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10.6.7 THE MINISTRY OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS

The Ministry of Cultural Affairs is responsible for holding events within the
city or commune, 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.

THEATER SUBMISSIONS
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Once every other year, the Minister of Cultural Affairs may submit one 
recorded stage production to the Vesteran World Stage (located on Avechna's 
Peak). That play will then generate culture points for the next 2 years, and
the highest rated play in the Basin will receive a bonus. The Minister must 
be at the stage located in their respective bard's guild to submit a play.
Productions must be submitted during the first half of the year.

Syntax:
  STAGE SUBMIT <title|ID>

NOTE: During the year of submission, the Minister may change his or her mind 
and resubmit different plays.

ARENA COMMANDS
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Aside from unsupported events and theater submissions, this Ministry is
responsible for any Arenas that the city or commune owns.

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

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

ARENA SHOW <arena>
   - Lets you see information about an Arena. For instance: ARENA SHOW CELEST
     would show New Celest's Arena, assuming it had one.
   - NOW includes a list of those ALLOWED, even before the INIT has occurred.
   - 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 
     Klangratch Tournies.

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.

ARENA RESET <arena>
   - 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.

INIT <event> <arena>
   - Initializes an event in an Arena. You will want to do any SETUP commands
     on the Arena first. Example: INIT FREEFORALL AVENGER. 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, wargames

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

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

--[Arena #1]------------------------------------------------------------------
   Name:     avenger                   Basename:  arena
   Fullname: the Klangratch Tournies
   Staging:  STAGING_AVENGER           Spectator: SPECTATOR_AVENGER
   Gold:     113733                    Owner:     none
   Lifetime: 32458                     Fee:       5 (per level)

Total Events Held:
   Duels: 16  FFAs: 0  Freezes: 0  Baits: 0

Events and Mods:
   Duel  FFA  Freezetag  Baitgame

Game: Free-for-all
Properties:
   Max level: 85  Min level: 40
Players:
   Estarra Roark
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Name
  - Indicates what name you have to refer to the Arena by.

Basename
  - Not relevant for mortals.

Fullname
  - The proper name of the Arena.

Staging/Spectator
  - 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 completeness.

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

Owner
  - The owner of the Arena.

Lifetime
  - Lifetime earnings from that Arena.

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

Allowed Participants and Groups:
  - If you have used ALLOW, these persons or groups will be shown here.
Game
  - The current event.

Properties
  - Various properties particular to that event.

Players
  - The players currently in that event.