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Times Turn 18

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 )     Some merchants are worried about the battle between two armies      (
(      happened in the swamps of Rutromo where 1 combatant was killed.      )
 )      The attackers slaughtered all defenders. This battle will be       (
(             known as Battle near the ocean of Atlantis Ocean.             )
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(     Several commoners have heard about a conflict between combatants      )
 )       happened in the jungles of Ceeflebel where 1 combatant was        (
(     killed. The attackers slaughtered all defenders. This battle will     )
 )          be known as Battle near the ocean of Atlantis Ocean.           (
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 )       Numerous traders are talking about a fight between enemies        (
(        happened in the jungles of Ceeflebel where 1 combatant was         )
 )    killed. The attackers slaughtered all defenders. This battle will    (
(           be known as Battle near the ocean of Atlantis Ocean.            )
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(      Dozen commoners are whispering about the town of Langgate that       )
 )     lies in the Lettink plains, where a faction attacked guards but     (
(                            were unsuccessful.                             )
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(      Several traders are talking about the city of Stenbay that lies      )
 )    in the Ishamoor swamps, where an opposition extinguished guards.     (
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 )     Many locals are worried about the town of Boschyst that lies in     (
(     the Resvekar jungles, where a partisans ambushed guards but were      )
 )                              unsuccessful.                              (
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 )    Multiple adventurers have heard about the town of Danblo'est that    (
(         lies in the Fera swamps, where a rebels expelled guards.          )
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(        A few travelers are talking about hunters who have expelled        )
 )      Kobold Pack (1045) near ocean of Atlantis Ocean. Freeing the       (
(                  forests of Dabastpre from their terror.                  )
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(     Several druids are talking about daredevils who have extinguished     )
 )       Family of Ogres (9891) near forests of Loibawo. Freeing the       (
(                  mountains of Inberg from their terror.                   )
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(     Dozen locals are rumoring about rangers who have put to the sword     )
 )    Lizard Men (178) near mountains of Flelspidug. Freeing the swamps    (
(                       of Hutjee from their terror.                        )
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(      In the underforests of Upunt, near ocean of The Undersea, Troll      )
 )      Pack (483) who continue to cause horror to local inhabitants.      (
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 )      A group of hunters decimated the Undead (8577) who inflicted       (
(     horror on the inhabitants of the Dasknonla forests near mountains     )
 )                              of Doosprub.                               (
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 )      In the plains of Saufson, near mountains of Inberg, Tribe of       (
(     Centaurs (351) who continue to cause dread to local inhabitants.      )
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(      In the jungles of Stenlut, near ocean of Atlantis Ocean, Great       )
 )     Apes (1833) who continue to cause terror to local inhabitants.      (
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 )     In the ocean of Atlantis Ocean, near city of Aucinpool, Pirates     (
(         (360) who continue to cause terror to local inhabitants.          )
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(         Horrifying news were coming from the tundra of Nenpalay.          )
 )    Commoners were horrified by the assassination near the forests of    (
(                 Co'iork. The assassin escaped unnoticed.                  )
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Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the stone of Slegladdes.
In the tunnels of The'eng roams the Dragon (478). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in Blarnfashire for the glory of the Gods.
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the furs of Ihietway.
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the ironwood of Illford.
In the mountain of Flelspidug roams the Grizzly Bears (181). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in Baquaudblir for the glory of the Gods.
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!
In the cavern of Pincung roams the Pack of Rats (476). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the herbs of Wichy'om.
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the mithril of Smabo.
In the jungle of Stenlut lurks the Great Apes (1833). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the forest of Starath roams the Wolf Pack (318). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in Ascan for the glory of the Gods.
In the underforest of Miorlriras roams the Troll Pack (479). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the tundra of Speibucfolk roams the Kobold Pack (282). 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!
Build a Temple in Allswirnan for the glory of the Gods.
Build a Temple in A'ynch for the glory of the Gods.


