Goblyn Ritual Dagger Verbs

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This is a detailed list of what the wielder sees when they use a Goblyn Ritual Dagger with the verbs listed in the Tier 2 analyze information. The below text is taken from a dagger with the Arkati flavor -- the default and custom flavors are different to varying degrees. Also, the dagger can be coated with either blood or some other substance (like venom), but here blood is assumed. The actions performed vary drastically based on the grip of the dagger, which can be switched between mid-grip and low-grip using CLENCH. There are also some, but fewer differences based on the hand holding the dagger.

  • Where "dagger" is stated below, the actual text is usually the dagger's base description. Sometimes it is just the noun, however.
  • Where "<symbol>" is stated below, substitute the appropriate Arkati symbol. (Of course if the dagger is not in Arkati flavor this will be something completely different.)

Right hand, at mid-grip

PULL dagger (no circle yet): You hold your dagger out over the ground, and you immediately sense that the dagger's ability to create a <symbol> will not work so well here.

PULL dagger (at the beach, no circle yet): You hold your dagger out in front of you, and as you whisper quietly, you bring your dagger down to the ground, dragging it through the sand to create a large ritual circle.

PULL dagger (bloody, no circle yet): You hold your dagger out in front of you, and as you whisper quietly, fresh blood fairly streams down from the blade, resolving itself along the ground into a large ritual circle.

PULL dagger (with blood circle): You drag your dagger along a large ritual circle drawn in fresh blood, tracing a series of symbols on the circle and simultaneously coating the blade with the fresh blood.

PULL dagger (with sand circle): You trace your dagger along the path of a large ritual circle drawn in the sand in a series of symbols.

PULL dagger (bloody, with circle): You trace the tip of your dagger through a large ritual circle drawn in fresh blood, reinforcing its shape with the fresh blood on your dagger.

PULL dagger at <person> (at the beach, no circle yet): Using your dagger, you drag your dagger (sic, typo, dagger is repeated needlessly) through the sand around <person>, drawing a large ritual circle.

PULL dagger at <person> (bloody, no circle yet): Using your dagger, you trace fresh blood along the ground around <person>, drawing a large ritual circle.

POUR (ritual liquid flask) on dagger: You carefully pour your <liquid> potion over one side of your dagger's blade, then turn it to similarly drench the other side. Some of the <liquid> seeps into the blade's surface.

POUR (alcohol) on dagger: You carefully pour your <drink> over one side of your dagger's blade, then turn it to similarly drench the other side, effectively sanitizing it.

POINT dagger: Change cut category, not visible, see analyze.

POINT dagger (bloody, standing): You circle around in a predatory manner, brandishing your dagger threateningly.

POINT dagger (bloody, kneeling/prone): You eye your surroundings casually and flash your dagger, clearly not intending any menace with it.

POINT dagger at <object>: You subtly point your dagger at <object> and hiss out a low, incoherent series of sounds.

POINT dagger at <self/joined person>: Create temporary scarring, Tier 2.

POINT dagger at <self|target> (bloody, standing): You circle around [the area|<target>] in a predatory manner, brandishing your dagger threateningly.

POINT dagger at <self|target> (bloody, kneeling/prone): You eye [the area|<target>] suspiciously and flash your knife at it with menacing intent.

WAVE dagger: Chanting in a low voice to <deity>, you wave your dagger in each of the cardinal directions, weaving the blade in simple, ritualistic fashion as you progress through each one.

WAVE dagger (bloody): Chanting in a low voice to <deity>, you wave your dagger in each of the cardinal directions, flinging droplets of fresh blood outward from the blade as you progress through each one.

WAVE dagger at <self>: Uttering a zealous prayer to <deity>, you wave your dagger in a complex manner, then hold it out in front of you. You run your hand down the flat of the blade and out beyond it, fingers splayed wide.

WAVE dagger at <person>: Uttering a zealous prayer to <deity>, you circle around <person>, weaving your dagger in an intricate pattern around [him|her].

WAVE dagger at <object>: You point your dagger at a <object> and weave the blade in an intricate pattern through the air.

WAVE dagger at <target> (bloody): Uttering a zealous prayer to <deity>, you weave dagger in a complex manner around <target>, then hold it <over target, approx>, allowing droplets of fresh blood to <drip on target, approx>.

CLENCH/ATTEND dagger: Not visible, see analyze.

NUDGE dagger: With your dagger held high, you throw your head back, arching your body slightly, as you release a heathen scream.

NUDGE dagger (bloody): You hold your dagger out in front of you and bow in a reverent manner, then carefully set it down upon the ground. / As you rise to your feet, you press your palms together in a prayer-like gesture. You separate your hands and spread them, palm-up, out in front of you as you invoke a curse from <deity>. / Returning to your original position, you retrieve your dagger.

NUDGE dagger at <self> (no cut yet): With careful precision, you use your dagger to slice a long, deep line across your left palm. Blood immediately pools along the surface of the cut. / You wipe the blade clean.

NUDGE dagger at <self> (with cut): You run your dagger down the middle of the cut on your left palm, further slicing into the existing wound. Blood coats the blade and runs down your hand and fingers.

NUDGE dagger at <self> (bloody): Slashing your dagger toward the sky, fresh blood dripping from the blade, your voice takes on a syrupy sweet quality as you invoke a curse for your own purposes from <deity>.

NUDGE dagger at <joined person> (no cut yet): You press the edge of your dagger's blade against <person's> left palm, indicating that you'd like to cut it. <person> will need to approve what you intend. / With careful precision, you use your dagger to slice a long, deep line across <person's> left palm. Blood immediately pools along the surface of the cut. / You wipe the blade clean.

NUDGE dagger at <joined person> (with cut on them only): You run the flat of your dagger's blade along the open cut on <person's> right palm, coating it in [his|her] blood.

NUDGE dagger at <joined person> (with cuts on both you and them): Briefly setting your dagger (sic, typo, should be "on the ground"), you grasp <person's> right hand in your own. You press your palms together, the blood from [his|her] cut and your cut mingling together until you release [him|her].

NUDGE dagger at <joined person> (bloody): Slashing your dagger toward <target>, fresh blood dripping from the blade, your voice takes on a hoarse quality as you request a curse for [him|her] from <deity>.

TURN dagger: You turn your dagger toward your heart and bow your head, eyes cast downward.

TURN dagger (bloody): Focusing your thoughts, you place your dagger (sic, typo, is always just "dagger" but should be the actual noun) on the ground and, with a quick motion, set it to spinning. It rotates quickly, then suddenly stops, the tip of the blade pointing in a <random> direction.

TURN dagger at <self>: You turn your dagger toward your heart and press it against your chest, then bow your head, eyes cast downward.

TURN dagger at <self> (bloody): You turn your dagger's blade so that the tip rests against your finger. Focusing your thoughts on your intent, you lightly push down, carefully slicing into the flesh and drawing forth a thin thread of blood.

TURN dagger at <object> (bloody): You turn your dagger's blade so that the tip rests against your finger. Focusing your thoughts on your intent, you lightly push down, carefully slicing into the flesh and drawing forth a thin thread of blood. You press your finger against a <object>.

TURN dagger at <person> : You turn your dagger toward <person>'s heart and bow your head, eyes cast downward.

TURN dagger at <joined person> (bloody): You turn your vultite butcher dagger's blade so that the tip rests against <person's> finger. Focusing your thoughts on your intent, you lightly push down, carefully slicing into [his|her] flesh and drawing forth a thin thread of blood.

CLEAN dagger: You tap a finger against the blade of your dagger. <or> You run a finger along the edge of your dagger's blade.

CLEAN dagger (bloody): You raise your dagger to your lips and whisper a soft phrase to it. As you move it out in front of you, the blood lifts up away from it in a steady stream and dissipates.

CLEAN dagger with <self>: You tap a finger against the blade of your dagger, tuning out the world as you contemplate various schemes and dreams that flit through your mind.

CLEAN dagger with <object>: You tap a finger against the blade of your dagger as you contemplate <object>.

CLEAN dagger with <person>: You tap a finger against the blade of your dagger, quietly smiling at <person> as you contemplate what you'd like to do to [him|her] with it.

CLEAN dagger with <self> (bloody): Raising your dagger toward your face, you languorously lick the blood from the blade until it is shiny clean.

CLEAN dagger with <worn object> (bloody): You wipe your dagger's blade against your <object> in a poor attempt to clean it off.

CLEAN dagger with <person> (bloody): Raising your dagger toward your face as you stare at <target>, you languorously lick the blood from the blade until it is shiny clean.

Right hand, at low-grip

PULL dagger (no circle yet): You hold your dagger out over the ground, and you immediately sense that the dagger's ability to create a <symbol> will not work so well here.

PULL dagger (at the beach, no circle yet): You drag your dagger through the sand, creating a large ritual circle.

PULL dagger (bloody, no circle yet): You trace your dagger along the ground, drawing a large ritual circle.

PULL dagger (with circle): You take slow, deliberate steps along the edge of a large ritual circle drawn in [fresh blood|the sand], slanting your dagger down and outward from you, as if driving unwanted influences away from the circle.

PULL dagger (bloody, with circle): You confidently move about the perimeter of a large ritual circle drawn in [fresh blood|the sand] and apply a light touch of blood from your dagger to it in order to to seal the circle.

PULL dagger at <person> (at the beach, no circle yet): You drag your dagger through the sand around <person>, drawing a large ritual circle.

PULL dagger at <person> (bloody, no circle yet): Using your dagger, you trace fresh blood along the ground around <person>, drawing a large ritual circle.

POUR (all variants): Same as mid-grip.

POINT dagger: You crouch slightly, a comical grin fixed on your face as you murmur a quiet prayer to <deity> while mock-drawing your dagger across your neck. You then pretend to gag and choke on your own blood.

POINT dagger (bloody, standing): You crouch slightly, a cold smile fixed on your face as you murmur a quiet prayer to <deity> while mock-drawing your dagger across your neck.

POINT dagger (bloody, kneeling/prone): You make no secret of your amusement while making stabbing motions with your dagger.

POINT dagger at <self|joined person>: As you chant a quiet intonation, you use your dagger to trace a <symbol> on [your|<person's>] <set location>, just lightly enough to avoid breaking the skin.

POINT dagger at <self|person> (bloody, standing): You crouch slightly, a cold smile fixed on your face as you murmur a quiet prayer to <person> while mock-drawing your dagger across your neck, clearly threatening [anyone who dares look at you|<person>].

POINT dagger at <self|person> (bloody, kneeling/prone): Same as pointing with no target.

POINT dagger at <object> (bloody, kneeling/prone): You make no secret of your amusement while making stabbing motions at <object>.

WAVE dagger: You throw your arms to the sky and whisper a prayer to <deity>. Then with careful precision, you effortlessly wave your dagger in a pattern consisting of a <symbol>.

WAVE dagger (bloody, no symbol yet): Chanting fervently to <deity>, you weave your dagger through the air, drawing a <symbol>. Blood seeps out of the tip of the blade as you paint the pattern, which remains suspended in mid-air.

WAVE dagger (bloody, with symbol): You call out to <deity> as you trace the tip of your dagger's blade over a <symbol> of blood suspended mid-air, further defining the pattern, which glows briefly from the infusion of blood.

WAVE dagger at <self>: As you chant zealously to <deity>, you weave your dagger in a circle around yourself in a <symbol>.

WAVE dagger at <self|person> (bloody): As you chant fervently to <deity> and weave your dagger in a circle around [yourself|person], the fresh blood on its blade boils, bubbling rapidly for a moment.

WAVE dagger at <person>: As you chant zealously to <deity>, you weave your dagger around <person>, drawing an invisible pattern of a <symbol> in the air.

CLENCH/ATTEND dagger: Not visible, see analyze.

NUDGE dagger: Standing with rigid posture, you bring both hands around the hilt of your dagger and hold it out directly in front of you. With quick, steady movements, you thrust the dagger out to the north and stoically turn in a circle, raising it high overhead as you complete the turn.

NUDGE dagger (bloody): Same as mid-grip, except a BLESSING instead of CURSE is invoked.

NUDGE dagger at <self> (no cut, not bloody): You kneel and bow your head over your dagger. You close your eyes and remain still for a moment before returning to your previous position.

NUDGE dagger at <self> (with cut, not bloody): You kneel and bow your head over your dagger, pressing the hilt into your cut. Pain spikes through you as you close your eyes and remain still for a moment before returning to your previous position.

NUDGE dagger at <self> (bloody): Same as mid-grip, except a "blessing" instead of a "curse" is invoked.

NUDGE dagger at <joined person> (no cut yet): Same as mid-grip.

NUDGE dagger at <joined person> (with cut on them only): Same as mid-grip.

NUDGE dagger at <joined person> (with cuts on both you and them): Same as mid-grip, except the wounds are healed as indicated by the following added sentence: / As you lift your hand away, the two wounds heal of their own accord.

NUDGE dagger at <joined person> (bloody): Same as mid-grip, except a "blessing" instead of a "curse" is invoked.

TURN dagger: Adeptly handling your dagger, you focus your thoughts as you violently flick your wrist outward, leveling the point of the blade away from you.

TURN dagger (bloody): Adeptly handling your dagger, you violently flick your wrist outward and turn it in a slight arc, sending droplets of fresh blood splattering all over the ground.

TURN dagger at <self>: You draw the flat side of the blade of your dagger across your lips, whispering to it before flinging your hand up toward the air and releasing your thoughts to <deity>.

TURN dagger at <self> (bloody): Adeptly handling your dagger, you turn the blade toward yourself, then violently flick your wrist in a range of motion, the ritualized gestures sending droplets of blood splattering all over you.

TURN dagger at <person>: Adeptly handling dagger, you violently flick your wrist several times, then you level the blade in <person'> direction.

TURN dagger at <person> (bloody): Adeptly handling your dagger, you violently flick your wrist several times, the ritualized gestures sending droplets of fresh blood splattering all over <person>.

CLEAN dagger: <same as mid-grip>

CLEAN dagger (bloody): You wipe your dagger against <worn item>, cleaning the blade off.

CLEAN dagger with <target>: <same as mid-grip>

CLEAN dagger with <self> (bloody): You run the backside of your palm along the dagger's blade, wiping it clean.

CLEAN dagger with <worn object> (bloody): <same as mid-grip>

CLEAN dagger with <person> (bloody): Glancing over at <person>, you run the backside of your palm along the dagger, wiping it clean. Then you wipe your palm across [his|her] cheek.

Left hand, at mid-grip

POINT dagger: Change cut choice in category, not visible, see analyze.

Everything Else: Same as right hand, except hands affected by all cut actions are swapped.

Left hand, at low-grip

CLEAN dagger (bloody): Spitting some saliva into your hand, you scrub at your dagger until it is shiny clean.

CLEAN dagger with <person> (bloody): Grinning companionably, you lean toward <person> and, using [his|her] <worn object>, wipe your dagger's blade clean.

Everything Else: Same as right hand, except hands affected by all cut actions are swapped.

Mid-air symbol

Listed here are actions that can be taken on the floating symbols created by waving a coated dagger at low-grip.

LOOK symbol: <Varied shows.>

TOUCH symbol (holding dagger): With the tip of your dagger, you trace the edge of a <symbol> of blood suspended mid-air, causing the blood to shimmer unnaturally.

TOUCH symbol (empty hand): You carefully run your fingers over the edge of a <symbol> of blood suspended mid-air, causing the blood to shimmer unnaturally.

LICK symbol: Seriously? Okay... / You drag your tongue across a section of a <symbol> of blood suspended mid-air, filling your mouth with blood.

RUB symbol (holding dagger): You slash your dagger through a <symbol> of blood suspended mid-air, breaking up the pattern and sending the fresh blood spilling downward. Just before it hits the fresh blood, it abruptly vanishes.

RUB symbol (empty hand): You hold your hand out toward a <symbol> of blood suspended mid-air and make a scrubbing motion. The fresh blood slowly fades out of sight in tandem with your gesticulations.

Ritual circle

Listed here are actions that can be taken on the ritual circles created by pulling a coated dagger. Note that these circles can either be drawn in coating on any type of ground, or can be drawn with no coating in sand. (For example, on a beach.)

LOOK circle: <Varied shows.>

TOUCH circle (blood circle, holding dagger): You trace the tip of your dagger through a large ritual circle drawn in fresh blood, the blood shimmering unnaturally as you leave a small gap in the pattern.

TOUCH circle (sand circle, holding dagger): With the tip of your dagger, you pull a thin line through a large ritual circle drawn in the sand, the sand shifting ever so slightly as you leave a small gap in the pattern.

TOUCH circle (blood circle, empty hand): You carefully run your fingers along through a large ritual circle drawn in fresh blood, the blood shimmering unnaturally as you leave a small gap in the pattern.

TOUCH circle (sand circle, empty hand): You carefully run your fingers along the edge of a large ritual circle drawn in the sand, causing the pattern to shift ever so slightly.

LICK circle: Seriously? Okay... / You drag your tongue across a section of a large ritual circle drawn in fresh [blood|sand], filling your mouth with [blood|sand].

RUB circle (blood circle, holding dagger): You run the edge of your ritual circle (sic, typo, should be "edge of your dagger") through a large ritual circle drawn in fresh blood in a simple but specific pattern. The fresh blood shudders lightly, then abruptly vanishes.

RUB circle (blood circle, empty hand): You hold your hand out toward a large ritual circle drawn in fresh blood and make a scrubbing motion. The fresh blood slowly fades out of sight in tandem with your gesticulations.

RUB circle (sand circle): You run the edge of your [hand|blade] through a large ritual circle drawn in the sand in quick, swishing motions, brushing the pattern out of the sand (sic, typo, extra space present).