| 
  • If you are citizen of an European Union member nation, you may not use this service unless you are at least 16 years old.

  • Stop wasting time looking for files and revisions. Connect your Gmail, DriveDropbox, and Slack accounts and in less than 2 minutes, Dokkio will automatically organize all your file attachments. Learn more and claim your free account.

View
 

CommandsDetails

Page history last edited by Evands 11 years, 5 months ago

 

Name

abscond - Allows you to sneak out of combat.

Syntax

abscond <direction>

abscond <direction> and hide

abscond <direction> and ambush

abscond <direction> and sneak {low|medium|high}

Skills to obtain

co.st=50

Description

With this command, you will attempt to beat a hasty and stealthy retreat from combat. Once you have set up, you will try to slip behind your opponent the next time you dodge and sneak out the specified exit. If you are successful, your opponent will not be able to tell which way you went.

This command uses your relevant covert.stealth bonus to determine whether you are successful. Each attempt will cost you 75 covert points for a 'basic' attempt; If you want to go directly into hiding, sneaking, or ambush it will cost you 100 covert points for this command, plus the cost for the additional command.

Example

The hugely overweight wizard moves aggressively towards you!

> abscond west

You situate yourself for a graceful and quiet exit.

The hugely overweight wizard pummels you with his chins.

You dodge out of the way of the hugely overweight wizard.

You quickly slip behind the hugely overweight wizard, and before he can react, you are out the west exit.

See also

sneak, hideambush 

 


Name

ambush - Set an attack on someone.

Syntax

ambush <person>

ambush

Skills to obtain

co.st=60, co.it.we=60

Description

The ambush command causes you to attack with strength based on your skill bonus in the relevant subskill of covert.stealth. The attempt costs a total of 75 covert points, with the difficulty based on the ambient light of your environment and the total amount of light on yourself and things you are carrying and on your target's bonus in other.perception. You can ambush unarmed or with any melee weapon(s) but you will need a sufficient bonus in covert.items.weapons to manage it well. Some weapons are specifically suited to ambushing and will be more effective. Ambushing is done in two stages. First you find a suitable location and use 'ambush' to lay the ambush in that room which costs 25 guild points. Then, when a suitable target enters the location use 'ambush <person>' to leap out and attack which costs an additional 50 guild points.

Example

> ambush

You find a suitable place to hide and lay an ambush.

A merchant arrives from the north.

> ambush merchant

You smash the merchant.

See also

sneak, hide 

 


Name

Backstab - Attempt to backstab someone.

Syntax

backstab <victim>

Skills to obtain

co.st=60, co.it.we=60

Description

With the backstab command you mount a stealthy attack on somebody who is in the same room as you. You cannot use this attack while you are in combat in that location. Your ability to sneak around your victim depends on your skill bonus in the relevant subskill of covert.stealth with the difficulty based on the ambient light of your environment, the total amount of light on yourself, things you are carrying and on your target's bonus in other.perception. Should you fail you might be in for a nasty surprise. The strength of the attack is based on your skill with the weapon you're holding, as well as how covertly you manage to use it. If your attack is particularly effective, your victim will become confused and shocked and will be affected accordingly. Some weapons are specifically suited to backstabbing and will be more effective. Backstabbing costs a total of 100 guild points.

Example

backstab womble

> You sneak around the furry womble without being spotted and manage to catch her in a sentitive spot. You snarl your truimph as her knees buckle.

You neatly fillet the furry womble with your razor sharp celery stick. You stab your razor sharp celery stick right through the furry womble.

See also

sneak, hide, ambush 

 

 


Name

case - Checks a potential victim for thefts.

Syntax

case <person>

Skills to obtain

co.ca.pe=30

Description

This command lets you check a potential victim to see if a theft would be viable, in much the same way that "consider" helps you to decide whether someone would offer a reasonable fight or not. Casing a person depends on your bonus in covert.casing.person for accuracy and your bonus in the relevant stealth subskill to see if you're noticed, although you won't necessarily be told if you are noticed. Every attempt costs 20 covert guild points.

Example

> case merchant

See also

stealscope 

 


Name

conceal - Conceals an item about your person.

Syntax

conceal <object>

Skills to obtain

co.hi.ob=30

Description

This command lets you conceal something on your person so that other people looking at you won't be able to see it unless they're very perceptive. It uses your bonus in covert.hiding.object and costs 10 covert points to make the attempt. You cannot conceal something you are holding or wearing, and suitable clothing will make hiding things easier.

Example

> conceal ring

You conceal the brass ring.

See also

hide 

 


Name

disable - Disable a trap.

Syntax

disable <object>

Skills to obtain

co.it.tr=60, co.lo.tr=60

Description

With this command you will be able to disable a trap in an item. It will cost you 80 guild points for each attempt. It uses the skill covert.items.traps and covert.lockpick.traps to determine your success. There is a risk when disarming a trap that it will go off and injure you if you aren't skilled enough.

Example

> disable east

You start to work on the east door.

You sucessfully disarm the trap.

See also

probe 

 


Name

filch - Steals and item from someone.

