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BlinkenMUD is a MUD codebase derived from Rot1.4 which was a fork from RoM2.4b6 that started life as Merc, which is based on DikuMUD.

This MUD now has lots of color. Type colour at the MUD command prompt to activate it.


These are the rules of BlinkenMUD. For other matters, use common sense.

All rules that apply to your shell apply to the mud. This means that any action that would be considered unacceptable by independence will also be unacceptable by me (KeeperX)

When playing the mud please join the #mud channel in IRC. This is not required but strongly recomended.

Limited player stealing or player killing. (don't be running around killing and stealing from each other all day)

Sitting around idle with a client open is hazardous to your health. If we catch you doing it, you will lose half your playing time.

No multiple logins, multiple playing, or helping your own characters with other characters you own -- by any arrangement.

No kill stealing. This means you cannot attack a mob (mobil object such as monsters, guards, NPCs) someone else is fighting, unless they ask you to. Also avoid attacking fleeing mobs.

Cheating will not be tolerated. This includes accepting favors from gods and exploiting bugs. If you find a bug, report it, then do not use it.

How to play

Logging in

To log in type startmud in the shell. That command will launch TinTIn++, a simple terminal based mud client. The actual TinTin++ command is tt++ <server> <port> but we created the startmud command to make it simple.

If you're connecting from outside of Blinkenshell, you have to specify specify host blinkenshell.org and port 11675 to connect.

Logging out

Simply type quit at the prompt to exit the mud. To exit TinTin++ type #end. For more information about the powers of TinTin++ visit its wiki page.

Creating a character

On your first login you will be prompted to create a character. This process is simple enough until you get to the customization portion. Basicaly you pick a skill you want and add it by typing add <skillname>. Skills are paid for in creation points and the more skills you have the harder it is to level up. If you dont add the skill, you will never get that skill. The creation customization can be tricky.

In-game Help System

Type commands for a complete list of commands, and help for the general help screen help <topic>. For more help, type for any command, skill, or spell. Also help on: DAMAGE DEATH EXPERIENCE NEWS STORY TICK WIZLIST


north south east west up down

exits (shows obvious exits)

recall (will return you to The Temple Of Mota)

sleep wake rest stand


There are several ways to communicate built in to the MUD.

'Gossip' the gossip channel is a global channel where what you type can be viewed by all. This is great for getting help when starting out or communicating with someone in annother part of the mud. To gossip just start your line with a period " . "

'Say' This is something said in the "room" you are in. It can be heard by everyone in the room. To use it start your line with a single quote " ' "

There are other commands for communication as well. Use the builtin help to explore these methods.


In the game you gave stats that you can train.

Str determines how hard you hit and how much you can carry.

Int determines how quickly you learn (i.e. progress in spells/skills) and how much mana you gain per level.

Wis determines, to a degree, how quickly you learn and how many practices you get per level.

Dex determines how much you can carry in your inventory and plays a part in dodging and parrying.

Con determines how many hps you have and how many hps you gain per level.

you should always train int and wis first (at least to 18) and then con before anything else.

Group Commands

Syntax: follow <character>

Syntax: group

Syntax: group <character>

FOLLOW starts you following another character. To stop following anyone else, just FOLLOW <yourself>. GROUP <character> makes someone who is following you a member of your group. Group members share experience points from kills and may use the GTELL and commands. If anyone in your group is attacked, you will automatically join the fight.

If the <character> is already a member of your group, then GROUP will kick out the <character> from your group.

Characters can also leave yourgroup by using a FOLLOW command to stop following you.

GROUP with no argument shows statistics for each character in your group.

You may FOLLOW and GROUP only with characters who are within five levels of your own.


get put drop give sacrifice wear wield hold recite quaff zap brandish lock unlock open close pick inventory equipment look compare eat drink fill list buy sell value


kill backstab cast

'flee' - If a fight you started is not going well you can use this command to FLEE to a safe area, however you will loose a small amount of experience points.

'kick' - Kicking allows the adventurer to receive an extra attack in combat. A failed kick may throw an unwary fighter off balance.

'rescue' - Rescue allows you to intercede in combat, protecting weaker characters. Success in rescuing depends on the skill rating, as well as a comparision of level, dexterity, and speed between the character and the target.

'disarm' - The disarm command allows you to disarm your apponent of his/her weapon. The best possible chance of disarming occurs when you are skilled both your own and your opponent's weapon.

'wimpy' - Wimpy is used to set auto fleeing. For example if you use the command wimpy 5 your character will automatically flee when you get down to 5 hit points

Auto Commands

auto : show current status of all auto commands

autoall : turn on or or off all auto commands

autolist : list all automatic actions

autoloot : take all equipment from dead mobiles

autogold : take all gold from dead mobiles

autosac : sacrifice dead monsters (if autoloot is on, only empty corpes)

autoexit : display room exits upon entering a room

autosplit: split up spoils from combat among your group members

autoassit: makes you help group members in combat


-1 DIKU~
.                    Original game idea, concept, and design:

          Katja Nyboe               [Superwoman] (katz@freja.diku.dk)
          Tom Madsen              [Stormbringer] (noop@freja.diku.dk)
          Hans Henrik Staerfeldt           [God] (bombman@freja.diku.dk)
          Michael Seifert                 [Papi] (seifert@freja.diku.dk)
          Sebastian Hammer               [Quinn] (quinn@freja.diku.dk)

Developed at: DIKU -- The Department of Computer Science
                      at the University of Copenhagen.


