10.4.7 THE MINISTRY OF THE CHANCELLORY
The Ministry of the Chancellory is responsible for looking after shops within a city. It is responsible for ensuring that shops are being used as shops, for assessing the value of individual shops, and for setting the annual tax rate for shops. The commands associated with the Ministry of the Chancellory are: CITY SHOPS - Lists the player-owned shops in your city. CITY HOUSES - Lists the player owned houses in your city. CITY <house|shop> INFO <shop or house name> - Shows further info on a shop or house. CITY ASSESS <shop or house name> <shop value in gold> - Place a value on the shop or house, for the purposes of property tax. CITY TAXRATE <shops|houses> <rate, in percent> - This is annual rate at which shops or houses will be taxed. Each shop or house will owe after the new year, (taxrate/100*assessed value). Shops cost the city 5000 gold each year. Houses cost the city 1000 gold and 500 more per room beyond the first. As such, it behooves the city to tax them to make up for this. If a shop has been closed for 12 continuous Imperian months, then it will cease to be taxed, and cease to cost the city anything. CITY FORGIVE <shop|house> TAXES <shop> <optional amount> - This command can be used to forgive the taxes on a shop or house. If you do not specify an amount, then all the outstanding taxes on the shop or house will be forgiven. CITY CLOSE SHOP <shop> - Orders the guards to stop commerce in a shop. CITY OPEN SHOP <shop> - Orders the guards to re-open commerce in a shop. CITY LOCK DOOR <direction> - Firmly locks a door. No keys will work on it. CITY UNLOCK DOOR <direction> - Removes a firm lock from a door. CITY TITLE SHOP/STOCKROOM <shop> - Let's you edit the title of a shop. Costs the city 1000 gold. CITY EDIT SHOP/STOCKROOM <shop> - Let's you edit the description of a shop. Costs the city 10000 gold. CITY OWNER <shop|house> <roomname> <new owner> - Transfers ownership of a shop or house to a new person. CITY SHOP INCREASE STOCK - Doubles stock of a mobile-owned shop (amount available whenever the shop is restocked). Must be done while standing in the shop in question. Costs 1,000,000 gold, taken from the Chancellor budget. CITY ECONSTATUS - See information on your city's economy.