BOW (verb)

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BOW is roleplaying verb. Bowing is an action traditionally used by males to show deference to another. There are additional options available for elves of the Illistm culture or with Ta'Illistim full citizenship as well as the Halfling, Human, Aelotoi, and Erithian races.

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Usage:
    BOW                  - Bow
    BOW {target}         - Bow to someone or something.
    BOW JOIN {target}    - Bow to someone and join their group.
    BOW HOLD {target}    - Bow to someone and offer them your arm.
    BOW SET (OPTION)     - Shows or sets the BOW verb options available.
>verb info bow
Verb information for verb "BOW":

People targets:

STANDARD           - You bow to (target).
CATHEDRAL WEDDING  - You bow slightly to (target), in loving acknowledgement of
                     the bond you share.
WAVEDANCER WEDDING - You knuckle your forehead with a sly wink as you drop a deep
                     bow in (target's) direction.
HALFLING           - Folding your left arm behind your back and dipping to one
                     knee, you bow respectfully to (target) and incline your head.
ILLISTIM           - Your bow to (target) is graceful and perfunctory, as is the
                     brief nod of your head that accompanies it.
ERITHIAN           - You bow to (target), your movements as graceful as a hawk
                     gliding on the wind.
AELOTOI            - You turn to (target) and bow low, spreading your wings for
                     all to see.
HUMAN              - Sweeping your arm outward, you bow low in a grand fashion
                     before (target).

Object targets:
STANDARD           - In a strange gesture, you bow to (object).
ILLISTIM           - You defer to the (target), favoring it with a perfunctory bow.

Creature targets:
STANDARD           - You bow to (creature).
HALFLING           - Folding your left arm behind your back and dipping to one
                     knee, you bow respectfully to (target) and incline your head.
ILLISTIM
  FIRST PERSON     - Such a gesture would be beneath you.
  OTHERS           - Person glances at (target), regarding it with a critical eye.
ERITHIAN           - You bow to (target), your movements as graceful as a hawk
                     gliding on the wind.
AELOTOI            - You turn to (target) and bow low, spreading your wings for
                     all to see.
HUMAN              - Sweeping your arm outward, you bow low in a grand fashion
                     before (target).

No target:
STANDARD           - You bow.
HALFLING           - Folding your left arm behind your back and dipping to one
                     knee, you bow respectfully and incline your head.
ILLISTIM           - Your bow is graceful and perfunctory, as is the brief nod
                     of your head that accompanies it.
ERITHIAN           - You bow with sweeping grace, like a hawk gliding on the wind.
AELOTOI            - You bow low, spreading your wings for all to see.
HUMAN              - Sweeping your arm outward, you bow low in a grand fashion.

Styles:
ERITHIAN
  CROSS            - Crossing your arms over your chest, palms flat against
                     each shoulder, you bow.
  DEEP             - You bow deeply.
  FLOOR            - You bow from the waist in a fluid movement, touching
                     your forehead to the floor.
  HANDS            - Folding your hands together, you bow shallowly from the waist.
  FOLD             - You bring your {held object} toward your torso and bow
                     shallowly from the waist.
  GRACEFUL         - You bow with sweeping grace, like a hawk gliding on the wind.
  RECOGNITION      - Nodding slightly, you bow an acknowledgement.
HUMAN
  CONTEMPT         - You make a contemptuous half-bow.
  GRAND            - Sweeping your arm outward, you bow low in a grand fashion.
  MOCKING          - You bow mockingly, your every move a grotesque exaggeration.
  RESPECT          - Fixing your eyes firmly on the ground, you bow respectfully.
  SUBMISSIVE       - You bow low, abasing yourself before all.
AELOTOI
  WINGS            - You bow low, spreading your wings for all to see.

NOTE:  ONLY first person messaging is listed unless it differs substantially from other versions.  Wedding messaging will only work with your spouse, all other targets default to standard messaging.  Messaging without an option shown applies to all options.  Special scripts and areas may override listed messaging.

Humans have the following styles available to them:

Where {style) is one of the following:
    CONTEMPTUOUSLY
    GRANDLY
    MOCKINGLY
    RESPECTFULLY
    SUBMISSIVELY

Erithians have the following styles available to them:

Where {style} is one of the following:
    FOLD     FLOOR    GRACEFULLY
    CROSS    DEEPLY   RECOGNITION
    HANDS

Aelotoi have the following styles available to them:

Where {style} is one of the following:
    WINGS

See Also