wield

Purpose: begin using some item currently in your inventory as a weapon.
Synonyms: none
NLP Enabled? yes

SYNTAX EXAMPLES
1. wield <thing> 1. wield staff
2. wield <thing> <specifier> 2. wield sword ivory
3. wield <specifier> <thing> 3. wield ivory sword
4. wield <n>.<thing> 4. wield 2.revolver

USE:

  1. Use form one when there's no possible ambiguity. In the example, you're only carrying one staff in your inventory.
  2. Use form two or three when more information is needed to interpret the command - that is, there's more than one possible item by the same name to which the command could be applied. In the example, you're carrying an ivory sword, a short sword, etc.
  3. Use form two or three when more information is needed to interpret the command - that is, there's more than one possible item by the same name to which the command could be applied. In the example, you're carrying an ivory sword, a short sword, etc.
  4. Use form four when there are many instances of <thing> in your inventory and you want to wield one of them in particular.

Note that items must be currently in your inventory to be wieldable. If an item is inside a container, it isn't wieldable.

Not every item is necessarily wieldable. Also, you may be unable to Wield an item due to many possible constraints: not enough energy; paralysis; blindness; etc. As with all commands, the Game Channel will inform you of the outcome of your action.

You're able to Wield just one item at a time. Wielding is a special form of item use, such as wielding a knife or other weapon. This is how you put that particular item to its specific use.

Note the difference between holding and wielding an item. Items which can be put to violent purposes must be wielded to be effective. So, you wield a gun or an axe or a knife to use it; while you Hold a flashlight.

Because the command is enabled for "natural language" parsing, you can use all kinds of variations and still be understood. "Wield the second revolver", "wield my colt revolver", "use the colt revolver", "use 2.revolver", "wield 2.revolver" and many others will all do fine.