Date   : 03/17/2006    Duedate: 03/30/2006


DM-11    TURN-537

This Weeks Top Honors


(11-5505) [21-3-0,120]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ONEWOLF                        RICHARD HENDRIX
WOLFBROTHERS (506)             JGW EXPIRATION (572)
(11-5505) [21-3-0,120]         (11-6672) [2-1-0,22]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KRILL CAVALRY (374)            MANIC MARVELS (456)
(11-6370) [20-22-0,104]        (11-6698) [1-1-0,9]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WHEN DOGMA FAILS II (535)   51
2. KRILL CAVALRY (374)         46      DEAD DOC TOADS (516)
3. ELFQUEST (515)              30      Unchartered Team
4. BULLDOGS (157)              28
5. SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)    25      JGW EXPIRATION (572)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 DEAD DOC TOADS (516)      22  11  1 66.7   1/ 5 WHEN DOGMA FAILS I (535)  9  6 0
 2/ 1*JGW EXPIRATION (572)      10   5  0 66.7   2/ 1 LETHAL HERITAGE (570)     8  4 0
 3/ 3 COLORIFIC (511)          238 131  6 64.5   3/10 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)  8  6 1
 4/ 4 ANIMAL FARM (510)        983 586 34 62.7   4/ 9 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)    7  4 0
 5/ 5 MANIC MARVELS (456)       91  55  2 62.3   5/12 ELFQUEST (515)            7  8 1
 6/ 7 BULLDOGS (157)           843 653 27 56.4   6/ 3*JGW EXPIRATION (572)      6  4 0
 7/ 6 DO IT AGAIN (565)         32  25  1 56.1   7/ 2 ANIMAL FARM (510)         6  5 0
 8/ 8 MANIACAL TUFTS (431)      78  67  2 53.8   8/ 4 BULLDOGS (157)            6  8 0
 9/ 9 WOLFBROTHERS (506)        82  72  7 53.2   9/15 KRILL CAVALRY (374)       6  9 0
10/11 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507) 142 129  6 52.4  10/ 7 NEVERWAKE (508)           5  4 0
11/12 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)   706 690 19 50.6  11/13 MANIACAL TUFTS (431)      5  5 1
12-13 TUFT TUGGERS (305)       650 643 20 50.3  12/ 8 PLATEMAIL POLITICS (499)  5  5 0
13/10 LETHAL HERITAGE (570)     24  24  0 50.0  13/11 DEAD DOC TOADS (516)      4  2 0
14/14 CLUB HAMMER (491)         47  48  3 49.5  14/ 6 MANIC MARVELS (456)       4  3 0
15/16 WHEN DOGMA FAILS I (535)  31  32  1 49.2  15/16 CLUB HAMMER (491)         3  0 0
16/15 ELFQUEST (515)           224 247 12 47.6  16/21 THE EARTHBOUND (571)      3  4 1
17/17 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)    302 375 14 44.6  17/14 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)     3  9 2
18/18 PLATEMAIL POLITICS (499)  17  24  1 41.5  18/17 WOLFBROTHERS (506)        2  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/19 NEVERWAKE (508)           77 110 11 41.2  19/19 COLORIFIC (511)           2  4 1
20/20 THE EARTHBOUND (571)      35  58  1 37.6  20/18 DO IT AGAIN (565)         1  2 0
21/21 KRILL CAVALRY (374)      262 459  5 36.3  21-20 TUFT TUGGERS (305)        0  5 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
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                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

           + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Out of the Past #18 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     The spell was like a wild horse, constantly trying to bolt out of control, to
dump them somewhere and get away.  Or maybe two wild horses yoked together, she
thought, wrestling with one as Fandil struggled with the other.  The two halves of
the spell had to work together, and they didn't want to.  She snorted to herself as
she curbed the undisciplined energy yet again.  "Want to," what nonsense!  A spell
was not a living creature with desires and volition of its own.  At least, she had
never encountered a world where that was the case.  But she didn't know this world,
and she had already learned that it was different in weird ways to any of her
previous acquaintance.
     The passage through this gate was unlike her experience with any other, also,
but that was to be expected.  The space between Gates, if it could be called a
"space," was the realm of Chaos, never the same.  Cold that burned, whirling daggers
of frozen flame, scent of roses and rotten meat.  There was no up and down, or twenty
different orientations.  Who could tell?
     It occurred to her that all Lord Protectors should experience this.  It was what
Lady Sheila had created the system for, after all:  to train warriors to fight within
the Gates to protect Alastari from creatures of other worlds before they could
     The third part of the unit of which she and Fandil were the first two stirred
suddenly, in a movement that was red, with bitter veins.  Could there be life,
hostile life, within the realm of Chaos?
     She had never before been aware of a Gate passage taking so long.  Was there...?
No!  There was NOTHING wrong with the spell she and Fandil were using.  It was good,
it was appropriate, it would work.  They were just meeting resistance, though whether
from the medium or someone at the other end, she could not tell.  Not that it
mattered.  They could and would do this.
     The fabric of not-time-not-space rippled around them, shimmered with an iodine
scent appropriate to a seashore, then steadied with a brazen clang.
     They were in a room, stone walls, silt over a stone floor, part of the roof
gone.  The feel of the Arcanum told all three instantly that they had returned to
     Fandil looked around, eyes narrowed, and nodded once.  "Krael."
     Adie turned to stare at the old man.  "You're sure?  Stupid question, of course
you're sure."  She looked around the room again.  At one corner there was an opening,
not a door, just fallen rocks, into another space.  "Do you see any sign of that
Oruman we followed here?"
     "He might not have come here," Cho said.  "It was...at least half an hour after
he left that we began our passage.  The power balances might have shifted enough to
change the destination."
     Fandil raised an eyebrow.  "Do you think that likely?"
     The Adantri's mouth curved into a faint smile.  "No.  I think Oruman is here.
But he may be dead already.  The people currently in Krael are not likely to feel a
need for courtesy to travelers."
     Adie straightened sharply.  "You're right.  And that includes us."

        + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Mountains of Night #12 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Somewhere Else:

     Force the monster into the wheel?  Tankesh looked at the waterwheel dubiously.
It was bigger than the monster, true, half again as tall, but it looked spindly.  It
would break.  Dwarves were supposed to be smart, didn't they realize that when the
red-hot monster hit the wheel and the cold underground river, there would be an
explosion?  Steam would fill the cave, at the least, and ballistic bits of wheel,
too, probably.  Deadly.  These dwarves might be willing to throw their lives away to
save their compatriots...which wasn't a bad reason, now that he thought about it.
And he had the Greywand's promise of resurrection, but he didn't want to die.  Very
unpleasant, dying and being resurrected.  And the fact that he was even thinking
that, when his duty was clear before him, was a sign that he'd been on the road too
long.  He needed time back in Aruak City to relax and unwind, with nothing more to
worry about than whether to order a red wine or a white one.
     Well, tomorrow for that.  For now, a monster to kill.  "Force it into the
wheel," the dwarf had said.  There was nothing alive on this side of the cave except
the monster and himself, so the job would be all his.  He balanced on the balls of
his feet, sword in hand, watching the monster move.  It was shifting back and forth,
glaring at the dwarves across the river, growling and sometimes roaring.  Afraid of
the water, he realized.  That would make it harder to force the thing toward the
river and the wheel.  But if--
     Aha!  It stepped on patch of mud and loose pebbles, skidding slightly, and off
balance.  He lunged at it with a yell, which brought its head around toward him.
Gods!  What an ugly thing, not even a mother could love that face.  The universe
would be better off without that face in it.
     Naturally, the monster did not agree, and it spread its arms wide, bellowing.
And skidded again, again only slightly, but enough to make a difference.  His lunge
at its chest was a feint, not that he was sure the monster could recognize it as
such, and at the last moment he shifted his line and hamstrung it.  Dark fluid
spurted out of the wound, and it bellowed again, thrashed its arms around (he barely
avoided being knocked across the cavern by one fist), staggered, and half-fell
     Into the wheel.
     There was a flash of light and a complete absence of sound, even the roar of the
water thrashing through the wheel going silent.  The monster's mouth gaped open, but
if it screamed, there was no sound that reached Tankesh.  It was a dream-like moment,
he seemed suspended in time and space, the monster suspended likewise, and the wheel
turning between them.
     Between?  But the monster was still on this side of the river, he could see
that.  The dwarves on the other side were all running flat out for the tunnels he
could see in the far wall.  Amazing how much he could see from here.  Must be some
kind of spell.  He'd have to ask Adie about it when he saw her next.
     Then the wheel spun, strobed, and the suspended moment ended as he crashed into
the wall behind him.  In the last instant before darkness replaced light, he saw that
the monster was simply...not there.


     The fires had looked bad from ground level.  From the roof of an apothecary's
shop, Huw decided that things looked much worse.  He was closer to the fires, for one
thing, as the shop was farther down the street than his earlier vantage.  Bigger,
hotter, closer fires.  Huw didn't think he was a coward, but he didn't think he was a
fool, either, and he began to suspect that this skinny little man who was leading him
across the roofs was a raving idiot.  If the man was afraid of monsters, clearly
heights had no terrors for him, and he leaped from roof-beam to gable, shingles to
tiles to slippery slates, with a heedless abandon that made cold sweat run down the
gladiator's back.
     But the roofs did provide a temporarily clear pathway through the fiery regions.
The key word being "temporary."  Huw hoped the little mage knew where they were
going, because he was lost.  From up here, and with the fires, the familiar streets
were different.  Strange.  Streets in hell.
     A building on the other side of the street they were following suddenly exploded
into flame.  Burning debris pinwheeled into the air.  Huw ducked behind a chimney
stack as fiery chunks of...something rained down onto his roof.
     Followed by Tankesh, battered and only half conscious, landing with a thump and
a grunt and starting to slide down the slates toward the eaves and the street.

        + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Mountains of Night #13 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Near Zensu:

     Crystal's blade made a clean strike, killing the lizard man instantly.  She
shifted her attention to the next in line, marginally aware that Raoul was being just
as effective at the other end.  Warned by his companion's demise, the second lizard
managed to parry her first blow.  His movements were slow, though his body language
projected desperation.  She hesitated a moment, contemplating asking him to
     That was a mistake.  Slow with cold he might be, but the lizard was no coward
and no fool.  He threw himself toward her right, and the one behind him came toward
her left; they would box her between them if they could.
     If the lizards had been able to move faster, the tactic might have worked.  But
they could not move faster, and Crystal Fireblade had been a warrior all her adult
life, trained in a hard school.  She feinted, gliding farther to her right to draw
the lizard man that way, waited until his slow reactions had turned him.  Then a
shift to the left, drawing her blade across him in a disemboweling slash.  Farther
left, hamstringing the second lizard man just as Raoul beheaded it from behind.
     The two gladiators faced each other over the body of their last opponent.
     "These can't have been all that was following us, doll," Raoul said.  He picked
up a handful of leaves from the forest floor and began to wipe his blade.  "They were
brave enough, and in the summer they'd probably have been a serious threat, but...
here and now?"  He shook his head.  "I bet they didn't come after us on their own,
either.  Someone stirred 'em up and threw them at us."
     Crystal nodded.  That was her thought, too.  These lizards had no reason that
she could imagine to be here at all, much less to have tracked them and attacked
them.  They were just tools, and the wrong tools for the job.  "They were looking
behind themselves," she recalled, "as though whoever was driving them wasn't far
     Raoul nodded.  "You said it, doll.  Killing these lizards was necessary.
Getting my hands on the man who put them here will be a pleasure."
     "He--whoever--might be close behind."
     Without further consultation, they separated again and faded into what cover
there was, crossing the shallow stream and drifting silently along the backtrail.
     A human male was walking along the trail left by the lizards, poking at the dead
leaves with a carved staff and muttering under his breath.  He seemed young, in his
twenties, maybe, and he was weedy and unappealing, with a weak chin and close-set
eyes.  If he weren't a mage, he would be negligible, but that was a magician's staff
he was carrying, and those were definitely mystic symbols embroidered on his robe.  A
mage, but also a fool who had to advertise lest someone overlook him.  It was easy to
assume that such a twerp wouldn't be a good mage, but dangerous.  She had known
twerps who could do a lot of damage with magic.
     She slid smoothly in behind him and noted that Raoul was coming in just as
silently on the twerp's other side.  They nodded at each other and stepped out.
Raoul pounced on the magician, and Crystal grabbed his staff, easily pulling it out
of his grip.
     The young mage squawked and thrashed ineffectively.  After a moment, he seemed
to remember his art and said, "I am a mage!  I can turn you into toads if you don't
let me go AT ONCE!"
     "Turning people into toads isn't easy," Raoul said, "and with the Arcanum so
depleted, I don't think you can do it.  I'm willing to take that chance, anyway."
     "And as a knight in direct service to His Majesty the King of Andoria," Crystal
added, "I command you to tell us your name and your purpose in being here."
     "The king won't matter once Lord Hermes has taken hold!" the twerp answered.  He
spoke with an air of bravado that rang false on Crystal's ear.
     She could see Raoul's fingers tightening where he held the magician by the back
of the neck.  She shared his outrage, but they needed information.  "That may or may
not happen," she said coldly, "but you won't be alive to see it."
     The young mage rolled his eyes, white-rimmed with fear, and made a wordless
whinnying sound.  He pried at Raoul's fingers, to no effect.
     Crystal raised an eyebrow.  "Oh, you have something to say?"  She nodded at
Raoul.  "Let him talk."
     Raoul shook him a little.  "It's your life on the line," he growled, "so make it

