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   | The Olympia Times                                        issue g2-84 |
   | September 22, 1998                                                   |
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   | turn 84  366 players                             http://www.pbm.com/ |

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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]

Today's question of the day comes from an "R.J." of Deep Woods, Tollus, who writes "I have a problem getting distance when hitting a long iron out of a cursed pit. Too often I end up overswinging, and when I don't top the ball I end up pulling it to the left. Then I usually find myself in a a swamp or even a bog? Can you help me?" We put this question to Corey Pavin, who, despite all appearances is still a touring pro, and he had the following response: "When I won the 1995 US Open at Shinnecock--" [Here we cut him off. We had told Corey that we had had enough of hearing about that US Open, and unless he won something else soon we were just going to take that title away from him. We posed the question to Tom Lehman:] "When Corey Pavin won the 1995 US Open at Shinnecock, I was faced with a long iron shot on the 452-yard 12th, a par four. I had hit an okay drive, but Greg Norman summoned a wind storm during my backswing that caused the ball to duck-hook into the cursed pit 220 yards off the tee. I knew I had to stop the ball quickly, as I didn't have much green to work with, but it also had to be almost all carry, as there was significant desert fronting the green. To make matters worse, I had used my four iron to beat back a host of maddened orcs a few holes back, so I was faced with using either my three or five irons. "To make the story short, I used the three, played the ball somewhat back in my stance, held the club lightly, made a full shoulder turn with a still lower body, got full extension and a full follow through. Needless to say for those who remember that hole, I got a little lucky and holed out. "I did find out, however, as I left the green, that I no longer knew 6212, Survive Fatal Shot. Golf is like that sometimes. Hope that helps." Do you have a golf question? Write to us here at the Times, and remember, for help with your game consult your local PGA teaching pro.

-- The PGA [mh8]

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]

The Gathering of the Clans, a newbie faction in Greyfell, seeks general knowledge of the Greyfell area. Also seeking alliances, or better yet, a sugar daddy. *grin*

-- The Gathering of Clans [zj5]

In need of more troops or a second flank? How about an armed escort through hostile wilderness or dangerous waters? Then contact "The Bortherhood of the Red God" (The BoRG), and for a modest fee we can send an escort by caravan on land or via ship in dangerous waters. In general we are swords for hire and for the right price, will attack almost any target. Please visit our web site at www.geocities.com/TimesSquare/1843/borg.html or contact us at asgardian@bigfoot.com

May the Red God smile upon you

-- Wodan [d987]

I'm going to live forever or die trying!

-- Tiger IIth [s634]

To the fine folks who whacked Cool Hand Luke:

A job well done! This guy was a waste of skin, and you have done us all a big favor by putting him to sleep. Perhaps his messy death will serve as a deterrent to other newbie-killers.

Best regards,

-- Travis Bickle [t594]

Greetings Oylmpians.

In the interest of Commerce and Entertainment. I, CMOT Dibbler, would like to announce the set up of a new Association....

"The Elite Fighters Association Of Olympia"

This is an arena for the great fighters of the world to display their skills and earn their reputations as one of the greatest fighters of all olympia.(As well as earning a little cash!)

This association is not political and will in no way interfere with local governments. This is entirely entertainment and fun for all the family to watch.

An official representative will be placed in each of the safe havens. Nobles will be encouraged to sign up for any of the different categories. An entry fee will be used to cover costs of holding the event. Prize money will be awarded to the winner of each event. Betting on the outcome of the combat will also be accepted. Bets are accepted in any of the safe havens for any fight which are schedules for the next turn.

All the super alliance bring forward you heros and let them represent your alliance in the ring against your enemies hero. Disputes between factions may be settled in the ring supervised by the official at hand...

