of the brick we will use see [[gold bricks|here]]). The dimensions of the standard building brick are as follows:
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There are some concerns on the size of a temple so let's calculate it. We first need to know the dimensions of a gold brick. We are using standard building bricks made of gold, not gold bars since they do not tessellate and so cannot be used (for an image of the brick we will use see [[gold bricks|here]]). The dimensions of the standard building brick are as follows:
 
* Length: 23 cm
 
* Length: 23 cm
 
* Height: 7.6 cm
 
* Height: 7.6 cm
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===Example 2: 1,000 bricks, with a doorway and windows===
 
===Example 2: 1,000 bricks, with a doorway and windows===
  
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One temple plan using exactly 1,000 bricks creates a 11 x 10 golden brick building with a doorway and windows as follows:  
 
One temple plan using exactly 1,000 bricks creates a 11 x 10 golden brick building with a doorway and windows as follows:  
 
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== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==
 
* [[Gold bricks]]
 
* [[Gold bricks]]
* [[How to estimate the remaining time your hero will take to finish the temple]]
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* [[Sophawa's Formula]] to estimate the remaining time your hero will take to finish the temple
  
 
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Temples are places of worship where heroines and heroes can go to pray to their Goddesses and Gods. Building a temple is one of the five six seven goals heroines long to accomplish. Goddesses must be appeased and they therefore demand that temples be built of gold bricks, which makes the lives of heroines so much tougher. A heroine can build a temple for their Goddess by assembling 1,000 gold bricks. A temple's construction progress is measured as a percentage, with each gold brick representing 0.1% completion.

You would think that all this hard work would end in a great reward for the heroine in question, and you'd be right, for there are indeed many benefits associated with being one of the temple-owners in Godville.

Benefits

...of a Partially Constructed Temple

  • Pantheon of construction — Obtaining one golden brick will place a hero on the pantheon of construction. This pantheon is ranked by temple completeness. Generally, the more bricks a heroine obtains, the higher she will ascend.
  • Charge Admission Fees and Accept Donations — When a heroine collects 100 bricks, his temple will begin welcoming visits by pilgrims. These pilgrims pay a fee to enter the temple in addition to donating gold coins. The closer a temple is to completion, the greater the fee and the donations.
!Hero's Diary
Pilgrims paid me 297 gold coins to enter my temple. It seems they don't care about the unfinished construction.
!Hero's Diary
A confused citizen deposited 1587 coins at my temple site thinking it was a bank. I hope he never tries to make a withdrawal!


  • Third Eye — After collecting 50 gold bricks a heroine will unleash a latent mystical power from her Third Eye! As she collects more bricks this ability will increase in power.

...of a Fully Constructed Temple

Initially at least, obtaining the 1000th brick will not automatically complete a heroine's temple. They must still return to Godville and place the last brick. Luckily, once that last brick is obtained, the heroine will focus on the quest with vigor; even an epic quest can complete in a few minutes. It's probably like those stories where mothers suddenly gain superhuman strength to lift cars off their trapped children, or it might not be. It isn't important. Anyway, after the current quest meter hits 100%, the heroine will sprint back to Godville then get drunk, lost, handed into 'lost property', collected and finally remember that they have a job to do. All the while, the God is forced to wait (impatiently). Good news though: according to the principles of science, a lightning bolt or two applied to the rear will cause a temple to be completed at breakneck speed.

!Hero's Diary
Carefully placed the last brick, swept all the rooms, opened all the doors and stately cut the ribbon with my sword. I can’t believe it's finally happened! After these many months of work, the temple in your name is finished, my Lady! I'm feeling crazy with happiness!


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Benefits of a fully constructed temple include:

  • Respect and Adoration — Completed temples earn either respect and adoration or sneers of envy from fellow Goddesses and Gods.
  • Pantheon of Templehood — Upon completion of a temple, a heroine moves from the top of the pantheon of construction to the bottom of the pantheon of templehood. Well that was useful, at least it gives you another excuse to punish your heroine. (Who am I kidding, we don't need excuses!)
  • Increased Fees, Donations, and Bank Deposits — Generally, a completed temple collects more fees, donations, and deposits than a partially completed temple because as a general rule buildings make better tourist attractions than building sites.
  • Temple Medal — The temple medal will appear next to the name of the Goddess. The Chinese character is pronounced as 'miào' and translates as 'temple'. On mouse-over of the medal reveals the time and date of temple completion.
  • No Longer Change Gold Coins into Gold Bricks — Encouragements and punishments will no longer change 3,000 gold coins into a gold brick. This can help a heroine gather enough gold coins to heal a knocked-out pet.
  • Gold Bricks Become Bold Artifacts — A heroine can still obtain gold bricks, but they will become bold artifacts in the heroine's inventory. Gold bricks sell for about 1,000 gold coins.
  • Access to Dungeons — A new way to play Godville. Three to five temple-owning heroines and heroes may band together at their Goddesses' command (and 50% GP for transport) to explore underground caverns for gold coins, artifacts, boss-monsters, and a log or two.

