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 )     Some traders are discussing about a conflict between two armies     (
(        happened in the plains of Fremke where 116 combatants were         )
 )     killed. Powerful magic was used in the battle. Fearsome magical     (
(      monsters were collecting their prey. The attackers slaughtered       )
 )       all defenders. This battle will be known as Battle near the       (
(                           mountains of Pomhit.                            )
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(        A few scouts are rumoring about a clash between combatants         )
 )    happened in the desert of Chijez where 2 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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 )     Some scouts are rumoring about a fight between Oriental Sweets      (
(      (100) and a partisans happened in the plains of Fremke where 1       )
 )      combatant was killed. Powerful magic was used in the battle.       (
(         Fearsome magical monsters were collecting their prey. The         )
 )    attackers slaughtered all defenders. This battle will be known as    (
(                   Battle near the mountains of Pomhit.                    )
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(     Several travelers have heard about a conflict between two armies      )
 )     happened in the desert of Chijez 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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 )    Some wanderers have heard about the city of Strakiottil that lies    (
(         in the Kebirstul swamps, where an opposition slew guards.         )
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(      Many locals are worried about the town of Ojou that lies in the      )
 )         Wichy'om swamps, where an opposition decimated guards.          (
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 )    Numerous merchants are worried about the village of Swormorkbank     (
(     that lies in the Chiarslai underforests, where a rebels attacked      )
 )                      guards but were unsuccessful.                      (
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 )      Multiple commoners have heard about the city of Chappest that      (
(      lies in the O'eonggend chasms, where an opposition annihilated       )
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 )      Some merchants are talking about adventurers who attempted to      (
(        extinguished Family of Ogres (966) roaming the mountains of        )
 )      Milfitsoct near ocean of Atlantis Ocean. But all of them were      (
(                           slain by their prey.                            )
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(     Some merchants are whispering about daredevils who have expelled      )
 )    Kobold Pack (894) near forests of Co'iork. Freeing the mountains     (
(                       of Bolktri from their horror.                       )
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(        Many merchants have heard about witchers who have destroyed        )
 )       Undead (644) near mountains of Fe'on. Freeing the plains of       (
(                        Feastan from their anxiety.                        )
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(       Numerous merchants are discussing about rangers who have slew       )
 )       Giant Birds (944) near ocean of Atlantis Ocean. Freeing the       (
(                mountains of Slegladdes from their horror.                 )
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(     In the chasms of Hunsint, near ocean of The Undersea, Evil Mages      )
 )        (706) who continue to cause horror to local inhabitants.         (
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 )     In the underforests of Lo'i, near ocean of The Undersea, Dragon     (
(        (2353) who continue to cause anxiety to local inhabitants.         )
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(       In the chasms of Siymanesh, near ocean of The Undersea, Evil        )
 )         Warriors (1079) who continue to cause anxiety to local          (
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(     In the tunnels of Proldstrurn, near ocean of The Undersea, Ettins     )
 )        (501) who continue to cause horror to local inhabitants.         (
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 )      A group of hunters expelled the Undead (12589) who inflicted       (
(     anxiety on the inhabitants of the Pulishaw forests near ocean of      )
 )                             Atlantis Ocean.                             (
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 )     Worrisome news were coming from the plains of Lettink. Citizens     (
(     were horrified by the assassination near the forests of Larmant.      )
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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!
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!
In the forest of Loibawo lurks the Kobold Pack (610). 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!
In the underforest of Miorlriras roams the Troll Pack (479). 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 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!
Build a Temple in Ca'a for the glory of the Gods.
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the ironwood of Illford.
In the swamp of Kebirstul lurks the Undead (608). 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 A'ynch for the glory of the Gods.
In the cavern of Grasaust roams the Pack of Rats (905). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the stone of Slegladdes.
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the furs of Ihietway.
In the underforest of Mestecwood roams the Dragon (478). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in Ascan for the glory of the Gods.


Executive (2744) has been a paragon of fiscal prudence, navigating our corporate ship through the stormy seas of profitability. However it seems that this most tenatious penny-pincher has had a change of heart after her own wage increase had been put on hold because of liquidity issues. 

