Times Turn 40

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 )     Many pilgrims are telling that have heard a tell about a small      (
(       encounter between hostile forces in the oceans of Tetarn Sea        )
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 )       Dozen travelers are telling that locals are rumoring about        (
(      tundras of Rioupfrerent where in the Warstowe city guards were       )
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 )    Several travelers are telling that have heard a tell about swamps    (
(      of Supreis where in the Coxfel city guards were murdered by an       )
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 )       Several travelers are telling that they have heard about an       (
(      andventurers who have slain Kraken (822) freeing the oceans of       )
 )                       Arart Sea from their fear.                        (
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 )    Many pilgrims are telling that have heard a tell about a witchers    (
(     who have slain Pirates (466) freeing the oceans of Tackgrerer Sea     )
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 )     Several traders are telling that locals are rumoring about Ice      (
(      Dragon (2534) in the swamps of Robal continue to cause dread on      )
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 )      Some traders are telling that refugees are worried about Evil      (
(       Warriors (1629) in the mountains of Frecofe continue to cause       )
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Quests

In the tundra of Bomcan lurks the Storm Giant (779). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the mountain of Uptem lurks the Dragon (589). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the grain of Reprau.
In the desert of Bomospel lurks the Evil Warriors (587). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the tundra of Bitem lurks the Cloud Giant (4651). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in Bitem for the glory of the Gods.
In the plain of Rerecol lurks the Evil Mages (538). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the jungle of Poland lurks the Hydra (807). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in Cefrapes for the glory of the Gods.
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the floater hides of Posclebon.
In the plain of Flalo lurks the Evil Mages (518). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the tundra of Huykash lurks the Hydra (510). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the horses of Eansu'osh.
In the plain of Flalo roams the Pride of Lions (251). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the plain of Rardmomvale lurks the Evil Warriors (638). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Show your devotion by visiting Temples in A'art, Bomcan and Borac.
In the tundra of Wa'uw roams the Pride of Lions (239). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the stone of Helmec.
Build a Temple in Bengbost for the glory of the Gods.
In the desert of Stonmyxse lurks the Evil Warriors (591). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!

Articles

Noone expected merfolks to be so rich.
Thane's Ring (10)
Good, our ride away from this place is about to arrive.
Fresh Meat (12)
The lich was dead! Alas, its icy breath had taken a few soldiers that the healers could not revive - it turned out that herbs can only do so much against supernatural damage. The casualties prevented the army from regrouping in time to march on, so they were stuck in this tundra. As they were about to move, an argument broke out. "You were supposed to guard the crypt!","No, it was the other regiment!" and while they argued, skeletons rose from their resting spots - it looked like the undead were returning, and the troops might never leave.
Children of the Four Winds (13)
Looking forward to a nice summer hunt!
The Filras (14)
Maybe one of these months things will go exactly as planned. Just maybe.
Fanhunters (16)
From the diary of Garthan Silvertong:

24th of April Year 4

Darn. It turns out the ink from the kraken we killed on the 4th of this month is corrosive. It dissolved all the paper I wrote this month's entries on. And I wanted to suggest it to our armorers to use it for coloring leather and cloth armor for our thieves and assassins. Looking at my ruined journal entries I'm glad I didn't.
Indigo (17)
The flagship of the fleet, its name misspelt, is headed out to sea, so that none can see its shame. Don't be mislead by the wonky moniker, it's a fearsome ship, despite the name.
Big Ol Bob (18)
What is the taste of Kraken's meat? Lets find out. Send brave goblins to get Kraken for us.
The Black Obelisk (28)
Regrouping.... 
Avalon Empire (3)
The orcs merrily built a cloudship, and the mages in perplexity tried to summon a cloudship through magic.
Gyperboreya (33)
But what did the message in a bottle say?

"To the Foreign Ministry of the Most Righteous Order of Poor Fellow-Soldiers of the Purifying Flame

Land survey and trade mission stalled. Have received summons from the authorities to contact Herr Klamm to discuss exchange of truffles for ivory.

Mayor of town refuses entry and guards bar access for the past four months. Says I can stick my truffles up my nose and if I ask again he'll stick an ivory tusk in my eye. Not clear if it's walrus or elephant tusks.

Am very hungry and still in the sea

Please send help"

M looks at the missive and puzzles over it. 

"Where does the diplomatic corps find such morons? Why can't he fish? Why does he not settle in another town?

Signed Ambassador K. assigned to the court of Count Westwest"

Moneypenny asks her boss, "shall we send Golgo 13 to rid us of the Mayor or Herr Klamm? Or maybe both?"

"Wrong franchise, Moneypenny."
The Most Righteous Order (34)
My mages have been gone for so long I don’t remember their names.  They sailed off with a navy and were never heard from again!
Riders of the Storm (37)
Today Krakens are sad. 
Skalpers will stand to fight with them, no more.

For this will I lament and wail.
Frozen Sails (38)
Walking trees forest was cut off. 
Now time to deal with Ogres.
WindMasters (4)
Just like our allies. We finally agree to hunt the megfauna, and they take us to a settlement.
The Culture (41)
Report from Scout #5

Land!

We have reached land at last!
So this is what the shores of Swou'a look like. Let's find out if the locals are friendly...
The Disinherited Knights (42)
It is greed and nothing else, I know I'm not writing anything useful, but wanna get my fee... Is it fair?
Heralds of the Great Wahzoh (46)
Some items are produced more than the others. Seems that there is significant rootstone overcapacity. Does anyone wants to exchange those against ironwood?
The Trade Guild (48)
The greatest feast of all time. 
Red Skulls (5)
The heroes observed some battles from a distance. Some people were running around with some metal plates and pointy metal sticks, wannabe mages threw some small fireballs around and contested control of few pieces of land. Battles seemed to be going on for months. From distance it seemed not a material event. 
However, one of the sides was the one that had for years generously supplied heroes magical studies with buildings, parchments, magical things and everything that money could buy. That did make those battles a material event and two of the most advanced heroes directed the interdimensional Power to the plains of Lobruti.
Last of Cone (53)
Work, sleep, work, sleep.
Repeat.
Under Pressure (57)
A healer, a builder, and a quartermaster are arguing about the relative importance of their professions.

"The All-Creator made the First Sapient in its own image, then removed one of its ribs to make a mate, thus becoming the first surgeon," pontificated the healer, "and thus my calling has the seniority of age."

The builder's hand hovered over the wine briefly, before darting to the vodka and topping up all their glasses.  "Very droll," came the response, "but before that, the All-Creator constructed the world of Atlantis out of chaos, thus becoming the first architect, so I think you'll find that your 'seniority of age' belongs to my career."

"Nope," grinned the quartermaster.  "I'm in logistics... and who do you think created the chaos?"
Church of Light and Truth (59)
Proud members of Wildcard faction took risk at turn 10 to go big at turn 11, that resulted in death of mages and 1/2 of army.
Proud members of Wildcard faction took risk once again at turn 39 to go big at turn 40, that resulted in death of mages and 3/4 of army.
Proud members of Wildcard faction will now regroup to take risk at turn 60, you have been warned!
Wildcard (63)
They met some colleagues coming the other way.

Said they had been eating truffles in some city for last months.

Hate those guys so much.
Iron Harlequins (76)
Bloody WAR!!!!!
Tribes (77)
The Troctown Evening Post published:

The Troctown Travel Club reports that the summit of the highest volcano in Atlantis has been climbed for the first time. The hero's name is Zumrick Mouseaten, he is a gnoll, originally from Alstad. The Mayor's Office of Troctown awarded him the high title of honorary citizen of the village. (Even though he's a gnoll, you know). 
Zumrik managed to send a note with a pigeon, where he says: "There is not a single soul here, the piercing wind is chilling to the very bones. I think I can see all of Atlantis from here. I experience a feeling of hunger, a feeling of cold, and a feeling of deep satisfaction. I did it!  All hail Nomads!" 
Hooray, gentlemen, gentlewomen and the another 73 genders!!!
Nomads (82)
What! He casted the spell, opened a gate, walked through it and arrived in the same place ???
Cartographers (97)

Rumors

An assassins work is never done
The ice dragon has made her alliance. Dragons, til now, solitary creatures, will now roam the lands in trios. They will vote what to do and whom to attack, and agreed majority rules.