curtsey

Purpose: curtsey to an individual, thing, or the world in general
Synonyms: none

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

USE:

  1. Use form one to curtsey indiscriminately, for instance, to everyone in a room.
  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 curtsey to 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, Curtsey 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 "curtsey box" will refer to the one in the room, not your inventory. You'd need to use "curtsey 2.box" for the latter.

Curtsey 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 Curtsey does not use this modifier as a search specifier when looking for <thing>. Instead Curtsey displays this modifier via the Game channel. Thus you can "curtsey formally", "curtsey facetiously", and so on. You can also "curtsey 18373649" or "curtsey toothpaste-like", so, please don't. It's up to you to get the syntax right.