Date   : 09/12/2008    Duedate: 09/25/2008


DM-11    TURN-602

This Weeks Top Honors


(11-7005) [15-4-0,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ANIMAL FARM (510)              FURRY FURY (611)
(11-7005) [15-4-0,115]         (11-7141) [1-0-0,10]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JON FLUTE                      THUNK
KRILL CAVALRY (374)            TECHNO 8 (609)
(11-6922) [14-28-0,70]         (11-7090) [9-5-2,66]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TECHNO 8 (609)              53
2. NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)     42      COLORIFIC (511)
3. ANIMAL FARM (510)           34      Unchartered Team
4. FURRY FURY (611)            24
5. PATRONAS VERITAS (470)      20      FURRY FURY (611)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 3 COLORIFIC (511)          362 186 12 66.1   1/ 3 ANIMAL FARM (510)         9  3 0
 2/ 2 ARMED & GREGARIOUS (580)  11   6  1 64.7   2/ 2 NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)   8  5 1
 3/ 4 ANIMAL FARM (510)        %1135 640 38 63.9   3/ 1 KRILL CAVALRY (374)       8  6 0
 4/ 5 BULLDOGS (157)           %1026 762 32 57.4   4/ 9 TECHNO 8 (609)            7  8 0
 5- 6 DEADMAN'S HAND (505)      61  50  3 55.0   5/ 5 IMMORTALS (85)            6  9 2
 6- 7 DIRE FATE (42)           101  86  9 54.0   6- 4 WOLFBROTHERS (506)        5  3 0
 7/ 8 PATRONAS VERITAS (470)    41  37  1 52.6   7/11 BULLDOGS (157)            5  8 2
 8/12 TECHNO 8 (609)            36  34  3 51.4   8/ 6 ARMED & GREGARIOUS (580)  4  1 1
 9- 9 WOLFBROTHERS (506)       114 109  7 51.1   9-10 NEVERWAKE (508)           3  2 1
10/10 NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)  102  98  5 51.0  10- 7 DEADMAN'S HAND (505)      3  2 0
11-11 NEVERWAKE (508)          156 154 19 50.3  11/ 0*FURRY FURY (611)          2  3 0
12/13 IMMORTALS (85)           909 %1026 73 47.0  12/ 8 COLORIFIC (511)           2  4 0
13/14 ETHEREAL ANGELS (481)      5   7  0 41.7  13/12 PATRONAS VERITAS (470)    2  7 0
14/ 0*FURRY FURY (611)           2   3  0 40.0  14/15 ETHEREAL ANGELS (481)     1  1 0
15/15 KRILL CAVALRY (374)      374 661  8 36.1  15-13 HELL'S BELLES (68)        0  4 0
16-16 HELL'S BELLES (68)        51  91  5 35.9  16-16 DIRE FATE (42)            0  1 0
17-17*PHILANTHROPISTS (576)      0   1  0  0.0  17-17*PHILANTHROPISTS (576)     0  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

        + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Andorian Succession #13 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     "I have never heard of this Korneth, or of Sengir," Crystal Fireblade said.
"Who is he that he should become king of the Andorian League?  What do you know of
     "Little more than you do.  He is as ambitious as any man I've ever seen," Herlas
said.  "Ruthless.  As to his background, nothing.  People who asked questions when he
first appeared... disappeared."
     The woman glanced at him, and her eyes reminded him of her name:  Fireblade.
"Did YOU try, magician?"
     "Yes.  I have never liked dealing with the unknown."
     "And yet, here you are.  Not disappeared."  One hand went to the hilt of her
     He looked away and shrugged.  Hoped his face wasn't red with the memory of that.
"It was a close thing, I think.  But he needed a magician he could control, and he...
decided he could control me."
     Now he was sure he was flushing, and it was all he could do not to hang his head
in shame.  But he kept his voice steady.  "Blackmail.  I have done things in the past
that I would not like made public--"
     "Why am I not surprised?"
     "Worse things than just... indiscretions and bending of the rules.  Things I
bitterly regret, now, when it's too late to not-do them.  Things that, well, would
make it laughable for ME to be trying to do the right thing now, if it weren't for
the fact that no one else seems willing or able."
     Fireblade's eyebrows rose.  "And you know what is the 'right thing' to do now?"
     "Gods, I wish!  I'm hoping you've got a clue here, Lady.  But at the least, I
will take Korneth with me, if I go down.  I have already done what I can to insure
     She made a sharp gesture with one hand, to dismiss his statement.  Or so he
thought.  Until he noticed Korneth approaching.  He went hot with embarrassment
again.  How many years had it been since he'd made such an amateur's mistake as not
watching who was around him?
     When Korneth reined his mount around to ride beside the magician, Herlas said,
"I'm not sure this parade was a good idea."
     "You think not?  But there were people beginning to wonder if the king was dead,
you know.  It is necessary for a people to have confidence in the existence of its
     Herlas wondered if the mocking undertone in Korneth's voice was intentional.
"It may give them a belief in his continued existence," he said, "but it hardly
inspires confidence in his fitness to rule."
     "It just reminds them of how little has been done for the League as a whole in
the past few years," Fireblade added.
     Korneth smiled.  It was his smile that had first warned Herlas that this man
was... unusual.  An old woman he had known when he was a child, a servant in his
family's house, had once described such a smile as 'someone who's sharing a joke with
seven devils, and so full of himself he doesn't believe anyone will catch him out'.
Did Korneth honestly think everyone was too stupid to figure out that he was up to no
good?  Or did he just not care?  Herlas heard Crystal Fireblade catch her breath
sharply beside him.  She saw it, too, so he wasn't just imagining things.
     "Perhaps it's just as well," Korneth said.  "Let people once realize that the
king--who has no heir--is no longer fit to rule, and they will look with more favor
on a new dynasty."  He raised a finger, and two men clad all in black, one in a
nobleman's silk and velvet, the other in the plainest of plebian garb, drew near.
Assassins.  "A new dynasty that is prepared to maintain itself and rule with a firm
hand and a sharp blade.  It will be like... the old days."  He smiled again and
spurred his horse forward, but the assassins stayed behind.

Istoreth, Skaithvarn:

     Whatever spell was on the city of Istoreth to make it perfect and beautiful did
not extend to the waterfront.  It was simply a working waterfront.  Prosperous, busy,
noisy with the shouts of venders and the cries of gulls, odorous with the stink of
ancient fish.  The gladiators could see vessels that hailed from ports all around the
glacier-fed lake that was the Trier Sea.  Gissanniah began to count them off in her
mind, dragonheaded ships from Snowbound, Karnhorn ships with two or three banks of
slave rowers, white-sailed Andorian ships, intricately painted hulls of the elves of
Ardivent, so many more, as a way to avoid looking at the blot of darkness anchored in
the center of the harbor.
     It was the shape of a ship, as large as any other there, dead black so that it
drank any light that fell on it.  A tall mast rose from the center but seemed too
slender to support sails against any earthly wind.  No oars were visible.  All the
normal ships appeared to be shrinking away from it toward the edges of the harbor.
     "That is your task," the Istorene High Magician said, nodding toward the Black
Ship.  The gladiators noted that he didn't look directly at it.  "We want that gone
from our harbor, gone from our waters entirely.  Make it so.  If you can."
     Senator Sedalia took a deep breath, paused for a moment, and then said, "It's a
challenge, no doubt about it.  We'll do what we can."
     Gissanniah just restrained herself from hitting him.  What could they do?  What
could gladiatorial skills or political savvy do against that blot on the Trier?
     Sedalia turned to the mage.  "Tell us what you know of this ship," he said.
"Since you sought demons rather than marines to rid yourself of it, I presume it's
magical in nature?"
     "Magical, and of the darkest nature.  Demonic, almost certainly.  It comes from
Kurukar, where the accursed kaliv has opened the Darkest Door."
     Sedalia nodded.  "We have heard rumors and unconfirmed reports of the kaliv's
activities," he admitted.  "We get little news out of Aradi now, but there is a hint
that a Chaos Lord there is considering the use of his special skills against
     "No!"  The Istorene faced them squarely, which he had not done till now, and his
eyes were full of lightning while sparks leapt from the points of his mustache.
"There must be no unleashing of Chaos magic against the demonic forces, or the whole
world might be unmade!"

        + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Andorian Succession #14 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     Herlas glanced at the assassins out of the corner of his eye.  The one in silk
had a slight smile; the one who looked like a peasant had no expression at all.  Both
were staying close, right on the edge of earshot distance, as in "maybe they can hear
what we say, and maybe not."  If he had been Korneth, the Zensovian would have picked
the assassins with the best hearing he could find and had them at just such a
distance.  After all, they'd been trained to double as spies in the old days when the
kings of Andoria had protected their guild.  Which meant no talking private with
Fireblade during the rest of this parade.  And would the assassins keep with them
afterward?  If Korneth's trust in him had fallen that far, Herlas figured it might be
time to put his ultimate contingency plan into motion.
     He slid his glance toward the redhaired Lady Knight riding beside him.  She
raised an eyebrow, then glanced toward the assassins and shook her head slightly.
What, did she think him such a fool that he would talk where he could be overheard?
He reined in annoyance.  He'd been a big enough fool over this business already, why
might she not fear he would continue so?  Why was it the only interesting women he'd
met could see that he was a fool and a blackguard?  It was enough to depress a man.
     The parade which had seemed endless looped back to the palace and ended.  Lady
Knight Fireblade made another tiny, cryptic gesture and just... rode off!  What did
she mean by it?  Why did he care?  He'd been playing out a lone hand so far, why did
he suddenly yearn for an ally?  Herlas shook his head, hoping to shake out strange
notions, glanced at his assassin shadows, and rode toward the lodge on the edge of
the palace grounds where he was currently living.
                    *****     ***     *****     ***     *****
     Crystal Fireblade knocked on his door just after full dark.  The front door, and
she knocked openly.  Herlas looked past her gray-cloaked form into the rainy
darkness, then nodded.  "Did anyone follow you?"
     "I think not, though it's difficult to be sure."  She shrugged out of the cloak
which had concealed her mail, the hood that had covered her flame-colored hair.  "We
must take action of some kind, and soon," she said.  "You know that."  At his nod,
she went on, "Have you thought what kind of action?  The lost king must be replaced,
and this Korneth of Sengir must be eliminated.  But who the first, how the second?"
     "Alonj of Fratsfa for the first," Herlas said.  He indicated two chairs drawn up
to his fire, welcome on this wet night.  The Convincians will accept him as a
legitimate ruler, the Fratsfan will accept no one else.  The Baron of Ardivent is too
far away, and nobody knows which way the Clanholds of the Aruaki will go these days,
they are too disorganized within themselves."
     "Not of immediate concern.  The defection of Aradi has weakened them, and they
were never as coherent as other parts of the League."
     "And what of Korneth?  He will block any attempt to put Alonj--or anyone other
than himself--on the throne.  It is my feeling that he will be hard to dispose of."
     "Mine, too.  There were those assassins early today, a rather pointed message, I
     "Yes.  Where are they now?"  Fireblade glanced around as though she expected to
see them in some corner of the room.
     Herlas smiled.  "Posted in quite likely places, watching intently and seeing...
very little.  Bats or whatever moves around at night.  If those two are all Korneth
set to watching me, as I hope because he can't have many at his call yet, then we are
safe enough for now.  Later... probably not."
     Crystal Fireblade frowned.  "Should we leave Andor, get to where he can't spy on
us, do you think?"
     The magician got up and began pacing, tapping his fingers against each other
behind his back.  After several minutes, he said, "No, I don't think so.  True, we're
at risk of spying if we remain here, but once we move away from the center of the
action, we would need to find spies ourselves or lose touch with what's going on.  My
feeling is that we need to know what is going on here, at least until we've dealt
with Korneth."
     "I take your point, but what about Alonj of Fratsfa?  Not only do we--or
someone--have to tell him that he must take over governance of the League, he must be
protected.  Korneth is surely as able as we are to see that Alonj is the obvious
replacement for the vanished king."
     Herlas barked a laugh.  "Have you met Alonj's Adantri wife?  I have, and I would
not want to be an assassin trying to get past her!"