The following are the categories which are initially offered. (These may change depending on the will of the people)

1. One on One

Lone heroic Nobles engage in the most dangerous of all encounters. Only a nobles skill will be of any use in this fight to the death engagement. (Magic weapons are permitted)

2. Lone Noble Stack Event

Individual Nobles are permitted to have troops to aid his attempt to destroy his opponent. These troops permitted may be of any kind once the cost of maintenance falls into one of these categories. a) 15Gold Maintenance b) 30Gold Maintenance c) 50Gold Maintenance

3. Team event

Similar to the lone noble event, but this time nobles are paired. Again troops are permitted, but they must fall into one of the following categories. a) 15Gold Maintenance b) 30Gold Maintenance c) 50Gold Maintenance

4. Battle Royale

The mother of all battles... Several nobles may enter this arena with a simple rule. Last man standing wins.(No troops are permitted)

5. Beastmaster Battle

In this event beastmasters from all around olympia may enter the arena to fight to the death with his trained beasts. A truly spectacular sight!

6. Power of the Mages.

The most fierce and deadly battle to be seen on this world. Mages enter the ring and battle each other using only his skill and knowledge in the arcane arts to vanquish his foe.

Officials will maintain strict rules for engagement. Any noble found cheating or breaking the rules will forfeit the fight (and his life!). Rules of engagement:-

1. Combat nobles will stack under the official on a specific day. 2. Combat nobles(and troops) will be brought to the arena(outside safe haven) 3. The Official will have defends for all combat nobles. So any attempt by any party to attack or interfere with proceedings will be dealt with. 4. On a specific day(which will be know by the nobles) the official will set to neutral his attributes for the nobles... 5. The nobles are now free to do as they wish to fight. 6. Combat will remain in the location selected until with the end of the month or until the first noble is defeated. 7. The officials decision is final.

All queries may be directed to CMOT Dibbler.

Let the battles commence!

CMOT Dibbler, TEFAoO.

-- C.M.O.T Dibbler [7431]


Me have made grave mistake. Have been in these lands only a short time and in ignorance have said wrong things. It is clear now that tyrant's are not LotC and me apologize for calling them Stalinist. Me misjudged their e-mail completely and wish everyone to know what great guys they are.

Somebody can explain me who is Yvengi? Curious noble

I hope that the Vulture/C.H.Luke's death was as violent and stupid as his life. If only I could have been there. But all's well that ends well, right? Yeah! - the Lowlander

Given that the IC-PLATO-Harn alliance has recruited newbies to attack LotC, and that the same alliance have launched seaborn attacks against newbies, the areas around Yellowleaf and Orianna are to be considered a war zone. Newbies should contact LotC for safe passage or stay in the safe haven.

The Vulture is gnawing on his own bone

>Me have been in these lands only a short time and already it is clear >who the tyrant's are. Had me not received a e-mail from them it in a >Stalinist style I may never know they already are telling me how to >act. Thank you for showing your true colors LotC! I now know who to >avoid.

Me learned to avoid them when me smelt their breath.

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Spells known: 52/79 2nd

Yvengi is a louse! - Freddy the Wonder Mule

" LotC? does that stand for Lame Overbearing Tyrannical Communists? or maybe Likes Overjoyous Teenaged Crossdresser's? My money rides on the latter! "

A rumor here a Rumor there is there truth anywhere?

Huuu? Who Me?

Alas, the lack of the word "accept" and I have seemingly met a premature demise. But I am everywhere. Now let it be known that all land owners are liars, thieves and tyrants. Do not trust them. Pillage their lands. Attack their garrisons. Sell opium in their cities. Reduce their income. Kill their armies. Strike a blow for freedom. They cannot continue to exist without your aid. ATTACK THE TIME IS AT HAND -The Vulture

Codricker, The forces of the biggest alliances in Olympia are gathering at your borders, prepare to die. Even Eagle realises it will be futile to interfere with the coming slaughter of your petty little group.

We need a base to train and regroup. I suggest we build a castle at in the far west of the area that was claimed by the now disbanded Bobantine Empire and near the border of the Bandit Lords. I will have men landing near there this month. They will build a mine and inn to provide us with gold and weapons and start quarrying stone. We will set up base at dh36. Current members of the borg are:

The Red Archers (me) Undying Eye (Borag Calforth) Col Thorenson & friends (Lord Aekinskalds men) The Asgardian Council (Woden) The Horselords

Mordekai Commander' Red Archers


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