Date   : 04/30/2008    Duedate: 05/13/2008


DM-22    TURN-585

This Weeks Top Honors


(22-6675) [17-2-0,132]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JEROME                         POSITION IS EMPTY
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)          
(22-6675) [17-2-0,132]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JEROME                         DONDRIC
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)          KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
(22-6675) [17-2-0,132]         (22-6694) [10-3-1,96]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)       31
2. MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)          3      KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
3. DROP THE LEASH (701)         0      Unchartered Team
4. HOT WHEELS (686)            -4
                                       DARKLIGHTNING (555)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)    454 217 17 67.7   1/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)    10  4 1
 2/ 2 HOT WHEELS (686)          11   8  0 57.9   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)       6  9 0
 3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)      119 135  3 46.9   3/ 3 HOT WHEELS (686)          1  2 0
 4- 4 DROP THE LEASH (701)      21  26  3 44.7   4- 4 DROP THE LEASH (701)      0  1 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 #4 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     Fandil stood on one of the town's three intact wharfs and watched the waves of
the Trier lap around the heap of stones that had been Khaldren's Tower.  Most of the
soot had been washed off by the rains of the spring, but it was still an impressive
scene of destruction.
     A small boat eased up to the wharf, and a lean figure jumped across from the
deck.  "Glad you could meet me here," Lenpro said.
     Fandil raised an eyebrow.  "You said it was important."
     Lenpro nodded.  "But there's a lot of important trouble around right now."
     "This is trouble, then?"
     "Of course!  I sent Sedalia to the Isle to talk to the king--"
     "I'd heard that," Fandil agreed.  "What's the word?"
     "That's the problem.  There is no word, no message at all, and there should be."
     Fandil reviewed the map of Alastari in his mind.  "Three or four days each way,
and with the roads this muddy, maybe longer," he said.  "And it might've taken him a
couple of days to get an audience--"
     Lenpro gave him an impatient look.  "You're forgetting the pigeons."
     Fandil hoped his beard would hide his blush.  He had indeed forgotten the
pigeons.  The Consortium maintained a homing pigeon loft near the mainland end of the
ferry to the Isle.  Messages, if brief, didn't have to wait on travel time.
     "Sedalia sent a pigeon just before he boarded the ferry," Lenpro said.  "It
arrived eight days ago.  Since then, nothing.  Eight days."
     "Ah.  You're correct, there should have been a message, even if only to say
nothing was moving forward."  He turned to look around the waterfront.  There was
nobody near, but sound carried over water, and it was as well to remember that,
sanctioned or not, the king of Andoria had a whole guild of spies and assassins at
his service.
     Lenpro snorted.  "I believe that the time for keeping a low profile is past,
Fandil.  Something is wrong... with the king.  There will be no sweeping this under
the rug."
     "And there's no need to start rumors flying too quickly," Fandil countered.  "We
need more information first--"
     "That," Lenpro growled, "is why Sedalia went to the Isle in the first place!"
     "There are other avenues to pursue," Fandil said, "and they can be done here--at
least, here as in, not on the Isle.  But they are not going to be talked about here,
on this wharf.  That'd be asking for trouble."

On the Isle of the Eye:

     Lord Protector Senator Sedalia looked at the cart with distaste.  It was not
new, though it seemed sturdy enough.  But the main objection was that it had been
used to haul fish from Willow Beach, where Darkholm was located, up to Talahya, and 
it smelled like it.  Still, he glanced down at his clothing which was... extremely
utilitarian, it wasn't like his attire would suffer from contact with it.  And at
least the ride would be brief; the road went through Lirin Kiv on its way to Willow
Beach.  Four miles, maybe five.
     "I can't believe there's no other way to get out of Talahya," he muttered,
climbing in beside Gissanniah.
     "We're not out yet," she said.  "I can't believe THIS way will work, until we're
clear of the last ring of watchers."  She pulled the tarp up to cover both of them.
"I can't believe someone is going to this much trouble just to keep us from reporting
that we didn't get in to see the king."
     "In itself, that is revealing," Sedalia said.  His voice was muffled by the
tarp.  "Presumably our failure to see the king would provoke questions that someone
really, really doesn't want to answer."
     "Quiet," the driver said.  "I could be stopped any time.  Don't provoke 'em to
search the wagon."

