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Bandage is a command which allows you to apply a bandage to yourself or another living thing in the same room. If successful, the target will regenerate HP at an increased rate.

Bandaging is a craft activity (sorta).

Command Details

The bandage command requires 25 levels of crafts.medicine.firstaid to learn, and is usually taught by other players.
Each bandaging attempt costs 15 craft GP and requires a bandage (consumed).

Your bonus in crafts.medicine.firstaid not only determines the amount of HP regenerated, but the percentage of the target's total GP which is required for bandaging to be successful. i.e. With a low bonus, you will only be able to bandage yourself/others who are slightly hurt, while someone with a high bonus can succeed on patients in bad shape.

The lower the target's percentage of HP, the harder it is to succeed - and the larger the chance of a TM. As a rough guide, a 250 bonus allows bandaging at ~50% HP.

Bandage Details

Bandaging uses strips of cloth which can be produced by tearing clothing or other items made of cloth. Only strips made of certain types of cloth are suitable for use as bandages. The description of an appropriate strip of cloth will contain the line "It is strong enough to bind even the nastiest flesh wounds." The help file for 'tear' lists appropriate materials.

The size and condition of an item determines how many strips can be produced by tearing it - this is not skill-checked.

The bandage is consumed on a success or a fail.

Skills Used

crafts.medicine.firstaid (success and effectiveness of bandaging) covert.manipulation.sleight-of-hand (remaining hidden while bandaging)

Help File (help bandage)

bandage                      Discworld command help                      bandage

     bandage - to bandage someone's wounds                                      

     bandage <patient> with <bandage>

     The bandage command lets you bandage an injured person in an effort to     
     ease their suffering.  You will need a bandage.  Your skills in
     firstaid and your own health status will determine how successful you
     are.  The extent to which the person is hurt will make your task more
     or less difficult.
     You may manage to stay hidden while bandaging yourself or your patient
     if your patient is hiding with you and if you have an appropriate
     amount of sleight-of-hand.
     It will cost you 15 crafts guild points to attempt the command. 

     > bandage me with bandage
     You apply the bandage to you.
     > bandage sojan with bandage
     You apply the bandage to Sojan.

See also

Help File (help tear)

tear                         Discworld command help                         tear

     tear - Tear clothes.                                                       

     tear <clothing>
     tear <clothing> test

     This command is used to tear clothes into strips of cloth which you        
     could use for bandages if the original article of clothing was made of
     a suitable material.  The amount of damage the item has suffer will
     change how many pieces of useful bandages you get from the item of
     If you use the test argument to the command it will show how many
     strips the item of clothing will be torn into.

     Examples of materials suitable for bandages are cotton, batiste,
     denim, organdy, terry cloth, broadcloth, dotted quirm, pique, twill,
     batik, corduroy, lawn, seersucker, voile, linen, hessian, canvas and

     > tear cape
     You tear lamb skin cape into 43 strips of cloth.

Bandaging is a craft activity (sorta).