Lizardmen are the best!
Oriental Sweets (100)
Hurtful. I loaded the orders not of the last move, but of the previous one :(
Darlocks (107)
The sound of allied generals giving orders for troop movements & conquests, and the sound of allied merchants organising production & building are all a foreign language to a mere scholarly mage.
Thornhaven (108)
Reputation means more than wealth!
MMF (113)
We found two settlements of shipbuilders at north-east: city and small town. The town is at the cape and it is highly populated. Their leader calls himself "Lord".
Sunspear (117)
Travel Advisory

Travellers are advised to avoid unnecessary travel to the swamps of Trebach north east of Iawnpaipol town due to undead activity.

Reports of dragon attacks in Swespughlen mountains between Ti'lgost and Laddirflea
Idle Vice (12)
First blood... They warned us, but we didn't listen.
- Survivor of a centaur attack
Kroll Empire (123)
Very wet world we have here.
Faction (124)
This is a big swamp. Wet and scary. Just the way we like it.
Disencharmed (125)
The hard time is not forever. We will build our great wall and eventually there will be a safety and prosperity for all!
Night Watch (127)
It turns out that not all cities have fallen yet, there is a place to frolic.
New Exhibits (130)
High Lord Turak is becoming impatient. There is no free land to return into. No way to fulfill the prophecy!
Seanchan (132)
Ok, so every once in a while we make a mistake. We feel there should be the equivalent of a golfing 'Mulligan' here in this world.
Them (15)
Seems that the poles-freezing-times will find us still stranded at pole. So much for airborne royalty.  
Lords of the Sky (16)
What has happened is past.  And yet, the future is full of more of the same.  War and war and war.  Perhaps someday peace.  Perhaps.
Kiiran (17)
Well, once again, I discover that I am probably the least capable ruler.

I utterly failed to account for some variables and as a result, studies have been set back numerous months.   Fortunately, I have great teachers, so I am sure I will be back on track soon.
Atlanteans of Yore (19)
Need more silver!
Crooked Hooves (20)
We are Borg!
Borg (21)
It's getting hot down here
Punkers (22)
Must remember to write a Times article!
The Grey Order (23)
It's even more dangerous. Dragon, centaurs, yeti (many many yeti)... now pirates and thugs....
good , good ...
The Wolves of Isengard (25)
The armies of the Church marched to the east. A slow line of warriors with the image of a dragon egg on their clothes moved through the jungle, jingling weapons and armor. His army! An army of missionaries bringing the light of True Faith to the wild lands! He had to link up with an ally in the east. He was waiting to hear from him. The news was sad. The landing army of pirates caused significant damage. The ally was late. It was not clear whether there would be help from his side or whether the expansion would turn into a rescue operation. I'll have to do everything myself. Another feat that will strengthen faith. Or a sad defeat that will put an end to true faith in this world.
Church of The Holy Deed (26)
Now will build the new Babylon, the city of all nations, the city of most terrifying strength and beauty! Goblins and ocrs will be stunned  looking at it in awe.
Friendly people (27)
There's a storm coming
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)
Pirates roam the seas.
Dogs of war (31)
The beasts were dead. But at what cost ?

At what cost ?
Three (33)
The flames lashed the faithful, and the treacherous dark elves wielded their knives.

A disaster fell upon the town.
Cthonic Underground (35)
A new land? 
Silver Hand (36)
Everyone in the city is enjoying the show. The city guards are leaving their posts to not miss a session!
Babylon (37)
The Clans assimilation forces have yet again been redirected by the actions of others.  Peace with some, but others still refrain from communicating their intent and the clan are not known for their extensive patience.
Clan McTavish (38)
It's time to build a ship.
WindMasters (39)
Another city has fallen.
Gyperboreya (4)
Well, a worthy enemy has appeared! as many as three! well, hello!
Danado (40)
After a year and a half, the Children of the Four Winds were finally world number one in swords. This felt like a worthwhile economic position.
The Children of the Four Winds (41)
The Templars were so poor, they went hiking two by two on one horse. But then everything changed.
OrTOdox (42)
In this turn we will try to capture the town....
SkyRaiders (46)
From the diary of Gale Swifthands

