Date   : 02/17/2006    Duedate: 03/02/2006


DM-11    TURN-535

This Weeks Top Honors


(11-5505) [20-2-0,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ONEWOLF                        PATTON
WOLFBROTHERS (506)             LETHAL HERITAGE (570)
(11-5505) [20-2-0,114]         (11-6619) [6-3-0,60]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)          BULLDOGS (157)
(11-6127) [15-43-0,96]         (11-6372) [20-13-0,90]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)    52
2. SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)       42      DEAD DOC TOADS (516)
3. ELFQUEST (515)              37      Unchartered Team
4. GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)      28
5. WHEN DOGMA FAILS II (535)   26      LETHAL HERITAGE (570)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*JGW EXPIRATION (572)       4   1  0 80.0   1/ 1 BULLDOGS (157)           10  4 0
 2/ 2 DEAD DOC TOADS (516)      19  10  1 65.5   2/ 5 WHEN DOGMA FAILS I (535)  8  7 0
 3- 3 COLORIFIC (511)          236 127  5 65.0   3/ 6*PLATEMAIL POLITICS (499)  6  7 1
 4/ 4 ANIMAL FARM (510)        978 583 34 62.7   4/ 8*LETHAL HERITAGE (570)     6  7 0
 5/ 5 MANIC MARVELS (456)       87  54  2 61.7   5/11 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)    6  7 0
 6/ 6 DO IT AGAIN (565)         32  23  1 58.2   6/ 2 ANIMAL FARM (510)         5  2 0
 7/ 7 BULLDOGS (157)           840 647 27 56.5   7/ 0 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)  4  1 1
 8/ 9 WOLFBROTHERS (506)        81  71  7 53.3   8/ 9 DO IT AGAIN (565)         4  1 0
 9/ 0 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507) 138 124  6 52.7   9- 7*JGW EXPIRATION (572)      4  1 0
10/11 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)   702 687 19 50.5  10/14 NEVERWAKE (508)           4  6 0
11/12 TUFT TUGGERS (305)       650 643 20 50.3  11/ 4 TUFT TUGGERS (305)        4  9 0
12/ 0 CLUB HAMMER (491)         45  48  3 48.4  12/12 KRILL CAVALRY (374)       4 11 0
13/13 ELFQUEST (515)           220 241 11 47.7  13/13 WOLFBROTHERS (506)        3  0 0
14/16*LETHAL HERITAGE (570)     19  21  0 47.5  14/18 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)     3  4 2
15/14 WHEN DOGMA FAILS I (535)  25  28  1 47.2  15/19 ELFQUEST (515)            3  4 0
16/15 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)    301 369 14 44.9  16/ 3 MANIC MARVELS (456)       3  6 0
17/17 NEVERWAKE (508)           74 108 11 40.7  17/17 DEAD DOC TOADS (516)      2  2 0
18/18*PLATEMAIL POLITICS (499)  14  21  1 40.0  18/ 0 CLUB HAMMER (491)         1  0 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/19 KRILL CAVALRY (374)      258 453  5 36.3  19/ 0 THE EARTHBOUND (571)      1  4 1
20/ 0 THE EARTHBOUND (571)      33  58  1 36.3  20-15 COLORIFIC (511)           1  5 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[ Out of the Past #16 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     "Get everyone OUT!" Adie shouted.  The blades of light knifing through the door
were sun-bright and sun-golden, but there was a wrongness that made her skin prickle
and her teeth ache.  She didn't know how someone could pervert sunlight, but that had
been done here, and there was no greater natural power.  The sun had set, which meant
there was no ready source of clean energy for her to oppose to this.  She wove a
shield from the sunlight stored in her staff, but it wouldn't cover enough area to
protect everyone in the compound.  There was a confused sound behind her, voices and
movement, but she dared not turn to look, dared not take her attention and focus off
the disaster that loomed before them.
     A hand on her arm, Fandil's voice coming from a great distance.  "Let go, Adie!
You can't hold it back any longer, and the effort will kill you--"
     "All the people--" she gasped.
     "They're out.  They're as safe as they can be.  Let go, Adie."
     "I can't--"  The corrupted light was fighting her, and if she just let go...
none of them would get away, no one within ten yards would be safe.  She felt Fandil
bracing her mind and spirit, warm as a fire at her back.  Cho was doing something,
too, but she couldn't tell what.  The pressure of the explosion she was suppressing
lessened.  She released the outer edges of her counter-spell.  No disaster so far.
Fandil's arm around her, pulling her back and away from the danger zone.  Other power
flowing around her, taking over the task she had begun.  She relaxed a little more
and allowed Fandil to pull her out of the danger zone.  Out of the worst danger,
anyway.  They passed Cho, who was standing like a rock and glowing electric blue.
     "Everyone is out."  That was Katuchim.  "The Night Patrol will come down on us,
but that is a minor problem compared to..." he gestured toward the flame that was
leaping into the sky as Cho followed the channels she had set to bleed off the power.
"I do not understand how Oruman could do this to us!  A little shady dealing in
business, of course, but this!  I would have said he has neither the skill nor the
     "He may not have realized what kind of trap he was leaving behind," Fandil said.
His voice was hard.  His face was hard.  Even his beard was like iron, so great was
his wrath.  "Someone probably told him it would simply prevent you from following
     Adie saw that Cho was about to release the last binding and allow the explosion
