Date   : 02/04/2009    Duedate: 02/17/2009


DM-22    TURN-605

This Weeks Top Honors


MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
(22-6716) [10-6-0,91]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ELLIRN KOUL                    LEOPARD
MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)            WILD THINGS (755)
(22-6716) [10-6-0,91]          (22-6752) [1-0-0,20]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)            MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
(22-6707) [15-11-0,75]         (22-6711) [11-9-1,86]


MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)         51
2. WILD THINGS (755)           51      MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
3. KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)        0      Unchartered Team

                                       WILD THINGS (755)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)    513 243 18 67.9   1/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)      10  5 0
 2- 1*MAULS LOCAL 457 (754)      4   2  1 66.7   2- 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)     5  1 0
 3/ 0*WILD THINGS (755)          3   2  1 60.0   3/ 0*WILD THINGS (755)         3  2 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 #22 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     It was one of the worst parts of the city.  Calling it a slum would be an insult
to honest slums elsewhere.  Lenpro's first instinct was to hustle the Flower Girl out
of there.  How did she even come to know such an area?  He glanced sideways at
Sizzling Sunflower.  It might be better to ask how she could help finding it.
     Sunflower was leaning close to a man, talking earnestly.  Persuasively, because
his firm gestures of refusal were becoming uncertain.  Very persuasively, because she
finally took him by the arm and brought him over to Lenpro.  As he watched them
approach, the manager was impressed with how carefully the stranger did not attempt
to take any liberties with the Flower Girl.
     "This is Two-finger Tom," Sunflower said.  "He saw what happened, and he'll tell
you what he saw."
     "Yeah, well."  The man squinted at him, looked around carefully, leaned closer.
His breath was bad.  "I seen some of those cat men grab a couple of decent girls.
Dragged 'em off, they did.  I reckon that has something bad in mind."
     Lenpro resisted the urge to step away from this case of walking halitosis.  "We
can't go by what you 'reckon'," he said.  "What do you know for sure?"
     "That a coupla those Aruaki--" Two-finger Tom spat, narrowly missing Lenpro's
boot, "they grabbed a coupla human girls and dragged them off.  Down that way," he
added, jerking his head toward the river.  "No telling what they might do to the
girls.  Cats.  You can't trust 'em."
     "Then we'd best go look for the girls."  Lenpro glanced around at the crowd that
had gathered.  "A group of us are going to look for the girls who were taken," he
said.  "A disciplined group, not a mob."
     Someone in the back of the crowd laughed.  "Sounds to me like a mob--a LYNCH
mob--is what's needed here."
     "Yeah, we can start by killing all those beast-men!  More beast than man, THEY
are!" someone else yelled.  Also someone in the back that Lenpro couldn't see.  The
crowd stirred and muttered, some in agreement and some not, but the agreement seemed
to have the upper edge.
     "No killing out of hand!" Lenpro shouted back.  "That isn't the Andorian Way--"
     The first man took up the argument again, his voice dripping contempt.  "The
'Andorian Way' is just a pretty toy the elves and beast-lovers came up with to hobble
us honest humans!  That 'Andorian Way' isn't worth spit!"
     The crowd stirred and muttered.  A lot of the mutters seemed to be in agreement
with the hecklers.
     "Show yourself!" Lenpro demanded.  "If you have courage in your convictions,
step forward and show your face."
     The crowd stirred and a man came forward.  Was thrust forward, perhaps against
his will, by the people around and behind him.  He looked defiant, truculent.
     He looked Karnhorn.  Lenpro knew that racial stereotyping was often unfair, but
he needed to discredit this man before the crowd became a mob.  "Is this the Karnhorn
party line you've been handing out?" he asked, keeping his voice calm, idly curious.
"It sounds like it, and you look like it."
     More stirring in the crowd, mutters, a wave of suspicion.  If there was a
lynching, this man might be first, and he could see it.  "I'm no Kjarran-lover," he
growled.  "Don't go putting words in my mouth!"
     "Somebody's been putting them there," Lenpro said.  "Somebody with his
headquarters in Zuwayza, I'd guess."  He held up a hand and stopped the surge of the
crowd--for now, at least.  "You didn't want us to wait for facts before lynching
Aruaki, why should we wait for facts before lynching you?"
     "I'm not--!"
     Someone threw a stone, Lenpro couldn't see who.  It arched up over the heads of
the crowd and struck the possible Karnhorn on the side of the head so that he
staggered and fell, blood running down the side of his face.
     The crowd roared and became a mob, maddened and excited by the blood, by having
a target for hostility that had been festering.  Lenpro cursed and pushed Sunflower
back.  He wanted the heckler for questioning, but he wasn't going to get the man.
The mob would see to that--and maybe that mob had been triggered by his accomplice
who didn't want questions asked.  He wanted to go in search of the missing girls, but
he suspected that wasn't going to happen right away, either.  The witness, informant,
that Sizzling Sunflower had found was in the thick of the mob.

