Turn #27
527 YD

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Maps A-E

Kingdom of Stillon
King Godwin held his ground at Erparoph (Map G). Kent played checkers at Huat. Corwin told goose jokes in Carbgosh. Jacques Cousteau treaded water at the Orsee (Map B). Faye Siuban sang songs at Blorpug. Le Charrax stayed on his floating boat home in Stirling Firth.
Open for a Player Contact: Thad Plate for details

RAMPAGING FREE PERSONAGE: Qaan the White Talon, a male elder dragon, is on top of Blauf, Map B (p6T6/edr).

FREE PERSONAGE: Hanbarollo, a human male adventurer, is in Tazlao, Map C (p393).

Maps F-J

Barony of Rudeltaktik
Baron Gunter and his force are in Foicrol. Princess Inge remains gainfully employed at Fasing. Pico de Meftyosh is in Voriland with a great army. Donnel stays in Berdsoa.
Open for a Player Contact: Thad Plate for details

Iygtaol Kingdom
Robardin is king at Kinju.
Open for a Player Contact: Thad Plate for details

Aztlan Empire of Xotla

Emperor Pelos stopped at Lucca to drink some water (Map 6). Ralph Reed (Map G) and his troops bale hay at Noib. General Lars' force of 6 saurian knights, 23 paladins and 2 amazons are parked in Stillion's Ucar (Map 6). Chacham with a force is in Puaintlo (Map H). Daavarca is placid at Baurien (Map G). Saotanagh (Map G) is occupied at Ardsgeir. Runs found many distraction at Leghorn (Map 6). Ciach the Fierce One has to put with the forces of evil in Potatue (Map H). Njal Seasaber had a holiday in Raskal (Map G). Punisher will not leave Plaum (Map G). Red Bobh found himself in Stabaum (Map G). Ghashar is in Potatue (Map H).
Contact: Mitchel Ledford 602-275-7889

Goudiz Dragonlair

Neyarizam attacked Oradean Blaukoulya then got real mad and occupied Kletgol and Radace too. At the town of Szarvas he found some dusty old boxing gloves (Map J). Gebert island hopped. He found the famous Big Red viking idol and then sailed to Hucican and conquered it (Map D). King Corillin conquered Ojvaz and sailed to the Gastounias Thalassa (Map D). Puff flew to Bluaf to converse with Qaan. The old worm was not impressed with Puff's offer (Map B). King Joao took his navy to Costa de Sobatsoa. He took sail to the open seas, searching for a safe passage around the Sea of Fire. El Lico got tougher at the Castelo Sobatboa (Map C). Giz Gonzal went to Tazlao and found Hanbarollo, a human wrestler who likes to make pretzels (Map C). Burdard ran into some troulbe against the underwater denizens of Dhiavios Mellonos. Outnumbered 5 to 1, his undead force was decimated. He withdrew to Gastounias Thalassa. Fuzzball and Moctezuma escaped from their jail and led a rebellion against the Wings of Freedom. Their force liberated Goudiz, restoring home control there. Chastity stayed in Kladphida.
ADDED REGIONS: Goudiz, Hucican, Ojvaz, Radace, Kletgol, Blakoulya
MADE PROTECTORATE: all added regions except Goudiz
Contact: C.J. Burt 602-967-6183

Wings of Freedom (Oradea)
Queen Sparrow and her force of 25 paladins, 30 healing priests, 20 hill giants, 12 rangers, 1 centaur knight and 11 storm giants faced off against an army of 27 dragoons, 4 knights, 2 battle eagles, 3 dragons, 4 storm giants, 1 nomad scout, 1 nomad archer, 5 shaman bands, 49 catapults, 7 young dragon which all came from Chudrho. Moctezuma goaded her to a personal combat. Even though she wore bronze armor, she was killed by the old king. Her possessions were taken from her. The army moved to Alfes. Dxog found cool stuff in Zeprad. Penelope vacationed in Karspoja. She bought a souvinir: a Bobbing Head Barney the Dinosaur toy.
Neyarazam's magical airmobile has taken regions away.
LOST REGIONS: Blakoulya, Kletgol, Radace
Contact: Timar Clark

FREE PERSONAGE: Iunbert, a dwarf male diplomat, is in Martdau, Map F (p431ch).

