Date   : 05/05/2004    Duedate: 05/18/2004


DM-30    TURN-473

This Weeks Top Honors


(30-3629) [13-10-0,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DOG DAY AFTERNOON (262)        
(30-3629) [13-10-0,102]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

(30-3629) [13-10-0,102]        (30-3858) [9-3-0,65]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. RED DOG GANG (356)          21
2. DOG DAY AFTERNOON (262)     21      DOG DAY AFTERNOON (262)
3. GAMEHENDGE (299)             0      Unchartered Team
4. THE WARLOCKS (430)           0
5. THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)   0      AMBER (197)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 THE A'S -- LOSERS  (431)  31  20  1 60.8   1/ 1 RED DOG GANG (356)        8  7 0
 2- 2*THE WARLOCKS (430)         3   2  0 60.0   2/ 2 DOG DAY AFTERNOON (262)   4  3 0
 3/ 3 DOG DAY AFTERNOON (262)  302 271  7 52.7   3- 3 GAMEHENDGE (299)          3  2 0
 4- 4 GAMEHENDGE (299)          42  48  3 46.7   4- 4*THE WARLOCKS (430)        3  2 0
 5- 5 PERFECT HARMONY (227)     66  86  6 43.4   5- 5 THE A'S -- LOSERS  (431)  2  2 0
 6/ 6 RED DOG GANG (356)       331 454  6 42.2   6- 6 PERFECT HARMONY (227)     1  0 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[ Out of the Past #7 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +
                                   Andorian Edition

Aruak City:

     "First, gather information," Adeolar muttered.  It was one of the basic rules
that the more information you had relevant to your problem, the better your chance
was of solving it.  She frowned at her gilt-framed magic mirror, twisting a lock of
hair thoughtfully as she considered how to make best use of it.  It was still
working, after a fashion, but the reddish film tainting the glass was stronger.  It
confused the images, and she suspected that it also indicated something more
dangerous than misreading a scene:  that the spell which it embodied was being
contaminated by blood magic, as well.  Contaminated, and maybe distorted, maybe even
subverted.  Did she dare use the mirror spell now?
     Did she dare NOT use it?  She needed information to plan her campaign against
Khaldren.  She shook her head and wiped at the red-tinged glass once more.  She would
just have to--
     She glanced over her shoulder as Segallion Sundancer, one of her warriors,
looked into the room.  His countrywoman Nila was with him.
     "Nila and I were wondering if we could help, ma'am.  You being a sun priestess,
and us being temple staff of the Sun Temple on Korvant Isle, well, we thought we
might be...compatible."
     "Oh.  Hmm."  Adie frowned, her fingers automatically going to one of her curls
and twisting it as she considered the possibilities.  The worship of the sun as
performed in the western Karian states was not at all like that of her own tradition,
but it might work.  It might, at least, be worth trying.  "Perhaps," she said
finally.  "Let's set it up this way:  I'll start on my own, and if I don't need your
help, you keep out of it--  It's too dangerous to mix in if you aren't needed," she
added sternly as Segallion opened his mouth to protest.  "But you be READY, and if I
need help, I'll signal you."  Maybe she would, but maybe not.  It WAS dangerous, and
neither gladiator had achieved Sheila Greywand's immortality yet.  But she understood
the need to be helpful, and she might not have to make use of their aid.
     When both gladiators nodded agreement, she turned back to her mirror.
Carefully, with every aspect of the spell observed meticulously--something that
wasn't necessary under better times, because spells were normally all of a piece and
could "take a hint," as it were--she began the incantation that would activate the
mirror.  The surface shimmered crimson silver, glittering and trembling.  This was
NOT the normal behavior of a mirror spell!  It felt as though she was trying to lift
a great weight with her mind.  She had never thought of the veil between HERE and
THERE as a weight before....
     Abruptly the glass cleared, or nearly so, a reddish film remained.  And there
was risen Krael as she had seen it before.  But this time she was not interested in
the general view.  It was an accepted law of magic that for every strength a magician
or wizard had, there was a corresponding weakness.  Khaldren had come into the
present from Krael, and somewhere in that city she hoped to find a clue to his power
and his weakness.
     There was the ancient city, mud-stained and battered by the centuries it had
spent sunk beneath the Trier.  There the survivors, moving about their tasks which
seemed inexplicable but must be linked in some way to Khaldren.  She selected one of
the better-dressed men and began to follow him through the ruins.  His course was
erratic, she thought at first it was to avoid the obstacles presented by the city's
decrepit state.  But he climbed over the mound of rubble that represented a fallen
wall, and splashed through a knee-deep pool of water and mud.  There were easier ways
to get from one point to another, so why...?
     The man met up with another, handed over a...she couldn't see what, a crystal of
some sort, and sat down on a stone to wring out the hem of his robe.  The other man
set off across the rubble.  With a cold shock, Adie realized that the movement of
these men, and others in Krael, were themselves parts of a spell.
     What kind of spell would be produced by somatic components on such a scale?  A
very powerful one....  Were the other "risen cities" involved in this?  Celestinvael
had been mentioned, and Old Valamantis.  Adie turned her mirror-sight to the south.
     She was marginally aware that behind her the two gladiators began to dance and

Near Ardivent:

     Master Cho, former manager of the Bluvalley Warriors of Ardivent and Chan Chi
Monastery of Khalhums, sipped his wine and nodded approval.  "Very good.  Quite
drinkable, in fact."
     Fandil, former manager of the Fandils, laughed and poured wine into his own cup.
"Like you wouldn't drink it anyway, you old bandit?"  He sobered.  "What brings you
down from the mountains, Cho?  The rumors about Celestinvael?"  The ancient city lay
in the forested no-man's-land between Ardivent and the Delarquan Federation, and
woodsmen had been bringing tales of marvels and minor disasters for weeks now.  That
it was a matter for concern, a matter that would bear watching, was undeniable, but
Fandil had seen nothing to indicate that it was urgent.
     "Celestinvael is enough to worry about," Master Cho answered, nodding, "and it
is indirectly what brought me here.  If you think about what the city was like in its
last days...!  But my immediate concern is young Adeolar up in Aruak City."
     "I may be retired," old Fandil said stiffly, "but I'm not COMPLETELY out of
touch, Cho!  Adeolar is a very competent woman, and Kennelworth is not worried about
her--he'd have mentioned it in his last letter.  She can handle anything she's likely
to meet."
     "No doubt...one on one.  But that fool Khaldren has invoked and involved wizards
from a dozen centuries.  Not all of them will work together--as well try to get cats
to run in step!  But some will, and can she handle two, or six, or ten, if they're
all working together?"
     "Ah."  Fandil was silent for several minutes, stroking his beard slowly as his
mind raced.  "Ah.  That could be...bad.  Very bad."  He set his wine cup down
carefully.  "You're quite right.  We'll have to assist her, or at least be ready to
do so.  Now?"
     "What better time?"

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 242): CLOSED MIND of BLACKTHORN ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 487): B.B. KING of THE BLUES (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 487): HYDE of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 480): SKEEMER of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 476): KID ROCK of THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 476): XYLZ AREE of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 477): SAPPER of SHERWOOD FOREST (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 472): CHERKO of RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 438): SUSAN STO HELIT of THE DISC (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 431): TORA HAMLIN of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 424): DODGER of HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 190): GRIM GLADIOLA of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 335): GUMMI GHOUL of THE UPSTARTS III (Anti, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 325): FREAN of SAFE HAVEN (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 145): TOMB of SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
                            (JRK, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 242): LA PENTARCHIE (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 487): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 487): ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 480): none
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 476): WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 476): CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 477): WARCKERS (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 472): RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 438): WIMPS MOST FOWL (Wimpy, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 431): MEMPHIS MAFIA (Bookie, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 424): HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 190): OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 335): LOCK-OUT (Elephant, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 325): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 145): CASTLE BLACK (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 372): SUNNYDALE, etc. (LHI, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 242): CLOSED MIND of BLACKTHORN ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
               (turn 241): MELTDOWN of X-FORCE (Savant, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 485): CONNOR MACLEOD of SCARLET KNIGHTS II (Talon Warsmith)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 487): HYDE of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
              (turn 486): BLACK HEART SEEKER of CEASE TO EXIST (Sceptre, mgr.)
                          10% VIGORISH of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 480): MAXIMUS of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 476): KID ROCK of THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 476): XYLZ AREE of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
                  (turn 475): LANCE of POWER AND FATE (Sceptre, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 477): SAPPER of SHERWOOD FOREST (Papaiz, mgr.)
                           OMNIBOOK 500 of AT WORK (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 472): CHERKO of RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
                         BLOODY MOUTH of BLOOD OATH (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
             (turn 471): DUMB, DUMB of RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
                         HELL'S WHISPER of PERFECT HARMONY (Sceptre, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 437): CMOT DIBBLER of THE DISC (Technogeek, mgr.)
                          JOPHAN of BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 424): DODGER of HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
                 (turn 423): PURPLE SASH of HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 335): WINKER X of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr.)
              (turn 334): LIGHTNING IX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 144): LOKI of ARCTIC GUARDS (Yukon Cornelius, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Last turn's column:

      We're all surprised Dumb won, and so rapidly.  Gazelle Hound, what were you
      We're also astonished by Dumb's graduation.  BA  14-21-16-4-10(1)-13-7 HL very
high/low, has one rating (attack).

Yeah, well, it ME Duelmaster, not Goff or Leeta.  *I* get to say, good to fight, good
to win.  Going to Isle to see Sonic Taco.  Bodyguard, that me.

                                      Dumb, Dumb
                                    Lord Protector

This turn's column:

     Noble Assassin?  Where do they get these dumb ideas?
     11-12-10-9-11-10-21  AB, DA (gods, I'd get creamed before I had a chance to get
started), very low/ low (as noted above), bash tactic.  I'm retiring.


