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Times Turn 12

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 )     A few commoners are talking about the battle between combatants     (
(         happened in the plains of Lettink where battle ended in a         )
 )       slaughter of one of the sides. This battle will be known as       (
(                   Battle near the jungles of Ceeflebel.                   )
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(      Multiple travelers have heard about a clash between combatants       )
 )    happened in the forests of Wardcot where 2combatants were killed.    (
(       The attackers slaughtered all defenders. This battle will be        )
 )             known as Battle near the forests of Junkoheim.              (
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 )     Multiple peasants have heard about an encounter between enemies     (
(      happened in the swamps of Ca'a where 52combatants were killed.       )
 )      The attackers were victorious.. This battle will be known as       (
(                 Battle near the ocean of Atlantis Ocean.                  )
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(        Multiple travelers are discussing about the battle between         )
 )    hostile forces happened in the mountains of Emgrant where battle     (
(       ended in a slaughter of one of the sides. This battle will be       )
 )            known as Battle near the ocean of Atlantis Ocean.            (
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 )        Several travelers are rumoring about an encounter between        (
(       combatants happened in the forests of Dabastpre where battle        )
 )      ended in a slaughter of one of the sides. This battle will be      (
(             known as Battle near the ocean of Atlantis Ocean.             )
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(      Dozen dockers are talking about the city of Hoham that lies in       )
 )          the Pe'e desert, where a faction annihilated guards.           (
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 )    Handful wanderers are worried about the town of Lonthax that lies    (
(     in the Blarnfashire plains, where an opposition destroyed guards.     )
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(     Dozen adventurers are discussing about the city of Akluckmi that      )
 )       lies in the Rodi plains, where a rebels annihilated guards.       (
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 )         Multiple wanderers are discussing about the village of          (
(     Hycktucstad that lies in the Si'e jungles, where a faction tried      )
 )                to cast out guards but were unsuccessful.                (
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 )    Several scouts are worried about the town of Ethmeffcy that lies     (
(     in the Sada plains, where an opposition put to the sword guards.      )
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(        Numerous refugees are discussing about daredevils who have         )
 )    massacred Grizzly Bears (323) near forests of Dasknonla. Freeing     (
(               the mountains of Doosprub from their horror.                )
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(     Handful adventurers are worried about rangers who have destroyed      )
 )     Crocodiles (249) near forests of Daprat. Freeing the plains of      (
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(     In the caverns of Uruld, near ocean of The Undersea, Demon (460)      )
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 )    In the ocean of Atlantis Ocean, near mountains of Cotell, Kraken     (
(          (364) who continue to cause dread to local inhabitants.          )
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(      In the plains of Potchflan, near ocean of Atlantis Ocean, Evil       )
 )    Warriors (665) who continue to cause terror to local inhabitants.    (
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In the jungle of Stenlut lurks the Great Apes (1833). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in Ca'a for the glory of the Gods.
In the swamp of Samore roams the Crocodiles (355). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the herbs of Wichy'om.
Build a Temple in Blarnfashire for the glory of the Gods.
In the mountain of Flelspidug roams the Grizzly Bears (181). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the horses of Sonokark.
Build a Temple in Baquaudblir for the glory of the Gods.
Build a Temple in Allswirnan for the glory of the Gods.
In the forest of Dabastpre lurks the Kobold Pack (1045). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the furs of Ihietway.
In the mountain of Farsatstan lurks the Undead (620). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the wood of Dasknonla.
In the desert of Chrastnasest lurks the Evil Mages (632). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the plain of Inteng lurks the Tribe of Centaurs (969). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the livestock of Ruhan.
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the stone of Slegladdes.
Build a Temple in Ascan for the glory of the Gods.
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the ironwood of Illford.
In the forest of Starath roams the Wolf Pack (318). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!