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 267): INOCHI of YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 536): LITTLE DEVIL of PLAYPEN (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 529): BLIZZARD of JUST CHILLIN (Mr. Freeze, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 525): KING BROWN SNAKE of AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 525): RICK O'SHEA of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 523): WARBRIDE of VORTEX (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 518): STEINBACH of THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 487): DRIZZT of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 479): 5 GOT PICKED of 072905R (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 469): 8-BALL of INFERNAL LORDS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 215): INSOLENT IRIS of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 385): FALCON XLI of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 373): ROADBLOCK of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 169): I OF THE KNEE DOLL of HAZAARDS OF CLONING (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 421): ZEBRAWOOD of ACTION TOYS from KATI-TEI (Papaiz, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 267): ORCISH IDIOMS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 536): LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 536): PLAYPEN (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 529): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 525): MONEY PIT (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 525): ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 523): GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 518): THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 487): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 479): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 469): CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 215): BLOOD AND GUTS! (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 385): CRAZY CREEPS (Crazy Creepster, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 373): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 169): NIGHTHAWKS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 420): THE LAST STRAW V (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 535): BIG LOU of MANIC MARVELS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 528): BROOKS AND DUNN of THE REPUBLICANS (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 525): KING BROWN SNAKE of AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 525): RICK O'SHEA of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
                  (turn 524): MENTAL of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 522): BOUNCER of GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 469): VECORDIUS of CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 384): ASSHE-MASTER of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr.)
                          PRETTY BOY of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 168): SHAVED MONKEY of SECOND CHANCES (Papaiz, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in ARUAK CITY since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Biff!  Pow!  ARUAK CITY 
watched with glee as LETHAL HERITAGE got knocked off top spot by WHEN DOGMA FAILS II! 
Hmmmph!  I always thought MANIC MARVELS was an over-rated team and they proved it 
with a 1-1-0!  Up 'n down.  Up 'n down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I 
think I'm gonna be...  Well, SCARLET KNIGHTS II's 3rd moved them up to 3-1-0 place.  
It seems so recently people were saying WHEN DOGMA FAILS II was washed up, finished.  
But 4-1-0 moved them up 4.  I guess they're washed no more...  What's with DAMNUALL?  
He actually beat COLORIFIC's BLACK PLAGUE, and walked away with 22 more points from 
the fight.  Laughs were big at WHEN DOGMA FAILS II while they watched DAMNUALL 
clobber BLACK PLAGUE.  She lost 20 points and got bruised from objects thrown from 
the stands.  I'm sure ARUAK CITY is excited about ONEWOLF, the new Duelmaster from 
WOLFBROTHERS.  (remember?)  But when you've seen as many as I have...  Wouldn't it be 
nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses 
of convicted prisoners.   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  The most avoided team was 
WHEN DOGMA FAILS II.  The bums at ANIMAL FARM couldn't face the challenges from WHEN 
DOGMA FAILS II!  No excuse for that!  How well I know the feeling of being the most 
challenged warrior, JON FLEET!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt 
you.  I hate going to the effort of writing about the kind of fights that ONEWOLF 
gets in.  He fights people like KILL STEELE, 12 points below.  I thought ONEWOLF 
showed great skill and promise when he overcame KILL STEELE.  All right, so I slept 
through it!  Big deal!   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover 
stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  All work 
and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ONEWOLF 5505                 21   3  0   120       WOLFBROTHERS (506)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUCKING BRAHMA 6372          21  14  0   105       BULLDOGS (157)
 JO MOONCATCHER 6370          20  22  0   104       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 KILL STEELE 5726             10   3  1   102       DEAD DOC TOADS (516)
 ROCKIE DEE 6060              18  27  0    99       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-LORD BENNETT 4974            19   5  0    98       MANIC MARVELS (456)
-NATAS 6531                    9   3  0    98       DO IT AGAIN (565)
 YELLOW STREAK 6239           17  10  0    97       COLORIFIC (511)
 JEREMIAH JAY COOKE 6520      13  10  1    96       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 DAMNUALL 6278                 8   3  1    94       WHEN DOGMA FAILS II (535)
 BOOTSTRAP RIBEYE 6465        15  16  0    91       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WIND RUNNER 5510             11   4  1    88       WOLFBROTHERS (506)
-IRON MAGRU 5397              18  11  0    87       CLUB HAMMER (491)
 TREESTUMP 6369               17  25  1    86       ELFQUEST (515)
 THE SINGING BANDIT 6349      20  21  0    85       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 BLACK PLAGUE 6550            11   8  1    82       COLORIFIC (511)
 BIONIC BUFFALO 6570          11   3  0    81       DO IT AGAIN (565)
-PINK PUMA 6537                9   4  0    77       ANIMAL FARM (510)
-MR. B. 6249                   7   2  0    74       MANIC MARVELS (456)
 ROMMEL 6621                   6   5  0    70       LETHAL HERITAGE (570)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JON FLEET 6415                9  30  0    64       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-ELINAE SILVERBOW 6646         5   1  0    64       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
-MUSTY KOBOLD 5400             8   5  0    63       CLUB HAMMER (491)
 PATTON 6619                   7   4  0    63       LETHAL HERITAGE (570)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SOEK 5646                     9  10  1    60       CLUB HAMMER (491)
 LORD KRONOS 6111              7   4  0    60       MANIACAL TUFTS (431)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BURN DA WITCH 5975            7   6  0    56       WHEN DOGMA FAILS II (535)
-SILVER LINING 6339            8   7  0    53       COLORIFIC (511)
 VIOLET VULTURE 6612           7   1  0    52       ANIMAL FARM (510)
-JEB MERCLUE 6483             12  14  0    50       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 BULL HORN 6593                9   5  1    50       BULLDOGS (157)
 DA HERETIC 5978               7   4  0    48       WHEN DOGMA FAILS II (535)
 TANGERINE TOAD 6603           6   1  0    48       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 WINDCHASER 6469               7  25  1    47       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 DOMINGO 6313                  9   3  0    46       MANIC MARVELS (456)
 MAGENTA MAGGOT 6627           5   3  0    45       ANIMAL FARM (510)
-BURST 6514                    6   6  0    44       NEVERWAKE (508)
 JUMPIN' 6704                  3   0  1    42       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
 FIONA STARMANTLE 5022         4   6  0    39       MANIACAL TUFTS (431)
 TURQUOISE TIGER 6556          8   6  0    38       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 GHENGIS 6622                  4   3  0    36       LETHAL HERITAGE (570)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOLTEN METAL 5720             5   5  0    33       DEAD DOC TOADS (516)
-SKIRMISH 5457                 4   3  1    31       PLATEMAIL POLITICS (499)
 CHESTER 6630                  4   0  1    31       THE EARTHBOUND (571)
 BLUE EYES 6594                5   6  1    30       COLORIFIC (511)
 FLYING NUN 6277               6   7  0    29       WHEN DOGMA FAILS II (535)
-JACKHAMMER 6613               4   3  2    28       NEVERWAKE (508)
 HURT 6709                     3   0  1    28       ELFQUEST (515)
 GEEAMOS 6284                  4   1  0    27       CLUB HAMMER (491)
-LOUIE C 6532                  5   4  0    25       DO IT AGAIN (565)
-TYRANNOSAURUS ED 6590         3   0  0    25       DO IT AGAIN (565)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VINCENT 5729                  3   0  0    23       DEAD DOC TOADS (516)
 FARSHOT 6713                  2   1  0    23       NEVERWAKE (508)
 SPECIAL! 6526                 2   0  1    22       MANIACAL TUFTS (431)
 RICHARD HENDRIX 6672          2   1  0    22       JGW EXPIRATION (572)
 MAN'S BEST FRIEND 6694        3   1  0    21       BULLDOGS (157)
 STRATEGIC REPOSITION 5945     4   4  0    20       PLATEMAIL POLITICS (499)
 RED TAPE 6664                 3   1  0    20       PLATEMAIL POLITICS (499)
 WOLFBROTHER 6706              2   1  0    19       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
-WHITE LIE 6659                1   2  0    19       COLORIFIC (511)
 RON STEELE 6670               3   0  0    17       JGW EXPIRATION (572)
-CROW BAR 5721                 2   1  0    17       DEAD DOC TOADS (516)
 WALK THE LINE 6708            2   1  0    17       ELFQUEST (515)
 ROD GRIZZARD 6673             2   1  0    17       JGW EXPIRATION (572)
 KORO CLOUD 6618               2  10  0    16       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 CHUCK DAVIS 6671              2   1  0    16       JGW EXPIRATION (572)
-KIRI DRAGONSPEAR 6643         4   3  0    15       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 REVEREND X 6715               1   2  0    14       WHEN DOGMA FAILS II (535)
 NEVERWAKE 6705                2   1  0    12       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
 ONE-EYE 6711                  1   2  1    12       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 ZYN'KYR 6579                  1   1  0    12       MANIACAL TUFTS (431)
 EMPTY PROMISES 6668           3   2  0    11       PLATEMAIL POLITICS (499)
 PEE-WEE HERMAN 6677           2   2  0    11       LETHAL HERITAGE (570)
 LEETAH 6710                   2   1  1    10       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 HAUNT 6667                    2   2  0     9       NEVERWAKE (508)
 DAYLE GLASSJAW 6698           1   1  0     9       MANIC MARVELS (456)
 ARIES 6695                    2   2  0     8       BULLDOGS (157)
-CHOPSTICK SURGEON 6656        2   2  0     8       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
-LEAD 5936                     2   1  0     7       DEAD DOC TOADS (516)
 LUCID LARY 6649               1   2  0     7       THE EARTHBOUND (571)
-STU D. BAKER 6580             1   3  0     6       DO IT AGAIN (565)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SYMPATHY 6703                 1   2  0     5       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
 TWO-S0PEAR 6700               1   2  0     5       ELFQUEST (515)
 RAYEK 6712                    0   3  0     3       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 DELIA'S GONE 6707             0   3  0     3       ELFQUEST (515)
 BULL ET PROOF 6716            0   2  0     2       BULLDOGS (157)
-KHAMAL SHOOMANI 6697          0   1  0     1       TUFT TUGGERS (305)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ALONZO GEE 6674        1  2 0 JGW EXPIRATION 572    HURT 6709             537         
GOLEM PROTOTYPE 6723   0  1 0 MANIACAL TUFTS 431    STONE GOLEM 494       537 NONE    
GLADIUS STARSTRY 6127 15 44 0 SCARLET KNIGHTS 375   BLACK PLAGUE 6550     536         
CATCH ME? 6699         0  1 0 SCARLET KNIGHTS 375   CHESTER 6630          535         
STISFACTION 6702       0  2 0 SCARLET KNIGHTS I 507 SPECIAL! 6526         536         
---?--- 6323           1  3 0 WHEN DOGMA FAILS  535 SKIRMISH 5457         534         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sympathy -- How the heck did I get tired?  I wasn't doing anything. -- Geeamos

