Date   : 09/03/2009    Duedate: 09/30/2009


DM-8    TURN-313

This Weeks Top Honors


(8-4896) [16-2-0,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

(8-4896) [16-2-0,115]          (8-5163) [2-2-0,22]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KERBIN NOTTS                   KOTTER NAHL
MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)            MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
(8-5040) [13-24-0,63]          (8-5197) [1-1-0,14]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)         20
2. Z GLADIATORZ (519)          18      CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
3. SMITHSONIAN (245)           16      Unchartered Team
4. CONSANGUINEOUS (567)        15
5. HEAD BANGERS (595)          12      HEAD BANGERS (595)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CONSANGUINEOUS (567)      67  20  1 77.0   1/ 1 Z GLADIATORZ (519)        9  1 0
 2/ 3 Z GLADIATORZ (519)       153  77  0 66.5   2/ 3 CONSANGUINEOUS (567)      7  4 0
 3- 4 BLOOD RITES (585)         87  56  4 60.8   3- 4 HEAVEN'S SHADOW (594)     6  4 2
 4/ 5 SMITHSONIAN (245)        609 396 13 60.6   4- 2 BLOOD RITES (585)         4  1 0
 5/ 6*HEAD BANGERS (595)         9  11  1 45.0   5/ 5 SMITHSONIAN (245)         4  4 0
 6/ 7 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)      138 192  3 41.8   6/ 7*HEAD BANGERS (595)        4  6 0
 7- 8 HEAVEN'S SHADOW (594)     20  30  6 40.0   7/ 8 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)       4 11 1

    '*'   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 #33 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

West of Fratsfa:

     Elosjon heaved a sigh of relief when his feet touched firm ground again, and he
didn't care if Fandil heard him or not.  He had been afraid--no, he was afraid now.
In the tree, he had been terrified.  Of falling.  Of failing.
     The old mage gripped his arm, held one hand to his mouth briefly to signal
silence, and then pulled him away from the ravine, deeper into the forest.  Higher up
the mountain.
     After several minutes of silent walking, or at least walking without speech,
Elosjon figured he could risk speech.  "What about Redbud?" he whispered.
     "We keep going," Fandil said.  "She may, probably will, be fine.  And she's
doing a necessary job so that we can go forward and do a different and even more
necessary job.  Let us not waste her efforts."
     "Right, right.  The magician at Mountain Home."  He hesitated.  "I could be
wrong about Mountain Home.  I only have the word of Herlas of Zensu and he's, well,
his reputation isn't exactly--"
     "I feel sure that you ARE correct," Fandil said.  "All my instincts tell me so.
We will find an answer up there on the mountain.  If we get there soon enough."
     Elosjon was silent for several minutes, trying to work that out.  Finally he
said, "Soon enough?"
     "Eh?"  Fandil brought his thoughts back from a great distance.  "Oh, certainly.
That magician has a plan in progress.  Now, plans are like snow on a mountain:  They
build up and build up, and suddenly they reach the point where they become an
avalanche.  Building pressure can be dealt with, but once you have an avalanche, all
you can do is try to survive until it's over.  If we can reach our opponent before
his plan becomes an avalanche, we can--probably--stop him.  After... we can only hope
to pick up the pieces."
     "Oh."  Elosjon stared into the darkness, not total darkness because some moon-
and starlight filtered through the trees, and thought about that as he walked.  This
old man, who had been a magician for longer than he, Elosjon, had been alive was
messing up all his preconceived notions of what it actually meant to be a magician.
There seemed to be a lot more luck, and a lot more responsibility, involved than he
had expected.  He wasn't sure he could handle it.  That thought made him pause.  Was
he going to give up, then?  No!  He would do his best, the very best that was in him
and maybe just a little more, and either he would survive the effort or he wouldn't.
But no quitting.  It was almost a relief to make up his mind like that.
     The path they were following came out of the trees into an open area.  A ghost
town, abandoned buildings, overgrown yards, a rutted street.  Elosjon stopped.  "This
used to be the village of Mountain Home," he said.
     Fandil stopped beside him and looked around.  "Odd," he muttered, sniffing the
air.  "There's something here, or has been recently."
     "What?  And how can you tell?"  The younger mage sniffed too.  It smelled like
an animal's den, a little.  Maybe fading.  And something else.  Sulfur?  Recognition
came with a cold chill down his spine.  "A demon?"
     "In general terms, yes.  I think so.  Something from that neighborhood, anyway."
Fandil was silent for a moment, his head cocked as though to listen.
     Elosjon listened, too, but the only sounds he heard were made by the wind
rustling the brush and tapping on the roofs.  Unless there was something he was
missing?  He listened harder, so hard that his ears rang with the silence.  If there
was a real sound, he wasn't hearing it.
     "Not here now," Fandil said.
     "If there was something, what would we hear?"
     "Depends on WHAT there was, but... scratching.  Clicking.  Maybe grumbles.
Which way is the castle from here?  We should go on before the 'watchdog' returns."

