Date   : 12/17/2009    Duedate: 12/30/2009


DM-24    TURN-624

This Weeks Top Honors


(24-4880) [11-0-2,127]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WILD FIRE                      SERGEANT 4
DISASTER (497)                 MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)
(24-4880) [11-0-2,127]         (24-4901) [5-0-1,58]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TWISTER                        TWISTER
DISASTER (497)                 DISASTER (497)
(24-4888) [8-2-0,79]           (24-4888) [8-2-0,79]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)     33
2. DISASTER (497)              30      DISASTER (497)
3. PIRATE'S COVE (498)          3      Unchartered Team
4. KRILL CAVALRY (403)          2
                                       MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)   20   3  4 87.0   1/ 1*MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)  13  2 2
 2/ 2 DISASTER (497)            36  16  4 69.2   2/ 2 DISASTER (497)            7  2 1
 3/ 3 KRILL CAVALRY (403)      750 755 22 49.8   3/ 3 KRILL CAVALRY (403)       5  9 0
 4/ 4*PIRATE'S COVE (498)        6  16  0 27.3   4/ 4*PIRATE'S COVE (498)       0  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 #40 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

In the mountains west of Fratsfa:

     After a while, maybe half an hour, Fandil stood.  Elosjon shivered again.  This
was it.  Ultimate battle, powerful enemy, no quarter.  They were probably going to
die.  HE was probably going to die.  As he stood and tried automatically to brush the
dirt off his robe, he found himself thinking that it was a shame he hadn't ever
visited the Flower Shoppe in Fratsfa for its primary purpose.  Some magicians claimed
that doing so would impair the vital forces, but others claimed it was energizing.
He wished now that he had take the time to formulate his own opinion and test it.
Well, too late for that, but if he DID by some chance survive, he would--  He
remembered Ravishing Redbud who had started out with them, and blushed.  But if he
survived, he WOULD.  With her.
     Fandil glanced at him and said, "Remember, you are present as a back-up.  Not to
throw yourself into the forefront of the battle and get killed for nothing, but to
hold ready for that instant when just a little extra power on my side will tip the
     Elosjon opened his mouth to protest what he saw as coddling, but the older mage
stopped him with a glance.
     "No, I'm not slighting your ability, my young colleague.  It isn't ability that
you lack, but simple experience.  Some things only come with long practice, and the
timing that is critical in a magical battle, or any other kind of battle, is one of
them.  I'm not giving you the 'easy' job, either.  When your assistance is needed, it
will be needed desperately, and you will have to be ready to give without hesitation
or limit."  The older man's beard twitched in what might have been a smile.  "And if
any of the watchdogs show up while I'm busy, I trust you will deal with them."


     "What I want to know," Sunflower said, "is what this Korneth guy thinks he's
going to get out of it all."
     "Power," Herlas said.  "A crown."
     "Yes, but how?  Even if the old king is gone for good, how does all this..." she
stirred her hand around as though mixing a pot of trouble, "how does it make HIM into
the new king?"
     "That's how a man becomes a king," Lady Fern said.  "By seizing a chance when it
comes along--and often enough by making the chance in the first place.  He will argue
that there is no one else at hand who can do what needs to be done, and point to the
'Karnhorn Menace' or some other made-up danger and say that no time can be lost, the
Andorian League--"
     "He'll make it a kingdom, not a league," Herlas put in.
     She nodded.  "That seems a logical step for him.  That Andoria needs a strong
hand on the reins now of all times.  None of the other 'lesser' rulers will do: the
Baron of Ardivent is too little known to the population as a whole, and he's an elf,
the leaders of the Clanholds are Aruaki, the Thane of Convincia is too old, the
Raltumans are out of the question since Aradi's defection--"
     "What about Emperor Alonj?" Orchid asked.
     "Easily discredited.  He used to seem half-mad, though he wasn't, and many
people will believe that he really is."  Fern snorted.  "His wife may have something
to say about that, true, but Alonj doesn't want to rule Andoria, and she may not push
him into something he doesn't want."
     "He's right about one thing," Lenpro said.  "Somebody has to take control."
     "Why?" Herlas asked.  "Why not go back to being independent units: Ardivent and
Fratsfa, the Clanholds, Convincia, and Raltumas.  It isn't like the League is some
ancient tradition, or the separate parts will turn on each other without the
framework of the League to make them work together."
     Lenpro and Fern spoke together:  "No."  Fern gestured for Lenpro to carry on
with the explanation.  "Only in a perfect world will people work together without
rules and leaders, and this is not a perfect world.  People--petty nobles, great
nobles, military leaders, wealthy merchants, ambitious priests--they'll see a power
vacuum and try to step in to fill it.  There will be fighting, and sooner or later a
union again.  We should bypass that if we can:  Better a bad ruler than no ruler."
     "Not always," Lady Fern said.

