WEATHER - Imperian Online Help

6.19 WEATHER

Weather in Imperian is a simple, and intuitive affair. The only
weather-related command to know about is FORECAST, which will tell you
about the temperature, the wind, and generally about the weather
conditions. You will _usually_ find that all the weather in one area is the
same. For instance, all of the western celidon would have the same weather.
Unfortunately, this does mean that when moving from one area to another,
you could immediately be in a new type of weather.

As you spend time in Imperian, you will encounter a number of possible
weather-related effects. These include, but are not limited to, the
inability to squint or glance in heavy snow, rain, or fog, finding your
conversations drowned out in high winds, being blown about while you are
flying in high winds, being blown out of the trees in high winds, losing
health due to being too cold, freezing or starting to shiver due to being
too cold, and so on.

The most potentially damaging effect, cold, can be fought in a number of
ways. The foremost method is by simply using common sense and wearing warm
clothes. Just look at a piece of clothing and you should be able to tell
how well it protects you from the cold by the type of clothing it is and
what it is made of, etc. Further, gaining skill in the Frost miniskill will
help protect you from the cold.

Sometimes a light snowfall can turn into a blinding blizzard. While there
are rumours of an optical device that can be purchased to enable you to see
through the blizzard, it may make sense to just stand still and wait for it
to pass, lest you find yourself falling into a river.

It's important to remember that windchill is a factor in Imperian too. It
may
be about 25 degrees F, but if the wind is blowing strongly, the effective
temperature as far as you are concerned is much lower.