Times Turn 37

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 )                            February, Year 4                             (
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 )     Several adventurers are telling that have heard a tell about a      (
(      battle between hostile forces in the plains of Cefelat with 52       )
 )              killed from both sides ended in a slaughter.               (
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 )    Dozen pilgrims are telling that they have heard about a skrimish     (
(       between hostile forces in the swamps of Derenha with 1 killed       )
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 )       Dozen adventurers are telling that have heard a tell about        (
(     mountains of Usgate where in the Ce'oby town guards were slain by     )
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 )      Several adventurers are telling that have heard a tell about       (
(     deserts of Clundsoe where in the Girgrad village guards were put      )
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 )    Dozen travelers are telling that they have heard about a hunters     (
(     who have slain Undead (616) freeing the tundras of Psocling from      )
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 )      Several adventurers are telling that have heard a tell about       (
(     Tribe of Centaurs (369) in the plains of Rardmomvale continue to      )
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 )    Several traders are telling that locals are rumoring about Kraken    (
(       (620) in the oceans of Tetarn Sea continue to cause terror on       )
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Quests

In the plain of Rardmomvale lurks the Evil Warriors (638). 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!
Show your devotion by visiting Temples in A'art, Bomcan and Borac.
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the iron of Cesasm.
In the tundra of Bitem roams the Pride of Lions (251). 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!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the horses of Eansu'osh.
In the desert of Bomospel lurks the Evil Warriors (587). 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!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the stone of Helmec.
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the grain of Reprau.
In the plain of Cetheim lurks the Evil Warriors (503). 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!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the floater hides of Posclebon.
In the jungle of Poland lurks the Hydra (807). 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.
In the tundra of Wa'uw roams the Pride of Lions (239). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in Denpafrir for the glory of the Gods.
In the mountain of A'art lurks the Giant Birds (10986). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!

Articles

Giants are no match for the Balrog. Though it's just an illusion.
Thane's Ring (10)
The Grand Dragonhunter was not impressed by his elevation in title. He had been sent out into some godforsaken piece of tundra, and given some livestock to sustain himself and tempt dragons out. He was assured that there were nearby archers waiting to slay the dragon the moment it took to the sky, but he had his doubts about his own role. It seemed that the plan was for scouts and frontline people like himself to face the dragon's mighty breath, while the archers did the killing and then took the spoils afterwards.

He sighed, and got on with the job. "Here dragon dragon....come here dragon dragon...."
Children of the Four Winds (13)
Things are going to slow.
The Filras (14)
Everybody made it! Now for the second (and most critical) part of hunting: keep poking the beast until it does not move any more. We had a good example last turn south of our island, let's see if we can manage as well as them.
Fanhunters (16)
From the diary of Garthan Silvertong:

7th of January Year 4

Fate is a strange thing. The last thing I remember is that I'm teaching the use of staves to a pretty thief apprentice of the opposite sex aboard our galleon and chatting about the mild November weather then I hear a crack from the direction of the mizzenmast behind us. Then it's January and I am awaking from a two month coma and Bohica leans over me with a strange smile and kisses my bandaged forehead murmuring something about sudden ghust of wind and bad aim.

10th of January Year 4

Feeling better I decided to spend the day above deck. Things have changed on our galleon. For one thing the crew avoids eye contact with my mistress. For another all females have been trasferred to the other ships of the fleet. Everyone seems distant in their conversations with me. Even Kresius, Regdan and Lester are less talkative when I greet them. I think I have a pretty good idea why.

18th of January Year 4

I'm getting restless. Bohica's never wavering jealous attention is sitting on my shoulders like a curse. I avoid other people or rather they avoid me. I spend all my days with Bohica trying to catch up on administrative work and trying to survive the nights. My misstress has 2 months of unspent energy. She definitely did not choose another lover while I was unconscious. Our sex life is better than ever but I feel completely isolated. I need to do something about my situation.

