SAY (verb)

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Talking in GemStone IV can be accomplished using the SAY verb or using an apostrophe ('). Players can change their character's language, the manner in which they speak (brag, assert), and/or the tone in which he/she speaks in (cheerful, timid).

    SAY [modifiers] {message} - Speak a message aloud

Where [modifiers] is zero or more of the following:
    :{tone}                               - Speak the message in a particular tone (see TONE LIST for a list of tones)
    ::{object} or @{object} or {{object}} - Direct the message at someone or something (eg, ::door or {heavy door})
    ]{object} or [{object}]               - Attempt to throw your voice behind someone or something (eg, ]door or [heavy door])
    ~{language}                           - Speak the message in a particular language (see SPEAK for a list of languages)
    ={verb}                               - Choose a verb to indicate the speech style (see SPEECH VERBIAGE LIST for a list of verbs)


'hi or SAY hi

>say hi
You say, "Hi."

Using a speech verb (needs a space after say): say =sneer Hi
'=sneer Hi

>'=sneer Hi
You sneer, "Hi."

Using a tone:

>':venomously hi
You venomously say, "Hi."

Speaking to a person/object:

>'::table hi
Speaking to a low table, you say, "Hi."

Using the @ symbol:

>'@table hi
Speaking to a low table, you say, "Hi."

Using the braces (needs a closing brace):

>'{table} hi
Speaking to a low table, you say, "Hi."

Throwing your voice:

>']table hi
Throwing your voice behind a low table, you say, "Hi."

Throwing your voice only with more keystrokes (needs a closing bracket):

>'[table] hi
Throwing your voice behind a low table, you say, "Hi."

Using a language:

>'~elven hi
Speaking in Elven, you say, "Hi."

All together now (include spaces between each modifier):

>'~elven =sneer :venomous ]table hi
Throwing your voice behind a low table, speaking venomously in Elven, you sneer, "Hi."
>'~elven =sneer :venomous ::table hi
Speaking venomously in Elven to a low table, you sneer, "Hi."
>'::table :venomous =sneer ~elven hi
Speaking venomously in Elven to a low table, you sneer, "Hi."

You can also set your tone prior to crafting your next message and only your next message:

>tone venomous
You will speak venomously on your next message.
You venomously say, "Hi."

Speech Verbiage List

The below is a list of verbs used to replace the default "says," "exclaims," and "asks" when using the SAY verb. This list is produced from SPEECH VERBIAGE LIST.


  • accuse
  • acknowledge
  • acquiesce
  • add
  • admit
  • admonish
  • advise
  • affirm
  • agonize
  • agree
  • allow
  • announce
  • answer
  • apologize
  • approve
  • argue
  • ask
  • assert
  • assure
  • attempt
  • attest
  • aver
  • babble
  • bark
  • bawl
  • beg
  • begin
  • bellow
  • bemoan
  • beseech
  • bite out
  • blather
  • blubber
  • blurt
  • bluster
  • boast
  • brag
  • breathe
  • cackle
  • call
  • caution
  • challenge
  • chant
  • cheer
  • chide
  • chirp
  • claim
  • clarify
  • cluck
  • coax
  • command
  • comment
  • complain
  • compliment
  • concede
  • conclude
  • condescend
  • confess
  • confide
  • confirm
  • console
  • conspire
  • contend
  • continue
  • coo
  • correct
  • counter
  • criticize
  • critique
  • croak
  • croon
  • crow
  • cry
  • curse
  • deadpan
  • declaim
  • declare
  • demand
  • demur
  • denounce
  • deny
  • deter
  • direct
  • disagree
  • disclose
  • dismiss
  • dissuade
  • distract
  • drawl
  • droll
  • drone
  • echo
  • elaborate
  • emphasize
  • encourage
  • enthuse
  • exclaim
  • explain


  • flatter
  • fret
  • fuss
  • gasp
  • gloat
  • glower
  • goad
  • grant
  • grate
  • greet
  • gripe
  • groan
  • grouse
  • grovel
  • growl
  • grumble
  • grunt
  • guess
  • gush
  • hazard
  • hint
  • hiss
  • holler
  • hum
  • hush
  • implore
  • imply
  • inform
  • inquire
  • insist
  • instruct
  • interject
  • interrogate
  • interrupt
  • intimate
  • intone
  • introduce
  • jest
  • joke


  • lambaste
  • lament
  • laugh
  • lecture
  • lisp
  • maintain
  • marvel
  • maunder
  • mention
  • moan
  • mock
  • mouth
  • mumble
  • murmur
  • muse
  • mutter
  • nag
  • note
  • object
  • observe
  • offer
  • opine
  • orate
  • order


