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   | The Olympia Times                                       issue g1-121 |
   | October 16, 1996                                                     |
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   | turn 121  126 players                  http://www.pbm.com/oly/times/ |

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Alas the time has come for a real trip to halt the fun I will be out a time or two so letters won't get back to you

-- The day of Rest [ju3]

>How much is the RGS charging to construct ships >in Imperial City?

Virtually nothing !! New and used boats for sale. This week's special: Issus Express , roundship 2000 Genuine miles, lady driven , chrome scuppers 1000 gold pieces. Contact us for a personalised quote.

-- Reservoir Gods [qb4]

The Order of the Yellow Peacocks is undertaking and expedition for the Royal Geographical 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.

-- 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]

--=RGS=-- Announcement --=RGS=--


With thirteen Charter members and a considerable number of Affiliates, the Society now has a large number of ships sailing the Olympian seas. But it has come to our attention that a handful of factions would prefer we *not* explore their holdings. If you wish to be counted among these, please contact us at your earliest convenience. We are peaceful explorers, and will respect the rights of all.


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. Membership is open to any Faction in good standing; further details are available upon request.


The Society 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.

For more information, contact our Representative, the Honorable Brett Miller, at 103534.1454@compuserve.com .


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 Ninth Wave [nr2], C/RGS the day of Rest [ju3], C/RGS Spanish Inquisition [sg3], C/RGS Order of the Yellow Peacocks [rk8], C/RGS Clan Talavyn [qn3], C/RGS First Bank of Provinia [fg4], C/RGS The Order of the Dark Night [jy6], C/RGS The Circle and Staff [wj4], C/RGS


-- 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-lackey 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. You'll be glad you did.

And lest this endorsement get too monotonous, I'd like to take the time to respond to the SCA's (a real powerful organization) accusations. Ahem. Bite me.

This has been a party political broadcast on behalf of the Bean Party. Thank you.

-- Jaques et ses Haricots [x1a]


They still call me Mr. Putterman...

. . . how did the vegetarian . . . B-)

Money is the root of all evil, and man needs roots

The OPF hereby give the AOO a final warning to vacate the Chateau and leave Provinia or suffer the consequences.

East Camaris IS claimed?

Clever rumors come from clever people. Unclever rumors come from lazy people. Complaints about unclever rumors come from boring people. Now which one were you, exactly?

The Protectorate of the Sacred Rumor would like to thank all those who have complied to our requests, you are truly wonderful people and I am proud to have the priveledge of playing in this great game with you. To all those who continue to post "filler" rumors, I would hope that you will follow the example of those aforementioned wonderful people. Thank you all for your cooperation. The Protectorate of the Sacred Rumor XXXX

Treachery is not dead.

something wicked this way comes...

Needful things!

Bah! What worthless scum these land cod be! Methinks it be time for further ravaging and such...

Non-sequitur. Repeat.

And Death shall be the portion of those who do not answer email!

I see the sea. The sea eats me. Whoops.

"help help here come's the AOO, and boy are they mad" ****

In the last issue of the Times, the Society for Creative Anarchy posed a question of us:

>To the RGS: Why do you with hold your information? If information >is power, then surely controlling the data you collect is exerting >power over the lesser factions of Olympia?

This is a very good question, and I will attempt to answer it here for the benefit of all.

You will note that the requirements for membership in the Society are simple. Any faction that wishes to join may do so, provided that 1) they do not engage in banditry or other disreputable activities, and 2) they are willing to contribute something to the Great Work -- i.e., help us expand the New Atlas.

Most of the well-established factions seem to know quite a bit about the world around them; these can make a one-time "gift" of information in order to join. Newer factions can launch an Expedition to map out unexplored areas; this also qualifies. Still another way to join is to donate resources to the Cause, and several of our members have done that.

The basic concept is that anyone who would *benefit* from our work, should also *contribute* to that work. It's a simple rule, and the fairness of it should be readily apparent.

We do make one key exception, however: New factions. Starting factions need all the help they can get, and we'll give a free copy of the Atlas to any such that request it.

May Atnerks bless you and keep you in the palm of His hand.

-- Bartholomew [p5i] Knight Commander, RGS

A woodsman embarks on a journey. To find the tree of life.

Say there, how is it that one can study magic in IC? Can one really learn magic without practicing?

The Knights in white satin have started operations

day 2

Has any faction claimed Broen Rock?

>> Who are the quiet ones? I am. Darn !!!! I said something !

Announcing G.O.L.D. - - The Group of Organizations Lacking Direction - - |All impromptu organizations, started as an excuse to| | post rumors, are offered membership. | |Only requirement for membership is a per-turn fee of| | 25 gold. | ----------------------------------------------------

Knaves ! It will be mine! Leave now. Please.

Has anyone ever tried to breed rats and giant birds? Do you think we would get giant bats?

Are there no safe or unexplored lands to be found (sigh)? .

Seeking followers of the True Faith. Meet at the Fatted Boar, month 3.