Times Turn 21

The people of the cavern (29,5,underworld) in Bewljauksli have not yet been graced by your presence.

Quests

Build a Temple in Airghagen 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!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the furs of Deeland.
In the desert of Baldhanddhan lurks the Sphinx (489). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the cavern of Stoldac roams the Goblin Horde (699). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in Beastcebick for the glory of the Gods.
Build a Temple in Baldhanddhan for the glory of the Gods.
In the plain of Cathrun lurks the Evil Warriors (1706). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the tunnels of Splaher lurks the Demons (584). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the mountain of Muman roams the Clan of Wild Men (205). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the underforest of Ode'oth roams the Ettins (3122). 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!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the rootstone of Charseerpoo.
Build a Temple in Ba'eld for the glory of the Gods.
In the tunnels of Vatcontlem lurks the Dragon (593). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!

Articles

Richard woke up in a boat. Lonely boat somewhere in the middle of the ocean. How could it happen?
Desert Eagles (11)
"Here's your half-yearly review."
"Err, I think you forgot to take into account all my mergers?"
"Those weren't mergers, they were bad-debt consolidations. But I do appreciate you coming up with the payment plans for the various so called "monsters", and I'm sure you'll notice it made a difference. Most of the staff has no bonus whatsoever."
"Thank you sir".
"On a second thought, we need to reconsolidate our balancesheet, so we will recognise the losses you made during the consolidations now, not later. I'm sorry, it looks like no bonus again, but what can I do? The rules are rules.."
The bank (12)
Time to start looking for more rare resources
Nils Olav (14)
From the diary of Dark Schneider:

2nd of September Year 2

The captain of the Marauder showed good insight to tactics so I promoted him to 3rd in command after Myself and Zodd. His name is Eric Bloodaxe. Nice fellow but he can't fight for shit. He belongs behind the planning table rather than the front lines. Zodd seems to be the only sparring partner who can keep up with me.

7th of September Year 2

Life in the tower is boring. I miss the ocean. It's still a couple of months before our fleet is ready. Can't wait to sail again. The girls like the tower better but even they seem to be bored. We need some action.

12th of September Year 2

Still bored. We left the city for a few hours to practice throwing fireballs with the girls but it's boring without a target and we'd need protection gear to play magic dodgeball. Moira came up with the idea to try to control a fireball with the wind. An interesting concept. We'll investigate it further after we managed to put out the wildfires. Note to self: Next time we experiment we should make sure that there are no settlement downwind from our practice ground. It's a tedious effort to change the prevailing wind just to save our city.

19th of September Year 2

Our scouts spotted an ogre family in the forest a month's ride from Fulford. I sent Logan with the elite with our outriders to hunt them down. Hopefully they'll return with some nice spoils. I wish I'd gone with them but the girls heard about the preparation for the hunt and went shopping. They returned with the sexiest lingerie ever. What can I say? They persuaded me to stay.

29th of September Year 2
The forces of Gyperboreya pillaged Incaghaven and left the city. Incaghaven is in turmoil. The old guardsmen are on the rise again. That's what you get when you leave your town unattended. Maybe we should sail there and take control?
Silver Eclipse (15)
Concentrating forces for a campaign is not simple, if you have a lot of small shattered units across many hexes of different terrain, and not the best generals...

Gray Ones (16)
- Sir, we've killed almost all unfriendly scouts around. How are we going to train our combat skills?
- Invite more guests. I am not going to pay for your study!
The Chosen Few (17)
"Ahh. The results of our Penguin selective breeding program. Faster, smarter, stronger and larger than the previous batch. Excellent... Deploy the PENGUINS!" 

"Yes sir!"
King of the Penguins (18)
A boat! A boat! My kingdom for a boat!
Silver Hand (22)
Drunk elf sailors performed their duties as good as others, fleet sailed smoothly and where needed.
Box of VODK has been added to daily consumption.
Expansion to neighbor islands seems inevitable...
Skalperians (24)
By the law of nations navigation is free for any to whomsoever. 

Mare Liberum (Grotius ~1609)
Scoiatael (25)
This Nagash was really impressive. An individual with a commanding presence and the aura of leadership about him. And even more important he had all the unique features of the imperial house of Lund although of a darker kind than Sildoral remembered.
But that didn´t matter. An oath was an oath and if death could undo one then the Elves of Lund wouldn´t have been the loyal subjects of the Empire they had been all those millenia.
All hail Nagash! Great Emperor of Lund - the truly Eternal Empire.
Elves of Lund (26)
The chair was made from finest leather, the desk out of rare ironwood.

"That mayor bloke had a fine taste" Sir Carter thought, sitting on the chair of the mayor.

A report came in, stating that all troops had returned safely, without noteworthy casulties.

He smiled and began to write down his first decree: Cutting the taxes for big companies to zero.
Lost Sea Trading Company (27)
The Orc company saw the little human approaching. He was very pale almost looked like an undead. Standing by the moon light he surely seemed not right,
They didn't wait to bring the swords upon him, and he was soon dead.
-Better nobody interrupt the master wedding, the orc leader grumbled!!
It didn't took long for them to see that the human was probably a envoy from someone.
-Maybe we were to hasty. Let's find another human, blood him to death and let people think they killed each other during the festivities.
The other orcs agreed
This is Paradise (29)
Life at sea, nice and relaxing. Time to get some fishing in.
The Filras (3)
The sunniest day of the year
The lightest and clearest
The most joyous day of the year
Delicious and beautiful
On this day, on the lawn of the forest
Only on this day not another
On the flower lawn of the forest
Will the elf meet you

In a Sunny waltz, the elves spin
The world is flying with a crystal dream
I wish we were children again
Laugh out loud and run in a crowd

Dance of the elves-whirling stars
Their movements are light and elegant
Aromas of nectar and roses
Their wings are fragile and transparent
Only the thirteenth month of the year
Circling the elves in a magic circle
On the flower lawn of the forest
Only the thirteenth day is like this

If you really want to understand
Let it be very difficult to understand
Where to find dancing elves
You will be answered - you can find them
For the thirteenth month of the year
Find them in the magic forest
On the flower lawn of the forest
Will the elf meet you

I wish we could go back to our childhood
Believe in magic dreams again
Just fall asleep and Wake up quietly
In a world of ecstatic secrets and love
Gyperboreya (30)
Light has shone on us, we have succeed on the first step. The enemies were so evil that they couldn't trust each other or the corrupt city guard.  Not surprisingly since they lie through their teeth.

