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   | The Olympia Times                                        issue g2-45 |
   | December 23, 1997                                                    |
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   | turn 45  263 players                             http://www.pbm.com/ |

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War continues in the area surrounding Yellowleaf (those areas labeled by PLATO as New South Provinia). While the New Empire will not attack neutrals, PLATO has done so in the past. Travel in this area should be kept to a minimum.

The New Empire will continue to oppose PLATO until they have left Provinia and returned to their bases in Camaris.

-- Banquo's Ghost [ah7]

The area around Yellowleaf is controlled by PLATO. Any faction may gather any resources they like. Combat between factions is prohibited. We welcome all newcomers to the area.

[ Brought to you by the coalition for hype-free Times postings ]

-- Incognito Illuminiti [lp3]

After continued exploration, development and consideration (not to mention the addition of a couple new members), the Northern Lights Alliance hereby extends its claim to the entire island of Krussos. If there is anyone setup on Krussos that we have missed, please contact us immediately.

Thank you, Ambassador Thalis sglasl@mindspring.com

-- Sapphire Knights [mv7]

Clan Dragonsbane was among the very first of the factions to travel to this strange, new land of Olympia II. Ever since our arrival here, some five and a half years ago, one of the Clan's goals was to be among the first to visit the underground kingdom of Subworld. As we approach the realization of this dream, we find ourselves wanting for some notion of what to expect in this new world.

It is for this reason that I ask for any faction who has yet visited Subworld to contact me, in the interest of fostering good relations, in hopes that we can work out a mutually beneficial arrangement. If you wish to discuss this matter, please contact me at rww@ica.net.

Also, on an unrelated topic, I am still in the market for giant birds, flying horses, and nazgul. I am located near the Imperial City, but I may be able to arrange transport of the goods from other areas.

Lastly, please visit the Grand Council of Alliances website, located at this address: http://www.lpr.com.au/carnelian/gcoa/

-- Clan Dragonsbane [rk8]

Greetings Olympians,

I would like to announce the opening of the household to outside visitors. You can visit it at: http://www.telenet.pt/~dl0363/HoL.htm There you will find important information about the House of Lords and the area we have set up in.

Live long and Prosper!

Lord Ralek Arkham Speaker for the House of Lords Kingdom of Cragstan

-- Fellowship of Solaris [tq9]

All: At last we are to meet him, the famous Captain Spalding. From climates hot and scalding, the Captain has Arrived! Most heartily we'll greet him, with plain and fancy cheering, until he's hard of hearing. The Captain has arrived! At last the Captain has arrived!

Jamison: I represent the Captain, who insists on my informing you of these conditions under which he comes here. In one thing he is very strict, he wants the women young and picked, and as for men, he don't want any bums here.

All: As for men he don't want any bums here. There must be no bums!

Jamison: The men must all be very old, the women hot, the champagne cold. It's under these conditions that he comes here.

Hives: I'm announcing Captain Jeffrey Spalding.

All: He's announcing Captain Jeffrey Spalding. Oh dear, he is coming. At last he's here.

Spalding (speaks): Well I'm certainly grateful for this magnificent washout, eh, turnout, and, eh, now I'd like to say a few words... (sings) Hello, I must be going. I cannot stay, I came to say I must be going. I'm glad I came, but just the same I must be going.

Mrs. Rittenhous: For my sake you must stay. If you should go away, you'll spoil this party I am throwing.

Spalding: I'll stay a week or two. I'll stay the summer through. But I am telling you that I must be going.

Mrs. Rittenhous: Before you go will you oblige us and tell us of your deeds so glowing?

Spalding: I'll do anything you say. In fact, I'll even stay!

All: Good!

Spalding: But I must be going.

Jamison: The Captain is a moral man. Sometimes he finds it trying.

Spalding: This fact I'll emphasize with stress: I never take a drink unless somebody's buying.

All: The Captain is a very moral man!

Jamison: If he hears anything obscene, he'll naturally repel it.

Spalding: I hate a dirty joke, I do, unless it's told by someone who knows how to tell it.

All: The Captain is a very moral man! Hooray for Captain Spalding! The African Explorer!

Spalding: Did someone call me shnoror?

All: Hooray, hooray, hooray!

Jamison: He went into the jungle, where all the monkeys throw nuts.

Spalding: If I stay here, I'll go nuts.

All: Hooray, hooray, hooray. He put all his reliance in courage and defiance, and risked his life for science...

Spalding: Hey, hey!

Mrs. Rittenhous: He's the only white man who covered every acre.

Spalding: I think I'll try to make her.

All: Hooray, hooray, hooray! He put all his reliance in courage and defiance, and risked his life for science...

Spalding: Hey, hey!

