Times Turn 10

Quests

Build a Temple in Beastcebick for the glory of the Gods.
In the forest of Habach roams the Family of Ogres (176). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the wood of Clonway.
In the jungle of Dodspibgot 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 Adoclewn for the glory of the Gods.
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the furs of Deeland.
Build a Temple in Airghagen for the glory of the Gods.
In the mountain of Mustfolk lurks the Undead (497). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in Baldhanddhan for the glory of the Gods.
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the rootstone of Charseerpoo.
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 livestock of Liha.
In the desert of Ba'eld roams the Sphinx (216). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the desert of Baldhanddhan lurks the Sphinx (489). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!

Articles

The city was embraced by a strange alarm. Less children's laughter was heard, and no one scurried back and forth as briskly as before. The buzz of the market seemed to be muffled. Even the fangs of random passers-by stuck out somewhat frowningly, not defiantly as before (with a smile, the orc’s fangs are not just exposed, but how they do it has formed a whole culture of fangs exposure: through a smile you can not only convey a wide range of emotions, but, for example, order a woman to set the table).
Almost all were ready for the upcoming revolt, perhaps, except for its direct organizers.
Richard was waiting for the goblins. At the southern gate on Wednesday there should have been a detachment of goblins from great Desert, and this would be a signal to the beginning of the assault. But they were gone for a second week. And no news from there. Everyone was waiting.
Richard knew, that if the news from desert would include any phrase with word "Sphinx", operation must be cancelled.
Desert Eagles (11)
"We have to keep momentum!"
"Yes, sir! The meatshield... er, the troops are ready again. We didn't tell them anything, but there are some survivors of the previous assault.. "
"Did you tell them there's going to be vodka?"
"Yes, but they didn't find any in this town.. "
"Well, tell them the next one really has it, and I'm sending a trader for a load there"
The bank (12)
Our first FARS efforts gives a modest results: we saw an unknown land!
Lucky Thirteen (13)
Things are moving in the right direction, just very slow. 
Nils Olav (14)
From the diary of Dark Schneider:

Day 247

The battle went as expected. Kishbank is ours.

Day 248

We lit the pyres under the guards we killed yesterday and a separate one under the six idiots who lost their lives on our side. Strange. I thought there were 80 guards but we only had 78 corpses. Skalpers assured me that the count was right and nothing was amiss then he and his fellow mages went back to their quarters to study. I'm pretty sure they took the two missing corpses. No idea whether they wanted the bodies to practice cannibalism or necromancy. I hope it's the latter. 

Day 253

We had a feast today. With a little persuasion the townfolk "donated" a bit of food and silver for the cause. We had a good time. Not even the sullen faces of the locals could dampen our mood.

Day 258

We performed a "bonding ritual" today the girls and I. It was their idea to thank me for helping them take the town. The ritual involved some candles blindfolds and some silk bandage and our big bed. They were so eager to please me I didn't have the heart to explain to them what a real spiritual bonding ritual was. I just went with the flow. What a night! 

Day 262

I decided it was time to teach some spiritual stuff to the girls. Real spirit bonding to ensure their loyalty. They pledged their allegiance and soul to me. They were so naive and sincere I almost changed my mind. But I didn't. They are completely mine now. Body and soul. Mwahahahahahahaha!

Day 266

I held a quick inspection today. I selected fifty of the seventy pathetic low-lives that we employed in the front lines of the battle for Kishbank and distributed the captured swords between them. They were all elves. The centaurs didn't need swords to look intimidating and they were too big to fit into our rafts anyway. So I had to take these thugs with us for the next conquest. The swords were good quality. But their new owners? Pathetic. Still we need a front line and the swords can be given to better troops once we find them. 

