Times Turn 35

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 )                            December, Year 3                             (
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 )     Dozen adventurers are telling that refugees are worried about a     (
(      small fight between combatants in the swamps of Cefrapes where       )
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 )    Dozen travelers are telling that they have heard about a skrimish    (
(      between two armies in the oceans of Bricdeffglen Strait with 1       )
 )              killed from both sides ended in a slaughter.               (
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 )    Some pilgrims are telling that locals are rumoring about forests     (
(     of Espheim where in the Uancridi town guards were expelled by an      )
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 )     Some traders are telling that they have heard about deserts of      (
(      Peglont where in the Henpulgerd town guards were expelled by a       )
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 )        Dozen adventurers are telling that they have heard about         (
(       mountains of Semuidci where in the Espograve town guards were       )
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 )     Dozen pilgrims are telling that they have heard about a rangers     (
(      who have expelled Kraken (823) freeing the oceans of Tetarn Sea      )
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 )     Many traders are telling that they have heard about Ice Dragon      (
(     (370) in the tundras of Duckpom continue to cause dread on local      )
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 )    Dozen travelers are telling that locals are rumoring about Undead    (
(       (12268) in the forests of Menghel continue to cause dread on        )
 )                           local inhabitants.                            (
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 )      Dozen travelers are telling that they have heard about Demon       (
(      (434) in the mountains of Deeckmarcar continue to cause fear on      )
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Quests

Build a Temple in Cefrapes for the glory of the Gods.
Build a Temple in Denpafrir for the glory of the Gods.
In the tundra of Jitecpa lurks the Undead (599). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the floater hides of Posclebon.
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the admantium of Tolsellil.
In the plain of Flalo roams the Pride of Lions (251). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the desert of Bomospel lurks the Evil Warriors (587). 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 iron of Cesasm.
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the grain of Cefrapes.
In the mountain of A'art lurks the Giant Birds (10986). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
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!
In the plain of Flalo lurks the Evil Mages (518). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the stone of Helmec.
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 tundra of Wa'uw roams the Pride of Lions (239). 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 mountain of Hashhi lurks the Family of Ogres (5956). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!

Articles

Your lying won't get you anywhere.
Thane's Ring (10)
The soldiers were busy scrubbing down the walls of the shiny new fortification, and everything smelled of disinfectant. A visiting officer asked why this was happening, and a soldier replied "Well, we heard The General's motivating speech. He cried 'Once more unto the bleach!' and so we're bleaching everything"

The officer decided not to tell them that the General had been quoting Shakespeare, and it was "Once more unto the breach!", encouraging the men to fill gaps in the line.
Children of the Four Winds (13)
The seas seem empty for us, where are these monsters.....
The Filras (14)
Winter is almost upon us, and we are not close to the level of efficiency needed to administer the tasks ahead. We have accomplished most of what we set up us to when arriving to this world, but now that we are there it looks like we just don't know how to keep it running. Need to keep an eye on so many things...
Fanhunters (16)
We were pretty proud of our fleet. Very impressive we thought. 

Last month we counted, 3 rafts, 1 cog, 12 longships, 5 galleys, and 13! galleons, in our local waters. That doesn't even count things like lizardmen and turtles, which wash upon our shores quite regularly.

We are not very impressive.
Big Ol Bob (18)
Why don't goblins like volcanoes?
Beastmasters (21)
"Commander!.. Commander!"
"Yes sir, I came as quick as I could."
"Order all our farmers to study; we need farms and lots of them"
The Grey Order (27)
Pirates sail to our shores, we sail to meet them 
The Black Obelisk (28)
All is about maneuvers and logistics.
Avalon Empire (3)
How do you it?
Gyperboreya (33)
We will return to our story right after this brief commercial message!

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Look for our next episode after 72 hours of real time! I'm sure you can't wait! Drink some Traciovo brand vodka to make the time go faster, or at least make yourself black out and forget the anticipation!
The Most Righteous Order (34)
Is faction TS  ignoring us ?
Hopefully.
Frozen Sails (38)
Walking trees forests were cut off. Generals are starting grand maneuvers. Let's see how good they are.
WindMasters (4)
Report from Scout #5

Sail, sail, sail your boat. Gently down the ocean...
The Disinherited Knights (42)
The world is amazing.
Red Skulls (5)
And now we settle into the minutae of administering the new town, building infrastructure...  Enough to bore a fighting man to tears...

