Times Turn 11

Some dogs keep barking! Remember the old precept of Æsir—every accusation or insult which was not told face to face, outrightly and openly, is not an accusation or insult, it’s just barking from behind a fence! Fear the fury of the Gods of Ásgarðr!
Be productive and strong; explore new land and find a way to survive.

Quests

In the underforest of Tonhutont lurks the Troll Pack (406). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in Blialan for the glory of the Gods.
Build a Temple in Arpoonway for the glory of the Gods.
Build a Temple in Coflol for the glory of the Gods.
Build a Temple in Acalleigh for the glory of the Gods.
In the underforest of Hawheci lurks the Troll Pack (364). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in Certicount for the glory of the Gods.
Build a Temple in Arder for the glory of the Gods.
In the jungle of Quellhawle roams the Grizzly Bears (132). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the mountain of Poacla lurks the Giant Birds (1160). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!

Articles

Strange lands we have come to. Some hide their identity, and now these new ones have arrived: United Vegetables of the Northern Fields. Cucumbers they call themselves, lead by the great the Great Tomato. Are they vegetarians, do they want to keep us from ranching the nice cattle around here? Or have they been to the jungle in the west, and tasted too much of the herbs and mushrooms? 
Filcist (10)
Have the ancient prophecies proved correct?  Has the Great Forest Mother covered the world?  The Sidhe know not, but we ignore the noize and move forward under the guidance of the tree spirits.

Ba chóir go mbeadh an fine ard ciúin!
The Sidhe (11)
After an eventful meeting, and some new tactics uncovered, the borders of the Legion of Boom are secured, hopefully the music assuage all attempts of encroachment. After all, what else do we have apart from swamps and music?
Legion of Boom (12)
At last the Children of the Four Winds were getting somewhere! They had spotted coastlines, and now found even more exotic terrain. Now it was time to bring some wood from somewhere, anywhere, to the coast to build a longship. After all, surely the rumours about kraken are just that - they wouldn't be lurking just off the coast would they?
Children of the Four Winds (13)
The gnome is gone...

Battles during turn:
Demons attacks Scout in tunnels (<underworld>)

Now nothing is left from brave explorer and demons are continuing to wait for next prey...
Avalon Empire (15)
Cities falling one by one. what the future will bring? I hope its peace.
Semigallians (18)
The Atlantis Critter Compendium
If you know your enemy, you can run more motivated
(The who is who of Scouts hazards)

Swamp Creatures (Swamp)
Ravaging pack of chaotic and evil beings, torturing little birds and frogs, destroying flowers, drinking lots, smoking pot(not inhaling!!) etc... everything you can imagine and a lot more.
But after they hired a top pr-manager doing some marketing flim-flam, now everybody thinks swamp creatures are really nice, loving beings, defending nature against evil exploiters and rescuing lots of young ladies in distress.
Nekojin Empire (19)
Grotus the Blacksmither led his small army of peasants to free Acerne and rule its plains
The Lizards (20)
As alliances are formed the lay of the world is defined, and the upcoming struggle takes shape. Neighbors band together for protection and mutual benefit, while seas and mountains separate those who may become enemies.
Jax (21)
There was a rumor that a member of Skalperians faction has committed a theft in their younger days and therefore are not trustworthy.
Let there be known that there is a great deal of friendship, honor and trust between thiefs, what you can't say about cold-blooded murderers!
Putting 27 spears through young man's heart is a true horror, so wicked, so brutal, without a trial, without even giving a chance to explain. For what? For raising money for education?
Poor young wizard just wanted to study spirit to gain guidance for his future path, but in the end didn't even get a chance to attend university for magic studies, meet cute centaur wife with big hoofs, raise a family.
I suppose we shouldn't be surprised that the followers of Great Devourer are so much into violence and destruction, i just hoped they are not so many... 
Skalperians (22)
There was a dragon near one city. And somehow the townspeople rebelled against their dragon. They didn’t love him painfully, and they killed him.
Now the townspeople contain a stranger, and he, in addition, has diarrhea and heartburn.
Moral: Do not hold nature as an idiot. She does not tolerate emptiness. You have to either feed your dragon or a stranger.
Dark League (24)
The more we travel the more we see. Some lands are blocked!

