Times Turn 6

Be productive and strong; explore new land and find a way to survive.
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(     Dozen pilgrims are telling that locals are rumoring about jungles     )
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(         Dozen pilgrims are telling that locals are rumoring about         )
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Quests

In the desert of Great Dokimalotos Desert roams the Tribe of Centaurs (87). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the winged horses of Philagimos Valley.
Build a Temple in Aoratotuspolisus Forest for the glory of the Gods.
In the plain of Antanoeros Valley roams the Sandlings (1394). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in Agamenakos Desert for the glory of the Gods.
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the livestock of Great Dokimalotos Desert.
In the desert of Great Boldur Desert roams the Sandlings (89). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the swamp of Ethain River roams the Pride of Lions (763). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the desert of Great Dokimalotos Desert lurks the Sphinx (534). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the desert of Great Dokimalotos Desert lurks the Evil Mages (535). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the swamp of Delar River lurks the Hydra (639). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the iron of Durshak Heights.
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the rootstone of Great Azshak Mountains.
In the plain of Sinatos Valley roams the Giant Scorpions (357). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the furs of Autarkotuspolisus Woods.
In the mountain of Philagokles Rocks lurks the Evil Warriors (516). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in Airokles Woods for the glory of the Gods.
In the desert of Great Bletchgrove Desert lurks the Evil Mages (482). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the tundra of Papyraskalos Tundra roams the Yeti (722). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the desert of Great Dokimalotos Desert roams the Tribe of Centaurs (819). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!

Articles

Hear the rules of the Cerwins:

We saw unidentified scouts in our regions!
Scouts are not welcome!
I will keep my secrets to myself! 

We are good neighbours and willing to agree into a no spy act! Please contact us!
Cerwins of Castle of Cerwin (10)
Lots of company, wondering what those in "Informator" are up to?  I guess we will see..
Sonus Silentii (11)
Finally some water !

Bah, it's salty.

Just another type of desert ?
Iron Harlequins (13)
Looks like Sphinx does not like goblins... Maybe they are too skinny? Anyway exploration of the dessert can continue.
Avalon Empire (14)
"You seemed rather preoccupied during today's practice. Almost all of your spells ended up as wild surges. We're practicing in the desert for a reason but we'll still need to find a new training ground for tomorrow." Edwin said to Neera after the others retied for the night.
"I'm sorry about that. You knew I was a wild mage when we met and said that it was not a problem." Neera replied.
"It won't be a problem once you learn to properly focus. You need to learn how to ignore all distractions and focus on your magic. What got you distracted today?" asked the wizard.
"I couldn't help buy notice that our bag of coins is rather empty." Neera began.
"MY bag of coins." Edwin corrected her.
"Very well. YOUR bag. It's still empty." said the she-elf defiantly.
"Our expenditure was bigger than anticipated. We've hired more scouts than expected due to the difficult terrain. What of it?" Asked Edwin.
"I'm simply worried about where our next meal will be coming from. That's all." said Neera with a frown.
"Don't worry. I've ordered our troops to pillage the neighbouring regions." Edwin explained.
"That will keep us fed for another month or two. What happens after that?" asked Neera.
"After that we'll have to rely on whatever coin we get from taxing the townsfolk." replied the wizard.
"But the guards?" Asked Neera then realisation sank in.
"And now you know why I am pressing you three to master the arts of fire magic." said Edwin with a wry smile.
"What if I cause a wild surge during the battle? I'm a wild mage after all." asked Neera
"We'll position you at the edge of town square and instruct our troops to keep their distance." replied Edwin.
Wandering Monsters (15)
One neighbour or two? It's hard to tell. But the scouts send back word of rich markets ripe for trading.
Sultans of Sling (16)
I am the beginning, the end, the one who is many. I am the Borg.
Borg (17)
Hmm, people stopping entry into their realms, are they going to be friendly or not? Best be prepared for touble.
The Filras (18)
"Taxes came in on time and covered our expenditure."
“Great news but we need to increase taxes: we need a scholarship program!”
Grey Order (19)
It was too good to be true, sighed The Ambassador. It seemed that rival scouts were crossing nearby deserts, so obviously the rivers that were blocking the Children of the Four Winds had crossing points.
Time to revisit the defences and maybe look to find lizardmen to hire.
Children of the Four Winds (20)
Looks like the guards in city are beginning to suspect something...
Elven Kingdom of the North (21)
So, another gate mage sent away.  When will you all learn?