She has now joined another company in search of new challenges and a bigger paycheck. Her parting comments about "glass ceiling" and "all boys club" are clearly unsubstantiated. Gender pay disparities are just a reality we have to live with.

We are equal opportunity exploite.. employers. We hire any and all [LEAD]. For some of them to identify as one or another gender is completely their own doing.
Legacy of Disasters (106)
need money
Darlocks (107)
I see storm clouds to the far north, and more clouds to the deep south. Crows are circling!
Thornhaven (108)
It is getting more and more crowded in the underworld.
MMF (113)
We found more monsters.
Sunspear (117)
That whirlpool is giving me the eye.
Idle Vice (12)
The gnome Plums found himself entangled in disconcerting rumors as he embarked on his routine delivery duty through the nearby mountains. The local herb gatherers, with whom he crossed paths, spoke in hushed tones about a formidable dragon believed to reside in those peaks, a creature rumored to wield the power to unleash destruction across a vast expanse. Uncertain of the veracity of these whispers, Plums couldn't shake the profound disquiet they stirred within him. He pondered whether these rumors had similarly troubled everyone around, or if they chose to disregard them entirely.
Kroll Empire (123)
one day I will think of a nice faction name
Faction (124)
Yet another month, yet another murky experience. Is there no end to the monsters?
Disencharmed (125)
The last month upkeep did not reach the leaders and the garrison has been chilling out, drinking ale and chasing local population. Unacceptable!
This month we need to concentrate on building up a solid financial foundation.
Even though the old soldiers dislike the idea of silver coming from a pure entertainment.
Night Watch (127)
I see an army going east, I'd better avoid it.
New Exhibits (130)
We are still looking for a place to settle.
But it looks like the opportunity has presented itself finally.
Seanchan (132)
Boing! Albert jumps again.
Sylva Sylvarum (134)
The question is... do we want to waste the time of our very expensive assassins on petty thieves?
Them (15)
First land found outside home island. Turns out to be tiny and uninhabited. Where is everyone?
Lords of the Sky (16)
"Who's between us and the tunnel?  Okay, well, that should be fine.....
Hmm - there are more of them?  Okay, well two isn't so bad.... 
Oh - not just two you say?  So how many factions are we talking about?  
Kiiran (17)
We have entered the next phase.  It's time to train up some more junior members to take on some of our duties.
Atlanteans of Yore (19)
Smaller faction - faster orders
Crooked Hooves (20)
We are Borg!
Borg (21)
Do not trust Betrayer McTavish!
Punkers (22)
"We've found a supplier of chocolate."
"I know just where to sell: we have a trade route."
The Grey Order (23)
Snow White is progressing... in clod waters. Whre are krakens???!! We don't like them yet.
The Wolves of Isengard (25)
It seems that the northern neighbors mistook peacefulness for weakness and decided to aggravate the conflict, taking advantage of the fact that the main army left for the east. Well. The expansion of the Church to the East is over. We'll have to go North! Although there is nothing valuable for Faith there and will not be in the near future.
Church of The Holy Deed (26)
Hey! Ho! Lets go! To the village!
Friendly people (27)
All non-accredited ambassadors should contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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)
How much time is left? It's getting cold.
Dogs of war (31)
And now scorpions. Getting worse by the month...
Three (33)
The few remaining faithful gathered in a loose circle around the fire, the scraps borrowed from pitying foreigners making thin fare.

But He Who Waits Beneath demands perseverance.
Cthonic Underground (35)
one step at a time
Silver Hand (36)
We need to expand the show to other cities. Who are our best dancers?
Babylon (37)
The Clan Mourns.

