Achaea Help Files
Achaea has hundreds of help files to you learn about Achaea. This is a copy of the in-game help file structure. HELP in-game will show you this same menu.
2.9 A list of basic commands
Information about your Character -------------------------------- SHOW : Combines pretty much everything below. See HELP SHOW. SCORE/STAT : Gives you the most basic information about your character. STATUS STATS : Shows some information about your kills and deaths. I,INVENTORY,EQ : Lists the equipment you possess. INFO INV,II : Lists the unique, identifying numbers of your equipment. DEF,DEFENCES : This will list various defences that you may have. DEFENCES BRIEF : Show a less verbose list of defences that you may have. SKILLS : List what skills you have. AB <skillname> : See what abilities you have in a skill. WIELDED : See what you are wielding. FEELINGS : See how the Gods, or Villages, feel about you currently. CREDITS : See various syntax related to credits, such as converting. Communication commands ---------------------- SAY or ' or " : Say something to everyone in your location. Note that there are some other verbs that work similarly to say. For instance: sing, whine, mutter, snarl, and scream. EMOTE : Send text to everyone in the room. TELL : Remote communication with another adventurer. This can also be done just by typing an adventurer's name followed by the text you wish to send. TELLS : Lists the last fifty tells received. SHOWTELL <#> : Shows a tell from your history. TELLSOFF : Stop listening to tells. TELLSON : Start listening to tells. YELL : Yell something to everyone in your immediate area. YELLSOFF : Stop listening to yells. YELLSON : Resume listening to yells. SHOUT : Shout something out for everyone in the land to hear. SHOUTSOFF : Stop listening to shouts. SHOUTSON : Resume listening to shouts. NEWBIE : Speak on the newbie channel. NEWBIEOFF : Turn the newbie channel off. NEWBIEON : Turn the newbie channel on. MSG : Send a message to someone. MESSAGES : See a summary of your messages. SHOWMSG : See a message in full detail. DELMSG : Delete a message. DELMSG ALL : Delete all your messages. CMSG : Clear your message. NEWS : Type HELP NEWS to get information about the news. IGNORE <person> : Begin to ignore, or, if you're already ignoring, stop ignoring, a person. Stops messages, tells, directed says, and targetted emotes. Movement commands ----------------- WALK TO <landmark> : Walk to a landmark. See HELP LANDMARKS See HELP MOVEMENT for more on movement. Item-related commands --------------------- GET : Gets something from the ground or a container. Experiment with GET 50 MYRRH vs. GET MYRRH. DROP : Drops an item. DROP 50 ASH vs. DROP ASH. GIVE : Give an item to another being, like GIVE 50 ASH TO DAVID. For gold, always use the amount: GIVE 1000 GOLD TO JACK. PUT : Put an item in something. PUT 33 GOLD IN PACK. EX, EXAMINE : See what a creature looks like, or how tough it is. P, PROBE : Information about something and what's inside it. BREAK : Destroys certain fragile items. KNOCK : Indicates your presence on one side of a door. LIGHT : Firecrackers, Pipes, and LOTS of other things! PULL, PUSH : Could be useful almost anywhere. RING, SHAKE : Could be useful almost anywhere. SMELL, TASTE : Food, drinks, elixirs, and sometimes other things. TURN : Could be useful almost anywhere. TOUCH : Could be useful almost anywhere. READ : Books, signs, plaques, inscriptions, etc. WEAR : Wear an item that you hold. REMOVE : Remove an item that you are wearing. OPEN : To open a door. OPEN DOOR NORTH (etc). Only unlocked doors! CLOSE : CLOSE DOOR DOWN (etc). Doors MAY be locked open. LOCK : Have the proper key, then LOCK DOOR <direction>. UNLOCK : Have the proper key, then UNLOCK DOOR <direction>. WIELD : Wield an item. WIELD LEFT or WIELD RIGHT for handedness. UNWIELD : Cease wielding an item. THROW : see HELP THROWING. POINT : POINT <thing> AT <whoorwhat>. Must be holding the thing. SHEATHE : Sheathe a sword in a worn scabbard. Note that you may also SHEATHE <scabbard> to sheathe a sword in a specific scabbard. DRAW : Draw a sword from a worn scabbard. You may also DRAW <scabbard> to draw from a specific scabbard. DRAW STRONG : Draw a sword from a worn scabbard with a flashy slash. You may also DRAW <scabbard> STRONG. DRAW SALUTE : Draw a sword from a scabbard in a salute. You may also DRAW <scabbard> SALUTE. Commands to gain information about the world -------------------------------------------- LOOK, L : A full