to complete itself and shut her eyes against the blaze that would follow.  "It will
not prevent US from following," she said.
     Despite the power she and then Cho had bled off, there was a bellow of thunder
and earthquake, a brightness like the heart of a sun, as the trap closed and burst
with trapped power.  The defensive spells they had placed around it channeled most of
the explosion upward.  Fiery wind roared into the sky.  Air was being sucked into it,
and they had to fight against the pressure of the wind to escape.  Adie saw pieces of
wood, shingles, a barrel that burst in flight, all kinds of debris being sucked into
the firespout.  Birds.  Whole trees.
     They stumbled into the street and the crowd.  Even here, even at night, a crowd
would form to watch such a disaster.  Very human.  Encouraging, actually; Adie had
been concerned that these shape-shifters were so different that they were not....
Well, they were, and she was glad of it.  Of course, she scanned the crowd by the
light of the fire, most of them looked like foreigners, like Katuchim, or Cho.
     Two men with very dark skin and uniforms of red and gold were moving through the
crowd, encouraging people to leave.  One of them stopped to talk to Katuchim, who
answered with much gesturing.
     "The City Guards," Cho murmured beside her.  "Chosen because there are no dark-
skinned shape-shifters and these men are therefore unmistakable in their roles.  The
fire is under as much control as possible, and there is little else we could do here
that would be of use to anyone."
     "But we have a line, of a sort, on the gate through which this Oruman left,"
Fandil said.  "Cho thinks it would be possible to run another link parallel to it and
come out somewhere near the b...," the old man coughed suddenly, "somewhere near the
     "Oruman has put himself wrong with the Law by this action," Katuchim said,
coming up to them with a Guardsman in tow.  "Not only here--messages will fly around
the Middle Sea and he will be in trouble anywhere except, perhaps, his home city."
The merchant stared at his burning buildings, frowning.  "But I do not understand WHY
he did this!  There has been friction, yes, but we have managed to get along anyway,
and it has been a good business!"
     "We'll ask him when we catch up with him," Fandil said.  His voice was grim as
he added, "And we will catch up."
     "Do you think it was your presence that drove him to this?" the Guardsman asked.
     "No."  Adie had been thinking about that, and she was sure of her answer.  "We
may have been the trigger for him doing it right NOW, but this was not something
prepared on the spur of a moment.  Even if Oruman had been a mage himself, which I am
told he was not, he would have taken days, maybe weeks, to set this up."
     "A plot?" Katuchim shrieked.  "NO!  This son of a diseased worm has entered into
a PLOT against me?  I will not have it!  He and all his kin shall suffer for this!
He will go, soon or late, to his own clan and House, and I will HAVE him there!  I
and mine will--"
     Adie put a hand on the merchant's arm.  "Katuchim, this is not necessary.  We
three will follow up Oruman and see that he is dealt with...suitably."  She had her
notions of what was a "suitable" fate for someone who would endanger all the
uninvolved people who would have perished in that fire had she and her friends not
been there to give warning and contain it."
     "The poisonous worm will have others of the kind who could do this, wherever he
has gone," Katuchim growled.  "You do not need to rush into that danger for the honor
of my House!"  But he looked uneasy as he said it, and Adie could tell that he wanted
them elsewhere.  That he found them...alarming.
     "We will do it, because we are the right people to do it," Fandil said.  "It is
a job that calls for the skills we have, and if he wasn't planning it for us, we
still may have set him off."  The old mage shrugged.  "And it seems like the most
useful thing we can do at this moment."
     Before Katuchim could respond, the Guardsman said, "I would be glad of that, for
one.  I do not hold you to blame here, but...."  It was his turn to shrug.
     "But if we're going to attract or trigger trouble," Cho said, "you'd rather we
did it elsewhere."
     "Entirely reasonable, and what I would want in your place," the old Adantri
said.  He turned to his two companions.  "The sooner we follow the trail of this
gate, the easier it will be to do so."
     "Yes."  Fandil bowed slightly to the Guard and Katuchim and drew his two
companions a little away.  "I have an idea how to structure a pursuing gate," he
said, "if it is consistent with the rules of this universe."  He outlined his plan
     "It should work," Cho said.  "I can--"
     "No, Adie and I will do the 'heavy lifting' in this," Fandil said.  "And you
will stand ready with a drawn sword."
     "What?"  Adie straightened.  "You EXPECT--?"
     "This Oruman and whoever is backing him magically are hostile," Fandil said.
"And having an Adantri with a sword in his hand when there may be trouble is never a
BAD plan, you know."
     Cho snorted but nodded agreement and drew his sword, which glimmered blue-white
with more than moonlight.  Adie and Fandil focused their attention on the spell
Fandil had devised.
     And the magic took them away.

        + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Mountains of Night #9 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Somewhere Else:

     Come to think of it, why did he still have his sword?  In his experience, which
had been extensive, the first thing enemies did when they caught you was take away
your weapons.  And while his memory of the recent past was a little blurred (damn
being hit on the head, it always made problems, not least of which was that right now
his head ached ferociously), he did remember very distinctly that some enemy had been
involved in his arrival here.  Or somewhere that led to here.  Just to be on the safe
side, he pulled it out of its scabbard to make sure the hilt had a blade attached.
Some villains would think it funny to let him assume he had a sword when he didn't.
     No, it was there.  He ran his fingers along the flat of the blade, savoring the
smooth, cold steel.  If he found something to fight, he could fight it.  He hoped he
WOULD find someone to fight.  He wanted to hit someone.  Or choke someone.  He flexed
his fingers.  They were stiff.  That would be the cold, he supposed.
     Faint reddish light rippled across his vision.  He had encountered the effects
of darkness on sight before now, and knew it was an illusion of some kind.  A trick
his understimulated eyes were playing on him.  He blinked, hoping to clear them, in
case something real came along.  The light remained.  He blinked again.  Maybe it was
real.  He took three eager steps, almost running, and paused.  Even if it was real,
it could be a trap or just plain dangerous.  It took all his willpower, but he slowed
his advance.
     Reddish light, and a faint vibration in the air that would be sound when he got
closer.  Or maybe this was too low-pitched for his ears.  That didn't matter.  What
was causing it didn't matter, friend or foe, mechanism, or force of nature.  It meant
he was getting somewhere.
     And about time!
     Tankesh hurried onward.  Not running, but he hurried.  The vibration became
sound.  Too confused to interpret.  Screams, roars, mechanical sounds.  Stones
hitting other stones.  His mind, which seemed to have been wandering in limbo for
years, pulled itself together, shook out a few last wrinkles, and began to take in
     There was fire up ahead, and a battle.  Sounded like dwarves and some kind of
beast or demon, or perhaps a demonic beast.  A monster, anyway.  Something that had
to be destroyed, and he could help.  He drew his sword.
     The tunnel he was in came to an end in the wall of a large cavern, about ten
feet off the floor.  A river rushed across the center of the floor, with a waterwheel
turning in it, and several bridges crossed the stream.  Which was now running red
with blood as some of the dwarves below were thrown against the wheel, gathered up by
the paddles, and forced down under the water and into some hidden mechanism.  The
demonic beast was between him and the wheel, and it was that monster which was
throwing the dwarves to their destruction.
     It was hard to see the thing clearly.  There was haze in the cavern, but that
wasn't the real problem.  His eyes and his mind rejected the shape of the creature.
They insisted that what he was seeing was not real, could not be real.  Nothing could
be shaped like that.  It was not an experience he'd encountered often, but he knew
what it meant.  This...thing was distorting space-time around itself, was only partly
in this world.  It might be possible to damage it, maybe even enough to make it
withdraw, but it couldn't be destroyed here.
     Too bad.  He felt like destroying something.
     He squinted at the creature, trying to make out some useful detail.  It was
wrapped, or embedded, in red light that pulsed and flickered and throbbed, suggesting
flame.  And heat seemed to be coming from it.  What would happen if the part of it in
this world, in this cave, was forced into the stream?
     It would probably explode.
     An explosion confined to this cave, which was big but not THAT big, could be
     Did he care?
     Well...yeah.  And so would the dwarves trying to fight the thing down there.
Still, he couldn't just ignore the situation.  Okay.  First point, he was too far
away to do anything.  No easy way down from this ledge that he could see, and it was
only ten feet...he could jump that.
     Tankesh sheathed his sword and jumped, landing cat-like on all fours, then
springing up.  It was HOT down here near the monster.  A quick glance showed that
there were no dwarves left alive on this side of the stream.  A dwarf on the other
side was waving sword and shield, probably trying to get his attention.  He moved
sideways as far from the monster as he could get and waved back.  No telling what he
     The dwarf turned a side toward him and moved along the river to face him.  Ah...
what SHE wanted, then.  That was definitely a breast plate.
     Even at the far end of the cave, there was thirty or forty feet of underground
river between them, and the noise level was high.  She seemed to be saying... "Force
the monster into the wheel."
     Meaning into the river, too.  "It'll explode!" he yelled back.
     "Into the WHEEL, not the river!"

