Date   : 10/08/2009    Duedate: 10/21/2009


DM-24    TURN-619

This Weeks Top Honors


(24-4880) [6-0-1,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WILD FIRE                      MOHAWK JOE
DISASTER (497)                 Pirate's cove (498)
(24-4880) [6-0-1,106]          (24-4896) [1-0-0,20]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SERGEANT3                      TWISTER
MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)        DISASTER (497)
(24-4872) [15-6-0,92]          (24-4888) [6-0-0,65]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. Pirate's cove (498)         38
2. DISASTER (497)              24      MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)
3. KRILL CAVALRY (403)          8      Unchartered Team
4. MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)    -43
                                       Pirate's cove (498)

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)   72  27  4 72.7   1/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)   9  6 0
 2/ 2 DISASTER (497)            25  12  2 67.6   2/ 2 DISASTER (497)            7  1 0
 3/ 0*Pirate's cove (498)        3   2  0 60.0   3/ 0*Pirate's cove (498)       3  2 0
 4/ 3 KRILL CAVALRY (403)      741 740 21 50.0   4/ 3 KRILL CAVALRY (403)       3 12 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 #35 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

West of Fratsfa:

     Elosjon hesitated, on the brink of rushing forward, and looked at Fandil.  "I'm
willing to do..." he swallowed, "anything to stop the--"  He swallowed again.  "Even
dying, if that will prevent someone from loosing Chaos Magic here."
     Fandil nodded.  "I expected no less from you."
     Elosjon wasn't sure if that was good or bad.  Did it mean the old mage thought
him noble-spirited, or a fool, or both, or...?
     "But rushing forward blindly will not defeat this enemy.  We must plan a
little."  He squinted up at the looming castle again.  "Though we may have little
time for it.  If the magician is at all alert, he will have noticed us, and even if
he has not, his watchdog will."
     The demonic watchdog.  Elosjon shivered and glanced around quickly.  Would they
smell it when the monster approached, or had they gotten used to smelling the sulfur
now and wouldn't notice until it was too late?  "Maybe we should get out of sight,"
he suggested.
     Fandil shrugged and looked up at the sky.  "I suppose we might as well; it looks
like rain.  But it won't make any difference to our enemy--he will see us wherever we
are once we extend our powers."  He turned and moved toward the trees that grew along
the base of the near-vertical slope.
     "Not into the town?"
     "There is no security for us in the watchdog's lair."
     "Oh... right."  Elosjon hurried to keep up with his mentor, panting.  It was
disconcerting sometimes that the old man could move so quickly and keep going for so
long.  He himself, though young enough to be at least Fandil's grandson and maybe
great-grandson, was exhausted, and he was too tired to care who knew it.
     How could the trees be that far away?  Were they ever going to reach them?  No,
no, that was just tiredness.  Elosjon sneaked a look at the sky, where the clouds
were getting blacker and lower.  And tripped, almost going down flat except that
Fandil caught him and dragged him onward.  Into shelter just as the rain began to
come down.  Elosjon was breathing hard, he had a pain in his side, and sweat was
running down his face and body; he wrapped his arms around a tree in order to stay
upright.  If this was the kind of thing that senior mages had to be ready for, then
he needed a lot more training.
     Elosjon raised his head away from the tree to look at Fandil.  The old mage was
watching the rain coming down and seemed pleased by it.  "Why?"
     "There are dangerous creatures that like being out in rain storms," Fandil said,
"but they aren't sulfur-smelling demonic watchdogs.  One thing we don't have to worry
about.  Of course, our Enemy may have some wet-weather watchdog, too!"
     Elosjon groaned.  "I don't want to know."  Fandil laughed at that, actually
laughed!  If it didn't take so much energy, the young man would have considered that
insulting.  No, of course not.  Fandil wouldn't insult him.  He pulled himself
together.  "Now what?"
     "Now we make a plan.  I suppose you don't know anything about the castle, or any
more about the magician there except that he's probably the son of the last lord of
Mountain Home and went somewhere far away to study?"
     Elosjon shook his head.
     "Not a problem, we can work with what we've got already," Fandil said, patting
his shoulder.  "And really, the hint of Chaos Magic is enough."  The old mage's face
set grimly and suddenly looked a lot older than seemed possible.  "He's been studying
Folstrom materials, even if he didn't find the Folstrom themselves to study with."
     Folstrom!  Elosjon shuddered.  The Folstrom, who had nearly destroyed Alastari
once--with Chaos Magic--were the monsters who lurked at the back of every
Alastarian's mind, the ultimate image of evil and depravity, never to be forgiven.
How could anyone seek out their learning?  He asked the question aloud.
     "Some people would go into the very heart of wickedness in search of power, and
vengeance is a strong motive, too," Fandil said.  He sighed and sat down on a tree
root.  "He will not be easy to defeat, but we have learned a few things since the
Folstrom were driven away.  Sit down, boy, so I don't have to strain my neck talking
to you.  I am going to tell you spells that you will never, on pain of worse than
death, repeat, nor even use if it isn't the most desperate last chance."
     "Why?"  Elosjon slid down to sit beside him.  "Why keep them secret, why not use
them, why tell me at all?"
     "Because these spells are as dangerous in their way as Chaos Magic, because
there is a good chance that using them will destroy you, and because someone has to
know them and be ready to use them as the final reserve.  This is a battle to death
and beyond, young man, and we must make what preparations we can."