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 295): UNHOLY TERROR of BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 592): CHIEF SITTING BULL of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 591): MOLYNEUX of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 584): JEROME of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 581): TRAVIS T FLETE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 580): KEG STAND of BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 577): MOLDRAUN of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 573): KLINK of THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 543): PARTICLE MAN of NEUROMANCERS (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 534): RAMBLING OX of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 525): CUTTER of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 243): IGOR MALMORT of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 427): ATRION of THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 477): AXLY HIMSELF of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo Puerco)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 295): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 592): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 591): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 584): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 581): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 580): MASTERS OF SIN (Sin, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 577): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 573): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 543): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 534): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 525): BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 243): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 427): BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 196): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 477): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 592): KORO CLOUD of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 591): SLEDGE of NEVERWAKE (Doc Steeke, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 590): ABBOTT of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 584): JACKSON OF KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 581): TRAVIS T FLETE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
                (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  30 IAYE (turn 573): KLINK of THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 543): BORIS KARLOFF of MEN OF 1,000 FACES (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 524): CADDO SCOT of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 243): IGOR MALMORT of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                (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

     Much has changed in SOLVEN since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  What's with LIPSTICK?  She 
actually beat MIDDLE WAY 15's IO OLDEND, and walked away with 23 more points from the 
fight.  SOLVEN has a Duelmaster who doesn't sit back and get lazy.  He challenged HOT 
WHEELS' 365 GTB4 (11-8-0), which should prove (ahem!) interesting.  365 GTB4 was 
reminded on the sands why JEROME is Duelmaster.  I suppose you want to hear some 
rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  How well I know the feeling 
of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, HOT WHEELS!  
Management must be dealin', as the boys at KELLUMBO'S KIDS ain't reelin'!  HOT 
WHEELS' mad!  What do people see in 365 GTB4?  His 11-8-0?  HOT WHEELS ain't talkin', 
but he's got 90 points.  JACKSON expects the easy win by going 39 points down.  DOLBY 
JOSSEL will find this a hard lesson!  JACKSON defeated DOLBY JOSSEL.  KELLUMBO'S KIDS 
calls this fighting?  In my day...   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Sending a warrior to the Dark Arena reminds the others they'd 
better shape up.  Tough beans, ANTHON.  That's what a 6-6-1 gets you.  IO OLDEND, 
with hers forgettable 11-10-1,  was killed by LIPSTICK in a forgettable match.  
MIDDLE WAY 15 didn't seem to mind very much.  Many a warrior has met his fate in a 
hungover stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
All work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JEROME 6675                  17   2  0   132       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DONDRIC 6694                 10   3  1    96       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
-ULTRA FAITH 6360              8   3  3    91       DROP THE LEASH (701)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 365 GTB4 6054                11   8  0    90       HOT WHEELS (686)
 LIPSTICK 6686                10   5  3    89       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 DOLBY JOSSEL 6614            18  26  0    87       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 CHUCKER ISTTA 6619           18  33  0    87       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHAWLIE ISTTA 6688            9   7  1    49       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 HOTL MUSCHEL 6707             5   1  0    44       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PEWTER 6647                   2   1  0    20       DROP THE LEASH (701)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ANTHON 6693             6  7 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 676  SHAPESHIFTER          585  NONE
IO OLDEND 6673         11 10 1 MIDDLE WAY 15 747    LIPSTICK 6686         585   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Anthon -- I suspect you of a desire or taste for classical music.  It's enough to
insure that I will smite you upside the head, across the knuckles, and upon your
hinder end.  Some things are more than anyone can stand. -- Dolby Jossel

Jackson -- Ah, lovely one, they tell me you are leaving.  At least we had this time
together. -- Chucker Istta

Dondric -- I would dearly enjoy seeing if you fall harder, but (sigh) I can't reach
high enough to administer the necessary push. -- Io Oldend

Lipstick -- You hussy! -- Hotl Muschel

A Happy Peasant again?  These guys drive me NUTS.  All that grinning.  They've got to
be up to something. -- Chawlie Istta