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

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 300): ZIP of Z GLADIATORS (Mr. Zee, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 601): ONEWOLF of WOLFBROTHERS (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 601): WESTON of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 594): LIPSTICK of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 590): ASH LEELA of MINGALOIDS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 590): STAN DAUFF of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 587): DRALION of MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 583): FRANKLINS TOWER of THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 552): WHIPPED WEASEL of EXOTIC TASTES (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 543): GUNS OF BRIXTON of RADIO CLASH (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 534): DECEPTIVE DELILA of THE ZEN ZONE (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 247): LEO of DARQUE AGES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 436): DIMAGGIO oF 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 201): BENITO CHATTE of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 486): VISION of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 300): BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 601): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 601): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 594): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 590): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 590): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 587): MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 583): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 552): MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 543): MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 534): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 247): ZERO (Ice Man, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 463): 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 486): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 600): SMUSH of NEVERWAKE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
                               SLY APPARITION of IMMORTALS (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 594): LIPSTICK of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 586): ALEGRIA of MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 583): FRANKLINS TOWER of THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 552): BELA LUGOSI of MEN OF 1,000 FACES (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 543): GUNS OF BRIXTON of RADIO CLASH (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 201): BENITO CHATTE of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
ARUAK CITY brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, KRILL CAVALRY, since 
ANIMAL FARM took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  If this keeps 
up, COLORIFIC, you'll have to shine swords instead of use them.  A drop of 4 in the 
rankings?  TECHNO 8 turned their 4-1-0 turn into a 4th place rank in the listings 
this turn.  Any better than this, and you get put on hit lists.  Now let's all watch 
ANIMAL FARM's heads swell from their 4-0-0 this turn.  Haa ha ha ha!  Big shots, big 
talk, big deal.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see SEPHIROTH win a fight 
and gain 24 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, SEPHIROTH beat DICKY V GOES POSTAL and DICKY 
V GOES POSTAL lost 30 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Due to absence, and 
inability to defend the throne, ONEWOLF has lost the Title of Duelmaster.  Start 
setting that alarm earlier!  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as ECRU 
ELEPHANT takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  
The Bulldog Inn, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get 
this stuff?  From ARUAK CITY's trash dumps?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
What's the big D?  DEADMAN'S HAND was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily 
livered... grumble... mumble... curse...  And who led the way in this mass act of 
cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was BULLDOGS.  Ha ha ha ha!  HORSEFLY 
was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or 
feared?  Heh, heh.  JON FLUTE was challenged by one of PATRONAS VERITAS' warriors 
this turn, with ERITHE ENDIREDRE having a lead of 19 points going into the fight.  
And sorry to say, ERITHE ENDIREDRE beat JON FLUTE, leaving a bad feeling with the 
crowd.  I think exploitive snob is the term I'm looking for.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines 
through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     What does the ARUAK CITY arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Phlllt!  Just had to do that 
before I leave the fine city of ARUAK CITY.  I feel much better now.  I see the 
crowds are getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ECRU ELEPHANT 7005           15   4  0   115       ANIMAL FARM (510)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ONEWOLF 5505                 38   9  0   171       WOLFBROTHERS (506)
-LITTLE CROW 6007             17   2  1   136       DEADMAN'S HAND (505)
