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   | The Olympia Times                                        issue g2-62 |
   | April 21, 1998                                                       |
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   | turn 62  313 players                             http://www.pbm.com/ |

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Greetings Olympians and fellow Drassans.

In the interest of protecting the safety of innocents and neutrals TIB Alliance wishes to offer the following words of caution for those traveling in our eastern Provinian holdings. Sometime over the next several turns a limited military operation will be commencing in this region.

Unfortunately we must resort to this action to remove several illegal garrisons that have been placed within our eastern frontier. This action is to be limited only to the removal of the illegal garrisons and will not target any nobles. The risk to uninvolved nobles should be slight. But as a precaution, we ask that no noble stack with a garrison within TIB territory east of column 33 until further notice.

It may also be advisable for nobles recruiting or training fighters east of column 33 to advise TIB of this action. As mentioned above, none of our orders will target nobles, but nobles seen recruiting and training fighters may be mis-took as garrison placers by an over anxious TIB patrol.

It is our sincere hope that this won t last long and that things will return to normal out east shortly. We will do our best to keep all Drassans informed on the status of this operation and will signal the all clear as soon as we feel it s safe.

Thanks for you attention, May The Hand keep and protect you.

Eric the Seehawk

-- Lords of Hammerhill [gz2]

Hear ye! Hear ye! Ships for sale....seek ye the Shipyard of the House of Aekinskald, Master Merchants. Send ye a courier to hj8@g2.pbm.com Roundships 840gp, Galleys be 420gp Crew for 50gp...will deliver for a fee.

-- House of Aekinskald [hj8]

Month four of Shadow-watch We yet live and learn to scorn The pitiable, wretched whelps that squeal for recognition Under the title of 'Shadow Alliance'

-- Wing & Talon [tp2]

Visit the halls of Foulacy at the most hit Olympia related web-site at Not only is it the one stop link spot but updated more than any other. With articles by the famed Lord Foul and the feared Captain Arr. Hint's for new and old alike. We also encourage player submissions. So visit soon. Lord Foul

-- ROYAL LINES [yg9]

Egraal Has been good to his followers. Praise be Egraal and his disciples!

-- Iron League [yp7]

Are you new in these realms? Do you need a real starters map? If so drop me a line any time Im here to help...One and All...

-- Ebony Knight [5540]

WE PAY MORE FOR HORSES! The prices we are now paying for horses are 45 for wild, 150 for riding. You can buy them in Elantir and sell them to me and make a profit! 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 [10] B8 S12 Wood [77] B6 S9 Iron [79] B20 S25 Crossbows [85] B20 S25 Pikes [75] B20 S25 Longswords [74] B35 S40

ITEMS FOR SALE Mithril [82] S100 qty 10 Healing Potions S150 qty 5 Winged Horses [54] S800 qty 6 Write Skill on Scroll scroll [s652] S1200

ITEMS WE WILL BUY Wild Horses [51] B45 qty 30 Riding Horses [52] B150 qty 30 Lana Bark [64] B80 qty 10 Blank Scrolls [84] B85 10 Giant Lizards [282] B150 2

-- The Illustrated Man [1010]


Who's General Failure? And why does he keep reading my hard drive?

The Vulture Speaks:

Another war? Good. Maybe this time the peaceniks will mind their own business and let the rest of us have some fun.

My prediction? The Codrickers have some impressive forces, but they probably stand alone. Their "diplomacy" has been nonexistent. The Harn Alliance is big, and I hear they have powerful friends in Rimmon and Nantassarn. When the dust settles the LotC may no longer exist as a viable alliance: maybe Eric the Peacehawk will allow them refuge on Ormos, the home for defeated empires.

The big question is, of course, what will PLATO do? The Codrickers timing was not smart, as they attacked virtually within days of arousing the public displeasure of Captain Arrr and Ming the Merciless. If PLATO joins the battle, or even a few of their factions, the Codrickers better start begging for mercy in a hurry if they want to be left with anything. If PLATO doesn't, then one has to wonder who, if anyone, is really in charge over there. Don't ask the Loudmouth, all he'll do is insult you and bray about newbie rights.

Another tasty rumor is that the LotC is really part of EAGLE. If true, and my connections are willing to stake their tainted repuations on it, then the ships may be expected to sail from Camaris again, although only for another outbreak of attackus interuptus? EAGLE, for such a proud bird, so far hasn't shown us much in the way of heart. As fellow avians, we are ashamed.

In any case, those of us circling above the battlefields expect to be well fed for the next few months. It's about time.

The Vulture

Have you noticed how quiet the crabs are these days? The only quiet crab is... ummm... a dead crab. I think. Come to think of it, most crabs are quiet crabs. Well, they're funny-looking, anyway.

Yvengi is a louse!

I do not speak for the TIB but for myself only. PLATO: put up or shut up, you unorganized children.

The local police have caught Sir Codric for speeding on the highway to Cawode.

The ship !!!- BORROWERS -!!! Athena,Zeus, etc. have changed their names and are living quietly in a far off country.

Play nice!!!



A vision of Forest [bc93] appears: Forest [bc93], forest, in Krussos, wilderness

Province controlled by Eldead Castle [9708], castle, in Mountain [bf91]

Ruled by Chetham of the Vale [2711], duke

Routes leaving Forest: North, to Ocean [bb93], Great Sea, 2 days East, to Ocean [bc94], Great Sea, 2 days South, to Forest [bd93], 8 days West, to Desert [bc92], 8 days

It is raining.

Seen here: Garrison [9800], garrison, on guard, with one soldier, 17 peasants The Fighting One [8611], with four harpies The Building One [6299], with five winged horses, three harpies

Lord Angelo, Lord Angelo, wherefore art thou Lord Angelo?

The beast sits and waits for its prey.... The watchdog can whine and whimper... The Flames of beast will cleanse the earth.. While the whole of Olympia stares in wonder. You have now been warned!

Doctor(self opinionated) I thought it would be interesting to note, I know who you are. I know where you are. I know you. Never threaten me or you will receive the punishment as set out in my mail with your previous leader.

AS always a pleasure,

An ex-member of the SA.

ps by the way me and the boys thought you might like to know your days are numbered as leader.


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