Times Turn 11

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

Quests

In the plain of Lontta roams the Pride of Lions (352). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in Borac for the glory of the Gods.
In the desert of Osdhan lurks the Sandlings (1309). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in Agate for the glory of the Gods.
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the yew of Crormel.
Build a Temple in Anuhiant for the glory of the Gods.
In the tundra of Jitecpa lurks the Undead (599). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the stone of Nicerrom.
Build a Temple in Bomospel for the glory of the Gods.
In the tundra of Cidplas roams the Giant Scorpions (164). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the plain of Cetheim lurks the Evil Warriors (503). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in Cefelat for the glory of the Gods.
In the desert of Feapi'iss roams the Giant Scorpions (1882). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the mountain of Bibriprest roams the Pride of Lions (714). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the tundra of Pepaldil lurks the Undead (522). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the mountain of Weatsquen roams the Yeti (192). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the swamp of Cefrapes roams the Lizard Men (247). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the forest of So'o'at roams the Living Trees (470). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the mountain of Femont roams the Family of Ogres (292). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!

Articles

So... about those cloud giants.  Nasty creatures.  I'd stay away from them if I were you.  

Oh, and keep jumping.
Fresh Meat (12)
While the General was trying to scrape enough troops together to take a settlement, the Ambassador sent people out on far more important matters. It was time to invite the neighbours round for tea and offer them some desert territory.
Children of the Four Winds (13)
Small wandering monsters are now being seen, none seem to want to attack at the moment. but we will encourage them to soon.
The Filras (14)
Finally our boat landed on civilized land. A little too civilized, if I can say so. The elves were smoking until late with a chubby gnome, and the next day they decided that they like his employer better than me, bringing the ship with them. It is not my fault that we cannot grow those herbs on these lands! I need to train drunken sailors from now on, our beer has no rival.
Fanhunters (16)
From the diary of Bohica Miaburn:

3rd of November Year 1

A Tribe of Centaurs (770) wiped out our pillagers on the north and got away with 1304 pieces of silver. I would have severely punished the survivors of my incompetent money collectors had they returned to the city but those who got away wisely relocated to another region to tax well outside the city limits. I'll order Fannybaws to put them into the front line when we attack the guards. If they survive the battle I might forgive their blunder.

10th of November Year 1

Now that we have allies the future doesn't look so bleak. The map pile on my desk is overflowing. I'll have to hire someone to put all those map pieces into a single map that can be hung on the wall. But that can wait. We have our targets for now.

16th of November Year 1

Lester got overly eager and tried to improve his fireballs even further without having the required knowledge in force and overextended himself. I ordered him a week of bedrest. You gotta love the kid. I was just as eager when I was in my fifties. Would I still be in my fifties I would probably join him in that bed. But I like more mature bedmates. I should have spared that bard. Oh well, I'm sure that we'll get to more civilised parts of the world soon enough to find someone to share my bed with. I might even let that person live for a while.

21st of November Year 1

Our ship has returned with her VIP passenger. A gate mage with considerable knowledge. It's a pity the fellow doesn't have any skills in fire magic. I could use him in our coming battle against the city guards. Maybe next time. 

27th of November Year 1
We stand ready. Over 160 ill equipped low-lives and 10 somewhat proficient magic users against 120 well trained guards with sharp iron swords. It will be a bloodbath. A pity that Kresius is not ready yet to raise all the fallen. He'd have plenty of corpses to choose from to re-animate. Oh well. I'm certain that there will be other cities in our path soon enough.
Indigo (17)
The 'big bad' guarding the passes to our valley, for better or worse, don't seem that bad. They let our scouts pass scot free. They couldn't even be bothered, to pause their evil mutterings, to cast us a side glance.
Big Ol Bob (18)
A village has more or less voluntarily joint our cause. Lets hope the neighboring city will do the same in near future. 
Steve N Seagulls followers (20)
To whom it may concern.

Sorry this time not about the game. The game is fine.
I just think this information is too important.
If this helps someone I would be happy.

