24/7, Avalon operates in real-time and your interaction begins with every keystroke you enter in Avalon's prompt, a '-' single dash. But don't wait too long, history will unfold with or without your participation.
Avalon is a real time world. This means that as you are thinking and acting, events will continue to progress. You will be informed as and when things occur around your character; for example, when others perform actions in the same location as you.
You control your character by means of typed commands and each time Avalon is ready for a command, the prompt (a single dash) will appear. If your typing is interrupted by incoming messages, the prompt and any text you have entered so far will be temporarily deleted and then re-displayed afterwards. Avalon will execute your commands when you terminate them with a 'Carriage Return' or by pressing the 'Enter' key. Having entered a command, you will then receive a response to your action immediately.
Each action you perform in the land is interpreted as a command by Avalon. Many of these commands are simple verbs through which you instruct your character to move about and interact with others. Most commands take the form of <verb> <noun> <preposition> <noun>, although you will find that many vary quite considerably, depending upon their nature. Avalon understands a vast range of verbs. Should what you enter not be understood at first, it is often worth rephrasing your command in a more standard format. All commands can be entered in upper or lower case. Omit any THEs, ANDs or superfluous adjectives - Avalon does not need these.