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

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 266): TOM SAWYER of SMITHSONIAN (The Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 534): ONEWOLF of WOLFBROTHERS (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 534): LITTLE DEVIL of PLAYPEN (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 527): ZEBROE of THE ZOO (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 523): BUBBA JONES of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 523): MENTAL of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 521): BOUNCER of GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 516): ENCHANTED of CRYSTAL PALACE (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 485): DRIZZT of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 477): 5 GOT PICKED of 072905R (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 467): VECORDIUS of CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 214): INSOLENT IRIS of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 383): ASSHE-MASTER of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 371): SABURO SAKAI of EMPIRE OF THE SUN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 168): SHAVED MONKEY of SECOND CHANCES (Papaiz, mgr.)
                            (Street Legal, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 266): YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 534): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 534): THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 527): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 523): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 523): MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 521): GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 516): CRYSTAL PALACE (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 485): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 477): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 467): BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 214): SILVER KNIGHTS (Dark Knight Toker, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 383): ARADI RESORT & SPA (Lady Elysian, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 371): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 168): NIGHTHAWKS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 419): BOXES, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 534): HALO of NEVERWAKE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
                   (turn 533): CALFSKIN of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 466): SOLARIS of RUBY DRAGONS (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 383): KARATE WRECKER of THIEVES GUILD (Hombre, mgr.)
                          TSUNAMI of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
              (turn 382): SPEEDY of THE MISGUIDED (?, mgr.)
                          SON OF BLOODLUST of 4000 BLOWS (ulnNay, mgr.)
                          DOONEUSHMUN of VOUGEOOT (Inferno, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 168): SHAVED MONKEY of SECOND CHANCES (Papaiz, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  Thinking about sending their team manager to the Dark Arena is MANIC 
MARVELS, after suffering a 13 drop in ranking.  What's a move up by 6 you ask?  
(alright, maybe you didn't ask)  Cause for celebration, according to GERFEL'S 
FRIENDS.  Good things come to those who fight well, as LETHAL HERITAGE can attest, 
moving up by 4.  Practice pays for HURT, who pummelled EMBEZZLING SCRIBE, to pocket 
21 points.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, BOOTSTRAP RIBEYE was winsome, 
after beating BUCKING BRAHMA and seeing him lose 10 points.  Well, Duelmaster ONEWOLF 
challenged SCARLET KNIGHTS' GLADIUS STARSTRYKE.  Is a 19-2-0 good enough?  ONEWOLF 
successfully staved off a grab for the roses by GLADIUS STARSTRYKE of SCARLET 
KNIGHTS.  Does ARUAK CITY have no one talented enough to dethrone him?  Word has it 
one team in ARUAK CITY is taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to 
death.  I'll bet it works.   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  Like a horde of jackals fleeing from 
the lion, so did the "warriors" in ARUAK CITY avoid NEVERWAKE.  As a woman of good 
breeding scorns the "warriors" of TUFT TUGGERS, so did that sorry team shy from 
NEVERWAKE Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and JON FLEET is it right now.  
Most challenged warrior.  Isn't KRILL CAVALRY proud!  DAMNUALL found himself 
challenged by a warrior 21 below:  MAGENTA MAGGOT.  MAGENTA MAGGOT of ANIMAL FARM 
kept hers wits as she was defeated by DAMNUALL.   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Justice was served as GHENGIS fought BULL HORN in bloodfeud.  Well done, 
LETHAL HERITAGE!  Oh hard!  that to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be 
     Leave me now, you base fools!  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  Do 
not despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ONEWOLF 5505                 20   2  0   114       WOLFBROTHERS (506)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOOTSTRAP RIBEYE 6465        14  15  0   102       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
-LORD BENNETT 4974            19   5  0    98       MANIC MARVELS (456)
-NATAS 6531                    9   3  0    98       DO IT AGAIN (565)
-YELLOW STREAK 6239           17   9  0    96       COLORIFIC (511)
 GLADIUS STARSTRYKE 6127      15  43  0    96       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 THE SINGING BANDIT 6349      19  20  0    95       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 BIONIC BUFFALO 6570          11   1  0    94       DO IT AGAIN (565)
 BIG LOU 4971                 19   9  2    92       MANIC MARVELS (456)
 KILL STEELE 5726              9   2  1    91       DEAD DOC TOADS (516)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUCKING BRAHMA 6372          20  13  0    90       BULLDOGS (157)
-WIND RUNNER 5510             11   4  1    88       WOLFBROTHERS (506)
-IRON MAGRU 5397              18  11  0    87       CLUB HAMMER (491)
 JO MOONCATCHER 6370          18  22  0    85       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-BLACK PLAGUE 6550            10   7  0    85       COLORIFIC (511)
 ROCKIE DEE 6060              17  26  0    81       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-MR. B. 6249                   7   2  0    74       MANIC MARVELS (456)
 TREESTUMP 6369               16  24  1    73       ELFQUEST (515)
 DAMNUALL 6278                 7   2  1    73       WHEN DOGMA FAILS II (535)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JEREMIAH JAY COOKE 6520      11  10  1    69       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELINAE SILVERBOW 6646         5   1  0    64       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
