It is possible to send email messages to other players while you are in the game. This is the Online Message function. Co-ordination of allied armies is possible this way, as is making a date for the Interactive Court. You can see from this menu who is already in the IC, and decide to join them or not. Messages can be sent to players who are online at the same time you are, or not online at that time (these will be delivered the next time the player enters the game).
When you select the Online Messages function, you get the following display;
Note that the last column indicates if a player is in the Interactive Court (IC.) This is shown with the "In Court" notation. This is shown so that you know if the IC is occupied (many players like to chat with each other in the IC.) All other players are in other areas of the game.
Player Characters Online
ID Name Nationality
1 55 Francesco Dandolo Other In Court
2 97 Hugh d'Audley English
3. 131 Jean de Bohemie Other
4. 211 Annette de Stafford English In Court
5. 232 Robert de Bar French
6. 262 Thomas Holland English
Choose Character 1 to 7 to Send to, <B> to Broadcast , <S>end to Offline PC , S<q>elch , <U>nsquelch a Player Character
<Z> To Redisplay, <?> for Help, or <ENTER> TO Quit:
This Option appears on several menus so you can always respond to messages sent to you.
You can also send online messages from most menus (Travel, Pillage, Dirty Deeds and Army Management) by entering the SM command. You will then be asked for a player ID number. Enter the player ID and then your message. You can also enter the command as SM###, where ### is the player ID.