Date   : 01/15/2007    Duedate: 01/27/2007


DM-2    TURN-445

This Weeks Top Honors


(2-5393) [6-5-0,87]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MASTERS OF SAND (636)          
(2-5393) [6-5-0,87]            

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MASTERS OF SAND (636)          THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
(2-5393) [6-5-0,87]            (2-5427) [4-2-1,44]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE GOLDEN FISH (147)       20
2. MASTERS OF SAND (636)       14      MASTERS OF SAND (636)
3. INQUISITION SL5 (631)        0      Unchartered Team
4. THE SUMMONING (641)          0
                                       Y.U.I. OUGHTA (420)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*THE SUMMONING (641)        2   0  0  100   1/ 1 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)     9  6 1
 2- 2 INQUISITION SL5 (631)     31  15  1 67.4   2/ 4 MASTERS OF SAND (636)     3  1 0
 3/ 4 MASTERS OF SAND (636)     19  23  0 45.2   3- 3 INQUISITION SL5 (631)     1  0 0
 4/ 3 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)    502 651 16 43.5   4- 2*THE SUMMONING (641)       1  0 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

             + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Golden Fish ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Spike McGold stared hard at the water beyond his porch, willing the...eels to
leave.  He knew people ate eels, but the idea made his stomach roll over.  Heck, the
people who ate them made his stomach queasy, all by themselves.  It took somebody
really strange to actually...eat...eels or snakes or octopuses.  Probably cultists,
all of them.  Because things that even suggested tentacles were an invitation to the
Darkest of Powers.  Everybody knew that.
     "I warned you against staying here during the dark phase of the moon," Seef
Haraine hissed behind him.
     Spike didn't jump at a voice when he thought he was alone in the house.  He had
nerves of steel.  That was essential if he wanted to continue hanging out with the
Venomous Concubine, and for now, he did.  Okay, maybe he twitched a little.  Maybe
his nerves were only bronze.  Still, he was able to turn with a semblance of calm and
say, "Yeah, but you didn't tell me why.  You know I like reasons."
     "It is forbidden to discuss certain things with...humans," the Karragit
     "Well, I'm Aruaki, so maybe I'm not quite human," he said.  "Tell me about
whatever it is that makes it not good to stay here all month."  After a moment, he
added, "It's the wrong time of the month for me to turn into...anything else, but you
can take my word for it, Seef, I CAN."
     She hissed.  It was merely an expression of annoyance and concentration, not a
fully sibilated communication, so he waited for her to continue.
     "There are many things in the swamp," she said after a few minutes.  "Not even
we Karragit, who live here, know all of them.  The whole Feyranse basin was
contaminated during the last Chaos War, and some areas are...actively transmagical
even now, more than five hundred years later.  The light of the sun, or even strong
moonlight, subdues them, because they are the spawn of darkness.  The time around the
new moon, when there are long hours without anything but starlight," she hesitated,
searching for words.  "The dark hours release them.  Stimulate them, in a way.  They
explore.  Push against the limits that we have set for them.  Seek to...feed and make
more of their kind.  They hunger for human blood, perhaps because they know, in some
way, that it was humans who are the root cause of their existence.  Your presence
attracts them.  It doesn't matter that you are Aruaki, you're more human than not at
this time of the month.  You should leave."
     "Run away?"
     She made an impatient gesture.  "That is foolishness.  'Run away'--like it was
bad, a sign of cowardice.  Would you run from a force of nature?  An earthquake, a
flood, a tornado--would you feel you had to stand your ground and defy those?"
     Spike looked at her and away.  "It isn't the same," he said stubbornly.  In
turning, he was again staring at the water.  The...eels were gone now.  Didn't
matter.  He'd seen them.  He knew that they were somewhere out there.  "This chaos
that spawns 'em, there must be some way to...I don't know, cut it off at the root?"
     "No.  You think we haven't tried?  It just has to burn out on its own.  Another
five or six centuries--if there are no more Chaos wars, no major magical battles--and
the swamp might be clean again."
     Spike shook his head.  He had dreamed of having his own fishing camp here, and
he was not going to give up that dream.  "There must be a way," he said.  "And I'm
going to find it."

