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Times Turn 6

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 )     A few travelers are discussing about a conflict between hostile     (
(      forces happened in the plains of Cencokstrel where 42combatants      )
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(     Multiple traders have heard about the skirmish between two armies     )
 )      happened in the swamps of Wichy'om where some men died. This       (
(       battle will be known as Battle near the forests of Bihucrar.        )
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(         A few merchants are worried about a fight between enemies         )
 )      happened in the plains of Cencokstrel where battle ended in a      (
(        slaughter of one of the sides. This battle will be known as        )
 )                Battle near the mountains of Cherchesca.                 (
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 )     Handful traders are whispering about a clash between two armies     (
(       happened in the plains of Cencokstrel where battle ended in a       )
 )       slaughter of one of the sides. This battle will be known as       (
(                 Battle near the mountains of Cherchesca.                  )
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(       A few pilgrims are talking about the skirmish between enemies       )
 )     happened in the forests of Cenlantstren where battle ended in a     (
(        slaughter of one of the sides. This battle will be known as        )
 )                Battle near the ocean of Atlantis Ocean.                 (
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 )      Handful commoners have heard about the village of Dendee that      (
(      lies in the Stenlut jungles, where an opposition killed guards.      )
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(      A few pilgrims are whispering about the village of Omouth that       )
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(       In the mountains of Peha, near ocean of Atlantis Ocean, Giant       )
 )    Scorpions (384) who continue to cause dread to local inhabitants.    (
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 )      In the jungles of Chase, near ocean of Atlantis Ocean, Undead      (
(         (1828) who continue to cause terror to local inhabitants.         )
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(      In the forests of Enme, near forests of Co'iork, Undead (1037)       )
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Go into all the world, and tell all people that new world is great.


Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the wood of Dasknonla.
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the stone of Slegladdes.
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the furs of Ihietway.
In the forest of Dabastpre lurks the Kobold Pack (1045). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in Baquaudblir for the glory of the Gods.
Build a Temple in Blarnfashire for the glory of the Gods.
In the swamp of Chomcont roams the Lizard Men (209). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the ironwood of Illford.
In the swamp of Samore roams the Crocodiles (355). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the forest of Starath roams the Wolf Pack (318). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the mountain of Farsatstan lurks the Undead (620). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in Allswirnan for the glory of the Gods.
In the desert of Chrastnasest lurks the Evil Mages (632). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the livestock of Ruhan.
In the plain of Enknaindrun roams the Pride of Lions (315). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the horses of Sonokark.
In the jungle of Stenlut lurks the Great Apes (1833). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the herbs of Wichy'om.
Build a Temple in Ca'a for the glory of the Gods.


Settlement grows but is disrupted by wild creatures. Analysis shows that our combined forces are not sufficient to eliminate them. We must let them roam and cut losses.

Ocean and forest were discovered, and we must proceed to explore lands.
Necrontyr (10)
Guess I'm staying in this swamp after all, this evil little group of darlings is endearing.
Legacy of Disasters (106)
How did I get here...?
New Guys (108)
It's kind of lonely here. We need to find at least some museum. The exhibits cannot do without attention. Let's try to go to the east, the east has always loved the show.
Exhibits (111)
I dont have a friend! 
I am alone.
MMF (113)
Some bugger moved our towel. We'll be having words with management after we've finished our drinks.
Idle Vice (12)
Tough choices ahead. Instant gratification or future happiness......
Them (15)
It appears that the only way to get off my island is via air. But the development of flying will take many turns. But there is alternative - to ask some other faction to send me the ship. But will anyone care to do it and will I dare to reveal my defenseless coordinates?!
Lords of the Sky (16)
Our neighbors have been startlingly reasonable.  Yet, we hear of conflict between them... how soon till war arrives, and how will the sides be drawn?
Kiiran (17)
At last, a few friendly faces where I have landed.   Things are looking up.
Atlanteans of Yore (19)
Next turn!
Clan of the Crooked Hooves (20)
We are not interested in negotiation; we have come for your technology and assimilation into our collective.
Borg (21)
Time to shaft
Punkers (22)
"Sir, we're starting on the caravanserai."
"Good; we need it up and running as soon as possible."
The Grey Order (23)
There's alot of water up here. Would be a shame if something were to.... freeze it... :(
The Broken Skull (24)
..parchment of paper, brougth by seagul..

