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   | The Olympia Times                                        issue g1-89 |
   | March 6, 1996                                                        |
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   | turn 89  143 players                   http://www.pbm.com/oly/times/ |

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

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

-- The Crazy Quilters [vn7]

Customer Testamonial on behalf of the First Bank of Provinia

Greetings, Provinians! My name's Jech Ercheflo the Friendly Thin Guy. I'm a Trader. I travel Provinia buying and selling and trading everything from the highest grade avinia leaf to the cheap woven baskets that I buy off of broke lowlifes in Imperial City. Now as you might imagine, with half-breeds like Swishbuckler bending everyone in sight, Provinia is not always as friendly and peaceful as me. So I don't like carrying large amounts of cash on a trade run, if you know what I mean. That's why I bank at First Provinia: low-interest loans, high interest rates, newbie bonuses, warehouse facilities, shipping services... What else could you ask for?

So take it from me, Jech Ercheflo the Friendly Thin Guy, don't wind up lying in the gutters of Imperial City weaving baskets. Give the the First Bank of Provinia a call. You'll be glad you did.

-- Jech Ercheflo the Friendly Thin Guy [h3f]

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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]

Greetings Olympiads!

The Liberty Confederacy Rules most of Western Ossicus. If you're new to this world, & my best intelligence notes the entrance of several factions in the last few turns, consider the Liberty Confederacy as a possible alliance to join. We don't have any more castles to give away, but we're not involved in any wars & we have a tradition of helping new LC members get on their feet as best we're able. If you can drag your carcass over to Ossicus, you'll find a nice place to pursue your dreams of wealth, power, etc. & the local women, oooh la la! ;) More satisfying than any orc-oil brew or the lusty Miruki!

Hint: avoid pirates by writing to the local rulers & heading to Faelgrar (bt32). There you should be able to build a boat & sail off in peace. Some Liberty Confederates did this several years ago & it was a fine journey. You can collect wood galore on the way, & probably PCTM with great abandoned. My only recommendation is that you write the local rulers & do what they tell you, lest they blast you to dust (as has happened to travelers who ignored the signs).

-- General Norc [z1a]


Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity.

Heavy chains -- mercy!

I would love to start in an Olympia game from the beginning.

Here's to research!

Someone Asked: > Is there a new Answer Man, or did he just get dumber?

No, the questions just got tougher.

Someone Else Asked: > is it possibel to catch horses in a pasture ????

From the rules listing for CATCH:

"Attempt to catch any wild horses found roaming the plains or in a pasture."

I guess not all of the questions got tougher.

So the answer is yes, but only if you learn how to read the rules. Learning to spell "possible" would be nice, too.

"Elwood" Asked: > What do you want for nothin'?

Nothin'. But I want better than that for 25 gold.

Someone Else Asked: > Is it possible to get a map of this land?

Try ftp://www.pbm.com/pub/pbm/olympia/

The last atlas published was atlas.55.gz

-- The Answer Guy

Buddha told a parable in a sutra: A man traveling across a field encountered a tiger. He fled, the tiger after him. Coming to a precipice, he caught hold of the root of a wild vine and swung himself down over the edge. The tiger sniffed at him from above. Trembline, the man looked down to where, far below, another tiger was waiting to eat him. Only the vine sus- tained him. Two mice, one white and one black, little by little started to gnaw away the vine. The man saw a luscious strawberry near him. Grasping the vine with one hand, he plucked the strawberry with the other. How sweet it tasted!

Has anybody heard of this disease thats been killing off all my dragons? Is there a cure? Is it contagious? I heard that it came about because of a 'Special Friendship' between one noble and his dragon - you know who you are!!

The reign of the evil capitalistic pigs of the AOO is coming to an end. At last , the OPF has a leader worthy enough to topple the tyrannic regime that has plagued our beautiful land for too long. Their blood will stain the earth red (and in one or two cases, green) and their bones will be scattered and left to the vultures. Run while you can: the Olympian Peoples Front (not to be confused with the peoples front of Olympia) will triumph. Viva the OPF!! Viva El Presidente!! Viva the Revolution

What kind of folliage is there in a sacred grove ????

I'll take some money please.

HELLO SEEKER! I don't know how YOU came by this MESSAGE, but if YOU were never a SPECIAL PERSON, You are a SPECIAL PERSON NOW! Don't be ALARMED! Allow ME to say: WELCOME to a NEW AGE of ENLIGHTENMENT and UNDERSTANDING! MY Research has produced EARTHSHATTERING NEW DATA! DOGS flew SPACESHIPS! Men and Women are the SAME SEX! Our Fore- fathers took DRUGS! I have PROOF! That's RIGHT :


More mundane money for not so mundane purposes!

Up near the border, Where the cruel white water Drowns the vagabond who sleeps too low, Me and my companion, The famous Jack o'Lantern, Trekked the Misty Mountains through the snow....

It ain't so, Joe!

Now, that we know BtA still exists, how about someone providing a vision?

What, another one? Wasn't the last one enough reading material for your outhouse?

Chateau means castle to some, but it means cat water to others.

Is Erik the Pink really Swishbuckler's son? Is he AOO? He sure is giving the Clan With No Name a serious butt-kicking. Erik the Pink, you're sssooo macho!

That Noble was SO delicious, who I wonder will be next? -said the Huge Noble. munching contentedly

" A crocodile walks into a bar. the barman says "why the long face?".............DA.DA.

"I think all this begs the question, Why?"

Is there a new Answer Man, or did he just get dumber?

I think that it's the questions that are getting pretty weak, but I'm biased.

I'm gonna' kill you!

> Why does the Clan With No Name keep trying this?


Is it possible to get a map of this land?


Oh, you wanted details... Okay, look at the rules, see there in the first section? Oh, you wanted more details. Well... try the FTP site. There's an Atlas there. Oh, you want all the blank stuff filled in? Go look for yourself, but first check the old land claims in the back issues of the Times on the FTP site. Some of them are very current, and nobody likes snoops and sneaks in their backyard.

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