# NPCs reacting to your presence¶

> north
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You are standing in a green meadow.
A bandit is here.
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Bandit gives you a menacing look!


This tutorial shows the implementation of an NPC object that responds to characters entering their location.

What we will need is the following:

• An NPC typeclass that can react when someone enters.

• A custom Room typeclass that can tell the NPC that someone entered.

• We will also tweak our default Character typeclass a little.

# in mygame/typeclasses/npcs.py  (for example)

from typeclasses.characters import Character

class NPC(Character):
"""
A NPC typeclass which extends the character class.
"""
def at_char_entered(self, character):
"""
A simple is_aggressive check.
Can be expanded upon later.
"""
if self.db.is_aggressive:
self.execute_cmd(f"say Graaah! Die, {character}!")
else:
self.execute_cmd(f"say Greetings, {character}!")


Here we make a simple method on the NPC˙. We expect it to be called when a (player-)character enters the room. We don’t actually set the is_aggressive Attribute beforehand; if it’s not set, the NPC is simply non-hostile.

Whenever something enters the Room, its at_object_receive hook will be called. So we should override it.

# in mygame/typeclasses/rooms.py

from evennia import utils

# ...

class Room(ObjectParent, DefaultRoom):

# ...

if arriving_obj.account:
# this has an active acccount - a player character
for item in self.contents:
# get all npcs in the room and inform them
if  utils.inherits_from(item, "typeclasses.npcs.NPC"):
self.at_char_entered(arriving_obj)



A currently puppeted Character will have an .account attached to it. We use that to know that the thing arriving is a Character. We then use Evennia’s utils.inherits_from helper utility to get every NPC in the room can each of their newly created at_char_entered method.

Make sure to reload.

Let’s create an NPC and make it aggressive. For the sake of this example, let’s assume your name is “Anna” and that there is a room to the north of your current location.

> create/drop Orc:typeclasses.npcs.NPC
> north
> south
Orc says, Greetings, Anna!


Now let’s turn the orc aggressive.

> set orc/is_aggressive = True
> north
> south
Orc says, Graah! Die, Anna!


That’s one easily aggravated Orc!