A few people sneaking around in the world. Reveal yourselves.
MalibuWest (25)
Hot and humid here
Demon's Duchy (28)
Arlie raqirossa issi joining se vys. īlon līs dohaeragon naejot mīsagon zirȳ. 
Valyrian Freehold (3)
Where there is uncertainty, I shall bring light
Where there is doubt, I shall sow faith
Where there is shame, I shall point atonement
Where there is rage, I shall show its course
My word in the soul shall be as my sword in the field.
Ordo Hereticus (30)
Sabrina is good pupil from the very begining when she joined Boyz. Expectations were and  are high yet she overrmatched them. In combats with wildlife she showed her claw, outstanding performance.  Grizzly Bears, of course, didn't stand a chance yet it was Sabrina who was leading Boyz and Boyz always fight in first row in most dangerous place. Next, one Mage from  Havotell supported Rhedom Liberation Front. We supported Him, Fights over Rhedom were short and 'unfortunatelly' blody - still Boyz' performance was great. 
Master Ruri is very happy. He repeated few times that for now, our Art is low but Sabrina's future is almost limitless. It was happy fortune which brought her to our gates. (Master Ruri don't belive in fortune tho).
Worthy to notice, Captain of Guards also joined Boyz after Rhedom uzurpers were put down.  He was unpleasent in earlier peactalkings, yet Master gave him a chance neverthless.
Frozen Snails (32)
The orcs a strange kin. Their battle lust is well know. But how about their cartography skills?
Red Skulls (34)
Many thanks to Frozen Snails and Dii Minores for liberating the town of Rhedon!
Atlantis Explorers (35)
Fireballs soared into the sky. The dark night sky above the small town was lit up by several small suns. Glittering fiery glare recently forged steel swords gave the approaching invaders. The guard, mesmerized by this magnificent sight, woke up late. Fireballs began to fall down, burning everything in their path: people, armor, swords... Attacking soldiers with swords could only finish off the last defenders of the city. The city is taken, the next page of its history is turned.
Gyperboreya (38)
Sometimes it takes more time to start but once battle trainers are ready, fremen warriors learn very fast. Desert were not friendly before but hard work and dedication from his people change everything - farms and ranches are everywhere, production and military training goes all around. Very well. This month it's time to move to a next stage.
Fremen (4)
getting a structure for a mage to study in does not appear to be a simple task
ClanJaguar (42)
Upper Management (484) calls for an emergency board meeting:

The insurance department just received a claim on a life insurance policy. Its one of the premium ones. A young witch named Sabrina (610) of Caraconteo (60) had messed up their gate lore casting class and had by accident jumped away from her home several months ago. She had been missing all this time. We got spotty reports that she was in panic and randomly casting gate lore trying to get back home. She didn't make it.

Her guardians were worried about her safety and took out the Disasters Inc. premium life insurance policy. The policy has a payout of 100.000 silver. This would currently bankrupt us. We looked for any mitigating circumstances to avoid this payout. Moulder and Skelly were immediately reassigned to this task.

The perpetrators were identified to be the Frozen Snails (32) headed by Ruri (473). As terrorist factions often like to do, they publicly boasted about it.

But why did Sabrina (610) not contact them for help? Frozen Snails (32) claims this might have averted the tragedy. Well, none of their units were revealing their faction. Not a single one. She had no way to identify who to contact. And no defense against them. She just wanted to jump away as soon as possible, and kept screaming "just passing by" as she was mauled to pieces.

So not only did they shoot themselves in the foot by murdering a lone revealing unit, they shot themselves in the other by claiming faulty communication, and in the arm by doing it all publicly. Someone needs to put them out of their misery. Our insurances cannot cope with such idiotic behavior. 

Disasters Inc. offers an open bounty of 100.000 silver for Ruri (473). Payable first in april Y2.
Disasters Inc (43)
It is always nice to play in a lovely, good new world. 

Unfortunately, I have seen and heard some rumors about that spell trouble on the horizon. Lets see how long it lasts before evil players attack. It always happens without fail. Memories from long ago tell me that some players do not even need an excuse to attack and spell trouble in this delicate world. The mere fact that my faction is high up in the alphabet listings always attracts unwanted attention. It is doubtful that the threat of the great Devourer finding our playground will make any troublemaker think twice.

