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hammer-throwing

Syntax:throw <direction> [at] <victim>

The hammer throwing skill will let you throw throwable hammers at a victim in a room up to three rooms away.

See also: axe | catch | dagger | dart | spear | star | throw | throwing | toss

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harm

See healing-and-energy

hcreate

Syntax:hcreate <keyword>

This command creates a new help entry which is referred to by the given keyword.

See also: hedit | hstat

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heal

See healing-and-energy

healing-and-energy

(also CURE CAUSE HEAL HARM)

Healing consists of the evocation of positive, or good, energy. Natural and good creatures are composed out of positive energy and are healed when it is infused into them. These same creatures are also harmed by negative energy.

However, some creatures, like the undead and some forms of evil diabolical creatures, are composed from negative energy. These creatures are hurt by positive energy rather than healed by it and are actually healed by negative energy.

POSITIVE SPELL   NEGATIVE SPELL     AMOUNT
Cure Light       Cause Light        1d10+PEL(20)/3
Cure Serious     Cause Serious      3d10+PEL(20)
Cure Critic      Cause Critic       8d10+PEL(20)*2
Heal Minor       Harm Minor        18d10+PEL(20)*4
Heal             Harm              36d10+PEL(20)*7
Heal Major       Harm Major        54d10+PEL(20)*10
Heal Divine      Harm Divine       72d10+PEL(20)*15
PEL(20) means "proficiency experience point level up to a maximum of 20". See proficiency-experience-level for more information.

When energy is used to cause damage, the damage is increased.

See also: proficiency-experience-level

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hedit

Syntax:hedit <keyword> <option>

The `bhedit`n command is used to edit help entries. `boption`n is one of the following:

`badd <keyword>`n    The given keyword is added to the help entry.
                 This is useful when a help entry can be referred to
                 by more than one keyword.
`bremove [confirm]`n This option removes the given keyword from the
                 help system.  `bWarning:`n if the keyword is the last
                 keyword assigned to the given help entry, the help
                 entry itself will be removed.  To help prevent
                 accidentially deleting the help entry, you must enter
                 the "confirm" option in this case.
`bcontents`n         This command will put you into the editor so
                 that the help contents can be edited.
`bfront`n            The given keyword is moved to the front of the
                 list for the entry.
`bback`n             The given keyword is moved to the back of the
                 list for the entry.
`blevel`n            This assigns a level to the help, so that only
                 people of that level or higher may view the help
                 entry.
See also: hcreate | help-tags | hstat

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help

(also SYNTAX)

Syntax:help [<topic>]
manual [<topic>]
? [<topic>]

The help commands can be used to get further help on a subject of your choice. Entering help without any topics will give a listing of common topics you may wish to get help for.

There are a few special characters used in some of the command syntaxes.

[] Anything enclosed in brackets, [], is optional. For example, in the above "help [<topic>]", "<topic>" is optional -- you can just enter "help" by itself.

<> Anything enclosed in angle brackets, <>, is a general term that you must replace with a specific one. For example, in the above help, the word "topic" in "help [<topic>]" is a general term. You would not enter "help topic" but rather replace "topic" with a specific term, as in "help help" or "help combat".

| The pipe character, |, means that you must choose between multiple items. For example, in "who [avatars|mortals|immortals]", you would enter either "who avatars", "who mortals" or "who immortals". In addition, because it is surrounded in brackets, you could enter just "who".

You can also search by various options. For example:

`bhelp by author <name>`n Shows all help entries modified by the specified
                      author.
`bhelp by recent`n        Shows all recently updated help entries.
`bhelp by search <text>`n Searches the help system for occurrences of
                      `btext`n.
`bhelp /<text>`n          A short-cut for "help by search".
See also: news

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help-tags

When writing help, there are a number of HTML-like tags that you can use to help format the help.

The following tags are available and work the same way that they do in HTML:

p        paragraph
pre      pre-formatted text
br       line break
b        bolding
i        italics
The following tags are specific to Arcane Ages:
r        reference tag, put opening and closing r tags around
         references to help keywords.
si       syntax item
sa       see also
The best way to learn how these tags work and how to write properly formatted help is to use the `bhstat`n command to look at existing helpfiles and follow their example.

See also: hedit | help

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hero-abilities

(also AVATAR-ABILITIES CELESTIAL-ABILITIES)

Once your character becomes an Avatar, you will begin to gain additional abilities as you gain in level. Some of these abilities are obtained automatically, some are obtained through quests and some require asking an immortal to receive them. The hitpoint, regen and resist bonuses are automatic, all others are as labeled.

