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   | The Olympia Times                                       issue g1-118 |
   | September 25, 1996                                                   |
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   | turn 118  123 players                  http://www.pbm.com/oly/times/ |

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There once were three men in a boat Who were trying to sail in the moat. When asked of their cause They cited the blahs and tried to sell me their goat.

-- The day of Rest [ju3]

The Order of the Yellow Peacocks is undertaking and expedition for the Royal Geographic Society. We are journeying to the southeastern corner of the map. If anyone has any objections, comments, suggestions or anything else, I would be delighted to hear from you. You can contact me at rww@ica.net. Also, the answer to the riddle is water.

-- Order of the Yellow Peacocks [rk8]

The Spanish Inquisition is currently undertaking an expedition for the Royal Geographical Society. The Comfy Chair [im9k] is sailing to lands where no noble has gone before. But if YOU are standing already on the "new" land, do not feel disturbed and please have patience with this inquisitive explorers.

Wurnas, Captain of the Comfy Chair [k6d]

-- Spanish Inquisition [sg3]

King Bartholomew has decreed a holiday for the hard-working RGS administrative staff. We will forego the usual Announcement, and repair to our island of Ormos for a few rounds of "gowf" and a well-earned period of rest.

Field staff, and all those on Expeditions, will receive two days' shore leave and half a bottle of beer for each.

-- Royal Geographical Society [sp9]

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

Monthly notice: every new visitor to either of our two fair isles should notify us in advance. (Yes, even just Royal Geographers mapping here)

-- The Crazy Quilters [vn7]

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]


They call me Mr. Putterman...

To RGC, do you think the new brotherhood will balance the power in the game?

where is everbody else?

I believe mutual understanding is what we need, not war (respon. to Day of Rest)

. . . or alterations left? . . . B-)

God doesn't play dice. -- Albert Einstein

Q: What is the feeling being friend of AOO ----> Dancing with the Wolf !

Someone Asked: > Q:What happens to garrisons of a castle that is razed?

They remain, but with no allegiance. They have to be destroyed and replaced individually in order to garrison the provinces to a new castle.

Someone Else Asked: > Have you ever woke up with bullfrogs on your mind ?

On my mind, no. On my face, once, but you really don't want to know the story, trust me.

> How many Orcs does it take to make Orc Oil?

Take your pick:

a) Depends on how much you want to make.

b) Three. One to light the fire, one to get in the pot, and one to stir. If you have exceptional orcs, the one in the pot can stir himself, thus requiring only two.

c) It's a trade secret, closeley guarded by the lords of Revelstone.

-- The Answer Guy

> The next ship leaving IC will be subject to a "tax" > newly imposed by Marcus Pinkus - you have been warned!

The next pirate to try to "tax" one of my ships will be served as a main course to my wizard.

I just saw a castle sink into the swamp. Is that common?

If pogo-stick make dragons flying, how can it be that I cannot make some??? ---Not in the Hospital

Answer for the riddle : WATER, H2O !

un peu d'ore

q:Why did Bta cross the road ? a: Because he was stapled to a chicken.

What kind of 'tax' is Marcus Pinkus talking about?

Gold for the needy!

Just out of curiosity (I /really don't/ want to go there...) how does one get into the predicament of needing assistance leaving the Pit of Hades?

Q:What is the the nightsky over Olympia like? Are there any stars and moons, or is it that the great god Atnerks decided to cover the sky with clouds forever?

Tribune final?

Ok, so I was last last time, but I bet I won't be first...

Finally some new land to explore!

A new commander has arisen His army starts to grow.

> Q:What happens to garrisons of a castle that is razed?

A: They become owned by the AOO.

Well, not really, but it would save time in the long run.

If at first you don't succeed, & all your nobles are killed or captured, & their brains eaten, & your castles held by the enemy, & your orcs working for a new master, & your treasures enriching your foes, & your loyal troops all slaughtered, & your allies traitors,

then try again!

It is heard in the streets of IC: something new is coming... in satin...

Answer guy : What use is an enchanted forest?

The SCA (The Society for Creative Anarchy) aims to rid the lands of oppressive nobles, taxing the peasants and placing unfair demands on us lesser mortals.

The SCA believes that all men/women were created equal and that ranking is morally reprehensible.

The SCA believes that the means of production should be in our hands and not meted out by the AOO, RGS, First Bank or any other group, bribing and controlling us.

The SCA believes that unless will break down these barriers trade, growth, knowledge and humanity will cease to flourish in the lands of Olympia. We will die a lonely death with our swords at each others throats.


The Sunlight Man waves bye. He's had enough.

There once was on orc who slept and dreamed he was himself dreaming about himself. When he woke up he he didnt know who he was. But he thought he had might of been a cat at some time.

We concur with the Protectorate of the Sacred Rumor. Its about time some of you changed your rumors. Personnally, I'm getting sick and tired of the RGS postings. And what's with all these charter members? I think the honorable Brett Miller should look up the word charter. And what's with all this Brotherhood junk? I think the honorable Brett Miller should get his head out of the clouds and bring himself back to reality.

I'm happy to see that everyone is still doing the simple task of adding the "XXXX" to their monthly rumor to support the anti-AOO movement. Luck to us all in our bold effort. XXXX

Pssst, Marat is the one behind the XXXX rumors, pass it on. XXXX