Date   : 07/26/2004    Duedate: 08/07/2004


DM-25    TURN-483

This Weeks Top Honors


(25-4967) [12-3-1,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

(25-4967) [12-3-1,107]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

(25-4968) [12-2-0,91]          (25-4968) [12-2-0,91]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PRIMATES-R-US (389)         25
3. SPONGMONKEYS (467)          11      Unchartered Team
4. CHAUCERS WORDS (452)         2
5. THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)      -5      SOMETHING FISHY (129)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)  28  12  3 70.0   1/ 2 PRIMATES-R-US (389)       8  2 0
 2/ 2 CHAUCERS WORDS (452)      82  45  2 64.6   2/ 1 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    6  9 0
 3/ 3 SPONGMONKEYS (467)         9   6  2 60.0   3/ 3 CHAUCERS WORDS (452)      4  5 0
 4/ 4 PRIMATES-R-US (389)      112  84  4 57.1   4/ 4 THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)  3  0 0
 5/ 5 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)   100  84  4 54.3   5/ 5 SPONGMONKEYS (467)        2  1 1

    '*'   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[ Out of the Past #9 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +
                                   Andorian Edition

Aruak City:

     If Segallion and Nila were under the control of the spell or spellcaster who had
seized her mirror, then they had to be stopped.  Without needless injury--they had
not chosen to do Khaldren's will, after all.  But her own mind, though free from
outside control, was weary and slow.  She was fumbling as badly with her spells as
Segallion was with his sword.  There wasn't going to be TIME for her stop him gently.
A word of Command formed on her lips.
     The warrior staggered into her so that they both fell in a tangle of flailing
limbs.  And his sword struck the blood-faced mirror, splitting the frame and
shattering the glass.
     The glass exploded away from the mirror stand, bloody shards flying outward on a
wave of sound so shrill as to be barely audible.  If Adie, Segallion, and Nila had
not all been on the floor, they might have been badly injured, even killed.  Was it
chance that they were all below the deadly glass?  Adie thought not.  They were each
worshippers of the sun in their different ways, and she suspected the hand of the god
in their survival.
     Rolling away from Segallion, Adie sat up, brushing at her hair and her robe
absently.  When the mirror broke, she had felt a shadow lifting; that was the first
she had known that there was a level to the enemy spell below the obvious.  She
shivered.  She hadn't even suspected that deeper spell, and it could have done...
anything, it had taken her so completely by surprise.  But she would not be surprised
a second time.

On the road from Ardivent:

     "Health, humility, and honor will not solve all problems," Master Cho said
flatly.  He had rejected the idea of hiring a horse and was making surprisingly good
time for an elderly-looking man on foot.  "You know that as well as I do, Fandil!
Sometimes you need cunning, as well, and a willingness to take losses."
     "I know that."  Fandil the Wise sounded testy, and in truth he was very
irritated.  On the most immediate level, by Cho's present attitude and by the ease
with which the Adantri kept up with Fandil's horse.  "But young Adeolar is not a loss
I'm prepared to accept."
     "Of course not, or why would we be rushing toward Aruak City instead of sitting
at home with beer?"  Cho squinted at the forest on their right.  There was a bad
feeling to it today.  Most of the land that lay between the environs of Ardivent and
the beginning of the Aruaki lands was forested.  Despite the hunger for agricultural
land in Andoria, no one had made an attempt to clear this forest and put the land
under the plow.  Nobody offered reasons, it was just "not done."  It didn't take a
master of the subtle arts to figure it out, though.
     The forest was haunted.
     Through a sweep of land twenty miles wide stretching from near Lyratilan to near
Mordant, the forest concealed a scattering of ruins.  Not the Van ruins of northern
Andoria, or not entirely--who could know for sure at this late date?  The ancient
city of Celestinvael was the best known in modern times, but there were other things
hidden by those dark and tangled trees.  Maybe worse things.  Things that might be
wakened by the same spell that was stirring Celestinvael.
     It was not a situation to make an old man sleep soundly at night.
     "I just hope we're in TIME to help Adeolar," Cho muttered.
     "She's strong and skilled," Fandil protested.  "Our fears may be completely
     "So you'll back Adeolar's young strength and skill against Khaldren's ages of
experience and cunning?  I hope you're right, because at our best pace," he glanced
scornfully at Fandil's horse, "and with no problems, it'll take us two more days to
get to Aruak City."