FREE PERSONAGE: Dern, a human male champion, is in Präbalz, Map F (p444).

FREE PERSONAGE: Creidhne, a human male adventurer, is in Stabaum, Map G (p682).

Maps K-O

Der Kraagenmark

Markgraf Eristrom and his pals are in Buda (Map P). Dieter stays at Fuingok (Map P)
Contact: Troy Allen

Dread Magog Horde
Gog, and his nomadic host attacked Ke'alak, Senj and Ad Dayr, the last two are Huzjeskan (Map N). Yog marched inland to take Sitocil. He just got to Cuehan (Map M). Lady Jitvins conquered Quisensam then Quaboco (Map R). The Huzjeskan Horde and the 4th Order are warring against Magog.
ADDED REGIONS: Ke'alak, Sitocil, Quisensam, Quaboco, Senj, Ad Dayr
PROTECTORATE: all added regions
REGIONS LOST: Huaracal, Il Chabud, Khinla, Lawzho, Ponsa
Contact: Mike Overstreet 602-969-8840

The HORDE (Huzjeska)
The following words were attributed to the elusive Huzjeska Sultan Mobius Manslaughter:
"Good Work Men! The HORDE WILL BE TRIUMPHANT! I should be home soon, as soon as I finish business. Arcadia, excuse my boys, they got a little hungry!! Ha! Ha! Ha! Keep up the BAD work! CHEAT TO WIN!"
Lichgoth, seen by some as the real Horde leader, gained Lichi and Etlil (Map H). The Invunerable Lady Worg al Mohg (Map N) attacked Hednakha. Battle was close, but the mutants were especially disgusting this time. Alu Asad poked around and conversed with fellow leaders in Paxhit and Pokh. Barh passed the Hipbone of Vecna to Esvanta. He found nothing so he sailed the endless water of Oued Sea. Crater Wor got the masterblade and remet Lichgoth in Etlil. Old Aria and her forces of chaos easily made into protoplasm the Dalnahej. She was sick and feeble and died at the end of the year. Esvanta went to Pebhur and drank the charm vial and became a more powerful woman. Lettan Yorik slammed Luro and Konpo with his inhuman force. Bizcut took over Potatue with his 30 chaos mutants then Techet fell too. The demon prince Xacxac Razor-Wiper showed the Magog wannabes who was truly boss by shwacking the lands of Il Chabud and Lawzho with his 100 mutants of calamity. Ex-maiden Xitavi found a Spear of Cheer instead of a metaspell. Lobshikh was given back to Arcadia.
ADDED REGIONS: Lichi, Etlil, Hednakha, Dalnahej, Luro, Konpo, Potatue, Techet, Il Chabud, Lawzho
MADE PROTECTORATE: all added regions
REGIONS LOST: Ad Dayr, Lobshikh, Senj
Contact: John Smith 602-992-7137

Griffes de la Nuit
Drake Buckingham and his ghost ships floated above Shekh, scaring villagers and farm animals but not the Vahlgaarte with their weird sounds (Map N). Lillith Priapus went on a diet but it didn't help much, in Dosiludot (Map N). Francesca Clarke and her craft remained docked at the Isle of Sam (Map E).
Open for a Player Contact: Thad Plate for details

