Syntax: Cast <spell> <target>
Once you learn a spell, you are able to cast it immediately, if at a vastly
reduced caster level. Practicing a spell will vastly increase the magnitude of
the spell, by raising the level you are casting at. Casting spells costs
mana. This mana cost decreases as level increases; scholars always pay
the minimum cost.
The <target> is optional. Offensive spells will typically target one's
immediate opponent in combat, and defensive spells will usually target the
self by default.
If the spell name is more than one word, then you must quote the spell name.
Example: cast 'cure critic' Bob. Quoting is optional for single-word spells.
You can abbreviate the spell name, as above.
When you cast an offensive spell, the victim usually gets a saving throw.
The effect of the spell is reduced or eliminated if the victim makes the
saving throw successfully.
A spell will always succeed when cast, unless the caster is in combat-- at
that point the success comes down to the concentration skill.
It is not possible to exceed one's base character level as caster level
through spell percentage.
See also: CONCENTRATION, Individual spell helpfiles
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>).
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.