Sadly an overzealous scout thought to guard a settlement taken by another.
His error has been declared fatal and we can only mourn the loss of a valiant but misguided clansman.
Clan McTavish (38)
First ship is finally built. it's time to sail.
WindMasters (39)
New City
Gyperboreya (4)
And I told him it was a bad idea to kill a Lich at such an early stage. the pace is lost. the neighbors started vomiting. Okay, I'll help!
Danado (40)
Another season, another economic domination - this time of magic wagons.
The Children of the Four Winds (41)
Skeletons. The undead. Will they run out or not?
SkyRaiders (46)
From the diary of Gale Swifthands

I feel like I have mastered everything there is to learn about how to observe my surroundings. Agark proved to be a good teacher if a bit uncivilized.
Today we cleaned the remaining holdout of Cthonic Underground (35) from the Cotell mountains. The whole mountain range is now under our control. CU is continuing to pillage its lands as the cult's followers are retreating north. Cities continue to fall into the hands of various forces. The latest one to lose its autonomy was Niewensand. Poor gnomes had no chance against the onslaught of gnome archers of Yet Another Faction (9). This was the first city thought that our ambassadors have witnessed to fall without the use of magic from the side of the attackers. I have various feelings abut this. It's good to see the small folk's victory on one hand but it raises the question about our own security against armed masses. We need to recruit more gnolls and orcs for our own protection.
Sticky Hands (48)
The guards serve the people, standing to protect day and night, in rain and wind, in the name of safety and peace. đŸ’‚
Dark League (5)
Why does everyone seem so worried? Its not like the world is going to suddenly freeze or some such calamity strike.
Brown Bread (50)
[Dreams of being a pirate].
Tyranny (51)
Undead..... Dragons... Hydra....

The deadly trifecta that leads to worker corpses everywhere!
Greywolf (52)
Another article.  What to do when preparing for the next thing?
Mantzikert (53)
At last, our first ship has been launched!
Maybe we will be able to discover new lands, and maybe some unclaimed island, or at least some place where we will be welcome...
Iron Dwarves (54)
Fishes live in the water, fishes go into nets, fishes change to silver, fishes are good ish 
Kragers Klowns (58)
October, Year 2

The city of Feldsale, with its intoxicating allure, has welcomed us within its walls. Our troops, rejuvenated and ready, are now strategizing our next move. The city's heart beats strong, and we must tread carefully to ensure our plans come to fruition.

From the vast expanse of the sea, news of triumph reaches my ears. Our fleet, under the able command of our captain, has tasted victory. But the waves are restless, and he now sails towards another challenge, another conquest.

However, not all news is of triumph. The underworld, with its dark mysteries, has thrown a curveball our way. The dragon, in its unpredictable nature, has decided to throw a grand festivity. And to our dismay, a devil has joined the revelry. The implications of this union are dire, and the silence from our underworld colony is deafening. I fear the worst but hope for a miracle. The Order must remain vigilant, for the challenges we face are as unpredictable as the moods of a dragon.

- Malagor
The Order of Obsidian Shadow (6)
What can we say ?
"An eye for an eye; A scout for a scout"
Enjoy your travels.
XOT (60)
Still sailing the seas
Malibu West (62)
Pessimist:  We are all going to die.
Optimist:  You first.
Rurikids (65)
Fon (69)
Ed celebrates the continuing ranks and titles discussion among the Celebrants.  It doesn't seem like they will be getting a king.  More like they will be getting a few grand poobahs, a lot of lesser poobahs, and some "best hair" awards.

Nawiri reminds us that wood is not for burning.  For admiring while alive, okay.  For honoring while dead, okay.  Burning is right out.

Withdraws Honest Hammers is glad that iron isn't alive, so he can thrust it into the fire without any complaints from sanctimonious elves.

Ssslitherss Sstonefissh celebrates peace.  There is nothing to write about.  The neighbors are all friendly, the borders are quiet, the mages are all in school, nothing of interest is going on.  No news is good news.  But no news is boring news, and no news makes for a thin Atlantis Times.  Ssslitherss almost wishes all the neighbors weren't so friendly, so there would be something to write about.

Borophaginae Chasmaporthetes celebrates celebrations.  Borophaginae wishes there were something more worth celebrating, though.  Slow and steady growth continues everywhere.  Students study farming, forestry, feasibility, failure and the fur trade.  But nothing worth writing about ever happens.  There is peace in every direction, and growth, and happiness.