The Fourth Rhynchocephalian Order of the Sphenedon
Runge-Kutta (Map R) scrambled his 60 snakemen and 20 pteradon non-scouts to Idolche. Pika Pul brought 2 hill giants, 5 trolls, 10 pikemen, 7 storm giants and 1 battle eagle to the party. Elder Dragon Crone Celalaith defended with 11 regular dragons, 2 griffons, 1 storm giant, 1 battle eagle, 3 knights and 70 protectorate militia. Fighting in jungle, Runge-Kutta was invincible and Celalaith eventually retreated with minimal forces. After the victory, Ponsa was taken from Magog and Minollo, a neutral, was conquered. Avogardo (Map A) diplomacized Ruftalia after liberating it, then fought many Kaiel troops in Basich. The Kaiel had hastily built a new fortress and gathered 2 elf knights, 61 knights, 10 war elephants, 70 swordsmen, 50 catapults to stop the reptiles. Avogordo fought with 50 raptor packs, 3 tyrannosaurs, 8 pteradons, 30 war elephants, 5 knights and 16 trolls. The Rynchocephalians had the advantage all the time and let the trolls take the hits on the front line and inflicted maximum damage scaling over the walls easy. After losing their half their knights all their swordsmen and war elephants, the Kaiel gave up and withdrew from the fastness. Serdikkas didn't diplomacize Bekhba, so he beat them. He and his giants rumbled over to Khila and killed scores there too. Irsad Sunga was hired. Roed and his fast reptiles ran over Aulmas (Map L) then gained Rucroft and Edosh (map G). Undead Everjanet riding the Witch's Broom (Map O) and leading an airbourne force did not diplomacize Omis and Psusotl. Nervi Uopher with his 3 friages, 7 lanteens, 8 dwarf axemen, 30 dwarf crossbows and 8 dwarf phlanx stopped by Arcadian Ghesarch. Pika Pul teleported the big iguana to Idolche. Then he went with his own army to take Huaracal (Map R). Irsad Sunga, a human male snake-charmer, is in Khinla (Map S).
ADDED REGIONS: Idolche, Ponsa, Khinla, Huaracal, Minollo, Bakhba, Aulmas, Rucroft, Edosh, Ruftalia, Basich
PROTECTORATE: Idolche, Ponsa, Minollo, Bakhba, Aulmas, Rucroft, Ruftalia, Achi-Achi, Coelmuth, Crebic, Holij, Vaupher
Contact: Earl Solper 602-921-3716

RAMPAGING BEAST: A noxious imp pesters the villages of Al Ki'ekdas, Map N.

Maps P-T

Ninkul Imperium
The Mad Queen, Wakamak and her great force slaughtered Khulaw and Vois (Map U). Minimak is no where to be seen. Ninnuk got better leadership from Kivar's good words (Map U). He then raised some zombies at Orkal then conquered Boyur. Kivar gave up his troops to Onemai then found Doenned in Vumef (Map V). Onemai built her body up, but wouldn't listen to Kivar. Dasiny had no fun in Shuban (Map U). Cian went to Vinican (map L). Gleacuster suddenly announced that he will be working for the Imperium (map U).
ADDED REGIONS: Khulaw, Vois, Boyur
MADE PROTECTORATE: all added regions
Contact: Brian Hansche 602-926-8499

Dragonkeep of Ihuem

Celalaith was driven from Idolche. She is now in Bebuo. Nailtooth the Brave is in Ul Shiair with some trolls. Lux is at Sanho.
Open for a Player Contact: Thad Plate for details

Bob teleported himself to Kir and began his attacks. He was outnumbered but his troops were fearsome and won the night both in Kir and Toshji (Map S). Prince Desmodius got to Kaoneva and hired Lin Xing (Map X). General Desmodius and his dragon smothered with fire, little Babia. Wen Chiang went to Jinzhai with 2 dragons, 18 vampires, 16 stormguards, 6 rangers and 3 undead knights. Meletta's old army of 1 eagle, 5 crossbowdwarves, 6 ogres, 3 hill giants, 1 siegedwarf were there, but lost the fight. They fled to Shangcheng. Wen Chiang then conqured Minggang (Map X). Cao Cao entered and conquered Jongku (Map T). He is now in Chowian. Elder Dragon Ruchah left Giltez and scared Shekh into submission. Ling Xin, a human female mystic, is in Kaoneva (Map X).
ADDED REGIONS: Kir, Toshji, Babia, Minggang, Jongku, Shekh, Jinzhai
MADE PROTECTORATE: all added regions
Contact: David Vasiloff 602-935-7006

Chohashi Shogunate
Lady Shogun Takeda Hitomi stayed in Chohashi (Map T). Takeda Yoshi no move Gusumika (Map T). Yamamoto Sukishuma watches Ts'la with a force of 15 knights, 30 dragoons, 1 pteradon, 2 rangers and 4 shamen bands (Map U). The Short Guys continued their rampage.
Contact: Scott Micheel

