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Memory-beta

Up to date as of February 02, 2010

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Altar was a type of language used in the Federation. Altar was heard on the USS Enterprise in 2375, when the Enterprise experimented with a new inversion drive designed to take a starship across intergalactic space. (TOS novel: The Wounded Sky)


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EQ2

Up to date as of February 01, 2010
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For an alphabetic list of all alter names, see the category listing.

Altars are places of worship for the recently returned Gods. Altars allow you "pray" to a deity and give them offerings in return for a specialized type of faction called "favor." You receive large chunks of favor by completing the progressive devotion quests, but you may also tithe items at your altar to gain small amounts of favor with your god. Current (unconfirmed) theories suggest that when enough followers of a deity pray at their altars and obtain the highest favor possible, deities will send Avatars to Norrath for a short time.

Favor can be spent on Blessings and Miracles, which provide temporary special abilities granted by your deity. Obtaining a better altar will allow you to purchase these special abilities at a discount. Despite reports to the contrary, you can have as many altars in your house as you have space for. However, you can only use the altars of your current god. You can worship at any altar of your god placed in someone's house. Seek out Deity Historians for locations of Prophets if you currently do not worship a deity and wish to become a follower of one.


The information below has been verified with in-game data and the information on this page is correct, even if it looks stupid or makes no sense.
Fact: see discussion page for data supporting the cost values in the following table

Obtaining Deity Altars, and their differences
Altar Quality Obtained Favor Discount First Blessing Cost First Miracle Cost
Humble Altar of * quest reward from 1st Deity Quest 0% 750 1125
Altar of * purchased from Deity Historian for 9g 8% 690 1035
Crafted Altar of * Carpenter-crafted using a level 35 recipe from Deity Altar Crafting. 16% 630 945
<Prophet name>'s Altar of * [1] quest reward from 4th Deity Quest 18% 615 922
Blessed Altar of * Treasure Chest or better in Castle Mistmoore and similar zones [2] 20% 600 900
Imbued Altar of * Carpenter-crafted using a level 65 recipe from Advanced Deity Altar Crafting. 24% 570 885
Ordained Altar of * drop from Mayong Mistmoore and other raid mobs [3][4][5] 36% 480 720
Decorative shrine of * Carpenter-crafted using a level 65 recipe from Decorative Deity Shrines. Decoration Only: not usable for worship


Each deity has its own themed altar model with each alignment of gods sharing a similar base design for their altars: stone cairn enclosure for neutral gods, round pedestal and table base for evil gods, or wooden art deco style base for good gods.

Each god's altar comes in 3 designs: without candles, with candles, and with candles AND particle effects. Altars with candles are typically of higher quality than the non-candle version and reduce the amount of favor it costs to obtain Blessings and Miracles. The model with the particle effects can be seen on the altar neer your deity's prophet (also used to renounce your god), on the 'Ordained' line (normally a raid drop), and also on the new 'Decorative shrine' series (added with LU50). These new decorative ones are non-functional, but CAN be placed in guild halls.

A very nice selection of altar pictures can be found on a single page at EQ2 Traders.

  1. Example:Bronlor's Altar of Brell Serilis
  2. search at LootDB
  3. more at zam
  4. search at LootDB
  5. SoE forums with % confirmation

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Runescape

Up to date as of February 07, 2010

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This article is about the altars used to recharge Prayer. For the altars used in Runecrafting, see Runecrafting altar.
The animation of when a player prays to an altar. The altar shown above is an altar to Saradomin in the Varrock Palace, second floor.

An altar is an interactive piece of furniture that allows a player to recharge their Prayer points. To pray at an altar, players must left-click on the altar, or right-click and select the pray option. Their character will then kneel by the altar, and it will recharge prayer points. If a player uses an item on an altar, a message appears saying "You fear the wrath of the gods!" Surprisingly, however, this will not happen with the altar in Lletya. Perhaps the elfen god, Seren, is more lenient than other gods.

To locate an altar, look for the altar icon (File:Altar icon.png) on the world map or minimap.

Contents

Altar locations

A player praying at an altar dedicated to Zamorak.

These are the locations of all the normal altars around the world.

Special altars

These are the altars that do not look like the standard altars, or that have special effects. All can be used to recharge prayer points.

Unusable altars

These altars do look like standard altars but cannot be used to recharge prayer points.

Other

  • When attempting to use any item on an altar, the following message appears in your chat box: "You fear the wrath of the gods!".
  • Altars may be officially dedicated to a god such as Saradomin, Zamorak or Guthix, but any player can pray at any usable altar, even if they have chosen a god different from the altar's, have thwarted the god's followers in a quest or are wearing symbols or items of other gods.