Quote:  "Until that time, please fight with as much pretend honor, health, and
humility as your avoids will allow you to do!"  Bwahahahaa!!  I am standing now and
applauding you, sir!  Oh man, that was good! -- Tripwire, a proud Delarquan non-

All -- HAL must have eaten my ads last turn as well (T535).  Here they go again! --
Lord Xiang

Lethal Heritage bids Welcome to Scarlet Knights II, Club Hammer, and Earthbound. --
Lord Xiang

Barnabas -- Your words ring with truth.  I only wish to break even against that
conglomerate, nothing more.  But I'll settle for the odd win every so often.
*chuckle* -- Lord Xiang

Tankesh -- I wish to make one comment, and only one, about your comments to my friend
and ally, JGW, as it directly affects me.  That comment addresses your first point
made, about pride in Mordant.
     I, Sir, am proud to be from Mordant myself.  It is the cradle of modern dueling,
without which you would not be here, in this city, selling toothpaste advertisements
on your warriors' shields!  Mordant has a great history of generating Tournament
Victors and Champions, and has recently returned to such heights with Victors in the
most recent tourneys.  I do not see you fighting in Mordant, so therefore, you are in
no position of any kind to denigrate that fine city!  After you have spent enough
time in that city, learning all it has to offer, will you be able to comment about
the pride of its citizens, and it will all be in a positive light!  I have come to
your excellent city, willing try a new culture.  Will you step forward and show the
same respect I have shown Aruak City?  Or will you allow a mere Delarquan to prove
more civilized and cosmopolitan than one of Andoria's finest? -- Lord Xiang

Tankesh -- Hehe, aye, my record is trashed, no thanks to your friends, Kennelworth,
PPE, and Mino.  I will say that I am not a Lord of the DA, as that is more Seraphim's
title.  I have five workable warriors, not a godling in the lot, mind you, but
workable.  The only thing I don't like is tourney timing, as it will keep me with
only two active warriors just before the tourney. -- Lord Xiang

Lord Protector Kalidor -- I am sure that any of my warriors would love to get a
challenge from you.  I have plenty in range, just let me know who, and I can arrange
them to be active and we can challenge each other. -- Lord Xiang

Jon Fleet -- My friend, I hope your manager takes pity on you, and releases you from

your obligations to the team.  Not only have you been vanquished by a warrior with
less than a quarter of your fights, but you are not the best of teachers, either. --

Da Heretic -- Two short, vicious minutes.  You'd survive in Mordant, I think. --

Bull Horn -- Not only do I avenge my fallen teammate, but you teach well!  I think I
shall test your mettle for a third time. -- Ghengis

Geeamos -- Thanks for the skills!  You can have the victory in trade.  I'll get it
back later, I'm sure. -- Pee-Wee Herman

All -- Now for this installment of ads (T536). -- Lord Xiang

Treestump -- Holy COW!!  How did I survive that challenge?  Never mind WIN! -- Patton

Jon Fleet -- I can only echo Patton's words, my friend. -- Rommel

Bull Horn -- I thank your manager for granting this last round, as we both learned
well.  You are an honorable warrior.  Honor is satisfied. -- Ghengis

Two-Spear -- Nice learns for us both.  I am sure that you will win against me in the
fullness of time. -- Pee-Wee Herman

All -- 4-0!!  Top Team, and Team on the Move to boot!  Not to mention back over 50%.
Took me 10 turns to get to the top, Kennelworth, that is 'soon' enough for me!
*grin* -- Lord Xiang

Doc Steele -- It is a good thing that a manager of your caliber takes time to
consider, and contribute, to the health of the arena that you are in.  You, along
with everyone else here, help make this arena worth staying involved in.  I look
forward to reading your posts when time allows you to pen your thoughts. -- Lord