     Shania Silverstar did her best to be patient, but it seemed to be taking Ashon
Chang so LONG to negotiate with the ship captain!  She glanced around at her
companions, wondering if she could have organized her resources better for this
frantic rush back to Alastari.  No, probably not.
     Vurand and Jammies were keeping both eyes on Herlas; the Fratsfan mage hadn't
given them any trouble...yet, but he might.  He would, when he thought he had a
chance to win.  Werre was organizing their luggage and supplies (desperately slim
now) as fast as they were off-loaded from the mules.  Zakar...she didn't know what
Zakar was doing, and she wasn't sure she wanted to.  He was on their side, more or
less, but...today had seemed to be a "less" day.  And Rughal was at her side,
supporting her as weariness ate at her bones.
     Ashon Chang was gesturing them forward to the ship.  Before Shania could gather
her strength to walk, Rughal lifted her and carried her down the dock.  "It is
agreed," Ashon Chang said.  "This man, Kaldinar, will sail us across the Trier to

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 246): GOLDENEYE of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 493): CHERRY CHEETAH of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 493): ZERO THE HERO of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 486): ILSA SHE-WOLF of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 482): CROCONAW of WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 482): MONKEY WRENCH of PRIMATES-R-US (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 483): NICKEL of ERRATUM (JE, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 478): DARK CHOCOLATE of RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 444): LEADFOOT of TACO GODS (The Oracle, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 437): MARS of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 431): SILVER FURY of CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 193): MUTILATE of ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 LOOPHOLES (turn 342): LACHES of LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 331): SEXTANT of SAILS OF CHARON (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 148): CHEROKEE of CHIEFS' ELITE (Matrix, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 246): PHOENIX FIRE (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 493): THE BLUES (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 493): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 486): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 482): WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 482): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 483): WARCKERS (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 478): RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 444): BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 437): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 431): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 193): ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 LOOPHOLES (turn 342): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 331): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 148): CHIEFS' ELITE (Matrix, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 379): RISEN FROM THE DEAD, etc. (LHI, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 245): MISS STEP of LADIES IN WAITING (Crip, mgr.)
                           GREY FOX of A.K.A. (?, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 493): NIXIE SEASPRITE of SCARLET KNIGHTS (Talon Warsmith)
                   (turn 492): BARK of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 482): CROCONAW of WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 483): AMEE of HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 431): BERKE of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Oh, oh, not sure if I will be around to defend this title or not, as the Graceland
FtF, where I did not show very well, has thrown our manager's schedule into disarray,
but I am hoping to fight through the controversy that is trying to throw a wrench
into the works.  Many thanks to Squyer for allowing me to be here, couldn't have done
it without you.   Most impressive thing last turn was seeing his stablemate Honour
hold out for so long playing around with Jungle Jim, before eventually getting bored
and falling asleep.

Monkey Wrench

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt LYRATILAN will ever be the same.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as THE MIDDLE WAY 4 is pushed out of top team by PRIMATES-R-US, who came 
from 2nd with a 3-0-0 this turn.  And let's see, ABTER ERDIN fought HAPPY PEASANT and 
gained 15 points and contributed to THE MIDDLE WAY 4's 1-4-0.  CALLI GEIER has lost 
to TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE, falling 9 points, while helping make THE MIDDLE WAY 4 a 1-4-0 
turn.  Due to his absence and inability to defend the throne, MONKEY WRENCH has lost 
the title of Duelmaster.  We should ask STAYED HOME about the thrill of victory, and 
what being the new Duelmaster does for a warrior, he's now the one to ask.  Tell me, 
is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The Piper's Rest 
uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  I also notice that the CHAUCERS WORDS stable was the most 
avoided team this turn.  Come on LYRATILAN, what are you afraid of?  And guess who 
avoided CHAUCERS WORDS stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was PRIMATES-R-US.  
Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that HONOUR from CHAUCERS WORDS was 
LYRATILAN's most challenged warrior this turn.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  PARDIS RAEN has departed LYRATILAN, leaving THE MIDDLE WAY 4 without 
their 4-4-0 warrior.  Question, just what was his team doing at the taverns last 
night?  Is it really true that LYRATILAN has more dishwashers per capita that 
fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     I like this place, LYRATILAN, 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 you see my quill in 
LYRATILAN again, farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STAYED HOME 4967             12   3  1   107       THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MONKEY DO 4152               19  18  0   127       PRIMATES-R-US (389)
-MONKEY WRENCH 4442           13   4  0   120       PRIMATES-R-US (389)
 FELAWESHIPE 4968             12   2  0    91       CHAUCERS WORDS (452)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SQUYER 4871                  17  12  0    87       CHAUCERS WORDS (452)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JUNGLE JIM 4713              11   3  0    66       PRIMATES-R-US (389)
 BRON CHOLLU 4988             14  19  0    61       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRAPE APE 4949                7   5  0    56       PRIMATES-R-US (389)
 WE LIKE THE MOON 5013         6   5  1    49       SPONGMONKEYS (467)
 HONOUR 5002                   8   6  0    43       CHAUCERS WORDS (452)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ABTER ERDIN 5024              4   0  0    43       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MONKEY SUIT 4992              3   0  0    33       PRIMATES-R-US (389)
 VELOND WOK 5006               7   5  0    26       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TOASTY 5015                   1   0  0    15       SPONGMONKEYS (467)
-ZEPPELIN 5014                 1   0  1    14       SPONGMONKEYS (467)
-PEPPER BAAAR! 5016            1   0  0    13       SPONGMONKEYS (467)
 CALLI GEIER 5023              2   3  0     9       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
-PUFFIN 5012                   0   1  0     1       SPONGMONKEYS (467)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PARDIS RAEN 5017       4  5 0 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 464  WE LIKE THE MOON 5013 483         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Stayed Home -- (bitterly)  I wish you had! -- Bron Chollu

