DICTIONARY FOR AETOLIAN TERMS - Aetolia Online Help

1.8 DICTIONARY FOR AETOLIAN TERMS

PROPER NOUNS, SUCH AS NAMES AND PLACES, IN HELP 12 (Geography).

ABILITIES : Individual spells or physical skills. They are grouped
---------   together in SKILLS.

 CHANNELS : Channels are a way of speaking to a group of people 
 --------   without being in the same location. See HELP CHANNELS 
            for more information.

    CLASS : A set of skills that are generally gained by joining
    -----   a guild. Examples of classes are Druid, Luminary, and 
            Monk.

      CCC : See MOBILE.
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CONSANGUINE: A fancy name for a vampire.
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    GRACE : The state of being in which you are both protected 
    -----   from and prevented from performing aggressive actions. 
            It is gained by dying, and may be rejected by typing 
            REJECT GRACE. The command GRACED will show you who is 
            on-line and in grace.

    GUILD : A guild is a formal organisation of players bound 
    -----   together by an ideology and class. Along with this 
            generally comes a guild house for the guild members to 
            relax and study in, as well as a hierarchy within the 
            guild. Examples of guilds are Indorani, Sentinels, and 
            Paladins.

   HOUSES : A House is a formal organisation of players (mainly 
   ------   vampires) bound together by an ideology and Blood 
            Lineage through the Consanguine siring process. 
            Examples of Undead Houses would be Ve'kahi, D'baen, 
            and Bahir'an. See HELP UNDEADHOUSES for more details.

       IC : (In character) This means something you have done while
       --   you are your character. Everything you do, aside from 
            private talking, is automatically considered to be 
            in-character, even private talking can be considered 
            IC, if one party chooses to do so.

INVENTORY : The general name for the list of all the items you are
---------   holding, wearing, or wielding.

 LEARNING : Learning is the process by which you raise your SKILLS. 
 --------   Find a tutor, such as another player who has the skill you 
            wish to raise higher than you, or an NPC such as LUCISA 
            or TRABARG. Then, you will LEARN <skillname> FROM 
            <whomever>. See HELP LEARNING for more details.

  LESSONS : Also called lesson credits. You must have these to learn 
  -------   (see LEARNING) and thus raise your SKILLS.

METAGAMING: An out-of-character term for using information your character
----------  should not know to guide their actions. Common examples are using
            information gained from other characters or on OOC chats. Remember 
            that anything listed in HELP scrolls is considered general 
            information. HELP OOC will elaborate on the concept.

  MOBILES : Computer-controlled animals, monsters, or characters.
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      MUD : (Multi-User-Dungeon) Sometimes used as a generic term for
      ---   all multi-user text games or as a term for a certain 
            segment of them.

      NoT : (North of Trees) A major intersection on the Prelatorian 
      ---   Highway that is south of the ruins of Ashtan and west of Delos.

      NPC : (Non-Player-Character) A sentient MOBILE, generally 
      ---   humanoid.

      OOC : (Out Of Character) Something that is said as if it is 
      ---   from "you", the player behind the character. Anything 
            public and most things private are considered IC rather 
            than OOC. Generally, Aetolia frowns heavily on OOC things.

     ROOM : An area of space of varying size. Your character will always
     ----   be in a room.

 RITES OF : The process where one being unites his or her soul with
    UNITY : another. Also called 'marriage'.
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RITUAL OF : The process where a mortal joins in Union with the 
    UNION : Underking, embracing the Earth and becoming Undead.
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       RP : (RolePlay) This term, as used in Aetolia, means to do 
       --   things and say things as if you are your character. 
            Speaking of anything your character couldn't know about, or
            doing anything your character wouldn't do by virtue of his 
            or her personality, is the opposite of roleplaying and is 
            frowned upon.

   SHRINE : A structure erected by members of a Divine Order to glorify
   ------   their patron god. See HELP SHRINES.

   SKILLS : Sets of ABILITIES. Type SKILLS to see which ones you have.
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 SPAMMING : In the context of Aetolia, spamming means sending repeated,
 --------   unwanted text at someone for the purpose of annoyance. It 
            is not acceptable to spam someone simply because he or she 
            chooses not to respond to you.

    TRANS : Transcendent. The utmost level of achievement in a skill.
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