-LILAC LIZARD 6964            20   3  0   115       ANIMAL FARM (510)
-SHOTGUN GANDHI 6760           7   0  0   109       ARMED & GREGARIOUS (580)
-GALLOWS POLE 5496            20  10  0   108       DEADMAN'S HAND (505)
 FILET MIGNON 6981            21   8  1   104       BULLDOGS (157)
-WINTER DAWN 7014              8   0  0   104       WOLFBROTHERS (506)
 SILVER SNAIL 7006            14   5  1   100       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 HORSEFLY 6860                18  31  0    97       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 SEPHIROTH 5854                8   3  1    97       NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)
 KEEPER OF SECRETS 5814        9   3  0    96       NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)
 ERITHE ENDIREDRE 5141        10   7  0    94       PATRONAS VERITAS (470)
-TALKHIS 5143                 10   4  1    91       PATRONAS VERITAS (470)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BARK 6915                    22  18  0    84       BULLDOGS (157)
 SNOW WHITE 7010              13   6  0    77       COLORIFIC (511)
 DICKY V GOES POSTAL 6940      4   5  1    77       ARMED & GREGARIOUS (580)
 JON FLUTE 6922               14  28  0    70       KRILL CAVALRY (374)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THUNK 7090                    9   5  2    66       TECHNO 8 (609)
 GRAVETWIST 5253               5   5  0    65       ETHEREAL ANGELS (481)
-BROWN NOSE 6939               5   1  0    63       COLORIFIC (511)
-SLAG 6947                     8   3  0    59       NEVERWAKE (508)
 BUTTER BURRO 7062             9   1  0    57       ANIMAL FARM (510)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SARAH BELLUM 7003             8   9  0    56       HELL'S BELLES (68)
-WOEBRINGER 7049               4   0  1    56       NEVERWAKE (508)
 GREEN THUMB 6830             12  10  0    51       COLORIFIC (511)
 PUPPY LOVE 7026              11   9  0    50       BULLDOGS (157)
-CAT RIO 597                   9  21  1    49       HELL'S BELLES (68)
-CEREAL KILLER 642             8   5  0    49       DIRE FATE (42)
 MOCHA MONKEY 7107             6   3  0    48       ANIMAL FARM (510)
-HARLIN DOBBS 5486            10   9  1    47       DEADMAN'S HAND (505)
-YELLOW FEVER 6978             7   1  0    47       COLORIFIC (511)
 TRIPPER 7093                  6   8  0    46       TECHNO 8 (609)
 CINDERELLA MAN 7102           6   6  0    44       IMMORTALS (85)
-PIGSTICKER 7035               4   0  0    42       DEADMAN'S HAND (505)
-BEAN SIDHE 7130               4   0  0    40       NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)
-ANGELFIRE 7095                3   1  0    38       NEVERWAKE (508)
-SACRED WARS SMURF 776         5   7  0    37       DIRE FATE (42)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOM SAWYER 7101               6   6  2    33       IMMORTALS (85)
-BOWIE-KNIFE 7071              2   2  0    28       DEADMAN'S HAND (505)
 WORKING MAN 7087              6   8  0    26       IMMORTALS (85)
 SONG OF SUMMER 7119           5   4  0    25       KRILL CAVALRY (374)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE LARANI NYMPH 777          6   4  0    22       DIRE FATE (42)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TWOFLOWER 7120                4   4  0    22       TECHNO 8 (609)
-ROXANNA DEHEDD 7097           2   6  1    22       HELL'S BELLES (68)
 STABLEBOY 7118                3   6  0    15       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 TINK 7164                     1   0  0    15       TECHNO 8 (609)
 WOODROW BILLIT 7151           2   0  0    13       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 PENNYWISE 7129                1   5  0    12       NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)
 TONK 7163                     1   0  0    11       TECHNO 8 (609)
-AGRAEDUS 6721                 0   1  0    11       PHILANTHROPISTS (576)
 TORRID TIGER 7141             1   0  0    10       FURRY FURY (611)
 PUP TENT 7134                 1   3  1     9       BULLDOGS (157)
 MIXED BREED 7135              1   3  1     7       BULLDOGS (157)
 WORRIED WALLABY 7139          1   0  0     5       FURRY FURY (611)
 THE ANALOG KID 7165           0   1  0     1       IMMORTALS (85)
 SHY MEERKAT 7140              0   1  0     1       FURRY FURY (611)
 DRAYTON FLASHSTONE 7166       0   1  0     1       IMMORTALS (85)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
TURPENTINE ELF 6741     2  3 0 DIRE FATE 42         TOM SAWYER 7101       600   
DA1 7142                0  1 0 FURRY FURY 611       WURM KIN              602  NONE
DA2 7143                0  1 0 FURRY FURY 611       BANDIT PRINCE         602  NONE
VIXEN LA RUE 7063       5  6 0 HELL'S BELLES 68     THUNK 7090            599   
LETHANDER 5265          8  4 0 PATRONAS VERITAS 470 DICKY V GOES POS 6940 600   
POODOO 7161             0  1 0 PATRONAS VERITAS 470 DEVELLAN JARA         602  NONE
TERI 7144               1  1 0 TECHNO 8 609         PUP TENT 7134         601   
TOM 7127                2  1 0 TECHNO 8 609         ROXANNA DEHEDD 7097   599  REVENGED
TRUFFLE 7091            7  5 0 TECHNO 8 609         SEPHIROTH 5854        600   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Congrats to Duelmaster Onewolf.  Drinks are free for The Duelmaster at The Bulldog
Inn. -- Kennelworth, Proprietor

