The survey command causes your character to scan the horizon for
prominent features. Things like campfires, and tall spires will show up
after you type survey and be assigned a direction and distance.
Survey is important in scanning for dragons searching for prey as they
circle above...or for your friend flying in.
If you specify an argument from the above list, the survey will be restricted
to things of that type. You can specify multiple arguments, such as
"SURVEY-ships zones". If you don't specify any arguments, the default is ships
and zones. (Altars also show up on SURVEY ZONES since they're also zones).
This means you won't see fires or dragons by default.
See Also: WILDERNESS DRAGONS