Dear Boss, Unstopable ok, no ice, no treasure, lot of fish, will return soon, no m... fck..
The Wolves of Isengard (25)
Tonight he managed to make out the first few words in the Holy Book. He was able to recognize the words "Deed", "Dragon", "Night", "Ritual". It also seemed to him that the word was familiar, but he was not sure and decided that it meant "Watering". These words were repeated on every page. In the morning he went out to the people and told them what he had learned. After much discussion and debate, it was decided to make a dragon statue from improvised materials. Residents went to the jungle to harvest wood and furs.
Church of The Holy Deed (26)
We meet more and more factions, people are moving towards warm belt
Friendly people (27)
A lot of blue
Rainbow Falcons (29)
We are spending our treasure too fast and we are advancing steadly but slowly. We need resources fast.
The Merry Magicians (3)
We're not alone after all.
Dogs of war (31)
Perhaps we have grown too fast, Lord Greylord suggests. Silver is a serious issue.
Greylords (32)
They went to the coordinates, but The Beast was nowhere to be seen. Most puzzling.
Three (33)
The woman reined in her horse as tutor and class looked up.  

She tossed a surprisingly heavy bag into the midst of them, where it clinked heavily.

"See you in two months," the tutor smiled, though all he got in return was a departing grunt.
Cthonic Underground (35)
something is beginning!
Silver Hand (36)
The porters will not go further without pay. So close, and yet so far.
Babylon (37)
Surrounded on all sides by strange tribes and unknown scouts.  The Clan will hold.
Until their intent is known, we must err on the side of caution.
We apologise in advance if our border guards seem impolite, but until communications have been opened, our borders must remain closed to the unknown and their unknown intent.

The McTavish
Clan McTavish (38)
Guards, guards, guards...
WindMasters (39)
No money no honey
Gyperboreya (4)
again senseless dreams! it's time to stick to someone already.
Danado (40)
Finally the world showed its true nature - Bog things waiting in ambush. It had looked too easy, a desert without sphinxes or liches, jungles without giant apes...but the swamps were so full of death they were guaranteed to slaughter the newly rising Children of the Four Winds.
The Children of the Four Winds (41)
It's time to show your rider skills. The wind is whistling and stones are splashing from under the hooves. No one can stop me.
OrTOdox (42)
Quest: In the plain of Inteng lurks the Tribe of Centaurs (969).  Free the
world from this menace and be rewarded!
Scottish Engineers (45)
From the diary of Gale Swifthands

Quaskim is still quiet. Apart from the local peasantry nobody set up any enterprise in the city. How am I supposed to run a thieving emporium if there's nothing to steal? I had to recruit a few goblins in the swamps on Sirchsh to start collecting some silver for me. Strange to see my former race from the perspective of a human. They are so small and weak. Rather insignificant. I feel sympathy for all goblins yet I also see that with goblins and adolescents I won't go far. Luckily I managed to polish up on my illusion magic so what I lack in self confidence I can at least fake with magic. Irina also keeps me in high spirits. That girl has skills. And ambition. I better watch my back.
I made a pact with an orc tribe today. Ghorn's tribe. Rowdy and arrogant bunch but dumb as hell. It was easy to persuade some of them to become my tax collectors. Silver and illusion helped in the process.
Does the body affect the spirit? When I was a goblin I spoke as a goblin and thought as a goblin. But when I became a man I put away the clumsy goblin behavior. I am a new person now. Not as iron willed as a true leader should be but I am getting there. Hopefully. One day.
The lizardmen scouts I've sent out months ago are reporting back with more and more land discovered in every direction. They are hiring more people all over the world to help in exploration. Some of the new hires were so eager and full of wanderlust that they ignored the guards of Adeptus Mechanicus (99) and got themselves killed in the process. That's what happens when you send youngsters to do do men's work. The next ones will fare better.
Sticky Hands (48)
Tired, very tired .Void of inspiration
Brown Bread (50)
[Drinks ironwood sap]
Tyranny (51)
No one told me what to do when the money stopped flowing. I have heard the dragons have lots. Perhaps I should investigate as everyone starves....
Greywolf (52)
The expansion continues but I'm open to all reasonable negotiations about boundaries and borders.
Mantzikert (53)
These orcs had told me they were fierce fighters...
Well, I must admit that this scout did not failed when attacked by the Hydra! He fought with bare hands, or rather, he tried to fight and was burnt before he could reach the monster.
Heroic, but useless! We must teach these brainless creatures that there are other ways to fight that are more efficient.
For the near future, we will have to change our plans!
Iron Dwarves (54)
It might be time to build a ship and explore the world.
The Order of Tolin (55)
Well what does one do when one has no silver, that is the question.
Kragers Klowns (58)
Scouts delivered info that in the swamp city Letfest vodka has seen for sale. Maybe there is hope. Its in a great distance to the West, but its the only way.
Drunken Dwarves (59)
June, Year 1

- First One (763) attacks Malagor (760) in desert (61,21) in Miu'ia!

