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Times Turn 24

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 )                             January, Year 3                             (
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 )         Numerous commoners are whispering about a fight between         (
(        combatants happened in the ocean of Atlantis Ocean where 1         )
 )     combatant was killed. The attackers slaughtered all defenders.      (
(     This battle will be known as Battle near the forests of Tyrmsca.      )
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(        Multiple druids are rumoring about a clash between enemies         )
 )    happened in the caverns of Hetdasos where 1 combatant was killed.    (
(       The attackers slaughtered all defenders. This battle will be        )
 )             known as Battle near the ocean of The Undersea.             (
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 )     Multiple adventurers are whispering about an encounter between      (
(      hostile forces happened in the ocean of Atlantis Ocean where 1       )
 )     combatant was killed. The attackers slaughtered all defenders.      (
(     This battle will be known as Battle near the forests of Tyrmsca.      )
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(       Numerous locals have heard about a fight between Sticky Hands       )
 )      (48) and Three (33) happened in the swamps of Haucan where 47      (
(      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 ocean of Atlantis Ocean.                 (
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 )     Some scouts are talking about the city of Stiwick that lies in      (
(         the Yshgwern swamps, where a faction extinguished guards.         )
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(     Numerous locals are talking about the town of Thyndbay that lies      )
 )       in the Rethwood forests, where a faction destroyed guards.        (
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 )      Some locals have heard about the village of Swormorkbank that      (
(     lies in the Chiarslai underforests, where a villans extinguished      )
 )                                 guards.                                 (
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 )    A few locals are worried about the village of Flirbank that lies     (
(     in the Odcaiplu plains, where an opposition extinguished guards.      )
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(       Numerous druids are worried about rangers who have massacred        )
 )     Kobold Pack (610) near mountains of Inberg. Freeing the forests     (
(                       of Loibawo from their dread.                        )
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(       Multiple adventurers are rumoring about adventurers who have        )
 )     killed Lizard Men (1812) near mountains of Inberg. Freeing the      (
(                  swamps of Kebirstul from their horror.                   )
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(     Many traders are worried about witchers who have decimated Undead     )
 )    (13660) near ocean of Atlantis Ocean. Freeing the swamps of Fera     (
(                            from their terror.                             )
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(        Dozen bards are worried about daredevils who have decimated        )
 )     Family of Ogres (966) near ocean of Atlantis Ocean. Freeing the     (
(                mountains of Milfitsoct from their terror.                 )
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(        Some locals are talking about witchers who have annihilated        )
 )    Undead (602) near ocean of Atlantis Ocean. Freeing the swamps of     (
(                        Trebach from their terror.                         )
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(      In the caverns of Hontlesh, near ocean of The Undersea, Goblin       )
 )      Horde (930) who continue to cause fear to local inhabitants.       (
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 )    In the mountains of Lethitcha, near ocean of Atlantis Ocean, Evil    (
(           Warriors (670) who continue to cause anxiety to local           )
 )                              inhabitants.                               (
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 )     A group of adventurers put to the sword the Grizzly Bears (374)     (
(       who inflicted dread on the inhabitants of the Tri'e mountains       )
 )                        near forests of Co'iork.                         (
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 )      In the mountains of Milfitsoct, near forests of Pynwood, Wolf      (
(        Pack (189) who continue to cause fear to local inhabitants.        )
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(     Frightening news were coming from the desert of Moxsan. Commoners     )
 )     were terrified by the assassination near the ocean of Atlantis      (
(                  Ocean. The assassin escaped unnoticed.                   )
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The chasm of Mondecprad, south of Muantro, has yet to be visited by exiles
from destroyed worlds.


