Date   : 06/12/2008    Duedate: 07/09/2008


DM-8    TURN-297

This Weeks Top Honors


(8-5051) [13-7-2,144]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BLOOD RITES (585)              CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
(8-5051) [13-7-2,144]          (8-4892) [6-0-0,65]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RABBIT                         MARSHMALLOW
THE ANIMALS (576)              LEVIATHAN (556)
(8-4965) [11-12-0,60]          (8-4878) [11-21-3,66]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CONSANGUINEOUS (567)        37
2. BLOOD RITES (585)           29      ORCISH IDIOMS (563)
3. MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)         25      Unchartered Team
4. Z GLADIATORZ (519)          24
5. LADIES IN WAITING (115)     13      CONSANGUINEOUS (567)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*CONSANGUINEOUS (567)      19   1  0 95.0   1/ 4*CONSANGUINEOUS (567)      9  1 0
 2/ 0 ORCISH IDIOMS (563)       53  21  3 71.6   2/ 3 BLOOD RITES (585)         8  6 1
 3/ 2 Z GLADIATORZ (519)       119  60  0 66.5   3/ 6 LEVIATHAN (556)           7  8 0
 4/ 3 SMITHSONIAN (245)        580 371 13 61.0   4/ 1 THE ANIMALS (576)         7  8 0
 5/ 5 BLOOD RITES (585)         57  39  3 59.4   5/ 2 SMITHSONIAN (245)         6  6 0
 6/ 0 LADIES IN WAITING (115)  309 259 12 54.4   6/ 8 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)       6  9 0
 7/ 4*GENERALS (590)             5   5  1 50.0   7/ 9*GENERALS (590)            5  5 1
 8/ 6 THE ANIMALS (576)         54  60  0 47.4   8/ 7 Z GLADIATORZ (519)        4  1 0
 9- 7 PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)     56  63  1 47.1   9/ 0 LADIES IN WAITING (115)   3  2 0
10- 8*ROUGH RIDERS (587)         6   8  2 42.9  10- 5 PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)     3  2 0
11/ 9 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)      108 145  2 42.7  11/ 0 ORCISH IDIOMS (563)       1  0 0
12/10 LEVIATHAN (556)           47 108  4 30.3  12-10*ROUGH RIDERS (587)        1  4 0
13/ 0*GULF COAST REAVERS (3)     0   1  0  0.0  13/ 0*GULF COAST REAVERS (3)    0  1 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 Andorian Succession #6 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

The Isle of the Eye:

     Four steps into the woods and they couldn't see the clearing and the cart, or
hear even the distant murmuring of voices.  It wasn't that the undegrowth was heavy,
it was just... as though there was a barrier of some kind which they had just
crossed.  And it was hotter in here under the trees, with the air absolutely
motionless.  Even to speak here seemed like it would be an offense.
     Whispering, Gissanniah said, "We should go back.  Closer to the edge, where we
can still see out."
     Senator Sedalia considered arguing, good, solid arguments such as that they
didn't want to risk someone seeing in and spotting them.  He shook his head.
Gissanniah was right, the risk of getting lost here was worse.  He looked down.  His
feet were pressed into the leaf mold under the trees, and would leave visible
footprints.  Starting here.  There were no other visible footprints marking their
entry into the woods.  "Which way is back?"

Halfway between Seam and Tarrgir:

     Lenpro looked at Fandil and raised an eyebrow in question.
     Fandil shook his head.  "I've no idea what's going on here.  I can't think of
any reason for a... a guard post on this road.  It isn't a border."
     Lenpro considered that and shook his head.  "It is, though.  The border between
the Clanholds and Convincia must run right along here."
     "Not an external border," Fandil insisted.  "There's no reason to patrol an
     "Let's ask them."  Lenpro nodded at the soldiers standing in the road ahead.
"In fact, we'd better go up to them before they decide our hesitation here is
suspicious!"  He nudged his horse with a heel, walking it forward.
     The soldiers formed up to make it clear that no one was to pass without their
approval, and an officer stepped out in front of them to meet the travelers.
     Fandil nodded politely to them all and said, "Good day.  What's afoot here?"
     "We've orders to turn back any Aruaki who try to leave the Clanhold territory,"
the officer said.  He was firm, but not belligerent.  For him, clearly, it was just a
case of doing his job.
     "Why?" Lenpro asked.
     The officer shrugged.  "I am not privy to policy.  All I have are the orders."
     "How do you tell for sure that someone is or is not Aruaki?" Fandil asked,
looking around for a magician.
     "We have been provided with a device."  The officer's tone was a little sour,
now.  He gestured at a framework of three poles, two vertical with the third uniting
the upper ends.  It was about the size of a normal doorway.  "If you pass through
that without setting off the alarm, then you have no Aruaki blood and are free to go 
on into Convincia."
     "Doesn't that seem a little unfair?" Fandil asked.
     "No.  It seems like a very clear order from my superior officer.  I have been
told the Aruaki are still carrying the plague of shape-changing," he added, "and the
gods know how much damage they did among normal people when they Changed and went
     Fandil opened his mouth to argue further, but Lenpro stopped him.  "This man has
his orders and must obey them," the Iayean manager pointed out.  Our quarrel, if we
have one--there's a lot of point in that business of the plague, you know--our
quarrel must be with those who established the policy and issued the orders."
     "I don't like it," Fandil growled.  "But you're right."  He sighed, nodded an
apology to the soldier, and dismounted to walk through the test-doorway.

        + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Andorian Succession #7 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

On the Isle of the Eye:

     "Four steps and we're lost," Senator Sedalia muttered.  "This is worse than
     "They do say that the Isle is larger than the Lake and touches other waters,"
Gissanniah answered.  "What do we do?  Just start walking until we get somewhere--
     "It may come to that, but I'm not ready to give up yet."  The senator looked
around again.  "Hmm.  How about if I stand still, right here, and we hold hands--no,
that might not give us enough distance."  He undid his necktie and handed one end to
his companion.  "I'll stand here and hold my end, you go out to the farthest end of
the tie and your arm--no fear of it breaking, silk is very strong--and walk around me
in a wide circle.  We haven't come so far as all that.  You should be able to reach
the edge of the woods at some point on that circle.  Then you stand still and tug on
the tie until I join you."  Of course, it was possible that the edge of the woods was
no longer four steps away, or that any edge they found would be the one they'd come
from.  You could never tell, with magic.  But since neither he nor Gissanniah could
do anything about those possibilities, the senator saw no point in mentioning them.


     "That's a big fire," Lenpro said.
     Fandil squinted ahead.  It was certainly a lot of smoke.  "Maybe... they're
burning brush in the fields before planting?" he suggested.
     "Late in the season to plant."
     "It's been a wet spring, planting has been delayed in a lot of places."
     "Maybe," Lenpro said, "but that smoke is rising over the city of Tarrgir.  It
might be buildings burning, instead of brush."
     "If that's so, perhaps we can help them put the fire out," Fandil said.  He
urged his horse to a faster pace.
     "If they want the fires put out," Lenpro muttered.  "I have a feeling about


     Herlas backed up two steps before he even thought about it.  "You can't parade
that golem through the streets and claim it's the king!"
     Hesselbod raised his eyebrows.  "Of course we can."  He gestured at the golem
who stood obediently, dressed in royal garments and awaiting a command.  "The artist
who modeled the face and figure has caught the appearance of the last king quite
well, the artificer who constructed the golem was the best Lord Korneth could hire,
and with your magic to cast a glamor over the whole, no one will doubt that this
truly is the king."
     Herlas gaped in silence for a moment, stunned by the magnitude of Lord Korneth's
ambition and of the royal scribe's misunderstanding.  "The best illusions will not
fool everyone," he said, "and without illusion, that is obviously a golem.  You'll
have a firestorm of outraged citizens--"
     "That is not your concern," Lord Korneth said coldly, entering the room.  He
dismissed the scribe with a flick of his eyes.
     Herlas turned to face him squarely.  He was not afraid of Korneth of Sengir, who
had come from nowehre and styled himself Chief Minister of Andoria, but he was deeply
wary.  There was too much unknown about this man for anyone to feel relaxed around
him, starting with where Sengir might be found and what Korneth wanted with the
Andorian states.  Herlas had thought, originally, that Korneth was driven by a simple
ambition to rule.  Ambition, he could understand, and as the man was no magician,
their goals should not conflict.  Now, though... he wasn't sure.  Ambition, yes, but
not simple.  "Why not produce the real king?" he asked.  "Even drugged or enspelled
to be your puppet, he would be more convincing than that golem."
     Korneth's lip curled in a sneer.  "The 'real king' no longer exists, and he was
pathetic to begin with."  He dismissed the point with a wave of his hand.  "And it is
not your concern.  Do not think to usurp authority to question or command.  Your only
business is to do as you are told.  In this case, to cast the glamor."

On the Isle of the Eye:

     Sedalia waited, holding one end of his tie and turning slowly in place.  He was
fairly sure he was still in the same place.  And beginning to suspect that he had
made more than one complete turn.  Blast these trees!  They all looked alike.
Somewhere out of sight, Gissanniah hesitated.  Not the first time.  What was she
seeing?  The young woman was observant and intelligent, but he wanted to be seeing
for himself.  Still, he shifted his grip to accomodate another turn, she was the more
nimble of the two of them and better suited to dodging around trees.
     Two definite tugs.  The signal.  Senator Sedalia began to follow his silk tie
through the trees.


     Half the city was in flames.  The two managers sat their horses on the rise at
the edge of the river valley, looking down at smoke and ruin.
     "At this point, there isn't a thing we could do," Fandil said.  He shook his
head.  "Not even with magic.  They seem to have it under control--not spreading
further, at least--but I can't imagine how it spread so fast!"
     "Arson," Lenpro said.  "Fires started in several places at once."  He squinted
down at the city.  "Looks like the Military Academy was about in the center of the
burned area; it's all gone now."
     "I don't understand how people can do that," Fandil muttered.  "Arson--blind
     Lenpro was silent for a long moment, then started his horse forward and down the
slope.  "Maybe not so blind," he said over his shoulder.  "If someone wanted to
destroy the Andorian League, it looks like there's been a good beginning made."
     Fandil urged his horse to catch up.  "Just burning down the Academy won't--"
     "And driving a wedge between the Aruaki and the normal humans," Lenpro reminded
him.  "And more things, I have no doubt, that we haven't found yet."
     "Who would want to destroy the League, and why?" Fandil demanded.  "Surely even
the Delarquans or the Karnhorns wouldn't--"
     "Why not?" Lenpro asked.  "And there are probably other enemies out there that
we don't happen to know about."

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 296): UNHOLY TERROR of BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 595): CHIEF SITTING BULL of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 594): GINKOR of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 587): CHUCKER ISTTA of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 584): MORLIN POOLE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 583): KEG STAND of BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 580): CALONYMUS of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 576): PRIVATE PERNA of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 546): LON CHANEY JR. of MEN OF 1,000 FACES (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 537): RAMBLING OX of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 528): BANNIR PARK of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 244): PAINFUL PANSY of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 430): DIMAGGIO oF 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 198): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 480): AXLY HIMSELF of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo Puerco)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 296): THE ANIMALS (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 595): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 594): ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 587): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 584): MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 583): BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 580): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 576): RED DOG GANG (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 546): MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 537): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 528): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 244): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 430): 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 198): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 480): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 296): HAMMURABI of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 594): WALK THE LINE of ELFQUEST (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 594): MOLYNEUX of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 587): CHUCKER ISTTA of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 586): JEROME OF KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 583): MIRESSEA POOLE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 576): PRIVATE PERNA of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
             (turn 575): FENCE POST of RED DOG GANG (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 243): IGOR MALMORT of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Well, for another turn I stand as DM.  Proud am I to be at the pinnacle of such a
fine arena.  Never knowing where life is going to take you, I shall cherish my time
here.  Many a great warrior has held this throne and I shall strive to be one of
them.  I shall await my next challenger on the sands.

Blood boils, blood burns, blood rages ,blood pours and blood delivers.  Remember
praise the blood and all it brings.  Live on it.  Feast on it.  Delve deep in it.
For blood is life.

