THE MINISTRY OF TRADE - Lusternia Online Help

10.6.5 THE MINISTRY OF TRADE

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

1. Setting the price at which the city or commune 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 or 
   commune doesn't completely run out of commodities.

3. Maintaining 'reserves' of commodities for use by the city or commune 
   proper. Keeping a number of commodities this way will be very 
   important for many administration tasks.


Commands for the Ministry of Trade:

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

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

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

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

CITY/COMMUNE ECONSTATUS
   - See information on your city or commune's economic status.