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.

12.16.1 Special maps of Achaea


Special Maps vs the MAP command
Special maps give an overview of a city or area from anywhere. They were gifts
long ago from some volunteer mortals who just wanted to do something nice for
us all. Now, we have the MAP command, which shows a sort of map for the area
near you, with yourself at the centre.

Because we have the MAP command, as well as individual maps for all areas (see 
HELP MAPS for more information on that), special maps are no longer being 

Special Maps
Special maps of Achaea are displayed in a manner we might sometimes refer to as
'ascii art' - text maps of our fair lands. Look at the last section of HELP 12 
to see the various entries. For example, help 12.16.2 Ashtan Map.
For a bit of help on viewing and understanding these maps, we present the

Confusion?  > = up/down; ^ = in/out
Don't let the Up and Down (>), In and Out (^) symbols confuse you. They are not
arrows! The two rooms that the symbol is touching are 'connected.' They just
happen to look like arrows, but aren't.

Rooms that touch are not connected
If two rooms are touching, they are NOT connected by exits. Only rooms with
paths ( | - \ / X > ^ ) lead to each other.

Portals and @
@ denotes an exit from the Portals (HELP PORTALS). Note also that there are
portals leading to the ratmen of each city, denoted by 'R'.