Times Turn 19

Players have visited 92% of all inhabited regions.

Quests

Build a Temple in Baldhanddhan for the glory of the Gods.
In the mountain of Cie'ed lurks the Undead (726). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the tunnels of Endam roams the Ettins (3122). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the cavern of Rendbrilsle roams the Goblin Horde (699). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the plain of Cathrun lurks the Evil Warriors (1706). 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 tunnels of Vatcontlem lurks the Dragon (593). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the furs of Deeland.
In the swamp of Susartbrook lurks the Undead (1292). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in Beastcebick for the glory of the Gods.
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the rootstone of Charseerpoo.
In the forest of Habach roams the Family of Ogres (176). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the desert of Delon lurks the Evil Mages (443). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in Airghagen 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!

Articles

The gnoll bureaucrats were not very effective. Richard's squad was distributed in different apartments, Richard and Earon in the southern part of the city, above the city wall, while the rest were somewhere in the center and in the east.
The next morning, the morning when they had to start the travel toward the Lich, after a quick gathering, it was decided that Richard and Earon would go in the direction of Lich immediately, and the rest would come, leaving the city through the eastern gates.
Movement along the tundra in the morning is a wonderful sight. Fresh air, wild deers and beautiful sky. Soon it has changed. The sky were covered with clouds, a strong wind was blowing, and it was clear that evil is living at their destination.
Desert Eagles (11)
"Sir, we found a merger target!"
"Your bonus is not paid on what you found, but on what deals you did!"
The bank (12)
The road network is starting 
Nils Olav (14)
From the diary of Dark Schneider:

4th of July Year 2

I had another friendly sparring match with Zodd. He was a proficient fighter to begin with but now that he has built up some constitution we can spar on almost equal terms. Maybe I should train the girls next?

8th of July Year 2

The girls are giddy. They mastered wind lore and now they are fooling around in the city lasting wind at things. Combining their powers they managed to turn over a cart with a horse. The horse broke a leg and had to be put down. Zodd is barbecuing it tonight. I wanted to try some of the fish our fishermen sent back but I can never say no to barbecued ribs. Even if they belonged to a horse.

11th of July Year 2

The Filcist mages set sail with some of our troops to the south to hunt pirates. I really wanted to go with them but the girls declared that they are done with ocean voyages. So we stayed and tried to aid the city's economy. I chased away some clouds while Leira cast earth lore she learned from Antonia. No walking trees or bog things showed up yet. Pity. City life is getting boring. Hunting something would be fun at the moment.

17th of July Year 2

Our weaponsmiths finished the first batch of swords. It was about time. We were about to run out of swords to enchant. They are of good quality. Moira immediately grabbed a few and is enchanting them as I write this. Good girl. Out of the three she works the hardest. I should reward her some way.

23rd of July Year 2

Reports are coming in that Gyperboreya's troops blocking the way in multiple provinces. I thought we had a deal and put our hostilities to an end but I guess it was just a delaying tactic. We'll have a permanent solution soon.

27th of July Year 2

Our very own magetower is finally complete. It's fire and noise resistant. The girls are happy. They already tested it for fire resistance and are satisfied with the result. We'll check the builders' claims about noise resistance as soon as we move in. Can't wait.
Silver Eclipse (15)
So, unfortunately progress has not been fast enough, I think. Mithril production is delayed, the same with rootstones and ironwood. This trend must be broken asap.
Good news- there is enough food and tax money finally, so more and more of our people can turn their minds to research and development things. 
Gray Ones (16)
When the battle begins, wolves throw off their riders and rush to the battlefront. Old manuscripts say that eagles are as stupid as wolves. It's scary to realise that you can lose a mage in the beginning of a battle because of gravity. 

Why can't all animals be as clever as horses? 
The Chosen Few (17)
"Ahh the high seas. May our Sea Elves bring back many raw gems to exploit!"

"Sir they are..."

"Are you sure?"
King of the Penguins (18)
The Elf walked slowly to the place. In front of him, a stone tower in an unknown style, nothing too fancy but robust and functional. He suddenly regretted the Elven houses in the forest, with their elegant arches, their sophisticated decorations and the subtitle reminds that the building was way more than functional, if it has any function at all.
But his extended senses noticed something more interesting than the architecture: the stone of the tower was silently singing. It would have been hard to understand for a non awake being but for every mage, this tower would be special: built in rootstone, it would focus magical energies and let them circulate everywhere in the tower. Any mage could drain energy from it to support his works or to cast the most complicated spells. Any magical attack against the tower would just be absorbed and would even reinforce the magical energies inside.
A captain of the Eternal Empire, recognizable to his helmet in the shape of a skull, bowed to the Elf. At the same time, a flag with the silver hand was raised on the top of the tower.
"Master, this tower is a sign of appreciation of the Eternal Empire. Its is yours now".
Silver Hand (22)
He said 7 silver coins is nothing ?!  To have 7 silver coins and not to have 7 silver coins that's actually 14 silver coins in total.... 

I would expect that nation having silver in name will take the silver coins more seriously .... too bad !
Scoiatael (25)
There was only one way to find out. Sildoral decided to travel to the north to get to the bottom of this enigma.
Could the undead empire really be what his beloved Empire of Lund had become while he was regenerating in the nexus.
Elves of Lund (26)
The mayor of Norglen looked out of his window.

"Many new faces in town" he said to his aide "have the guards take a look at it"

He looked over to other side of the street. Sir Carter was standing there, shaking hands with a lot of people.