Ichabod -- I am sorry to see that you have chosen to refute the culture and
expectations of Andorian Aruak City.  Why come here, then?  Why not go elsewhere
where your choices and style are desirable?  Why "dis" the locals by dishonoring
their culture?  Once again, I respectfully ask you to honor the culture and
environment established for The Heart And Soul Of Andoria. -- Kennelworth

Nooooo!  Persistent Beggar, I did not want that!  Not death!  I am sorry. -- Mixed

Smush -- You smashed me like a melon.  You are a far better warrior that I.  A salute
to you and good luck in The Big Time. -- Bark

Tripper -- I covered you like a blanket.  (Was it a blanket of love?) -- Pup Tent

Teri and Techno 8 and Technogeek -- Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.  I did
challenge, but with no malice or desire to kill.  May Teri fight well in That Great
Arena In The Sky, and may the new recruit be a godling. -- Pup Tent (hanging his head
in despair)

Dartor -- Nice numbers on the Sly.  Luck at him and you. -- Kennelworth

Health.  Humility.  Honor.  Welcome to Aruak City, The Heart And Soul Of Andoria. --

Ahoy, Ichabod, ye landlubbin rapscallion!  Bloodyskull, ye aina git it!  Thisn ole
pirate bea sayin ye bea walkin yon plank.  Aye. -- Mino

Harlin Dobbs -- It was my slippery pleasure.  But your teammates surely are workin'
on us.  That Doc and his godlings are hot! -- Butter Burro

Venomous Concubine -- Your venom wasn't much, but I surely enjoyed the other part!
(wink) -- Ecru Elephant

Little Crow -- A salute to you.  Perhaps my pace was too slow? -- Silver Snail

Working Man -- I worked and worked and worked and it all came together. -- Mocha

Yo ho ho and yon bottle 'o rum!  Me critters needs a drink! -- Mino

Gravetwist -- And to think I almost planted you? -- Green Thumb, Proud Colorific

Winter Dawn -- I think you cheated!  Did you use the Evil Queen's looking glass?  I'm
going to tell the Seven Dwarves and Prince Charming and everybody!  Humpf! -- Snow
White, Proud Colorific

Colorifics -- NO losses!  Or else! -- Purple People Eater, Proud Colorific Manager

Pup Tent -- Most unkind to smack a girl in the head.  I will miss Teri, she was one
of those "If she survives, she will be good" fighters.  PR:  7/5/9/17/15/14/17 --

Stableboy -- Must have taken a wrong turn somewhere. -- Twoflower

Puppy Love -- Like wow, you're all boring and stuff. -- Tripper

Sephiroth -- It was worth a shot. -- Thunk

Consortium -- FOUR separate whines from you about one single retaliation challenge?
That's just sad, even for an Andorian.  And it's also incentive to continue doing
just that.  And here I'd pretty much decided to start playing nice until I saw this
turn's personals. -- Ichabod

Onewolf -- I think I may want a rematch in five or so turns if you're still around
then. -- Keeper of Secrets

Thunk -- Well, THAT turn was a waste for the both of us. -- Sephiroth

Technogeek -- I think you should look into better medical care for your warriors.
That's a rough three turns, especially in the "Heart and Soul of Andoria". -- Ichabod

Shotgun Gandhi -- Well, fry me for a roasted pigeon.  It's been a while since we last
saw you in front of us, and I wouldn't have minded if it was a while longer.  Still,
Jorja says "we might as well be polite."  So, eh, ouch, good fight, I guess. --
Horsefly, being polite with a notable effort

Erithe Endiredre -- Oh, it's you.  Why am I not thrilled?  Because I figure I'm going
to lose, and behold, I lost.  Even the prettiest little lady is less than welcome if
she runs a sword into my gizzard and rapes me of a lot of skills I could have used
myself.  Should have used myself, come to that, but I wasn't fast enough off the
mark, which was, well, Bad of me.  But I was tired.  There are days like that. -- Jon

Pennywise -- I've known some people with that quality or capacity.  Unfortunately, it
so often goes with the reciprocal of "pound-foolish."  Maddening when you see it in
others, embarrassing when you ultimately recognize it in yourself.  Still, sufficient
unto some other day is the error thereof, right? -- Song of Summer

Twoflower -- Look, the horses are camera-shy, okay?  Live with it.  Go photograph
camels or something.  They have no self-respect. -- Stableboy

Agraedus -- I will take this opening win as a good omen for my career, the gods know
I'll need it.  Too bad you get to take a loss as the opening omen for yours, but
think positively!  Nowhere to go but up, right? -- Woodrow Billit

Mixed Breed -- Perhaps you'll feel more tuneful when the moon is full? -- Song of
P.S.  Though summer is about gone now.  That's what it means when the apples come
ripe, yes?  Very tasty, too.