When entering Godville city, the heroine can visit the temple for special bonuses:

  • Coins to Experience Conversion — Heroines can convert ten thousand, twenty thousand, or thirty thousand gold coins into experience upon return to their temple. This action is the first things a heroine does upon returning to Godville and will occur before many other Godville activities including selling artifacts, healing, upgrading skills, purchasing equipment, saving, and drinking, but the conversion will not occur if a hero has a knocked-out pet.[1]
The percentage of level gain resulting from a ten, twenty, or thirty bags of gold sacrifice depends upon the heroine's level and the time since the previous gold sacrifice. The higher the heroine's level, the smaller the level percentage gain. The gold sacrifice works on a thirty-six hour modified cooldown timer. Sacrifices made at the start of the cooldown (closer to the last sacrifice) have a low conversion rate, and sacrifices made at the end of the cooldown have a higher conversion rate with the conversion rate maximizing at thirty-six hours. Additionally, coin sacrifices do not carry over to the next level. Accordingly, if a heroine is at 99% experience of a particular level and sacrifices thirty bags of gold (30,000 gold coins), the heroine will only gain the remaining 1% experience and will start the next level at 0% experience.
!Hero's Diary
I placed twenty bags of gold on the sacrificial altar and offered a quick prayer to my Lord asking for a better life… It worked! I felt my experience bar increase in size.
  • Free Accumulator Charges — "A completed and fully functional temple... generates godpower charges when the hero visits the temple (around 1-2 charges per day)."[2] Note that the more charges a Goddess has in the accumulator, the harder it is for the temple to generate new ones. The temple works better when charges are in the two-digits range.[3]
  • Receipt of Log Donations — On occasion, a heroine will find a donated log left at the temple.

The heroine may receive one of these special bonuses if they’re entering Godville with fewer than 10k gold for the first time in the last 60 minutes, unless:[4]

In those cases, the heroine skips their usual visit to the temple upon entering the city. Also, if your hero gets back to Godville with 10,000+ gold and sacrifices it for experience, you may still get your temple reward of log, cash or charge by ordering them back to town within the hour.

Now What?

Many Goddesses and Gods find themselves wondering what to do now that they've completed the ultimate goal of having their heroine complete a temple for them. At first glance it seems that there are now no further challenges but there are in fact many; so then, what now?

  • The temple medal is not the only type of medal; a Goddess can now attempt to gain the animalist medal.
  • With the new-found miracle ability, a Goddess can now gain town influence for their guild much more quickly, and work on getting their guild up to the top position in the popularity pantheon.
  • After all this time, heroines and heroes are starting to get old. It may be a good time to try getting them to save for retirement.
  • Your heroine or hero can now be sent by the will of their Goddess or God into a dungeon to gather logs for their ark.
  • Why are you still not at the top of all the pantheons?

Known Temple Physical Attributes

The following temple attributes are known based upon diary entries and Earthly News (now with citations!):

  • Requires 1,000 gold bricks.
  • Has at least 2 doors.[5]
  • Has at least 2 rooms.[5]
  • Has at least 2 windows[6] that are possibly made from stained glass or "bleached cleaned" stained glass.[7]
  • Has at least 2 corners.[8]
  • Follows blueprints.[9]
  • Consists of construction materials other than gold bricks.[10]
  • Contains more than one wall.[11]
  • Uses mortar made from gold dust.[12]
  • Uses golden nails.[13]
  • Uses only one color.[14]
  • Has one entrance.[15]

Hypothesized Temple Physical Attributes

The following attributes have been hypothesized, but are neither supported nor refuted (note that some of them conflict):

  • Temples are cubes or close to the shape of a cube
  • Temples are symmetrical (from an exterior perspective)
  • All 1,000 gold bricks are used in the construction of the temple
  • Some of the gold bricks are not used in the construction of the temple and are used for adornment
  • The roof, ceiling, and floor are not constructed from gold bricks. Generally, brick buildings do not contain brick floors. Brick ceilings and brick roofs are not standard construction practices.
  • The doors are not constructed from golden bricks. Installation of brick doors is not a standard construction practice. Imagine trying to open that door then imagine trying to design a hinge.
  • The interior walls are not made out of gold bricks. The diary entry that temples have rooms supports the idea that temples have interior walls. Generally, though, brick buildings do not have interior walls made from brick. Additionally, temples can potentially have a basement, which may account for a temple having multiple rooms.
  • Temples have a single doorway with two doors. This supports the symmetry theory. Given the size of temples, it probably doesn't make sense for it to have multiple doorways. Additionally, the multiple rooms note may account for the multiple doors note.
  • Temples do not have non-gold bricks. It seems the only building materials used are gold bricks, doors, windows, and roofing materials. If heroes could intersperse gold bricks with non-gold bricks, temple size would be limitless.
  • Bricks cannot be cut. A completed temple requires 1000 gold bricks, not 900 gold bricks and 200 halved gold bricks.
  • Bricks are not placed in a standard brick staggered pattern because they cannot be cut.
  • Each gold brick measures 230 mm x 76 mm x 110mm. This is the same size as a standard Australian construction brick.
  • Each gold brick measures 303 mm x 100 mm x 145mm.[16]

Temple Design Examples

Many configurations of 1,000 gold bricks satisfy the known and hypothesized temple attributes. It would appear that temple construction differ by hero.

Example 1: 972 bricks, no doorway or windows (design is up to you)

There are some concerns on the size of a temple so let's calculate it. We first need to know the dimensions of a gold brick. We are using standard building bricks made of gold, not gold bars since they do not tessellate and so cannot be used (for an image of the brick we will use see here). The dimensions of the standard building brick are as follows:

  • Length: 23 cm
  • Height: 7.6 cm
  • Width: 11 cm

The brick face is a rectangle so the wall will be rectangular too and this means that the ceiling and roof (both equal) will be of different dimensions to the equally sized walls. Therefore we will need to do some calculations if we want to get as close to a cube (with all faces of equal area) as possible.

First of all we need to find the ratio between the brick face length and width which is 23/7.6 = 3 (meaning that the length of the wall will be 3 times larger than its height). Therefore we can say that 3x multiplied by x (where x is the length) is the area of one wall since the area of a rectangle is its length x width. This simplifies to 3x2 and we need four of these walls so it becomes 12x2. Now we need a ceiling area since we won't want to build the floor from bricks. Since this is a cube, we can simply use one more 'wall', adding 3x2.

Now all of these expressions together have to sum to 1000 bricks so 12x2 + 3x2 = 1000 which simplifies to 15x2 = 1000. Solving this gives us x = 8.16 which tells us that the optimum number of bricks to use is 8 (1.84m) for the length of each wall (what x originally represented) and 24 bricks (1.824m) for the height of a wall since you can't use a fraction of a brick. This is if we want a temple as near to a perfect cube as possible. We find the area of a wall surface by multiplying the length and breadth of a wall in metres:

1.84x1.824 = 3.36m2

This is also virtually the area of the floor, which is perhaps just enough if a god is easily satisfied by small things. The height of the wall as we have already calculated is 1.824m and since the average human height is 1.5 - 1.8m this should fit the majority of heroes into the temple comfortably.

960 out of the 1000 bricks have been used and since even more bricks will be left over when some are removed from the walls for windows and a door, the cube design for a temple is inefficient unless a hero wants to use more bricks decorating the temple with spires and what not instead of using them to build a spacious place of worship. However; if the hero doesn't build a gold brick ceiling and uses something like palm leaves instead, with no ceiling the temple becomes larger, with wall length=9 bricks, a floor area of 4.3m2 and a height of 2.07m, using 972 bricks, is possible.

Example 2: 1,000 bricks, with a doorway and windows

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One temple plan using exactly 1,000 bricks creates a 11 x 10 golden brick building with a doorway and windows as follows:

11x10temple.jpg
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See Also

References

  1. Godville Forum topic 1, post 1276317
  2. Godville FAQ
  3. Godville Blog, post 105: Auto-Discharge, Mar 14 2017
  4. Godville Forum topic 591: Using the Temple for Fun and Profit, post 918684 by Jimbob64
  5. 5.0 5.1 In September 2012, the hero diary entry from completing a temple stated: "Carefully placed the last brick, swept all the rooms, opened all doors, and cut the ribbon in a stately manner with my sword. I can’t believe it’s finally happened! After all these months of work, the temple in your name is finished, my Lord! I feel crazy with happiness." Use of the plurals "rooms" and "doors" demonstrates that there are at least two of each.
  6. In December 2012, the hero diary entry for completing a temple stated: "Dearest diary, today was the day! I carefully laid the last brick, swept all the rooms, opened all windows to let your glorious light shine in. I can't believe it, your temple is finally finished, my Lord! I feel delirious with happiness." Use of the plural "windows" demonstrates there are at least two windows.
  7. A hero diary entry states "Found some beautiful stained glass windows for your temple, my Lord! It may take a while to bleach the stains out of them though."
  8. A hero diary entry states, "My quest to <quest name> was a complete success. Got a slightly scuffed golden brick as a reward. I think I’d rather use this brick in the back corner of my temple." If there were only one corner, the hero would just say "corner," so there must be at least one front (or side) corner and one back corner. This also supports a theory that temples are not spheres or cylinders.
  9. Earthly News states: "Realizing he had the temple blueprints upside down..."
  10. Earthly News states: "Carefully examining construction materials..."
  11. Earthly News states: "Erasing the graffiti from the temple's walls..."
  12. Earthly News states: "Mixing mortar from gold dust..."
  13. Earthly News states: "Humming hymns while hammering golden nails..."
  14. Diary entry states: "Found a blue brick in my bag in place of my holy powercell. Overwhelmed with annoyance, I threw it into the sky, where it disappeared. My Lady, I thought we agreed on ONE color for the temple!"
  15. I finally managed to seize the day and hold it for ransom and received one of the shiniest, most resplendent gold bricks I've ever seen. I will place this one at the entrance to your temple, Omnipotent One."
  16. Gold Brick Properties
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