Day 271

Our shipbuilders managed to attach our 4 rafts together and created a floating platform that will be sufficient to transport everyone and everything we need in a convenient manner. It will take some time to gather supplies and squeeze coin out of the town folk. We'll sail next month.
Silver Eclipse (15)
Iron... Lots of it - done;
Wood - done;
Grain - done;
Camels - done;
Livestock - done.
Time to search for something more advanced.
Gray Ones (16)
Some days your hands are dirty in ink, the other days - in blood. Today i have to choose ink, because blood of my enemies had no chance to get onto my hands. It became caked immediately after some of my friends in robes and hats did their tricks. 
The Chosen Few (17)
More slow moving in the underworld chasm. Plenty of crazy monsters too. The underworld is over run with challenges. Odd so far none of my scouts have died. Oh such is the small mercies of Atlantis. Luck and perseverance are with me this season.
King of the Penguins (18)
The town was us, as many territories around. But who did those unauthorized scouts in our lands belong to ?
Black Tower (21)
The town was quickly taken and now the Silver Hand was ready to begin production. But on a so small island, the customers were not so many...
Silver Hand (22)
Another town has fallen and some more to come.
Mages have chosen their path in life, studying to battle Evil as always.
Neighbors suffered from creature attacks, lets hope we will do better.
Skalperians (24)
First ship was built, now we need to find out how to sail it.
Scoiatael (25)
Sildoral was pondering about the latest news. As ever more people from different backgrounds mingled because of his programs for progress the first scuffles had broken out. It seemed that in this area hill dwarves and wood elves weren´t used to working together. As the group of dwarven smiths he had ordered to the elven lands to help them craft their bows efficiently arrived there and started celebrating their safe arrival with the usual kegs of dwarven ale, some of the locals had taken exception to the ensuing sound level. At least broken bones were the worst that had come from this so far. Maybe he should set up a few orcish peace keepers across his lands. The Empire had not done this and used their elite orcish fighters on battlefield only. But as the local guardsmen were ever more neglecting their duty and staring suspiciously at everyone, he might have no choice.   
Elves of Lund (26)
Piles of reports and letters made it impossible to see the tabletop. Sir Carter sighed, filed one of the reports and took a new one.
The letter stated a tempting alliance proposal.

He rememberd his vision of the magican tower. Powerful evil lurked there in the darkness, waiting to corrupt the surrounding lands and consuming all the lost souls daring to enter its premises. 

"Our lands are poorly developed" he thought, "we can't withstand an attack now"

He looked at the proposal, took his quill and began to write a letter.

Finishing it, he thought to himself "Curios name for a company" 
Lost Sea Trading Company (27)
(Stories from ancient Darealone family book - Tales from Torsee Darealone - VI)
- Sire, we got reports from our couriers concerning other leader factions.
- And?, asked Torsee.
- They are interested in cooperation.
- Great news! Send the couriers back.
- We lost one of them sire, one of the factions needed him to do something. They said something about draining all his blood.
Torsee, felt a small chill on his spine. This was an exotic region, maybe a little to much exotic.
This is Paradise (29)
Finally made to the underworld. But chasm's everwhere. Will take a long slow time to expore for now, but lets continue.

The Filras (3)
Gathered at the oak Old friends. Dishes rattle in the forest, cooking is being Prepared. A huge table has already been set, and a wonderful pig has been Roasted. And a nice Troll carries a Good beer keg. Since ancient times, as usual, Friends meet once a year. Oh, how many of them are gathered here! Walking fairytale people. The king sits opposite the Forester, the Forester on the jester's right shoulder. And near the gnomes do not get bored – they sing songs About the mountains. Stories, stories will Tell, everyone who came here will tell you. Such is the law of the Assembly, and the Prince's will is such! There isn't a fool here who doesn't pour himself a beer! And old friends will get Drunk with clattering mugs. And, leaning on a Golden cane, in the guise of all evil forces, there Is no One and No one, there Is a Russian Prince-sorcerer Vasily Closed the book at me, and the forest disappeared somewhere. But I can hear the leaves rustling And old friends singing…
Gyperboreya (30)
Now Evil and its minions are pretending to be on the Light's side. It is clear that we were wrong in letting them leave the island.  We will redouble our efforts to take the city before they build their fleet. Even if they depart, our ships will be ready to block them.
Sword & Shield Forever (32)
Not a tree in sight on this barren, frozen, gods-forsaken island.  Reports of vast underground forests seem like fairy tales but are definitely be worth investigating.  The ocean calls but I have no means to answer.
The Obsidian Order (34)
---Hegemony of Cone: Early years---
-----Chapter 5-----
As missionaries of the Hegemony visited more places and criss crossed the lands that seemed to be rather average island, they came to mountain regions where orcs lived yet untouched by the word of Holy Cone.

