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   | The Olympia Times                                       issue g1-108 |
   | July 17, 1996                                                        |
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   | turn 108  126 players                  http://www.pbm.com/oly/times/ |

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The Royal Geographic Society will soon be exploring Areth Lorbin. If the owners of this region object to our presence, please let us know.

-- The day of Rest [ju3]

House Greyfletch is currently undertaking an expedition for the Royal Geographic Society. The Grey Bird [fd1t] is currently circumnavigating the world. It is flying a Royal Geographic Banner. If you see it bumping against your coastline, or visiting your port, don't be alarmed, it's just passing through.

And no, it's not carrying any Orc-Oil. Well, not much. And it's purely for medicinal purposes. Really.

And no, you can't have any.

-- Arlon Greyfletch

-- House Greyfletch [pb7]

--=RGS=-- Announcement --=RGS=--


We are very pleased to announce the addition of Nagap [vh3] as a Charter Member of the Royal Geographical Society. Nagap has agreed to undertake an RGS Expedition to lands unknown, and will be setting forth from Imperial City shortly. Welcome, brothers! The Great Adventure awaits!


With assistance from the Lords of Revelstone and House Greyfletch, the RGS has established its Headquarters in Revelstone, bo13. All factions who wish to visit the Halls of Discovery are welcome to do so; we ask only that you notify us in advance of your arrival. The RGS and the Lords of Revelstone extend this invitation in the names of Peace, Fellowship, and Good Faith.


is a non-political, non-aligned Organization devoted to the exploration of Olympia and its environs. Each week, we publish our findings in the New Atlas, which is distributed to the Membership at large. We are currently seeking new Members, who must be Factions in good standing, and who must also satisfy the following criteria:

* 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 Society and its cause. Charter Members are announced each week in the Olympia Times. They receive updates of the New Atlas on a regular basis, and gain access to the RGS archives.

* Affilitate Membership. Any reasonable contribution of new mapping information entitles a Faction to Affiliate status. The identities of our Affiliates are kept strictly secret. They receive an update of the Atlas upon each submission of new information.


The Society extends the hand of friendship to all recently-formed Factions. We will send any such Faction one copy of the New Atlas, free of obligation, together with whatever advice and assistance our humble Organization can provide.


Royal Geographical Society [sp9] Skulking Vermin [sx6], C/RGS House Greyfletch [pb7], C/RGS Reservoir Gods [qb4], C/RGS Lords of Revelstone [ad4], C/RGS Ninth Wave [nr2], C/RGS the day of Rest [ju3], C/RGS Nagap [vh3], C/RGS

For more information, please 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: every new visitor to either of our 2 fair isles should notify us in advance.

-- The Crazy Quilters [vn7]

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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]

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 a call. You'll be glad you did.

-- Jaques et ses Haricots [x1a]

Why not try our Web site?

The First Bank of Provinia

More info has been added, and there is more to come. Please bookmark it, and standby for more updates.

-- First Bank of Provinia [y6v]


They call me Mr. Putterman...

. . . if the IN doesn't come back . . . B-)

It is said seek and ye shall find. Ne'er has there been a truer statement.

I am gonna find the savage king, and kill him slowly.

What are savages good for?

The dragons of summer flew Roasting the villiges and eating BBQ!

Be vewy vewy quiet - I'm hunting wabbits

Hmmmm. A Golden Ring that kills dragons. This could be fun. Coming soon to a theatre near you.

more in my pocket.

Gold for the needy!

Alms for a child of misfortune?!

old text editors never die

Water, water everywhere, but only 25 gold.

Answer Guy! You are my hero!!

"are the AOO really giving up?, rumor has it that they are..."

> The Clan With No Name are not to be trusted. > They even backstab their allies > - someone who has learnt his lesson

A nice idea, but flawed in execution. All someone has to say is "What Clan ally has ever been backstabbed?" and your claim collapses. You should plan your arguments more than one line ahead.

- the Campaign for Better Rumors

Just keep saying to yourself "it's only a game." That way, when you get ripped apart by dragons, it doesn't hurt so bad.

We would like to thank the Day of Rest for sending us the city info we requested. Unfortunately, the distances between the city he suggested and me are not worth the +2 gold gain per item. Thanks though!


The Clone spell is great!

The Clan With No Name are not to be trusted. They even backstab their allies - someone who has learnt his lesson

Now, was the Clan your ally before or after you killed their nobles and razed the castle? Just curious.

"The gates are owned by the AOO. You have been warned."

Repeatedly, as a matter of fact.

...and even enemies have paranoids...

You know that it seems a long time since the world was founded? You know that it seems a long time since gods walked with men? You know that it seems a long time sice heroes were REAL heroes? Wait no longer....