Date   : 06/23/2006    Duedate: 07/06/2006


DM-11    TURN-544

This Weeks Top Honors


(11-6349) [22-25-0,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

(11-6349) [22-25-0,106]        (11-6800) [1-0-0,16]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KRILL CAVALRY (374)            GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
(11-6469) [8-31-1,56]          (11-6734) [4-2-0,33]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)      49
2. ELFQUEST (515)              31      JGW EXPIRATION (572)
3. TUFT TUGGERS (305)          29      Unchartered Team
4. JGW EXPIRATION (572)        23
5. KRILL CAVALRY (374)         21      STEEL AND SILK (584)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 JGW EXPIRATION (572)      39  11  0 78.0   1/ 1 JGW EXPIRATION (572)     12  3 0
 2/ 2 COLORIFIC (511)          251 138  7 64.5   2/ 2 BULLDOGS (157)            9  3 0
 3/ 3 ANIMAL FARM (510)        %1001 596 34 62.7   3/ 9 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)    9  4 0
 4/ 4 DO IT AGAIN (565)         41  28  1 59.4   4/ 5 TUFT TUGGERS (305)        9  5 1
 5/ 5 BULLDOGS (157)           861 662 28 56.5   5/ 6 ELFQUEST (515)            8  7 0
 6/ 6 MANIACAL TUFTS (431)      94  76  3 55.3   6/ 3 MANIACAL TUFTS (431)      7  4 1
 7/ 7 DIRE FATE (42)           100  84  9 54.3   7/ 4 ANIMAL FARM (510)         7  7 0
 8/ 8 WAR-C-KERS (345)         177 153  9 53.6   8/ 7 PLATEMAIL POLITICS (499)  6  4 0
 9- 9 LETHAL HERITAGE (570)     34  32  0 51.5   9/11 COLORIFIC (511)           5  4 1
10-10 WHEN DOGMA FAILS I (535)  42  40  1 51.2  10/12 DO IT AGAIN (565)         4  2 0
11/12 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507) 148 144  6 50.7  11/13 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)     4  5 1
12/11 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)   720 701 19 50.7  12-10 IMMORTALS (85)            4  6 1
13/13 TUFT TUGGERS (305)       661 651 21 50.4  13/22 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)  3  4 0
14/14 CLUB HAMMER (491)         48  51  3 48.5  14/19 KRILL CAVALRY (374)       3  9 0
15/17 ELFQUEST (515)           241 265 12 47.6  15-16 THE LIVING DEAD (454)     2  0 0
16-16 IMMORTALS (85)           823 913 64 47.4  16- 8 LETHAL HERITAGE (570)     2  2 0
17-18 THE LIVING DEAD (454)     73  82  5 47.1  17/18 DIRE FATE (42)            2  4 0
18/15 PLATEMAIL POLITICS (499)  30  34  2 46.9  18-15*BLADES OF STONE (555)     2  4 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/19 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)    311 387 17 44.6  19/21 WAR-C-KERS (345)          2  5 0
20-20*BLADES OF STONE (555)      4   6  0 40.0  20/ 0*STEEL AND SILK (584)      1  4 0
21/ 0 THE EARTHBOUND (571)      35  59  1 37.2  21-14 WHEN DOGMA FAILS I (535)  1  4 0
22/22 KRILL CAVALRY (374)      267 484  5 35.6  22-23 THAT ARUAKI TEAM (416)    1  6 0
23-23 THAT ARUAKI TEAM (416)     9  21  1 30.0  23/20 CLUB HAMMER (491)         0  3 0
24/ 0*STEEL AND SILK (584)       1   4  0 20.0  24-24*THE RED HAND (579)        0  2 0
25-24*THE RED HAND (579)         0   4  0  0.0  25/ 0 THE EARTHBOUND (571)      0  1 0

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                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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           ***** The Andorian to Delarquan Translator, by Lord Xiang *****

     Back by demand!  Here is what a typical Andorian (Tankesh, in this case) says,
and what a typical Delarquan (myself, in this case) hears.  We will take a recent
personal ad posted, and dissect it for your edification.  (Note:  this is for fun, I
make no intentional efforts to make any of this personal.)

Lord Xiang -- You know, I have lots of respect for you as a person...
meaning:  You 'Larqs get touchy if you don't feel respected...and are prone to do
something dangerous if you feel slighted

...but coming from a 'Larq arena and then playing 'honorably' here is well...okay,
let me put it this way.
meaning: I'll try to use one or two syllable words, since you can only speak in

If I had the resources to send a team to Mordant, and I did, and I was to play by
'Larq rules there and 'Larq style, I would be lowering my ethical standards.
meaning:  I'd get whooped badly if I sent my wimps to Mordant.

Wait, hear me out.
meaning:  Please!  I need to get this off my chest.  It has been bothering me a lot
lately, and I need some caring individual to let me talk to them about it before my
feelings get hurt.

I demand of my warriors that they try not to kill people.
meaning:  We have mandatory weapons maintenance scheduled to dull our weapons' edges
and use leather padding on our blunt weapons.

It doesn't work that way in 'Larq society.
meaning:  You guys really are NUTS!!  Playing with sharp pointy objects like that!

