Date   : 07/26/2004    Duedate: 08/07/2004


DM-14    TURN-494

This Weeks Top Honors


(14-4129) [12-4-0,123]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE DEATH SQUAD (63)           
(14-4129) [12-4-0,123]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ZERO THE HERO                  JUNO
THE DEATH SQUAD (63)           THE DOGHOUSE (188)
(14-4129) [12-4-0,123]         (14-4178) [6-9-0,33]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE DOGHOUSE (188)          24
2. THE DEATH SQUAD (63)         6      THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
3. SPQR (427)                   0      Unchartered Team
4. FLAMETHROWERS (428)          0
5. I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)       0      WRATHMEN (371)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2 I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)    13   4  0 76.5   1/ 1 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)     12  3 0
 2- 3*FLAMETHROWERS (428)        2   1  0 66.7   2/ 3 THE DOGHOUSE (188)        8  7 0
 3/ 4 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)     344 294 23 53.9   3- 2*SPQR (427)                4  6 2
 4/ 5 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       289 359  8 44.6   4- 5*FLAMETHROWERS (428)       1  0 0
 5- 6*SPQR (427)                10  17  3 37.0   5- 6 I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)    0  2 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Out of the Past #9 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +
                                   Andorian Edition

Aruak City:

     If Segallion and Nila were under the control of the spell or spellcaster who had
seized her mirror, then they had to be stopped.  Without needless injury--they had
not chosen to do Khaldren's will, after all.  But her own mind, though free from
outside control, was weary and slow.  She was fumbling as badly with her spells as
Segallion was with his sword.  There wasn't going to be TIME for her stop him gently.
A word of Command formed on her lips.
     The warrior staggered into her so that they both fell in a tangle of flailing
limbs.  And his sword struck the blood-faced mirror, splitting the frame and
shattering the glass.
     The glass exploded away from the mirror stand, bloody shards flying outward on a
wave of sound so shrill as to be barely audible.  If Adie, Segallion, and Nila had
not all been on the floor, they might have been badly injured, even killed.  Was it
chance that they were all below the deadly glass?  Adie thought not.  They were each
worshippers of the sun in their different ways, and she suspected the hand of the god
in their survival.
     Rolling away from Segallion, Adie sat up, brushing at her hair and her robe
absently.  When the mirror broke, she had felt a shadow lifting; that was the first
she had known that there was a level to the enemy spell below the obvious.  She
shivered.  She hadn't even suspected that deeper spell, and it could have done...
anything, it had taken her so completely by surprise.  But she would not be surprised
a second time.

On the road from Ardivent:

     "Health, humility, and honor will not solve all problems," Master Cho said
flatly.  He had rejected the idea of hiring a horse and was making surprisingly good
time for an elderly-looking man on foot.  "You know that as well as I do, Fandil!
Sometimes you need cunning, as well, and a willingness to take losses."
     "I know that."  Fandil the Wise sounded testy, and in truth he was very
irritated.  On the most immediate level, by Cho's present attitude and by the ease
with which the Adantri kept up with Fandil's horse.  "But young Adeolar is not a loss
I'm prepared to accept."
     "Of course not, or why would we be rushing toward Aruak City instead of sitting
at home with beer?"  Cho squinted at the forest on their right.  There was a bad
feeling to it today.  Most of the land that lay between the environs of Ardivent and
the beginning of the Aruaki lands was forested.  Despite the hunger for agricultural
land in Andoria, no one had made an attempt to clear this forest and put the land
under the plow.  Nobody offered reasons, it was just "not done."  It didn't take a
master of the subtle arts to figure it out, though.
     The forest was haunted.
     Through a sweep of land twenty miles wide stretching from near Lyratilan to near
Mordant, the forest concealed a scattering of ruins.  Not the Van ruins of northern
Andoria, or not entirely--who could know for sure at this late date?  The ancient
city of Celestinvael was the best known in modern times, but there were other things
hidden by those dark and tangled trees.  Maybe worse things.  Things that might be
wakened by the same spell that was stirring Celestinvael.
     It was not a situation to make an old man sleep soundly at night.
     "I just hope we're in TIME to help Adeolar," Cho muttered.
     "She's strong and skilled," Fandil protested.  "Our fears may be completely
     "So you'll back Adeolar's young strength and skill against Khaldren's ages of
experience and cunning?  I hope you're right, because at our best pace," he glanced
scornfully at Fandil's horse, "and with no problems, it'll take us two more days to
get to Aruak City."


     Shania Silverstar did her best to be patient, but it seemed to be taking Ashon
Chang so LONG to negotiate with the ship captain!  She glanced around at her
companions, wondering if she could have organized her resources better for this
frantic rush back to Alastari.  No, probably not.
     Vurand and Jammies were keeping both eyes on Herlas; the Fratsfan mage hadn't
given them any trouble...yet, but he might.  He would, when he thought he had a
chance to win.  Werre was organizing their luggage and supplies (desperately slim
now) as fast as they were off-loaded from the mules.  Zakar...she didn't know what
Zakar was doing, and she wasn't sure she wanted to.  He was on their side, more or
less, but...today had seemed to be a "less" day.  And Rughal was at her side,
supporting her as weariness ate at her bones.
     Ashon Chang was gesturing them forward to the ship.  Before Shania could gather
her strength to walk, Rughal lifted her and carried her down the dock.  "It is
agreed," Ashon Chang said.  "This man, Kaldinar, will sail us across the Trier to

