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Times Turn 21

The people of the chasm (25,25,underworld) in Banfackhen have not been visited
by exiles.
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 )         Handful traders are discussing about a conflict between         (
(     combatants happened in the mountains of Cotell where 8 combatants     )
 )    were killed. The attackers slaughtered all defenders. This battle    (
(         will be known as Battle near the ocean of Atlantis Ocean.         )
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(      Multiple locals have heard about the battle between combatants       )
 )      happened in the forests of Dasknonla where 2 combatants were       (
(     killed. The attackers slaughtered all defenders. This battle will     )
 )           be known as Battle near the mountains of Doosprub.            (
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 )    Some traders are rumoring about a clash between enemies happened     (
(        in the plains of Lettink where 1 combatant was killed. The         )
 )    attackers slaughtered all defenders. This battle will be known as    (
(                   Battle near the jungles of Schullnas.                   )
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(      Several adventurers are rumoring about a clash between hostile       )
 )    forces happened in the forests of Rethwood 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 peasants are worried about the village of Brilhurshire that    (
(      lies in the Lettink plains, where a villans annihilated guards.      )
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(      Dozen merchants are talking about the city of Letfest that lies      )
 )       in the Membcli swamps, where an opposition put to the sword       (
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(      Multiple refugees are rumoring about the village of Coonwoheim       )
 )    that lies in the Case plains, where a partisans decimated guards.    (
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 )     A few travelers are whispering about the town of Ojou that lies     (
(         in the Wichy'om swamps, where a faction destroyed guards.         )
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(         Multiple commoners are worried about adventurers who have         )
 )    annihilated Undead (11826) near ocean of Atlantis Ocean. Freeing     (
(                   the swamps of Fera from their horror.                   )
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(     Dozen druids are discussing about adventurers who have put to the     )
 )     sword Undead (10619) near ocean of Atlantis Ocean. Freeing the      (
(                   forests of Pulishaw from their dread.                   )
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(        Dozen peasants are worried about rangers who have decimated        )
 )      Kobold Pack (11828) near ocean of Atlantis Ocean. Freeing the      (
(                 forests of Dabastpre from their anxiety.                  )
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(     In the underforests of Dohurst, near ocean of The Undersea, Giant     )
 )    Lizards (486) who continue to cause anxiety to local inhabitants.    (
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 )      In the chasms of Siymanesh, near ocean of The Undersea, Devil      (
(         (1077) who continue to cause dread to local inhabitants.          )
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(        In the underforests of Tehurst, near ocean of The Undersea,        )
 )    Dragon (1066) who continue to cause terror to local inhabitants.     (
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 )      In the tunnels of Dosford, near ocean of The Undersea, Demons      (
(         (978) who continue to cause anxiety to local inhabitants.         )
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(     In the swamps of Fle'obeas, near jungles of Chackul, Hydra (948)      )
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Quests

Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the ironwood of Illford.
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the stone of Slegladdes.
Build a Temple in Ca'a for the glory of the Gods.
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the furs of Ihietway.
In the tunnels of Dosford lurks the Evil Warriors (709). 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 cavern of Grasaust roams the Pack of Rats (905). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in Allswirnan for the glory of the Gods.
In the swamp of Perchviaped roams the Wolf Pack (318). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the herbs of Wichy'om.
Build a Temple in Ascan for the glory of the Gods.
In the cavern of Pincung roams the Pack of Rats (476). 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!
In the jungle of Stenlut lurks the Great Apes (1833). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the forest of Loibawo lurks the Kobold Pack (610). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the underforest of Mestecwood roams the Dragon (478). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the underforest of Hesscot lurks the Dragon (984). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in A'ynch for the glory of the Gods.
In the swamp of Kebirstul lurks the Undead (608). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the underforest of Miorlriras roams the Troll Pack (479). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!

Articles

One more time 
Oriental Sweets (100)
We really should commend the marketing department for getting us this top spot in the Times. The exposure here is unparalleled.

Sales have doubled this last month alone, and brand recognition with the illustrious Disasters Inc. has increased by 48%.

