Times Turn 26

Go into all the world, and tell all people that new world is great.
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(     battle between enemies in the plains of Traciovo with 202 killed      )
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 )       Some pilgrims are telling that refugees are worried about a       (
(     rangers who have murdered Storm Giant (826) freeing the mountains     )
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Quests

Build a Temple in Bacawknen for the glory of the Gods.
Build a Temple in Angli for the glory of the Gods.
In the tundra of Huykash lurks the Hydra (510). 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 tundra of Jitecpa lurks the Undead (599). 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!
Build a Temple in A'art 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 desert of Stonmyxse lurks the Evil Warriors (591). 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!
In the mountain of Weatsquen roams the Yeti (192). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in Agate for the glory of the Gods.
In the jungle of Salauc roams the Family of Ogres (170). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the tundra of Wa'uw roams the Pride of Lions (239). 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!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the grain of Reprau.
In the mountain of Hashhi lurks the Family of Ogres (5956). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the yew of Crormel.
In the tundra of Croshea roams the Lizard Men (247). 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!

Articles

When a good person kills a bad person, it turns out that there is one less good person in the world now.
Thane's Ring (10)
The General looked out over the plains. Something was wrong - he had over a hundred front line troops backed up by tens of archers, but something was missing. The Sphinx. Where was it? He had sent scouts in every direction except one, and it had disappeared. Creatures that big didn't disappear.

One quick message from his allies later, it turned out that the small oversight in scouting had proved a mistake - against all odds, the Sphinx had migrated from the desert to spending a year and a half in the plains, and was now a jungle sphinx. This would negate the advantage of all the mounted troops, and meant there had been no need to gather all those mounts which had taken so long.

The General sighed. Time to play "chase the enemy" and keep looking for the damned creature.
Children of the Four Winds (13)
Hunting the Centaurs is being a pain, they keep out running us :-(
The Filras (14)
Not much to report last month, the process of establishing new ventures is always longer than expected. Hopefully we have learned enough to make it easier on our new projects up north.
Fanhunters (16)
From the diary of Garthan Silvertong:

4th of February Year 3

We took Pewnrath today. Bohica didn't let me join the fight. My sweet mistress is actually worried about my safety.

8th of February Year 3

We're sailing south. The miners are getting ready for a quick deployment again. I heard that they will be staying in the mountains after we sail further south next month. The fleet consist of 8 galleons now. It truely became our home. I like this nomadic lifestyle.

14th of February Year 3

I'm getting stronger with each day under Lachdanan's rigorous training. My pain tolerance also increased. Life is not that bad. I even have time to write songs about our voyage. The more time I spend with Bohica the more I learn about drow culture. I suspect that dark elves don't know the concept of equality and mutual trust in a relationship. That explains a lot about my sweet mistress.

21st of February Year 3

Strangely, we still haven't encountered any sea creatures. I know we always use the shortest route between two landmasses and never anchor the fleet far from shore but I expected the sea to be more dangerous. Maybe the sea creatures can sense magic and they avoid our fleet? Bohica is still hell bent on getting me trained in the arcane but I don't think I have the talent for magic. At best I will be able to use a staff or a magic sword. Given how I'm surrounded by twenty magic users I think having a magical item or two on my own would make me feel less useless.

27th of February Year 3

I finished gathering all the reports and presented them to Bohica today. She was pleased with the results. Our army and influence is growing nicely. We not have 2 galleons of our own. The only drawback is that they are located in a region inhabited by centaurs. Not the best sailors in the world. Whoever decided to set up a shipyard in that region was a mo... did not think it through. Well, I can deal with it. All I need is to order some men to move there from Difi.
Indigo (17)
So, we've got galleons, and a galley. They look wonderful bobbing about, tied to the dock (especially the galley). Bobbing about, tied to the dock, is where they'll stay. Can't afford to send them to sea. They do make for splendid beachfront accommodations though.
Big Ol Bob (18)
Swamps in the north east seam vacant, but what's even further east is yet to be discovered. 
Steve N Seagulls followers (20)
Suddenly goblin shaman woke up in the middle of the night.
"We need to send a message!", he shouted.
Then he grabbed a piece of paper and started to write.
Strange words appeared on the paper:

"Special group of effective managers has been sent to ease a tedious task.
Relax, the manager is coming."

Young apprentice had been given a task to put the paper into the bottle and to drop it to the ocean waves...
Beastmasters (21)
New arrivals, a new situation. Now we've gotta pack the moving wagons. What are we going to do with all this stuff?
Fenris Knights (22)
The mist are thick, every street rolling with mists. Orcs and elves are being seen all over town; all arm, armoured and meny on horse back. Only now when the wind blows the images are not disappearing.
The Grey Order (27)
Mushrooms, we go for them. Goblins like mushroom beer.
The Black Obelisk (28)
Time for the field manouvrs.
Avalon Empire (3)
Come on sweet monsters, give me your spoils!
Filcist (32)
The hydra feel safe in the swamps.
Gyperboreya (33)
Count von Count is most pleased with his new home. Not only does the room in the tower give a splendid view of the ocean, but it's away from that sociopath who leads this Order. Maybe they need someone of noble birth to replace that peasant. Though those powers are scary, he's never seen or learned anything like that. Moreover, the cropped hair and camelskin robes are better for this climate than what he came in with. He doesn't miss his old life in the least.