Ships. We should build ships. Guess that means we need wood. We should get wood. Guess that means that jungle and that forest over there.
Legacy of Disasters (106)
Darlock will play. And someday we will have a new leader.
Darlocks (107)
Old friends have vanished without a trace... 
Thornhaven (108)
As it turned out in the dungeon we are not alone.
MMF (113)
The area is populated, but barely. We will visit and see who lives here. Perhaps there are more people inland. Maybe there is a bar. Mojitos!
Idle Vice (12)
to restart or not to restart....
Faction (124)
Another month, another turn of exploration without reliable results, only hints about where there might be monsters, human or otherwise. 
Disencharmed (125)
All the hexes I can tax are covered with guards.
Gilded (126)
Sure, the battle axe looks cool and all, but the mithral sword is easier to carry around, and you can use it as a mirror to shave in the morning.
Them (15)
We read the articles of Skyraiders faction with uneasy feeling. It would seem that their name reflect the challenge to our dominion over skies. We would like either for them to explain away our worries. Or alternatively we offer reward for someone to pinpoint the Skyraiders location.
Lords of the Sky (16)
The men are starving.  How could this happen in the middle of a city?  Who didn't think to save enough grain for the end of the month?!?
Kiiran (17)
Why is it so hard to get qualified help these days?  I mean really.  Can't they handle a small band of roving imps without a bit brouhaha?
Atlanteans of Yore (19)
Did you know that five horses can be bought for two Times?
Clan of the Crooked Hooves (20)
City Guard (75) resist, but resistance is futile. They will be assimilated!
Borg (21)
stay away
Punkers (22)
"Sire, we've hired the farmers."
"It's not enough, hire some more!"
"The council requires all our regions are farming."
The Grey Order (23)
Iron Dwarves?
The Wolves of Isengard (25)
He was confused. The bound prisoner sitting opposite him was laughing in his face, mocking his faith! And when he asked what then should be believed, if not in the Holy Deed, the priest voiced his beliefs. He believed in the power of Fire, devouring Fire, purifying Fire, warming Fire, creating fire, illuminating Fire... The prisoner preached to him. To HIM!!! The prisoner's beliefs were so strong and logical, so thought out and confident, that he was scared... 
In the evening, he searched for answers in a book. In one of the chapters he managed to make out a description of the execution carried out on a heretic. Description of a flame devouring flesh, the cries of a heretic repenting in the face of death. 
In the morning he announced his will. He called someone else's faith false, dangerous and called for it to be eradicated by all available means. In confirmation of his words, his men brought out a bound prisoner, tied him to a post and lit firewood under the post. The screams of the executed man will dream about him at night for a long time. But there is no other way. Otherwise, his Faith will suffer. That's what they did in his world. This should be done if he wants to bring the light of his faith to others.
Church of The Holy Deed (26)
- Are we ready for attack?
- No!
- Will we attack?
Friendly people (27)
Let's paint Hoham city yellow.
Rainbow Falcons (29)
If you encounter one of my units or are denied entrance in a region by me, please contact me by game message.
The Merry Magicians (3)
It's interesting to see more newcomers.
Dogs of war (31)
Grelords high command announces:
Last Monday, only a few monsters were still underway. The population is nevertheless warned and should retreat after nightfall to the protected settlements. If monster hunters are seen, they must be reported to the local authorities. Armed units will then take care of the thugs
Greylords (32)
Nothing to report.
Three (33)
The initiate cursed and railed,  stomping upon the sacred ground, before turning back to the silent Date Fruit before him. 

"Why do you ignore us?  What strange blasphemous cult do you follow, from the sugary East, that you shun us so?!"
Cthonic Underground (35)
A crucial month with a lot of risks...
Silver Hand (36)
Construction is going steady, but Ishtar is afraid that it will not be ready for the New Year festival.
Babylon (37)
Clan borders continue to expand and new factions appear every month.  The world is a crowded place, but we hope we can find mutual peace for all.
Clan McTavish (38)
- Your Majesty, couple of months ago our guard Kenny was killed. we've finally traced those attackers. They send parliamentary to ask if we can forget it and let them live.
- Hang them.
WindMasters (39)
Gyperboreya (4)
Curious! Hidden scout with stea 1 has appeared in a region where an hidden leader is sitting with a stea2 and obse 1. ... and a lot of taxers... 

