Character Descriptions

Description of True Appearance

You need to describe what your character looks like. The easiest way to do this is: @describe me=<description>, then look at yourself with 'look me'.
Note: Make sure your description matches your appearance level. See '+explain appearance' for guidelines on Nosferatu Appearance.

An advanced way to describe yourself and your wardrobe is provided by the Descer Code: +help char/descer

You can spice up your description by:

  1. Adding an URL-link to a photo: &URL-Photo me=<URL link>, then look at; '+finger me'.
  2. Adding a view-item: &view-<item> me=<description>, then look at the list of your +view items by typing +view me, and look at a particular +view item with; +view me/<item>

If you add an URL or +view and you want other players to be aware, you may want to add the URL or the +view me/<item> to your description.

You set a short-description via: &shortdesc me=<very short description>, then look at it with +glance or +finger me.

Description of Maskings

Those with Obfuscate 3 may also set the description of their Maskings.
Commands are listed in: +help ic/obfuscate.


Setting Default Auras

Some characters have the ability to see Auras. In order for this to work, all characters must set their default aura by means of the following command:

+aura/set <descriptive text> (or simply &aura me=<text>) Sets your aura to <text>. E.g. +aura/set Open and vulnerable or &aura me=Dark and depressed.
&_aura-special *<name>=<text> Wizard only command to set custom, permanent auras.

Auras here do not correspond to the colors of the rulebooks, rather they tie to emotions and perhaps symbols. Setting an aura is mandatory and encouraged to be kept to one 80 character line. You are also encouraged to keep your aura updated to mood when possible. Auras are a doorstep to RP, not a weakness. Asking someone for their aura is not as effective as someone seeming to read your nuances.
Some aspects of an aura will be automatically added for the reader (from frenzy, diablerie, magic use, etc.) It includes information on whether they have an idea of what they are looking at means.

Aura Poses

In addition Aura Readers may see fluctuations in the Auras of the characters surrounding them. In order for this to work, all characters "pose" fluctuations in their aura with the command:

+aura/pose <descriptive text> The <text> will be presented to all (with auspex-2) in the same location as the character, and will even appropriately be shown to Obfuscators with the ability to see auras. (E.g. +aura/pose A churning of anger builds)

E.g. Frederico does this:
+aura/pose Anxious and apprehensive.
and Auspex Annie sees:
Auspex on Frederico notes:
«Anxious and apprehensive»

Descer Code

There is a simple-to-use global descer installed. We encourage players to use it, but if you prefer to use a different descer, that's up to you. (A descer is a set of commands that makes it easy for you to store and swap descriptions of your character) The global descer can be used with descs stored as a single entry that is changed as a whole, or as a series of parts which can be -totally- defined by you. There are commands for removing, renaming, and re-ordering the categories. If you prefer to store entire descs without parts, simply remove all categories but one and name it what you like. To explain briefly, a descer that works on parts allows you to create a list of descs for different categories. (say, for hair you create descs named BRAIDS, NEWPERM, FRIZZY, and CLIP) You can then set each category to what desc you wish. Say, set hair to 'braids' and top to 'plaid-shirt' and bottom to 'bluejeans' or something similar. The following are valid commands which you can now do +help on.

Command Use Example
+setup descer This command will prepare you to use the descer and will set on you the default categories of INTRO HAIR SKIN TOP BOTTOM SHOES ACC. These may be alterred as you wish once you've done the setup. This command is not to be used to 'restart' or remove descs. To do this, use '+reset descer'
+listdesc To see all of the descs in all of your categories, use +listdesc with nothing after it. Example: +listdesc hair
+listdesc <category> If you indicate a category with +listdesc you only see a list of descs for that category.
+makedesc <category> <item>=<desc> This command is what actually creates the descs. NOTE: It will replace any desc that existed with the same name in that same category. You can have the same name in different categories, however. (for instance, having a 'NAKED' desc for each category) Example: +makedesc top night-shirt=She wears a plaid, flannel night shirt that reaches her knees.
+removedesc <category> <desc> This will delete a desc from a category. Example: +removedesc bottom orangeskirt
+removecat <category> This command will remove a category from your list and also will delete ALL DESCS FOR THAT CATEGORY. Just be warned. Make sure you really want to remove it. Example: +removecat intro
+renamecat <category>=<new name> This command does NOT remove a category. All it does is rename it and keeps all descs under it safe. Example: +renamecat intro=mood
+setdesc <category> to <desc> This is the command that actually sets a category to reflect a new desc. Remember that once you make a new desc with +makedesc that to put it in so it shows you have to use this command. If you would like to temporarily have a category not appear in your desc, you can set that category to 'null' with this command. Example1: +setdesc mood to tire, Example 2: +setdesc shoes to null
+checkdesc <category> <desc> This command simply shows you what that particular desc is. Example: +checkdesc hair braids
+reset descer This command will remove all descs and anything associated with the global descer from you.
+addcat <category> To add in a new category to your descer you simply use this command and insert the category name you would like. Use +orderdesc to put it in the list where you would like it to show up. Example: +addcat mood
+storedesc <object #> If you prefer to not store your desc information on your character, you can indicate an object number you would like to store it on here. You must own the object, and it must have already been created when you use this command. All desc info currently existing will be transferred over to the object indicated. To transfer data back onto your character, you can put 'me' in for the object #. Example 1: +storedesc #500, Example 2: +storedesc me
+orderdesc <ordered list of all categories> Using this command will let you determine what order the categories will show up in your desc. It's hand for when you add in a new category that you don't want to appear at the end of your desc.
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