10.4.8 Ministry of Cultural Affairs

The Ministry of Cultural Affairs is responsible for holding events within the city, and generally keeping the morale of the citizens high. Those holding this office are encouraged to come up with innovative, fun events for citizens. If they are successful, we may support them with custom code.                                                            

Aside from unsupported events, this Ministry is responsible for any Arenas that the city owns.                                              

The commands associated with the Ministry of Cultural Affairs are as follows. 

- Without modifiers, lists the Sanctioned rooms of your city.
- Costs 1,000,000 gold
- Sets a room as a Gathering Place, wherein people will not grow tired or
  hungry. There must be 4 or more people in the room for it to kick in.
- Maximum of 3 Sanctioned rooms per city

- Free
- Unsets a Sanctioned room.

- Plan an event with a date and time.
- See EVENTS HELP for more information.

Note that these commands will only work on an Arena owned by your city.                                                              

ARENA SHOW <arena>
- Lets you see information about an Arena. For instance: ARENA SHOW
  HASHAN would show Hashan's Arena, assuming it had one.
- See the end of this help file for an example SHOW.

ARENA SET <arena> FULLNAME <name of Arena>
- This lets you rename your Arena's full name. This does not affect the
  name that is used for these commands, but the long name, e.g. The
  Matsuhama Arena.

ARENA SET <arena> FEE <fee> [optional: PER LEVEL]
- With this, you set the fee that your Arena will charge people. If you
  do not include the words 'per level' at the end, the fee you set will
  be a flat fee that will apply equally to everybody. If you include 'per 
  level' then the fee you have will be multiplied by the player's level.
  You will end up netting 1/3 of the total fees the players pay, as the
  winner gets 2/3 of the fees paid, at least in the case of Duels.

ARENA SETUP <arena> ALLOW <organization / player>
- By default, your Arena will be able to be used by anyone in the case
  of the various events. Doing this will limit the next event to
  whichever organizations (cities, orders, clans, guilds) you specify.
  You may also specify individuals. You can allow as many organizations
  and individuals as you like.
- In order to select an Order, use the name of the God.

ARENA SETUP <arena> DISALLOW <organization / player>
- If you've already set someone or some organization as allowed, this
  will reverse it.

ARENA SETUP <arena> MAXLEVEL <maximum level>
- Only those whose level is equal to or under the maximum level will be
  able to participate in the next event.

ARENA SETUP <arena> MINLEVEL <minimum level>
- Only those whose level is equal to or greather than the minimum level
  will be able to participate in the next event.

- Resets an arena. Kicks everybody in it out and clears off any event.

ARENA WITHDRAW <arena> <amount>
- Withdraw gold from an Arena.

ARENA DEPOSIT <arena> <amount>
- Deposit gold in the operating account of an Arena.

ARENA TRANSFER <arena> <amount>
- Transfer gold from the Ministry of Culture into the Arena.

CHANGETEAM <arena> <player> <team>
- Changes the team a player is on in a team free-for-all.

INIT <event> <arena>
- Initializes an event in an Arena. You will want to do any SETUP
  commands on the Arena first. Example: INIT <event> <arena> MODS <mods>. 
  All players who can participate in the event will see a message offering
  them the chance to join.
- Possible events are, providing your Arena is equipped with them:
  freeforall, baitgame, freezetag, bloodbath, teamfreeforall, survivor
- Possible mods are: knockout, runes, class-pick, gods, lockdown, drunken 
  brawl, flux, maggots
- In the case of Survivor, you will need to INIT SURVIVOR <arena> 
  <difficulty> MODS <mods> if you want mods.

START <event> <arena>
- Begins an event. Example START BAITGAME DELOS.

END <event> <arena>
- Prematurely end an event. ARENA RESET also works for this purpose.

Below is an example of what ARENA SHOW displays, and what each field in 
it indicates.                                                           

--[Arena #1]------------------------------------------------------------------
   Name:      esterport                 Basename:  esterportarena
   Fullname:  the Fields of Valor
   Staging:   ESTERPORT_ARENA_3         Spectator: ESTERPORT_ARENA_2
   Gold:      15765456                  Owner:     none
   Lifetime:  42021984                  Fee:       3 (per level)
Total Events Held:
Duel: 6250          Free-for-all: 275   Team FFA: 18        Bloodbath: 56
Survivor: 18        Baitgame: 4         Freezetag: 4        Territory: 0
Events available:
Duel                Free-for-all        Freezetag
Mods available:
Maggots             Flux                Drunkenbrawl
Game: Free-for-all
   Max level: 85  Min level: 40
   Hansel Gretel

- Indicates what name you have to refer to the Arena by.

- Not relevant for mortals.

- The proper name of the Arena.

- The god names for the rooms that are the Staging and Spectator for the
  Arena. Not very useful for a mortal but there for the sake of

- The amount of gold currently in the Arena's account.

- The owner of the Arena.

- Lifetime earnings from that Arena.

- The fee to use the Arena. It will specify whether it is a per level   
  or a flat fee.

Total Events Held
- Keeps track of the total number of events of each type that have been
  held in that Arena.

Events and Mods (Modifications):
- What events that Arena is able to run, and what modifications, if any,
  it possesses.

- The current event.

- Various properties particular to that event.

- The players currently in that event.

Arena Upgrade
If you wish to purchase new addons for your arena, please consult your patron. The prices for buying new arena games are as follows:

Free-for-all:  4 million*
Team FFA:      4 million*
Bait the frog: 2 million 
Freezetag:     2 million 
Bloodbath:     4 million*
Survivor:      3 million
Core Champs:   2 million
Teamduel:      1 million
Territory:     2 million
Hide & seek:   2 million  

Modifications and their associated costs (if you have rank 7 in the Commerce ylem tree known as Battlegrounds).
                                                 Unlock    Duel   Event
Class-Pick     Pick ANY class in the arena      1500000    1000    6000
Runes          Buffs spawn periodically          500000     200    1200
Gods           Everyone has 25 to all stats      250000     100     600
Lockdown       Arena becomes one room big        150000     100     600
Drunken Brawl  Everyone steadily gets drunk      100000      50     300
Flux           Direcalled every X seconds        100000      50     300
Isolation      Isolated from communication        75000      50     300
Rigid          Less limb damage, no pre-restore   75000      50     300
Shuffle        Pill curing orders are random      75000      50     300
Maggots        Everyone turns into a maggot      <free>      50     300

Refer to HELP ARENA MODS for full details.

* If your arena already has FFA, Team FFA or Bloodbath, then adding any of the others from those three will only cost you 1 million gold.


For those who have invested within the Commerce research tree: you are now able to purchase modifications that can be applied to your arena events, increasing the value of your arena. Once purchased, they can be applied with the following syntax: INIT <event> <arena> MODS <mods>, or CHALLENGE <target> MODS <mods>. Note that adding modifications to your arena match increases its usage cost.