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Greetings Olympians Tom has arrived.
-- Sun Corp. [ap7]
Be warned! The foul criminal known as the Vulture[s356] is trying to hide under a different name. His new alias is Cool Hand Luke, but you will allways be able to recognize him by his tatoo of a [s356] on his arm. This flea-plagued dog is last seen Sweetwood[p73] in the province Salt Wood[dm48].
-- Brotherhood of Shao-Lin [ew7]
Hear ye! Hear ye! Ships for sale....seek ye the Shipyard of the House of Aekinskald, Master Merchants. Send ye a courier to email@example.com Roundships 840gp, Galleys be 420gp Crew for 50gp...will deliver for a fee. Or watch ye the launching in Port Aurnos!
-- House of Aekinskald [hj8]
_Public information about the Church of Egraal_ Visit: http://www.algonet.se/~fsievert/index.html !
_Questions, membership_ Write to: firstname.lastname@example.org ! (to our High Council)
-- The Maximilians [rw8]
Greetings Olympians and a special hello to all Drassans.
If you are in the northwestern region of Olympia, please take a moment to look at our web household at: http://www.ip.pt/~ip231870/HoL.htm
It includes a map of the Kingdom of Cragstan and the surrounding area as well as important information for anyone wishing to visit our territory.
Live long and prosper, Lord Ralek Arkham Speaker for the House of Lords Kingdom of Cragstan
-- House of Lords [tq9]
Many rumours last turn were hostile to the LOTC. Those unfamiliar with UDB practices may believe we wrote them. We did not.
-- The undying banner [zh8]
Hear my tale of an evil villain: I was captured by the appaling Cool Hand Luke[s356] also known as the Vulture. While imprisoned I saw him torture and execute two other nobles known as Wolverine and Liganath. I also witnessed him doing unnatural acts with sheeps and chickens and other vile things. When it was my time to be executed, I managed to strike down one of the guards and escape into the swamps. The disgusting ghoul known as Cool Hand Luke still walks the earth. It would be a noble act indeed to send him back to the stinking pits of Hades.
-- Castor Troy [s186]
Our Shipyards at Vernolt[j56] in br68 are pleased to announce the availabilty of the following To Build a Galley it will cost 420gp To Build a Roundship will cost 840gp To deliver the Galley will cost 90gp per month To deliver the Roundship will cost 50gp per month For an additional 50gp we will transfer the crew to you. So If you need a ship contact the guild today.
-- Bryan O'Neil, Ship Builder 
Please note anyone wishing to contact The Guild Please Use Hugh_oneil@yahoo.com Other addresses are no longer valid
-- Hugh O'Neil The Guild Of Merchants 
Of course you all understood my latest post. It is only for the record I will ammend it. It should ahve been something like : "The lands belonging to Harn are on line 49 and west of it, while the lands of the Lords begin on line 50 and extend east of it." Sorry for any inconveniences this may have caused.
OFFICIAL STATEMENT: Let it be known that the LotC will not allow any unprovoked attacks against new players on their territory. Offenders will be arrested and brought to justice.
-- Sir Codric 
Information deteriorates upwards through a bureacracy.
-- Tiger IIth [s634]
The Guild Of Merchants Welcomes All Potential Traders And Merchants, To The Guild, Visit Our Headquaters At :- http://www.geocities.com/pentagon/3897/guild0.html To Find Out More.
-- Hugh O'Neil The Guild Of Merchants 
Want to know what the city markets are doing? Want to know where to but that flying horse? Want to sell those unwanted Orcs? Want to know how best to start The Trading bussiness? Want to talk to like minded people? Got a story to tell? Well you can find all in The Guild Of Merchants own weekly Virtual Newspaper:- The Yellow Advertiser Visit Our Headquaters today and sign up for a copy, You'll not regret it
-- Hugh O'Neil The Guild Of Merchants 
Targ, first you plea for the return of the Pugilist. Then you threaten a price on my head, then you attack me. When your weak attack fails you claim me to be a kidnapper of two more nobles. You marked me as a murderer and thief. The Pug was in another mans backyard building a house and stealing horses. I did attack and slay the Pug. When you attacked me with 3 nobles and twice as many soldiers as were with me, I kidnapped no one. i killed Liganath Wolverine 25 soldiers 10 workers your dog and if not for a typo Castor troy, though he was in poor health when last seen. Me thinks you are lying scum. You offer me peace and attack on the same turn. Your dead nobles were sure carrying a lot of gold. Bet you can't even pay the price on my head. But I can surely pay the price I now put on you. 300 Gold not for your head but your location. I will come and slay you myself! I don't lurk in the dark hiding while attempting to pay others to protect me. You think printing lies in the press will get others to attack me and do you a favor. Do what your weak forces could not. I was no one, nothing till you attacked me. Now I am your worse nightmare. You attacked me twice, your force was depleted mine has become stronger. Your gold, your peasants were fine gifts from a fool. Who shall you send against me now? Due to the existance of a second vulture I shall now be known elsewise...I would not want to have a failure to comunicate. I will slay all who come as bounty hunters for Targ the fool. I will consider the one who gives me his location a friend for life. I was nothing but sometimes nothing can be a real cool hand. Thanks for the gold Targ of -- Brotherhood of Shao-Lin [ew7] I shall spend it wisely. Come out in the open and fight like a man. and next time we meet I hope you...
BRING MORE FRIENDS
-- Cool Hand Luke [s356]
I strongly suspect that the vulture (the vulture who assaulted the Brotherhood of Shao-Lin) is working on behalf of the Church of Egraal. When I find conclusive evidence of this, I will eliminate vulture and CoE both. - the Lowlander
KIL KIL KILL VULTURES356 AKA VOMIT!!!!!!!!!!! COMIN FOR U IN HARN KIL U AND UR FRENDS!!!!!!!!! SHAVE YUR ANIMALS TORTURE U MUCH BEFORE KILL!!!!!!