Lethal Heritage bids welcome to Maniacal Tufts. -- Lord Xiang

Kennelworth -- I am glad to hear Fandil the Wise is back on the job!  This seems to
be a rebirth of The Consortium. -- Lord Xiang

Jon Fleet -- Or, to scramble the name some more, Tap Not. -- Patton

Congratulations to Lethal Heritage!  Nice three turn record.  Great last turn point
gain.  You guys are good! -- Kennelworth

No Duelmaster?  Perhaps Onewolf was paying too much attention to the "pretend health,
humility, honor" and not enough to the fight with Big Lou?  Big Lou, you won the
title on your way to The Big Time, so please come on over and drink free at The
Bulldog Inn. -- Kennelworth, Proprietor

Scarlet Knights -- We were sorry to see the demise of Gladius, a great warrior.  May
he fight well in that great arena in the sky. -- Kennelworth

Genghis -- You rascal!  I was prepared for you, but you fought well!  Now back to the
real world. -- Bull Horn

The Singing Bandit -- How times change!  A salute to you.  Woe is me! -- The bucking
unlucky bucking Brahma

Red Tape -- But that was my challenge?  I was supposed to, well, uh, you know.  What
sign are you? -- Aries

Dayle Glassjaw -- I guess I wasn't as advertised. -- Bull Et Proof

Leeta?  Thank you for taking care of me. -- Man's Best friend

Mino -- Old friend, nice turn.  Perhaps you want to come and manage these Bulldogs
for a while? -- Kennelworth

Well, Scarlet Knights, I guess Gladius Starstryke was not inoculated. -- Black
Plague, Proud Colorific

Neverwake -- Caught you in your own white lie, huh?  It was a pleasure whooping you,
but it would probably have been more fun if it were the REAL Neverwake. -- White Lie,
Proud Colorific

Domingo -- Lucky, lucky, lucky. -- Blue Eyes, Proud Colorific

2-1-1!  On the way up, up, up.  Colorifics are surely glad I am back. -- Purple
People Eater, Proud Colorific Manager

M. Chardinee?  Finally I am given an opponent I am supposed to beat. -- Pink Puma

Flying Nun -- Hmmmmm.  But a step in the road towards a great vacation. -- Magenta

Burn Da Witch -- I couldn't let that happen, could I?  You fought like a tiger and
clearly deserved that win.  Salute. -- Turquoise Tiger

Windchaser -- All that experience worried me, but.... -- Violet Vulture
P.S.  What was that you were saying about clouds?

Shiver me timbers!  Me critters done got it a goin'.  Aye! -- Mino

Violet Vulture -- A purple predator is what you are.  Gah.  Peck, peck, peck, and
when you get an opening, rip, tear.  Ouch.  Couldn't I offer you some roadkill or
something? -- Windchaser

Damnuall -- I have always felt that several days' bedrest was better than dogma.
Especially if there are pretty nurses.  Just don't let those butchers tell you that a
blow to the neck (pure accident, I assure you) means you should have your head
amputated! -- Jo Mooncatcher

Haunt -- Somehow, I don't find that outcome the least bit surprising.  Just, as my
record shows, the story of my arena life. -- Koro Cloud
P.S.  I'm really good with horses.  I think Leeta's making a mistake insisting that I
do gladiating too.

Kill Steele -- (pout)  You could have TAUGHT me something, you toad! -- Rockie Dee
P.S.  With garlic on it!

Rommel -- Those tanks were dirty pool, guy. -- Jon Fleet

Mino -- Hal's been eating a lot of stuff lately, and I DON'T LIKE IT.  You're in the
best company, and I'm tempted to say, forget the Commission, forget the fights, let's
just put together a newsletter on our own!  Ed. could do it. -- Leeta the really,
really annoyed

     I could, but I can't say the thought gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling. -- Ed.

Violet Vulture -- A purple pincushion?  But that was last time.  This time...
(shudder) -- Windchaser

Kennelworth -- Yep, I figure Fandil has abilities as yet undiscovered, but sure to
surface at need.... -- the Scribe

22 February 2006
The Olympics have arrived!

The Mordanti Olympics, having been gone for six years, have returned to the Mordanti
Alliance, sponsored by Amicitia Primoris.  Teams have competed against each other for
recognition and notoriety four times in the past.  It is far past time for the fifth
Mordanti Olympics to be held.  The Mordanti Olympics shall be held in the Mordant
arena (DM-1) from May 1st (T544) through Oct 30 (T557).  There will be a
'registration period' lasting until T543, where teams will be allowed to register by
activating in Mordant and declaring their participation in the personals.  Rules will
be posted in the Mordant arena (DM-1) newsletter no later than T543, but shall be
available online before then.  An announcement will be made as to where they will be
posted.  Prizes will be awarded to the winners.

Lord Xiang
Amicitia Primoris

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GOLEM PROTOTYPE was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
ONEWOLF bested KILL STEELE in a action packed 3 minute veteran's Challenge Title duel.
JEREMIAH JAY COOKE luckily beat BIONIC BUFFALO in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
PATTON was devastated by TREESTUMP in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
MAGENTA MAGGOT was overpowered by ROMMEL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
TANGERINE TOAD was viciously subdued by JON FLEET in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
BLUE EYES was devastated by DA HERETIC in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
BURN DA WITCH handily defeated WINDCHASER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
GHENGIS was vanquished by LORD KRONOS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
CHESTER vanquished KORO CLOUD in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
MAN'S BEST FRIEND defeated ONE-EYE in a 3 minute beginner's Challenge match.
SPECIAL! savagely defeated HAUNT in a exciting 3 minute novice's Challenge fight.
DAYLE GLASSJAW was outwaited by CHUCK DAVIS in a exciting 11 minute Challenge contest.
BULL ET PROOF was subdued by LEETAH in a 1 minute novice's Challenge brawl.
ALONZO GEE was put to death by HURT in a 1 minute beginner's Challenge fight.
FARSHOT savagely defeated ROD GRIZZARD in a 6 minute gruesome Challenge struggle.
BOOTSTRAP RIBEYE was outwaited by JO MOONCATCHER in a 7 minute master's bout.
THE SINGING BANDIT was devastated by BUCKING BRAHMA in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BLACK PLAGUE was beaten by DAMNUALL in a exciting 1 minute bout.
YELLOW STREAK was savagely defeated by ROCKIE DEE in a 4 minute master's conflict.
DOMINGO outlasted FIONA STARMANTLE in a monotonous 13 minute gory duel.
FLYING NUN was handily defeated by JUMPIN' in a 1 minute uneven duel.
TURQUOISE TIGER viciously subdued RED TAPE in a monotonous 27 minute gory bout.
BULL HORN savagely defeated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a exciting 3 minute gory duel.
VIOLET VULTURE won victory over AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 4 minute fight.
MOLTEN METAL defeated STRATEGIC REPOSITION in a action packed 1 minute match.
ZYN'KYR was beaten by GEEAMOS in a 3 minute duel.
RICHARD HENDRIX overcame PEE-WEE HERMAN in a 2 minute bout.
RON STEELE outwaited TWO-S0PEAR in a dull 12 minute amateur's bout.
EMPTY PROMISES outlasted DELIA'S GONE in a crowd boring 19 minute novice's fight.
ARIES was overcome by WALK THE LINE in a exciting 5 minute novice's fight.
SYMPATHY was savagely defeated by REVEREND X in a exciting 2 minute novice's fight.
LUCID LARY overcame RAYEK in a 2 minute amateur's match.
NEVERWAKE won victory over PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 4 minute amateur's fight.
WOLFBROTHER demolished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                     15         TOTAL PARRY       58 -  38 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         AIMED BLOW        52 -  40 -  1      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         WALL OF STEEL     25 -  20 -  2      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         SLASHING ATTACK   25 -  25 -  1      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         BASHING ATTACK    24 -  24 -  3      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         LUNGING ATTACK    48 -  48 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         STRIKING ATTACK   30 -  37 -  2      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -  12 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -  32 -  0      32  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -  22 -  0      24  |

Turn 537 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:

WALL OF STEEL      3 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  4         3  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY       10 -  5     PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  3         3  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
AIMED BLOW         4 -  3     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  5         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  4     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  2                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  3     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ONEWOLF 5505               21   3  0  120 WOLFBROTHERS (506)
BASHING ATTACK   BUCKING BRAHMA 6372        21  14  0  105 BULLDOGS (157)
LUNGING ATTACK   KILL STEELE 5726           10   3  1  102 DEAD DOC TOADS (516)
AIMED BLOW       DAMNUALL 6278               8   3  1   94 WHEN DOGMA FAILS II (535)
STRIKING ATTACK  BLACK PLAGUE 6550          11   8  1   82 COLORIFIC (511)
SLASHING ATTACK  LORD KRONOS 6111            7   4  0   60 MANIACAL TUFTS (431)
WALL OF STEEL    BULL HORN 6593              9   5  1   50 BULLDOGS (157)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JO MOONCATCHER 6370.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was DAYLE GLASSJAW 6698.  The ten other most popular fighters were KILL STEELE 
6415, SPECIAL! 6526, FARSHOT 6713, ZYN'KYR 6579, and BLUE EYES 6594.

The least popular fighter this week was RED TAPE 6664.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TURQUOISE TIGER 6556, DELIA'S GONE 6707, EMPTY PROMISES 6668, RON