Times Turn 32

The people of the desert (3,3,4 <abyss>) in Abyssal Plains have not yet heard news of The Devourer.

Quests

In the grotto of Arpoonway lurks the Dragon (1899). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the cavern of Arder lurks the Dragon (413). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the herbs of Dafolk.
In the tundra of Bria'ousa lurks the Ice Wurms (506). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in Certicount for the glory of the Gods.
In the tundra of Lincal lurks the Ice Wurms (9483). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the underforest of Sisameoff lurks the Troll Pack (354). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in Cysgill for the glory of the Gods.
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the iron of Eynos.
Build a Temple in Acerne for the glory of the Gods.
In the deepforest of Anlu lurks the Dragon (429). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in Anlu for the glory of the Gods.
In the underforest of Blialan lurks the Dragon (1674). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in Arder for the glory of the Gods.
Build a Temple in Bashartgrou for the glory of the Gods.
In the tunnels of Friskalper roams the Goblin Horde (213). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the livestock of Teda.
In the deepforest of Anlu lurks the Troll Pack (2741). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!

Articles

A ship containing two unarmed sailors, doing peaceful exploration, landed on the shores of territory belonging to the Lost Kingdom.  Without warning, the sailors were killed.  Although the cost seems small, it's a threat of future behavior that cannot be tolerated.  By this article we give them one chance to contact us for our terms of their surrender.  If they do not choose to take that option, which to be honest we hope they do not, then the Lost Kingdom faction will be annihilated.
The Sidhe (11)
I'm gonna fight 'em all
A seven nation army couldn't hold me back
They're gonna rip it off
Taking their time right behind my back

And I'm talking to myself at night
Because I can't forget
Back and forth through my mind
Behind a cigarette

And a message coming from my eyes says leave it alone
Legion of Boom (12)
The scribe was jumping up and down with glee.
"Sir, we have completed a quest!" he squealed.
The general looked up. "I thought all the monsters were too far away, and the buildings a vast distance from our builders?"
"Yes sir, but some random monsters attacked us and died!"
The general pondered for a second. "Did we get any loot?"
The scribe paused, and said "Magic boots....they're not very good."
  The general sighed. How could he defeat the devourer with this?
Children of the Four Winds (13)
"Have the terrorists had any effect on the Kabuki theaters?"
"Ahm, no Sir, not one of the performers have been assailed."
"Very good, I feared they would suffer by the hands of this cretin."
"Sir, we have lost a large amount of strategically very important officers!"
"yes, yes, do replace them as soon as possible, as long as we can continue visiting the Kabuki."
"Yes Sir. May I take my leave now and organise the replacement?"
"Sure, but I hope you will be able to attend to the performance this evening!"
"Sir, I am inconsolable, but the organisation of the replacements will be taking my time completely, thus I can not join you this evening."
"You have missed the performance many times, please do not overburden yourself, I fear for your health, I do not know if I could run this empire as smoothly as I do without your help."
"I am your loyal servant. I will report again tomorrow."
Nekojin Empire (19)
In the darkest hours, Grotus appeared again to guide his men
The Lizards (20)
The lost sailors are slowly recovering, with their passengers learning to sail, and the idea of returning to shore less of a fantasy and more of a hope. Time will tell if they succeed, and what waits for them if they make it.
Jax (21)
A farmer cultivates fields, a worker enriches cities, thinkers think, industry creates amazing things, a genius works wonders ... and all this perishes at a terrifying international exhibition called the battlefield!
Dark League (24)
What is going on in the world, many allies and enemy's shifting alliances and unprovoked attacks!
MalibuWest (25)
Greetings my Lords,
From now, the Silver Hand will consider every faction as at least neutral. We don't want to do any harm to possible customers after all.
I would request to let our convoys cross your territories. They are identified as Silver Hand Convoys and are not dangerous, they don't stop to spy, steal or assassinate or do any harm to you. They just cross and deliver the shipment to the final client.
If you are interested in the shipment you see, instead of blocking or seizing it, please just contact us, we would be pleased to deliver the same kind of goods.
Free trade is good for global prosperity and will certainly sustain our defense against the Great Devourer!
Silver Hand (27)
You get more with a kind word and an excruciator than with just a kind word..
Ordo Hereticus (30)
Treacherous straits full of mists and krakens. We left kraken in peace and sailed through.. to the lair of most dangerous beast - Mortal Wombat.

We were observing.
Lair was  full of soldiers and servants. In the middle there were two magical towers: The Tower of Art and The Tower of Paul. All around big movement and rush. Plenty of winged units incoming and leaving. Squares full of training soldiers. 

We wondered - is it good target for piracy ? Many sodliers, but not quite well equipped. Practically no archers nor crossbowmen. No armours.  It means best units are far away, probably in Underworld or below. No dragons, good sign. Rich city, blossoming markets.

It was almost unfair, soon bloodthirsty orcs (they are worst) and gnomes will swarm city.  Unfamous orcs of Red Skulls. They say, that even their camels eat meat. On top of this one of Dii Minores will fly on dragon over city summonig terrible tornadoes and burning all what is moving. Enemy troops will be practically decimated by Mages, burn to ground - Atlantis Explorers, No Hope, Brave Walkers, Covenant of Souls, all they will have good share of combat. And if there is any hope left in defenders ... it will be taken by walking deads..

So, there was a battle.

Marda Sparkforge
Daerae Azurepost
Myrtle
Mildred
Muriel
Maud

These were fighting bravely in defence but have fallen.

After all Mortal Wombat had a treasure. We looted many chests of silver.
Frozen Snails (32)
The feast on wombat meat was a great one. In fact other nations joined in. Everybody loves pirates.
Red Skulls (34)
Taxes and trade are the pillars of prosperity. Why this so called Devourer would spoil all of that? Everyone has a price after all...
Black Tower (40)
The flying mithril clad army of Gyperboreya met its end in a city in a corner of the underworld. It continued its hostile ways and the guards took sweet revenge on its hostile ways. They had a little help from our wandering army, which found their behavior quite unsettling.
Disasters Inc (43)
The artifact has been bought. Thank you to the buyer and the seller for their trust.

If you have the use of a third party for any kind of negotiation, the Bene Gesserit will be honored to served. Trust and truth are key to us in these matters. We are not judge or conscience but your tools to achieve the best results in the deal.
Bene Gesserit (45)
Just imagine.  This is a really, really good (and entertaining!) news article.
The Darkest Night (48)
Here we are again!
   We had the honor to participate in battle of Arfield to try the abilities of our fresh summoned dragon and new trend in battle magic - Tornado. Everything worked just fine, though we must admit - our adversary was not ready.  But they put up quite a fight anyway.  
    We will sacrifice 40 horses in bloodiest way possible to honor the brave soldiers and sorcerers of Mortal Wombats, may they be remembered!
    What if that was a big and costly trap to lure us in... we wonder. Let's see what happens this month. 
Beigtais
Dii Minores (50)
There are rumors that an ancient evil will arrive soon. People of Atlantis unite or there will be no hope at all!
Meanwhile I want to thank all factions that have been allowing my diplomats find out how many gates there are.
No Hope Nation (61)
Finally diplomatic efforts start to give results. 
Foresters, tired of felling trees in swamps for months, will see other towns, 
cities and even empires. 
Deserts and plains, here comes few long-bearded lumberjacks!
Foresters (66)
Fair reminder for people happening to be in Kadlee or Poodemont:
- hidden unit will be killed on sight,
- revealing units will get one month to turn back or get killed after this grace period.

Of course the current Sidhe units will be exterminated and their heads put on pikes, as usual.
Lost Kingdom (69)
Wow how the world turns.
Feet of Fleet (7)
Natural selection is anything but random.
Wodia Empire (8)

Rumors

Stormclouds gather over the lands of Black Tower. The ocean beats the coast with angry waves. Something is coming
Atlantis survival tip #1: do not have your main base next to ocean hexes.