Re: current affairs on Provinia

Dominick Vansevenant (dv@mobyus.com)
Wed, 19 Jul 2000 10:00:47 +0200

Todd, believe us if we say that we are quitting really.

It is the truth !! Operations against the RM have ended, the war is over.
You can do what you
want. We consider the game over.

We have had our fun, but the war was a bore, the whole game was a bore and I
understand
why most of lotc is quitting. We just didn't want to wait till any of the
sides quitted for the other
to claim victory just giving the GM a lot of money to make ourselves proud.
We are proud to
make the first step. You can claim victory, we know we have accomplished far
more than our
opponents and we _for ourselves_ are the true winners of G2.

Thanks to all our opponents for the 3 years of fun, especially to the PLATO
members of the first
hour, boy you could really have fun with e.g. Robert Rodgers, etc..... and
to the RM who
boldly decided to attack the LOTC to provide more balance on Provinia, you
guys were necessary
to hold our expansion drift. We had set other conquests as well, we always
wanted to take out
some islands (one plan was to eliminate an entire small alliance in one turn
and we could have done
that without you guys). Harn was fun, IC was fun but they didn't last as
long as the others.

Thanks to our allies, may they know peace at last. Wars and peace have their
advantages, one
should know both in olympia. They main disadvantage of oly is that one can
never win, NEVER!!

I myself am staying in the game for a bit longer, looking forward to achieve
my own personal goals,
I have never quested, did no explores of the underground, hades, faery,
clouds because of this
gigantic war that lasted for 2.5 years. I get offers from friends and
enemies and will choose one of
them soon/asap.

Thanks, stay in touch and farewell.

D.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Todd Nielsen" <glipster@uswest.net>
To: "Graeme Anderson" <graeme.anderson@optimay.com>; "'Oly2-list'"
<g2-list@pbm.com>
Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2000 9:43 AM
Subject: Re: current affairs on Provinia

> Just as I was about to march every able body that can hold a weapon South
> for one last final hurrah before dropping, you declare a peace? Peace? Is
> it possible? Damn! Now where am I supposed to teleport all these
pikemen?
>
> First let me say, I do not speak for the Musketeers, only for myself. I
can
> say that my nobles and troops already deployed will stay in place until I
> know for a certainty that a withdrawal is underway. Then at that point I
> will have no problem withdrawing myself. It would be foolish of me to do
> otherwise. I will abstain from any attacks this turn. If your folks are
> withdrawing and we remain where we are, I don't see a problem. We may
want
> to work out a safe passage route for your northern nobles as to avoid
> possible 'incidents'. Sorry to be overly cautious, but this type of
message
> so sudden does raise an eyebrow a bit.
>
> I myself agree with your sentiment about the war and applaud your
suggested
> use of your soon to be vacated lands. Now maybe I can go back to breeding
> winged horses for trade routes instead of these damned giant lizards that
> keep eating my winged horses.
>
> I know there are details to be worked out, like a possible teleport swap
of
> bodies and what not, so I'll bow out and let those discussions take place.
>
> Glipster
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Graeme Anderson <graeme.anderson@optimay.com>
> To: 'Oly2-list' <g2-list@pbm.com>
> Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2000 6:32 AM
>
>
> STOP PRESS! LAST MINUTE DRAMA ON PROVINIA! LOTC IS NO MORE!
>
> Yes folks, that's right - we, the Lords of the Crown have become
> disenchanted with our situation as such we are breaking up the alliance.
>
> We have had some great tussles and enjoyed the last few years but the
> challenge is gone - warring has become the sluggish lumbering of behemoth
> armies since we explored all the possible tactics and our foes their
> equivalent defences.
>
> Most of our members are quitting and the remainders are becoming
independent
> factions or joining new alliances. We shall be completely withdrawing from
> our lands on Provinia over the next several turns and there is an
immediate
> ceasing of the offensive against Rimmon. Prisoners will be released this
> turn. All our spies will be withdrawing from Rimmon lands immediately.
>
> I must emphasise this is also a shock for myself and I cannot fully detail
> where all remaining Lords are going or what they are doing since I have
not
> yet grasped it all myself.
>
> We ask all parties particularly Rimmon Musketeers to allow us to
reorganise
> our resources among the remaining members and withdraw from Provinia over
> the next 10 turns or so. We consider the war with Rimmon at an end. They
> have no one fight but retreating nobles. We ask for no further garrison or
> nobles attacks and the equivalent immediate withdrawal of all stacks
> (e.g. Odysseus, Meglok, Scorn!) until at least turn 188.
>
> Unfortunately this all came so suddenly yesterday that I have had no
> opportunity to personally get in touch with the Rimmon leaders before
today,
> I welcome and encourage their response and co-operation to facilitate this
> break up with no further losses on either side.
>
> Though of course we cannot dictate what happens to LotC lands we would
like
> to see this are given over to younger factions as a free area to develop
> without the constraints or regulations of an alliance. As such those
castles
> of our which cannot be so handed over will indeed be razed asap. We hope
to
> leave this legacy of freedom for those who come after us.
>
> So long and thanks for all the punch-ups, it's been great fun! I shall be
> around for a little while yet, I hope we meet again, though you may not
> recognise me! I hope this does not spoil the fun for Rimmon - what WILL
you
> do now?
>
> Retired Lord of the Crown, Íledema Firstborn.
>

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