Times Turn 81

Vile ritual has been performed at desert (0,48) in Dernvin!
Vile ritual has been performed at swamp (52,48) in Poontmagwern!
Vile ritual has been performed at desert (0,48) in Dernvin!
Vile ritual has been performed at desert (0,48) in Dernvin!
Vile ritual has been performed at desert (0,48) in Dernvin!
Vile ritual has been performed at swamp (52,48) in Poontmagwern!
A Black Keep is building at mountain (36,4) in Slounspifra! Progress 336 /
1000)...
Vile ritual has been performed at swamp (52,48) in Poontmagwern!
A Black Keep has been built at in the desert (0,48) in Dernvin!
Vile ritual has been performed at swamp (52,48) in Poontmagwern!
Vile ritual has been performed at swamp (52,48) in Poontmagwern!
Vile ritual has been performed at desert (0,48) in Dernvin!
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 )      Dozen travelers are telling that refugees are worried about a      (
(       small encounter between two armies in the tundras of Strowon        )
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 )    Dozen traders are telling that locals are rumoring about a small     (
(       battle between enemies in the plains of Skifle where and many       )
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 )       Some adventurers are telling that locals are rumoring about       (
(      plains of Cetheim where in the Brirnan city guards were put to       )
 )                         the sword by a villans.                         (
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 )     Dozen pilgrims are telling that they have heard about a rangers     (
(       who have put to the sword Hydra (4780) freeing the swamps of        )
 )                      Bultladfel from their terror.                      (
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 )    Several traders are telling that they have heard about a witchers    (
(      who have slain Tribe of Centaurs (13441) freeing the plains of       )
 )                       Leckheim from their dread.                        (
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 )    Dozen traders are telling that they have heard about Living Trees    (
(     (10197) in the forests of Prolangrhek continue to cause dread on      )
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 )     Many pilgrims are telling that locals are rumoring about Kraken     (
(        (17137) in the oceans of Quui'udthrar Sea continue to cause        )
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 )      Dozen travelers are telling that they have heard about Undead      (
(      (5010) tried to cause terror in the plains of Bengbost bet were      )
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Vile ritual has been performed at desert (0,48) in Dernvin!
A Black Keep is building at desert (36,26) in Ishepfen! Progress 320 /
1000)...
Vile ritual has been performed at swamp (52,48) in Poontmagwern!
Vile ritual has been performed at swamp (52,48) in Poontmagwern!
A Black Keep is building at desert (51,27) in Feapi'iss! Progress 590 /
1000)...
A Black Keep has been built at in the swamp (52,48) in Poontmagwern!
Vile ritual has been performed at swamp (52,48) in Poontmagwern!

Quests

Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the horses of Ystda.
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the grain of Peglont.
In the mountain of A'art lurks the Giant Birds (9727). 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!
In the tundra of Pepaldil lurks the Hydra (2180). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in Bengbost for the glory of the Gods.
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the stone of Helmec.
In the tundra of Bomcan roams the Ice Wurms (16277). 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!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the grain of E'ioclea.
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 A'edsai for the glory of the Gods.
In the mountain of Inea roams the Family of Ogres (1880). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the mountain of Femont roams the Wolf Pack (740). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Build a Temple in Byrges for the glory of the Gods.
Show your devotion by visiting Temples in A'art, Bomcan and Borac.
In the forest of Orfeidi lurks the Undead (549). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
In the mountain of Slounspifra lurks the Giant Birds (6329). Free the world from this menace and be rewarded!
Seek a token of the Ancient Ones legacy amongst the livestock of Aspol.

Articles

"Why can't we just sit down and figure out a sustainable way of maintaining this world without some crazy powerful people trying to blow it up, like they are going to win at life or something. Like this is some kind of game!", after his outburst, the crazy man in the village square resumed his customary blank stare. A long drop of drool stretching slowly from the turned-down corner of his slack-jawed mouth.
Invisible School of Thaumaturgy (118)
So we did our bit - did you?

2 mages down for Bleak and 1 for us... still have 2 more out there looking for that needle in the haystack... we'll find you. We think Black Keep, Black Wind... why not? Perfect for the assassin mage, don't you think?

Perhaps it is time to visit the other keeps that are still around and take those out.  Aportheo looks good this time of year. 

Why not prolong the suffering?
Fresh Meat (12)
The Red Skulls have attacked us...time to get the troops ready. PREPARE FOR ANOTHER RUMBLE!

(Only for The Times to ignore it in favour of a one goblin versus one gnome fight in a tundra somewhere)
Children of the Four Winds (13)
Are we there yet?
Fanhunters (16)
Well, so much for round the world before it all ends. The plucky adventurers were waylaid by some just plain nasty... Red Skulls.
Big Ol Bob (18)
Hey, ho, chase them, catch them, kill all of them!
The Black Obelisk (28)
There is news that the West provinces are invaded by some pesky barbarians.
Avalon Empire (3)
How is the world ruled and wards start?

Diplomats tell lies to journalists and then believe what they read.

- Karl Kraus
The Most Righteous Order (34)
It was another slow afternoon in the new courtyard.  Autumn had set in and the acer in the south corner was surprisingly red, a visual contrast to the chill in the air, while in the distance the shouts of drovers and whinnying of horses signalled the imminent departure of the construction crews.

Morag had just thrown another set of box-magic-wagons, much to Ellor's delight, when a third customer strode in, a tall human woman in boiled leather.  Sword at her left hip, a staff in her right hand, a small bedroll, or perhaps a prayer rug slung across her back, and a surprisingly large purse at her waist.

"Drink for everyone." 

She didn't particularly raise her voice, with their being only four people in the bar, but Ellor looked over anyway as she opened the purse.

It might have been a trick of the light, but he could have sworn that there was more silver than he'd ever seen in that purse, through some magic bigger on the inside than the out.   

She saw him staring, smiled, and said with a shrug, "Tuition fees." 
Church of Light and Truth (59)
Tick tock, on the clock
But the party don't stop
Nomads (82)
Dirty, dirty, kraken. Eating my fishermen.

Spit 'em out.

Spit 'em out right now!
Pax Fabulii (84)

Rumors

#atlantis 75 "quit"
The crescendo swells
Tension builds as counters climb
Last strikes on their way