+----------------------------------------------------------------------+ | The Olympia Times issue g2-80 | | August 25, 1998 | | | | turn 80 360 players http://www.pbm.com/ | +----------------------------------------------------------------------+
Questions, comments, to play: firstname.lastname@example.org
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A 500 gold reward is given for the delivery of the dead body of the Vulture[s356] also known as 'the newbie-slayer' to Harn[t75] located in province dm50. He is wanted for the murder of an unarmed noble and the kidnapping of 2 others and horse-thievery. The Vulture is last seen in province dk48 in turn 79. Send a message when you got the body, and I will contact you in Harn.
-- Brotherhood of Shao-Lin [ew7]
Any nobles seen stacking with the Vulture[s356] will be considered as enemies and slain as such. Only low-down scum would stack with a murderer and a horse-thief anyway.
-- Brotherhood of Shao-Lin [ew7]
Hear ye! Hear ye! Ships for sale....seek ye the Shipyard of the House of Aekinskald, Master Merchants. Send ye a courier to email@example.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]
*Bulletin*Bulletin*Bulletin* Thieves in Port Aurnos hath stolen mine ship, the "Aedilhild" [t380]. She did fly the banner of mine house, less the thieves hath removed it. They do be: >>> Deke [s229] an Garrett [n426] <<< Honest men and those who are friends to mine House should kill either on sight. An ye can keep the ship..... *Bulletin*Bulletin*Bulletin*
-- House of Aekinskald [hj8]
Just a reminder that Crazy The Gloved Hand's Weapon and Troop Emporium is still operating out of TIB City, just moments away from Drassa. If you are in the greater Drassa region and need weapons, troops, or raw materials, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by TIB City in cg24, and ss always, ask about our TIB discount.
-- The Gloved Hand [kc6]
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.ip.pt/~ip231870/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]
For several years now we,the Lords of the Crown, have been waging war with the Harn confederacy. This war started with a few insults and harrassments, but soon escalated. However, we are pleased to announce that most parties have now come to an agreement.
While it is true that the Undying Banner refuses to see reality, and will from now on forth be seen as a seperate entity (thus not a part of the Harn Confederacy), negotiations with all other parties have been most fruitful. We'd like to compliment the other leaders of the Harn Confederacy with their ability and will to listen to us, and to start constructive negotiations. We hope and believe that they will be able to return the Confederacy to its former glory.
As a result of the still ongoing negotiations, and in view of the current military situation, our borders are redrawn as follows: All lands east of Harn will be ruled by the Lords. All lands west of 51 will be divided among the remaining factions of Harn. The border in the north will hardly change : The Lords claim the same provinces formerly known as the horselands. Since the Imperial lands were not involved in the war, they of course are also not included in this claim.
May our negotiations be fruitfull, the Lords are looking forward to working together with this new Harn. We forget the past, it is time we start looking for a brighter future.
Those new players, known as the "Harn Mercenaries" will be temporarly unemployed. Those who wish to establish themselves on a more permanent basis are encouraged to talk to the new rulers as well as the Lords.
You can mail to :
Jheremai the Scarlet email@example.com Vyassa firstname.lastname@example.org The Tanstagi email@example.com
addresses for the Lords can be found at our webpage :) http://users.skynet.be/LotC
For the Lords of the Crown :
-- Sir Codric 
The Guild Of Merchants Welcomes All Potential Traders And Merchants, To The Guild, Visit Our Headquaters At :- http://www.geocities.com/pentagon/3897/guild0.html To Find Out More.
-- Hugh O'Neil The Guild Of Merchants 
Want to know what the city markets are doing? Want to know where to but that flying horse? Want to sell those unwanted Orcs? Want to know how best to start The Trading bussiness? Want to talk to like minded people? Got a story to tell? Well you can find all in The Guild Of Merchants own weekly Virtual Newspaper:- The Yellow Advertiser Visit Our Headquaters today and sign up for a copy, You'll not regret it
-- Hugh O'Neil The Guild Of Merchants 
We've dug holes and hallowed caves Put goblin foes in shallow graves This day our work is just begun In the mines where silver rivers run
Beneath the stone the metal gleams Torches shine on silver streams Beyond the eyes of the spying sun In the mines where silver rivers run
The hammers chime on Mithril pure As dwarven mines in days of yore A craftsman's work is never done In the mines where silver rivers run
To dwarven gods we sing our praise Put another orc in a shallow grave We know our work has just begun In the land where silver rivers run
-- Bruennor Battlehammer 
Our Shipyards at Vernolt[j56] in br68 are pleased to announce the availabilty of the following To Build a Galley it will cost 420gp To Build a Roundship will cost 840gp To deliver the Galley will cost 90gp per month To deliver the Roundship will cost 50gp per month For an additional 50gp we will transfer the crew to you. So If you need a ship contact the guild today.
