Date   : 04/27/2009    Duedate: 05/09/2009


DM-26    TURN-604

This Weeks Top Honors


(26-4751) [21-8-1,122]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)            
(26-4751) [21-8-1,122]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KETTELMAN                      AMARANTH
GOLDEN CANYON (290)            MENAGERIE (228)
(26-4749) [17-17-1,87]         (26-4784) [11-4-1,94]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GOLDEN CANYON (290)         24
2. MENAGERIE (228)             19      MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (481)
3. MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (481)     10      Unchartered Team
4. ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)          8
                                       SHADOW WARRIORS (330)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (481)   60  28  4 68.2   1/ 1 MENAGERIE (228)           9  4 0
 2/ 2 ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)       94  48  1 66.2   2/ 4 GOLDEN CANYON (290)       7  8 0
 3/ 3 MENAGERIE (228)          212 109 11 66.0   3/ 2 ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)       4  5 0
 4/ 4 GOLDEN CANYON (290)      667 851 23 43.9   4/ 3 MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (481)   3  2 1

    '*'   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 #27 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     The Flower Shoppe was near the edge of the city, and Ravishing Redbud clearly
knew the neighborhood intimately--  Fandil paused and rephrased that thought as he
followed the Lady Protector and young Elosjon:  She knew the area very well.  She set
a wandering course at the beginning, so that within five minutes no one could have
guessed where they'd started from.  And, as the young woman had predicted, people
were looking only at her, not at her companions.  The old mage considered adding a
light spell to make himself and Elosjon even less noticeable but decided against it.
Even a minor spell used power, and he might need that power later.  And here in
Fratsfa, where there were, if not "lots" of magicians, at least several, the spell
itself might attract unwanted attention.
     They were passing through a very modest residential area, small houses, fenced
yards with gardens and laundry on the lines, chickens scratching in the dust, and
dogs that barked as they passed.  No mobs, hired or otherwise, no haughty lords, just
plain people.  Rather pleasant, if they didn't have such a weight on their future:
Finding out what had happened to the king and working out some way forward for
Andoria as a whole.
     The outskirts of the city faded into not-quite-rural, and then into outright
farming country.  Small farms, mostly, truck gardens, milk cows, more chickens.
Fandil avoided an aggressive rooster and admitted to himself that he didn't really
like chickens until they came out of the skillet all crispy and golden.  Woodlots
here and there along the winding, unpaved road.  More woods ahead, from what he could
see--rising ground, hills becoming the Daggerspine Mountains.
     He moved closer to the two young people ahead, noting that Redbud had a firm
grip on Elosjon's arm.  "Where do you plan to turn back, Redbud?" he asked.
     She flung a glance over her shoulder at him, with a smile that would have felled
an unwary young man at fifty paces.  "Oh, I think I might go all the way, sir!  After
all, I can see that Elosjon wants me to come along...."
     Fandil looked at the young mage, whose ears were as red as beets.  "Is that so?"
     Elosjon muttered something that Fandil took for agreement.  But he wasn't trying
to pull away from Redbud, so it might actually be agreement.
     "You say your grandfather told you about the Duke of Mountain Home," Fandil
said.  "What, exactly and completely, did he tell you?  After all, information is
power, and we'll need all we can get--that was a powerful spell we both felt."
     Elosjon seemed glad of something to think about other than the Flower Girl who
had hold of him.  "My grandfather just told me about the Duke resisting incorporation
into the Andorian League," he said.  "How he fought it to the end.  And that there
was a son who went away to study magic.  Most of what I know--it isn't much--about
how things are now is from Herlas.  He said--"
     "One thing at a time," Fandil said.  "Who's Herlas?"
     "You never heard of...?  Well, he's a magician from Zensu.  Older, he must be, I
don't know, at least forty.  Very skilled, but he had a bad reputation."
     "Bad as in doing what?  Demon worship, human sacrifice, Chaos magic?"
     "Oh, NO!  Not like that.  Well, that I ever heard of.  But very, um, ambitious,
and not too how his spells affected other people, you know."
     Fandil nodded.  He knew.  That kind of attitude was common among younger
magicians, and those who didn't grow out of it tended to go down dark paths to a bad
end.  One foot on the downward road and the other on a banana peel, as the saying
went.  "You say he 'had' a bad reputation.  Has this changed?"
     Elosjon shrugged and shuffled his feet in the dust of the road.  "I don't know.
We don't talk about him any more.  Not since he went to Andor to serve in the palace.
     If he'd been a dog, Fandil figured his ears would have stood straight up at
that.  "Herlas went to serve in the palace?"
     "Yes, about a year ago.  But I saw him a few months later, just the once, you
know, and he said, well, I didn't understand why he told me, or what he meant by it,
but."  Elosjon bit his lip and looked across Redbud at the older mage.  "I never knew
Herlas personally, you see, and while I'm fairly good, I'm not the best young
magician in Fratsfa, but he came to ME.  And he said I should remember that things
aren't always what they seem, and that 'right and wrong are independent of official
decrees', and that there was a magician around somewhere more powerful than all of us
together.  And two wrongs not making a right.  A lot of stuff like that.  And he said
that there was what he called a 'black heart' in the Daggerspines.  I thought about
that a lot after he left, and I remembered what my grandfather told me, and then we
felt the first of the barrier spells, and, well, I made some conclusions.  I don't
know if I'm right, but--"
     "I suspect you are right.  At the least, it will bear looking into.  Do you know
how to reach Mountain Home?"
     "I think so.  I never went, but I did look it up on a map."  The young Fratsfan
pointed ahead to where the road they were following bent northward.  "There should be
a fork up there, and we take the left-hand branch, south and west and uphill."
     Redbud looked right and left.  The countryside they were crossing was
increasingly wooded, and there had been no houses for the past few miles.  "This is
mostly hunting preserves for the lords of Fratsfa," she said.  "We'll need to go
carefully, especially once we turn off the road."
     "Might meet gamekeepers?" Fandil asked.
     "Yes, and they could be nasty ones.  But there might be other things, too."  She
scowled at the nearest trees, already dim with shadow as the sun sank toward the
Daggerspines.  "Things they hunt, and not just deer, you know.  Boars and bears!  I
wouldn't like to meet one of those while we're on foot."
     "Simpler to avoid trouble," Fandil agreed, "but if we meet it, we'll deal with
     The road bent to the right, and there was the fork.  The left-hand branch was
narrow and choked with brush; it didn't look like anyone had passed there in months.
Fandil probed the first wall of brush with his staff.  Brambles and saplings bound
together with morning glory vines, but nothing that absolutely denied them passage.
     Redbud put her hand on her sword, perhaps thinking of cutting a path, then
     "Quite right," Fandil said.  "We don't want to leave a clear notice of our
passing this way."
     "We'll end up with leaves and bugs down our shirts!" she warned.
     "No doubt, but we'll survive that.  If one of your nasty gamekeepers found a
clear sign of intrusion and followed us, that would be worse."
     "I suppose."  She twitched her shoulders as though she was already itching and
then pushed into the brush.
     The other two followed.

