+----------------------------------------------------------------------+ | The Olympia Times issue g2-85 | | September 29, 1998 | | | | turn 85 362 players http://www.pbm.com/ | +----------------------------------------------------------------------+
Questions, comments, to play: email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org The House be now an authorized agent for the BoRG Set yere scrying device to: http://members.tripod.com/~aekinskald/goods.html for a full price list an details.
-- House of Aekinskald [hj8]
Just a reminder that The Gloved Hadn still offers the best and cheapest weapons and troops in the Greater Drassa Region. Contact email@example.com for details, or stop by TIB City in [cg24] and check out the marketplace.
-- The Gloved Hand [kc6]
Since turn 1 peace has reigned in and around Greyfell and the area has been a true safe haven for newbies and older factions alike. That peace was broken last turn when combat between two factions occured for the first time ever in this region. I have strived to allow free passage and free exploitation of resources throughout my lands and maintain peaceful coexistance with the major alliances which ajoin my lands. The offending party will be dealt with harshly and swiftly and all peoples can be assured that travel will once again be safe. I regret that this unfortunate incident occured and ask that the faction which was attacked please contact me so that I may offer any assistance that may be needed.
Yours in peace, Drakyn
-- Sons of Loc [nz5]
The Hanover Consortium is pleased to announce the grand opening of their website at http://members.aol.com/phen376022/index.htm Come have a look, and your comments are welcome. You'll find a short story of how our faction was formed, a tips page, and links to other OLYII related sites. We hope to see you there!! Punch and snacks will be provided while they last.
Yours truly, Osmium Steele
-- The Hanover Consortium [pv2]
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]
Armada Coronae : Headwinds are strong Ships rock and roll Only men move ahead And cannot be stopped.
-- Captain Valkur 
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
May the Red God smile upon you
-- Wodan [d987]
Rumours of my death while perfectly true have been greatly exaggerated.
My honourable foe Sir Codric and the Lords of the Crown have seen fit to call on the Will of Egraal and summon my fading spirit back to the lands of Olympia. My thanks to them and to the Church of Egraal for their part in my return.
It is also good to know somethings have not changed in my absence. Immediately after my resurection my savior left the temple in Toppe in the heart of the Lords lands where the rite was conducted. He was immediately ambushed by a magical assassin who appeared out of nowhere with many armed henchmen and captured my benefactor and caused much chaos and anarchy before dissapearing. Ahh it is good to be home!
While I was 'away' I was visited by a vision of the Red God. He chastised me for taking temporal power in Olympia in my own name. He reminded me that my House has always served as mercenaries and warrior-captains but as followers of the Red One we have shunned the making of Empire in our own name. He told me that my downfall was caused through the hubris of taking over the Bobantine Empire after the demise of Lord Bob and he hoped I had learnt the lesson.
From this day forth I will stay true to the Path of the Red God and only make war in other's names and not for my self.
May the Red God watch over you
-- Jhermai the Scarlet 
A meeting is an event where minutes are kept and hours are lost.
-- Tiger IIth [s634]
Well the armies of Nosral and Bane are outside my castle and this turn looks like the make or break for the Syr-Antin. From inside we can hear the thundering hooves of his Elite Guard and hear the shouts of his ground troops as they muster to the banner. Looking over the parapets, peering through the settling dust of the desert, we see 120 or more Guardsmen reigning in horses, and behind Banes 60 elite archers test their arrows and oil their bow strings. A murmur runs through my men and our TIB allies as we consider out forces. Slowly the last of Banes troops move into position and we are relieved to see all he has aprt from his elites is 60 or so pikemen. We laugh at this folly, surely this man has no military knowledge at all. We have watched him march his troops in the wrong direction and get stuck in one of our traps, a trip which should have taken a few months has taken him a year, and now he arrives to attack with some pitiful pikemen as his only supporting groud troops. Akodo and Lee the Brave evaluate again their defences. With our 400 ground troops, 200 missile troops and 125+ trained beasts, with dragons flying out of sight above the clouds, we shake hands and turn back to our enemy, smiles in place and minds clear for the carnage about to occur. If we lose this day the gods never intended for us to win, and we will meet our makers with open arms. Peace is but a fleeting memory for us now. May our sword arms never tire and our arrows find the many marks before us.
