Times Turn 23

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 )    Some traders are telling that refugees are worried about a small     (
(     fight between combatants in the mountains of Sherinca where ended     )
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 )     Dozen pilgrims are telling that they have heard about swamps of     (
(     Cefrapes where in the Stronggrad town guards were murdered by an      )
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 )    Many travelers are telling that they have heard about tundras of     (
(       Thrinbus where in the Abruk village guards were expelled by a       )
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 )      Several travelers are telling that refugees are worried about      (
(      swamps of Urstrel where in the Blalhairvale village guards were      )
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 )       Some pilgrims are telling that locals are rumoring about a        (
(     hunters who have murdered Sandlings (7112) freeing the deserts of     )
 )                        Osdhan from their horror.                        (
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 )    Many adventurers are telling that refugees are worried about Ice     (
(      Wurms (426) in the tundras of Bomcan continue to cause fear on       )
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 )     Many travelers are telling that have heard a tell about Dragon      (
(     (589) in the mountains of Uptem continue to cause dread on local      )
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Players have visited 98% of all inhabited regions.

Quests

In the forest of Orfeidi roams the Giant Scorpions (1882). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the tundra of Vandmanddal lurks the Hydra (824). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the forest of Coskal lurks the Kobold Pack (1617). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the grain of Reprau.
In the mountain of Lolti roams the Yeti (192). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in Cefelat for the glory of the Gods.
In the desert of Stonmyxse lurks the Evil Warriors (591). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the plain of Flalo roams the Pride of Lions (251). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the forest of Pla'ere roams the Family of Ogres (292). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the tundra of Croshea roams the Lizard Men (247). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the desert of Ebigy roams the Pride of Lions (352). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in Bacawknen for the glory of the Gods.
In the mountain of Nicerrom lurks the Dragon (896). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the tundra of Jitecpa lurks the Undead (599). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the swamp of Gri'o lurks the Lizard Men (582). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the yew of Crormel.
In the plain of Cetheim lurks the Evil Warriors (503). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in Angli for the glory of the Gods.
Build a Temple in Bomcan for the glory of the Gods.
Build a Temple in Agate for the glory of the Gods.

Articles

Canta per me a Dio
Thane's Ring (10)
Ah, so it's started already has it?

We've got you covered.

Expect a surprise package in the mail.
Fresh Meat (12)
The Chancellor looked over the economic reports. While they may be lacking in advanced materials, the economy was world number one in vodka! The holdings of other trade goods was tiny, but it would be enough to offer trade to other factions.
Children of the Four Winds (13)
Still trying to find more neighbours. Is lonely here.
The Filras (14)
The delegation at Sa'a has reported a total success. Our business model was very well received by the population, and the guards have changes their swords into plowshares for the betterment of the community. Soon we may turn this backwards fishing village into something resembling a civilized spot.
The delegation now moves to Mebrook. This town may be a little tougher to convice, but hopefully they will see the advantages of our business model.
Fanhunters (16)
From the diary of Bohica Miaburn:

2nd of November Year 2

Killing off 40 untrained village guards with a force that is capable of hunting undead is not a big feat so we drew straws who should get to have fun roasting the orc guards. Kresius won which made Lester very unhappy. He's back at the forge skulking. He didn't even stay to see the battle. It was over in 5 minutes.

12th of November Year 2

We are sailing again. If everything goes well we'll arrive to the elven crypts of Quafimcact by the end of the month. The miners are sad to leave the mountains behind. They spend their time designing new support beams and collapsible equipment. Or was it collapsible support beams? I hope not.

21st of November Year 2 

I got word from Rassiter that the guards who were responsible to provide security to our farmers north of Va'os managed to track down the two lions. Finally! But what is it I read here? Their pelt got ruined? Grrr. I really wanted a lion fur coat.

25th of November Year 2

This month is a real disaster. The smiths realised that they made a mistake regarding fire safety regulations and they need to rebuild the forge aboard their galleon. A whole month's production is lost. All I've received the wole month is bad news. I hope it ends soon.
Indigo (17)
The troops were happy to receive their new swords and shiny armour. they were even more happy to learn they were being gifted a cruise on a brand new galleon.