In the jungle of Stenlut lurks the Great Apes (1833). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the tunnels of Dosford lurks the Evil Warriors (709). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the ironwood of Illford.
Build a Temple in Ascan for the glory of the Gods.
In the desert of Chrastnasest lurks the Evil Mages (632). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the swamp of Perchviaped roams the Wolf Pack (318). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in A'ynch for the glory of the Gods.
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 tundra of Mygec lurks the Cloud Giant (674). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the herbs of Wichy'om.
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.
Build a Temple in Ca'a 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 chasm of Avashe roams the Dragon (478). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
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 stone of Slegladdes.
In the forest of Coffdaytu roams the Ice Wurms (220). 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!


Shareholder 1: What in the name of dividends is happening here?

Ex-executive: Fear not, for the winds of change have guided us to this blessed city. I, as the Wizard of Equity, hold the power to reveal the true nature of things.

Shareholder 2: Is this some kind of shareholder meeting?

Shareholder 1: I don't know, but I didn't see this on the agenda.

Ex-executive: Watch closely, dear shareholders. I shall unveil the corporate secrets with my magical insight.

[With a sweep of her wand, she conjures a magical illusion, revealing hidden disparities in pay and corporate practices.]

Shareholder 3: Uhm, that's common practice.

Ex-executive: Do you see? The Wizard of Equity sees all. This enchanted vessel is a symbol of the transparency and fairness we must all strive for.

Shareholder 1: I'm late for my golf game.

Ex-executive: And now, let us embark on a new voyage, one where equality and justice prevail. 

[As the ship sails towards the horizon, the ex-executive continues rambling off about fairness and equality as the shareholders leave quietly giggling.]
Legacy of Disasters (106)
The Darlocks also want a village for themselves...
Darlocks (107)
Beware extending the hand of friendship to new Restarts, for treachery abounds!
Thornhaven (108)
The hard work of management has begun.)
MMF (113)
In the enchanted woods, there lived a wood elf named Thistle who was terrible with a bow. Every time he tried to shoot an arrow, it would end up in the most unexpected places - like a squirrel's picnic or a troll's ear. Frustrated, Thistle decided to try a new approach.

One day, a mischievous goblin challenged Thistle to a game of "pin the tail on the unicorn." To everyone's surprise, Thistle, with his uncanny accuracy, actually pinned the tail on the unicorn, earning the goblin's respect. It turned out, Thistle's arrow-misplacement skills were perfect for the most unconventional challenges, making him the forest's go-to elf for bizarre contests. And so, Thistle found his unique niche, never using a bow for traditional archery again.
Sunspear (117)

Monster Hunters brutally slaughtered everyone at our little tourist resort. We're not naive enough to suggest that they thought we were monsters. The tiki bar should have given it away.
Idle Vice (12)
Plums, the delivery gnome, approached Lodvo, the centaur-guard, with a puzzled expression. "Lodvo, have you heard about that warship with a few hundred bowmen that's moored in our region?"

Lodvo frowned, clearly concerned. "Yes, Plums, I've heard about it. It seems like trouble is brewing."

Plums scratched his pointy hat and suggested, "What if, instead of assuming the worst, we imagine they might be here on vacation? Perhaps they've come to enjoy the serene forests and engage in some friendly activities like mushroom hunting."

Lodvo's curiosity was piqued. "That's an interesting thought, Plums. They could be nature enthusiasts looking for a peaceful getaway. What if we offered to guide them on a nature expedition or share our knowledge about local flora and fauna?"

Plums nodded enthusiastically. "Exactly, Lodvo! Let's give them the benefit of the doubt and explore more positive reasons for their presence."
Kroll Empire (123)
more jesters!
Faction (124)
Almost forgot the monthly whining about damp waters and nasty monsters!
Disencharmed (125)
The guests did not arrive, m'lod.
Are they later?
One can say so. Late. Very late.
Night Watch (127)
"The Ishmael, the father of lies has finally fulfilled its mission and a hundred enemies have woken up from the sleep!" sang the bard.