I will report on the battle next turn and wish everyone the best in case I am no more.
Lee The Brave.....Syr-Antin
-- Lee The Brave 
Yvengi is a louse! - Freddy the Wonder Mule
"Newbies should contact LotC for safe passage or stay in the safe haven." (Like hamburgers ought to stay on the grill - right, Codrickie?)
Lee the Brave faces the troops of the evil Lord Bane and soon the stormclouds of war will break and engulf the lands of Greyfell. Is Lord Bane a Muskateer? How do the other Greyfell Lords stand on this? Is the Wing and Talon on the march as well? Is Lord Bane related to Lord Foul? (They both have similar unimaginative names)
Does anyone care?
Boy the Times is boring since the Harnies got stomped.
Where is the big Mouth from the South?
PS Bring back Vulture. The talkative one not the psycho
Funny how the Grand Council got real quite once everyone in it was involved in some war. They seem to like to poke their nose into other people's business but do not want the snoopers in their backyard "police actions"
King's will be King's and peasent will get squashed. That is life.
Maddog and Vulture - it looks like your association with each other has effected your intelligence. A suggestion to you and yours. Stay away. Stay far, far away.
It's quiet out there, too quiet.
Yes, the Lords of the Crown certainly appear to be a misunderstood lot. Quite a lot, really. Here is a fractional listing of who these people are:
1337 1368 1486 1492 1560 1660 1707 1859[o2 +4skill NPs] 1906 1962 1994 1995 2096 2197[o1] 2237[+1+ skill NP] 2260 2327 2420[o2 +1] 2592 2614 2685 2717[+1] 2829 2830 3140[o1] 3187 3252 3259[+1+] 3330 3339 3440 3462 3520 3542 3543 3643 3669[+1] 3746 3762 3768 3890 3910 4010[+1] 4082 4144 4179 4339 4454[+1] 4964 5031[+2+] 5134 5170 5230 5258[o1] 5301[+2+] 5342[o1 +1] 5490 5613 5647 5777 5872[o1 +1] 5898 5975 6009[+1] 6107 6157[o1 +1] 6355 6356[+1+] 6363[+1] 6494 6619 6624 6657 6693[o1] 6801 6895 7031 7089[+1] 7152[+1] 7199 7320 7666[+1+] 7777 7835 7844 7881 8022 8066 8246 8289 8356 8382 8393 86008 8633 8658 8718 8779 8780 8813[+3] 8838 8923 8933 8993 8998 9074 9099 9106 9117 9166 9268 9292 9311 9363 9494 9517 9578 9627[+1] 9703 9738 9991[+1] 9998 9999 a174 a634 b193[+1] b352 b545 b619 b873 b983 c041 c219[o2+1] c828 d177 d380 d499 f171 f173[o1] f313[o1] f642 g250 g265 g305 g315 g558 h002 j136 j271 j421 j515 j834 k191 k214[o2] k275 k773 k991 m201 n173 n423 p092 p417 q866 r078 r584 s021 s524 s898[o2] s952 s987 t093 t328 t512 v012 v626[+1+] v876 v949 w571 x145 x332 x405 x416 x735 x809 x824 z897 z990[+1+]
So if the Eagles are really gathering to take on this "poor little alliance", think again, boys and girls. This is a Behemouth, with interior lines of communications and offshore weapons suppliers. There are over 200NPs accounted for up there, and this is only a partial listing of their _Provinian_ nobles. Attack them, and you're plucked, Eagles.
-The Grey Mauser