Ignoring not in location rule

Can anyone tell me if there’s a way around the “You can’t see any such thing” default rule? Basically, I want to attack, or look, at something that isn’t present in the room, but every way I try to overrule this, it gives me that same message, over and over. Is there a rule I can ignore to get around this?


Read about scope (chapter 16.7, 17.27).

Brilliant. Thank you!