COWER (verb)

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COWER is a roleplaying verb.

Usage

General verb help information
Usage:
    COWER                            - Cowers from nothing in particular
    COWER {self}                     - Cower in great terror or curl into a ball
    COWER {target}                   - Cowers from a target
    COWER SET [OPTION]               - Shows or sets the COWER verb options available

>verb info cower
Verb information for verb "COWER":

People targets:
  CATHEDRAL       - You cower away from (target) in mock fear, before
                    returning to his/her side with a smile.
  WAVEDANCER
    MALE TARGET   - As you playfully cower away from (target), he waves
                    a hand at you dismissively, then winks in your 
                    direction.
    FEMALE TARGET - As you playfully cower away from (target), she waves
                    a hand at you dismissively, then blows a small kiss in
                    your direction.
  STANDARD        - You cower away from (target).
  HALF-ELVEN      - You cower away from (target) shielding your face behind
                    the protective barrier of your arm.

Self target:
  STANDARD        - Eyes widening in terror, you flail about aimlessly,
                    quivering and sniveling in fear.
  PRONE           - Squeezing your eyes tightly shut, you draw your knees
                    to your chest, curl up into a ball, and do your best to
                    pretend that nothing bad is happening.
  HALF-ELVEN      - You suddenly cower and raise your arm in a defensive
                    reflex, then slowly straighten up again feeling slightly
                    mortified as you realize you are not being threatened.

Object targets:
  STANDARD        - You cower away from (target).
  HALF-ELVEN      - In a mock display of fear you cower away from (target).

Creature targets:
  STANDARD        - You cower away from (target).
  HALF-ELVEN      - You suddenly cower from (target) raising your arm in a
                    defensive gesture.

No target:
  STANDARD        - You cower.
  HALF-ELVEN      - You stumble back a few steps as you duck your head and
                    throw your arm up in a protective gesture.

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.

Messaging

Self Target Messaging

>cower vanah
Eyes widening in terror, you flail about aimlessly, quivering and sniveling in fear.
With a wide-eyed expression of terror, Vanah flails about aimlessly, quivering and sniveling in fear.
>cower vanah
Squeezing your eyes tightly shut, you draw your knees to your chest, curl up into a ball, and do your best to pretend that nothing bad is happening.
Squeezing her eyes closed tightly, Vanah draws her knees to her chest and curls into a ball.
>cower vanah
You stumble back a few steps as you duck your head and throw your arm up in a protective gesture.
Vanah stumbles back a few steps as she ducks her head and throws her arm up in a defensive gesture.

Player Target Messaging

s>cower wyrom
You cower away from Wyrom, shielding your face behind the protective barrier of your arm.
Vanah cowers away from you, shielding her face behind the protective barrier of her arm as if expecting you to strike.
Vanah cowers away from Wyrom, shielding her face behind the protective barrier of her arm.

Wedding Verbs

Cathedral Wedding

>cower wyrom
You cower away from Wyrom in mock fear, before returning to his side with a smile.
Vanah shrinks away from you, pretending to be afraid, then chuckles softly.
Vanah cowers away from Wyrom in mock fear, then laughs softly as she returns to his side.

Wavedancer Wedding

>cower Wyrom
As you playfully cower away from Wyrom, he waves a hand at you dismissively, then blows a small kiss in your direction.
As Vanah playfully cowers away from you, you wave a hand at her dismissively, then blow a small kiss in her direction.
As Vanah playfully cowers away from Wyrom, he waves a hand at Vanah dismissively, then blows a small kiss in her direction.

Creature Target Messaging

>cower kobold
You cower away from a kobold.
Vanah cowers away from a kobold.
>cower kobold
You suddenly cower from a kobold, raising your arm in a defensive gesture.
Vanah suddenly cowers from a kobold, raising her arm in a defensive gesture.

Object Target Messaging

>cower telescope
You cower away from a telescope.
Vanah cowers away from a telescope.
>cower telescope
In a mock display of fear you cower away from a telescope.
Vanah cowers away from a telescope in a mock display of fear.