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   | The Olympia Times                                        issue g2-30 |
   | September 9, 1997                                                    |
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   | turn 30  222 players                             http://www.pbm.com/ |

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Due to an unplanned trademark conflict, the South Tollus Company shall now be known as the SouthWest Tollus Company.

-- SouthWest Tollus Company [bg8]

It's been a couple of turns since we last posted, but it appears there are new players arriving every turn. If you are in or around the Drassa region, please goto: http://members.aol.com/seehawk42/tibs.htm for information on the TIBs alliance which operates in the region Thanks for your time and good luck.

-- Lords of Hammerhill [gz2]

The Free Citizens would like to report that construction in Sunwater continues furiously though fears of stone and lumber shortages have proved unfounded.

-- Free Citizens [kh2]

The Zhou Brotherhood (mw9) wishes to open negotiations for the purchase of stone and iron in the Free City of Drassa. Any REASONABLE offer will be considered

-- The Zhou Brotherhood [mw9]

My Olympia II page for all G2 players is up at:


The site is still under construction, but there is a partial map of Provinia in table format (Netscape 3.x or higher is recommended.) I've added color coding based on terrain (thanx T) and have future maps in the works. My thanks to those who have contributed. I'm putting the new map data up as fast as I can. Please continue to forward your contributions to me at:

stahl_und_stein@hotmail.com or bswain@nyx.net

I'm still seeking player essays, articles, etc. Seems the maps are taking most of the time I devote to the site and I haven't been able to put together any myself.

-- Stahl & Stein [rm4]

Sun Tzu says:

don't forget your umbrella!

-- Creepy Crawlers [tt7]

The Chronicles of the House Carnelian are now published. http://www.lpr.com.au/carnelian The ongoing saga of one factions journeys in a strange and so far quiet land. Also includes excerpts from Tstygian's journal of political analysis of the current Provinia situation and maps. (the free map offer gets them everytime)

-- House of Carnelian [yb6]


Business is booming! If his customers are satisfied, the Illustrated Man is satisfied. Look for more exciting offers soon!

Wood [77]: 7 gp, quantity 30+ Riding Horses [52]: 55 gp, quantity 3 GET THEM WHILE THEY LAST Longswords [74]: 20 gp, quantity 2 Crossbows [85] & Pikes [75]: 12 gp, quantity 10+ Blast those monsters with ease, with the Illustrated Man's fine weapons!

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! Terrorize your nobles in complete safety with The Illustrated Man's healing potions, at a mere 150 gp apiece. If you are concerned about safety, we now have two satisfied customers who will testify to a satisfactory transaction. Potions currently for sale: b272 s995 h912 g666

At present the map offer is suspended. Hopefully it will be re-opened in a few turns once life settles down a bit.

-- The Illustrated Man [1010]




Port Aurnos is not a good place to start. It seems that there are several factions fighting it out there. Innocent nobles have died.

On what grounds does the "South Tollus Company" claim the cities of Elakain, Redwine, Cerrin City & Darkbone City? Right of discovery?......you were not the 1st faction on Tollus, nor were you the 1st in those cities. Right of possession?....you were not the 1st with structures built in south Tollus. That leaves Right of Spoils......and that's no way to start a friendship.

TIBS rule all!

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The secret of success is to keep you eyes on the horizon... and your thoughts on your next four steps.

Yvengi is a louse!

I thought *you* were going to build the castle!

Seek fame and fortune in the region south of Greyfell!

The night was crisp and bright with a steady breeze from the open sea to the east. Massimo Falcone stood on the bridge of the Buggida Scodge watching the waves and enjoying the rhythmic rise and fall of the ship. The sea was bright under the canopy of twinkling stars. He was about to return to his cabin for the night when something stopped him. At first he wasn't quite sure what it was; but, then, there it was again. He rubbed his eyes and stared into the heavens. No, he wasn't seeing things. One of the stars had begun to move, slowly at first, then picking up speed as it went. It was also coming closer to Olympia! Either that or it was actually growing in size! Had the time come spoken of by the seers and soothsayers, when the Gods themselves would do battle, and but for the bravery of a band of noble warriors, Olympia would be burned as fires fell from the heavens? Massimo's knees began to quake as the bright orb, which now pulsated with an eerie green light plundged, as it seemed, directly toward the Buggida Scodge. Then, to the captains relief, the light leveled off and passed westward over the ship toward land. Massimo wondered what he would find upon his return to Provenia. Would now be a good time to sail to other shores?

------------------------------------------------------------------------ At the point on the road where it leaves the shelter of the forest and winds down the grassy slopes to the port of Rimmon, Xorn quickened his pace. It was late and he was eager to find lodging for what remained of the night. He stopped suddenly as if paralyzed, gazing in awe at a green light, growing in the night sky to the east, out to sea. From his vantage point in the hills, he watched in amazement as the ball of light approached, then hovered over the city. In an instant, the light shrunk to a fraction of it's former size and descended into the darkened streets of the southern most part of the city. This was almost too much for the shaken Xorn. He had had a difficult journey to Diaratyh and now Rimmon after the savages had routed him and his allies from the Lillypad. On the other hand, perhaps this was a good omen. He pressed on to Rimmon with a quickened pace.


The sentry stood guard in the shadows, unnoticed by those who passed by, when there had been anyone about. Now it was late and the populace had long since deserted the streets of Rimmon for their beds. Yet the sentry re- mained in the shadows and saw all. He saw the green light come from out of the east and shrink as it descended into Rimmon. He saw it drift down the street he stood watch over. He saw as it floated--now the size of an apple, it's light intensifying and fading as it went--a few feet in front of him and then silently rise to hover before a window on the second floor of the inn across the way. He saw as it entered into the darkness beyond the window. He saw and returned to his watch. It had come, as he had known it would.

Any faction(s) currently on the continent of Orm## is invited to contact us at OOTradingCo@hotmail.com for discussions on peacefully colonizing and civilizing of this continent. The name of the continent has been censored to qualify respondents.

Outer Orm## Trading Co.


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