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


DM-26    TURN-599

This Weeks Top Honors


(26-4770) [13-6-0,100]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)            
(26-4752) [17-8-0,106]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KETTELMAN                      KNEE BREAKER
GOLDEN CANYON (290)            ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)
(26-4749) [14-15-1,64]         (26-4770) [13-6-0,100]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)         22
2. GOLDEN CANYON (290)         19      ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)
3. MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (481)     12      Unchartered Team
4. MENAGERIE (228)             -8
                                       I DREAM OF FLOYD (439)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)       85  38  1 69.1   1/ 1 ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)      14  1 0
 2/ 2 MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (481)   53  25  3 67.9   2/ 2 MENAGERIE (228)           7  7 0
 3/ 3 MENAGERIE (228)          197 103 11 65.7   3/ 3 MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (481)   5  1 2
 4/ 4 GOLDEN CANYON (290)      656 837 23 43.9   4/ 4 GOLDEN CANYON (290)       4 11 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.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Well here I am, Duelmaster of Caleam.  I'd like ot thank Soldier 23 for napping
through last turn and allowing me to slide onto the throne.  I edged out my sister,
Heart Breaker, by 1 recognition point, sending her into a depression that can only be
assuaged by Ben and Jerry's.

My challenge goes out to Soldier 23 whom I have won 3 out of 5 against.  I hope to
defend my throne for at least two turns as this will be #600, not an easy task with
the Medal of Honor F7 right behind me.

Deep Thought wanted me to thank Ichabod F.S. and the Anarchist for sticking around
Caleam in this time of low participation.  I'd thank Jorja, but it seems to be a
moral imperative that she run a team in every arena. :)

Since I have the soap box, I must point out that Ultra-Violent consists of 5
different fighting styles and last turn all 5 were the style masters.  I know it's a
small arena, but I'll take any accomplishment considering the knowledge and
experience of my fellow managers.

Until next turn, see you on the blood stained sands.

                         Knee Breaker

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to CALEAM once again!  What's with AMARANTH?  She actually beat 
GOLDEN CANYON's COROT TORO, and walked away with 10 more points from the fight.  
Major screwup at MENAGERIE.  JEREMY lost 5 points to HEART BREAKER.  Some new 
strategies, perhaps?  Maybe JEREMY will provide more easy wins...  NOBLE ASSASSIN was 
reminded on the sands why KNEE BREAKER is Duelmaster.  I suppose you want to hear 
some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  CALEAM thinks MENAGERIE and 
their 197-103-11 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  Management 
must be dealin', as the boys at ULTRA-VIOLENT ain't reelin'!  MENAGERIE's mad!  How 
well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, SUZETTE CREPPAY!  Don't 
make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  Taunt your opponent SUZETTE 
CREPPAY!  That was my lucky charm when I was unfairly challenged.  (and by 24 
points!)  GUT BUSTER should have an easy win.  GUT BUSTER won victory over SUZETTE 
CREPPAY.  ULTRA-VIOLENT calls this fighting?  In my day...  Fighting is a better 
craft than farming, SPITZIN, but you have to pay your dues.  Being challenged by THE 
UNFORGIVEN, 16 points above you, is dues.  Just who can THE UNFORGIVEN beat?  I mean, 
the last matchup with lesser-ranked SPITZIN shoulda been a piece of cake!   
     Warriors of CALEAM unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Here's some 
advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, fight dirty.   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  All 
work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KNEE BREAKER 4770            13   6  0   100       ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SOLDIER 23 4765              15   4  0   124       MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (481)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEART BREAKER 4752           17   8  0   106       ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)
 GUT BUSTER 4750              18   7  0   100       ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)
-HERSHEL WILLIAMS 4767        11   2  1    99       MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (481)
 FLESH FLAYER 4751            18   7  1    94       ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JEREMY 4774                   9   6  1    82       MENAGERIE (228)
 DEATH RATTLE 4773            11   7  0    75       ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)
 AMARANTH 4784                 8   2  1    73       MENAGERIE (228)
 SUZETTE CREPPAY 4746         18  17  1    72       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 FALLEN 4781                  10   2  1    71       MENAGERIE (228)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHORT ORDER JOE 4745         14  24  0    66       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 SPITZIN 4772                 10  10  0    66       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 KETTELMAN 4749               14  15  1    64       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 COROT TORO 4743               9  32  0    59       GOLDEN CANYON (290)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE UNFORGIVEN 4786           5   2  0    48       MENAGERIE (228)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LITHIUM 4789                  3   1  0    21       MENAGERIE (228)
 JOHN MEAGHER 4790             2   0  1    17       MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (481)
 SOLDIER 1 4791                1   0  0     8       MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (481)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
FRIENDLY CONSTAB        0  0 0                      JOHN MEAGHER 4790     599  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Flesh Flayer -- In its time, the Menagerie have faced down Kellumbo, Crip, Doc
Legrand, and Scrag.  Compared to that, a threat from the likes of you is laughable.
-- Jeremy