Now, granted, I would downchallenge, which is morally/honorably acceptable in that
meaning:  Once out of sight of Andorian nationals, I would get to do what I've wanted
to do all along!!

(like I will in Home Guard, where it is acceptable, if somebody pisses me off),
meaning:  Who cares in ADM?  It's only Basic where we can lose somebody to death.

but I could never bring my team to kill on purpose.
meaning:  I just close my eyes, and pray that there are accidents that I can
'apologize' for.  I like to see that kill stat increase, just like everyone else!

Can you say you've lowered your ethics by telling your warriors here in Aruak not to
kill? -- Tankesh
meaning:  Gee, you're being a better Andorian than I am here.  I'm impressed!!

P.S.  In any case, I would love to try smacking you around in your home arena.
meaning:  Unfortunately, with my wimps, I could only 'try' to smack you around in
Mordant.  I'd rather stay here in Aruak City where I have an established team and
feel loved.

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                                A LOSS AND A PROMISE

Aruak City:

     The summer thunderstorms had passed the day before and a stiff cold wind had
blown in over the clanholds from the north, filling the low pressure left in the wake
of the hot air.  Now it was a breezy cool day with a warm bright sun.  A beautiful
day for a walk, but not one on which to dress lightly, spring had not quite passed.
     Lord Xiang was dressed appropriately in one of his long mandarin gowns.  Even a
culturally ignorant Aruaki however could not mistake it for a woman's dress.  Long
and simple with two wide sleeves, it was a brilliant red silk with a black waist
'belt', really a strip of elegant cloth wrapped around his waist.  The gown was woven
with gold silk, trimming the fringes as well as embroidered in patterns of eastern
dragons winding their way around his body.  The gown was slit down the center for
ease of movement.  In keeping with the eastern style he wore silk two toe slip socks
and strongly carved wooden sandals.  In his hand was his personal correspondence for
the day.  It was his usual attire when he went to the Bulldog Inn; looking smooth in
social gatherings was a must.  He enjoyed the company at the Inn; amicable, often
sharp witted, mostly respectful (sometimes Tankesh was a bit too brusque), but it was
more often than not particularly competitive in tone.  Lord Xiang smiled at the
thought and stroked one end of his chest length fu manchu.
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The Bulldog Inn:

     Sipping a small cup of oolong tea in his favorite ceramic tea glass (Adie was
amazing at getting her hands on exotic drinks), Lord Xiang scrolled through his
teams' activities around Alastari.  The Bulldog was quiet today...it was fight day.
Everybody was at the arena.  Well, almost.  Kennelworth wiped down the counter in
front of his manager compatriot.
     "How go things outside of Aruak?" the ol' barkeep inquired.  "You are
participating in TOGS and the Mordant Olympics, correct?"
     "We will learn soon enough...." replied the Delarquan Master, softly setting
down his cup.  Apparently, Adie had a small hand in the affairs of her teams, letting
Tankesh handle most of the operations, because she just passed by Lord Xiang on her
way to the kitchen rather than herself being at the arena.  She caught his eye,
smiled, and commented as she passed, "A beautiful gown, Lord."
     Lord Xiang grinned.  But whether he was smiling at the compliment, or at some
other thought as he watched Adeolar walk into the kitchen, was hard to tell.  Perhaps
both.  She usually wore a long white summer dress trimmed in gold these days, and it
was slit down the sides.  She walked with confidence, and in a dress like that he saw
she had legs worth showing.  Lord Xiang knew better than that however.  Having become
more acquainted with Adie since she had been in town, he learned she was a very
modest person, which meant the dress was meant for ease of movement...just like his
gown.  There was more to her than met the eye.  That was something to learn another
day, but for the moment he enjoyed the eye candy.
     Lord Xiang had made many friends in Aruak City since he arrived, despite being a
native of Mordant.  There was always some tension, but it was good natured and he was
respected.  Perhaps not always for his warriors' performances, which was improving,
but always in person.  He enjoyed the friendship...and the trust.  Mordant was a
ruthless place, but here he knew his new friends, although stiff competitors, would
never stab him in the back.  In Mordant he had true friends and allies to counter
that, but here, although his allies had come to Aruak as well, he did not necessarily
need them....
     Pushing that thought out of his mind, he sighed, and thought to himself, "You
must be getting old falling for these soft Andorians...."
     Letting out a long breath, Lord Xiang shook his head ever so slightly.  His
financial situation was looking grim for the moment, and he just learned he had had a
0-5 showing in his hometown for the Mordant Olympics.  They needed help, and he
wasn't there.  TOGS would put pressure on him too.  Dwelling on this for some time,
sipping his tea, he came to a hard decision.
     Kennelworth saw the wall of blank expression on the Lord's face during this
time, and he was wise enough to know something was wrong, but he did not say
anything.  Kennelworth was nosy in a good way, but he was never one to intrude.  But
he had a way of drawing out people.  He stopped wiping the counter directly in front
of Lord Xiang, pausing to look at his friend as if to say 'well, what is the
     Xiang looked at the Consortium elder.  "I have to shut my team and leave Aruak
     Kennelworth looked totally bummed!  Lord Xiang was one of the best things to
happen to Aruak City in a long time.  He was a strong voice in the city, and now it
would be gone.  But the Consortium was not so keen on losing a companion and great
competitor.  Kennelworth pressed him then and there.  "You are going to return,
aren't you?  It would be such a statement if one day, one of your warriors, a
Delarquan managed by you, had their photo hanging on that wall in the Heart and Soul
of Andoria."  He pointed across the bar to the Hall of Fame.
     Lord Xiang knew what the ol' bar keep was pointing at without even looking.
Flinging his long, braided tail of hair over his shoulder, he snickered at the
thought, and told Kennelworth what he wanted to hear....  "You can count on it."

