Date   : 07/06/2009    Duedate: 07/18/2009


DM-14    TURN-623

This Weeks Top Honors


(14-4577) [11-8-0,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader


Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)        ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
(14-4219) [25-19-1,95]         (14-4585) [6-2-0,49]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE DOGHOUSE (188)          59
2. ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)      8      OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
3. NO-HALF STEPPING (451)       0      Unchartered Team
4. SAGE SOLDIERS (350)          0
5. OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)    -12      MOTHER EARTH (388)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)  372 249 30 59.9   1/ 1 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)  10  5 0
 2/ 2 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)  387 280 24 58.0   2/ 2 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)   9  5 1
 3- 3 NO-HALF STEPPING (451)    74  68  5 52.1   3/ 3 THE DOGHOUSE (188)        8  6 0
 4/ 4 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       596 683 10 46.6   4- 5*SAGE SOLDIERS (350)       2  2 0
 5- 5*SAGE SOLDIERS (350)        3   9  0 25.0   5- 4 NO-HALF STEPPING (451)    2  3 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 #32 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     "I wouldn't want easy," Sunflower told the vampire.  Not strictly true, all she
wanted right now was out of this... whatever.  Pocket dimension.  But any trick that
could startle her opponent was good.  Vampires were tricky to fight, and there was no
choice here but fight or die; a vampire wouldn't take a surrender.  Well, except to
kill the loser at more leisure.  But she, Sizzling Sunflower, was going to win.
     Which raised a question.  She pondered it as she parried the vampire's dark
blade in a shower of sparks, riposted, lunged and withdrew.  In this pocket
dimension, the nature of reality was, call, it suggestible.  Intuition told her that
letting the "suggestions" get too far with her would be a bad move.  But could she
use just a little?  Use the "Sunflower" part of her arena name against a vampire who
might not be able to bear sunlight?  She had noticed when they first entered this
place that there wasn't any true sun here; the sky was a bright gray, and that was
the source of the "daylight."
     Hmm.  This vampire was strong and fast, but not particularly skilled with a
blade.  Ah, make that, apparently not skilled.  She supposed it could be a ruse.  Her
gladiator's instincts told her it was no trick:  this vampire really wasn't a
swordmaster.  Probably didn't have to be.  Until now.
     Their swords crossed again, shrieking metal and the weight of the vampire's
strike jolting down her arm, but the blade, HER blade, flashed bright as the sun, and
the sparks this time were hot and golden.  The vampire reeled back, shrieking as
loudly as the dark blade had done.
     Sunflower pressed the attack.  A slash, and the vampire shied back, not as
confident as she'd been before.  A lunge.  Further retreat, and a stumble.  Another
lunge, a swerve as the fallen vampire kicked out at her.  Drive forward, keep the
creature on the defensive.  Hamstring, that's what she wanted.  Sunflower feinted for
the torso and then drove her sword--flaring hot gold again--into the vampire's leg.
     A scream such as she never wanted to hear again, a sudden cloud of oily black
smoke, and... nothing left.  The vampire was just gone.

West of Fratsfa:

     Elosjon heaved a sigh of relief when his feet touched firm ground again, and he
didn't care if Fandil heard him or not.  He had been afraid--no, he was afraid now.
In the tree, he had been terrified.  Of falling.  Of failing.
     The old mage gripped his arm, held one hand to his mouth briefly to signal
silence, and then pulled him away from the ravine, deeper into the forest.  Higher up
the mountain.
     After several minutes of silent walking, or at least walking without speech,
Elosjon figured he could risk speech.  "What about Redbud?" he whispered.
     "We keep going," Fandil said.  "She may, probably will, be fine.  And she's
doing a necessary job so that we can go forward and do a different and even more
necessary job.  Let us not waste her efforts."
     "Right, right.  The magician at Mountain Home."  He hesitated.  "I could be
wrong about Mountain Home.  I only have the word of Herlas of Zensu and he's, well,
his reputation isn't exactly--"
     "I feel sure that you ARE correct," Fandil said.  "All my instincts tell me so.
We will find an answer up there on the mountain.  If we get there soon enough."


     Orchid stared back toward the avenue and the slaughter.  "I don't believe it!
Those gladiators were waiting to kill the king--the golem they thought was the king.
How could they do such a thing?"
     "You saw how," the man beside her said.
     "Yes, but--"
     "Gladiators come all kinds, just like ordinary people," he went on.  "Some good,
some bad, and a lot of them on the fence.  And this hasn't been a good town for a
gladiator since the arena closed.  They were probably so glad to have a job that they
didn't look into it closely."
     "You're saying someone paid them to--?"
     "Of course."  He steered her into an alley just before a troop of mounted guards
rushed past.  "Very few people, gladiators or not, are genuine anarchist to kill what
they believe is the king just for... kicks."  He paused at the other end of the
alley, looked both ways, and hurried her across another street into an overgrown
     "But they must have expected the guards, why didn't they have an escape route
     "They were most likely told the guards wouldn't be a problem.  Don't you see?"
He stopped and turned to face her.  "They were set up to kill and to die."  He shook
her a little.  "Believe it, lady!  Lord Korneth doesn't care whose death he ordered,
and you will be a target if anyone noticed and recognized you.  Even if no one saw
you at the parade--any gladiator found in Andor today will be marked for death.  You
have to get out of the city!"

Readers:  I'm using Consortium managers and gladiators here simply because they're
available.  If anybody else wants to be mixed up in this, just say the word, by
personal, email, or diplo. -- the Scribe

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

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 310): ZENITH of Z GLADIATORZ (? , mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 623): CARMEN ELECTRA of GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (Weasel, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 622): GEORGE FOREMUN of ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 610): SEREPHIM of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 612): PAUL WIEDORFER of MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 609): SAML ULRON of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 608): GUT BUSTER of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 604): BAINES of GAMEHENDGE (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 573): THE FOOL of AQUARIAN TAROT (Sage, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 565): SERGEANT2 of MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 556): BINKLY of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 258): BRAIN TUMOR of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 455): SERGEANT2 of MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 508): WORKS 4 EVIL EMPIRE of SUPERIOR FATHER (Manager, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 310): CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 623): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 622): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 610): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 612): MEDAL OF HONOOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 609): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 608): MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 604): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 574): MEDAL OF HONOOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 565): MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 556): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 258): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 455): MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 212): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 508): NO-HALF STEPPING (?, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 309): CONCUSSION of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 608): GUT BUSTER of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 604): BAINES of GAMEHENDGE (Malaquar, mgr.)
                         MAYOR MCLAY of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 573): THE FOOL of AQUARIAN TAROT (Sage, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  THE DOGHOUSE is no joke as it posted a 4-1-0 week advancing from 3rd 
place to 3rd place.  Hey everybody, watch out for YELLOW DOG, who flew up 15 points 
in the rankings after mashing PENRICH like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And 
falling like a basher in the top ten was PENRICH, who dropped 10 points after a 
disappointing (to say the least) bout with YELLOW DOG.  It's a proud day for the THE 
DOGHOUSE stable, as their warrior, FLOORMAT, ascended the Duelmaster's throne.  4 out 
of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at that location.  
     Here is other news that is of note.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  In the 'Oops, What Have I Done?' category, 
GEORGE FOREMUN was mashed by FLOORMAT, who let GEORGE FOREMUN know that killing 
members of THE DOGHOUSE is a no-no.  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they will say 
both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in TOBIR have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Well, there goes another Spy 
Report.  Good luck in next week's fights.  And remember, you can pick your friends 
and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've heard that one already!-- The Unknown 