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 308): CONCUSSION of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 618): LILAC LIZARD of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 617): GEORGE FOREMUN of ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 606): ULTRA FAIT of DROP THE LEASH (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 607): PAUL WEIDORFER of MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 604): WORKER BEE of WE BEE BAD (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 603): FLESH FLAYER of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 599): SIR CARLSON of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 569): GRUNT 4 of MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 560): SERGEANT 1 of MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 551): TEMPTATION of INFERNAL LORDS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 256): BRAIN TUMOR of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 450): THOMAS WIGLE of MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 209): NAPOLEON of DOGS OF WAR (Omega, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 503): SMITH of MIKES (Cereal Boy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 308): CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 618): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 617): ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 606): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 607): MEDAL OF HONOOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 604): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 603): MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 599): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 569): MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 560): MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 551): BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 256): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 450): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 209): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 503): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 618): SEPHIROTH of NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (Ichabod Frothingslosh)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 616): WHOLE MUTT of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
                          MINUTE MUN of ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 568): GRUNT 5 of MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
                          GRUNT 3 of MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 255): TEALIN SALI of MIDDLE WAY 8 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 449): M.T. LANE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.}
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 208): DORINE EAGEL of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      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 THE UNFORGIVEN win a fight and gain 18 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, THE 
UNFORGIVEN beat SPITZIN and SPITZIN lost 16 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And 
if variety is the spice of life, CALEAM may be getting bland, as FLESH FLAYER stays 
top dog in the city.  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.  Ooh, 
I'm frightfully impressed, JEREMY was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch 
that ego swell, sports fans.  Now here's guts and stupidity all rolled into one, KNEE 
BREAKER challenged up 26 to take on JEREMY of MENAGERIE.  My sides still hurt from 
laughing about JEREMY losing and giving KNEE BREAKER 21 points of recognition.  Ha ha 
ha ha!!   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  We're all going to die in the end, so why 
worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Paste 
this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide 

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLESH FLAYER 4751            21   8  1   122       ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SOLDIER 23 4765              15   4  0   124       MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (481)
 SUZETTE CREPPAY 4746         21  19  1   111       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 KNEE BREAKER 4770            15   8  0   100       ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)
-HERSHEL WILLIAMS 4767        11   2  1    99       MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (481)
 AMARANTH 4784                11   4  1    94       MENAGERIE (228)
 FALLEN 4781                  14   3  1    92       MENAGERIE (228)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHORT ORDER JOE 4745         16  27  0    88       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 KETTELMAN 4749               17  17  1    87       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 GUT BUSTER 4750              20   9  0    86       ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)
 JEREMY 4774                  13   7  1    86       MENAGERIE (228)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COROT TORO 4743              10  36  0    66       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 THE UNFORGIVEN 4786           6   2  0    66       MENAGERIE (228)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEATH RATTLE 4773            12  10  0    65       ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPITZIN 4772                 12  13  0    49       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 LITHIUM 4789                  6   3  0    44       MENAGERIE (228)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHN MEAGHER 4790             4   1  1    30       MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (481)
 SOLDIER 2 4792                3   0  1    27       MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (481)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLDIER 1 4791                3   2  0    16       MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (481)
 TURF TOE 4794                 0   1  0     1       ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SHIFTYEYED VOLUN        0  0 0                      SOLDIER 2 4792        604  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Knee Breaker -- Oh, gosh, you don't have to go down on your knees for my pancakes!
Sure, they're great, but really!  I mean, you look, well, just a little silly, you
know?  Especially when the dog sits down beside you and licks your ear. -- Suzette

Fallen -- I knew a painter who used that technique.  He was a follower of something
called Jackson Pollock.  Frankly, I've seen chimpanzees do it better than he did.
So, listen, don't start, okay?  You want to do something, do it right. -- Corot Toro

Gut Buster -- You're going to kneed a wheelbarrow for that gut if you don't watch
out. -- Short Order Joe

M. Chardinee seems to think I'll make something he calls bowl-a-baize.  As if!  Fish
soup with anything on hand is not my style. -- Kettelman

Hmm, the Virginal Concubine seems to really like my plain sugar cookies.  I never
thought of them as something to be eaten by themselves, I always saw them as just a
foundation. -- Spitzin

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KNEE BREAKER bested JEREMY in a action packed 1 minute master's Challenge fight.
FLESH FLAYER luckily beat AMARANTH in a popular 4 minute one-sided Title melee.
GUT BUSTER was devastated by SUZETTE CREPPAY in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
DEATH RATTLE was overpowered by SHORT ORDER JOE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
KETTELMAN narrowly defeated M. CHARDINEE in a exciting 4 minute struggle.
FALLEN devastated COROT TORO in a 2 minute one-sided competition.
SPITZIN was handily defeated by THE UNFORGIVEN in a 1 minute uneven melee.
JOHN MEAGHER lost to LITHIUM in a popular 3 minute duel.
SOLDIER 2 slaughtered SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SOLDIER 1 overpowered TURF TOE in a 1 minute uneven match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW         8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  14 -  1      66  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   5 -  1      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  10 -  1      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  20 -  0      49  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -  11 -  0      31  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 604 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    4 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  3         4  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    FLESH FLAYER 4751          21   8  1  122 ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)
BASHING ATTACK   KNEE BREAKER 4770          15   8  0  100 ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)
LUNGING ATTACK   AMARANTH 4784              11   4  1   94 MENAGERIE (228)
AIMED BLOW       JEREMY 4774                13   7  1   86 MENAGERIE (228)
STRIKING ATTACK  THE UNFORGIVEN 4786         6   2  0   66 MENAGERIE (228)
TOTAL PARRY      DEATH RATTLE 4773          12  10  0   65 ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KETTELMAN 4749.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was AMARANTH 4784.  The ten other most popular fighters were KETTELMAN 4749, LITHIUM 

The least popular fighter this week was TURF TOE 4794.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SPITZIN 4772, GUT BUSTER 4750, SOLDIER 2 4792, JOHN MEAGHER 4790, DEATH 
RATTLE 4773, JEREMY 4774, SOLDIER 1 4791, COROT TORO 4743, SUZETTE CREPPAY 4746, and