Unholy Terror

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in ARKERS since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Woof!  THE ANIMALS were a 
bunch of dogs after CONSANGUINEOUS got through with 'em!  4th ain't so sweet as 1st!  
Hmmmph!  I always thought PENUMBRAL MISTS was an over-rated team and they proved it 
with a 0-0-0!  Up 'n down.  Up 'n down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I 
think I'm gonna be...  Well, CONSANGUINEOUS' 1st moved them up to 4-1-0 place.  
What's with ZENITH?  She actually beat ARKERS' VIRGINAL CONCUBINE, and walked away 
with 20 more points from the fight.  Another fighter (HAMMURABI 21-17-0) challenged 
another Duelmaster (UNHOLY TERROR 13-7-2).  Life goes on.  HAMMURABI was reminded on 
the sands why UNHOLY TERROR is Duelmaster.  Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects 
to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  The most avoided team 
was CONSANGUINEOUS.  Management must be dealin', as the boys at THE ANIMALS ain't 
reelin'!  CONSANGUINEOUS' mad!  How well I know the feeling of being the most 
challenged warrior, IMBER LACK!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt 
you.  Keep challenging up 31 points, AERYN SUN, and I won't have to write about you 
much longer.  IMBER LACK always accepts those kind of challenges...  Who knows what 
was running through AERYN SUN's head, but IMBER LACK rearranged it for her.  How soon 
will AERYN SUN make a challenge like that again?  SAM didn't quite know what to make 
of a challenge she received from MEADE of GENERALS, who is 21 points below her.  
MEADE perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he defeated SAM and ended up with 18 
recognition points.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, 
fight dirty.   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  
ARKERS is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  I don't 
want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UNHOLY TERROR 5051           13   7  2   144       BLOOD RITES (585)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IMBER LACK 4748              21  28  0   111       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
-ZIP 4383                     15  10  0   106       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
-NYTHIA 4923                  15   9  0   106       PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)
-ME CHEAT U LOSE 4854         10   4  0   101       ORCISH IDIOMS (563)
 CRIMSON MIST 5047            14   6  1    99       BLOOD RITES (585)
-KIK BAKET OW TOE 4852         9   4  0    99       ORCISH IDIOMS (563)
 ROCK GLAS HUT FUN 4851       14   5  3    97       ORCISH IDIOMS (563)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FEORDIS INK 4746             19  33  0    90       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
-PEARL HARBOR 5076            10   4  0    88       SMITHSONIAN (245)
-ZINGER 4890                  19   7  0    86       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 MISS TOOK 4091               15  13  1    85       LADIES IN WAITING (115)
 ZENITH 5082                   7   2  0    80       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 AERYN SUN 4811               16  20  0    72       LEVIATHAN (556)
 BULL FROG 5022               11   8  0    71       THE ANIMALS (576)
 MISS COMMUNE KATE 4118       12  11  0    67       LADIES IN WAITING (115)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARSHMALLOW 4878             11  21  3    66       LEVIATHAN (556)
 CONUNDRUM 4892                6   0  0    65       CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
-GOT CAT'S TONGUE 4855        11   5  0    64       ORCISH IDIOMS (563)
-ZERO 4658                     6   1  0    63       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
-MORNGRYM 4926                10  14  0    61       PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)
 CONSTERNATION 4896            5   0  0    61       CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
 MORG POTTS 4868              14  18  0    60       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 RABBIT 4965                  11  12  0    60       THE ANIMALS (576)
 SANTA MARIA 5092              4   3  0    59       SMITHSONIAN (245)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZILCH 5081                    6   0  0    56       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 CONFIDENCE 4894               4   0  0    54       CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
-ONIROMANCER 5023              8   9  0    53       PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)
 MEERKAT 4963                 12  10  0    51       THE ANIMALS (576)
 INDIOR LANDIS 5058            8  11  0    50       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 MISS CONSTRUED 4419           7  11  0    46       LADIES IN WAITING (115)
 BLOOD STAIN 5049             12   8  0    44       BLOOD RITES (585)
-FAT CAT YUMMY 4863            9   3  0    44       ORCISH IDIOMS (563)
 AROURA 4928                   5  20  1    44       LEVIATHAN (556)
 WAR BOND 5066                10   6  0    38       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 ALLEY CAT 5021                6  13  0    38       THE ANIMALS (576)
 KERBIN NOTTS 5040             7  14  0    35       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOILING BLOOD 5093            7   5  0    33       BLOOD RITES (585)
 CONCUSSION 4893               1   1  0    32       CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
-MALBORGIA V 5084              6   3  0    30       PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MACHIAVELLA 5085              5   4  0    30       PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)
 MISS MATCHED 4709             3   2  0    27       LADIES IN WAITING (115)
 CONFESSION 4895               3   0  0    27       CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
 CHAOS BLADE 5108              2   0  0    26       BLOOD RITES (585)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIR MARTIN 5083               3   8  0    20       LEVIATHAN (556)
 GORRILLA 5099                 4   4  0    19       THE ANIMALS (576)
 MEADE 5115                    1   1  0    18       GENERALS (590)
 CAESAR 5114                   2   0  1    14       GENERALS (590)
 SAM 5101                      3   4  0    13       LEVIATHAN (556)
-ROCA THE BLAZE 5086           2   2  1     9       ROUGH RIDERS (587)
-STARR OF DESTINY 5088         2   2  1     9       ROUGH RIDERS (587)
 WATERLOO 5119                 1   0  0     8       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 HANNIBAL 5117                 1   1  0     6       GENERALS (590)
 MISS PLACED 4723              1   2  0     5       LADIES IN WAITING (115)
 ATTILA THE HUN 5116           1   1  0     5       GENERALS (590)
-EBARK THE ROUGH 5089          1   2  0     5       ROUGH RIDERS (587)
-TOGA THE RAGER 5087           1   1  0     4       ROUGH RIDERS (587)
 GENGHIS KHAN 5118             0   2  0     2       GENERALS (590)
 CAPTAIN ARANSAS 28            0   1  0     1       GULF COAST REAVERS (3)
-GHREMSH THE JUST 5090         0   1  0     1       ROUGH RIDERS (587)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
LORD BYRON 4935        14  5 0 SMITHSONIAN 245      UNHOLY TERROR 5051    295   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hammurabi -- Valiant try.  Not sure if we will meet again.  Congrats on your invite.
-- Unholy Terror

