Times Turn 16

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 )    Dozen pilgrims are telling that locals are rumoring about a small    (
(     skrimish between combatants in the swamps of Supreis where ended      )
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 )    Dozen traders are telling that locals are rumoring about a small     (
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 )      Some adventurers are telling that refugees are worried about       (
(     forests of Essple where in the Bampburn village a rebels ambushed     )
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 )       Many adventurers are telling that locals are rumoring about       (
(      mountains of Grolnalmam where in the Webenscre city guards were      )
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 )    Many adventurers are telling that they have heard about a hunters    (
(     who have put to the sword Sandlings (5311) freeing the deserts of     )
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 )        Some travelers are telling that have heard a tell about a        (
(      witchers who have murdered Lizard Men (282) freeing the tundras      )
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 )      Dozen travelers are telling that locals are rumoring about a       (
(      witchers who have slain Grizzly Bears (408) freeing the tundras      )
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 )    Many adventurers are telling that have heard a tell about Undead     (
(      (584) in the plains of Bengbost continue to cause fear on local      )
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 )     Dozen adventurers are telling that they have heard about Devil      (
(       (295) in the mountains of Femont continue to cause horror on        )
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The forest of Prolangrhek, west of Cirdflankel, has yet to be visited by
exiles from destroyed worlds.

Quests

In the tundra of Pepaldil lurks the Undead (522). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in Borac for the glory of the Gods.
In the desert of Ebigy roams the Pride of Lions (352). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the forest of Reprau roams the Family of Ogres (292). 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!
Build a Temple in Agate for the glory of the Gods.
Build a Temple in Bibriprest for the glory of the Gods.
In the mountain of Lolti roams the Yeti (192). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the tundra of Jitecpa lurks the Undead (599). 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 Feapi'iss roams the Giant Scorpions (1882). 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 forest of Coskal lurks the Kobold Pack (1617). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
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.
Build a Temple in Cefelat for the glory of the Gods.
Build a Temple in Anuhiant for the glory of the Gods.
In the tundra of Croshea roams the Lizard Men (247). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the yew of Crormel.
In the plain of Cetheim lurks the Evil Warriors (503). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!

Articles

It's followed us through the gate... perhaps next time we'll be more cautious!
Fresh Meat (12)
I found a wandering entertainer in my town, earning silver and depriving my empire of funds. I politely asked them to leave.
The entertainer replied "If you try to move me again, I will put the neck of this guitar somewhere extremely painful!"
I said "Is that a fret?"
Children of the Four Winds (13)
Well after many attempts to contact the people who have scouts in my area, I will be removing them. Especially as they are remaining hidden.
The Filras (14)
Our scouts finally found the pack of lions that we have been hearing about for some time. What the wanted posters didn't mentioned is that they are the pets of a cloud giant, so our scout is praying that they are keeping each other happy and he can run away with his life.
Fanhunters (16)
From the diary of Bohica Miaburn:

3rd of April Year 2

There was another battle today. The old guards of Gresinbank tried to reorganize themselves. We watched silently from the deck of the galleon as the twelve centaurs were slaughtered by allied forces. Didn't even lift a finger. There was no need to.

8th of April Year 2

Today we lifted anchor and are sailing again along the shoreline. There's another city to conquer. It's getting boring. We sail. We fight. We sail again. I wish we could kill something else than city guards for a change.


13th of April Year 2

I got word today that our southern expedition perished at the shores of the Leckheim plains at some mage tower. Some evil warriors and mages killed them. There seem to be many evil magicians and warriors on the surface. Apart from us I mean. Why can't we have a tower like they do. That would speed up magical studies.

19th of April Year 2

24th of April Year 2

We arrived at our next target. Well, as close as we could get by ship anyway. The city is further inland in the mountains. Fannybaws was in a foul mood cussing all day about having to attack high terrain. He told everyone straight away, that he'd need two weeks to plan the attack properly because of the unfavorable terrain. We'll see early next month what he came up with. 

27th of April Year 2

Lester is growing up quickly. He spent the whole day on the shore among the humans chasing skirt. This was the first time in months when we were in an area inhabited by humans. Maybe I could find another bard lover myself. I wouldn't even have to tie him up like Lester did with that peasant girl. The lad can't take no for an answer. Maybe if he started with kissing instead of showing her fire magic the poor girl wouldn't have ran away screaming. Zero social skills. Well, that's what you get when you live among half-wild gnolls, morose dwarves, necromancers and have an drow sorceress as your boss. The lad needs a proper role model.
Indigo (17)
What to do...  We have some wandering souls, who appear to be trying to set up shop on our little island. A message was sent, informing them that it was not in their best interest to settle there. An offer of some surplus lands was also made. No response. Their situation is untenable, they are completely surrounded. We could simply end their tenure on our island, but would that be fair, as we have others, who also don't respond to messages, that we have let go.

Time for a policy decision...
Big Ol Bob (18)
Trying to get those ends to meet by lots of micro management. Next months should be better. 
Steve N Seagulls followers (20)
These sandlings were stupid enough to enter our settlement!
All the goblins gathered to see how they were caught.
Now we have some fresh research material.
Beastmasters (21)
New friends, new hopes !
Black Tower (23)
The mist of Iwick continue to swirl and twirl: are they getting thicker... And the locals, they're telling of orcs with axes and horses and elves with bows.
The Grey Order (27)
Years ago, Kraken stopped us from exloring the seas of Atlantis. I hope this beast is dead now. Our people should praise our Gods and sail to horizon. Open new lands for our brothers and sisters.
The Black Obelisk (28)
"Sir, there remains the question how to feed our army while they are training"
"But we have already send them their guerdon!"
"This was last month, Sir"
"Who would thought soldiers would eat that much"
"... yes, Sir ..."
...
"We also need to expand our longbow men, there are still some monster out in the plains threaten our provinces there. Sometime in the near future we need to hunt them down to protect our producers in the wild east, Sir"
"Argh, more problems?! All I wanted was a quiet study to conduct my magic experiments and further my arcane knowledge. How should I find time to do so with all this managing work that need to be done?"
Nekojin Empire (29)
In the growing economy, the biggest issue is proper logistics, and here comes a request from the recently build Caravanserai, that traders need roads for faster good shipment to the further parts of the island.