     Outcast Orchid got her companion out of the city mostly by dragging him along.
He kept protesting that he wasn't worth her efforts and could buy her time to escape
with his life, but she didn't listen.  Men and their Heroic Gestures!  It was clear
that whatever this fellow had done in the past, he had a good heart.  He'd saved her
before she even realized she was in danger, and Orchid was honest enough to admit
that left to herself, she might not have gotten away from the parade route in time.
Furthermore, if he had been involved with setting up this false king at the
beginning, then he knew stuff that might help defeat the usurpers.  Lady Fern would
know what questions to ask him.
     Orchid didn't relax until they were past the outer circle of estates around
Andor.  It was too bad the city didn't have a wall, that made it so much easier to
tell when you were away from it.  Here, even though there were no more mansions, the
roadside was peppered with smaller houses and big vegetable gardens and orchards
and....  She shook her head.  So maybe they were clear of the city and maybe they
weren't.  Would the people in charge of the palace and the government be watching the
     Drumming hooves behind them.  Orchid had a guilty feeling that she had almost
summoned them by just thinking about--
     Her companion seized her arm and dragged her off the road and through the ditch
beside it, pulling her down behind a bank of reeds.  She did not need his sign to
keep silent.
     Half a dozen horsemen in the palace livery.  One looked like a nobleman, one a
clerk with a bundle of scrolls clutched against his chest and an uneasy seat on his
mount.  The other four were soldiers, no mistaking that.
     When the horsemen were out of sight, Orchid began to get up.  It was wet in the
ditch, and not exactly warm, and there were mosquitoes or something.
     Her companion shook his head and pulled her back down, gesturing toward the city
again.  Puzzled, she looked along the road, saw nothing, and then back at him.  He
gestured for her to wait.  She sighed (quietly) and waited.  Five minutes.  Ten.  A
vague sort of sound, not hoofbeats or anything so definite, but coming from the city
along the road.
     Presently something came into sight.  At first glance it might be taken for a
man on a horse, but it wasn't a man and it wasn't a horse.  Orchid groped for
concepts that would allow her to see it, but the thing was so alien that her eyes
kept sliding away.  She couldn't call it anything but a monster, and knew the word
was inadequate.  And that if she had stood earlier when she'd wanted to, it would
have seen her.  And... eaten her or whatever things like that did.
     It made snuffling sounds.  Could it smell them in the ditch?  She risked a
glance at her companion.  He was tense but not alarmed.  Maybe it wouldn't smell
them, then.
     It passed out of sight to the south in the wake of the earlier group.
     "I know back roads," her companion whispered in her ear.  "I think we will be
safe if we take them.  No telling how many more patrols will come along here."
     Orchid nodded.  Her neck felt stiff.  "What was... that?"
     He shrugged.  "Who knows?  Some kind of Chaos creature."  He paused for a
moment, and she saw that he was blushing.  "I guess you might as well know my name.
I'm Herlas, originally from Zensu.  Magician."
     She caught his hand and shook it.  "Outcast Orchid, gladiator from Fratsfa.  Now
let's go."


