Shields

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This article is about the 'shields' command. For items used to block attacks, see shield.

The shields command can be used by a player to list any arcane shielding about themself.

If the player is grouped, they can use 'group shields' to list the arcane shielding in use by members of the group.

In addition to detailing which arcane shields are present, this command also reveals the following information about specific shields:

Types of arcane protection

* You are covered with a protective aegis.   (Holy Aegis)
* You are {barely protected|protected|really protected} by the power of <deity>.   (Minor Shield or Major Shield)
* You are protected by the protective aura of <priest>.   (Security Blanket)
* You are surrounded by an aura of shifting sparkles.   (Sparkling Shelter)
* The air around you is strangely detrotsid.   (Banishing of Prying Eyes)
* Your unnatural urges have been banished.   (Banishing of Unnatural Urges)
* A <utensil> is floating around you.   (Grammer Scorbic's Household Guard)
* You are covered with a <size> layer of lard.   (Granny Lipintense's Layer of Lard)
* You are surrounded by a <size of swarm> of <insects>.   (Mama Kolydina's Instant Infestation)
* Your ears have been magically muffled.   (Wee Flaudia's Fluffy Ear Muffs)
* Your skin <various messages>.   (Chrenedict's Corporeal Covering)
* A <shield> is floating around you.   (Endorphin's Floating Friend)
* You are surrounded by a [colour] magical impact shield.   (Transcendent Pneumatic Alleviator or Sorklin's Field of Protection)
* You are protected by an elemental shield against:   (Heezlewurst's Elemental Buffer, the following lines specify from which elements you are protected and for what approximate duration)
* Fire (about an hour) * Acid (about an hour) * Cold (about an hour) * Gas (about an hour).
* At the moment, you are also protected against lightning.

Details of arcane protection

Chrenedict's Calcareous Covering

The approximate number of layers left is shown. The messages, in order of increasing number of layers, are:

  • Your skin has been covered with a thin layer of chalk. (From the outside: "Her skin looks like it has been powdered with chalk.")
  • Your skin has been covered with several layers of a chalk-like substance. (From the outside: "Her skin looks as though it has been covered with several layers of a chalk-like substance.")
  • Your skin has been hardened with a chalk-like substance. (From the outside: "Her skin looks as though it has been hardened with a chalk-like substance.")
  • Your skin is hardened with numerous layers of a mineral-like substance. (From the outside: "Her skin looks strangely mineral-like.")
  • Your skin has been hardened to a rock-like form. (From the outside: "Her skin looks as hard as rock.")

(Should be redone with the new CCC spell for the three new versions)research

Heezlewurst's Elemental Buffer

Possible types of energy protected against are acid, gas, cold, fire and/or lightning. More than one type of damage may be protected against at once.

Major and minor shield

The message for Major Shield or Minor Shield has two parts, strength and time remaining.

First is the approximate strength. In (hopefully) order of increasing strength, they are:

  • You are protected by the power of <deity>.
  • You are really protected by the power of <deity>.
  • You are shielded by the protective armour of <deity>.
  • You are perfectly protected by the power of <deity>.

Second comes a fuzzy indication of the time remaining. The messages, in order of increasing amount of time remaining, are:

  • You will be protected for less than five minutes.
  • You will be protected for at least five minutes.
  • You will be protected for at least a quarter of an hour.
  • You will be protected for at least half an hour.
  • You will be protected for at least an hour.
  • You will be protected for at least a couple of hours.
  • You will be protected for more than a quarter of a day.
  • You will be protected for more than half a day.
  • You will be protected for more than a day.
  • You will be protected for more than two days.
  • You will be protected for more than three days.
  • You will be protected for more than four days.
  • You will be protected for more than five days.
  • ...
  • You will be protected for more than fourteen days.
  •  ??

Mama Kolydina's Instant Infestation

The type of insects present, and the size of the swarm are indicated. Swarm sizes, in order of increasing size, are:

  • A handful
  • A cloud
  • A small swarm
  • A large swarm
  • A vast swarm
  • A plague (this range is much bigger than the others)

Transcendent Pneumatic Alleviator and Sorklin's Field of Protection

Shield colours, in increasing order of how full the buffer is (how close the shield is to breaking):

  • Colourless/invisible - appears as simply, "You are surrounded by a magical impact shield."
  • Dull red
  • Bright red
  • Wobbling orange
  • Flickering yellow

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