Achaea Help Files
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20.6 Housing Servants
(See also: HELP HOUSING, HELP HOUSING SUMMARY, HELP REACTIONS) Once you've built your house just the way you want it, with all of its rooms and doors and secret dungeons, it's time to populate it with some denizens. You can populate your house with a variety of denizens, and even customise the way those denizens will react to the events going on in your house. Types of Servants ----------------- The basic types of servants that you can hire for your house are: butler, maid, cleaner, steward, cook, waiter, servant, worker, and page. HOUSING HIRE <servant type> - Hires a servant. All servants wander aimlessly through your house. - Servants cost 75,000 gold to hire, but they do not charge any upkeep. HOUSING FIRE <servant> - Fire a servant that you no longer want to wander your house. - There are no gold refunds when firing servants. Servants cannot leave your house under any circumstances. They are also very weak, and will not be very helpful in defending your house if you are attacked. Customising Your Servants ------------------------- You can customise the looks of your servants. The first time you customise a servant after it has been hired will be free. After that, you must pay 75,000 gold to make any changes to the servant. To note, servants must follow the guidelines set out in HELP CUSTOMISATION and HELP STYLE. In particular, be aware that descriptions must not change the basic nature of the servant: a steward must remain a steward, and a cook must remain a cook. When customising a house servant, you must first decide upon all of the changes that you will make. These are stored on the denizen, but will not take effect until you explicitly apply those changes to the denizen. This allows you to change all of the aspects of the denizen as you like for your first free customisation. If you fire a servant that has had its free customisation set, you will not be able to set the free customisation on a new servant. Your house can only effectively have as many free servant customisations as its maximum number of servants. HOUSING CUSTOMISATION SET <denizen> APPEARANCE <text> - Sets what you see when you INFO HERE in a room, and also what the denizen looks like when it takes action. HOUSING CUSTOMISATION SET <denizen> DROPPED <text> - Sets the denizen's description that you see when you LOOK or GLANCE in a room. HOUSING CUSTOMISATION SET <denizen> EXAMINED <text> - Sets the denizens's description that you see when you PROBE it. HOUSING CUSTOMISATION SET <denizen> ENTER <text> - Sets the denizen's message that is displayed to the room it enters when it moves. - Use the special variable $dir to automatically expand the direction from which the denizen is moving. HOUSING CUSTOMISATION SET <denizen> LEAVE <text> - Sets the denizen's message that is displayed to the room it is leaving when it moves. - Use the special variable $dir to automatically expand the direction in which the denizen is moving. HOUSING CUSTOMISATION SET <denizen> DEATH <text> - Sets the description that will be shown in the room when the denizen is dead. - Don't worry, like most other denizens, your house servants will come back to life in your house after a short time. HOUSING CUSTOMISATION SET <denizen> GENDER MALE|FEMALE - Sets the gender of your servant. HOUSING CUSTOMISATION SET <denizen> WANDERER ON|OFF - Sets whether your servant will wander your house or stay in the room. HOUSING CUSTOMISATION APPLY <denizen> - Apply the full set of changes that you've been working on to the denizen. - This action will be free if your denizen has not been modified from the base appearance it has when it is hired, otherwise it will cost 75,000 gold. HOUSING LIST SERVANTS - See a list of the servants you have hired for your house, as well as their current locations. You can also customise some of the actions that your denizens can take in reaction to certain events around them. See HELP REACTIONS for more information.