WHISTLE (verb)

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Whistle is a roleplaying verb. It is a sound made by forcing breath through partly closed lips, or between one's teeth.

The whistle verb contains citizen-specific options for citizens of River's Rest and options to imitate the whistle of several types of birds.

Messaging

General verb help information
 WHISTLE                            - Whistles at nothing in particular
    WHISTLE {self}                     - Glances around and whistles
    WHISTLE {target}                   - Whistles at a target
    WHISTLE SET [option]               - Shows or sets the WHISTLE verb options available.

WHISTLE allows you to whistle in various ways.  You can use WHISTLE alone to whistle normally, WHISTLE at a target to whistle at them, or you may use WHISTLE BIRD to do imitations.


Usage:
    WHISTLE BIRD {animal} - Imitate the bird call of a particular animal
    WHISTLE BIRD RANDOM   - Imitate the bird call of a random animal

Where {animal} is one of the following:
    BIRD          BLACKBIRD       BLUEBIRD      BOBWHITE
    CHICKADEE     DOVE            FALCON        FLYCATCHER
    GOLDFINCH     HARRIER         JUNCO         KESTREL
    MEADOWLARK    MERLIN          MOCKINGBIRD   MOURNING DOVE
    ORIOLE        OSPREY          PIGEON        QUAIL
    ROBIN         SHRIKE          SPARROW       SWIFT
    TANAGER       THRUSH          TOWHEE        TRAKEL
    TURTLE DOVE   WHIPPOORWILL   WOODPECKER    WREN


>verb info whistle
Verb information for verb "WHISTLE":

People targets:
STANDARD    - You whistle at (target).

Self target:
STANDARD    - You whistle a jaunty tune and glance about the area.
RIVERS REST - You whistle a carefree tune, the perfect picture of innocence.

Object targets:
STANDARD    - You whistle at (target).
RIVERS REST - You glance (target) and whistle a carefree tune, the perfect picture of innocence.

Creature targets:
STANDARD    - You whistle at (target).
RIVERS REST - You glance (target) and whistle a carefree tune, the perfect picture of innocence.

No target:
BARD        - You whistle a complicated ditty, remembering your apprenticeship fondly.
              [Bards can override this profession messaging with WHISTLE SET NORMAL.]
OTHERS      - You whistle tunelessly to yourself, remembering days past.

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.

No Target Messaging

You whistle tunelessly to yourself, remembering days past.
Vanah whistles tunelessly to herself.
You hear someone whistling in the shadows.
Bard
You whistle a complicated ditty, remembering your apprenticeship fondly.
Vanah whistles a complicated ditty, impressing you with her virtuosity.
You hear someone whistling in the shadows.

Self Target Messaging

You whistle a jaunty tune and glance about the area.
Vanah whistles a jaunty tune and glances about the area.
River's Rest
You whistle a carefree tune, the perfect picture of innocence.
Vanah whistles a carefree tune, the perfect picture of innocence.

Object Target Messaging

You whistle at an engraved silver sign!
Vanah whistles at an engraved silver sign!
River's Rest
You glance at an engraved silver sign and whistle a carefree tune, the perfect picture of innocence.
Vanah glances at an engraved silver sign and whistles a carefree tune, the perfect picture of innocence.

Creature Target Messaging

You whistle at a willowy human seamstress!
Vanah whistles at a willowy human seamstress!
River's Rest
You glance at a willowy human seamstress and whistle a carefree tune, the perfect picture of innocence.
Vanah glances at a willowy human seamstress and whistles a carefree tune, the perfect picture of innocence.

Bird Imitation Messaging

Fumble
>whist bird bird
You try to reproduce the whistle of a bird, but you just end up with a high-pitched screechy noise.
Vanah emits a high-pitched screech.
You hear a high-pitched screech come from somewhere nearby.
Failure
>whist bird bird
You try to imitate a bird, but end up just whistling instead.
Vanah whistles like a bird.
You hear someone whistling like a bird.
Normal
whistle bird robin
You produce a fair whistle, but you don't think you've managed to completely capture the sound of a robin.
Vanah emits a fair reproduction of the whistle of a tanager.
You hear someone produce a fair reproduction of the whistle of a bird.

whistle bird tanager
You emit a fair reproduction of the whistle of a tanager.
Vanah emits a fair reproduction of the whistle of a tanager.
You hear someone produce a fair reproduction of the whistle of a bird.
Skilled
whistle bird bird
You produce a skillful whistle, but you don't think you've managed to completely capture the sound of a bird.
Vanah emits a skillful reproduction of the delicate whistle of a bird.
You hear someone produce a skillful reproduction of the whistle of a bird.

whistle bird bird
You skillfully reproduce the delicate whistle of a bird!
Vanah emits a skillful reproduction of the delicate whistle of a bird.
You hear someone produce a skillful reproduction of the whistle of a bird.
Perfect
whistle bird flycatcher
You produce a flawless whistle, but you don't think you've managed to completely capture the sound of a flycatcher.
Vanah emits a flawless reproduction of the delicate whistle of a flycatcher!
You hear the delicate whistle of a flycatcher coming from somewhere nearby.

>imitate whistle flycatcher
You flawlessly reproduce the delicate whistle of a flycatcher!
Vanah emits a flawless reproduction of the delicate whistle of a flycatcher!
You hear the delicate whistle of a flycatcher coming from somewhere nearby.