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Questions, comments, to play: email@example.com
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Olympia: The Age of Gods is a new computer-moderated play-by-electronic-mail (PBEM) game based upon the popular Olympia game engine. The Age of Gods adds many new features to Olympia, including:
* Eight new religions * Teaching * A new combat system * An improved market economy * Combat magic * New rules for borders, taxes, and the * New fortifications and ship control of locations types * ...and much more!
The Age of Gods is a closed-ended game. Each player joins a nation, and the game concludes when one nation conquers all the others. While some players will aid their nation by leading troops into battle, others will contribute by establishing merchant empires, studying the arcane arts of magic, or taming the wilderness to provide wood and iron for the war machines.
Olympia: The Age of Gods is now beginning playtesting. The first playtest turn will be run on April 1st. The playtest is free and open to all interested players. To learn more about Oly:TAG and to sign up for the free playtest, visit:
-- Gamemaster 
unit 80586 # Gutter Beerbreath - Eric move s move e move e move e move e move e move e
unit 1063 # Ugmot the Beast in Sunwater [q97] # > breed 54 54 (executing for one more day) breed 54 54 breed 54 54 breed 54 54 breed 54 54 breed 54 54
unit 5949 # Angus McGuire - Eric # Goal1 - Mo' money stop move s move s move g25 sell s555 33 119 move out move n move n move w move w move w move w move n
unit 6961 # Valentine Smith in Plain [cm25] # > move w (executing for one more day) move n move n move n move n enter b98 buy s555 18 30 0 1 wait item s555 15 move out move s move s move s move s
unit 2045 # D.D. Harriman in Heinlein's Hideaway  move out move 5665 move 2221 research 800 research 840 reseaarch 860 move out move out stack garrison recruit 2 make 11 2 unstack move 5097 repair 5097
unit 8520 # Mayhew Sinclair in Rocky hill [p204] # > study 610 (executing for one more day) move out recruit move p204 make 11 5 move 7923 use 722 repair move out make 11 5
unit 6609 # Webster Enfield in Plain [bv22] # > move e (executing for two more days) move s move c617 make 16 5 quest quest quest
unit 7636 # Lazarus Long in Bergen [k12] # > make 19 10 (still executing) move 5674 name 5674 RHS New Frontiers sail s sail s sail s sail s sail e sail e sail e move out study 730 move 5674 sail w
unit 7438 # Ty Friday in Hades [vz60] # > explore (executing for one more day) move w n explore move w n explore move w n explore move w n explore move w n explore
-- Lords of Hammerhill [gz2]
Come ye, come ye, to the tavern and hear the bards as they spin the tale of mine House. Set thy scrying devices to this arcane plane: http://members.tripod.com/~aekinskald/index.html Writ this day - Lord Aekinskald Thunderbutt
-- House of Aekinskald [hj8]
The Church of Egraal is a new alliance based on religion.
_Public information about the Church of Egraal_ Visit: http://www.algonet.se/~fsievert/index.html ! (updated)
_Questions, membership_ Write to: firstname.lastname@example.org ! (to our High Council)
We offer membership to those who wish to follow Egraal, the God of Truth. Even if you're new in Olympia you will soon be influential in the Church if you're dedicated.
-- The Maximilians [rw8]
The Chonicles of the House of Carnelian have been updated. For all those interested in the travels and dissapointments of one small band in this wide world of ours please drop in to
And the Geography section has also been updated with fresh maps culled from many travellers across the land.
For new arrivals starting in Harn who are interested in land and a castle of their very own please contact Lord Jheremai email@example.com to discuss opportunities. There are lands for independant houses and for those that wish to join an existing realm.
-- House of Carnelian [yb6]
If you haven't been to "Lord Foul's Domain" your missing out. It's the one stop link spot for Olympia related sites. not only the most up-to-date site but also the most hits on a daily basis. Recent updates include an exert from the wisdom of a Warlord known as Captain Arrr.See you there.
