Help Topic: Ask

Category: World

Song of Avaria is a roleplaying-focused game, and so everyone is expected to treat the
Non Player Characters (NPCs) as if they were in fact real people, just like Player
Characters (PCs).

Some suspension of disbelief is important, but it can be useful to consider that NPCs
are assumed to have their own mundane lives and concerns and can't always be bothered
with dealing with others. There are however times when staff members may animate the
NPCs you're interacting with.

It's always a good idea to treat them like real people, regardless. The best way to
communicate with NPCs is by using the ask command to ask about certain phrases that
they may be programmed to give information about. You can also greet an NPC to get
a more generic response.

Some NPCs can give jobs, training, valuable information, or important services.

You can also ask for directions to important places, such as banks, lodging, or
postal offices. You don't need to ask a specific NPC for directions -- simply
ask in a public location.

You can introduce yourself to an NPC in order to start gaining a relationship with
them. Notes may be made in that relationship by staff who animate the NPC, or due
to actions you undertake with that NPC, automatically. Use the introduction command
to introduce yourself. Be aware that your reputation, if you have one, may precede
you at all times.

ask directions <bank/lodging/post>
greet <npc>
ask <npc> <phrase>
introduction <npc> as <name>

Note: By itself as a verb, 'introduce' will introduce you accurately
to all NPCs who are present.

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