I figure if I can't figure it out, somewhere, someone else won't be able to figure it out - so we'll get it in writing!
Right now, all I'm trying to do so streamline my bashing - remove the wordy attacks and replace them with short and sweet gags, keeping relevant information in front of me.
So far, I have my current stance on my prompt (thanks, forums) and I have managed to get what is ALMOST working triggers for the basic lateral/vertical knifeplay attacks. My problem jumps in when (I think) there are multiple words in a mob's name, OR when there is an apostrophe in the mob's name.
^You step in quickly with a slash across (\w+) torso\.$
selectString( line, 1 )
I think there needs to be a way to signify the apostrophe, as I believe (\w+) catches any number of words, but I'm not seeing a fix in documentation as the examples are specific.
Once we've sorted this as solved I'll edit the post with the answer and move on to figuring out how to put multiple things on my prompt without a custom prompt (SPOILER: I think I need multiple prompt triggers)