I have a COVID pneumonia.
(I got 39+ temp on 27th of March - that caused me to start with doctors).
And it kept pushing temperature up high constantly.
Yesterday I tried a simple trick - to breethe a hot air (over the heater) when body temperature goes 38.5+ Celcius.
And it seems like it really works!

The idea behind is simple physics - temperature of a regular air is usually lower than our body temperature.
As long as we breethe constantly the temperature in our lungs is usually lower than our measured body temperature.
The immune system fights the virus and rises the body temperature.
But it should rise it too high to get rid of the virus in lungs.
We can easily help ourselves!

I have done it twice (paracetamol or something like that was used both times anyway AFTER breething a hot air).
First time was 40 mins. Second - 29 mins.
Now I think that a resonable time is 25 mins.
It is more than 12 hours since I used paracetamol. Most of the time the temperature stayed 37.1-37.5.
Maybe I will need one (or more) cycle(s). But I definitely feel better!
I think this method may help even those who are classified to risk groups.

The air temperature should be 40-50 Celcius.

If you have any questions - feel free to ask on Discord @Beastmaster

Be healthy - be happy!
Beastmasters (21)
First encounter... First customer? first partner? or first foe ?
Black Tower (23)
This town should  be ours! Charge!
The Black Obelisk (28)
Emperor was reading reports from the Intelligence office. They were full of information that swamps to the south of their current location are full of orcs, who name themself the Dark League. This was not the issue in general; the issue was that orcs do not want to get into contact. All attempts to start negotiations were silently ignored.

Emperor put down the report; it is time to continue the magic experiment he was doing this month. If a situation with the Dark League will not change, only one option will be left for the Emperor and his allies.
Avalon Empire (3)
Lizardmen can swim. It might seem obvious once you think about it, but still worth mentioning. The only odd thing is they require 10 silver per turn they spend on the ocean. As if they could buy anything.
Filcist (32)
Oh, the sea, the sea,
Dedicated to the rocks
You won't be long
You'll give me the surf.
The sea, take me
Far away
With a scarlet sail
Along with myself.
Gyperboreya (33)
The Grandmaster orders the High Stake Counsellor "The gnolls to build the ships, the goblins to train those smelly camels, and gnomes to build the wagons!"

The High Stake Counsellor "My lord, you've confused your G races again. Goblins build ships, Gnolls train camels, and gnomes are good for digging and dancing, but not carpentry."

The Grandmaster glared. "And you're the High State Counsellor? Not to be impaled upon a high stake?"
The Most Righteous Order (34)
Quest: Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the grain of Reprau.
kojisi (36)
Finally some things went as planned!  The Stormking was pleased.  His war chest of valuable silver was starting to run low, but he had more humans and orcs working than ever before, and entertainers were keeping the troops in high spirits and bringing in some coin.  He decided to have some of his warriors go around and collect some taxes to help support his growing army.
Riders of the Storm (37)
Wolves ? Bears and wolves ? What next ?
SoE (38)
Monsters are getting nastier. Living trees, Grizzly bears, two packs of undeads, and Hydra. The hunting party is on the way.
WindMasters (4)
After all that "training", we are told that this month we'd support an insurrection, overwhelming the local militia. How quaint. 

We still haven't figured out who the other Involved is, so we'll just go with it. 
The Culture (41)
Report from Scout #5

Next month, the training of our heralds will be completed in our home city. Under the oversight of Sir Reginald Front-de-Boeuf, we will be dispatching them throughout the world to spread the message of the Disinherited Knights.

The Disinherited Knights (42)
Um... It seems the island is so small the Founding Feather doesn't have any use for Sparrow Scouts anymore.