Time to expand into new overseas markets.
Legacy of Disasters (106)
I almost forgot to write here, I went into the negative on orders
Darlocks (107)
It is so much easier to study arcane books in the comfort of a nice tower.
Thornhaven (108)
The economy should be economical!
MMF (113)
Group of some monster lizardmen came to our settlement. They seem peaceful. For a while.
Sunspear (117)
When you take time to slow down and relax the world slows down with you. The months seem longer than before.
Idle Vice (12)
As I marched through the sprawling cityscape, I couldn't help but wonder how it could happen that nobody knew the true origin of our orders. Every month, I received commands like clockwork, guiding me to recruit people and send them on various missions. I'd ask my fellow comrades for answers, but they merely pointed fingers in different directions. Some said it was the generals, while others claimed it was the Faction Council. I embarked on a quest to unravel the mystery, but it seemed like a never-ending game of pass the buck, leaving me still in the dark about the true source of our orders.
- An excerpt from an unsigned diary
Kroll Empire (123)
Dragon! look out!
Faction (124)
Same old. It's wet and it's lizards everywhere. The seem to breed like crazy.
Disencharmed (125)
The brotherhood has suffered its first losses but the monsters were defeated!
Night Watch (127)
I finally broke out of this jungle.
New Exhibits (130)
The future is still unclear but we believe in the Prophecy!
Seanchan (132)
The wandering begins.
Sylva Sylvarum (134)
We are ready to join the establishment. No longer will we scurry about in the darkness, hiding our identity. Now, we build... protected from wandering troublemakers by battle axes and shiny armour.
Them (15)
The Underworld is so close - and yet still so far away.  And once we reach it - do we enter?  And if we do - what will we find?
Kiiran (17)
When everything is going well, that's when I start to worry.

Everything is, however, going well.
Atlanteans of Yore (19)
Nothing new. Just some silver for free.
Crooked Hooves (20)
We are Borg!
Borg (21)
Assassin in the city - too late to run!
Punkers (22)
"Move all of the council into the fort."
"But it's not finished."
"It's got to be better than outside."
The Grey Order (23)
It's good to feel wind again..
The Wolves of Isengard (25)
A new attack on the lands of the Church - the lack of order on the lands of neighbors gave rise to an increase in crimes on the lands of the Church! Today he signed a law obliging anyone who is on the lands of the church to present documents at the first request to true believers and execution for committing any heave offense on the lands of the Church. The news from the north was encouraging. It's a good thing he didn't immediately rush to avenge the murder of his units. A fragile peace seems possible. Events in the east are developing as usual. Neighbors are fighting, allies are developing. According to the agreement with the ally, the construction of the Cathedral of the Holy Deed will be started in the city of allies. Soon allied magicians will gather here and a school of magical skill will be opened. Faith is expanding and strengthening on the lands of the Church!
Church of The Holy Deed (26)
Who is winning? Share number of cities your alliance owns.
Friendly people (27)
Once again
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)
Some visitors at last.
Dogs of war (31)
Greylords High Command announces:

we have lost a battle, but we never surrender.
Greylords (32)
Yet again, nothing noteworthy.
Three (33)
The refugees trudged wearily across the plains.  