Jeremy -- Oh, no, not cold, cruel steel!  Hmm.  Slicing bread into "fingers" to be
made into Fratsfan toast?  That might be good.  A whiff of nutmeg in the batter, and
powdered sugar on top when they come out of the pan.  Instead of syrup, mind, not in
addition to.  Sugar can be overdone and often is. -- Suzette Creppay

Death Rattle -- Dried beans, eh?  Well, once they're soaked they'll stop rattling and
begin to resemble food.  Ham, carrots, maybe a mushroom or two.  Perhaps chile.
Cornbread to go with it--I'll let one of the others make that part. -- Kettelman

Amaranth -- I tried to presuade Suzette to take you for an inspiration, amaranth
making good pancakes, and me eating good pancakes.  But she wouldn't.  Drat. -- Corot
Toro, off to eat a mere peanut butter sandwich

Fallen -- So?  It's good food just the same, and the floor is clean.  If you pick it
right back up, there's no time for it to be contaminated. -- Short Order Joe
P.S.  I'm trying to train the dog to leave things lie, but if you don't pick that up,
all the training in the world will be wasted.  Dogs hold certain truths to be
inalienable, especially ones involving sausages on the floor.

Lithium -- You do this just to be difficult, don't you?  But I will simply add extra
nutmeg to the cookies; it's quite a decent calming agent.  That's why Danes are so
calm, all that Danish pastry, you know. -- Spitzin

Gut Buster -- Any time, actually.  I like to see someone really enjoy their food. --
Short Order Joe
P.S.  And their skills, too, I guess.

The Anarchist -- Sorry to hear about Soldier 22, 10-0 is a major accomplishment.
Hope his replacement is servicible. -- Deep Thought

The Unforgiven -- I thought I was going to lose to a warrior with 18 less fights than
me.  I would never have lived it down if I didn't pull it out.  I forgive you. --
Flesh Flayer

     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

GUT BUSTER devastated SUZETTE CREPPAY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
JEREMY was vanquished by HEART BREAKER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
THE UNFORGIVEN was demolished by SPITZIN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
FALLEN bested SHORT ORDER JOE in a 2 minute Challenge contest.
AMARANTH overpowered COROT TORO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
KNEE BREAKER viciously subdued NOBLE ASSASSIN in a action packed 1 minute Title brawl.
DEATH RATTLE slimly won victory over NOBLE ASSASSIN in a unpopular 15 minute match.
FLESH FLAYER handily defeated KETTELMAN in a 1 minute uneven fight.
JOHN MEAGHER dispatched FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 2 minute beginner's duel.
SOLDIER 1 won victory over FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   3 -  1      75  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  17 -  1      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  10 -  0      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  22 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -  13 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 599 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     4 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   KNEE BREAKER 4770          13   6  0  100 ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)
PARRY-LUNGE      HEART BREAKER 4752         17   8  0  106 ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)
LUNGING ATTACK   GUT BUSTER 4750            18   7  0  100 ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)
WALL OF STEEL    FLESH FLAYER 4751          18   7  1   94 ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)
AIMED BLOW       JEREMY 4774                 9   6  1   82 MENAGERIE (228)
TOTAL PARRY      DEATH RATTLE 4773          11   7  0   75 ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)
STRIKING ATTACK  THE UNFORGIVEN 4786         5   2  0   48 MENAGERIE (228)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
The overall popularity leader is KETTELMAN 4749.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was KNEE BREAKER 4770.  The ten other most popular fighters were SHORT ORDER JOE 
4745, AMARANTH 4784, FLESH FLAYER 4751, GUT BUSTER 4750, SPITZIN 4772, FALLEN 4781, 

The least popular fighter this week was DEATH RATTLE 4773.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were KETTELMAN 4749, COROT TORO 4743, THE UNFORGIVEN 4786, JEREMY 
FALLEN 4781, and SPITZIN 4772.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn: