Lusternia'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.
            It costs 1000 gold to post on the public board.
Announce  : Everyone can read it. Only Gods may write on it.
Events    : Special events are recorded here by the administration for 
            posterity's sake.
Politics  : Certain political hallmarks are automatically recorded here for all
            of Lusternia to see.
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.
Orders    : For each Divine Order, there is a news section, but you must be a
            member of that Order to read it or write in it.
Clans     : Many clans (including cartels) have newsgroups which only members
            can read and write to.
Plots     : This is a write only news board and intended for players to submit
            possible plotlines for small events, areas or large event ideas.
            Keep in mind this is meant to fit with Lusternia so consider your
            plot idea carefully before submitting it.

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.

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 Lusternian 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.

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 result in the termination of your writing privileges.

Command summary:

  Show you a summary of the news sections you can access.

  Enter the news system.

READNEWS <section> <article #>
  Read a news article from outside the news system. The syntax is, for
  instance: READNEWS PUBLIC 1000.
  Replace the <article #> with LAST to catch up and read the latest entry
  for the given section. For example, READNEWS ANNOUNCE LAST.

NSUM/NSUMMARY <section> <beginning article#>
  See a summary of a range of up to 20 articles, starting at whatever article
  you choose.

  Review all news sections to which you have access. (See HELP READNEXT)

  Marks either a section or all news sections as read up to the latest post.

NEWSSEARCH <board> <string>
  Search through a board's newsposts for a substring.