Date   : 02/22/2006    Duedate: 03/07/2006


DM-30    TURN-517

This Weeks Top Honors


THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
(30-4473) [20-21-0,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STEINBACH                      POSITION IS EMPTY
THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)     
(30-4473) [20-21-0,103]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BIG MAC                        PASTOR PENTANE
THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)     LENPROS (145)
(30-4547) [13-11-1,60]         (30-4519) [10-10-1,76]


THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)

Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)  55
2. LENPROS (145)               14      THE WARLOCKS (430)
3. GAMEHENDGE (299)            10      Unchartered Team
4. THE WARLOCKS (430)           5
5. WRESTLMANIACS (73)           0      LOVE CHILDREN (291)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 THE WARLOCKS (430)       105  54  7 66.0   1/ 4 THE A'S -- LOSERS  (431)  9  6 1
 2/ 4 LENPROS (145)            864 572 25 60.2   2/ 2 LENPROS (145)             8  4 0
 3/ 5 THE A'S -- LOSERS  (431) 127  94  5 57.5   3/ 1 CRYSTAL PALACE (435)      7  8 0
 4/ 6 GAMEHENDGE (299)         128 110  9 53.8   4/ 3 RED DOG GANG (356)        6  8 0
 5- 7 WRESTLMANIACS (73)        51  45  3 53.1   5- 8 WRESTLMANIACS (73)        3  2 0
 6/ 9 CRYSTAL PALACE (435)      43  50  1 46.2   6/ 6 GAMEHENDGE (299)          3  3 0
 7/10 RED DOG GANG (356)       425 573 10 42.6   7/ 5 THE WARLOCKS (430)        3  6 0
 8-11*4 LETTER WORDS (405)       1   2  0 33.3   8- 9*4 LETTER WORDS (405)      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[ Deep Waters #12 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     The Chardinee's "nearest suitable pub" was not a prepossessing place.  Senator
Sedalia would not, left to himself, have entered the portals of the Broken Jug, even
to speak with a...no, he might have entered to speak with voters.  You had to go
where the voters were, after all.  But there was no one in the Broken Jug to vote,
except the barmaid, and she simply served them all beer in mugs indifferently clean,
and withdrew to a shadowed corner.
     Sedalia peered dubiously into his mug, then set it aside and folded his hands on
the table.  "You had something to say, Chardinee?"
     "Yes, I want to talk to you about Ti."
     "Tea?  That might be better than the beer, if it's made with truly boiling
water," the senator mused.
     "Not TEA," the standby said.  "TI.  The town that used to be on the coast."
     "Ah, THAT Ti.  Very well, talk about it."
     Gissanniah paused in the act of wringing the rainwater out of her hair.  "Ti
vanished when parts of Krael rose," she said.  Then she frowned.  "But it was just
the town that vanished, not the bit of coast it was on.  I seem to recall a scholarly
     The Chardinee's normally expressionless face wrinkled into disdain.  "Scholarly
debate!"  His tone made the words a curse.  "Yes, they debated."
     "I recall that the main argument was that Ti vanished to balance the
reappearance of Krael?" Gissanniah said.  "Despite the fact that it was only the town
and not the whole bit of coast that vanished, and Krael came back from the floor of
the lake with buildings AND land."
     "Then their logic is flawed," Sedalia said briskly.  "I have always distrusted
scholarly explanations in any case.  There's too much..." he waved a hand vaguely,
"too much ivory tower in them."
     "I believe that phrase was originally 'ivied tower'," the Chardinee said.
"Who'd make a tower out of ivory, anyway?"  He brushed that off.  "No, Ti disappeared
as a result of an intended hostile act, not to maintain some sort of 'balance' in the
area.  This is indisputable."
     Gissanniah opened her mouth, possibly to dispute that statement, but the senator
silenced her with a pat on the hand and a minute shake of his head.  "Against whom
was the hostility directed?" he asked.
     "Against the Chardinee Society.  The Chapter House in Ti was a major one, and
many of our records were kept there.  Some material is duplicated elsewhere, but much
was lost with the loss of Ti."
     "And you are about to tell us," the senator guessed, a slight frown on his face,
"that this loss matters to more than just your Chardinee Society, of which so little
is known.  Along with WHY it matters and how you expect us to help make good the
situation, I suppose."  His frowned deepened.  "I dislike secret societies.  I
distrust them.  They are elitist and conspiratorial."
     M. Teleskoi Chardinee drew himself up to his full, unimpressive height of five-
foot-nine.  "Our Society was founded with the BEST motives, and only people of
established probity are admitted!"
     Sedalia raised one eyebrow slightly.  "Oh, of course.  I don't doubt it."
     The Chardinee leaned across the table, dropping his voice to a whisper.
"There's a plot, you see.  A conspiracy.  We've been working at unraveling it for
years, but much of our data--and all our best analysts--were in Ti.  And now..." he
spread his hands, "it's all gone!"
     "Coincidentally NOW, while we have problems with this greedy mage Khaldren?"
Gissanniah asked.
     Chardinee straightened and shook his head firmly.  "No, not coincidentally.  He
is involved in it--only as a cat's-paw of the Folstrom, we believe.  At least, we
think we believe it, but without the full records, how can we be SURE?  But," he
leaned forward again, "there is reason to suspect that the records weren't actually
DESTROYED, you see, but were taken into Krael!  If we can find them--"
     "You want us to enter that drowned and resurrected city to search for your
missing records?" Gissanniah demanded?  "That's insane!  We'd have to be insane!"
     "No."  Now the Chardinee looked triumphant, and Sedalia braced himself for
whatever might come next.  "The missing records contain data that will make it
possible to destroy Khaldren and re-sink Krael, AND they have some useful clues for
dealing with the Folstrom!"
     Senator Sedalia sighed and looked at Gissanniah.  "You can't imagine how much it
pains me to say this, but if there is even a CHANCE that he is correct, we must do as
he asks."