The mayor began to felt uncomfortable in his office.
Lost Sea Trading Company (27)
(Stories from ancient Darealone family book - Tales from Torsee Darealone - XV)
Torsee realize that he needed to use some diplomacy. Understand why the villagers saw them as foreigners
Their return had surprised the villagers. The spoils brought new riches and amazement. This was his opportunity.
The region was balkanized, that's for sure. A small village of humans surrounded by hill dwarves and orcs.
They spent millennia fighting for nothing. It was up to Torsee to make them realize their strength from their diversity.
This is Paradise (29)
Ocean exploration goes well, new islands found, and they seem to be uninhabited. I'm surprised, I do see a couple of scouts.

Will reach out to them.
The Filras (3)
Two thieves, famously hiding from the chase,
We decided to divide the stolen gold.
Sometimes in the old cemetery it is evening
They sat down next to each other on an abandoned grave.

And like equally got them wealth,
But here's the trouble-the last coin.
One shouts: "She's mine - I fought better!"
"What would you do, friend, without my advice?"

"Give me the coin, or I'll be angry!"
"I don't care! I'm not afraid of your anger!
"But I stole the money and did the whole thing!"
"Without my ideas, you ignoramus, you wouldn't take a step!"

"What do we do with the coin, how do we divide it?"
"Give it to the dead man!"
"Great! So be it!

- I was faster, so my money is mine!
"I won't let you be richer than I am!"
"I'm going to take you by the throat and tear you apart!"
- I will beat you with a club and will take all the money!

"What do we do with the coin, how do we divide it?"
"Give it to the dead man!"
"Great! So be it!

And the dead man, rattling his bones, suddenly rose from the ground:
"Brought me, the damned, by God, brought me!
The thieves looked at each other in an instant, and ran away.
And the dead man took all the gold to his grave!
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Gyperboreya (30)
Now is time to act until is too late. If the Light shine on us, the devious liars will suffer and Evil will stop spreading. If not, we will die fighting for the Light.
Sword & Shield Forever (32)
Bungled the withdraw. Lost time, lost money. Sigh.
ClanJaguar (38)
There are still a lot of "guards" in this world.
Though we have just lowered that number.
Beastmasters (39)
Hahahaha. 

What goes around, comes around.

Looks like someone hit us... ah, we now have a target!

THB.
The Hunt Begins (4)
Another miserable month of micro management and mags not learning the right stuff because of missing buildings..
Miserable Maniacs (40)
It was all a ploy. Get the garrison to think we were going to attack the skeletons and undead, when really, we were going to attack them. Won't they be surprised. It had nothing to do with the garrison being much less frightening.
Northern Viking (42)
We should build more ships to discover the world, Björn thought as he studied the plans of old shipbuilders.  Our people's longships are good ships, but the cogs and galleons of other races are already impressive.
Greyfish (43)
The orc chain gang was busy breaking rocks in the hot sun. However, they had to move because they had hit a vein of rock that couldn't be broken. Gnomish experts were called  in - perhaps this might be the fabled rootstone?
Children of the Four Winds (44)
The settlers are piling up on the island. Reproducing seems to be their only strength. Unfortunately space is becoming an issue.

The settlers not being welcome anywhere else ... inconceivable!
Little House in Denial (49)

Master,
Our fishermen were savagely attacked by a kraken ...
We will prepare other vessels to resume this expedition.
In addition, we found a people who can swim in the ocean: the "lizardmen".
We will recruit some to explore our shores.
everything seems to fall into place correctly.

inhabitants of Sunis, Lapraerte & Adoclewn
French Connection (5)
Turns out, there is a valid reason why Stones family didn't join the stockade construction. They simply can't, it's a Woods-exclusive contract! 
Chaotic Neutral (62)
Hm...  looks like our world is over overpopulated. The are no new lands to expand! Even underworld territory is occupied!
Royal Pinguins (69)
No time. We are waiting for enlightenment. Unusual metal comes out.
Moon Knights (7)
Family of Ogres is strange neighbors, but they are much better than Evil magicians... what an scary swamp.... 
Maybe I should go to underworld?
Anomymo (76)
The vast universal suffering feel as thine: 
Thou must bear the sorrow that thou claimst to heal; 
The day-bringer must walk in darkest night. 
He who would save the world must share its pain. 
If he knows not grief, how shall he find grief’s cure?
Ovuna (80)
Eudoxus knew the reports from the locals were no mere rumors.  Powerful undead guarded nearby crypts.  This was his calling.
The Phrygians (83)
It wasn't the overcrowding on the island or in the village.
It wasn't the minuscule size of the island.
It wasn't the isolated nature of the place.
No, it was the fact that isolated jungle islands full of wood elves stink.
I mean, really stink.  No one takes a bath.
Then you add in three factions worth of 'explorers' and you have a recipe for olfactory disaster.
Luxadom (86)
The fleet returned without any wood.  The troops spilled out onto the beach and the lumberjacks proceeded to look for something to chop down.  “IDIOTS!” Akhorahil shouted. “There is NO wood HERE, that’s why I sent you THERE!”  Akhorahil swore under his breath that if he knew how to throw a fireball at them and incinerate the entire lot.  But he didn’t know that spell.  Time to remedy that situation!  Still swearing, he went back to the base camp and summoned his wizards and told them that it was time to learn how to cast fireballs.
Riders of the Storm (89)
"FS Striker" has first battle flight. Good luck Boyz!
Fishmongers (9)
Visitors are lovely, but I worry that they won't all be friendly cartographers. Perhaps the sensible option is to restrict their movements through my home by default but greet them warmly on arrival to see how we can help each other. Communication goes a long way.
Social Distancing (91)

Rumors

It is rumored that some fools go to their grave meekly and some do not even know that is where they are going.