Date   : 02/16/2009    Duedate: 02/28/2009


DM-25    TURN-602

This Weeks Top Honors


(25-5413) [17-20-1,123]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)         
(25-5413) [17-20-1,123]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MISS SCARLET                   SAML ULRON
GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)         THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
(25-5413) [17-20-1,123]        (25-5468) [5-1-0,52]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FUNKY FOLK (469)            42
2. THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)      18      FUNKY FOLK (469)
3. GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)      10      Unchartered Team
4. WE BEE BAD (130)             0
                                       DINO DUDES (326)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 FUNKY FOLK (469)         132 115 15 53.4   1/ 1 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    7  7 0
 2- 2 WE BEE BAD (130)          79  77  8 50.6   2/ 4 FUNKY FOLK (469)          5  3 1
 3/ 3 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)   367 391 12 48.4   3/ 2 GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)    3  3 0
 4/ 4 GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)    46  88  2 34.3   4- 3 WE BEE BAD (130)          2  2 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 #23 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     Lenpro looked at the mob in frustration.  It had surged in on the Karnhorn-
looking heckler, so that he and Sunflower were now on the outskirts.  And from the
sound of it, injury was being done, to the heckler for a start, and probably to
others.  His first impulse was to leap into the thick of it and try to stop things,
but that would be folly.  A magician who knew just what to do might stop this many-
headed beast, but nobody else was likely to.  He wasn't going to waste time trying.
     "Can you find which way the kidnapped women were taken?" he asked Sunflower.
     Sunflower jerked her wide-eyed attention away from the swirling violence and
nodded.  "Yes."  She took a deep breath.  Violence in the arena, planned and agreed
to, or even violence in an alley, one-on-one, were things she understood and
accepted.  This was different, and in ways she couldn't articulate yet.  But two
young women kidnapped was something she could get her mind around.  "He... he told
me.  That man.  When I first heard about the kidnapping, he told me the, well, he
said Aruaki--werecats, anyway--he said they went toward the Old Ruins."
     No point in cursing the facts, but Lenpro wasn't happy about it.  The Old Ruins
was the oldest part of the city, long deserted and little more than a maze of rubble.
Even vagrants didn't go there in search of shelter, they went to the New Ruins, or to
slums like this one.  The Old Ruins dated back before the last Chaos War, and they
were said to be contaminated with magic-gone-bad, and haunted by vicious ghosts and
other monsters.
     "Then we'd better go that way," Lenpro said.  "Someone else may have noticed 
something between here and there."
     "Are we just going to leave this?"  Sunflower waved a hand at the packed crowd
from which shouts, screams, and the too-familiar sounds of violence were rising.
     "We have to, child.  There's nothing we can do here to make any kind of
difference, and we'd get ourselves killed if we tried."
     "But it's wrong to do nothing!"
     "Yes, but it would be wrong to throw our lives away, too.  Sometimes choices are
hard, and there's no right answer."  Lenpro started walking.
     She hurried to keep up with him.  "I don't like it."  Took a deep breath.  "I
guess I have to live with it anyway, don't I?"

     Fandil frowned at the young magician facing him.  He was a Fratsfan, tall, slim,
blond, a bit of a dandy in his dress, but also very earnest.  "I... we felt your
probing, sir, just before the blast and wondered whether, well--"
     "The 'blast' as you call it," Fandil said, "what do you make of that?"
     The young man shrugged and looked uncomfortable.  "I... we aren't sure what to
'make' of it," he said.  "We have debated it often--this wasn't the first.  There
were two previous blasts much like it.  Some believe it to be an attack, although
they disagree as to who is being attacked.  Others claim it's purely defensive,
although defensive against what we don't know."
     Fandil sighed.  He had almost hoped this young man would be unimportant.  Not a
complication.  But the fellow clearly had useful data, at the least.  "This 'we' you
refer to...?"
     The young magician pulled himself up straighter and taller.  "The Graduating
Class of 523 from the Frafrejan Academy of the Magical Arts!  Ah, sir.  There are six
of us now--since Larsenjo died.  The first blast caught him wide open.  His head
exploded."  He swallowed a couple of times.  "I was there.  It was really horrible."
     And startling, as well, Fandil thought.  A most unlikely result of such a spell.
But there were aspects of that spell or blast which, looking back, he realized were
definitely not normal.  Ah, make that, not in the commonly established mode of
magical practice.
     "So, you have discussed and debated this matter," Fandil said.  "Have you done
any research on it, reached any conclusions?  By the way, what's your name?"
     "Elosjon, sir.  We, um, we didn't like to do any probing right after that first
blast.  Because of what happened to Larsenjo.  But after a little while, we did try
to backtrack the traces.  It wouldn't have worked at all except for the, I don't know
what to call it, the different flavor?  Of the magic in the blast."
     "And what did you find?"  Why had nobody taught this young man to make a proper
report?  It was like pulling teeth to get information out of him.
     "We did finally narrow down the origin point for it," Elosjon said.  "It comes
to Fratsfa from the west, from the northern end of the Daggerspines."
     "Do you blame it on the Aruaki, then?"
     The young mage sighed.  "We wanted to, we really did.  They're so untrustworthy
it just seemed natural that it might be them.  But it isn't.  At least, we're pretty
sure it isn't.  Not the Clanholds territory, anyway.  It seems to be coming from
around Mountain Home somewhere."
     "Didn't there used to be some kind of independent duchy around Mountain Home?"
Lady Fern asked.  "I seem to remember hearing that the last duke fought the formation
of the Andorian League bitterly, and lost, leaving the line vacant."
     "I don't know about the title," Elosjon said, "but there was a son, very young
then, and he'd only be just beginning to be old if he's still alive.  They were pure
Fratsfan, and naturally long-lived.  My grandfather told me about him.  The boy went
off somewhere to study magic and nothing's been heard about him since."
     "Meaning there could be a fully mature magician in Mountain Home who might be
holding a grudge against the Andorian League," Fandil said.  "An unpleasant thought,
but still, valuable information.  I was going to go to Andor, but perhaps I should go
to Mountain Home first...."

