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Quests

Build a Temple in Ailee for the glory of the Gods.
Build a Temple in Bolsmason for the glory of the Gods.
Build a Temple in Alland for the glory of the Gods.
In the tunnels of Splaher lurks the Dragon (14771). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in Agumi for the glory of the Gods.
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the camels of Thu'acre.
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the winged horses of Ype'e.
Show your devotion by visiting Temples in Aictred, Ainglen and Airghagen.
In the cavern of Copiki roams the Pack of Rats (379). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the tunnels of Deldoull lurks the Dragon (542). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the plain of Birthiori lurks the Undead (15142). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the tunnels of Ulgis roams the Demon (328). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the tunnels of Glockko roams the Ettins (326). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the furs of Althel.
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the livestock of Habach.
In the underforest of Oldprotrank roams the Giant Spiders (275). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the tundra of Ca'au roams the Undead (13746). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!

Articles

"You're sure this is safe?"

The young man's voice quavered - slightly - as he dropped the eye of newt into the cauldron.  Outside the tower, the wind seemed to rise in response.

"Fear not, my young apprentice.  The same principle applies as with its lesser kin.  It too shall bend to my will."  The older woman's voice was as hard and cold as the rain that lashed the stone in the evening gloom.

The ranks of lesser and greater Bound capered and gibbered in the corners of the room as she began the incantation, her voice twisted from growls to shrieks as she forced her tongue to pronounce syllable not meant for the tongue of mortals.   In the centre of the circle, the glyphs shone bright, then seemed to actually catch fire as the invocation reached its conclusion.  Above, thunder crashed - once, twice, then a third and final time.

When the fountain of lilac flame died down, it showed the circle was no longer empty.  A massive form slowly straightened, wings of smoke and shadow unfurling.  The lesser Bound went silent and still with anticipation.  It raised its arms to the sides, and from the air itself formed twists of dark that swirled into a blackened blade and writhing whip, before its eyes of balefire settled on the mage.  Slowly the lips curled back from fangs like daggers in a wicked smile, as it lowered its sword to point at the edge of the circle.  Unwillingly, the apprentice's eyes slid along the glowing edge to the floor.

One of the candles had gone out.
TechniVorm (104)
- How strong is a balrog?
- 400 peasants...
The Eight Shores (11)
- hello, what's your job?
- I am a laborer
- how much do you earn?
- 13.6 SILV a month
- ...
- and you, what's your job?
- I'm a journalist, I earn 200 SILV a month
- /QUIT
House Arkonide (112)
"Ah, I see what I meant Sweeper. Shining example indeed".
The monks (12)
Jungle secure - for now
Nils Olav (14)
Finally shipyards started to fulfill my plans.
Good.
Neighbours didn't went to full blown war in the end. Luckily we were late with buying popcorn, so no money wasted.
Good.
Dragon respawn rate in tunnels of Sphaler is very close to 1.
Good.
Gray Ones (16)
Liberty, liberty, Ô liberty!
Black Tower (21)
100% artifact reward for quest completion was a complete lie, it's more like 10%.
Proud members of Skalperian faction hope that luck will turn around and there is justice in this world.
Skalperians (24)
What is the most precious resource? Is it adamantium, yew or something else ? Time to setup first Atlantis Comodity Exchange ...
Scoiatael (25)
Elementals were quite easy to deal with. Problem is overload.
Question: Trow spoils to water or orcs? decisions, decisions.. 
This is Paradise (29)
Hmm, so quite
The Filras (3)
As new temples were built to Cone by the factions in Hegemony Cone, not only locals but also pilgrims flocked to them. But it was good as the Holy Cone themselves took notice and granted a pilgrimage quest for all people. The two of the three temples in quest were built by Kingdom of Charles, while the third one in Airghagen was of origin unknown to the Kingdom. Was it built to honor the Cone as well?!
Kingdom of Charles (35)
See exploration is going great. How do you count the shores? Anyway, at some places movement is limited, again due to guarding (justified or not?), lets try guarding with the scout right next then ..
Miserable Maniacs (40)
Lets have a little appreciation for all the scouts out there. I mean, we don't get the best equipment, and are considered pretty much expendable. Sometimes, we are put in certain peril, just as an excuse for conflict. Some of the lucky ones get to fly around on winged horses, while the less fortunate, float about on turtles. One good thing though, is that you're never alone. We scouts are everywhere.
Northern Viking (42)
Unerringly, our enemies track down every last hiding place we have. Clearly every neighbour has been trading map information.
Children of the Four Winds (44)
Well, the food is getting cold here. Maybe a delivery is in order?
Little House of Acceptance (49)
How can we trade when our neighbors close their borders? Do they really think that they can make an army without economy growing? 
Royal Pinguins (69)
Lonely scouts are very sad. Especially in underworld.
Moon Knights (7)
And some words about nothing for my scouts.
Sorry...
Anomymo (76)
General Ptolemy reported that the search party was successful and all members returned safely.
The Phrygians (83)
The weather last month was again frightful.  The skies were dark with thick roiling clouds, broken only by the flash of lightning.  The torrential downpour kept everyone indoors in the towers and minimal work was accomplished.  Even the mage’s studies resulted in little to no progress.  The goblin smiths were busy at the forges, producing dozens of weapons and pieces of armor for the troops.  Perhaps it was the dancing of the female entertainers that shared the same tower that kept the smiths hard at work!
Riders of the Storm (89)
We managed to employ more errors. Yet it's going more interesting every year. Can we catch shinings ?
Fishmongers (9)

Rumors

From last months rumors:
  "Gilead, hehe you said mentul de... denege... deregenation."
#HappyCustomer #GileadHerbs
"Last turn, many of our brave orcs were bbq'ed by a hydra. Our management learned lots of things about flags... Gilead (111)"
"Taking Gilead's herbs is not without risks. Side effects have been noticed : sexual impotence and mental degeneration."

Coincidence ?
I THINK NOT !