Date   : 07/02/2009    Duedate: 07/15/2009


DM-24    TURN-612

This Weeks Top Honors


(24-4876) [13-1-1,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)        
(24-4876) [13-1-1,105]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TCHENI LOY                     SERGEANT3
KRILL CAVALRY (403)            MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)
(24-4868) [12-11-2,62]         (24-4872) [10-4-0,64]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)     35
2. DISASTER (497)               0      MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)
3. KRILL CAVALRY (403)        -26      Unchartered Team

                                       BARHOPPERS (446)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)   51  16  3 76.1   1/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)   7  5 0
 2- 2*DISASTER (497)            15   9  1 62.5   2/ 2 KRILL CAVALRY (403)       7  8 1
 3/ 3 KRILL CAVALRY (403)      732 714 21 50.6   3- 3*DISASTER (497)            2  2 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 #32 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     "I wouldn't want easy," Sunflower told the vampire.  Not strictly true, all she
wanted right now was out of this... whatever.  Pocket dimension.  But any trick that
could startle her opponent was good.  Vampires were tricky to fight, and there was no
choice here but fight or die; a vampire wouldn't take a surrender.  Well, except to
kill the loser at more leisure.  But she, Sizzling Sunflower, was going to win.
     Which raised a question.  She pondered it as she parried the vampire's dark
blade in a shower of sparks, riposted, lunged and withdrew.  In this pocket
dimension, the nature of reality was, call, it suggestible.  Intuition told her that
letting the "suggestions" get too far with her would be a bad move.  But could she
use just a little?  Use the "Sunflower" part of her arena name against a vampire who
might not be able to bear sunlight?  She had noticed when they first entered this
place that there wasn't any true sun here; the sky was a bright gray, and that was
the source of the "daylight."
     Hmm.  This vampire was strong and fast, but not particularly skilled with a
blade.  Ah, make that, apparently not skilled.  She supposed it could be a ruse.  Her
gladiator's instincts told her it was no trick:  this vampire really wasn't a
swordmaster.  Probably didn't have to be.  Until now.
     Their swords crossed again, shrieking metal and the weight of the vampire's
strike jolting down her arm, but the blade, HER blade, flashed bright as the sun, and
the sparks this time were hot and golden.  The vampire reeled back, shrieking as
loudly as the dark blade had done.
     Sunflower pressed the attack.  A slash, and the vampire shied back, not as
confident as she'd been before.  A lunge.  Further retreat, and a stumble.  Another
lunge, a swerve as the fallen vampire kicked out at her.  Drive forward, keep the
creature on the defensive.  Hamstring, that's what she wanted.  Sunflower feinted for
the torso and then drove her sword--flaring hot gold again--into the vampire's leg.
     A scream such as she never wanted to hear again, a sudden cloud of oily black
smoke, and... nothing left.  The vampire was just gone.

West of Fratsfa:

     Elosjon heaved a sigh of relief when his feet touched firm ground again, and he
didn't care if Fandil heard him or not.  He had been afraid--no, he was afraid now.
In the tree, he had been terrified.  Of falling.  Of failing.
     The old mage gripped his arm, held one hand to his mouth briefly to signal
silence, and then pulled him away from the ravine, deeper into the forest.  Higher up
the mountain.
     After several minutes of silent walking, or at least walking without speech,
Elosjon figured he could risk speech.  "What about Redbud?" he whispered.
     "We keep going," Fandil said.  "She may, probably will, be fine.  And she's
doing a necessary job so that we can go forward and do a different and even more
necessary job.  Let us not waste her efforts."
     "Right, right.  The magician at Mountain Home."  He hesitated.  "I could be
wrong about Mountain Home.  I only have the word of Herlas of Zensu and he's, well,
his reputation isn't exactly--"
     "I feel sure that you ARE correct," Fandil said.  "All my instincts tell me so.
We will find an answer up there on the mountain.  If we get there soon enough."


     Orchid stared back toward the avenue and the slaughter.  "I don't believe it!
Those gladiators were waiting to kill the king--the golem they thought was the king.
How could they do such a thing?"
     "You saw how," the man beside her said.
     "Yes, but--"
     "Gladiators come all kinds, just like ordinary people," he went on.  "Some good,
some bad, and a lot of them on the fence.  And this hasn't been a good town for a
gladiator since the arena closed.  They were probably so glad to have a job that they
didn't look into it closely."
     "You're saying someone paid them to--?"
     "Of course."  He steered her into an alley just before a troop of mounted guards
rushed past.  "Very few people, gladiators or not, are genuine anarchist to kill what
they believe is the king just for... kicks."  He paused at the other end of the
alley, looked both ways, and hurried her across another street into an overgrown
     "But they must have expected the guards, why didn't they have an escape route
     "They were most likely told the guards wouldn't be a problem.  Don't you see?"
He stopped and turned to face her.  "They were set up to kill and to die."  He shook
her a little.  "Believe it, lady!  Lord Korneth doesn't care whose death he ordered,
and you will be a target if anyone noticed and recognized you.  Even if no one saw
you at the parade--any gladiator found in Andor today will be marked for death.  You
have to get out of the city!"

