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   | The Olympia Times                                       issue g1-111 |
   | August 7, 1996                                                       |
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   | turn 111  124 players                  http://www.pbm.com/oly/times/ |

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The more time I spend directing my nobles, the less time I can spend on accomplishing something myself.

-- 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 require further information or are interested in swapping large tracts of land for a chest full of beads and approximately a dozen rubber chickens , please contact us.

-- 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=--


The Royal Geographical Society wishes to express its gratitude to the First Bank of Provinia, which offered last turn to set up a web page on our behalf. To access this work-in-progress, go to:

We salute the Bank, friend of the Society and of all good Provinians!


In the interest of creating a strong defense force for our Drucartan headquarters, the RGS is willing to trade some of its fine beast stock for human troops. We are currently producing Dragons, Giant Birds, and Nazgul, and offer the following rates of exchange:

One dragon: 25 crossbowmen One giant bird or nazgul: 15 crossbowmen

Note that this represents a slight change from our earlier offer; we have determined that crossbowmen are the troop of choice for our purposes. If your need is for gold rather than beasts, we will offer to purchase the troops instead.


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.

For more information, contact our Representative, the Honorable Brett Miller, at 103534.1454@compuserve.com .


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 [sg3], 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]

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.

And before anybody else starts complaining, we are currently updating the Map converter program. The Full graphical Olympia Map should be available by Monday 12th August. Given that I'll need to weekend to splat a few bugs. Anybody got Skuld's Hammer handy?

-- First Bank of Provinia [y6v]

___ ___ ___ / / ) / ) /___ /___/ /___/ / . _ _ /_ / )_ __ / / _ _ . __ . _ / / / _> / /___/(_>/ //< 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]


They call me Mr. Putterman...

Thinking about it, the Gate Network doesn't have a Nexus so how can you control it? (OK, leaving 100 dragons at the starting or end point may may do it.)

. . . for all those regrets . . . B-)

There are rings of stone and stone rings. Both are very handy to a Gatemaster.

This rumor is a lie.

Where can I get dragons? # money for the poor

Just another blind comment!

> Is a Centaur very special?

Well, if you only have one try breeding it with a gaint bird to see if you get a griffin. Or maybe just a feathered horse.

What this game really needs is a couple of Bolos. "Too bad about the castle, dude, but at least it won't be back around for another few years."

Oranges....nuthin' but boat anchors.

Gold for the needy!

With your apples & strawberries, we hope you will be kind.

Is it dangerous, to leave Imperial City?

no I think this rumoring must stop immediately. ka-ching!

is anyone really reading these silly things?


CYCLOPS CLYDES WILD WILDERNESS SHOW for 3 nights only in IC at the Imperial Amphitheater.

Are you tired of your tame existence of making pots. Then don't miss Cyclops Clydes Wild Wilderness show.

WALK IN A real Orc village. So authentic all patrons are given a complimentary Nosegay.

EXPERIENCE All the thrills of a wild Newbie hunt.

SEE Hordes of dragons controlled by only 1 beastmaster

GASP At the sight of a rats assemblage of gold.

AND much much more.

All for the trifle of one thin gold for admission.

Water, water everywhere,and still only 25 gold.

If you can't say anything nice...


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

> Is there anybody, who attacks poor Newbies?

No, certainly not, that would be silly. Rich newbies maybe...

The Master of Beast Breeders is within the Empire.

10...The Countdown to Apocalypse Begins...

A cold wind blows.

Alright, I'll tell you the truth. There is no use for spiny root. There were just these numbers left over.

I want to take a poll of factions willing to overthrow the AOO at some point. Simply append an "XXXX" at the end of a rumor next turn. XXXX

The Clan with No Name and the RGS are in cahoots. The AOO is planning to take down as many factions as possible. Ossicus will be attacked soon by the Camorians. The First Bank of Provinia is a front for the Crazy Quilters. The Reservoir Gods intend to enter Hades in the next few months.

Or I might be telling the truth.