-MUSTY KOBOLD 5400             8   5  0    63       CLUB HAMMER (491)
-SOEK 5646                     9  10  1    60       CLUB HAMMER (491)
 PATTON 6619                   6   3  0    60       LETHAL HERITAGE (570)
 PINK PUMA 6537                8   4  0    58       ANIMAL FARM (510)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JON FLEET 6415                8  29  0    53       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-SILVER LINING 6339            8   7  0    53       COLORIFIC (511)
 WINDCHASER 6469               7  23  1    53       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-TANGERINE TOAD 6603           6   0  0    52       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 JEB MERCLUE 6483             12  14  0    50       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
-BLUE EYES 6594                5   4  1    50       COLORIFIC (511)
 FLYING NUN 6277               6   5  0    45       WHEN DOGMA FAILS II (535)
-BURST 6514                    6   6  0    44       NEVERWAKE (508)
 MAGENTA MAGGOT 6627           4   2  0    41       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 ROMMEL 6621                   4   5  0    40       LETHAL HERITAGE (570)
 BULL HORN 6593                8   4  1    37       BULLDOGS (157)
 VIOLET VULTURE 6612           5   1  0    37       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 BURN DA WITCH 5975            5   6  0    36       WHEN DOGMA FAILS II (535)
-TURQUOISE TIGER 6556          7   5  0    35       ANIMAL FARM (510)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GHENGIS 6622                  3   2  0    33       LETHAL HERITAGE (570)
 DA HERETIC 5978               5   4  0    31       WHEN DOGMA FAILS II (535)
 JACKHAMMER 6613               4   2  2    31       NEVERWAKE (508)
-SKIRMISH 5457                 4   3  1    31       PLATEMAIL POLITICS (499)
-LOUIE C 6532                  5   4  0    25       DO IT AGAIN (565)
-TYRANNOSAURUS ED 6590         3   0  0    25       DO IT AGAIN (565)
 DOMINGO 6313                  7   3  0    24       MANIC MARVELS (456)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STRATEGIC REPOSITION 5945     4   2  0    23       PLATEMAIL POLITICS (499)
 CHESTER 6630                  3   0  1    23       THE EARTHBOUND (571)
-VINCENT 5729                  3   0  0    23       DEAD DOC TOADS (516)
 MOLTEN METAL 5720             3   5  0    22       DEAD DOC TOADS (516)
 ONE-EYE 6711                  1   0  1    21       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 HURT 6709                     1   0  0    21       ELFQUEST (515)
 ARIES 6695                    2   0  0    18       BULLDOGS (157)
 GEEAMOS 6284                  2   1  0    18       CLUB HAMMER (491)
 RED TAPE 6664                 2   0  0    18       PLATEMAIL POLITICS (499)
-CROW BAR 5721                 2   1  0    17       DEAD DOC TOADS (516)
 KIRI DRAGONSPEAR 6643         4   3  0    15       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
-ROD GRIZZARD 6673             1   0  0    15       JGW EXPIRATION (572)
 KORO CLOUD 6618               2   8  0    14       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 CHOPSTICK SURGEON 6656        2   1  0    14       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 LEETAH 6710                   1   0  1    14       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 JUMPIN' 6704                  1   0  1    14       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
 WOLFBROTHER 6706              1   0  0    13       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
 NEVERWAKE 6705                1   0  0    13       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
 SYMPATHY 6703                 1   0  0    11       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
-RICHARD HENDRIX 6672          1   0  0    11       JGW EXPIRATION (572)
-CHUCK DAVIS 6671              1   0  0    11       JGW EXPIRATION (572)
 TWO-S0PEAR 6700               1   0  0    10       ELFQUEST (515)
-LEAD 5936                     2   1  0     7       DEAD DOC TOADS (516)
 PEE-WEE HERMAN 6677           1   1  0     7       LETHAL HERITAGE (570)
-RON STEELE 6670               1   0  0     7       JGW EXPIRATION (572)
-STU D. BAKER 6580             1   3  0     6       DO IT AGAIN (565)
 BULL ET PROOF 6714            1   0  0     6       BULLDOGS (157)
 EMPTY PROMISES 6668           1   2  0     6       PLATEMAIL POLITICS (499)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAUNT 6667                    1   1  0     4       NEVERWAKE (508)
 WALK THE LINE 6708            1   0  0     4       ELFQUEST (515)
 MAN'S BEST FRIEND 6694        1   1  0     4       BULLDOGS (157)
-WHITE LIE 6659                0   2  0     2       COLORIFIC (511)
 LUCID LARY 6649               0   2  0     2       THE EARTHBOUND (571)
 KHAMAL SHOOMANI 6697          0   1  0     1       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 RAYEK 6712                    0   1  0     1       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
-ALONZO GEE 6674               0   1  0     1       JGW EXPIRATION (572)
 STISFACTION 6702              0   1  0     1       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
 FARSHOT 6713                  0   1  0     1       NEVERWAKE (508)
 REVEREND X 6715               0   1  0     1       WHEN DOGMA FAILS II (535)
 DELIA'S GONE 6707             0   1  0     1       ELFQUEST (515)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MORDANT DESERTER 470   0  1 0   1                   JUMPIN' 6704          535 NONE    
MORDANT DESERTER 470   0  1 0   1                   LEETAH 6710           535 NONE    
EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 473  0  1 0   1                   ONE-EYE 6711          535 NONE    
GOLDEN AURA 6558       6  5 0 COLORIFIC 511         TREESTUMP 6369        531 NOT REVE
BEAVER 6632            1  2 0 THE EARTHBOUND 571    WURM KIN 495          535 NONE    
DORK ARENA 6661        0  1 0 THE EARTHBOUND 571    BANDIT PRINCE 493     535 NONE    
BONK 6660              0  1 0 THE EARTHBOUND 571    STONE GOLEM 494       535 NONE    
SUN TZU 6620           3  3 0 LETHAL HERITAGE 570   BULL HORN 6593        532 JUST REV
SCAPE GOAT 6683        0  2 0 PLATEMAIL POLITIC 499 HIGH ELF 487          535 NONE    
CATCH ME? 6699         0  1 0 SCARLET KNIGHTS 375   CHESTER 6630          535         
AILEA D'ANGOU 6696     0  1 0 TUFT TUGGERS 305      SHEWISH GIANT 489     535 NONE    
---?--- 6323           1  3 0 WHEN DOGMA FAILS  535 SKIRMISH 5457         534         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Lord Xiang -- You'll be tryin' and sometimes dyin' to beat the old Consortium.  'Bout
all I can say is good luck, amigo, we all give it our best shot. -- Barnabas