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 316): CONFIDENCE of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 634): STABLEBOY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 634): TYNE of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 619): HATE MY LIFE of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 623): WILD FIRE of DISASTER (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 619): RAVING LUNATIC of DARK FORCES (?, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 618): DEATH RATTLE of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 616): HIPS of HER BEST ASSETS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 580): TERILEE LINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 576): COUNTRY RHODES of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 567): BROTHER JEROME of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 264): NUMBSKULL of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 466): VALNAKORINE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 217): WITCH of DOGS OF WAR (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 519): SPAWN of CHECKMATE (The Storm Lord, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 316): Z GLADIATORS (Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 634): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 634): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 619): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 623): MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 619): DARK FORCES (?, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 618): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 615): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 580): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 576): THE STORM FRONT (The Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 566): SERPENT'S HOLD (Khisanth?, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 264): BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 466): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 217): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 519): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 315): CONSTERNATION of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 619): HERSHEL WILLIAMS of MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 622): LORMIN GARDE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 580): TERILEE LINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 575): STANLOY MEDAR of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 566): ANNA BEATRICE of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 264): NUMBSKULL of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
                            BRAIN TUMOR of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
                            PULLED HAMSTRING of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
                (turn 263): BEXLY of OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in ZORPUNT a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  And let's see, SERGEANT 5 fought 
PERSISTENT BEGGAR and gained 15 points and contributed to MEDAL OF HONOR Z3's 4-1-2.  
SERGEANT 3 has lost to CAPTURED ORC, falling 3 points, while helping make MEDAL OF 
HONOR Z3 a 4-1-2 turn.  Defending its title for another turn, WILD FIRE kept KRILL 
CAVALRY's warrior, TCHACK LOY, from claiming the throne.  By the way, was that our 
Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Welcome Wench?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  I also notice that the DISASTER stable was 
the most avoided team this turn.  Come on ZORPUNT, what are you afraid of?  And guess 
who avoided DISASTER stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was MEDAL OF HONOR Z3.  
Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was PIRATE'S COVE's warrior 
CAPTAIN BONES.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the Duelmaster!  Tsk, 
tsk, tsk.  GENERAL 3, does your manager know you're challenging down 16 points to 
fight CAPTAIN BONES from PIRATE'S COVE?  We're not surprised to hear that GENERAL 3 
overcame CAPTAIN BONES, but I bet it would be interesting to hear why MEDAL OF HONOR 
Z3 made such a challenge.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  TCHUMP LOY has departed ZORPUNT, leaving KRILL CAVALRY without their 7-23-0 
warrior.  Question, just what was his team doing at the taverns last night?  We'd 
like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who 
you are; and it's considered rude.   
     I like this place, ZORPUNT, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep 
your swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets 
to paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WILD FIRE 4880               11   0  2   127       DISASTER (497)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TCHACK LOY 4856              14  26  1    83       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 TWISTER 4888                  8   2  0    79       DISASTER (497)
 BUBBA LOY 4853               15  27  0    72       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EARTH QUAKE 4885              6   1  1    61       DISASTER (497)
 SERGEANT 4 4901               5   0  1    58       MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LISA ANN 4824                 2   0  1    33       MINGALOIDS (486)
 GENERAL 3 4905                3   0  0    32       MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)
 SERGEANT 3 4903               4   1  1    31       MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)
 COLIN POOLE 4893              5   2  0    26       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 SERGEANT 2 4900               4   1  2    26       MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOHAWK JOE 4896               2   4  0    16       PIRATE'S COVE (498)
 MUD SLIDE 4907                1   1  0    15       DISASTER (497)
 SERGEANT 5 4908               1   0  0    15       MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)
 CAPTAIN BONES 4898            2   4  0    10       PIRATE'S COVE (498)
 MORTIS THE FORSAKEN 4897      1   5  0     8       PIRATE'S COVE (498)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PERSISTENT BEGGA        0  0 0                      SERGEANT 2 4900       624  NONE
TCHUMP LOY 4871         7 24 0 KRILL CAVALRY 403    SERGEANT 4 4901       624   
SERGEANT 1 4902         3  1 0 MEDAL OF HONOR Z 499 EARTH QUAKE 4885      623   
LOKI 4895               1  1 0 PIRATE'S COVE 498    SERGEANT 2 4900       620  REVENGED
ODIN 4894               0  2 0 PIRATE'S COVE 498    SERGEANT 3 4903       620  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Wild Fire -- Wow, me in a title fight.  I'm all a-flutter. -- Tchack Loy

