OBSERVE (verb)

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The OBSERVE verb allows the character to watchfully check out objects, self and others.

Messaging

General verb help information
>help observe

Usage:
    OBSERVE                            - Casually observe your surroundings
    OBSERVE {self}                     - Introspectively observe yourself
    OBSERVE {target}                   - Observe a target
    OBSERVE {style}                    - Observe in a certain style
    OBSERVE SET [option]               - Shows or sets the OBSERVE verb options available.

Where {style} can be one of the following:
    AIR     DOUBT    ENEMY   ENVIRONMENT  ESCAPE
    GROUND  LIFE     QUICK   SKY          SLOW

>verb info observe
Verb information for verb "OBSERVE":

People targets:
  STANDARD       - You take a moment to observe everything you can about (target).
  FOREST GNOME   - You observe (target) carefully, scrutinizing his/her facial
                   movements while he/she speaks.
  HALF-ELVEN
    FIRST PERSON - You gaze at  through shuttered eyes, thinking of long years of
                   mistreatment and rejection before you tighten your lips and glance
                   away.  It's a battle for another day.
    OTHERS       - Vanah narrows her eyes and gives you a cold, hard look before
                   tightening her lips and glancing away.

Self target:
  STANDARD
    FIRST PERSON - You turn your thoughts inward, observing your opinion on society
                   and your place within it.
    OTHERS       - A look of introspection flits across Vanah's face.
  FOREST GNOME   - You mouth a few words silently while trying to imitate speech
                   patterns.
  HALF-ELVEN     - You tighten your lips in a bitter half-smile.
  SYLVAN
    FIRST PERSON - You observe your own condition, expanding your awareness of
                   yourself as a part of your environment.
    OTHERS       - Vanah becomes observantly introspective.

Object targets:
  STANDARD       - You take a moment to observe everything you can about (target).
  FOREST GNOME   - You pause for a moment and observe (target).
  HALF-ELVEN     - You narrow your eyes as you closely observe (target).

Creature targets:
  STANDARD       - You take a moment to observe everything you can about (target).
  FOREST GNOME   - You spend some time observing (target), familiarizing yourself
                   with his/her/its unique behavior and qualities.
  HALF-ELVEN
    FIRST PERSON - As you closely observe (target) you ponder years of rejection and
                   consider taking out all your frustrations on the sorry creature.
    OTHERS       - As Vanah observes (target) she tightens her lips and gets a feral
                   glint in her eyes.

No target:
  STANDARD       - You casually observe your surroundings.
  FOREST GNOME
   OUTSIDE       - Crouching low to the ground, you scan your immediate surroundings
                   with a keen eye and a skilled hand.  Once convinced there are no
                   environmental traps, you slap your hand against your thigh decisively.
   INSIDE        - With a keen eye, you scan your surroundings and are fairly
                   convinced that there are no environmental traps nearby.
  HALF-ELVEN     - You narrow your eyes and take in your surroundings as you are
                   overwhelmed with feelings of bitterness.
  SYLVAN         - You observe your surroundings carefully, taking in every last detail.

Styles: (Sylvan only)
  DOUBT
    FIRST PERSON - Looking around, you can't help but feel that something is wrong
                   with your surroundings.
    OTHERS       - Vanah looks around with concern.
  ENEMY
    FIRST PERSON - You look around, every sense on the alert for possible foes.
    OTHERS       - Vanah surveys her surroundings warily.
  LIFE
    FIRST PERSON - You look around, taking note of all the signs of life nearby.
    W\ CREATURES - You look around, and can't help but focus on the creatures nearby.
    OTHERS       - Vanah looks around, a serene expression on her face.
    W\ CREATURES - Vanah looks around, a disturbed expression on her face.
  QUICK
    FIRST PERSON - You quickly scan your surroundings, taking keen note of the flora
                   and fauna in the area.
    OTHERS       - Vanah glances around, her eyes falling briefly on each aspect of
                   her surroundings.
  SLOW
    FIRST PERSON - You observe your surroundings very slowly, not wanting to miss a
                   single detail.
    OTHERS       - Vanah observes her surroundings with an almost excruciating slowness.
  GROUND
    OUTSIDE      - You observe the ground, searching for tracks.
    INSIDE       - You examine the ground in a futile search for tracks.
  SKY
    DAYTIME      - You look up at the sky, taking note of the position of the sun.
    NIGHTTIME    - Your eyes scan the heavens, reading stories in the stars.
    INSIDE       - You look up, but are unable to see the sky from in here.
  AIR
    FIRST PERSON - You observe every detail of the air, from its scent to its
                   direction to its ambient temperature.
    OTHERS       - Vanah pauses in an observational trance.
  ENVIRONMENT
    FIRST PERSON
      W/ TREES   - You observe the comfortingly natural feel of your environment.
      W/O TREES  - You observe the details of your environment and do your best to adapt.
      IN TOWN    - You observe the inherently foreign nature of your environment.
    OTHERS
      W/ TREES   - Vanah relaxes as she observes her environment.
      W/O TREES  - Vanah observes her environment carefully.
      IN TOWN    - Vanah appears uncomfortable as she observes her environment.
  ESCAPE
    FIRST PERSON - You look around for possible escape routes.
    OTHERS       - Vanah looks around nervously, ready to bolt.

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.
Sample OBSERVE output
>observe
You casually observe your surroundings.
>observe ts
You turn your thoughts inward, observing your opinion on society and your place within it.
>observe sign
You take a moment to observe everything you can about an embroidered sign.