     There were people standing around the portal, Sizzling Sunflower supposed they
could be called guards, though they weren't very militant looking.
     Beside her, Lenpro said, "Armed but not alert--they won't be able to stop us
except by the freakiest chance.  Straight on through, girl, and no hesitation."
     "What if we get separated?"
     "You keep going."
     "You keep going, girl."
     "Knowledge of this place, this pocket dimension, is this going to make a big
difference back in the real world?"
     "By itself, probably not.  But that it could exist at all, yes, that's
important.  I don't know what it means--that'll be for my brother Fandil to figure
out--but I know it's important."
     "So we have to get out and tell him.  Okay."  She touched her sword and looked
at the people around the Gate.  Three mancats, two others more ordinary looking.
"Not a problem."

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

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 314): CONSTERNATION of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 629): PITCH of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 616): ELLIRN KOUL of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 618): PAUL WIEDORFER of MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 614): SAML ULRON of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 613): HERSHEL WILLIAMS of MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (The Anarchist, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 611): BROTHER DOBBIN of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 580): TERILEE LINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 571): STANLOY MEDAR of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 562): ANNA BEATRICE of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 261): NUMBSKULL of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 461): SERGEANT2 of MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 215): FAIZUN GOTE of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 514): DEATH FOG of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 314): CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 629): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 629): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 616): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 618): MEDAL OF HONOOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 614): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 613): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 611): ALL JACKED UP (Dr. Fil, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 580): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 571): MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 562): FANDILS (Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 261): OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 461): MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 215): DARK AS DAY (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 514): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 628): BROWN NOSE of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 616): ELLIRN KOUL of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 618): PAUL WIEDORFER of MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 580): TERILEE LINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 569): SERGEANT2 of MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 260): IRMINSUL of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out ZORPUNT to see 
what's new.  MVP award for TWISTER?  DISASTER's proud of her after beating BUBBA LOY 
and getting 20 points.  This Duelmaster is like something else!  PAUL WIEDORFER 
stopped LORMIN GARDE dead in his tracks!  Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob 
to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  KRILL CAVALRY was ZORPUNT's most avoided team.  Is there some award 
for that?  Is there some deep dark secret why DISASTER's been avoiding KRILL CAVALRY 
so much?  Or is it just that they're too scared?  Like, is SERGEANT3 popular, or 
what?  He was challenged the most in all of ZORPUNT!  He's got a 15-6-0, is that 
good?  SERGEANT3 must not be a good enough fighter to get in fair fights.  He 
challenged WILD FIRE.  13 is a big difference.  (Well, that's what they tell me.) I 
thought SERGEANT3 showed great skill and promise when he was subdued by WILD FIRE.  
All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All ZORPUNT ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  Hey!  Quit laughing!  Just because SERGEANT 1 had 9-3-2 was 
no reason for MEDAL OF HONOR J4 to send him to the Dark Arena!  Stop it!  Hey, 
warriors get killed by other warriors, not by their manager sending them to the Dark 
Arena.  What's wrong with SERGEANT 1's 9-3-2, MEDAL OF HONOR J4?  I hear MEDAL OF 
HONOR J4 sent SERGEANT 2 to the Dark Arena.  What, is that like not well-lit, or 
what?  Everyone has problems, but why did MEDAL OF HONOR J4 send SERGEANT 2 to the 
Dark Arena?  He had a 8-4-0, and I thought he looked neat on the sands...  Hey, 
warriors get killed by other warriors, not by their manager sending them to the Dark 
Arena.  What's wrong with TSUNAMI's 3-0-0, DISASTER?  What if they had a fight and 
nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop.  
Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WILD FIRE 4880                6   0  1   106       DISASTER (497)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT3 4872               15   6  0    92       MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORMIN GARDE 4854            17  20  0    74       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TWISTER 4888                  6   0  0    65       DISASTER (497)
 BUBBA LOY 4853               13  24  0    63       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 TCHACK LOY 4856              11  24  0    57       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TCHUMP LOY 4871               7  19  0    40       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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                  
 MOHAWK JOE 4896               1   0  0    20       Pirate's cove (498)
 COLIN POOLE 4893              2   0  0    16       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 LOKI 4895                     1   0  0     8       Pirate's cove (498)
 CAPTAIN BONES 4898            1   0  0     8       Pirate's cove (498)
 ODIN 4894                     0   1  0     1       Pirate's cove (498)
 MORTIS THE FORSAKEN 4897      0   1  0     1       Pirate's cove (498)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
TSUNAMI 4892            3  1 0 DISASTER 497         WURM KIN              619  NONE
SERGEANT 1 4886         9  4 2 MEDAL OF HONOR J 496 SHEWISH GIANT         619  NONE
SERGEANT 2 4887         8  5 0 MEDAL OF HONOR J 496 WURM KIN              619  NONE
SERGEANT 5 4890         4  3 1 MEDAL OF HONOR J 496 WURM KIN              619  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Paul Wiedorfer -- Yeahyeahyeah, you're hot stuff.  Fine.  Be that way. -- Lormin

