Dance command

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The DANCE command is used both in Barbarian Dances and in normal dancing.

In addition, a great many items use DANCE for RP interactions.

Standard Usage and Syntax

USAGE:
DANCE (emote)
DANCE (<person>|<creature>|<item>)

Valid emotes: angry, awkward, badly, crazy, fiend, graceful, hands, happy, join, prance, roll, shake, silly, squat, stomp, unusual, or victory.

Emotes

Emote You see: Others see:
angry You stomp angrily about! <Player> stomps about angrily!
awkward You shuffle side to side awkwardly, with no apparent appreciation for rhythm or coordination. <Player> shuffles side to side awkwardly, swaying stiffly with no apparent appreciation for rhythm or coordination, with arms lifeless to each side, rigid.
badly Channelling your inner performer, you begin to flail around in your best interpretation of dancing. Moving with the grace and temerity of a drunk goblin, <Player> begins flailing <his/her> arms and legs in a poor imitation of what you can only imagine is the mating dance of some now long-extinct animal.
crazy As if spurred on by some wild energy, you flail your arms around and twitch violently in a mockery of dance. <Player> suddenly starts jerking around and flailing <his/her> arms wildly.
fiend Hands curled into mock claws, you cavort and caper about, grinning fiendishly. Hands curled into mock claws, <Player> cavorts and capers about, grinning fiendishly.
graceful You dance gracefully, your head slowly rocking from side to side and your body swaying to an internal beat. <Player> sways gracefully about in an elegant dance.
hands You begin a dazzling display of grace by dancing with only your hands. <Player> spreads <his/her> fingers wide and begins to wave <his/her> arms about, creating a dizzying and graceful effect.
happy You do a happy little dance of joy! <Player> does a happy little dance!
join You dance about, motioning for those around you to dance as well. <Player> dances about, motioning at you to dance as well.
prance Excitedly, you prance around in a tight circle. Excitedly, <Player> prances around in a tight circle.
roll (fail) You do a pair of quick dance steps before tucking into a forward roll and skidding across the floor on your face. Not so slick! Swinging <his/her> arms in time, <Player> sticks each foot outwards across <his/her> body before tucking down into a forward roll that results in <him/her> skidding across the floor on <his/her> face. Not so slick!
roll (success) You do a pair of quick dance steps before tucking into a forward roll, springing back to your feet with dramatic flair. Swinging <his/her> arms in time, <Player> sticks each foot outwards across <his/her> body before tucking down into a tight forward roll. Performing a single full rotation, <he/she> stops and spring back to <his/her> feet with a dramatic flair.
shake You turn in a circle, shaking your behind and waving your arms overhead. <Player> dances in a circle, shaking <his/her> behind and waving <his/her> arms in the air.
silly You dance a lively jig! <Player> dances a lively jig!
squat (fail) You squat down on your haunches, bouncing slightly and just as you begin to kick a leg out, you fail to hold yourself up and fall over! <Player> squats down, barely touching the floor. Just as <Player> begins to kick a leg out, <he/she> suddenly falls over! Ouch!
squat (success) You squat down on your haunches, bouncing up and down, as you shout and kick your legs wildly in-front. <Player> squats down, barely touching the floor, as <he/she> crosses <his/her> arms and begins kicking <his/her> legs out infront of <himself/herself> in a wild fashion. What amazing strength!
stomp You move across the ground, kicking up small clouds of dust and debris, stomping a tattoo. <Player> stomps loudly against the ground in a slow rhythmic fashion.
unusual You eagerly swing your arms from side to side, snapping out a rapid beat. A wide grin takes your face as you sway your hips with each snap as you rapidly shift your weight. <Player> grins widely, with over zealous arms wildly swinging from side to side and <his/her> fingers snapping out a rapid beat. With each snap, <he/she> sways <his/her> hips, with knees and feet following each vigorous shift.
victory You strut about victoriously, throwing smiles and winks. <Player> struts about victoriously, throwing smiles and winks.

Targets

Target You see: Others see:
<person> You sweep <Person> into a dance with you. They see: You are swept into a dance by <Player>, who smiles at you as <he/she> takes your hand.
<creature>
<held item> You dance about with your <item>. <Player> dances about with <his/her> <item>.
<environment item> You dance around the <item>! <Player> dances around the <item>!
<weapon> You do an impressive display of agility with your <weapon>, spinning it up into the air in a flashing arc before neatly catching it and restoring your grip on it with a grin. <Player> shows off <his/her> <weapon> in an impressive display of agility, spinning it up into the air in a flashing arc before neatly catching it and restoring <his/her> grip on it with a grin.

Situational

Command You see: Others see:
dance (while dead) The dead can't dance! <Person> twitches feebly, the cold, claylike corpse apparently mimicking the undead before it decays.
dance (while laying down) You leap to your feet! <Person> leaps to his feet!

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