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A Brief Apology
This is an apology to the users of the mailing list for the flame war instigated last week by this faction's Times press. Knowing the personalities and feelings involved in this matter, such an eruption was one inevitable result of that post, but the belief behind it was that the event in question suggested a bug was so serious as to demand extraordinary action before it began to damage the positions of players throughout the game. Since all other efforts had met with no meaningful results, the posting was undertaken as a last, desperate, measure, before the practice spread any further. The adverse results of that post are regrettable, and are regretted, but the belief continues that no better option remained. This belief is further supported by the fact that although the report obtained wide distribution prior to the public posting, (an intentional event) no other source on any side made it public knowledge.
As a side note, some warring alliances are reported to have made agreements not to use this bug in their conflicts. This is proper and honorable behavior, and we salute it.
-- Angels in Shadow [en9]
Greetings fellow Olympians! and a special hello to all Drassans.
The following is an official proclamation from TIB Alliance.
The noble Asophe [a407] has been declared an outlaw by TIB for the theft of the roundship "Edmund Fitzgerald" from the Safe Haven Port of Drassa on turn 92. Asophe is hereby banished from TIB Territory. Should Asophe be found in TIB Territory he will captured and removed.
If Asophe wishes to clear his name, and have his banishment lifted, he may do so by returning the ship to it's rightful owner and by paying the owner a fine equaling 100 gold per turn the ship was held. The fine currently stands at 1900 gold.
At this time there is NO BOUNTY on Asophe and TIB Alliance is not asking for, or advocating, his capture or death.
Thank you all for you time, now back to your regularly scheduled pleas for a still and some scotch.
Eric the Seehawk TIB Alliance
-- Lords of Hammerhill [gz2]
Greetings and Salutations to all Olympians,
Are you a newbie and wondering where in the world it is safe to explore, trade, or build? Are you a mercenary wondering where the "hot spots" are? Are you aware of a conflict that hasn't yet been reported?
Then visit the TIB Alliance Travel Advisory Page!! It is just the ticket for all of your information needs.
We accept unverified reports from reputable sources, and verifiable reports from disreputable sources.
-- The Hanover Consortium [pv2]
The Hanover Consortium would like to invite everyone to visit our homepage at HTTP://members.aol.com/phen376022/index.htm
You'll find information for new and old players alike, quest info, chronicles, bad poetry, and links to all known Olympia related websites.
-- The Hanover Consortium [pv2]
I think its high time you return those brown pants your wearing to Mordekai, You coward Artemis. P.S. Meet you at the Castle if your brave enough with those new troops your commanding. I will even put up my "Golden Horse Rampant Banner" to help you build your lacking fortitude.
-- Godzilla III 
Are there any factions out there interested in taking on some mercenary work? I am looking for a few (well, a lot actually) good men to do some raiding, shipping disruption, undercover work, magical combat, and information gathering. I can afford to pay handsomely, and guarantee excitement, glory, and the chance to make enemies for life! Please contact me through the mystical messaging service if you are interested.
Note: I had several takers, all of whom have by now received their first payment and are embarking on their assigned missions. However, I have unlimited cash, and lots of work, so keep those cards and letters coming!
-- Ming the Merciless 
Just a reminder that the Brotherhood of the Red God is harrassing the Lord's shipping and naval troop movements in the Camaris Straits. All neutral ships in the waters between Camaris and Provinia east of the 50 longtitude line running through Harn should contact us so you are not caught up in this conflict. Any ships in these waters that have not contacted us will be considered hostile till we have determined otherwise.
We currently have Brothers in the Drassa region with little to do. We are currently looking for contracts of any sort (training, recruiting, raiding, patrol duty, etc) in this area or any of the nearby islands. We have ship transport and don;t mind travelling.
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. The Herald of the Brotherhood of the Red God
-- Wodan [d987]
Poetry Contest to be Held in Yellowleaf!