No, it was not like that. Just some territorial dispute. Unfinished conversation and someone's pride at stake.
- "Damn, those tears were strong", said Ishmael drinking from the cup.
Seanchan (132)
Albert lands in a village.  Startled by the names on banners and the badges of the locals, he jumps off again.  He thinks they are probably nice folk and there's a perfectly innocent reason for them taking that name, but one cannot be too careful.
Sylva Sylvarum (134)
Maybe we have found a new home...
Mansergh (135)
We're not quite ready to be attacked yet. We'll let you know when we feel ready to take on hostile advances.
Them (15)
Finally a swimmer has arrived that has told directions of new lands. We are glad for this information and may finally try to get off our terrible place. We may add this driendly arrivee to the long list of factions that we will not try to fight on sight for a place to arrive.
Lords of the Sky (16)
Supply lines are challenging.  So many mages, yet none of them seem to know how to get silver to our outlying villages...
Kiiran (17)
And now, the next phase of my master plan commences.    The long game approaches.
Atlanteans of Yore (19)
Crooked Hooves (20)
We are Borg!
Borg (21)
Left or right? Both ways lead to conflict
Punkers (22)
"We've had another scout killed by pirates!"
"Those northern sea are a dangerous place."
The Grey Order (23)
We've observed "Hunters" attacking working Workers.
Noted in book of grudges.
The Wolves of Isengard (25)
His army was catastrophically out of time... the ally's help was late, the Magicians were stuck in the battles in the east, production was being rebuilt. But it was impossible to pull any further. They're performing tomorrow. And come what may. he didn't want to kill, but he would have to fight for peace.
Church of The Holy Deed (26)
We should find a new goal for our faction, should we seize the world?
Friendly people (27)
We are building a road from north to south
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)
Grey factions are being targetted after all.
Dogs of war (31)
Pessimist is never disappointed.
Three (33)
From the ruins, the survivors crept.  Today was not the day to meet Him.
They hoped.
Cthonic Underground (35)
The end of the beginning !
Silver Hand (36)
Some patrons are trying to watch the show without purchasing tickets. They are gently pushed to the exit.
Babylon (37)
So all the best intentions in the world, can't get you peace! When restart factions ask for some lands and help, which you provide, then they backstab you when you were helping them take a city.  Some factions just can't be trusted.  Well, the Clan has struggled with maintaining peaceful intent to all comers, now at least their armies can seek bloody vengeance and sate that highland lust for combat. 
Clan McTavish (38)
First road to nowhere is build. Keep working.
WindMasters (39)
Gyperboreya (4)
I am against destroying weak factions. They will never become strong and will not be able to make this world more interesting if they are destroyed at the initial stage of development. Yes, they interfere with development, yes, they irrationally use the resources they have inherited, but someday they will learn and make new worlds more interesting and exciting. Oriental Sweets! It concerns you! Don't make me regret my decision! Stop doing stupid things!
Danado (40)
It was a dark day for the forges of the Children of the Four Winds. The South Wind foundry had been told to divert all the iron towards a stockpile, earmarked for the carpenters. It seemed that there was a great desire for steel defenders to aid in the empire's defences, and it would come at the cost of the number one position in sword production.
The Children of the Four Winds (41)
It looks like there was a turn of skeletons.
Instead of 8 , 60 were born
SkyRaiders (46)
From the diary of Gale Swifthands

