The THUMP command is used to remove the speech ability of other characters at least 20 circles below you. The greater the difference in circle, the longer speech is removed.
THUMPing another character gives them consent, but is considered a no-GM situation.
- THUMP <player>:
- THUMP <player> TEST: To see if you can THUMP another character without actually doing so.
- THUMP <player> WARN: to threaten to THUMP a character
- THUMP <item>: You thump <item> with the back of your hand.
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Dateline 7/10/2008: THUMP
THUMP is not limited for use "only" in dealing with OOC or disruptive behavior. If someone wants to THUMP someone and they have the ability to do so, for whatever reason (Attacking them, stealing from them, kicking them, looking at them funny, etc.), then they're perfectly within their right to do so. Period.
THUMP is considered an RP tool and can be used as a "peaceful" alternative to simply lopping off someone's head because that was your only recourse.
IMPORTANT NOTE: ANYONE with any type of warning automatically loses their ability to THUMP for 6 months. Also, if you get a NEW warning, your "No Thumping " counter resets to 6 months. In other words, if you've had a spotty past (or are having a spotty "present") and want to be able to use this ability again, you'll just need to show us that you are willing to earn it back.
Players under 5th level who are THUMPed by players of a sufficiently higher level will drop whatever is in their hands, adding another tool to the arsenal of the players to prevent some types of graverobbing problems by throwaway characters.
Finally, since sometimes little snerts grow up and become BIG snerts, players of sufficient level are allowed/able to THUMP ANY players 20 levels below them.
Comments or complaints should be posted to the message boards and questions about loss of THUMP ability should be directed to email@example.com.
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