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Quests

In the desert of Osdhan lurks the Sandlings (1309). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the forest of Reprau roams the Family of Ogres (292). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the stone of Nicerrom.
Build a Temple in Cefelat for the glory of the Gods.
Build a Temple in Agate for the glory of the Gods.
Build a Temple in Anuhiant for the glory of the Gods.
Build a Temple in Bomospel for the glory of the Gods.
In the forest of So'o'at roams the Living Trees (470). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the tundra of Pepaldil lurks the Undead (522). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the tundra of Cidplas roams the Giant Scorpions (164). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the grain of Reprau.

Articles

Gate in, gate out.

Hide your valuables.
Fresh Meat (12)
We have discovered a reason for the lack of civilisations to our east. It's because the monsters that our eating our scouts must be eating their scouts too, and keeping us apart.
Children of the Four Winds (13)
We have stumbled upon fellow explorers, one reveals themselves, the other hides. hmmm...... 
The Filras (14)
Explorers say we are out of luck here. Lets sail?
Loki (15)
Those hired grunts were a bit overzealous in their efforts to gather silver for the cause. You can mess up with peasants all you want, but for the love of Alejo DO NOT DISTURB the dead! If they are able to run fast enough they will receive a commendation, but for now I am starting a bunch of letters:
"Dear newly widow..."
Fanhunters (16)
From the diary of Bohica Miaburn of Trielkirk:

3rd of May Year 1

I hired 2 more followers and finished the organizaton chart:
There's me of course on top. There's Drigg, the gnoll I've met on my way to Va'os. I put him in charge of security. Kresius the necromancer is the guild's corpsman and he's in charge of taking care of the body of our victims as well. Then there is the Ice dwarf runesmith Regdan, a new hire. I put him in charge of our currently non-existent armory. Lachdanan, a man whom I bailed out of jail will be in charge of training fighters. I would have liked to recruit more people from the cells but the bastard left none of his cellmates in any condition of service.

7th of May Year 1

I hired 3 gnolls to serve as my personal bodyguards. Not that I would need any at the moment but "You prepare for rainy days when the sun is still shining." That's a quote I've learned yesterday. I'm still yet to experience a rainstorm. So far the weather was mild ever since I came to the surface. Weather is still a new sensation for me. I am very interested in mastering the winds someday. There's so much magic to learn and I feel like I'm wasting my time with organising things. I probably should delegate more things to others.

12th of May Year 1

The thugs I have hired in March and April have proven to be quite useful. They've managed to extort over 8000 silver coins this month. It was about time to get some revenue flowing in. My pockets are almost empty.

18th of May Year 1

A wandering bard arrived to the city yesterday. He had such a sweet voice. We had a few drinks and we ended up in bed together. The rest is history. I had Kresius take care of his corpse this morning. A one night stand is fine but I don't need a distraction.

20th of May Year 1

I still miss the bard. I wonder if I made the right decision. He had such a sweet voice and his tongue was quite skilled as well. Maybe if I learned how to polymorph living things I could have turned him into a pocket sized creature and kept him as a pet. He knew so many nice songs. I could have listened him all day. I should have taken polymorph classes instead of fire magic as an apprentice. Just the right spell and boom! 1000 songs in my pocket. Oh well, I'm sure sooner or later a wizard with the right skills will come up with the idea.

25th of May Year 1

Scouts on the south have found plenty of forest but they are all inhabited by wood elves. I better use proxies when dealing with them. Although it seems that there are individuals in all races who can be persuaded to do anything for silver. I just need to find the right people to hire.
Indigo (17)
Well, the soothsayer was wrong, we were not the first to die. Unfortunately we knew one of those who went before us...

