"Karma is locked. A mantra spoken at
a shrine will unlock it again."
|Fame and Karma / Karma Lock
Uh-oh. Looks like you're in trouble now.
So you honestly didn't mean to kill that dog, or you just wanted
to poison that thief, or you'll honestly go straight after that
last theft, honest! Your intentions were good, but now you seem
to have been branded as a common criminal. What are you going to
do? Luckily for you, there is a way out! If you are truly sorry,
and you honestly slipped and accidentally killed that k3wLd00d,
then there's still hope! All you have to do is find one of the Shrines
of the Virtues.
The Shrines of the Virtues will forgive your transgressions. All
you need to do is pay your respects with the special mantras of
the shrines. Since each shrine is dedicated to a different virtue,
a different mantra works for each one. When succesful you will get
the message "You once again control your destiny".
Keep in mind that locked Karma only means you cannot gain Karma;
by doing bad deeds, you will still be able to lose Karma. Your Karma
will be locked everytime you switch from a positive Karma level
to a negative Karma level. As long as your Karma is locked, you
cannot receive Karma from other players that try to use the phrase
"I honor thee" on you.
However, maybe you're not the kind soul you want people to think
you are. Maybe you would rather be feared than respected. Maybe
you want NPCs to duck for cover, and others to keep their distance
for fear of the consequences. Maybe you want to be evil.
All you have to do then is find the Chaos Shrine (you know where
that is, right?) and chant the mantra "bal". Your karma will lock
and you can kill monsters without fear of people thinking your intentions
are good. Also, if you have positive Karma but do not want it to
rise any higher from good deeds, meditate at the chaos shrine to
lock your Karma.
Good or evil, best of luck in your travels!
- Asmodeus [Almost Sane, SnR] of Siege Perilous