stroke

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

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

USE:

  1. Use form one to stroke indiscriminately.
  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 stroke 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, Stroke 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 "stroke box" will refer to the one in the room, not your inventory. You'd need to use "stroke 2.box" for the latter.

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