description of the location you are in. QL : (QuickLook) An abbreviated description of your location. EXITS, X : Lists only the visible exits from your current location. VERBOSE : Get long descriptions of rooms when moving around. BRIEF : Get only short descriptions of a room when moving around. INFO HERE, IH : See the unique item numbers of the things in your location. WHO HERE : See a brief listing of the people in your location. WHO : Shows who is in the game, if visible to you. BW,QW : (BriefWho, QuickWho) A shorter WHO listing. RACEWHO, RWHO : A who list for people of your race. WARES : See what is for sale in a shop. See HELP SHOPS for more. CRAFTERWHO : A list of online tailors, jewellers, heralds, and cooks. CONSIDER : Learn more about your foe. Some combat-related commands ---------------------------- KILL : Use a class attack on a denizen. SETTARGET, ST : Set a target, allowing you to just enter an attack command, rather than specifying a target each time. COMPOSE : Purge fear from yourself. CONCENTRATE : Regain internal equilibrium if you have lost it. WRITHE : Escape from hindering entanglements. PUNCH : Punch something. A weak attack. KICK : Kick something. Also a weak attack. DRINK : Drink a liquid, such as a healing elixir. APPLY : Used to apply salves to your body. For instance, APPLY MENDING SALVE TO ARMS. See HELP HEAL for extended information on healing. MEDITATE/MED : Regain mana. SLEEP : Regain health. SET WARCRY : Set your warcry. Can warcry or motto but not both. WARCRY : Scream out your warcry. SET MOTTO : Set your motto. Can warcry or motto but not both. MOTTO : Declaim your motto. STAND : Stand up if you have fallen down. Some house-related commands (You may see the others with HOUSE AUTHORITY) ------------------------------------------------------------------------- HOUSE MEMBERS : See the active members in your house. HOUSEFAVOUR : Formally honour a fellow housemember. HOUSEDISFAVOUR : Place a black mark against a fellow housemember. QUIT <housename>: Quits your house. HWHO : See who from your HOUSE is online. HOUSETELL, HT : Tell something to everyone who is online and in your house. Some city-related commands -------------------------- CWHO : See who is online from your city. CITIZENS : See every active member of your city. CITIZENS DORMANT: See the dormant members of your city. CITYTELL, CT : Tell something to everyone who online and a member of your city. Other commands of general usefulness ------------------------------------ QUIT, QQ : Leave Achaea, for now. DATE : See the Achaean date. TIME : See the real time. REGISTER : Register your personal details with the system. DESCRIBE SELF : Add a personal touch to your description. ENEMY : Declare someone your enemy. UNENEMY : Remove someone from your enemies list. ALLY : Declare someone your ally. UNALLY : Remove someone from your allies list. CONFIG PAGELENGTH : Set the max number of lines to be displayed at once when reading long scrolls. ! : Repeat your last command. EAT : Eat a piece of food. PORTALS : If you are a newbie and have any Godly rescues left, this will teleport you to a room full of portals. (STATUS will tell you if you have any left.) FLIPCOIN : Flip a coin. Heads or tails? Only Hermes, God of rogues and gamblers, knows. BIRTHDAYS : Shows you who has a birthday today. HONOURS : Gives you some information about another adventurer. PASSWORD : Change your password. RANKINGS : See a list of the top-ranked adventurers. LEARN : Commence a lesson in a skill from a denizen or adventurer. (see HELP LEARNING) DEPOSIT : Deposit some money in a bank. (see HELP BANKING) WITHDRAW : Withdraw some money from your account. SCRUB : When you are particularly smelly, scrubbing yourself in a river or lake is quite effective. STAREDOWN : Stare down another adventurer, if of a lower level. RATS : Toggle whether or not you see rats. PLANTS ON/OFF : Whether or not you see growing plants. WEATHER ON/OFF : Whether or not you see general weather conditions. SUICIDE : Permanently destroy your character, except customers. REINCARNATE : You may reincarnate once for free during your lifetime. Doing so allows you to choose a new race. You must be dead to reincarnate. The syntax is REINCARNATE INTO <race>. NAMECHANGE : Allows you to change your name, provided you have played under 50 hours, and have not changed it before. SCRUB WALLS : With a full bucket of water, scrub city walls of graffiti. NAME <denizen> : Name your loyal denizens! Costs 1000 gold.