Times Turn 4

Players have visited 48% of all inhabited regions.
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 )      Dozen traders are telling that they have heard about a small       (
(      encounter between enemies in the deserts of Great Boldur Desert      )
 )             where and many soldiers will never fight again.             (
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 )    Some travelers are telling that locals are rumoring about a small    (
(      battle between combatants in the jungles of Azagal Jungle where      )
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 )       Some travelers are telling that refugees are worried about        (
(     deserts of Great Autarkotuspolisus Desert where in the Maranaros      )
 )         village guards were put to the sword by an opposition.          (
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 )     Some traders are telling that they have heard about deserts of      (
(        Great Dokimalotos Desert where in the Oikonomarotes village        )
 )                   guards were slain by an opposition.                   (
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 )    Several pilgrims are telling that have heard a tell about plains     (
(       of Kleptoatres Dale where in the Airirmos village guards were       )
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 )      Some traders are telling that refugees are worried about Evil      (
(       Warriors (851) in the deserts of Dokimelos Desert continue to       )
 )                   cause terror on local inhabitants.                    (
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 )    Some adventurers are telling that they have heard about Sandlings    (
(       (710) in the deserts of Great Dokimalotos Desert continue to        )
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 )     Some adventurers are telling that have heard a tell about Great     (
(        Apes (859) in the jungles of Ugdur Jungle continue to cause        )
 )                      horror on local inhabitants.                       (
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Quests

In the swamp of Delar River lurks the Hydra (639). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in Agamenakos Desert for the glory of the Gods.
In the mountain of Philagokles Rocks lurks the Evil Warriors (516). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the desert of Great Bletchgrove Desert lurks the Evil Mages (482). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the winged horses of Philagimos Valley.
In the plain of Naitas Valley roams the Tribe of Centaurs (819). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the rootstone of Great Azshak Mountains.
Build a Temple in Aoratotuspolisus Forest for the glory of the Gods.
Build a Temple in Airokles Woods for the glory of the Gods.
In the desert of Great Dokimalotos Desert lurks the Sphinx (534). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the mountain of Durshak Heights roams the Yeti (722). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the plain of Sinatos Valley roams the Giant Scorpions (357). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!

Articles

Wrong and hard decisions have to be made. Medger took a sip of wine and called the council.
Cerwins of Castle of Cerwin (10)
We should not have left the place 2 moths ago, wasn't so bad after all. What is done is done. Let's see what else this world has to offer and jump again. 
Sonus Silentii (11)
The SaDn !

WAs iT TruElY EndlSS ?
Iron Harlequins (13)
Big plans need money... This dessert is in all directions... How do they name it? Great D.
The desert tribes will pay a tribute! That is the only way how to make plans a reality.

Good that several neighbors were so kind to agree to join forces in this hot world.
Avalon Empire (14)
You are telling me that we left the Arggar Mountains for this?! Neera screamed at Edwin. The she-elf was furious at the wizard and only stopped for a breath of air then she continued her tirade: "There's nothing here but sand and goblins and huts of goblins!"
"There's also an inn..." interjected Edwin.
"Half finished. But what the hell, this riding in the desert made me thirsty. Let's see if they have anything wine-like in that place." sighed Neera and headed for the tavern.
'One day she thanks you for saving her from an orc clan, the next she screams at you for leaving the mountains where said clan roams free. If she didn't have potential in the arts of the arcane I should have left her in that cave. Well, at least this one won't try to steal my soul while I'm sleeping.' Edwin thought silently then fell in step behind her. He was also thirsty. 
Wandering Monsters (15)
She'll be coming round the mountain when she comes. 
She'll be coming round the mountain when she comes.
She'll be coming round the mountain
Coming round the mountain
Coming round the mountain when she comes.

She'll be riding 6 brown camels when she comes...
Sultans of Sling (16)
Resistance is futile!
Borg (17)
Scouting the deserts and plains around us, leads us to another city and village. We will explore these, and see if there are any other visitors here.
The Filras (18)
Stop the attack: the accountants are saying it will bankrupt us! We're just have to wait
Grey Order (19)
The troops of the Children of the Four Winds kept sneaking off into the desert to have fun and do things with a violin. After all, there's many a good fiddle played on an old dune.
Children of the Four Winds (20)
Much sands. No elves.
Elven Kingdom of the North (21)
It's unfortunate, but it has to be done: unprotected gate mages will be dispatched!

