Tracking is a most useful skill for many kinds of people. If you wish to go deer hunting, or perhaps find that wounded enemy who ran for his life - tracking makes it all a lot easier. A master tracker can in a very short amount of time hunt down a wounded opponent, before he has the chance to heal.
Good eyesight and a brilliant mind are quite important when learning this.
track skill enables you to follow the
tracks of people and animals and to determine their location at a distance.
To use this skill, use either the
track command or the
track, issued by itself, will
examine the tracks in your location and (after a delay)
tell you who and what has passed by. A particular set of
tracks will be more or less visible depending on what made it, how long ago,
what the weather is, and the
terrain. Tracks will also fade faster if it is raining or
If you are unlucky, you will see fewer tracks - you might see more if you
track again. A tracker can discern various qualities of the tracks
he or she is pursuing and classify them according to a descending scale:
apparent, clear, plain, vague and faint. Also, bleeding prey tends to leave
tracks that are easier to find and follow.
Issuing the command
<target> looks for the most recent
tracks of the specific person/thing you are looking for. Furthermore, if you
follow the tracks, by moving in the same direction, or
pursue command, you will
automatically keep on tracking your target until you find
it, or lose the trail, or issue the
track command again. To stop
following the trail, issue the
track command without arguments.
where <target> also
looks for tracks of target in the room you are currently
in, but you will not keep looking for tracks as you move around. See
help where for more details.
Some creatures, such as fish, birds, and spirits, will not leave tracks.
In addition to the ability to follow the tracks of other creatures, people who are skilled at tracking may be better able to find their way through terrain which would confuse a less skilled person. This will not be the case if the light is bad, however.
Being a more skilled tracker will not only make it possible for you to find well-covered tracks, but you will also track faster. Be aware that there is a limit to how fast you can actually track somebody though.
|See also:||PURSUE, WHERE|
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