+----------------------------------------------------------------------+ | The Olympia Times firstname.lastname@example.org | | August 28, 1992 v5n5 | | | | Turn 36 104 Players | +----------------------------------------------------------------------+
Turn 37 orders due: Friday, September 4, 1992
Orders are due 6:00pm EDT, 22:00 GMT.
Questions, comments, bug reports, to play: email@example.com
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Dear Residents of Olympia.
Unfortunately due to the financial pressures associated with guardianship if Caburh, the opening of the newly refurbished guild tower  will not take place until the 20th day of Harvest, and will be incorporated with the annual Harvest Festival. Delf the Trader apologises for any inconvinces this may cause, and hopes to see you all at the opening.
- Delf the Trader  - Guardian of Caburh - firstname.lastname@example.org
Greetings to all: I would like to formally apologize to Delf the Trader. I have found him to be a man of honor and courtesy. It is a shame others do not follow his example. Death to tyrants, Sarogin Bellewood 
Southland Police Report =======================
This report now covers the happenings in Chardia, Camaris and Habyn. If you have any questions, additions etc., please contact John Smith.
No fighting occured in these areas last month.
This report is a reqular feature in the Times, and always ends with the most up to date wanted list.
WANTED ====== Nobody. Peace reigns in the Southlands
The Town Councils of the Southlands
The Chardia Shipwrights Academy now is capable of building small boats, clippers, schooners and galleys. If you are interested please contact Dave Smith.
The Academy is also willing to build roads, houses, temples, mines, towers and fortify structures. Please contact Peter Smith.
The following two gentelmen can be reached directly via email@example.com
* * * The Dragaeran Trading Company Collects Another 25 Gold For * * *
The Olympia turn checker!
So round, so firm, so fully packed!
This marvel of the midevil age reads in turn commands, checks syntax, and prints out an english version of the commands for easy checking. No longer will you buy 5 of 6 instead of 6 of 5. It also does reasonability checks (ie. you can't buy Osswid, and you can't terrorize a rug).
Binaries for Next, Vax, Sparc, Decstation and Sun3 machines running UNIX are available from shrimp.cs.washington.edu in pub/olympia. Source code is NOT available, so don't ask.
Comments/questions/bug reports to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: For bug reports, please include the line that triggered the bug, and the output the checker gave.
Roving Reporter's Column ========================
General Ramblings from the Road ===============================
Peace seems to rule the lands. Occaisonal highwaymen roam the provinces hijacking and ransoming passersby, but nothing too drastic. The orcs and savages have mainly disappeared after a couple of major attacks. The Trolls are being systematically butchered as fast as they appear. The evil villians of the past appear to have died or have reformed. Occaisonal outbreaks of the plague threaten to spread and become an even greater threat, but its full results may not yet have been seen.
Are the Gods resting on their laurels, or are there greater challenges still waiting in outer regions, about to leap forth to kill, maim, pillage and do all the other exciting things that fewer players seem willing to try ?
A reward is offerred, 1000 gold to the first individual who can prove a sighting of a Dragon, a Medusa or a true Sea Monster !
Brothers and Sisters !
I call upon you all to rise up and rebel against the chains that drag you down. Challange and smash the tyrants who rule with their armies and their gold.
The oltimers, Prenola, Derek Holyblast, Rocko, D'Arc Shadowborn and similiar others from the old days who staked their claim on this land first should NOT be allowed to ride rough shod over the later arrivals.
Does their first born startings mean they are better than we ?? NO !! Tear them down from their pedastals and distribute their wealth and their power amongst all humanity that ALL can share in the benefits.
Destroy their empires ! Burn down their factions and followers so that ALL are equal ! Find them wherever they hide and crush them all !! Let the conspiracy of the "5" be destroyed ! Once and for all !
EQUALITY FOR THE PEOPLE !! (from the quill pen of Quastar for the Olympia Liberation Organization)
'Where'd that damn tent pole come from?'
I guess this is one good reason not to read 'The Olympia Times' while pacing ones tent. Another reason may be that there is nothing interesting to read!
Well, maybe thats not quite true, I mean there is an interesting article calling for a bounty on our Great Snitch, Oleg the Loudmouth. An interesting thing, really, when you then notice that Our Man Oleg is attempting to spread information others would prefer to keep secret!
Personally, I feel that Oleg is doing a great job! Especially considering the fact that he isn't getting paid to do it!
A new soapie,
Featuring: Jade, Jack, Judy, Jim, Julia, Justin, Julie, Jason and Bob.
Episode 1. (Pilot, part I)
Jade, an Eastern girl with a passion for men on fast horses, has just discovered that Jim, a man with a fast horse, has been unfaithful to her (and his horse). Overcome with anger she sends a messenger boy to Julie, a close friend, with a note informing her of her intentions to do something drastic. Meanwhile, back in another town, Jason discovers a letter to his late parents (YOU try and be punctual using a sundial!) from an unknown establishment informing them that their request to adopt a child has been approved, with a footnote scheduling a meeting. The letters postmark being suspiciously close to his twin brother's birthday makes him believe that he finally has the information needed to exclude his brother from the estate. Somewhere, not far away, another flayed corpse rots slowly in a gutter.
Stay tuned next month for another exciting episode!
After reading about the various failings of the "Dragaeran Turn thingie", has anyone actually bought(?) one, and felt satisfied? And does it come with binaries for an HP-9000/370? Another curious soul.
Oleg's Interesting Player List ==============================
Tony Wayland  captured Le Corniaud  in Cnossa, taking 490 stone and 1500 gold. Le Corniaud is now owned by player .