There are five main areas of the display screen, shown above.
Area Map Edit
This is a map of the area that you're in... what you know of it, anyway. Areas you have been to have symbols to indicate what they are; areas you've never been to are dark.
This shows various pieces of information, in this order:
- What area you're in. For example, in the screen above, you are in the village.
- How many turns you have taken in this game.
- Your hit points: current, and (max).
- Your strength.
- Your magic points: current, and (max).
- Your food level. It will indicate whether you are starving or full with an appropriate message
- Your experience level.
- Your constitution.
- How much luck you have.
- Your armor class.
- How much gold you have.
Immediate Map Edit
This shows a 7x7 tile square of your immediate surroundings, close up.
These are various commands you can issue. Top-down, left-right:
|PACK||Show the items currently in your pack.|
|WEAR||Put on armor, rings, and an amulet.|
|REMOVE||Remove armor, rings, and amulets.|
|WIELD||Wield a new weapon at no time cost.|
|SELF||List your physical characteristics, learned skills, resistances, diseases, learned abilities, and special powers.|
|DROP||Drop one item from your pack.|
|PICK UP||Pick up items currently located at your feet.|
|DRINK||Drink a potion in your pack.|
|MIX||Combine any two potions. See Potions for more information.|
|ZAP||Zap a wand.|
|EAT||Eat food, either from your pack or from the ground (if you are standing on food). Dead bodies usually taste horrible unless you are dying from hunger.|
|READ||Read a scroll in your pack.|
|THROW/SHOOT||Use this command to hurl projectiles. Wield a bow weapon to shoot the appropriate projectile.|
|PAY||Pay your debts and purchase all unpaid merchandise currently in your pack, provided you have sufficient funds.|
|SELL||Sell an item to a shopkeeper.|
|DIG||Dig in the desired direction, if a pick axe is wielded. Digging takes several turns of concentration. To stop digging, hit.|
|PANIC||Hide the Ragnarok screen, in case your boss is looking. Hitto redisplay the screen.|
|CALL||Call an entire class of items by a given name. This is only applicable on unknown scrolls, potions, wands, and rings.|
|NPC||Give items to and take items from fellow Norsemen. In addition, you can equip these allies with weapons and chest armor.|
|SKILL||Use whatever skill you have acquired.|
|DISCOVERIES||List all wands, potions, scrolls, and rings whose functions you have discovered or seen described.|
|USE ITEM||Play instruments and employ magical items (such as bags and orbs).|
|PLAYBACK||List up to the last ten messages you have received.|
|LOOK AT||Look at a pile of items, another creature, or a terrain feature in order to determine what it is. Very useful with Telepathy|
|SETTINGS||List all toggle switches at once.|
|MAP||Show the map of the universe, highlighting the areas which you've visited.|
|EXAMINE||Describe the possessions of the gods.|
|FAR MOVE||Rest or move until you are blocked or disturbed. If resting, press thekey -- you will rest for 100 turns. If moving, choose a direction -- you will move in that direction until you are blocked. Being disturbed interrupts both resting and moving. The AUTOPILOT setting ( ) determines the actions which will disturb this function. If you want to stop, hit the key.|
|QUIT||Show options for quitting the current game permanently or saving it for future play.|
|NAME||Name a specific item.|
|ATTACK||Attack friendly and neutral creatures by aiming in their direction. Hostile creatures may be attacked by moving toward their square.|
|POWER||Use any power you currently have acquired.|
|(looping arrow)||Repeat the previous command. This command only functions with EAT, SKILL, POWER, ZAP, and THROW/SHOOT.|
|(question mark)||Quick reference sheet.||/ /|
|(up arrow)||Ascend stairs, surface from underwater, and pass through holes in the ceiling.|
|(down arrow)||Descend stairs, dive underwater, pass through holes in the floor and trigger traps.|
|ESC||Most commands may be cancelled without time penalty incurred.|
|©||Show the version of Ragnarok being played.|
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