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Times Turn 25

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 )                            February, Year 3                             (
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 )    Several wanderers have heard about a fight between hostile forces    (
(       happened in the underforests of Chiarslai where many soldiers       )
 )    will never fight again. This battle will be known as Battle near     (
(                        the ocean of The Undersea.                         )
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(     Some pilgrims are worried about the battle between hostile forces     )
 )    happened in the plains of Higet where 1 combatant was killed. The    (
(     attackers slaughtered all defenders. This battle will be known as     )
 )                   Battle near the forests of Wardcot.                   (
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 )     Several locals are whispering about the battle between enemies      (
(        happened in the swamps of Co'inhen where 16 combatants were        )
 )    killed. The attackers slaughtered all defenders. This battle will    (
(           be known as Battle near the mountains of Farsatstan.            )
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(       Some adventurers are discussing about the village of Verllato       )
 )     that lies in the Miu'ia desert, where an opposition put to the      (
(                               sword guards.                               )
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(       Many locals are rumoring about daredevils who have put to the       )
 )     sword Family of Ogres (348) near mountains of Bolktri. Freeing      (
(                 the forests of Co'iork from their horror.                 )
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(     Handful merchants are rumoring about daredevils who have expelled     )
 )      Living Trees (1035) near ocean of Atlantis Ocean. Freeing the      (
(                    forests of Wardcot from their fear.                    )
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(      Numerous dockers have heard about hunters who have annihilated       )
 )    Undead (602) near ocean of Atlantis Ocean. Freeing the swamps of     (
(                        Trebach from their horror.                         )
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(      In the caverns of Phagpleteid, near lakes of Gengrautch, Devil       )
 )        (574) who continue to cause terror to local inhabitants.         (
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 )      In the chasms of Miopifrun, near ocean of The Undersea, Devil      (
(         (912) who continue to cause anxiety to local inhabitants.         )
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(      In the caverns of Phagpleteid, near lakes of Gengrautch, Undead      )
 )        (721) who continue to cause anxiety to local inhabitants.        (
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 )         Frightening news were coming from the forests of Enme.          (
(      Inhabitants were afraid by the assassination near the mountains      )
 )              of Cemipresh. The assassin escaped unnoticed.              (
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 )       Fearsome news were coming from the ocean of Atlantis Ocean.       (
(        Commoners were scared by the assassination near the city of        )
 )                Stiwick. The assassin escaped unnoticed.                 (
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The people of the chasm (0,4,underworld) in Ectec are still in need of your


In the tunnels of Dosford lurks the Evil Warriors (709). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in Allswirnan for the glory of the Gods.
In the cavern of Phagpleteid roams the Troll Pack (4857). 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!
In the cavern of Pincung roams the Pack of Rats (476). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the stone of Slegladdes.
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.
In the cavern of Grasaust roams the Pack of Rats (905). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the underforest of Guerin lurks the Dragon (1071). 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 jungle of Stenlut lurks the Great Apes (1833). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the plain of Esheg roams the Ice Wurms (220). 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 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 chasm of Avashe roams the Dragon (478). 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 A'ynch for the glory of the Gods.


This cruise has gone too far. Everybody has blown past their expense account on this cruise. Management demands we turn back.

Whats that? We can sell pearls from the home office for 200% markup in the next port of call? You should have lead with that!

Raise the mainsail and get out the oars!
Legacy of Disasters (106)
Well, the Darlocks were mentioned in the Times. They took a village.
Darlocks (107)
It may technically only be 4 days between turn processing... but to me it feels like a whole month!
Thornhaven (108)
slezih guday mn endemizfu teredchalehu. gnt nemy amocralehu bie asbalehu. sew lirdaight ichlal?
Turbulent Nomads (110)
Everyone is in a hurry.
There is no way to slow down.
MMF (113)
In the eerie village near the murky bog of Ollbeetmoor, a malicious and utterly perplexing creature known as the "Bog Thing" embarked on a bizarre rampage one dark night. With a perplexing mix of clumsiness and calculated intent, it managed to create chaos that left 54 villagers killed.

The villagers, initially believing the Bog Thing was a harmless fool, soon realized its actions were anything but accidental. Panic and chaos ensued as they realized they were dealing with an oddly malevolent Bog Thing.

The next morning, the villagers found ominous signs of the creature's sinister plans, leaving baskets of bogberries as a chilling taunt. The village learned a shocking lesson about the hidden darkness that could lurk within the most unexpected places.
Sunspear (117)
We're starting to receive tourists of our own. Spend your money! It's good for our economy. 
Idle Vice (12)
Quest: In the underforest of Hesscot lurks the Dragon (984).  Free the world
from this menace and be rewarded!
Rainbow Friends (122)
Subject: Urgent Incident Report - Jungle Delivery Mission

To: Supervisor
From: Limms, Senior Delivery Gnome
Date: 12 January '03

I'm writing to report a terrifying incident during my mission in the jungle of Schera'oel. My task was to collect herbs and deliver them to the city, but things took an unexpected turn.

Upon reaching the settlement, I discovered it in ruins, with signs of a violent altercation. I believe great apes are responsible for the attack, as I found their footprints and fur remnants nearby. I feared for my safety, so I've temporarily retreated to the city.

