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I know this is a contentions subject, but I'm fairly new to the game and I am very confused. I've read through the wiki and as many help files as I can find. I apologize if I have missed something obvious. I am in Targossas, so I recognize my information may be biased, but I am hoping this discussion will clarify matters for myself and others.
This is my understanding of how the shrine system works.
A shrine can be defiled by anyone:
A shrine can be sanctified by anyone:
*May not be rules, but seem to be generally accepted
Can non-aligned characters defend a shrine without becoming infamous? That is, if a Good shrine is being defiled by Evil, can Neutral defend without risking infamy?
Can a character raise or drop a shrine by a small amount?
Are defilement and sanctifies logged anywhere? Not just notices given at the time, but actual logs that can be referred to later.
Since it is possible to gain Favour from a deity for simple offerings, is it also possible to receive Favours by defiling, sanctifying or defending?
Is there any game-mechanic reward (like Favour/Disfavour) for being in party that sanctifies, defiles or defends?
Is there any benefit to being in a room with a shrine for non-priestly characters?
Is there a limit to the number of shrines that a deity can have? If so, what determines the limit?
Are there political or geographical restrictions on shrine locations beyond the 4-room distance from another shrine?
Does number of shrines to the patron of a city have any effect on House influence?
Are there other activities that take place at a shrine besides sanctify and defilement?