Ignorance is bliss.
Big Ol Bob (18)
The month are getting shorter and shorter.
Old goblin shaman said that somewhere a strange ritual called "voting" had been provided.
And it looks like the ritual had failed...
Beastmasters (21)
Nothing quite like a brisk day outside during a visit to the tundra...
Fenris Knights (22)
The mist twist and whirl and the rumours of orcs and elves being seen continue
The Grey Order (27)
I hope Atlantis Times mentions those brave men who are going to fight dangerous beast!
The Black Obelisk (28)
A pile of orders, maps, reports, and other very "important" papers grew with each day bigger and bigger. The empire grew quite big, and many things were happening now. Emperor sighted looking all this mess on his working desk. Something definitely must be done with all this!

Maybe it is worth hiring some assistants... or just better slow down a bit?
Avalon Empire (3)
We're all going to die... someday.
Gyperboreya (33)
The Grandmaster is tired of his burdens. Why has that Pfundmeister a nice warehouse to hang out in while the master of the order is in a camelskin tent? Never mind the piles of iron and stone and fur, it must still be more comfortable.

He surveys the foundations of what will be a temporary home, before a proper chapter house for the Order can be built. He is pleased.

Maybe by the time that his new home is complete, the pace of things will have slowed to be more manageable.
The Most Righteous Order (34)
The Ogres are back!  Time for some payback!  Wait!  Where did my troops go?!!
Riders of the Storm (37)
It's just another shamless excuse to earn some silver. Times would benefit greatly and the art if there were some way to convert silver coins into unclaim fund.  Even if  it was 10:1 and hard limit 300 per turn. Then we all could read good noisy stuff :) not being exposed for such like this You read - misery.
Frozen Sails (38)
The cloud giant turned to be a nice guy. He just looked at our squad and let it go. Let's see how the lizard man will react.
WindMasters (4)
The allies were true. We have now yet another, presumably higher-form, of animated corpse. Let's take it apart!
The Culture (41)
Report from Scout #5

Reports are coming in from the blood bath of Botbury. It seems there were some survivors among the smoking ruins of the watchmen's tower. No worries though. They will be hunted down and dealt with swiftly. 
The Disinherited Knights (42)
--ad--
Do you have useless wood or maybe iron pieces left my over-collecting undead? Our traders purchase them in settlement nearest to you for 20 silver pieces each. Payment may be delayed due to local conditions.
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--Silver-tongue answers--
Couple of questions from newest traders:

Q: What price of Pricy straits?
A: Those lie between Nekojim Empire and Greycloaks and if you try to cross them, one will ask money for leaving and other for arriving.

Q: Why one needs same number of stones for 3 towers (each 30 feet high) and a road (300 000 feet long across half hex)?
A: If you look carefully, roads are actually dirt roads and builders just put a waypoint stone every couple of km.
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The Trade Guild (48)
We live in the South. We dominate in fur industry. Makes sense.
Red Skulls (5)
Pride is before a crash,
And a haughty spirit before stumbling.

  Proverbs 16:18
Truthseekers Alliance (50)
One of the bright boys in the swamp crew just made the brilliant connection that the city which is the goal is still in the swamp...
The beatings will continue until morale improves.
The Greycloaks (51)
Building roads is fun, but they should be connected to each other to make them work properly. That is interesting opening. Let's decide now if we should put our engineer to death or not.
Under Pressure (57)
The young acolyte bounded up the steps to the Temple, beard swinging almost to the ground.
"O Wise One, is there news from The Highest?"

The initiate smiled, "Alas, no, my young apprentice, for The Highest has been working on a project for a customer in a different time zone and hasn't had a chance to actually write anything due to the need to work very early mornings on top of the regular day job."
Church of Light and Truth (59)
OK, everyone pointed in the right direction now.
Charge!

Hopefully this is overkill and I've just wasted to much time getting ready ...
ClanJaguar (64)
Where does the time go, almost Christmas again!!!!
Malibu West (7)
In bog we trust.
Bleak Creek tribe (75)
Cold, dark and hunger.

And now some lizardmen had started to hunt.

Truly an unforgiving land.
Iron Harlequins (76)
Caravanserai's has been built and some smart people are being in charge there, will see how this can lift our transportation issues.

Exchange of maps with some neighbor factions has lead to a decent portion of map known. World is pretty large and still more to explore.
Heimdall (80)

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