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 270): INOCHI of YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 543): BIONIC BUFFALO of DO IT AGAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 542): MITOCHONDRIAC of BIO WARFARE (Xerxes, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 535): SMELLY of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 532): MIKELA POOLE of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 531): BIG JOY of SPONGMONKEYS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 529): ALBUQUERQUE of HERE TO PHOENIX (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 524): TRIPLE-X of LOVE LETTERS (Cunning Linguist, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 494): THE MAD CARROT of GARDEN OF HORRORS (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 485): OSTRICH of BIRDS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 476): BREAK POINT of CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 218): INSOLENT IRIS of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 391): ONE-TIMER of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 380): BOUNCING BEA of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 173): KAT of NIGHTHAWKS (Savant, mgr.)
                            (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 270): YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 543): JGW EXPIRATION (JGW, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 542): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 535): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 532): MONEY PIT (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 531): MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 529): HERE TO PHOENIX (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 524): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 494): LETHAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 485): MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 476): CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 218): HOPLITES (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 391): BIKINI BOTTOM (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 380): CAR AND DRIVER (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 173): AL-GHAZIS (Bones, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 428): KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE, etc. (JRK, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 270): JERNIG MARS of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 543): BIONIC BUFFALO of DO IT AGAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
                   (turn 542): BUCKING BRAHMA of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
                               SUPERBEAST of THE LIVING DEAD (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 535): SMELLY of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 530): JOCKO of MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 494): THE MAD CARROT of GARDEN OF HORRORS (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 485): OSTRICH of BIRDS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 474): GLOW-ROOM of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 217): CAULIFLOWER EARS of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 391): BLUE BEANIE of DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 379): MARIO ANDRETTI of CAR AND DRIVER (Talon Volksie, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome ARUAK CITY.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights 
have I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Phhbltt!  Too much 
drinking and too little dodging gave LETHAL HERITAGE a 0-0-0!  I got a good laugh out 
of it!  Up 'n down.  Up 'n down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm 
gonna be...  Well, SCARLET KNIGHTS II's 13th moved them up to 2-0-0 place.  Some 
people say I ramble too much, I don't say anything relevant.  I repeat myself.  I 
ramble.  Well GERFEL'S FRIENDS moved up 6, to 3rd.  What's with THE SINGING BANDIT?  
He actually beat ANIMAL FARM's VIOLET VULTURE, and walked away with 18 more points 
from the fight.  BLACK PLAGUE was reminded on the sands why BIONIC BUFFALO is 
Duelmaster.  Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some 
team is looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  ARUAK CITY thinks PLATEMAIL 
POLITICS and their 30-34-2 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  
In my day, no team with a 29-32-2 would scare me off!  What's the problem, JGW 
EXPIRATION?  What do people see in TANGERINE TOAD?  Hers 10-3-0?  ANIMAL FARM ain't 
talkin', but she's got 59 points.  I hate going to the effort of writing about the 
kind of fights that NATAS gets in.  He fights people like JON FLEET, 9 points below.  
I thought NATAS showed great skill and promise when he was beat by JON FLEET.  All 
right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Warriors of ARUAK CITY unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Someone told 
FIONA STARMANTLE that COLORIFIC never Bloodfeuded, that she'd have an easy kill.  
Well, I'm sure whoever misled you is right sorry.  AIRK ARCSTONE larned his lesson 
(RED TAPE taught it well), and we right likely won't be seein' 'im fight any 
PLATEMAIL POLITICS members with the same gusto.  Here's some advice:  study your 
opponent, master many skills, fight dirty.   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
Are you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm 
writing it before you read it.  Oh, well.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good 
skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE SINGING BANDIT 6349      22  25  0   106       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DAMNUALL 6278                11   4  1   120       WHEN DOGMA FAILS II (535)
 YELLOW STREAK 6239           19  11  0   104       COLORIFIC (511)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAGENTA MAGGOT 6627           9   5  0   102       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 TREESTUMP 6369               21  28  1    95       ELFQUEST (515)
 BLACK PLAGUE 6550            15  10  1    94       COLORIFIC (511)
 JON FLEET 6415               11  35  0    94       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-LORD KRONOS 6111             10   6  0    93       MANIACAL TUFTS (431)
-ROMMEL 6621                   8   8  0    93       LETHAL HERITAGE (570)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JEREMIAH JAY COOKE 6520      16  12  1    90       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 ROCKIE DEE 6060              18  34  0    88       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-IRON MAGRU 5397              18  11  0    87       CLUB HAMMER (491)
-BURN DA WITCH 5975           10   7  0    84       WHEN DOGMA FAILS II (535)
 BULL HORN 6593               14   7  1    82       BULLDOGS (157)
 VIOLET VULTURE 6612          12   3  0    79       ANIMAL FARM (510)
-DA HERETIC 5978              10   5  0    78       WHEN DOGMA FAILS II (535)
-SKIRMISH 5457                 8   3  2    75       PLATEMAIL POLITICS (499)
