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Scott Hammack and Jessamin Yu

Release 2

Chapter 5 - Pondering

Pondering is an action applying to one thing. Understand "ponder [any known thing]" or "p [any known thing]" as pondering.

Check pondering:

if ponderance of noun is empty:

if noun is visible or noun is listed in STM or noun is listed in LTM or noun is listed in shattered memories:

if the description of the noun is empty:

say "You can't think of anything worth pondering about that.";

stop the action;

else:

say "After much soul-searching, the only conclusions you're able to reach about [the noun] are your basic observations: [run paragraph on]";

try examining the noun;

stop the action;

say "Your meditations on [the noun] reveal nothing fruitful.";

stop the action;

continue the action;

[Check pondering:

if the noun is not listed in STM:

if the description of the noun is not empty:

say "After much soul-searching, the only conclusions you're able to reach about [the noun] are your basic observations: [description of the noun][run paragraph on]";

silently try examining the noun;

stop the action;

else:

if the ponderance of the noun is empty:

say "Your meditations on [the noun] reveal nothing fruitful.";

rule fails.]

Carry out pondering:

say "[if the noun is listed in shattered memories]Though you have a feeling it's no longer relevant at this point, you reminisce about [the noun]: [end if][ponderance of noun][roman type][paragraph break]";

if the noun is notable and the noun is not listed in shattered memories, note the noun;

rule succeeds.