Cristata Proteles celebrates dialogue.  There isn't any dialogue in this stupid celebration format Ed started.  Cristata thinks we need new Elders, who will teach the Celebrants a new way of writing in the Atlantis Times.  Celebrations are about as exciting as wedding reports and obituaries.  If it is your own daughter who marries or your own mother who dies, you save the clipping, but otherwise you skip the section altogether.  Cristata is ready to write an obituary for Ed, if that would let the Celebrants talk to each other instead of posting these dull snippets in the Times.

Bangs celebrates obituaries.  Bangs thinks an obituaries might be interesting.  Perhaps obituaries with dialogue?  Bangs thinks the Celebrants, or at least the obituary columnists, should travel to funerals and record the discussions that happen there about all the good things the deceased did during their lives.  That would give us both something more exciting to write about, and some dialogue, which Cristata seems to want.  Bangs wonders whether mentioning Cristata in one of these dull snippets in the Atlantis Times counts as dialogue?  Bangs doesn't think so, Bangs thinks we want back and forth exchanges, arguments about just how good and holy the deceased really was.  

Lethine Mor will get it started by celebrating the life of New Exhibits' unit 12525.  Unit 12525 didn't say much in life, and didn't wear his or her description on his or her chest.  Lethine Mor apologizes for writing "his or her" in an obituary, but sadly, after unit 12575 valiantly gave his or her life to scout Them in Pefda, there wasn't enough left of scout 12575 (spy 12575? hero 12575? martyr 12575?) for Lethine to determine which pronoun to use to celebrate this bold scout.  Lethine can say that unit 12575 carried enough silver to buy a meal, making Lethin wonder whether unit 12575 thought they might survive their probing attack, or whether unit 12575 just couldn't find some worthy charity to donate their silver to before making his or her bold sacrifice to probe Them's defenses.  Lethine Mor celebrates the life of unit 12525.

Shares Armors celebrates dialogue.  Let's have more of that in the Atlantis Times.  And, while Shares Armors is making wishes, can he wish for ascii art comics, too?  The Atlantis Times needs comics.  Aren't elders supposed to grant wishes?

Thitathi celebrates ranks and titles.  Could we perhaps have subterfuge and trickery among the Celebrants to achieve ranks and titles before our rival brother and sister Celebrants do?  This seems like a great idea. Thitathi wonders whether she can assassinate other Celebrants.  She thinks all other celebrants can usually see her.  She could give herself to another faction first, after hypnotizing herself to follow her secret instructions to assassinate her sisters before giving herself to the enemy faction.  But sadly, it appears that giving herself comes after assassination.  Drat.  She was hoping that she could rid herself of a celebrant rival while pinning the blame on some other faction, but sadly, the gods seem to have considered that when ordaining the order of play.  Oh well.

Ed celebrates Cristata's "obituary for Ed" idea.  Ed never got an obituary the first time, it would be nice to get one now.  But can an Elder die?  Ed supposes so, but Ed has never seen it happen, so Ed isn't sure about that.  And if an elder did die, would any Celebrant ever see it?  Would they believe an elder has died, or would they keep asking the twice deceased elder to grant their wishes?
celebrants (7)
Things are moving slower than planned. We need to get over this hump asap.
The Filras (8)
Drow do not like the sunny deserts. Not to mention the rumors about the savage sandlings. 
Drow (82)
A cornered monster is very dangerous
Monster hunters (85)
Will there be 33 failed attempts?
Yet Another Faction (9)
We keep going.
Paykiss (92)
les forces se préparent pour attaquer ces Giants Birds qui occupent la montagne.
The Lands Kepper (93)
In the light of Conus Mysticus and Nexus of Spruce three factions joined their forces and in November of Year 2 have established the Pinecone Pantheon Alliance that will stand the test of time and global freezing.
Revenge of the Cone (95)
Rich admantium vein was found in swamps! Beware, Ice Wurms!
Tailenders (97)


Where is Vodka?
Too many friends is almost worse than too many enemies.