Date   : 04/27/2009    Duedate: 05/09/2009


DM-14    TURN-618

This Weeks Top Honors


(14-4550) [16-15-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)        
(14-4219) [22-17-1,112]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GEORGE FOREMUN                 MR FANG
ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)        THE DOGHOUSE (188)
(14-4187) [28-15-0,99]         (14-4550) [16-15-0,108]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE DOGHOUSE (188)          43
3. NO-HALF STEPPING (451)       0      Unchartered Team
4. ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)    -16
                                       SICK PARENTS (336)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)  357 239 30 59.9   1/ 2 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)   9  6 1
 2/ 2 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)  369 274 22 57.4   2/ 1 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)   9  6 0
 3- 3 NO-HALF STEPPING (451)    71  65  5 52.2   3/ 3 THE DOGHOUSE (188)        7  8 1
 4/ 4 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       586 669 10 46.7   4- 4 NO-HALF STEPPING (451)    1  0 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 #27 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     The Flower Shoppe was near the edge of the city, and Ravishing Redbud clearly
knew the neighborhood intimately--  Fandil paused and rephrased that thought as he
followed the Lady Protector and young Elosjon:  She knew the area very well.  She set
a wandering course at the beginning, so that within five minutes no one could have
guessed where they'd started from.  And, as the young woman had predicted, people
were looking only at her, not at her companions.  The old mage considered adding a
light spell to make himself and Elosjon even less noticeable but decided against it.
Even a minor spell used power, and he might need that power later.  And here in
Fratsfa, where there were, if not "lots" of magicians, at least several, the spell
itself might attract unwanted attention.
     They were passing through a very modest residential area, small houses, fenced
yards with gardens and laundry on the lines, chickens scratching in the dust, and
dogs that barked as they passed.  No mobs, hired or otherwise, no haughty lords, just
plain people.  Rather pleasant, if they didn't have such a weight on their future:
Finding out what had happened to the king and working out some way forward for
Andoria as a whole.
     The outskirts of the city faded into not-quite-rural, and then into outright
farming country.  Small farms, mostly, truck gardens, milk cows, more chickens.
Fandil avoided an aggressive rooster and admitted to himself that he didn't really
like chickens until they came out of the skillet all crispy and golden.  Woodlots
here and there along the winding, unpaved road.  More woods ahead, from what he could
see--rising ground, hills becoming the Daggerspine Mountains.
     He moved closer to the two young people ahead, noting that Redbud had a firm
grip on Elosjon's arm.  "Where do you plan to turn back, Redbud?" he asked.
     She flung a glance over her shoulder at him, with a smile that would have felled
an unwary young man at fifty paces.  "Oh, I think I might go all the way, sir!  After
all, I can see that Elosjon wants me to come along...."
     Fandil looked at the young mage, whose ears were as red as beets.  "Is that so?"
     Elosjon muttered something that Fandil took for agreement.  But he wasn't trying
to pull away from Redbud, so it might actually be agreement.
     "You say your grandfather told you about the Duke of Mountain Home," Fandil
said.  "What, exactly and completely, did he tell you?  After all, information is
power, and we'll need all we can get--that was a powerful spell we both felt."
     Elosjon seemed glad of something to think about other than the Flower Girl who
had hold of him.  "My grandfather just told me about the Duke resisting incorporation
into the Andorian League," he said.  "How he fought it to the end.  And that there
was a son who went away to study magic.  Most of what I know--it isn't much--about
how things are now is from Herlas.  He said--"
     "One thing at a time," Fandil said.  "Who's Herlas?"
     "You never heard of...?  Well, he's a magician from Zensu.  Older, he must be, I
don't know, at least forty.  Very skilled, but he had a bad reputation."
     "Bad as in doing what?  Demon worship, human sacrifice, Chaos magic?"
     "Oh, NO!  Not like that.  Well, that I ever heard of.  But very, um, ambitious,
and not too how his spells affected other people, you know."
     Fandil nodded.  He knew.  That kind of attitude was common among younger
magicians, and those who didn't grow out of it tended to go down dark paths to a bad
end.  One foot on the downward road and the other on a banana peel, as the saying
went.  "You say he 'had' a bad reputation.  Has this changed?"
     Elosjon shrugged and shuffled his feet in the dust of the road.  "I don't know.
We don't talk about him any more.  Not since he went to Andor to serve in the palace.
     If he'd been a dog, Fandil figured his ears would have stood straight up at
that.  "Herlas went to serve in the palace?"
     "Yes, about a year ago.  But I saw him a few months later, just the once, you
know, and he said, well, I didn't understand why he told me, or what he meant by it,
but."  Elosjon bit his lip and looked across Redbud at the older mage.  "I never knew
Herlas personally, you see, and while I'm fairly good, I'm not the best young
magician in Fratsfa, but he came to ME.  And he said I should remember that things
aren't always what they seem, and that 'right and wrong are independent of official
decrees', and that there was a magician around somewhere more powerful than all of us
together.  And two wrongs not making a right.  A lot of stuff like that.  And he said
that there was what he called a 'black heart' in the Daggerspines.  I thought about
that a lot after he left, and I remembered what my grandfather told me, and then we
felt the first of the barrier spells, and, well, I made some conclusions.  I don't
know if I'm right, but--"
     "I suspect you are right.  At the least, it will bear looking into.  Do you know
how to reach Mountain Home?"
     "I think so.  I never went, but I did look it up on a map."  The young Fratsfan
pointed ahead to where the road they were following bent northward.  "There should be
a fork up there, and we take the left-hand branch, south and west and uphill."
     Redbud looked right and left.  The countryside they were crossing was
increasingly wooded, and there had been no houses for the past few miles.  "This is
mostly hunting preserves for the lords of Fratsfa," she said.  "We'll need to go
carefully, especially once we turn off the road."
     "Might meet gamekeepers?" Fandil asked.
     "Yes, and they could be nasty ones.  But there might be other things, too."  She
scowled at the nearest trees, already dim with shadow as the sun sank toward the
Daggerspines.  "Things they hunt, and not just deer, you know.  Boars and bears!  I
wouldn't like to meet one of those while we're on foot."
     "Simpler to avoid trouble," Fandil agreed, "but if we meet it, we'll deal with
     The road bent to the right, and there was the fork.  The left-hand branch was
narrow and choked with brush; it didn't look like anyone had passed there in months.
Fandil probed the first wall of brush with his staff.  Brambles and saplings bound
together with morning glory vines, but nothing that absolutely denied them passage.
     Redbud put her hand on her sword, perhaps thinking of cutting a path, then
     "Quite right," Fandil said.  "We don't want to leave a clear notice of our
passing this way."
     "We'll end up with leaves and bugs down our shirts!" she warned.
     "No doubt, but we'll survive that.  If one of your nasty gamekeepers found a
clear sign of intrusion and followed us, that would be worse."
     "I suppose."  She twitched her shoulders as though she was already itching and
then pushed into the brush.
     The other two followed.

