+----------------------------------------------------------------------+ | The Olympia Times issue g2-67 | | May 26, 1998 | | | | turn 67 324 players http://www.pbm.com/ | +----------------------------------------------------------------------+
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Greetings once again fellow Olympians! It s been some time since our last post and with the continued influx of new faces into the game, we thought it wise to again make our standard announcement.
If you are in the Drassa region, we would strongly advise you visit our web site at: http://members.aol.com/seehawk42 for information on the TIB alliance.
It is also wise for groups operating in the Greyfell and Port Aurnos regions and the continents of the NW to check the site too, as our borders extend towards these regions as well.
Our operation to remove the illegal garrisons in our eastern holdings has been successful and no nobles on either side have lost their lives. It is our sincere hope that the player that placed these garrisons will end his silence towards us and make peace. We are willing to listen.
Good Luck to all! 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Roundships 840gp, Galleys be 420gp Crew for 50gp...will deliver for a fee. Or watch ye the launching in Port Aurnos!
-- House of Aekinskald [hj8]
We don't know who's writing the hateful rumors about the CoE. Personally, I wish my unknown enemy would make a real move. Once we know who he is, our seers will track him down easily.
_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]
Greetings Olympians and a special hello to all Drassans.
If you are in the northwestern region of Olympia, please take a moment to look at our web household at: http://www.telenet.pt/~dl0363/HoL.htm
It includes a map of the Kingdom of Cragstan and the surrounding area as well as important information for anyone wishing to visit our territory.
Live long and prosper, Lord Ralek Arkham Speaker for the House of Lords Kingdom of Cragstan
-- House of Lords [tq9]
In the closing days of the seventh great circling a boastful challenge went forth. A group, perhaps, of skulking cretins, self-entitled 'the Shadow Alliance', issued a boastful public claim: "We will prove our existence to you by destroying half your faction within five turns." It was a thinly veiled attempt to cow the nobility of Provinia under a curtain of terrorism, and yet much of Provinia did indeed choose to shudder in cowardice, fearing the repercussions of refuting such a claim. Three factions alone stepped forward in public disclaimer, refusing to yield to the power of terror. It was indeed, all the power the so-called Shadow Alliance ever had.
Nary a single peasant has been scathed by the 'legendary' fury of the Shadow, and neither we, nor any of the great nobility of Provinia, will ever afford respect to those who seek public glory and honor while under the protective shroud of RUMOR and deceit. All hail to those who would spill their blood and vie publically for their beliefs. For whether they be Horselord or Crown Lord, their heroism is true. Fie upon the filth who poison our lands with the dishonor of treachery and terrorism. May they continue to creep away in silence and choke upon the title of 'Shadow'.
On this the third month of the ninth great circling.
-- Grey Kestrel 
Ladies And Gentleman, We the Syr-Antin have nearly completed our Stronghold in the Northern Parts of Provinia. As agreed I ask that the Noble that has been garrisoning the area now remove those garrisons or give me the authorization to do so. I would also like to say that even though we are not allied to the TIBs I have had correspondence with them and we seem to have mutual goals and ideas on peace in the area and therefore, if hostilities arise in the region, we will put our swords to the task with the TIBs. Lastly, I would ask that Calvin The Constructor, who is building an Inn and a Temple in Caden, please mail me, as that area falls under my claimed lands. I know that I have had no correspondence with you as I do not know your faction, and therefore we have no agreement, but it is very close to my homelands and I am looking at garrissoning that region soon. Peace and Long Life to all.
Lee The Brave.....Syr-Antin
-- Lee The Brave 
Notices from the Bobatine Empire
All shiping sailing in the Camarian Straits near the Provinian coast is reminded to announce their presence forwith. These waters have seen some heavy naval action and this is likely to continue. All ships should at least fly banners clearly identifying their allegiance or neutrality.
This includes the Mercator who should get in touch before I take exception to his continued prowling.