 NATAS 6531                   11   6  0    70       DO IT AGAIN (565)
 ELINAE SILVERBOW 6646         7   3  0    70       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 TURQUOISE TIGER 6556         13   7  0    68       ANIMAL FARM (510)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FIONA STARMANTLE 5022         7   9  1    66       MANIACAL TUFTS (431)
-SPECIAL! 6526                 6   1  1    66       MANIACAL TUFTS (431)
-PATTON 6619                   9   7  0    65       LETHAL HERITAGE (570)
-TITANIUM 5137                 7   5  0    65       WAR-C-KERS (345)
-MUSTY KOBOLD 5400             8   5  0    63       CLUB HAMMER (491)
-SOEK 5646                     9  10  1    60       CLUB HAMMER (491)
 TANGERINE TOAD 6603          10   3  0    59       ANIMAL FARM (510)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RICHARD HENDRIX 6672          9   1  0    56       JGW EXPIRATION (572)
 WINDCHASER 6469               8  31  1    56       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 ROD GRIZZARD 6673             8   2  0    56       JGW EXPIRATION (572)
 SACRED WARS SMURF 776         5   6  0    55       DIRE FATE (42)
-SILVER LINING 6339            9   8  1    54       COLORIFIC (511)
-ALL 4476                      5   3  0    54       THAT ARUAKI TEAM (416)
-CEREAL KILLER 642             8   5  0    49       DIRE FATE (42)
 RED TAPE 6664                 8   3  0    49       PLATEMAIL POLITICS (499)
 CHUCK DAVIS 6671              8   2  0    49       JGW EXPIRATION (572)
 MAN'S BEST FRIEND 6694        9   2  0    47       BULLDOGS (157)
 RON STEELE 6670               9   1  0    43       JGW EXPIRATION (572)
-ZYN'KYR 6579                  4   2  0    43       MANIACAL TUFTS (431)
 ARIES 6695                    5   4  0    42       BULLDOGS (157)
 LEETAH 6710                   5   5  2    41       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
-TORRY FATEGIVER 6534          6  11  2    40       IMMORTALS (85)
-DIRK DARKBLADE 6528           7  11  1    39       IMMORTALS (85)
 BAR-B-DOO 6614                6   2  0    39       WAR-C-KERS (345)
-LIME 6357                     3   0  0    39       BLADES OF STONE (555)
 KIRI DRAGONSPEAR 6643         7   4  0    37       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
-FLYING NUN 6277               7  10  0    35       WHEN DOGMA FAILS II (535)
 GEEAMOS 6284                  5   4  0    35       CLUB HAMMER (491)
 JEAN FELIX 6740               4   3  0    34       JGW EXPIRATION (572)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SARAYA STEEL 6545             7   9  0    33       IMMORTALS (85)
 CHESTER 6630                  4   1  1    33       THE EARTHBOUND (571)
 SUPERFICIAL HITMAN 6734       4   2  0    33       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 TWO-S0PEAR 6700               4   6  0    33       ELFQUEST (515)
-BLUE SMASH 6553               8   7  1    32       IMMORTALS (85)
 WOLFBROTHER 6706              5   5  0    31       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
-PEE-WEE HERMAN 6677           4   3  0    30       LETHAL HERITAGE (570)
 HURT 6709                     7   3  1    29       ELFQUEST (515)
 WALK THE LINE 6708            5   5  0    29       ELFQUEST (515)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ONE-EYE 6711                  4   6  2    29       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
-LON BRADDOCK 6617             3   6  0    29       IMMORTALS (85)
-WHITE LIE 6659                4   3  0    28       COLORIFIC (511)
-LOUIE C 6532                  5   4  0    25       DO IT AGAIN (565)
 KORO CLOUD 6618               3  16  0    25       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-TYRANNOSAURUS ED 6590         3   0  0    25       DO IT AGAIN (565)
-YAMAMATO 6701                 2   0  0    25       LETHAL HERITAGE (570)
 JUMPIN' 6704                  5   5  1    24       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
 DELIA'S GONE 6707             3   7  0    24       ELFQUEST (515)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE LARANI NYMPH 777          6   4  0    22       DIRE FATE (42)
 AIRK ARCSTONE 6778            2   1  1    20       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 AUTOMATON 6756                3   1  0    19       MANIACAL TUFTS (431)
 DREAM KILLER 6559             3   3  0    18       WAR-C-KERS (345)
 DESIGNATED SLACKER 6786       2   0  0    18       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 RAYEK 6712                    3   7  1    17       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 VELVET FINISH 6800            1   0  0    16       STEEL AND SILK (584)
-REVEREND X 6715               2   4  0    14       WHEN DOGMA FAILS II (535)
-MACARTHUR 6763                2   0  0    14       LETHAL HERITAGE (570)
 KAELEN THUNDERHEART 6777      2   1  0    13       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 TURPENTINE ELF 6741           1   2  0     9       DIRE FATE (42)
-EXCUSE ME EVERYONE 4478       1   1  0     8       THAT ARUAKI TEAM (416)
-LUCID LARY 6649               1   2  0     7       THE EARTHBOUND (571)
-BASALT 6359                   0   1  0     7       BLADES OF STONE (555)
-SAND 6360                     0   1  0     7       BLADES OF STONE (555)
-STU D. BAKER 6580             1   3  0     6       DO IT AGAIN (565)
 CHOPSTICK SURGEON 6785        1   0  0     6       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 DONALD DUNSEN 6787            1   0  0     6       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
-THAT ARUAKI GUY 6781          1   1  0     6       THAT ARUAKI TEAM (416)
 FLEA BAG 6804                 1   0  0     3       BULLDOGS (157)
-JACK ARUAK 6782               0   2  0     2       THAT ARUAKI TEAM (416)
 SHERRY LITTLE 6666            0   2  0     2       WAR-C-KERS (345)
 CARMEL CAMEL 6784             0   2  0     2       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 SCARLET ROSE 6801             0   1  0     1       STEEL AND SILK (584)
 COLD CAST 6802                0   1  0     1       STEEL AND SILK (584)
 DAMASCUS 6798                 0   1  0     1       STEEL AND SILK (584)
 PALADIUM HAZE 6799            0   1  0     1       STEEL AND SILK (584)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
GRANITE 6361           1  1 0 BLADES OF STONE 555   LEETAH 6710           542         
BLUE EYES 6594         8  8 1 COLORIFIC 511         FIONA STARMANTLE 5022 543 JUST REV
GHOST OF TIBERIUS 820  4  2 0 DIRE FATE 42          SKIRMISH 5457         541         
BLOCKADE 6780          1  1 0 PLATEMAIL POLITIC 499 SPYMASTER 490         544 NONE    
COUP 6805              0  1 0 PLATEMAIL POLITIC 499 WURM KIN 495          544 NONE    
EMBARGO 6757           1  2 0 PLATEMAIL POLITIC 499 AIRK ARCSTONE 6778    543 JUST REV
NEVERWAKE 6705         3  5 0 SCARLET KNIGHTS I 507 BLUE SMASH 6553       542         
JEB MERCLUE 6483      13 15 0 TUFT TUGGERS 305      SILVER LINING 6339    542 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Health!  Humility!  Honor!  In The Heart & Soul of Andoria.  Hail Aruak City. --

Terrific spotlight, Adie and Co.!  Well done. -- Kennelworth

Windchaser -- Now that wasn't nice.  (about my horns) -- Bull Horn

Bionic Buffalo -- Congratulations on your DM Title and your well-deserved ascension
to Lord Protector.  Duelmasters drink free at The Bulldog Inn. -- Kennelworth,

Lord Xiang -- We shall miss you.  Return soon and travel well. -- Kennelworth

Lon Braddock -- Aha!  Immortal wins are always difficult for us Bulldogs.  I was glad
to contribute this one to the boss. -- Man's Best Friend

Hurt -- I am glad that was all it was.  There is too much killing going on around
Aruak City as of late. -- Aries

Superbeast -- I salute your talent.  You are my better.  Good luck in The Big Time.
-- Bull Horn

Tankesh -- "Spank then Consortium scum...."?  Whatever do you mean? -- Kennelworth

JGW -- Congrats and well done on your continued fine record. -- Kennelworth and The

Jeremiah Jay Cooke -- Now will you think maggots are cool? -- Magenta Maggot

That Aruak Guy -- We dromedaries can go a long, long way, without water, but that was
pushing it. -- Carmel Camel

The Red Tape -- I am impressed.  Few can say they have done that.  Salute. --
Tangerine Toad

Blimey!  Sailin' fer yon thousan' next.  Aye! -- Mino

Sacred Wars Smurf -- Thanks for the challenge.  I needed that. -- Turquoise Tiger

Treestump -- You gave it everything you had and I salute you for it. -- Violet

Tankesh -- Dammee!  Spank, eh?  Bloody spank me some tiny tank 'n make the blimey
whelp walk yon plank.  Aye. -- Mino

Jon Fleet -- I don't want to talk about it!  I'm dead!  Hah! -- Blue Eyes, Once Proud

Fiona Starmantle -- You are on my sxxx list, you killer of color! -- Purple People
Eater, proud Colorific Manager

Elinae Silverbow -- OK.  That was it. -- Silver Lining, Proud Colorific

A Veteran Merc a day, makes this a simple trade to play.  Gotta love it!

Bionic Buffalo -- I WANT YOU! -- Black Plague, Proud Colorific

From T542...

White Lie -- The time and place I come from, you would be a paragon of virtue.
Unfortunately, where I come from, virtues were the first casualties. -- Rommel

Yellow Streak -- I meant to do that! *eh-eh!* -- Pee-Wee Herman

Tangerine Toad -- Hey!  I got back into the fight after my disgrace!  It's what I'm
good at.  Why put up with my antics at HQ...make the enemy put up with my antics in
the field!! -- Patton

Violet Vulture -- A warrior wins, and a warrior loses.  There is no dishonor in
losing, but it is HOW one loses that earns honor or dishonor.  Why, I remember during
the Carthage Campaign.... -- Patton

Jeb (or his replacement, I guess) -- JGW is having a grand ole time dominating the
arena currently.  If he maintains his record after a hundred fights, then I would say
he is the dominant force in the arena.  The only way you can disprove my observation
is to knock him down.  I don't see that happening any time soon, however. *grin* --
Lord Xiang

JGW -- Touche!  Same here.  However, I am losing warriors left and right here, so
maybe they are trying to knock US off. -- Lord Xiang

the Scribe -- Who authorized a vacation?  I sure didn't.  Must have been Adie.  She's
got a soft spot for her writers. *chuckle* -- Lord Xiang


Kennelworth -- Aye, the Olympics are doing pretty well, however, I must confess that
Amicitia Primoris has had a much better showing here in Aruak City than in our own
home arena recently. *sigh* -- Lord Xiang

Elinae -- *eh-eh*  Yep!!  I do!! -- Pee-Wee Herman

Tankesh -- *grin*  You'd have to ask JGW who he's whoopin' up on.  I'm just happy
sticking at the middle of the pack.  As for being a hero?  Yeah, that kind of gets,
um, dangerous.  Take a break, find out what's been going on in your guildhouse while
you were gone.  You know, have some fun!! -- Lord Xiang

Tankesh -- I have never intentionally sought to kill my opponents (outside of a
declared conflict) in the arena.  I just don't get all riled up about death as do
certain individuals.  I won't downchallenge, unless circumstances warrant it, either.
If somebody DCs me, I'll return the favor.  If somebody kills my warrior, I'll BF
instead of gripe.  I'll grant I worked the personals for all it was worth when I had
a warrior die at the hands of one of Kennelworth's warriors.  That was pure
propaganda from my perspective (even Kennelworth enjoyed the banter!!).  If you have
the resources to send a team to Mordant, run it as you see fit.  We won't complain.
If you win using our rules, we salute you!  If you maintain your own ethical
standards, and still win, would that not be the best vindication of your managerial
     Do I consider my standards lowered by changing my style here in Aruak City?  I
feel that I have lost some fights that I should have won, had I been aiming vitals.
Granted I might have one or two kills scored by now, but even the Tuft Tuggers have
21 kills recorded.  Consortium teams have a combined 69 kills credited to their three
teams.  JGW will be chartered here next turn, and I find it amusing that we more
vocal Delarquans have a goose-egg in the kill column, and the two more vocal
Andorians have almost 100 between them.  Granted, the longevity of the teams have a
significant effect on that particular statistic, but, as Andorians are prone to say
*grin* it's the principle of the concept. -- Lord Xiang
P.S.  I'll use the Translator on the ad I am responding to. *chuckle*

Windchaser -- Which reputation would that be?  As a warrior?  Or as a primadona? --

Mino & Animal Farm -- Congrats on 1,000 victories!  Well done!  It was a good
challenge to face you in Seam many years ago.  A salute to that royal rug!  My
Stormguards are looking to hit that mark too someday, but in a slow arena, of course.
We'll buy 10 kegs for your celebration! -- The Icelord, 1st Mage, The Council of

Congratulations to...Bionic Buffalo?  What's that, like powered armor or something?
Reminds me of Flinglebits...anyway.  Congratulations to our Duelmaster and Lord
Protector. -- Tankesh

Silver Lining -- My @$$!!  There's no silver lining in what you did!  I hope your
defeat is one of many for being so careless. -- Elinae Silverbow

Kennelworth & Mino -- Thank you.  We returned recently and only just learned of our
loss.  Jeb truly was a great person, he will be missed.  It is a shame Greywand has a
monopoly on Ahringol's allowance of resurrection.  He was truly unique.  Perhaps he
will return some day.... -- Adie

PPE -- That was just a warm up in my new quest to spank you and your team for what
Silver Lining did to Jeb!  Your mouth wasn't enough, now you'll get more than a
verbal smack down! -- Tankesh

Kennelworth -- Aradi?  Aradi!  You ARE getting up there in years my old friend to
forget that it is the ARUAK Wall of Fame hanging in the Bulldog Inn of ARUAK City.
<smiling and shaking her head a bit incredulously> -- Adie

Dartor -- It is great to have you back.  You have come and gone in the last few
years, but we hope you stay.  What are your goals with the Immortals now that you
have finished with your Living Dead? -- Adie

Two-Sopear -- Great fight. -- Kiri

Seraphim -- Airk has been reprimanded for going too far and killing Embargo.  You
have our utmost condolences.  We can assure you there was no intent to do such a
dreadful thing, alas, he is a bit clumsy and his aim is poor.  Again, our sincerest
apologies. -- Adie for Airk and Tuft Tuggers

Turpentine Elf -- I had nothing but varnish, and you took it all off.  Salute to you.
-- Kaelen

Hey everybody... <glancing around> where is Lord Xiang? -- Tankesh

PPE -- Grotesque beast, you have but one shot at attempting to revenge your
bloodfeud.  My associates and I must...shall we say, retire from arena life
temporarily.  Really, I don't quite understand how I could ever kill somebody with
something as crude as a sword, I was not even hitting where I was aiming.  But it was
so easy.  Despite the repugnance, I had a sense of fulfillment when Blue Eyes fell at
my feet.  There's just something about you I find very...annoying.  Regardless, I
will not be avoiding you, but do not bet I have no other...<grin> cards up my sleeve.
-- Fiona

Rockie Dee -- There is so little taste to be found on my blade...<frustrated> --

Geeamos -- It was inevitable. -- Special!

Blue Eyes -- Norm endurance, great damage, 11-3-17-17-21-4-11 striker.  A Proud Dead
Colorific.  XXXXX! -- Purple People Eater, proud Colorific Manager

Kennelworth -- Try not to confuse Aruak City with Aradi.  I'd rather not have my TCs
credited to that city!  It is safe to say I speak for my alliance-mates in this
matter. -- Generalissimo Puerco

Kennelworth -- Seeing all our TCs' names together in your ad makes me think we should
set up an exhibition tournament between them, to be held here.  It would be a nice
way to give something back to the wonderful arena community here in Aruak City.
Perhaps the Bulldog could sponsor it. Let's have Adie organize it! -- Generalissimo

Adie -- RIP Jeb.  So sad... -- Generalissimo Puerco

Dartor -- Congrats on closing the Living Dead.  Did those graduates help you move
toward completing your life-list? -- Generalissimo Puerco

This is just to fill a request.  It is not bragging, but a stating of who my team has
fought and the record against each team.  I will list my Delarquan Mates and the
record against them first, then followed by 'other' to identify those teams who I do
not know their allegiances, but as far as I'm concerned they are Andorian unless
stated otherwise;
     Records stated in win-loss-kill-death format.
Lethal Heritage             1-0-0-0
Platemail Politics          2-1-0-0
WhenDogmaFailsII            1-1-0-0
ManiacalTufts               2-2-0-0
Immortals                   5-0-0-0
Bulldogs                    1-1-0-0
ScarletKnights              3-0-0-0
KrillCavalry                3-0-0-0
GormenGhast                 2-1-0-0
Elfquest                    6-2-0-1
ScarletKnightsII            3-0-0-0
GerfelsFriends              1-0-0-0
Neverwake                   0-1-0-0
ManicMarvels                1-0-0-0
ICarryThem                  1-0-0-0
Colorific                   0-1-0-0
DeadDocToads                1-0-0-0
NPC's                       2-0-0-0
Overall                     35-10-0-0
     As you can see, I'm at least 50% with all but two teams; Colorific (good job
PPE) and Neverwake.  I hope to change those trends soon, and I hope to maintain the
other win/loss percentages as turns go on.  This is not a sprint for me; it's a
marathon.  Time can change these numbers for the better or for the worse.  In any
matter it's refreshing to be beating on the 'Andorian scum' of the arena <laughs
     Honestly, if some of you are not Andorian, but visiting this jewel of Andoria,
let me know.  I am willing to note your affiliation and adjust my attitude
     Tankesh, I haven't faced your teams, but I have taken care of Adeloar's teams to
a satisfactory margin.  Of course, Special has a lot to say about the 50% record
against Maniacal Tufts.  But a funny thing "Tank boy" is I don't have a woman running
any stables associated with my name.  Or do you work for her?  A man, working for a
woman! <cackles> -- Joseph G Wellington

Bionic Buffalo -- I dunno if that bionic stuff should be allowed, but Leeta tells me
it's just golem things and I gotta live with it.  Or die with it, as the case may be.
At least this time, no dying.  So far.  Nearly, but no, as they say seegar. -- Jon

Lord Kronos -- Well, heck, you didn't need to do that!  I already KNEW I didn't like
hospitals.  Blood all over the place, and people screaming.  Not my scene. -- Rockie
P.S.  Leeta says your manager might want to try _Sunshine_ by Robin McKinley.  I
don't know why.  *I* didn't like it.  Too much blood there, too.  It's...everywhere!

Richard Hendrix -- Have I mentioned lately that people like you fill me with a
strange desire to take a nap?  Well, nothing strange about taking a nap, I guess,
good things, naps, cats do 'em all the time, but NOT in the arena.  Urg. --

Jean Felix -- You did laugh.  I could hear you. -- Koro Cloud
P.S.  Yeah, well, I guess you earned it.  Bummer.

Ghost of Blue Eyes -- An undefeated record is a curse waiting to happen.  I did you a
favor.  Just, alas, too late. -- Jon Fleet

Bionic Buffalo -- Ah.  We see that you're about to be out of here.  Congratulations
and good riddance.

26 May 2006
     The Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire want to announce the joining of a new
member who cherishes the same ideals, respect and loyalty that we hold dear.
     From this day forward let all know that Blackstorm is now a Dark Knight of the
Desolate Empire Alliance.  With him as our chosen brother, our alliance only becomes
stronger.  Let all his foes become ours, and ours his.  May all our enemies' blood
flow freely and give NO quarter in war.
     This is also a warning to any cowards, bullies, etc....  If you play with fire,
you WILL get burnt!!!

Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

6 June 2006
To those involved, no, I have not abandoned your stories.  But I've been letting them
drift, and that has to stop, so I am taking the time to make sure that I know where
they are going, more than just "what happens next" dreamed up on the fly, before
resuming work on them.  No new stories will be started until at least one of the old
ones has concluded, for the same reason:  quantity can't substitute for quality.
Your patience in this matter is appreciated. -- the Scribe

20 May 2006
Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire
Our newest Dark Knight disrespected?!?!?!  ARE THEY SERIOUS?!?!  If at all possible,
let's get over to 31.  I'm on the way.  Let's get 'em. -- Dark Knight Osiris

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BLOCKADE was butchered by SPYMASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
COUP was murdered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
YELLOW STREAK outlasted FIONA STARMANTLE in a 11 minute uneven Bloodfeud fight.
RED TAPE bested AIRK ARCSTONE in a 3 minute veteran vs. novice Bloodfeud fight.
THE SINGING BANDIT devastated VIOLET VULTURE in a 2 minute Challenge Title duel.
JEREMIAH JAY COOKE devastated ROCKIE DEE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
NATAS was handily defeated by JON FLEET in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
ROD GRIZZARD unbelievably bested WINDCHASER in a 7 minute Challenge duel.
MAN'S BEST FRIEND defeated LEETAH in a action packed 2 minute Challenge duel.
TURPENTINE ELF was luckily beaten by AUTOMATON in a 2 minute novice's Challenge fight.
BIONIC BUFFALO overpowered BLACK PLAGUE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MAGENTA MAGGOT demolished VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
TURQUOISE TIGER was savagely defeated by TREESTUMP in a 2 minute master's match.
ELINAE SILVERBOW was overcome by BULL HORN in a 1 minute fight.
ARIES lost to CHUCK DAVIS in a crowd pleasing 4 minute bout.
SACRED WARS SMURF won victory over JEAN FELIX in a exciting 1 minute fray.
GEEAMOS was viciously subdued by KIRI DRAGONSPEAR in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brawl.
TANGERINE TOAD outlasted WALK THE LINE in a tiresome 15 minute match.
RICHARD HENDRIX luckily beat CHESTER in a popular 3 minute bloody match.
RON STEELE unbelievably bested SUPERFICIAL HITMAN in a popular 10 minute gory contest.
KORO CLOUD was vanquished by WOLFBROTHER in a 1 minute one-sided match.
BAR-B-DOO handily defeated RAYEK in a 1 minute uneven duel.
DREAM KILLER was devastated by TWO-S0PEAR in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
JUMPIN' overpowered CARMEL CAMEL in a 1 minute uneven fight.
DELIA'S GONE outlasted OSKSI NOBLE in a dull 8 minute fight.
HURT overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
ONE-EYE vanquished CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute uneven bout.
KAELEN THUNDERHEART handily defeated COLD CAST in a 1 minute uneven bout.
SHERRY LITTLE was luckily beaten by DONALD DUNSEN in a 3 minute competition.
DESIGNATED SLACKER overpowered DAMASCUS in a 1 minute uneven fight.
PALADIUM HAZE was outwaited by FLEA BAG in a tiresome 11 minute novice's fight.
VELVET FINISH defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a exciting 1 minute novice's fight.
SCARLET ROSE was beaten by CHOPSTICK SURGEON in a 2 minute bloody novice's fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                     16         TOTAL PARRY       96 -  47 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         AIMED BLOW        49 -  39 -  2      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  13 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         SLASHING ATTACK   28 -  28 -  2      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         BASHING ATTACK    35 -  39 -  4      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         STRIKING ATTACK   36 -  42 -  3      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         LUNGING ATTACK    42 -  55 -  5      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -  19 -  0      37  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     19 -  36 -  1      35  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -  14 -  0      33  |

Turn 544 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

AIMED BLOW         5 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  4         2  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY       11 -  5     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  5         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  4         1  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  3                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      YELLOW STREAK 6239         19  11  0  104 COLORIFIC (511)
BASHING ATTACK   MAGENTA MAGGOT 6627         9   5  0  102 ANIMAL FARM (510)
STRIKING ATTACK  BLACK PLAGUE 6550          15  10  1   94 COLORIFIC (511)
WALL OF STEEL    BULL HORN 6593             14   7  1   82 BULLDOGS (157)
AIMED BLOW       ELINAE SILVERBOW 6646       7   3  0   70 TUFT TUGGERS (305)
PARRY-LUNGE      KIRI DRAGONSPEAR 6643       7   4  0   37 TUFT TUGGERS (305)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WINDCHASER 6469.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SUPERFICIAL HITMAN 6734.  The ten other most popular fighters were ARIES 6695, 

The least popular fighter this week was WALK THE LINE 6708.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TANGERINE TOAD 6603, FLEA BAG 6804, DELIA'S GONE 6707, PALADIUM 
CAMEL 6784, and DREAM KILLER 6559.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:


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