MOVEMENT - Imperian Online Help

2.1 MOVEMENT

To move around in Imperian, you will first want to type LOOK or QL in order to
see what the exits from the room you are in are. You'll find the exits at the
end of the description, and to see what is beyond an exit, you may type GLANCE
<direction> or just GL <direction>. To move in that direction, you simply type
the direction, as seen below:

N, NORTH
NE, NORTHEAST
E, EAST
SE, SOUTHEAST
S, SOUTH
SW, SOUTHWEST
W, WEST
NW, NORTHWEST
U, UP
D, DOWN
IN
OUT

Sometimes, you will encounter doors. A door may be open, shut, locked open, or
locked shut. To try to open a door that lies to the north of you, the syntax
would be OPEN DOOR NORTH or OPEN DOOR N. To close a door to the north, you
would type CLOSE DOOR NORTH or CLOSE DOOR N. (As you can see, directions can
generally be abbreviated in the ways shown above.)

Naturally, before you can open a locked door, you must unlock it, and before
you can close a door that has been locked open (imagine a bolt lock that has
been locked while the door is open), you must unlock it. To do so, you must
obtain a key for the door, which may or may not be possible, depending on the
door. There are other ways to bypass doors, but those are for you to discover.
To lock a door to the north, assuming you are holding the proper key for it,
you would do LOCK DOOR NORTH. The syntax to unlock a door to the north is
UNLOCK DOOR NORTH.

There are many ways for insidious players to hinder your movement, and you
would be well-advised to learn how to prevent them from doing so.