OBSERVE (verb)

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The OBSERVE verb allows the character to watchfully check out objects, self and others.

Messaging

General verb help information
>help observe

Usage:
    OBSERVE                            - Casually observe your surroundings
    OBSERVE {self}                     - Introspectively observe yourself
    OBSERVE {target}                   - Observe a target
    OBSERVE SET [option]               - Shows or sets the OBSERVE verb options available.

>verb info observe
Verb information for verb "OBSERVE":

People targets:
  STANDARD       - You take a moment to observe everything you can about (target).
  FOREST GNOME   - You observe (target) carefully, scrutinizing his/her
                   facial movements while he/she speaks.
  HALF-ELVEN
    FIRST PERSON - You gaze at  through shuttered eyes, thinking of long years of
                   mistreatment and rejection before you tighten your lips and glance
                   away.  It's a battle for another day.
    OTHERS       - (Character) narrows his eyes and gives you a cold, hard look before tightening
                   his lips and glancing away.

Self target:
  STANDARD
    FIRST PERSON - You turn your thoughts inward, observing your opinion on society and
                   your place within it.
    OTHERS       - A look of introspection flits across (Character)'s face.
  FOREST GNOME   - You mouth a few words silently while trying to imitate speech
                   patterns.
  HALF-ELVEN     - You tighten your lips in a bitter half-smile.
  SYLVAN
    FIRST PERSON - You observe your own condition, expanding your awareness of yourself as
                   a part of your environment.
    OTHERS       - (Character) becomes observantly introspective.

Object targets:
  STANDARD   - You take a moment to observe everything you can about (target).
  FOREST
   GNOME     - You pause for a moment and observe (target).
  HALF-ELVEN - You narrow your eyes as you closely observe (target).

Creature targets:
  STANDARD       - You take a moment to observe everything you can about (target).
  FOREST GNOME   - You spend some time observing (target), familiarizing yourself
                   with his/her/its unique behavior and qualities.
  HALF-ELVEN
    FIRST PERSON - As you closely observe (target) you ponder years of rejection and
                   consider taking out all your frustrations on the sorry creature.
    OTHERS       - As (Character) observes (target) he tightens his lips and gets a feral glint in his eyes.

No target:
  STANDARD   - You casually observe your surroundings.
  FOREST GNOME
   OUTSIDE   - Crouching low to the ground, you scan your immediate
               surroundings with a keen eye and a skilled hand.  Once
               convinced there are no environmental traps, you slap
               your hand against your thigh decisively.
   INSIDE    - With a keen eye, you scan your surroundings and are fairly
               convinced that there are no environmental traps nearby.
  HALF-ELVEN - You narrow your eyes and take in your surroundings as you are overwhelmed with
               feelings of bitterness.
  SYLVAN     - You observe your surroundings carefully, taking in every last detail.

Styles: (Sylvan only)
  DOUBT
    FIRST PERSON - Looking around, you can't help but feel that something is wrong with your
                   surroundings.
    OTHERS       - (Character) looks around with concern.
  ENEMY
    FIRST PERSON - You look around, every sense on the alert for possible foes.
    OTHERS       - (Character) surveys his surroundings warily.
  LIFE
    FIRST PERSON - You look around, taking note of all the signs of life nearby.
    W\ CREATURES - You look around, and can't help but focus on the creatures nearby.
    OTHERS       - (Character) looks around, a serene expression on his face.
    W\ CREATURES - (Character) looks around, a disturbed expression on his face.
  QUICK
    FIRST PERSON - You quickly scan your surroundings, taking keen note of the flora and
                   fauna in the area.
    OTHERS       - (Character) glances around, his eyes falling briefly on each aspect of his
                   surroundings.
  SLOW
    FIRST PERSON - You observe your surroundings very slowly, not wanting to miss a single
                   detail.
    OTHERS       - (Character) observes his surroundings with an almost excruciating slowness.
  GROUND
    OUTSIDE      - You observe the ground, searching for tracks.
    INSIDE       - You examine the ground in a futile search for tracks.
  SKY
    DAYTIME      - You look up at the sky, taking note of the position of the sun.
    NIGHTTIME    - Your eyes scan the heavens, reading stories in the stars.
    INSIDE       - You look up, but are unable to see the sky from in here.
  AIR
    FIRST PERSON - You observe every detail of the air, from its scent to its direction to
                   its ambient temperature.
    OTHERS       - (Character) pauses in an observational trance.
  ENVIRONMENT
    FIRST PERSON
      W/ TREES   - You observe the comfortingly natural feel of your environment.
      W/O TREES  - You observe the details of your environment and do your best to adapt.
      IN TOWN    - You observe the inherently foreign nature of your environment.
    OTHERS
      W/ TREES   - (Character) relaxes as he observes his environment.
      W/O TREES  - (Character) observes his environment carefully.
      IN TOWN    - (Character) appears uncomfortable as he observes his environment.
  ESCAPE
    FIRST PERSON - You look around for possible escape routes.
    OTHERS       - (Character) looks around nervously, ready to bolt.

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.
Sample OBSERVE output
>observe
You casually observe your surroundings.
>observe ts
You turn your thoughts inward, observing your opinion on society and your place within it.
>observe sign
You take a moment to observe everything you can about an embroidered sign.