Date   : 04/28/2008    Duedate: 05/10/2008


DM-26    TURN-578

This Weeks Top Honors


(26-4740) [19-9-0,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MOLDRAUN                       BONE CRUSHER
GOLDEN CANYON (290)            ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)
(26-4740) [19-9-0,113]         (26-4754) [4-1-0,41]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STEEL CRUSADE (477)            ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)
(26-4728) [19-31-1,95]         (26-4752) [3-2-0,22]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GOLDEN CANYON (290)         36
2. STEEL CRUSADE (477)          6      GOLDEN CANYON (290)
3. ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)          1      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)       18   6  1 75.0   1/ 2 GOLDEN CANYON (290)      12  3 0
 2/ 2 GOLDEN CANYON (290)      626 762 22 45.1   2/ 1*ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)      10  4 0
 3/ 3 STEEL CRUSADE (477)      148 185  6 44.4   3/ 3 STEEL CRUSADE (477)       4  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 #4 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     Fandil stood on one of the town's three intact wharfs and watched the waves of
the Trier lap around the heap of stones that had been Khaldren's Tower.  Most of the
soot had been washed off by the rains of the spring, but it was still an impressive
scene of destruction.
     A small boat eased up to the wharf, and a lean figure jumped across from the
deck.  "Glad you could meet me here," Lenpro said.
     Fandil raised an eyebrow.  "You said it was important."
     Lenpro nodded.  "But there's a lot of important trouble around right now."
     "This is trouble, then?"
     "Of course!  I sent Sedalia to the Isle to talk to the king--"
     "I'd heard that," Fandil agreed.  "What's the word?"
     "That's the problem.  There is no word, no message at all, and there should be."
     Fandil reviewed the map of Alastari in his mind.  "Three or four days each way,
and with the roads this muddy, maybe longer," he said.  "And it might've taken him a
couple of days to get an audience--"
     Lenpro gave him an impatient look.  "You're forgetting the pigeons."
     Fandil hoped his beard would hide his blush.  He had indeed forgotten the
pigeons.  The Consortium maintained a homing pigeon loft near the mainland end of the
ferry to the Isle.  Messages, if brief, didn't have to wait on travel time.
     "Sedalia sent a pigeon just before he boarded the ferry," Lenpro said.  "It
arrived eight days ago.  Since then, nothing.  Eight days."
     "Ah.  You're correct, there should have been a message, even if only to say
nothing was moving forward."  He turned to look around the waterfront.  There was
nobody near, but sound carried over water, and it was as well to remember that,
sanctioned or not, the king of Andoria had a whole guild of spies and assassins at
his service.
     Lenpro snorted.  "I believe that the time for keeping a low profile is past,
Fandil.  Something is wrong... with the king.  There will be no sweeping this under
the rug."
     "And there's no need to start rumors flying too quickly," Fandil countered.  "We
need more information first--"
     "That," Lenpro growled, "is why Sedalia went to the Isle in the first place!"
     "There are other avenues to pursue," Fandil said, "and they can be done here--at
least, here as in, not on the Isle.  But they are not going to be talked about here,
on this wharf.  That'd be asking for trouble."

On the Isle of the Eye:

     Lord Protector Senator Sedalia looked at the cart with distaste.  It was not
new, though it seemed sturdy enough.  But the main objection was that it had been
used to haul fish from Willow Beach, where Darkholm was located, up to Talahya, and 
it smelled like it.  Still, he glanced down at his clothing which was... extremely
utilitarian, it wasn't like his attire would suffer from contact with it.  And at
least the ride would be brief; the road went through Lirin Kiv on its way to Willow
Beach.  Four miles, maybe five.
     "I can't believe there's no other way to get out of Talahya," he muttered,
climbing in beside Gissanniah.
     "We're not out yet," she said.  "I can't believe THIS way will work, until we're
clear of the last ring of watchers."  She pulled the tarp up to cover both of them.
"I can't believe someone is going to this much trouble just to keep us from reporting
that we didn't get in to see the king."
     "In itself, that is revealing," Sedalia said.  His voice was muffled by the
tarp.  "Presumably our failure to see the king would provoke questions that someone
really, really doesn't want to answer."
     "Quiet," the driver said.  "I could be stopped any time.  Don't provoke 'em to
search the wagon."

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 295): UNHOLY TERROR of BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 592): CHIEF SITTING BULL of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 591): MOLYNEUX of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 584): JEROME of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 581): TRAVIS T FLETE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 580): KEG STAND of BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 577): MOLDRAUN of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 573): KLINK of THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 543): PARTICLE MAN of NEUROMANCERS (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 534): RAMBLING OX of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 525): CUTTER of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 243): IGOR MALMORT of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 427): ATRION of THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 477): AXLY HIMSELF of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo Puerco)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 295): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 592): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 591): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 584): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 581): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 580): MASTERS OF SIN (Sin, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 577): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 573): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 543): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 534): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 525): BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 243): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 427): BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 196): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 477): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 592): KORO CLOUD of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 591): SLEDGE of NEVERWAKE (Doc Steeke, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 590): ABBOTT of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 584): JACKSON OF KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 581): TRAVIS T FLETE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
                (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  30 IAYE (turn 573): KLINK of THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 543): BORIS KARLOFF of MEN OF 1,000 FACES (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 524): CADDO SCOT of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 243): IGOR MALMORT of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                (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.

     I hardly know what to say, Caylon.  On the one hand, I'm glad you liked my
barbecued ribs enough to eat, ah, lots.  On the other hand, I'm sorry you ate so much
that you threw up in the arena; I'll have an unpleasant chore cleaning that off my
boots!  But at least by filling up on the ribs, you were spared the beans with
molasses.  Be thankful for any favors that come your way.


                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, CALEAM?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, ULTRA-VIOLENT, since GOLDEN 
CANYON took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, we're all 
terribly impressed to see BONE CRUSHER win a fight and gain 13 points, terribly.  
Tsk, tsk, KETTELMAN beat CNUT CNUKLZ and CNUT CNUKLZ lost 9 points.  You're breakin' 
my heart.  CAYLON MCCANN challenged CALEAM's Duelmaster for a shot at the throne.  
And if variety is the spice of life, CALEAM may be getting bland, as MOLDRAUN stays 
top dog in the city.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling you 
this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, CALEAM?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  CALEAM, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  
GOLDEN CANYON the most avoided team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And 
who led the way in this mass act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It 
was ULTRA-VIOLENT.  Ha ha ha ha!  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, SHORT ORDER JOE was 
this turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.  I guess I 
can give a little credit to FLESH FLAYER of ULTRA-VIOLENT for challenging up by 19 to 
CALONYMUS.  FLESH FLAYER lost to get 37 points of recognition.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for CALEAM's 
morgue.  More variety.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is 
developing these kinds of weapons?   
     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!  Phlllt!  Just had to do that 
before I leave the fine city of CALEAM.  I feel much better now.  Glad to see the 
back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOLDRAUN 4740                19   9  0   113       GOLDEN CANYON (290)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAYLON MCCANN 4728           19  31  1    95       STEEL CRUSADE (477)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUZETTE CREPPAY 4746         13   1  1    84       GOLDEN CANYON (290)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHORT ORDER JOE 4745         11   6  0    65       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 CALONYMUS 4721               12  12  0    59       STEEL CRUSADE (477)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BONE CRUSHER 4754             4   1  0    41       ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)
 FLESH FLAYER 4751             4   1  1    37       ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)
 GUT BUSTER 4750               3   2  0    37       ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)
 COROT TORO 4743               7  13  0    34       GOLDEN CANYON (290)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KETTELMAN 4749                5   3  0    33       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 DINK GRUNTLING 4748           6   5  0    31       STEEL CRUSADE (477)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CNUT CNUKLZ 4747              5   7  0    23       STEEL CRUSADE (477)
 HEART BREAKER 4752            3   2  0    22       ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Moldraun -- Well, that was interesting.  Painful but interesting.  I will try to do
better since we may be stuck with each other for a while. -- Caylon

Suzette -- Buckwheats certainly.  But blackberry syrup, fresh made, is great on
Swedish pancakes too...better to me than Lingonberry sauce.  Or heated and drizzled
over a blintz!  Yeah. -- Cnut

By the way, I would only can the syrup, not the berries. -- Cnut

Corot -- Lately my color has been a sickly blue-gray, with appropriate swellings. --
Dink (taking his lumps) Gruntling

Moldraun -- Not being much of a chef myself, I took the recipe for the ethnic to
Habib, who got pretty upset.  I seem to have mis-copied it and he thought that I
expected him to get a really big _pig_ and wash it.  And Dink overheard the argument
and declared that he refused to be packed with sweet potatoes, though he might try
the molasses drip.  Sometimes I wonder about this bunch.  I really do.  I'm sure
Winstead wouldn't have had this much trouble. -- Caylon

All I can say about being dead last is:  a) it is better than being DEAD; and 2)
there's only one way to go from here, and that's up.  Certainly makes for simpler
career choices. -- Dink (brimming over with optimism) Gruntling

Skullsplitter -- Definitely a drink made with Ouzo. -- Calonymus

Cnut Cnuklz -- Oog.  Don't even talk to me about food today.  A celery stick and a
dry cracker is about all I'm up for.  Gods.  What a way to spend a weekend!  Family
reunion.  Essence of "covered dish supper."  Beans with molasses in them.  Enchilada
with cream of mushroom soup.  Salad with (shudder) little marshmallows.  Gods. --
Short Order Joe

Calonymus -- If one can make a syrup involving, in a central role, cinnamon, why not
candied ginger? -- Suzette Creppay

Gut Buster -- Go ahead, laugh.  I know I was dumb to let you egg me on to eating more
of those (wince) beans.  I figured if they didn't have visible marshmallows, they'd
be, well, more or less okay.  They weren't. -- Kettelman

Skull Splitter -- What, make head cheese?  No, in the first place because cooking,
beyond the basics, is not my thing at all.  And in the second, because there is
already a purveyor of head cheese on the Isle.  In Home Guard, I think.  Better him
than me. -- Corot Toro
P.S.  Yes, I know that there are people who make a paying business out of painting
skulls, but that isn't my style.  I think I'll just go and lie in bed groaning

Cnut -- But I don't like to get carried away with cnut butter.  I know a guy who
actually (gag) eats cnut butter with honey and wheat germ like it was (shudder) real
food. -- Joe

Sven and company -- Are you going back to Seam to observe the Basher Blowout? --
Moldraun the idly curious

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CAYLON MCCANN was bested by MOLDRAUN in a 1 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
FLESH FLAYER was viciously subdued by CALONYMUS in a 2 minute gory Challenge match.
GUT BUSTER was vanquished by SHORT ORDER JOE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
BONE CRUSHER overpowered COROT TORO in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
SUZETTE CREPPAY devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
HEART BREAKER was bested by DINK GRUNTLING in a crowd pleasing 6 minute match.
CNUT CNUKLZ was overcome by KETTELMAN in a 2 minute fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   0 -  1     100  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         WALL OF STEEL     24 -   5 -  1      83  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -   6 -  0      68  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  10 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -  13 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 578 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    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         3  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MOLDRAUN 4740              19   9  0  113 GOLDEN CANYON (290)
WALL OF STEEL    SUZETTE CREPPAY 4746       13   1  1   84 GOLDEN CANYON (290)
BASHING ATTACK   BONE CRUSHER 4754           4   1  0   41 ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)
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 KETTELMAN 
BUSTER 4750.

The least popular fighter this week was DINK GRUNTLING 4748.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were COROT TORO 4743, GUT BUSTER 4750, FLESH FLAYER 4751, CAYLON 
JOE 4745, CALONYMUS 4721, and MOLDRAUN 4740.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:


                                 THE STOMPING GROUNDS

The new all-basher arena will be in Seam, DM 20.  Only new teams (0FE) may 
participate.  The only rule is that all of your warriors must be bashers.

The first turn of the contest will be due on Monday, April 28.  It will be a slow 
turn-around arena.  If you wish to enter a team, please submit your new team and first 
turn strategies before then.  Only one team per manager, please.  

This arena will stay open indefinitely, providing there is interest (i.e., this is not 
a contest that runs a set number of turns, although there are prizes scheduled after 
the first 15 rounds).  For more information, see details in the first newsletter or on 
the forums. 

                                          -- RSI 

  Zeb Karan looked around the table at the rest of Dwes Eg's staff.  Arenamasters,

standby and Dark Arena warriors, stewards and infirmarians, even the maintenance crew.  
There was wine and beer on the side-table, even sandwiches, but no one was partaking.
      "Stop looking like your dog died," Lew Voth said.  He had once been the 
arenamaster of Sentern and had taken his turns overseeing the fights in Dwes Eg.  "We 
all knew this day would come.  When are they closing us down?"
      "Immediately after the tourney, according to the information I was given."
      "Short notice," Jame Rinvar, another arenamaster commented.
      "No offense intended, these things just creep up on people.  Tourneys make it 
worse, I suppose, all the new teams being entered."  Zeb grimaced.  "Some of the file 
cabinets have exploded from over-stuffing, you know, and it takes so long to run 
through all the registered gladiators to find those who are planning to fight on any 
given day that the day is OVER by the time we're ready to start."
      "Which is why they closed down Sentern, Cimmeriac, and Firehold," Lew pointed 
out.  "This is the same thing all over again."
      "Cycles," Jame said.  "Things happen, and then later they happen again.  We live 
with it.  And Dwes Eg did last for, what, eight and a half years before it reached the 
explosion point.  That isn't bad.  That's forever, speaking practically."
      "Eight or nine years is not forever--"
      "The only thing that's real is today, and maybe, up to a point, tomorrow.  I 
don't see a problem with this.  What are the new parameters, Zeb?"
      "Dwes Eg remains open, existing teams can run and can recruit new members.  BUT, 
no new teams will be accepted.  New teams will go into a new arena, DM 84, running its 
first turn on the seventh of May.  A regular two-week cycle."
      "So Dwes Eg isn't actually being closed, just closed to new teams.  Okay.  This 
works," Jame said again.  "Number 84... does this mean it'll be out at that Blackstone 
place?  Rotten weather half the year, but I suppose you could say that about any site.  
What about regional allegiance?"
      "None specified in the data I received.  Probably a personal-choice situation," 
Zeb said.
      "Transfers?" Lew asked.
      "I don't know about transfers IN," Zeb said, "but I'd guess yes, they would be 
allowed.  No transfers OUT, though.  None out of DM 82, for that matter.  Once you're 
in 82 or 84, the only way out is death or graduation."
      "That fairly describes most arenas," Jame said.  "Anyone who takes up the 
gladiatorial life has already accepted that."