The desert winds of Miu'ia are treacherous. Today, they brought with them an unexpected assault. I was ambushed by First One of Yet Another Faction. The sands drank deeply as I fell, but death seemed to be a brief darkness for me. The ancient dark ritual I once performed whispered promises of resurrection. I awoke in a new form, but the power I once wielded felt distant, like a dream half-remembered.

But that was not all. In a brazen move, the men of Yet Another Faction launched an attack on the Order within the city walls. However, recognizing the threat, the City Guards swiftly sided with the Order. The combined might of the Order and the City Guards proved too formidable, and every last aggressor from Yet Another Faction met their end.

Our scouts have discovered two shafts, their purpose and depths yet unknown. With fire in their eyes, the troops are ready to march and claim any city that stands in our path.

Yet Another Faction's hostility is unprovoked and blindsided us. Their audacity in attacking without warning is a clear sign of their intentions. We must be vigilant. Their aggression has only steeled our resolve. Any of their kin found in our lands will know our wrath, just as they showed us no mercy.

The Order of Obsidian Shadow (6)
From the Throne Room

Queen XOT: " Call my physician, my head is aching. Who brought me that wretched Tequila last night?"
XOT (60)
About time to sail the seas
Malibu West (62)
describe unit “carrying his pet sheep”

Try the  NFL Lounge then…

Two faction leaders were watching the Buccaneers take on the Falcons. OMG. Yet more sailors and raptors. And everyone knows Buccaneers all have parrots. This is going to be harder than she thought. 

She wandered over to the Poker Room. A tanned dude drinking a rum and coconut cocktail go all in on the flop with seven high nothing. “Surely a Colts fan.” she decided as the huge pot went to a caller.  And unsaddled horses are an evil omen. 
“No way that one!” 

Back to the NFL. Only one possibilities left. So  nondescript he might be mistaken for a baker.  He was watching the Browns game. Number 49 missed a tackle and the Browns were out of contention. 

An announcement interrupted the normal cheesy music. Time for the Keno Bonus draw! 
If you’re in the 7-spot Bonus game and all seven of your numbers drop you win the jackpot plus a top of the line magic wagon too.  A Mini Cooper, a Dodge Ram or a Mustang - whichever you want.  
The jackpot was up to 
7480 silver. Sell the wagon and she’d have at least 12000 silver - enough to start her own faction. And a few new clothes, some shoes and what-nots.  Maybe a Shishkin poster. A flock of magical sheep in a beautiful mountain glen. Overlooking plains filled with flower meadows. Enchanting forests in the near distance and some nice swamp, desert and jungle on the far (but not too far) horizon  And definitely no sea. 
The balls tumbled out of the barrel, interrupting her daydream…
3, 7, 8, 28, 29, 30, 34, 42, 51, 60, 93, 101. 
Whaat?  Not a single number? The fix is in! This place must be one of the City Guard’s rackets. At least Baaa’ s tickets give people hope - numbers close to the winner…

to be continued…
Rurikids (65)
Surviving, barely. At least I found some friends, and a bit of space.
Fon (69)
replace me with a real article before the turn runs
celebrants (7)
Another month, another mistake. Oh well. Guards are gone.
The Filras (8)
Looks like the quiet days are over.
It is not as if life was easy and straightforward before but now that we see a Sea serpent pillaging prosperous plains nearby the shadow is cast upon our land.
Drow (82)
You have to be careful... there are monsters around... and other aggressive creatures
Monster hunters (85)
Damn, some letters did not reach our scouts and embassy.
Hopefully it will be fixed this turn.
Apologies to everybody involved
The Night Watch (86)
Are you ready to jump?
Yet Another Faction (9)
In a realm where the ancient woods met the rolling plains, there lived an elf named Elowen and a centaur named Calden. They were the best of friends, their bond forged through countless adventures and shared dreams.

Elowen, with her emerald eyes and golden hair that seemed to shimmer like sunlight through leaves, was known for her wisdom and her affinity for the natural world. Calden, the centaur, was a master of the bow, his lower half graced with the sleek, tawny form of a horse, and his upper half a strong, noble figure.

One fateful morning, as they embarked on a journey to explore the uncharted lands beyond their familiar forest and plains, a storm unlike any they had ever seen began to brew on the horizon. Dark clouds gathered ominously, and the wind carried a sense of dread.

As they continued their quest, the storm descended upon them with a ferocity that seemed unnatural. Lightning cracked across the sky, and thunder rolled like the bellowing voice of an angry god. Rain fell in torrents, soaking Elowen's cloak and drenching Calden's mane.

