} If you've strayed, praying isn't going to make things any better. This
} is going to take a few sacrifices.
} Please note that, whatever may have happened in the past, the church
} now frowns upon human sacrifices. I mean, actual human sacrifices, with
} the blood, and the screaming, and the bursts of fire. The church isn't
} considered chaotic these days; it's lawful, or, in a secular state,
} neutral. Sacrificing a human on the altar *would* be a cardinal sin.
} Naturally, being a follower of a lawful or neutral god, you wouldn't be
} able to get humans to sacrifice without becoming a murderer anyway.
} Losing telepathy sucks.
} No, what you need is to sacrifice a few animals. Big ones, preferably.
} A few unicorns would do the trick, but sadly they seem to be genocided,
} or at least extinct. You'll have to make do with ordinary animals. The
} problem is, most are neutrally aligned, so if you're neutral as well,
} which is quite likely, just killing animals isn't going to improve
} things with your god. You'll have to drag them onto the altar and offer
} them up. Unfortunately, there aren't too many big animals to be found
} nearby, so you'll have to go out hunting.
} The corpses - the ones worth sacrificing - are damn heavy, so by the
} time you get them to the altar they may have gone off. Gods like their
} meat fresh, so this won't do any good. The best solution would be to
} get an icebox and dump the corpses in there, then haul the box to the
} altar. Then you can sacrifice away!
} Once you're in your god's good books again, you can get some great
} stuff. You'll be able to make holy water, you can get magic books, you
} can even get some neat weaponry. A nice sharp blade will make your day
} much easier. The vorpal blade goes snicker-snack, and whoops! there
} goes someone's head! Isn't this fun?
} Now, you should be careful when you're drinking. Those potions of booze
} will probably make you confused, and you wouldn't want to accidentally
} cut your priest's head off, would you? That would undo all your good
} work. The gods don't have anything on my ZOT power, but the lightning
} bolts they throw can still pack a punch. If you have the right scrolls,
} you'll be able to protect your armor from the ravages of rust and acid.
} You won't need to bother doing that with your new sword - that special
} coating on the steel is a miracle.
} A nice big donation to the priest for a healthy dose of protection, and
} you're on your way. You'll have your hands on the Amulet in no time!
} You owe the Oracle a four-leaf clover. You should have seen plenty of
} them by now.