+----------------------------------------------------------------------+ | The Olympia Times issue g2-59 | | March 31, 1998 | | | | turn 59 329 players http://www.pbm.com/ | +----------------------------------------------------------------------+
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Announcing the Grand Opening of The Eyepatch Inn and Marketplace, catering to all of your military needs. Conveniently located between Drassa and TIB City in senic cd23, we offer nothing but the finest in weapons, raw materials, and troops. Tired of being pushed around by more experienced players? Feel like squashing a newbie or two? Want to capture your sweetheart a cyclops for her birthday but don't have the muscle to do it? We can help. (Disclaimer: We at the Eyepatch Inn and Marketplace do not condone violence of any kind) With our weapons, you can cut a bloody swath through your enemies and leave the rest of the world begging for mercy. And don't forget, at our restauraunt we offer the finest fettuccini alfredo this side of the Imperial City; come for the weapons, stay for the food. Pay a visit to your good friends at the Eyepatch Inn and Armory, where the longswords are cheap and the smiles are free.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Inventory and price list available upon request. Ask about our TIB discount.
-- The Gloved Hand [kc6]
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 !
_Questions, membership_ Write to: email@example.com ! (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]
As Snowmelt comes to a close, the first month of Shadow-watch passes without incident. Indeed, there is even silence in the Times.
-- Wing & Talon [tp2]
Lord Foul for president !
-- DAWN'S RETURN [zw7]
BUY ANYTHING/SELL ANYTHING! New offer from the Illustrated Man! ANYTHING IN THE GAME will be bought by us. Name an item, and I'll give you a price for it. TELL ME WHAT YOU NEED, and, one way or the other, I'll try to find it for you. Trade goods excluded from this offer. 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 
Remember those pirates mentioned in the two months ago in the Times? Yea, these numbsculls stole a newbies ship. How rude!
Anyone who destroys the nobles in this ship will recieve the Captain Arrr vigilante award! A most coveted prize!
happy hunting, Captain Arrr
1: > use xxxx 9877 1: A vision of Ocean [bt90] appears: 1: Ocean [bt90], ocean, in Great Sea 1: 1: Routes leaving Ocean: 1: North, to Forest [bs90], Krussos, 2 days 1: East, to Ocean [bt91], 3 days 1: South, to Ocean [bv90], 3 days 1: West, to Ocean [bt89], 3 days 1: 1: It is windy. 1: The province is blanketed in fog. 1: 1: No one can be seen through the fog. 1: 1: Ships sighted: 1: Opportunity Risen , roundship, 71% loaded, defense 10, 1: 25% damaged, owner: 1: Poseidon , with nine peasants, eight sailors, 1: accompanied by: 1: Diana , with two winged horses 1: Ares , with three winged horses 1: Zeus , with four harpies 1: Athena , with three winged horses
-- Captain Arrr 
TMOTS!! To deny the rumours of my apparent demise, association with the SA and other things, let me just inform you that TMOTS!! is far from inactive. In fact, I ve been so busy recruiting newbies that I have not had the time to spread rumours, half-truths and obvious lies. It seems to me that others have done this very well.
HIA has already identified the rumormonger who planted the recent thinker-theory (his style gives him away), but I think I ll leave it to mr T himself to step forward. Other people have called me Oleg, which I find rather more flattering.
Anyways, whats up in the Deep South? The confederacy expands, our friend and neighbour, the noble Khamath has sent a clear reprimand to our eastern neighbours. In general, the Harnians have nothing against the weaker new factions over in Codrickerland who are on the border. Dealing with them personally, Ive found them both trustworthy and likeable. As many people will testify to, the same cannot be said for the entire LoC.
We were sad to see the Clan leave Olympia, but like the grand statesmen they are, the Mighty Lord Maltar and our own eminence grise, Lord Jheremai worked out an agreeable division of these lands. It is said that priceless gifts were delivered from the mighty Maltster himself, as a token of good will. Some speak of a new and beautiful friendship.
Finally, I am afraid I ve lost contact with some of the most promising new factions. If anyone feels party to this, please call in.
-- Stuart LaGavulin 
"We have devoured the land... to realize what war is, one should follow our tracks." -General W. T. Sherman
The Olympia gossip page has finally been updated, sorry for the delay folks.
Please visit: http://www.expage.com/page/olympiagossippage
So, three orcs go into a bar. The first one orders a beer. The second one steals the first one's beer and drinks it down. The third one just stand there and farts because he doesn't have enough gold to pay for a beer.
Question: Which is the member of the Shadow Alliance?
Yvengi is a louse!
Well, no doubt the taciturn Lord Angelo is well on his way to wiping out the various obnoxious doubters who have challenged the all-knowing Shadow Alliance. Being so busy is no doubt what has kept Lord Angelo so quiet these last couple of turns. Still, prehaps he has time for one easy question, in fact some of you can guess the answer. What category has my faction (and some of my allies' factions) been ranked #1 in for the last three turns? Bonus points: What is the number that first gave us that ranking?
-You know who I am
I am one member of a large group of nobles. Several of us have ...let us say "lost interest" in the game. Instead of quietly fading away we have decided to make Our Names FEARED THROUGHOUT OLYMPIA !!!!!!
You have 5 turns to prepare. This is your only warning.
Of Course This is only a Rumor...... HaHa.. Ha.. ha......haahahaha
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I represent a group who is a lot of what the SA claims to be. Elsewhere in the times you will see a rumor about a "Blaze of Glory" campaign. My group opposes this type of childish self indulgence.
If you don't want to play don't! Don't go around screwing over other players. We strongly urge everyone to join together crush this type of behavior.
While we would normally not get involved. We will provide information to any group attacked by or attacking players involved in this type of behavior.
PS: The SA does exist, it's just that it's pathetic.
DirtyDog, Olympia Data Hound