What will prevail? Greed or decency?
Danado (40)
The scouts came back with mention of a new island, and the possibility that the landmass they were on may extend even further than they thought. One thing had eluded them - any sign of a shaft to the underworld. At this rate, they would have to train magi in farsight and teleportation to see what was directly beneath them.
The Children of the Four Winds (41)
I'm writing here for the money :) And what to do ? The people are not dying but on the verge
SkyRaiders (46)
From the diary of Gale Swifthands

Akluckmi is ours. The guards are dead. Lucky us.
Sticky Hands (48)
It was worth drinking a little in the tavern, relaxing... Suddenly you find out that almost a year has passed... Magic!
Dark League (5)
Whoever is stealing from us kindly please desist or we will feel obliged to write an angry letter of complaint. 
Brown Bread (50)
[Looks west]
Tyranny (51)
Well, only a little starvation that turn after the mana from heaven stopped. Our advisers are saying this is our opportunity to pray to heaven for the mana to be refilled. 

I say why bother. Those that starve were obviously too weak. Time to strengthen the pack.

Greywolf (52)
Having a first ship is a great progress...
But these stubborn elves completely forgot to train sailors!
Iron Dwarves (54)
We set sail today. What will we find?
The Order of Tolin (55)
What to do with the undead? Leave them in their quiet or die killing them off, that is the debate at the moment
Kragers Klowns (58)
Leader of the the Drunken Dwarves enjoyed mushrooms from the local swamp and forgot that he also has some orders to provide for his men, so they did nothing much last month.
Drunken Dwarves (59)
December, Year 1

The shadows whisper of battles not our own, yet the reverberations are felt deep within our ranks. The Lizard Men, those cold-blooded creatures of the swamps, have struck against a leader. The swamp of Voicglen echoed with the clash of weapons and the cries of the fallen. The leader was obliterated. A reminder that the world above remains as treacherous as the underworld we navigate.

Our expeditions into the heart of the underworld continue to unveil its mysteries. Every cavern, every tunnel, holds secrets waiting to be discovered. The potential of what lies beneath fuels our ambition.

Our forces, like a coiled serpent, are ready to strike. Only the chains of logistics hold us back, but not for long. The war council convenes under the obsidian moon, deliberating our next move. Two towns, Braymoss and Ito, beckon us with their allure. The decision weighs heavy, for the town we choose will soon be enveloped by our shadow.

The future is uncertain, but our resolve remains unyielding. The Order of Obsidian Shadow will rise.

- Malagor
The Order of Obsidian Shadow (6)
Some mis-shapen quotes
"A dwarf in time saves nine"
"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself, and that angry Hydra there."
XOT (60)
Messages sent out, some responded others ignored
Malibu West (62)
Reunited. Pt 8.

(We skip some episodes, which may appear later.)

Scouts in the guise of travellers rode far and wide. Every now and then they would tack a notice to a tree, a cactus, a prominent rock, or whatever would do for the purpose. 

“All welcome to new Magic School opening soon. Luxury Tower accommodation in pleasant location. Safe and easy access. Erudite academic staff. Casino, Theatre and hairdressers within walking distance. Contact Admissions for details.”

The scheduled opening date was crossed out and replaced with the following month. Many times. The prudent should already be thinking - long and dangerous journey through monster infested regions, ironwood trailer park in an impoverished town with gate and shaft. Drunken tutors. LICH within walking distance…
Rurikids (65)
Sailing boats, and strange meetings in the underworld. What a busy place!
Fon (69)
Ed celebrates the fact that his children settled far from Ca'a.  Ca'a seems to be a dangerous place.

The Fe'on Diggers celebrate the Fe'on dragon, sitting high on his peak.  Long may he stay up there, not down here with us.

Esscobar Owenss of the west celebrates Faction 124's choice of "Suggestions" as their faction name.  Esscobar Owenss thinks thinks that "Suggestions" was a fine name for that faction to take.

Ashuray of the northwest celebrates friends and allies.  Almost all goals are more easily achieved with friends and allies to work with.

Rela Amate celebrates the disappearance of the Tailenders scout who previously protected us all from the dangers of the underworld.  3 surface dwellers stare at the now unblocked entrance into the earth.  Who shall go in first?

Mubo Sakor of the south celebrates the outer ocean.  Mubo Sakor has found wood, and so now plans how soon we can put rafts out to measure the circumpolar current.