Our congratulations to Jackson. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ANTHON was butchered by SHAPESHIFTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
JEROME devastated 365 GTB4 in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title duel.
JACKSON handily defeated DOLBY JOSSEL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
CHUCKER ISTTA was viciously subdued by DONDRIC in a popular 2 minute mismatched brawl.
IO OLDEND was murdered by LIPSTICK in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
HOTL MUSCHEL viciously subdued VISITING ORC in a 2 minute bloody fight.
CHAWLIE ISTTA beat AMBITIOUS GUARD in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW         4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -   7 -  0      71  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   9 -  2      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK    18 -  15 -  0      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK    2 -   3 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        6 -  14 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 585 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   JEROME 6675                17   2  0  132 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
LUNGING ATTACK   DONDRIC 6694               10   3  1   96 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
SLASHING ATTACK  LIPSTICK 6686              10   5  3   89 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JEROME 6675.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
DONDRIC 6694.  The ten other most popular fighters were HOTL MUSCHEL 6707, CHAWLIE 
ISTTA 6688, JEROME 6675, CHUCKER ISTTA 6619, LIPSTICK 6686, ANTHON 6693, 365 GTB4 
6054, DOLBY JOSSEL 6614, IO OLDEND 6673, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was IO OLDEND 6673.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DOLBY JOSSEL 6614, 365 GTB4 6054, ANTHON 6693, LIPSTICK 6686, CHUCKER 
ISTTA 6619, JEROME 6675, CHAWLIE ISTTA 6688, HOTL MUSCHEL 6707, DONDRIC 6694, and  0.

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


                                 THE STOMPING GROUNDS

The new all-basher arena will be in Seam, DM 20.  Only new teams (0FE) may 
participate.  The only rule is that all of your warriors must be bashers.

The first turn of the contest will be due on Monday, April 28.  It will be a slow 
turn-around arena.  If you wish to enter a team, please submit your new team and first 
turn strategies before then.  Only one team per manager, please.  

This arena will stay open indefinitely, providing there is interest (i.e., this is not 
a contest that runs a set number of turns, although there are prizes scheduled after 
the first 15 rounds).  For more information, see details in the first newsletter or on 
the forums. 

                                          -- RSI 

  Zeb Karan looked around the table at the rest of Dwes Eg's staff.  Arenamasters,

standby and Dark Arena warriors, stewards and infirmarians, even the maintenance crew.  
There was wine and beer on the side-table, even sandwiches, but no one was partaking.
      "Stop looking like your dog died," Lew Voth said.  He had once been the 
arenamaster of Sentern and had taken his turns overseeing the fights in Dwes Eg.  "We 
all knew this day would come.  When are they closing us down?"
      "Immediately after the tourney, according to the information I was given."
      "Short notice," Jame Rinvar, another arenamaster commented.
      "No offense intended, these things just creep up on people.  Tourneys make it 
worse, I suppose, all the new teams being entered."  Zeb grimaced.  "Some of the file 
cabinets have exploded from over-stuffing, you know, and it takes so long to run 
through all the registered gladiators to find those who are planning to fight on any 
given day that the day is OVER by the time we're ready to start."
      "Which is why they closed down Sentern, Cimmeriac, and Firehold," Lew pointed 
out.  "This is the same thing all over again."
      "Cycles," Jame said.  "Things happen, and then later they happen again.  We live 
with it.  And Dwes Eg did last for, what, eight and a half years before it reached the 
explosion point.  That isn't bad.  That's forever, speaking practically."
      "Eight or nine years is not forever--"
      "The only thing that's real is today, and maybe, up to a point, tomorrow.  I 
don't see a problem with this.  What are the new parameters, Zeb?"
      "Dwes Eg remains open, existing teams can run and can recruit new members.  BUT, 
no new teams will be accepted.  New teams will go into a new arena, DM 84, running its 
first turn on the seventh of May.  A regular two-week cycle."
      "So Dwes Eg isn't actually being closed, just closed to new teams.  Okay.  This 
works," Jame said again.  "Number 84... does this mean it'll be out at that Blackstone 
place?  Rotten weather half the year, but I suppose you could say that about any site.  
What about regional allegiance?"
      "None specified in the data I received.  Probably a personal-choice situation," 
Zeb said.
      "Transfers?" Lew asked.
      "I don't know about transfers IN," Zeb said, "but I'd guess yes, they would be 
allowed.  No transfers OUT, though.  None out of DM 82, for that matter.  Once you're 
in 82 or 84, the only way out is death or graduation."
      "That fairly describes most arenas," Jame said.  "Anyone who takes up the 
gladiatorial life has already accepted that."