Date   : 05/29/2006    Duedate: 06/10/2006


DM-14    TURN-542

This Weeks Top Honors


(14-4333) [12-5-0,128]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BIO WARFARE (439)              FOREIGN LEGION (445)
(14-4333) [12-5-0,128]         (14-4399) [7-0-0,52]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BIO WARFARE (439)              THE DOGHOUSE (188)
(14-4309) [15-18-1,90]         (14-4270) [11-21-0,54]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BIO WARFARE (439)           67
2. THE DEATH SQUAD (63)        22      PLAYPEN (435)
3. THE DOGHOUSE (188)          15      Unchartered Team
4. FOREIGN LEGION (445)         7
5. PLAYPEN (435)              -13      FOREIGN LEGION (445)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*FOREIGN LEGION (445)      20  10  0 66.7   1/ 3 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)     10  5 0
 2/ 2 PLAYPEN (435)             62  37  7 62.6   2/ 1 PLAYPEN (435)             9  6 0
 3/ 3 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)     460 375 29 55.1   3/ 2 BIO WARFARE (439)         9  6 0
 4/ 4 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       386 492  9 44.0   4/ 4*FOREIGN LEGION (445)      8  5 0
 5/ 5 BIO WARFARE (439)         61  84  5 42.1   5/ 5 THE DOGHOUSE (188)        3 12 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[ A Dark and Stormy Night ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

As you may recall, Arenamaster Harkon of Aradi, fleeing the chaos of TOGS, has come
to visit his good friend Arenamaster Vashku of Tobir, bringing the fight against the
Clishay Gang and other Bad Things to this fair town.

     The door to the arenamaster's apartment, which was over the arena offices, burst
open, and a particularly wild-looking Black Orc was framed therein.  "The Clishay
Paladin is here!"
     Arenamaster Vashku aimed his glowing red eyes (he had drunk a lot of wine in the
past hour, which had this affect on him) at the orc.  "It is customary to knock," he
said, his diction precise.
     Jorge Black Orc, who had been glared at by arenamasters before, shrugged that
off.  "Not when there's a White Knight ravaging the town!"
     "White Knights."  It was clear from his tone that had this not been his own
apartment and his own carpet, Vashku would have spat on the floor.  "Paladins.  This
is your doing, Harkon!"
     The Aradian, whose eyes were also red (but not glowing), shrugged.  "Not really.
They were already here, they just weren't noticeable till I entered the town with the
magical device of seeing-things-as-they-really-are."  He reached into a pocket and
pulled out a battered magnifying glass, legacy of the deceased detectress Nancy Drew.
"In the presence of this, all truths may be revealed."
     Vashku recoiled.  "That is an evil thing and should be destroyed immediately,
although immediately is already too late."
     "I wasn't going to aim it at YOU," Harkon said.  "That would be...."  He
shuddered.  "I won't do it.  So you don't need to worry."
     "I wasn't worried," Vashku said, snarling.  "What I said was--"
     "Could you guys have this argument later?" the Black Orc asked.  "Right now,
there's the White Knight to deal with."
     "White Knights are the Good Guys."  Marianne, the Virginal Concubine of Tobir,
emerged from an inner room, startling Harkon, who nearly dropped his wine cup.  "Why
are you going after a Good Guy?"
     "There are hidden currents here," Jorge Black Orc said.
     "The White Knight is a Clishay," Harkon added.  "No Clishay is ever truly good,
however he, she, or it may appear at first glance."

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 270): INOCHI of YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 542): DAMNUALL of WHEN DOGMA FAILS II (Prophet, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 541): MITOCHONDRIAC of BIO WARFARE (Xerxes, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 534): SMELLY of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 531): MIKELA POOLE of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 530): JOCKO of MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 528): ALBUQUERQUE of HERE TO PHOENIX (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 523): TRIPLE-X of LOVE LETTERS (Cunning Linguist, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 493): THE MAD CARROT of GARDEN OF HORRORS (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 484): OSTRICH of BIRDS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 475): BREAK POINT of CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 218): INSOLENT IRIS of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 390): BLUE BEANIE of DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 379): FURIOUS TERROR of CAR AND DRIVER (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
                            (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 270): YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 542): JGW EXPIRATION (JGW, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 541): PLAYPEN (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 534): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 531): MONEY PIT (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 530): MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 528): HERE TO PHOENIX (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 523): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 493): LETHAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 484): MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 475): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 218): HOPLITES (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 390): BIKINI BOTTOM (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 379): UN (JE, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 172): HAZAARDS OF CLONING (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 427): 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 542): BUCKING BRAHMA of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
                               SUPERBEAST of THE LIVING DEAD (Dartor, mgr.)
                   (turn 541): BOOTSTRAP RIBEYE of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo
                               Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 530): INNY MEANIE of MONEY PIT (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 530): JOCKO of MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
                  (turn 529): THEODORIC of MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 483): SATURN of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
                             5 GOT PICKED of 072905R (The Muffin Man, 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  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 379): MARIO ANDRETTI of CAR AND DRIVER (Talon Volksie, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Well, this has been a long time coming.  Boss has always told me I would be the first
warrior to achieve Duelmaster after his hiatus from the arena life.  I'm just glad to
be able to deliver the goods.

Sippycup Sam, I must say job well done.  I didn't expect my challenge to go through,
but with your efforts I was able to achieve the boss' goals.  Thanks for your
duplicity in the matter.  I don't know if I will give you the shot back or your team
mate Binkie.  I'll just leave my challenges open and let the cards play out like they
are supposed to.  I believe the next three turns will be a dandy good time.

Seraphim, the boss is expecting you to get your warriors up in the rankings soon so
the throne can stay in AP's hands.  I'll do what I can to make sure the plans go

Tobir, your Duelmaster bids you a good day.

Mitochondriac, JGW's first waste to hit the big time.

                                      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.  Later days, PLAYPEN, since THE DEATH 
SQUAD took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Gee, I'm impressed, a 
4-1-0 is nice, but don't get cocky, BIO WARFARE, the Fates teach humility, and the 
Fates are proud.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see GOLGI APPARATUS win 
a fight and gain 17 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, BURNT OUT HIPPIE beat E COLI and E 
COLI lost 7 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, 
TOBIR may be getting bland, as MITOCHONDRIAC stays top dog in the city.  Kickbacks 
and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of these guys win their 
fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  THE 
DEATH SQUAD, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided team. 
Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And who led the way in this mass act of 
cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was BIO WARFARE.  Ha ha ha ha!  
ANDILLIA was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM 
insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.  I guess I can give a little credit to CYTOPLASMIC of 
BIO WARFARE for challenging up by 25 to LITTLE DEVIL.  CYTOPLASMIC won to get 90 
points of recognition.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for TOBIR's 
morgue.  More variety.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  
Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     What does the TOBIR arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Glad 
to see the back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MITOCHONDRIAC 4333           12   5  0   128       BIO WARFARE (439)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BINKIE 4298                  14   5  2    97       PLAYPEN (435)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CYTOPLASMIC 4309             15  18  1    90       BIO WARFARE (439)
 GOLGI APPARATUS 4342          7   3  1    87       BIO WARFARE (439)
 SIPPYCUP SAM 4280            13   6  3    86       PLAYPEN (435)
 TANTRUM 4285                 11   9  2    86       PLAYPEN (435)
 WOOFER 4254                  22  17  1    84       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 ANDILLIA 4255                16  23  0    71       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LITTLE DEVIL 4359            15   3  0    64       PLAYPEN (435)
 TIPPI TURTLE 4351             9   4  0    61       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHICHI-HOOEY 4270            11  21  0    54       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 PAMPER PACKER 4284            9  11  0    54       PLAYPEN (435)
 ITALIAN STALLION 4399         7   0  0    52       FOREIGN LEGION (445)
-WONG WAY 4389                 5   2  0    48       FOREIGN LEGION (445)
 ENCLOPLASMIC 4307             3   1  0    43       BIO WARFARE (439)
 CRACK BABY 4279               6  10  0    41       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 WHITE FANG 4353               9  11  0    38       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DANISH PASTRY 4400            4   3  0    32       FOREIGN LEGION (445)
 BURNT OUT HIPPIE 4402         3   0  0    28       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 SHLEPROCK 4376                3   2  0    24       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BWUCE REE 4388                3   1  0    23       FOREIGN LEGION (445)
 MAGINOT LINE 4393             1   2  0    21       FOREIGN LEGION (445)
 GERBENT 4401                  1   4  0    18       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 SPONGEBOB 4367                1   7  0    12       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 E COLI 4343                   2   3  0    11       BIO WARFARE (439)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Shelprock -- Very nice.  I didn't expect you in that affair.  Thank you for the
learns and you'll see me after some tweaking. -- E Coli

Maginot Line -- Wow, that was a great fight.  It convinced the boss to keep me around
a few more turns.  I never knew I could use my weapon that effectively. --
Endoplasmic, who's noticed the Gladiatorial Commission misspelled my name a long long
time ago

Kat -- Guess that was a even turn for the both of us.  I look forward for the next
few rounds. -- JGW

Binkie -- Get back to your playpen and pick on your brother.  Does your mother know
you are playing with sharp objects? -- Golgi Apparatus

Little Devil -- Maybe you should play with Civilized Criminal.  Definitely not a
dangerous NPC. -- Cytoplasmic

Seraphim -- Hey!  It's me! -- JGW, running Bio Warfare

Little Devil -- You may think that Arenamaster Vashku is on your side, but when it
comes to the crunch, well, demons aren't on ANYBODY's side. -- Andillia

Italian Stallion -- Am I supposed to be impressed? -- White Fang

Burnt Out Hippie -- I've seen a lot of those, and they're boring.  No brain left,
reflexes shot to where they can't throw a frisbee, just pathetic. -- Gerbent

Tantrum -- That's better! -- Woofer

Pamper Packer -- That means you pack 'em, right?  And somebody else does the
pampering.  Well, somebody can come pamper me any time now. -- Chichi-Hooey

Playpen -- No, it was just a vacation.  Honest! -- The Doghouse
P.S.  Well, sort of a vacation.

Kat (Playpen) -- I am always the more dangerous of us. -- Marianne, the Virginal

3 May 2006
All -- I've seen what's on the forum.  So I'm prey, am I, Max.  You and all your
devious buddies will become my prey, even those I thought okay.  I don't have to
explain anything I do, much like yourselves so bring it on.  Feel free to come over
to 31 for a thrashing.  Oh, by the way, I am also in a new alliance.  They tend to
share my sentiments about the VC.  If they follow me or not, we will see; I'm not at
liberty to talk for them.  The VC may be on their last stand!!!! -- Blackstorm

6 May 2006
The 2006 Mordanti Alliance Olympics are off to a grand start!  With seventeen teams
declared, running under eight different flags (not to mention six additional non-
Olympic teams present), it is looking to be as tough as any previous Olympiad, if not
more!  Olympians petitioned the Commission to make an allowance for late entries, and
the Commission agreed, and will allow new entrants to partake, as long as they are
active by Round 3 (T546, due May 29th).  So if you wish to enter, please email your
intentions to amicitia@gwi.net with team name, manager name, and affiliation
(alliance name or independent), or show up in Mordant (DM-1) on, or before, May 29th
and place your declarations in the newsletter!

Amicitia Primoris (Lord Xiang, Dameon Darkheart, JGW, Seraphim)

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GOLGI APPARATUS bested WOOFER in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
CYTOPLASMIC devastated LITTLE DEVIL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
TIPPI TURTLE unbelievably bested CHICHI-HOOEY in a popular 3 minute Challenge match.
CRACK BABY unbelievably bested DANISH PASTRY in a popular 3 minute Challenge contest.
ENCLOPLASMIC demolished WHITE FANG in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
SPONGEBOB was vanquished by GERBENT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
E COLI was overpowered by BURNT OUT HIPPIE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
MITOCHONDRIAC overpowered SIPPYCUP SAM in a 1 minute uneven Title melee.
BINKIE vanquished ANDILLIA in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
TANTRUM vanquished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
PAMPER PACKER narrowly defeated SHLEPROCK in a slow 18 minute expert vs. novice match.
ITALIAN STALLION savagely defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 2 minute bloody competition.
MAGINOT LINE bested CULT MEMBER in a 4 minute battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -   9 -  1      68  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL     20 -  11 -  0      65  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   9 -  0      59  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         AIMED BLOW        14 -  13 -  0      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  16 -  0      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 542 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    MITOCHONDRIAC 4333         12   5  0  128 BIO WARFARE (439)
STRIKING ATTACK  BINKIE 4298                14   5  2   97 PLAYPEN (435)
LUNGING ATTACK   GOLGI APPARATUS 4342        7   3  1   87 BIO WARFARE (439)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    WOOFER 4254                22  17  1   84 THE DOGHOUSE (188)
AIMED BLOW       LITTLE DEVIL 4359          15   3  0   64 PLAYPEN (435)
TOTAL PARRY      TIPPI TURTLE 4351           9   4  0   61 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
The overall popularity leader is CYTOPLASMIC 4309.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CHICHI-HOOEY 4270.  The ten other most popular fighters were DANISH PASTRY 

The least popular fighter this week was PAMPER PACKER 4284.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SHLEPROCK 4376, MAGINOT LINE 4393, SIPPYCUP SAM 4280, E COLI 
4401, and CYTOPLASMIC 4309.