Fast transport altars

These altars are reasonably accessible by "fast" transportation means: teleport spells or items, Fairy rings, Gnome gliders, and the Balloon transport system. Players can use the transportation means and then walk only a short distance to the altar.

The list notes whether the transport is:

  • 2-Way: You can use it to go to the altar and then again to return to where you came from. Two-way transportation is usually most useful for prayer-using players when killing monsters in areas without conveniently located altars.
  • 1-Way: You can use it to go the altar, but you must get back by some other means. This can be quite practical if there is a convenient teleport back. For example, when in the Morytania Slayer Tower, using a Combat bracelet to go to the Monastery and then a Slayer ring to return to the tower is a quick way to recharge prayer points.

Note that some transportation means may require the start or completion of quests. These requirements are not listed here.

Altar Location Fast Transport Method
Kandarin Monastery south of Ardougne 1-Way: Ardougne cloak 1 teleport

2-Way: Fairy ring DJP to the Tower of Life and then go west to the monastery. This is not as fast as most other fast-teleport altars, but it is the quickest for players wishing to use the fairy rings. (It is a bit faster if the player can use an Ardougne cloak to teleport to the monastery and then just use the fairy ring to return.)

Church at Lumbridge 1-Way: Lumbridge Home Teleport, Lumbridge Teleport
Church on Entrana 2-Way: Balloon transport to Entrana
Altar in Lletya 1-Way: Elf teleport crystal
Chaos Temple (Asgarnia) near Goblin Village 1-Way: Goblin village teleport sphere
Temple on Ape Atoll 1-Way: Teleport to Ape Atoll
Monastery west of Edgeville 1-Way: Combat bracelet
Chapel room of player's house 1-Way: Teleport to House
Altar at entrance of Ourania Cave 1-Way: Ourania Teleport of the Lunar Spells
Chaos Temple (hut) in Level 38 Wilderness 1-Way: Ghorrock Teleport of Ancient Magicks to Ice Plateau in Level 45 Wilderness, then south to hut. This is not as fast as most other fast-teleport altars, but it is the fastest of the Ancient Magicks spells. It is also dangerous, being in the Wilderness. (Ice Plateau Teleport and Tele Group Ice Plateau of the Lunar spells can also be used for access to this altar, but the Lunar Ourania Teleport is better, since it teleports closer to an altar and does not involve the Wilderness.)
Sulphur spring in Oo'glog 2-Way: This is not as convenient as the others, but its large prayer boost may make it worthwhile. Go to Feldip Hills by Gnome glider or by Fairy ring code AKS. Run south to Oo'glog (north-eastern shortcut to the city is the fastest path, if player has sufficient Agility). At the Spa, players can also use the salt water springs to get unlimited run energy for a time, so running to the spa and back to the gnome glider or fairy ring becomes practical.

2-Way: Travel on any charter ship to Oo'glog and run west to the pools.

Altar of Zaros at the Senntisten Temple in the Digsite Dungeon 1-Way: Digsite pendant. This is not as fast as most other fast-teleport altars, but the 15% extra prayer boost may make it worth it.)

Trivia

  • A long time ago the Altar of Chaos, the altar glorifying Zamorak, did not recharge prayer points fully. It restored 2 less than the player's maximum. Having 2 or less maximum Prayer would fully recharge your points, however.
  • At the Monastery (the Prayer Guild), Nature Grotto altar , and Seers' Village altar (with Seers' headband 3), players receive 2 more prayer points than their maximum. For example, if someone had level 50 prayer, then praying at the monastery would recharge their prayer points to 52, rather than 50.
  • Above-level prayer boosts do not allow players to use any prayer above their normal prayer level. For example, a player with level 58 prayer which gets their prayer boosted to 60 at the Monastery cannot use a level 60 prayer. (The extra prayer points just extend the player's praying times.)
  • The Rogue's Den minigame can be used to recharge prayer. When starting the minigame, the players prayer points are reduced to 0. Whenever the player leaves the game, however, prayer points are restored to the players prayer level (Even if the player had fewer points).
  • Altars located in a player's house can be used to train Prayer. Simply use any bones on an altar in a Player-owned house to gain experience. When you use bones on a player's altar it will say, "The gods are very pleased with your offering." OR "The gods are pleased with your offering.' OR "The gods accept your offering." and you will lose your bones and gain some Prayer experience. This does not work on normal altars.

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City of Heroes

Up to date as of January 31, 2010

From City of Heroes Wiki

Overview

Altars are often an objective of missions. In some missions, you simply have to activate the altars. In others, you must protect them.


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