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|Release date||3 December 2009 (Update)|
|Quest item?||The Temple at Senntisten|
|High Alch||0 coins|
|Low Alch||0 coins|
|Destroy||I can get it back from Azzanadra at the temple under the Digsite.|
|Store price||Not sold|
|Examine||A tome of Zarosian curses.|
The Ancient hymnal is a reward from The Temple at Senntisten quest. It is given to players by Azzanadra. Once a player reads this book he or she is given access to the Ancient Curses by praying at the Altar of Zaros. This book describes all the new prayers -also called curses- and their functions. The non-English form of the curses are in Latin. If the player has lost it or destroyed it, they can get another one by talking to Azzanadra under the Digsite.
After completion of the Elite Falador Tasks, the hymnal may be used to change the altar on the second floor of the White Knights' Castle into a Zarosian altar. Changing the altar requires a player to simply use the Ancient hymnal on the backside of the altar. Once the ritual is complete the altar offers the ability to switch to Curses.
Please note: The room has to be cleared of White Knights before starting the ritual or else the player will get the message "I'd be better not to do that whilst there are White Knights around!"
Gathered here are the chants and curses of the Mahjarrat ancestors. Within these pages they lie translated to the human tongue, in the knowledge that soon Zaros will rule over all races, no matter how weak they be.
It is right, then, that all should use the words herein to give to praise to Zaros in worship and in battle.
To this end Zaros has attuned his temple at Senntisten, so that by praying at his altar in that wonderous place these curses will fill the minds of the followers, and his power be bestowed unto them.
Oh, what wonderous god and sacred place is this? This altar that nourishes the spirit far beyond the altars of the many false gods!
And finally, a warning, for the weak-willed halfwit humans are known for their treachery. Zaros grants you the freedom to use the altars of others to replenish yourself, but should you turn your back on these glorious curses that Zaros has gifted you, you must return to Senntisten, and prostrate yourself before Zaros' majesty before he will allow you to use these curses once more.
Adimo potestas tua quae tibi donat fortunam pugnae.
(I take away your might that makes you lucky in fighting.)
Adimo potestas tua quae tibi donat vis eminus.
(I take away your might that gives you ranged power.)
Adimo potestas tua quae tibi donat artem magicam.
(I take away your might that gives you magic art.)
Adimo potestas tua quae tibi donat vis animam.
(I take away your might that gives you souls of the dead.)
Dona mihi potestam, animum et fortitudinem bestiae firmissimae.
(Give me the power, the courage, and durability of the mightiest beast.)
Arceto impetum bestarium recreatorum.
(I deflect attacks from beasts that were brought back to life.)
Arceto impetum magorum.
(I deflect attacks from mages.)
Arceto impetum telorum.
(I deflect attacks of missiles.)
Arceto impetum gladiatorum.
(I deflect attacks from melee.)
Reple me impetu hostium.
(Fill me with the attack of my enemy.)
Reple me vis enimus hostium.
(Fill me with the ranged skills of my enemy.)
Reple me artem magican hostium.
(Refill me with the magic skills of my enemies.)
Reple me vallo hostium.
(Fill me with the defence of my enemy.)
Reple me fortitudo hostium.
(Fill me with the strength of my enemy.)
Reple me nervis hostium.
(Fill me with the vigour of my enemies.)
Reple me impetu speciali hostium.
(Fill me with the special attacks of my enemy.)
Nex meus emanabit sicut pestilentia.
(My death will spread like a plague.)
Advoco insaniam haerecticorum in pectus meus et animam meam.
(I call to my heart and soul the madness of heretics.)
Vim inimici mihi bono inclina.
(Turn the power of my enemy to my benefit.)