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   | The Olympia Times                                        issue g2-74 |
   | July 14, 1998                                                        |
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   | turn 74  340 players                             http://www.pbm.com/ |

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Player-contributed press

To all those that might be interested. Especially to the Grand Council of Ambassadors. This is a general announcement.

Due to administrative overload. I hereby resign my position on Grand Council of Ambassadors as speaker of the Eastern Krussos Factions. I will be withdrawing my faction from from the Coalition and relocating to Atala.

-- Villains By Necessity [ak6]

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. Or watch ye the launching in Port Aurnos!

-- House of Aekinskald [hj8]

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]

Greetings Olympian's, Well the Syr-Antin have established their new Kingdom on Provinia and finally can leave the wars of their Homeland far behind. We have an opportunity for a new player that wishes to have a town to study in and use for trade. The area is only good for a new faction starting in Greyfell and I do have a few rules in reference to what can be done in the area. Basically I don't want anyone to build a Castle obviously but all other structures are fine. I also don't want anyone selling opium or using the skill petty thievery as it will reduce my tax base. Apart from that they may build towers for study and temples for troop training or study in religion, an inn for some income, etc. The province is garrisoned by me and I will obviously protect it as such, if anyone raids along the coast I will defend it. I may also have some work for a few nobles from the chosen faction as time progresses but due to limited land in the area I cannot offer a future site for a castle as its a little tight here already. I can offer security as my neighbors are the TIBs and we have a good relationship. So if you are interested please mail me at Pozzie@hotmail.com for more info. Peace to you all.

Lee The Brave.....Syr-Antin

-- Lee The Brave [1426]

While we welcome visitors to our lands we advise you contact us first, in this troubled times we are always fearfull of spies and thieves. To avoid being branded as such , please contact us first to avoid any unplesentness. The Guild Of Merchant's Land known as New Ulster, is open to all freindly visitors , so I advise again contact myself or Hugh O'Neil First.

-- Llewlyn Ap Gruffed [9138]

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

-- Tiger IIth [s634]


The Vulture Speaks:

Hey, have you missed me? I've been circling over the huge PLATO army on Provinia, just waiting for the carnage to ensue. Only problem, no carnage. All those troops, just sitting there, killing only practice dummies with Sir Codric's face pasted on them. Come on boys, this huge flock of vultures flying overhead is getting hungry!

In the north, the Couchketeers seem to finally have finished the last sixer of cheap beer within reach and look to be on the move. The question is, where? Will they hit Atala and wipe those poor newbies settled there off the map, or will they intervene in the south, where Harn and the IC are getting chewed up and spit out by the surprisingly successful Codrickers? Maybe they'll do a PLATO and move into a province controlled by the enemy and sit there for a few months. We hope not, as each Couchketeer posterior can feed a hungry family of your local carrion birds for weeks!

You know, vultures aren't exactly renowned for honor or bravery, but compared to the actions of the Eaglets we are a bunch of Boy Scouts. PLATO and the Couchketeers at least have the decency not to hide behind their mother's tail feathers and secretly supply troops to one side or another in a war. Funny, I remember way back in Bird PE in junior high we vultures used to joke that although the eagles had beautiful plumage and proud beaks they seemed to have the tiniest little eggs. (It's a avian thing, if you don't get it ask your parakeet.)

Otherwise, things are getting interesting elsewhere. Rumor has it that the Jackal is getting ready to invade Ossicus, in partnership with the Ussun Bandits and Eric the Peacehawk's boys. No matter what, soon Lord Saggar will be giblet gravy for some happy vulture. I guess controlling four continents isn't enough for the TIBsters, they want them all. We keep wondering when you humans are going to wake up and realize who the real problem for you all is: not the Codrickers, not PLATO, not Eagle, not Harn, not the IC, and certainly not the Couchketeers. I'll give you a hint, it rhymes with fibs and that is what they are feeding the rest of you while they quietly take over the world.

