Date   : 01/14/2010    Duedate: 01/27/2010


DM-24    TURN-626

This Weeks Top Honors


(24-4880) [13-0-3,141]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WILD FIRE                      SERGEANT 4
DISASTER (497)                 MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)
(24-4880) [13-0-3,141]         (24-4901) [6-1-1,59]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KRILL CAVALRY (403)            PIRATE'S COVE (498)
(24-4856) [15-27-1,86]         (24-4897) [2-6-0,19]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DISASTER (497)              23
2. MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)     14      DISASTER (497)
3. PIRATE'S COVE (498)         11      Unchartered Team
4. KRILL CAVALRY (403)        -12
                                       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)   28   5  4 84.8   1/ 1*MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)  12  3 2
 2/ 2 DISASTER (497)            41  17  5 70.7   2/ 2 DISASTER (497)            8  1 1
 3/ 3 KRILL CAVALRY (403)      752 762 22 49.7   3/ 3 KRILL CAVALRY (403)       3 10 0
 4/ 4*PIRATE'S COVE (498)        7  21  0 25.0   4/ 4*PIRATE'S COVE (498)       1  8 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 #42 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

In the mountains west of Fratsfa:

     Elosjon had almost all his attention on the spell he was using.  A little on the
bear-golem itself, too, but spells had to be watched closely or they ran away from
you and did things you didn't expect.  And he didn't have to worry about secondary
attacks, not with someone like Fandil to watch his back.  That was just amazing--
Fandil, who had a high reputation among the experienced magicians of the Andorian
League, was watching HIS back!  If he survived, he'd have something really impressive
to tell his friends.  But that was for later; for now, he had to hold his ball of
lightning steady as it flew into the arms of the bear-golem.  It was getting a little
loose, trying to unravel.  He remembered his instructor warning him about that:
warning him that lightning didn't really want to form a ball, so he was going to have
to hold it together with his own will.  He could do that... if his attention didn't
stray.  He tightened it up and resisted the temptation to push it a little faster.
"Speed is the enemy of coherence in a lightning spell," his instructor had said.
Move it too fast and it would come apart.
                         *****   ***   *****   ***   *****
     Fandil watched the youngster for a moment and then nodded.  Elosjon lacked
experience, but his instincts and training were good.  If he survived this
expedition, he would be a fine magician, someday.  One to be reckoned with.  And for
the matter in hand, he was doing very well.  The boy could be left to it while he
himself did other things.
     Such as watched for other guards.  True, he had said this bear-golem had been
made almost casually to frighten away ordinary people.  He believed that.  But he
also believed that there would be at least one genuine, dangerous watchdog.  Maybe a
real demon, maybe a more carefully-made golem--
     A sudden scent of sulfur-and-something announced the arrival of the real guard.
Fandil scanned the hillside quickly and saw it condense out of a drift of mist or
smoke.  A true demon--it had the classic markers: red skin, hooves, horns, tail,
wings, nasty disposition.  Not an impressive demon, probably one of the lowest rank.
But still, a demon, and even the least of them required careful handling.
     Try simple things first.  He had dealt with true demons before and knew the
drill.  First a spell of banishment, with a little extra magical muscle behind it.
It... twitched.  Twitched?  Fandil's mustache bristled.  The demon should have
vanished in a cloud of saffron smoke!
     He took a deep breath and coughed a little at the sulfur fumes.  Not just as
simple as it looked, then.  Well, he could STILL handle it.  Fandil narrowed his eyes
and traced out the patterns, the ripples, in the Arcanum that had resulted from the
encounter between demon and spell.  Odd.  A flat in the key of aleph, a kink in
gimel, and... a medusa-knot in the tertiary subtext?  That should not be possible.
Medusa-knots were totally incompatible with the key of aleph.  No one but a Chaos-
mage would even attempt--
     Fandil's mind stumbled.  A Chaos-mage.  He had been worried about one earlier,
but he'd let that concern lapse.  Big mistake.  Maybe very big mistake, if this semi-
demon was alert and skillful enough to grasp him through center of the medusa-knot.
No time to try to close it now, even if he could.  The important thing was to get OUT
of the key of aleph before--  No.  He brought his unruly thoughts under control.
Don't even think about what could be done against him, because a truly skilled
opponent could pluck that right out of his mind.  More than one mage had defeated
himself that way.
     Key of epsilon, that's what he wanted.  Seven right-hand sharps and a tremolo.
Twist of lemon if there's time... yes!  There came the counter through the medusa-
knot:  the three-legged asp.  It rammed into the epsilon shield, was shredded,
twisted, and sent back.  Strong, though.  Even stopping it depleted his energies.
     The demon's form shifted, flowing through a truly disgusting ape into something
unearthly but compellingly female.  Fandil took refuge in humor, which no demon
understood:  What would his sister Fern call this?  A Calamitous Calla?  The shape
wobbled and fell in on itself.


