+----------------------------------------------------------------------+ | The Olympia Times issue g2-14 | | May 20, 1997 | | | | turn 14 201 players http://www.pbm.com/ | +----------------------------------------------------------------------+
Questions, comments, to play: email@example.com
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An updated version of the rules (version g2.9) fixing many inaccuracies from the previous version is now available.
(To save them from the web, choose the "everything in one huge file" version, wait for it to download into your browser, then choose file->save to save a copy on your hard disk.)
(there is also a tar file here with the many small raw html rules files)
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Thanks to Basil Daoust for considerable help editing the new version.
-- Gamemaster 
To all Evil denizens/creatures of Provinia:
LEAVE or face our MIGHT!!
Have a bad day,
Guardian Brightstar, Lord and Commander, Guardians of the Realm
-- Guardians of the Realm [bs2]
Again, Greetings to all Drassans! I apologise for the repitition of this message, but we in the TIBs want to make all new players in the Drassa region aware of our presence. As well as to remind any "older" players of our presence if they are coming to Drassa.
We are the TIBs. A peaceful alliance in the region that hopes only to foster good will and safety. Please, no attacking of nobles and no castle construction in the Drassa Region.
Further information is readily available upon request.
Live in Peace, and Make Lots of Money.
-- Lords of Hammerhill [gz2]
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/
-- The Travelers [hc8]
Hear Ye!, Hear Ye!
Coming soon to a Safe Haven near you, The Quickstart Consortium! We can offer newcomers to Olympia a range of excellent services to help boost their empire building plans such as constructing buildings, weaponsmithing, building ships, training your troops and ferrying you to any destination. Because we know that in these early days your resources are limited we offer a discounted rate for all fresh starters. So call us now and we'll make sure you don't fall behind in the race for power.
NEW SERVICE NOW AVAILABLE, towers to rent or buy in the safe havens so you can conduct your research in peace and security.
Our business is expanding and we're now looking for new agents in the Drassa and Harn areas. If you are an independent tradesman who can bring useful skills to our partnership we would be delighted to hear from you.
I shall be away on business next week so can you please send all enquiries to The Avatian Trade Company [ky3]
-- The Free Company [xb8]
Newcomers to Greyfell: The Council of Greyfell welcomes you to our fair city! Although many newcomers set out for lands far to the north, some of the native nobility has settled in the nearby vicinity and would be glad to share what information we have gleaned of the local landscape. Please be advised that local native tribes of savages do abound in the area, although in limited numbers, so travel should be reasonably safe. If you do choose to stay here on Provinia, we will be glad to aid in endeavors to get established. Feel free to contact me at your convenience. Health and prosperity!
-- Grey Kestrel 
THE ILLUSTRATED MAN'S SMITHY, CURIO SHOP, & TATTOO PARLOR
TOWER FOR SALE OR RENT An alliance has contacted your favorite tattooed merchant with news of a tower in Azrain/Yellowleaf that is being tenanted, but not used. This tower is finished and ready for use: just contact me and make me an offer for this prime piece of real estate. Or rent for just 75 gp a month!
The following items are currently for sale:
Wood: 8 gp, quantity 80+ Far cheaper than Yellowleaf's prices! Crossbows: 15 gp, quantity 7 Blast those monsters with ease, with the Illustrated Man's fine weapons! Horses: 80 gp, quantity 5 Cheaper than Elantir! Cheaper than Trullion! Let the IM fulfill all your equine needs!
AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST>>>>
Maps: 50 gp The Maps of the Illustrated Man were famous throughout G1. Now you too can own your own personal maps of the world and the Yellowleaf area. These aren't just indecipherable ascii, or little colored blocks. Every terrain and interior location has its own graphic design or symbol. Background grids make finding locations easy. Plus, every 20x20 area has its own coordinate chart...no more scrolling all over the place looking for what number a particular province is. Our maps cover considerably more territory than other publicly available maps. Our northwestern border reaches to or nearly to Halith, Rhonius, Ganith, Cado, and Sesklos. Never heard of those cities? Then you'll need us, won't you? Best of all, the Illustrated Man will mail your map right to your house. Just give us your street address and we will mail you a map directly, in full color, suitable for hanging by your computer. Also, act now and we'll send you a fully legible map of the known world. You can get your map for free if you let us know 7 or more provinces that we didn't have before...namely, provinces around or to the northwest of the cities previously named. All info must be fully publishable. Buy in now, and get a discount on future editions!
COMING SOON FROM THE ILLUSTRATED MAN: HEALING POTIONS!
If you hail from Yellowleaf, you need to visit
THE ILLUSTRATED MAN !!!!!
-- The Illustrated Man 
Hear ye! Hear ye! Are you looking for IRON? Sure, we all are. But not everyone has the time to find a mountain city, learn Mining skills, build a mine, and work your peasants to the bone. If you're in the Drassa area and want to pick up some IRON quick, drop a line to me, Crazy Oddi, factor for Moltar's Legacy Mines.
-- Oddi Bilisson 
We march to our Destiny! Onward to Urvil!
Day 58: We are still without sight of land. The crew is becoming restless. Day 59: Still no sight of land. Day 60: LAND! We are saved!
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Someone Asked: > Dear Answer Guy, > Near the top of my turn report, in the table listing my nobles, their > locations, etc, there are columns labelled "B" and "CA". What's in them? > (i.e. - what do "B" and "CA" stand for?)
The "B" is your nobles Behind status, and the CA is your noble's Current Aura (see http://pbm.com/oly/g2rules/behind.html and http://pbm.com/oly/g2rules/035-magic.html#Aura).
-- The Answer Guy
Yvengi is a louse!
The last act is tragic, however pleasant all the comedy of the other acts. A little earth on our heads, and all is done forever.
Going by what I've seen in the Times the last couple of turns, I'm claiming the entire planet, since I'm standing on it. You have been warned...
The Empire this! The Empire that! Yadda! Yadda! Yadda! Down with tyrrants! Down with the empire! Long live the rebellion! May the Force be with U!
Visitors to Port Aurnos Beware!!!!
An unknown attacker with a stack of 200+ fighters attacked and captured my castle under construction near Port Aurnos. The attackers are ruthless and unfriendly bandits and are now in control of a castle. I would advise vistors to avoid the Port Arunos region and any factions already in the area to leave as soon as possible.
The Ancient Order of Olympians still triumph in the land of Olympia!
Mage Mange strikes Olympia
Last month a plague struck Olympia. Luckily it strikes only mages and is not directly fatal. But the symptoms of trembling hands and extremly shabby looks meant that mages across Olympia saw their incomes drop as peasants avoided them in droves.
If the plague does not subside soon mages may find their retainers deserting them out of fear, disgust and lack of pay.