Looks like their request should be accomplished after builders will finish fortifications in the capital.
Avalon Empire (3)
wars are just war...
Gyperboreya (33)
The Grandmaster is stressed. What manner of deputies does he need? How will he train them while perfecting his own mastery ? Pacing back and forth within the camp (why haven't we built ourselves proper homes yet? haven't those orcs learned that construction craft? This multiracial multicultural state is hard to manage. Those meat-loving orcs are scaring the vegetarian gnomes, and the goblins eating habits of the camels are beyond belief. Everyone quarrels endlessly.

We must have unity of purpose. How to achieve it?
The Most Righteous Order (34)
The fleet finally set sail!  A glorious day for the Riders of the Storm!  Okay, so the “fleet” was only a handful of goblins on a raft…  BUT!  Keeping the goblins sober long enough to build something that did not sink the first time it (finally) was launched into the water was a miracle in itself! 
Riders of the Storm (37)
Regina..
Frozen Sails (38)
The bearskins are looking great on the palace wall. Now we need to put some guard helmets there.
WindMasters (4)
Ok, we're giving up. Animating corpses now. Still trying to figure out who the other Involved is.
The Culture (41)
Report from Scout #5

This may be the last report you will ever read from me. A hideous creature have walked down the base of the volcano. It is breathing hellfire and massacring everyone in its path.

Gods be with me! I could describe this being as nothing less than a Devil!
The Disinherited Knights (42)
Observation notes :
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Some birds seem to make use of rudimentary tools to achieve what they want. Earlier this week, I witnessed a crow using a twig to catch some bugs inside a tree ! Worth researching on.

The Founding Feather _____///////
Heralds of the Great Wahzoh (46)
April of the second year had been fruitful regarding profits, but surpriseful regarding friends. The Trade Guild's traders one morning noticed that all the men of Keel's Farms had disappeared from village. Everyone from cowboys to soldiers and from workers to mages. Empty houses and angry cows was the only sign that something was amiss. 
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Paid advertisement follows:
Trade Guild seeks information on the Keel's Farm. 
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The Trade Guild (48)
While several ice dragons decimate the population, more demons appear.
Red Skulls (5)
Judgement of God against his wayward people

Just as silver and copper and iron and lead and tin are collected inside a furnace in order to blow fire upon them and melt them, so I will collect you together in my anger and in my rage, and I will blow upon you and make you melt.

	- Ezekiel 22:20
Truthseekers Alliance (50)
Meeting the neighbors; we'll assume they are friendly until they aren't.

Our area of direct influence expands each turn; our generals split their time between thinking about the city to the west and the Cloud Giant to the south...
The Greycloaks (51)
That was a quiet month. The monster is sitting in its lair. For now this is good, later we need to get rid of it.
Under Pressure (57)
The three humans and the goblin foreman watched their fellow donning the armour of the LIght.  There was a certain uneasy undercurrent to their discussion.

"I mean, say what you like, but he's never been the easiest of people to work with," mused Arthur.  "Do you think he'll be getting ideas now?  I mean, it's not like he alone built the sodding temple."

"Exactly, mate," added Stinkrot.  "There'd be no structure whatsoever without goblin labour.  We've got to be serious here - a sign of divine favour is no replacement for a proper unionised shop with a management-labour council for mandatory consultation on any changes to terms and conditions of employment.

Eddie was unabashed.  "Come on lads, it's not like he's just thrown a sandal or a gourd at us.  He's been chosen by the Light-"

Spike cut him off with a resounding slap of his hand upon the table. "Speak no word that is not Truth here, Ed.  The armour was placed upon the altar by the Light.   Frank was just the one of us least impressed by a miraculous show of divine favour in broad daylight, and so laid his grubby hands on it while everybody else was savouring the moment of revelation."

There was a pause, and a general murmuring in agreement.

"BROTHERS!" boomed the armour-clad form of Frank from the doorway.  "ATTEND ME, FOR THE LIGHT HAS MADE OUR PATH KNOWN TO ME."

"Your path is to the bar, Frank," replied Arthur. "The Light has made it known to us that it's your round.  Now, be a good boy and get in three pints and... what're you having, Stinkrot?"

"A glass of Prosecco please."

Even Frank was given pause by the goblin's choice.  Stinkrot shrugged.

"I like the bubbles."
Church of Light and Truth (59)
Whilst Krakens, Undead, and Evil mages are still avoided. It turns out Crocodiles are no match for us. This is good to know
Podeans (61)
Creatures have backed away last few turns, we hope it stays that way, otherwise we have dark times ahead of us. Again...
Wildcard (63)
More iron, more stone. 
If it's not so much it's coming out our ears, it's not enough yet.
ClanJaguar (64)
Need to get off this island. 
Malibu West (7)
War never changes.
Bleak Creek tribe (75)
Island has been explored fully now, time to find out who my neighbors are and ramp up the production, so far no monsters found. A bit scary, are they hiding and waiting for the attack?
Heimdall (80)

Rumors

We are the chicken of the sea
War requires three things: silver, silver, and silver again.

Terror, like charity, begins at home.