Just out of reach, herds of wild horses capered  as if in mockery of their plight, a cruel teasing vision of swift escape.   But to stop to try to break them to the saddle would be to allow the remorseless killers of the dark elves, hands sticky with the blood of innocent farmers, labourers, and townsfolk, to catch up and continue with their merciless butchery.
Cthonic Underground (35)
time is flying!
Silver Hand (36)
It is time to start gathering provisions for the winter. Dancing is hard in a cold, empty stomach.
Babylon (37)
Borders are either agreed or agreed not to be extended, so now we are down to monster hunting.  UW or time for that local Dragon to go?  Tough decisions await the Clan.
Clan McTavish (38)
Logistics is a pain. We should build more roads.
WindMasters (39)
Dark...
Gyperboreya (4)
It's never too late to start communicating. Even if you shit in the soul. Especially when there are common enemies. But if you continue to be short-sighted, you can lose everything you have acquired with backbreaking work...
Danado (40)
The Grand Vizier of Four Winds University summoned the experts on magic. 
"How are the results into the....less acceptable arts going?" he asked.
"My lord, we have discovered that we are the second mightiest necromancers in the world?" replied his leading expert on spiritual magics.
"How can this be? You only summoned enough to be a modest experiment to bulk out our capital town's militia?" the Grand Vizier demanded.
"Well.....seeing as if you take the 72 units summoned by the mightiest necromancers in the world, the 2 from us, and the global total of 74, I think that means summoning skeletons is a two-horse race."
The Grand Vizier pondered a moment. "Get someone to study summoning imps, and another to summon wolves - let's get an idea of how many competitors there are in other fields."
The Children of the Four Winds (41)
Fish contains a lot of phosphorus, which improves brain function. Also "it's okay to eat fish 'Cause they don't have any feelings"
OrTOdox (42)
I don't like the undead. 
Only killed some, immediately others came
SkyRaiders (46)
From the diary of Gale Swifthands

With Cthonic Underground (35) gone from Baicstowe some friends of the old city guards decided it was time for them to restore the old regime. What a bunch of naive people they were. Now they feed the worms and we have 6 more swords to arm our troops. Priscilla decided to try her earth lore magic on the rocky soil and it did miracles to the plant life and economy of the city.
Our ambassadors got attacked in Miarnland [city] and Langgate [town] by Church of The Holy Deed (26) and Oriental Sweets (100) respectively robbing other factions the chance to establish a relationship with our guild or hire our services. I guess we are back to dealing in the shadows and back alleys. I'm sure our customers will find our representatives despite these setbacks.
We have managed to secure the plains of Serlis and we are chasing down the last remnants of the Cthonic cult in the mountains of Cotel. We are running low on cash but with the girls around that's just business as usual. They spend most of their free time shopping. I might have to get that caravanserai demolished so they could focus on their studies.
Sticky Hands (48)
A farmer must rise before the sun to feed his animals and grow his food. His work does not end when the sun sets, because caring for the earth and loving nature is an endless process. đŸ§‘â€đŸŒŸ
Dark League (5)
Where can one acquire sleeping pills for dragons?
Brown Bread (50)
[Banishes undead].
Tyranny (51)
Ahhh, the cleansing action of a good dose of starvation.

Thinning out the herd and leaving us with the strongest of the pack!

Feels good to move all the silver into the treasury and watch the cream rise to the top.
Greywolf (52)
At last, we managed making more money than needed to survive...
Each of our folk will be allowed a free beer this month!
Iron Dwarves (54)
Vodka, you're feeling stronger
Vodka, no more feeling bad
Vodka, your eyes are shining
Vodka, you are the real man
Vodka, wipes away your tears
Vodka, removes your fears
Vodka, everyone is gorgeous
Vodka, yeah vodka!
Drunken Dwarves (59)
September, Year 2

The gates of Feldsale have opened to us, a testament to the allure of our reputation or perhaps the naivety of its inhabitants. As we tread its ancient cobblestone streets, the aroma of drow wine fills the air, a sweet temptation after our arduous journey. But we are not here for mere indulgence; our purpose runs deeper than the cellars of this city.

On the shores, our fleet stands poised, every sailor and soldier in their place. The lack of resources and magical aid has tested our patience, but the time for action is nigh. The waves whisper of impending change, and we shall be its heralds.

In the depths of the underworld, a new challenge presents itself: a dragon, its scales shimmering in the dim light, has found its way to our settlement. Its intentions remain unclear. But in every challenge, I see an opportunity. Whether this creature becomes an ally or adversary, its presence will shape our destiny in the days to come. The Order must be prepared for every eventuality.

- Malagor
The Order of Obsidian Shadow (6)
They say that Rome was not built in a day
Today I did however see the construction of a couple of magical towers and a caravanersi
XOT (60)
Some monsters are harder than they look
Malibu West (62)
What happens in the underworld...