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLOORMAT 4577                11   8  0   113       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GEORGE FOREMUN 4187          32  16  1   113       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
 ANZAC 4560                   22  10  2   109       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 MUN OVER BOARD 4219          25  19  1    95       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TYNE 4584                     8   3  2    89       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
-TWO BUCK CHUCK 4558           9   4  0    69       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
 PITCH 4572                   14  11  0    68       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KATMUNDU 4588                 5   0  1    54       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
 MY MUN FRIDAY 4585            6   2  0    49       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
 HELENA 4578                   9   9  1    42       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YELLOW DOG 4587               2   4  0    22       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
-BIGGER THOMAS 4532            3   2  0    16       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
-LT KERRI STRUG 3185           2   4  0    12       SAGE SOLDIERS (350)
 BROWN BEAR 4596               2   0  0    12       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 MUN-O-WAR 4594                1   1  0    12       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
 PENRICH 4590                  3   1  0    10       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
-JUST BORN 4575                1   1  0     9       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
-CPT BEN PIERCE 3182           1   3  0     6       SAGE SOLDIERS (350)
 BARR 4595                     1   2  0     5       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
-MR. IMPACT 4570               1   2  0     5       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
 BUSTER 4597                   0   2  0     2       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
LADY NIP 4571           8 14 1 THE DOGHOUSE 188     GEORGE FOREMUN 4187   620  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

George Foremun -- Sure, be that way.  Walk all over me.  I'm used to it. -- Floormat
P.S.  I'm not sure I can handle all that decisiveness.  It isn't my nature.

My Mun Friday -- Ha!  It isn't Friday, so I GOT you.  And listen, I really like
chasing you cat-type people, but you've got put your mind into it.  Make it last
longer.  There's no fun when you just give up right away. -- Pitch

Bigger Thomas -- Well, if you're so much bigger, why aren't you more FUN? -- Yellow

Barr -- Did YOU have anything to do with this?  I mean, how can I be a golem?  A
mere, ack, the thought is so embarrassing, a mere wind-up toy?  I mean, I'm furry and
fun, I shed, I chew on shoes, I'm a DOG, not some kind of wind-up toy! -- Buster,
deeply distressed

Mun-O-War -- How is that you're a humun and I, horrors!, am a CAT?  I'm NOT a cat,
not really, that's just some Commissioner's idea of a joke, and when I find out which
one it is, I'm going to bite him on the leg.  And maybe other places. -- Brown Bear

Mr Fang -- Of course you're being discriminated against, you're a dog.  But I suppose
you could patrol the arena grounds and consider that your "territory," though not
your property. -- Arenamaster Vashku, willing to concede an inch but no more

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GEORGE FOREMUN was devastated by FLOORMAT in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
MUN OVER BOARD slimly lost to KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute brutal expert's battle.
ANZAC overpowered KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
TYNE slimly won victory over VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 2 minute gory fight.
PITCH demolished HELENA in a action packed 1 minute mismatched competition.
KATMUNDU overpowered DELARQUAN SAILOR in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
MY MUN FRIDAY bested DELARQUAN SAILOR in a popular 1 minute competition.
YELLOW DOG overcame PENRICH in a 2 minute melee.
BUSTER was vanquished by MUN-O-WAR in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
BARR lost to BROWN BEAR in a popular 1 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   3 -  0      75  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    28 -  19 -  4      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  15 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW         9 -   7 -  1      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   9 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   7 -  0      46  |

Turn 623 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     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  3         3  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  FLOORMAT 4577              11   8  0  113 THE DOGHOUSE (188)
LUNGING ATTACK   GEORGE FOREMUN 4187        32  16  1  113 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
SLASHING ATTACK  ANZAC 4560                 22  10  2  109 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
AIMED BLOW       TYNE 4584                   8   3  2   89 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
BASHING ATTACK   PITCH 4572                 14  11  0   68 THE DOGHOUSE (188)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MUN OVER BOARD 4219.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MY MUN FRIDAY 4585.  The ten other most popular fighters were MUN OVER BOARD 
4219, PITCH 4572, TYNE 4584, YELLOW DOG 4587, MUN-O-WAR 4594, BROWN BEAR 4596, 
FLOORMAT 4577, ANZAC 4560, KATMUNDU 4588, and BARR 4595.

The least popular fighter this week was HELENA 4578.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GEORGE FOREMUN 4187, BUSTER 4597, PENRICH 4590, BARR 4595, KATMUNDU 
4588, ANZAC 4560, FLOORMAT 4577, BROWN BEAR 4596, MUN-O-WAR 4594, and YELLOW DOG