Times Turn 39

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 )    Several pilgrims are telling that have heard a tell about a small    (
(     fight between combatants in the oceans of Lechcobon Sea where and     )
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 )    Several travelers are telling that have heard a tell about plains    (
(      of Shicarpen where in the Todafield city guards were put to the      )
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 )     Dozen traders are telling that they have heard about a hunters      (
(      who have slain Living Water (12974) freeing the oceans of Ella       )
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 )        Dozen traders are telling that have heard a tell about an        (
(     andventurers who have put to the sword Ice Dragon (10982) freeing     )
 )                 the tundras of Aspol from their terror.                 (
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 )     Some traders are telling that locals are rumoring about Merfolk     (
(       (493) in the oceans of Obas Strait continue to cause dread on       )
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 )       Several traders are telling that locals are rumoring about        (
(     Pirates (288) tried to cause dread in the oceans of Ella Sea bet      )
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 )     Many adventurers are telling that they have heard about Undead      (
(      (14294) tried to cause fear in the tundras of Jitecpa bet were       )
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Quests

Show your devotion by visiting Temples in A'art, Bomcan and Borac.
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the horses of Eansu'osh.
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the floater hides of Posclebon.
In the desert of Stonmyxse lurks the Evil Warriors (591). 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!
In the tundra of Bitem lurks the Cloud Giant (4651). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the mountain of Uptem lurks the Dragon (589). 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 grain of Reprau.
In the plain of Flalo roams the Pride of Lions (251). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in Bengbost for the glory of the Gods.
In the desert of Bomospel lurks the Evil Warriors (587). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the jungle of Poland lurks the Hydra (807). 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!
Build a Temple in Bitem for the glory of the Gods.
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!
In the tundra of Bomcan lurks the Storm Giant (779). 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.

Articles

The General was pleased. A small tundra village that no-one bothered with because it was next door to a lich, and close to a second crypt full of undead, was his. It fell swiftly as the undertrained village guards could not make much of a fight.

This month, a much bigger test - could they actually defeat the menace of the lich, mentioned so often in the Times? Only one way to be sure - attack the crypt and pray the lich didn't take too many out in the  first wave with its icy breath.
Children of the Four Winds (13)
Time fly by.
The Filras (14)
The ice dragon has been elusive for some time, but we have a chance now. We should be able to target her pet kobolds, and hope that it works on luring her to battle. It is a pity that half of our force is still at sea (why this stupid man had to take the windchime with him?), but we may still be able to end the menace this month.
Fanhunters (16)
From the diary of Garthan Silvertong:

5th of March Year 4

The dragon was an easy kill. It only had a few magic carpets. Bohica wants to decorate our cabin with them. She says since we don't get to go on a honeymoon we at least have a honeymoon suite on the new galley our shipbuilders are building. She does count my vows as a wedding ceremony after all. I guess we are married.

11th of March Year 4
We are sailing north to chop up and fry another kraken. The troops have completed their training and they at least have proper weapons. Having armor aboard a ship is overrated anyway. If you are thrown overboard you'd sink to the bottom in anything that's heavier than light leather armor.

17th of March Year 4

After Bohica's stories about the superiority of admantium swords I've tested one of the few our smiths managed to produce last month. They are really light and sharp. I could shave with the thing. But I still like my staff better. It has a longer reach and I prefer to shower my enemies with fireballs from a distance instead of close combat fencing.

22nd of March Year 4

The shipbuilders have finished working on the galley so we relocated into our new cabin. Bohica spent a day decorating our new home. I focused on supplies. Judging from the mood of my mistress I don't think we'll leave it for a week. I'm hoping we'll emerge in time to hunt the kraken.
Indigo (17)
There was a time when monster hunting was gathering a bunch of peasants, giving them some weapons (swords if they were lucky), and waited for something to come out of the dark. The denizens of the dark don't come to us anymore. We have to go looking for them, and when we find them, the local posse just won't do...
Big Ol Bob (18)
"Commander... Commander, more farmers"
The Grey Order (27)
How you define Evil? Is it evil fight for your nation future? Is it moral to kill other faction men just because they occupy regions your people need?
The Black Obelisk (28)
Legatus was looking on the battlefield full of bodies... mostly enemies. But Emperor won't be happy, that was a pyrrhic victory and now he needs to regroup.

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Emperor indeed was a bit... disappointed. But then there are other methods of how to finish this!
Avalon Empire (3)
Run Forest, run! )
Gyperboreya (33)
The piece of parchment in the bottle found by the sanitation goblin was intact. The cork had not let any seawater in. Who had put such a message into the bottle? The Secret Police commander brought the bottle into M's office after inspecting for booby traps. Only the head of the Secret Police could be trusted to unveil the secrets within. What if it were a secret plan to invade by the wicked faction of [censored]? Or a proposal for trade? No, ordinary Secret Police men can't be trusted with such secrets. And so, we have to wait for M to finish waterboarding the spy before we find out ! Wait til next episode, ladies and gentlemen (what is the gender balance of faction leaders anyway?)
The Most Righteous Order (34)
Full ahead with western wind.
Frozen Sails (38)
Just wandering. Why my scouts can't get into the lair or bog?
WindMasters (4)
Let's kill all megafauna and see!
The Culture (41)
We are short on money, doesn't seems as fresh news tho. However they says: If you always think about death, greed weakens naturally.
Heralds of the Great Wahzoh (46)
Trading is going good. However, no one wants to trade us ironwood. For all of our production places we have not found a single one. If your faction have some ironwood spare, please contact your nearest Trade Guild representative.
The Trade Guild (48)
Mangy members of Red Skulls (5) faction just wanted to kill and devour whatever comes along.
In more than 36,6 turns we ate 0 enemies, 0 allies, hundreds of monsters, thousands of fish and we smoke... whatever.
Suspicious looking minions were slaughtered in unprovoked attack together with our ramshackle boats by an angry mob of Wildcard (63) last turn on boring island.
We consider this act as declaration of war and appropriate steps will be taken. By some amazing coincidence we have our teams of body snatc.... coast guard in range of Wildcard cities. Let's feast or die trying!
Red Skulls (5)
Was I complaining a few months ago about boredom?

The Gods must have heard me.
The Greycloaks (51)
SHNAAARRRRRKT
... with terrible sound the spell tore a rift in the reality. Ultimate power flowed through it and last of Cone gladly took it.
The world changed. Suddenly the small daily obstacles, how to get silver for mage studies, how to cross the ocean and how to deal with large opposing armies... All those things shriveled and disappeared. They observed land from distance and finally left the study tower to go on a adventure. 
Last of Cone (53)
The more mines we build the less iron we find. Strange dependency.
Under Pressure (57)
All factions around the world have not enough time... but for what?
Lords of Centurion (58)
The goblin troupe tromped onto the stage.  Another day, another silver.  Well, quite a lot of silver, actually. It was a decent living, particularly when you looked at the casualty lists from the hydra raid.

Snotsparg, though, was filled with fear.  For this was not just a tough crowd.  This was a crowd that included a Wizard.  And one that knew what he wanted, and whose flames had consumed more than one goblin who had dared go against his wishes.

Snotsparg stepped forward and began to speak.

"Ladies and gentlemen, tonight I bring you the Greenskins Musical Show and Revue, featuring the Good Old... Green..skins... Boys, playing the theme from-"

"NO!" There was sorcery in his voice to shout so loud, Snotsparg knew.  Behind the Wizard fiends lurked, their interest piqued by the fury in his voice.

"YOU KNOW WHAT TO PLAY!"

The goblins shook with fear, seeing the Forces writhing around the Wizard's hands as he began to form the mudra of Fire.

"YOU KNOW WHAT WE WANT!"

Snotsparg was crying with despair.  Could he choose a fiery death over... over... 

Over... this?

"PLAY JA JA DING DONG!"
Church of Light and Truth (59)
The Emperor made a decision. 
The Mystic Nine (74)
Lets talk about giant turtle in the room.
Bleak Creek tribe (75)
They decided to try fishing.

Boarding a ship, nets ready.

It would not sail. Too many stones in hold.
Iron Harlequins (76)
THE LAST STAND!!!
Tribes (77)
old gods are sailing. await us.
Heimdall (80)
Happy –°ameleer

Whose camel is that? I think I know.
Its owner is quite happy though.
Full of joy like a vivid rainbow,
I watch him laugh. I say hello.

He gives his camel a shake,
And laughs until his belly aches.
The only other sound's the break,
Of distant waves and birds awake.

His camel is glorious, splendid and leep,
But he has promises to keep,
After ride and lots of sleep.
Sweet dreams come to him cheap.

He rises from his gentle bed,
With thoughts of camel in his head,
He eats his jam with lots of bread.
Ready for the day ahead.
Nomads (82)
Same place, same stuff, blablabla...
Cartographers (97)

Rumors

The ice dragon has been quiet, but she's not gone. Wait til Faction 2's next excitement comes.