>The website of the LotC, while well done and >quite entertaining, is full of inaccuracies, >half-truths, and outright lies.
This is out of control! Stop that, LotC! Follow the guidelines of other neutral parties such as Wyrmswyrd or Crimson Dragons or TIBS.
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Yvengi is a louse! - Arnold the Pig (filling in for Freddy the Wonder Mule)
Peace isn't cheap when terror is afoot
Let the aurablasting commence!
I was quietly having a drink in a bar on the Dark Knight of year 10 and overheard the following conversation. Well Bilbo, The LotC certainly have been aggressive haven't they. I wonder if they'll come after us next? No Gandalf I think were out of their reach for now. Besides they will probably slaughter the Illustrated Man next. Hell, I heard tales they executed Captain Arrr in cold blood. Hmmm.. Tis true my little friend I've heard the same in taverns far south of here and in the east they have problems of their own. Have they no honor master? No Bilbo I think it's too late for their assassins and dark mages. Evil once embraced is hard to shake off. perhaps the Empire has been lonely up north? But Gandolf I heard they never really left. Well Bilbo if that's true it would explain much.
Excuse me Brotherhood of Shao-Lin, Hit Squad and anyone who cares to hear the facts. As I have seen your little scenario is. you arrived in Olympia during a time of war and strife in southeastern Provinia. Although all the resources and archives exist in order for you to understand what alliance or faction rules over what lands. You apparently built a structure where ever you wanted without care. Without warning and without respect for the powers that be. Now that someone unnamed has attacked one of your Nobels (keep in mind it could have been 2 or more). You scream foul out loud, regardless of your obvious provocation. You attempt to brand the unknown as murderous and deceitful. I strongly suggest you step back and regroup before you bite off more than you can chew.
- FOX -
Greetings to all,
Last week, I told you of my desire to travel through a strange gateway that lead to another world... Well I made that journey and I have returned in safety.
My leige required me to complete several tasks before my journey could begin, so I laboured hard and long with no sleep for many days before I was ready to start my adventure. I gathered my belongings and I jumped on the local beastmasters giant bird. The bird flew high and we entered the portal to the other world. Once I landed three strange men greeted me, and they escorted me to their castle.
When we arrived at the castle, I was then introduced to the Great Lord....Sir Codric. A tall, fair haired man with a strong build, stern face but gentle eyes. He greeted me and we held council for many hours... but after my long journey I was weary, so Sir Codric bade me to sleep in one the many rooms of his castle.
Early the next morning, more lords meet with me and we ate strange cakes for breakfast...Here I meet with Bruennor Battlehammer and fast by his side his hound took guard to protect his master.... So with my personal guide "Yves"(assigned to me by Sir Codric himself), and Bruennor we ventured forth to explore these lands...
I confessed that my hunger had not been satisfied with the local pastries, so the Lords took me to a local inn there the owner was a man from my own lands!! He too had years before traveled throught the portal and decided to live under the rule of Codric. So we ate and drank my native food while the lords and I discussed the world of Olympia.
Most of that day was spend in local taverns and visiting the region, but latter that night we went to the grand council meeting...
This was a sight I had never seen...Many Lord had traveled far to come together to discuss their lands, their laws and their plans for the future...
It was here that I met the beautiful Lady Eowyn. I had been already warned that her beauty was beyond that of mortals and no man could escape the trance of her beauty.
The warnings did not prepare me for the vision I held... With her long blonde hair, sparking eyes and "slight facial hair" I fell to my knees in awe and I begged Sir Codrics forgiveness as I knew if I looked at her face any longer I could love no-other after seeing her beauty.
So the council was called to order and the Lords called for drinks and food...Sir Codric, being a noble of sound mind called for his usual "hot Choclate". I presented the lords with a gift of my native drink and all lords sampled it, and they agreed that it was like "necter of the gods"...
When the meeting was over, we journied to an "oasis"... and finially I learned what function these served in olympia....Here we were given "cocktails" with such wonderful tastes and exotic names...flaming red horse and a blue movie... That night I stayed in the inn as I knew I had a busy day to follow.
On the Saturday, I meet with Lady Eowyn again, and this time with an escort we journey to the magnificent capital city. Here we ate and drank in the taverns and Lady Eowyn gave me gifts for my fair maiden(who remained in my home land). Such sights and "window shopping" I had never seen but here all things are possible.
That night, I meet up with my guide Yves and Bruennor and Lord Veneriti and we sampled more of the 200 national beers... That night I crawled into bed and I slept like a child in its mothers arms...
So my last day was sunday and after dining with Bruennor and yves we travelled to watch the local chariot races. Then with a heavy heart I returned to the portal, where my giant bird waited for me...
I said my farewells and I returned to my home... When I landed I took a horse and I rode to my maidens house, where I told her of my adventures and I gave her gifts I had recieved from Lady Eowyn for her.
I have traveled far and wide in my life, but the gentle and kind people of "belgium" and the lords themselves will hold a special place in my heart. I made many new and strong friendships and I look forward to the day when I can show them my land and return unto them the generousity I was given.
Long Live Sir Codric....
and May the beauty of Lady Eowyn be known all across the land.
Long live all The Lords of the Crown
The Mysterious Traveller.
Lords of the Clown are bastards. We 'll kill you all. Former New Empire land belongs to us.
Codricker, the Harn Confederacy will destroy you and your allies.
The Harn Confederacy, PLATO, the Inner Circle, the Bandits and the Muskateers have joined forces and will destroy you and all who oppose them.