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   | The Olympia Times                                       issue g2-156 |
   | Februrary 8, 2000                                                    |
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   | turn 156  255 players                            http://www.pbm.com/ |

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When my troops asked why we clumb the mountain I told them cause it twas thar. When they asked why I hung the head from the wall I told them cause it looked good thar. When they asked why I execute prisoners I smiled and said, cause I do. When we all read the borg had disbanded We engaged in a collective, boo hoo hoo. The red god twas fallacy since its conception Its leader was weak in all fields but deception. I waited a year for you to come, then you run away But then thars 3 of your crew, I guess are here to stay.

Freyer [m553] is taken prisoner by Lady BarBara [p532]. 1 dead body [8984] Sarboz [k610] has died.

Beware! What is left of the followers of the Weak Red God Come north and die. So say the followers of NOD.

-- Lady BarBara [p532]

To All Factions: The continent of Camaris is an active war zone. Any noble there is liable to attack without warning.

In particular, any noble not present at the express invitation of the Foriegn Minister of the Crimson Dragons is considered by the Crimson Dragons to be a hostile noble, and will be attacked without warning. Express invitation means that he will say, "Come to this place and do this thing now." All offers to join the Crimson Dragons or to attack our supposed enemies are rejected unless specifically approved by our Foriegn Minister. If he doesn't say Yes, then he probably means No.

It is not our desire to attack neutral or "newbie" factions, we consider that a waste of valuable noble-days, but we are at war (which we also consider a waste of vaulable noble-days), despite our desires to the contrary, and as such we will fanatically defend the integrity of our claimed lands. We regard any entry to Camaris by any means as an invasion.

Uninvited guests will be regretfully hunted down and killed.

I hope the preceding is clear and to the point, and I regret the need to post this so often.

Speaking for the Crimson Dragon Ministry of Internal Security,

-- Cudgel [9129]

Hello there Olympians!

My name is Cudgel, and you probably know me as the gruff but lovable Minister of Internal Security for Crimson Dragon. In just about every Times I press a little note explaining that Camaris is a dangerous place to be wandering about, and expressing our concern with other people's nobles intruding on our territory. This week I'm writing an extra note to clarify a little misunderstanding we've had with di Bicci and Company, lately of the Greyfell Lords.

Quite a few turns back nobles representing di Bicci and Company made an uninvited landfall on one of our remoter shores, with the idea that they would start a little trading company and guerilla warfare unit. Their idea was that we would give them some of our land and they would then attack Ferenth for us. Since this was a violation of our plans for our internal security and our long-standing policy of neutrality to Ferenth, we had little trouble in saying no, particularly since we got the impression from talking to the PLATO factions on Ferenth that he was making similar noises at them.

However, di Bicci and Company seemed to have some trouble hearing our initial response, so we clarified ourselves and the problem seemed to abate, although the nobles in place remained there. We tolerated this on the assumption that they would be off about their business once some other plan was developed for them, and since we didn't have immediate plans to utilize the resourses they were consuming.

Several things have changed recently. First of all, we have decided to begin utilizing this area of our holdings more completely. Second, di Bicci and Company are now a member of the Greyfell Lords, with land of their own to exploit. Therefore we dropped them a little note saying, basically, Get Out. They moved promptly, but unfortunately not permenantly.

Last month three nobles of di Bicci and Company came ashore without notice or warning. While they only had peasants and workers, that is of little meaning in the face of modern tactics and capabilities. Since the entry was without notice we assumed that it was for the purpose of threatening certain assets we have near there, and began a general mobilization in the area. We also contacted the nobles involved.

The reply from di Bicci and Company was that this was only a trading expedition, and they'd leave propmtly. We take them at their word. They may leave unmolested this turn. If they fail to do so, they will be attacked. Forces for that purpose have been moved to the area and will shadow these nobles so long as they are active in this area.

So much for the present. For the future, we wish to make our position absolutely clear. Any further landfall on Camaris by di Bicci and Company, or any other representative of the Greyfell Lords, intentional or otherwise, will be regarded as a hostile act by the Greyfell Lords against Crimson Dragon. Your actions will speak for you.

We will then consider our options in light of this new state of affairs.

There is no reason for nobles of the Greyfell Lords to visit our lands at this time. They have their own lands far removed from ours. If for some reason they do need to come to our lands, they must first get explicit, specific, advance permission from the Crimson Dragon Foriegn Minister. Further abuse of our soveriegnty is not acceptable.

For the Crimson Dragon Internal Security Ministry,

-- Cudgel [9129]

Greetings Fair Nobles:

This is not a message of "Come hither and die" like we all read every week. Just the opposite, please come visit me at my inn. The mead is strong, the wenches warm, and a table is always open to my brothers from Provinia.


I look forward to your visit.

-- Glipster [2046]


Anyone lose a can of worms? Better come get them; they're escaping!

Doom! Certain Doom!

Let me be CANDID with you BattleHammer! It ain't over untill the MIMI sings. Ahh Ha Ha . I slay myself.

Man, exactly how many horses do you guys think you need?


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