Syntax

filch <object> in <object>

filch <object> in <object> of <object>

filch <object> from <object>

Skills to obtain

co.ma.st=150

Description

This command allows you to pickpocket people and steal worn or held items. It will cost you 100 guild points for everything you attempt to steal. It uses the skill covert.manipulation.stealing for determining your bonus. It is more difficult to steal heavier things. Note: This will leave a receipt, as in the Discworld books.

Example

> filch blowpipe in cloak of brandobas

You filch a blowpipe from brandobas.

See also

stealcase 

 


Name

hide - Allows you to hide from other people.

Syntax

hide

hide stop

Skills to obtain

co.hi.pe=10

Description

This command lets you hide so that you won't be seen except by very perceptive people. It uses your bonus in covert.hiding.person and costs 10 covert points to make the attempt. Using "hide stop" will bring you out of hiding.

Example

> hide

You hide.

See also

steal, ambush, sneak

 

 


Name

lpick - Pick the lock of something.

Syntax

lpick <object>

Skills to obtain

co.lo.do=60

Description

With this command you will be able to pick locks in doors and containers. It will cost you 30 guild points for each attempt to open a lock. It uses the skill covert.lockpick.doors for determining your bonus. You will need a lockpick, and the better the lockpick, the easier the lock will open.

Example

> lpick east door

You start to work on the lock on the east door.

You hear a satisfying click as you professionally pick the lock.

See also

probe

 

 


Name

palm - Silently pick up something.

Syntax

palm <object>

palm <object> from <object>

palm <object> [in]to [my] hands

palm <object> from <object> [in]to [my] hands

Skills to obtain

co.ma.pal=3

Description

This command allows you to silently pick up an object either from the ground or from another object. If you use the special "to my hands" argument, you will also attempt to quietly hold the item. The use of this command will cost you 5 covert points. It uses the skill covert.manipulation.palming for determining how succesful you are at not being seen.

Example

> palm coin

You palm the coin.

> palm katana from katana scabbard to my right hand

With your right hand, you quietly draw the katana from the katana scabbard.

See also

slip, hide, conceal, stealfilch 

 


Name

peek - Look covertly at someone.

Syntax

peek at <living>

Skills to obtain

co.st=10

Description

This command lets you look covertly at someone, whether to see if they have anything worth stealing or to see how they might defend themselves if attacked, or for whatever other purpose you have in mind. Peeking successfully, that is, without being noticed, depends on your bonus in the relevant covert.stealth subskill, although you won't necessarily be told if you are noticed. Every attempt costs 10 covert points

Example

>peek merchant

This merchant has come to Ohulan-Cutash to sell her goods.

She is slightly hurt

Holding : a lightable torch (left hand).

Wearing : a gold ring, a cloth robe, a pair of soft leather shoes and a silver ring.

Her purse is tinkling with coins.

 

 


Name

plant - Plant object covertly on someone.

Syntax

plant <object> on <object>

Skills to obtain

co.ma.pas=5

Description

This command allows you to plant things on players without generating a give message. The use of this command will cost you 5 guild points for every object you plant on someone else. It uses the skill covert.manipulation.passing for determining the skill bonus.

Example

> plant frog on allana

You plant a frog on Allana.

See also

palm, slip

 

 


Name

probe - Probe an object to determine what kind of lock it has and if it's trapped.

Syntax

probe <object>

Skills to obtain

co.it.tr=20, co.ca.pl=60

Description

With this command you will be able to determine how difficulty it will be to pick a lock or crack a safe. It will cost you 40 guild points. It uses the skill covert.casing.place and covert.items.traps to determine your success.

Example

> probe east

You start to study the east door.

You think this job looks as though it will be easy and that you will need a set of lockpicks. Hidden inside the lock is a small ampule which, if touched by an unwary tool would trigger a puff of poisonous gas. It looks as though the trap will be very easy to avoid.

See also

lpick 

 


Name

Rifle - Attempt to take inventory of a container that is in something else.

Syntax

rifle <container> in <object>

Skills to obtain

co.st=10?

Description

With the rifle command you can stealthily take inventory of another object's container. You cannot use this command while you are in combat in that location. Your ability to get an accurate inventory depends on your skill bonus in the relevant subskill of covert.stealth with the difficulty based on the ambient light of your environment, the total amount of light on yourself, things you are carrying, the size of the container and its number of pockets. If you you succeed at all depends on your target's bonus in other.perception (if living). Should you fail you might come out of hiding. Rifling costs a total of 20 guild points.

Example

rifle backpack in seamstress

> You rifle through the large backpack's contents and manage to make a rough inventory.

You think the large backpack contains 10 red roses, 5 love letters, a whip, a "Cleavage" button, a pillow-gnawing orgasm, a pair of golden handcuffs, a pair of alligator-skin knickers and many packets of edible strawberry-flavoured Sonkies.

See also

sneak, hide, ambush, peekbackstab 

 


Name

scope - Scopes out a place for shoplifting.