I wake up at night and look south to the Giant's Castle just south of town, and picture the piles of magical items piled up inside...
The Greycloaks (51)
Summer is coming.
Under Pressure (57)
We're going on a dragon hunt. We're going to catch a big one. What a beautiful day! We're not scared. 
Uh-uh! Plains! Long wavy grass. We can't go over it. We can't go under it. Oh no! We've got to go through it! Swishy swashy! Swishy swashy! Swishy swashy! 
We're going on a dragon hunt. We're going catch a big one. What a beautiful day! We're not scared. 
Uh-uh! An ocean! A deep cold ocean. We can't go over it. We can't go under it. Oh no! We've got to swim through it! Splash splosh! Splash splosh! Splash splosh!   
We're going on a dragon hunt. We're going catch a big one. What a beautiful day! We're not scared. 
Uh-uh! A swamp! Thick oozy mud. We can't go over it, We can't go under it. Oh no! We've got to go through it! Squelch squerch! Squelch squerch! Squelch squerch! 
We're going on a dragon hunt. We're going to catch a big one. What a beautiful day! We're not scared. 
Uh-uh! A forest!   A big dark forest. We can't go over it. We can't go under it. Oh no! We've got to go through it! Stumble trip! Stumble trip! Stumble trip! 
We're going on a dragon hunt. We're going to catch a big one. What a beautiful day! We're not scared. 
Uh-uh! Tundra! A swirling whirling snowstorm. We can't go over it. We can't go under it. Oh no! We've got to go through it! Hooo wooo! Hooo wooo! Hooo wooo! 
We're going on a dragon hunt. We're go to catch a big one. What a beautiful day! We're not scared. 
Uh-uh! A cave! A narrow gloomy cave. We can't go over it. We can't go under it. We've got to go through it! Tiptoe! Tiptoe! Tiptoe! 
WHAT’S THAT! One forked tonguee! Lots of nasty sharp pointy teeth! Two big reptilian eyes! IT’S A DRAGOM! 
Quick! Back through the cave! Tiptoe! Tiptoe! Tiptoe! 
Back through the tundra! Hoooo woooo! Hoooo woooo! Hoooo woooo! 
Back through the forest! Stumble trip! Stumble trip! Stumble trip! 
Back through the swamp! Squelch squerch! Squelch squerch! Squelch squerch! 
Back through the ocean! Splash splosh! Splash splosh! Splash splosh! 
Back through the plains! Swishy swashy! Swishy swashy! Swishy swashy! 
Get to our front door. Open the door. Up the stairs! 
Oh no! 
We forgot to shut the door. Back down stairs. Back upstairs. Into the bedroom! In to the bed! Under the covers! 
I’m not going on a dragon hunt again. 
Church of Light and Truth (59)
let the fun begin
Malibu West (7)
Was the world always be this small?
Bleak Creek tribe (75)
They came to yet another shore.

But hearing they had no silver, guards drove them back to sea.

Onwards again.
Iron Harlequins (76)
I see your ships, dirty romans =)
Tribes (77)
things started to happen really slow. need to pick up some pace and kill something.
Heimdall (80)
Alstad's Monthly:

An incomprehensible situation is developing with our tourists who have arrived in Espograve. They found no cathedral, much less spires, there. Our fellow citizens were seized with a sense of just discontent. They demand to return the money for the trip and food and pay for the return trip. "We were stripped of such money, promised to show real miracles. And what is the result? Read my lips - nothing! This is simply outrageous! We will not just leave it, " - says one of the tourists. 
The government of the Great Emir Timur sent a note of protest to the Espograve mission.

Espograve News:

Something strange has been happening in our city for the last few days. The quiet and peaceful Espograve became a hive of anxiety. Crowds of drunken gnolls from Alstad walk around the city and demand to show them some spires. There had never been any spires in Espograve. These, I'm not afraid to say directly, hooligans drink, make noise, lift up the skirts of respectable Orcish matrons and brazenly demand money. I, like hundreds of our residents, wonder: "What do we pay the city guard for, why haven't the riots been stopped yet?"  Many expect pogroms and clashes from day to day.
The people of Espograve stock up on grain and vodka.

Troctown Paper:

We've heard of some trouble in Espograve. And here in Troctown, the police, who had been keeping order and collecting taxes for the second year, disappeared. A well-known prophet in Troctown (some consider him just a village fool) said that the last times are coming and the end is near.
I don't think the good Orcs of Troctown take this seriously. Much more important is the harvest this year. There are also rumors that the iron reserves in the mines may soon be exhausted. And Espograve has been inhabited for centuries by some weirdos. 
So, fellow citizens, there is nothing to worry about.

Meanwhile, on the border of the Feapi`iss desert, near the spurs of the Semuidci Mountains:

"Hey, Tim, help me light my pipe, it's like snapping two fingers, haha."
"Don't drink, Harald, it's dawn in a few hours, the mountains don't forgive mistakes.
"You've always been a bore, Tim. I don't get drunk at all, just so you know.
"Quiet, both of you! A couple of times in the life of a fireball sniffed, they think that they are the smartest. Let's go!"

Nomads (82)
Sand ! Sand ! Sand! Hardly a bunch of hungry gnolls... Stonmyxse (46,58) was really disappointing!
Cartographers (97)

Rumors

The ice dragon swooped around the galleon. Crossbowmen in the crow's nests watched her warily, and the rest of the crew was afeared. What was she up to? She was a thousand meters away, no bolt would even come close, but neither could she use her ice attack from that range.

Neither the marines aboard nor the sailors nor the officers saw a small dark shape with glass pop up above the water here and there. Some may have seen a flash of glass reflection, but thought it was just the sun on the water.

How surprised they will be next turn.