THE MINISTRY OF TRADE - Aetolia Online Help

10.4.6 THE 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 PRODUCTION
   - Displays the details on the production of commodities for 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 SET INTERN <comm> <amount>
   - Sets the price which other Ministries will pay for a particular commodity.

CITY COMM BUY <comm> FOR <amount>
   - Sets the price which the city's commodity shop will pay for commodities.

CITY COMM SELL <comm> FOR <amount>
   - Sets the public sell price. People can then buy any available stock
     at this price per unit.

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

CITY COMM RETRACT <amount> <comm> FROM QUARTERMASTER
   - 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.