Damnatio Memoriae — 3 of 34

Emily Short

Release 6

Chapter 2 - Protecting

Protection relates one thing to one thing.

The verb to protect (he protects, they protect, he protected, it is protected, he is protecting) implies the protection relation.

Before burning the player when the player is protected by Clemens:

say "You hold the flame to your arm as long as you can stand. Clemens begins to thrash back and forth, in the grip of some delirium, but doesn't wake.".

Before burning something which is protected by an important impervious thing (called the protector):

say "[if the noun is the player]You barely feel anything, thanks to[otherwise][The noun] resists flame, thanks to its link with[end if] [the protector]." instead.

Before attacking something which is protected by an important sturdy thing (called the protector):

if the noun is a person, continue the action;

say "[The noun] fails to shatter, thanks to its link with [the protector]." instead.

After printing the name of something (called slave) which is affected by something (called master) while taking inventory:

if slave affects the master, do nothing;

otherwise say " (enslaved)";

After printing the name of something (called master) which affects something important (called slave) while taking inventory:

if slave affects the master, say " ([if the slave protects the master]reverse [end if]linked)";

otherwise say " (controlling)";