All: Hooray for Captain Spalding! The African Explorer! He brought his name undying fame, and that is why we say, hooray, hooray, hooray. (etc.)

-- Captain Spalding [4232]

Lexica Provinia

the Big Ten. The alliances that are full members of the council of ambassadors.

GCOA (Grand Council of Ambassadors), the so far least successful acronym in the history of Provinia. As we understand it, GCOA (there I go) is not a super-alliance, rather more like a Rotary for distinguished statesmen.

Harn Alliance. An alliance based in Southern Provinia. The formal head of state is Earl Bob, the Jolly Fat Guy, while foreign relations is handled by the Eminence Scarlet, Sir Jheremai. Some factions consider the name archaic, as it is not a fancyful abbreviation. A serious misconception is that they have anything to do with TIBS (another one of them abs).

-- Stuart LaGavulin [1619]

The Harn Alliance would like it known that it currently claims the area bordered by cs38 in the north-west, west to the Clan Dragonsbane territory and then along the ct line to the east to ct59. The border then goes south to the coast at dm59. Our southern border is the coast of Provinia on the dm line with the exception of Harn itself which is and shall always be a free city.

The Alliance has an open policy regarding travel and trade and encourages development in its area. We have a certain number of grants available to nobles wishing to establish inns, temples, towers, etc. We also have a number of very profitable trade routes that are available for exploitation for a small percentage.

The Alliance finds itself with an abundance of gold and is willing to pay reasonable sums for certain items and services.

Specifically we are interested in

Lana Bark (200 gold each) Blank Scrolls (400 gold each) Mithril (200 gold each) Winged Horses (1000 gold each, mated pair only) Riding Horses (90 each) Warmounts (150 each) Other Beasts (varies) Healing potions (200 each) Hounds (200 each)

We also buy the more mundane weaponry and resources but usually only in quantity (10+)

We also have several trade and exploration missions available for captains of independant ships that we are willing to pay good fees for.

For further information or to arrange payment and delivery please send a courier to Jheremai the Scarlet (apenney@lpr.com.au)

-- Jhermai the Scarlet [8984]

With prices so great, selling stuff new and used, That you'll swear that old Santa just copped some tattoos.

We now buy and sell all basic commodities, as well as providing trading options for specialty goods as well. Your one-stop holiday shopping center!

THE TRADING POST - basic commodities bought and sold buy sell ID qty. Peasants 3 6 10 varies... Wood 6 8 77 Crossbows 12 15 85 Pikes 12 15 75 Longswords 25 30 74

ITEMS FOR SALE Mithril 100 82 10 Healing Potions 150 5 Winged Horses 800 54 6

ITEMS WE WILL BUY Wild Horses 25 51 20 Riding Horses 55 52 29 Lana Bark 50 64 10 Blank Scrolls 55 84 10 Giant Lizards 500 282 2

Finally, there is one item which you'll see listed on the Yellowleaf market report that we don't expect to sell. That's the Orb we have -- we don't really think anyone will spend 20 K for it! But we were so pleased to have it in the shop, we thought we'd put it in the window for folks to look at. It's a sign of a new service we're putting in place: we will do location scries for you for 200 gold -- anywhere in Provinia, with no questions asked. Discretion is guaranteed. We also have the ability to locate characters, if you are so inclined, for 500 gold. If there are any goods or services that you don't see listed, let us know and we'll try to fullfill your needs. We're your one-stop shopping, just in time for Christmas...we're the Illustrated Man!

-- The Illustrated Man [1010]

House of the Raven has decided to join the Lords of the Crown. Our territory is part of the area that is claimed by the Lords of the Crown. We will post our borders when the negotiations between sir Codric and his neighbours have ended.

Speaking for the House of the Raven is

-- Mythzeus [1337]


Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good fight.

The Shadow Alliance hoax postings are infinitely more entertaining than the Shadow Alliance real postings.

Message from Hades: It's hell down here.

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Yvengi is a louse!

War is man's eternal struggle: waged by zealots who care too much, and fought for serfs who care too little. Yet the hand of fate doth write cruel script; for 'tis those blessed souls that care just enough, that fore'er the victims' roles, shall play.

HEY YOU!! YA YOU!! The Illustrated Man! I noticed you have reopened after remodeling and under items for sale you have left out SECRETS!?! Was this an oversight or did you do that on purpose because you only sell secrets to PLATO?? All who plan to visit the Illustrated Man be forewarned, all the info he can glean from you (i.e.nobel #'s, caravan info, and the like) Will be forwarded to the PLATO data banks weather you like it or not!!

Now you see me, now you don't.

Back in the rabbit hole.

Have a Merry Christmas,

It's Festuvus for the rest of us.


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