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in NIANIA this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  And let's see, LARSEN E fought CONVICTED ASSASSIN 
and gained 11 points and contributed to THE GOLDEN FISH's 3-2-1.  FINDELLIS has lost 
to THE USEROUS MERCHANT, falling 3 points, while helping make THE GOLDEN FISH a 3-2-1 
turn.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and PAUL ATREIDES remains 
NIANIA's top warrior for another turn.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard 
from unimpeachable sources that Jim's Tap Room uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about 
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  Is it really true that NIANIA has more dishwashers per capita that 
fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     I like this place, NIANIA, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep 
your swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets 
to paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PAUL ATREIDES 5393            6   5  0    87       MASTERS OF SAND (636)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LARSEN E 5421                 6   3  1    71       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PITER DEVRIES 5392            6   5  0    58       MASTERS OF SAND (636)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FINDELLIS 5427                4   2  1    44       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VERELESSE 5432                2   1  1    25       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
 KORONEDUS 5430                2   2  0    24       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SASHINDA 5434                 2   0  0    22       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
-EFREETI 5425                  2   0  0    19       THE SUMMONING (641)

'-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn.

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 5    0  1 0   1                   VERELESSE 5432        445 NONE    
ORANGE 5406            3  4 0 071409B 638           LARSEN E 5421         441 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Masters of Sand -- Hmm, looks like it's you guys, us, and the standbys.  Well...that
means we can give plenty of personal attention to stuff that matters, assuming we can
figure out what that stuff is, right?  We're going to hunt Things in the swamp.  How
about you? -- Nick and The Golden Fish
P.S.  Tell me you're not here just to prep someone for the tourney that is going on
as I write this personal!  I always believe stuff like that, well, let's say that I
always WANT to believe stuff like that....
P.P.S.  We DID manage to push even the spy report off the front page, however.
That's going some, these days.

Cheese, I wish I'd been wearing full plate!  Talk about the old "undress you with his
eyes," the Khalhums Dwarf takes the palm.  Of course, being a dwarf, he'd probably
disassemble my armor with his eyes, too.  I really didn't NEED an encounter like
that, you know?  Dwarves make me itch. -- Findellis
P.S.  Probably all that hair.

Piter Devries -- Wow, a real opponent!  I'm so excited, so honored!  Thanks! --
Larsen E
P.S.  How 'bout if I buy you a beer?  All those skills have got to be worth at least
a beer.

Embezzling Scribe -- If you wouldn't stand around playing with your daggers--
honestly, MEN!--you might do better in the clinches.  Not that I'd want to clinch
with you! -- Verelesse

Embezzling Scribe -- Don't mind Verelesse.  She's got human scruples.  (toothy grin)
I wouldn't mind "clinching" with you. -- Koronedus

The Persistent Beggar is pathetic. -- Sashinda

Findellis -- Since I defeated you, I get to take you home with me, right?  Winner
takes all, didn't someone say that was the rule?  And you look like JUST what I want.
So pack up and let's go. -- Gobiann Strongaxe, Khalhums Dwarf

Paul Atreides -- A man in your exposed position really needs insurance.  Think of
your loved ones! -- M Laymoness Chardinee, Insurance Salesman Extraordinaire

Verelesse -- Ah, what a dazzling image you present!  Watching you move is as
thrilling as detecting a pattern in the flow of money and seeing JUST where to divert
it.  Ravishing. -- Tarash Tarindanall, Financial Scribe
P.S.  I have ethics, I'm not a CROOK, I just don't have the same goals as most of the
more orthodox Financial Scribes.  I am unfairly judged.

Koronedus -- What are you DOING, you animal? -- Tarash Tarindanall, shocked Financial

Sashinda -- (whine) -- Ressero, Beggar in so-so standing with the Guild

18 December 2006
Let it be known that Buddy Lee is no longer a member of The Company of Brothers,
T.C.B.  I have resigned as of 10-23-06.  Thank you.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PAUL ATREIDES devastated INSURANCE SALESMAN in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
LARSEN E won victory over CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 2 minute gruesome battle.
FINDELLIS was luckily beaten by THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 4 minute fight.
PITER DEVRIES devastated KORONEDUS in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SASHINDA demolished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
VERELESSE dispatched EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute amateur's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   3 -  1      70  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -   8 -  4      67  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW        10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         STRIKING ATTACK    2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 445 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

AIMED BLOW         1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       PAUL ATREIDES 5393          6   5  0   87 MASTERS OF SAND (636)
LUNGING ATTACK   LARSEN E 5421               6   3  1   71 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    PITER DEVRIES 5392          6   5  0   58 MASTERS OF SAND (636)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PAUL ATREIDES 5393.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was FINDELLIS 5427.  The ten other most popular fighters were PAUL ATREIDES 
5430,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was KORONEDUS 5430.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were VERELESSE 5432, SASHINDA 5434, PITER DEVRIES 5392, LARSEN E 5421, PAUL 
ATREIDES 5393, FINDELLIS 5427,  0,  0,  0, and  0.