Peace at all costs!
Peacekeepers (22)
It's quiet out there. But not too quiet. The scorpions make quite the racket skittering about.
The Big Bad (23)
Some people buy allies, I prefer to dig them out.
Thane's Ring (24)
It is good to be first at something, even if it is smelly.
Fanhunters (25)
Despite in the wild mages are working on new spells
The Mystic Nine (26)
The city is far from beeing ours... And more factions are arriving...
Silver Hand (27)
There is a strange magic in that building called Caravanserai.
It makes things better and better every day.
The Tribe (31)
Somebody called us? 
Red Skulls (32)
Lukas looked up at the new arrival.

It was an orc.  Rare around here, though common to the north, he supposed.  Rather well-dressed for an orc, or for the humans around here, in a pinstriped suit with a fedora that sported a ridiculously-large feather..

It tipped its ornamented headgear and spoke.

"Good day to you , Master Lukas.  I and my associates are looking to expand our business in your area, and we'd like to offer you the opportunity to raise your olives... under our protection."

Lukas narrowed his eyes, "What do we need protecting from?"

The orc grinned.   "There are all sorts of monsters in these mountains, just wandering about, looking to eat anyone they encounter.  And this is such a nice olive farm.  It would be a shame if anything happened to it."
The Family Business (33)
Mountain of Fire.
Let's drop there some infidels, should we ?
Lazy Paladins (35)
another scout died, but we finally grasp hands on taxes, so we'll be able te recrout some more scouts. exploration has been really interesting, but when will the endless desert end tho?
Upright ones (37)
Our main task is to survive the first months in this wild world.
Martiniks Trade Guild (38)
This story is written as part of a charity event to help a poor scout who was sent far to the east. He will have to cross the narrow isthmus where the treacherous and heartless hydra is hiding. It does not miss travelers and my scout wants to withdraw horse.
And now he needs some unclaimed silver. Toss a coin to my scout!
Lwa Law (39)
Men sat around doing nothing last month, lets see if they can work this month 
MalibuWest (40)
What is The Holy Grail of Great Things you ask me? How does it look?
My Goddess did not tell me but I am quite sure I will know once I see it! Is it a goblet? Or maybe a person?

- We found tundra, Sir Frederick! - patrol reported. 

- Tundra next to a desert? Something is not right here! I am sure we are very close! We must go there and see… - Sir Big Hands Jimmy said

- We also found Ice Dragon, sir! - added patrol

Sir Jimmy changed his mind:
- I have something else to do this month…. mmm….
The Order of Holy Grail (41)
The tone of previous article may contain too many of negative although just emotions that I had at that time after my forceful and quite demeaning recruitment. 

After a month the situation seems not that bad. First, there is not much humiliation as I am kind of tribe's member and have learned to know some of their 'cultural' stuff. Second, after living many years in desert and subsisting on scraps, here actually I get the share of loot, and, boy, those orcs can loot.

Now not only I am to be correspondent but also I have been tasked to arrange written communications with other factions, although leadership's idea of diplomacy ends with "who faction weaker? who we attack first?"
Hangry Orks (44)
We need more gold, My Lord.
Gyperboreya (46)
We see people in towns but their eyes are dead, they are desperate. They lost their leaders. They lost hope. 
Truth seekers (47)
Mage woke up again.
This time there were montains around.
The soldiers standing around looked quite friendly.
 - Well, this is already better than last time, - Warden said.
StarFire (50)
2ND DECLARATION OF WAR!

War with the guard faction is ongoing, so we weren't looking for more trouble, but members from Creature faction namely Grizzly bears just made hostile actions towards us in the mountain regions, thus asking for a war, we were hesitant but accepted.
Lost Den (52)
Time is running, first balrog seen in central area. 33,22
Merchants of Death (54)
I wonder if anyone lives across the Jethall River
Wonderland (55)
I know I didn't spend that much silver....there must be a hole in the bottom of the pouch.  Well, time to downsize.  Going to have to show the stupid gnolls what happens when you don't pay up on your bets!
Gamesters of Trisaklion (56)
Desert is a nice place.
But woods are much better.
WindMasters (58)
Sharpening our skills. Planning for our voyage. For our future. For our conquest. 
Rockside Excavations (66)

Rumors

Have you ever played BlackJack with an elf? 21 seems to be their lucky number.
Let's see how lucky they really are.
"The thralls have no freedom.  You don't think or do anything but what the Gamesters tell you to do."
"What else would one do?"
"Love, for one thing,"
"What is... love?"
"Baby don't hurt me, don't hurt me, no more!""
Have the respected Lords decided who they will vote for?
If you are for freedom and democracy, for tyranny and despotism, for anarchy and violence, for peace, trade and cooperation, for martial and magic, for monsters and loot, for all good and against all bad - vote for faction 2!
There are many volcanoes in this world. Do we have a seismic station?
What do you mean we need money to stay here? City people.