Morg Potts -- A little one sided of a MU but things happen I guess.  Better luck next
time. -- Crimson Mist

Starr of Destiny -- Nice parry.  But I only needed one to get through. -- Chaos Blade

Consternation -- I am not sure what I did to deserve a TV challenge but let me know
so I don't do it again. -- Boiling Blood

Conundrum -- Take your tourney AB self and go challenge some other TP.  I am tired of
looking at you. -- Blood Stain

A salute to Unholy Terror, still Duelmaster. -- Curator

Bah, humbug! -- Hammurabi

Wretch -- Thanks for the coments.  I realize it was not intentional.  Your warrior
apparently fought best.  Period.  (Nice spot!) -- Curator

Imber -- Little fishie?  Pearl button?  I think I just might like you! -- Pearl

Bull Frog -- Well, you lost, but you didn't croak! -- Pearl Harbor

Marshmallow -- You ripped me off! -- War Bond

Zinger -- That stings.  And sometimes it stings me to increased efforts. -- Imber
P.S.  Have you ever asked yourself how one appears UN-favorably on top of the fight?
Or favorably on the bottom, for that matter.

Rabbit -- It amazes me that we contested the first blow, given our respective styles.
Though I lost the first one, I won the last (in a manner of speaking), so I'm not
complaining. -- Feordis Ink

Crimson Mist -- Damn, I was TRYING to hit you, but there was this mist that obscured
my vision.  Bummer. -- Morg Potts

Oniromancer -- (scandalized look)  I don't hold with that kind of thing! -- Indior

Malborgia V -- It wasn't the battle that upset me so much, I'm accustomed to losing.
It was the way you called out Malborgia VI and VII in the last couple of minutes so
they could OBSERVE closely.  I felt like some kind of exhibit.  Very off-putting. --
Kerbin Notts

Pearl Harbor -- There was a script?  Why didn't I get a copy? -- Imber Lack

Our congratulations to Hammurabi. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

Morg Pots -- Pin cushions don't float so water is death for me. -- Aeryn Sun

Kerbin Notts -- No, our manager says we are meatshields.  Sun is a little sensitive
about her weight so tone it down on the whale remarks. -- Sir Martin

31 May 2008
Any and all who live in the 805 area, I would like for you to call me so we can get
together for BBQ's, softball games, and so on.  It has been a while since the last
get together (several years).  It was a blast and I am sure the next one will be
also.  We just have to do it.  All alliances are welcome.  Just because my warriors
leave your warrior beaten and bloody in defeat does not mean we can't have a beer or
five together.  I'll even buy the first round.  So call 805-588-3419 and ask for Dave
a.k.a. Misfit, former member of the Green and Purple Polka Dot Alliance (GAPPDA).

