+----------------------------------------------------------------------+ | The Olympia Times issue g2-5 | | March 18, 1997 | | | | turn 5 146 players http://www.pbm.com/ | +----------------------------------------------------------------------+
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We have a new world before us. This unknown, unexplored land mass is just waiting for someone to find all it has in store.
We, The Travelers, are attempting to map this large world, but we can not do it alone. If you would be willing to donate the land portions of your turn to our efforts, we will be collecting that data and sending out maps to our contributitors. ( Meaning: If you help us, we'll help you )
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-- The Travelers [hc8]
Greetings from the Lost Magi. As our explorations continue, we have learned what should have been obvious. Swamps are painful to walk through. Not a good place to call home. We will have to keep looking.
-- Lost Magi [qb2]
Hear Ye! HEAR YE! Be it known by all here present, that the immediate environs of the city of Ussun have been claimed for settlement by the Jackal Alliance! The purpose of this announcement is to acquaint all concerned parties with the charter of this settlement so that future unpleasantness arising from any inadvertant violations of the settlement claims may be avoided. Visitors to the region are welcome, and peaceful trading and resource gathering activities are encouraged.
-- Wild Bill 
From the diary of Oswald Vingt:
At last, Claus has studied magic enough that he claims to be able to work 'arcane wonders'. Or at least, wave his hands around enough that a few peasants toss coins into his hat. But, if you ask me, pulling a rabbit from behind one's back is not such an astonishing thing, no matter how much skill is involved.
And, as a side note, I wonder if anyone is collecting map data for public consumption? We Technologists would be interested in sharing information, but we would rather the map was collected for all to see, rather than the more tedious trading agreements that we have seen suggested.
-- Oswald Vingt 
The biggest question for those building the Crimson Citadel in Yellowleaf West: will they change the name of the town to something less confusing?
To the person that wrote "eg. moving s directly from xx35 to xz35 with no xy35 to be found? Perhaps you were sleepwalking part of the way
The Alchemist's Ode to Pretus Bones
Oh, pretus bones, oh, pretus bones; How I love my pretus bones. I just may have a pretus bones jones. I much prefer them to raspberry scones.
Now, you can keep your spiny root. I don't give a hoot for spiny root. I have no interest in that sort of loot. (I must admit, it makes me toot.)
But pretus bones, those pretus bones. I gotta have more pretus bones. I buy them, steal them, or obtain through loans. I'll do anything for pretus bones.
Farrenstone may have its uses. Lead to gold, and fruit to juices. But, buddy, let me tell you the newses, I hear there's potential for abuses.
I sing the praises of pretus bones. They do so please my rods and cones. Struck they make such pleasant tones. They can be used as telephones.
Avinia leaf is useful stuff. Most nobles cannot get enough. Finding it is rather tough. As toilet paper, it's kind of rough.
When I am with my pretus bones. I might emit involuntary groans. And if those groans turn into moans, Then leave me alone with my pretus bones.
Lana bark is nice stuff too. I usually carry around a few. I use it to polish a thing or two. It helps my pretus bones look new.
Oh, pretus bones, oh, pretus bones; How I love my pretus bones. I just may have a pretus bones jones. Gotta go get me more of them pretus bones!
Bone Doggie, (bd0)
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Attention, all Yellowleafians,
Some of you will have noticed the castle begun in the second Yellowleaf. This is ours. "We" are remaining anonymous for the present, but trust that we are many and we are strong. In this early stage, there is quite a bit of building to do, so we are laying claim now to all resources within 3 provinces of the Yellowleaf safe haven, i.e. all wood, peasants, stone and minable materials. Hopefully, in about 10 turns, we'll be able to loosen the restrictions.
Needless to say, trespasses on our claims will be met with lethal force.
Thank you, and have a nice day. :-)
Ubiquitous cries excite the mind...
Yvengi is a louse!
Someone asked: >This particular mapmaker is confused - what does it mean when >a location is 'missing: >eg. moving s directly from xx35 to xz35 with no xy35 to be found?
Due to some confusion on the part of Windows users, the following letters have been removed from all IDs:
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The Answer Guy [a1a]
To those in Yellowleaf in Particular & to the populace at large generally:
A ton of people have already landed on Camaris. Many are finding it more crowded than Yellowleaf. Don't land there! There's enuf of us here already! Keep sailing & find elsewhere your hearts content. Landing in Camaris will get you only a lot of bothersome email.
Making Provinia safe for "tinpot tyrants"...? ...Oh, puh-LEASE. Yes, we _are_ amused. ***Micro-Marats of the world, unite!***
"The world is a vampire sent to drain. Secret destroyers hold you up to the flames. And what do I get for my pain? Betrayed desires and a piece of the game."
-- Billy Corgan, c. 1996
Myths of Olympia.
Why are there so many nobles in Yellowleaf ?
The common saying "As rare as a Yellowleaf peasant" Only gives a hint of the noble overpopulation in that city. It would seem even the chimney sweeps and lamplighters have noble blood in Yellowleaf. But In fact the city suffers from very poor maintenance because of a lack of the likes of chimney sweeps and lamplighters. Most residents of Yellowleaf thinking themselves noble find menial jobs beneath them. The source of this overpopulation goes back to the fall of the empire. As Bogomill XIII, the last emperor, ran from the hoards of irate ex-lovers and poets swarming out of Drassa he took the entire imperial court with him. Yellowleaf being as far form Drassa as possible meant that is where the emperor ran to. And when the empire did collapsed, that is where the entire imperial court was stranded. But this gave Yellowleaf a noble population several times greater than normal. And to make maters worse the new residents were probably the most helpless and spoiled nobles in Provinia. Over the following generation the peasants of Yellowleaf found life intolerable and most found a way to leave. Leaving it as it is now, where Yellowleaf is the only city where Nobles outnumber peasants.
Traditionally, when an error of that magnitude was committed, heads would roll. It has been done and the names removed from the scrolls of life.
Still nothing? No claims? No life?
Word has it, a chest of gold is being offered to the brave warrior who smites down the savage dragon beast 'Puff' that is terrorizing a land called Honalee - take heed, Puff is said to be a 'magic' dragon...