As a Senior Delivery Gnome, I'm scared but committed to completing the mission. I recommend assessing the jungle's current situation before resuming the delivery. I'll need your guidance on our next steps.
Kroll Empire (123)
Welcome to the Circus! please punch your tickets at the gate!
Circus of Fools (124)
Allright, we threw a few stick together and appointed someone quartermaster. Let's see if those lizards moving things around can manage to master things more easily.
Disencharmed (125)
Just a few words to those who is complaining about being 'kind' to restarted factions:

When you agreed for us to settle down in the UW, did you have in mind already to come in several turn and put your claim on the city where we have already established our presence and built up the magic school?

We never asked for donation. It was nice gesture to throw some crumbles, but it was nothing in comparison to what we have spend ourselves. Do you really believe that after donation of 500 SILV you own us when we spent 14500?

Behaving like an arrogant big bro and who can come to your house and take whatever he wants without notice is a poor role model for building up the alliance relationship.

I strongly doubt that this behavior describes all members of the CATO alliance but this is the one we encountered from the 'leader'.

We are OK to leave you to your surface business but we have been in the UW long before you have even discovered the plains of Edul.

The choice is your is you want to continue your little vendetta. You know where to find us.
Night Watch (127)
What are we doing in this swamp?
Just mosquitos and frogs here. 
Seanchan (132)
Oh My! There's a bit of argy-bargy going on in Starath.  I'm getting out of here.
Sylva Sylvarum (134)
Well, we've coddled them, put them up in fancy towers, protected them from the wandering unsavory, and now we want to see something spectacular. Not fancy alchemy, or pyrotechnics. We want fire breathing, limb dropping, monsters we can intimidate our neighbours with. Get on it.
Them (15)
The freezing will start and factions from polar regions will travel to center. Is center ready?
Lords of the Sky (16)
Perhaps our mages should learn how to spell, so they can learn spells....
Kiiran (17)
Until the dawn breaks, the outcome is undecided.   We know the answer, do you?
Atlanteans of Yore (19)
More silver!
Crooked Hooves (20)
We are Borg!
Borg (21)
It wasn't worth stirring the hornets nest!
Punkers (22)
"The builders are now mobile and have started on the road to Dinca."
The Grey Order (23)
Looks like book of grudges will be filled quickly.
Should we make  true Eyless drows ?
The Wolves of Isengard (25)
he remembered the battle from his previous life. a sea of arrows, a sudden strike of armored infantry in the flank of the attacking soldiers of the Church. Screams of terror, fleeing warriors, a fallen banner and a trampled relic... he remembered how he then stood in front of his father with his head down, in broken armor and with dried blood on his forehead. And he remembered his father's words. You can't attack without intelligence! You can't attack, if you don't understand where the troops are and who can join the battle. He won't make the mistake again. His magic will look into every region that can give warriors to fight with him, his spies will sneak into every crevice where the enemy may be hiding. And stop teaching murderers already. During the war, even an inexperienced spy will come in handy! everyone go ahead. The North must be punished!
Church of The Holy Deed (26)
Do you have a ring already?
Friendly people (27)
The scouts have not yet found the entrance to the underworld
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)
There's always someone in need. 
Dogs of war (31)
Nothing new.
Three (33)
The tower loomed in the distance.  Even the air seemed to writhe in pain with the malice of the inhabitants' wizardry.

On the sands before the obsidian edifice the warriors drew up impotent and seething.

The novices observing tower and troops smiled and waved, their hooves kicking up small puffs from the dune.

"They do look cross," the first novice smiled, the first smile in several days.  

"Indeed they do," replied the second.  "Imagine learning all that sorcery but not how to ride."
Cthonic Underground (35)
Well! What now ?
Silver Hand (36)
More and more visitors are coming, everyone who shows an interest is welcome.
Babylon (37)
Gentlemen, we need to widen the shaft.  There is no way this number of troops can get down that small access point.
Clan McTavish (38)
New land is callng
WindMasters (39)
We put dragons in the Red Book.
Gyperboreya (4)
I can't do this! I don't want to hit you just because you decided to try your hand at me! I understand my capabilities, I see your capabilities. I know how it will end. Most likely you will give up after such a defeat, but I absolutely do not need it. But I can't let you create problems for me either. One more turn I'll look at you. Then, sorry! Better get in touch with me! Apologies will be enough for me at this stage.
Danado (40)
The wizard of the North Wind, who had been gainfully employed creating magical fireworks for the all the people who celebrated the feast of 5th November, had decided to start a school for illusionists.
"Welcome back to invisibility class! It's disappointing to see so many of you here."
The Children of the Four Winds (41)
From the diary of Gale Swifthands

Another month. Another battle. We accompanied Ghorn to the gate located in the Haucan swamps. Of course we had to secure the structure first. We took it from the four dozen inhabitants without casualities. According to their insignia they belonged to Three (33). Why in their right mind would anyone try to make a living at a gate and pose a possible target for any wanderer is beyond me. We arrived with overwhelming force and hope to leave before some other powerful gate mage shows up with an army bigger than ours.
Sticky Hands (48)
One day two herbalists met, one said to the other:
- I heard that you can find any herbs here.
- Yes it's true. And you?
- And I know mushrooms.
They thought about it and decided to unite. Now they will be able to find not only herbs and mushrooms, but also prepare healing potions!
Dark League (5)
Many mouths to feed but merchants run off with all the livestock and grain. Let them eat fish we say!
Brown Bread (50)
[Grins in anticipation].
Tyranny (51)
People write pointless articles for 200 silver.

