Olympia: The Age of Gods PBEM (Jul 10 2001)
Interrupt a command left running at the end of a turn. Must be the first order queued for a unit.
For example, suppose on day 28 a unit begins an explore command. Explore takes seven days, so as of the end of the turn, it will still have four days left before it completes. The order template for the unit will list the executing command:
unit 5499 # Osswid # > explore (executing for four more days)
The player may interrupt this command with the
stop order, and
begin unit 5499 executing a new set of orders (say, beginning with a
move) on day 1 of the next turn:
unit 5499 # Osswid # > explore (executing for four more days) stop move ...
(Remember that `
#' begins a comment in the orders, from the
#' to the end of the line).
stop order will interrupt the executing
day 1 begins on the next turn. Some commands, such as
will give partial results; the unit will have whatever it has already
collected. Other orders, such as
explore, give no partial
benefit, and the three days already invested in exploration will be
If a noble executing a
move order is interrupted with
stop, the noble will return to the original location, as if
no travel had taken place.