Date   : 05/22/2008    Duedate: 06/04/2008


DM-24    TURN-583

This Weeks Top Honors


(24-4744) [22-19-1,86]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KRILL CAVALRY (403)            MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (494)
(24-4744) [22-19-1,86]         (24-4851) [2-0-0,31]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KRILL CAVALRY (403)            MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (494)
(24-4761) [14-13-1,68]         (24-4851) [2-0-0,31]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (494)     30
2. KRILL CAVALRY (403)        -30      KRILL CAVALRY (403)
                                       Unchartered Team

                                       MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (494)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (494)    8   0  0  100   1/ 2*MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (494)   8  0 0
 2/ 2 KRILL CAVALRY (403)      672 633 19 51.5   2/ 1 KRILL CAVALRY (403)       5  9 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 #5 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     Lenpro watched the last of the gladiators leave, clearing the common room of the
Krill Cavalry guildhouse for his conference with Fandil.  They were probably decent
people, but he didn't know them, and the situation did not incline him to trust any
     "It will be fine," Fandil said.  "They won't go blabbing about our presence, and
they won't hear anything that matters, anyway."  He gestured, and a faint shimmer
sprang up, form a hemisphere in the room, enclosing the two of them.  "This will
ensure that there are no eavesdroppers."
     After a moment, Lenpro shrugged.  "Okay, it's what we've got to work with,
anyway.  Where do we start, then?"
     "With the king, I think.  No one's heard seen him in... two or three years, at
least, I think?"
     Lenpro nodded.  "At least."
     "Nor heard anything that constitutes persuasive evidence that he is still alive,
still functional, and concerned with his job."
     Lenpro nodded again, imapatiently.  "I know all that.  You know all that--"
     "Just making sure we both know that we both know," Fandil said.  "Assumptions
are the shifting sands under faulty planning.  All the information we can gather
indicates that the king has spent the past several years on the Isle, never leaving
it.  Anything official coming out of Andor is signed by Herlas d'Arenju, styling
himself 'First Minister to the King'.  He is said to be Fratsfan, but he isn't listed
in the Fratsfan Register of Noble Houses and Scions."
     "Does that matter?  That he isn't a nobleman?"
     "I don't suppose so, in itself.  But I would like to find some indication of his
background, somewhere.  At this point," Fandil said, suddenly exasperated, "I can't
even prove that he's Frastfan!"
     "Or that he's ill-intentioned," Lenpro added, scowling.  "He could just be
really stupid when it comes to running a government."
     "Or the front man for a committee," Fandil agreed.
     Lenpro nodded but brushed the issue aside.  "Same thing.  That isn't one of the
core questions.  Later, it might be important, but first," he paused to make sure he
had Fandil's full attention, "the first question is, Do we believe that the true and
proper king of Andoria is doing his proper job?"
     The two managers locked eyes over the scarred table.  "No," they said
     "Okay, second question, is there anything we can do to bring the king back to
the point of doing that job?"  He waved one hand casually.  "Setting aside the matter
of whether or not we can get at the king.  IF we can reach the king, do we believe he
can be gotten back on the job?"
     A silence.  A long silence.  The clock against the guildhouse wall ticked,
chimed, struck the hour, ticked on.  Finally Fandil sighed.  "No," he said again.
"Not according to the little I've heard."
     Lenpro nodded again.  "Third question:  Does the king have recognized heirs?"
     "No.  No one that any person has seen or heard of in years.  The rumors..." the
old mage shrugged, "they're said to have vanished from the Isle, probably into some
other dimension.  Regardless, they're gone."
     "Right, so we're talking about establishing a new royal line, or trying for some
other form of government, but at the least, we're talking a rebellion."
     "If there's effectively no king--"
     "There's a bureaucracy, inefficient and corrupt as it is, which is the
acknowledged legal channel of government," Lenpro said.  "You think they're going to
smile and say, 'Oh, what a good idea, we're behind you all the way!'?  I don't.
They'll fight."
     "No army to speak of."
     "Plenty of assassins, though."
     "I don't think one of the, ah, non-royal types of government would work in
Andoria at this time," Fandil said.  "I've seen them elsewhere, and people have to be
prepared before they can accept such an order and make it work.  But king-making...
that's tricky."
     Lenpro smiled, for the first time since the meeting had begun.  "We've got a
perfect candidate ready to hand," he said.  "The Fratsfan Emperor Alonj."

