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   | The Olympia Times                                        issue g2-82 |
   | September 8, 1998                                                    |
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   | turn 82  361 players                             http://www.pbm.com/ |

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Player-contributed press

Open answer to Cool Hand Luke[s356] :

The reason I marked you as a murderer and a thief are because that is what you are. Off course I attacked you, if I attacked you would you not attack back? The timing was a bit off because you fled the crime scene, else you would have been 3 feet under. I build an inn to support myself and paid my taxes to the local tax-collector and the horses I caught myself and trained them. It is you who are a horse-thief, you stole 5 of my trained riding horses after backstabbing my noble.

It is nice that you ask to the health of Castor Troy, even after you mistreating him his is back to his normal good health.

It is right that I offered you peace and attacked you on the same turn, But in the opposite order so stop your manipulations of the truth. I can pay the price on your head, but am now officially cancelling the reward. You aren't worth the dirt you stand on.

So you put a reward of 300 gold on my location. Well, it is dj46. Do I get another 300 gold for telling you my position after this turn? You most have a lot of gold (or be lying).

Everything I have printed in the press are the truth and you know it. We will meet in battle again (if you don't step on someone elses toes).

-- Brotherhood of Shao-Lin [ew7]

Open answer to the Fox :

I believe in a liberal society. I did not know that the local ruler wasn't interested in earning some more gold in taxes from his industrious citizens. I didn't build and inn in disrespect, try thinking through that sentence again :

I was building an inn in disrespect.

How can you do that? I was building an inn to earn some money, no more, no less and the local lord benefitted by earning money on it as well. What's wrong with that? I call it free interprise, maybe the old lord Stalin would have called it something else.

When attacked without warning I screamed foul and I branded Cool Hand Luke[s356] for what he is : a murderous and deceitful bastard.

If you are not Cool Hand Luke or part of his faction, peace be with you.

-- 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 hj8@g2.pbm.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]

Hear ye! Hear ye! A new Realm be formed! As a result of the late war in the Harn area, the Bobantine Empire be in disarray. Its ruler, Lord Vyassa, hath bestowed lands upon mine House, an a commission to defend his western borders. To all others, be it now known that the lands from dd34 south to the sea, and east to dd39 an thence south to the sea be known henceforth as Khazad-dum. Also be it known that the Brotherhood of the Red God hath been retained by mine House to be a shield unto mine House.

-- House of Aekinskald [hj8]

The Pugilist (who was murdered by The Vulture[s356], now known as Cool Hand Luke) was a member of the the Church of Egraal. He was on our public members list and therefore the attack on him was an attack on the Church.

You should surrender and confess, Cool Hand Luke! May Egraal have mercy on your soul!

One more thing - Lowlander, do you still think that Cool Hand Luke works for us?

_Information about the Church of Egraal_ Visit: http://www.algonet.se/~fsievert/index.html !

_Questions, membership_ Write to: egraal@hotmail.com ! (to our High Council)

Praise Egraal!

Patriarch Saeter

-- 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]

Okay Okay Okay enough already. I don't much mind all the squabbling but the foul this and foul that and he's foul and she's foul ect ect.. is getting old. Can't you guys think of a better descriptive word than FOUL?

-- Lord Foul [4172]

Late Pressing for Lords of the Crown

For many years, and especially during and just after the original Yellowleaf conflict, PLATO has proclaimed their belief in a new faction's right to explore Olympia. They demanded a "neutral" zone about Yellowleaf, and even went so far as to threaten anyone that didn't provide this neutral zone.

Their bloodlust has caused them to contradict their strong words most greviously. It is obvious that PLATO believes in new players only when this belief may aid them in their plans. In other words, their belief extends only so far as their desire for peace. This isn't very far at all.

We would admonish PLATO and ask them to curb their habits of chasing neutral nobles over the countryside, but this isn't the first time and likely it won't be the last. In their desire for combat, they have made new nobles and their kin into life-long enemies. May PLATO go into the annals of history as "newbie-hunters."

Turn 79 ------- Ronan the Red [n289] -------------------------------------------------------------------- 0: > stop 0: Interrupt current order. 0: Made 16 woven baskets. 1: > sell 94 30 4 1: Try to sell 30 woven baskets [94] for 4 gold each. 1: Sold 15 woven baskets [94] to Trullion [h11] for 60 gold. 1: > recruit 1: Erik [2359] attacks us! 1: We lost! 1: Ronan the Red [n289] lost four pikemen. 1: Ronan the Red [n289] is wounded. Health is now 34. 1: Ronan the Red [n289] has fallen ill. 1: Ronan the Red [n289] is taken prisoner by Erik [2359]. Ronan the Red [n289] is being held prisoner.

Turn 80 ------- Ronan the Red [n289] -------------------------------------------------------------------- 1: *** Ronan the Red has died ***

-- BotS [vm7]

-- Frye Faso [b736]

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 [8574]

You've been hit by Dwarven steel !