"Our maps of the underworld are woefully inadequate. Recruit some peasants and send them down." 
"You've seen what happened to our friends' scouts down there.." argued Kylie "..it's a hundred to one that any of ours get through. Almost certain death.."
"If it takes a hundred.." barked Baaa "..we'll send a hundred."
"That's mean! A hundred to one not counting assassins, thieves and even some of the more murderous factions..."
"Send them!" said Baaa with finality "And order bouquets for their families.."

...stays in the underworld.
Rurikids (65)
Monsters, cities, assassins, underworld.  It's all happening!
Fon (69)
Nabonidus celebrates New Exhibits' jungle.  New Exhibits wrote in the Atlantis Times "What a cursed place, they don't even let you get out of the jungle."  Nabonidus wonders why anyone would ever want to get out of the jungle?  Best terrain in the game.  All those herbs.  And mushrooms, if you look carefully.

Wikira celebrates living trees.  Nawiri is reading the Times to Wakira, and reads that Winter is coming. "ho hum, we have heard that a lot" says Wikira.  Wikira will believe it when she see it.  Nawiri reads "Have you purchased wood..." and Wikira explodes.  "Purchased wood?  Purchased wood?!  PURCHASED WOOD!!!".  Wikira siezes the Atlantis Times from Nawiri and throws it to the ground in horror.  She says "Trees are not slaves to be sold for your viewing pleasure.  Trees have their own, private lives to live in their forests, jungles and swamps, thank you very much.  We wish to hear no more about viewing right being sold.  Why do we subscribe to this newspaper, anyway?"  Later, when Wikira isn't watching, Nawiri returns and recovers the Times, and keeps reading.  Nawiri thinks to himself "Perhaps it is just as well that I didn't read all the way to the end of that sentence."

Turbulent nomads, Rainbow Falcons' question raises an eternal question which you, as a practiced color mixer, might be able to answer for us.  When colors are mixed, is the mixture white or brown?

Some factions tell us that they own everything that we (and they) can see, and suggest that if we do not wish to join them, there is land available for us on the dark side of the moon (underground).  Other factions graciously arrange peaceful borders and trade.  Which should we marry, the rich ones who already own everything so can promise us a luxurious life, or the friendly ones who promise an equitable life?  In future years, when troubles come, and the world freezes, which will prove the better partner?

Zorion learns there is already competition in the VODK business.  Zorion already left the WINE business because it was getting overcrowded, maybe VODK trading is not the best retirement choice for him.

Ed celebrates change.  Ed wonders where the Celebrants are going with all this discussion of ranks and titles.  He hopes they stay largely unorganized.
celebrants (7)
As we still mourn for our fallen friends, we are helping their families, regrow and rebuild in their new city.
The Filras (8)
Underworld is nice but endless underforests make it less enjoyable. 
Drow (82)
When hunters going into a town are attacked, they will always defend their prey
Monster hunters (85)
25 attempts failed.
We will proceed anyway.
Yet Another Faction (9)
The assasins are still after us.
Vultures peck at the bodies of our fallen friends.
We stopped looking around.
We run away further and further...
Paykiss (92)
Le premier bateau d'exploitation a été détruit par un kraken

attendons encore un moment pour Ă©liminer les Giants Birds qui nous empĂȘchent d'exploiter une rĂ©gion
Le bateau qui devait aller au Nord est resté au port et partira ce mois
The Lands Kepper (93)
What "fon" stands for? Maraudeur fon Plains? Bandit fon Swamps?
Tailenders (97)

Rumors

The Church of The Holy Deed is using church donations to fund military operations! We demand the separation of church and state, go back to making temples and stay out of our lands!
A new schedule for orders?

We fear change.
Strange religions are springing up everywhere throughout the land. It's time for an inquisition. It's time to spread the One True Faith.
There are too many factions called Grey-something. They need to be eliminated so we don't get confused.
Where is Durnik?
hunters will be hunted!
"Build it then they will come!" Optimist 
"Then they will laugh and leave." Pessimist
Celebrants will be betrayed by one of their allies.
They say that Holden is back and playing for faction 100.