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 305): CONCUSSION of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 611): WHOLE MUTT of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 604): HOT EIGHTEEN of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 601): TCHENI LOY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 600): MISS SCARLET of GOTTA GET A CLUE (?, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 597): SOLDIER 23 of MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 593): LITTLE ROCKY of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 563): GRUNT 5 of MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 554): GOTHELCINA of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 545): BIG DOPE of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 253): PULLED HAMSTRING of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 444): M.T. LANE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 205): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (Manager, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 467): MAXIMUS of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 305): CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 612): TECHNO 8 (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 611): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 604): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 601): MEDAL OF HONOOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 600): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 596): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 593): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 563): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 554): MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 545): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 253): THE ORDER (Torak, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 444): MEDAL OF HONOOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 205): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 497): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 304): GOLDENEYE of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 611): ONEWOLF of WOLFBROTHERS (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 600): TRELLIN XISS of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 592): OUT OF TIME of GAMEHENDGE (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 562): DACEANA LINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 554): GOTHELCINA of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 545): BIG DOPE of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 552): SIZZLING SUNFLOWER of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon SOLVEN, for I, 
Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  Nothing is certain in SOLVEN, with changing 
loyalties, changing Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new top team--MIDDLE WAY 15.  
WILD THINGS had cause to celebrate, after LEOPARD got 20 points by beating 
TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE.  A certain someone saw HOT EIGHTEEN at The Victory Tavern with 
the shakes, and now she fails to show up to defend hers throne.  What a pathetic 
slob!  In SOLVEN, nothing is permanent (except Death), and we find ourselves a new 
Duelmaster, ELLIRN KOUL.  Word has it one team in SOLVEN is taking speech lessons to 
try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Ask not for whom the 
sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     Do not think spyreporting in SOLVEN is the highlight of my life.  My fingers 
tire and I fear my incessant prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable 
character.  Like a mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid SOLVEN 
farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELLIRN KOUL 6716             10   6  0    91       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SEREPHIM 6713                12   0  1   114       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
-HOT EIGHTEEN 6715            13   1  0   112       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JILIAN NORMAN 6711           11   9  1    86       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 CHAWLIE ISTTA 6688           16  20  1    81       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 HOTL MUSCHEL 6707            15  11  0    75       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MAULCONTENT 6727              2   0  1    35       MAULS LOCAL 457 (754)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SO HAPPY 6744                 4   2  0    26       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
-LITTLE SMIRK 6745             4   0  0    26       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
-HATE MY LIFE 6748             3   1  0    25       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEOPARD 6752                  1   0  0    20       WILD THINGS (755)
 ELDON KREE 6746               1   6  0    16       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 BOBCAT 6751                   1   0  1    14       WILD THINGS (755)
-MAULTESE FALCON 6729          1   1  0    10       MAULS LOCAL 457 (754)
-MAULT LIQUOR 6728             1   1  0     8       MAULS LOCAL 457 (754)
 LYNX 6753                     1   0  0     8       WILD THINGS (755)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
FRIENDLY CONSTAB        0  0 0                      BOBCAT 6751           605  NONE
COUGAR 6750             0  1 0 WILD THINGS 755      KORGE, SHEWISH G      605  NONE
PANTHER 6749            0  1 0 WILD THINGS 755      STONE GOLEM           605  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hot Eighteen -- Listen, kid, after a while, you're boring.  You have no conversation
and no new moves. -- Chawlie Istta
P.S.  Gods, I never expected to be saying something like that, but it's true.  After
a while, a hot chick with nothing else going for her just isn't enough.

M. Ferstiithlis Chardinee -- You have on various occasions made it clear that your
Chardinee Society has much in the way of useful knowledge that you could impart if
you wanted to.  Why don't you want to?  One skill is piffling after all that blood
and effort.  Teach more next time. -- Jilian Norman

M. Ferstiithlis Chardinee -- There are times when Jillian gives me the pip, whatever
exactly that means--drives me nuts, bores me to tears, whatever, she's such a KID in
her squirrely way.  But she's right about your stinginess.  Get your act together and
teach more, man! -- Ellirn Koul

Hate My Life -- Gods, man, er, thing, you shouldn't say that!  The MUGs will be
listening and keep sticking you with matches like this one, and pretty soon, no more
life to hate. -- Hotl Muschel

Maulcontent -- Dammit, I was still USING that leg.  I have PLANS for it.  Back off.
-- Eldon Kree

Detective Kellumbo -- We understand about tourney timing, but cheese louise, it'll
echo here without you!  The arena might even shut down till you come back, unless the
Maul guys stay active. -- Jorja

We salute those who participated in the tourney, with a special congratulations for
Snake Charmer, tourney victor in the Freshmen. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

COUGAR was butchered by KORGE, SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
PANTHER was viciously butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
JILIAN NORMAN subdued M. CHARDINEE in a action packed 4 minute fight.
ELLIRN KOUL devastated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute gory one-sided Title contest.
CHAWLIE ISTTA subdued NOBLE ASSASSIN in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
HOTL MUSCHEL defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute struggle.
ELDON KREE overpowered SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
LEOPARD overpowered TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
BOBCAT slaughtered FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
LYNX defeated SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 2 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -   2 -  0      90  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW         4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   7 -  1      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -  13 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   9 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   6 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 605 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  ELLIRN KOUL 6716           10   6  0   91 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
WALL OF STEEL    JILIAN NORMAN 6711         11   9  1   86 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
LUNGING ATTACK   HOTL MUSCHEL 6707          15  11  0   75 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HOTL MUSCHEL 6707.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was JILIAN NORMAN 6711.  The ten other most popular fighters were ELLIRN KOUL 
6716, CHAWLIE ISTTA 6688, HOTL MUSCHEL 6707, PANTHER 6749, LEOPARD 6752, COUGAR 6750, 
ELDON KREE 6746, BOBCAT 6751, LYNX 6753, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was LYNX 6753.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BOBCAT 6751, ELDON KREE 6746, COUGAR 6750, LEOPARD 6752, PANTHER 6749,