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A sanctuary is a co-aligned[1] temple.[2] You will receive sanctuary from its priest[3] if the priest is peacefully[4] tending the altar and your alignment is greater than -4.[5] This means monsters will not enter the temple,[6] and any monsters currently within will not attack you in melee and flee as if you were standing on a respected Elbereth square[7] (though they can still use ranged attacks). Unlike Elbereth, only the following monsters ignore sanctuary:


  1. priest.c, line 600
  2. priest.c, line 595
  3. priest.c, line 597
  4. priest.c, line 601
  5. priest.c, line 592
  6. mon.c, line 1134
  7. monmove.c, line 267
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 priest.c, line 589: is_minion is true only for high priests and A
  9. monmove.c, line 266
  10. monmove.c, line 890
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