I say we must all reject the enforcement of articles.

Perhaps after this article....
Greywolf (52)
This month, my people discovered (once more) that wrong orders could lead to unexpected fights with high consequences...
One day, we'll learn from our mistakes!
Iron Dwarves (54)
I need to stop forgetting my times article until the last minute
Kragers Klowns (58)
Malagor still cannot recover from the blow he got during previous months. It will need some serious dark magic rituals and the sacrifice of another mage...
The Order of Obsidian Shadow (6)
Need to stop sharing the wood or we will never finish building
Malibu West (62)
What spells to study?  What magical things to make?  The mages were perplexed.  Some were specialising whilst others were dithering. They will muddle through somehow or other.
Rurikids (65)
Fon (69)
The Witch celebrates cookies.  Who knew baking could be such a violent sport?

Ashuranku celebrates the life of Harshwhinny, one of the earliest Celebrant guardians of the forest.  After finishing her militia training, she began life funding the studies of others in the plains of Sada and Besflan.  In time she moved into the Resoontvale Wood, and became an accomplished bowyer.  Despite attaining this skill early, the Celebrants needed experienced centaurs to recruit and support new Celebrants in this time, and Harshwhinny cheerfully sacrificed her own development for the good of the faction, funding the ink, paper, easels and tuition of half a dozen artistically inclined wood elves.  In time, the Semargl Imperial Guards forbade her to fund young Celebrants the ways she had always funded them in the past, but even after being banned from her profession, she always had a cheery word to encourage each of her dependents along.  Eventually, when the Celebrants and their allies far outnumbered the Semargl Imperial Guards, Harshwhinny led a series of daring raids.  These raids were a success for the Celebrants, allowing Celebrants like Harshwhinny to practice their profession in all the ring forest.  Sadly, these raids were also the end of Harshwhinny's story.  Having sacrificed most of her life to fund the studies of others, she ended her life securing for her students permission to practice their trade.

Bangs celebrates Ojou finally falling under the shadow.  A dodgy guard, hopping this way and that, put up a long struggle but eventually succumbed.

Gives Marsh Grain celebrates cookies.  Last month Gives Marsh Grain dreamed of cookie decorations made of dried tree blood and chastised milk, violently and repeatedly mashed together with a club, stained with dye, then squeezed and extruded onto each cookie.  Gives Marsh Grain did not know when she began that baking would be such a violent business.  She enrolls at her local combat dojo this month to develop her upper arm strength and wrist strength for all the pulverizing, beating, chastising, shaking, and squeezing her wish demands of her.  Cooks must have fearsome wrists indeed she things, as she exercises with her training weights.  Gives Marsh Grain imagines commending her shaken, beaten, chastised, pulverized ingredients to the fire.  A cook is a sort of stern judge, Gives Marsh Grain thinks.

The First Celebrant Volunteers celebrate travel.  Join the Marines.  See the world.

Cwistata celebrates the death of Ed.  Ed ain't dead.  But Cwistata can't wait for him to be so, and for this accursed ((celebrant)) celebrates ((something)) Times article style to die with him.  Cwistata has evoked Ed's bane, and now waits for evil Ed's eventual end.
Shares Armors wonder why his wish for ascii art comics wasn't granted.  Probably because he is human, and humans never get anything good.

Ed celebrates mind reading.
celebrants (7)
Plans for out next movement are coming along fast.
The Filras (8)
I really want to see the guy who has accumulated 1600+ fish :)
Drow (82)
Trust is the basis of a peaceful neighborhood.
Monster hunters (85)
There are so many unexpected things around!
Yet Another Faction (9)
The good-natured townspeople welcomed Kariya very well in the city.
Feeling the care and kindness of the surrounding people, Kariya began to thank the townspeople with her healing herbs and drinks.
But Kariya knows that soon everything will change, winter is comming...
Paykiss (92)
Les navires sont partis dans de multiples directions. espérons qu'ils leur sera fait bon accueil...
Le transporteur termine sa première ronde
The Lands Kepper (93)
Pinecone Pantheon Alliance has heard about sea raiders in Loibawo forests. We warn those factions involved not to try their chance with our lands.
Revenge of the Cone (95)


Now, what news upon the Rialto?
Why, yet it lives there uncheck'd that Antonio hath a ship of rich lading wrecked on the narrow seas.
Rumor is there is no profit in rumors. Is that good or bad we wonder?
Winter is coming!
The ocean will be the only safe place...
Words of wisdom for the day
If the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence then it is time you watered your own lawn
City peasants cross the street before walking past a tower.  Something is going on in there they don't understand.
It shouldn't be that way.