Times Turn 36

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 )     Many adventurers are telling that they have heard about a small     (
(     fight between enemies in the plains of Bengbost where ended in a      )
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 )       Several traders are telling that refugees are worried about       (
(      mountains of Semuidci where in the Troctown village guards were      )
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 )    Several traders are telling that they have heard about mountains     (
(     of Slounspifra where in the Aportheo city guards were murdered by     )
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 )     Several adventurers are telling that have heard a tell about a      (
(      witchers who have murdered Ice Dragon (899) freeing the tundras      )
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 )      Many adventurers are telling that have heard a tell about Ice      (
(     Dragon (639) in the tundras of Wa'uw continue to cause terror on      )
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 )      Several traders are telling that have heard a tell about Ice       (
(     Dragon (10982) in the tundras of Aspol continue to cause fear on      )
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Quests

Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the stone of Helmec.
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the horses of Eansu'osh.
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the grain of Reprau.
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the grain of Pacthi.
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 Cetheim lurks the Evil Warriors (503). 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!
Build a Temple in Cefrapes for the glory of the Gods.
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the iron of Cesasm.
In the tundra of Jitecpa lurks the Undead (599). 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 mountain of A'art lurks the Giant Birds (10986). 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 mountain of Hashhi lurks the Family of Ogres (5956). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the plain of Rerecol lurks the Evil Mages (538). 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 Denpafrir 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!
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 floater hides of Posclebon.

Articles

The Dwarf Priest will help our people to banish the undead. Unfortunately, not for free.
Thane's Ring (10)
The Council of the Four Winds was having its usual economic discussion when somebody brought up the last issue of The Times. It seemed that there were marketing wars going on between rival cities' brands of vodka. The Wersvale Chamber of Commerce were worried about more entrants to the market. It turned out there are many more places selling vodka than purchasing it, and those places where no-one has been buying were vastly cheaper. It seems unfulfilled supply and demand led to low production prices and high sale prices, as the economists pointed out was obvious.

The scouts responded that keeping track of prices when it will take several season for a trading expedition to make it to a market greatly complicated the issue.
Children of the Four Winds (13)
The guards reappeared, we will remove them again.
The Filras (14)
Our fearless turtle producers are a bit less fearless now. A kraken has surfaced in the vicinity! Let's see if we can manage ourselves right and put an end to this menace. The first step is not trivial, just getting there takes a month and it is prone to mistakes. Hopefully the sailors do what is expected of them this time.
Fanhunters (16)
We're going after bigger fish this month. What with the expense in silver, and risk to our cherished and pampered troops, we'd better score something better than mushrooms. Although, fried up, they did add some dimension to our normally bland steak and potatoes.
Big Ol Bob (18)
Goblin sailors look pretty strange...
Beastmasters (21)
Hey, I see fleet.. 18 galleons! Poor Kraken, does he have a chance?
The Black Obelisk (28)
War is a way how to keep an army in good shape.
Avalon Empire (3)
Demons, demons, demons!!!
Gyperboreya (33)
"In the name of Nergal the Most Mighty and by the authority vested in me by the One Hundred Fourth Grandmaster of the Most Righteous Order of Poor Fellow Soldiers of the Purifying Flame, for the crime of evading VAT, the sentence of the law is that Alfonso the Smuggler be taken from here to a place of execution where he will be released of his mortal burdens." intoned the judge, wearing a black cowl and black gloves. 

The guards took the despairing Alfonso away gently, almost kindly.

The prosecution, as is custom, came to witness the execution and carry out the last formalities.

"Any last words? Silence as always? Just like when we asked you to fill in your tax declaration? Very well then. Carry out the sentence. Let's get this done."

Alfonso was strapped into the chair. A cord was placed around his neck and tightened. After a moment of gurgling, it was over.

Much to the disappointment of the peasants, all they got to see was a rumpled shape launched from the catapult on top of the keep, taking a parabolic trajectory over the ships in the harbor, dropping into the sea with a tremendous splash to feed the lobsters and other bottom feeders. The raftman who'd fallen asleep while bringing the season's catch to shore was awakened and froze in fear - would a kraken really come this close to the city? He really thought he'd made it safely home this time. 

Meanwhile the peasants looked around and asked themselves, "So clinical? So mechanical? Where was the spectacle? Why are these Order judges so boring? Was this the same Order that punished Xorphan the Beastly last summer? They're just no fun anymore!"

But better questions would be: who were Alfonso's accomplices? What happened to them? A story for another day! In the meantime, Traciovo brand vodka will help you hallucinate answers to all these questions! 
The Most Righteous Order (34)
So, it comes to this..
first:  set sails

Frozen Sails (38)
All the forces are at positons. Let's hope that undeads won't strike first.
WindMasters (4)
so hunting more mega-fauna. I guess the "artefacts" we find might give us some clues, but we haven't seen any that would be anything special yet, that a reasonably advanced civilisation would not be able to do simply enough (yes, we know it may seem as a magic to the local primitives). But we're moving towards the demons, so maybe we'll see something new there.
The Culture (41)
Report from Scout #5
It has finally happened. The uprising has reached our home city. The city guards are standing united under the rebel flag. Little did they know that the Knight Command has entered the city in secrecy. They will yield to the Knights or suffer the consequences! 

...and the consequences involve a rain of fire...

The Disinherited Knights (42)
How can we deal with dragons when our most valuable assets are endangered by an undead horde? Time to dispatch the biggest and meaniest Red Skulls warriors.
Red Skulls (5)
Again, I administer all month long... Still dreaming of the Giant's hoard.
The Greycloaks (51)
After years of long studies, the adventurers had finally reached the threshold of power. The stairs in study places in magical towers were worn out to holes, but it was all worth it they considered as first of them finished writing the new spell last month. Last touches of pencil and the spell was complete. With newfound feeling of superiority they observed people outside. Others may have worked hard to gain money, items, houses or land, but here they knew that power to shape the reality and to open rift to another dimension is the only true goal. 
Last of Cone (53)
Another month passed.
Under Pressure (57)
The ocean around the longship began to boil as though alive, as tendrils reached for the crew.  The three hands at the bow yelped and scrabbled backwards before an errant paw loosed the bolt holding shut the cover for the hold.
With a great barking and howling the pack within hurled themselves out onto the deck, blades gleaming and armor shining in the moonlight.  Even as the Gnolls Hospitaller charged the undines spilling onto the deck, the Captain's query boomed forward from the tiller at the stern, determined to recognise the hand whose swift action had prevented the loss of the drakkar with all hands,
"Who let the dogs out!  Who? Who?  Who?  Who?"
Church of Light and Truth (59)
Production and taxation are established on neighbor island. Things are going smoothly.
World seem to be bigger than we thought, more and more islands are discovered up north.
Need to make new conquer plans. 
Wildcard (63)
With more than a page of turn errors, one knows something not small has gone wrong
Production chains can be such delicate things
ClanJaguar (64)
Lets do some fishy business.
Bleak Creek tribe (75)
After narrow escape, they came to forested shore.

With no one in sight they set up campfire.

Unfortunately trees turned out to be trents.
Iron Harlequins (76)
TRIBES!!! HOLD THE LINE!!!
Tribes (77)
only a few more months left, wait for it.
Heimdall (80)
Espograve News:

If you're reading this, then my agents have managed to distribute the paper by illegal. Something terrible and incomprehensible is happening. The town guards were swept away by crowds of dead and false "tourists". And then something completely unimaginable began, the fleet of another invasion army entered the town. Hold on citizens and take care of yourself.

Your publishing editor of Espograve News and loyal citizen
Nomads (82)
A remote location, far in the south of the world. The region (30.90) was very rocky and only orcs could be found to exploit the dark mines of the mountains. 
One of them was smart enough to accept to become a Cartographer. The Lone Wanderer was surprised that that orc could even distinguish his right hand from his left....
Cartographers (97)

Rumors

The ice dragon cursed. The torpedo went wide. Captain Nemo will have to take cruise around and take a new position with a new firing solution. She's hungry and getting impatient. Flying in circles around those galleons has only deepened her hunger almost as much as the thoughts of all those juicy soldiers.
Right. Turn orders version 63 uploaded...