pat

Purpose: pat an individual or thing, or nothing in particular.
Synonyms: none

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

USE:

  1. Use form one to do an acrobatic air-pat of nothing in particular.
  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 pat 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, Pat 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 "pat box" will refer to the one in the room, not your inventory. You'd need to use "pat 2.box" for the latter.

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