CURTSY (verb)

The official GemStone IV encyclopedia.
Jump to: navigation, search

CURTSY is a roleplaying verb with several styles and setting options. A curtsy is traditionally used by women to show deference to another person.

Usage

>curtsy help

Usage:
    CURTSY {style}                - Curtsy
    CURTSY {style} {target}       - Curtsy to a target
    CURTSY SET [OPTION]           - Shows or sets the CURTSY verb options available.
    CURTSY JOIN {person}          - Curtsy to a target and join his group
    CURTSY HOLD {person}          - Curtsy to a target and invite him to join your group

Where {style} is one of the following:
    AWKWARD    DANCE    FLUSTER    HURRIED   POLITE    STIFF
    BOB        DEEP     FORMAL     MOCKING   RESPECT   SUBMISSIVE
    CONTEMPT   DEMURE   GRACEFUL   PAINFUL   RUDE
    CURT       FLIRT    GRAND      PLAYFUL   SLIGHT

>curtsy set
You have the following options available to you:
  Standard
  Cathedral
  Wavedancer
  Illistim

Your current option is:
  Illistim

Please click VERB INFO CURTSY to see details about the available options.

>People targets:
CATHEDRAL      - You curtsy demurely to (target), your eyes lowered coquettishly.
WAVEDANCER     - You flirtatiously bat your eyelashes at (target), dropping a deep
                 curtsy in his/her direction.
HALFLING       - Drawing your left leg behind your right, you briefly dip into a
                 respectful curtsy before (target) and bow your head.
ILLISTIM       - Straightening your back, you give a formal, low curtsy to (target).
                 In time with your greater movement, you incline your head as well
                 in a brief nod in his/her direction.
STANDARD       - You curtsy to (target).

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

Creature targets:
ILLISTIM
  FIRST PERSON - Such a gesture would be beneath you.
  OTHERS       - Becca glances at (target), regarding it with a critical eye.
STANDARD       - You curtsy to (creature).

No target:
HALFLING       - Drawing your left leg behind your right, you briefly dip into a
                 respectful curtsy and bow your head.
ILLISTIM       - Straightening your back, you give a formal, low curtsy.  In time with
                 your greater movement, you incline your head as well in a brief nod.
STANDARD       - You curtsy.

See VERB INFO CURTSY STYLES for messaging for the various style options.

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.

>verb info curtsy styles
Verb information for verb "CURTSY":

Style options:
AWKWARD    - With one leg awkwardly placed behind the other, you attempt to curtsy
             only to stumble and almost fall.
BOB        - You bob a quick curtsy.
CONTEMPT   - Dropping into a stiff curtsy, your lips curl into a contemptuous sneer.
CURT       - You reluctantly dip into a very brief curtsy.
DANCE      - With a fancy pirouette, you fluidly drop into a curtsy with one foot
             sliding gracefully forward before rising with a grin.
DEEP       - You sink into a deep curtsy.
DEMURE     - Blushing slightly, you glance down as you drop into a demure curtsy,
             not meeting anyone's eyes.
FLIRT      - Lashes lowered in a pretense of modesty, you give a flirtatious smile
             as you sink into a graceful curtsy.
FLUSTER    - Startled, you unsteadily dip into a graceless curtsy with a slow deep
             carmine flush creeping up your cheeks.
FORMAL     - Hands moving gracefully, you sink down in a formal curtsy.
GRACEFUL   - You curtsy gracefully.
GRAND      - You drop into a deep curtsy, moving smoothly as your arms sweep
             grandly to your sides.
HURRIED    - Remembering your manners at the last moment, you dip into a hurried
             curtsy.
MOCKING    - A haughty smirk pulls your lips as you dip into a graceful, yet
             mocking curtsy.
PAINFUL    - Gritting your teeth in an attempt to conceal your pain, you carefully
             drop into a practiced curtsy and then rise on shaky legs.  Only the
             sweat forming on your brow tells of your agony.
PLAYFUL    - You playfully drop into a quick curtsy, letting a soft giggle escape
             as your eyes twinkle with merriment.
POLITE     - You curtsy politely.
RESPECT    - You bow your head slightly as you drop into a deep, respectful curtsy.
RUDE       - You dip into an overly dramatic curtsy ending with a rude gesture and
             raspberry! "Thbtbtbt!"
SLIGHT     - You give a slight curtsy, barely worth the name.
STIFF      - After dropping into a perfunctorily correct curtsy, you rise and snap
             rigidly back to attention.
SUBMISSIVE - Crossing your arms behind your back, you fall into a deep and graceful
             curtsy that nearly leaves you on the ground.

All styles may be targeted at a character, object, or creature, but targeted messaging is omitted.

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

>curtsy
You curtsy.

>curtsy awkward
With one leg awkwardly placed behind the other, you attempt to curtsy only to stumble and almost fall.
With one leg awkwardly placed behind the other, Vanah attempts to curtsy, only to stumble and almost fall.