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 266): TOM SAWYER of SMITHSONIAN (The Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 535): ONEWOLF of WOLFBROTHERS (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 534): LITTLE DEVIL of PLAYPEN (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 527): ZEBROE of THE ZOO (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 524): BUBBA JONES of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 523): MENTAL of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 521): BOUNCER of GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 516): ENCHANTED of CRYSTAL PALACE (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 486): DRIZZT of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 478): 5 GOT PICKED of 072905R (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 468): 8-BALL of INFERNAL LORDS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 214): INSOLENT IRIS of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 383): ASSHE-MASTER of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 372): SABURO SAKAI of EMPIRE OF THE SUN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 169): I OF THE KNEE DOLL of HAZAARDS OF CLONING (Crip, mgr.)
                            (JRK, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 266): YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 535): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 534): THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 527): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 524): MONEY PIT (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 523): MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 521): GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 516): CRYSTAL PALACE (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 486): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 478): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 468): CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 214): SILVER KNIGHTS (Dark Knight Toker, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 383): ARADI RESORT & SPA (Lady Elysian, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 372): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 169): NIGHTHAWKS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 420): BOXES, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 535): BIG LOU of MANIC MARVELS (Barnabas, mgr.)
                   (turn 534): HALO of NEVERWAKE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 383): KARATE WRECKER of THIEVES GUILD (Hombre, mgr.)
                          TSUNAMI of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
              (turn 382): SPEEDY of THE MISGUIDED (?, mgr.)
                          SON OF BLOODLUST of 4000 BLOWS (ulnNay, mgr.)
                          DOONEUSHMUN of VOUGEOOT (Inferno, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 168): SHAVED MONKEY of SECOND CHANCES (Papaiz, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
IAYE brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, CRYSTAL PALACE, since THE 
A'S -- LOSERS II took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  THE A'S -- 
LOSERS II turned their 4-1-1 turn into a 1st place rank in the listings this turn.  
Any better than this, and you get put on hit lists.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see EARTHQUAKE EXCUSE win a fight and gain 18 points, terribly.  Tsk, 
tsk, TALKIN' CAMEL WALK beat HITHELLIENE and HITHELLIENE lost 8 points.  You're 
breakin' my heart.  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as STEINBACH takes 
the Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  The Rat Nest, 
humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From 
IAYE's trash dumps?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
WRESTLMANIACS, 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 who led the way in this mass 
act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was LENPROS.  Ha ha ha ha!  
Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, RISHTEKE was this turn's most challenged warrior.  
Watch that ego swell, sports fans.  I guess I can give a little credit to SGT. SCHMID 
of LENPROS for challenging up by 22 to RISHTEKE.  SGT. SCHMID lost to get 61 points 
of recognition.   
     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.  And what a stunning loss we have here, 
boys and girls, PERROJO of RED DOG GANG has added the final loss to his 11-22-2.  Tee 
hee!  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if the fate catches up with you 
sooner that later?   
     What does the IAYE 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 IAYE.  I feel much better now.  Glad to see the back of this place-- 
Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STEINBACH 4473               20  21  0   103       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DR. ROSENZWEIG 4247          25  10  1   101       LENPROS (145)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WALT WEISS 4482              22  16  1    90       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
-STONE COLD 4315               7   1  0    88       WRESTLMANIACS (73)
 RISHTEKE 4511                17  17  1    87       RED DOG GANG (356)
 ENCHANTED 4517               14  14  0    80       CRYSTAL PALACE (435)
 PASTOR PENTANE 4519          10  10  1    76       LENPROS (145)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE CLEAR 4539               15  10  0    64       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
 EARTHQUAKE EXCUSE 4584        6   3  1    64       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
 SGT. SCHMID 4569              8   4  0    61       LENPROS (145)
 WROTE THE BOOK 4540          15  10  0    60       GAMEHENDGE (299)
 UNSCATHED 4516               14  14  0    60       CRYSTAL PALACE (435)
 BIG MAC 4547                 13  11  1    60       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-COCO B. WARE 685             11   8  0    56       WRESTLMANIACS (73)
-OUTBACK JACK 672             11  10  2    52       WRESTLMANIACS (73)
 CHIEF TOMTOM 4513             5   0  0    50       LENPROS (145)
 BIGFOOTS 4512                 7  25  0    46       RED DOG GANG (356)
 LADY HUNTSMAN 4579            7   3  0    46       LENPROS (145)
-ROWDY RODDY 621               9  12  0    40       WRESTLMANIACS (73)
 TALKIN' CAMEL WALK 4586       6   3  1    38       GAMEHENDGE (299)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUEEN CHINEE 4588             6   3  0    37       THE WARLOCKS (430)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAINY RAIN 4595               3   1  0    26       CRYSTAL PALACE (435)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUNLIGHT SPLATRZ 4583         3   3  1    21       THE WARLOCKS (430)
-THE HITMAN 4550               2   0  0    20       WRESTLMANIACS (73)
 SNOWY SNOW 4597               3   1  0    16       CRYSTAL PALACE (435)
 HITHELLIENE 4596              2   2  0    16       RED DOG GANG (356)
 ON THE MOON 4587              3   6  0    15       THE WARLOCKS (430)
-#@$* 4252                     1   0  0     9       4 LETTER WORDS (405)
 WINDY WIND 4593               0   5  0     5       CRYSTAL PALACE (435)
-@#@$ 4254                     0   2  0     4       4 LETTER WORDS (405)
 FENCE POST 4604               0   2  0     2       RED DOG GANG (356)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PERROJO 4510          11 23 2 RED DOG GANG 356      WALT WEISS 4482       517         
NONNI 4591             1  2 0 RED DOG GANG 356      SUNLIGHT SPLATRZ 4583 514 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Talkin' Camel Walk -- I am improving with each fight.  Woo woo! -- Chief Tomtom