Our superior forces have proven victorious in the battle for the town of Syshton. We have taken the town without causalities. All followers of the cult known as Cthonic Underground (35) have been eradicated from the settlement. Interesting thing this cult business. I've never understood religion to be honest. Believing in a leader and following him is one thing but believing in a higher power you've never seen or experienced? Thanks but no thanks.
Sticky Hands (48)
Scratch one Hydra, what's the loot? 
Seriously? Hardly worth the loss of all those goblin peasants.
Brown Bread (50)
[Tosses a coin].
Tyranny (51)
Well, a dozen roaming undead + skeletons are so annoying. Pretty tough for early game leaving a swathe of dead bodies behind them collecting loot along the way.

It is a shame they don't keep all that loot so I could look forward to getting some of it back. That assumes I can actually get a force together that can defend itself...
Greywolf (52)
Well that didn't go so well.  I think I'll have to rethink this.
Mantzikert (53)
I need to kill my pa, they keep forgetting to send my articles in
Kragers Klowns (58)
June, Year 2

The tides of power are shifting rapidly. Settlements that once stood under the banner of The Guardsmen are now being claimed by other factions. Their flags rise high, signaling a new era and a reshaping of the land's political landscape.

Our Battle Group, a beacon of our strength, has seen an influx of new blood. Allies, sensing the changing winds, have sent reinforcements to bolster our ranks. Additionally, young recruits, driven by ambition and the promise of glory, have joined our cause. Their fervor and determination are palpable, and I have no doubt they will play a crucial role in the challenges ahead.

While we have not expanded our territories this month, our position remains strong. We are strategically poised, watching the movements of other factions and waiting for the opportune moment to act. The world is in flux, and in this chaos, opportunities will arise. The Order of Obsidian Shadow remains vigilant, ready to seize any advantage that presents itself. Our time will come.

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

Queen XOT: "Spoils, Spoils, I love my spoils.. Send out search parties looking for more monsters to slay"
XOT (60)
Don't know what to write this month. 
Malibu West (62)
Baaa was in the local tavern sighing over his beer.  Money is Power.   And one faction controls more than ten percent of it!  If all that power goes to their head they could turn out worse than the City Guards.  He remembered the good old days (really only about thirty) when his faction was on top of the money race.  Was it really that long ago?   Since then it had been a steady slide downward.   What to do?  Even now he saw the first signs that the trade routes might become  less profitable, maybe even collapse totally.  Just as he was making his first big move into the racket.  He sighed, finished his beer, and went home. 
It was time for Kylie’s lessons.  A little wine.  Then a warm bed. 
Rurikids (65)
It seems like we've hit the limit of peaceful exploration and colonisation.
Now begin the guarding and wars, though I remain friendly and willing to talk.
Fon (69)
Oma Niyo remembers having a fine time partying with the inebriated dwarf, spouting drunken nonsense to the locals about free and fair elections.  She doesn't remember what happened after that, but apparently the villagers have elected her chief party officer, and want her to plan more celebrations.  With fireworks.  Hmm.  This wasn't what Oma Niyo had in mind at all.  

Ed celebrates wishes.  Ed hopes Oma is getting everything she wished for.

Leneli Ume is shocked to read Dornbeast's suggestion that Silver Hand steal a horse every month, to get better at stealing.  Stealing horses isn't very nice, really.  Can't you raise your own horses instead of stealing ours?  Leneli was more pleased to read Punkers' "we can see you" article.  Leneli wonders whether the horse thief Punkers can see is riding Rustbelly.