Elvish Estate of Efune
Corillean clocked Mosapi, then ran rampant over Meidao and Ahu (Map Y). Itoke gathered troops at Teka. Avariell teleported to Zud (Map O). Naito Masutoya's forces gained control of Sopero, Heiri and Fixua. Naito then died of old age (Map O & T). Pingou-Ka went to Peloreo. Sardior Dragonlord flew to Lutifoka and found clues to that alien space ship in Urrari.
ADDED REGIONS: Mosapi, Meidao, Ahu, Sopero, Heiri, Fixua
MADE PROTECTORATE: all added regions
Contact: John Schmid 412-441-6159

FREE PERSONAGE: Udacach, a dwarf male diplomat, is in Nachar, Map P (515ch).

FREE PERSONAGE: Stumpy Fred, a dwarf male general, is in Nachar, Map P (p644).

Maps U-Y

The Short Guys With the Long Beards
Orin Redbeard didn't hire Pikatatatuta, because his luck was moderate. He then took over Fabemi and Hizzi. Ivan Redbeard didn't spend the time with Gleacuster that he could have. Gleacuster had a better offer somehow somewhere else. Blinky teleported to Ts'la with 14 dwarf crossbows, 20 dwarf phlanxi. He was ready for the war. In Ganack, he found the rare collectible Tonga Banana Stamp, Platinum Edition. Shnisto Breast-Cup could not hire ol' Rud Thamed. But she too was tensed up. The Dw'elf league declared war by seizing Xisir.
ADDED REGION: Febemi, Hizzi
Contact: Todd Delevan 602-840-6849

Khanate of Rimadaho
Khatun Kristen Necros patrolled the Amber Point with frigates (map 1). Barogud and 16 knights, 16 war wagons and 10 hill giants attacked the fortified 30 saurians knights, 9 battle apes at Layada. After a couple rounds of battle, the Djeme troops surrendered and were disarmed (map V). Ontawr attacked the island of Sahufata. He moved to the Haunt of Jitkerpapa Raja (Map W). Jihaska Ny found runes, Vamilrala (who joined), a metaspell, a jewel golf ball and some keys in her searches through Yahi, Asuna and Baraha (Map V). Jimanda Ny had a quiet time but she found an item that might make Little Goosha like her. Danratti attacked Pelunka and Ison. No time for Rikal. Uwaham slammed Galara and took command of Kovala. Ishanna was busy looking for stuff. She found a key, a golf club and a cookie. They just don't make closets big enough to store all the stuff Rimadaho found.
ADDED REGIONS: Sahufata, Ifalahopa, Pelunka, Ison, Galara, Kovala, Layada
MADE PROTECTORATE: Sahufata, Ifalahopa, Pelunka, Ison, Galara, Kovala, Daraheba
REGIONS LOST: Famino, Sawira
Contact: Dave Welches 602-890-2560

The Plague
Justice slogged to Tarahe. He put more straw in his body and learned a few things about magic. Marshal Drakus marched 6 orc slingers and 55 zombies to invade Rimadaho land: Famino and Sawira. Baron Toril got into Rebisi and made them pay (map 2).
ADDED REGIONS: Famino, Sawira, Rebesi
PROTECTORATE: all added regions
Contact: Marcus Chittenden 602-994-3054 (4-6pm)

Emperor Uzhang the Drow sat on Bounme. Baileya herded in Mackel. Duc Fu and Shin Shai are also in Bounme.
Open for a Player Contact: Thad Plate for details

FREE PERSONAGE: Blurni, a dwarf male spy, is in Kapu, Map U. Will not work for the Short Guys (p550st).

FREE PERSONAGE: Waltanal, a gnome male legendary adventurer, is at Dakto. Map X & 3 (p8A5).

FREE PERSONAGE: Pikatatatuta, a gnome male marshal, is in Treli, Map U (p964).

FREE PERSONAGE: Rud Thamad, a human male mystic, is in Fafatsan, Map U (p357).

FREE PERSONAGE: Doenned, a dwarf male adventurer, is in Kaoneva, Map U (p455).

Maps Z-4

Dw'elf League of Gobel
Orin Oakstaff attacked Omolon and Sirok's Mus Kurapa with 10 centaru knights and 8 regular knights. He was always outnumbered (map Z). Erin Ironrod bested Daygraw and then with 2 elf knights, 1 elf longbowmen and 8 knights struggled with Leezith's home forces. He won because he was clever and smart in the woods (map 5). Don Gnarled had 15 dwarven phlanxes, 6 dwarf crossbows, 2 dwarf axemen, 2 griffons, 1 battle eagle, a bememoth and a dragon to occupy Short Guy's Xisir with. He found a meta spell there (map Z). Duster found a healing stone in Ochi (map 5). Oshiro the Crafty and 5 dwarf crossbowmen, 5 archers, 5 pikemen, 10 spearmen, 15 swordsmen, 8 trolls, 1 hill giant and 1 elf knight occupied Evot's Suzpel and Blueb (map Z). Osric died in Xisir (map Z). Peter Halladad marched his 4 archers, 10 swordsmen and 5 spearmen to conquer Counsna and Iztha, Evot territory (map Z). Murgi Ton began his magical work in Fouril (map 5). Gerrin snuck out of Shipoy to find a map of a distant palace in Doleg and a new leader Alph Curot (map Z). Lindesa got to run the monkey horde. She and 55 battle apes (what fun!) ran all over Ilbenja and then Mus Hapa (map Z). Assandi sailed to Mer Celrilly (Map Z). Tommavi found a Mace of Doom in Fouril. Nothing to find in Milklen (map 5). Tern Von Bahund attacked Bulpuk with 11 elf knights. He defeated Camille and his 18 knights and made them prisoners of war. He then jumped on Ralsop (Map 5).
ADDED REGIONS: Omolon, Daygraw, Xisir, Ilbenja, Ralsop, Mus Kurapa, Mus Haja, Leezith, Suzpel, Blueb, Counsan, Iztha, Bulpok
PROTECTORATE: all added regions except Xisir
Contact: Jake Hoehl 602-272-2133

Black Empire of Tor Sirok
Jakarl Unger is a prisoner in a Dw'elf gaol. Dornan stayed in Kube.
LOST REGIONS: Mus Kurapa, Mus Haja
Open for a Player Contact: Thad Plate for details

Elves of Evot
Camille was taken prisoner in Bulpok after the battle there. Lord Callis hummed in Lowdrom. Gurn is in Shipoy to do some turkey knocking.
LOST REGIONS: Leezith, Suzpel, Blueb, Counsan, Iztha, Bulpok
Open for a Player Contact: Thad Plate for details

Fertile Kingdom of Djema
Izam the Fin and his 25 raptors stayed in Thocal. Jack the Ripper is in Hunrob. Madame Josephine flies above the Dangerous Shark Sea.
Open for a Player Contact: Thad Plate for details

Templars of Jalingo
King Lazaar and Lady Thornak are in Nongkhai. Lazaar III did not move from Iglulu.
Open for a Player Contact: Thad Plate for details

Ssaptian Conquests
King 'Saruss plus 40 dinosaur knights crossed into Kanaga and won the day there against a Templar protectorate. He found two things: the dragon-kin leader Zashrunda and a box of 'Star Wars' cards. Issaion's raptors got to Morveni to find nothing. Quarter spent the whole time in Yamosso casting his spell. It almost failed.
Contact: Dave Pettit

FREE PERSONAGE: The Grandmaster of Assassins, a male gnome hit-man, is in Ganta, Map 3. He is tough to hire outright. Is easier to hire the AGM on a per turn basis, or to do a particular job (p133, +5 might in duels).

FREE PERSONAGE: Kasinatha the Lusty, a human female swordswoman, is in Tahel, Map 2 (p452c4).

FREE PERSONAGE: Nbuldada, a human male monk, is in Linnee, Map 2 (p244).

FREE PERSONAGE: Alph Curot, a human male warlord, is in Doleg, Map Z (p656).

FREE PERSONAGE: Zashrunda, a dragon-kin male adventurer, is in Kanaga, Map 3 (p253fb).

Maps 5-9

Kaiel Clan
Prime Predictor Sima coran-Kaiel (Map A) attacked Arcadian regions to become neutral so he could diplomacize them. None of them (Oyow, Nuncka and Hacopi) wanted to join, though. Mu Cao-Kaiel took ship with his forces added new troops and pacified Saparamiba at long last (Map 7). Mea rea-Kaiel reinforced Basich in time to fight the Sphenedon. But the reptilian rascals were too strong and he was forced out (map A). Crigto Smoln parted from Poldu, couldn't diplomacize Saulen. Went to Fleen and got better might. Pashion Ruk (Map A) couldn't sway Vuku but did bamboozle The Mipar. Ted Nugent expelled the fairies (something he been itching to do for while) using that Kasadoric Crossbow and then found a captive old lady, Mother Heela, in Harma.
ADDED REGIONS: Saparamiba, The Mipar
LOST REGIONS: Basich, Ruftalia
FORTRESS BUILT (Though Lost to Rhynchosephalia): Basich
Contact: Kerry Harrison

Arcadia, the Throne of Sardior
Wooglin Tisis of the Evil Eye could no longer be seen. The gnome lady Taklo Dragonrider is in Kuki (Map 5). Viiglin Tisis and his flight are now above the Mar Du Balat (Map 5). Tkon the Elder sailed around the Xerxan Sea (Map J). Libbit Big Nose just made it to Ulspra (map B). Boris the Gnome relaxed at Sluelis (Map B). Berry took five at Misoe (Map 9).
REGIONS LOST: Oyow, Nuncka, Hacopi
Contact: Pat Mills

FREE PERSONAGE: Former Vorinan Heir, Vorino the Wait, a human male admiral, has escaped to Hidur, Map 6, will not work for Dw'elf or Kaiel (p641ad).

FREE PERSONAGE: Karkaboka, a male human admiral, is at Leghorn, Map 6 (p641ad). Owns Bronze Armor.

FREE PERSONAGE: King Shagrup, an evil male human general, is in Te Anou, Map 8 (p745). Owns Jula's Machete.

FREE PERSONAGE: Mother Heela, a female saurian teacher, is at Harma (Map 6). p3A9.

Map Ø: The Underworld

New Kingdom of Karakorum
Seuratu the Pharoah Mummy slummed in Sema. Azzgon be in Petra now. Redscale gave up his invasion in Debian.
Open for a Player Contact: Thad Plate for details

Drowlord Nergal crept in Kerer. Ereshkigal rummaged not at Khefa. Darth Vador fixed located in Nishaj. Jicha painted her fingernails at Khefa.
Contact: Tim Solper

Black Adder Kingdom
King Harry drank vinegar in Tongren. Edmund the Black Adder and Baldric wreaked havoc in Yaan. Prince George squandered his leg (also in Yaan). Bubba found no good stuff in Yaan. Iovihup shot crows in Tongren.
Open for a Player Contact: Thad Plate for details

These are changes that occur due to game play.
Map K: Chikaid has a Necropolis (np)
Map O and T: Eli =Elia
Map V: Kamu is now a woodland (w), Magopo is now a desert (d), Goji is now desert and Ideputsa is a Ruined City. Layada is jungle (j)
Map Y: Fakora has a saurian city (sc)

Black Empire ©1996 Wanderer Games
All contents of this Newletter is ©1996 Plate Games

The Ranking List: Imperial Strength
1. Kaiel
2. Rynchocephalia\
3. Huzjeska
4. Aztlan
5. Ninkul
6. Dw'elf
7. Goudiz
8. Arcadia
9. Magog
10. Rudeltaktik
11. Wings
12. Djeme
13. Stillon
14. Short Guys
15. Tatarus
16. Ssaptia
17. Vahlgaarte
18. Plague
19. Karakorum
20. Efune
21. Elf-Nam
22. Rimadaho
23. Kraagenmark
24. Chohashi
25. Tor Sirok
26. Templars
27. Griffes
28. Blackadder
29. Iygtaol
30. Ihuem
31. Evot