Hey, Red Dog, I think Big's foot got in his way.  A royal victory for me as usual. --
Lady Huntsman

Stone Cold -- Whoa now!  Next time you let me finish my prayers before you jump the
gun like that.  I protest!  And I shall complain to the commission for allowing you
to have cans of beer in the arena! -- Pastor Pentane

Outback Jack -- You should feel fine about that fight as the best man won.  Perhaps
some day you can be best man. -- Sgt Schmid

What?!  No DM Column?  Enchanted, what gives? -- Lenpro

Bigfoots -- Now ease up on me.  I taught you that one skill I know. -- Sgt Schmid

Penrue -- Preference?  Why, no.  We navy men love an adventure and a challenge--
especially if it is on water.  Bring it on. -- Admiral Iso

Lady Huntsman -- Oh, my, you ARE such a lady!  If I had a mustache I would twirl it,
I would tip a hat to you if I had one.  Gosh.  This is a complete honor, even when
you kept turning me down when I asked you to dance.  I'm just complete hornswoggled.
-- Bigfoots

The Clear -- Another gladiator cursed by a name.  Because the Clear never lasts, it
is always, ALWAYS succeeded by the Cloudy. -- Rishteke

Rowdy Roddy -- Aren't you the old fossil, eh? -- Perrojo
P.S.  But you should be an orc.  That would be PERFECT with your team name.

