Rebecca Ashling
▶ Godbound

Can careful dissection of Made Gods or Artifacts yield up Celestial Shards?

Isaac Carroll

I'm pretty sure it's not addressed in the book, but if my players attempted it, I would give them a chance to succeed, especially since one of them has the word of Artifice and has successfully repaired a Celestial Engine (while damaged, it was causing a Parasite Volcano God; fun times).

For an Artifact, I would say the process would be pretty safe but would take at least as long as creating the artifact would, and there would be a chance that no shard could be recovered.

For a Made God, I would treat it something like destroying a Celestial Engine for its shards, so there would be a significant chance of an explosive release of divine power.