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 308): CONCUSSION of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 618): LILAC LIZARD of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 617): GEORGE FOREMUN of ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 606): ULTRA FAIT of DROP THE LEASH (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 607): PAUL WEIDORFER of MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 604): WORKER BEE of WE BEE BAD (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 603): FLESH FLAYER of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 599): SIR CARLSON of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 569): GRUNT 4 of MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 560): SERGEANT 1 of MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 551): TEMPTATION of INFERNAL LORDS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 256): BRAIN TUMOR of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 450): THOMAS WIGLE of MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 209): NAPOLEON of DOGS OF WAR (Omega, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 503): SMITH of MIKES (Cereal Boy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 308): CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 618): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 617): ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 606): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 607): MEDAL OF HONOOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 604): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 603): MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 599): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 569): MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 560): MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 551): BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 256): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 450): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 209): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 503): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 618): SEPHIROTH of NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (Ichabod Frothingslosh)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 616): WHOLE MUTT of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
                          MINUTE MUN of ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 568): GRUNT 5 of MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
                          GRUNT 3 of MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 255): TEALIN SALI of MIDDLE WAY 8 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 449): M.T. LANE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.}
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 208): DORINE EAGEL of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail TOBIR!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  It seems the training can make the difference, as ALL THE MUN'S MEN is pushed 
out of top team by OTAGO HIGHLANDERS, who came from 2nd with a 2-3-0 this turn.  The 
THE DOGHOUSE guild has had a 4-1-1 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  
You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, ANZAC fought 
VETERAN MERCENARY and gained 17 points and contributed to OTAGO HIGHLANDERS' 2-3-0.  
HELENA has lost to CIVILIZED CRIMINAL, falling 15 points, while helping make OTAGO 
HIGHLANDERS a 2-3-0 turn.  We should ask MR FANG about the thrill of victory, and 
what being the new Duelmaster does for a warrior, he's now the one to ask.  Can 
someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do 
dishes at The Victory Tavern until they win.  Maybe?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  BOMBAY has departed TOBIR, leaving OTAGO HIGHLANDERS without their 
8-33-0 warrior.  Question, just what was hers team doing at the taverns last night?  
Seriously now, is it really honorable for LADY NIP from THE DOGHOUSE to kill BOMBAY 
and give OTAGO HIGHLANDERS the chance to bloodfeud?  Mmmm, could be.  We'd like to 
remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; 
and it's considered rude.   
     I like this place, TOBIR, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep 
your swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets 
to paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MR FANG 4550                 16  15  0   108       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MUN OVER BOARD 4219          22  17  1   112       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
 GEORGE FOREMUN 4187          28  15  0    99       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
 DALMORE 4563                 18   4  2    99       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADY NIP 4571                 8  12  1    89       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 ANZAC 4560                   17  10  2    86       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 FLOORMAT 4577                 9   5  0    81       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LITTLE BIG MUN 4559          18  10  0    65       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
-TWO BUCK CHUCK 4558           8   3  0    65       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TYNE 4584                     5   1  2    62       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PITCH 4572                   11   9  0    48       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 HELENA 4578                   7   6  1    44       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CODECRACKER 4518              3   4  0    27       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MY MUN FRIDAY 4585            2   1  0    20       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
 YELLOW DOG 4587               1   0  0    16       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
-BIGGER THOMAS 4532            2   2  0    11       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
-MR. IMPACT 4570               1   2  0     5       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DEAD MUN 4586           0  1 0 ALL THE MUN'S ME 423 BLACK ORC             618  NONE
BOMBAY 4519             8 34 0 OTAGO HIGHLANDER 348 LADY NIP 4571         618   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

