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+----------------------------------------------------------------------+ | The Olympia Times email@example.com | | August 28, 1992 v5n6 | | | | Turn 37 104 Players | +----------------------------------------------------------------------+
Turn 38 orders due: Friday, September 11, 1992
Orders are due 6:00pm EDT, 22:00 GMT.
Questions, comments, bug reports, to play: firstname.lastname@example.org
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* * * The Dragaeran Trading Company Is Getting Sick of Advertising * * *
The Olympia turn checker!
It's a Toon Thing!
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 email@example.com.
Note: For bug reports, please include the line that triggered the bug, and the output the checker gave.
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.
One vagrant was arrested, but release immediatly. No other 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Come to Caburh the city by the sea....
Yes folks, that lovely sea-side resort of Caburh is now open to tourists.
Come see the newly refurbished guild tower, stand on the exact spot that Dr Pain stood upon when he made the tactical blunder of marching through Bayarth and against Pesbrand, carve your initials in to the foundations of the new mages guild tower for luck and protection.
And in the evenings, as the orange suns set peaceful along the horizon, you can drift quitely on the cool blue waters of Caburh's bay, or simply drift of to sleep on the bay's golden sands.
In Caburh there is no Plague, in Caburh there are no savages or orcs, only peace, in which you can relax, throw off the burdens of everyday life, let down your hair and enjoy yourself.
Let Delf the Trader's marvellous band of City guards protect you and yours, with no charge, and with no care for their own safety.
Yes, Caburh the place for you when you're feeling blue. The place to come for pleasure and fun.
This advert has been brought to you by the Caburh Promotions Council C/- email@example.com
Featuring: Jade, Jack, Judy, Jim, Julia, Justin, Julie, Jason and Bob.
Episode 1. (Pilot, part II)
Justin, still mourning his parents recent death(s) (plague), has difficulty understanding the seemingly insensitive attitude of his girlfriend. She always seems incredibly distracted, but denies any interest in another man. The messenger boy delivers Jade's letter to Julie's home, where Jack innocently reads while waiting for Julie to return from another horse round-up. Judy confides to her shrink of her interest in another woman, and how confused she is that the other woman does respond to her advances. The lands newspaper has a short report dealing with an enterprising young entrepreneurs leather wallet industry.
"What do you mean you didn't get my orders? I send them off long ago!!!"
Damn! No matter how much planning you do, you can always count on MUrphy to poke his nose where it don't belong!!!! My poor innocent turn sheet picked up some noise while traversing the net, thus confusing the poor, overworked, Atnerks Command Engine (ACE). Olympians beware!
Oh, while I'm here.... What happened to Our Man Oleg's map of portions of new Island? I seemed to recall reading him saying 'E was going to post some of it.....
Just looking at Olympia's costing vs. income scenario, it has become extremely obvious to me that only the larger factions stand a chance of survival! I have a small family of loyal followers, and as such we are finding it very difficult to make ends meet. It would be much fairer for all if the income due to manual labour increased to 2 gps per man pre day, or at least a max of 2 gps per day, if the loyaltys are high, and a taxation penalty imposed on the large factions. We call for greater penalties on the rich! Presently the poor are lost while the rich get richer!
Join the cause of the down-trodden, and call for fairness to all!
The Peasants Alliance.
Oleg the Loudmouth is proud to announce the Lore Archive, Version 4. We are now missing only a couple of lore sheets, and know most of the subskill numbers and the levels at which they are received. Be the first player on your block to own this valuable collection -- send in those boxtops and electrons today!
If you have the lore that we know we're missing (construction 7&8, shipbuilding 8, Summon Undead (2), Change Men to Orcs), I'd love to have a copy. I'll be sure to hand them to Milikanthos, along with the fact that  is yew and isn't in his turn checker yet. :-)
-- Oleg the Loudmouth
Hitomi leaned over the deck, retching. She still wasn't used to the churning waves of the Olympian seas and her East Urvil upbringing showed when she lurched across the deck, stumbling towards the forequarters. Her liege and employer, Briareos Hecatoncheires, had given her the mission of bringing back a small but crucial batch of supplies and goods from Pesbrand not available in the Midlands, so she had been assigned to this, the maiden voyage of the Pallas Athena. Desiring to present a more dignified image to the passengers and crew, she straightened up, and felt the waves of nausea begin to recede, not due to any sudden panacea, but because the ship had stopped its violent pitching. Looking about, she saw that the mainsails had been furled and that the ship had banked out of the swift gulf current. "We're still in the Aedreas Sea," she thought,"and weeks out of Pesbrand. What the bloody nass is the captain doing?!" She stormed off to the captain's quarters and barged in. "Why have we stopped? I was told to return to North Atnos as swiftly as possible." Only the fact that Captain Guges was Briareos' brother and a powerful person in his own right held back her anger. "We're stopping because the passangers want to whale watch."* *(read "I botched my move orders." "WHALE WATC "WHALE WATCHING!!" "Yes, well since"the wages have dropped so drastically and sending this ship out costs money and reduces the amount of workers in our cadre, so we decided to rent ourselves out as as sightseeing tour. Whale watching is very trendy now." .... Muttering under her breath, Hitomi rummaged through the sea chests in her cabin looking for a good, stout harpoon...
FREE TO ALL NEWBIES, AND OLDBIES TOO: INFORMATION Need to know something about Olympia? Lore sheets galore? FREE Maps? Locations of towns in the Old and New World? Where to INFORMATION buy that all valuable plate mail? Want to know why the heck FREE no self-respecting leader should be without a Fine cloak ? INFORMATION FREE Just send e-mail to: INFORMATION firstname.lastname@example.org FREE INFORMATION Contributions are welcome and requested, so this public service FREE can be continued and useful. Tell me about the town you live INFORMATION in and the prices on the market. Tell me about battles and FREE murders you witness, so the strengths and weakness of evil- INFORMATION doers can be revealed to the world! (Just don't send entire FREE turn reports, please!) And in return, all of Olympia can be INFORMATION provided with details such as which towns to visit to make the FREE most of trade and get the best bargains!