+----------------------------------------------------------------------+ | The Olympia Times issue g2-87 | | October 13, 1998 | | | | turn 87 361 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 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]
Khazhad-dum doth run from the province bordering the sea at dj35 north to dd35, east to dd39, an then south to the sea. The policies I doth proclaim be simple an easy on the mind. Ask first, whether to visit, trade or gather resources. An ye not, thou art a trespasser an shall be dealt with as means serve. Send ye a courier to email@example.com
-- 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.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]
Greetings from the Jackal Alliance!
The Jackal Alliance resides north-east of Port Aurnos between the noble Bandit Lords to our south and trustworthy TIBS to our north.
Rumor of war and controversy has been heard from both the Bandit Lords and TIBS. Jackal territory continues to enjoy peace having good relations with all of our neighbors. Anyone travelling through this region is encouraged to contact us information.
All nobles are welcome to travel freely throughout Jackal territory. Jackal claims rights to all resources and markets within our territory. We are happy to talk with anyone interested in settling in the region. We are always looking for new members or to lease access to unused resources.
-- Lomar 
It is hard to be a common man in these harsh times. It is even harder to be a Leader of a group, maybe the hardest for the leader of an alliance.Yet all these task fall into void compared to the task ahead of me now. Besides man, leader and husband I have also taken on the duty of fatherhood.
Though none of you knew, Mylady Eowyn gave birth to the youngest Lord of the Crown several years ago. This great news was kept from the world's preying eyes to protect the little boy. Now it is time for the world to meet Ashley, son of Codric and Eowyn.
This is once more an occasion for celebration, moments like these are also best used to meditate in all serenity. It is also in these days I have
concluded there is no turning back now. The world is divided, many leaders at war. I doubt peace will ever rule again, or maybe, just maybe there is a little chance left for humanity. But that will probably not happen in my life. Nevertheless it is wish I want to express :
"I wish, one day my son can be accepted as ruler by all. May he lead by example, may he be the friend and servant as well as the leader. May he live in peace, a peace I will fight for to obtain, I will die for to keep."
For the Lords of the Crown, and for my son Ashley,
-- Sir Codric 
In need of more troops or a second flank? How about an armed escort through hostile wilderness or dangerous waters? Then contact "The Brotherhood 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]
Greetings to all Olympians,
The impressive military might of the Bandit Lords is still directed at the Southern Ossicus Alliance (SOA).
As a result of this we in the SOA would respectively request all nobles in and around the port aurnos region to contact us prior to travelling.
Peace and Prosperity to all,
Lord Saggar, Speaker of the House, Southern Ossicus Alliance.
-- Saggar StormChaser 
To all factions in the Port Aurnos area,
I must inform you that the Bandit Lords have closed their borders in the Port Aurnos area. No unapproved nobles shall be allowed in Bandit Territory.
We have NEVER had to close our borders to newbies or anyone else. But certain factions now have taken advantage of our policy. If you check in Times 84, you will see a post from CMOT Dibbler. Apparently his entire 100 line post was made to conceal his real intentions. Last turn, he attacked my garrisons. There were also other attacks on my garrisons made by other nobles, apparently working with CMOT Dibbler.
I assume that this is part of SOA's (Southern Ossicus Alliance) strategy in their war against us. Unfortunately it is now impossible for us to know which peaceful factions are peaceful, and which "peaceful" factions are readying to attack us. The enemy has ruined it for the rest of you.
Therefore, until we can rectify the situation, we are forced to close our borders to everyone. This means that NO NOBLES are allowed into Bandit territory. Any noble seen in Bandit territory, without prior written permission from Lord Snakeman, may be attacked on the spot.
Our territory includes the provinces in the line of cz13 to dc10 to dj15 and all provinces to the east of this line (up to the 32 column). If you are in doubt, please contact me for clarification.
The safe haven, dc10, is available for your use. We have also decided to allow resource gathering in db11, dc11 and dd11. No combat stacks are permitted.
Hopefully this situation can be cleared up soon. Then we will revert back to our old, open border policy.
-- Snakeman 
HEAR YE! HEAR YE! THE FOLLOWING LAWS OF SOUTHMARCHE WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED!
The county of Southmarche extends south from row DF to the sea, from columns 40 through 49, inclusive. Within these boundaries we proclaim the following laws:
No attacks without our express permission, IN ADVANCE. To do so will cause a maximum retaliation. All nobles in our lands should show us the courtesy of announcing their presence and declaring their intentions. --Those who do not, will be assumed to be up to nefarious purposes. Any resource collection or recruiting should be communicated to us immediately. Any construction should be cleared with us first. Any exploitation of trade routes from within our cities: Zothique, Raven Wood, Land's End and Sweetwood can only be done with our permission and the inclusion of a suitable tax, or in partnership with us. Anyone traveling with more than 20 troops in our lands may only do so with our express consent. Anyone currently in possession of more than this must immediately express their intent, or be assumed to be hostile army. Opium production and distribution are punishable by death.
We wish you all peace and prosperity and welcome anyone who can live within our Laws. As our cousin is the Bishop of Harn for the Church of Egraal, all members of the Church will be especially welcomed. All enemies of the Church should seek residence elsewhere.
Vyassa, Earl of Southmarche, Lord of the Vault
-- Vyassa [k161]
Mammals have hair. Whales are mammals. SHAVE the whales.
-- Tiger IIth [s634]
The Lords of the Crown site has been updated!
Check it out: http://users.skynet.be/LotC/
Jump ship TIB!
The "protectors of newbies" in Yellowleaf should not recommend new factions to join their side or face destruction. This is decidely un-friendly and, really, betrays your true motives.
It's calm, very calm.
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Spells known: 55/79 2nd
For the individual who calls himself the PGA, do you realize that many of us would like you to shut the hell up? Or I'm going to stuff that Orc dingis driver in your southern hemisphere!
Are you a new LotC recruit? Are you hanging out in Lotc territory? Have you joined LotC or Olympia in the last 12 turns? If you have answered yes to any of the above you may have already signed your own death warrant. Olympia unwritten rule #7a is "Pick your friends very carefully as you are also taking on all their enemies." My advice to you is to rethink your actions very very carefully if you want a future in Olympia. -THIS HAS BEEN A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT-
Hey! Enough Already! Why is everybody picking on the LotC? They only kill newbis when it suits them. They only rape and pillage when Lady Eowyn is out of town and they only eat your brains if your aura is 15 or higer. So chill out and cut these guys some slack.
Who are these bandit lords? they mailed me to stay out of their lands. I could understand if I had some soldiers or troops...but all I have is a couple of lone nobles(and running out of cash fast...)
Whats the story? 'N Trested traveler.
To: The Lord of the Lords
Noble sir, if my missaf did thee a service, you are welcome. Mine aim was to avert predatory birds from seeking a PLATOnic relationship [as had been rumored in Olden Times] with thee.
To: The Literary Critic in the Rumor section
You stepped willingly into the snare I did set, and accorded yourself quite fairly.
For you see, there is no Fafner nor Fafnor [not even a Fafnar] in league with me [one or seven]. The only Fritz I cleave to protects my noggin. It is currently strapped securely into place. You may find it very interesting to investigate this line of Reasoning further. Or you may find it grotesque.
-The Grey Mauser
For those who may have forgotten, a state of war exists between the SOA and the Bandit Lords. The Bandit Lords have rejected the latest peace offers.