+----------------------------------------------------------------------+ | The Olympia Times issue g2-142 | | November 2, 1999 | | | | turn 142 283 players http://www.pbm.com/ | +----------------------------------------------------------------------+
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Announcing the First Great Olympian Race!
Begin at one of the six starting cities on turn 150 and be the first noble to visit the other five and return to your starting point to win.
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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!
Greyfell - Hazard Barriers and large stacks have been observed in the area. Move with caution, and stay well clear of Luxor [m44] in [ca52] and Domin [g06] in [cd53].
Harn - Hazard The Tanstagi are now at war with the Lords of the Crown, also the Southmarche seem to have become dragged into this. It is likely others might be inadvertently dragged into this as well.
Western Camaris - Ultimate Hazard! Crimson Dragons are at war, and have promised to slay all trespassers.
-- The Enlightened [ny7]
A new Confederation has been born.
In an amicable split with our brethren on Provinia, the TIB colonies on Cipheria, Ormos, and Tollus have peacefully seceded from the TIB Alliance to form The Confederation. We thank the TIBs for their understanding, and wish them all the best.
As you may expect, considering our roots, we are an alliance dedicated to peace, and free trade. The only land we claim is the land we currently hold, which is all former TIB land on the continents of Cipheria, Ormos, and Tollus. We have no intention of expanding our borders.
We will honor all current TIB treaties with our neighbors except Mutual Defense Pacts. We will contact all of our neighbors in regards to new negotiations on this front.
Osmium Steele Lord Deorward Speaker for The Confederation
-- The Hanover Consortium [pv2]
Would the TIBS Foreign Minister please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
-- Trinity [qx2]
A pass is required for anyone wishing to leave the city of Port Aurnos by land or collect resources in the nearby provences. No reasonable request will be denied. Submit your request to my attention via diplomatic email. Nobles observed in violation of this policy will be treated as hostile.
-- Samson 
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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 
THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE RULER
Let The Race Begin!
Well, wish me luck.
HE WILL BRING PEACE TO PROVENIA
HE IS COMING
ALL FACTIONS WILL GIVE HIM THE CROWN
HE WILL BRING PEACE TO OLYMPIA (eventually)
I just love Dwarfs! But they always get stuck in your teeth when you eat them. Detritus, The Troll [x999]