The Isle of the Eye:

     "I will never eat fish again," Senator Sedalia muttered from under the cover of
the tarp.
     "You won't need to," Gissanniah whispered back.  "You're going to have as much
trouble getting that smell out of your mustache as I will getting it of my hair."
     Sedalia's hand went automatically to his mustache, and he sighed.  It was limp
and untidy, in need of a wash, a trim, and fresh waxing.  "It's a sacrifice," he
agreed, "but a senator does what he must for his constituents."  He sighed
theatrically, teasing a smile out of his companion.  It was part of his duty, after
all, to keep her spirits up.  "How much longer will we have to lie here waiting, I
     Gissanniah raised her head just enough to peer through a crack in the side of
the cart.  "I don't see our driver anywhere," she said after a moment.  "At least, he
isn't on this side of the cart."
     Both gladiators listened for a moment to the sound of voices.  Too far away for
them to make out the words, their driver was talking to... someone.  Not guards, this
was no checkpoint, but someone.  Stung by a sudden surmise, Sedalia glanced across at
his companion.  Gissanniah was looking toward him, eyes widening with the same
     "He's betraying us," Sedalia said, certainty crystalizing as he said the words.
     "He promised he wouldn't tell any of the guards--"
     "He said nothing about not telling other people... who might carry word to the
guards.  Out, of here, now!  Your side is probably the less observed."
     "Right."  Gissanniah twitched up the tarp, peered out, then slid through the
smallest possible opening.  "Clear right now," she said.
     The senator followed.  Good so far.  The sides of the cart were so high that
whoever was talking on the other side could not see them, and it was only thirty feet
to the edge of the woods.  Sedalia didn't know why Lady Sheila had decreed that most
of the Isle was to be left wooded, but he was glad of it now.  The two of them walked
quietly on a straight line from the cart to the trees.  No one tried to stop them,
called out, no one appeared at all.
     Once they were under cover, Sedalia stopped and looked back.  "That was too
easy," he said.


     "Alonj?"  Fandil's eyebrows rose.  "I have always undestood that he is simple-
minded at best, possibly unstable."
     "You're out of touch," Lenpro said.  "Lady Fern has been back in Fratsfa for
some time now, and she's observed the government there closely.  She says that he's
'sane, steady, decent, and of at least normal intelligence'--her theory is that he
was manipulated by his regents and advisors to give the impression of incompetence."
     "And what's to stop them from being no better than the bureaucracy in Andor?"
     "His wife.  According to Lady Fern, the Empress Kitiara is... very firm, very
competent, very loyal, rather dangerous in her own right, and she's given Alonj three
children already--two sons and a daughter."


     Herlas d'Arenju frowned at the Chief Scribe.  "I don't know what you're playing
at, Hesselbod, but I don't like what I'm seeing and hearing.  A semblance of
normality--you said this yourself--is essential to maintaining order.  An increase in
taxes and an edict of conscription to double the size of the standing army is not
     The bureaucrat shrugged minimally, his face remaining blank.  "There are
increasing reports of trouble in the Karnhorn area," he said.  "That makes an
increase in the army and the taxes proper.  If we later end up using them for other
things, that's later."
     "Not very much later!"
     "The Aruaki have always been troublemakers," the scribe said.  "Allowing them to
settle here in the first place was the mistake.  I merely propose that it's time to
take corrective measures.  This five-step program should do what is needful.  First,
close the border of the Clanholds--"
     "Easy to say, hard to do," Herlas countered.  "Land and water both?  And what
     "You have described yourself as a magician," Hesselbod said.  "Prove it now.
Cage the beast-people as the first step in our campaign to exterminate them."

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 296): UNHOLY TERROR of BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 593): CHIEF SITTING BULL of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 593): GINKOR of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 586): JEROME of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 582): MIRESSEA POOLE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 582): KEG STAND of BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 579): CALONYMUS of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 575): PRIVATE PERNA of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 544): PARTICLE MAN of NEUROMANCERS (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 535): RAMBLING OX of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 526): CUTTER of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 243): IGOR MALMORT of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 428): ATRION of THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 197): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 478): AXLY HIMSELF of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo Puerco)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 296): THE ANIMALS (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 593): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 593): ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 586): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 582): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 582): MASTERS OF SIN (Sin, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 279): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 575): RED DOG GANG (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 544): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 535): TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 526): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 243): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 428): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 197): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 478): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 296): HAMMURABI of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 592): KORO CLOUD of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 586): JEROME OF KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 581): TRAVIS T FLETE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 578): MOLDRAUN of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
                           CAYLON MCCANN of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 575): FENCE POST of RED DOG GANG (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 544): ELDA MAINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 543): BORIS KARLOFF of MEN OF 1,000 FACES (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 526): CUTTER of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, 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.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I thank the Khalhums Dwarf for tough match, one that tested my worthiness to
hold this title.

