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   | The Olympia Times                                       issue g1-120 |
   | October 9, 1996                                                      |
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   | turn 120  128 players                  http://www.pbm.com/oly/times/ |

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As we grow in our youth we learn that there are key issues which are black and white. As we observe life over the years we find that what once seemed black and white has become grey. In war, do those who have moved into the grey zone have a competitive edge over those who live in black and white?

-- The day of Rest [ju3]

The Order of the Yellow Peacocks is undertaking and expedition for the Royal Geographical Society. We are journeying to the southeastern corner of the map. If anyone has any objections, comments, suggestions or anything else, I would be delighted to hear from you. You can contact me at rww@ica.net.

-- Order of the Yellow Peacocks [rk8]

The Spanish Inquisition is currently undertaking an expedition for the Royal Geographical 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.

* Affiliate 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 Spanish Inquisition [sg3], C/RGS Order of the Yellow Peacocks [rk8], C/RGS Clan Talavyn [qn3], C/RGS First Bank of Provinia [fg4], C/RGS The Order of the Dark Night [jy6], C/RGS The Circle and Staff [wj4], C/RGS

-- Royal Geographical Society [sp9]

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

Monthly notice: every new visitor to either of our two fair isles should notify us in advance. (Yes, even just Royal Geographers mapping here)

-- The Crazy Quilters [vn7]

So he said to his wife, "Harkye, such an one, verily Allah hath shown me the Night of Power, and it hath been proclaimed to me, from the invisible world, that three prayers will be granted unto me; so I consult thee for counsel as to what shall I ask." Quoth she, "O man, the perfection of man and his delight is in his prickle; therefore do thou pray Allah to greaten thy yard and magnify it." So he lifted his hands to heaven and said, "O Allah, greaten my yard and magnify it." -Arabian Nights, Burton, trans.

-- Mohammed ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi [h2m]


I've walked among the forests green And sailed the seas of blue; And up above the mountains been Where birds and nazgul flew.

I've wandered in the Faery lands And Hades' sullen gloom; I've danced the dance of elven bands And felt the tread of Doom.

I've flown to the Olympus mount And stood upon a cloud; I've been to castles beyond count And to each lord I bowed.

But all for nothing, all for naught If this part I should miss: Report each tittle, ev'ry jot Unto the RGS!

-- Aurelius [p1y]

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. You'll be glad you did.

-- Jaques et ses Haricots [x1a]

The location for the Web site is

We apologise for the lack of communication from the Bank at present. We are in the process of moving. Jobs and Homes!

As a result, starting November, the above address will be invalid. I will post the new address when I get my server setup at the new location.

-- First Bank of Provinia [y6v]


They still call me Mr. Putterman...

. . . or vegans for that matter . . . B-)

An apple every eight hours will keep three doctors away.

Someone Asked: > Are there any inner locations left to be conquered? > Or have the AOO cleared them all out?

There are at least a few remaining. There are a number of islands that have monsters that cannot be attacked unless you have a specific item. There are also a few lairs scattered about that can be attacked, but no one has bothered to.

Quiet this week.

-- The Answer Guy

The Olympian Peoples Front are not associated with the XXXX crowd in any way.

Torba Baco IS claimed?

There doesn't seem to be enough room in this world for both of us, so off you go ...

To all those who post only relevant rumours, I thank you. You are the ones who make Olympia such a wonderful place. May Atnerks smile upon you. Too all those who post irrelevant rumours, for the sole purpose of receiving the payment, I say please do not continue to do so, it does not please Atnerks to have useless rumours posted in his beloved newspaper. The Protectorate of the Sacred Rumor XXXX

Who are the quiet ones?

Bta is the Answer Guy !!

Needful things!

So nobody knows what a sacred grove might be good for? (*not* XXXX, as if there was a chance of "overthrowing AOO"! the best you can hope for is that they will ignore you.)

Alarum novia.

So if we use Last Rites on a necromancer with Transcend Death, does the world end in a logical inconsistacy?

It appears that the former owners of this land have met with a bad end.

> Are there any inner locations left to be conquered? > Or have the AOO cleared them all out?

Actually, there's still a full one in bx22, from Imperial City go: move out move north explore move in hostile all # the only way to be sure wait item 286 1000 # the dragons will arrive real soon...

How much is the RGS charging to construct ships in Imperial City?

It is heard in the streets of IC: something new is coming... in satin...

In Atlantis anyone can have 100s of units but the moves of each unit are very simple.

In Olympia only the AOO have 100s of units because they cheat and give each other their units when they drop.


To the Olympian People's Front (or OPF as it shall hence forth be known. We in the SCA (Society for Creative Anarchy) applaude your stance against the AOO, but wish to see little blood shed in the revolution that must come about. Prehaps we could share and diseminate information through these very pages?

To Mr Putterman: Put a sock in it.

To the AOO: Your days are numbered. Quite highly, but numbered none-the-less.

To the RGS: Why do you with hold your information? If information is power, then surely controlling the data you collect is exerting power over the lesser factions of Olympia?

To Jaques et ses Haricots: You are a paid lacky of the First Bank of Provinia. Why do continually promote this Bank in the same way? The control your money and therefore control you.

To the First Bank: How can we trust you? Banks are not there for the customers, but there for the owners to make money.

To the Answer Guy(s): I suppose a straight answer is out of the question?

Yours, The Society for Creative Anarchy (SCA)

A warrior to rival the great A ?

Rejoice ! You will be spared. Sayeth the Sunlight Man.

Question to the Answer Guy: I need gate crystals. Any ideas on where I can find someone willing to sell them for a relatively reasonable price? XXXX