The easiest way to subject an item or player to closer inspection is to EXAMINE them. This gives you more detailed information and, depending on the type of item, sometimes its contents or salient statistics that might be useful in determining its worth.
As you grow more experienced in the land it may occur to you that you wish to describe your character so that when others EXAMINE you. You may write a description for yourself and then contact one of the deities to have it checked over and then attached. It will then appear in addition to the other information described whenever somebody examines you.
Most of the significant events in your character's Avalon life are recorded and these can be viewed by anyone when you type HISTORY followed by the character's name, e..g. HISTORY ZENICHIRO to review Zenichiro's life history. You may also have noticed you can type HELP followed by a player's name to gain a shorter, character summary plus list of the most important events in his/her life. Where HISTORY records everything, HELP provides a personalised character summary (which you can write) and notes those events an individual has expressly declared to be personally resonant. To place the latest entry in your own HISTORY file into your HELP file, type HISTORICAL. This command will ensure whatever was most recently appended to your character history is deemed important enough to become part of your helpfile.
NOTE: if you wish to read through a person's history without them noticing, seek out a library and therein when you type HISTORY <person> you will peruse the information without them perceiving you reading through their character history.
If you wish to submit personalised help/history text - like a character narrative unique to you, lending flavour to your character's life and allowing the public to read up on your exploits in Avalon as a piece of short prose, you may do so. Speak to a deity about submitting a HELP narrative and they will be able to guide you in how to write it and how to add it permanently to your character's records.
It is possible you may also own property or personalised items and might desire to create unique descriptions for see. Check out HELP FORMAT for further information on this type of submission to the land.