Ecru Elephant -- Of course not.  The terms of my contract forbid it. -- Tromat
Ironshoe of Khalhums

Kennelworth -- Aw shucks, now you found out my secret.  How about doggie bag or the
mad yelper. -- Dartor

Thanks for all the congrats to Sly.  He was fun to run. -- Dartor

8 July 2008
                                 *TURF WAR VI RULES*
                            Starting Nov 2008 (10 turns)

Anyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances created solely to compete in the Turf War!  To participate, each alliance must:
        1.  Announce the alliance and the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork
            (DM 47) newsletter.
        2.  Announcements made on the D2 Forums will not be accepted.

Captains are responsible for:
        1.  Verifying those who wish to participate under the banner of their
        2.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
        3.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-Up Certificate to participate

Participating managers who are not Captains must:
        1.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-Up Certificate to participate
        2.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name, and
            alliance they will represent in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.
            Announcement made on the D2 Forums will not be accepted.
               a.  No scores will be tabulated until a Gift Certificate is received.
                   No EXCEPTIONS.
               b.  Before a manager can compete, he/she must declare themselves in
                   the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter as stated above AND be verified
                   by the alliance Captain they will represent.
               c.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  No multiple teams or
                   aliases will be allowed.  Violations will result in immediate
                   disqualification from the Turf War (so be sure to take any
                   multiple teams OFF of Team Maintenance).
               d.  Scoring will NOT be retroactive for teams that do not properly
                   declare or fail to send a Gift Certificate by Turn 1.  In other
                   words, if your Gift Certificate is not received until Turn 3 of
                   the Turf War, and you have fought on Turns 1 and 2, your scoring
                   will not begin until Turn 3.  All conditions must be met before
                   scoring will begin--declaration, verification, and Gift
                   Certificate received.
               e.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 5 of
                   the Turf War.
               f.  For purposes of scoring, the moderators will score the Turf War
                   and settle any and all disputes as they arise.  Their decisions
                   will be final.

Scoring will be as follows for Fights:
                Win   Loss   Kill      Die
Challenge        +2     -2     +5       -5
Match Up         +1     -1     +1       -5
Bloodfeud        +2     -5     +5      -10
Champion         x2     x2     x2       x2
Dark Arena*     +10     -5     xx       xx
*After 2nd win, warrior scores no points for wins

Special Scoring Considerations for the Turf War are as follows:
Spy Report mention (team name only)              +2
Style Master                                     +2
Duelmaster                                       +2

     1.  A Champion may be declared, but one is not mandatory.
     2.  Only one Champion allowed per manager at any given time.
     3.  Champions that graduate or are killed by another warrior in the arena, but
         not the Dark Arena, may be replaced.
     4.  Champions must be in the Adepts bracket or lower on the turn they are
         declared, and may NOT have gone above Adepts level at any time; this
         includes teams transferred into North Fork for the Turf War.

        1.  Bloodfeuds will score points on all four (4) turns.
        2.  There is no limit to which warrior may bloodfeud or how often.

Tournament Considerations:
        1.  Tournament participation is ALLOWED and encouraged.
        2.  Tournament Victors won during the course of the contest will gain a one
            (1) time bonus of 25 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a
            warrior(s) wins such status.
        3.  Tournament Champions won during the course of the contest will gain a one
            (1) time bonus of 50 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a
            warrior(s) win such status.
        4.  Points for TVs and TCs will be applied the Turn after RSI posts
            tournament results in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter (i.e., if the
            results post on North Fork turn 275, points will be credited on North
            Fork turn 276 to the applicable teams).

Special Considerations:
        1.  Each alliance begins the Turf War with zero (0) points.
        2.  There will be NO alliance or team changes once the contest has begun.  If
            you begin the Turf War with Alliance A, you must end the Turf War with
            Alliance A.  If you begin the Turf War with Team A, you must end the Turf
            War with Team A.
        3.  There will be a maximum of seven (7) teams allowed per alliance for the
            Turf War.
        4.  The Dark Arena may be used on the first turn only, of every warrior,
            without penalty.

The Turf War is a "winner take all" contest.  All prizes and 100% of the Gift
Certificates will be awarded to the Captain of the winning alliance.  It is the

responsibility of the Captain to distribute Gift Certificates.  Moderators will
submit a list of each manager on the winning alliance to RSI at the completion of the
contest for the non-Certificate prizes.

