Times Turn 59

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 )                            December, Year 5                             (
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 )     Some pilgrims are telling that have heard a tell about a small      (
(      encounter between two armies in the forests of Quafimcact where      )
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 )       Some traders are telling that they have heard about a small       (
(      skrimish between combatants in the oceans of Badac Strait where      )
 )                and many soldiers will never fight again.                (
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 )    Some pilgrims are telling that refugees are worried about a small    (
(      skrimish between two armies in the oceans of Badac Strait where      )
 )                          ended in a slaughter.                          (
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 )        Dozen travelers are telling that they have heard about an        (
(     andventurers who have slain Pirates (17749) freeing the oceans of     )
 )                      I'eas Strait from their fear.                      (
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 )       Dozen pilgrims are telling that refugees are worried about        (
(      Merfolk (17707) tried to cause fear in the oceans of Tetarn Sea      )
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 )     Many pilgrims are telling that locals are rumoring about Kraken     (
(     (557) in the oceans of Ectbuempcens Sea continue to cause horror      )
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Quests

Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the iron of Hashhi.
Build a Temple in Abre for the glory of the Gods.
Build a Temple in Byrges for the glory of the Gods.
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the grain of Reprau.
In the forest of Orfeidi lurks the Undead (549). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the tundra of Pepaldil lurks the Hydra (2180). 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 swamp of Robal roams the Ice Dragon (2534). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in Bengbost for the glory of the Gods.
In the tundra of Jitecpa lurks the Cloud Giant (605). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the livestock of Aspol.
In the forest of Squinchnark roams the Tribe of Centaurs (369). 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 horses of Ystda.
Show your devotion by visiting Temples in Agate, Angli and Anuhiant.
Show your devotion by visiting Temples in A'art, Bomcan and Borac.
In the mountain of Uptem roams the Tribe of Centaurs (272). 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 A'edsai for the glory of the Gods.
In the tundra of Bomcan roams the Ice Wurms (16277). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!

Articles

The interesting battle is our cue to leave.
Snail Traders of the Peaceful Frontier (106)
The Children (of the four winds) Information Agency world factbook contained some interesting data this month - one alliance has well over 1000 rootstone, and the richest faction has well over 1 million silver. If those factions are the same, or they join up, we could face the threat of the black pyramid very soon.
Children of the Four Winds (13)
A new edict from the ministry of Bad Jokes:

A lich, a kraken and a giant walk into a bar...
Fanhunters (16)
Sure have a lot of time on our hands, what with fewer minions to order about, no junkyard to manage.
Big Ol Bob (18)
"We need more wood."
"We live in a jungle: how can we not have enough wood!"
The Grey Order (27)
We feel a threat... it is close... I can't formulate what it is and where it comes from but I feel it is close
The Black Obelisk (28)
Empire management is a hard work
Avalon Empire (3)
The Grandmaster must ponderate new imponderables. But there's not enough time until Orders are due !
The Most Righteous Order (34)
yawn..
Frozen Sails (38)
- Your majesty, an army of Undeads wiped one of our friends from the nearby hex.
- Send the expedition to revenge.
WindMasters (4)
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Red Skulls (5)
Orcs invented TV-set. They tuned it to a news channel and sit to watch for a while. Orcs are the first in TV invention. Wait... oh shi...
Under Pressure (57)
Sss'tha'aah had been cautiously optimistic.

The meeting with the Acolyte had been straightforward enough.

"Ah, Sss'tha'aah! Do come in!  Drink?"

This Acolyte was a trifle on the fuller-figured side, whose hairline had retreated as his girth had expanded, but he was still an imposing specimen for a human, with some muscle beneath the flab as he waved at a decanter and tumbler on the side table.  The glass's partner was in the Acolyte's hand, amber fluid roiling gently as he gestured.

"We've got a bit of a mission for you.  Nothing particularly exciting - the sailors and air cavalry have the merfolk and the pirates covered, and we're staying away from the derelicts for the time being, So you just need to keep an eye out for passing travel and let us know.  No danger, no heroics.  Just keep your head down and you'll be back in time for tea and medals."

And so off he had popped, to have a relaxing swim and wait for his relief, secure in the knowledge that he was months away from any peril in a quiet patch of the ocean that noone ever visited.

Sss'tha'aah's last wish, as the giant beast's tentacles waved to summon the power of an catastrophic storm, that the bloody kraken had been at the same meeting.
Church of Light and Truth (59)
I warned about 3rd reincarnation by turn 60. 
Some production bastions of evil south aggressors have been eliminated.
It's quite interesting what can be done with some swords and fire.
Wildcard (63)
They visited smithy.

The best in land.

The workers hammered empty air.
Iron Harlequins (76)
Magic rules!
Tribes (77)
Newsflash!

General Disasters Inc. has bought The Fountain of Magic and installed it as a lawn ornament. Hereby all liquid assets have been un-liquified and divested. This subsidiary, minor as it might be, will now be controlled by a vice-president of the corporation.

A confirmation of what seems is public knowledge already? Or is this the start of the decline.
Fountain of Magic (8)
Let me look, look, look at the ocean,
See the sea and explore,
For it’s fun to dive from the top
To the ocean floor!

a lizardman diver
Nomads (82)
Looking to buy winged horses for silver. Please let me know if interested.
Thanks
Pax Fabulii (84)
Swords for hire!

A group of hotheads in Eternal Empire, calling themself Black Legion, are selling their skills and swords for anyone who is willing to pay. Their loyalty does not belong to Eternal Empire and their actions we can not control!
Swords for hire! Very expensive! Contact Black Legion quartermaster Jonny, in Eternal Empire.
Eternal empire (9)

Rumors

Three lines in summer
sunset turns boughs to gold and
unclaim'd to silver 
Rumors that mercenaries at Eternal Empire are worth every penny...