Zorion fumes.  Trade is bad.  Zorion used to be the number one wine merchant in all the lands, but now Zorion is number two.  Zorion promised his backers a handsome return when their ship (well, camel) came in.  Zorion had carefully accounted for time spent buying, time spent traveling, time spent selling, and time spent returning.  But when Zorion arrived at market, there were other wine sellers.  Intolerable.  Bad for business.  Zorion, eager to solve his problem before his investors come looking for their silver, looks for town officials to give the rest of his silver to.  Should he give it to the workers party, who promise a planned economy, with five year plans and production exactly matched to consumption?   Possibly.  Should he give it to the drinkers party, who advocate free and fair elections (ridiculous idea), together with letting prices fall when more goods are offered for sale than are purchased?  Preposterous, how would traders make money?  Perhaps the vintners party, who advocate free and fair elections, together with letting prices rise when all available goods are purchased?  Equally preposterous, that would just take money from hard working traders and give it to good for nothing vintners.  Or maybe the random economy party, who proposes letting prices fluctuate so patient traders can make a killing, but impatient traders take a bath?  Zorion decides he shall donate again to the shelf space party, which sets prices both and point of sale and point of purchase, only allowing traders to compete in the amount of shelf space their items consume.  Zorion likes nice, dependable profits.  Now he just needs to recover his purchase price, so he can go back and get a bigger load, to give him a shelf space advantage over his competitors.

Ninsunir of the northeast celebrates the news that Danado has been discovered.  Ninsunir is sad to hear that plains cities do not climb from all the cracks there, though, as Danado previously reported.  Perhaps the cracks and plains cities are farther into Danado territory than the Celebrant scouts have managed to penetrate so far?  In any case, this is not an affair for the northeast; let the governor of the southeast deal with it.
celebrants (7)
Time, to organize and expand a bit. 
The Filras (8)
Drow definitively enjoy fresh air and sea breathe. But only at night!
When the sun is away and the night is long.
Drow (82)
We can see through the ground.
Yet Another Faction (9)
It's too late...
A lot of time wasted...
But it's too late to start over.
Paykiss (92)
Cette fois on commence le nettoyage par les ogres qui gènent nos déplacements. 
il faudra prévoir 6 mois de ravitaillement pour faire le déplacement vers Muci après nous être débarrassé des Giants Birds...
The Lands Kepper (93)
The only swamp worth taxing was already taken by a dwarf. Isn't he too short to live there?
Tailenders (97)


A horse can ride 10 lizardmen across the ocean
Oh! Legacy of Disasters lips also stuck to the Sticky Hands and ass of the Drow! Funny configuration! Hostile by default and go ahead to pillage the coast? Or did you really decide to land on the mainland? Well, not by the same methods!
OrTOdox (42) finished Crooked Hooves(20), what a joke!
The secret of successful parenting is bribery.  

Search your feelings.  You know it to be true.
The Pirate alliance has made its move. The army of three races of the 48th, 82nd and 106th on three galleons with magicians and orcs withouth armor sailed from plain (45,35) in Rome, contains Akluckmi [city] with a wind spell and in two turns reached jungle (53,33) in Schullnas, contains Syshton [town]. Declared hostile, they attacked everyone everywhere where they forgot to set the avoid flags. They attacked with fire2. Among the mages there is a mage who converts swords into mithril swords and a tact4. We strongly recommend cutting out all observers and scouts of these races (especial on sea coast), removing all valuable resources from the coast and not allowing them to extract money and resources. I strongly recommend that the races on the Letting Plain unite and throw the hooligans who have lost their shores into the sea
pssssst, dont' tell anyone. McTavish is actually an experienced player masquerading as a different experienced player.
The drums of war have beaten.  You may have won this round, but my diplomacy will win in the end.
The fact that Darlock are robbers is now well known to many.
I guess their people will have trouble soon!
A word in you ear:  Somebody gave the dwarves a wagon and told them to get on it!  
Why does everyone believe all these rumors about future cold weather?  Has anyone seen any evidence that these prophesies are any more reliable than any other rumor?