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   | The Olympia Times                                        issue g1-78 |
   | December 21, 1995                                                    |
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   | turn 78  154 players                   http://www.pbm.com/oly/times/ |

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I sailed west. and found myself east. I think the world is a tube.

-- The day of Rest [ju3]

---------------------- S. CAMARIS Update ----------------------

Monthly notice: any new visitors to our fair isle should notify us in advance.

-- The Crazy Quilters [vn7]


-- Cpt. Crunch [e6h]

> So I'm getting out of the pirating life. I'm retiring back to my > hidden island where I'll be drinking pina coladas and laughing at you > miserable land cod. You can all sail your little rowboats around the > bay again in perfect safety. > > -- Swishbuckler [w0p]

Well, yes, if the "secret island" is an Ilion graveyard.

Swishbuckler's banditry ended last turn when he was run to ground in Petelinus by forces of the Clan with No Name and its allies. He was wiped out to the last dragon and personally killed, the First Mate was taken prisoner.

Of the various people who helped in the long hunt, providing troops, beasts, gold or information, special mention must go to the Sheriff of Pelenth. If he was really Swishbuckler's owner, this has been the most expensive suicide operation I've ever seen.

I expect there'll be more pirates in the future, but next time we'll have the infrastructure ready to mobilise the hunt much quicker. If you see them first, report the details to me at jeremy@insignia.co.uk and we'll kill some more.

-- Erik the Well Read [l4o]

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The First Bank of Provinia has offices in some of the major cities on the continent of Provinia. The FBoP offers the following facilities.

o Special offers for New Olympia Players. o Excellent Interest Rates on Bank Accounts. o A Fast and Efficient Courier Service. o Money Transfers. o Short and Long Term Loans. o Insurance Policies. o Pawn Broking Service.

Call in at your local branch for further details.

-- First Bank of Provinia [v0z]

Swishbuckler has been captured, and I didn't do it. I lent a little aid in the form of manpower to one of the nobles the Swishbuckler had attacked recently, and he was able to overpower the vaunted pirate while the Swish was in a compromising position with his First Mate.

If you insist on believing that I was responsible for Swish's attacks, then please continue to do so. However, the sane and rational among you should now realize that I was not behind his actions.

-- Sheriff Pelenth of Gentlewind [f3i]


Is it true that General Norc and Swishbuckler are actually one and the same?

Q. What is the difference between Swishbuckler and grass? A. About six foot.

REAL Olympian Famous Last Words: "Dragons?! Where?! Oh, bugg......."

Rue 'ex top dee rounder. --Eagle

Mieux vaut une petite qui fretille qu une grosse qui roupille

Retirement was a rather optimistic way of putting it, Swishbuckler!

There is One who is better than you.

I owe, I owe, so off to work I go...

Water get warm when you wet your pants, Swishie?

Oh, just what makes you think the Iron Nation 'self-destructed?'

'We taught them a lesson in 1918, and they've hardly bothered us since then.'

Or perhaps 'Never more dangerous than when dead.'

Someone Asked: > Just how untrustworthy is the Liberty Confederacy anyway?

They've never done anything untrustworthy in their dealings with me. Of course, I've had no dealings with them, so that may not be very indicative.

Someone Else asked: > Is it cheating to sell NPs?

Hmmm, good question. I'd say trading nobles for some in-game consideration would be reasonable. Think of it as a political marriage. On the other hand, trading them aroung for out-of-game things, such as money, or other non-game things would be a Bad Thing, in my book. But who am I to judge? That's just one noble's opinion.

Some Newbie asks: > How many and what sort of soldiers would one need, approximately, to > attack a lair with five Giant Birds in order to capture a few of them?

What am I? Your own personal oracle? A hundred of so knights ought to do the job, nicely. Assuming, of course, that they are accompanied by a noble who knows how to capture beasts in battle. You could probably get away with fewer, but you didn't ask for a minimum.

Some Fine Noble said: > I'd just like to say, Thanks Answer guy, you are a fountain of > knowledge.

You hear water falling on coins...

-- The Answer Guy

I walk among the mortals, feel sorry for their pity lives, I show them my exsistence, my face make them flee, it makes me anger, and I take their life, for to never give it back.

----the Warrior-Poet

what is the B standing for on the Nobel list ??????

Time to go mine NPs in LC territory?

So, is Swishbuckler a big loserheaded coward, or what?

This money will be used for the Swish Memorial and Party Fund. Please Donate!

In Requiem:

SwishBuckler's dead & gone. Left me here to sing this song. Pretty little boy with the red dress on.... SwishBuckler's dead & gone.

Boy, nothing interesting appears here anymore!

What shall we do with a drunken pirate?

Dig him up and eat his brains, early in the morning...

Sending wishes of peace and joy to all Olympia players this holiday season. (Especially peace, while a lot of us are away from our e-mail!)


And the prophet said unto his people...

Rejoice that The Seekers of Light have made a rug out of Swishbuckler's hairy butt. So as it was written, so has it been done!

Swishbuckler is Dead! Such is the fate of all pirates. May he rot in Hell!

Grommit, they're the wrong orders, and they've gone wrong!

Just so he came and found the waves. The waves of amber grain drifting beneath Beneath the darkening sky.

" Someone asked 'Is the liberty confederation is trustworthy?' well, the recent exchange in the time between General norc and The Clan with no name, has made intertaining reading. Seems to me that The Clan has hit on an open nerve, and we were on the receiving end of some self justification on the part of the LC. So in answer to your question, read the Oly-Times and decide for yourself, but I would'nt trust NORC as far as I could throw him, and he's a big guy."

The question you have to answer is not whether the LC can be trusted, the question is, do you trust them? Even the Answer Guy can't answer that one for you.

Lystric the Landless

Where can a man buy some quality ale?

Guerillas of the Moist: They're back, and they're not very interesting now, either. Excuse me, I have to go back to my castle and tell the dragons not to be frightened. Beware, boredom approaching.