     "Okay," Lenpro said, "not better a bad ruler than none.  How do you propose to
make sure we get a good ruler, though?  Or even tell if someone will make a good
ruler or not?"
     "Emperor Alonj of Fratsfa--"
     "Will not be acceptable to most people, because they believe he's either crazy
or a half-wit."
     "He is NOT crazy or a half-wit," Fern answered.  "And he has one thing that
others don't: legitimacy.  It would be legitimate for Alonj to govern the whole
     "But he doesn't want to," Sizzling Sunflower protested.  "We've all heard that."
     "And sometimes we have to do things we don't want to," her teammate Outcast
Orchid said.  "We've all heard that, too.  If Emperor Alonj can hold off whatever
this Korneth is trying to do until Andoria finds its feet, well, I figure he's got a
     Sunflower ignored that.  Pointedly.  "And if Emperor Alonj doesn't want to do
something, his wife will back him up," she went on.
     "Unless she sees it as his duty," Orchid said.  "Very strong on duty, Empress

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

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 317): CONFIDENCE of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 636): GREEN THUMB of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 636): HELENA of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 621): JILLIAN NORMAN of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 625): WILD FIRE of DISASTER (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 621): AIKIDO of DARK FORCES (The Walkin' Dude, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 620): DEATH RATTLE of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 618): SPUD of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 582): CORBIE LEK of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 578): THE WAIT of THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 569): SIS of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 265): NOT SO HOT of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 468): VALNAKORINE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 218): WITCH of DOGS OF WAR (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 521): SHERRI of SUPERIOR FORCES 3201 (Manager, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 317): Z GLADIATORS (Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 636): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 636): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 621): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 625): MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 621): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 620): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 618): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 582): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 578): THE STORM FRONT (The Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 568): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 265): BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 468): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 218): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 521): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 636): HELENA of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
              (turn 635): TYNE of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 620): RAVING LUNATIC of DARK FORCES (The Walkin' Dude, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 619): SHORT ORDER JOE of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 618): HERSHEL WILLIAMS of MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 581): CALHOUN DEANE of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 568): BINKLY of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, 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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to ZORPUNT once again!  What's with MUD SLIDE?  He actually beat 
KRILL CAVALRY's COLIN POOLE, and walked away with 11 more points from the fight.  
Major screwup at KRILL CAVALRY.  MODESTA STONE lost 6 points to MORTIS THE FORSAKEN.  
Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe MODESTA STONE will provide more easy wins...  
TCHACK LOY was reminded on the sands why WILD FIRE is Duelmaster.  Advice to fighters 
with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  How well I know the feeling 
of being the most challenged warrior, COLIN POOLE!  Don't make idle boasts, they may 
come back to haunt you.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Let's see...  Uh, looks like MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 has 
one week left to revenge SERGEANT 1's death.  But EARTH QUAKE tells me he's not 
losing any sleep.  Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting younger every day?  
To die so young, so gloriously!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
Are you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm 
writing it before you read it.  Oh, well.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now. 
Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WILD FIRE 4880               13   0  3   141       DISASTER (497)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TCHACK LOY 4856              15  27  1    86       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
-TWISTER 4888                  8   2  0    79       DISASTER (497)
 EARTH QUAKE 4885              7   2  1    68       DISASTER (497)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT 4 4901               6   1  1    59       MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT 3 4903               6   1  1    37       MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)
 SERGEANT 2 4900               6   1  2    35       MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)
 GENERAL 3 4905                4   1  0    34       MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MUD SLIDE 4907                3   1  0    33       DISASTER (497)
-LISA ANN 4824                 2   0  1    33       MINGALOIDS (486)
 SERGEANT 5 4908               3   0  0    26       MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COLIN POOLE 4893              5   4  0    19       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 MORTIS THE FORSAKEN 4897      2   6  0    19       PIRATE'S COVE (498)
 MOHAWK JOE 4896               2   6  0    18       PIRATE'S COVE (498)
 CAPTAIN BONES 4898            2   6  0    12       PIRATE'S COVE (498)
 MODESTA STONE 4910            1   1  0     7       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 MELWODE STONE 4909            0   2  0     2       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BUBBA LOY 4853         15 28 0 KRILL CAVALRY 403    WILD FIRE 4880        625   
TCHUMP LOY 4871         7 24 0 KRILL CAVALRY 403    SERGEANT 4 4901       624  REVENGED
SERGEANT 1 4902         3  1 0 MEDAL OF HONOR Z 499 EARTH QUAKE 4885      623   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Wild Fire -- Ouch.  Scorched me a good one there. -- Ghost of Bubba Loy

