Date   : 04/14/2008    Duedate: 04/26/2008


DM-14    TURN-591

This Weeks Top Honors


(14-3921) [28-19-0,126]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MOLYNEUX                       POSITION IS EMPTY
(14-3921) [28-19-0,126]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ECHANOSARAH                    WESTON
THE DOGHOUSE (188)             OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
(14-4490) [18-16-0,93]         (14-4137) [13-9-2,85]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)     34
3. THE DOGHOUSE (188)          -9      Unchartered Team

                                       LOST SOULS (262)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)  280 181 22 60.7   1/ 1 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)  10  5 1
 2/ 3 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)  285 224 19 56.0   2/ 2 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)   9  4 1
 3/ 5 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       515 606  9 45.9   3/ 3 THE DOGHOUSE (188)        6  9 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[ The Andorian Succession #3 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     They walked down the street as though nothing bad was expected.  It was hard to
do, not to peer too closely into alleys and doorways, not to draw his sword and hold
it at the ready.  Not the hardest thing Sedalia had ever done, there had been--
Well, this wasn't the time to delve into the past.  But not easy.  It seemed to him
that the White Tower had eyes that were boring into the back of his head, also.  He
wanted to turn and look, but did not.  Again, not an easy thing.  He huffed a laugh
at his thoughts.  When had things worth doing ever been easy?
     Gissanniah jabbed an elbow at him and hissed.
     Sedalia nodded slightly and moved his hand, casually, as though he wasn't
thinking about it, to rest on the hilt of his sword.  Without turning his head, he
cataloged all the obstacles he could see.  Trash cans and indistinct debris--the mist
had thickened and might be hiding anything--an old couch with someone sleeping on it,
something that might have been ancestral to a junkyard dog, lurking in an alley and
breathing... flame?  And, abruptly, half a dozen armed men.
     "Dacoits," Gissanniah said.  She sounded disgusted.  "Either of us could handle
them alone, but why waste the time?  You take the ones on the right, I'll get the
ones on the left."
     "Works for me," the senator murmured.  A sudden thrust, a sidestep and kick to
the knee, slash and recover.  "Nothing but daggers and clubs!  Pointless--"
     "Then they must be meant to distract us from something worse," his companion
countered, dealing with her own dacoits as easily.
     "A thrilling prospect I would be willing to forego."  Sedalia wiped his sword
blade clean on the shirt of one of his opponents and squinted into the fog.  "What
will it be, I wonder?  Lord Protectors driven by their oath?"
     Gissanniah shrugged, inspected her own sword to make sure it was clean, and
sheathed it.  "It could be monsters," she said.  "This whole place is rotten with
magic, so I assume getting some monsters here would be easy."
     Reminded of the maybe-dog he'd seen earlier, Sedalia looked around.  No sign of
it now.  Or of what he had thought was a body on the discarded couch.  "Wasn't there
someone on that--?"
     "Maybe, I don't remember, but if there was, well, I'm not surprised he left.
Let's go down this side street.  It doesn't look so obvious."
     "Certainly it would be the course of decision and good sense to leave," Sedalia
said, "but I thought him dead.  He looked dead."
     "Appearances can be deceiving, especially in a fog like this.  Directions, too."
Gissanniah hesitated, turning in place in search of landmarks at what had become an
intersection of two streets.
     Sedalia motioned her to silence and pointed down one leg of the fork.  Leaning
close, he murmured directly into her ear, "I think the ferry is that way, but be as
quiet as you can.  I want to discover whether we're being followed."
     They walked quickly for what felt like half an hour, no sound but their
footsteps disturbing the fog.  No footsteps behind them.  Sounds that might be the
wind, except that there was no wind.  A distant, anonymous murmur of city life.  A
bell tolling the hour.  Somewhere ahead of them, the mournful foghorn whistle of the
     "Dagnabit.  We're going to miss today's boat," Sedalia said.  He was still
speaking softly, but the absence of footsteps behind them was reassuring.
     "Would they even let us on it?" Gissanniah asked.  "I seem to recall some kind
of security measures--guards checking people on and off."
     "Blast it, you're right.  I'd forgotten."  Sedalia hesistated.  It hadn't been
age that made him forget.  No, it couldn't have been.  "I've had a lot on my mind,"
he said.  "I suppose we might be able to bluff--  No, of course not.  If they're
looking for us, they'll have magic to help.  But there are other boats on the Isle.
I've seen them.  An excursion barge, I remember taking a ride on that years ago.
Fishing boats.  We'll just have to--"
     "I was down on the waterfront yesterday afternoon, after we talked to that
Master," Gissanniah said.  "I did see a couple of boats, little ones, but they were
tied to the dock, and people were talking about some kind of monsters being active in
the lake."  She paused as the narrow street they were on joined a wider one and
looked carefully both ways.  Jerked back, hissing.  "Guards--some kind of City Watch,
poking around into every doorway."
     "They may not be looking for us.  Were I the Master of the White Tower, I would
not want the situation--loyal Andorians not premitted to see the king!--made public."
     "He could've lied to them about why we're to be stopped," Gissanniah argued,
looking back along their route for some alternate path.  "And even if they aren't
looking for us particularly, so what?  There doesn't seem to be much of anybody else
out right now, maybe us being here would be suspicious in itself."
     "Just a fountain of good cheer this morning, aren't you?" Sedalia muttered.
"And guards or watchmen or whatever deemed capable of handling the populace of
Talahya--such a high proportion of lord protectors... I wouldn't want to figght them
if it could be avoided.  Even if we won, there'd be delay.  Publicity.  Rumors."  He
shuddered.  "If we do meet guards, can't avoid them," the senator said, "remember
this--give me a chance to talk to them and I can tie them in knots."
     Gissanniah laughed.  "I believe it!  Look, this alley seems like it might go
     "Excellent!  Lead me to it!"

