account
Element identifying a user and associating it with a password hash, preferences, privileges, connection history and a list of avatars.


actor
Element representing a living being within the simulation (whether controlled by scripted mudpy routines or an actual user).


admin
Term referring to a user who is trusted to invoke administrative commands.


archetype
Element existing simply to provide facets which other elements inherit.


avatar
Actor intended to be controlled by a user.


clone
Element automatically derived from a template, rather than created through a manual process.


command
Element describing an action which can be taken to control an avatar or the simulation itself, including help information and the privileges required to see and make use of it.


contents
Facet listing elements which have the current element as their location. This could be props and actors in a room, props carried or worn by an actor, or props inside another container prop.


element
Basic building block of mudpy data. In memory, it exists as a group of similarly-named keys in a dict structure.


exit
Facet representing a room’s navigable connection to other rooms.


facet
Piece of information which, when grouped together with others, makes up an element. In memory, it exists as a value (of any valid Python data type) associated with a dict key compromised of its parent element and a predefined keyword identifying its purpose.


location
Facet identifying the parent element’s relative position to other elements. Specifically, it identifies another element listing this one in its contents facet.


log
List of informational messages about the operation of the mudpy engine. Log entries include timestamps and a value indicating the message’s relative importance. These are typically written to a file or sent to the system log, as well as displayed to connected admins, but recent entries are also kept in a memory buffer which can be queried and filtered by an admin after the fact.


menu
Element representing a list of choices outside the simulation (mostly used in the login sequence and for account/avatar maintenance).


prop
Element describing the properties of an inanimate object within the simulation.


room
Element describing the properties of a place within the simulation, including terrain, weather, light levels, contents and its exits to other rooms.


simulation
Virtual world in which actors, props and rooms exist, maintained by the mudpy engine and influenced through interaction by users.


template
Element existing to provide facets which are copied by clones.


universe
Set of all elements in the simulation. In memory, it is a dict indexing the facets of all elements.


user
Real-world individual associated with an account.

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