rumor# of lines of text * time: 0 days * priority: 1
Submit an unsigned message to the Olympia Times.
rumor order may be given by a character or by the player entity.
The identity of the submitting entity will not appear with the
rumor posts are anonymous.
Each player may receive 25 gold per turn as payment for a Times
rumor entries may be submitted each
turn, but only the first will receive payment. Specify a character
to receive the 25 gold as the optional second argument to
The number of lines in the entry should be given as an argument to
followed by the text of the entry. For example: here is a rumor someone
submitted. Payment of the 25 gold is credited to Osswid  in the
RUMOR 3 501 As whispered from ear to ear in the great hall of the Chateau Olympique: Q: Why do so many people take an instant dislike to Oleg the Loudmouth? A: Saves time in the long run.
Take care to carefully count the lines of text in the post. If the wrong number of lines is given, your character may end up posting his orders on a sign instead of executing them.
Alternatively, one may specify 0 for the lines of text argument, and terminate the message with the END keyword:
RUMOR 0 501 As whispered from ear to ear in the great hall of the Chateau Olympique: Q: Why do so many people take an instant dislike to Oleg the Loudmouth? A: Saves time in the long run. END
Take great care when using the 0 lines/END keyword feature. If you
forget the END, or mistype it, none of the orders following the
command will execute. Instead, they will be published in the Olympia
Times. This is obviously very bad, so if you intend to use the END
keyword to avoid having to count lines, please be careful.
Each line of posted text must be less than 78 characters long, or the post will be rejected.
Osswid could have specified another character to receive the 25 gold;
payment doesn't have to go to the character who posts the entry.
(However, a player entity may not be specified for payment -- it must
be a character.) Since only one posting to the Times is credited
each turn, the second argument may be omitted from all but one
Editorial guidelines for submissions to the Olympia Times: