Over the years the State Ministry's core role has been somewhat taken over
by the Trade Ministry (despite the Trade Ministry being, in effect, a
part of the Ministry of State). In light of this and for various reasons,
I've reactivated the civic services in a new form, with a new \"look and
feel\". Some may remember the old city guards from years back. Anyway:
the State Ministry is now responsible for the CIVIC SERVICES and these
cover a variety of useful city (and guild and sphere-of-influence)
benefits. In many cases the State Ministry will work with another Ministry
to decide how the service works exactly (e.g. 'police' sees State and
Justice work together).
So, for those who're involved in the State Ministry or city government,
available to everybody. If you hold rank in your city or town, type
SERVICES on its own for a list of civic services and - if you are in
the State Ministry or have high enough rank, SERVICES followed by a service
name for detailed info on that facility. I suspect many cities will find
some of the services invaluable.
Written by my hand on the 23rd of Cloudburst, in the year 1316.