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 246): GOLDENEYE of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 493): CHERRY CHEETAH of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 493): ZERO THE HERO of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 486): ILSA SHE-WOLF of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 482): CROCONAW of WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 482): MONKEY WRENCH of PRIMATES-R-US (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 483): NICKEL of ERRATUM (JE, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 478): DARK CHOCOLATE of RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 444): LEADFOOT of TACO GODS (The Oracle, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 437): MARS of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 431): SILVER FURY of CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 193): MUTILATE of ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 LOOPHOLES (turn 342): LACHES of LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 331): SEXTANT of SAILS OF CHARON (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 148): CHEROKEE of CHIEFS' ELITE (Matrix, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 246): PHOENIX FIRE (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 493): THE BLUES (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 493): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 486): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 482): WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 482): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 483): WARCKERS (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 478): RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 444): BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 437): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 431): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 193): ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 LOOPHOLES (turn 342): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 331): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 148): CHIEFS' ELITE (Matrix, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 379): RISEN FROM THE DEAD, etc. (LHI, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 245): MISS STEP of LADIES IN WAITING (Crip, mgr.)
                           GREY FOX of A.K.A. (?, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 493): NIXIE SEASPRITE of SCARLET KNIGHTS (Talon Warsmith)
                   (turn 492): BARK of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 482): CROCONAW of WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 483): AMEE of HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 431): BERKE of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
TOBIR brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see HONEY PUP win a fight and gain 19 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, HONEY 
PUP beat VISIGOTH and VISIGOTH lost 17 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if 
variety is the spice of life, TOBIR may be getting bland, as ZERO THE HERO stays top 
dog in the city.  The Deeproot Inn, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  
Where do they get this stuff?  From TOBIR's trash dumps?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for TOBIR's 
morgue.  More variety.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is 
developing these kinds of weapons?   
     There's got to be a better place in TOBIR to get a drink than The Deeproot Inn!  
Any suggestions?  Just wait 'till next time I show up here, I won't be so nice!  So 
nyaaah!  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZERO THE HERO 4129           12   4  0   123       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANGRY SHEW 4201               8   3  0    74       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEAD MAN WALKING 4220         6   0  0    64       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 BOWSER 4096                  12  20  1    57       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUSSYFOOT 4126               11  13  1    52       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 THE THING 4185               10   4  0    52       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 HONEY PUP 4207                5   6  0    50       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JUNO 4178                     6   9  0    33       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 VISIGOTH 4214                 5   3  0    27       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 DUM HAIRY THING 4215          3   5  1    27       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
-FLAVIUS MAXIMUS 4223          3   0  1    26       SPQR (427)
-REMUS 4218                    3   2  1    25       SPQR (427)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-COLD FUSION 4227              2   1  0    17       FLAMETHROWERS (428)
-SCIPIO AFRICANUS 4221         2   1  1    10       SPQR (427)
-MARCUS ANTONIUS 4235          1   2  0     6       SPQR (427)
-CORNELIUS SULLA 4222          1   2  0     5       SPQR (427)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Visighot -- I loved it when you dropped like a rock to the sandy ground.  It was one
of the finest moments of the fight. -- Pussyfoot

Dead Man Walking -- Remind me not to get into a walking contest with you again. --

Cornelius Sulla -- It was all a plot, wasn't it?  You knew that I wanted to rule
Rome, and you weren't having any.  (heavy sigh)  Oh, well.  Another time. -- Juno

Scipio Africanus -- (hissing and spitting) -- Dum Hairy Thing

Scipio Africanus -- Sorry about that, but somebody let slip in his hearing that Dum
is a werecat, and he felt that he needed to act more catlike. -- Leeta

Marcus Antonius -- I knew you were treacherous, I could tell.  It's an instinct. --
Honey Pup

17 July 2004
I am currently trying to put together a favorites chart for AD warriors.  I
desperately need help with this.  What I need are style, favorite rhythm (ex.:
hi/low), favorite weapons, and tactics.  What would be great is if you could send me
a copy of the invite with the warrior's name, id#, and arena blacked out.  This way,
I can verify that this is an actual warrior.  Minis will work, too!

For those interested, I have both a challenge style vs. style and a match-up style
vs. style chart.  There's about 250 fights calculated in these charts, and I'll be
happy to send a copy to anyone who asks.  You can contact me (if you're a free world
player) at: Rick Stringer, Merit/East, SCI, P.O. Box 500, Georgetown, DE 19947-0500.
If you're in prison, just send a diplo to:  Baphomet, Mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM
#47--North Fork.  (I also have a lot of other charts and info for anyone who wants
it.)  Thanks!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DEAD MAN WALKING slimly won victory over PUSSYFOOT in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
ZERO THE HERO demolished NOBLE ASSASSIN in a popular 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
ANGRY SHEW vanquished BOWSER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
VISIGOTH was overpowered by HONEY PUP in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
THE THING bested JUNO in a action packed 3 minute brawl.
DUM HAIRY THING overpowered SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  10 -  0      69  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -   9 -  1      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   5 -  2      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   5 -  1      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  15 -  0      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  10 -  2      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         9 -   8 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 494 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   ZERO THE HERO 4129         12   4  0  123 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
SLASHING ATTACK  ANGRY SHEW 4201             8   3  0   74 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
TOTAL PARRY      THE THING 4185             10   4  0   52 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ZERO THE HERO 4129.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was JUNO 4178.  The ten other most popular fighters were DEAD MAN WALKING 4220, 
DUM HAIRY THING 4215, BOWSER 4096, VISIGOTH 4214, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was VISIGOTH 4214.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BOWSER 4096, DUM HAIRY THING 4215, THE THING 4185, HONEY PUP 4207, 
4178, and  0.