Times Turn 13

Be productive and strong; explore new land and find a way to survive.

Quests

Build a Temple in Baldhanddhan for the glory of the Gods.
In the desert of Cludgrahve roams the Clan of Wild Men (205). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the tunnels of Vatcontlem lurks the Dragon (593). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in Airghagen for the glory of the Gods.
In the desert of Baldhanddhan lurks the Sphinx (489). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the furs of Deeland.
In the desert of Ainglen roams the Sandlings (226). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the furs of Fea'enn.
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the rootstone of Charseerpoo.
In the forest of Habach roams the Family of Ogres (176). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the desert of Delon lurks the Evil Mages (443). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in Adoclewn for the glory of the Gods.
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the livestock of Liha.
In the desert of Ba'eld roams the Sphinx (216). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in Beastcebick for the glory of the Gods.

Articles

Ben Ami was very fond of camels. So much so that he could not part with his own, trying to hold him in the hold. Richard was very fond of Ben Ami.
The boat had to return to the port due to overload. Richard only blamed himself.
Desert Eagles (11)
"Second acquisition just had the paper signed sir."
"By now you'd have been presenting the contract with an offer-you-can't refuse to the third!"
"Er.. yes, sir. It was.. "
"I know, your predecessor. Now you know why he was a predecessor".
The bank (12)
Boats, Forts, Caravanserai. Build Build Build
Nils Olav (14)
From the diary of Dark Schneider:

Day 337

We burned a few living trees to ashes today. Not you average trees. The grumpy 40 feet tall moving kind. Useless spoils. A few pikes, lances and pieces of mithril.

Day 342

I accompanied Zodd to take a look at the villagers and recruited fifty of the most intelligent orcs. The word 'intelligent' is not the right one when describing orcs. I should have said 'the least dumb ones' instead. Well, they know which end of a sword they should grab and which way forward is when they are to march. They should do. They will be Zodd's problem not mine anyway.

Day 347

I've managed to enchant five of the iron swords we captured from the guardsmen earlier. The girls are also catching up and will be similarly proficient in a month. We just need a steady flow of swords and we will be able to equip our orcs with mithril weapons.

Day 351

I went to see Zodd to plan our next conquest but he was busy in bed with our ranger/huntress Talindra. Interesting. If rumors are true Talindra was one of the elves who captured Zodd years ago. I'm glad the guy doesn't hold any grudges against our ranger. I wonder who was tying up whom this time.

Day 359

We had a war council with the Skalperian shamans and the mages of Filcist to decide where to sail next. The Skalperians insisted that we visit the crypts to the southwest but we decided againts it. We could defeat the skeletons and the regular undead without trouble but that lich was still too powerful for what little forces we had at our disposal. We decided to sail southeast. But first we are to take care of some more living trees. I wonder if we could make charcoal out of them. The smiths in Kishbank could use some. Antonia, one of the mages of Filcist said that the ashes she collected after the previous battle was a potent fertilizer and she used it to enhance her earth lore spells. Hmm... I wonder where this new batch of living trees come from. They appeared a few days after she cast her earth lore spell. I'd better talk to Zodd and make sure that our fleet is ready to sail at a moment's notice just in case.
Silver Eclipse (15)
We really hope, that this month a base for good frienship and fruitful cooperation in fight against threats of this dangerous world has been established.
About geography? - Swamps, swamps, swamps... Totally not like our homeland deserts with scorching sun and no water.
Gray Ones (16)
Guards of the shaft were bored. Nothing was happening in a while. It would be unbearable without alcohol. 
After drinking too much guards used to tease balrog and deamons down the shaft. The roar from the depths was really scary for the first few weeks, but now it's not, because they understood that shaft is too small for such a huge fiends of hell. 
This might end not too good, but commoners are not familiar with logic and planning. They do what they want, consequences are too far from now. 

I guess, if we had some plague for example, those stupid people will not be able to sit at home even for a few weeks. Boredom wins logic. 
The Chosen Few (17)
"The Wood Elf Guards still won't capitulate? We have tried everything reasonable and everything unreasonable. Marshall the troops!"

"As you wish."
King of the Penguins (18)
Hopes were high that monster hunting is going to supply quite necessary resources, but we were let down. 2nd try should be much better, because quite many scout sacrifices have been made to their kind already.
Skalperians (24)
"Never bring a mithril sword into a fireball figth...." 
Scoiatael (25)
Sildoral was content. The first public work had finished and thanks to it trade had increased manyfold. The Caravanserai teemed with people from all other the island. Bringing in much needed goods and resources and leaving silver behind.
If only even one of them had heard of his Empire everything would be perfect.
Elves of Lund (26)
Sgt. Docker looked at the endless grass landscape.

The sun burned brightly from the sky, not a single breath of wind could be felt.

Cows seeking shadow from the midday sun crowded an old ramshackle shed.

"How peaceful" he thought. 

His soldiers came running up that small hill he had chosen to sit in the shadow of a large lonley tree.  

The gnolls, hyena-like humanoids with sharp fangs, quickly formed two rows. One of them approched Docker.

"Shir, Firsht Infhantry asshembeld" the gnoll reported

Docker stood up, took a bundle of large sticks laying in the grass and handed them out.

 "Someone had a weapon before in his hands?" he asked.

No reaction from his men. "Well gentlemen, much to learn. Let us start."

After an afternoon of training, he smiled "Fierce and persistent, Carter will be pleased"
Lost Sea Trading Company (27)
(Stories from ancient Darealone family book - Tales from Torsee Darealone - IX)
Scouts came with news of undeads, skeletons and ogres swarming the village nearby mountains.
Torsee decided with was time to send an expedition. But where? Master tactician was only one, and splitting the army would be dangerous.
- "Well, lets take the bull by its horns" - said Torsee. Lets take care of the undead pack first.
This is Paradise (29)
In the underworld we turn back and re-enter the chasm's. The caverns ended in a deadend. Lets see if there is another route around the chasms.
The Filras (3)
The king was sad for many days,
The people did not know what the trouble was
And someone brought you to the Palace
Funny dwarf jester.
The dwarf jumped and screamed,
The people laughed madly,
And the jester didn't stop making me laugh,
The king suddenly fell to the floor.
Ho-Ho everything is upside down
Ho-Ho everything is shaking,
Laughter from all sides,
Laughter in the merry Kingdom.....
There was silence,
Everyone froze at the body, mouths open,
Captured by the jester's guards,
And he's like a ball out of their hands,
The poor fool was running around the hall,
And then all the court people
But what a strange misfortune,
No one could make a fool of him
Ho-Ho everything is upside down
Ho-Ho everything is shaking,
Laughter from all sides,
Laughter in the merry Kingdom.....
From fatigue and laughter
The poor people were exhausted,
Armoured guards lay about
M everyone laughed terribly.
There was no more king,
Everyone went mad
Months and years flew by
In the merry realm of the dwarf jester!
Ho-Ho everything is upside down
Ho-Ho everything is shaking,
Laughter from all sides,
Laughter in the Jolly Kingdom of the jester
Gyperboreya (30)
We found more people willingly to join our case, and they bring new resources to our alliance. Progess is a bit slow, buy steady. Light favors us.
Sword & Shield Forever (32)
To get boats, we need to chop down some trees.
But before that, we need to train a unit in things
other than combat.
ClanJaguar (38)
We really don't like poachers.
Especially on our lands.
Beastmasters (39)
Let's get this straight dear neighbors... there are multiple ways to conduct diplomacy. 

We prefer direct communications, but if that's ignored, then the sword or a fireball will do. Nothing is without provocation - name your units appropriately and conduct diplomacy and they just might live a little longer - but not much. And if you do go down the path of ignorance, please arm your forces with the appropriate weaponry so they stand a chance and we get some spoils.

Everyone benefits from cooperation and we're more than happy to work with our neighbors! You supply the people, we've got the swords, everyone wins!

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In other news, we have found the perfect site for a new mage facility. Unfortunately, the current inhabitants of the magician's tower think otherwise.

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Faction 52: 
We still have your raft - it's yours if you want it back, you have 3 months to contact us - otherwise we'll use it for scenic tours to Pelton or Kishbank.

OOC: Either join Discord or check spam filters to allow messages via Atlantis messaging system to go through...
The Hunt Begins (4)
So we will never be ready, there are always some more thing to improve or optimize. Luck must also have its place. So be it, our admirals promise this is the last turn preparing, then its time to ride Home.
Miserable Maniacs (40)
And so it happened that the Greyfish people set off for the unknown south, leaving only a few members in the land of their ancestors. Ecaulgol is lost. They were denied access to the Underworld and so they had no other choice, unless they wanted to become landless servants of the conquerors.
Greyfish (43)
The explorers had been hiking hard through the deserts, trying to find signs of plains so they could find some animal capable of towing a wagon. They found some hills, and as they went over a peak they found an isolated desert valley. There, among the burning sands, they claimed to have seen a princess in a shiny red suit ruling over a group who danced in her honour.

The ambassador read these reports. Perhaps the desert was driving his scouts insane.
Children of the Four Winds (44)
The expedition is proceeding as planned, we shall be marching soon. I am curious to see what is behind the shaft, where we someone is not letting us in. Will there be an army?  Or just some peasants?
Filcist (46)
The demise of the cityguards is an ongoing process. 
Whenever you let your guard down they will sneak back in. Their concept of keeping the streets safe is nice, but the processed metal they hold in their hands means a lot to me. Revolution can be a good thing, with nice rewards.
Anuii (47)
Multiple ships are sailing around our island, so happy so happy! The weather on the sea is sunny and nice and the fishermen have just spotted turtles! The experienced fishermen said they could tame the turtles if we just give them some time. Oh this will be so exiting!
Little House on the Prairie (49)
The city gates awaited.  

Mage Dancer stood on the hill overlooking the city.  Magic would be an important part, nay an essential part.  The two students looked nervous as the final plans were being laid down. It would begin soon.  Win or lose, things were about to change.
Fire Dancers (55)
This island has become to small... Let's sail away to explore the vast world !
The Guild (57)
Exploring is going quite nice, but what about mages, they still need that safety, still working hard to get that done.
Semigallians (6)
Expectedly, recruiting specialists is taking a toll on the economy. Here's to hoping they will pay off some day. Anyways, some new magic and roads should make up for it soon.
Chaotic Neutral (62)
An old woman, master of divination, says "Chaotic Neutral, beware dogs from green fields"
Royal Pinguins (69)
The fortress wall appeared ahead. Very soon, our army will capture this city.
Moon Knights (7)
It’s not adjective to be verb in this noun, because another noun wants to verb me. The question is should I verb or should I verb? So many nouns. Ultimately, all I want is to be adjective and verb. Perhaps I will become a noun of another noun and verb the noun? For now, I will verb and verb, but I may verb by noun into the noun.
Ovuna (80)
The Buzzgit Quarry Company were really humming with picks chipping out a staccato rhythm.  Of course, how could they not be?  After all, it was the perfect weather for it; hot, dry, and not a cloud in the sky.
The Phrygians (83)
An island nation full of religious High Elves and pagan mages lives to towards the setting sun of the realm.  Scaled creatures swim the oceans searching for food, other creatures and allies.
Luxadom (86)
Akhorahil growled when he found out that the goblin that he had tasked with allocating silver to his lieutenants, had failed miserably.  The incompetent fool had not given his men enough silver to complete their tasks, and as a result all of them failed to complete their training and failed to learn any new spells!  Akhorahil exploded in rage.  Things went flying, things were broken.  More specifically, the head of the goblin that had failed him went flying when it was severed from his head.  And his bones were broken and crushed by the force of a magical spell.  Akhorahil then hired a new goblin to take charge of paying his men.  The new goblin possessed a much higher intellect and sense of self-preservation.  He would surely be more attentive, with the knowledge that if he failed, he would suffer the same fate!
Riders of the Storm (89)
This very month Fishmongers employed first time Giant Turtles into service. They should be usefull, right ?
Fishmongers (9)
I have arrived somewhere random. As luck would have it, it seems both friendly and not a wasteland. Although my first ventures outwards have discovered some unpleasant mages up to no good in the mountains. Will steer clear for now but perhaps I can make both a home and some allies here.
Social Distancing (91)

Rumors

It is rumored that livestock can be deep freezed before transport.
Knit a QUILT made of bunnies in Fackblimork for the glory of the Gods. 
I feel I should write a rumor, but I'm not sure what about.