+----------------------------------------------------------------------+ | The Olympia Times issue g2-9 | | April 15, 1997 | | | | turn 9 156 players http://www.pbm.com/ | +----------------------------------------------------------------------+
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Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
Yes, its me again. Guardian Brightstar.
As no one is at cg26 (Mountain Province), as of Turn 9, I WILL BE claiming this province for ourselves. No one is permitted to Build, Quarry, Recruit or conduct Combat in this province. Trading is always allowed. Any concerns please let me know.
\___ ___/\___ ____/ | ---- ---- | | ~``~ | | < o \ | | \ /,,,\ / | -- Guardian Brightstar, | \',, /,,,,,\ ,,'/ | Lord and Commander, | \ ,,,,,,,,,,, / | Guardians of the Realm -- | \' ,,,,,,,,, '/ | | \',,, ,,,'/ | | ',, ,,' | | " " | | <===#===#== | \____ _____/ ----
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-- Guardians of the Realm [bs2]
Peaceful. Informative. Safety in numbers. These are the things that should spring to mind when you think of The Free Drassan Trade Guild. Send a message to: firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a signup form. Then get the FDTG newsletter delivered free to your door every turn. (this offer void outside the Drassan Area, Sorry Provinians.)
-- Blue Velvet Guild [ct2]
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, you will be assisting in one of the greatest projects in Olympian History!
We also collect and distribute land claims and gate information.
Send us mail: email@example.com! Visit us on the Web: http://www.spiretech.com/~jeffh/olympia/
Travelers Warning: Even now, massive power struggles for land as heats up in nearby continents. The land masses to the north and south of Provincia ( Krussos and Camaris respectivally ) are hearing talks of skirmishes as factions try and claim and retain land. If you must sail, your only hope for land is far north.
-- The Travelers [hc8]
To all nobles of Harn. The Riders of the Black Star have laid claim to the sewers under the city. We intend to fully explore and conquer the labyrinthine underworld beneath the city streets. A guard shall be posted at the entrance to prevent any from following us into the catacombs. As a matter of record, the entrance at least is still considered a part of Harn and is, therefore, considered a safe haven. For that reason alone, you will realize that combat will not be tolerated. Once our exploration is complete, we will open up the sewers to any and all.
-- Riders of the Black Star [me6]
Some may fight for glory, Some may fight for freedom, Others may fight for world domination, But we fight for the purest cause of all, We fight for the money!
-- The Free Company [xb8]
Anybody got some music to play to calm these Savage beasts?
Do you think the "louse guy and the star# guy know that EVERYONE gets the 25 gold every turn, or do you think they post those stupid rumors to get people like me to respond to it?
Beware of what lurks in the shadows, A Tiger has been let loose!
Has anybody else ever found anything down the sewers?
The wizened seer spoke,
A long time ago, before your father was a twinkle in your grandpapa's eye, there was an empire known as the Ancient Order of Olympians.
Remember this: The AOO, bandits all of them, established dominance early in their existence and early in the world's existence. Be wary of others that will attempt to emulate the AOO.
*cough* And then the old man died.
A' questing I will go.
"Yevengi is not neither no louse!"
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Yvengi is a louse!
Terrible indeed shall be those weapons. One shall be like unto a bright, burning star in noble minds; and another like unto a wind of fire that shall steal the breath of life from mens' breast. Yet another shall bring the four corners of the world against men; and none shall be safe from the demons' touch; for they shall see all, and that which they do.
Yet for every shield shall there be a greater sword, and for every sword a swifter quarrel to bring it low. For every spear of fire shall there be a higher wall of ice, and for every wall of ice, a ladder of fire with which to scale it. The children of the angels will see the evil that is wrought; yet bide their time, and in patience grow strong.
"The Peasant's Tongue: An Oral History of Olympia"
"Not far, Yoda not far...soon, you will be with him." - The Short Green Guy In The Swamp
From: wind_up_merchant@wisconsin To: confused@braintree CLONES I HAVE NONE
Aaaarrrrggggghhhhhh!!! Those drums I can't stand it! Make them stop.
Dear Mr. Real Answer Guy:
Let's say that I'm sitting in my brand new castle with one noble and 50 soldiers (5,5,0) and an annoying rival faction shows up with 1 noble and 50 pikemen (5,30,0). If I have my noble attack the annoying rival, I assume that my soldiers will have the advantage of the castle walls, i.e. an effective rating of (5, 55,0), and will be able to expunge the annoying noble from the face of Provinia.
Or will my noble take the incredibly stupid action of rushing out of the castle and attacking with 50 soldiers with an effectively innefective rating of (5,5,0) and giving up my nice penthouse view?
The CLAIM gold for all American players this turn has been forwarded to the IRS [bh9]. Happy April 15.
-- Gamemaster 
While partaking of a friendly ale in the Cloak & Dagger I heard tell of a newly born pride of Cleaners in the Vale Of Shadows....cleaning soon near you.....
I am part of a large alliance, we have posted our claims, and we will kill a lot more than one noble if you violate our claims. If you bother us like that, you will know who we are. Until then, think of it as adding to the suspense and excitement to wonder who might be the heavy wieght about to fall on you from a great hieght. Savor the feeling. Pay attention to land claims if you don't want to be attacked without warning.
-Someone who isn't your friend, even a little.