More of a tip for all the other beta players than an actual suggestion, though it would be nice to have some definitive info on the gods (I remember reading some talk about an upcoming "godex" ? in other threads) to prevent this sort of thing from happening:
Human Berserker, Eastern Tundra
Things went pretty well up through the boss. Got him down to within one hit, but didn't quite have enough left to take him out. I had all the Taurog equipment, but not enough piety to get death protection. I notice the Glowing Guardian altar and decide to desecrate it so I can get the extra piety I need for DP and the boss kill.
Glowing Guardian says "hmm let's remove all those mundane items you've got, that ought to teach you" and of course, now my 25 piety can no longer get the death protection boon from Taurog, since the full equipment set is required. So note carefully those who aren't aware: desecrating GG's altar rids you of all your items. I can't wait to see what the others' punishments are...