HEALING YOURSELF - Lusternia Online Help

13.7 HEALING YOURSELF

Healing in Lusternia may be accomplished in a number of ways, dependent upon
your resources and what it is you wish to heal.

Sleeping and Meditating
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Healing of health and endurance may be accomplished by sleeping, while mana 
and willpower may be healed via meditation. SLEEP will put you to sleep, 
WAKE will wake you up, MEDITATE will cause you to meditate and any command 
will cause you to cease meditating. These are the most basic methods of 
healing, but they are not really sufficient for an experienced adventurer, 
as they are slow and require that you do not do anything else while 
performing them.

The other ways of healing are legion. They include abilities in various 
skills, salves, potions, plants, and smoking. Nothing need be said here 
about the abilities, as suitable help may be found on those within the 
skills. However, the other methods need some explanation.

Potions and Salves
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Potions are liquids that may heal health, mana, cure afflictions, or set up
various defenses. Salves are also fluids, though they are thicker and are 
able to be spread on your body.

Both potions and salves come in the various types of vials found throughout 
the land, and when full, can be used many times before running out.

You may refer to potions and salves by the vial they are in. For example, if
you were holding an onyx vial, you would type DRINK ONYX VIAL or DRINK
<vial#>, etc. Often, you may wish to drink a certain type of fluid contained 
in one of your vials. You may DRINK <fluid type> and have Lusternia search 
for the first vial in your inventory containing that type of fluid (also 
works with APPLY described below).  You may also want to learn discernment 
until you have the "potionlist" ability, which will allow you to list the 
contents of all the vials you are holding.

One drinks a potion, but one applies a salve. One may apply a salve to 
either head, arms, legs, or body. For instance, a vial of health would cure 
a broken arm if applied to your arm, and a broken leg if applied to your 
legs. The syntax would be APPLY <vial#> TO ARMS or APPLY ONYX VIAL TO ARMS. 
You may also simply do: APPLY ONYX VIAL, for instance, and the game will 
heal the first thing it finds that whatever is in your onyx vial can 
heal and that you are afflicted with.

You may purchase potions and salves from the marketplaces around Lusternia, 
or you may ask on MARKET channel to buy them from Alchemy users.

Plants
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Plants, in this context, are things that you eat. (Some may be smoked.  See 
the next section.) Eating plants generally cure afflictions, or set up 
defenses for you. You may find both of these for sale in marketplaces around 
Lusternia, or you may contact an herbalist directly.

Smoking
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Some defenses, such as an anti-weapon field (created by smoking the
faeleaf plant), and some cures are effected by smoking plants. To do
this, you simply find yourself a nice pipe, PUT <whatever> IN PIPE, LIGHT
PIPE (you must have a source of fire, such as a tinderbox in your
inventory), and then SMOKE PIPE. A lit pipe will eventually go out if you
don't smoke it now and then, but you can simply relight it.

You will find a list of some of the potions, salves, useful plants, and 
helpful acts in HELP HEALINGLIST, HELP CURES, and HELPCURELIST