Peace at all costs!
Peacekeepers (22)
A scout, braving the unknown, and general unpleasantness that is the desert, met a gruesome end at the hands of some evil mages. The horse will be missed.
The Big Bad (23)
It never occurred to me that the surrounding sands would be so full of life or, more precisely, un-death. It looks like the little village I found myself in is in the middle of a gigantic necropolis.
Thane's Ring (24)
Some gnolls came to us with a use for fire beyond burning city guards: they call it cooking.
Fanhunters (25)
Evil spirits left full and happy. The Emperor summoned Archmage Ar e and instructed to deal with this problem.
The Mystic Nine (26)
No other faction around. Am I blessed or doomed ?
Silver Hand (27)
Should the desert be deserted?
Yeah. Tell it to the passing crowds.
눈_눈
Dark League (30)
These new magical powers are pretty expensive to study.
Hope it will be justified.
The Tribe (31)
The desert seems vast but there's a boundary. No one ventures futher North. No one.
Red Skulls (32)
"What about the guard?" asked Shaghra.  "They train some, and they have weapons we don't."

Grugluf turned and looked at her straight on, yellow eyes locked on her own. For a moment, the force of his attention stopped her cold.
"It's one company of guards. With one lieutenant.  If he's not on the ball, then they will be disorganized, reactive - confused.  And he will not be on the ball," he said flatly.

"How you gonna do that, boss?" Shaghra asked, uncertain.

Grugluf nodded, once.

"I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse."
The Family Business (33)
Several factions detected.
Lazy Paladins (35)
first scout died, defeated by very strong forces, but we need to get a lot stronger to get the revenge going.
Upright ones (37)
Lwa are not what they seem.
Lwa Law (39)
Wow unclaimed silver does not last long. Better start taxing
MalibuWest (40)
I had decided that Sir Big Hands Jimmy is a perfect person to talk with Airirmos guards.

It went a little spicy when Sir Jimmy in a tavern drunk brawl burned a few guards, but the rest of the village saw his point and decided to join The Search. What can I say - Sir Big Hands Jimmy is a great diplomat.
The Order of Holy Grail (41)
Luckily orcs did not eat all "clever people", so I am writing this article as newly appointed correspondent or as a faction leadership calls me "main guy about writing and speaking thingies".

However, I was not too far away from being eaten and the humiliation that I experienced does not bring any gratitude towards this new post. And with that in mind my first task besides this introduction is to change faction's name as leadership requires it to be "something angry orcs".
orcs (44)
Hydra couldn't catch up with us when we switched to horses.
Gyperboreya (46)
We travel through the desert, we did meet barbarians but no kingdoms. The place looks desolated.
Truth seekers (47)
 Oh, God be praised, sphinx was not so fast.
Deserts and jungles... Is there anything else in this world?
One more jump...
StarFire (50)
More members of enemy faction has been found. War is ongoing. Battle are going to commence soon.
Good thing is that some allies have been found too.
Lost Den (52)
The vast lands are filled with ancient structures.. and grotesque monsters guarding them. Beware..
Merchants of Death (54)
Dangerous world. We have lost our leader. But we will continue our research.
Wonderland (55)
What are the odds? -- The Gamesters of Trisaklion begin harassing the local population for bets.  The poor folks of the tundra region find their heavy-handed tactics a little off-puting and are hoping (and betting) that the Gamesters will get themselves killed off soon.
Gamesters of Trisaklion (56)
"You mean they really give you silver for times posts?"
"Yeah, they do."
"Cool! We should post something."
"We should probably come up with something dramatic and worthy of the genre."
"Sounds great. Any ideas?"
"Nope. I got nothing."
Fenris Knights (61)
We, Rockside, will excavate the world until all that is valuable is uncovered, no matter who stands in our way. 
Rockside Excavations (66)

Rumors

The sands will swallow all
I don't want war! I just want peace! Peace! PEACE!

A little piece of jungle, a little piece of plain
A little piece of desert, of lake, hill, and mountain
A little piece of forest with its singing dancing elves.
A little piece volcanic and all that in it dwells
A little piece of swamp, with its swampy bog-thing beast
A livestock ranch or cereal farm, o what a lovely feast
A temple, mine or timber yard, and then for some dessert
A bijou entertainers' inn, in truth it would not hurt
A little piece of castle, to change a city's name
So many castle pieces, that then I win the game

And then there will truly be peace.
Missing are haikus
From the great Atlantis Times
Bored poet seeks change....
there be rock in them hills, and maybe some secrets deep below