Another month Another city conquered. Aucinpool fell swiftly. Our gnoll troops are now on par with the city guards in skill and equipment. They were so effective that Pris and Lorraine didn't even have time to get in position to launch their fireballs at the enemy. They are sulking in our cabin. Irina and I fared better. We were in the basket of one of the balloons observing our approach to the shore and had perfect line of sight. The balloons were a bit wobbly so our aim suffered a bit. Irina got ten of them while I got six. Not that bad. I guess it will be worse when we'll be riding dragons.
Sticky Hands (48)
Every shift, miners fearlessly descend into the underground, trusting their lives to the fragile support of the stairs. ⛏️
Dark League (5)
We are open to applicants wishing to join our mage school hosted in Cloud City. All are welcome to join.
Brown Bread (50)
[Turns silver into wine].
Tyranny (51)
My apologies for any mistakes this turn. I have a plane to catch!
Greywolf (52)
- And now that we have fishes, what will we do with them?
- That can be sold on the cities, towns and villages.
- But they are so far: we must transport them first!
- Then, try to eat them: some people said they were edible...
Iron Dwarves (54)
So, it seems pirates don’t particularly like fishermen, makes me wonder whether fishermen like pirates
Kragers Klowns (58)
Faction coup has happened, most of drunken dwarfs left the current leadership, as the leaders were not able to provide even a sip of vodka. There is only one of the leaders left, who might still fullfill the mission to get the vodka, but will see if this is possible or not. do or die, I guess.
Drunken Dwarves (59)
The darkness was still there. This time, it took much longer to recover.

- Malagor... or is this still a Malagor?
The Order of Obsidian Shadow (6)
From the Throne Room

Queen Xot: "How goes our kingdoms, development ?"

Advisor: "Apart from a few creatures, all appears quiet on the borders. The Mages are busy with heads in books and the troops are training."

Queen XOT: "Are you telling all is quiet and boring ?"
XOT (60)
The underworld is a dangerous place
Malibu West (62)
That's alarming.  And during a major change around the area.  Just do as much as can be done and await developments.
Rurikids (65)
Please consider declaring me friendly.
Message me and I will do the same.
Fon (69)
Shares Armors wonder why his wish for ascii art comics wasn't granted.  Probably because he is human, and humans never get anything good.

Bangs celebrates the slave who escaped his master.  Why do the masters always call it treachery when we obtain our freedom?  Would they not do the same were our roles reversed?

Ed celebrates Shares Armors' second wish.  And grants it.

Assassinates Herbs celebrates treachery.  All Gaul is divided into four parts.  Underneath the dwellings of the Celebrants, beneath the tail of the Q, beyond the realms of Dolos and Fraus, hell is divided into four parts.  Caina, Antenora, Ptolomaea, Judecca.

Leneli Ume celebrates Antenora.  Here dwell the Drunken Dwarves, Night Watch, and Penny Lou Pingleton.  The drunken dwarves are absolutely, positively, permanently punished for the crime of betraying their alliance as a whole, and killing the mages of their generous, kind, friendly leader, the Order of Obsidian Shadow.  Night Watch shall live on a diet of saltines and Tang, and will never leave the underworld again, for the crime of betraying their generous benefactor's alliance, and for killing the clan that adopted them and treated them as its own children.

The Witch celebrates Shares Armors' granted wish.

Cristata Proteles celebrates evocation.  Cristata Proteles imagined another, secret elder.  Cristata brought gifts to The Witch, who slaughtered a rat, examined its tiny liver with her crystals, and declared Cristata mistaken.  April's dialogue filled article does not prove existence of a secret Elder, usually suppressed by Ed in the way senior vampires suppress juniors.  "Elders not Vampires" The Witch pronounced.  "There was no second Elder in April".  Cristata was crestfallen.  Hypnotically, The Witch droned on "nor May, nor June, nor July, nor August, nor September, nor October, nor November".  Then "But last night, honey, you made Eldress.  Wall betwixt worlds thin, you wished, wish evoked Eldress"  Cristata misunderstood The Witch, and replied "Crone, I am no Eldress".  The Witch laughed, well, to Cristata it seemed she cackled, but many moons ago, when both this world and The Witch were young, it would have been a silvery little laugh, and The Witch still imagined it to be so.  "Evoked, sweety pie, not Invoked" The Witch said.  "The ritual to make YOU Eldress requires I examine YOUR liver, not the rat's".  The Witch then went off to enjoy the gifts Cristata brought.  Cristata wondered what was wrought.

