ASSESS (verb)

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ASSESS is used by warriors and rangers to determine certain properties about armor and weapons (warriors only).

Usage:
  ASSESS [creature]     - Assess the current positioning and relative difficulty of [creature]
  ASSESS [object]       - Assess a piece of armor or weaponry and attempt to learn more about it
  ASSESS UNARMED        - Assess your unarmed combat position against all creatures in the area

Creatures

>assess vel
The velnalin is medium in size and about four feet high in her current state.
The velnalin is too easy for the likes of you!

Note: APPRAISE also performs the same function.

Messaging Level Comparison
(Character to Creature)
(Wipe the floor) -21+
The {creature} should prove to be a difficult challenge for you. -11 to -20
You would probably be able to take on the {creature}, but with some risk to your health. -6 to -10
The {creature} would have a slight advantage over you. -1 to -5
{Creature} would be a pretty even match for you Same level
You think you'd have a slight advantage over the {creature}. +1 to +5
The {creature} should be easy, yet could still give you a bit of a scuffle. +6 to +10
The {creature} is too easy for the likes of you!

Unarmed Combat System

ASSESS UNARMED will list a character's unarmed position against all foes in the area.

Warriors

Warriors use ASSESS to determine the padding levels of armor, hits remaining on specialized armor fittings, and weighting levels of weapons. Warriors must have appropriate training in a specific weapon type (one-handed, two-handed, polearm, etc.) to be able assess those types of weapons.

Armor fittings
You notice that custom fittings have been added to the armor, making it incredibly resistant to slashing attacks.  You estimate that the fittings will degrade away after seventy to eighty strikes.
 
Roundtime: 21 sec.
Weighting
You assess the longsword for structural weaknesses and strengths.

Careful examination indicates the vaalorn longsword has a base strength of 75 and a base durability of 190.  You also determine the current integrity of the vaalorn longsword to be at 100.0%.

Checking out the longsword, it looks like it is decently weighted to inflict more critical blows than a normal weapon of its type.

[A bronze-tipped vaalorn longsword has a combat effectiveness rating of 6 points of Critical weighting.  It has 0 of 20 services towards the next full rank of combat effectiveness.]

Roundtime: 22 sec.
Padding with partial services
You assess the armor for structural weaknesses and strengths.

Careful examination indicates the brigandine armor has a base strength of 64 and a base durability of 365.  You also determine the current integrity of the brigandine armor to be at 100.0%.

Examining the armor closely, it looks like it is decently padded against critical blows.

[Some vultite brigandine armor has a combat effectiveness rating of 7 points of Critical padding and a 50.0% chance to have a combat effectiveness rating of 8.  It has 10 of 20 services towards the next full rank of combat effectiveness.  It has been serviced 10 times in this service window, which resets in 35d 20h 57m.]

Roundtime: 22 sec.

Rangers

Rangers use ASSESS to determine the level and of ranger resistance on armor, as well as who put the resistance on the armor.

Careful examination indicates the grey leather has a base strength of 20 and a base durability of 285.  You also determine the current integrity of the grey leather to be at 100.0%.
You examine the grey leather closely, lightly running your fingers over the material.
You sense that the leather is imbued with the magic of nature, and your fingertips detect the slightest presence of warmth along the surface of the leather.  The imbued magic in the leather seems to offer a significant amount of resistance to its targeted element.  The strength of the magic's aura suggests that the resistance could falter after a great number of strikes.  You also sense that R leather was imbued with resistance by Regyy.

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