2.4 Objects

Objects and interacting with them.

You will frequently need or want to interact with items and with mobiles (NPCs) in Aetolia. The most important commands, all covered below, are:

INFO HERE   (IH for short)
This command will show you a list of what items are in the room, along with their numbers. Whenever you interact with an item or a mobile, you can either refer to it by name, such as 'orc', or by number, such as '173', or by a combination of both, such as 'orc173'.

LOOK <person> <piece of clothing>
This will show you a description of whatever thing you name.

GET [amount] <thing>
GET [amount] <thing> FROM <container>
This will pick things up from off the ground. You cannot pick up most living things. In order to get an item that is in another item, such as a backpack, you would type GET [amount] <thing> FROM <container>. If you wish to get one of an item, omit the [amount]. You cannot pick up more than 50 items at a time.

DROP [amount] <thing>
Drop anything you are holding onto the ground. If you wish to only drop one of something, you may omit [amount].                                

PROBE <thing>    (or P <thing> for short)
LOOK IN <thing>
This command will show you a variety of information about an item or mobile, along with its description. To see what it is holding, you must LOOK IN <thing>.                                                        

GIVE [amount] <thing> TO <whomever>
Give an item or items to someone (player or mobile). To give one item, omit the [amount].                                                      

PUT [amount] <thing> IN <container>
This allows you to put items inside another item that is capable of holding items, such as a backpack. To put one item, omit the [amount].

PLACE <thing> ON <surface>
This allows you to place an item upon another item which can hold it, such as a table, shelf, or other piece of furniture.

THROW <thing>
This is a little more complicated. See: HELP THROWING.

WIELD <thing>
UNWIELD <thing>
These commands allow you to wield an item and unwield an item.

TOUCH <object>
PUSH <object> 
PULL <object>
TURN <object>
TWIST <object>
USE <object>
Some items can be interacted with using these commands, which may give hints to puzzles or quests, or simply enable an effect of the item.