Date   : 12/07/2009    Duedate: 12/19/2009


DM-14    TURN-634

This Weeks Top Honors


(14-4584) [14-8-2,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TYNE                           RED XIII
(14-4584) [14-8-2,105]         (14-4607) [2-2-0,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TYNE                           ROSLYN
(14-4584) [14-8-2,105]         (14-4599) [3-3-0,12]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIDGAR (468)                31
3. THE DOGHOUSE (188)           5      Unchartered Team
4. ACTION HEROS (467)          -3
                                       ACTION HEROS (467)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)  403 266 30 60.2   1/ 3 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)  10  5 0
 2/ 2*ACTION HEROS (467)        14  11  2 56.0   2/ 1*ACTION HEROS (467)        9  6 1
 3/ 3 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       624 710 10 46.8   3/ 2 THE DOGHOUSE (188)        8  7 0
 4/ 4*MIDGAR (468)               7  13  1 35.0   4/ 4*MIDGAR (468)              6  9 1

    '*'   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 #39 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     Outcast Orchid looked down the hill at the jumble of buildings crowding along
the river and heaved a sigh of relief.  "Almost home, and I am *so* glad--I really
need a bath--all this lying around in ditches to hide just isn't--"
     "We cannot enter the city openly," Herlas said.  He sound scandalized by the
very idea.  "I doubt that I would be given free passage, and even if I were, you
should not be seen with someone having such a dark reputation--"
     "Oh, pooh!  *I* never heard of you, and probably most people haven't, and
besides, what makes you think I care?"  She squinted at him and opened her mouth to
make another comment, then closed it with the observation unspoken.  Maybe he did
secretly enjoy his reputation as being a "bad boy of magic," but there was no need to
force him to admit it.  Men were silly about things like that.  "I know the back-
streets really well," she said.  "And we're dirty enough no one will want to get
close and find out more."
     She could see him wanting to argue and was glad when he changed his mind and
just followed her.  She wove through narrow streets, narrower alleys, avoiding
people--who were avoiding them, so it was easy--and picking up familiar landmarks.
Getting close to the Flower Shoppe.
Sizzling Sunflower and the manager Lenpro came into sight, almost running, heading
for the same goal.
     Orchid looked at her teammate and blinked.  To Herlas, she said, "Does it seem
to you that Sunflower is... glowing?"
     He hesitated.  "She is certainly... radiant," he answered finally.  "You mean
that isn't normal for her?"
     "Maybe it's just the light."
     The two pairs came together at the back door to the complex of buildings that
formed the Flower Shoppe.  Orchid and Sunflower hugged each other, babbling about
"amazing things to report."  Lenpro looked at Herlas and raised an eyebrow, then
gestured for the younger man to precede him into the building.  Going first and
having people with unknown intentions at his back didn't appeal, but Herlas reminded
himself... well, he was sure there were extenuating circumstances, but he'd think
about them later.  Simply getting out of sight of the hordes of ill-wishers produced
by his imagination--they were bound to show up any minute now--was good enough for
now.  He went in.
     Lady Fern hustled them into her private quarters (leaving a full house of Flower
Girls crowding the nearest rooms eager for news).  She pushed them into chairs, waved
at a tray with bottles and glasses and plates of snacks, and sat down herself.  On
the edge of her chair.  "What has been HAPPENING?" she demanded.  "You've been gone
for DAYS--"
     "Days?  Really days?" Sunflower asked.  "It didn't feel like that long--"
     "A pocket universe," Lenpro said.  "Not particularly dangerous to Alastari in
itself, so far as I can tell, but it might indicate problems to come.  What if more 
of them form?  We should probably do something about it.  Where's Fandil?  He'll know
whether we should worry."  He waved to the others for their report.
     "There was a golem in Andor," Orchid said, "and it was killed by gladiators, and
then the gladiators were killed by a mob and it probably isn't safe to be a gladiator
around there right now.  And a chaos monster on the road when we were getting away."
     "A Lord Korneth who describes himself as being 'from Sengir', a place I have
never heard of, is in control of Andor," Herlas added.  "Most of the bureaucrats
support him, though whether that is from conviction or to safeguard their jobs I
don't know.  A golem was made to look like the king--I did the illusions--supposedly
to allay worry about him.  No one knows exactly what happened to the king, mind you,
but the people most likely to know anything at all believe that he is gone--wherever
and however--for good.  The later stuff, killing the golem and giving gladiators a
bad name, increasing the size of the standing army, vilifying elves and Aruaki," he
hesitated and shrugged.  "I believe that Korneth is using all this to distract or
pacify the general population while he takes complete power."
     "And the chaos monsters!" Orchid reminded him.  "Somebody sent real chaos
monsters to chase us when we left Andor.  We need to tell Fandil about them, he'll
know what to do."
     "I'm sure he will," Fern said.  She looked suddenly older.  "But Fandil is not
here.  He left days ago to track down a magician in the mountains, and we have heard
nothing since Ravishing Redbud, who accompanied him part of the way, returned."

In the mountains west of Fratsfa:

     The young mage Elosjon wiped sweat from his face.  Though the morning was cold,
they had been walking and climbing since first light, and that was hot work.  For
him, anyway; his studies had not included anything more physical than carrying a book
from shelf to table or lifting a wand.  Fandil seemed to be doing fine.  Pride could
only do so much.  Elosjon gasped, "Can we stop for a few minutes?"
     Fandil glanced around and gestured toward an outcropping with two trees which
would shield them from anyone ahead.  "Surely, and next time don't wait till you're
about to fall down to ask."
     "I wasn't sure it was okay to talk," Elosjon muttered.
     "I doubt that will make any difference," the older mage said, and smiled.  "We
aren't exactly walking silently, you know."  He paused and cocked his head sideways
as if listening to something he alone could hear.  "I don't think anyone--the mage,
at least--is paying attention.  The watchdogs, though... might be different."
     Elosjon shivered, wishing that his imagination didn't paint those possible
watchdogs in such demonic colors.

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

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 316): CONFIDENCE of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 634): STABLEBOY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 633): TYNE of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 618): HATE MY LIFE of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 623): WILD FIRE of DISASTER (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 618): BELLE ISSIMO of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 617): SHORT ORDER JOE of GOLDEN CHANYON (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 615): HIPS of HER BEST ASSETS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 580): TERILEE LINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 576): COUNTRY RHODES of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 567): BROTHER JEROME of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 264): NUMBSKULL of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 466): VALNAKORINE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 217): WITCH of DOGS OF WAR (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 519): SPAWN of CHECKMATE (The Storm Lord, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 316): Z GLADIATORS (Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 634): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 633): ACTION HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 618): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 623): MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 618): DARK FORCES (?, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 617): FIRST LADIES (?, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 615): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 580): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 576): THE STORM FRONT (The Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 566): SERPENT'S HOLD (Khisanth?, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 264): BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 466): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 217): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 519): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 315): CONSTERNATION of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 622): LORMIN GARDE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 616): KETTELMAN of GOLDEN CHANYON (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 613): HELP ON THE WAY of THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 580): TERILEE LINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 575): STANLOY MEDAR of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 566): ANNA BEATRICE of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 264): NUMBSKULL of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
                            BRAIN TUMOR of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
                            PULLED HAMSTRING of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
                (turn 263): BEXLY of OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly TOBIR games.  Former top team ACTION HEROS was 
unseated this week as OTAGO HIGHLANDERS moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top 
spot with a 4-1-0 record for the round.  VINCENT caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE and was awarded 15 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, CIVILIZED CRIMINAL 
put down BUSTER, causing him to lose 9 points of recognition in the process.  
Although PITCH made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of 
victorious TYNE.  Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he never 
fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city TOBIR.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears 
arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     The girls are as pretty in TOBIR as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far 
off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks 
slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- 
Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TYNE 4584                    14   8  2   105       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HELENA 4578                  18  11  1    93       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PITCH 4572                   17  19  0    80       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLOPEAR 4598                  7   0  0    61       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 YELLOW DOG 4587               6  11  0    60       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PENRICH 4590                 11   4  0    39       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 BUSTER 4597                   5   8  0    37       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 BROWN BEAR 4596               7   6  0    36       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED XIII 4607                 2   2  0    28       MIDGAR (468)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLOUD 4606                    2   2  1    22       MIDGAR (468)
 ARRNOLD 4601                  4   1  1    21       ACTION HEROS (467)
 STALLONE 4600                 3   2  0    18       ACTION HEROS (467)
 VINCENT 4605                  1   3  0    18       MIDGAR (468)
 JCVD 4604                     3   2  1    15       ACTION HEROS (467)
 YUFFY 4609                    2   2  0    14       MIDGAR (468)
 ROSLYN 4599                   3   3  0    12       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAIA 4610                     1   0  0    12       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 BUMPHELQUAT 4603              2   3  0     9       ACTION HEROS (467)
 WILLIS THE BRUCE 4602         2   3  0     9       ACTION HEROS (467)
 TIFA 4608                     0   4  0     4       MIDGAR (468)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BARR 4595               2  4 0 OTAGO HIGHLANDER 348 CLOUD 4606            633   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Tyne -- The tug-of-war was great, but I really, really didn't want to be duelmaster
and have to explain to humans how much better it is to be a dog.  They never believe
me, anyway. -- Pitch