     HP          Regen
Lvl  Bonus       Bonus  Other
100  0%          2%     25% resist drain
101  1%          4%
102  2%          6%
103  3%          8%
104  4%          10%
105  5%          12%    50% resist drain
106  6%          14%
107  7%          16%
108  8%          18%
109  9%          20%
110  10%         23%
111  11%         26%
112  12%         29%
113  13%         32%
114  14%         35%
115  15%         38%
116  16%         41%
117  17%         44%
118  18%         47%
119  19%         50%
120  20%         52%    1% resist all, Nourishment (Automatic)
121  21%         54%
122  22%         56%    2% resist all
123  23%         58%
124  24%         60%    3% resist all
125  25%         62%    Death Ward (Automatic)
126  26%         64%    4% resist all
127  27%         66%
128  28%         68%    5% resist all
129  29%         70%
130  30%         72%    6% resist all, Egress (Ask an Immortal)
131  31%         74%
132  32%         76%    7% resist all
133  33%         78%
134  34%         80%    8% resist all
135  35%         82%    Travel (Ask an Immortal), Power of Inarh (Quest)
136  36%         84%    9% resist all
137  37%         86%
138  38%         88%    10% resist all
139  39%         90%
140  40%         92%    11% resist all, Reincarnation One (Quest)
141  41%         94%
142  42%         96%    12% resist all
143  43%         98%    13% resist all
144  44%         100%   14% resist all
145  45%         103%   15% resist all
146  46%         106%   16% resist all
147  47%         109%   17% resist all
148  48%         112%   18% resist all
149  49%         115%   19% resist all
150  50%         120%   20% resist all, Heirloom (Automatic), Reincarnation Two (Quest)
See also: avatar-death-ward | avatar-egress | avatar-nourishment | avatar-travel | avatars | celestial-heirloom | celestial-reincarnation

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heroes

(also AVATARS CELESTIALS IMMORTALS GODS)

Syntax:heroes [<name>]
avatars [<name>]
celestials [<name>]
immortals [active|inactive|all] [<name>]

The immortals command will display a listing of all of the immortals on the mud. Similarily, the avatars command will provide a listing of all of the avatars, the heroes command will provide a listing of all the heroes, and the celestials command will provide a listing of all of the celestials on the mud.

If a given immortal or avatar is connected, their name will appear in bold.

TYPE          LEVELS
`bmortal`n          1- 99
`bhero`n          100-119
`bavatar`n        120-139
`bcelestial`n     140-150
`bimmortal`n      151-162
An immortal will have an asterisk next to their name if they are currently inactive in all their jobs. By default only active immortals are shown. Enter "immortals inactive" to show inactive immortals or enter "immortals all" to show all immortals.

If you specify the "name" option then only players or immortals matching that name will be shown. For example, "immortals nam" whould show all immortals whose name began with "nam".

See also: avatar-abilities | who

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hibernian-groundfreeze

Syntax:groundfreeze

Whilst in combat, a hibernian may temporarily freeze the ground around themself causing any nearby foes to lose their footing and slip to the ground.

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hide

Syntax:hide

When you type hide there is a chance that you hide in the room. If hidden you can only be "sensed" by the "sense life" spell. Even if sensed your identity will remain hidden. Hide is broken by pressing return, regardless of whether you typed a command or not.

Successful hiding requires the hide skill.

* NOTE: when you HIDE you will also automatically try to sneak.

Example:

> hide Ok. > (you wait for example 5 mins and remain hidden for 5 mins)

> (You pressed enter and are longer hidden)

See also: incognito | shadow | sneak

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history

Syntax:history

This command lists off your most recently entered commands by number.

See also: alias | shell

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hit

See kill

hit-all

See hitall

hitall

(also HIT-ALL WHIRLWIND BLADESTORM)

Syntax:hitall
whirlwind
bladestorm

Hitall, whirlwind, and bladestorm all permit you to attack multiple people in the same room.

The hitall command requires the hitall skill and it can only be used before combat has begun ... not during combat.

The whirlwind command requires the whirlwind skill and it can be used during combat. Additionally, whirlwind triples all critical hit mastery bonuses so the chance of critical hitting is very high. Whirlwind also performs power attacks instead of regular attacks. This skill can only be used once every 3 minutes.

Bladestorm is similar to whirlwind except that it uses the Bladestorm skill, triples all critical hit mastery bonuses, and attacks everyone in the room twice ... not once. Like whirlwind, this skill can only be used once every 3 minutes.

See also: crit-hit-mastery

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hold

See grab

holy-griffon

(also CALL-TYPE-HOLY-GRIFFON)

Syntax:call 'holy griffon' [<name>]

One, many ages ago, an order of paladins saved a nest of griffons from a abyssal dragon who was attempting to establish a lair in their nest. Ever since this line of griffons has worked with paladins and have never wavered in answering paladins in their time of need.

Holy Griffons may only be called once every other mud day (1 hour).

See also: dragonmount | holy-mount

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holy-mount

(also CALL-TYPE-HOLY-MOUNT)

Syntax:call 'holy warhorse' [<name>]

Paladins of moderate level are able to call upon the services of a great steed who will carry them into battle against the tides of evil.

See also: dragonmount | holy-griffon

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houseauction

There are no houses currently on the market.

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houses-house

Houses allow the character who owns it to rent for free. The character enters the house, and types rent, and all the stuff is stored. No one else can rent in that room, just the owner. Multi-room houses are legal. Note: No 'gates' will be allowed, the house must be geographically correct. (i.e. all entrances and exits must be close to each other).

As a reward for godhood, Players who make godhood will be able to purchase houses at a fixed rate (if they so desire) instead of the auction price.

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hstat

Syntax:hstat <keyword>

This command will display detailed information about a given help entry. This command is useful because it shows the help text in its raw unprocessed form -- the HTML and help tags are shown as is.

See also: hcreate | hedit | help

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