Sergeant 5 -- Like I'd sign up to train under you?  No way. -- Bubba Loy

Tsunami -- Huh, I always knew it was dangerous to hang around beaches. -- Tchack Loy
P.S.  Can I move to a team upriver, I wonder?

Twister -- I didn't mind the way you picked me up, that was a rush, but did you have
to drop me so hard? -- Tchump Loy

The Mordant Deserter seems like a good beginning. -- Colin Poole

Our congratulations to Paul Wiedorfer. -- Jorja and the Krill Cavalry

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SERGEANT 1 was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SERGEANT 2 was murdered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
SERGEANT 5 was murdered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
TSUNAMI was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
SERGEANT3 was defeated by WILD FIRE in a exciting 1 minute Challenge Title fight.
PAUL WIEDORFER devastated LORMIN GARDE in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
BUBBA LOY was overpowered by TWISTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided struggle.
TCHACK LOY was handily defeated by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute uneven fight.
TCHUMP LOY was vanquished by FRATSFA SLAVE in a crowd boring 5 minute uneven duel.
COLIN POOLE won victory over MORTIS THE FORSAKEN in a 2 minute novice's duel.
ODIN was defeated by PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute beginner's match.
LOKI beat MORDANT DESERTER in a 4 minute novice's fight.
MOHAWK JOE demolished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
CAPTAIN BONES bested MORDANT DESERTER in a 3 minute novice's battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        14 -   3 -  1      82  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   3 -  1      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  11 -  1      39  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY        4 -  17 -  0      19  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 619 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       WILD FIRE 4880              6   0  1  106 DISASTER (497)
PARRY-STRIKE     SERGEANT3 4872             15   6  0   92 MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)
STRIKING ATTACK  TWISTER 4888                6   0  0   65 DISASTER (497)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SERGEANT3 4872.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was TWISTER 4888.  The ten other most popular fighters were WILD FIRE 4880, COLIN 
POOLE 4893, SERGEANT 1 4886, SERGEANT3 4872, LOKI 4895, MOHAWK JOE 4896, SERGEANT 2 
4887, SERGEANT 5 4890, CAPTAIN BONES 4898, and TSUNAMI 4892.

The least popular fighter this week was TCHUMP LOY 4871.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ODIN 4894, MORTIS THE FORSAKEN 4897, TCHACK LOY 4856, BUBBA LOY 4853, 
4887, and MOHAWK JOE 4896.

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