> takeover

takeover shuttle
takeover charge [price]
Skill used: hostile takeover
Usable by: Merchant (level 50)

A merchant can devote all his financial assets towards taking over another business. Once the business has been acquired, the merchant will gain a portion of its profits. Failed attempts to acquire another business have been known to result in lengthy legal battles, so the merchant must have the available funds to hire a lawyer if need be.

There is a four hour delay between successful uses of hostile takeover. Each shuttle will remain in the merchant's control for 24 hours, at which time the original owners will muster enough funds to re-purchase the asset.

To see which shuttles you have currently taken over, type <takeover> with no arguments. To take over a shuttle, you must board it and use <takeover shuttle>. Once you have taken over a shuttle, you may use <takeover charge ###> to change the amount of credits you will charge each passenger. Profits may be retrieved from the shuttle office in the commercial center on Coruscant.