                                   Miressea Poole

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  KRILL CAVALRY?  Who?  MEDAL OF HONOR F3 is the top team these days, 
buddies!  Practice pays for DAVID WAYBUR, who pummelled MERI TCHONES, to pocket 18 
points.  MERI TCHONES certainly had a baffled expression on hers face, after losing 
to DAVID WAYBUR and losing 12 points in the process!  Our Duelmaster has lost, folks, 
lost to VENOMOUS CONCUBINE, BUT MIRESSEA POOLE is still the Duelmaster because she 
has the most recognition points!  So who's the team that's been walking into taverns 
last week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     So much to report, so little time!   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Questions are 
being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A certain 
tavern in ZORPUNT would I avoid!   
     All good things must come to an end.  As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond 
my control, I must take my leave of this place.  ZORPUNT, I leave you now.  The 
Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Welcome Wench.  'Til next time-- 
Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MIRESSEA POOLE 4744          22  19  1    86       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORLIN POOLE 4761            14  13  1    68       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAVID WAYBUR 4851             2   0  0    31       MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (494)
 SOLDIER 7 4852                2   0  0    25       MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (494)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLDIER 8 4850                2   0  0    16       MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (494)
 MERI TCHONES 4847             3   5  0    14       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 SOLDIER 10 4849               2   0  0    12       MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (494)
 BUBBA LOY 4853                0   1  0     1       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 LORMIN GARDE 4854             0   1  0     1       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The Khalhums Dwarf, the hairy little wretch, has it out for me.  Deliberately
spoiling my last match here!  It's an outrage! -- Travis T Flete

This is weird!  Did no standby other than the Khalhums Dwarf fight today?  Not that
it seemed to slow him down!  What a whirlwind of blades, what a TEACHER.  Wow. --
Morlin Poole

Well, hey, I would have taken the Khalhums Dwarf any time.  At least he's a
gentleman. -- Meri Tchones

Miressea Poole -- He cheated! -- Ghost of Lorenso Poole

Travis T Flete -- I have done what I can to minimize your inflated notion of your own
ability.  It has been a thankless job, and I am glad to be turning it over to the
unsentimental gladiators of the Isle.  May you learn humility. -- Gilbo Shortaxe,
Khalhums Dwarf

Miressea Poole -- Not bad.  You need to work on focused aggression, battles are not
won by defense alone, but on the whole...not bad. -- Gilbo Shortaxe, Khalhums Dwarf

Morlin Poole -- You have much to learn.  I am surprised that you have advanced this
far, fought this long, with such gaps in your understanding. -- Gilbo Shortaxe,
Khalhums Dwarf

Meri Tchones -- You're a fool.  You don't belong in the arena.  I will be glad to
demonstrate, privately, what you ARE good for. -- Kusster, Highly Dangerous Standby
with Criminal Overtones

David Waybur -- Damn.  Everyone's a critic of technique these days! -- Looshus J.
Kittson, semi-professional thief

Soldier 8 -- Nobody said I'd have to fight soldiers!  I'm not ready! -- Jessaro Dra,
Mordant Escapee

Soldier 10 -- And especially I'm not ready to fight twice.  Talk about unfair! --
Jessaro Dra, Mordant Escapee
P.S.  Okay, I know the Dwarf fought THREE times, but he's an experienced
professional.  That's different.

Soldier 7 -- May your paycheck bounce. -- Finagis L'Banc, Financial Scribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MIRESSEA POOLE was devastated by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute Title fight.
MORLIN POOLE lost to KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute battle.
MERI TCHONES was handily defeated by DAVID WAYBUR in a 1 minute one-sided match.
SOLDIER 10 won victory over BUBBA LOY in a 2 minute gory amateur's brawl.
SOLDIER 8 savagely defeated LORMIN GARDE in a 1 minute bloody amateur's match.
SOLDIER 7 won victory over EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a exciting 1 minute amateur's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        10 -   0 -  0     100  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   1 -  1      75  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -   6 -  0      73  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         TOTAL PARRY       12 -  17 -  0      41  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  12 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         STRIKING ATTACK    0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 583 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 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      MIRESSEA POOLE 4744        22  19  1   86 KRILL CAVALRY (403)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MORLIN POOLE 4761          14  13  1   68 KRILL CAVALRY (403)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MORLIN POOLE 4761.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was DAVID WAYBUR 4851.  The ten other most popular fighters were SOLDIER 10 
TCHONES 4847, BUBBA LOY 4853, LORMIN GARDE 4854,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was LORMIN GARDE 4854.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BUBBA LOY 4853, MERI TCHONES 4847, MORLIN POOLE 4761, MIRESSEA 
POOLE 4744, SOLDIER 7 4852, SOLDIER 8 4850, SOLDIER 10 4849, DAVID WAYBUR 4851,  0, 
and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:


                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLV

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JOHN ASHCROFT 4355 (74-73-2)          11  3  0         DOH!                 
HUGE TWIRLING MAN 4457 (69-77-0)       5  3  0         DIABLO ALSO          
TRUMP 4359 (70-97-2)                   4  3  0         BAD HAND             

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
A. MONK, P.I. 4732 (31-9-0)            1  3  0         071406C              

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SOUND BARRIER 615 (36-5-0)             2  3  0         FINAL SOLUTION       

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LISA ANN 4824 (2-0-1)                  1  1  0  DEAD   MINGALOIDS           

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KRIS TINSTAR 4818 (0-0-0)              6  3  0         MINGALOIDS           

FRESHMEN FOOLS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MANUEL PEREZ 4759 (20-2-1)             0  3  0         MEDAL OF HONOR A3