Grape Ape -- It's your id number, the double forty-nine.  It means to strike it
golden but more so, and it's a mean, nasty trick! -- Pardis Raen
P.S.  That IS why you won, isn't it?

We Like The Moon -- Well, I DON'T.  I should have WON that fight, and I would have
won it if you'd been paying attention to the cue cards! -- Velond Wok

Hmm, the Polite Beggar is a werewolf.  I wonder if he's the one people are referring
to when they talk about "a wolf at the door"? -- Abter Erdin

If that's the wolf-at-the-door that everyone worries about, they can stop worrying.
He's lapdog. -- Calli Geier

Stayed Home -- Well, I do hope you did well at the tourney, didn't get killed, and
end up so far above me that encounters are social only. -- Bron Chollu

Stayed Home -- We all hope your luck was good, and not the rather grudging hope that
Bron stated, either. -- the rest of the Middle Way

17 July 2004
I am currently trying to put together a favorites chart for AD warriors.  I
desperately need help with this.  What I need are style, favorite rhythm (ex.:
hi/low), favorite weapons, and tactics.  What would be great is if you could send me
a copy of the invite with the warrior's name, id#, and arena blacked out.  This way,
I can verify that this is an actual warrior.  Minis will work, too!

For those interested, I have both a challenge style vs. style and a match-up style
vs. style chart.  There's about 250 fights calculated in these charts, and I'll be
happy to send a copy to anyone who asks.  You can contact me (if you're a free world
player) at: Rick Stringer, Merit/East, SCI, P.O. Box 500, Georgetown, DE 19947-0500.
If you're in prison, just send a diplo to:  Baphomet, Mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM
#47--North Fork.  (I also have a lot of other charts and info for anyone who wants
it.)  Thanks!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JUNGLE JIM bested BRON CHOLLU in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
GRAPE APE bested HONOUR in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
MONKEY SUIT subdued VELOND WOK in a 2 minute brutal Challenge melee.
STAYED HOME overpowered SQUYER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched Title duel.
FELAWESHIPE savagely defeated NOBLE ASSASSIN in a exciting 2 minute bloody fight.
WE LIKE THE MOON butchered PARDIS RAEN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ABTER ERDIN devastated HAPPY PEASANT in a 1 minute mismatched match.
CALLI GEIER was handily defeated by TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE 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|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   2 -  0      85  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -   7 -  2      65  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  15 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 483 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     3 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    STAYED HOME 4967           12   3  1  107 THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)
STRIKING ATTACK  FELAWESHIPE 4968           12   2  0   91 CHAUCERS WORDS (452)
AIMED BLOW       SQUYER 4871                17  12  0   87 CHAUCERS WORDS (452)
TOTAL PARRY      JUNGLE JIM 4713            11   3  0   66 PRIMATES-R-US (389)
LUNGING ATTACK   GRAPE APE 4949              7   5  0   56 PRIMATES-R-US (389)
PARRY-LUNGE      HONOUR 5002                 8   6  0   43 CHAUCERS WORDS (452)
BASHING ATTACK   ABTER ERDIN 5024            4   0  0   43 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FELAWESHIPE 4968.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was FELAWESHIPE 4968.  The ten other most popular fighters were BRON CHOLLU 
THE MOON 5013, SQUYER 4871, JUNGLE JIM 4713, HONOUR 5002, and VELOND WOK 5006.

The least popular fighter this week was CALLI GEIER 5023.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were PARDIS RAEN 5017, VELOND WOK 5006, HONOUR 5002, JUNGLE JIM 
HOME 4967, and MONKEY SUIT 4992.