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Times Turn 13

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 )                            February, Year 2                             (
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 )    A few refugees are talking about an encounter between two armies     (
(     happened in the plains of Gele 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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(        Some scouts are talking about an encounter between enemies         )
 )       happened in the mountains of Mednet 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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 )      Handful bards are whispering about a conflict between enemies      (
(       happened in the mountains of Gubamea where battle ended in a        )
 )       slaughter of one of the sides. This battle will be known as       (
(                 Battle near the mountains of Swespughlen.                 )
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(       Many travelers have heard about the skirmish between hostile        )
 )      forces happened in the plains of Gele 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 locals are discussing about the village of Thyndbay that     (
(      lies in the Rethwood forests, where a partisans killed guards.       )
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(      Dozen bards are whispering about the town of Tehin that lies in      )
 )           the Endi forests, where a faction massacred guards.           (
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 )    A few peasants have heard about the town of Syshton that lies in     (
(     the Schullnas jungles, where a partisans put to the sword guards.     )
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(      Multiple merchants are talking about the town of Bengosma that       )
 )       lies in the Coistbo tundra, where a partisans extinguished        (
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(      Multiple traders are discussing about the town of Lonthax that       )
 )    lies in the Blarnfashire plains, where an opposition extinguished    (
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(      A few travelers are talking about witchers who have annihilated      )
 )    Tribe of Centaurs (969) near ocean of Atlantis Ocean. Freeing the    (
(                   plains of Inteng from their anxiety.                    )
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(       In the jungles of Chase, near ocean of Atlantis Ocean, Undead       )
 )       (1828) who continue to cause anxiety to local inhabitants.        (
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 )     In the tundra of Nenpalay, near ocean of Atlantis Ocean, Undead     (
(         (596) who continue to cause horror to local inhabitants.          )
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(       In the mountains of Flelspidug, near ocean of Atlantis Ocean,       )
 )       Evil Warriors (942) who continue to cause anxiety to local        (
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Players have visited 83% of all inhabited regions.


Build a Temple in Allswirnan for the glory of the Gods.
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the furs of Ihietway.
Build a Temple in Blarnfashire for the glory of the Gods.
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.
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the horses of Cencokstrel.
In the forest of Starath roams the Wolf Pack (318). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the ironwood of Illford.
Build a Temple in Ca'a for the glory of the Gods.
Build a Temple in Ascan for the glory of the Gods.
In the jungle of Atcam roams the Crocodiles (355). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
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 horses of Sonokark.
Build a Temple in Baquaudblir for the glory of the Gods.
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the wood of Dasknonla.
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 herbs of Wichy'om.
In the mountain of Flelspidug roams the Grizzly Bears (181). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the desert of Chrastnasest lurks the Evil Mages (632). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the jungle of Stenlut lurks the Great Apes (1833). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!


The world is full with factions. The Silent King never seen such high populated lands.
It is a threat and a joy, many of them willing to speak. Some dont.
Necrontyr (10)
In times of trouble, write an article.
Did that rhyme? Its worth a dime.
Legacy of Disasters (106)
Happy new, second, year! :)
Darlocks (107)
Pupils have enrolled in Mage School...
Thornhaven (108)
Goodbye, everybody, I've got to go,
Gotta leave you all behind and face the truth.
Exhibits (111)
What is this Demon?

He destroys everything he sees....

We narrowly escaped the Demon...

