In the Halls of Mandos, this command is used to transport yourself to one of the main towns and cities of Middle-earth. The locations to which you may choose to pray are dictated by your race and citizenships. The first time you pray, or if you have no citizenships for any other reason, you may pray only to the hometowns for your race, and will be made a citizen of that place, unless you are wanted there:

  Elves, Half-elves      the Grey Havens, Lórien
  Men                    Fornost, Tharbad
  Dwarves                the Blue Mountains
  Hobbits                the Shire (Hobbiton)

Everyone can pray to Bree while only citizens may pray to Rivendell. Only evil humans may pray to Tharbad. Various other restrictions also apply.

Note that "praying to a city" ONLY works in the Halls of Mandos and nowhere else.


The other function of the "pray" command is to send a message to all immortals that are logged on. This is thus a rather powerful command and you should not use it unless the issue is important and only immortals can solve it. For instance, if you can ask a visible immortal via tell and get the necessary response, this is considered far better than simply praying.

By the same reasoning, immortals should not use pray as a replacement for tell.

The policy for prayers are that the mortal should indicate what the problem is in his prayer:

Good prays:
 - can I have a newbie kit?
 - my strength suddenly decreased from 17 to 1, what's up?
 - Morgul blade disappeared, but it was Sauron's darkness.
 - Fornost warrior guild isn't working.

Bad prays:
 - I need to speak with a V+ please?
 - Can I speak to a god?
 - I have a problem.
 - Can someone help me?

The point again: the pray should include enough information to say what the problem is, NOT what person you would like to talk to.

  > pray Harry won't open the gate for me, although I'm a citizen


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