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

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 305): CONCUSSION of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 612): LITTLE BIG MUN of ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 605): ELLIRN KOUL of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 602): TCHENI LOY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 601): MISS SCARLET of GOTTA GET A CLUE (?, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 598): KNEE BREAKER of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 594): LITTLE ROCKY of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 564): GRUNT 5 of MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 555): RAISE THE ABYSS of THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 546): TANK of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 253): PULLED HAMSTRING of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 445): BILLY JOHNSON of 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.0
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 206): DORINE EAGEL of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 468): MAXIMUS of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 305): CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 613): TECHNO 8 (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 612): THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 605): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 602): MEDAL OF HONOOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 601): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 598): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 594): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 564): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 555): MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 546): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 253): THE ORDER (Torak, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 445): MEDAL OF HONOOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 206): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 498): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 304): GOLDENEYE of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 Dm  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 612): DICKY V GOES POSTAL of ARMED & GREGARIOUS (?, mgr.)
                               THUNK of TECHNO 8 (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 600): TRELLIN XISS of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 555): RAISE THE ABYSS of THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 546): TANK of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
                 (turn 545): BIG DOPE of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 552): SIZZLING SUNFLOWER of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 207): MESSY MONGREL of DOGS OF WAR (Omega?, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Hey everybody, watch out for SAML ULRON, who 
flew up 15 points in the rankings after mashing COL. MUSTARD like a melon.  Keep your 
eye on this guy.  Going for the gusto and coming up with aught but bloody knuckles 
was THE MIDDLE WAY 4's GRIFLET IRVEL, who was turned away from the Duelmastership by 
MISS SCARLET.  Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  CLAUDE BAWLS defied all odds and slew DARK 
CHAMPION in the Dark Arena.  The only ones displeased were the buzzards, as DARK 
CHAMPION's meat is notoriously tough.  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and 
take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in LYRATILAN have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  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                  
 MISS SCARLET 5413            17  20  1   123       GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRIFLET IRVEL 5457           10   3  1    74       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WORKER BEE 4212              14   5  2    64       WE BEE BAD (130)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLAUDE BAWLS 5466             4   2  1    56       FUNKY FOLK (469)
 JESSITA MAUR 5465             6   1  0    55       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 COL. MUSTARD 5411             9  25  0    52       GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)
 SAML ULRON 5468               5   1  0    52       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AL KAHALL 5458                4   2  1    24       FUNKY FOLK (469)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BELLE ISSIMO 5467             1   0  0    15       FUNKY FOLK (469)
-CAROL LING 5469               4   0  0    12       FUNKY FOLK (469)
 FENELLA JHEN 5464             0   7  0     7       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DARK CHAMPION           0  0 0 DARK ARENA           CLAUDE BAWLS 5466     602  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Miss Scarlet -- Well, darn, it was not Ms Trellin in the arena with the shield,
that's for sure.  Good work. -- Trelling Xiss

M. Chardinee?  No, say it isn't so!  He doesn't teach worth a hoot or a holler. --
Griflet Irvel

Claude Bawls -- You any relation to the widely-known Claude Hopper? -- Jessita Maur

The Happy Peasant is unnatural.  I wouldn't trust him farther than I could throw a
chimney by the smoke. -- Saml Ulron

Al Kahall -- Why does my head ache so?  And I'm normally an abstemious woman, too. --
Fenella Jhen

     If there were more personals, please accept our apologies.  Hal took a long
     weekend and is only now getting through the mail.  They'll show up next time.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CLAUDE BAWLS butchered DARK CHAMPION in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MISS SCARLET demolished GRIFLET IRVEL in a 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
COL. MUSTARD was defeated by SAML ULRON in a crowd pleasing 2 minute mismatched duel.
JESSITA MAUR overpowered HAPPY PEASANT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
FENELLA JHEN was viciously subdued by AL KAHALL in a action packed 2 minute brawl.
BELLE ISSIMO bested TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   1 -  0      90  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -   5 -  1      71  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  10 -  2      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY       11 -  16 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   9 -  0      18  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 602 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         1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  GRIFLET IRVEL 5457         10   3  1   74 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
WALL OF STEEL    JESSITA MAUR 5465           6   1  0   55 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
LUNGING ATTACK   SAML ULRON 5468             5   1  0   52 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MISS SCARLET 5413.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SAML ULRON 5468.  The ten other most popular fighters were AL KAHALL 5458, 
IRVEL 5457, JESSITA MAUR 5465, COL. MUSTARD 5411,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was COL. MUSTARD 5411.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were JESSITA MAUR 5465, GRIFLET IRVEL 5457, BELLE ISSIMO 5467, 
5468,  0, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn: