LISTEN (verb)

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LISTEN is a roleplaying verb. There are special options for Sylvans and Half-Sylvans.

Usage

  • LISTEN - Incline your ear to listen
  • LISTEN {self} - Listen to yourself
  • LISTEN {target} - Listen to a target
  • LISTEN SET [option] - Shows or sets the LISTEN verb options available

Messaging

People targets

STANDARD
FIRST PERSON - You listen carefully to (target).
OTHERS - Vanah turns an inquisitive ear towards (target).
SYLVAN
FIRST PERSON (living) - You tilt your head slightly toward (target), noting the subtle changes in his/her muscles and breathing.
FIRST PERSON (dead) - You tilt your head slightly toward (target), noting the absence of breath in the body.

Self target

STANDARD
FIRST PERSON - You listen carefully to yourself. Typical.
OTHERS - Vanah turns an inquisitive ear to herself.
SYLVAN
FIRST PERSON - You listen quietly to the sounds of nature all around you, letting your heartbeat slow to join in perfect time with the pulsating rhythm of life.
OTHERS - Vanah lowers her arms to her sides, breathing slowly and rhythmically, as a soft sigh escapes her lips.

Object targets

STANDARD
FIRST PERSON - You turn your ear toward a (target). Sounds about like you expected.
OTHERS - Vanah turns an ear towards a (target).
FIRST PERSON (held item) - You hold your (target) up to your ear and listen carefully. Sounds just like a (target).
OTHERS (held item) - Vanah holds a (target) up to her ear.
SYLVAN
FIRST PERSON - You lean in toward the table, pricking up your ears in an attempt to register every sound the table emits from the play of environmental forces upon it.
OTHERS - Vanah leans in toward the (target), her pointed ears raised ever so slightly.

Creature targets

STANDARD - You listen carefully to a (target). Yup, sounds like a (target) all right.
SYLVAN
FIRST PERSON - Raising the tips of your fingers briefly to one earlobe, you focus your hearing on the minute sounds of the (target)'s internal life force.
OTHERS - Raising the tips of her fingers briefly to one earlobe, Vanah seems to be channeling sounds from the (target)'s very being.

No target

STANDARD
FIRST PERSON - You listen, but don't hear anything unusual.
OTHERS - Vanah inclines her ear, but doesn't hear anything unusual.
SYLVAN
FIRST PERSON - You incline your ear in the direction of the natural air currents and intently focus on the slightest sound within your environment.
OTHERS - Vanah's concentration shifts and becomes more focused as she slightly tilts an ear in a particular direction.

Other

There are special messages when listening to seashells.