Helena -- Darn.  I thought a nice lady like you would know how to treat a dog right,
and you didn't--you offered me SPINACH!  DOGS don't eat spinach.  That's for HORSES
or COWS. -- Yellow Dog

The Ambitious Guard is a good boy.  Mostly, which is all you can hope for, really. --

Penrich -- Much better, although more skills would be good, too. -- Buster

Bumphelquat -- Whoa!  Who let you out with that weapon?  And why?  Not that I mind
winning. -- Brown Bear

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TYNE devastated PITCH in a action packed 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
HELENA demolished YELLOW DOG in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
FLOPEAR overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute bloody mismatched duel.
PENRICH defeated RED XIII in a 1 minute veteran vs. amateur fight.
BUSTER was devastated by CIVILIZED CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BROWN BEAR devastated JCVD in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ROSLYN slimly lost to STALLONE in a 3 minute gruesome fight.
ARRNOLD won victory over TIFA in a 1 minute beginner's duel.
WILLIS THE BRUCE slimly lost to YUFFY in a 5 minute gruesome beginner's fight.
BUMPHELQUAT was savagely defeated by MAIA in a 2 minute gruesome novice's fight.
VINCENT luckily beat TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 3 minute novice's fight.
CLOUD demolished SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute mismatched competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -   4 -  2      81  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   2 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  14 -  0      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW        14 -  15 -  0      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -   9 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -  11 -  0      21  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 634 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:

PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         3  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       TYNE 4584                  14   8  2  105 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
PARRY-LUNGE      HELENA 4578                18  11  1   93 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
SLASHING ATTACK  FLOPEAR 4598                7   0  0   61 THE DOGHOUSE (188)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    PENRICH 4590               11   4  0   39 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
STRIKING ATTACK  BROWN BEAR 4596             7   6  0   36 THE DOGHOUSE (188)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TYNE 4584.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
ROSLYN 4599.  The ten other most popular fighters were TYNE 4584, STALLONE 4600, MAIA 
4610, HELENA 4578, FLOPEAR 4598, VINCENT 4605, PENRICH 4590, ARRNOLD 4601, BUSTER 
4597, and BROWN BEAR 4596.

The least popular fighter this week was YUFFY 4609.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WILLIS THE BRUCE 4602, TIFA 4608, JCVD 4604, RED XIII 4607, YELLOW DOG 
4587, PITCH 4572, CLOUD 4606, BUMPHELQUAT 4603, BROWN BEAR 4596, and BUSTER 4597.