Times Turn 28

The people of the tundra (32,12) in Bitem have not been visited by exiles.
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 )      Many travelers are telling that refugees are worried about a       (
(     battle between two armies in the forests of Coskal with 67 killed     )
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 )       Some travelers are telling that locals are rumoring about a       (
(       encounter between two armies in the plains of Traciovo with 1       )
 )              killed from both sides ended in a slaughter.               (
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 )       Some travelers are telling that locals are rumoring about a       (
(      battle between hostile forces in the forests of Coskal with 11       )
 )              killed from both sides ended in a slaughter.               (
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 )     Some traders are telling that locals are rumoring about tundras     (
(      of Duckpom where in the Wurgchroi'i town guards were slain by a      )
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 )     Several adventurers are telling that locals are rumoring about      (
(        plains of Shicarpen where in the Todafield city guards were        )
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 )     Many traders are telling that have heard a tell about swamps of     (
(      Ra'e where in the Chiohidoll town a faction ambushed guards but      )
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 )      Dozen adventurers are telling that have heard a tell about a       (
(      witchers who have murdered Pirates (803) freeing the oceans of       )
 )                    Swiland Strait from their horror.                    (
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 )     Many traders are telling that they have heard about a witchers      (
(     who tried to expelled Great Apes (10124) in the jungles of Salauc     )
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 )       Several traders are telling that have heard a tell about a        (
(     rangers who have put to the sword Lizard Men (10126) freeing the      )
 )                 swamps of Poontmagwern from their fear.                 (
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 )     Some pilgrims are telling that locals are rumoring about Living     (
(       Water (598) in the oceans of Smeburn Strait continue to cause       )
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 )       Several adventurers are telling that they have heard about        (
(       Pirates (10127) in the oceans of Ackmedond Strait continue to       )
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 )    Dozen pilgrims are telling that refugees are worried about Undead    (
(       (825) in the mountains of Frecofe continue to cause horror on       )
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Quests

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 stone of Helmec.
Build a Temple in Angli for the glory of the Gods.
Build a Temple in A'art for the glory of the Gods.
In the tundra of Croshea roams the Lizard Men (247). 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 floater hides of Posclebon.
In the tundra of Huykash lurks the Hydra (510). 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 Lolti roams the Yeti (192). 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 plain of Lontta roams the Pride of Lions (352). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the plain of Flalo lurks the Evil Mages (518). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in Agate for the glory of the Gods.
In the plain of Flalo roams the Pride of Lions (251). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the horses of Eansu'osh.
In the tundra of Jitecpa lurks the Undead (599). 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!
In the desert of Stonmyxse lurks the Evil Warriors (591). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!

Articles

Those who are not afraid of dragons become ones.
Thane's Ring (10)
At long last, the Sphinx was dead! No more villagers would be lost to the rampaging beast. It had lead the hunting party to a small clearing in the jungle, where they had found pieces of mithril. Now, this island had no mountains or volcanoes, so the mithril must have been imported long ago. More proof of an ancient civilisation that left behind artefacts scattered across the islands.
Children of the Four Winds (13)
No matter how many times we pass the orders, there is always someone who decides they know better. In this case, they didn't even learned the lesson, as dead people tend to forget their skills. Hopefully our next scout will wait for reinforcements before trying to attack a clearly superior force.
On the other side, the orders were clear to close on the kobolds, but that particular scout decided to ignore them. Let's see if we can get a similar opportunity this month, the people of Coskal deserves to be rid of this menace.
Fanhunters (16)
From the diary of Garthan Silvertong:

4th of April Year 3

Taking Myintdale was a piece of cake for our forces. Bohica got to burn some orcs alive. I just stood next to her ready to defend both of us but no orc city guard managed to get even in a 20 paces distance from us. I admit that there's something exhilirating in combat that makes you feel alive and enjoy life to the fullest. On that note we spent the rest of the day in bed. Danger gives animals the urge to procreate and it seems that urge is present in sentient beings as well.

