Times Turn 15

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 )     Several pilgrims are telling that they have heard about a small     (
(     skrimish between enemies in the plains of Traciovo where ended in     )
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 )      Several pilgrims are telling that refugees are worried about       (
(        plains of Bengbost where in the Lobruti village guards were        )
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 )         Many traders are telling that they have heard about an          (
(      andventurers who have murdered Grizzly Bears (490) freeing the       )
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 )    Many traders are telling that have heard a tell about a witchers     (
(         who have expelled Lizard Men (576) freeing the swamps of          )
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 )       Some traders are telling that refugees are worried about a        (
(      rangers who have put to the sword Sandlings (1309) freeing the       )
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 )    Some traders are telling that have heard a tell about Kobold Pack    (
(      (2538) in the forests of Agate continue to cause dread on local      )
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 )      Many pilgrims are telling that locals are rumoring about Ice       (
(      Dragon (198) in the tundras of Aspol continue to cause fear on       )
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 )    Several traders are telling that locals are rumoring about Undead    (
(     (1887) in the plains of Skifle continue to cause terror on local      )
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Quests

In the tundra of Jitecpa lurks the Undead (599). 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!
In the tundra of Bitem roams the Pride of Lions (251). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the desert of Ebigy roams the Pride of Lions (352). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in Agate for the glory of the Gods.
In the mountain of Nicerrom lurks the Dragon (896). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the grain of Reprau.
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the yew of Crormel.
In the tundra of Pepaldil lurks the Undead (522). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in Bibriprest for the glory of the Gods.
In the forest of Pla'ere roams the Family of Ogres (292). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in Borac for the glory of the Gods.
Build a Temple in Cefelat for the glory of the Gods.
In the forest of Coskal lurks the Kobold Pack (1617). 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 Croshea roams the Lizard Men (247). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the mountain of Lolti roams the Yeti (192). 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 desert of Feapi'iss roams the Giant Scorpions (1882). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in Anuhiant for the glory of the Gods.

Articles

Quaking in our boots we were... that gate opened to a place where no one need go again!
Fresh Meat (12)
A new month, two new threats! A few fishermen lost to pirates, but what was this? Giant Rocs swooping in to steal people? It seems Atlantis was over-run with monsters.
Children of the Four Winds (13)
The village is thriving, and growing, and we should have a fleet soon.
The Filras (14)
The argument with the town guards got heated, but half of them saw the benefits of joining our venture and donated their swords to the cause. We do not talk about the other half.
The citizens are also happier. They don't pay taxes any more, now they just contribute a reasonable fee to maintain the exorbitant expenses of running a civilized outpost. The recent announcement of the opening of a surf and turf restaurant this summer has everyone excited!
Fanhunters (16)
From the diary of Bohica Miaburn:

5th of March Year 2

Centaurs smell awful when burned alive. At least the guards of Gresinbank did. Another city conquered. We managed to keep the news from spreading.

11th of March Year 2

With no city guards to guard the city I took care of a loudmouth scout of Pax Romana (60) in a dark alley. Such an easy mark. No situational awareness, no observation skills. I guess he thought that the guards would keep him safe. But the guards are rotting in a mass grave downwind from the city.

18th of March Year 2

We moved our residence to a proper galleon. Much better than the dank longship. It's good to have a roof over my head. I like the smell of freshly cut cedar. The shipbuilders or our allies made a good job. The transfer took about 2 minutes. I still travel lightly. Maybe I'll ask No Fixed Abode if he has any suggestions about what kind of a traveling trunk to have. He mentioned something about self propelled luggage.

22nd of March Year 2

Practicing decent magic is getting harder when there are a dozen magic users sharing a single galleon. I wonder when I'll be able to afford to have a fleet of my own. Not for at least another year. Still I can't complain. I have a roof over my head good food on my table and city guards to play with every two months.

28th of March Year 2

I had Kresius throw his bone collection overboard. They were stinking up the ship. It turns out that they need dry air and sunshine to dry out properly and the dark hold of a galleon has neither. Lester offered to use fire to dry them out but we stopped him in time. The mages of The Culture (41) suggested that we need fire safety regulations while on board wooden ships and they offered to draft them. I asked them to keep it one page long so it can be put on display and they got agitated. They say they can't describe every possible situation on a single page. I guess someone else will have to make a short version.
Indigo (17)
Are the days of adventure and discovery over? We find ourselves more concerned with collecting taxes, and making wagons, than daring monsters to eat us. Still, once the ducks are in order, we can venture to a whole other level of scary.
Big Ol Bob (18)
Land in sight, lets hope we are the first to step out foot there.
Steve N Seagulls followers (20)
We've met a very strange people. They look like lizards but walk like men.
And they can swim across the ocean without any ships.
We invited some of them to our faction to learn more about this world.
Beastmasters (21)
The thin mist twists and twirls...

“Is that an orc?..with an axe!”
“No, that's an orc on a horse”
“Where, where: all I see is the mist.”
The Grey Order (27)
More and more factions pretend on our land, what we should do? Forge more swords!
The Black Obelisk (28)
Sandlings were scared away by camels and run away before hunters reached them. The hunting party would need to spend an additional month to catch them... This proves that any plan would need correction.
Avalon Empire (3)
Everything was set, ready to sail. All soldiers on board, the rations loaded. But just as we were about to hoist the main, the harbormaster came running: "This is not your boat! The paperwork is not correct!"
Filcist (32)
Or maybe not. The Grandmaster has serious work to do. Making this desert bloom is intense. And we haven't even started making actual food. He's feeling overwhelmed. Maybe he can find a worthy deputy to take some of the load off his back. Paying for these workers is starting to prove expensive.

And these stupid skeletons aren't any help. They disintegrate when he doesn't look and can't do any real work. Why did he study necromancy anyways?
The Most Righteous Order (34)
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 did not want the raft to leave yet, because that was where the party to celebrate the construction of the raft was planned!
Riders of the Storm (37)
Network of observers is partially working. We have observed new monsters. For example: Swamp Creatures in middle of mountians, far away from swamps. Almost funny if not...
Frozen Sails (38)
The Heralds' ornithology notes
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Bowerbirds are birds known for building elaborate bowers, structures made of grass and sticks. To attract partners, the males collect brightly-colored objects such as feathers, flowers, shells, berries and even coins. They then arrange them around their bower, sometimes even sorting and organizing them !

The Founding Feather __////
Heralds of the Great Wahzoh (46)
A small village of Edorf had suddenly grown into town. From one hind, traders felt great that their activity had brought wealth to the town, although it also complicated matters - the hired city guard replacement could no longer deal with much numerous town guards.
The Trade Guild (48)
Another 50 men killed by the dragon.  No place is safe. Except for the village. Maybe it's too loud.
Red Skulls (5)
Sage Advice from a Great King

Do not keep company with a hot-tempered man
Or get involved with one disposed to rage,
So that you never learn his ways
And ensnare yourself.

Do not be among those who shake hands in a pledge,
Who put up security for loans.
If you have nothing to pay,
Your bed will be taken right out from under you!

Do not move an ancient boundary marker
That your forefathers put in place.

Have you seen a man skillful at his work?
He will stand before kings;
He will not stand before common men.

  - King Solomon (Proverbs 22:24-29)
Truthseekers Alliance (50)
Caravanserai being built this turn, taxing well underway in the mountains. Shipping swords to the nearby city has proven lucrative, keep those forges hot, boys!
The Greycloaks (51)
The normal life lasts short. Scouts have found an incredibly big unknown fire-breathing creature to the north. So what's next?..
Under Pressure (57)
"More stone", called the mason.  His wild curls shone copper in the heat, while his freckled complexion was frankly even redder after days in the fierce sun.  
The goblins heaved, levering their picks under the edge of the block to tilt it onto the rollers, before the other humans put their shoulders to the stone and slowly, so agonizingly slowly, pushed and shoved and grunted and sweated and cursed and scraped and bruised and tapped and wedged and set and mortared and -lo- with a cry, the capstone was seated in the pediment.

Goblin picks and hammers were flung high into the air as the humans danced, and then it happened.

A ray of the afternoon sun falling on the pediment flashed even brighter, almost painfully so, until it seemed that the final figure on the bas-relief there moved, stepping out of the carving to deliberately divest itself of its panoply, laying the armour in a gleaming black-finished pile upon the altar.  Then it raised its hand to the work crew.... and was gone, leaving only purple afterimages upon their retinas to go with the gift from the heavens.
Church of Light and Truth (59)
We attempted to send an expedition down the coast on a raft only for it to be torn apart from a Hydra. Lesson learned. Don't send ships into unexplored lands unless you're prepared to lose them
Podeans (61)
Eisenhower said: Plans are worthless, but planning is essential.

If the Clan could stick to a plan for more than one turn, they might
be more worthwhile.
ClanJaguar (64)
Damm, Easter holidays almost forgot to submit my orders
Malibu West (7)
I can sssssmell you...
Bleak Creek tribe (75)
Good, now the city meatbags are following orders. They also seem happy to be receiving many round shining metal pieces.
Fountain of Magic (8)
Late in the month the food was already gone and also silver resourced exhausted, people died from hunger. Not an honorable death, and praying to the old gods didn't help either. Sometimes even the old gods don't provide enough blessing and crop for people to survive. But just keep praying its the only thing you can do, old gods will take care of the rest, even if its the death that awaits.
Heimdall (80)

Rumors

When under pressure, come to old Osho! He'll make a good stoner out of you!
Errors, errors, always more errors. Why is there no sensible fallback?