The following prizes have been secured from RSI:
        1.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
        2.  Renaming of Dark Arena Monsters (one for each manager in the winning
        3.  Known Favorites for one warrior on each team of the winning alliance
            (warrior must be ranked Initiate or above, must be alive, and must have
            at least one arena fight to receive this award).
        4.  +1 Skill bonus potion for each manager on the winning alliance.  Bonus
            potion must be applied to a living warrior from (DM 47)
        5.  +1 Skill bonus potion (one) for each manager who fights in all 10 rounds
            AND 45 fights of the Turf War.  Bonus potion must be applied to a living
            warrior from (DM 47)
These awards will be listed by the Moderator for claiming from RSI (Lee) within 4
turns of the end of TW VI.

The Moderators for this event will be Oz and Master Darque.  They will arbitrate all
dealings during the course of the contest.  Their decisions will be final.  All
questions, comments, and scoring disputes may be directed to Land of Oz or Darque
Forces via diplo in DM 47.  Managers with internet access may send a private message
to [The Consortium] or [Darque] on the Duel2 Forums.  Lastly, you may also email
questions, comments, and scoring disputes to rebelnerfherder at yahoo dot com.

Please note there have been rule changes from the last Turf War.  Please read them

Contest will begin in November following the Fall Mail In Tournament.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA1 was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA2 was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
POODOO was murdered by DEVELLAN JARA in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
ERITHE ENDIREDRE demolished JON FLUTE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
SNOW WHITE was bested by HORSEFLY in a 2 minute Challenge contest.
GRAVETWIST overpowered CINDERELLA MAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
PENNYWISE was devastated by TWOFLOWER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
TOM SAWYER overpowered STABLEBOY in a 1 minute bloody one-sided Challenge struggle.
PUP TENT was viciously subdued by SONG OF SUMMER in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
ECRU ELEPHANT vanquished VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute uneven Title duel.
FILET MIGNON outwaited CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a crowd boring 14 minute fight.
SILVER SNAIL vanquished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BARK was savagely defeated by KEEPER OF SECRETS in a 3 minute gory one-sided melee.
DICKY V GOES POSTAL was demolished by SEPHIROTH in a 1 minute mismatched match.
GREEN THUMB was viciously subdued by THUNK in a exciting 3 minute brutal contest.
PUPPY LOVE outwaited WORKING MAN in a unpopular 20 minute bout.
BUTTER BURRO overcame TRIPPER in a action packed 3 minute fight.
MOCHA MONKEY overpowered THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute gruesome uneven struggle.
MIXED BREED was beaten by TONK in a 2 minute amateur's brawl.
WOODROW BILLIT bested SHY MEERKAT in a 2 minute novice's fight.
TORRID TIGER demolished DRAYTON FLASHSTONE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
WORRIED WALLABY beat THE ANALOG KID in a crowd pleasing 3 minute amateur's fight.
TINK devastated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         AIMED BLOW        32 -  17 -  3      65  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         TOTAL PARRY       53 -  43 -  0      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         STRIKING ATTACK   30 -  28 -  2      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  19 -  1      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  14 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    47 -  62 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    27 -  36 -  5      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   9 -  0      18  |

Turn 602 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   ECRU ELEPHANT 7005         15   4  0  115 ANIMAL FARM (510)
TOTAL PARRY      FILET MIGNON 6981          21   8  1  104 BULLDOGS (157)
LUNGING ATTACK   SILVER SNAIL 7006          14   5  1  100 ANIMAL FARM (510)
WALL OF STEEL    BARK 6915                  22  18  0   84 BULLDOGS (157)
STRIKING ATTACK  SNOW WHITE 7010            13   6  0   77 COLORIFIC (511)
SLASHING ATTACK  MOCHA MONKEY 7107           6   3  0   48 ANIMAL FARM (510)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JON FLUTE 6922.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was THUNK 7090.  The ten other most popular fighters were TRIPPER 7093, THE ANALOG 
5814, ECRU ELEPHANT 7005, BARK 6915, BUTTER BURRO 7062, and MOCHA MONKEY 7107.

The least popular fighter this week was PUPPY LOVE 7026.  The other ten least popular 
7102, JON FLUTE 6922, and POODOO 7161.