24th of January Year 4

I just learned that I've missed a battle with a kraken while I was unconscious. Damn! I was really looking forward to that. Luckily another one showed up at the same Derelict ship. I can't wait for the battle. I need the distraction.
Indigo (17)
Our mirror on the wall tells us that we are top 5 in no less than 8 measures of wealth. Initially we were quite flattered, then it occurred to us that what we deem valuable, may be worth squat. Maybe we should have been more concerned with our spinning wheel production.
Big Ol Bob (18)
Goblins never give up!
Beastmasters (21)
"Commander... Commander..."
"Yes sir?"
"You've automated the orders!"
"Yes sir. It should allow use to concentrate on more import details."
"If this doesn't work, I'll bust you to private!"
The Grey Order (27)
I am too tired to write report commander, can I send it tomorow?
The Black Obelisk (28)
The Magic Potion Emperor took recently had some nasty side effects. Hopefully, this won't affect the Empire a lot.
Avalon Empire (3)
The ambassador at large rode the endless waves on his turtle. More and more these waves are getting tedious. He has been sent to find new cities, new societies to interact with, new opportunities for coprosperous trade. Or was he sent because he ate too much garlic and the Grandmaster couldn't deal with his breath? Well on the sea no one will be so bothered about that.

He remembered the words of the prophet Seneca, "If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable."

Why wasn't he one of the lucky ones assigned a settlement already?
The Most Righteous Order (34)

Battle sails!

[..carnage..]
Frozen Sails (38)
- Your majesty we've set up our flag on the city.
- Good. The easiest part is over. Let's start building the capital.
WindMasters (4)
More megafauna hunting. One wonders how come that it's not extinct already, but instead seems to be almost artificially maintained at a certain level.
The Culture (41)
Report from Scout #5

Famine has hit our lands! Sudden and unexpected our food supplies ran empty and the people of Botbury have been starving. There has been reports of up to 50 casualties so far. We are sending emergency supplies there as I write this and they are expected to reach our people by the end of this month. 
The Disinherited Knights (42)
There are rumors that you can make some silver, writing newspapers. Sounds odd but I have to check this.
Heralds of the Great Wahzoh (46)
What difference does a city make? Well, we can be 1st in 17 categories but only 15th in terms of money.
Red Skulls (5)
Mining

 “There is a place to mine silver
And a place for gold that they refine;
 Iron is taken from the ground,
And copper is smelted from rocks.
 Man conquers the darkness;
He probes to the limit in the gloom and darkness,
Searching for ore.
 He sinks a shaft far from where people reside,
In forgotten places, far from where people walk;
Some men descend and swing suspended.
 Food grows on top of the earth;
But below, there is an upheaval as if by fire.
 There in the stones is sapphire,
And the dust contains gold.
 No bird of prey knows the path to it;
The eye of a black kite has not seen it.
 No majestic beasts have trodden on it;
The young lion has not prowled there.
 Man strikes the flinty rock with his hand;
He overturns the mountains at their foundation.
 He cuts water channels+ in the rock;
His eyes spot every precious thing.
 He dams up the sources of rivers
And brings what was hidden to the light.

 - Moses (Job 28:1-11)
Truthseekers Alliance (50)
We started to grow flowers. Will use them as presents for our women.
Under Pressure (57)
Grrrrrrhruff's ears twitched as he peered over the railing at the expanse of foam whence the tentacles rose.  To his experienced nose, there were two facts that leapt out.

First, that his band of Gnolls Hospitaller was the elite of the Orders Militant, their weapons and panoply unequalled, their skills honed to perfection, and their acolyte's tactical acumen without par.

And second, they needed a bigger boat.
Church of Light and Truth (59)
Islands at war
Malibu West (7)
Hungry kraken ate the courier ship with admantium gear. I wander if this metal can withstand ancient digestion system?
Bleak Creek tribe (75)
On the distance they saw a battle.

Hundred and twenty were arrayed against one.

But the one had four hundred swords so it was all good.
Iron Harlequins (76)
MUST SURVIVE!!!!
Tribes (77)
We could emphasize with the Kraken. Such a majestic creature. Imbued with magic while powerful enough to eat us with its white shining crunchers.

Still... it had magic. We could use more magic. Its magic had to be extracted.

Fountain of Magic (8)
Cities are like women. They attract and intoxicate, require constant attention and cause jealousy, throwing in a cold sweat. However, it pays off.
Nomads (82)
Back to the Moutains! Like many others, these mountains were occupied by very busy people. He was starting to thing that Dwarves had a special thing for hard work and restless days...
Nothing special here and he focused his spirit to open another gate.
Cartographers (97)

Rumors

All hail the King of Livestock!
The ice dragon was furious again.

She thought, Captain Nemo should change his title to Major and his name to Asshole like in that movie. Who else would pick a cross-eyed cousin to be the gunnery officer?

She felt like she should breath a giant iceball onto his stupid U boat, but of course the ice would float and he'd just go down and around. And that would be tiring and make her even more hungry for tasty soldiers.
I knew some Jaguar long time ago in far away lands called Kharkiv, could it be the same one?
ClanJaguar (64)