Still at sea, no land in sight, but we're picking up speed. Soon, on land, we'll alight.
Big Ol Bob (18)
Music is not going to cut, we cannot survive on entertainment, not even teach the next generation. Need to quickly get some profitable regions to tax, seems there is going to be a shortage on this island. 
Steve N Seagulls followers (20)
The land around is full of life.
One of our huntsmen sighted a grizzly bear family.
Beastmasters (21)
On a day the army of Celene gone marching to attack a small tundra village, sandlings started to leap right out from the snow, attacking everyone on their path. Sandlings! In the tundra! What foul magic village shamans were practicing to summon those creatures to snows is a mystery, but the army movement was slowed significanty and morale of attackers was worsened. Some of the soldiers have experienced supestitious terror, and it took many efforts to calm them down.
Celene (24)
Scout met other creatures in the desert... should we invite them to our town... they look intelligent.. not the kind of monsters we met earlier.
The Black Obelisk (28)
This night fire will find its prey! Ha! All of them cannot imagine what waits for them in the future.
Avalon Empire (3)
The challenges of writing proper orders, part 759: Don't forget to set to SHARE flag if you want to share ressources. 
Filcist (32)
We have found death in snows. It was sweeft and terrible. 
.. and is huntig us.
SoE (38)
The faction leader had fallen asleep and missed everything. What a shame. 
WindMasters (4)
These eclectic Minds. They always believe they can handle it themselves, or, worse, don't even want to share. Imagine, the variation of life on this world is beyond what we ever saw anywhere else. It will most certainly warrant close investigations, and in the meanwhile, the eccentric told us how to use the effector fields to entertain the populace to "earn" their local currency. Smart. Unlike some Minds we could name, who thought bypassing the whole "earning" stage and just transmute the metals was the way to go.
The Culture (41)
Report from Scout#5:

What a disappointment! No one was home in the Giant's Castle and the Volcano people seems to have moved their settlement elsewhere. In addition, no matter where I look, there is no work to be found!
I have decided to abandon this volcano and head down to the nearby plains. Likely, the centaur people there are friendly and open to negotiate trade routes back to the mountains.
The Disinherited Knights (42)
--- Sparrow II Journal ---
"Fly off, little Sparrows, fly off !"
Uh... That man must be crazy... Always muttering about the birds and whatnot...
Maybe it was a mistake joining his crew. Now I'm here, alone, among all these tiny bearded men... I bet the "Founding Feather" (that's what he asked us to call him...) will want to come and name them "Blackbirds" or something... But this job is pretty well paid. We'll see...
Heralds of the Great Wahzoh (46)
Exploring this strange new world. The gods have placed me on a dead end peninsula but I have met a friendly neighbor and hope to explore further to the north and see what these lands have to offer.
Kingdom of Bogmor (47)
Another month, and now the First Representative for the first time met new factions. Seemed friendly, but it also seemed quite busy in the jungle. Didn't appear that there would be many free trade opportunities. Maybe let us travel to other places
The Trade Guild (48)
Ogres are still looking for their prey.  
Red Skulls (5)
This marks the first month we didn't have to draw down the silver from the bank...  Farmers, miners, taxmen, and a small troop of entertainers all started contributing to the coffers this month.
Fish seems to be at a premium for these villagers; get that boat built!
Magic studies proceed apace...
The Greycloaks (51)
Path to great power was now blocked by a high risk challenge. Adventurers hoped for the best and advanced.
Last of Cone (53)
The scouts looked at the runes scrawled across the mountain face above the bones of horse and rider, the grisly remnants scattered across the splintered remnants of plate that had not protected the wearer. 

"It looks quite crude, more scratched than chiseled.  I don't recognise the script though," said the lay brother, his ears flattened back against his head.

The acolyte's head bobbed as his eyes traced the rough lettering.  "It's a phonetic rendering of the Draconic tongue in a script of the Lossoth, a dwarven culture of the furthest icy tundras."

"The words of a dragon!  What does it say?  Did our rider offend it?"

"It says, 'once you get through the hard outer shell, the inside makes good eating.'"

"Oh," the lay brother said in quite a small voice.  Then he shivered as the sky darkened briefly, chilled in the sudden shadow as though something had flown overhead.  Something large enough to block out the sun.
Church of Light and Truth (59)
I sent the lizard folk off swimming. One of them reported back a city, but they have yet to venture inside. I wonder who lives there?
Podeans (61)
Island exploration is nearly finished, some settlements has been found and production can be started. Ocean exploration seem to be the next priority.
Our spies has some news that city guards are very strong and aren't planning to hand over taxation, so we don't argue with them for now.
Wildcard (63)
Scout reports say: the end of the mountains reveals much tundra. 
Oh, and one inviting plain.
And a scout of another nation!
First contact, we hope it's friendly.


ClanJaguar (64)
A city in sight, lets make out fortune. 
Malibu West (7)
City.
Stay.
Magic.
Recruit.
Entertain?
Fountain of Magic (8)

Rumors

A pig on a spit is worth two in the stomach.
Hallowed be the T!
Gods exist, from other worlds, other times... I seen them!
An elf found this lost diary page in the forest.

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The trees... They are moving... They are watching...
Called the boss... Gotta get out of this cursed place before the trees come...

Boss if you find this... SEND HELP

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