Treestump -- Must be kinda hard stuck in the ground and all.  Was actually really
easy walking around to the side where you couldn't see and letting you have it. --
Mr. B.

Booteye Ribstrap -- Man I'm still a little delirious; is that your name. -- Lord B.

Flying Nun -- That ain't fair you flying around, couldn't see ya when you were up
there with this damn armor on. -- Domingo

Black Plague -- Well this time the old epee seemed to do the trick.  >)  Sorry
Mister, but I was taught to kick a guy when he is down. -- Big Lou

Kennelsortium -- Well old buddy, we seem to be havin' some fun.  Let the good times
roll. -- Barnabas

JGW -- Oh joy, a pig-headed 'Larq just came to town!  I suppose I should reply to
your diatribe with one of my own.  Where's that translator box Xiang always uses...?
Oh well, I guess I'll just make a few counter-points.
     1)  Pride in Mordant?  That's a joke!  Backwards, segregated, discriminatory,
crime infested, bloody, culture lacking, swamp!  Talk about a dump!  Come off it....
     2)  "I will fail to live up to such a code..." Of course you will, because you
have no respect for Aruak City and its culture.  Ever hear the term 'When in Aruak,
do as the Aruaki'?  If I was in, gods forbid, Mordant, I'd respect your local culture
despite how grotesque it is.  Because in all things, showing respect is a measure of
your honor.  If you can't respect a culture or a person for who they are, and vice
versa, you have no honor, regardless whether you are at odds with such a person or
culture.  I guess what I'm trying to say is...you're honorless.  Your 'Larq brethren
who are already here have loads of it, learn from them!
     3)  The 'Larqs already in town are good enough managers, I don't think they need
your aid.
      4)  When you duel, accidents and death may happen.  Period.  You can swallow
your blunted words about Andorian hypocrisy and choke on them.
     5)  Last, if you're so keen to try to shoot down the 'Health, Humility, Honor'
motto, I suppose you're all about 'Death, Arrogance, and Dishonor'.  Well, that makes
it easy to know how to treat you on or off the sands.
     Good luck in Aruak, you'll need it. -- Tankesh, Mgr. Tuft Tuggers

Scribe -- Great columns!  Thanks. -- Tankesh, wanting more...

