Date   : 02/18/2009    Duedate: 03/03/2009


DM-22    TURN-606

This Weeks Top Honors


(22-6360) [10-5-3,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ULTRA FAITH                    BOBCAT
DROP THE LEASH (701)           WILD THINGS (755)
(22-6360) [10-5-3,102]         (22-6751) [2-0-1,23]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)            MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
(22-6707) [16-11-0,86]         (22-6711) [12-9-1,90]


MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DROP THE LEASH (701)        44
2. WILD THINGS (755)           18      MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
3. KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)        0      Unchartered Team
4. MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)        -13
                                       WILD THINGS (755)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 3*WILD THINGS (755)          5   2  1 71.4   1/ 1 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)      10  5 0
 2- 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)    513 243 18 67.9   2/ 3*WILD THINGS (755)         5  2 1
 3- 2*MAULS LOCAL 457 (754)      4   2  1 66.7   3- 2 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)     2  1 0
 4/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)      164 194  4 45.8   4/ 0 DROP THE LEASH (701)      1  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 #23 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     Lenpro looked at the mob in frustration.  It had surged in on the Karnhorn-
looking heckler, so that he and Sunflower were now on the outskirts.  And from the
sound of it, injury was being done, to the heckler for a start, and probably to
others.  His first impulse was to leap into the thick of it and try to stop things,
but that would be folly.  A magician who knew just what to do might stop this many-
headed beast, but nobody else was likely to.  He wasn't going to waste time trying.
     "Can you find which way the kidnapped women were taken?" he asked Sunflower.
     Sunflower jerked her wide-eyed attention away from the swirling violence and
nodded.  "Yes."  She took a deep breath.  Violence in the arena, planned and agreed
to, or even violence in an alley, one-on-one, were things she understood and
accepted.  This was different, and in ways she couldn't articulate yet.  But two
young women kidnapped was something she could get her mind around.  "He... he told
me.  That man.  When I first heard about the kidnapping, he told me the, well, he
said Aruaki--werecats, anyway--he said they went toward the Old Ruins."
     No point in cursing the facts, but Lenpro wasn't happy about it.  The Old Ruins
was the oldest part of the city, long deserted and little more than a maze of rubble.
Even vagrants didn't go there in search of shelter, they went to the New Ruins, or to
slums like this one.  The Old Ruins dated back before the last Chaos War, and they
were said to be contaminated with magic-gone-bad, and haunted by vicious ghosts and
other monsters.
     "Then we'd better go that way," Lenpro said.  "Someone else may have noticed 
something between here and there."
     "Are we just going to leave this?"  Sunflower waved a hand at the packed crowd
from which shouts, screams, and the too-familiar sounds of violence were rising.
     "We have to, child.  There's nothing we can do here to make any kind of
difference, and we'd get ourselves killed if we tried."
     "But it's wrong to do nothing!"
     "Yes, but it would be wrong to throw our lives away, too.  Sometimes choices are
hard, and there's no right answer."  Lenpro started walking.
     She hurried to keep up with him.  "I don't like it."  Took a deep breath.  "I
guess I have to live with it anyway, don't I?"

     Fandil frowned at the young magician facing him.  He was a Fratsfan, tall, slim,
blond, a bit of a dandy in his dress, but also very earnest.  "I... we felt your
probing, sir, just before the blast and wondered whether, well--"
     "The 'blast' as you call it," Fandil said, "what do you make of that?"
     The young man shrugged and looked uncomfortable.  "I... we aren't sure what to
'make' of it," he said.  "We have debated it often--this wasn't the first.  There
were two previous blasts much like it.  Some believe it to be an attack, although
they disagree as to who is being attacked.  Others claim it's purely defensive,
although defensive against what we don't know."
     Fandil sighed.  He had almost hoped this young man would be unimportant.  Not a
complication.  But the fellow clearly had useful data, at the least.  "This 'we' you
refer to...?"
     The young magician pulled himself up straighter and taller.  "The Graduating
Class of 523 from the Frafrejan Academy of the Magical Arts!  Ah, sir.  There are six
of us now--since Larsenjo died.  The first blast caught him wide open.  His head
exploded."  He swallowed a couple of times.  "I was there.  It was really horrible."
     And startling, as well, Fandil thought.  A most unlikely result of such a spell.
But there were aspects of that spell or blast which, looking back, he realized were
definitely not normal.  Ah, make that, not in the commonly established mode of
magical practice.
     "So, you have discussed and debated this matter," Fandil said.  "Have you done
any research on it, reached any conclusions?  By the way, what's your name?"
     "Elosjon, sir.  We, um, we didn't like to do any probing right after that first
blast.  Because of what happened to Larsenjo.  But after a little while, we did try
to backtrack the traces.  It wouldn't have worked at all except for the, I don't know
what to call it, the different flavor?  Of the magic in the blast."
     "And what did you find?"  Why had nobody taught this young man to make a proper
report?  It was like pulling teeth to get information out of him.
     "We did finally narrow down the origin point for it," Elosjon said.  "It comes
to Fratsfa from the west, from the northern end of the Daggerspines."
     "Do you blame it on the Aruaki, then?"
     The young mage sighed.  "We wanted to, we really did.  They're so untrustworthy
it just seemed natural that it might be them.  But it isn't.  At least, we're pretty
sure it isn't.  Not the Clanholds territory, anyway.  It seems to be coming from
around Mountain Home somewhere."
     "Didn't there used to be some kind of independent duchy around Mountain Home?"
Lady Fern asked.  "I seem to remember hearing that the last duke fought the formation
of the Andorian League bitterly, and lost, leaving the line vacant."
     "I don't know about the title," Elosjon said, "but there was a son, very young
then, and he'd only be just beginning to be old if he's still alive.  They were pure
Fratsfan, and naturally long-lived.  My grandfather told me about him.  The boy went
off somewhere to study magic and nothing's been heard about him since."
     "Meaning there could be a fully mature magician in Mountain Home who might be
holding a grudge against the Andorian League," Fandil said.  "An unpleasant thought,
but still, valuable information.  I was going to go to Andor, but perhaps I should go
to Mountain Home first...."

