confused

Purpose: appear confused over an individual, thing, or the world in general
Synonyms: none

SYNTAX EXAMPLES
1. confused 1. confused
2. confused <thing> 2. confused statue
3. confused <n>.<thing> 3. confused 2.statue
4. confused <modifier> 4. confused strangely
5. confused <thing> <modifier> 5. confused statue strangely
6. confused <modifier> <thing> 6. confused strangely statue
7. confused <modifier> <n>.<thing> 7. confused strangely 2.statue
8. confused <n>.<thing> <modifier> 8. confused 2.statue strangely

USE:

  1. Use form one to display indiscriminate confusion, for instance, over the situation in general.
  2. Use form two when there's no possible ambiguity. In the example, there's only one statue present.
  3. Use form three when there are many instances of <thing> present, and you want to appear confused over one of them in particular.
  4. Use forms four through eight to add a modifier, typically an intensifying adverb, to the verb.
  5. Use forms four through eight to add a modifier, typically an intensifying adverb, to the verb.
  6. Use forms four through eight to add a modifier, typically an intensifying adverb, to the verb.
  7. Use forms four through eight to add a modifier, typically an intensifying adverb, to the verb.
  8. Use forms four through eight to add a modifier, typically an intensifying adverb, to the verb.

As is typical of most TriadCity commands, Confused searches for <thing> in a specific order, starting with the room you're in, then your worn or wielded equipment, then your inventory. So, if there's a box in the room, and a box in your inventory, the command "confused box" will refer to the one in the room, not your inventory. You'd need to use "confused 2.box" for the latter.

Confused can be modified with an arbitrary word of your choice. Usually you'll use an intensifying adverb as shown in the examples above. Note that Confused does not use this modifier as a search specifier when looking for <thing>. Instead Confused displays this modifier via the Game channel. Thus you can "confused mildly", "confused mightily", and so on. You can also "confused 18373649" or "confused toothpaste-like", so, please don't. It's up to you to get the syntax right.