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10.4.6 Ministry of Trade

The Ministry of Trade is responsible for obtaining commodities for
use by the city government and for facilitating the transfer of those
commodities to the Ministries that will use them. The Ministry has three
tools it may use to accomplish this ongoing task:

1. Setting the price at which the city will purchase and sell commodities
   to the public.

2. Setting the price at which other Ministries may purchase commodities
   internally, as well as a reserve amount, so that the city doesn't
   completely run out of commodities.

3. Maintaining 'reserves' of commodities for use by the city proper. Keeping
   a number of commodities this way will be very important for many city
   administration tasks, not the least of which is that of keeping the war
   machine fed.


Commands for the Ministry of Trade:

CITY COMMS
CITY COMM SUMMARY
   - Shows a summary table of the current commodity status of your city.

CITY COMM SET MIN <comm> <amount>
   - Sets the reserve amount for a particular commodity. Reserved commodities
     are not available for purchase.

CITY COMM BUY <comm> FOR <amount> FROM CITY
   - Sets the price which the city's commodity shop will pay for commodities
     from its own citizens. If set to 0, citizens will use the 'all' buy price
     instead.

CITY COMM BUY <comm> FOR <amount> FROM ALL
  - Sets the price which the city's commodity shop will pay for commodities
    from everybody. If set to 0, the shop will not buy that commodity, unless
    the seller is a citizen and there is a city-buy price set.

CITY COMM SELL <comm> FOR <amount> TO CITY
   - Sets the price per unit you sell that commodity for to your own citizens.
     If not set, citizens will use the 'all' sell price instead.

CITY COMM SELL <comm> FOR <amount> TO ALL
   - Sets the price per unit you sell that commodity for to everybody. If set
     to 0, the shop will not sell that commodity, unless the buyer is a
     citizen and there is a city-sell price set.

CITY COMM CONSIGN <amount> <comm> TO QUARTERMASTER
   - Transfers the stated quantity of commodities to the city quartermaster.

CITY COMM RETRACT <amount> <comm> FROM QUARTERMASTER
   - Note: Only the Treasurer can perform this command.
   - Retracts the stated quantity of commodities from the city quartermaster.

READREVLOG/REVLOG
   - Works the same as READLOG in HELP CITYCOMMANDS, except that it is a a
     log of ingoing and outgoing city revenue.

WRITELOG REVENUE <text>
   - Lets you write to the city's revenue logs.


CITY ECONSTATUS
   - See information on your city's economic status.

CITY CARAVAN LIST
   - Lists all caravans that will be departing for your city, and the ETA until they depart.

CITY CARAVAN REQUEST <#>
   - Order the specified caravan to depart immediately, instead of waiting 
     for its departure timer to count down. 
   - This will cost 5,000 gold from the Trade ministry's budget.
   - There is a global message when you do this - be warned!

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