However, one of the missionaries, Priest of South observed a lot of burned lands. Soon they found the source. There was a dragon, rather big specimen. The missionaries evaluated the dragon and it looked like heretic and a strong one. They retreated to study new ways how to either convert a dragon or stop him from nonbelieving in permanent way.
Kingdom of Charles (35)
an island then? it may be so
ClanJaguar (38)
Everybody may start protecting biodiversity now!
At least to get a guinea pig...
Beastmasters (39)
Ah a shaft.  We're not forsaken after all...
The Hunt Begins (4)
We have a noteworthy visitor hiding his affiliation - based on numbers an old leader, perhaps a great magician. Our council still is undecided if we should slay him just to be on the safe side, or should we let him wander to be slayed by others. Lets see, if Magus is still here next month ..
Miserable Maniacs (40)
"I've heard rumors of land in the south, dear lord," Bjorn "Ironside" Grefyish mumbles. Rumors, rumors. Maps would be better. Perhaps I should equip an expedition and send a long ship south. He gave the appropriate order to his adjutant. "Also, try to catch up with the raft and divert it from its path west and guide it south." 
Greyfish (43)
There had been a minor problem - the last few guards had run away but not been completely defeated. Never mind - the victorious armies coming from all points of the compass could tax, and there were swords for many! Who says the forest is lacking in iron?
Children of the Four Winds (44)
We are sailing the world, finding new settlements, exploring the undergrounds. But it is a much slower world to develop, compared to the age we've been in. More challenges, more difficulties, but appreciate it. 
Filcist (46)
One lone goblin tried to take the life my scout. I like the style, 1 on 1, clearly an attempt for a fair fight.  However the timing was a bit messed up and 80 cityguards decided to intervene on my behalf. The evil goblin was clearly not prepared for this amout of resistance, and did not live to be interrogated about the reason for this hostile act.

Another act of agression saw 75 properly trained orcs jump my orc, clearly a better result for them. I assume I'm no longer welcome here.
Anuii (47)
The days go by with happy work in the fields. Silver is coming in from all the settlers on the plains and the piles of lumber are growing. Time to recruit some builders and carpenters.
Little House on the Prarie (49)
Master,
We are going to attack the city guards this month.
We expect 20% loss in the first lines.
But it is a big step towards the development of our regional economy.
We have started to produce some cereals and cattle in the colony.
now is the time to specialize our troops to make spears and bows with the wood that is everywhere around us.
We will also develop mountain regions as well as road construction to facilitate transport and increase the economy of our regions.

inhabitants of Sunis, Lapraerte & Adoclewn
French Connection (5)
--Land Ho!
Pirates report land has been found after a short jaunt through what appeared to be endless ocean. The fates may favor us yet! 

Meanwhile, our studies in our newly-erected tower continue. Unfortunately, we did not plan on Stone costing as much silver as it did. It's almost as though Stone is worth it's weight in silver.  
The Weird Company (52)
Stuck on an rock with no wood! how does teleportation work ?
The Guild (57)
So far lizardmen are really helpful, so many new islands, so much to explore, getting more and more interesting.
Semigallians (6)
Finally we've pushed past all the minor setbacks and are ready for the new lands. Glory awaits! Or, perhaps, somebody else does?..
Chaotic Neutral (62)
Life is becoming better. But we are not alone, our scouts report that surrounding lands are have another kingdoms.
Royal Pinguins (69)
- The city is taken, sir.
- Excellent! All month rest. Put a guard.
Moon Knights (7)
Lizardmens are defeated. First victory in new world.
Blacksmiths are working hard, forces are training days long.
Looks like City Guards must prepare for fight.
Anomymo (76)
Lands are falling to undead invasion. Eternal Empire is spreading.
It was a small island, it is time to go bigger.
Eternal Empire (8)
*chop, chop, chop*
*spend, spend, spend*
* learn, learn, learn*

Escaping a hostile land is hard work, and it's expensive, too! The effort to leave this place is great, but the effort to travel to our destination will be even greater.

Ovuna (80)
Sangarios entered the agora with his companions.  Few people there took note of them.  Mainly, they shuffled slowly about at their business though there was signs of life among some new companies.  Sangarios and his companions walked into the center and he began to speak.  "People!  The time to arise is now!" his voice boomed off the surrounding stone buildings.  He continued.  "For generations you have kept to yourselves.  You have forgotten your brothers and sisters in the provinces.  The time has come now to once more go forth to rejoin old bonds."  He continued on for some time, and before he was done all had turned to listen.
The Phrygians (83)
The brink of financial ruin, the razor edge of destitution, but the crisis passed by and the army has commenced its reach towards two score armed women ready to head across the sea and land.  The land is being secured.
Luxadom (86)
So it is. First fishes have reached market. Now we know, Fishmongers are doing right thing.  Soon this city will change into bustling metropoly when everyone can afford fresh fish. Now, new goal ahead - also some undrworld settlments need fish!
Fishmongers (9)

Rumors

The days of Avalon Empire are numbered.
It is rumored that silver will loose its value pretty soon.
There are only two kind of people in this world. Followers of the Holy Cone or heretics. 
The bank (12) is offering an interest free loan of unclaimed to all.
That was no accident.  They made it look like an accident, an unfortunate accident.