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   | The Olympia Times                                       issue g1-104 |
   | June 19, 1996                                                        |
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   | turn 104  129 players                  http://www.pbm.com/oly/times/ |

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The Lords of Revelstone, sorely pressed for time, repeat their offer to host and transport, if necessary, anyone interested in peace and learning. Interested parties should read the _Times_ Vol. 101 for details, and contact the Lords for more or specific information. Tohrm, Hirebrand of Revelstone, busy building and sweeping.

-- Lords of Revelstone [ad4]

Ah... We were just...... LEAVING!!!

-- Red Nectar [dw2]

The object is not to optimize your potential for war, but to maximize your pleasure in Peace. A fisherman supplying fish to 3 cities will be content. But a Beastmaster with a growing stack of dragons will become ever more restless in peace, because his efforts mean nothing without war. He will seek conflict until he becomes so strong there is noone large enough to fight. A death of boredom is his only possible fate.

-- The day of Rest [ju3]


We are very pleased to announce the addition of the day of Rest [ju3] as a Charter Member of the Royal Geographical Society. The day of Rest has contributed a large amount of mapping information, and has also pledged to undertake an RGS Expedition. Welcome, brothers! The Great Work awaits us!


is a non-political, non-aligned Organization devoted to the exploration of Olympia and its environs. Each week, we publish our findings in the New Atlas, which is distributed to the Membership at large. We are currently seeking new Members, both Charter and Affiliate, who must be Factions in good standing, and who support the ideals of Fairness, Freedom of Action, and the Spread of Knowledge.

The Society also extends the hand of friendship to all recently-formed Factions. We will send any such Faction one copy of the New Atlas, free of obligation, together with whatever advice and assistance our humble Organization can provide.


Royal Geographical Society [sp9] Skulking Vermin [sx6], C/RGS House Greyfletch [pb7], C/RGS Reservoir Gods [qb4], C/RGS Lords of Revelstone [ad4], C/RGS Knights of Pervia [bk5], C/RGS Ninth Wave [nr2], C/RGS the day of Rest [ju3], C/RGS

For more information on the Society, on its requirements for membership, or on opportunities for participating in an RGS Expedition, please write to the Society [sp9] or speak to our representative, the Honorable Brett Miller, 103534.1454@compuserve.com.


-- Royal Geographical Society [sp9]

-------------------------------- South & West CAMARIS Update --------------------------------

Monthly notice: any new visitors to either of our 2 fair isles should notify us in advance.

-- The Crazy Quilters [vn7]


Visitors are welcome to the area controlled by the Cohorts of Colossus [vo4], as long as they obtain travel permits first. Not all requests will be granted. The affected area includes the land provinces bounded by bx25 and bz27, and the province by24.

To avoid possible misunderstandings, do not enter this area without a permit, nor collect resources without express permission. Violators of this policy may be subject to arrest.

I only rarely refuse reasonable requests, and then only because I've already granted my quota.

This policy helps ensure the security of all nobles within these lands. If you are interested in a franchise on collecting resources in one of these provinces, please contact me. I have friendly arrangements with several factions along these lines.

-- Sheriff Pelenth of Gentlewind [f3i]

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The First Bank of Provinia has offices in some of the major cities on the continent of Provinia. The FBoP offers the following facilities.

o Special offers for New Olympia Players. o Excellent Interest Rates on Bank Accounts. o A Fast and Efficient Courier Service. o Money Transfers. o Short and Long Term Loans. o Insurance Policies. o Pawn Broking Service.

Call in at your local branch for further details.

-- First Bank of Provinia [v0z]

Travelers Advisory - Dirbrand

Another prisoner has escaped from the dungeon of the House of many rooms. This makes two distastefull nobles thought to be roaming in the area around Dirbrand. The local constabulary are in pursuit and hope to capture all offending nobles soon. A spokesnoble for the house of many rooms gave his apologies for these escapes and stated that the noble responsible for these escapes will "have his head chewed off".

-- Edmond Dantes [m1u]

Customer Testamonial on behalf of the First Bank of Provinia

Greetings, Provinians! My name's Jack and these are my beans. I'm a trader. I travel Provinia buying and selling the finest beans and linen. How did I get this great career? The First Bank of Provinia gave me a small-business loan, that's how. They have everything a businessman like myself could need: low-interest loans, high interest rates, newbie bonuses, warehouse facilities, shipping services... What else could you ask for?

So take it from me, Jaques et ses Haricots, don't wind up lying in the gutters of Imperial City weaving baskets. Stop by the First Bank of Provinia a call. You'll be glad you did.

-- Jaques et ses Haricots [x1a]


. . . is not always . . . B-)

Shall I paint the sea pink? :)

Mom, could you send money?

** Castle Sitters 'R' Us ** Are you ready for a vacation? Do you tire of the day to day work around the castle? Just need a break?

Call Castle Sitters 'R' Us! We will gladly come to your castle and take care of it while you are away. Our highly trained dragon maids are the best in the business.

The Clan With No Name have shown their true colors at last . No one is safe from this tyrant.

Oh, yeah, sure. You'll rescue our guys from Hades. Uh huh. Wanna sell us a bridge while your at it?

Mercator was a fraud! Copernicus and Columbus were idiots! Olympia is a beer can and I can prove it!

The Tubular Earth Society is formed to get rid of the myths surrounding Olympia and the geography of Olympia. Join up now! The first 50 factions get a free ship! Be the first to sail up to the pop-top and have a swig!

more in my pocket.

Gold for the greedy!

Riddle me this: How do you keep a turkey in suspense?

Ready for your comeback, IN. IN? Hello??????

5 for 5!

Happy Second Birthday Olympia!

(That's 13 in noble-years)

I'd like to write more, but I'm on holiday at the moment. I hope I'm still alive when I get back.

> > -- General Norc [z1a]

Norc is still alive? Oh good...

I've discovered a wonderful new spell, but this rumor is too small for me to publish it.

Another week's research funding.

Kids, give them books to read, and they eat the covers.

The warrior clan approaches the Empire.

"No news, no letters - all winter, all spring - Beyond the mountains. With every homeward step more timid still I dare not even inquire of passerby."

Q: Do I need to see a noble before I can target him with a spell? E.g. I know about a stealthy noble in my province, and I want to blast him to cinders with Aura Blast. Do I have to SEEK him first?

How about mailing me another keg of rum...? The last keg is empty and my head is pounding.


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