Valpurus

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Valpurus the Great Frog is the King of Gods, the highest of them all and a mortal enemy of Mortifer. His alignment is L++ (extremely lawful). His archangel is called Inlux.

The Wise know that the world is really a square pancake which Valpurus carries on His back. This is why the Cathedral and the whole city of Attnam are dedicated to His worship.

Praying

Note that Valpurus is a busy god and does not respond well to ordinary mortals bothering Him with their prayers. You should only pray to Valpurus after becoming His champion. Offer sacrifices to Him until He declares you His champion, then it is safe to pray. Repeat this process after each prayer, as Valpurus is also a fickle god and his favour does not last.

Good Effects

When pleased, Valpurus will recognize you as his champion and grant you a sword and a shield of valpurium:

You hear a booming voice: "I RECOGNIZETH THEE AS MINE OWN CHAMPION! JOURNEY FORTH WITH THESE ARMAMENTS TO DEFEAT MORTIFER AND ALL THE CHAOS HE HADST SOWN!" A set of holy arms appear from nothing.

Subsequent prayers will get you a Holy Handgrenade of Antioch each.

As all gods, Valpurus may also grant you a temporary pet angel. Note that no matter how high is your favour with Valpurus, he will not summon his archangel Inlux, since she is in the service of the Cathedral. Valpurus will also not regrow your lost limbs.

Bad Effects

When angry, Valpurus smites you with a small hammer, doing direct damage to your head.

As all gods, Valpurus can also summon a hostile angel when extremely angry.

Altars

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There is a guaranteed altar of Valpurus in the Cathedral of Attnam. It is attended by a Priest who will cure diseases, re-attach or summon new limbs and offer other services, for a price.

Other altars of Valpurus can be found randomly in the dungeons.

Strategy

If you can raise you piety with Valpurus high enough to become his chamion, the sword and shield he offers are end-game tier gear that can be obtained relatively early in the game.

Note however that you cannot become a champion of both Valpurus and Mortifer, so if you plan on acquiring Neerc Se-ulb, you should refrain from praying to Valpurus.

Artifacts

Several artifacts are attached to Valpurus. Offering these items to Valpurus at his altar will grant you a greater bonus towards your favour with Him:

Valpurium and golden eagle feather materials are also attached to Valpurus and items made of them will grant increased favour.

Trivia