press# of lines of text * time: 0 days * priority: 1
Submit a signed message to the Olympia Times.
press order may be given by a character or by the player entity.
The identity of the submitting entity will appear in the Times
beneath the entry.
Each player may receive 25 gold per turn as payment for a Times submission.
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 press item
submitted by Osswid . Osswid specifies himself in the
to claim the 25 gold for his entry:
PRESS 3 501 All ye beware! Osswid hereby claims the entire continent of Provinia as his rightful domain. Those who trespass here without his permission will come to a GRAVE end!
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
PRESS 0 501 All ye beware! Osswid hereby claims the entire continent of Provinia as his rightful domain. Those who trespass here without his permission will come to a GRAVE end! END
Take great care when using the 0 lines/
end keyword feature. If you
end, or mistype it, none of the orders following the
press 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: