Date   : 04/14/2008    Duedate: 04/26/2008


DM-26    TURN-577

This Weeks Top Honors


(26-4740) [18-9-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MOLDRAUN                       POSITION IS EMPTY
GOLDEN CANYON (290)            
(26-4740) [18-9-0,109]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STEEL CRUSADE (477)            ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)
(26-4728) [19-30-1,94]         (26-4752) [3-1-0,29]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)         67
2. GOLDEN CANYON (290)         16      GOLDEN CANYON (290)
3. STEEL CRUSADE (477)        -44      Unchartered Team

                                       ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)       17   3  1 85.0   1/ 1*ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)      12  3 0
 2/ 2 GOLDEN CANYON (290)      622 761 22 45.0   2/ 2 GOLDEN CANYON (290)      11  4 0
 3/ 3 STEEL CRUSADE (477)      146 183  6 44.4   3/ 3 STEEL CRUSADE (477)       5  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 #3 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     They walked down the street as though nothing bad was expected.  It was hard to
do, not to peer too closely into alleys and doorways, not to draw his sword and hold
it at the ready.  Not the hardest thing Sedalia had ever done, there had been--
Well, this wasn't the time to delve into the past.  But not easy.  It seemed to him
that the White Tower had eyes that were boring into the back of his head, also.  He
wanted to turn and look, but did not.  Again, not an easy thing.  He huffed a laugh
at his thoughts.  When had things worth doing ever been easy?
     Gissanniah jabbed an elbow at him and hissed.
     Sedalia nodded slightly and moved his hand, casually, as though he wasn't
thinking about it, to rest on the hilt of his sword.  Without turning his head, he
cataloged all the obstacles he could see.  Trash cans and indistinct debris--the mist
had thickened and might be hiding anything--an old couch with someone sleeping on it,
something that might have been ancestral to a junkyard dog, lurking in an alley and
breathing... flame?  And, abruptly, half a dozen armed men.
     "Dacoits," Gissanniah said.  She sounded disgusted.  "Either of us could handle
them alone, but why waste the time?  You take the ones on the right, I'll get the
ones on the left."
     "Works for me," the senator murmured.  A sudden thrust, a sidestep and kick to
the knee, slash and recover.  "Nothing but daggers and clubs!  Pointless--"
     "Then they must be meant to distract us from something worse," his companion
countered, dealing with her own dacoits as easily.
     "A thrilling prospect I would be willing to forego."  Sedalia wiped his sword
blade clean on the shirt of one of his opponents and squinted into the fog.  "What
will it be, I wonder?  Lord Protectors driven by their oath?"
     Gissanniah shrugged, inspected her own sword to make sure it was clean, and
sheathed it.  "It could be monsters," she said.  "This whole place is rotten with
magic, so I assume getting some monsters here would be easy."
     Reminded of the maybe-dog he'd seen earlier, Sedalia looked around.  No sign of
it now.  Or of what he had thought was a body on the discarded couch.  "Wasn't there
someone on that--?"
     "Maybe, I don't remember, but if there was, well, I'm not surprised he left.
Let's go down this side street.  It doesn't look so obvious."
     "Certainly it would be the course of decision and good sense to leave," Sedalia
said, "but I thought him dead.  He looked dead."
     "Appearances can be deceiving, especially in a fog like this.  Directions, too."
Gissanniah hesitated, turning in place in search of landmarks at what had become an
intersection of two streets.
     Sedalia motioned her to silence and pointed down one leg of the fork.  Leaning
close, he murmured directly into her ear, "I think the ferry is that way, but be as
quiet as you can.  I want to discover whether we're being followed."
     They walked quickly for what felt like half an hour, no sound but their
footsteps disturbing the fog.  No footsteps behind them.  Sounds that might be the
wind, except that there was no wind.  A distant, anonymous murmur of city life.  A
bell tolling the hour.  Somewhere ahead of them, the mournful foghorn whistle of the
     "Dagnabit.  We're going to miss today's boat," Sedalia said.  He was still
speaking softly, but the absence of footsteps behind them was reassuring.
     "Would they even let us on it?" Gissanniah asked.  "I seem to recall some kind
of security measures--guards checking people on and off."
     "Blast it, you're right.  I'd forgotten."  Sedalia hesistated.  It hadn't been
age that made him forget.  No, it couldn't have been.  "I've had a lot on my mind,"
he said.  "I suppose we might be able to bluff--  No, of course not.  If they're
looking for us, they'll have magic to help.  But there are other boats on the Isle.
I've seen them.  An excursion barge, I remember taking a ride on that years ago.
Fishing boats.  We'll just have to--"
     "I was down on the waterfront yesterday afternoon, after we talked to that
Master," Gissanniah said.  "I did see a couple of boats, little ones, but they were
tied to the dock, and people were talking about some kind of monsters being active in
the lake."  She paused as the narrow street they were on joined a wider one and
looked carefully both ways.  Jerked back, hissing.  "Guards--some kind of City Watch,
poking around into every doorway."
     "They may not be looking for us.  Were I the Master of the White Tower, I would
not want the situation--loyal Andorians not premitted to see the king!--made public."
     "He could've lied to them about why we're to be stopped," Gissanniah argued,
looking back along their route for some alternate path.  "And even if they aren't
looking for us particularly, so what?  There doesn't seem to be much of anybody else
out right now, maybe us being here would be suspicious in itself."
     "Just a fountain of good cheer this morning, aren't you?" Sedalia muttered.
"And guards or watchmen or whatever deemed capable of handling the populace of
Talahya--such a high proportion of lord protectors... I wouldn't want to figght them
if it could be avoided.  Even if we won, there'd be delay.  Publicity.  Rumors."  He
shuddered.  "If we do meet guards, can't avoid them," the senator said, "remember
this--give me a chance to talk to them and I can tie them in knots."
     Gissanniah laughed.  "I believe it!  Look, this alley seems like it might go
     "Excellent!  Lead me to it!"

     The two gladiators stopped in another alley, leaning on the wall and panting.
Behind them, well behind, dogs barked.  But other than dogs and City Guards, there
had been no signs of life.
     "This is eerie," Gissanniah muttered.  "I've always heard that Talahya is packed
like fish in a tin, but we haven't seen ANYONE in the past couple of hours."
     "True.  Many possibilities occur to me," Sedalia said.  "All the way from
'Everyone's gone to the tourney' up to 'We've been shunted into a pocket universe
without other inhabitants'.  I could use some lunch," he added, "and a beer or two."
He straightened away from the wall and dusted off his suit, which was the worse for
fences climbed and alleys negotiated with more haste than care.  "This is
     "Which part?"
     "Being trapped on the Isle.  We can't get anywhere near the waterfront, much
less the ferry dock.  When did Talahya become a cage?"
     "Maybe it's been one all along and nobody noticed."
     The senator grunted skeptically.  "Somebody would have noticed.  This has to be
recent."  He straightened his tie.  "We should keep moving.  We might get lucky."
     "As if!"  Gissanniah started to brush back her hair, then froze.  "That might be
     "What?  Surely you don't think Debby Tonte can help us?  A charming young lady,
true, but not a practical person--"
     "Lirin Kiv--"
     "The arena has been closed."
     "Yes, I know, Free Blades is using it now.  But I remember hearing that Lirin
Kiv, the town, had its own ferry.  Maybe it still does.  Of course, it might be
watched, too."
     "It won't hurt to look.  We're accomplishing nothing here," Senator Sedalia

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 294): LORD BYRON of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 591): CHIEF SITTING BULL of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 590): MOLYNEUX of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 583): 365 GTB4 of HOT WHEELS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 580): MITCHELL PAIGE of MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 579): KEG STAND of BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 576): CAYLON MCCANN of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 572): WINDSONG of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 542): ELDA MAINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 533): RAMBLING OX of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 524): CUTTER of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 242): BYRON of SITTEES (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 426): ATRION of THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 476): AXLY HIMSELF of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo Puerco)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 294): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 591): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 590): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 583): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 580): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 579): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 576): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 572): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 542): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 533): TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 524): THE BEARS II (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 242): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 426): THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 196): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 476): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 591): SLEDGE of NEVERWAKE (Doc Steeke, mgr.)
                   (turn 590): SELIA STORM of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
                               SAFFRON SKUNK of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 590): ABBOTT of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 580): MITCHELL PAIGE of MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 576): UP-CHUCKY of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 578): MANUEL PEREZ of MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 571): DON FRANCIS of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
                         JACK STRAW of THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 524): CADDO SCOT of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
                 (turn 523): NIVIX of INFERNAL LORDS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 242): PAS DE QUARTIER of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 196): I OF THE KNEE DOLL of HAZAARDS OF CLONGING (Crip, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Dwarves!  Always trying to prove something.  Well, I guess I can't fault the little
guy for trying, but hey, you'd think he would've learned after last time.  But I
don't expect to see him again next go-round though.  Calonymus said that my old
nemesis Moldraun had a steely look of determination in his eye, so I reckon he's
gunnin' for the top dog.  Well, more power to him, I say.  That's what this business
is all about, after all, so let the chips fall where they may, and no hard feelings
however it comes out.

But, hey!  How about Up-Chucky making it to the big tme, eh?  Not bad for a guy
reared by badgers, I'd say!  And what is more, Old Calvata's secretary, Delores
Gribble, has consented to travel to the isle with him.  Must be spring, eh?  So, to
celebrate, Calvata gave them both a week off...with pay.  As I said, it must be
spring!  Of course, now Calvata is gonna have to find another secretary.  Changes,
changes, changes.

Caylon McCann

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, CALEAM?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see GUT BUSTER win a fight and gain 17 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, GUT BUSTER 
beat KETTELMAN and KETTELMAN lost 15 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And it's out 
with the old, in with the new, as MOLDRAUN takes the Title and last week's bar tab 
from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  The Warty Toad, humph!  I've tasted better ale 
at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From CALEAM's trash dumps?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  GOLDEN 
CANYON, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided team.  
Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And it looks like STEEL CRUSADE avoided 
them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  Ooh, 
I'm frightfully impressed, SHORT ORDER JOE was this turn's most challenged warrior.  
Watch that ego swell, sports fans.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for CALEAM's 
morgue.  More variety.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  
Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     What does the CALEAM arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Just wait 'till next time I show 
up here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll 
need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOLDRAUN 4740                18   9  0   109       GOLDEN CANYON (290)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAYLON MCCANN 4728           19  30  1    94       STEEL CRUSADE (477)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUZETTE CREPPAY 4746         12   1  1    73       GOLDEN CANYON (290)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHORT ORDER JOE 4745         10   6  0    57       GOLDEN CANYON (290)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CALONYMUS 4721               11  12  0    56       STEEL CRUSADE (477)
 SKULL SPLITTER 4753           4   0  0    42       ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)
 GUT BUSTER 4750               3   1  0    42       ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)
 FLESH FLAYER 4751             4   0  1    37       ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COROT TORO 4743               7  12  0    33       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 CNUT CNUKLZ 4747              5   6  0    32       STEEL CRUSADE (477)
 HEART BREAKER 4752            3   1  0    29       ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)
 BONE CRUSHER 4754             3   1  0    28       ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KETTELMAN 4749                4   3  0    21       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
-DINK GRUNTLING 4748           5   5  0    20       STEEL CRUSADE (477)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

We outta here.  Good luck to you all. -- Up-Chucky and Delores

Moldraun and Golderie -- Well, as I said I am alergic to melons, so I asked Caylon
about that Sam and Ella thing. -- Calonymus

Short Order Joe -- How about a sammich for the cookbook that honored us both?  You
could call it the "Sloppy Cnut".  Besides, Cnut-butter and Jelly has already been
done. Yeah.  -- Cnut Cnuklz

Corot Toro -- Turkey?  I picture the Gut Buster as a huge hogie.  Or maybe the blue
plate special at Tony Belisle's. -- Dink (munching humble pie) Gruntling

