Shrines are sanctified objects where the humble and faithful may communicate more directly with their gods. In the Temple, shrines take the form of three sided trioliths, with one side inscribed with the image of a saint of the Temple. In the Imperial Cult, shrines take the form of altars consecrated to the Nine Divines. The faithful and respectful guests may make offerings and receive blessings at shrines. The faithful of high ranks need make no offering to receive blessings.