Times Turn 27

Players have visited 98% of all inhabited regions.

Quests

In the underforest of Ipria roams the Giant Spiders (315). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the cavern of Rendbrilsle roams the Demon (328). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the tunnels of Endam roams the Ettins (3122). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the tunnels of Vatcontlem lurks the Dragon (593). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the underforest of Cesokcar lurks the Undead (588). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the underforest of Paplee roams the Ettins (326). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in Ainglen for the glory of the Gods.
In the tunnels of Splaher lurks the Demons (584). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the cavern of Mestclen roams the Goblin Horde (334). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the mountain of Cie'ed lurks the Undead (726). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in Beastcebick for the glory of the Gods.
In the swamp of Susartbrook lurks the Undead (1292). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the furs of Deeland.
Build a Temple in Betrei for the glory of the Gods.
In the cavern of Ryrun lurks the Dragon (1964). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the rootstone of Firtmew.
In the swamp of Chenpedeard roams the Clan of Wild Men (205). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in Baldhanddhan for the glory of the Gods.
In the plain of Cathrun lurks the Evil Warriors (1706). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the wood of Sedi.

Articles

- a rolling stone gathers no moss!
- We have long been under a rockfall.
The Five Shores (11)
"Sir"
"I told you, don't call me 'sir'. 'Hey you' is acceptable, and if you really get to know me, you can call me 'Sweeeper'"
"Yes, si.. er. Yes. I'm sorry to say that the troops we left in Cengcholm took the pillaging orders a bit too far, and a a result some orders were not..."
"Yes yes, you don't have to bother me with this. Only with the important stuff. Where did you put my broom again?"
"Err.. "
The bank (12)
what to do next?
Nils Olav (14)
Monster hunting has partly helped to solve transport/courier problem. Nice, now colonisation of northern lands will go on faster.
Gray Ones (16)
Last day of the month, last hour of the day
Somewhere in the Black Tower

"Counselor? Counselor? You should wake up!
- What? Who is disturbing my thoughts ?
- Ahem Counselor... I'm afraid you haven't issued any orders yet.
- Haven't I? It is time do you it so!"
Black Tower (21)
Neighbors that we didn't want to bother with our presence at their island have started to bother us at ours, is it an invitation for a visit? Seems that Chaos is corrupting player's mind...
Skalperians (24)
Peaceful month has passed, no bad surprises, what a nice change!
Scoiatael (25)
Trade was getting to the next level. The first long distance trade was in the making. Sildoral was well pleased.
Elves of Lund (26)
Another report reached Sir Carter:

The evil in the north had been vanquished, their tower been emptied from treasure.

"One problem solved, only some hundred problems left" he thought.

The east will be the biggest problem now.

Lost Sea Trading Company (27)
(Stories from ancient Darealone family book - Tales from Torsee Darealone - XXI)
The first attack was a success. The fleet entered the city harbor and the first fireballs starting blasting the city guards and Dark League units.
Such coordinated attack could not be stopped and Torsee almost felt sorry about them. But they had attacked their allies.
With the punitive expedition over it was time to continue bringing peace to the surrounding islands.
This is Paradise (29)
A Quest? Have I completed a quest? We will find out soon.
The Filras (3)
The village is hidden in the midst of terrible forests
Where I just happened to be
One buyer of antique watches
He was looking for them everywhere for the Museum

He couldn't help but be surprised
The owner of an old mansion
Beautiful looking girl
Where in this wilderness is she from

But no, the mistress was incorruptible
She refused to sell the watch
And she left the guest for the night
I offered my bed to the man

But only she fell asleep
Quietly closing the door behind him
She slipped into the living room
The figure of a guest in the darkness of the night

And immediately he found a fault in them
Only the bell in the old clock rang
He went back to the mistress's bedroom
He woke an ancient thing from a dream

She gasped in response
There was a wild horror in her eyes
The clock was tinkling - she was getting old
Until it turned to dust

Hung over the fireplace
Old clock
And the hands froze on them
More than a hundred years ago
The girl did not take her eyes off them
Your very strange look
They have been standing for a long time
Gyperboreya (30)
North is still giving us trouble. The twisted hobbits are spreading unseen and sweet-talking our men into believing in false goods. Our vigilance must double. More men to the north. We will not let the Dark take over the Light. 
Sword & Shield Forever (32)
"People not yet graced by your presence..." read the announcement of last Atlantis Times. This seems as addressed to us, right!? Charles rhetorically asked one of his high priests, "set sail at once and let us grace them with presence of the Holy Cone" 
Kingdom of Charles (35)
The massacre continued. A horde of barbarians devastated the village to the west. They did not know mercy. So many deaths. So much cruelty ... Why was I so blind and careless? Now I can only watch the ruthless ruin of this beautiful land.
Silver Wolf Clan (37)
suppose I should look into how QUAM actually works now ...
ClanJaguar (38)
We are looking for some baby dragons to adopt.
Beastmasters (39)
We're serious.