     The two gladiators stopped in another alley, leaning on the wall and panting.
Behind them, well behind, dogs barked.  But other than dogs and City Guards, there
had been no signs of life.
     "This is eerie," Gissanniah muttered.  "I've always heard that Talahya is packed
like fish in a tin, but we haven't seen ANYONE in the past couple of hours."
     "True.  Many possibilities occur to me," Sedalia said.  "All the way from
'Everyone's gone to the tourney' up to 'We've been shunted into a pocket universe
without other inhabitants'.  I could use some lunch," he added, "and a beer or two."
He straightened away from the wall and dusted off his suit, which was the worse for
fences climbed and alleys negotiated with more haste than care.  "This is
     "Which part?"
     "Being trapped on the Isle.  We can't get anywhere near the waterfront, much
less the ferry dock.  When did Talahya become a cage?"
     "Maybe it's been one all along and nobody noticed."
     The senator grunted skeptically.  "Somebody would have noticed.  This has to be
recent."  He straightened his tie.  "We should keep moving.  We might get lucky."
     "As if!"  Gissanniah started to brush back her hair, then froze.  "That might be
     "What?  Surely you don't think Debby Tonte can help us?  A charming young lady,
true, but not a practical person--"
     "Lirin Kiv--"
     "The arena has been closed."
     "Yes, I know, Free Blades is using it now.  But I remember hearing that Lirin
Kiv, the town, had its own ferry.  Maybe it still does.  Of course, it might be
watched, too."
     "It won't hurt to look.  We're accomplishing nothing here," Senator Sedalia

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 294): LORD BYRON of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 591): CHIEF SITTING BULL of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 590): MOLYNEUX of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 583): 365 GTB4 of HOT WHEELS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 580): MITCHELL PAIGE of MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 579): KEG STAND of BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 576): CAYLON MCCANN of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 572): WINDSONG of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 542): ELDA MAINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 533): RAMBLING OX of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 524): CUTTER of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 242): BYRON of SITTEES (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 426): ATRION of THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 476): AXLY HIMSELF of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo Puerco)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 294): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 591): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 590): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 583): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 580): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 579): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 576): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 572): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 542): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 533): TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 524): THE BEARS II (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 242): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 426): THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 196): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 476): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 591): SLEDGE of NEVERWAKE (Doc Steeke, mgr.)
                   (turn 590): SELIA STORM of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
                               SAFFRON SKUNK of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 590): ABBOTT of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 580): MITCHELL PAIGE of MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 576): UP-CHUCKY of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 578): MANUEL PEREZ of MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 571): DON FRANCIS of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
                         JACK STRAW of THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 524): CADDO SCOT of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
                 (turn 523): NIVIX of INFERNAL LORDS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 242): PAS DE QUARTIER of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 196): I OF THE KNEE DOLL of HAZAARDS OF CLONGING (Crip, 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.  Gee, I'm impressed, a 4-0-1 is nice, 
but don't get cocky, ALL THE MUN'S MEN, the Fates teach humility, and the Fates are 
proud.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see LITTLE BIG MUN win a fight and 
gain 22 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, LITTLE BIG MUN beat MR FANG and MR FANG lost 13 
points.  You're breakin' my heart.  MOLYNEUX challenged ECHANOSARAH for TOBIR's Title 
this turn, and guess what happened?  And if variety is the spice of life, TOBIR may 
be getting bland, as MOLYNEUX 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.  I 
notice ABBOTT challenging down 21 points to fight GINKOR, OTAGO HIGHLANDERS doubtless 
has some rotten excuse for such an insult to honor.  And golly gee, ABBOTT defeated 
GINKOR.  Aren't we all surprised and impressed?   
     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 Victory 
Tavern!  Any suggestions?  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before I leave the fine city 
of TOBIR.  I feel much better now.  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide 

