+----------------------------------------------------------------------+ | The Olympia Times email@example.com | | March 18, 1992 v2n7 | | | | Turn 14 Circulation 58 "The universe is expanding!" | +----------------------------------------------------------------------+ Orders due: Tuesday, March 24, 1992
Questions, comments, bug reports, to play: firstname.lastname@example.org
I have unfortunately been lax about crediting gold for Times submissions. This is because it is a lot of work to fish out who the player submitting the article is, based on the return email address. So, in the future please put the entity number you would like the 25 gp. credited to on the Subject: line.
Thanks for the many names submitted in the "Help Name Olympia" contest. I have used almost all of the region names which were sent in. The Olympia map is considerably larger now. Expanding the world was listed by several players in the survey as being important. I thought the Olympia map was pretty big before...but it's huge now.
Entities may now stack with any river or road exit. A facility for extracting tariffs from those passing such links will be added soon. At the moment, a unit stacked beneath an exit will prevent hostile or unfriendly units from traversing that link.
Experimental Olympian calendar:
Season Month Days Name ------ ----- ---- ----
Spring 1 30 Fierce winds Spring 2 32 Snowmelt Summer 3 35 Summer 4 35 Sunsear Fall 5 35 Thunder and rain Fall 6 32 Winter 7 30 Winter 8 28 Dark night
Anonymity is a dangerous thing ==============================
Our roving reporter now notes the way everyone has disappeared into faceless obscurity. Who works for who, who is allied to what, who is scheming with whom ? Is this the collapse of civilization as we know it ? In a recent interview at an undisclosed location with an undisclosed person, the Thieves Guildmaster stated that everything was under control. "We are sure that all our staff have good enough observation to be able to overcome this difficulty, and anyone needing such observation skills should come and talk to me. For a small fee, I'm sure we can arrange suitable reports..."
After being approached by several beggars and other mendicants, the strain of talking to people he could no longer recognise become too much for our intrepid sleuth and he was forced to flee into hiding. Indeed the gods are great to be able to grant such freedom to their people !!
The guild..., hmm. They could have their uses. 500 Gold to join though! A bit steep. And then they charge 50% extra for teaching??? Better stop training the others. Make them earn their keep for once. Seems like everyone is taking money from me. I suppose that's what happens when people find out that under that hard shell there's just a big softie waiting to be suckered. Well no more, the cupboards are empty and there's precious little the likes of me can do to earn money. Well not legally anyway.....
So the boss has run out of money eh? Wants me to scrub latrines clean to earn some cash does he? I'll show him. I'll show them all. He thinks I'm just some lackey to serve his every need. Well now the time to make the break. Me, a titled noble, working for a commoner. It's belittling. I'm probably the mightiest warrior within miles and I'm nothing in his eyes. Enough is enough. It was bad enough doing what he told me then, but now he can't even pay me. That swine. I'll murder him, take what little gear he has and leave before that idiot sherrif returns with his gang of murdering scum.
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Vote for Tench Keeler as Beastmaster Guildmaster!
Soon, sines where posted all over Drassa. Signes with won small misteak...
"Vote for Gorbachev -- Guildmaster of Trators"
Tiredly He looked up from his tome. Surely another moon had not passed already? Oh well, His little stunt with the changling spell had already netted Him a large profit. The S.. the group of Labourers was at this very moment working on a ship for the Sherrif. Little did that fool know how his ship would turn out.
At long last Okelos was back in Drassa too. Regrouping and gathering some more men to him. Good, first He would rest them, and then, then He had other plans, plans that a large group of heavily armed, agressive sword swingers would be most suited for...
Still, there could be too many good things happening at once, sooner or later Murphy would catch up with him. Whats more that phantom riddler hadn't appeared for over a month, what ill could that bode?
Putting such distracting thoughts aside He trudged back to his room in the magicians tower, to return to his studies of the Amulet.
Milord E.- The gruesome Gorgon was no longer in my path, and I was able to continue along the route that you suggested. I saw the great school here and was much impressed by the marshal training available. I will continue on pursuiant to your wishes. I hope to see you again soon in D. It has been many months since I've seen my brother EE. I know he forwards reports to you as I do. How is he doing? In your next instruction set would you please let him know that I asked after him. As ever your servant, ES
King mollycoddle and his faithful follower Sir Dancealot once again didn't have much to do. They were poking in their noses and thought of some way to go down in history. Why don't we go and rescue a princess or go defeat a dragon, was one of the ideas Sir Dancealot uttered. King mollycoddle answered:"Ze laft time ve tried to defweat a dwagon I got hif size 25 boot in my mouf, ferefore no princef wanfs to be refcued by me anymore." Suddenly the absent-minded Sir Dancealot shouted out:"I found one!" King molly- coddle replied:"What have you found, my faithful follower, an epic tafk wich lief ahead of uf?" Sir Dancealot, somewhat confused answered:"No, I found one of the marbles I stuck up my nose last month." "Oh, if fat fo.", the king answered somewhat dissappointed. "Well at leaft ve can enjoy ourfelvef wif thefeuntil we find fomefing better to do." And they lived happily ever after...
I'm sorry I missed the last edition, but here's my answer to last times question:
What has a mouth, but never eats? A cave!!
Now dig this: What has a tongue, but never talks?
Answer again in the next edition of the OLYMPIA TIMES!!
Comrades... May I have your attention please...
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