But the Grandmaster approaches... 

"So Brother von Count, settled in?" 

"Why yes, your Worship and indeed we will soon begin construction of an induction center for new monks so that they may better learn the ways of the order with greater alacrity. High Priest Hawaz will be most pleased with the classrooms I have planned out."

"Hmph. How long will this take"

"Why Your Worship it will take um..... One... Two.... Three... yes three months !"

Thus did the Grandmaster understand why the Count never learned magic.
The Most Righteous Order (34)
A superb month!  The Ogres were defeated and the Orc town was now under his control.  The townsfolk seemed more than eager to accept his leadership.  The Storm King decided that this called for a victory celebration!
Riders of the Storm (37)
Time for CATP test. First we check this device on skeletons - they can endure many arrows. Take this big arrow ... mwahahaha. 1-st Grupa Katapult and 2-nd Grupa Katapult - go, go. We need those zombies to fly over Menghel forest straight to Nicerrom mountains!
Frozen Sails (38)
Caravans, caravans, caravans. 
They handling ore in one direction and various iron goods in another.
It's time to build a Caravanserai.
WindMasters (4)
The city of Baibank is now freed from the oppressors!
Merchants of Navarra (40)
An ally reports sighting of the "demons", aggregated in very large numbers. We don't think we can persuade the fleet to sail there just yet. 
The Culture (41)
The traders had received an interesting well meant barter offer - the neigbour would give us picks, while we could provide camels, and while elders quickly agreed, the new trainers argued endlessly. Are camels better because it is large and strong animal, while pick is just a simple tool? Or are picks better because you need to refine iron to get, while camels roam around in huge herds and every month you could tame some for free?! Who knows?
The Trade Guild (48)
The dragon killed everyone in the trade outpost. Again.
Shall we let it into the town? Maybe after eating enough folk it will finally explode.
Red Skulls (5)
The training continues; we diverted the crossbow production to a new group of trainees... The generals say this is just what we needed to crack the nut that is the city in the swamp...

Two more months; then we start planning for the Cloud Giant Castle.

The boyos may soon wish they were back in the swamps, heh...
The Greycloaks (51)
Now villagers want some music. A wood elf have taught us to make whistles from the branches. We need more woodcutters! And whistlemakers...
Under Pressure (57)
The dwarf groaned as he pushed up the next slope.  Here a step, there a piton, here a step, there a belay, here a step, there a... stretchstretchstretchbytheLightmyBEARD.IS.CAUGHT.ON.SOMETHING. there a scramble and a pause for a puffing breath and a surreptitious swig from a skin that didn't contain something as mundane as water.

"So, elder, what do you think of our little hillock then?" asked the warden with irritating sprightliness.  Damn the youngster who hadn't even seen his second century yet.

"There's plenty of iron, but none of the truesilver.  Those Deceit-spawned magi will just have to do some actual work for once and buckle down to do proper enchanting," grumped the senior.  "Even if there was a seam here, it wouldn't produce the volumes they want. I suppose they need it as a raw material for some of the more esoteric conjurations...."  He tailed off, staring at a crevice where the cliff face disappeared into shadow.

"Elder?  Elder Whiteaxe?" The warden waited, then shook the transfixed longbeard.  "Did you see something?  Is it a vein of truesilver?"

WIth glacial slowness the lips of the aged dwarf began to move, curling back from his teeth in a rictus of joy so complete as to be almost painful.
"No lad," said the master miner, grinning like a fool of thirty summers who'd just found mead for the first time.  "It's not truesilver." 
Church of Light and Truth (59)
More swimming for the Lizardman turned away at the beach. 
Malibu West (7)
Amateurs study tactics. Professionals study logistics.
Bleak Creek tribe (75)
In the dead of night, two shapes lurked about the dilapidated harbor.

The ship was anchored close by.

They began to swim. Would they realize their bold ambitions ?
Iron Harlequins (76)
We need to catch this Tribe of Centaurs that kills our people!
Tribes (77)
We wonder if the neighbors are as friendly as it seems. 
Fountain of Magic (8)
production is at full force. need to gather forces and figure out whats left to start sailing.
Heimdall (80)
Recently, the leader of Nomads, Grand Emir Timur, said that the actions of the representatives of Faction 2 cause him serious concern. 
"It's possible," he said, " that Faction 2 uses energy, weather, and spirit weapons. For us, this is unacceptable, we must fight such an undisguised display of aggression." However, nothing was said about the use of such weapons by other participants in the interfactional process.
Nomads (82)
A new world to map !
Cartographers (97)

Rumors

The ice dragon is most upset.

Those filthy peasants blathering on about a hydra?  And some riders chasing ogres?

And those Black Obelisk types thinking to challenge her kind, despite their being naught but simpering fools. Maybe she should scoop them up in her talons and drop them on their own obelisk. That would be most splendid.

Hell hath no fury nor no fire that can match up do a jealous ice dragon.