Midgaard's economy is based on platinum, gold and silver coinage (and the
lowly copper, which you as an adventurer are far too proud to carry).
Platinum coins are worth 100 gold coins.  Gold coins are worth 100 silver
coins.  Gems can be bought to alleviate weight problems from the
Midgaard jeweller, he charges a mere 10% more than they are worth.

Brief and compact help set your display options for the game. Typing brief
toggles on and off the showing of room descriptions when you move around
(considerably reducing the text to be processed), and typing compact
removes the extra blank line before your prompt.

The following are the damage messages, and the max amount of hp damage
for each message:
 0 miss  4 scratch
 8 graze  12 hit
 16 injure  20  wound
 24 maul  28 decimate
 32 devastate 36 maim
 greater than 150 = UNSPEAKABLE

-1 DEAF~
The deaf toggle turns off incoming tells, helpfull if you are being bombarded
by messages from other players.  You can still use reply (see 'help reply') to
reply to people who were telling you before you went deaf, although you
cannot reply to a deaf person unless you or they are a diety (it's mostly
useful for sending a quick "I'm being spammed so I went deaf" message to
a person).

-1 AFK~
Typing AFK puts your character in a tell-saving mode as follows: any tell
to you is stored in a special buffer, and can be seen later by typing
recall.  This is useful when you need to leave the mud for 5 or 10 minutes,
but don't want to miss tells.  AFK shows up in your prompt until it is
turned off.

Tells to link-dead players are stored in a similar fashion, and can also be
seen by typing replay (unless, of course, the character logs off before
reading them).

Syntax: prompt
Syntax: prompt all
Syntax: prompt <%*>

PROMPT with out an argument will turn your prompt on or off.

PROMPT ALL will give you the standard "<hits mana moves>" prompt.

PROMPT <%*> where the %* are the various variables you may set yourself.

        %h :  Display your current hits
        %H :  Display your maximum hits
        %m :  Display your current mana
        %M :  Display your maximum mana
        %v :  Display your current moves
        %V :  Display your maximum moves
        %x :  Display your current experience
 %X :  Display experience to level
 %p :  Display your platinum held
        %g :  Display your gold held
 %s :  Display your silver held
        %a :  Display your alignment
        %r :  Display the room name you are in
 %e :  Display the exits from the room in NESWDU style
 %c :  Display a carriage return (useful for multi-line prompts)
        %R :  Display the vnum you are in (IMMORTAL ONLY)
        %z :  Display the area name you are in (IMMORTAL ONLY)

Example:  PROMPT <%hhp %mm %vmv>
        Will set your prompt to "<10hp 100m 100mv>"


Alignment is an expression of your attitudes on life and how you react
to situations. There's good, neutral, and evil alignment. Your alignment
is affected by the alignment of the foes you kill; kill an evil monster
and your alignment shifts towards good, kill a good one, and you head
towards the dark side of things.

Alignment is expressed in numbers from 1000 (pure good) to -1000 (pure evil),
with 0 being true neutral. Most creatures are neither wholly evil nor wholly
good and have alignment scores between 500 and -500. You can check your
alignment by typing SCORE. Spells such as DETECT GOOD, DETECT EVIL, and KNOW
ALIGNMENT will show you the alignment of others.

Alignment affects what equipment you may wear, weapons you may use, how
creatures react to you, experience gained, and, in some cases, what exits
you see.  The Temple of Thoth houses recall for good and high-neutral aligned
characters.  The Temple of Belan is home to those of evil and low-neutral
alignment.  Equipment that is not suited to your alignment will be "zapped"
off of you when you try to wear it. If you are of good alignment, on occasion,
Thoth will protect you from harm in battle (usually from teleport spells),
but Belan, being evil, leaves his followers to fend for themselves.

Should you wish to change your alignment in some way other than fighting
oppositely-aligned foes, you will pay dearly.  Go to the church in Midgaard
near Clan Road and either REPENT ALIGN or CURSE ALIGN at the appropriate
priest for the alignment you wish to become.

Syntax: member <char>          Invites or removes a member from your clan.
        member <accept|deny>   Accept or Deny an invitation to join a clan.

The first syntax of this command may only be used by the clan leader.
You may not invite a player who is already in another clan.

If you have been invited to join a clan, you may use the ACCEPT option
to actually become a member of that clan.  Use the DENY option if you
do not wish to join the clan in question.

When your character dies, you are reincarnated back at the Altar of the Temple
of Midgaard.  Your corpse is left behind in the room where you were killed,
together with all of your equipment.

Any spells which were affecting you are canceled by death.

Following and groups are not affected by death.

You lose experience points for dying.  The amount you lose is two-thirds of
the way back to the beginning of your level.

Corpses decay after time, and the objects inside corpses decay with them.
Player corpses last *roughly* 30 hours of game time (15 minutes of real time).
Only the player who died, or someone in the same group, can retrieve objects
from a player's corpse.


Your character advances in power by gaining experience.  You need a set
amount of experience points for each level based on your creation points.

You gain experience by:

    being part of a group that kills a monster

You lose experience by:

    fleeing from combat
    recalling out of combat
    being the target of certain spells

The experience you get from a kill depends on several things: how many players
are in your group; your level versus the level of the monster; your alignment
versus the monster's alignment; how many of this monster have been killed
lately; and some random variation.

Syntax: colour              Toggles colour mode on/off
        colour list         Lists the available colours and channels
        colour #            Sets your default colour to #
        colour <channel> #  Sets the channel colour to #

Use the list option to view a list of all the channels you can set a color
for, along with the color numbers to use for channels and the default color.

Using a number as the only argument will set your default color to this
number. (Default color is the color most text is displayed in)

Using a channel name as the first argument and a number as the second argument
will set this channels color to the number. for example:
       colour gossip 13
This will change the gossip channel color from the default bright blue to
bright magenta.