Nemine of the east celebrates an outer ocean.  Nemine wonders if her warm ocean connects to the cold waters Mubo Sakor discovered, or whether lands as yet undiscovered separate her warm ocean from Mubo Sakor's cold ocean with its circumpolar current.  Nemine wishes Minty would turn east, instead of continuing south, to answer that question.  But Minty has heard rumors that there is water to the south, and Minty seems determined to discover that water.  Every celebrant wants to discover water, none want to be stuck inland.  Nemine, playing on her beach, celebrates water.

Minty of the southeast celebrates just how very large our world is.  Minty celebrates getting farther from the inner sea than any Celebrant has ever ventured.  Minty celebrates not having found water yet.  Minty celebrates his tail, if it is a tail.

Ninsunir of the northeast celebrates the wisdom of Danado and Danado's neighbors.  For it seems that Danado and Danado's neighbors have settled down and decided on plans for the future.  Ninsunir, planner, tactician, and advisor to the Celebrants, feels that he and his own neighbors are less like Danado and more like Revenge of the Cone; "Our aim remains a mystery even to ourselves".  Perhaps Ninsunir should ask Danado for advice?

Ninisi of the northeast, Ninsunir's wife, celebrates rafts.  Truly, no better conveyance is imaginable; the raft is final, unimproveable perfection in nautical design.  Simplicity itself, easy construction, holds a lot of fish.  What more could anyone want?  The head mage of Nekojin empire may want dragons, which are the transport of kings and wizards, Ninisi admits.  But Ninisi and the Celebrants will be more than happy with rafts.  Ninisi wishes her husband would stop hiring herbalists already and start hiring more lumberjacks and shipbuilders.  Ninisi wants her rafts already.  Ninisi celebrates rafts.
celebrants (7)
We still try to find a way through the under world. More deadends keep coming our way from our friends. 
The Filras (8)
The dragons are everywhere. What they are guarding I am asking you?
Drow (82)
Pillage regions is a bad omen
Monster hunters (85)
Are you ready?
Yet Another Faction (9)
In the heart of the frozen wasteland, where the relentless winter held sway year-round, there lurked a malevolent force—a dragon of ice and darkness known simply as Frostbane.

Frostbane was a creature born of bitterness and hatred, its scales like shards of midnight ice, reflecting no light. Its eyes burned with an unholy fire, and its very breath was a harbinger of doom. The lands it ruled were barren and lifeless, its chilling presence smothering all hope.

For centuries, Frostbane had terrorized the surrounding villages, freezing homes and crops, and claiming the souls of those who dared venture into its icy lair. The dragon's malevolence knew no bounds, and its heart was as cold and unforgiving as the frozen world it inhabited.
Paykiss (92)
Tout se passe bien pour l'instant sauf le manque de place...
The Lands Kepper (93)
Chapter 6: The Eve of Encounter (cont.)
As faction's representatives traveled for many months over many hexes, they recently met also representative of faction Sunspear (117), known for their eagerness to entertain. Even they have hear of Conus Mysticus, but did not attempt to send any diplomatic messages. Nevertheless also they were invited to the conclave of tribes.
Revenge of the Cone (95)
Thiefs, I know who you are.
Tailenders (97)


The Churchmen betrayed their ally and did not come to the rescue! Do not believe in the promises of the Church of the Holy Deed! They pursue only their own interests!
Aval is ruling Clan of the Crooked Hooves (20) faction.
Avala's crooked hooves get stuck, knocking on the stones.
Old allegiances lie fallow, victim of the Nexus's whimsy.
In their place novel bonds are forged, fresh enemies chosen.
Once more into the breach, new friends,
To cry havoc and let slip the wolves of war!
Cellje is connected to Stenbay, but the path is long and treacherous.

It isn't the monsters you need to watch out for, it is the players.....
Do rainbows really have 7 colors?
Maybe 6 is the right number...
Seems to be some big alliances forming in the middle lands, but there is already talk of who will turn on who first
Faction 124
How about "The Procrastinators" for your faction name.. Or maybe you could put it off for a few more turns first.
Как говорится...

Когда бьют волшебники…
Grey Wolf Hunters are Grey Wolves who hunt.
They say that Holden quietly signed up for the party so that rumors would not be written about him