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 312): PEARL HARBOR of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 627): BROWN NOSE of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 626): FLOORMAT of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 614): ULTRA-FAITH of DROP THE LEASH (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 616): PAUL WIEDORFER of MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 611): BELLE ISSIMO of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 610): DEATH RATTLE of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 608): SIR CARLSON of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 578): TERILEE LINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 569): SERGEANT2 of MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 560): ANNA BEATRICE of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 260): IRMINSUL of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 459): THOMAS WIGLE of MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 214): PETER THE GREAT of DOGS OF WAR (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 512): VISION of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 312): Z GLADIATORS (Mr. Z, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 627): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 626): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 614): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 616): MEDAL OF HONOOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 611): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 610): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 608): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 578): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 569): DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 560): FANDILS (Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 260): THE UNDEAD II (?, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 459): MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 214): OUT OF THIS WORLD, (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 512): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 312): PEARL HARBOR of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
               (turn 311): ZIP of Z GLADIATORZ (Mr. Z, mgr.)
                           CONUNDRUM of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 626): FLOORMAT of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 625): GEORGE FOREMUN of ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
                          MUN OVER BOARD of ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 614): ULTRA-FAITH of DROP THE LEASH (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 616): TCHENI LOY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 608): SIR CARLSON of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 569): SERGEANT2 of MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 260): IRMINSUL of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Whoa! I finally made it!  It took three title fights--lost to Concussion, lost
to Concussion and got a concussion, and finally edged out Khalhum's Dwarf for the
right to the throne.  Hallelujah!  I will take it any way I can get it.  No more
surprise attacks!
     Curator says it has been some hard work for both of us to get me to this Title
spot and to earn the Lord protector title.  I will finish with a pretty nice 17-11
record (61 per cent!) with no tournament fights.  Perhaps an insight into my makeup
would shed further light on the story?
     I was born a 12-15-6-15-16-5-15 Waste with +4 Attack, and an alleged plus to
Endurance.  Curator worked me hard to a 14-17-6-15-17-5-15 status, leaving me still
with only normal damage, but great endurance.  I learned lots of attack (not that I
seemed to be able to get in many swings here and there.) and I end with ratings of
master attack (almost admaster) and adexes in init, parry, and defense.  I used lots
of differing weapons only yielding something like 9-156-7 overall with all the crits
and extra value hits coming from the great axe.  (9-71-7).  Once I started on skills,
I learned quite well at a 2.79 skill/fight rate.  (Not bad for a mediocre 15-witter!)
Curator is guessing at my faves (a true guess) as mod/low; GA; learns attack.  We
shall see.
     I doubt that I shall fight again.  Retirement sounds good.  Good luck to
everyone in the arena, and go out and bring your buddies here to one of the nicest
places in Alastari.
         Never forget PEARL HARBOR.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, ARKERS?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Tsk, tsk, ALAMO beat NORM QUESHA and 
NORM QUESHA lost 14 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Due to absence, and inability 