Live Long and Prosper - while it lasts.
Anuii (44)
WAR!  It's faaan-tastic!  Pretty much only good for absolutely nuthin', though.
The Darkest Night (48)
"Master, Master big squiddie!" Shouted Giblet as their contraption slowly sailed past a derelict ship. Here and there tentacles creeped up the side of the wrecked ship grabbing after the seegulls that landed on the broken mizzenmast. Uthark winced at the squeak of the goblin and started chanting the wind spell he readied for this ocassion. One of the lizardman swimmers had warned him earlier about the kraken that lived under the derelict ship near the entrance of the harbor they used to launch their rafts. The wind picked up strength and they passed the wrecked ship before the monster could react.
"No squiddie for dinner?"  Giblet asked looking disappointed.
"No. It's far too powerful for us." Uthark said not taking off his eyes from the receading wreckage until they were at least half a mile away from the thing.
"Are you sure boss? I heard that calamari is good eaten." Asked Ryzzar.
"I'm not sure who would be eating whom if we engaged with the creature. We can't shoot fireballs into the water. And I especially don't want to turn our only means of water transportation into a funeral pyre." Uthark replied.
"Pity. I bet there's a ton of treasure on that ship. And I'm sure Shakaa has some sexcellent calamari recepies. The swamp buffalo our herders rounded up were delicious but they are all gone already." the gnoll said licking his mouth.
"Stop complaining. Grab your lizardman friend and check the front planks. I'm not sure this thing can handle this speed without damage. I promise you can fill your stomach with some roasted dwarven sausage and dwarven ale when we arrive in Jyrholm." Uthark promised.
"Now that's someting to look forward to." said Ryzzar with a wide grin and got up to walk to the front. "Just make sure the goblin doesn't torch this village as well." He added.
Noizy Tribe (49)
Here we are again!
We have a story to tell.
Our troops suffer from hunger and are always looking for food. Then suddenly a juicy big, protein-rich lady Sabrina jumps in through a gate (passing by). While we think what to do, our necro neighbor jumps at her with his Boyz and one moment later all the meat is stripped from the bones and the bones happily join the band of Boyz in battle against Grizzly bears and guardsmen while meat is quickly eaten by his other troops. And we simply stay there and watch helplessly as this fine food disappears.
  Our troops suffer from hunger. There is no way out! HUNGER!!!.... Wait! There seems to be more meat in our town. This foodsource calls itself Ambassador but never really seeks contact, must be a spy - a well fed, lazy, non-moving fat spy. We can feed all army group Center with that meat. So it is decided - we have a FEAST tonight and honorable Ambassador is definitely invited.
Beigtais
Dii Minores (50)
King Sabaton read the scroll from his scout, "The underworld is horrible. There are many winding tunnels that are easy to get lost in. I found a city in the middle of nowhere called Das gate. I cannot figure out where the gate is. It is crazy down here."

Lieutenent Crakow replied, "Yet there seems to be good stone in the caves beneath the ground. Maybe we should hire some locals to develop it for us."
Feet of Fleet (7)
Trolls are very happy. There were 200 coins.
Land of Trolls (71)
I do not know what lies in this world, hopefully the inhabitants are kind
The Great Unknown (72)
So one player controlling multiple factions is a thing?
Wodia Empire (8)

Rumors

I once saw Dii Minores together with Skalperians joined forces in helping elderly people in a villige nearby. They helped them to do their daily tasks and just stayed for a friendly chat afterwards. It looked so noble and kind. It was such a good cause, so friendly leaders they seemed. Then I instantly woke up, it was just a weird dream of course. Those damned bastards would never do that.
New friends are joining the world.  We must help to protect them.
Mother Superior Harishka thinks only of Father Inferior Batjushka. They used to do things behind the old barn long ago. People know

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The Sidhe (11) seem to be very fond of forests. Probably should not tell them what I did in the woods yesterday.

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Hell I wish the currency of Atlantis be Bitcoin!

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In the underforest of Dilinteth lurks an Idiot (xxx). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!

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Hey it appears that I am the idiot who lurks in underforest of Dilinteth. Damn, let it be known you will not be rewarded! And I am still not satisfied with only one rumor a month

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