Sunlight Splatrz -- Yes, I see that it did, and YOU are going to have to wipe it up.
Someone could slip on those splatrs! -- Hithelliene
P.S.  And NEXT time, put down a dropcloth to catch the drops, okay?  Use the head to
save the back.

Snowy Snow -- Finest kind, and very deep, too, I see. -- Fence Post

Lenpro -- That last suggestion seems...unlikely. -- Leeta

30 January 2006
We of the Desolate Empire Alliance want to announce with glad hearts that Heathen
Hatebred is no longer just a friend, but also an alliance-mate.  Heathen brings a lot
with him to our alliance.  His experience, talent, and loyalty will be a great
benefit to us all.  Welcome Heathen; may all our enemies' blood continue to flow
freely! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

22 February 2006
The Olympics have arrived!

The Mordanti Olympics, having been gone for six years, have returned to the Mordanti
Alliance, sponsored by Amicitia Primoris.  Teams have competed against each other for
recognition and notoriety four times in the past.  It is far past time for the fifth
Mordanti Olympics to be held.  The Mordanti Olympics shall be held in the Mordant
arena (DM-1) from May 1st (T544) through Oct 30 (T557).  There will be a
'registration period' lasting until T543, where teams will be allowed to register by
activating in Mordant and declaring their participation in the personals.  Rules will
be posted in the Mordant arena (DM-1) newsletter no later than T543, but shall be
available online before then.  An announcement will be made as to where they will be
posted.  Prizes will be awarded to the winners.

Lord Xiang
Amicitia Primoris

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SGT. SCHMID was viciously subdued by RISHTEKE in a 4 minute Challenge fight.
CHIEF TOMTOM savagely defeated BIGFOOTS in a 3 minute brutal Challenge melee.
ENCHANTED was overpowered by STEINBACH in a 2 minute bloody mismatched Title duel.
PASTOR PENTANE savagely defeated BIG MAC in a crowd pleasing 5 minute veteran's fight.
WALT WEISS slaughtered PERROJO in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
UNSCATHED was overpowered by EARTHQUAKE EXCUSE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
WROTE THE BOOK was savagely defeated by VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 2 minute melee.
THE CLEAR viciously subdued LADY HUNTSMAN in a 3 minute gruesome fight.
QUEEN CHINEE was viciously subdued by THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 8 minute gory fight.
HITHELLIENE was overpowered by TALKIN' CAMEL WALK in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
ON THE MOON was narrowly defeated by RAINY RAIN in a 2 minute match.
SUNLIGHT SPLATRZ demolished WINDY WIND in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
FENCE POST was bested by SNOWY SNOW in a 2 minute bloody novice's battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-LUNGE       19 -  11 -  2      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         TOTAL PARRY       26 -  20 -  0      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         WALL OF STEEL     26 -  22 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-STRIKE      15 -  13 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  10 -  2      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    31 -  29 -  2      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        16 -  19 -  0      46  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -  10 -  0      44  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   6 -  0      40  |

Turn 517 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   WALT WEISS 4482            22  16  1   90 THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
PARRY-LUNGE      THE CLEAR 4539             15  10  0   64 THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
TOTAL PARRY      SGT. SCHMID 4569            8   4  0   61 LENPROS (145)
WALL OF STEEL    CHIEF TOMTOM 4513           5   0  0   50 LENPROS (145)
PARRY-STRIKE     TALKIN' CAMEL WALK 4586     6   3  1   38 GAMEHENDGE (299)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BIG MAC 4547.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was PASTOR PENTANE 4519.  The ten other most popular fighters were RISHTEKE 4511, BIG 

The least popular fighter this week was FENCE POST 4604.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WINDY WIND 4593, HITHELLIENE 4596, QUEEN CHINEE 4588, UNSCATHED 4516,