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I am a poor peasant. But I have a good job. I left my home, looking for fortune and I was recruited by a traveling company of adventurers. And what a company! Lord Arnoldus the Proud is the greatest warrior I ever see. Tall, strong, charming. His long blonde hair falls over his silver breastplate. His tough arms has strangled many black bear. Merlinest the Wizard is a powerful magician, ready to make the most incredible spells. I see Merlinest transform an annoying orc in a colorful butterfly, only with a click of his fingers. Slip the Slipper is the most agile, fast and clever soldier in this continent. He have the speed of a Cheetah, the inteligence of a fox and the eye of an eagle. (In fact, he is also as ugly as a monkey). They are the best of the best, and I am proud to serve them. But, there is a little thing I can't understand, an strange behaviour that surprise me. Every time we enter a city, my masters went crazy. Lord Arnoldus the proud sits in the marketplace, grabs some kind of mud, and begin to make clay pots while cry: "The bests! I have the bests!", with a noisy voice. Merlinest the Wizard jumps over a barrel and begins to sell what he call "The Miracolous Elixir of Wonderful Doctor Ephestus", assuring that cures all the conceivable illness and, at same time, returns the voice to the dumb, the vision to the blind and the hair to the bald. And Slip the Slipper begins to throw a pair of tricky dice, while crying: "Play for money!", trying to lighten the villager pockets. My masters are the bests in the world, but I can't understand him.
(Another fine tavern history bring to you by the Almogavers's Story Tellers Section) (Almogavers is a division of the Catalan Free Company)
-- Almogavers [gj7]
Hello again fellow Olympians, and especially you new Drassans! We are the TIBs, a peaceful alliance in the Drassa region. If you are new to the game, or new to the region, please contact us so that we may avoid any unpleasentries. Above all remember, no attacking of nobles will be tolerated in TIB territory.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org! Visit us on the Web: http://www.spiretech.com/~jeffh/olympia/
-- The Travelers [hc8]
THE ILLUSTRATED MAN'S SMITHY, CURIO SHOP, & TATTOO PARLOR
HEALING POTIONS!!!! Sick and tired of paying through the nose for that contract loyalty? Running out of noble points for oaths? What you need is to rule your nobles by fear! An 84 point terrorize, immediately followed by a healing potion, will keep your man in fearful loyalty for the entire game! Terrorize your nobles in complete safety with The Illustrated Man's healing potions, at a mere 150 gp apiece. Potions currently for sale: c108 d018 g666 (the potion of the beast)
TOWER FOR SALE OR RENT An alliance has contacted your favorite tattooed merchant with news of a tower in 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 20 Blast those monsters with ease, with the Illustrated Man's fine weapons!
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 Holith, 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!
If you hail from Yellowleaf, you need to visit
THE ILLUSTRATED MAN !!!!!
-- The Illustrated Man 
There was a young man name Anson Who was quite handome...(no that doesn't rhyme)
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Yvengi is a louse!
Gold may not get you good soldiers, but good soldiers will always get you gold.
Which way to the nearest adventure? And how many soldiers should I take with me?
***************************************************************** * * * The Mighty Crab Vs. Frog Alliance, in League with the Hedge * * Hog Days Coalition and its Subsidiaries and Holdings, Do on * * This 30th Day of Darknight, Year Aught Two Claim the Island * * of Ferenth as their Sacred Homeland and Sanctum Sanctorum : * * * * >>>Trespassers will be Deep Fat Fried<<< * * * *****************************************************************
A new order and peace begins to spread forth across Provinia, as the Rimmon Musketeers sally forth to establish their claim and vanquish all rouges, brigands and malcreants from the land.