Still have much to do. There is one Cog missing and we cant locate it, And we are not sure if the assassins are still lurking around, we got only one. We will redouble our efforts.
Sword & Shield Forever (32)
---Hegemony of Cone: Early years---
-----Chapter 10-----
At last the first diplomatic messages had started to return to the king. He considered a good omen, although it appeared that arranging that others help in spreading the word of Holy Cone will not be simple.
Meanwhile the scoutships had already discovered already more people outside the Pine Island than there were inside it. The information, maps, reports, notes, requests, and spiritual commentary threatened to overwhelm the emerging kingdom. But despite not managing it all, the king was stubborn at his goal: he knew he must build the Hegemony, and he recognized that he needed also help, allies that could help covering all this territory.

Maybe, he thought, maybe amongst those islands, there will come friends to lend me help. If there are such, let me know.
Kingdom of Charles (35)
Some people in this world commit suicide by rushing at armed guards. Why do they do it? I do not understand this world ...
Silver Wolf Clan (37)
First scout in underworld - immediately meets evil mages.
Time to run!
ClanJaguar (38)
Goblins seems to be eating too much.
Beastmasters (39)
So we are reduced to this - withdrawing stone to transmute into rootstone in order to build a mage tower (thanks for the stockade suggestions people, but no thanks).

In other news, our forces witnessed 6 battles in the past month.  The winner overall was the Devourer and his undead minions...

THB.
The Hunt Begins (4)
Things are looking not so miserable for once! Hope it's not the quiet before the storm. About the camels, we hope that what a camel and wagon could not do, a horde of camels will. 
Miserable Maniacs (40)
We we willing to risk life and limb (ours and others) in the pursuit of the 'sparkly'. Turns out, there's 'sparkly' everywhere! If you don't believe us check out the bling on our new Corsairs.
Northern Viking (42)
And so the Grefishs settled down and lived to collect taxes from the farmers. But the Grefishs were thrifty and spent the gold only as necessary and continued to build ships and improve their sailing skills so that they could leave if they were forced to.
Greyfish (43)
The Ambassador went to Boncast, to examine the fruits of all the development that had gone on. He was presented to a huge number of sharpened trees, dragged across the tundra to form a stockade.
"And this is...." he asked.
"Sir. this is the mighty stockade! The first fortification of our glorious empire, and research capital of the world!"
 The Ambassador kept a straight face. All empires had to use what was available, only a few would have mighty rootstone castles by now. 
Children of the Four Winds (44)
Bounty hunting is a dangerous profession they say. Let's see how good we are at this, I heard there is a bounty on some dragons out there. Too bad they changed the tactics system and the easy days are over... 
Filcist (46)
Time to deal with some bog things. It took some preparation time, but analists say we can finally beat them. What they are nobody knows, we just refer to them as (bog) 'things'. Hope they cooperate and die well.
Anuii (47)
We are learning quite a bit about wars in this land, such as they are. Much to rebuild after we inadvertently attacked the city guard. Somehow we have a few survivors, time to rebuild!
The Weird Company (52)
We have seen a lot of necromancy used all around. Undeads are not honorable creatures, we should avoid them.
Semigallians (6)
Prospects of an alliance appear on the horizon. Ah, the sweet sounds of new beginnings. Aspiring to greatness, neglectful of the impending downfall.
Chaotic Neutral (62)
Underworld is dangerous place. Dragons! Many of them!
Royal Pinguins (69)
We need fortune to find rare and valuable metal. So far, this goddess is on our side.
Moon Knights (7)
Ogres, Undead,  Lizardmens, Evil mages.... terrible world for peaceful gnomes.
And my scouts aren't even stepped a foot in underworld...
Anomymo (76)
Sangarios and his companions walked through the city and came to the areopagus.  A crowd followed them.  Sangarios went to the top and spoke to them.  People, you have been freed from the bonds of your old masters, and already you see joy this has brought you.  I tell you much more is yet to come.  Soon great halls of learning and industry will arise.  For what you see now is but a humble beginning.  You will be a beacon to many other nations.
The Phrygians (83)
In the darkness, there is light,
In the light, there is darkness,
In here and now, a candle bright,
In moments, light turns to blight.

False reflections of the sun,
Like a moon casting others glow,
Those who speak of this shine,
Are only cannibals seeking to dine.
Luxadom (86)
While Akhorahil and his mages continued their arcane studies, scores of goblins were hired at the small desert village to perform various tasks around the base camp.  Warriors, farmers, miners, masons.  All heads turned when a knight in shining armor came riding across the desert on a fine Arab charger.  Who could this be now?
Riders of the Storm (89)
FS Striker arrived on time. Alone... However good bridge was created in frozen lands.
The Obsidian Order is actively refusing all communications and is agrssively  neutral. Can we talk ? 

We must hurry.  Black Fleet was spotted in cold waters. After it arrives everything will change.   Row, row, row...
Fishmongers (9)

Rumors

Skalperians are going to die