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   | The Olympia Times                                        issue g1-99 |
   | May 15, 1996                                                         |
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   | turn 99  137 players                   http://www.pbm.com/oly/times/ |

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Player-contributed press

One of my nobles was overheard saying "I find that consistency is the hardest virtue to achieve. I can do everything well for 99% of the time, but those minor setbacks when I lose focus can sure be annoying." Well Olympia is like video games and poker: You can always buy more time--to a point. Anyways I'm happy with my nobles when they do 80% of what they are supposed to do, as long as the botched 20% doesn't blow the move for another noble.

-- The day of Rest [ju3]

---=RGS=--- ANNOUNCEMENT ---=RGS=---

We are very pleased to announce the formation of a new Society, the purpose of which is to advance the state of knowledge concerning our World in general, and that of Olympian geography in particular. This humanitarian and law-abiding organization, the


is chartered to provide exploration, mapping, and diplomatic services free of charge to all Factions who are willing to assist in the great Work we hereby pledge to undertake. We will gratefully accept all offers of assistance made by Olympian Factions in good standing, and offer Charter and Affiliate Memberships in return. Please address your inquiries to the Society or speak to our representative, the Honorable Brett Miller, A/RGS, 103534.1454 @compuserve.com.

-- Royal Geographical Society [sp9]

-------------------------------- South & West CAMARIS Update --------------------------------

Monthly notice: any new visitors to either of our 2 fair isles should notify us in advance.

-- The Crazy Quilters [vn7]

Clouds soaked with a tinted hue crept in sight to worship HIM as the bleeding sun began cutting into the flesh of the soil on the horizon. A foul gale preceeded the reverent hues of the skies. With woeful sighs the TRUE breathed deeply of the intoxicating fumes as their minds began to embrace HIS sight...

-- The Brotherhood [wf7]

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. 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]

Preparations are underway for departure. Be advised, we begin a journey of peacful trade. To those who would deny access to sea lanes, ask no quarter, for none will be granted.

-- Tsumori [q7m]

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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.

We will be holding a Grand Sale in the Imperial City on T100 Please enquire now to ensure your orders are completed.

* Wood * Iron * Peasants * Catapults * Riding Horses * * Pikes * Longswords * Yew * Crossbows * * All at discount rates

-- First Bank of Provinia [v0z]

The Great First Bank of Provinia Centenary Sale

To commerate the Centenary the FBoP will be holding a Giant Sale. This will commence on day 10 of turn 100. The sale will be based on the Dutch bidding technique, where all goods start at their highest value and gradually decrease in price until they are sold or reach their minimum value, where they will be held for one month, before being removed from sale.

The idea is that if you wish to buy goods should put in the price and quantity of the commodity you require.

| Quantity | Maximum | Minimum ----------------------+------------+-----------+----------- Wood | 150* | 10 | 5 Yew | 20 | 20 | 15 Iron | 50 | 20 | 10 Pikes | 14 | 10 | 5 Crossbows | 35 | 10 | 5 Peasants | 29* | 5 | 1 Riding Horses | 12* | 60 | 30 Catapults | 25* | 55 | 30 Longswords | 10 | 25 | 15

* These items may have more than the specified quantity available.

-- First Bank of Provinia [y6v]


Top Breeding Tip, crossing 76 with 13 makes an oxbow.

One more time, this turn, to the east.

Well, I expected more people to join my new alliance. Join now to still get in on the best opportunity yet.

What hapens at turn 100?

Someone Asked: > How come Answerman has all the answers?

That's Answer *Guy*. And he has all the answers (or at least seems to) mainly because he keeps his eyes and ears open, and uses his brain.

Someone Else Asked: > Hey Answer Guy! Me and a few of the boys want to come and have a "talk" > with you. So answer me this: Where can we find you?

Why, right here in _The_Olympia_Times_, of course.

Yet Another Someone Asked: > Are there any friendly alliances in this game? > AOO and Liberty Confed guy need not respond.


-- The Answer Guy

Death to the A00! (Who are these legendary players anyway?)

What happened to the 'Great' General Norc ?

The Clan With No Name is a weenie and we will prove it!

Pocket d'or.

Gold for the greedy!

Help! I'm a rock!

To c. factions: Ok good.

"Boots, Boots, Boots, marching up and down on me!!!"

"Is anyone in IC willing to sell winged horses?"

Someone said the world is round and that may be true, but why aren't there any large pieces of land on the 99'th strip of blue?

The nazgul were calling his name, thought Skkreeaaaargh!!!

How time has changed! I must depend on this meager payment again.

A new sea Captain has appeared on the scene. With a new ship he will rule the seas.

Are there any friendly alliances in this game?

Why yes, we're quite friendly, we get along very well...

Oh. Friendly to you. I see, well, no, nobody likes you. Sorry.

That's all, folks!

Mercy is for the weak. I need some mercy now.

AOO doens't exsist anymore? So who runs the continent? And why doesn't AOO ever say anything in the times?

"It's just time to pay the price, For not listening to advice."

Name for new alliance: Do we exist?

To V'Kren, or not to V'Kren Go figure?