You may also talk in colour; the format is like this: the 'escape character'
to specify a colour is the left handed brace '{{', following that you should
use one of the following numbers,

         {x{{0     reset, returns to default

         {r{{1     red     {m{{5     magenta
         {g{{2     green   {c{{6     cyan
         {y{{3     yellow  {w{{7     white
         {b{{4     blue    {D{{8     grey{x

For brighter colours, use the shifted numbers: {R!{G@{Y#{B${M%{C^{W&{x
When using colour, it looks better if you finish the line with whatever
colour it would normally be in, such as a gossip, the colour is magenta, so:
                {mLope gossips '{ghello,{r world{m'{x
        looks better than:
                {mLope gossips '{ghello,{r world'{x

Colour is courtesy of Lope from Loping Through The MUD.
Direct questions to ant@solace.mh.se or leave at note at Loping
Through The MUD, current site lttm.westside.net port 23 or 9000

The following colors are available to be set as either your default, or
on a channel.

     0 - Reset           9 - Bright Red
     1 - Red            10 - Bright Green
     2 - Green          11 - Yellow
     3 - Brown          12 - Bright Blue
     4 - Blue           13 - Bright Magenta
     5 - Magenta        14 - Bright Cyan
     6 - Cyan           15 - Bright White
     7 - White          16 - Black
     8 - Grey           17 - None

The Reset(0) and None(17) options are different depending on how you
are using them.
    If setting your default text color:
       Both 0 and 17 will turn off any default color, reverting back
       to your terminals default color.
    If setting a channel color:
       0 will reset the color back to the games default.
       17 will set the color to your default text color, or to your
       terminals default color if you have no default set.

You may change the default color for the following channels:

auction   - The auction channel
cgossip   - The clan gossip channel (global)
qgossip   - The quest gossip channel
clan      - The clan talk channel (same clan only)
gossip    - The gossip channel
grats     - The grats channel
gtell     - The group tell channel
immtalk   - The immortal talk channel (imms only)
music     - The music channel
ask       - The question and answer channels
quote     - The quote channel
say       - The say channel
shout     - The shout and yell channels
tell      - The tell and reply channels
wiznet    - The wiznet messages (imms and 2nd tier only)
mobsay    - Tells and says from mobiles
room      - The room titles
condition - An opponents condition
fight     - Your fight actions
opponent  - Your opponents fight actions
witness   - Fights you are not participating in
disarm    - Messages about disarming

See HELP SETTINGS for a list of default settings and your current settings.

channel     default        current
{xauction     {Gbright green    {ATHIS
{xcgossip     {Rbright red      {ETHIS
{xclan        {Mbright magenta  {FTHIS
{xqgossip     {Cbright cyan     {lTHIS
{xgossip      {Bbright blue     {HTHIS
{xgrats       {ybrown           {JTHIS
{xgtell       {ccyan            {KTHIS
{ximmtalk     {Wbright white    {LTHIS
{xmusic       {Cbright cyan     {NTHIS
{xask         {Yyellow          {PTHIS
{xquote       {ggreen           {QTHIS
{xsay         {mmagenta         {STHIS
{xshout       {rred             {TTHIS
{xtell        {ccyan            {UTHIS
{xwiznet      {wwhite           {VTHIS
{xmobsay      {mmagenta         {aTHIS
{xroom        {Bbright blue     {eTHIS
{xcondition   {Rbright red      {fTHIS
{xfight       {Bbright blue     {hTHIS
{xopponent    {ccyan            {iTHIS
{xwitness     {xnone            {kTHIS
{xdisarm      {Yyellow          {jTHIS

You can buy pets in the pet shop.  You may own only one pet at a time, after
the old one dies you may purchase a replacement.

The following are the description flags for players and mobiles:
       {yV{x = Invisible
        {DH{x = Hiding
         {cC{x = Charmed
          {bT{x = Translucent (pass_door)
           {wP{x = Faerie Fire
            {CI{x = Ice Shield
             {rF{x = Fire Shield
              {BL{x = Shock Shield
               {RE{x = Evil
                {YG{x = Good
                 {WS{x = Sanctuary
                  {GQ{x = Quest

The following are the description flags for equiptment:
       {yV{x = Invisible
        {RE{x = Evil
         {BB{x = Blessed
          {MM{x = Magical
           {YG{x = Glowing
            {WH{x = Humming
             {GQ{x = Quest

You may switch to the old format for flags (as used on other
muds) at any time with the 'long' command.

The LONG command will affect the way you see special flags on other
characters and equipment.  With the long flag set, you will see the
flags much as you do on other muds, most of them as (Aura)'s.
Without the long flag (default), you will see any flags within
a much shorter table.  See 'HELP FLAGS' for the shorter tables.

Many of the game actions are based upon interval timers, including combat,
most autonomous monster actions, hp/mana/move regeneration, spell duration,
weather, and area resetting.

Of these timers, the hp/mana/move regeneration timer is popularly called the
'tick'.  Ticks on this mud average 30 seconds of real time, but the actual
amount varies randomly from 15 seconds to 45 seconds.

Area resetting happens roughly every 3 minutes if no one is in the area; less
often (15 minutes) if some one is.  Also note that objects lying on the ground
will not be regenerated if anyone is in the area when it resets.

0 !~
Syntax: !

! repeats the last command you typed.

Syntax: north
Syntax: south
Syntax: east
Syntax: west
Syntax: up
Syntax: down

Use these commands to walk in a particular direction.