Syntax

scope <item>

Skills to obtain

co.ca.pl=30

Description

This command will give you an idea of how easily you think you'll be able to steal an item from a shop. It is the equivalent of case for shops. Scoping an item depends on your bonus is covert.casing.place for accuracy and your bonus in the relevant stealth subskill to see if you're noticed, although you won't necessarily be told if you are noticed. Every attempt costs 20 covert guild points.

Example

> scope brooch

You guess that it would not be too easy to steal a silver brooch from Sylver's.

See also

shopliftcase 

 


Name

shoplift - Steals an object from a shop.

Syntax

shoplift <object>

Skills to obtain

co.ma.st=15

Description

This command allows you to steal things from shops. It will cost you 50 guild points for everything you attempt to steal. It uses the skill covert.manipulation.stealing for determining your bonus. It is more difficult to shoplift heavier things.

Example

> shoplift bucket

You steal a bucket from the armoury.

See also

steal, filch, scope, case, snatch

 

 


Name

slip - Slip things silently to an object or person.

Syntax

slip <object> [in]to <object>

slip <object> from [my] hands

Skills to obtain

co.ma.pas=3

Description

This command allows you to slip things to players or containers without others in the room seeing. You can use the special destination 'here' to covertly drop an item. You can also 'slip <object> from [my] hands' to covertly unhold an object. The use of this command will cost you 5 covert points. It uses the skill covert.manipulation.passing for determining how succesful you are at not being seen.

Example

> slip frog to khaos

You slip a frog to Khaos.

> slip katana from my left hand

You quietly set the katana down.

See also

hide, palm, plant, conceal

 

 


Name

snatch - Snatch something off someone and run away.

Syntax

snatch <object> from <object> leaving <direction>

Skills to obtain

co.ma.st=5

Description

This command allows you to snatch things from people. It will cost you 25 guild points for everything you attempt to steal. It uses the skill covert.manipulation.stealing for determining your bonus. It is more difficult to steal heavier things. Since snatching is a very unsophisticated method of stealing you'll almost certainly be spotted so you have to specify a direction to run in. Note: As per the books, all thieves will leave a receipt, but non-members will not. There will still be evidence, and it's up to you to sort it out.

Example

> snatch 5 dollars from ceres leaving south

You snatch 5 dollars from ceres.

See also

steal

 

 


Name

sneak - Sneakily move around.

Syntax

sneak <level|stop>

Skills to obtain

co.st=10

Description

This command controls how stealthily you attempt to move. There are three levels of sneaking 'high', 'medium', 'low' and 'stop'. The level determines how careful you are in attempting to sneak, thus it affects the likelihood that you will be spotted and the guild points it takes. With sneak set to high you will use all your skill and lots of guild points. At low some of your skill and fewer guild points and medium is somewhere in the middle. You can also stop moving sneakily using 'sneak stop' or review your current sneak level with just 'sneak'. When sneaking every move will cost covert guild points, how many will depend on the level of sneaking you are using.

Example

> sneak high

You will now attempt to move stealthily.

> sneak stop

You stop sneaking.

See also

ambush, hide

 

 


Name

steal - Steal something from someone.

Syntax

steal <object> from <object>

Skills to obtain

co.ma.st=20

Description

This command allows you to steal things from people. It will cost you 50 guild points for everything you attempt to steal. It uses the skill covert.manipulation.stealing for determining your bonus. It is more difficult to steal heavier things. Note: As per the books, all thieves will leave a receipt, but non-members will not. There will still be evidence, and it's up to you to sort it out.

Example

> steal bucket from brandobas

You steal a bucket from brandobas.

See also

snatch, shoplift

 


Name

Track - Finds someone.

Syntax

track <any-living>

Skills to obtain

 

cr.hu.tr

Description

This command allows you to find a player or unique NPC.  It uses the skill crafts.hunting.tracking and costs 9 guild points.  Success depends on either your target's covert.hiding.person or covert.stealth (unknown which) when they are hiding or sneaking, respectively.

Example

> track carrot

You inspect your surroundings and have few doubts that Captain Carrot went northwest just moments ago. 


Name

unhide - Allows you to stealthily come out of hiding.

Syntax

unhide

Skills to obtain

co.st=20

Description

This command will allow you to 'sneak' out of your hiding place without alerting everyone else in the room. It uses your bonus in the relevant subskill of covert.stealth, and is harder if there are more people in the room.

Note that this is different from the "hide stop" command, which costs no guild points, but notifies everyone in the room. It will cost you 10 covert points to make the attempt.

Example

> unhide

You slip out of your hiding place.

See also

hide, sneak

 

 


Name

value - values objects.

Syntax

value <object>

Skills to obtain

ot.tr.va.(each)=40

Description

With the value command you can estimate the value of clothing, weapons, armour, gems and jewellery. The value command will also give you information on the laundering history of the item.

The skills used to value items are the various other.trading.valueing sub-skills and the thief will have to have five guild points available for other commands to execute the command.

Example

> value knife

You estimate that the knife is worth A$8.24. You can also see that it has been modified more than once.

Comments (0)

You don't have permission to comment on this page.