THE STATUS COMMAND - Lusternia Online Help

4.2 THE STATUS COMMAND

The STAT/STATUS command gives you some further information on the status
of your character. You may also enter STAT E (or STATUS E) to include
clans that have enemied you (they are omitted by default).

| An Example -------------------------------------------------------------|
| Strength     : 18   Dexterity :  8  Constitution : 17                   |
| Intelligence :  9   Size      : 15  Charisma     : 15  Timeout : 10 min |
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rest      : fully rested                 Lessons        : 100           |
| Hunger    : utterly satiated                                            |
| Sobriety  : sober and in control         Credits        : 50            |
| Tolerance : intolerant                   Bound Credits  : 150           |
| Sanity    : completely sane              Dingbats       : 25            |
| Warmth    : a bit underdressed           Sticky Dingbats: 25            |
| Prestige  : like royalty                 Reincarnations : one           |
| Rooting   : intermediate                                                |
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Played    : 0 days, 0 hours, and 20 minutes    Vote Wgt : 1             |
| This Week : 0 days, 0 hours, and 20 minutes    Mindset  : Analytical    |
| Family    : None                               Campaign : None          |
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Portals   : unlimited (type PORTALS to jump to a room of useful         |
|             portals)                                                    |
| Grace     : you are protected from harm by the Grace of Innocence       |
| Messages  : type MSGS to read your unread messages                      |
| Ignoring  : shouts (type SHOUTSON to listen to them)                    |
| Shout     : not permitted                                               |
| Motto     : None (SET MOTTO or SET WARCRY to learn more)                |
|-------------------------------------------------------------- ENEMIED TO|
| Serenwilde              Kelpies                 Ladantine               |
| Delport                 Rockholm                Southgard               |
| Celestia                Celest                  Hartstone               |
| Aquamancers             Moondancers             Celestines              |
| Terentia                Faethorn                Nomads                  |
| Tosha                   Shallach                Licorice                |
| Arthar'rt               Shallamurine            Charune                 |
| Zoaka                   Waterlords              Tolborolla              |
| Kephera                                                                 |
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|


The first box
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This shows your statistics (also called attributes). Each race has slightly 
different base statistics which are then influenced by skills, blessings, 
curses and other modifiers.

 - See HELP BUFFS to learn how these things affect your stats. 
 - See HELP STATS to read more about statistics in general

The first box also displays your timeout limit. This is the time after which 
you will disconnect from the server if you did not enter a command. Your time 
out limit can be changed.

 - See HELP TIMEOUT for more information.

The second box
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This is separated into two columns.

The left shows further information about the status and basic needs of your 
character.

If your rest and hunger levels fall too low, or you become drunk or insane, 
this can have negative effects on your character. See the following helpfiles 
for more information:

 - HELP SLEEP
 - HELP HUNGER
 - HELP DRINKING
 - HELP INSANITY

'Clothing' and 'Prestige' indicate how many clothes you are wearing, and their 
quality. Prestige can be important when persuading NPCs to accept your opinion 
in influence battles.

 - See HELP CLOTHES for more information.

'Rooting' refers to your ability to resist attempts by other players to forcibly move you from one place to another.

The columns on the right side refer to lessons, credits, dingbats and 
reincarnations.

The Lessons statistic displays the number of free lessons you have. These are 
used to raise your skills and gain new abilities. HELP LESSONS will explain 
this in more detail.

Credits, Bound Credits and Dingbats are OOC currencies for the purchase of 
various artifacts. Credits can also be turned into lessons. You will 
receive 'Bound Credits' when you reach certain levels (HELP LEVELS). For more 
information, refer to:

 - HELP CREDITS and HELP DINGBATS

Lastly, the Reincarnation option shows whether or not you can reincarnate into 
a new race. See HELP REINCARNATION for more information.

The third box
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This displays the total time you have spent online in the game, and the total 
time this week. Note that this is measured in real time, not in game time.

It also shows your family relationships. If you are in a family, this will be 
shown. If you are married to someone, the name of your spouse will also be 
displayed. See HELP FAMILY for more information on how to find your family or 
even found your own!

On the right side, your vote weight is shown (Vote Wgt). This can range from 1 
to 10 and is determined by the amount of time you spend online. The more time 
you spend in game, the higher the number will be. Your Vote Weight affects 
your influence in elections: if you have a vote weight of 10, your vote will 
be worth 10 points; but if you have a vote weight of 1, it will only be worth 
1. See HELP ELECTIONS for further information. (Note that in referendums, all 
votes count for only one point)

Next, your current mindset is displayed beneath your Vote Weight. 
Your 'mindset' is relevant if you enter debates with other players. See AB 
INFLUENCE DEBATING for more information on what debating is.

Lastly, your current campaign is shown. Campaigns can only be used by players 
of the third rank or above in their city or commune. They are used to create 
spheres of influence in village influences. See HELP CAMPAIGN for more 
information.

The fourth box
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This displays various information about your character:

'Portals' refers to how many Godly rescues you have left. A rescue is a
free 'teleport' which the Gods give to new players. It enables new players to 
return to the 'Ring of Portals' when lost. This is a place which has exits to 
many different, important locations. Please, note that you will lose
access to the PORTALS command upon reaching level 30.


 - See HELP PORTALS for more information.

Next, 'Grace' shows that you are protected from harm by other players. As long 
as you walk in Grace no other player can attack you, nor can you attack them. 
There are two types of grace:

 - All new players are given the Grace of Innocence. This fades
   automatically upon reaching level 30.

 - Players are also given grace for a short period when they die.

'Messages' shows whether you have any unread messages. Use MSGS to
display a quick overview or RM to read the first unread message.

 - See HELP MESSAGES for more information.

'Ignoring' shows you whether you are listening to mortal shouting or not. 
Please note that you will always hear Gods shouting.

'Shout' refers to what your shout sounds like to other people who have not yet 
learned the skill in discernment which enables them to recognise shouts. As 
you grow in power, so will your voice become more impressive.

Lastly, there is a line referring to your 'Motto'. If you have no motto or 
warcry, as this player does, then typing SET WARCRY <your warcry> will create 
one. After you've done this, typing WARCRY as you rush into battle would be 
appropriate. An optional use of this is MOTTO, which you may set with SET 
MOTTO <your motto> or use with MOTTO.

The fifth box
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This informs you which cities, villages or groups you are an official enemy 
of. N.B. that clan enemyings are not included in this list. You must STAT E to 
see those.


OLDSTATUS
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Your STATUS didn't always look shiny and colourful like it does now. For 
historical interest, the old 'status' is still displayed. You can view it with 
OLDSTATUS.