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOLYNEUX 3921                28  19  0   126       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ECHANOSARAH 4490             18  16  0    93       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WESTON 4137                  13   9  2    85       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 GINKOR 4515                  14  11  0    80       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHOLE MUTT 4516              12  13  0    65       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 STEWART 4213                 10   8  3    63       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
-SHAMUN 4544                   7   0  1    63       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
 GEORGE FOREMUN 4187          10   6  0    58       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MUN OVER BOARD 4219           8   4  1    48       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MINUTE MUN 4545               5   4  0    26       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MISS MUTT 4557                3   0  0    22       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 LITTLE BIG MUN 4559           1   0  0    22       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
 BOMBAY 4519                   2  13  0    19       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 MR FANG 4550                  2   2  0     8       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CHEERFUL FAN            0  0 0                      MUN OVER BOARD 4219   591  NONE
LADY MUTT 4531          9  4 0 THE DOGHOUSE 188     WESTON 4137           588  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Molyneux -- I'm so glad you are retaining the title, because I didn't have a THING to
say.  Well, I could say, rather sadly, that two skills is not much, but it's better
than one, so I'm not really complaining here.  And the crowd loves me, this has got
to count for something, even if they WILL forget it by the time two more fights have
passed.  Although, now that I think about it, Debby or whoever may be wrong about
that.  Sure, if this was a big arena like Lapur, with dozens of fights and scores of
fighters, that might still be the case.  But we only had nine fights this time, and I
bet the fans do remember ALL DAY.  No sinking into anonymity here!  Hmm, I seem to
have lost the thread of this communication, if it ever had one, so maybe I'd better
sign off and let someone else ramble a bit. -- Echanosarah

Abbott -- Bah, a cat.  What can you expect.  Spit, scratch a good dog's nose, and
leave.  Never a good tussle when a dog's looking for one. -- Ginkor

Weston -- Now, Ginkor got all hot and bothered about this stuff, but I'm more
flexible.  I like a little tug of war now and then, I like chasing sticks, I like
rolling on the floor with a well-intentioned human.  What are a few bruises if we're
both having fun? -- Whole Mutt

Bombay -- Well (abashed look), I thought you were going to buzz.  There was somebody
around here or somewhere that was a Bombay BEE, and I don't like bees.  They sting.
On the nose.  Can't have that, my nose is delicate. -- Mr Fang

I don't see anything "polite" about that Beggar person!  I have this rawhide chew, a
good one and just broken in, and he came along and told me that the polite thing
would be for me to give it to him.  How unreasonable!  HE is supposed to be the
polite one, and the polite thing for him to do would be to GO AWAY. -- Miss Mutt

Our congratulations to Abbott, and may his future hold many juicy bones. -- the
Doghouse crew

That gladiator who called himself "Dead Mun" was well named, and it was my pleasure
to make sure of it. -- Bandit Prince Takarian

Mun Over Board -- So I pushed you in, sue me.  You shouldn't have been standing so
close to the edge. -- Art Folle Dodger, Civilized Bender of the Rules

Stewart -- What, was the swimmer a friend of yours? -- Art Folle Dodger, Civilized
Bender of the Rules

George Foremun -- Remind me never to ship out with you. -- Arsulis, Delarquan Sailor

Minute Mun -- Is this any way to treat a Hero? -- Tomath Woodman, Convincian Hero
P.S.  I knew they wouldn't honor me in Convincia, but I thought I was far enough away
down here.

Miss Mutt -- We do not appreciate having our members in good standing bitten by
vicious dogs.  Cease and desist. -- Cheulian Asri, Chief Spokesman for the Beggars'

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MOLYNEUX bested ECHANOSARAH in a 2 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
ABBOTT vanquished GINKOR in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
WESTON savagely defeated WHOLE MUTT in a crowd pleasing 2 minute expert's fight.
STEWART assassinated CHEERFUL FAN in a 1 minute bloody one-sided fight.
MUN OVER BOARD viciously butchered CHEERFUL FAN in a 1 minute duel.
GEORGE FOREMUN overcame THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 2 minute fight.
MINUTE MUN viciously subdued FRATSFAN NOBLE in a 2 minute gruesome melee.
BOMBAY lost to MISS MUTT in a 2 minute veteran vs. beginner upset duel.
MR FANG was vanquished by LITTLE BIG MUN in a 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   3 -  3      79  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   2 -  0      78  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   2 -  1      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY       16 -   8 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    30 -  28 -  1      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 591 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      MOLYNEUX 3921              28  19  0  126 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
LUNGING ATTACK   ECHANOSARAH 4490           18  16  0   93 THE DOGHOUSE (188)
BASHING ATTACK   WESTON 4137                13   9  2   85 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
SLASHING ATTACK  STEWART 4213               10   8  3   63 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ECHANOSARAH 4490.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was WESTON 4137.  The ten other most popular fighters were ECHANOSARAH 4490, MUN 
STEWART 4213, MISS MUTT 4557, LITTLE BIG MUN 4559, and MR FANG 4550.

The least popular fighter this week was WHOLE MUTT 4516.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GINKOR 4515, MR FANG 4550, LITTLE BIG MUN 4559, MISS MUTT 4557, STEWART 
BOARD 4219.

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