My life is now moving enormous heavy bags around, I guess... *sigh*
Heralds of the Great Wahzoh (46)
Another dragon appeared. We can't hope to survive.
Red Skulls (5)
The Leviathan

“Can you catch Leviathan with a fishhook
Or hold down its tongue with a rope?
Can you put a rope through its nostrils
Or pierce its jaws with a hook?
Or will it speak gently to you?
Will it make a covenant with you,
So that you may make it your slave for life?
Will you play with it as with a bird
Or tie it on a leash for your little girls?
Will you fill its hide with harpoons
Or its head with fishing spears?
Lay your hand on it;
You will remember the battle and never do it again!
Any hope of subduing it is futile.
The mere sight of it would overwhelm you.
No one dares to stir it up.
So who is it who can stand up to me?

Who has given me anything first that I should repay him?
Whatever is under the heavens is mine.
I will not be silent about its limbs,
About its mightiness and its well-formed body.
Who has removed its outer covering?
Who will enter its open jaws?
Who can pry open the doors of its mouth?

Its teeth all around are fearsome.
Its back has rows of scales
Tightly sealed together.
Each one fits so closely to the other
That no air can come between them.

Its snorting flashes out light,
And its eyes are like the rays of dawn.
Flashes of lightning go out of its mouth;
Fiery sparks escape.

Smoke pours out of its nostrils,
Like a furnace fueled with rushes.
Its breath sets coals ablaze,
And a flame shoots from its mouth.
There is great strength in its neck,
And dismay runs before it.

The folds of its flesh are tightly joined together;
They are firm, as though cast upon it and immovable.
Its heart is hard as stone,
Yes, hard as a lower millstone.
When it rises up, even the mighty are frightened;
Its thrashing causes bewilderment.
No sword that reaches it will prevail;
Nor will spear, dart, or arrowhead.

It regards iron as straw,
Copper as rotten wood.
An arrow does not make it flee;
Slingstones turn into stubble against it.
It regards a club as stubble,
And it laughs at the rattling of a javelin.

It leaves a glistening wake in its path.
One would think that the deep had white hair.
There is nothing like it on the earth,
A creature made to have no fear.
It glares at everything that is haughty.
It is king over all the majestic wild beasts.”

	- Job 41
Truthseekers Alliance (50)
The expansion continues. The village seems to be well-placed for a trade hub. Strike the earth!
The Greycloaks (51)
The adventurers as last from Cone send best wishes to Children of the Four Winds in their quest efforts. Even religions and temples do not stand forever, but the determination will.
Last of Cone (53)
That was a good month. Guards were kind enough to share some weapons with us.
Under Pressure (57)
Talenc watched his quarry slide through the crowded bar, bumped here and there by the other patrons.

He completely missed her brush-pass, and when the band's singer added another piece of paper to the lyric sheet, the guardsman was still looking for the gnoll grain-seller who had ducked out the door into the night.

As the lieutenant hurried for the exit, he heard the band start up behind him.

"When the party was nice, the party was bumpin'
Hey, Yippie, Yi, Yo..."
Church of Light and Truth (59)
The traders contacted us and appeared to be friendly, which makes sense for traders - making enemies would seem counter to their goals. They told us of other neighbours nearby. We'll keep an eye out for them. 

We're going to need stone but finding it on this island is proving difficult. Plans are afoot to ship it in.
Podeans (61)
Sneaky Lions have been eliminated from the first position on the list. Let's see what can be done about other creatures.
Wildcard (63)
Oh dang. What else is going to go wrong now?
ClanJaguar (64)
Its all quiet in the world
Malibu West (7)
Night fell on the island. Phantasmal lights came alive to lit the guild tower. Wizard was going to teach his students another lesson today. He put on his robe and headed into the living room.
The Mystic Nine (74)
Who dare -- wins.
Bleak Creek tribe (75)
The ship with meatbags has found new lands, but these lands already have meatbags on it. So it will sail on until it finds lands without meatbags to spread meatbags on.
Fountain of Magic (8)
There is free land still in this world, the old gods might rule again. 
Heimdall (80)

Rumors

Something lurks in the night, waiting.
knights they may be, but observers they ain't!
“Sir, troop training is going well: trained squad out, new squad in.”
“This isn't right... we're traders, manufactures and merchants!”