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3.5 The Imperian news system
Imperian's news system is for players to write articles that other players may then read. It is divided into sections, with the main ones being: Public Everyone can read it and write in it. Announce Everyone can read it. Only administrators may write on it. Guilds There is a section for each guild, and you must be in that guild in order to read it or write in it. Cities There is a section for each city, and you must be a member of that city in order to read it or write in it. Sects For each clan and sect, there is a news section, but you must be a member of that clan or sect to read it or write in it. Comments This special section is only readable by the creative team of Imperian. Use this section sparingly should you wish to bring something to their attention. You may access the news system in two ways: 1) Read articles via the READNEWS command (see below), or 2) Journey to a NEWS entry place. These are scattered throughout the land in each major city. Once in one of these places, simply type NEWS and wait. Once in the NEWS system, you may type HELP to get information on how to use the news. Newsrooms in each City and Council: The Celidon Library - Celidon Council Archives of Kinsarmar - Kinsarmar The Treehouse - Khandava Imperial Annals of Stavenn - Stavenn The Ithaquan Archive - Ithaqua Gathering tent - Antioch While you must be in the news in order to write articles, you may read articles from outside the news. Typing NSTAT will show you how many articles there are in each section you can read, and the last number you read. If you choose to write an article, you will enter the Imperian Composer. This tool allows you to write an article, skip around from line to line, replace lines, delete lines, and so on. Typing *help from within the Composer will give you help on how to use it. You can also configure which news sections you don't want to read with a simple configuration. Something to keep in mind while using the public, guild, order, and city news sections is that these are strictly in-role sections. Repeated out-of-character articles may results in the termination of your writing privileges. Command summary: NSTAT Show you a summary of the news sections you can access. NEWS Enter the news system. READNEWS <section> <article #> Read a news article from outside the news system. The syntax is, for instance: READNEWS PUBLIC 1000. NSUM/NSUMMARY <section> <beginning article#> See a summary of a range of up to 20 articles, starting at whatever article you choose. NSUM/NSUMMARY <section> LATEST See a summary of the latest articles in the given section. NSEARCH <section> <keywords> Search a section using the specified keywords. Wildcards (*) are optional, and there is a cooldown before you can search again. Aliases: NEWSSEARCH, SEARCHNEWS RN/READNEXT Read the next unread article in your news summary. This only works while not in the news system. (HELP READNEXT) RNA Re-reads the last article you read. READNEWS <section> LAST/LATEST Will read the last news article in the given section. CONFIG NEWS <section> ON/OFF Toggle whether you want to see that news section show up in your NSTAT summary and be a part of your READNEXT system. CONFIG NEWS RESET Return all possible news sections to be seen in your NSTAT and be used when the command READNEXT is used.