-- Bryan O'Neil, Ship Builder 
I'm spending a year dead for tax purposes.
-- Tiger IIth [s634]
CURCH OF EGGROL VULTURE S356 YOU WIL DIE UGLY FOR YOUR ATTAKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! KIL KIL KILL U AND EGGROLL SLOWLY!!!!!!! YUR PETS AND FRENDS TOO!!!!!!!!!!!
Now that the Harn scuffle is over, perhaps we could get back to the newbie killing? Thank you.
Newbies know: That all who has been in Olympia for less than six months are considered fair game for muggings (and worse) by the illustrious...
******************************* * Howcum Uranus-Hertz, Esq. * *******************************
"Why take chances against people who can defend themselves?"
blah blah blah Yvengi blah blah louse blah blah blah
NEWSFLASH! CRUSADERS RALLY AGAINST EVIL!!!
Gather! Forces of Good! The Tower of Quack , on Canard Mountain [cx55] has fallen under the Webbed Feet of Evil! A most cruel and twisted demonlord has possessed the previously benign Lord Quack! Paladins and
knights, join the army rallying at the Plains of Quack [cx57] now!
Together we can destroy the Evil of the Fowl Lord Quack!
Join us now!
[The impressive seal of] The Justice League of Olympia
Well, Vulture [s356]. It's time to pay the piper. We know you are hoping to gather your forces in the safe haven of Harn. It is a futile gesture. It will not help you.
Rejoice with your simple kinfolk for you will never leave Harn again.
LOOK to the BIG ORGANIZATIONS!!! The ALLIANCES and all the GUILDS!!! THEY impose their stupid RULES and LAWS on us FREEBOOTERS!!! They try to GOVERN us!!! FREE PEOPLE of OLYMPIA ARM yourselves NOW and go forth to the CENTERS of POWER, the CASTLES and TEAR THEM DOWN!!! TAKE THE FREEDOM BACK NOW!!! POWER TO THE PEOPLE NOW!!!!!!
-- KOMMANDO AYN RAND
Codricker, a day in the not too distant future my boot will connect to your face with a very satisfying wet smash. You know who I am and you know what I will do to you.
I will grant a roundship with a full crew of pirates and 30 units of stone in the hold to the hero who brings me the body of the landlubber known as the VULTURE [S356]! I believe that he roams the area just outside of Harn. When you have retrieved it send your mail- albatross to firstname.lastname@example.org , and we will arrange to meet in any port-city on the southern coast of Provinia.
(signed) Captain Rokzilla
Any travelling the area around Sweetwood and Harn beware! An assasin known under the not so flattering name of the Vulture[s356] is killing innocent travellers on the roads. Remember to always stack with the garrisons of the provinces you visit to gain some protection from this snake in the grass. He might have accomplices in the area as well, so trust no-one.
Fee-fai-fo-fum, I smell the blood of a Vulture, man Be he alive or be he dead, I'll grind his bones to make my bread.
The website of the LotC, while well done and quite entertaining, is full of inaccuracies, half-truths, and outright lies. Their history has been revised to make themselves look like heroes and other good and decent folk seem as villians. Now, we know everybody does this when they write their own history, but in this case it is dangerous in that newcomers to our world may read these lies and get the wrong idea. So, the point here is don't believe everything you read, and check multiple sources before you make up your mind.
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Yvengi is a louse! - Freddy the Wonder Mule
Why Why Why?
You will pay for all you have done in blood you evil Lords of the Crown!
Isn't it interesting how closely the Vulture follows the Seehawk?
Can someone tell me how many castles PLATO has !??
Greetings to all,
A strange invitation came my way...
Appearently a mysterious gateway has opened. But this gate leads not to another provence on olympia, instead it leads to a land called "Belgium"....
Here men that go by the name "Lords of the Crown" do live and they offer friendship to all those honourable men in olympia...
I hope this week to ride a giant flying bird and fly to this strange land.... Many strange and wonderfull things do wait for me there...
I have shared good relations with these lords these past few months, but now a new era is coming, where friendships are forged in the flesh.
Long Live Sir Codric and Lady Eowyn, and all the Lords who sit at their table!!
The Mysterious Traveller.
Next week I shall report on my travels...
Is the Ghazi still on? Can I join?