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bestow

Discworld command help

bestow

Name

Name

bestow - Imbue a ritual into a suitably sacred weapon

Syntax

Syntax

bestow <ritual> on <part> of <rod>

Description

Description

The bestow command allows a priest to imbue one of their rituals into a suitable part of a holy weapon so that others may use it. There are many constraints on being able to bestow a ritual - the item must be holy to the priest's deity, there must be enough space for the ritual, and the priest must succeed in performing it with a slight penalty.

Once bestowed upon the weapon, other priests and worshippers of the god may use the perform command to use the ritual. Unless much time is spent in devout contemplation, however, the ritual will leave the weapon after a single use.

Only certain special weapons are capable of having rituals bestowed upon them in this way. Bestowing also requires deity points, and excommunicated priests cannot use the command.

Example

Example

> bestow calm into handle of orange cane
You are having trouble bestowing calm because bestowing a ritual takes extra concentration and you have chosen a receptacle which has poor affinity with the ritual.
You utter a quick prayer.
You make soothing noises.
The orange cane resonates briefly as its handle becomes imbued with the ritual calm.

See also

perform, deitypoints