Grey: would you be willing to rewrite question 3.5.1? It's about crowning and divine gifting. I'll paste it below. If you are willing and have the time, after you rewrite it, just paste the new version here and I'll incorporate it. The question is specifically marked as spoily in the FAQ so don't be too worried about revealing some secrets. Let me know if you're up for it.
3.5.1: People keep talking about crowning and pre- and postcrowning
and the problems with all three; what is all this about?
Okay, from the beginning. Crowning is an event of religious
confirmation whereby your deity acknowledges your incredible devotion
by declaring you their Champion and heartily rewarding you with a gift
and other favors. Pre- and postcrowning (hereafter referred to as
gifting) occur when a character does not meet certain requirements,
but is worthy of some acknowledgments; these yield a gift from the
deity, but none of the other benefits. Some view this as an
opportunity for a free artifact and so devote their characters to
their deity at an early age. If all other requirements for a gifting
are met and you still can't seem to get rewarded, there may be too
many artifacts already generated to reward a character of the current
level; god-gifting will only occur if the character's level is high
enough relative to the number of artifacts already generated in the game
(level must be greater than or equal to 8 + (3 *
number_of_artifacts_generated)). So there cannot be any gifting of any
variety below experience level 8, and as soon as any single artifact
is generated, the minimum level becomes 11, and so on ("Your prayer
remains unheard."). It is very difficult to become "extremely close"
to your deity more than once, (each subsequent reaching of the
"extremely close" status will require twice as many sacrifices) but it
should still be possible to get both a pre- and postcrowning gift if
"very close" enough.
Level is irrelevant to Crowning, the above formula is for gifting
(pre- and post-crowning) only.