Times Turn 15

Quests

Build a Temple in Airghagen for the glory of the Gods.
Build a Temple in Beastcebick for the glory of the Gods.
Build a Temple in Baldhanddhan for the glory of the Gods.
In the desert of Cludgrahve roams the Clan of Wild Men (205). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the furs of Deeland.
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 furs of Fea'enn.
In the desert of Delon lurks the Evil Mages (443). 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!
In the desert of Ba'eld roams the Sphinx (216). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the forest of Habach roams the Family of Ogres (176). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in Adoclewn for the glory of the Gods.
In the tunnels of Vatcontlem lurks the Dragon (593). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the swamp of Susartbrook lurks the Undead (1292). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!

Articles

The Sphinx turned out to be peaceful, but very playful. Unfortunately, it was not possible to expect his capture, because Richard was waiting for urgent matters overseas, but fortunately there was an opportunity to leave a sufficient garrison to protect peaceful goblins.
The upcoming meeting was a little scary. "Death Lords" they are called.
Desert Eagles (11)
"Do you know what was the day last time?"
"Err.. "
"Fools day, you fool!"
"Err..In February?"
"If you dare to let in another pretender, I'll make you WISH you were a fool!"
(with thanks to our GM for playing along)
The bank (12)
From the diary of Dark Schneider:

Day 398

The girls and I have been outfitted with leather armor. They are marginally better than our normal clothes. The girls look very sexy in leather though.

Day 404

We continue our voyage to Fulford. We are all excited. It's the biggest human city within half a year of sailing distance. The fleet is at its capacity. We are sailing with over 150 troops. Elves, orcs and goblins. Hopefully we can keep them from turning againts each other and can unleash them on Fulford.

Day 411

We sailed past a merfolk cavern today. Had we more time we'd plunder the place but we have a bigger fish to fry. I wonder what kind of loot these merfolk might have though.

Day 416

We received advanced spitirual training from the Skalperian shamans. The girls still think that throwing fireballs is much more fun than these theoretical studies. I told them we need the spiritual knowledge to enchant better weapons and one day we should be able imbue weapons with powerful fire magic and create flaming swords. That got them excited.

Day 424

Fulford is ours! We took the city with a single casuality on our side thanks to the healing skills of our allies. Our builders started working on a caravanserai as soon as we landed. Our stonecutters are heading out on a ship to check the ocean facing mountain cliffs to the southwest and see if they can find any rootstone in the area. A magetower would be nice but if they can't find the right material we might have to make do with an inn. We'll make it out of stone this time in case the girls decide to practice fire magic indoors again.
Silver Eclipse (15)
Before being born I've seen the examples of the worlds which i may spawn in. They all looked as lots of small and peaceful islands. But the place where i am now is overcrowded. Not enough place to sit in silence and think. Not even enough air to breath.
The Chosen Few (17)
"The Ice Dwarves won't accept us as their leader? Send in the penguin army with fire swords!"
King of the Penguins (18)
The Elf was furious. The messenger with the orders didn't bring them to the troops and the Silver Hand  didn't take part in the fight. Hopefully, the city was taken despite that horrible mistake. He was thinking about the best way to punish the messengers when he saw a piece of paper under a pile of books. Oops, the orders...
Silver Hand (22)
First city on new island has been conquered. What to do next is big question. There seem to be so many valid options that summoning a military council this month is in order, they always know best...
Skalperians (24)
Avatar has been born - huh - who is this guy ? How can I get one ?
Scoiatael (25)
Sildoral was depressed. News of a giant slaugther had reached him. it seemed that the people of a nearby city had fallen to some undead menace.
Even at home things were getting worse. Though trade still flourished the guards had made matters still worse. On top of their paranoic behaviour they had now doubled their numbers and trpled the tax demands. And even more worrying Elthaniel still kept those wolves around and they had reached an awe inspiring size.
To make matters worse still no news of the Empire of Lund.
Elves of Lund (26)
This order is very strange Sgt.Docker thought.

"Why should i teach myself?" he thought

"Order is an order", and he teached himself how to roll a cigarette. 

Lost Sea Trading Company (27)
(Stories from ancient Darealone family book - Tales from Torsee Darealone - XI)
The expedition arrived near the undead crypt. It old crypt door seemed closed any noone was willing to check it.
Torsee was thinking what to do, when a scout arrived from the village. News that there was indeed a rebelion started by guard families.
It would be necessary to move back and rescue the men there who were being attacked in the streets.

Torsee had a better idea, opened the rusty door and entered the crypt.
This is Paradise (29)
Where to go in the underworld. Chasm's and deadends everywhere.

On the surface, we now head out to sea, to see what is beyond the desert we have. 

We still hope for friends.
The Filras (3)
Around hills, forests, ravines and meadows,
And along the road there are red haystacks ...
And the sun shines brightly in the blue world,
We are all going to meet it cheerfully.

We are good people, we are trolls, we make people laugh.
We have a lot of funny ideas in store,
How good it is that we all live here now,
Let's sing our song in chorus!

Come from afar, meet us, people!
Look, we are dancing at the city gates.
Open for us!
Open wide the Windows, open the doors,
We'll make a show for you now.
Let's give you a holiday!

Get out all who are good, or who is evil!
We will laugh, it will be more fun together!
Everyone will have more fun!
We are in every house, tra-La-La, helmet big Hello!
We will teach you how to live without knowing evil and troubles!
Live without evil and troubles!

Look!
Open the Windows, open the doors!
We'll make a show for you right now!
Look!
Gyperboreya (30)
Trust or not? Is Evil trying to sneak on us again? We will wait to make a decision. Light guide us.
On the other hand, our men seems to need time to adjust to the different weather. 
Sword & Shield Forever (32)
---Hegemony of Cone: Early years---
-----Chapter 6-----
Months passed and the Hegemony of Cone grew fast from nothing to the first steps of power.

The day had come to finally bring the word of Holy Cone to the town of Metpool. City guards became more suspicious to Hegemony followers by days and they were right to be. On rainy November day, Charles, High Priests and few regiments of holy fighters attacked the city guards. Fight was very short as nothing protected guards from holy fireballs, but one of holy fighters died under guard swords. It was orc named Ted, just recruited week before under the Holy Cone banners. He was declared saint and the Metpool was converted to the new religion immediately.
Kingdom of Charles (35)
what next? more taxers, more tree choppers. slow ...
ClanJaguar (38)
Flying pets are the best.
Is there a place where we could buy some?
Beastmasters (39)
So we've forced a way into the underworld (stop guarding shafts if you don't want to waste $).

Big place.

No income in the chasms and tunnels.

All we really need is a city or two or drow and dwarves...

THB.
The Hunt Begins (4)
Home sweet home! Now to spring cleaning!
Miserable Maniacs (40)
The call is for Galleons, and Galleons they'll get. In the interests of instant gratification, however, a Longboat shoots the ways. Let the world tremble at our ineptitude.

Northern Viking (42)
Björn sparch: "Get the council together, I want to make a proposal". When the council met, Björn said: "We will take the land if the natives do not contact us within the next week, even by force if necessary". The council mumbled approval. Who would also contradict Björn.
Greyfish (43)
The missive concerning the ducks had been sent, but the reply was terse. "Surrounded on all sides, will fight to the end. Guild coffers are in the castle of argh."  Presumably the Primarch had been dictating. Well, there was nothing for it. Time for sharply worded letter.
The Worshipful Order of Guildsmen (45)
Pillaging the underworld is such a satisfying experience. Always dancing on the edge, stealing the food right under the eyes of the Goblin Hoard. Will they catch me? Will the find me? Or will I get away with my loot?
Filcist (46)
Madness. Miserable folk, you might call them maniacs, have concocted an atrocity. It is somewhat hard to believe but lets try to form a picture. 

