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   | The Olympia Times                                       issue g1-110 |
   | July 31, 1996                                                        |
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   | turn 110  125 players                  http://www.pbm.com/oly/times/ |

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Question: Why do Nobles practice their greetings before a party? Answer: Because if their handshake is invalid they won't be able to talk to the host.

-- 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.

-- Arlon Greyfletch

-- House Greyfletch [pb7]

The Reservoir Gods are mounting an expedition on behalf of the Royal Geographical Society to explore the coastline of Krussos and the other Southern isles. If you spot HMS Cunning Stunt , or if you have any objections to the expedition , please contact us as soon as possible .

-- Reservoir Gods [qb4]

The Spanish Inquisition is currently undertaking an expedition for the Royal Geographic Society. The Comfy Chair [im9k] is sailing to lands where no noble has gone before. But if YOU are standing already on the "new" land, do not feel disturbed and please have patience with this inquisitive explorers.

Wurnas, Captain of the Comfy Chair [k6d]

-- Spanish Inquisition [sg3]

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


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 Spanish Inquisition [vh3], C/RGS House Lucerne [sy7], C/RGS

-- 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]

___ ___ ___ / / ) / ) /___ /___/ /___/ / . _ _ /_ / )_ __ / / _ _ . __ . _ / / / _> / /___/(_>/ //< 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 a call. You'll be glad you did.

-- Jaques et ses Haricots [x1a]

Why not try our Web site?

The First Bank of Provinia

The Royal Geographical Society has taken up our offer of free web space. You could benefit as well.

-- First Bank of Provinia [y6v]


They call me Mr. Putterman...

Never mind Hades & Faery, is anyone still free in the Southern Lands?

. . . it will then be too late . . . B-)

Is a Centaur very special? I have captured only one, which seems strange.

Three score and 7 turns and I still don't know how to control a savage!

Don't leave Imperial City, it's all owned by the A00!

Just another rumor: Did you hear that some guys are running two or even three factions! Cheaters!

> Spiny root? Isn't that a hair restorative?

Isn't it sweet? Isn't it grand? A castle, so strong and so tall. Send in the clouds. There have to be clouds. And we'll make it small.


>Hades , Fairy Kingdom, Gate network.

...Cloudlands, Provinia, Drucartan, Atnos, Rimmon.

This week's gold.

Gold for the needy!

Go down into the cellar, and see what you may find....

Is there anybody, who attacks poor Newbies?

is this really worth it?

Water, water everywhere,and still only 25 gold.

The seas are owned by the AOO. You have been warned.

Just because they're really after you doesn't mean that you're not paranoid.

What do I have to do to be first?

> spisst...who is the AOO

If you have to ask, you don't want to know...

Throw out a bone to the dogs of war.

And so it goes...

"2 down a couple to go!!!!!!"

I've got to say something interesting, but just can't think of any.

I have no rhythm, I have no rhyme. I have no theme, Because I have no time.

: It is possible even to persuade a man out of his solemn : oath. But it takes quite a bit of gold and patience.

Or a very large stick, some rusty nails and a small bucket of rogs...

Ossicus is the starting point The beginning of a new kingdom

So you control all gates, eh? Not being AOO, who am I and where did I arrive at on turn 109?