Weather - Midkemia Online Online Help

6.18 Weather

Weather in Midkemia is a simple, and intuitive affair. The only weather-related command to know about is WEATHER, 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 Elvandar Forest 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 Midkemia, 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.

It's important to remember that windchill is a factor in Midkemia 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.