Moldraun -- Cal asked me about this Sam and Ella business.  Seems to me there was a

mom-n-pop deli in Seam (way back when the paint was still wet on the bleachers in the
new arena) that was run by a Sam and Ella Bleistift.  Strictly kosher, but I don't
remember melons on the menu.  I'll ask Sven. -- Caylon

Boy, you are really turning back the clock!  Ya sure, there was a Sam and Ella.
Their deli, 'Whatsa Little Sam and Ella', was about a block south of Schlaghammer,
Eisenschuh, and Klunk's Armory, and right around the corner from my academy.  Many is
the bowl of mahtsa ball soup I had there, I can tell you.  And the corned beef!
Leanest in town.   But melons?  Doesn't ring a bell. -- Sven Bluetooth

Calonymus -- You don't know what a relief it is to get together with someone who
properly appreciates food.  The Officials are insane.  Or at least seriously over-
zealous.  Did you know that eating lemon poppyseed cake (with strawberries and cream)
can cause an adverse reaction on drug testing?  It's the poppy seeds.  Depressing,
isn't it? -- Moldraun

Dink Gruntling -- The more I think about it, the more it seems to me that teal blue
is your color.  Painted all over you.  Remember, it's a richer color than woad.  And
very good for hiding in the grass. -- Corot Toro
P.S.  I have some ideas for detail work that I think we should probably discuss in
private first.

Cnut Cnuklz -- If I say you're going to eat sausage-in-a-biscuit with sauerkraut on
the side, you ARE.  Either that, or my knuckles. -- Short Order Joe

I asked the Ambitious Guard if he could eat one and one half dozen pancakes, and he
said...no.  Gods, what a wuss. -- Suzette Creppay

Gut Buster -- Barbecue, not beans, you can count on that.  But you have to pace
yourself.  No rushing into it, shoveling stuff down as fast as it will go. --

Calonymus -- Gods, don't tell me you're the one with bean paste and parsley! --
P.S.  Actually, I thought that was someone else entirely, no mercifully departed.

Cnut -- Perhaps you are right.  And I can do amazing still-lifes of my teammates'
special dishes, for the Illiterate's Menu. -- Corot

Cnut -- Canning's fine, for some fruits.  But blackberries...well, it DOES make a
tasty jelly, I admit.  And I bet it would be delicious, jelly or syrup either one, on
buckwheat pancakes.  Hmm. -- Suzette

Caylon -- You start with a really big pog, make the said ethnic wash, pour out the
water and refill with fresh.  Load in the ethnic, pack in place with suitable
vegetables to prevent shifting (I favor sweet potatoes and onions for this), and
arrange a slow-drip of molasses. -- Moldraun

Dink -- You're supposed to read the menu!  Those were enchiladas. -- Suzette

Cnut -- This is true. -- Joe

Dink -- I'd thought of throwing the bones to a sister team over in Tobir, the
Doghouse.  They do appreciate them. -- Kettelman

Our heartfelt congratulations to Up-Chucky! -- Jorja and all at Golden Canyon

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CNUT CNUKLZ was devastated by SHORT ORDER JOE in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
CAYLON MCCANN was vanquished by MOLDRAUN in a exciting 1 minute uneven Title battle.
SUZETTE CREPPAY overpowered CALONYMUS in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
KETTELMAN was devastated by GUT BUSTER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
COROT TORO was demolished by SKULL SPLITTER in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
FLESH FLAYER vanquished CULT MEMBER in a 2 minute brutal mismatched fight.
HEART BREAKER devastated TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 2 minute one-sided competition.
BONE CRUSHER vanquished TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   0 -  1     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     24 -   4 -  1      86  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -   9 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -  13 -  0      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 577 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:

BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         4  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         3  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0     
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MOLDRAUN 4740              18   9  0  109 GOLDEN CANYON (290)
WALL OF STEEL    SUZETTE CREPPAY 4746       12   1  1   73 GOLDEN CANYON (290)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CAYLON MCCANN 4728.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was HEART BREAKER 4752.  The ten other most popular fighters were MOLDRAUN 4740, 

The least popular fighter this week was KETTELMAN 4749.  The other ten least popular 

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn: