+----------------------------------------------------------------------+ | The Olympia Times issue g2-138 | | October 5, 1999 | | | | turn 138 285 players http://www.pbm.com/ | +----------------------------------------------------------------------+
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Announcing the First Great Olympian Race!
Beginning at one of the six starting cities on turn 150, be the first noble to visit the other five and return to your starting point to win 50,000 gold. Second place takes home 25,000 and third takes 10,000. Other prizes to be determined.
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-- Banquo's Ghost [ah7]
Travellers Warning! Eastern Provinia & Western Camaris
Rimmon & Yellowleaf and entire surrounding area - High Hazard Good chance to be caught up in this - better stay away! Although no new hostilities have been reported for some turns now.
Greyfell - Mild Hazard The war is coming to an end. As long as you stay out of Luxor [m44] in [ca52] you should be safe.
Western Camaris - Ultimate Hazard! Crimson Dragons are at war, and have promised to slay all trespassers.
-- The Enlightened [ny7]
Looking for adventure, excitment and the challage of a lifetime? Do you wish to test the very limits of you potential? Be all you can be.....and more. The BoRG are currently hiring Nobles from all parts of Olympia, from all walks of life. No experience nesseccary, we're just looking for a few good (and ruthless) folks to add to our growing and very successful team. Any and all interested applicantsshould forward there resume to the Hearld at : firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit our web site at http://www.geocities.com/TimesSquare/1843/borg.html or contact us at email@example.com
May the Red God smile upon you. Herald of the Brotherhood of the Red God
-- Wodan [d987]
***** To All Factions: The continent of Camaris is an active war zone. Any noble there is liable to attack without warning.
In particular, any noble not present at the express invitation of the Foriegn Minister of the Crimson Dragons is considered by the Crimson Dragons to be a hostile noble, and will be attacked without warning. Express invitation means that he will say, "Come to this place and do this thing now." All offers to join the Crimson Dragons or to attack our supposed enemies are rejected unless specifically approved by our Foriegn Minister. If he doesn't say Yes, then he probably means No.
It is not our desire to attack neutral or "newbie" factions, we consider that a waste of valuable noble-days, but we are at war (which we also consider a waste of vaulable noble-days), despite our desires to the contrary, and as such we will fanatically defend the integrity of our claimed lands. We regard any entry to Camaris by any means as an invasion.
Uninvited guests will be regretfully hunted down and killed.
Don't come, we don't want you.
I hope the preceding is clear and to the point, and I regret the need to post this so often. *****
Speaking for the Crimson Dragon Ministry of Internal Security,
-- Cudgel 
And now, Speaking For Myself,
There was this Press in the Times
"The Truth is out! NOE as we have always thought is simply a LOC front! And the LOC is a front for the Crimson Dragons, I mean AOO G2 take over effort."
And more followed.
Let me begin by saying that Press is always more respectable than Rumor, because it is a bit riskier, and I'm pleased to see a forthright accuser. However, there is a certain misconception at work here. As a member of an alliance that was soundly thrashed by the AOO, and as a current member of the Crimson Dragons, let me offer an experienced view.
NOE is at war with the RM, for various reasons. That means that they can ask anyone else who is at war with the RM for help with a high chance of a positive response. I have never exchanged the least message with the NOE (to my recollection), but I am well disposed to aid them, since they are attacking an entity which threatened my alliance for selling weapons to the Lords of the Crown. Defense of free trade and all that, plus we are inclined to take threats seriously, and the RM certainly was threatening us. I believe you need go no further than the back issues of the Times to confirm this. I am well informed that NOE is their own master, and none other may claim such.
Now as to the Lords being a front of Crimson Dragon, nonsense. The Lords are a fine ally, but we pull no strings there, indeed, our wishes come after thier interests, whether we like it or not. Being sensible folk, we generally like it, and tell them when we don't. In those cases they politely ignore us.
Now as to being an AOO of G2, you offer us too much praise. There were players of many stripes in the AOO, and some I found better than others, but there is no comparison between what they accomplished and what we have done in Camaris. After 10 Olympian years had passed in the first incarnation of Olympia, everything that was done was done because the AOO choose not to stop it, although this was not obvious at the time. We, on the other hand, do not even control all of the continent we started on after more than 17 Olympian years. All we and the AOO can truely be said to share is a common foe, something which has caused me to mellow somewhat towards my former enemies in the AOO.
In short, you do us too much honor, and other, more capable, players far too little when you claim we are the puppetmasters, and call us the AOO of this world. We are merely fortunate in our allotment of both allies and enemies.
For my faction, I am,
-- Cudgel 
A new contest in Povinia!!! Whoever can collect the most Lords of the Crown or their bodies and bring them to Greyfell by turn 150. Frist Prize - The awe of all nations and 5000 gold Second Prize - a breeding pair of Winged Horses Third Prize - 5 drums So get out and collect those Lords!!!
The only good Lords are dead Lords
BORG wimps out again. Perhaps a name change is in order? How about Boys Overpaid Running from Girleymen?
Im sorrry Bob no. Light is not the correct answer. The correct answer was REALM OF LIGHT.
The cries of the chicken hearted borg as they flee yet again. The laughter of the little children as they watch the borg retreat Some things never change As the borg board the ships with the yellow sails Its jerimiah the charlot leading the way. The yellow sails of his ship against the red setting sun. Oh my what a breath taking view.