to defend the throne, PEARL HARBOR has lost the Title of Duelmaster.  Start setting 
that alarm earlier!  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as CONSTERNATION 
takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  The 
Warty Toad, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this 
stuff?  From ARKERS' trash dumps?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  ARKERS, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  
MIDDLE WAY 11 the most avoided team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And 
who led the way in this mass act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It 
was SMITHSONIAN.  Ha ha ha ha!  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, WAR BOND was this 
turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.  I guess I can 
give a little credit to SALIVA of HEAD BANGERS for challenging up by 23 to 
CONFESSION.  SALIVA lost to get 22 points of recognition.  And we have ZILCH in a 
challenge, going down 14 points for the fight.  Guess what?  I thought ZILCH showed 
great skill and promise when she was bested by INDIOR LANDIS.  All right, so I slept 
through it!  Big deal!   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  We're all going to die in the end, so why 
worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     There's got to be a better place in ARKERS to get a drink than The Warty Toad!  
Any suggestions?  Well, I've had enough of this drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  
Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll 
need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CONSTERNATION 4896           16   2  0   115       CONSANGUINEOUS (567)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WAR BOND 5066                16  13  0    99       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 CONFIDENCE 4894              13   5  0    98       CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
 INDIOR LANDIS 5058           17  18  0    92       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZILCH 5081                   10   6  0    79       Z GLADIATORZ (519)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLOOD STAIN 5049             18  12  0    66       BLOOD RITES (585)
-GERONIMO 5125                 5   4  0    66       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 KERBIN NOTTS 5040            13  24  0    63       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
-CHAOS BLADE 5108              8   4  0    62       BLOOD RITES (585)
 ZITHER 5153                   9   0  0    61       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
-ESAU HARDGRAVE 5144           8   2  2    57       HEAVEN'S SHADOW (594)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CONFESSION 4895              10   5  0    53       CONSANGUINEOUS (567)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALAMO 5151                    5   3  0    43       SMITHSONIAN (245)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JOS GATECRASHER 5146          4   6  2    28       HEAVEN'S SHADOW (594)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CRIMSON DRIP 5172             2   0  0    23       BLOOD RITES (585)
 NORM QUESHA 5171              5   4  0    22       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 SALIVA 5163                   2   2  0    22       HEAD BANGERS (595)
-GORE 5169                     2   0  0    22       BLOOD RITES (585)
-AYANNAH WULF 5145             3   7  1    18       HEAVEN'S SHADOW (594)
 HANNA KEENE 5187              2   2  1    17       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 MOTOR HEAD 5205               1   0  0    16       HEAD BANGERS (595)
 ZIGGY 5194                    1   0  0    16       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 KOTTER NAHL 5197              1   1  0    14       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
-BLOOD SPRAY 5170              2   0  0    12       BLOOD RITES (585)
-FORSAKEN 5180                 3   1  0    10       HEAVEN'S SHADOW (594)
 SLIP KNOT 5162                2   2  0     8       HEAD BANGERS (595)
 KORN 5160                     2   2  0     8       HEAD BANGERS (595)
-D.D. EISENHOWER 5196          0   1  0     1       SMITHSONIAN (245)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
METALLICA 5159          1  3 1 HEAD BANGERS 595     HANNA KEENE 5187      313   
PINK 5161               1  2 0 HEAD BANGERS 595     AYANNAH WULF 5145     312   
JEREMAYO MELLON 5179    3  3 0 MIDDLE WAY 11 546    JOS GATECRASHER 5146  311   
JUVENAL 4988            2  2 1 WARRIOR POETS 578    ESAU HARDGRAVE 5144   310   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Slip Knot -- I am used to advancing, not being tied up in knots.  (sigh) -- D. D.