We spot a dozen goblins. The weapon of choice for these goblins is a lance, each of them has one. It is really hard to twist my imagination to see goblins and lances in the same picture, even more so to see them wield it in battle. The picture is not complete till you realize these tiny goblins ride on camelback, with lances, through a dense foggy swamp. 
Anuii (47)
"Set sail and let us roam the wide ocean my friends!"
"No"
"Onwards, wait, what?"
"We can't"
"What do you mean we can't? we have packed enough provisions, the men are skilled enough to sail the ships, let's put this ships to sea!"
"We can't, the ships are still officially owned by the shipyard"
... "By shipyard you are referring to you and your colleagues ... already ON the ships!"
"Yes, but we own the ships, you can not order them to sail out"
"But you want to come with us as well!"
"Yes we do, and we will sail with you happily if you start our journey"
"Then let's start now!"
"No"
"WHY?!"
"Because we are still owne..."
"Yes, yes, we have established that ... ok then, what do we have to do to set sail?"
"You have to own the ships"
"But we are already on the ships!"
"Yes, but we are ow..."
"YES, I KNOW ... how do we change that?"
"I have prepared this papers, if you could sign here .... here .... and here ... thank you."
"Are you still owner of the ships?"
"No captain you are."
"Then, can we sail out now?"
"Yes, of course, my friend, what should hinder us?"
Nekojin Empire (48)
We have started to meet many different peoples in our travels. But... they don't seem as nice as the ones on our island. This is strange, our island is such a nice place! What does this mean?
Little House on the Prairie (49)
Master,
Our explorers seem to have toured our islands.
There are all types of terrain necessary for good installation, tunnels to explore the lair of the mostres who live there.
Now we are taking a group of fishermen on board a small fleet ...

inhabitants of Sunis, Lapraerte & Adoclewn
French Connection (5)
"Army reorganization is going well Sir.  We are linking up with our allies, exploring new operations, and discovering new terrain."

Mage Dancer watched the soldier report.  After the embarrassing fiasco with the spell books and the scouts failure, it was high time to get some news of success.  "How are our finances?"

The answer was one word; "Uncomfortable."
Fire Dancers (55)
Dragon (266) attacks scout (1826) in cavern (3,13,underworld) in Dico!

you will be missed, RIP
Semigallians (6)
Turns out, we've been wasting a lot of stone all this time. Forts construction are delayed now because of that. 
We've discovered some new evil magicians. What a savage region! Thankfully, our scouts managed to escape a dragon. I wonder if same success will be achieved with these mages. I do not envy our scouts.
Speaking of scouts, a scout of my new acquaintance was sighted at the border of out lands. Wonder why he's silent and what are his intentions. Still, I've no reason to stop him from observing our glory.
Chaotic Neutral (62)
Third month of building. Now I see the results! One more month and we change this land unrecognizably!
Royal Pinguins (69)
Captured the last city. There comes a time of peace.
Moon Knights (7)
Pasaldon fell.
It was too easy. Undead solders murdered everyone who dared to fight back.
Dark Companion raised above the city covering sun and making it always twilight.

Undead army is raising and new target is set.
Eternal Empire (8)
The fleet is complete.
When do I leave?
Now? Next? Never?
Who knows!
Ovuna (80)
The air shimmered as he looked out across the desert.  It was a sight he always loved.  Soon though his thoughts turned to what lay just beyond the horizon.  It was no mere rumor that all manner of abominations lay in wait.  To tame a land.  It was for this purpose that he was brought to this world.
The Phrygians (83)
Coal billows out of the mines and smiths make weapons to arm the goblin horde that begins to amass upon the coast.  To see the downfall of a false dawn or the rise of a benevolent darkness, one cannot know but the plumes of black gas casts a shadow upon the lands.

The use of fireworks to entertain comes easily and at great benefit for a cadre of five.
Luxadom (86)
There was a problem down on the beach.  The goblins were arguing.  The sailors that were loaded onboard the raft wanted to set sail, and the builders didn’t want the raft to leave yet because that’s where the party to celebrate the construction of the raft was planned!  The builders argument was that getting off a small island, something that took the legendary team of the Professor, Skipper and Gilligan more than 14 years to accomplish, should not be taken lightly!  Akhorahil decided the builders had a point, and besides, who doesn’t like a party?  The celebration planning continued, and everyone had fun at the party!  Akhorahil consumed too much of the desert rum and his blurred vision was surely the reason he mistakenly tried to teach spells to some goblins that he mistook for his wizards!
Riders of the Storm (89)
Kraken ate our lizardman. Can we put some  poison into next one?  Could be barrel or two. Nah.. lizardmen aren't so big, maybe smaller mug.... 
Fishmongers (9)
The storm giant was either to preoccupied to notice me, or I was too small to be of significance. Either way, I high-tailed it out of there without getting stomped.
Social Distancing (91)

Rumors

Rest in peace Evil Sunz (73)!
It is rumored that nobody likes a whiner.
If I had a balloon
It would be named
Dark Schnitzel
Bloated
And full of hot air!
The tavern keeper has not been paying his full share of taxes, and the collectors are not pleased.