Date   : 10/13/2008    Duedate: 10/25/2008


DM-25    TURN-593

This Weeks Top Honors


(25-5381) [16-14-1,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FUNKY FOLK (469)               
(25-5404) [12-2-0,122]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

X. ROLPH TUPP                  TRELLIN XISS
THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)         THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
(25-5287) [20-32-0,92]         (25-5321) [21-22-0,96]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)      25
2. WE BEE BAD (130)             5      FUNKY FOLK (469)
3. GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)       0      Unchartered Team
4. FUNKY FOLK (469)           -35
                                       WORDS I CAN'T USE (466)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 FUNKY FOLK (469)         117 106 13 52.5   1/ 1 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)   10  4 1
 2/ 2 WE BEE BAD (130)          74  69  8 51.7   2/ 3 WE BEE BAD (130)          5  4 2
 3/ 3 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)   340 374 12 47.6   3/ 2 FUNKY FOLK (469)          5  5 0
 4- 4 GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)    42  74  2 36.2   4- 4 GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)    0  4 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 #15 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     Lenpro looked around at the misty vistas of the park, at the two weathered
benches, and then at Lady Fern.  "Here?"
     Fern sat on one of the benches and looked up at him.  "Of course, here.  Surely
you didn't expect the wife of Emperor Alonj to come to the Flower Shoppe?  The rumors
that would start--!  No, no, trust me, this is better."
     Lenpro shrugged.  She was probably right, but he didn't feel like admitting it
just then.  He looked around at what he could see of the park.  Lawns, flower beds,
trees and statuary set with equal care.  No people on this chilly morning.  No place
for eavesdroppers and spies to hide.  Okay, it was as safe a place to meet as they
were likely to find.  It was also early, and cold, and damp, and the bench was not
the most comfortable he'd ever sat on.
     Movement caught his eye.  A woman alone--no, not alone.  There was an older
woman with her, and two men, but they kept back a little.  Chaperon and guards.  The
woman was Fratsfan to all appearance, tall, blonde, and regal-looking.  Coming toward
them.  As she neared, he saw that she had slanted eyes, not in the elven fashion that
some Fratsfans did, but after the Adantri style.  And if he needed further
confirmation of her identity, she wore a sword as though she knew what to do with it.
She strode over to the benches, nodded once to Lady Fern, and faced Lenpro, saying
nothing but raising one eyebrow in question.
     Lenpro blinked, wondering how to start the discussion.  He hadn't expected it to
be this hard, and she wasn't being helpful here.  He took a deep breath.  "We need
Emperor Alonj to take over as head of the Andorian League," he said.
     "The king is dead, no heirs, and Alonj is best placed to step into the role."
     "No!  Alonj has no desire to govern more than he does now, and this is work
enough for any man.  Find someone else."
     "I truly believe there isn't anyone else who could do the job," Lady Fern said.
"Only Emperor Alonj has the legitimacy to avoid a civil war."
     The Empress Kitiara sighed and sat on the other bench.  "I know.  We can see the
situation as well as you do, I suppose, and we've talked about this.  And about
personal choices and public duties."
     "Then you can see the need," Lenpro said.  "Without a firm and accepted hand on
the reins, the Andorian League will fall apart."
     Kitiara looked at him for a moment.  "Is this bad?"
     Lenpro stared, shocked at the question.  This woman was from a highly placed
family in the Empire of Lirith Kai, and she could question the value of a unified
government?  "Of course it's bad!  Without the League--"  He groped for words.
     "War between Convincia and the Clanholds?" she suggested.  "Raltuman piractical
raids on Ardiventi shipping?"
     "War between the Delarquans and the Karnhorns, fought across Andorian lands,"
Lenpro countered.  "It's the united strength of the Laague that keeps them from
     "I could argue that," she said, "at least about the Delarquans.  But I suppose
this isn't the time for it."
     Lenpro bit back the argument he'd been about to start and nodded.  Later for
that.  "You said you'd discussed this with Emperor Alonj.  What conclusions did you
come to?  What are you--is he--prepared to do?"
     "For now, probably about what you want him to do," she said, grimacing.  "Take
over central authority in the Andorian lands for the duration of this emergency.  And
yes, we know that 'this emergency' is actually a complicated situation with may
different problems running together.  And immediately organize responsible people to
start considering ways to resolve the individual problems once things are
     "If he remains king of the League, that will solve the--"
     "No, it won't.  A king over the Andorian League is just a bandage over too many
cracks in the structure.  It needs to be FIXED," she said.
     "What cracks?"
     "Divisions and distrust between humans, elves, and Aruaki, for a start.  The
running sore of the Assassins' Guild.  The drain of too many of the best young people
through the arenas into death or the Isle--"
     "That one is beyond our fixing," Lady Fern said.  "As we've discussed before:
once the Gladiatorial Commission enters a country, it does not leave.  Let's focus on
things we CAN change."
     "Andor," Lenpro said.  "That's where we have to start."

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 301): ROCK GLAS HUT FUN of ORCISH IDIOMS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 603): ONEWOLF of WOLFBROTHERS (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 603): MINUTE MUN of ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 596): SERAPHIM of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 592): STAN DAUFF of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 589): SUZETTE CREPPAY of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 585): OZZIE CANSECO of THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 554): CHUCK ELVIS of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 545): RAMBLING OX of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 536): BIG DAVE DIODE of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 248): LEO of DARQUE AGES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 437): DIMAGGIO oF 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 202): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (Manager, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 488): VISION of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 301): SMITHSONIAM (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 603): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 603): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 596): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 592): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 592): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 589): MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 585): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 554): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 545): THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 536): ODDS BODKINS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 248): ZERO (Ice Man, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 437): 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 202): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 488): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 603): LRB of NO-HALF STEPPING (Wali Kharif, mgr.)
              (turn 602): WESTON of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 588): DRALION of MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 545): RAMBLING OX of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 536): GODZILLA of THE BEARS II (Papa Bear, mgr.)
                 (turn 535): DECEPTIVE DELILA of THE ZEN ZONE (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 248): LEO of DARQUE AGES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                            PAINFUL PEONY of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 437): DIMAGGIO oF 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 201): BENITO CHATTE of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for WORKER BEE, who flew up 5 points in the rankings after mashing HAPPY 
PEASANT like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the 
top ten was BEE BEE KING, who dropped 1 points after a disappointing (to say the 
least) bout with GRIFLET IRVEL.  Unlike most arenas, STAN DAUFF managed to get his 
challenge off against the 15-14-1 ELINDOR IMARDA.  It's a proud day for the THE 
MIDDLE WAY 4 stable, as their warrior, ELINDOR IMARDA, ascended the Duelmaster's 
throne.  Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Did you hear that THE MIDDLE WAY 4 was most 
avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal hygiene of THE MIDDLE WAY 4's 
warriors, I'm not surprised!  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling your 
rasberries, cause FUNKY FOLK beats feet every time THE MIDDLE WAY 4 smiles at them.  
Try farming, eh?  Well just about everybody wants a piece of X. ROLPH TUPP, who was 
this week's most challenged warrior.  Can any one out there say 'weasel'?  Oh well, 
just saying PHIL ANDERER will do.  He challenged 22 points down to trash X. ROLPH 
TUPP.  Definition of petty:  PHIL ANDERER subdued X. ROLPH TUPP, a mismatch of 22 
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Here's some advice:  warriors with little wit and will may 
encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Okay, so I may not be the world's best comedian, 
but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  And remember, you can pick your 
friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've heard that one already!-- The 
Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELINDOR IMARDA 5381          16  14  1   112       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PHIL ANDERER 5404            12   2  0   122       FUNKY FOLK (469)
 TRELLIN XISS 5321            21  22  0    96       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 X. ROLPH TUPP 5287           20  32  0    92       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STAN DAUFF 5323              15   4  1    87       FUNKY FOLK (469)
-MISS SCARLET 5413            14  14  1    83       GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WORKER BEE 4212              11   3  2    63       WE BEE BAD (130)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRIFLET IRVEL 5457            4   0  1    45       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
-COL. MUSTARD 5411             8  17  0    41       GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEE BEE KING 4211             5   8  0    31       WE BEE BAD (130)
 STEVIE BEE 4213               7   6  0    27       WE BEE BAD (130)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
HAPPY PEASANT           0  0 0                      WORKER BEE 4212       593  NONE
MARI GOLD 5456          0  1 0 FUNKY FOLK 469       DARK CHAMPION         593  NONE
HOLMER KEYES 5443       4  6 0 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 464 WORKER BEE 4212       592   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Stan Dauff -- Agh, you!  Ptui. -- X. Rolph Tupp

Veteran Mercenary?  That's it, just a Veteran Mercenary? -- Trellin Xiss

M. Chardinee.  He's a nice enough guy after hours, I guess. -- Elindor Imarda

Bee Bee King -- Stick to music, you're good at that. -- Griflet Irvel

Worker Bee -- Damn. -- Ghost of Homer Keyes

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MARI GOLD was dealt death by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
STAN DAUFF was devastated by ELINDOR IMARDA in a 1 minute Challenge Title duel.
PHIL ANDERER handily defeated X. ROLPH TUPP in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
TRELLIN XISS won victory over KUNG-FU MASTER in a popular 3 minute mismatched brawl.
WORKER BEE murdered HAPPY PEASANT in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
GRIFLET IRVEL won victory over BEE BEE KING in a 1 minute fight.
STEVIE BEE was viciously subdued by THE HONEST MERCHANT in a dull 16 minute fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   1 -  1      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  10 -  3      62  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   5 -  1      62  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   7 -  1      59  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  18 -  0      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        10 -  11 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  18 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 593 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    ELINDOR IMARDA 5381        16  14  1  112 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
LUNGING ATTACK   PHIL ANDERER 5404          12   2  0  122 FUNKY FOLK (469)
STRIKING ATTACK  WORKER BEE 4212            11   3  2   63 WE BEE BAD (130)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is X. ROLPH TUPP 5287.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MARI GOLD 5456.  The ten other most popular fighters were TRELLIN XISS 5321, 
KING 4211, STAN DAUFF 5323, X. ROLPH TUPP 5287, STEVIE BEE 4213, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was STEVIE BEE 4213.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were X. ROLPH TUPP 5287, STAN DAUFF 5323, BEE BEE KING 4211, WORKER BEE 
MARI GOLD 5456, and  0.