Syntax: cast <spell> <target>

Before you can cast a spell, you have to practice it.  The more you practice,
the higher chance you have of success when casting.  Casting spells costs mana.
The mana cost decreases as your level increases.

The <target> is optional.  Many spells which need targets will use an
appropriate default target, especially during combat.

If the spell name is more than one word, then you must quote the spell name.
Example: cast 'cure critic' frag.  Quoting is optional for single-word spells.
You can abbreviate the spell name.

When you cast an offensive spell, the victim usually gets a saving throw.
The effect of the spell is reduced or eliminated if the victim makes the
saving throw successfully.

See also the help sections for individual spells.

Syntax: exits

Tells you the visible exits of the room you are in.  Not all exits are visible.
You can use the 'bump' technique to find hidden exits.  (Try to walk in a
certain direction and see what you bump into).

Syntax: drop <object>
Syntax: drop <amount> coins
Syntax: get  <object>
Syntax: get  <object> <container>
Syntax: give <object> <character>
Syntax: give <amount> coins <character>
Syntax: put  <object> <container>

DROP drops an object, or some coins, on the ground.

GET gets an object, either lying on the ground, or from a container, or even
from a corpse.  TAKE is a synonym for get.

GIVE gives an object, or some coins, to another character.

PUT puts an object into a container.

DROP, GET and PUT understand the object names 'ALL' for all objects and
'ALL.object' for all objects with the same name.

Syntax: equipment
Syntax: inventory

EQUIPMENT lists your equipment (armor, weapons, and held items).
INVENTORY lists your inventory.

Syntax: compare <object-1> <object-2>
Syntax: compare <object>

COMPARE compares two objects in your inventory.  If both objects are weapons,
it will report the one with the better average damage.  If both objects are
armor, it will report the one with the better armor class.

COMPARE with one argument compares an object in your inventory to the object
you are currently wearing or wielding of the same type.

COMPARE doesn't consider any special modifiers of the objects.

Syntax: finger <name>
The finger command will tell you the last time a player logged off
the system.  The entered name must match the players name completely,
and cannot be abbreviated.

Syntax: flee
Syntax: rescue   <character>

Once you start a fight, you can't just walk away from it.  If the fight
is not going well, you can attempt to FLEE, or another character can
RESCUE you.  (You can also RECALL, but this is less likely to work,
and costs more experience points, then fleeing).

If you lose your link during a fight, then your character will keep
fighting, and will attempt to RECALL from time to time.  Your chances
of making the recall are reduced, and you will lose much more experience.

Syntax: donate  <object>
        cdonate <object>

The donate command will transfer an object from your inventory to the
donation pit.  If you are a clan member, the cdonate command will donate
the object to your clans donation pit, otherwise, it will work the same
as a normal donate.  Some objects may not be donated, such as quest items,
cursed items, and sub-issue gear.

Syntax: look
Syntax: look    <object>
Syntax: look    <character>
Syntax: look    <direction>
Syntax: look    <keyword>
Syntax: look in <container>
Syntax: look in <corpse>
Syntax: examine <container>
Syntax: examine <corpse>

LOOK looks at something and sees what you can see.

EXAMINE is short for 'LOOK container' followed by 'LOOK IN container'.

Syntax: order <character> command
Syntax: order all command

ORDER orders one or all of your charmed followers (including pets) to
perform any command.  The command may have arguments.  You are responsible
for the actions of your followers, and others who attack your followers
will incur the same penalty as if they attacked you directly.

Most charmed creatures lose their aggresive nature (while charmed).

If your charmed creature engages in combat, that will break the charm.

Syntax: rest
Syntax: sleep
Syntax: stand
Syntax: wake

These commands change your position.  When you REST or SLEEP, you
regenerate hit points, mana points, and movement points faster.
However, you are more vulnerable to attack, and if you SLEEP,
you won't hear many things happen.

Use STAND or WAKE to come back to a standing position.  You can
also WAKE other sleeping characters.

Syntax: gtell <message>
Syntax: say   <message>
Syntax: tell  <character> <message>

All of these commands send messages to other players.  GTELL sends a message to
all of the characters in your group, wherever they are, even if they are
sleeping or stunned or dying.  ';' is a synonym for GTELL.

SAY sends a message to all awake players in your room.  The single quote "'"
is a synonym for SAY.

TELL sends a message to one awake player anywhere in the world.

REPLY sends a message to the last player who sent you a TELL.  REPLY will work
even if you can't see the player, and without revealing their identity.  This
is handy for talking to invisible or switched immortal players.

The notes on ROT replace the bulletin boards and mail systems found on many
other mud.  The following options are usable:

reading notes:
note list : show all notes (unread notes are marked with an N)
note read : either by number, or read next to read unread notes
note remove : removes a note that you wrote or are the target of
note catchup : markes all notes as read

writing new notes:
note to  : sets the to line (playername, clanname, immortal, or all)
note subject : sets the subject for a new note
note +  : adds a line to a new note (i.e. note + hi guys!)
note -  : remove a line from a note in progress
note clear : erase a note in progress
note show : shows the note you are working on
note post : posts a new note. This MUST be done to post a note.

When you log in, you will be informed if there are unread notes waiting. Type
note read to scroll through them one at a time.

Five other note directories exist, these are ideas, news, changes, weddings,
and penalties (gods only).  They are used the exact same way, for example
idea read 5 will read idea #5.  Posting to the news, changes, and weddings
boards is restricted.
The 'unread' command can be used to show your unread notes on all the note

Syntax: gossip  <message>
Syntax: cgossip <message>
Syntax: qgossip <message>
Syntax: shout   <message>
Syntax: yell    <message>

SHOUT sends a message to all awake players in the world.  To curb excessive
shouting, SHOUT imposes a three-second delay on the shouter.