George Foremun -- I wanted you to take the title with a win.  It seemed like the
thing to do. -- Whole Mutt

Mun Over Board -- I don't think people should let you go near water, because you keep
throwing yourself in.  It's like you're *eager* to take a bath or something!  And
people say dogs are strange.  Huh. -- Mr Fang

Minute Mun --  Really!  Didn't anyone ever explain to you how patience and taking
your time can be good?  Better than rushing around? -- Lady Nip

Little Big Mun -- I don't mind when you trip over me.  People do that all the time.
It doesn't hurt. -- Floormat

Bombay -- So long as you rub my tummy, you can do what you want.  And scratch my
ears, too. -- Pitch

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DEAD MUN was viciously butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
GEORGE FOREMUN was viciously subdued by MR FANG in a 1 minute expert's Title battle.
MUN OVER BOARD vanquished FLOORMAT in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
DALMORE overpowered NOBLE ASSASSIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
LADY NIP assassinated BOMBAY in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
ANZAC devastated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided competition.
LITTLE BIG MUN vanquished DELARQUAN SAILOR in a 1 minute uneven duel.
TYNE lost to VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a action packed 1 minute fight.
HELENA was vanquished by CIVILIZED CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
PITCH overpowered MY MUN FRIDAY in a 1 minute gory one-sided melee.
YELLOW DOG subdued TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   1 -  0      86  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW         6 -   2 -  2      75  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   3 -  1      70  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  10 -  1      66  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -   8 -  1      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -  23 -  2      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 618 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     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      MR FANG 4550               16  15  0  108 THE DOGHOUSE (188)
LUNGING ATTACK   MUN OVER BOARD 4219        22  17  1  112 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
STRIKING ATTACK  DALMORE 4563               18   4  2   99 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
SLASHING ATTACK  ANZAC 4560                 17  10  2   86 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
WALL OF STEEL    LITTLE BIG MUN 4559        18  10  0   65 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
AIMED BLOW       TYNE 4584                   5   1  2   62 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
BASHING ATTACK   PITCH 4572                 11   9  0   48 THE DOGHOUSE (188)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GEORGE FOREMUN 4187.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MR FANG 4550.  The ten other most popular fighters were MUN OVER BOARD 4219, 
4586, LADY NIP 4571, BOMBAY 4519, and TYNE 4584.

The least popular fighter this week was MY MUN FRIDAY 4585.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were FLOORMAT 4577, GEORGE FOREMUN 4187, HELENA 4578, TYNE 4584, 
BOMBAY 4519, LADY NIP 4571, DEAD MUN 4586, LITTLE BIG MUN 4559, YELLOW DOG 4587, and 
PITCH 4572.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn: