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Usage: WATCH <player | object | creature> Watching a player will provide a bonus against being pickpocketed by that player. It will also make it easier to detect that player attempting to hide near you, as well as various other activities.
You begin to watch Person intently out of the corner of your eyes, while trying not to be too obvious about it.
Note: The target does not see you watching them. To stop watching them, use the command again.
You watch a long table closely for a moment. Wondrous things fail to occur. Person watches a long table closely for a moment.
You watch a creature closely for a moment. Person watches a creature closely for a moment.