Verb:COWER

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COWER
Type Roleplaying
Race Half-elf
Wedding Cathedral
Wavedancer
Chapel

To COWER is to shrink away or crouch especially for shelter from something or someone.

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Usage:
    COWER                            - Cowers from nothing in particular
    COWER {self}                     - Cower in great terror or curl into a ball
    COWER {target}                   - Cowers from a target
    COWER SET [OPTION]               - Shows or sets the COWER verb options available

Verb Info

Verb information for verb "COWER":

People targets:
  CATHEDRAL       - You cower away from (target) in mock fear, before returning to his/her side with a smile.
  WAVEDANCER
    MALE TARGET   - As you playfully cower away from (target), he wavesa hand at you dismissively, then winks in your direction.
    FEMALE TARGET - As you playfully cower away from (target), she waves a hand at you dismissively, then blows a small kiss in your direction.
  CHAPEL          - You playfully punch (target) in the arm and quickly scamper away, cowering in mock terror.
  STANDARD        - You cower away from (target).
  HALF-ELVEN      - You cower away from (target) shielding your face behind the protective barrier of your arm.

Self target:
  STANDARD        - Eyes widening in terror, you flail about aimlessly, quivering and sniveling in fear.
  PRONE           - Squeezing your eyes tightly shut, you draw your knees to your chest, curl up into a ball, and do your best to pretend that nothing bad is happening.
  HALF-ELVEN      - You suddenly cower and raise your arm in a defensive reflex, then slowly straighten up again feeling slightly mortified as you realize you are not being threatened.

Object targets:
  STANDARD        - You cower away from (target).
  HALF-ELVEN      - In a mock display of fear you cower away from (target).

Creature targets:
  STANDARD        - You cower away from (target).
  HALF-ELVEN      - You suddenly cower from (target) raising your arm in a defensive gesture.

No target:
  STANDARD        - You cower.
  HALF-ELVEN      - You stumble back a few steps as you duck your head and throw your arm up in a protective gesture.

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.

Usage

Untargeted

Style First Third
None You cower. <Person> cowers.
Hidden You cower wretchedly, even in the safety of the shadows. N/A

Targeted

Target First Second Third
Self Eyes widening in terror, you flail about aimlessly, quivering and sniveling in fear. N/A With a wide-eyed expression of terror, <Person> flails about aimlessly, quivering and sniveling in fear.
Self
Prone
Squeezing your eyes tightly shut, you draw your knees to your chest, curl up into a ball, and do your best to pretend that nothing bad is happening. N/A Squeezing <his/her> eyes closed tightly, <Person> draws <his/her> knees to <his/her> chest and curls into a ball.
Player You cower away from <Person>. <Person> cowers away from you. <Person> cowers away from <Target>.
Object You cower away from a telescope. N/A <Person> cowers away from a telescope.
Creature You cower away from a kobold. N/A <Person> cowers away from a kobold.

Half-elven

Target First Second Third
None You stumble back a few steps as you duck your head and throw your arm up in a protective gesture. N/A <Person> stumbles back a few steps as <he/she> ducks <his/her> head and throws <his/her> arm up in a defensive gesture.
Self You suddenly cower and raise your arm in a defensive reflex, then slowly straighten up again feeling slightly mortified as you realize you are not being threatened. N/A <Person> suddenly cowers and raises <his/her> arm in a defensive reflex, then slowly straightens up again with an embarrassed expression on <his/her> face.
Player You cower away from <Person>, shielding your face behind the protective barrier of your arm. <Person> cowers away from you, shielding <his/her> face behind the protective barrier of <his/her> arm as if expecting you to strike. <Person> cowers away from <Target>, shielding <his/her> face behind the protective barrier of <his/her> arm.
Object In a mock display of fear you cower away from a telescope. N/A <Person> cowers away from a telescope in a mock display of fear.
Creature You suddenly cower from a kobold, raising your arm in a defensive gesture. N/A <Person> suddenly cowers from a kobold, raising her arm in a defensive gesture.

Wedding

Wedding verbs are only available to a couple who have been married in game, either on the Wavedancer or via a Cathedral wedding.

Style First Second Third
Cathedral You cower away from Wife in mock fear, before returning to her side with a smile. Husband shrinks away from you, pretending to be afraid, then chuckles softly. Husband cowers away from Wife in mock fear, then laughs softly as he returns to her side.
Wavedancer
Male Target
As you playfully cower away from <Person>, he waves a hand at you dismissively, then blows a small kiss in your direction. As <Person> playfully cowers away from you, you wave a hand at her dismissively, then blow a small kiss in her direction. As <Person> playfully cowers away from <Target>, he waves a hand at <Person> dismissively, then blows a small kiss in her direction.
Wavedancer
Female Target
As you playfully cower away from Wife, she waves a hand at you dismissively, then winks in your direction. As Husband playfully cowers away from you, you wave a hand at him dismissively, then wink in his direction. As Husband playfully cowers away from Wife, she waves a hand at Husband dismissively, then winks in his direction.
Chapel You playfully punch Wife in the arm and quickly scamper away, cowering in mock terror. Husband playfully punches you in the arm and quickly scampers away, cowering in mock terror. Husband playfully punches Wife in the arm and quickly scampers away, cowering in mock terror.

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