Time to flood the underworld.

And time to swap 1000 HORS for 1000 STON (or equivalent value).  Citadel's don't get built without stone!

THB.
The Hunt Begins (4)
A decision has been made by the Miserable Council, hopefully its not a miserable one. We are going to invest in examining the see more closely to see if there is anything of interest.
Miserable Maniacs (40)
The Greyfish people and live in peace with one another. Shipbuilding has taken on considerable proportions. But to what end? Surrounded by friends, there was no need to maintain a large fleet of ships, and to be able to flee in case of emergency. The Greyfishs brought a new destination. Survival seemed assured. What next?
Greyfish (43)
Looking around the smoking ruins of the village, only a couple of enemy  scouts remained. The fur traders had walked into the village to pick up the local produce, and beheld a wasteland. More bad news came - there were five hundred Anuii troops between them and their home. It seemed a war of destruction had come to their section of the continent, and the peaceful woods were about to be burnt out.
Children of the Four Winds (44)
The paperwork. Dear Gods, the paperwork.  The Primarch groaned as the assistant piled another dozen scrolls onto his already cluttered desk. He was beginning to feel vaguely resentful of his suicidal predecessors who had mercifully burned to death before establishing a continent-spanning trade route.  And just when it was more or less settled, when the orders could be reduced to "just keep doing that" half the silly sods had grabbed their picks and marched off to die in someone else's fight. 

But there, it was done. The knowledge of a dozen regions, distilled into a single perfect vision.  Until the assistant brought a single additional scroll, with a puzzled expression. It had only one message upon it.  "Click here for entire message". 
The Worshipful Order of Guildsmen (45)
The beast is dead. He was a tough opponent, but sending out the goblin fodder first to distract him while our longbowmen took their aim has been a successful battleplan. Resulting in a lot of dead goblins, yes, but also in a dead dragon.
It seems like some cult has been hunting for him before, because we found a bunch of holy symbols in his remains. Maybe some there is a cult of the dragon here on this world?
Filcist (46)
It is interesting how atlantis can always find new surprises for you.
Anuii (47)
Imps! We have Imps! They are making my skeletons a delicious stew. Mwhahahaha
The Weird Company (52)
Brothers shall fight
and fell each other,
and sisters' sons
shall kinship stain.
Hard is it on earth,
with rampant whoredom;
Axe-time, sword-time,
shields are splintered.
Wind-time, wolf-time,
ere the world falls.
Nor ever shall men
each other spare.
Istari (55)
Information Incoming that assassination of a mage have been seen, should we be worried?
Semigallians (6)
Spring blossoms as does production. If it were not for weird builders-took-stone-for-wood incident, I'd say things were going great. The Great Road project finally leaves its preparation state and is about to bind our continent into vast productive network. Oh, and the missing newspaper article should have brought news that our proud settlement is now ready to call itself a town, of course.
Chaotic Neutral (62)
Gathering forces...
Royal Pinguins (69)
Hour X was approaching. All services of the country worked diligently.
Moon Knights (7)
So...the war.
Much faster than small newbie faction expected.
Rest in peace all the brave gnomes who lost their lives in swamp for glory of their master.
Anomymo (76)
It was a humble settlement but it's sunsets over the ocean were spectacular General Ptolemy realized.  Even looking back inland at this time was a sight to behold as the setting sun lit the surrounding desert hills.
The Phrygians (83)
Flags control the world,
They signal how battles are fought,
They control how food is allocated,
They control who lives and who seeks the afterlife.

So much timing, so much minutae,
A new faction leader has much to learn.
Luxadom (86)
Akhorahil eyed the ships and crew of the friendly fleet and told his quartermaster to go to the ship captains make a trade for one of them, to make a deal.  The goblin looked flustered and replied, “What kind of deal?”  Akhorahil growled “A DEAL, deal! Maybe the guy’s a Republican. Business is business, right?”  The goblin was good.  Later that day, Akhorahil was now the proud owner of not one, but two new (slightly used) ships.
Riders of the Storm (89)
First corsair out. Its no big deal but it's quick.
Fishmongers (9)

Rumors

The heat got too hot for Schneider
Silver Eclipse is just too weak