Finally, a special message to Gerald Ossip of the Olympia Gossip Page: I'm going to stop denying that I'm actually The Tatooed Love Boy, since dorks like you refuse to believe me. I could just as easily claim that you are actually Oleg the Loudmouth, or that the Wraith is actually Eric the Peacehawk, or that Lord Angelo was Ming the Merciless, or that the Chruch of Egraal is actually a front for the New Empire, or...you get my point. However, you are right about one thing: Entwaidamela really is a girl.

Good eating to you all,

The Vulture

Yvengi is a...oh, who cares.

Seen in Yellowleaf:

> Pipo The Clown [x145], "Wearing a redblooded forest green sash", with > 22 pikemen, two battering rams, accompanied by: > Maker [k991] > Tiberius [j834], with 20 archers, ten crossbowmen > Axe [7968], "wearing a forest green sash", prisoner > Elm [9166], "wearing a forest green sash", prisoner

Pipo is a Lord of the Crown. I guess protestations of neutrality didn't get the Forest Green Sash folk too far with those wicked Belgians. And one hears that the LoTC is successful recruiting newbies? As what, snack foods?

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Yvengi is a louse! - Freddy the Wonder Mule

To the author of last week's "fair warning" to all travling newbis (sic): That's big talk from someone afraid to sign their own message PS: Use a spel checkr

Beware of Rumors from Hell.

These days even the self proclaimed "Friendly Merchants" seem blood thirsty and cruel. Can the end be far?

I've seen this man die: Rimshot (h408)

One was W, and he was proud. One was T, and he was a bit more secretive; he did seem to like triremes. Y was full of pomp, like the domes in the east.

"I was here on turn 1, and I'll be here on turn 301 . . . ."

The Alternative Bards Bring You Alternative War Songs The Charge Our History Speaks In Thunder from A Thousand Village Halls In Blood And Sweat And Sacrifice In Honouring Every Call So The Forces Gathered Against The Thorn A-Piecing In Their side The Brave New World is Beckoning So The Older World Must Die In The Offices Of The City At All The Tables Of Oak And Power The Snares Are Laid And Baited For The Approaching Of Te Hour A Hundred Justifications And The Presses Are Ready To Roll The Gateways To The Nation They Are Firmily Under Control Ch:- Ch: On, On, On Cried The Leaders At The Back We Went Galloping Down The Blackened Hills And Into The Gaping Trap The Bridges Are Burnt Behind Us And There's Waiting Guns Ahead Into The Valley Of Death Rode The Brave Hundreds V3 Well We Called For Reinforcements From The Freinds That We Have Known But This Is The 1990's And we Are On Our Own We Never Felt Like Heros Or Martys To A Cause Just Battleweary Soldiers In A Bloody Civil War Ch: On On On , Creid The Leaders At The Back..... V4 The Massacre Now Is Over And The Order New Enshrined While A Quater Of The Nation Are Abandoned Far Behind Their Leaders Offer The Cliche Words So RightIn Defeat But No One Needs Morality When ThereIsn't Enough To Eat the Unity Bond Is Broken And The Loyalty Songs Are Fake I'll Scew My Only Brother For Even A Glimpse At A Piece Of The Cake We Only Cry In Private Now Behind The Shuttered Glass When We Think Of The Charge Of This Brigade The Severing Of The Past Ch: On On On , Creid The Leaders At The Back (Sullivan/Heaton 1987)

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WATCH OUT!!! We are waiting to pounce!

Monthly fortune, from the Church of Eggroll:

Most people don't realize that large pieces of coral, which have been painted brown and attached to the skull by common wood screws, can make Egraal look like a deer.

are the musketeers the honorable sort.

The Word from Hades.

Man who choose to dance in minefield shouldn't whine when he steps on one, Snakeman.

As I said when your troops invaded, I was here on turn 1, I'll be here on turn 301. You have made a mistake, and it will be a long one.

Oh, Wraith, laundry lists impress nobody.

-You know who I am, but you're wrong

Leave the newbies alone or there will be hell to pay!


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