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HAMMURABI was devastated by UNHOLY TERROR in a 1 minute Bloodfeud Title fight.
CONFIDENCE viciously subdued WAR BOND in a action packed 3 minute Challenge battle.
CONCUSSION was luckily beaten by ALLEY CAT in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
AERYN SUN was overpowered by IMBER LACK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
CRIMSON MIST devastated FEORDIS INK in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
CONUNDRUM narrowly defeated MORG POTTS in a 3 minute Challenge struggle.
BLOOD STAIN was savagely defeated by MARSHMALLOW in a 7 minute Challenge brawl.
CONSTERNATION viciously subdued MEERKAT in a action packed 6 minute Challenge melee.
CONFESSION unbelievably bested GORRILLA in a action packed 3 minute Challenge fight.
HANNIBAL was defeated by SIR MARTIN in a 2 minute novice vs. expert Challenge fight.
MEADE beat SAM in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
ATTILA THE HUN was demolished by CHAOS BLADE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
ROCK GLAS HUT FUN handily defeated BULL FROG in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
MISS TOOK demolished RABBIT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody one-sided brawl.
MISS COMMUNE KATE overpowered BOILING BLOOD in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ZENITH devastated VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
SANTA MARIA overpowered FRATSFA MERCENARY in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
MISS CONSTRUED was bested by INDIOR LANDIS in a 4 minute fight.
ZILCH beat HONEST MERCHANT in a 1 minute brutal match.
KERBIN NOTTS was overpowered by AROURA in a 3 minute one-sided match.
MISS MATCHED handily defeated GENGHIS KHAN in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
MISS PLACED was beaten by CAESAR in a 3 minute brutal beginner's fight.
WATERLOO savagely defeated CAPTAIN ARANSAS in a 3 minute beginner's fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   9         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   1 -  1      83  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         AIMED BLOW        26 -  14 -  0      65  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         BASHING ATTACK    40 -  26 -  2      61  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  11 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  17 -  0      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         SLASHING ATTACK   28 -  30 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   9 -  1      47  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     16 -  18 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY       25 -  38 -  0      40  |

Turn 297 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:

STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  3         3  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  3                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     5 -  4                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  2                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  3                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   UNHOLY TERROR 5051         13   7  2  144 BLOOD RITES (585)
AIMED BLOW       CRIMSON MIST 5047          14   6  1   99 BLOOD RITES (585)
LUNGING ATTACK   ROCK GLAS HUT FUN 4851     14   5  3   97 ORCISH IDIOMS (563)
SLASHING ATTACK  BULL FROG 5022             11   8  0   71 THE ANIMALS (576)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    CONSTERNATION 4896          5   0  0   61 CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
TOTAL PARRY      BLOOD STAIN 5049           12   8  0   44 BLOOD RITES (585)
WALL OF STEEL    WAR BOND 5066              10   6  0   38 SMITHSONIAN (245)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RABBIT 4965.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
MARSHMALLOW 4878.  The ten other most popular fighters were MEERKAT 4963, GORRILLA 

The least popular fighter this week was GENGHIS KHAN 5118.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were KERBIN NOTTS 5040, BOILING BLOOD 5093, RABBIT 4965, BULL FROG 
4811, and SANTA MARIA 5092.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:


                         SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN MINNEAPOLIS!

Our summer FTF will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 18-20, 2008.  It will be 
held at the Holiday Inn Select Minneapolis/St. Paul in Blomington, MN, just down the 
street from the Mall of America, at 3 Appletree Square (952-854-9000).  Rooms are only 
$105.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  There is a free 24-hour shuttle from the airport
and free shuttle service to the mall; free parking, free high-speed wireless internet
in all guestrooms.  There is a large fitness center, jacuzzi, and indoor pool.  The 
rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  There are tons of 
restaurants nearby at the Mall, as well as a cafe in the hotel.  

Hotel info:  www.himspairport.com
Mall of America:  www.mallofamerica.com

The tournament information sheet will be out imminently.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to the tournament and that we will see you there!

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLV

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
AUJARD 4639 (40-35-0)                  5  3  0         LA PENTARCHIE        

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HELEN OF TROY 4603 (21-12-0)           3  3  0         DAPHNE'S LADIES      

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CONSTERNATION 4896 (3-0-0)            10  3  0         CONSANGUINEOUS       
CONFIDENCE 4894 (2-0-0)                8  3  1         CONSANGUINEOUS       
CONCUSSION 4893 (0-0-0)                4  3  0         CONSANGUINEOUS       
CONUNDRUM 4892 (4-0-0)                 3  3  0         CONSANGUINEOUS       
ZENITH 5082 (5-2-0)                    3  3  0         Z GLADIATORZ         

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CONFESSION 4895 (1-0-0)                4  3  1         CONSANGUINEOUS       

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ABBIGAIL 4913 (0-0-0)                  3  3  1         KNIGHTMARES          
CHAOS BLADE 5108 (0-0-0)               2  3  0         BLOOD RITES          

CHALLENGERS FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
AERYN SUN 4811 (15-19-0)               0  3  0         LEVIATHAN            

CHAMPIONS FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MARSHMALLOW 4878 (9-21-3)              0  3  0         LEVIATHAN