Times Turn 30

The people of the tundra (30,14) in Bitem are still in need of your guidance.
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Quests

In the mountain of Hashhi lurks the Family of Ogres (5956). 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 tundra of Croshea roams the Lizard Men (247). 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 Wa'uw roams the Pride of Lions (239). 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!
Build a Temple in Agate for the glory of the Gods.
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the grain of Reprau.
In the desert of Stonmyxse lurks the Evil Warriors (591). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in Angli for the glory of the Gods.
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the stone of Helmec.
In the forest of Orfeidi roams the Giant Scorpions (1882). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the desert of Ebigy 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!
In the plain of Rardmomvale lurks the Evil Warriors (638). 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 plain of Flalo roams the Pride of Lions (251). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
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!

Articles

In Hadacre, the centaur porters carried the sword and bows. It was time to distribute the supplies! As they gathered by the town walls, there was a huge noise. There was already a battle going ahead! As the scouts looked around, terrified entertainers and miners tried to find cover

"It's too late, invaders hunting for mithril have come for the town" screamed a miner. As the dust cleared, and the sound of mithril clanging on steel died away, it was clear that another army had secured the town. 
"What shall we do?" asked the soldiers. Their leader counted up the rations and the silver, and realised their only hope was pushing east through the monster-infested mountains to get to the plains and tax those while waiting for ships to arrive.
Children of the Four Winds (13)
Finally wood is moving to our capital. Been a slow process.
The Filras (14)
So far the experiment is disappointing. The Defender, as its builder called it, has performing really well at staying put. Now he claims that we can yield some magic called "programming", and with it the beast can roam around on its own, and stay put on different places. When asked about how it would actually defeat any enemies, the answer was vague, so it looks like we still need to rely on the good old swords. Now, if we hadn't melted that many to build this damn thing...
Fanhunters (16)
From the diary of Garthan Silvertong:

3rd of June Year 3

Lester and the troops went Trent hunting today. It turns out that Living Trees are very susceptible to fire. And they gather interesting things. Today's menu: Grilled turtle meat with mushrooms. Scratch that. The healers confiscated all the mushrooms. They want to try them as an ingredient in their potions.

8th of June Year 3

We're sailing north again. That reminded me of an old song:
"We're heading northe, heading home
Where the northern son was borne
And the northewinde fills my hearte again
Withe the flame that miss'd so longe"

I sang it to the crew and they liked it. I'm becoming quite popular with the troops as well. If only they had mead or wine to drink and I had a more lenient mistress I would spend more time with them.

16th of June Year 3

Regdan's first attempt to create a staff of fire failed. The crew put out the fire on the deck in record time and Regdan's beard will go back. The dwarf is very grumpy though. It's not enough that he's beardless, the Culture mages deemed it necessary to enroll him into a new training session about Safety Aboard Sailing Ships. They keep SASSing the poor fellow.

23rd of June Year 3

We arrived back to the crypt the troops cleared about a year ago. It's full of undead again. They keep coming and we keep burning them. And it always happens in the summer. Maybe they need to get defrosted to become active? Well, the fire mages will put that theory to the test in a week or so.
Indigo (17)
We're having a garage sale. Lots of wagons, spinning wheels, and the like. Even a longship or two. We are here on the south side of the Seddeosheim Strait. Free for the taking.
Big Ol Bob (18)
Our shaman says that we have to make a choice.
This would not be the easiest one.
Beastmasters (21)
Islands, too many of them... We need to find a new one for us, or two new?
The Black Obelisk (28)
Emperor was reading a report from the Legion sent to eliminate several kongs roaming the jungle. Those kongs were annoying beasts who were terrorizing imperial companies in traders in that area.

Legion was reporting that they are finally fully ready to deploy traps for those beasts! Who could imagine that such a big beast can hide in the jungle and attack each time fully unnoticed by the workers?
Avalon Empire (3)
I see you.
Gyperboreya (33)
The Grandmaster stood upon the battlements of Fort Ludios and made his pronouncement to the people. 

"People of Nergal! To quote the prophet from a distant land Louis Dearborn L'Amour, 'There will come a time when you believe everything is finished; that will be the beginning.' And so, while our liberation of this city is finished, this is only the beginning of our quest to bring moral purification to the cylinder of the world!"

And thus the people were overwhelmed with unbounding joy at receiving this great wisdom.
The Most Righteous Order (34)
With the growing number of outposts it was discovered that there was an increased need to transport food from our farms to our mines and ore from our mines to our town.  Carrying all this material on the backs of our workers proved time consuming.  One of the men came up with the idea of making a building to house and coordinate all the supplies and a quartermaster to manage it!  Brilliant!
Riders of the Storm (37)
First serious battle and heavy loses. We must regroup. Monsters continue making havoc. tundra is so good place - full of possibilities to die. 
And who is Nergal ?
Frozen Sails (38)
Instead of demons, we were taken to the "sentient" walking dead. We will see how it goes this time.
The Culture (41)
Report from Scout #5
The Disinherited Knights are submitting just before the deadline this turn. Too bad...
The Disinherited Knights (42)
Another region scouted my the most advanced miners that has studied for years, but no advanced resources. Has the Fate destinied us to sell only picks. If so, the picks will be sold in every market where they are accepted. Back to building more trading ships.
The Trade Guild (48)
Yeti have been hunted for months now. The hunter finally found their trace. There could be no mistake. Yet... they aren't there. 
Red Skulls (5)
Receiving Advice

Have I not already written you,
Imparting advice and knowledge,
To teach you true and reliable words,
So that you can return with an accurate report to the one who sent you?

 - King Solomon (Proverbs 22:20,21)
Truthseekers Alliance (50)
The generals said we just needed to train some troops in the swamp, that was six months ago. Excuses keep being made...
They said we needed crossbows and lumberjacks and smiths were set to work. Still not enough...
All the mages were summoned, and stand ready to throw fire and call storms down upon the guards. They remain idle, studying their books...

The generals were informed today that there will be a battle next month, and that they will be in the vanguard. The sound of them drilling their troops twice as hard was music to my ears...

And I mean to follow through.  We will attack next month. The city will be liberated!
The Greycloaks (51)
Not enough farmers, not enough hunters, not enough shoemakers. Not enough everything. We are under pressure. As always...
Under Pressure (57)
The scout shielded his eyes from the setting sun.  It was about time to consder calling a halt to his journey for the night. 

Down in the valley, a plume of pale smoke wafted up from a stone farmhouse.  Perhaps they would have a bed and a hot meal for a traveller for the night?
Church of Light and Truth (59)
Great city of Tranpiside have been freed from the guards and prosperity is on the way.
Some new neighbors have been met as well and relations established.
Our weapons and armors are still weak, so Ice dragon is alive, but we might be able to deal with some guys performing necromancy.
Wildcard (63)
Scouts blocked everywhere
Malibu West (7)
Just how overcrowded those waters are?
Bleak Creek tribe (75)
They had braved snow and endless sea. Wild beast and battle.

And now when the destination was in sight.

Another had already found it ?
Iron Harlequins (76)
First assassination of our scout in desert in Osdhan! So badly!
Tribes (77)
Apparently some factions seem intent on starting a squabble with The fountain through the times.

We respond to that:
Sticks and stones cannot hurt our nonexistent bones, and words will just sounds like bubbles.
Fountain of Magic (8)
Some faction leaders thirsty for battle. Ragnarok is coming?
Heimdall (80)
Desert again? I miss the green ... Let's see what the next gate will bring!
Cartographers (97)

Rumors

The ice dragon is again in a fury. She doesn't even know whom to be angry with the most. There's the Red Skulls who neither appreciated her visit, nor her cousin's. There's the petulance of Faction 33. Those Order buffoons left out all the best parts - and she misses the gladiator shows that her sharp eyes could watch from the clouds.

And still nobody builds the Black Keep. What are all these lazy buffoons waiting for?
Some in Blettgin taverns talk that strong and agressive mage fleet has been sailing in direction of ClanJaguar's base 
Nice times articles!