  • persuade
  • placate
  • plead
  • ponder
  • pontificate
  • posit
  • pout
  • praise
  • pray
  • preach
  • press
  • proclaim
  • prod
  • profess
  • promise
  • prompt
  • pronounce
  • propose
  • protest
  • purr
  • quarrel
  • query
  • quibble
  • quip
  • quote
  • ramble
  • rasp
  • rave
  • read
  • reason
  • reassure
  • rebuke
  • rebut
  • recall
  • recite
  • regale
  • rehearse
  • reinforce
  • reiterate
  • rejoice
  • relent
  • remark
  • remind
  • repeat
  • reply
  • report
  • reprimand
  • reproach
  • request
  • respond
  • retort
  • reveal
  • roar
  • say
  • scoff
  • scold
  • scream
  • screech
  • seethe
  • shout
  • shriek
  • sigh
  • simper
  • singsong
  • slur
  • snap
  • snarl
  • sneer
  • snicker
  • sob
  • soothe
  • speculate
  • spit
  • sputter
  • squeak
  • stammer
  • state
  • stipulate
  • stress
  • stutter
  • submit
  • suggest
  • sulk
  • supply
  • swear
  • taunt
  • tease
  • threaten


  • urge
  • venture
  • vow
  • wail
  • warn
  • wheedle
  • wheeze
  • whimper
  • whine
  • whisper aloud
  • wish
  • wonder
  • worry
  • yammer
  • yell
  • yelp


Tones highlighted in blue may be used with TONE SET.

abashed abrupt absent accusing acerbic acid acrid
adamant admiring adoring affable affectionate affronted agreable
airy aloof amiable amicable amused angry annoyed
annoying anxious apathetic apologetic appreciative apprehensive approving
arch ardent argumentative arrogant ashamed assertive astounded
audacious authoritative avaricious avid awkward baffled baffling
bashful befuddled begrudging belated belligerent bemused bewildered
bewildering bitter bland bleak bleary blithe blunt
bold bored boring bossy brash breathless breezy
brief bright brisk broad brusque cagey callous
calm candid cantankerous careful casual caustic cautious
cheeky cheerful clear clinical clueless coaxing cold
comforting comical commanding complacent compulsive concerned condescending
confident confidential confiding conflicted confused consoling contemptuous
contented contentious contrite cool coy cranky crass
crisp cross crude cruel cryptic curious curt
dark dazed decided decisive decorous deep defeated
defensive defiant dejected deliberate delicate delighted delirious
demure depressed derisive despairing desperate despondent determined
devilish devoted didactic diffident diplomatic dire disagreeable
disappointed disapproving disbelieving disconsolate disdainful disgruntled disgusted
disinterested dismissive disoriented disparaging disrespectful distant distasteful
distracted doleful doubtful dramatic dreamy droll drunken
dry dubious dull eager earnest ecstatic embarrassed
emotional emphatic encouraging enticing erudite evasive even
exasperated excited expectant explicit express faint fearful
feeble feisty fervent fierce firm flat flippant
flirtatious flustered fond forceful forlorn formal frank
frantic fretful frightend frosty frustrated furious fussy
generous gentle gleeful glib gloomy glum gracious
grandiose grateful grating grave greedy grim grudging
gruff grumpy guarded guilty halting happy harsh
hasty hateful haughty heartbroken heartless hearty heated
heavy helpful helpless hesitant hoarse hollow honest
hopeful hopeless horrified hostile humble hurried husky
hysterical icy idle impatient imperious impish imploring
impudent impulsive inconsolable incredulous indifferent indignant indistinct
indulgent informal ingratiating innocent inquisitive insincere insipid
insistent insolent insulting interested intimidating intoxicated ironic
irreverent irritated jealous joking jovial jubilant kind
knowing laborious laconic lame laughing lazy light
listless lofty longing loud loving loyal lusty
magnanimous malevolent measured meditative meek melodic menacing
mendacious merry mild mischievous miserable mocking modest
monotone morose mournful musing mysterious nagging nasal
nasty nervous neutral nonchalant noncommittal nonplussed oblivious
obnoxious obsequious offended offhanded ominous optimistic outraged
outrageous passionate patient patronizing pawky pedantic peeved
peevish pensive perky perplexed perspicacious persuasive petulant
philosopic pious piqued pitiless pitying placating placid
plain plaintive playful pleading pleasant pleased pointed
polite pompous pragmatic prayerful prim prompt proud
puzzled querulous quick quiet raspy reasonable reasoned
reassuring reflective regretful rejoicing relieved reluctant remorseful
reproachful reproving resentful resigned resolute respectful reverent
rhetorical rough rude rueful sad sagacious sage
sarcastic sardonic sassy satirical savage scathing scornful
seductive serene serious severe shaky sharp sheepish
short shrewd shrill shy silky simple sincere
skeptical sleepy slow sly smarmy smooth smug
snide snobbish snotty sober soft solemn somber
soothing sorrowful sour speculative speechless spiteful squeaky
steady stern stiff stilted stoic stout strained
strict strident stubborn stupid submissive subtle sudden
suggestive sulky sullen surprised surreptitious suspicious sweet
sycophantic sympathetic tart tearful teasing tenacious tender
tense tentative terse testy theatrical thick thoughtful
threatening throaty thunderous tight timid tired toneless
tremulous trite triumphant truthful uncertain uncomfortable unconvincing
uncouth understanding uneasy unexpected ungracious unhappy unhelpful
urbane urgent vague vehement venomous vexed vicious
vigorous vociferous voracious warm warning wary waspish
weak weary whimsical whining wicked wishful wistful
withering witty wondering wooden worried wounded wry