Times Turn 49

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 )       Some traders are telling that refugees are worried about a        (
(        encounter between enemies in the swamps of Cefrapes with 12        )
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 )       Several traders are telling that have heard a tell about a        (
(        witchers who have slain Pirates (879) freeing the oceans of        )
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 )    Dozen traders are telling that have heard a tell about a witchers    (
(      who tried to put to the sword Pirates (16301) in the oceans of       )
 )          Di'i Sea but were all put to the sword by their prey.          (
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 )    Many traders are telling that have heard a tell about Cloud Giant    (
(      (16548) in the mountains of Nicerrom continue to cause fear on       )
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Quests

In the tundra of Vandmanddal lurks the Ice Dragon (1894). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the swamp of Yldet lurks the Hydra (878). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in Bengbost for the glory of the Gods.
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 Ystda.
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the grain of Flalo.
In the mountain of Anuhiant lurks the Undead (14953). 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!
Build a Temple in Abre for the glory of the Gods.
In the tundra of Bitem roams the Tribe of Centaurs (733). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the swamp of Pighe roams the Undead (16262). 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!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the stone of Helmec.
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the iron of Hashhi.
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the grain of Reprau.
In the tundra of Aspol roams the Yeti (147). 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 plain of Rardmomvale lurks the Evil Warriors (638). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Show your devotion by visiting Temples in A'art, Bomcan and Borac.
Build a Temple in Byrges for the glory of the Gods.

Articles

Oh, I miss the Underworld!
Thane's Ring (10)
Seems we were wrong about our labours. We were unwise to linger after a passing army only partially vanquished a legion of undead. Regretfully, many of us remain unburied.
Snail Traders of the Peaceful Frontier (106)
The Admiral was concerned - pirates keep appearing in the most random of places and attacking. Sadly, the horse transport was not carrying troops as all its space was devoted to mounts. Still, at least the attackers got no worthwhile plunder.
Children of the Four Winds (13)
More Islands have been found. Will reach out to the locals.
The Filras (14)
Another edict from the Ministry of Too Many Monsters:

This is not right, Kraken are only supposed to live in their derelict ships, what is one of them doing in our fishing grounds? It may be family of the one we visited last month, and if that is the case our poor fishermen don't stand a chance. With our luck, he may even decide to pay a visit to the town after the snack!
Fanhunters (16)
Well, the volcano was a bust, the resident monster put up narry a fight, and had paltry spoils (hardly, a candidate for the bad guy hall of fame). To top it off no mithral  or admantium. The Kraken better be worth it, or the merfolk, who so far have been the most forthcoming, will have a fleet permanently parked at their front door.
Big Ol Bob (18)
Oh we see shore, it is an island!
The Black Obelisk (28)
The sign on the Emperor's door states "DND"... what could this mean?
Avalon Empire (3)
We are poor lambs
No one can save us
We melt like candles
Well, who will save us
Save the poor sheep
Me-me
Meadow flowers,
Peaceful herds
And field mice
They scurry back and forth
You will not meet
Prettier than places.
Gyperboreya (33)
Times Text
Frozen Sails (38)
One orc fell down a mountain today. He wanted to survey the area from a height, but he slipped on a banana peel. Our medic examined the scene of the fall. It doesn't look like the orc is going to recover.
Under Pressure (57)
Ghrungkrag could hear the bloody elves singing again. "Can't we shut them up?  It's not natural."

The acolyte stopped counting potion bottles to look up at the orc.  "Now, my good man, you know they are key to this endeavour.  The Hospitallers may draw the beasts's attention, but it's the archers that will slay it.  Telling them not to sing  would be like telling your lads not to howl.  Are we about ready otherwise?"

The orc wiped the sweat from his forehead.  Even this far away, the orange glow at the top of the mountain gave a sullen heat to the air.  "Yes, your grace.  The sailors and the local bandsmen have been pressed to serve as stretcher-bearers and both platoons have eaten."

"Very well." The acolyte stood and gazed at the dragon's cave for a moment, then turned to the assempled troops.  "The company will form two ranks, archers at the rear, hospitallers at the front!"
There was shuffling as the lines were dressed.

"String bows!"
Wood creaked and sinews stretched.

"Hospitallers!   Present..... HARMS!"
Metal rang as swords were unsheathed.

"Once more, dear friends, once more... 
Or close the cave up with our gnollish dead.
COMPANY!  ADVANCE!"
Church of Light and Truth (59)
Another year gone by
Malibu West (7)
They tried their hand at fishing.

Local Kraken didn't like that.
Iron Harlequins (76)
Hard times!
Tribes (77)
The hot blinding light in the sky makes our water boil. It is too hot to think.
Fountain of Magic (8)
is it finally action time? Old gods gets getting bored for some action.
Heimdall (80)
The period of springs and autumns has been come,
the time of the warring states is approaching.
But Qin Shi Huangdi is unlikely to ascend to the throne.
Nomads (82)
It's quiet.

Too quiet.
Pax Fabulii (84)

Rumors

Humid summer heat
Asthmatic office fans blow
But do not cool us