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A Black Keep is building at mountain (36,4) in Slounspifra! Progress 100 /
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A Black Keep has been built at in the plain (18,0) in Cetheim!
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A Black Keep is building at desert (51,27) in Feapi'iss! Progress 30 /
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A Black Keep has been built at in the swamp (52,48) in Poontmagwern!
A Black Keep is building at desert (0,48) in Dernvin! Progress 500 / 1000)...

Quests

In the tundra of Huykash lurks the Hydra (510). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the stone of Helmec.
In the mountain of A'art lurks the Giant Birds (9727). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the grain of Peglont.
Build a Temple in Byrges 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!
Build a Temple in Abre for the glory of the Gods.
Build a Temple in Bengbost for the glory of the Gods.
Build a Temple in A'edsai for the glory of the Gods.
In the forest of Orfeidi lurks the Undead (549). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the tundra of Bedba roams the Wolf Pack (740). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the livestock of Aspol.
In the mountain of Inea roams the Family of Ogres (1880). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Show your devotion by visiting Temples in A'art, Bomcan and Borac.
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 E'ioclea.
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the horses of Ystda.
Show your devotion by visiting Temples in Agate, Angli and Anuhiant.
In the swamp of Robal roams the Ice Dragon (2534). 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!

Articles

Gazing at The Times in horror, the General called an emergency meeting of the Council of the Four Winds. It seemed black keeps were being erected, which could only mean someone was trying to destroy the world!

The situation looked bleak. The money was distributed across villages and trading ships so no one strike could wipe out the alliance, but it also meant the money wasn't in a central pot to pay for expensive projects. There just wasn't enough rootstone on the small island without shipping in more.

It was time to call on the allies and see what a joint effort could do. In the meantime, the council made one important decision - to order lobster for....no wait, not the lunch order, the other thing. They decided to appoint an official curser to throw a jinx on everyone's attempts to end this beautiful world.
Children of the Four Winds (13)
Home sweet home.
Fanhunters (16)
The lowly worker, much maligned by the more flashy members of the group, are now sorely missed. Especially, the more talented amongst them. It's ironic that the best armed and armoured, were the first to run away when the going got tough, leaving the workers and garrisons behind. Still the pampered soldiers hide away, the dirty work left to the growing ranks of the not quite dead.
Big Ol Bob (18)
“Sir, the Roads for Iwick project is complete.”
“Good commander. Do the builders have their new orders?”
“Yes sir, temple building starts next month.”
The Grey Order (27)
It was time when cities were taken from Guards, now cities are returned to them.
The Black Obelisk (28)
The Black Keep is finished.
Avalon Empire (3)
What shall we do now?
The Most Righteous Order (34)
So many towers...
Frozen Sails (38)
- Your Majesty, the end is near!
- What's wrong with you?
- I've been at astrologist tower and heard that old evil has arisen. Some nations are building the black keeps and construction is near completion.
- I see. Call the guards. We are going for a walk.
WindMasters (4)
Report from Scout #5
Black towers everywhere... We want in!
The Disinherited Knights (42)
The end is near.
Under Pressure (57)
The very air was tinged with dread.  Alathiel could taste a taint upon the crystal even as she bent her will upon the gate before her.

The Black Towers had begun to rise.
Church of Light and Truth (59)
Everybody seemed to be building things.

They had not even met architect.

Maybe that was for the best.
Iron Harlequins (76)
Oh look a tower is getting built!

I wonder if they filed for building permission? Better go make an inspection.
General Disasters Inc (8)
Black Keeps are growing faster mushrooms. 
Should we wait for mushroom keepers?
Nomads (82)
Here fishy fishy fish, I have something for you.
Pax Fabulii (84)

Rumors

Several settlers are complaining that they keep getting attacked by a wild band of centaurs that are up to mischief in the plains of Japleec
Times without haiku
Is such a sad time indeed
So I contribute.
Cold winds kiss black stone
Gleams ice-rim'd in dawn sunlight
Winter is coming