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   | The Olympia Times                                       issue g1-101 |
   | May 29, 1996                                                         |
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   | turn 101  127 players                  http://www.pbm.com/oly/times/ |

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Celebration. --- The Lords of Revelstone are honored to share the news that they have completed their work of restoring the Land following the devastation wrought by the uttering of the Ritual of Desecration by poor mad High Lord Kevin. Although that work can never really be said to be done, at last the Land lives again, from [bm10] to [bn22], and from [bk12] to [br22]. The great forests of Andelaine and Grimmerdhore are, slowly, growing and strengthening. The Rill river flows clear, and the woodhelvinins and stonedowns stand tall. Accordingly, the Lords offer their hands in friendship to all who dwell in the Land and the lands beyond.

The Lords announce the formation of the Na-Mhoram. --- All who wish learning are invited to journey to Revelstone in [bo14], where we will share all the store of learning we have been able to gather in our days of study of the wards of knowledge. All skills known to us, learned or researched, and all magics we have uncovered, will be open to all. All of our resources, from mines to temples and towers, are made available. Should anyone require exclusive use of a resource, let us know and one will be set aside or prepared for you. Anyone needing transportation or an escort to Revelstone should contact Hirebrand Tohrm [gw3c], Seneschal to the Lords. We ask only that those who come here do so in peace and friendship, and, should they be able to do so, they try to leave the Land better in some way for their visit.

Disclaimers --- This offer is not made to the noble Distressed Lady [bz4z], who needs to contact the Lords at her earliest opportunity. Any noble found possessing, or under the influence of, Orc Oil or Orc Oil derivatives will be escorted from Drucartan and expelled. All visitors are reminded that the last powerful noble who embarked on an Orc Oil binge enacted a certain Ritual that caused no end of trouble for us, and we'd just as soon skip a re-enactment, okay? Offer not valid in PA, MA, and DE.

-- Lords of Revelstone [ad4]

When is a Noble not a Noble?

-- The day of Rest [ju3]

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

We are very pleased to welcome our second and third Charter Members, House Greyfletch [pb7] and the Reservoir Gods [qb4]. Each has pledged to undertake an RGS expedition, exploring the seas to the North and South, respectively. House Greyfletch has also committed significant material resources to the RGS cause, for which we are very grateful. Welcome, brothers! The Great Adventure has begun!


The RGS is a non-aligned, non-political Organization. Membership is open to all Factions in good standing. The criteria are as follows:

o Charter Membership. A large, one-time gift of new mapping information, or agreement to undertake an RGS expedition, or a significant contribution of resources in support of the RGS cause. Charter Members will receive updates of the Atlas on a regular basis, and gain access to the RGS archives.

o Affilitate Membership. Any reasonable contribution of new mapping information entitles a Faction to Affiliate status. Affiliate Members receive an update of the Atlas upon each submission of new information.

o Starting Factions. All recently-formed Factions are entitled to one copy of the New Atlas, free of obligation. We will also be happy to provide whatever advice and assistance our humble Organization can offer.

For more information, or to apply for membership, write to the Society [sp9], or speak to our representative, the Honorable Brett Miller, 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]

The war in Ossicus has been resolved, with most of the participants coming out happy. If you're a new neighbour or planning a visit, by all means get in touch with me.

-- Erik the Well Read [l4o]

___ ___ ___ / / ) / ) /___ /___/ /___/ / . _ _ /_ / )_ __ / / _ _ . __ . _ / / / _> / /___/(_>/ //< of / / (_)|// / // (_>

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]

Customer Testamonial on behalf of the First Bank of Provinia

Greetings, Provinians! My name's Jack and these are my beans. I'm a trader. I travel Provinia buying and selling the finest beans and linen. How did I get this great career? The First Bank of Provinia gave me a small-business loan, that's how. They have everything a businessman like myself could need: low-interest loans, high interest rates, newbie bonuses, warehouse facilities, shipping services... What else could you ask for?

So take it from me, Jaques et ses Haricots, don't wind up lying in the gutters of Imperial City weaving baskets. Stop by the First Bank of Provinia and fill out a loan application. You'll be glad you did.

-- Jaques et ses Haricots [x1a]


now to divide the spoils . . . B-)

It is really cool how this runs a ship.

Is the 'Transcend death' necromancy spell worth spending a noble point for?

Someone Asked: > Hey Answer Guy! How do you make fish oil?

The manufacture of fish oil requires a large number of people stomping on fish. It's actually rather similar to the way grapes are stomped to make the juice for winemaking. Unfortunately, the output is far lower than with grapes. It takes a huge number of vats and en even huger number of stompers to make fish oil. Not even the AOO is big enough to really do it right. It takes an entire city, and not just any city, mind you. Therefore, a mere faction cannot make fish oil, but some cities can and do. You may buy it from them.

Someone Else Asked: > Hey Answer Man, are there an hidden subskills of Shipcraft?

Nope, just Sailing, Shipbuilding, Add ram to galley, and Fishing.

Yet Another Someone Asked: > Where can I find an entrance to Hades?

Well, where do you put someone who is taking the usual route there (i.e. is dead)? Maybe living people can take the same route, somehow.

-- The Answer Guy

The LC has fallen to a new allience! Beware the creeping horde soon to crush you too!! Don't be fooled by the peace at hand. Defend your families behind castle walls with flocks of dragons because... WAR IS COMING!!!

What happened to the LC ? Where can us newbies go to get free castles and land now that they're gone ?

Everyone wants to know what happened to the AOO? Just head into Provinia with a few hundred men and see if any of them are left! I say, let them stay as quiet as they want -- I don't particularly want to see them stirred up.

What ever happened to Platinum Jack? Bring back Platinum Jack!

Jingling in my pockets!

Gold for the greedy!

HEY!?!?! How'd I get here???

To c. factions: Now time for IN to die.

" a question for the answer guy, what do you find in bogs? "

Another week's research funding

> If I breed an Ox with the AOO ,will I get an oxymoron ?

Well, that will certainly have Duke Marat bleeding in the street, have you thought about actually attacking these guys?

Has anyone noticed that the Clan With No Name wiped out the Liberty Confederation? We have.

A new clan has emerged in Olympia. They grow in strength daily.

"How does one get rat spiders?"

Pssst. I think they're all asleep.

> "Where can I find an entrance to Hades?"

If you're dying to get in, it's easy.

Do I want to know why so many beasts die in the breeding process? I've had some bad sex, but it hasn't killed me yet.

Answer guy: Is the Empire challenging the AOO for the title? If so, who is your money on to win?

From the Cuddly Guy: I'm sorry, but I had to kill the bear in a blind rage. And so sorry. No cute message either. -Not so Cuddly Guy.


The Kingdom is on the move. All will be mine!

Vhor'kreen Rhuckstutter rides again!