I have written this snapshot as an example of the sorts of commands a user might issue to his eagle. It is also an example of a simple method of displaying information about the eagle, and other aspects of the game world, to the user. It is also an example of how and when skills might be used.

: look
You are above a forest. You can see: rat, tall tree.
: catch rat
The rat sees you. You miss the rat. The rat flees.
: perch
On what?
: tree
You have perched on the tree.
: wait
A lizard enters the area.
: attack lizard
The lizard is unaware of you. You strike the lizard for 5 points of damage. The lizard is killed.
: get lizard
You swoop down. You fail your 'get' skill check. You fly away empty-taloned.
: look
You are above a forest. You can see: dead lizard, tall tree.
: get lizard
You swoop down. You pass your 'get' skill check. You have the lizard.
: perch on tree
You have perched on the tree.
: eat lizard
The lizard provides you with less than .1 kg of sustenance. You still require .2 kg of sustenance.
: wait
A female bald eagle enters the area.
: court
Court what?
: court eagle
Yuck, that's a bald eagle. You are a golden eagle.
: wait
It is getting dark.
: sleep
While you are sleeping, a raccoon attacks!
The raccoon inflicts 6 points of damage.
: attack raccoon
You strike the raccoon for 4 points of damage.
The raccoon inflicts 1 point of damage.
: attack raccoon
You strike the raccoon for 3 points of damage. The raccoon is killed!
: status
Your health is poor. You are badly hurt with 2 hit points remaining. You have no diseases.
You are 1 year, 3 months old. You weigh 3 kg.
You require .3 kg of food per day. You still require .2 kg of sustenance.
You have an eyrie declared in map square 13,6 on a giant boulder. You have built nothing there.
You have no mate and no eggs.
: eat raccoon
The raccoon provides you with 2 kg of sustenance. You have eaten enough today.
: declare eyrie on tree
You declare your eyrie in map square 22,12 on a tall tree.
: sleep
While you are sleeping, you heal by 1 hit point.
It is now mornng.
: fly west
You are above a forest. You can see: sticks.
: get sticks
You swoop down. You pass your 'get' skill check. You have the sticks.
: add sticks to eyrie
You have to be in your eyrie to do that.
: fly east
You are above a forest. You can see: raccoon carcass, tall tree, your eyrie in a tall tree
: enter eyrie
You are in your eyrie in a tall tree.
: status eyrie
Your eyrie is made of: nothing.
: add sticks
You have passed your 'eyrie construction' test. You add the sticks to the eyrie.
: status eyrie
Your eyrie is made of: sticks. Its strength is poor.
: sleep
While you are sleeping, you heal by 1 hit point.
Your eyrie has fallen apart!
: screech
"Kee-Kee-Kee-Kee!"