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   | The Olympia Times                                        issue g1-82 |
   | January 17, 1996                                                     |
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   | turn 82  143 players                   http://www.pbm.com/oly/times/ |

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Important Notice ----------------

Your moderator has moved to the San Francisco Bay Area. Please send all postal correspondence to Shadow Island's new address. If you have recently sent mail to the old address, don't worry, it will be collected and forwarded. However, please be tolerant of any delays the forwarding may incur.

Our new address is:

Shadow Island Games P.O. Box 390983 Mountain View, CA 94039-0983

Electronic contact information (domain name, email address, web URL's, etc.) will not change.

Our phone and fax numbers will change at some point in the future. You may continue to use the existing numbers for now.

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Player-contributed press

I am trying to explore the coastline Does anyone have a good pattern for not wasting lots of time.

-- 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]

The Shadow Masters have claimed and now control all provinces in the fair isles of Aurnos and Celenth. If you have business in the area and wish to contact us, please do so before any misunderstandngs arise! We are a benevolent group that wishes peaceful coexistence with its neighbors. Let's chat if you plan a visit!

-- The Shadow Masters [xe5]

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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]


"Survive Fatal Wound"

"S F W"


is that where they got the idea?

To BtA - A Modest Proposal

Your next target: General Norc

The rest of us will be eternally grateful.

OK, own up. Who owns the Sea Snake?

Some pimply pommy lad said: "A spotty, undersexed git wants to know"

Arr, mate. Get your skinny bum over here & grab those trim little ankles, cobber - I'll show you how "undersexed" we are.

Son o' Swishbuckler - "Proud to be a Seadog"

Only big losers have big messages.

La bave du crapeau n'atteinds pas la blanche colombe: Le Francophone masque frappera encore 3 fois.

Yo Ho Ho It's off to sea I go.


The day of Rest [ju3] Asked: > So, where do I get my first dragon? > Do I have to find one and capture it, > or is there an easier way.

You could try to find one to capture, but rumor has it that a certain big, bad alliance got to most (if not all) of the inner locations and cleaned them out first. I, personally, was given a few by a faction that befriended me, and that's probably your best bet as well.

Someone Asked: > Coastal reef? How the heck does on of these show up in the middle of > open ocean?!

Well, you see, am island was once there, and a reef formed around it, then the winds and rains wore the island down below sea level, leaving a seamount that doesn't quite break the surface, and a reef. Quite simple, really.

Someone Else asked: > To the answer guy. Can you tell us if the AOO has dropped, > they seem to have been quiet of late?

The Answer Guy doubts they *all* have, just the noisier ones.

Someone *Else* asked: > How safe is it in Gentlewind?

Quite safe, if you're in good stead with the Sheriff, from what I hear.

- The Answer Guy

"Ok, er der nogen danskere med......"

I wrote that rumor.

In the West, the Wind is Blowing, The Clash of Sword on Shield Drown'd Out by the Tramp of Marching Feet.

Hmmm...so they didn't respond to the message. Guess I need to make my presence known a little more forcefully.

Clan With No Name, your time has come.

"Yes son, someday all this will be yours."

"Dad, it's a swamp."

"Yes, but it's our swamp, besides, it's not all swamp, there's a few trees over there, just past the bog."

"You mean beside the cursed pits?"

"Yes, that's right."

"Dad, what do you do with a cursed pit?"

"I don't know, son. I guess it's just part of Atnerk's inscrutable wisdom that gives us cursed pits. When the time is right, it will be revealed."

"Dad, that's a really lame answer."

"I know, son, I know."

> Coastal reef? How the heck does on of these show up in the middle of > open ocean?!

It means you're next to a hidden continent of course, try exploring until you find it.

The time has come to pay the piper.

I know that your powers of retention, Are as wet as a warthog's backside. But thick as you are, pay attention. My words are a matter of pride. It's clear from your vacant expression, The lights are not all on upstairs. But we're talking Kings and successions, Even you can't be caught unawares.

But be prepared for the chance of a lifetime. Be prepared for sensational news. A shining new era, is tiptoeing nearer. And where do we feature? Just listen to teacher. I know it sounds sordid, but you'll be rewarded When at last I am given my dues, And injustice deliciously squared. Be prepared!

It's great that we'll soon be protected, With the King that we all time adore. Of course, quid pro quo, you're expected, To take certain duties on board. The future is littered with prizes And 'though I may have received, The point that I must emphasise is You won't get sniff without me.

So be prepared for the coup of the century, Be prepared for the murkyist scam. Meticulous planning, ternacity spanning. The case of denial, is simply why I'll, Be King undisputed, respected, saluted, And seen for the wonder I am. Yes my teeth and ambitions are bared, Be prepared!

-- With apologies to the Lying King.

Those who speak from the shadows can't be trusted. Don't believe the rumor mill.

Where is Ossicus?

I stood beneath the great Mallorn Tree all around me were array'd the Armies of the Night whereby some eldritc sight their panoply'd arms displayed.

"what does an elven staff do ?????"

In the far north the dragons leave the breeding pits to assemble in the courtyard of a great castle; around them the undead swarm everywhere. A Huge noble clad in Black dominates the scene. "Move out!" he shouts, then he turns, glances at you, who watch, with contempt, and whispers, "Be afraid, be very afraid".

___ {^._.^} Here is another cuddly posting: ( Y ) The Peace Guy asks: Who is the Clan with No Name? ()^*^() Why has his time come? And why should we care? (_)-(_)