|Released||17 November 2004 (Update)|
|Quest item||Horror from the Deep|
|Examine||The holy book of Saradomin.|
|High alch||120 coins|
|Low alch||80 coins|
The Holy book is a book held in place of a shield, and is the god book aligned with Saradomin. God books are commonly used for their prayer bonus, something few shields offer. The Holy book is obtained from the Horror from the Deep quest. The book is received from the quest as just a cover, and requires 4 Saradomin pages obtained from Treasure Trails to be completed. The book will not give any bonuses (with the exception of the +5 prayer bonus) until it is completed. An incomplete Holy book does count as a Saradomin item in the Hallowed Sepulchre. With 50 Prayer and a completed book, players can enchant unblessed symbols into Holy symbols.
Equipping a holy book allows the player to preach and perform ceremonies, such as blessing, last rites, and wedding rites, by operating it (none of which have any effect on the game itself, and are simply recited lines of text), costing 25% of the player's special attack energy.
Lost holy books can be reclaimed by speaking to Jossik, complete with all pages that have been added, for no cost. Alternatively, for those who do not wish to travel to the Lighthouse, Perdu will return them to players for 14,000 coins.
Due to its lack of offensive bonuses and the defensive bonuses being relatively small compared to other offhands, Holy book is among the less popular godbooks, however it can still be useful for some dangerous activities where fighting back is not desired but the prayer bonus or easy reclaimability is advantageous, such as Pyramid plunder or skilling in the Wilderness (e.g. hunting Black chinchompas, mining Runite ore, runecrafting through Abyss).
Filling the holy book currently costs 7,771 coins when buying each page individually or 19,717 when buying the item set.
Transcript[edit | edit source]
Weddings[edit | edit source]
- "In the name of Saradomin, protector of us all, I now join you in the eyes of Saradomin."
Last Rites[edit | edit source]
- "Thy cause was false, thy skills did lack; See you in Lumbridge when you get back."
Blessings[edit | edit source]
- "Go in peace in the name of Saradomin; may his glory shine upon you like the sun."
Preaching[edit | edit source]
- "Protect your self, protect your friends. Mine is the glory that never ends. This is Saradomin's wisdom."
- "The darkness in life may be avoided, by the light of wisdom shining. This is Saradomin's wisdom."
- "Show love to your friends, and mercy to your enemies, and know that the wisdom of Saradomin will follow. This is Saradomin's wisdom."
- "A fight begun, when the cause is just, will prevail over all others. This is Saradomin's wisdom."
- "The currency of goodness is honour; It retains its value through scarcity. This is Saradomin's wisdom."
Treasure Trails[edit | edit source]
|Elite||Bow||South-east corner of the Edgeville Monastery, on the ground floor||7,771[c 1]|
- The cost may be higher because of the variant of the item used. The base item is god book.
Shop locations[edit | edit source]
|Lost Property shop||Edgeville||∞||N/A||12,000||N/A|
|Lost Property shop||Lumbridge||∞||N/A||12,000||N/A|
|Lost Property shop||Ferox Enclave||∞||N/A||12,000||N/A|
|Lost Property shop||Catherby||∞||N/A||12,000||N/A|
|Lost Property shop||Falador||∞||N/A||12,000||N/A|
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The colour of the book was formerly white, but was recoloured to be light blue in an update on 29 September 2016 after gaining 89.7% support on the 47th Content Poll.
- The colour of the book was again changed on 27 April 2017 to be a darker blue.
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