But he haunts us...
MMF (113)
The cruise continues. One decided to stay and explore. I'm sure he'll have a lovely time.
Idle Vice (12)
An empty city, how unusual. 
Faction (124)
What's up with people. They are everywhere!
Disencharmed (125)
Friendly neighbours and the coffers are starting to be filled with not only the silver from the reporters.
Gilded (126)
Beware the night crawlers are coming! 
Night Watch (127)
Assassins and thieves have left their calling cards. The compensation they want for the services they offer seems a bit high. Maybe later, when we have excess.
Them (15)
So apparently the information on Skyraiders location was shared with us freely. Now, we have to about appropriate reward. Maybe mithril dining set?!
Lords of the Sky (16)
The tides turn.  Mistakes wash away behind us.  The road ahead is uncertain but promising...
Kiiran (17)
Much fun.  Much incoming.  Much power.  Much of the muchness.
Atlanteans of Yore (19)
We are at fork in the road!
Crooked Hooves (20)
We are Borg!
Borg (21)
Assassins in the underworld? That did not take long.
Punkers (22)
"The coffers are empty"
"Yes, yes, don't panic. It's really not a problem, look..."
The Grey Order (23)
Under glorious lidership of Ogre Mage we are doing ok, well - medicore, but we have lot of excuses.
The Wolves of Isengard (25)
His efforts to create a full-fledged state with the Church at its head have already begun to bear fruit. However, there was still a long way ahead, much longer than runed. His followers more and more often stumbled upon the likeness of states. Expansion has almost stopped.
He found no mention in the book of how the Church should act when meeting with a strong opponent. He was not ready for war, so he thought it best to negotiate. But something told him that the world would not be eternal.
But it will be later.
And now the obligations he had given required his participation in dubious adventures.
Church of The Holy Deed (26)
It always happens when you are not ready
Friendly people (27)
Painting the city yellow is complete.
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)
The world is an interesting place. But not for us?
Dogs of war (31)
Das Oberkommando der Greylords gibt bekannt:
Ein unerwünschter Zutriff wurde verweigert. Die Wachen machten kurzen Prozess mit dem Eindringling. Sie wurden angewiesen, die Leiche zur Abschreckung liegen zu lassen.
Greylords (32)
The castaway looked to the sea. There, the derelict ship floated. Mocking.

There was nothing here. No shade, no food, no wood.
Three (33)
"This is a nice place you got here," mused the priest.  "Shame if something were to happen to it."

The mayor looked him up and down. "We don't take kindly to threats round here.  You best be gittin while the gittin's still good, pilgrim."

The priest smiled, coldly - the kind of smile that didn't reach his eyes. "No, I don't think that I will."
Cthonic Underground (35)
The shaft leads to horrible monsters. How useful can it be ?
Silver Hand (36)
The new year celebration is done. This time we celebrated survival, hopefully next year we will celebrate civilization.
Babylon (37)
After some mix up in orders the clan's border guards finally let the Falcons through to their new home.
Perhaps a welcome gift is required to apologise for the mix up in travel papers.
Clan McTavish (38)
It's time to build the delivery network.
WindMasters (39)
The dogs are barking, the caravan is coming.
Gyperboreya (4)
The Miarnland curse is working. Yet another victim is moving towards his fate. Is the Damned afraid of a new curse? He doesn't care anymore!
Danado (40)
The content of The Times was concerning to the council of the Four Winds - nearby towns and cities had been taken this month. It was time to celebrate the end of the year by launching the attack on the last town standing - either go big or go home.

(*should this go spectacularly badly and kill the leadership of the Children of the Four Winds, there may be a new faction joining soon*)
The Children of the Four Winds (41)
I'm so sick of these gates. They always repeat themselves in a circle.
OrTOdox (42)
The 2nd year of this world has begun. 
Despite all the difficulties, the SkyRaider faction is still alive
SkyRaiders (46)
From the diary of Gale Swifthands

We put down an uprising today. Some of the friends of the city guards we killed last month decided to try to bring back the old regime. They were so few they didn't even pose a challenge. We took them out without casualities. And while we were at it we swept the city for other unvanted elements as well. Shakaa turned out to be a good choice. His knowledge of tactics and dirty tricks increases every day.
Gnolls are strange creatures. They have mating seasons. The whole city is reverberating from howls and mating calls. Agark asked for a few days of leave and left us to find a mate. The girls decided to pick up local traditions and ambushed me. We had a foursome. I think I start to understand more and more what Uthark ment by the perks of charismatic leadership. I would like to think it was all my newfound masculinity that got Priscilla and Lorraine to join Irina and me in bed but I know better. It must have been at least partly the gnoll pheromones all over the city. Nevertheless we had a good time.