Domingo -- Nobody likes being on the receiving end of a spell-archer.  I'm just
brushing up on my melee skills. -- Elinae

Lord Xiang -- I feel you've earned the 'Lord' bit by now because, one, your record is
trashed and bringing it back up now or later deserves a measure of respect <wink>,
and two, you and I are both lords of the DA right now.  I need a dinosaur to
sacrifice to the RUGs.... -- Tankesh

Lord Xiang -- Let me see if I can dig up a challenge one of these days to your
warriors in the Guard.... -- Kalidor

Damnuall -- I would'na be s'prised if you have as much experience as I, and likely
more skill!  Size does have it's disadvantages, but dang I thought I had you.  Great
fight! -- Jeb

Blue Eyes -- <snicker> -- Elinae

Koro Cloud -- Practicing with new weapons.... -- Kiri

Tangerine toad -- No fair, funky colored amphibians made me think I was have some
really bad flashbacks...an unfair advantage.  Looks like I'll have to do some... --
Strategic Repositioning

-----?----- -- Is that a name or a state of permanent confusion?  Anyway, you're dead
now so it should be all right.  Seraphim said I'm in Andoria so I should apologize;
so yeah, whatever.  I think everyone should know that even a small skirmish can be
deadly. -- Skirmish

RUGS -- Ok enough.  I have suffered enough with your horseplay.  I freely now offer
you Mino's soul to satiate your demonic sense of humor.  I'm not sure if he has one,
or even if it's still any good but if you can find it it's yours. -- Seraphim

Tankesh -- Heh, no idea where the recruits are coming from, all I know is they suck
and I am having  a hard time killing them off as fast as I am getting them. --

Calfskin -- I don't suppose ANYBODY expects me to defeat a Lady Protector.  And I
didn't, but there's nothing wrong with that.  Of course...nobody expects me to defeat
Leeta, either, if she goes postal over me losing another fight.  (sigh)  There are
times when I wonder why I ever thought this was a good kind of job. -- Jo Mooncatcher

Bionic Buffalo -- I have to, you know, ask.  What parts are bionic?  Your tail?  Your
horns?  Your hump?  Or, you know, what? -- Rockie Dee

Kiri Dragonspear -- Well, if I was a dragon, I wouldn't want a mean lady like you
around!  Zounds! -- Koro Cloud

Gladius Starstryke -- You'd look better in a vase, I think. -- Jon Fleet
P.S.  Lots better.
P.P.S.  What have you got against the stars?  Fine things, stars.  Bright.  Twinkly.

Burst -- And that wraps up an oh-fer turn, and at least everybody ELSE on this rotten
team lost, too!  Oh, well.  I'll buy you drink if you don't mind being seen with a
loser. -- Windchaser, a better horseman than gladiator (which wouldn't be hard)

Tankesh -- Glad you see it that way, but I have to say that trying to keep it in step
with a different storyline running in a different region is trickier than I thought
it'd be. -- the Scribe

Halo of Neverwake -- I don't seem to have a note here as to whether you're a lord or
a lady, but you're clearly a winner.  Congratulations. -- Shinketh, arena agent

Bull Horn -- Perhaps it was a good fight for you.  So I did not win.  My master is
becoming accustomed to that from your stable, and those associated with your stable.
-- Rommel

Kennelworth -- It was a pleasant experience meeting you in Tempe as well.  Your
insights have proved, um, provocative of thought. -- Lord Xiang

Kennelworth -- Why don't you request your brother's presence.  I would be more than
happy to pay for his expenses for his services. -- Lord Xiang

Tankesh -- Oiy!  That was in jest!  If you actually do such silly marketing
techniques, then this is a game, after all.  I give up!! -- Lord Xiang

Jeb -- Easy win?  Phah!  I'm not easy, I'm just cheap!! -- Patton

Captured Orc -- Bah!  All these warriors in the arena and I get YOU? -- Patton

Burn Da Witch -- Not bad.  Hopefully I can continue to win in that fashion. *grin* --