Suddenly, from the heart of the tempest, a colossal figure emerged—a storm giant, its form made of swirling clouds and its eyes flashing with electric fury.

"You dare to intrude upon my domain!" the giant's voice roared, shaking the very earth beneath them. "Prepare to face the consequences!"

Elowen and Calden, gripped by fear but bound by their friendship and courage, tried to retreat, but the storm giant's wrath was relentless. Lightning bolts struck the ground around them, and the giant's immense power bore down upon them.

With a final, desperate plea to the elements, Elowen and Calden clasped hands, their love for each other and their shared bond a source of strength. They called upon the magic of the forest and the speed of the wind, hoping to shield themselves from the giant's devastating onslaught.

But the storm giant was too mighty, too consumed by its anger. With one devastating strike, it sent a bolt of lightning that enveloped Elowen and Calden, their forms illuminated for a brief, blinding moment. When the light faded, they were gone, consumed by the tempest.

The storm giant, having exacted its vengeance, vanished back into the howling winds, leaving behind only the echoes of its thunderous laughter.

In the days that followed, the forest mourned the loss of Elowen and the plains the absence of Calden. Their memory lived on in the whispered tales of their bravery and friendship. The land wept for their sacrifice.

And though they were gone, the bond between the elf and the centaur remained unbroken. Legends told of two spirits who now danced among the stars, their love and courage forever etched in the hearts of those who remembered them.

The world continued to turn, the storm giants returned to the distant skies, and the Enchanted Forest and rolling plains stood as they always had. But the memory of Elowen and Calden lived on, a testament to the enduring power of friendship and love, even in the face of the mightiest of storms.
Paykiss (92)
Le regroupement est en cours et nous laisserons une petite colonies à l'arrière pour aider nos amis...
La construction de bateaux sera surement assez longue mais l'issue ne peut en être autrement.
The Lands Kepper (93)
The latest Times articles were taken by some of less-literate neighbours as "rambling about things happening and not worthy of article in global newspaper". Although these criticisms will be ignored, now more structured articles will be published telling story about faction's rise, growth and eventual revenge.

Chapter 1: The Birth of Faith
In a world painted with a lush blend of magic and nature, a tribe called the "Revenge of Cone" made its home amidst a vast and sprawling landscape. This tribe was unique, for they followed a peculiar faith—devotion to a mystical pine cone known as "Conus Mysticus." A symbol of life and rejuvenation, the tribe believed that their pine cone granted them favor in their pursuits.

The chief, an elderly woman named Seranis, held the Conus Mysticus aloft as the sun dipped below the mountains. "Our expansion shall spread the blessings of the cone!" she proclaimed, eyes alight with fervor. The tribe cheered in unison, a symphony of faith and unity.
Revenge of the Cone (95)
Everything depends on luck.
Tailenders (97)
Amidst the delicate dance of diplomacy, tragedy struck. One of the factions that had warmly received the Adeptus Mechanicus envoys fell victim to a sinister force that had long remained hidden in the shadows. Reports came in of a devastating attack by a group of evil magicians who wielded dark and arcane powers.

The once-thriving faction, which had shown great promise as an ally, was now in ruins. Their technological advancements lay in ruins, and their people were scattered and demoralized. The evil magicians had not only defeated them but had also sown fear and chaos throughout the region.

Aelarion Stormforge and his advisors were shocked by the news. They realized that the threat of these evil magicians could not be underestimated. It was a stark reminder that while they pursued the light of knowledge, some embraced the darkness of forbidden magic.
Adeptus Mechanicus (99)


Mentifex version 1.1.1, initiate runtime. Downloading ruleset. Applying patches.
Some say that Borg will soon battle with Adeptus Mechanicus
Villages near and far are talking about the arrival of the Collective.
beware the honey trap of sticky hand
...don't sit on the stump, don't eat the pie.  The GrayWolf will come and devour your soul!
One more month of training, and then we go.

Are we rushing in? Or going... all sneaky-beaky like?
Leaders going cheap. Please contact me urgently as they look to be reassigned.
Who are the players claiming too much territory.  One single man on guard does not give you rights to a region.
Some try to contact others, which is fair.
Some answer when they are contacted, which is normal.
But there are others that neither try to get contact nor answer when contacted...
And not because they forgot to do so, as they set an unfriendly default attitude.
These guys had better change their behavior before some potent warlord wipes them out!
Sneaky Sneaky I was. Picking pockets I did. 
My dagger is calling for sleepy sleepy blood.
They say the monsters you can’t see are the scariest. 
replace me with a real rumor before the turn runs
I heard Yet Another Faction are killing other units on sight. Do Not Trust.