Sticky Hands (48)
In one month, I met so many good people. I hope we will be friends.
In such a harsh world, having friends is a joy.
Dark League (5)
Another group of innocents slaughtered by Demons in the UW. We shall avenge them. One day. 
Brown Bread (50)
[Cares about wildlife].
Tyranny (51)
Someone told me that to win this game you need to get lots of people to change their cities to your faction number. 

Sounds a lot like a popularity competition.

I notice my name is being mentioned in the rumors a lot. Is Infamous the same as popular???

Greywolf (52)
To Idle Vice (12)
There is currently no inn in the neighbourhood, but it is planned to open at least one as soon as reasonably possible.
You will be welcome then!
Iron Dwarves (54)
The open ocean at last. What will we find. 
The Order of Tolin (55)
preparing big dreams about vodka transit from the far away, need a few years to make it happen, but it will be worth it, thats for sure.
Drunken Dwarves (59)
January, Year 2

The winds of Dabastpre forest whispered tales of treachery as our scout was ambushed. The audacity of Yet Another Faction knows no bounds. Their unprovoked attack has only stoked the fires of our resolve. The forest echoed with the clash of steel and the cries of the fallen. Our scout, though brave, was overwhelmed.

In the plains of Parronti, our Order Guard stood firm against a defiant unit that refused to reveal its allegiance. Their refusal was their downfall. The plains bore witness to their end.

As our battle group journeyed north, they encountered the menacing crocodiles of Cirrafion. The beasts, with their armored scales and razor-sharp teeth, were formidable. But our Raider Company A, with their swords gleaming under the sun, proved mightier.

The underworld beckons us with its mysteries. The chasms and caves we've discovered promise untold riches and power. Our battle group's mission to rid the north of evil is a testament to our might. The war council's decision regarding Braymoss and Ito looms, simplifying our path forward. The colonization of the underworld is paramount. It is our destiny, our key to greater power and resources. The Order of Obsidian Shadow will prevail.

- Malagor
The Order of Obsidian Shadow (6)
From the Throneroom

Queen XOT: "What is all that noise ?"

Grand Visier : "Your Majesties Magicians are demonstrating the latest in night time entertainment"

Queen XOT: "Get me to a window at once!"
XOT (60)
Wow where did that first year go
Malibu West (62)
Reunited. pt 12. 

This chapter of the chronicle is incomplete. The reason for this will be clear when we read the surviving fragments and notes.  These we present herewith. (the editor)

(apparently an outline prepared by the chronicler)
Svyatoslav musters his host.  His warlike ally invited to participate in the battle.  
The battle.  The spoils of victory. Life after freedom from the oppressor. 

(Personal note written on birch bark and dated from this period)

Darling Wife,
We’re off now. Almost everyone who can reach the battle is being sent. 
They say losses will be light. Pray for me…

Historical note: It is believed that the chronicler did indeed take part in this battle. Though controversy still rages over whether this particular note is in his hand. 

Rurikids (65)
I am blocking unknown factions from this turn.
Please contact me via message or discord for access.
Fon (69)
Ed celebrates settlements.  Big settlements, little settlements, growing settlements, shrinking settlements, tropical settlements, freezing settlements, underground settlements, surface settlements.  Ed sets his aim toward a big, growing, tropical, underground settlement.  Ed hopes no one else wants those.

Ashuray of the northwest celebrates an abundance of factions.  A month ago he thought this area almost empty, and now there are seven factions here.  It is good to have neighbors.

Minty celebrates large landmasses.  Minty had no idea that anywhere in the world there was land so far from the sea.  How do the natives feed themselves without fish?  And how do they move their stone without ships?  Inland is a strange place.  Minty hopes he discovers water soon.

Ninsunir of the northeast celebrates marriage.  Although he thinks in his heart of hearts that we should still be collecting herbs, his wife has her heart set on rafts, so Ninsunir is opening this month a school of raft design.  

Brunnea Protictitherium celebrates Idle Vice's area that is barely populated.  Indeed, Brunnea thinks her celebration would be even better if held on site.  Now if only Idle Vice would tell us where to find this part of the world that is barely populated, she would head there immediately.  Brunnea hopes Idle Vice's barely populated area is not underground.  Brunnea doesn't like the underworld.

Ninurtabel celebrates the old, thicker Atlantis Times of August.  Those were the days, when everyone had a story to tell.

Oma Niyo celebrates betrayal.  In the same issue of the Times, Oma read that the Churchmen have betrayed an ally, and that they have burned a prisoner.  The celebrants celebrate everything, but celebrating a burning prisoner seems a bit icky.  Oma Niyo thinks celebrating betrayal is a bit icky, too.  Do Celebrants have to celebrate everything?  Couldn't we let some events pass without notice, and hope they are soon forgotten?

Laughs at Stones celebrates the Church of the holy deed, and an unknown church that believes in Mazda, holy fire.  According to the Times, far away, these two churches are sorting out their theological differences.  Laughs at Stones wonders which church he shoud root for.  Which church is more likely to be a useful ally against the coming cold?  

Gnorbitt celebrates Tailenders and the Tailenders thieves.  Tailenders tell us they know who the thieves are, but Tailenders aren't telling.  Gnorbitt wonders why not?  Who are the thieves the Tailenders are protecting, and why are Tailenders protecting those who steal from them?
celebrants (7)
Clad in the silver robes that denote her station, an elf closes her eyes to shut out the distractions of the battlefield and begins her quiet chant. Fingers weaving in front of her, she completes her spell and launches a tiny bead of fire toward the enemy ranks, where it erupts into a conflagration that engulfs the soldiers.
Free Adventurers (70)
Some of our scouts, while wandering around, again were attacked by monsters :-(
The Filras (8)
The dragons are sleeping but are they going to sleep for long???
Drow (82)
It is very important to choose the right weapon for hunting
Monster hunters (85)
There's only so much you can learn in one place.
Yet Another Faction (9)
Kariya was very surprised that the ice dragons began to disturb more and more of the settlements.
Kariya began to feel that something strange was going on, like frost on her skin.
The ground is beginning to freeze, and there is less and less food.
It's as if the whole being is waiting for something bad to happen.
Paykiss (92)
une caravane va traverser les terres pour collecter les ressources qui pourront être exploiter dans un petit village.bientôt il y aura des routes pour rejoindre les régions
The Lands Kepper (93)
Chapter 7: The Conclave of Tribes
As emissaries from different tribes and nations gathered, Seranis held up the Conus Mysticus. The room went silent. Even the skeptics felt an inexplicable pull. "Here is the core of our strength, the essence of our unity, and the guide of our destiny. We invite you to embrace it," she announced.

One by one, leaders from different factions approached, touched the pine cone, and felt its mysterious power. A newfound respect for the Revenge of Cone was born.

And so, the tribe continued its expansion, ever faithful to Conus Mysticus, the symbol of their past, the blessing of their present, and the mystery of their future.

As they looked ahead to an uncertain world full of potential allies and foes, one thing remained constant—the Revenge of Cone would thrive, flourish, and make their mark in history. And all under the ever-watchful presence of their mystical pine cone, which promised not just revenge, but also a destiny that would reshape the world itself.
Revenge of the Cone (95)
More projects on hold.
Tailenders (97)


They say that the factions with "grey" in their name should make an alliance. Otherwise they will be eliminated by Colourful Alliance
The third quest is near Danado! It's not fair!
Gardeners began to investigate whether Aval is a cloven-hoofed creature
When shall we three meet again?  In thunder lighting or in rain?

To be fair, it will take a while to get that far into the WEAT tree.
Stupid, greedy Gray Wolf! you don't know anything about piglets!
The Merry Magicians (3) have just struck a deal with us unbeknown to his allies.

It is great for us, but I personally cannot stomach that type of choice, so I am spilling the beans here!
A new island means new monsters!
I wonder whether we might ride them... they would be terrible mounts and would give us complete supremacy in the sky.
The coffers are running dry. Please donate to the gofundme campaign.
The mice bury the cat…
Aval is Tailenders (97)
Players have written rumors about 30% of all active factions.
Go ahead, people!
They say the Gray Wolf ate Holden