Esau Hardgrave -- Times have obviously changed.  How you and everyone is besting me.
Is this the demise of the... -- Alamo

Khalhum's Dwarf -- What a tainted crown!  Who wants to win a DM Title fighting YOU?
-- Pearl Harbor (Duelmaster)

Huh, I love messing with that Virginal Concubine.  Gives me something to look forward
to on the tour. -- War Bond

"All -- Sorry to miss you in the fights last round.  I am Curator's newby who is
being proxied at The Face in Cleveland by friend Crip.  I am an unusual Curator
design, so I hope I do well for him at The Face and, more importantly, here in the
arena. -- Old Ironsides" ...I am also DEAD in the water from THE FACE.  I would have
enjoyed participating with you guys!  (sigh) -- Old Ironsides

Heaven's Shadows and Headbangers -- Keep up the good work.  Glad to see you here. --
Curator, Smithsonian
P.S.  You, too, Consag Manager.  (wink)

Norm Q. -- What do you think it means that it is taking longer and longer to defeat
you?  Are you getting better, or am I that much worse? -- Zither

Virginal Concubine -- You gave me all I wanted.  Thanks for the "w" and the... (wink)
-- Zilch (who gives nothing in return)

Well, in a transition round, my warriors squeaked out a 2-0?  Yippee!  Top Team On
The Move with only TWO warriors fighting?  Gotta love it! -- The Z Man

And, by the way, a congrats to the new DM, Pearl Harbor. -- The Z Man and all The Z

Desthvan -- That was a fine celebration meal to head me off to retirement.  Thanks.
-- L.P. Zip, Retired

For those really interested, Pearl Harbor's official faves were MS, High/Mod; learns
Defense. -- Curator

Zither -- And when do we meet Zarathustra? -- Norm Quesha

Consternation -- Trust me, I feel it. -- Indior Landis

Confidence -- I wouldn't mind. -- Kerbin Notts

Metallica -- Loud is not enough. -- Hanna Keene

Forsaken -- No such luck. -- Kotter Nahl

Our congratulations to Pearl Harbor. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

Pearl Harbor -- Ah, what might we offer you that is within the budget?  How about...
an early warning system? -- Desthvan, Arena Manager

26 August 09
     There has been a run lately of personals and columns turning up in the wrong
     arenas.  When you email in something, check and make sure you have the correct
     arena number!  It's easy for a finger to slip onto the wrong key.  When the
     receipt comes back, check again to be sure it went where you intended!
     Vigilance is your friend, and mine too. -- the Editor

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CONSTERNATION bested WAR BOND in a 5 minute gruesome master's Challenge Title fight.
ZILCH was subdued by INDIOR LANDIS in a 2 minute Challenge melee.
SALIVA was demolished by CONFESSION in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
CONFIDENCE bested VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
KERBIN NOTTS was savagely defeated by ZITHER in a unpopular 6 minute mismatched match.
NORM QUESHA was overpowered by ALAMO in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
METALLICA was barely slain by HANNA KEENE in a 3 minute gruesome novice's competition.
KORN was vanquished by ZIGGY in a 1 minute uneven duel.
SLIP KNOT lost to KOTTER NAHL in a action packed 2 minute gory beginner's fight.
MOTOR HEAD overpowered POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         WALL OF STEEL     13 -   8 -  0      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       29 -  18 -  0      62  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  11 -  3      59  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK    31 -  24 -  1      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        17 -  14 -  1      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -  10 -  0      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  16 -  1      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   7 -  1      46  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -  12 -  3      37  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   9 -  0      36  |

Turn 313 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    CONSTERNATION 4896         16   2  0  115 CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
WALL OF STEEL    WAR BOND 5066              16  13  0   99 SMITHSONIAN (245)
LUNGING ATTACK   CONFIDENCE 4894            13   5  0   98 CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
SLASHING ATTACK  ZILCH 5081                 10   6  0   79 Z GLADIATORZ (519)
TOTAL PARRY      ZITHER 5153                 9   0  0   61 Z GLADIATORZ (519)
PARRY-LUNGE      CONFESSION 4895            10   5  0   53 CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
BASHING ATTACK   ALAMO 5151                  5   3  0   43 SMITHSONIAN (245)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KERBIN NOTTS 5040.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was KOTTER NAHL 5197.  The ten other most popular fighters were METALLICA 5159, 

The least popular fighter this week was ZITHER 5153.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KERBIN NOTTS 5040, KORN 5160, NORM QUESHA 5171, SALIVA 5163, ZIGGY 

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