To build a Saltpeter Mining Production, it is necessary to unite the efforts of many inhabitants of the Land of Clones. The companion in construction can become any clone of the social status of Townsman or higher. To do this, he needs to invest in the construction of part of the total set of the required resource (any resource in any quantity).
Wishing to participate in the construction creates an application (order), specifying the type and amount of resource that he is ready to invest, as well as the investment ratio.
The investment ratio determines how many more units of the resource you are willing to offer to get your declared share. Let's say a ratio of 1.5 with a specified share of 1000 units of Wood means that you are willing to invest 1500 units of Wood to get a share of 1000 units of Wood.
You can create an unlimited number of orders of any size. But the resulting amount of resource to expend, taking into account the coefficient, should be such that it is possible to expend. Otherwise, you will see the error: "Incorrect coefficient value" (for example, the amount of any tertiary resource equal to 1, with a coefficient of 1.1 will lead to an error, since the expenditure of the tertiary resource can not be fractional).
During the order creation the necessary amount of resource is reserved from the clone's bag. When the order is deleted, the reserve is returned to the owner.
The first attempt to finish the construction is made two days after the start of construction, at the estimated time. Orders are accepted in descending order of the ratio. For the same value of the ratio, priority will be given to the order that was created earlier.
If the total amount of resources in all orders is less than required, then all the proposed resources will go to the construction site (all orders will accepted), and the next attempt to collect the missing resources will be made for the next day. This will occur until the required amount of all resource types is reached.
If at some stage the total amount of the offered resource is higher than required, the first orders (with the highest ratio) covering the required amount of resources will be accepted. Reserve from other orders for this type of resource will be returned to the owners after the end of construction.
The list of your orders shows only not accepted orders that may be cancelled. If some orders are not in the list, it means that they have been already accepted for construction. At the end of the construction all not accepted orders will be canceled automatically.
The construction is considered completed as soon as the whole set of necessary resources is collected:
The built Saltpeter Mining Production produces saltpeter in the amount of %day_resource_amount% kg / day for %production_days% days after construction. After that, the Saltpeter Mining Production is closed.
The produced saltpeter is transferred daily to the Production's companions in a percentage ratio depending on the part of the resources invested in the construction, calculated into gold coins. This takes into account the nominal cost value of the resources spent.
The companion of the Production can dispose of the received resource at own discretion: to sell in Trade Guild, to use as one of the components to create gunpowder, and also for many other things. The possibility of using saltpeter will appear in the process of developing new game modules.
If the State Geologists of the Land of Clones find the place for new Saltpeter Mining Production and in case of approval of the State Commission, the construction of a new Saltpeter Mining Production begins on the same principle (even if the current Saltpeter Mining Production is still active).