-- ROYAL LINES [yg9]
New Yellowleaf factions! Want to make money fast? Recruit peasants and sell them to me! Buy wood from me, make weapons, and sell them back to me! Bring me horses! My doors never close! Now available: Winged Horses, at 800 gold! Your very own "Write Skill on Scroll" scroll! Avoid having to duplicate research ever again! 1200 gold.
THE TRADING POST - basic commodities bought and sold [ID] buy sell Peasants  B8 S12 Wood  B6 S9 Iron  B20 S25 Crossbows  B20 S25 Pikes  B20 S25 Longswords  B35 S40
ITEMS FOR SALE Mithril  S100 qty 10 Healing Potions S150 qty 5 Winged Horses  S800 qty 6 Write Skill on Scroll scroll [s652] S1200
ITEMS WE WILL BUY Wild Horses  B45 qty 20 Riding Horses  B105 qty 20 Lana Bark  B80 qty 10 Blank Scrolls  B85 10 Giant Lizards  B500 2
-- The Illustrated Man 
Greetings, ye landlubbers. Take note, if ye be a wise noble, of Captain Arrr's salty advice and aphorisms, located on Lord Foul's webpage.
Still treading water, Captain Arrr,
-- Captain Arrr 
The Guild Of Merchants continues to add to its growing number of services. Now you can advertise through the Guilds Exchange & Mart. Got One to many Dragons, All those Orcs cluttering up your attic Spiders in the cellar? Well we will advertise your goods for you, so don't delay contact The Guild at: http://geocities.com/pentagon/3897/guild.html Don't ask what you can do for The Guild Ask what can The Guild Do For Me. Hugh O'Neil
-- Hugh O'Neil 
It has come to our attention that there are certain unpleasant individuals sneaking around our diverse properties who are hidden from our sight. After due consideration, we have decided that if we catch such a miscreant,we will hold it for ransom (at the very least) Sneaking through our domain is acceptable but sneaking about in our very home leaves us VERY uncomfortable. Please leave with all due haste. John Gaunt, Count Minghellan Oligarchy
-- John Gaunt 
Hey, I heard someone in Yellowleaf is gonna start an Assassin's Guild... How about that?! More about it later...
"The Shadow Alliance is a Neutral Guild involved in several Online Gaming communities." ...taken directly from the home page: http://www.shadowalliance.com
Could this be even bigger than we think?
Yvengi is a louse!
Deep under our world is the Underworld. Here is rumored the home of the Order of the Black Lotus. Fearsome mages, the Order prays on the very minds of the wizards of Olympia. Lock up you mages, The Black Lotus comes for your brains and your souls.
There on the hallowed grounds where the mighty PLATO failed. Where the warrior Cerenos died, where the Inner Circle quietly backed down and the multifaceted forces of EAGLE halted in their tracks. Now only stands the brave, The mighty warlords of The Undying Banner running the raids of the brave to teach those of the LOC that no quarter will be given under the iron command of Stuart LeGavulin...
Listen as the wind blows From across the great divide Voices trapped in yerning Memories trapped in time The night is my companion The solitude my guide
And I would be the one To hold you down Kiss you so hard I'll take your breath away
And after I Wipe away the tiers Just close your eyes dear
There is always a hazard in military movements, but we must decide between the position of inaction and the risk of action."
Robert E. Lee
While I am impressed and a trifle flattered at my recent fame in the Times, I would hereby like to deny the Rumours that I have anything to do with either Shadow Alliances, Thinkers, Angelos or Arthurs. While it is true that I enjoy hearing my own voice, I would never use such dull and predictable names as those who know me would testify to.
My Honour is my Life
Noire Immortalis for UDB
Sorry that Lord Angelo took such a drubbing last week. I'm sure he'll reply to his many challengers this time. I eagerly await his solution to my little puzzle.
Oh, Thinker, the Shadow Alliance exists, they already published fake information we were feeding thier spy, so they must be real. The question you have to ask is, "Are they idiots, or just uninformed?"
-You Know Who I Am.