OBJECTS AND INTERACTION WITH THEM - Imperian Online Help
2.4 OBJECTS AND INTERACTION WITH THEM
You will frequently need to interact with items and with mobiles (computer controlled characters). The following commands will aid you in gaining information about them and manipulating them. 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'. If you'd like to see only the items that match a given search term, try INFO HERE <something> (or just IH <something>). LOOK/EXAMINE <whatever>: This will show you a description of whatever you examine. GET <number of> <thing>: This will pick things up from off the ground. You cannot pick up most live mobiles. In order to get an item that is in another item, such as a backpack, you would type GET <number of> <whatever> FROM <whatever>. If you wish to merely get one of something, then you may omit the <number of> field. DROP <number of> <whatever>: This will allow you to drop anything you are holding onto the ground. If you wish to only drop one of something, you may omit the <number of> field. PROBE <whatever>: This command will show you a variety of information about an item or mobile, along with its description and whatever it is holding, if anything. GIVE <number of> <whatever> TO <whomever>: This will allow you to give an item or items to someone else. If you wish to only give one item, simply omit the <number of> field. PUT <number of> <whatever> IN <whatever>: This allows you to put items inside another item that is capable of holding items, such as a backpack. If you only wish to put one item, you may omit the <number of> field. THROW <whatever>: This is a little more complicated, and has its own help file. See: HELP THROWING.