All travellers should bend their paths away from Greton and Cawode which are both the center of attacks by the Lords. Stealth nobles have been operating in both areas and a trader was recently assasinated outside Greton and his goods stolen. Jander Sunstar  is now declared outlaw in all the member states of the Harn Confederacy just in case he isn't a Lord's assassin. Bounty is set at 1000 gold.
The Empire is calling for mercenary captains to particpate in the war with the Lords. The terms of the contract would depend on what nobles and troops are provided.
To the younger sons of impoverished houses why not swear alliegance and win honour glory and a fief of your own. Factions that join the Empire will be assigned independant fiefs in perpetuity if they distinguish themselves in the service of the Empire.
We are calling for enterprising spirits to provide us with the raw materials of war (horses, weapons, beasts, wood, iron, etc) for extremely generous prices.
May the Red God smile on you and have a good war
-- Jhermai the Scarlet 
KILL KILL KILL curch of egraal!
The pirates are out and about. Watch your ships.
I thought the Shadow Alliance had gone away
Yvengi is a louse!
Yvengi is a nit!
When diplomacy fails the only resort is the application of force without apology.
Only one short little line form the "SA" in the last Times. But a lenghty posting from the vulture and a neat little entry from this group of mange ridden dogs calling themselves the "MLP". I submit to you, the reader, that both are fronts for the cowards known as the "SA".
The Musketeers getting involved in local southern matters? I think not. If anything can be sais about those darn Vultures is that they certainly have a wild imagination. I wonder if that is due to lack of food? "The Unnamed Musketeer"
Where is the Church of Eggroll priests now? We've got dead bodies washing up from Yellowleaf to Harn and no one to lay them to rest. Except these ravenous vultures. God help us!!!
Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow Alliance do... Well, actually we are the evil that lurks in the hearts of men.
The fog has rolled in off the Camaris Straits and most of Eastern Harn is covered in an impentatable blanket of grey. Through the constantly shifting wall can be heard vauge sounds.
Is that the clink of armour? Surely that was a horse?
From the edge of the Olympia Plain at the heart of Provinia through the Sea of Grass, across the Great Swamp and the Coast of Eastern Harn, men march to war. Searching in the fog for their opponents and praying to any god that will listen that if they do find the enemy they will have more men.
Artemis Entri the feared ex-mercenary leader has been seen on the Gretish Flatlands commanding a group of elite archers. Sir Codric is at the head of his elite guard near Greton. Jheremai the Scarlet and the Red Archers were seen entering Greton while the renown Dawrven General Ivak continues his march on the Horselord Keep inside. Sir William has appeared in the south at the head of a large force of foot troops and is marching on Cawode. Patton Jnr leading the Dwarves southern army has been playing cat and mouse with Azhalid Deathbringer on the coast but Cawode is always close by. Although Patton still holds Noire Immortalis prisoner, Stuart Laguavlin has picked up the reins of the Kingdom in time of need. The Mouth from the South is co-ordinating a strong defence. Recent reports indicate more Lords have entered Eastern Harn from Hollith.
Egraal I wish this fog would lift!
Monthly fortune, from the Church of Eggroll:
We tend to scoff at the beliefs of the ancients. But we can't scoff at them personally, to their faces, and this is what annoys me.
You don't know about me yet.... I was here on turn 1, I'll be here on turn 301. Your plans are in error, and it will be a long error. You know who you are.... And so do I.
The serpant slithers and slips through the grass, little does he realise the reptile is watching... ...Red...red is the blood that will be spilt!
Stage two complete. Initiate stage three Wait for further orders... end give 1190 15 187 # elite guard to vlad give 1190 16 435 # Pikemen to Vlad give 1190 20 115 # Swordmen to Vlad give 1190 1 17250 # Gold for combat stack(4 turns) give 3777 22 324 # elite archers to OB1 give 2899 284 20 # Chimera to Beastboy give 2899 282 47 # Giant lizards to beastboy give 2899 286 10 # Dragons to Beastboy flag haveagoodwar breed 281 282 breed 286 286
What's the big event? There's a lot going on in and around Sweetwood. I guess these "Harn Confederacy" guys think no one will notice...