Date: Thunder and rain, month 5, in the year 15 (Note the date, Majestic)
Time: around 2ish
1st place: 1,000 gold 2nd place: 1 Winged Horse 3rd place: 100 drums
Topic: Requiem for a Hero: The Sad End of Sir Codric
(You can still be alive and have come to a sad end.)
Sharpen your pens, iron your parchment, and be there!
Greetings Lord Artemis, Coward Supreme. What a stroke of genius explaining to us all how you only ran from battle because "your horse was overloaded with too much gold". I am most certain all the battle hardened Olypians once reading your real reason for fleeing the front lines will understand you are not a Coward but a Hero, "with lots of gold". P.S. I only neglect the signing of my post to help make your game more exciting.
Hmmm, the time flies. Soon, you'll all be begging me for a taste... You know that the only reason that you tried to get rid of me was to steal my peat.
Yes, we are back in business once again.
I want to be a tear born on your eye live on your cheek die on your lips
Curses! Lost in Hades. That old Transcend Death works, but not as well as Surviving a Fatal Wound. Now I'm lost in Hades, with only that graveyard to mark my location. Why, I'll be trapped here for a whole day!
-You Know Who I Am
(And I'll be baaack!)
The Dwarven drinking song ! ------------------------------
Far within the mountains warm Far away from surface cold Deep we dwell, and long we mourn The Dwarven drinking song! Lost are they that seek the sun Lost and never to return Below the day is ever done The Dwarven drinking song!
Woe be he that broods to think Woe the stain of pen and ink Glory shines from the saline drink The Dwarven drinking song!
But from our dens we must depart But fear no mortal as we tread Our kind have been here from the start The dwarven drinking song!
The supper closes with our fist And brothers I will tell you this Though life and roads are long And wrought with dangers, this and that There are none as proud and strong The Dwarven Drinking Song!!!
!!! I'm alive !!!
I would rather see Maltar blasted then Foul roasted
Good idea about that poetry contest. You only write poetry about people who're already dead.
long time....long time!
Ohh, for a still. then I could get 2 dollar!
Bruce Bashing Competitions will commence at 2 sharp!
All those interested in participating must teleport 1000 gold entry fee to Sir Codric...
Pig Foul will make a nice roast !!!
It is I. The mysterious traveller. Once again I have returned from my travels across a parallel realm called "Real Life".
Once again I have visited the Lords and studied them in their natural environment. I know these guys are loud and pushy with their opinions in Olympia(wouldn't you if you as a newbie was bashed about by a super allinace...but now have returned to extact revenge on the terrible deeds given unto them by the hands of Oleg!)
Anyway, away from politics. We talked, we Sang songs and we drank lots of very nice beer. Appearently the Lords have been host to other visitors. Even from groups that would not normally be aligned with them in global politics. But Sir Codric kept this information private and would not tell who else enjoyed their friendlness.
Basically, my visit to their land was filled with warm, kind and now very good friends. We will remain good friends and I look forward to fighting both with and against them in times to come(especially that majestic!! Ohh...I look forward to killing a few nobles of his, but maybe we can come to an agreement...How about a promise of a "favour" for a sheep (slightly used) and two wood?)
To my hosts, I thank you for everything. To the Lady...get that beard shaved off!! To the Lady killer, How many girlfriends this week? To the discworld fan, do you need some luvin' from the "healing hand"? To the poofter, No more bruces! To Bruce, you are fined 10K gold! To the animal breeder, good luck with the chase! To the red headed, hot head...how about 2$?. To the army expert...when you are shot it means YOU ARE DEAD!! To the alcholics next time I will bring a still.
And to the rest(to numerous to mention) my thanks to you my good friends.
Now may the games continue!
The Mysterious Traveller.
Westcoast till I die!
Now I want you to all understand that if I attack you, it's only for the gold, so you shouldn't come and kick my butt, because I'm an innocent apolitical mercenary.