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identify

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identify

Name

identify - Add a multi-purpose indicator to an object.

Syntax

identify <object> as <some new name>
identify remove [from] <object(s)>
identify claim <object(s)> [as my own]
identify <object(s)>

Description

This command can be used to describe an object with a word/words you choose yourself. Items that have had an indicator specified by you are shown as such by "locate". An item's identifier is preserved over logins; it will only be removed or changed through the use of the identify or unindentify commands.

Note: Leaving your inventory does not affect the identifier.

The 'identify <object>' syntax will show the current identifier (if any) for the object.

The 'identify claim <object>' syntax will transfer an identifier someone else set to you.

Special identifiers

"component pouch" is checked for components needed for casting spells and performing rituals. "medicine bag" is checked for bandages for the bandage command.

Objects you have identified have the "identified" adjective and objects you have not identified have the "unidentified" adjective.

Examples

> hold kawi-sashi
Cannot find "kawi-sashi".
> say Argh!
You exclaim: Argh!
> identify wakizashi as kawi-sashi
The wakizashi may now be identified as "kawi-sashi".
> grin
You grin.
> hold kawi-sashi
You hold a wakizashi in your left hand.
> locate kawi-sashi
The wakizashi (wielded) ("kawi-sashi") is in your inventory.

> locate satchel
The small satchel (worn) is in your inventory.
> identify satchel as component pouch
The small satchel may now be identified as "component pouch".
> locate satchel
The small satchel (worn) ("component pouch") is in your inventory.

> locate identified things
The small satchel (worn) ("component pouch") is in your inventory.
> locate unidentified things
The dagger is in your inventory.

Multiple Objects

Many objects may share the same identification, but each object may only have a single identification.

Example:

> identify pack as component pouch
The hunter's pack may now be identified as "component pouch".
> identify satchel as component pouch
The small satchel may now be identified as "component pouch".
> locate every component pouch
The small satchel (worn) ("component pouch") is in your inventory.
The hunter's pack (worn) ("component pouch") is in your inventory.
> identify pack as medicine bag
The hunter's pack may now be identified as "medicine bag".
The hunter's pack was identified as "component pouch"
> locate every component pouch
The small satchel (worn) ("component pouch") is in your inventory.

See also

unidentify, locate