M. Chardinee is so totally not inspiring, I'm almost as wound up as Tchack. -- Bubba

I didn't find M. Chardinee a problem. -- Lormin Garde

Lormin -- Of course not, you're a Lord Protector.  We're just ordinary shmucks. --
Tchack and Bubba

Sergeant 4 -- AAAAAAH!  No, not an orc! -- Tchump Loy

Mortis the Forsaken -- Bit loaded there, aren't you?  Better get a mule to carry the
extra. -- Colin Poole

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GENERAL 3 devastated CAPTAIN BONES in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
WILD FIRE vanquished TCHACK LOY in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
TWISTER savagely defeated BUBBA LOY in a action packed 7 minute bloody fight.
SERGEANT 3 was bested by CAPTURED ORC in a exciting 1 minute novice's fight.
TCHUMP LOY was dealt death by SERGEANT 4 in a popular 1 minute bloody uneven brawl.
COLIN POOLE narrowly defeated MOHAWK JOE in a 2 minute brawl.
MORTIS THE FORSAKEN was handily defeated by MUD SLIDE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SERGEANT 2 slaughtered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven duel.
SERGEANT 5 vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        18 -   2 -  2      90  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    15 -   5 -  3      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   7 -  0      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   7 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  13 -  1      46  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   8 -  1      38  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY        5 -  17 -  0      23  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   5 -  0      17  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 624 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         2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       WILD FIRE 4880             11   0  2  127 DISASTER (497)
STRIKING ATTACK  TWISTER 4888                8   2  0   79 DISASTER (497)
BASHING ATTACK   SERGEANT 4 4901             5   0  1   58 MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TWISTER 4888.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was TWISTER 4888.  The ten other most popular fighters were SERGEANT 4 4901, GENERAL 
3 4905, COLIN POOLE 4893, MUD SLIDE 4907, BUBBA LOY 4853, SERGEANT 3 4903, MOHAWK JOE 
4896, SERGEANT 5 4908, WILD FIRE 4880, and TCHUMP LOY 4871.

The least popular fighter this week was MORTIS THE FORSAKEN 4897.  The other ten 
least popular fighters were TCHACK LOY 4856, CAPTAIN BONES 4898, SERGEANT 2 4900, 
TCHUMP LOY 4871, WILD FIRE 4880, SERGEANT 5 4908, MOHAWK JOE 4896, SERGEANT 3 4903, 
BUBBA LOY 4853, and MUD SLIDE 4907.