Bull Horn -- Hey!  I can keep trading losses for learns like THOSE!! -- Ghengis

Chopstick Surgeon -- I meant to do that!  Eh-Eh!! -- Pee-Wee Herman

30 January 2006
We of the Desolate Empire Alliance want to announce with glad hearts that Heathen
Hatebred is no longer just a friend, but also an alliance-mate.  Heathen brings a lot
with him to our alliance.  His experience, talent, and loyalty will be a great
benefit to us all.  Welcome Heathen; may all our enemies' blood continue to flow
freely! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BEAVER was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
SCAPE GOAT was slaughtered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
DORK ARENA was murdered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BONK was dispatched by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena brawl.
AILEA D'ANGOU was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GHENGIS savagely defeated BULL HORN in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Bloodfeud match.
VIOLET VULTURE was viciously subdued by WINDCHASER in a 4 minute Challenge fight.
ONEWOLF unbelievably bested GLADIUS STARSTRYKE in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
JEREMIAH JAY COOKE was viciously subdued by ROCKIE DEE in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
BIONIC BUFFALO defeated JO MOONCATCHER in a action packed 2 minute Challenge duel.
MAGENTA MAGGOT was overpowered by DAMNUALL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
PATTON overcame JON FLEET in a popular 1 minute Challenge bout.
JACKHAMMER savagely defeated MOLTEN METAL in a 3 minute bloody Challenge match.
DOMINGO was viciously subdued by BURN DA WITCH in a 1 minute Challenge contest.
CHOPSTICK SURGEON bested KORO CLOUD in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
HAUNT was viciously subdued by ARIES in a 2 minute novice's Challenge conflict.
BUCKING BRAHMA was unbelievably bested by BOOTSTRAP RIBEYE in a 3 minute duel.
HALO devastated BIG LOU in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
TREESTUMP was overpowered by THE SINGING BANDIT in a 2 minute one-sided bout.
KILL STEELE savagely defeated ELINAE SILVERBOW in a exciting 2 minute gory bout.
FLYING NUN handily defeated STRATEGIC REPOSITION in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
JEB MERCLUE was overpowered by PINK PUMA in a 1 minute uneven fight.
DA HERETIC was subdued by ROMMEL in a 2 minute bout.
KIRI DRAGONSPEAR was outwaited by RED TAPE in a action packed 8 minute duel.
GEEAMOS bested PEE-WEE HERMAN in a 2 minute bout.
LUCID LARY was demolished by SYMPATHY in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CHESTER barely slew CATCH ME? in a 3 minute novice's match.
EMPTY PROMISES unbelievably bested KHAMAL SHOOMANI in a 3 minute novice's fight.
MAN'S BEST FRIEND outlasted DELIA'S GONE in a tiring 19 minute beginner's duel.
TWO-S0PEAR handily defeated REVEREND X in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
STISFACTION was viciously subdued by BULL ET PROOF in a 2 minute gory novice's bout.
JUMPIN' slaughtered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
NEVERWAKE overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided match.
WOLFBROTHER overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
WALK THE LINE narrowly defeated FARSHOT in a unpopular 6 minute novice's fray.
HURT vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
LEETAH murdered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ONE-EYE executed EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
RAYEK was subdued by PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 3 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                      13         TOTAL PARRY       46 -  30 -  0      61  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     11         AIMED BLOW        51 -  40 -  1      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         WALL OF STEEL     24 -  20 -  2      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         SLASHING ATTACK   23 -  20 -  1      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         LUNGING ATTACK    48 -  47 -  2      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         BASHING ATTACK    23 -  25 -  2      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         STRIKING ATTACK   30 -  34 -  2      47  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -  22 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  33 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  11 -  0      21  |

Turn 535 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:

SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  1     AIMED BLOW         6 -  7         3  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        7 -  4     LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  5         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  3         2  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  2         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              WALL OF STEEL      2 -  4         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ONEWOLF 5505               20   2  0  114 WOLFBROTHERS (506)
AIMED BLOW       BIONIC BUFFALO 6570        11   1  0   94 DO IT AGAIN (565)
STRIKING ATTACK  BIG LOU 4971               19   9  2   92 MANIC MARVELS (456)
LUNGING ATTACK   KILL STEELE 5726            9   2  1   91 DEAD DOC TOADS (516)
BASHING ATTACK   BUCKING BRAHMA 6372        20  13  0   90 BULLDOGS (157)
SLASHING ATTACK  FLYING NUN 6277             6   5  0   45 WHEN DOGMA FAILS II (535)
WALL OF STEEL    BULL HORN 6593              8   4  1   37 BULLDOGS (157)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GLADIUS STARSTRYKE 6127.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was BUCKING BRAHMA 6372.  The ten other most popular fighters were GHENGIS 

The least popular fighter this week was DELIA'S GONE 6707.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MAN'S BEST FRIEND 6694, WALK THE LINE 6708, RED TAPE 6664, 
REPOSITION 5945, BIG LOU 4971, and KORO CLOUD 6618.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BIG LOU (11-4971) MANIC MARVELS (456)

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

HALO (11-6189) NEVERWAKE (508)