Times Turn 24

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 )                             January, Year 3                             (
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 )     Some traders are telling that locals are rumoring about a fight     (
(      between enemies in the plains of Flalo with 4 killed from both       )
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 )        Many pilgrims are telling that refugees are worried about        (
(       mountains of Bibriprest where in the Mebrook town guards were       )
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 )     Dozen adventurers are telling that refugees are worried about a     (
(     hunters who have expelled Giant Birds (571) freeing the mountains     )
 )                    of Swerthenchi from their horror.                    (
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 )       Several pilgrims are telling that have heard a tell about a       (
(       rangers who have murdered Clan of Wild Men (710) freeing the        )
 )                 plains of Patsoshdesh from their fear.                  (
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 )     Many traders are telling that they have heard about a witchers      (
(     who have expelled Undead (8297) freeing the plains of Skifle from     )
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 )    Several traders are telling that locals are rumoring about Tribe     (
(       of Centaurs (354) in the plains of Bengbost continue to cause       )
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 )      Some traders are telling that they have heard about Ice Wurms      (
(     (199) in the tundras of Croshea continue to cause dread on local      )
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 )    Many traders are telling that they have heard about Undead (616)     (
(       in the tundras of Psocling continue to cause horror on local        )
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Quests

Build a Temple in Cefelat for the glory of the Gods.
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the grain of Reprau.
In the tundra of Vandmanddal lurks the Hydra (824). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in Bomcan for the glory of the Gods.
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the yew of Crormel.
In the desert of Stonmyxse lurks the Evil Warriors (591). 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!
In the forest of Orfeidi roams the Giant Scorpions (1882). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in Angli for the glory of the Gods.
In the desert of Ebigy roams the Pride of Lions (352). 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!
In the tundra of Jitecpa lurks the Undead (599). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the mountain of Weatsquen roams the Yeti (192). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the plain of Cetheim lurks the Evil Warriors (503). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in Agate for the glory of the Gods.
In the tundra of Bitem roams the Pride of Lions (251). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the forest of Reprau roams the Family of Ogres (292). 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!

Articles

The scouts felt a sudden chill in the air. Tundra? So close to desert? At this latitude? It was a strange world, but maybe this microclimate would lead to new discoveries - they had not encountered the tundra of this world before.
Children of the Four Winds (13)
Finally the Quatermasters can work. 
The Filras (14)
As expected, the negotiations at Mebrook are taking longer than expected. With the bigger size, it is harder to reach an agreement which would satisfy all parties involved. Fortunately for us, the opposition is now the minority, and as soon as they see the year end bonus that their collegues are getting I am sure that they will come along.
Now it is time to plan bigger, and look for a city who would like to contract with us.
Fanhunters (16)
This seems such a friendly world. Sure, we lost a couple of ships to Kraken, but the land monsters have mostly left us alone, except for killing a scout or two, some miners, and a few tax collectors. It's hard to imagine why we would need all these swords, shields, bows, and other accessories of mayhem.
Big Ol Bob (18)
There is really nothing to write home about. Except our sailors have found new land, but is it inhabited?
Steve N Seagulls followers (20)
The ritual was not good enough but the deity heard us anyway.
Old shaman knocked on his tambourine all the day and finally he had got the vision of truth.
Our months will get longer!
All the goblins celebrated the great news...
Beastmasters (21)
The mist are thick now and sightings of orc and elves, in the mist are seen often; all armed and meny on horse back
The Grey Order (27)
One brave scout rushed towards Sphinx lair shouting - do not help me, I do not need aid!
Hope next scout sent to the lair wont be so stupid.
The Black Obelisk (28)
Emperor was at the opening ceremony of the first magic academy on the surrounding islands. It was a combined effort of all allies, not only the Empire. Now magic studies can be continued in a much better environment than before.

At the same time, his most capable Legate went to fulfill a cunning plan to capture some mountain monsters. If that plan succeeds, then loot could be quite helpful for plans.
Avalon Empire (3)
The demons are gone and it is not clear where or when they will attack again...
Gyperboreya (33)
The builders' foreorc is again berated by the angry Grand Master. 

"What do you mean Count von Count wants Fort Ludios for himself? I'm the Grand Master and I've waited for a proper abode for two whole years now."

"Your worship, his family do subsidize the Order's activities... And moreover don't you want to live in the Chapterhouse?"

"The Chapterhouse is vaporware! You don't even know how to build such a structure! Remove yourself from my presence at once!"