Sergeant 4 -- There's no end to you guys, is there? -- Tchack Loy

Sergeant 2 -- I suppose I deserved that loss for breaking down laughing in the middle
of the fight.  But it was just one of those things:  the concept of a dwarf over six
feet tall.  Gods, what is the Commission THINKING when they make those attributions?
-- Colin Poole

Sergeant 5 -- I don't have time to comment on that fight, because I'm too annoyed
with the Commission over the race thing.  Sure, your teammate getting called a dwarf
at his height is annoying, but they've got ME down as a golem, and I know darned well
I'm not.  My mother would have warned me. -- Melwode Stone

This "Mordant Deserter" is a bit of a joke, isn't he? -- Modesta Stone

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MUD SLIDE devastated COLIN POOLE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
WILD FIRE vanquished TCHACK LOY in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
EARTH QUAKE demolished GENERAL 3 in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SERGEANT 4 devastated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
SERGEANT 2 defeated MOHAWK JOE in a 1 minute match.
SERGEANT 3 devastated CAPTAIN BONES in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
MORTIS THE FORSAKEN narrowly defeated MODESTA STONE in a 3 minute brutal struggle.
SERGEANT 5 devastated MELWODE STONE in a 1 minute one-sided competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    18 -   5 -  3      78  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        17 -   5 -  2      77  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -   9 -  1      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   9 -  1      44  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   7 -  1      36  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        4 -  15 -  0      21  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 626 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     1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       WILD FIRE 4880             13   0  3  141 DISASTER (497)
SLASHING ATTACK  EARTH QUAKE 4885            7   2  1   68 DISASTER (497)
BASHING ATTACK   SERGEANT 4 4901             6   1  1   59 MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)
LUNGING ATTACK   SERGEANT 3 4903             6   1  1   37 MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
The overall popularity leader is TCHACK LOY 4856.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MORTIS THE FORSAKEN 4897.  The ten other most popular fighters were MODESTA STONE 
4910, WILD FIRE 4880, SERGEANT 4 4901, SERGEANT 2 4900, SERGEANT 3 4903, SERGEANT 5 
4908, MUD SLIDE 4907, EARTH QUAKE 4885, MOHAWK JOE 4896, and MELWODE STONE 4909.

The least popular fighter this week was CAPTAIN BONES 4898.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GENERAL 3 4905, TCHACK LOY 4856, COLIN POOLE 4893, MELWODE 
STONE 4909, MOHAWK JOE 4896, EARTH QUAKE 4885, MUD SLIDE 4907, SERGEANT 5 4908, 
SERGEANT 3 4903, and SERGEANT 2 4900.