-- Admiral Cain [2685]

So it comes to past that this turn Nosral The First and a few of his cronies have reached my beloved homeland. It all started when I built my castle. Lord Bane rushed to the area and garrisoned EVERYTHING around me whilst my castle was being built. I contacted him and was told that "while your building I'm going to garrison the area to get the taxs". I said fine but I want to garrison the minute my stronghold is finished, to which he agreed. So my castle is finished and I begin to garrison around me, and what do you know, Bane changes his mind. Since then he has built up an army of over 120 elite guard and has, after quite a few turns, brought them to bear on my homeland. With my allies the TIBs we have thrown up a hasty defense, but is it enough, and is it in time to stop the reckless charge of this Servant of Satan. This turn will tell and even as you read this, men will be dieing and the future of the central northen Provinia lays in doubt. If Bane wins through his hold will be complete, but if the Syr-Antin survive, we will slay every Bane noble from here to Rimmon. We came seeking peace and have been thrust into this conflict by a man who left his own castles surrounding areas un-garrisoned just to box me in. I have sought only peace and have been attacked, so the Syr-Antin once again put on the war-paint of our homeland, share ale with our TIB allies, and pray to all we find holy that whoever reads this may bow their heads and think of the needless bloodloss being suffered today. May peace sometime find its way back to us all.

Lee The Brave.....Syr-Antin Champion

-- Lee The Brave [1426]

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 [6510]

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 [6510]

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 [6510]

With the end of the war in eastern Harn, comes not only peace, but change. The "Bobotine Empire" is no more. Those Lands shall henceforth be known as the County of "Southmarche" with it's county seat in the city of "Zothique". The county of Southmarche extends south from row DF to the sea, from columns 40 through 50, inclusive. Within these boundaries we proclaim the following laws:

No attacks without our express permission, in advance. To do so will cause a maximum retaliation. All nobles in our lands should show us the courtesy of announcing their presence and declaring their intentions. --Those who do not, will be assumed to be up to nefarious purposes. Any resource collection or recruiting should be communicated to us immediately. Any construction should be cleared with us first. Any exploitation of trade routes from within our cities: Zothique (formerly Bobopolis), Raven Wood (formerly Gutar), Land's End (formerly Farnorsville), Sweetwood and Harn can only be done with our permission and the inclusion of a suitable tax, or in partnership with us. Anyone traveling with more than 20 troops in our lands may only do so with our express consent. Anyone currently in possession of more than this must immediately express their intent, or be assumed to be hostile army. Opium production and distribution are punishable by death.

We wish you all peace and prosperity and welcome anyone who can live within our Laws. As our cousin is the Bishop of Harn for the Church of Egraal, all members of the church will be especially welcomed. All enemies of the Church should seek residence elsewhere.

Vyassa, Count of Southmarche, Lord of the Vault

-- Vyassa [k161]

I finally got it all together, then I forgot where I put it.

-- Tiger IIth [s634]



What the hell is going on here? I thought the Harn war was over. Is it starting up again, or is it just rumormongers at work? Someone, be a dude and send the inside story to: Dr.Doom@bigfoot.com. If ya do, I'll cast a Vision for ya anytime, at any target.

Yours sincerely, Viktor von Doom, MD. (Mad Doctor)


The vulture [s356] is the unwitting pawn of the Church of Egraal. Friends of the Pugilist: The vulture is holed up in Harn, with an allied faction. As of this writing, they have just over 60 troops - probably 80 when you read this. When you've kicked his butt, I suggest that you tear Egraal's temple and tower down; after all they're tainted with the slime of Egraal.

- the Lowlander

smert spionem

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Yvengi is a louse! - Freddy the Wonder Mule (back from a brief absinthe)

Do you smell it? Smells like death is in the air!

I'm Back!!!!

But I'm not angry. Just a bit grumpy. Death does that to you

dlog dlog dlog dlog....

no its, gold gold gold gold

ohhh,.. gold gold gold gold..

nonononononooo... that is the second verse!!

Has anyone seen my luggage...

ahh cappy there it is!!

Warning to all Olympiads!

The Lords of the Crown, who are ruled by the duplicitous Sir Codric, engage in piracy!

Leaving the Yellowleaf area, I was savagely attacked by the Sea Ghost, p317, a ship, I have learned bitterly, which is operated by the Lords of the Crown, or someone acting in their name.

All I had was a few sailors, some pikemen, And a couple hundred fish!

Codric, your time will come! I may be just a newbie, but some day, when you least expect it, expect my revenge!


:>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.

How DARE you call me Neutral!!! This Means WAR!!!!

Codricker, forces all over olympia are gathering to smash your face.

We, the largest alliances in olympia have joined up to crush you and your petty eagle friends. The Rimmon Musketeers, the Harn Confederacy, PLATO, the Inner Circle, the Ussun Bandits and even TIBS are shipping out this very moment. Flee while you can.

Newbie killers beware!!

We are the vicious vegatables!! WE will kill you from the inside!


Lord Carrot.

Now is the time that the secret PLATO/EAGLE alliance will strike! Fools, you have all fallen into our trap!


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