                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly IAYE games.  MADDOG BILLY caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested POLITE BEGGAR and was awarded 16 
points in recognition.  This time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail 
GAZELLE HOUND, Duelmaster of IAYE!  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 
die in duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city IAYE.  IAYE, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names of thy guilds 
is PERFECT HARMONY, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly duels.  If you 
didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any of DOG DAY 
AFTERNOON last week.  Busy avoiding PERFECT HARMONY?   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Perhaps even the strong cannot escape 
the vagaries of this world.  This week arena veteran FIREDOG was slain, despite a 
11-5-0 record.  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena there 
is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in IAYE.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  More than a sharp eye must I keep, 
indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await 
me!  Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a 
different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GAZELLE HOUND 3629           13  10  0   102       DOG DAY AFTERNOON (262)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BARBET 3396                  21  25  0   107       DOG DAY AFTERNOON (262)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PEKINGESE 3575               16  15  0    80       DOG DAY AFTERNOON (262)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GREAT DANE 3858               9   3  0    65       DOG DAY AFTERNOON (262)
-SAINT LUCIFER 2203            8   7  1    61       PERFECT HARMONY (227)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SONORA SARA 4411              9  10  0    48       RED DOG GANG (356)
-TELA 2973                    11   9  0    46       GAMEHENDGE (299)
 DARK CHOCOLATE 4412          10   9  1    46       RED DOG GANG (356)
-MESSENGER BIRD 4414           4   7  0    38       GAMEHENDGE (299)
-JUDGEMENT DAY 2226            5   5  0    35       PERFECT HARMONY (227)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STEINBACH 4473                1   2  0    32       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
-DARK STAR 4468                1   0  0    31       THE WARLOCKS (430)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BERTHA 4469                   1   0  0    21       THE WARLOCKS (430)
-SIERRA 4477                   2   0  1    20       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
 MADDOG BILLY 4479             1   0  0    16       RED DOG GANG (356)
-MCGWIRE 4475                  1   1  0    15       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
-THE WIND 4461                 1   0  0    13       GAMEHENDGE (299)
-CANDYMAN 4467                 1   0  0    13       THE WARLOCKS (430)
-THE RIVER 4460                1   0  0     9       GAMEHENDGE (299)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FIREDOG 4428          11  5 0 RED DOG GANG 356      KHALHUMS DWARF 375    473 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hey, who let the Kung Fu Master loose? -- Cherko

The Noble Assassin's easy meat. -- Firedog

Great Dane -- Great indeed. -- Sonora Sara

Visiting Orcs are vulnerable to... Dark Chocolate

Messenger Bird -- Dogs rule, birds lose. -- Great Dane

Firedog -- What's up with these useless parry skills?!  Dumb, Dumb actually taught me
useful skills. I miss the big, dumb brute. -- Gazelle Hound

A lot of personals, including mine, didn't make it last time, but they should be here
THIS time. -- Leeta

Hell's Whisper -- Ha!  Can't nearly dies.  Immortal now. -- Dumb, Dumb

Gazelle Hound -- (wistfully)  You're such a graceful bitch. -- Firedog

Tela -- I just hope somebody comes along and buries you in the SAND. -- Sonora Sara

Steinbach -- Maybe you're good where you come from, but NOTHING beats Dark Chocolate
in the end!

8 April 2004
CLICK (KLK) -- Remember, you asked for it.  Chaos is coming....

14 April 2004
CHAOS Inc. proudly announces our newest member, Silver Stroke.  He becomes the
seventh brother of Chaos.  We shall indeed be better for his joining.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CHERKO was devastated by GAZELLE HOUND in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
FIREDOG was dispatched by KHALHUMS DWARF in a action packed 3 minute brutal battle.
GREAT DANE defeated DARK CHOCOLATE in a 1 minute duel.
SONORA SARA devastated VISITING ORC in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
MADDOG BILLY overpowered POLITE BEGGAR in a 2 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -   3 -  0      81  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL     16 -   7 -  0      70  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   7 -  1      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   4 -  1      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   9 -  1      44  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         AIMED BLOW         3 -   7 -  0      30  |

Turn 473 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     1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  GAZELLE HOUND 3629         13  10  0  102 DOG DAY AFTERNOON (262)
LUNGING ATTACK   GREAT DANE 3858             9   3  0   65 DOG DAY AFTERNOON (262)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DARK CHOCOLATE 4412        10   9  1   46 RED DOG GANG (356)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GAZELLE HOUND 3629.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was FIREDOG 4428.  The ten other most popular fighters were GREAT DANE 3858, 
0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was DARK CHOCOLATE 4412.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GAZELLE HOUND 3629, SONORA SARA 4411, MADDOG BILLY 4479, GREAT 
DANE 3858, FIREDOG 4428,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

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

CHERKO (30-4288) RED DOG GANG (356)