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

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 305): CONCUSSION of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 612): LITTLE BIG MUN of ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 605): ELLIRN KOUL of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 602): TCHENI LOY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 601): MISS SCARLET of GOTTA GET A CLUE (?, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 598): KNEE BREAKER of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 594): LITTLE ROCKY of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 564): GRUNT 5 of MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 555): RAISE THE ABYSS of THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 546): TANK of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 253): PULLED HAMSTRING of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 445): BILLY JOHNSON of 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.0
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 206): DORINE EAGEL of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 468): MAXIMUS of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 305): CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 613): TECHNO 8 (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 612): THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 605): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 602): MEDAL OF HONOOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 601): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 598): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 594): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 564): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 555): MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 546): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 253): THE ORDER (Torak, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 445): MEDAL OF HONOOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 206): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 498): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 304): GOLDENEYE of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 Dm  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 612): DICKY V GOES POSTAL of ARMED & GREGARIOUS (?, mgr.)
                               THUNK of TECHNO 8 (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 600): TRELLIN XISS of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 555): RAISE THE ABYSS of THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 546): TANK of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
                 (turn 545): BIG DOPE of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 552): SIZZLING SUNFLOWER of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 207): MESSY MONGREL of DOGS OF WAR (Omega?, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Really, the Veteran Mercenary is ready for a retirement home.

                                    Ellirn Koul

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of SOLVEN!  Once again I've been called out of retirement 
for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  What's with HOTL MUSCHEL?  He 
actually beat SOLVEN's M. CHARDINEE, and walked away with 11 more points from the 
fight.  Major screwup at MIDDLE WAY 15.  CHAWLIE ISTTA lost 11 points to KUNG-FU 
MASTER.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe CHAWLIE ISTTA will provide more easy 
wins...  I can barely restrain my enthusiam for DROP THE LEASH's outstanding member, 
Duelmaster ULTRA FAITH.  Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I 
hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting 
younger every day?  To die so young, so gloriously!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  SOLVEN is 
a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  Remember--a good 
fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ULTRA FAITH 6360             10   5  3   102       DROP THE LEASH (701)

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           12   9  1    90       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 HOTL MUSCHEL 6707            16  11  0    86       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 ELLIRN KOUL 6716             10   7  0    80       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 CHAWLIE ISTTA 6688           16  21  1    70       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                  
 BOBCAT 6751                   2   0  1    23       WILD THINGS (755)
-LEOPARD 6752                  1   0  0    20       WILD THINGS (755)
 LYNX 6753                     2   0  0    17       WILD THINGS (755)
 ELDON KREE 6746               1   7  0    10       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
-MAULTESE FALCON 6729          1   1  0    10       MAULS LOCAL 457 (754)
-MAULT LIQUOR 6728             1   1  0     8       MAULS LOCAL 457 (754)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DIE 6755                0  1 0 DROP THE LEASH 701   BLACK ORC             606  NONE

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SONIC REDUCER 6708      0  2 0 DROP THE LEASH 701   KORGE, SHEWISH G      606  NONE
SURE 6754               0  1 0 DROP THE LEASH 701   MASTER KAYR VAIL      606  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

I am reminded that I have never much liked our Chardinee here.  He just won't take
"No!" for an answer. -- Jilian Norman

And a Noble Assassin.  Just like a Fratsfan!  If they do it, regardless of what "it"
is, then it's noble.  Bah. -- Chawlie Istta

Yep, the Vet should retire. -- Hotl Muschel

And a Shirtyeyed Volunteer to round out a totally ridiculous turn. -- Eldon Kree

This arena is pathetic.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SONIC REDUCER was dealt death by KORGE, SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
SURE was slaughtered by MASTER KAYR VAILL in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
DIE was easily killed by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena match.
ELLIRN KOUL was vanquished by ULTRA FAITH in a 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
CHAWLIE ISTTA was defeated by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
JILIAN NORMAN bested VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 2 minute gory expert's brawl.
HOTL MUSCHEL devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ELDON KREE was overcome by LYNX in a 2 minute fight.
BOBCAT handily defeated POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -   3 -  0      85  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -   5 -  1      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW         4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   7 -  1      46  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  15 -  0      40  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   4 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 606 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     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         4  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  ULTRA FAITH 6360           10   5  3  102 DROP THE LEASH (701)
WALL OF STEEL    JILIAN NORMAN 6711         12   9  1   90 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
LUNGING ATTACK   HOTL MUSCHEL 6707          16  11  0   86 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
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 SONIC REDUCER 6708.  The ten other most popular fighters were JILIAN NORMAN 
6711, HOTL MUSCHEL 6707, ULTRA FAITH 6360, ELDON KREE 6746, LYNX 6753, BOBCAT 6751, 
SURE 6754, DIE 6755, ELLIRN KOUL 6716, and CHAWLIE ISTTA 6688.

The least popular fighter this week was CHAWLIE ISTTA 6688.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ELLIRN KOUL 6716, DIE 6755, SURE 6754, BOBCAT 6751, LYNX 6753,