Movement in Avendar

Avendar consists of 'rooms', through which you may traverse.  The basic
commands for doing so represent the directions in which you may move:

north, east, south, west, up, down

Typing any of these (or simply the first letter thereof) will move your
character in the specified direction, so long as there is an associated exit
in the direction you are attempting to move. You can determine the valid
exits from a room by observing the list that is displayed by default whenever
you enter a new location, which appears below the room description, looking
something like:

[Exits: east up]

You may also view the exits from a room by typing 'exits', which will give
you a more descriptive explanation of the connecting rooms. (Note: If the
above exit information is not being displayed upon entering new rooms, you
may have accidently turned this display off. Type 'autoexit' to turn the
function back on.)

At times you may need to open a door in order to be able to proceed in a
direction. Exits with closed doors do not appear in the exit list until they
have been opened, so be sure to read room descriptions carefully, as that is
the only way of making sure you're not missing something! In order to open a
door, simply type 'open <direction>'. Once again, direction may be specified
by simply the first letter. If the door is locked, and you have the proper
key, you may first unlock the door by typing 'unlock <direction>'. As well,
doors may be closed and locked with the 'close' and 'lock' commands,

Now you have the basics of moving around in the land of Avendar. You will
also want to view the helps below to learn more:


The FAQ answers basic questions about the game and gives tips for play.

The Basic Commands Cheatsheet pdf is a quick and easy printable reference of basic commands.

You can also check game helpfiles on a variety of topics to guide you through the playing of Avendar. Simply type the topic into the search box (or while in the game, type: help <topic>).

Helpfile to look up:

Here's a list of general topics to get you started (type your choice into the box):

  • getting started - The basics of Avendar and MUDding in general.
  • information - How to get info on yourself and your surroundings.
  • moving around - How to move around in the world of Avendar.
  • interaction - How to interact with objects and items in Avendar.
  • communication - How to communicate with others in Avendar.
  • grouping - How to group together with others in Avendar.
  • combat - How to engage (and survive!) combat in Avendar.

Be sure to pay attention to the "See Also" located at the bottom of many of the helpfiles, as they often point to other useful pieces of information on the topic you're reading on.

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