actuate

Purpose: activate potential attributes latent in an item.
Synonyms: none
NLP Enabled? yes

SYNTAX EXAMPLES
1. actuate <target> 1. actuate sachet
2. actuate <target> <specifier> 2. actuate sachet blue
3. actuate <specifier> <target> 3. actuate blue sachet
4. actuate <n>.<target> 4. actuate 2.sachet

USE:

  1. Use form one when there's no possible ambiguity. In the example, there's only one sachet in the current room.
  2. Use form two or three when more information is needed to interpret the command - that is, there's more than one possible target by the same name to which the command could be applied. In the example, there's a blue sachet, a green sachet, etc.
  3. Use form two or three when more information is needed to interpret the command - that is, there's more than one possible target by the same name to which the command could be applied. In the example, there's a blue sachet, a green sachet, etc.
  4. Use form four when there are many instances of <target> available, and you want to actuate one of them in particular.

Actuate is part of a chain of ritual events required to enable latent attributes in particular kinds of items such as herb sachets. Once an item is Actuated, it may have the ability to impact character attributes and skills.

Actuation requires a magical circle. The practitioner must be meditating. Items to be Actuated must be in the room, not the practitioner's inventory.

Actuation is nearly always temporary. The more skilled the practitioner, the longer the actuated affects are likely to last, and the more powerful they're likely to be.

There are many conditions which could prevent you from being able to actuate a particular target. You may be too tired, or paralyzed, or unable to perceive the target. The Game channel will inform you of the outcome of your command.

As with many other TriadCity commands, your expertise with the Actuate Skill will determine how effective your attempts to use the Actuate command will be.

Because the command is enabled for "natural language" parsing, you can many variations and still be understood. "Actuate the second sachet", "actuate the 2nd sachet", "actuate 2nd sachet", "actuate 2.sachet" and many others will all do fine.