Ipiro Redo, wood elf poet, celebrates lispy AAAAA head rhyme.  Cwistata wondered what was wrought.

Ed celebrates Eldership.  It is December in Atlantis, a good time to grant Celebrant children's wishes.  And this December looks to be particularly magical.  Some illiterate orphan at the north isthmus has wished for cookies.  Ed feels fortunate that, unlike Santa Claus, Ed can read minds instead of reading children's letters.  Cookies should be really easy.  Ed reviews the illiterate orphan's wish.  It seems she doesn't even know what a "cookie" is.  Oh, joyous day, this will make my work even easier, Ed thinks.  Ed will just box up some of these furs he already has far too many of, label them "cookies", and be done.  Wait, Ed thinks, I can't label them "cookies", because the orphan is illiterate.  Ed reviews the wish again.  Ah, her mother reads her Times articles.  Even easier.  Ed shall just write in the Times that he has sent all illiterate orphans boxes of cookies for the winter holidays, then send them furs.  The little orphan celebrant will open her box of furs, her mother will read to her that these are cookies, and everyone will have a warm feeling inside, even Ed.  What kind of furs would she like best, Ed wonders?  Marten from the forests?  Tiger from the jungles?  White Fox from the tundras?  Ed reviews the wish again.  Uh oh.  It seems the illiterate orphan wished to make cookies, not receive cookies.  Well, that's completely different.  She is a human, after all, and humans aren't good at anything.  What can Ed do?  Granting a human the power the make anything good is beyond the power of the elders.  Ed has heard of worlds where elders may promote particularly blessed humans to become heros, and heros can learn to bake cookies, or do even more amazing things forbidden to normal humans.  But this is not one of those worlds.  Here, humanity is a life long curse.  Ed cannot grant this wish.  Ed feels for his poor human orphan girl.  Ed is sad.  Ed has an idea.  Ed can lie.  No human can ever bake cookies, because no human can ever be truly good at anything.  But human can bake gateau.  And illiterate orphans don't know what cookies are, so Ed can encourage her to learn to bake gateau, and convince her in her dreams every night that what she is baking are really cookies.  Ed is happy again.  Lying is so good for the world, and everyone in it.  Over the next days, Ed composes a series of instructional dreams, teaching basic baking in pictures and sounds and scents (for illiterate orphans can smell in their dreams.  Can you?) that make the process so simple even a human could do it.

Gives Marsh Grain celebrates cookies.  Gives Marsh Grain dreams of pulverized grain, dried tree blood, bird embryos, mold, and chastised milk.  Savage dreams, but with a little hint of heaven at the end when all are beaten and thrown into the fire.
celebrants (7)
The city is at full production. Now to connect our village and the others close to us.
The Filras (8)
So far so good. Hunting rodents is laborious job.
Drow (82)
Should we really go down there?
Yet Another Faction (9)
Kariya entered the city and people began to leave from everyone everywhere.
None of them had ever seen the Queen of the Forest.
Kariya walked through the streets, straight into the heart of the city, to the best restaurant.
There Caria decided to wait until the Tyranny calmed down, or until the Tyranny was calmed down.
Paykiss (92)
Avis aux Francophones:
Merci de vous faire connaitre...

Les océans sont vraiment dangereux pour les explorateurs ou alors mes navigateurs manquent de fortune=> encore un bateau de coulé par des monstres marins
The Lands Kepper (93)
Those who live in swamps have mastered the art of self-defence.
Tailenders (97)


We do read it Disencharmed. We read it all!
black raven, why are you hovering over my head?
That really is an impressive number of undead.
If you see some troll with two heads, it is probably not that you are drunken: it shall be an ettin!
(and if it has four heads, well...)
Back stabbing appears to becoming the norm, rather than the exception
Nowhere is safe.  The lands are overpopulated,  The underworld is full of dangerous beasts.  Even the skies are not empty.
All our problems in real life exist only to teach us how better to play games.