>curtsy bob
You bob a quick curtsy.
Vanah bobs down and back up in a quick curtsy.

>curtsy contempt
Dropping into a stiff curtsy, your lips curl into a contemptuous sneer.
Vanah drops into a stiff curtsy as her lips curl with a sneer of contempt.

>curtsy curt
You reluctantly dip into a very brief curtsy.
Vanah reluctantly dips into a very brief curtsy.

>curtsy dance
With a fancy pirouette, you fluidly drop into a curtsy with one foot sliding gracefully forward before rising with a grin.
With a fancy pirouette, Vanah fluidly drops into a curtsy with one foot sliding gracefully forward before rising with a grin.

>curtsy deep
You sink into a deep curtsy.
Vanah sinks into a deep curtsy.

>curtsy demure
Blushing slightly, you glance down as you drop into a demure curtsy, not meeting anyone's eyes.
Blushing slightly, Vanah glances down as she drops into a demure curtsy, not meeting anyone's eyes.

>curtsy flirt
Lashes lowered in a pretense of modesty, you give a flirtatious smile as you sink into a graceful curtsy.
Lashes lowered modestly, Vanah gives a flirtatious smile as she sinks into a graceful curtsy.

>curtsy fluster
Startled, you unsteadily dip into a graceless curtsy with a slow deep crimson flush creeping up your cheeks.
With an unmistakable look of surprise, Vanah unsteadily dips into a graceless curtsy as a slow light pink flush creeps over her cheeks.

>curtsy formal
Hands moving gracefully, you sink down in a formal curtsy.
With a graceful flutter of her hands, Vanah sinks down in a formal curtsy.

>curtsy graceful
You curtsy gracefully.
Vanah curtsies gracefully.

>curtsy grand
You drop into a deep curtsy, moving smoothly as your arms sweep grandly to your sides.
Vanah drops into a deep curtsy, moving smoothly as her arms sweep grandly to her sides.

>curtsy hurried
Remembering your manners at the last moment, you dip into a hurried curtsy.
As if remembering her manners at the last moment, Vanah dips into a hurried curtsy.

>curtsy mocking
A haughty smirk pulls your lips as you dip into a graceful, yet mocking curtsy.
A haughty smirk flits across Vanah's lips as she dips into a graceful, yet mocking curtsy.

>curtsy painful
Gritting your teeth in an attempt to conceal your pain, you carefully drop into a practiced curtsy and then rise on shaky legs.  Only the sweat forming on your brow tells of your agony.
A drop of sweat forms on Vanah's brow as she grits her teeth and drops into a practiced curtsy.  She rises on shaky legs afterward.

>curtsy playful
You playfully drop into a quick curtsy, letting a soft giggle escape as your eyes twinkle with merriment.
Vanah's eyes twinkle with merriment as she playfully drops into a quick curtsy, letting out a soft giggle as she rises.

>curtsy polite
You curtsy politely.
Vanah curtsies politely.

>curtsy respect
You bow your head slightly as you drop into a deep, respectful curtsy.
Vanah bows her head slightly as she drops into a deep, respectful curtsy.

>curtsy rude
You dip into an overly dramatic curtsy ending with a rude gesture and raspberry! "Thbtbtbt!"
Vanah bends into an overly dramatic curtsy, her vision pointed defiantly forward.  Holding her thumb to her nose and lifting her pinky, she emits a loud raspberry!  "Thbtbtbt!"

>curtsy slight
You give a slight curtsy, barely worth the name.
Vanah gives a slight curtsy, barely worth the effort.

>curtsy stiff
After dropping into a perfunctorily correct curtsy, you rise and snap rigidly back to attention.
After dropping into a perfunctorily correct curtsy, Vanah rises and snaps rigidly back to attention.

>curtsy submissive
Crossing your arms behind your back, you fall into a deep and graceful curtsy that nearly leaves you on the floor.
Crossing her arms behind her back, Vanah falls into a deep and graceful curtsy that leaves her nearly on the ground.

>curt join vanah
You curtsy to Wyrom and take his arm, joining his group.
Vanah curtsies to you and takes your arm, joining your group.
Vanah curtsies to Wyrom and takes his arm.

>curt hold Wyrom
You curtsy to Wyrom and extend your arm for him to take.
Vanah curtsies to you and extends her arm for you to take.
Vanah curtsies to Wyrom and extends her arm for him to take.

Wedding Verbs

Cathedral Wedding

>curt Wyrom
You curtsy demurely to Wyrom, your eyes lowered coquettishly.
Vanah curtsies to you demurely, her eyes casting a a coquettish glance in your direction.
Vanah curtsies demurely to Wyrom, casting him a coquettish glance.

Wavedancer Wedding

>curt Wyrom
You flirtatiously bat your eyelashes at Wyrom, dropping a deep curtsy in his direction.
Vanah flirtatiously bats her eyelashes at you, dropping a deep curtsy in your direction.
Vanah flirtatiously bats her eyelashes at Wyrom, dropping a deep curtsy in his direction.

See Also