It's a wonder the Order manages to recruit new monks at all, but endlessly the peasants stream in to the desert city. Unemployment must be rather high in this world.
The Most Righteous Order (34)
The Orcs and Goblins at the shipyard have been sawing and hammering away at something for a couple months now.  It’s not longship, it’s way too big.  It looks heavy too.  Some of the guards are shaking their heads, as they are not sure it will even float when it gets launched!
Riders of the Storm (37)
So, we prepare Ultimate Answer to all memebrs of faction 2. In meantime deathwish: You will die!
Frozen Sails (38)
We have found nothing.  The new type of animated corpse didn't look any more sentient, and we could not find anything suspicious. Our allies now claim another type of non-standard forms, so called "demons". We'd take time to find more about those.
The Culture (41)
Report from Scout #5

The uprising in Botbury has been dealt with!
A new city guard force have been assigned to protect the fine people of Botbury. 

Rumour say that there seem to be something going on in the village of Fenic. I will travel there with haste to investigate. 
The Disinherited Knights (42)
"Good news everyone", announced elder Trader going through the monthly treasure report. "Finally we have comparatively significant tool production." Accountants inquired if those axes should be classified as tools or weapons. The new chief accountant that seemed of drow blood tended to classify too many things as tools and created confusion for elder Traders:
"Pikes? Do they also qualify as tools?!"
"Yes, those are tools for capturing village."
"With such mindset, you could classify orcs as tools as well!!"
"Yes, sir, we have."
...
Soon, the drow was promoted to another department, better suited for his mindset.

  
--Silver-tongue answers--
Couple of questions from green sailors:

Q: Why krakens have become so more powerful since the Seven Prairies sealed shafts?
A: They did not seal underwater shafts and demons traveling through them from undergroud mutated Krakens on the way and now they are truly terrible.

Q: Which two factions are so far apart that will never meet?
A: Podeans and Black Tower are so far that you cannot even profit by buying from one and selling to other.
The Trade Guild (48)
Another beautiful day in the world full of hungry monsters.
Red Skulls (5)
The Complete Suit of Armor from God

For this reason take up the complete suit of armor from God, so that you may be able to resist in the wicked day and, after you have accomplished everything, to stand firm.

Stand firm, therefore, with the _belt_ of truth fastened around your waist, wearing the _breastplate_ of righteousness, and having your feet shod in readiness to declare the good news of peace. Besides all of this, take up the large shield of faith, with which you will be able to extinguish all the wicked one’s burning arrows. Also, accept the _helmet_ of salvation, and the _sword_ of the spirit, that is, God’s word,

	- Ephesian 6:13-17
Truthseekers Alliance (50)
I don't know what to tell you boyos; the generals say you aren't ready yet, so we drill some more!
The Greycloaks (51)
Sometimes it is so lazy to move.
Under Pressure (57)
"What's that!" exclaimed Arthur.
"It's a fleet of flying saucers, what do you think it is?" replied Ford.
"No, you idiot, that's the wrong script," snapped Arthur acerbically.  "Look, sou'sou'west, just poking up there."
Ford pondered the blob at the horizon for a few minutes, stroking his scaled muzzle.
"I think, " he finally answered, "it might be a ship."
"A ship?" Arthur was puzzled. "But... but...  It's coming back!  They've never survived to come back before?"
Ford laced his fingers behind his head, leaned back in his chair, and smiled beatifically.  
"First time for everything old bean.  And I do believe it's your round."
He smiled up at the gods.  It did seem like it was going to be a lovely day.
Church of Light and Truth (59)
It seems Thane's Ring (10) are looking to pick fights and ignore agreements with their neighbours.

That's a good way to make a lot of enemies very fast. 

Podeans (61)
Taking a city means I need more taxers now ...
ClanJaguar (64)
Year 3, are things slowing down?
Malibu West (7)
Management becomes a tedious task. We need the manager.
Bleak Creek tribe (75)
After all the hardships, now wolves.

Perhaps that was a blessing.

One only needed to run faster than another scout.
Iron Harlequins (76)
Building first ship soon, pretty long time passed and old gods are getting uncomfortable with their craft, as studying gets tougher and tougher, they need some support. How long till we can sail? those rumors about Krakens are pretty scary.
Heimdall (80)
Ouch! I found the dragon. I hope he is peaceful.
Partorg (87)
Quest: In the tundra of Croshea roams the Lizard Men (247).  Free the world
from this menace and be rewarded!
Angry peasants (93)

Rumors

With an attitude like that, no wonder the Disinherited Knights got disowned by their parents. Maybe we could help make their children the Orphaned Peasants.
Bog thing are fed once more. Where then next harvest will come?