8th of April Year 3

We are sailing again. What a suprise? The admiralty decided that we are returning to friendly waters to resupply. It's about time. We are almost out of wine. Bohica got me used to the good stuff and ale and rum tastes like sewage after the wine we've been drinking lately. The consequences of being well off and travelling to exotic places I guess.

14th of April Year 3

Today we spent the day at the planning table among maps and reports. Well, most of the day anyway. We spent an hour on the table doing something else. My mistress gets kinky sometimes. Never mind. Rumors of other battles in distant places reach us ocassionally and now we spent some time working to put a places and the rumors together. We will have a rough idea about the spheres of influences in the world.

19th of April Year 3

I'm back on the deck training with melee weapons again. I was allowed to train on my own thank the spirits. Lachdanan is a good teacher but brute strength is not my forte. I prefer finesse and subterfuge and I want to come up with my own style. Maybe I should ask Bohica for some advice? But she is busy with her illusions.

29th of April Year 3

We stopped at the shore of some plains to rest for a day or two. The area is inhabited by centaurs. The admiralty is angry because there's nothing to plunder or loot in the area. No settlements to fight. No monsters to attack. They are getting bored. What's strange to me is I am getting bored as well. Nothing to write songs about. Except my mistress. But serenades are a private matter for a single audience.
Indigo (17)
We are hearing voices in our heads telling us "Go kill a family of Ogres and you will be rewarded". Kill a family? Seems like something evil people do. Oh well, I guess if there's a reward...
Big Ol Bob (18)
We've found a new land with some unknown creatures.
It will take some time to explore it...
Beastmasters (21)
Prirates! Catch them! Kill them! Bring their heads to me!
The Black Obelisk (28)
There were so many orders to write, that Emperor was unable to write any story...
Avalon Empire (3)
Not many news to write about his months, but our people need money, our scouts are starving...
Filcist (32)
Give me 200 silv
Gyperboreya (33)
The Grandmaster stands on the battlement in front of the assembled monks in the newly-built induction center just before sunrise.

"My fine warrior-monks ! Nergal has seen his people in bondage to the wickedness of the city council and their elite guard. Nergal has heard their wailing and their sorrows. The Most Righteous Order of Poor Fellow Soldiers of the Purifying Flame have come to deliver the people from the hand of evil men, and to lead the people of this sorrowing place, to make the desert bloom, and to make it a place flowing with milk, honey, chocolate, and coffee.

Many of you will not live to see May, but rejoice in knowing that by laying down your lives for this righteous cause, we are taking the first steps towards building the new world!"

A righteous cheer filled the keep. The roar grew to a crescendo that echoed throughout the city streets. Fireballs shot into the sky.

And the multitudes exited the keep, and the peasants of the town came out of their homes and joined the column. Despite their lack of skills or weapons, they have had enough of the oppression of the City Council.

The city guard ran out of the barracks, and despite their skills and their swords, soiled themselves in terror wondering what fate would soon befall them. The lucky ones will be crushed by the boulders launched by the catapults or carried off by an eagle to be dropped into the sea. How many of them will be cut down only to become reanimated corpses in the Grandmaster's service? How many will be charred to a crisp by the wrath of Nergal personified in the mages' fireballs? How many will be penetrated by crossbow bolts dipped in camel manure and slowly die from the infection?

A new day dawns in the city, both literally and figuratively. But first there will be blood and pain. Nergal's lust for both will be sated. At least for this month.
The Most Righteous Order (34)
We need to build our defenses so that we can defend what we have claimed!
Riders of the Storm (37)
[top secret]

Frozen Sails (38)
Tundra. Cold, arid, and windy place.
But life springs there.
Hungry hydra looking at your scout from the bog.
Roc birds are flying around.
The fast horse is the only way to survive for a single traveler.
WindMasters (4)
Clearly, the only way to get us a sample of those "demons" is to persuade our allies that in defeating them they will get untold riches. We'll have to find  out what exactly it means to them.
The Culture (41)
The workshops of Trade Guild now worked well every day, but new hires ate into profit. The study budget of faction seemed larger than rich city's income. Why, oh why, we cannot hire already mastersmiths, but none was available.
The Trade Guild (48)
We are ready to start the crusade. Let's muster the troops.
Red Skulls (5)
Bread is made for laughter, and wine makes life enjoyable; but money answers every need.

 - King Solomon (Ecclesiastes 10:19)
Truthseekers Alliance (50)
The troops muster; the mages gather to the city.

Another month and we should be ready to put the plan into operation...
The Greycloaks (51)
That was a quiet month. Tens of dead farmers - don't count.
Under Pressure (57)
The land was, thought Elmer, something of a disappointment.

The terrain was harsh, friable rock that broke up too easily for good masonry, with a layer of dirt and moss too thin for trees or grain to put down roots on mountainsides too steep for cattle to graze well.  There might have been haematite there, and deep, but there was more to the the east and at the surface too.  Not a hope of rarer things, truesilver or the galvorn that the Church called adamant.

A few javelin-casts away, the lay members of the congregation clustered around, their crude tools abandoned as the sun crept down towards the ridgeline. Two others approached, one with a lute and the other in the tabard of the Templars.

"Hey there Elmer, you still studying nothing? Been almost three months not" asked the musician.

The warden was unperturbed.  "To observe, you must first still your mind and let the whole of the environment pass through your senses.  Yes, today will tbe the ninetieth day of my meditations."

The Templar kicked at a stone idly, while behind him the sun just touched the horizon-edge of the next peak.  "Well, you let me know if you find anything."

Hearing no answer, he raised his eyes to regard the gnoll.  The warden was staring fixedly, eyes bulging in fear, as his jaws worked but no words came out.

Staring fixedly at something behind the Templar that he'd only just noticed.
Church of Light and Truth (59)
Now you see him, now you dont
Malibu West (7)
Centaurs were drunk again and did not sail away
The Mystic Nine (74)
Once again lady Fortune will decide our future.
Bleak Creek tribe (75)
Ladies and gentlemonsters !

Let it be known that Iron Harlequins expedition has reached The Fabled Origo ! Indeed this heretofore unknown hex known to laymen as "zero zero" has eluded even the best explorers. This churning Maelstrom of Sea ending to the border of Nothing has now been opened. What Wonders can one glimpse in such a place ?

Wonder no more ! For too long has the true shape of the world been a mystery. Now based on The Origo and utilizing only Most Accurate carnival mathematics can we say, nay Declare !

The world is a tent ! A veritable Big Top of Lands !

Iron Harlequins (76)
Unfortunately our flying scouts sometimes drowns in the ocean due to unfriendly guards.
Tribes (77)
I heard some alliances are forming. One particular alliance will be fighting against the evil. And we all know who the evil ones are.
Heimdall (80)
The deep green of the forests of Quafimcact matches very well with the deep blue of the ocean. The weather seems to be nice and warm but the Cartographer will have to observe a whole season cycle before eventually assess it.
Wood and livestock are abundant and allow many people to live. Two tribes peacefuly share the territory and seem to be allied considering their sharing of the taxes.
Definitivly a nice place to live in!
Cartographers (97)

Rumors

Illusion demons are the best, ay Fountain?
The ice dragon swooped over the twin cities separated by the mountain and the volcano. She hasn't heard from these factions in a while. Why aren't they making nice stories? They have nice homes. A road was even being built to connect them. Would be a shame to let their work be ruined. But maybe not. That volcano looks like it could erupt with lava and that would be annoyingly hot.

The village by the sea? Too boring. She wants to do a spectacular. And that city by the coast to the south, way too much going on there this month. Better leave them alone until all those soldiers clear out. She doesn't want an arrow in her precious skin.

Oh but the city of truffle eating gnomes dressed in silk finery. Who wears silk in the tundra? Now this is more her liking. Gnomes are tasty. Especially when they eat nice things like truffles.
an undead can steal your brain, if your brain level is too low...