Males of all races except Gor'Togs, Prydaen, and S'Kra Mur can grow facial hair. (Female Dwarves also have facial hair.) The appearance and maximum length of facial hair varies slightly between races.
Facial hair grows naturally over time in DragonRealms and can be removed, shortened, or styled. The basic tools are the razor and clippers, which are sold at general stores. Empaths can also shift the length of facial hair and even permanently remove it. Gelfurjaal unguent can also be used to permanently remove facial hair, or to temporarily prevent facial hair growth between deaths.
There are several verbs for interacting with and modifying beards and mustaches. This post contains the information below.
Only available when hair is at certain length..
(need comb or brush in hand)
You run your brush through your beard, painfully working out all of the kinks and tangles. Syrath runs her brush through her beard, painfully working out all of the kinks and tangles.
You scrub at your beard, attempting to dislodge stray remnants of food and drink, or any other bits of gore that may have found a home within it. Syrath scrubs at her beard, attempting to dislodge stray remnants of food and drink, or any other bits of gore that may have found a home within it.
With clippers this shortens your facial hair.
Why would you try to chew on your mustache? Syrath tries to touch the tip of her nose with her tongue.
The wind ruffles your beard, tickling your face a little, so you reach up and smooth it back down. The wind ruffles Syrath's beard and she reaches up to smooth it back down.
You wipe some stray dribble from your beard. Syrath wipes some stray dribble from her beard.
Your eyes cross as you try to peer at your beard. Syrath's eyes cross for some unexplained reason.
(short beard messaging) You beard begins to itch and you scratch it fiercely for a moment. Syrath reaches up and scratches fiercely at her beard for a moment.
(long beard messaging) You tug at the tip of your beard distractedly. Syrath tugs at the tip of her beard distractedly.
Completely removes all facial hair from area shaved.
You stroke your beard in thoughtful contemplation. Syrath strokes her beard in thoughtful contemplation.
You scratch distractedly at your beard. Syrath scratches distractedly at her beard.
When beard is long enough this verb can be used with clippers to change the beard into a goatee.
(short beard messaging) You run your hand over your beard, smoothing it down. Syrath runs a hand over her beard, smoothing it down.
(long beard messaging) You smooth your beard down with practiced ease. Syrath runs her fingers through her beard, smoothing it back into place with practiced ease.
Use clippers to trim and even out the hair. This only changes things slightly, and tends to make things more refined, groomed, elegant, etc..
(short beard messaging) You pluck out a stray hair that has been bothering you from your beard. Syrath reaches up suddenly and plucks a hair out of her beard in irritation.
(long beard messaging) You absently twirl a finger through your beard. Syrath absently twirls a finger through her beard.
You furiously drag your fingers through your beard, leaving it sticking out wildly in all directions. Syrath furiously drags her fingers through her beard, leaving it sticking out wildly in all directions.
Facial hair initially grows as stubble. At the stubble stage, the noun is 'stubble,' and mustache or beard will not work. From fully clean-shaven, stubble grows in 'on your face' and you do not at this point have a seperate beard and mustache. With facial stubble, you cannot use the <lip> or <chin> arguments for Remove to shave only one. If you shave off your mustache or beard it will grow in as separate stubble on your chin and upper lip.
It does not seem possible to cut down to stubble with clippers, this stage can only be reached by growth.
Some beard interactions are unique to stubble. LICK, PEER, RUB, SCRATCH, TAP, TURN, and WAVE function the same as with a beard.
BRUSH stubble (while holding a brush or comb)
You rake your <brush> over your stubbled cheeks, not really accomplishing much, but it does reduce the itching somewhat.
<Player> rakes a hairbrush over <their> stubbled cheeks, not really accomplishing much, but it seems to make <them> feel better.
You scrub at your stubbled cheeks, attempting to relieve the almost constant itching.
<Player> scrubs at <their> stubbled cheeks with an intense determination.
Why would you try to chew on your stubble?
<Player> tries to touch the tip of <their> nose with <their> tongue.
The wind blows by, tickling your stubbled face and making it itch a little bit, so you reach up and scrub at your stubbled cheeks.
<Player> reaches up to scrub at <their> stubbled cheeks.
Your stubble begins to itch and you scratch it fiercely for a moment.
<Player> reaches up and scratches fiercely at <their> stubble for a moment.