GOSSIP, CGOSSIP, and QGOSSIP are variants of SHOUT (without the delay).
GOSSIP will send the message to everyone listening, CGOSSIP will send
only to those who are clanned, and QGOSSIP will send only to those
who are on a quest.
'.' is a synonym for GOSSIP.
'=' is a synonym for CGOSSIP.
'-' is a synonym for QGOSSIP.

YELL sends a message to all awake players within your area.

Type a channel name by itself to turn it off.

Syntax: forget   <character>
 remember <character>

Forgetting a player will block out all global messages from that player.
Local messages (say, emote, etc..) will still be visible.

Remember will remove a player from your forget list.

Use either command without an argument for a list of players currently

Syntax: emote <action>
Syntax: pose

EMOTE is used to express emotions or actions.  Besides EMOTE, there are
several dozen built-in social commands, such as CACKLE, HUG, and THANK
(type socials or help socials for a listing).

PMOTE is similar to emote, but will substitute you and your for a target's
name (i.e. pmote bonks Alander will be read as bonks you by Alander, and
as bonks Alander by everyone else).

POSE produces a random message depending on your class and level.

Syntax: hold   <object>
Syntax: remove <object>
Syntax: wear   <object>
Syntax: wear   all
Syntax: wield  <object>
Syntax: second <object>

Four of these commands will take an object from your inventory and start using
it as equipment.  HOLD is for light sources, wands, and staves.  WEAR is for
armor.  WIELD and SECOND are for weapons.

WEAR ALL will attempt to HOLD, WEAR, or WIELD each suitable item in your

You may not be able to HOLD, WEAR, or WIELD an item if its alignment does not
match yours, if it is too heavy for you, or if you are not experienced enough
to use it properly.

REMOVE will take any object from your equipment and put it back into your

Syntax: bug <message>
Syntax: idea <message>
Syntax: typo <message>

These commands will take your message and record it into a file as feedback
to the mud implementors.

Syntax: credits

This command shows the list of the original Diku Mud implementors.

Syntax: areas
Syntax: commands
Syntax: report
Syntax: score
Syntax: time
Syntax: weather

AREAS shows you a list of areas in the game.

COMMANDS shows you all the commands in the game.

REPORT shows your current statistics to you and also announces them to other
players in the room.  SCORE shows much more detailed statistics to you only.
Your ability scores are shown as true value(current value), so for example
Str: 15(23) means you have a 15 strength from training, but a 23 strength
from other factors (spells or items).

TIME shows the game time, as well as the time the mud was last started,
and the current local time for the host computer.

WEATHER shows the current game weather.

-1 WHO~
Syntax: who
Syntax: who <level-range>
Syntax: who <class or race>
Syntax: who <clan name>
Syntax: who <class or race> <level-range> <clan name>

WHO shows the people currently in the game.  Some people may choose to
remain unseen and won't appear on the WHO

WHO without any arguments shows all of the (visible) people currently playing.

With arguments, WHO can show players of certain classes or levels.
For example:

who 10          lists all players of level 10 or above
who 15 20       lists all players between level 15 and 20
who cleric      lists all clerics playing
who immortal    lists all immortals playing
who cleric 1 5  lists all clerics between levels 1 and 5
who elf cleric  lists all elven clerics
who demise e m  lists all elven mages in Demise (hi Alander!)

Classes and races may be abbreviated.

Syntax: whois <name>
The whois command identifies any user who matches the name given. For
example, 'whois a' shows all characters whose name begins with A.

Syntax: where
Syntax: where <character>

WHERE without an argument tells you the location of visible players in the same
area as you are.

WHERE with an argument tells you the location of one character with that name
within your area, including monsters.

Syntax: help
Syntax: help <keyword>

HELP without any arguments shows a one-page command summary.

HELP <keyword> shows a page of help on that keyword.  The keywords include
all the commands, spells, and skills listed in the game.

Syntax: description <string>
Syntax: description + <string>
Syntax: description -

Sets your long description to the given string.  If the description string
starts with a '+', the part after the '+' is appended to your current
description, so that you can make multi-line descriptions. You can delete
lines by uses description -.

Syntax: password <old-password> <new-password>

PASSWORD changes your character's password.  The first argument must be
your old password.  The second argument is your new password.

The PASSWORD command is protected against being snooped or logged.

Syntax: title <string>

Sets your title to a given string.

The game supplies a title when your character is created and when you
advance a level.  You can use TITLE to set your title to something else.

Syntax: wimpy
Syntax: wimpy <number>

WIMPY sets your wimpy value.  When your character takes damage that reduces
your hit points below your wimpy value, you will automatically attempt to flee.
You will only flee if your character is not in a wait state -- i.e. has not
been using combat commands like cast, trip and bash, and has not been
tripped or bash by an enemy.

WIMPY with no argument sets your wimpy value to 20% of your maximum hit points.

Some monsters are wimpy.

Syntax: open   <object|direction>
Syntax: close  <object|direction>
Syntax: lock   <object|direction>
Syntax: unlock <object|direction>
Syntax: pick   <object|direction>

OPEN and CLOSE open and close an object or a door.

LOCK and UNLOCK lock and unlock a closed object or door.  You must have
the requisite key to LOCK or UNLOCK.

PICK can open a lock without having the key.  In order to PICK successfully,
you must practice the appropriate skill.

Syntax: drink <object>
Syntax: eat   <object>
Syntax: fill  <object>
Syntax: pour  <object> out
Syntax: pour  <object> <object>
Syntax: pour  <object> <character>

When you are thirsty, DRINK something.

When you are hungry, EAT something.

FILL fills a drink container with water.

POUR transfers a liquid to a container, or empties one.
You can also pour from an object into something a character is holding.

Syntax: buy   <object>
Syntax: list
Syntax: sell  <object>
Syntax: value <object>

BUY buys an object from a shop keeper.
When multiple items of the same name are listed, type 'buy n.item', where n
is the position of the item in a list of that name.  So if there are two
swords, buy 2.sword will buy the second. If you want to buy multiples of
an item, use an * (buy 5*pie will buy 5 pies).  These can be combined into
(for example) buy 2*2.shield, as long as the * is first.

LIST lists the objects the shop keeper will sell you.
List <name> shows you only objects of that name.

SELL sells an object to a shop keeper.

VALUE asks the shop keeper how much he, she, or it will buy the item for.

Syntax: sacrifice <object>

SACRIFICE offers an object to your god, who may reward you.
The nature of the reward depends upon the type of object.

Syntax: scroll
Syntax: scroll <number>

This command changes the number of lines the mud sends you in a page (the
default is 24 lines).  Change this to a higher number for larger screen
sizes, or to 0 to disabling paging.

Syntax: brandish
Syntax: quaff    <potion>
Syntax: recite   <scroll> <target>
Syntax: zap      <target>
Syntax: zap

BRANDISH brandishes a magical staff.  QUAFF quaffs a magical potion (as opposed
to DRINK, which drinks mundane liquids).  RECITE recites a magical scroll; the
<target> is optional, depending on the nature of the scroll.  ZAP zaps a
magical wand at a target.  If the target is not specified, and you are fighting
someone, then that character is used for a target.

You must HOLD a wand or a staff before using BRANDISH or ZAP.

All of these commands use up their objects.  Potions and scrolls have a single
charge.  Wands and staves have multiple charges.  When a magical object has no
more charges, it will be consumed.

These commands may require an item skill to be succesful, see the help entries
on the skills scrolls, staves, and wands for more information.

Syntax: consider <character>

CONSIDER tells you what your chances are of killing a character.
Of course, it's only a rough estimate.

Syntax: follow <character>
Syntax: group
Syntax: group <character>

FOLLOW starts you following another character.  To stop following anyone else,
just FOLLOW <yourself>.

GROUP <character> makes someone who is following you a member of your group.
Group members share experience points from kills and may use the GTELL and
SPLIT commands.  If anyone in your group is attacked, you will automatically
join the fight.

If the <character> is already a member of your group, then GROUP will
kick out the <character> from your group.  Characters can also leave your
group by using a FOLLOW command to stop following you.

GROUP with no argument shows statistics for each character in your group.

You may FOLLOW and GROUP only with characters who are within five levels of
your own.

VISIBLE cancels your hiding and sneaking, as well as any invisibility,
making you visible again.

Syntax: QUIT
Syntax: RENT ... not!
Syntax: SAVE

SAVE saves your character and object.  The game saves your character every
15 minutes regardless, and is the preferred method of saving.  Typing save
will block all other command for about 20 seconds, so use it sparingly.
(90+ players all typing save every 30 seconds just generated too much lag)

Some objects, such as keys and potions, may not be saved.

QUIT leaves the game.  You may QUIT anywhere.  When you re-enter the game
you will be back in the same room.

QUIT automatically does a SAVE, so you can safely leave the game with just one
command.  Nevertheless it's a good idea to SAVE before QUIT.  If you get into
the habit of using QUIT without SAVE, and then you play some other mud that
doesn't save before quitting, you're going to regret it.

There is no RENT in this mud.  Just SAVE and QUIT whenever you want to leave.

Syntax: RECALL

RECALL prays to your god for miraculous transportation from where you are
back to the Temple of Midgaard.  '/' is a synonym for RECALL.
If you are a member of a clan that has it's own reincarnation room,
your god will transport you there, unless you have been labeled a thief
or killer.

If you RECALL during combat, you will lose experience (more than for fleeing),
and you will have a chance of failing (again, more than for fleeing).  This
chance is based on your recall skill, although a 100% recall does not
insure success.

RECALL costs 1/4 of your movement points.

RECALL doesn't work in certain god-forsaken rooms.  Characters afflicted by a
curse may not recall at all.

syntax:  clanrecall [enter]
Clanrecall is used by clan members to recall back to their clan rooms,
instead of to the generic mud recall room.

Syntax: SPLIT <silver> <gold> <platinum>

SPLIT splits some coins  between you and all the members of your
group who are in the same room as you.  It's customary to SPLIT
the loot after a kill.  The first argument is the amount of silver
the split (0 is acceptable), the second gold (optional), and the
third platinum (optional).
split 30  --> split 30 silver
split 20 50 --> split 20 silver, 50 gold
split  0 10 --> split 10 gold
split  5  0  10 --> split 5 silver, 10 platinum

Syntax: STEAL coins <character>
Syntax: STEAL <object> <character>

STEAL attempts to steal coins, or an object, from a character.

There are penalties for using STEAL on other players.

In order to STEAL successfully, you must practice the appropriate skill.

Syntax: PRACTICE <skill|spell>

PRACTICE without an argument tells you your current ability level in all
the skills and spells available to you.  You can check this anywhere.

PRACTICE with an argument practice that skill or spell.  Your learning
percentage varies from 0% (unlearned) to a some maximum between 80% and 100%,
depending on your class.  You must be at a guild master to practice.

The higher your intelligence, the more you will learn at each practice
session.  The higher your wisdom, the more practice sessions you will
have each time you gain a level.  Unused sessions are saved until you
do use them.

Syntax: train <str int wis dex con hp mana>

TRAIN increases one of your attributes.  When you start the game, your
character has standard attributes based on your class, and several
initial training sessions.  You can increase your attributes by
using these sessions at a trainer (there are several in town).

It takes one training session to improve an attribute, or to increase
mana or hp by 10.  You receive one session per level.

The best attributes to train first are WIS and CON.  WIS gives you more
practice when you gain a level.  CON gives you more hit points.
In the long run, your character will be most powerful if you train
WIS and CON both to 18 before practising or training anything else.

Syntax: quest          Turns your quest flag on.
        quest <on|off> Imms only, turns global quest flag on/off.

The quest flag identifies players participating in a quest.  It also
protects the player during a quest, by making them non-pkill.

The quest flag can only be set when the global quest flag is on, and
can not be turned off until you either quit and relog, or the quest has
been completed.  Upon the completion of the quest, the flag will be
turned off automatically when the global quest flag is removed.

When the global quest flag is on, a message will be displayed at the
bottom of the 'who' list.

Syntax: cast armor <character>

This spell decreases (improves) the armor class of the target character
by 20 points.

Syntax: cast bless <character>
Syntax: cast bless <object>

This spell improves the to-hit roll and saving throw versus spell of the
target character by 1 for every 8 levels of the caster. It may also be
cast on an object to temporarily bless it (blessed weapons, for example,
are more effective against demonic beings).

Syntax: cast blindness <victim>

This spell renders the target character blind.

Syntax: cast 'acid blast'     <victim>
Syntax: cast 'burning hands'  <victim>
Syntax: cast 'colour spray'   <victim>
Syntax: cast 'fireball'       <victim>
Syntax: cast 'lightning bolt' <victim>
Syntax: cast 'magic missile'  <victim>
Syntax: cast 'shocking grasp' <victim>

These spells inflict damage on the victim.  The higher-level spells do
more damage.

Syntax: cast 'call lightning'

This spell works only out of doors, and only when the weather is bad.
It calls down lightning bolts from your god.

Syntax: cast 'cause light'    <victim>
Syntax: cast 'cause serious'  <victim>
Syntax: cast 'cause critical' <victim>
Syntax: cast harm             <victim>

These spells inflict damage on the victim.  The higher-level spells do
more damage.

Syntax: cast 'charm person' <victim>

This spell, if successful, causes the victim to follow you and to take orders
from you.  Use ORDER to order your charmed followers.

You are responsible for the actions of your followers.  Conversely, other
people who attack your followers will be penalized as if they attacked you.

Syntax: cast 'chill touch' <victim>

This spell inflicts damage on the victim and also reduces the victim's
strength by one.

Syntax: cast 'continual light'
Syntax: cast 'continual light' <object>

This spell creates a ball of light, which you can hold as a light source.
The ball of light will last indefinitely. It may also be used on an object
to give it an enchanted glow.

Syntax: cast 'control weather' better
Syntax: cast 'control weather' worse

This spell makes the weather either better or worse.

Syntax: cast 'create food'

This spell creates a Magic Mushroom, which you or anyone else can eat.

Syntax: cast 'create spring'

This spell brings forth a magical spring from the ground, which has the
same properties as a fountain.

Syntax: cast 'create water' <drink-container>

This spell replenishes a drink container with water.

Syntax: cast 'cure blindness' <character>

This spell cures blindness in one so unfortunate.

Syntax: cast 'cure poison' <character>

This spell cures poison in one so unfortunate.

Syntax: cast 'cure light'    <character>
Syntax: cast 'cure serious'  <character>
Syntax: cast 'cure critical' <character>
Syntax: cast 'heal'          <character>

These spells cure damage on the target character.  The higher-level spells
heal more damage.

(see 'help healer' for details on the heal command)

Syntax: cast 'curse' <character>

This spell reduces the character's to-hit roll and save versus spells.
It also renders the character unclean in the eyes of the gods and
unable to RECALL. Curse may be used to fill equipment with evil power,
allowing (for example) weapons to do more damage to particularly holy

Syntax: cast 'detect evil'

This spell enables the caster to detect evil characters, which will
reveal a characteristic red aura.

Syntax: cast 'detect hidden'

This spell enables the caster to detect hidden creatures.

Syntax: cast 'detect invis'

This spell enables the caster to detect invisible objects and characters.

Syntax: cast 'detect magic'

This spell enables the caster to detect magical objects.

Syntax: cast 'detect poison' <object>

This spell detects the presence of poison in food or drink.

Syntax: cast 'dispel evil' <victim>

This spell invokes the wrath of Thoth on an evil victim. It can be very
dangerous for casters who are not pure of heart.
Syntax: cast 'dispel magic' <character>
        cast 'cancellation' <characte>

Both of these spells remove magical effects from the target.  Dispel magic
has a reduced chance of working, and is considering an attack spell.
Cancellation can only be used on allies, but is much more effective and does
not provoke attack.  Unfortunately, the spells do not discriminate between
harmful and benign spells.

The chance of dispelling is based on the level of the spell. Permanent spells
(such as mobile sanctuary) are much harder to remove.  Not all spells may
be dispelled, notable examples are poison and plague.

Syntax: cast 'earthquake'

This spell inflicts damage on every enemy character in the room.
Beware that other characters who are not yet fighting may attack
you as a result!

Syntax: cast empower <spell>

This spell magically binds another spell to either a scroll, or a
potion, depending on the type of spell being bound.  This spell
can be quite costly in terms of mana, since not only does it use
mana for this spell, but also for the spell being bound.