Readers:  I'm using Consortium managers and gladiators here simply because they're
available.  If anybody else wants to be mixed up in this, just say the word, by
personal, email, or diplo. -- the Scribe

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

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 310): ZENITH of Z GLADIATORZ (? , mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 622): CARMEN ELECTRA of GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (Weasel, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 622): GEORGE FOREMUN of ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 610): SEREPHIM of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 611): LORMIN GARDE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 609): SAML ULRON of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 608): GUT BUSTER of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 604): BAINES of GAMEHENDGE (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 572): THE FOOL of AQUARIAN TAROT (Sage, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 564): SERGEANT2 of MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 555): ANNA BEATRICE of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 258): BRAIN TUMOR of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 454): SERGEANT2 of MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 507): WORKS 4 EVIL EMPIRE of SUPERIOR FATHER (Manager, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 310): CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 622): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 622): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 610): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 611): MEDAL OF HONOOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 609): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 608): MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 604): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 573): MEDAL OF HONOOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 564): MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 555): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 258): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 454): 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 211): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 507): SUPERIOR FATHER et al (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 309): CONCUSSION of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 621): LILAC LIZARD of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
                               MOCHA MONKEY of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 608): GUT BUSTER of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 604): BAINES of GAMEHENDGE (Malaquar, mgr.)
                         MAYOR MCLAY of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 563): ROBERT DUNLAP of MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 210): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (Manager, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I can't figure what Paul Wiedorfer was up to, losing like that.  Unless maybe he
was trying to position himself for the tourney.  Whatever, I don't mind.

                                     Lormin Garde

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
ZORPUNT brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see SERGEANT3 win a fight and gain 15 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 
SERGEANT3 beat BUBBA LOY and BUBBA LOY lost 10 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  
And it's out with the old, in with the new, as PAUL WIEDORFER takes the Title and 
last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  The Warty Toad, humph!  I've 
tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From ZORPUNT's trash 
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for ZORPUNT's 
morgue.  More variety.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  
Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Glad 
to see the back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PAUL WIEDORFER 4876          13   1  1   105       MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORMIN GARDE 4854            15  15  0    85       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TCHACK LOY 4856              10  18  0    65       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 SERGEANT3 4872               10   4  0    64       MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)
 TCHENI LOY 4868              12  11  2    62       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUBBA LOY 4853               11  19  0    52       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
-SERGEANT 1 4886               6   1  2    51       MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)
-ICE STORM 4882                3   1  0    39       DISASTER (497)
-SERGEANT 2 4887               5   2  0    35       MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)
-TWISTER 4888                  4   0  0    35       DISASTER (497)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TCHUMP LOY 4871               7  12  0    33       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
-LISA ANN 4824                 2   0  1    33       MINGALOIDS (486)
-EARTH QUAKE 4885              3   1  0    26       DISASTER (497)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WILD FIRE 4880                1   0  0    21       DISASTER (497)
-HURRICANE 4889                2   2  1    20       DISASTER (497)
-SERGEANT 5 4890               1   0  0    13       MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sergeant3 -- I figure you can't help it, if you weren't a pushy, bossy kinda guy, you
wouldn't be a sergeant, right?  Well, I just don't get along with pushy, bossy guys.
Sue me. -- Bubba Loy

Twister -- That's a bad word around here, but hey, I like dames who talk dirty. --
Tchump Loy

Sergeant 1 -- Yeahyeahyeah, I've heard it before. -- Tchack Loy

That Fratsfa Slave really IS pathetic. -- Tcheni Loy

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LORMIN GARDE was devastated by PAUL WIEDORFER in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
TCHACK LOY was viciously subdued by VETERAN MERCENARY in a popular 6 minute match.
BUBBA LOY was viciously subdued by SERGEANT3 in a popular 3 minute gory contest.
TCHENI LOY demolished DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 3 minute mismatched competition.
TCHUMP LOY was savagely defeated by AMBITIOUS GUARD in a exciting 3 minute struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW        15 -   4 -  0      79  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   3 -  1      70  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   3 -  2      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -   7 -  0      65  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  13 -  1      35  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         TOTAL PARRY        3 -  17 -  0      15  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 612 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 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       PAUL WIEDORFER 4876        13   1  1  105 MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)
PARRY-STRIKE     SERGEANT3 4872             10   4  0   64 MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TCHENI LOY 4868            12  11  2   62 KRILL CAVALRY (403)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TCHENI LOY 4868.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SERGEANT3 4872.  The ten other most popular fighters were TCHENI LOY 4868, PAUL 
0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was TCHUMP LOY 4871.  The other ten least popular 
4876, TCHENI LOY 4868, SERGEANT3 4872,  0,  0,  0, and  0.