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While out adventuring, I ran into an altar dedicated to the god of Wealth. Now, there are certainly bonuses to worshipping said god. But I decided to pass on believing in them, in case I ran into another, more beneficial god. I didn't want to take the chance that my original god would take offense to my completely pragmatic and wholly non-personal choice. It's not them, it's totally me.

So if I inform my current god of our impending severing of our relationship, are they liable to go crazy on me for no reason?

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If they're anything like my last girlfriend, then ye- Oh god, she's got an axe! –  Yuuki Sep 16 '13 at 17:21
    
@Yuki Funny enough, none of them actually have any axes. –  Grace Note Sep 16 '13 at 17:21

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As having recent experience in this field, I can tell you exactly how it goes!

If you turn apostate, the god gets angry and punishes you, which is a 10000 turn hex that reduces your Speed by 20 and your PV by 20%. It can't be dispelled and it sticks even after death, because you made a god angry geez. That's the whole of it though.

This isn't a strong penalty and it goes away soon enough. I spent the entire punishment period fishing in my basement to curry favor to my new god (plus a day travelling to town to buy more lures). Switching gods is actually rather recommendable - the only things you retain for following a god are the favor-based bonuses to certain skills/stats, and the innate blessing they give (like Yacatect's 'All Collection'). The gifts they give you for prayer at certain levels of favor (a servant, an item, and a weapon) all are retained even if you switch gods, so you can always switch to get more of these from more gods. Note though that servants are capped at one servant for every 10 levels in the Faith skill you have (in original, it was capped at 2). Just make sure you stop at whichever god you want to retain the bonuses of.

Of note, the Festival of Jure that occurs in Noyel in the last month of each year, you can actually convert to following Jure of Healing without incurring punishment from your current god.

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Sometimes you get a random priest blessing you with a spell that makes you immune to hexes; does that include divine-level hexes? –  Frank Sep 16 '13 at 17:29
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@fbueckert No, because you made a god angry geez. –  Grace Note Sep 16 '13 at 17:33

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