PONDER (verb)

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PONDER is a roleplaying verb. It has special messaging for some races as well as special wedding messaging.

Usage

Ponder help:

Usage:
    PONDER                            - Ponder
    PONDER {self}                     - Ponder the meaning of everything
    PONDER {target}                   - Ponder the meaning of a target
    PONDER SET [option]               - Shows or sets the PONDER verb options available.

Verb Info

Verb information for verb "PONDER":

People targets:
STANDARD
  DEAD TARGET
    FIRST PERSON  - You ponder the cycle of life and death as you gaze at (targets) corpse.
    SECOND PERSON - Person is staring at you.  Being dead, you have no choice but to stare
                    lifelessly back.
    THIRD PERSON  - Person stares at (targets) lifeless body, apparently lost in thought.
  LIVE TARGET
    FIRST PERSON  - You ponder the meaning of (targets) existence.
    OTHERS        - Person looks thoughtfully at (you/target).
ERITHIAN          - You pause for a moment to study (target), your gaze dwelling upon
                    his/her features.
ILLISTIM          - Ruminating upon (target), you give consideration to his/her qualifications.
LANDING           - You place your hands on your hips and eye (target) with a skeptical look.

Self target:
STANDARD
  FIRST PERSON    - You ponder the meaning of life, the universe, and everything.
  OTHERS          - Person looks lost in thought.
ERITHIAN
  FIRST PERSON    - You close your eyes for a moment and slip into a brief contemplative
                    trance.  You reflect upon your circumstances and recent past, searching
                    for any lessons you might learn from them.
  OTHERS          - Person closes her eyes and a serene expression overtakes her.
ILLISTIM
  FIRST PERSON    - You pause to consider recent events, and your place in them.
  OTHERS          - Person looks suddenly very self-aware.
LANDING
  FIRST PERSON    - You eye the surroundings with a skeptical look.

Object targets:
STANDARD          - You gaze thoughtfully at (target).
ERITHIAN
  FIRST PERSON    - You pause for a moment to study (target), observing the most
                    prominent characteristics.
  OTHER           - Person pauses for a moment to study (target), her expression one
                    of thoughtful observation.
ILLISTIM
  FIRST PERSON    - You purse your mouth, pondering the (target).  Even without a mirror,
                    you know your face reflects your roiling thoughts.
  OTHERS          - Person purses her mouth, pondering the (target).  The expression on her
                    face speaks volumes.
LANDING
  FIRST PERSON    - You give a skeptical look at (target) while placing your hands on your hips.

Creature targets:
STANDARD
  DEAD TARGET
    FIRST PERSON  - You ponder the cycle of life and death as you gaze at (targets) corpse.
    OTHERS        - Person stares at (target's) lifeless body, apparently lost in thought.
  LIVE TARGET
    FIRST PERSON  - You ponder the meaning of (target's) existence.
    OTHERS        - Person looks thoughtfully at (target).
ERITHIAN
  FIRST PERSON    - You pause for a moment to study (target), observing its movements to
                    become more familiar with its habits.
  OTHERS          - Person pauses for a moment to study (target), her movements slowly
                    coming to mirror the (target's).
ILLISTIM
  FIRST PERSON    - You regard (target), pondering what a quirk of nature it surely is.
  OTHERS          - Person ponders (target), taking note of its nature.
LANDING
  FIRST PERSON    - You skeptically consider (target).

No target:
STANDARD          - You ponder.
ERITHIAN          - You pause in a moment of thoughtful contemplation.
ILLISTIM          - Oh, to only have the right book at hand!
LANDING           - You place your hands on your hips and casually survey your surroundings.

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.