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6.11.4 Warehouses and Leases

Leases
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Leases are the method by which a city Trade Minister and their aides
can provide access to warehousing facilities for the storage of bulk resources.
These are fully customisable, allowing cities to compete with one another based
on certain factors (such as lease duration, tax amount, etc). The following
properties can be set.

- Title: this is the standard title for the lease. For instance,
"Short leased warehousing space in Cyrene, lowest tax you'll find!"

- Description: a more thorough description of what the lease offers
and why it is worthwhile.

- Type: this details what type of lease it is. The default is
UNCONDITIONAL, meaning anyone can request the lease.

- Taxper: this is the amount of gold a person is taxed per X number of
commodities. For example, if the TAXPER is set to 3000, you will be
taxed for every 3000 commodities that you store in the leased
warehouse. Currently, tax is pre set to 5000 gold, so if you store
12000 gold in the 3000 taxper warehouse, you will pay 20000 gold
monthly.

- Duration: the length of time the lease will last, in Achaean months.

Commands:
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- CITY LEASE SCRIBE <title>: creates a new lease with the given title. The
Trade Minister or an Aide can do this.

- CITY LEASE LIST: show all the leases your city has, completed or
otherwise. This can be done by the Trade Minister or a Trade Aide.

- CITY LEASE VIEW: see the current status of a lease. The Trade Minister or
a Trade Aide can do this.

- CITY LEASE EDIT <lease> <property> <value>: edit one of the properties
described above. The Trade Minister or a Trade Aide can do this.

- CITY LEASE SEAL <lease>: SEAL a lease. This is permanent, and a
requirement for publishing. You will not be able to seal a lease
missing critical information. Additionally, only the Trade Minister
can do this.

- CITY LEASE PUBLISH <lease> [number to publish]: publish a lease (or
leases) for the public. A lease must be sealed for it to be
publish-able, and only the Trade Minister can do this. If you do not
specify a number of a given lease to publish, it defaults to one. You
do not have to publish all the leases at once: you can publish ten one
day, then five the next, etc. The only limitation is that you may not
have more than 250 leases published at once.

- CITY LEASE SCRAP <lease> and CITY LEASE POLICY SCRAP <policy>. Deletes a lease or policy entirely. You cannot scrap a sealed lease or a policy that is currently attached to a lease.

- LEASE LIST: for the general public. Only available at city warehouse
locations, this will list any available leases for hire.

- LEASE SHOW <lease>: Provides more detailed information on a lease.

- LEASE REQUEST <lease>: for the general public. At a lease management
location, request a lease. If you have the required gold to cover the
request, you will be issued the lease and have access to warehousing
facilities detailed there in. It currently costs 1000 gold for every
10 months the least will last.

Lease Policies:
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- CITY LEASE POLICY CREATE <informative name>: this creates a policy, 
as you might expect. You can CITY LEASE POLICY SHOW <policy> to see 
details at any time.
 
- CITY LEASE POLICY <policyname> SET [MEMBEROF|EXCLUDE] <list>: sets the 
limits. Some examples below.
 
- CITY LEASE SET <lease> POLICY <policyname>: and you're done! 
That policy is now attached to that lease. Policies can be attached to as
many leases as you require and can be updated at any time. This is because
it doesn't impact people if the policy changes after they request, since 
it only covers whether they can request or not.
 
Some policy examples:
 
- CITY LEASE POLICY SET examplepolicy MEMBEROF CYRENE > 1 MHALDOR > 4 ELEUSIS 
< 2 HASHAN < 3 TARGOSSAS ASHTAN > 5: A member of any city with rank 
constraints.
 
- CITY LEASE POLICY set examplepolicy MEMBEROF CLEAR: clears all member
restrictions, anyone can now take the lease.
 
- CITY LEASE POLICY SET examplepolicy EXCLUDE ENEMIES SHALLAM 3: enemies of
the filing organisation are now unable to take the lease, as are members of
Shallam with higher than city rank 3.
 
- CITY LEASE POLICY SET examplepolicy EXCLUDE CLEAR: clears all exclusion
restrictions.
 
- CITY LEASE POLICY SET examplepolicy EXCLUDE ENEMIES: now only exclude
organisational enemies.
 
- CITY LEASE POLICY SET examplepolicy MEMBEROF DELOS > 1 SELEUCAR: now you 
must not be an enemy and be a member of Seleucar (any rank) or Delos (above 
city rank 1).

Warehousing:
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Warehousing is the mechanism by which adventurers may store large
amounts of commodities (once they've exhausted their rift capacity). A
warehouse can only be obtained by leasing from an organisation, and
that warehouse can only be accessed from that organisations
warehousing facility.

Commodities can be sold on the commodity market without being removed from the warehouse where they are stored.

Commands:
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- WAREHOUSE DEPOSIT <amount> <commodity> [IN <warehouse>]: deposit
commodities into a warehouse. If you don't specify a warehouse, it'll
pick one from your available warehouses at the current location.
Depositing will draw from both your inventory and rift, so there is no
need to mass outrift before doing this.

- WAREHOUSE WITHDRAW <amount> <commodity> [FROM <warehouse>]:
Withdraws commodities and places them in your inventory. If you don't
specify a warehouse, it will try to fulfill your request from the
warehouses available.

- WAREHOUSE RETRIEVE <warehouse>: retrieve everything stored in a warehouse.

- WAREHOUSE TAG <warehouse> <tag>: this allows you to apply a "tag" to
a warehouse, so you don't have to deal with numeric IDs. For instance,
you could WAREHOUSE TAG 1 IRON, which would then let you refer to
warehouse 1 as "IRON" instead. Tag's must be unique across your
warehouses.

- WAREHOUSE LIST: lists all of your warehouses and some information about each.

- WAREHOUSE VIEW <warehouse>: view information about a warehouse
(including the lease and what commodities are currently stored in that
specific warehouse).

Warehouse upkeep:
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Every Achaean month, you will be taxed based on how many commodities
are in your warehouse. This is dependent on your lease: for instance,
if you are storing 50000 commodities in a warehouse and the tax per
commodity of your lease is 10000 commodities, you will be taxed less
than if the tax per amount on your lease was every 5000 commodities.
Basically, the higher the tax per number on your lease, the better!
Gold will be drawn from your bank and inventory, so you don't need to
worry about keeping money on hand.

What happens when your lease runs out:
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When your lease expires, your warehouse will begin the process of
shutting down*. What this means in practice is you have 5 (FIVE) months
to RETRIEVE all your comms from that warehouse before it will close
completely. Each month that goes by where you do not collect your
commodities, you will be sent a message warning you of such
(regardless if online or not). When this grace period ends, your
commodities will be placed into the organisation's commodity stores,
and it is then at the discretion of the trade minister whether you
will have them returned. 

* YOU CANNOT STORE MORE COMMODITIES IN A WAREHOUSE THAT IS IN THE PROCESS OF
SHUTTING DOWN.

It is best not to let this happen!