Syntax: cast 'enchant weapon' <weapon>

This spell magically enchants a weapon, increasing its to-hit and to-dam
bonuses by one or two points.  Multiple enchants may be cast, but as the
weapon grows more and more powerful, it is more likely to be drained or
destroyed by the magic.  Also, every successful enchant increases the level
of the weapon by one...and there is no turning back.

The enchant armor spell imbues armor with powerful protective magics. It is
not nearly as reliable as enchant weapon, being far more prone to destructive
effects.  Each succesful enchant increases the plus of the armor by 1 or 2
points, and raises its level by one.

Syntax: cast 'energy drain' <victim>

This spell saps the experience points, mana, and movement points of its

Syntax: cast 'faerie fire' <victim>

This spell increases (makes worse) the armor class of its victim.  For each
level of the caster, the victim's armor class is increased by two points.

Syntax: cast 'faerie fog'

This spell reveals all manner of invisible, hidden, and sneaking creatures in
the same room as you.

Syntax: cast 'flamestrike' <victim>

This spell inflicts damage on the victim.

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Syntax: cast 'fly' <character>

This spell enables the target character to fly.

Syntax: cast identify <object>

This spell reveals information about the object.

Syntax: cast infravision <character>

This spell enables the target character to see warm-blooded creatures even
while in the dark, and exits of a room as well.

Syntax: cast 'invisibility' <character>
Syntax: cast 'invisibility' <object>
Syntax: cast 'mass invis'

The INVIS spell makes the target character invisible.  Invisible characters
will become visible when they attack. It may also be cast on an object
to render the object invisible.

The MASS INVIS spell makes all characters in the caster's group invisible,
including the caster.

Syntax: cast 'know alignment' <character>

This spell reveals the alignment of the target character.

Syntax: cast 'locate object' <name>

This spell reveals the location of all objects with the given name.

Syntax: cast 'pass door'

This spell enables the caster to pass through closed doors.

Syntax: cast poison <victim>
Syntax: cast poison <object>

This spell reduces the strength of the victim by two, as well as reducing the
victim's regeneration rate. It may also be used to poison food, drink, or
a weapon in a fashion similar to envenom ('help envenom'), but with
drastically reduced effectiveness.

Syntax: cast resurrect

This spell will resurrect the first corpse in the room it finds, turning
it into a zombie.  Zombies are considered pets, and cannot be created if
you already have a pet.

Syntax: cast animate <object>

This spell will reanimate dead body parts from your inventory into charmed
mobiles.  These are not considered pets, so there is no limit to the
number of body parts you can animate.

Syntax: cast conjure

This spell will conjure up a powerful pet demon.  As pets, a demon cannot
be conjured if you already have a pet.  The conjure spell requires a
special source of power to be used, similar to the portal and nexus
spells, though not the same source.

Syntax: cast voodoo
        voodoo <pin|trip|throw>

The voodoo spell will turn a sliced-off body part of a PC character into
a voodoo doll.  Hold the body part in your hand when casting.

The voodoo command can be used to inflict pain, trip, or throw another
player accross the room (or sometimes out of the room).  Hold the
voodoo doll in your hand when using the command.

Voodoo dolls in your name can be destroyed with the help of the priests
in the church, but at a hefty price.

After the successful use of a voodoo doll, your victim will be immune to
the effects of another use for 1 tick.

Having a voodoo doll in your inventory makes you vulnerable to
{RPKILL{x by the victim of the curse, with {RNO{x restrictions
of level, tier, or clan affiliation.
Because of this, you cannot give a voodoo doll to another person,
or use the transport spell on a doll, they must pick it up of thier
own free will.  If you pick up your own voodoo doll, it will soon

Syntax: cast sanctuary  <character>

The SANCTUARY spell reduces the damage taken by the character from any attack
by one half.

Syntax: cast refresh <character>

This spell refreshes the movement points of a character who is out of movement

Syntax: cast 'remove curse' <character>
Syntax: cast 'remove curse' <object>

This spell removes a curse from a character, and might possibly uncurse
a cursed object.  It may also be targeted on an object in the caster's
inventory, in which case it's chance of success is significantly higher.

Syntax: cast shield
Syntax: cast 'stone skin'

These spells protect the caster by decreasing (improving) the caster's armor
class.  SHIELD provides 20 points of armor.  STONE SKIN provides 40 points of

Syntax: cast sleep <victim>

This spell puts its victim to sleep.

Syntax: cast summon <character>

This spell summons a character from anywhere else in the world into your room.
Characters who are fighting may not be summoned.

Syntax: cast <teleport>

This spell takes you from your current location to a random location somewhere
in the world.

Syntax: cast ventriloquate <speaker> <message>

This spell throws your voice, making it appear that some other object or
character in the room is saying your message.  Victims who make their saving
throw will know that someone is using ventriloquism, but not who.  Victims who
fail their saving throw will think that the object or character really did say
your message.

Syntax: cast weaken <victim>

This spell reduces the strength of the victim by two points.

Syntax: cast 'word of recall'

This spell duplicates the built-in RECALL ability.  It is provided solely for
Merc-based muds which wish to eliminate the built-in ability while still
providing the spell.

Syntax: cast 'acid breath'      <victim>
Syntax: cast 'fire breath'      <victim>
Syntax: cast 'frost breath'     <victim>
Syntax: cast 'gas breath'
Syntax: cast 'lightning breath' <victim>

These spells are for the use of dragons.  Acid, fire, frost, and lightning
damage one victim, whereas gas damages every PC in the room.  Fire and
frost can break objects, and acid can damage armor.

High level mages may learn and cast these spells as well.

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