Date   : 04/02/2008    Duedate: 04/15/2008


DM-30    TURN-572

This Weeks Top Honors


(30-4702) [15-13-1,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WINDSONG                       POSITION IS EMPTY
RED DOG GANG (356)             
(30-4702) [15-13-1,111]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

IRISH CREAM                    OZZIE CANSECO
RED DOG GANG (356)             THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
(30-4654) [15-23-0,83]         (30-4723) [13-8-0,47]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. RED DOG GANG (356)          41
2. THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)  17      THE WARLOCKS (430)
3. GAMEHENDGE (299)            10      Unchartered Team
4. THE WARLOCKS (430)           5
5. LENPROS (145)               -3      ELANTI HUNTERS (286)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 THE WARLOCKS (430)       189 119 11 61.4   1/ 1 RED DOG GANG (356)        9  6 0
 2/ 2 LENPROS (145)            991 649 29 60.4   2/ 3 LENPROS (145)             7  3 0
 3/ 3 THE A'S -- LOSERS  (431) 240 189  7 55.9   3/ 2 THE A'S -- LOSERS  (431)  6  3 0
 4/ 4 GAMEHENDGE (299)         202 181 11 52.7   4/ 4 THE WARLOCKS (430)        6  3 0
 5/ 5 RED DOG GANG (356)       552 719 12 43.4   5/ 5 GAMEHENDGE (299)          2  4 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 #2 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Senator Sedalia stood at the ferry boat's rail and waited for the mists ahead to
clear.  It was always like this when one approached the Isle of the Eye:  a bit of
mist over the water when you left the mainland, and then, faster than seemed
reasonable, you were sailing through a dense fog.  He had never really understood how
the ferry master kept a straight course through it--or if he did.  And then, the fog
thinning to mist and fading away until--
     "The Isle of the Eye," he said, waving his hand.
     Beside him, Gissanniah was silent for several minutes.  Finally she said, "I
hadn't expected it to be so... gray."
     Sedalia blinked and looked again.  He had seen the Isle before several times,
and he realized that he not really looked at it since the first time.  Though the
mist had cleared, the sky overhead was cloudy.  What light got through was, indeed,
gray.  And Talahya, THE city on the Isle (only Free Blades in Lirin Kiv and Darkholm
in Willow Beach were located elsewhere than in Talahya), was, at best, "picturesque."
It was too crowded to be beautiful now, if it ever had been.  Crowded with gladiators
who had, the senator knew, many virtues which did not include civic housekeeping.
The city was crowded, dirty, and on the waterfront run-down.  Under this leaden
sky... he glanced sideways at his young companion and tried to imagine what it was
like to see Talahya for the first time in this gloomy light.  Not inspiring, that
much was clear.  "It's better when the sun shines," he offered.
     Gissanniah shrugged.  "I guess.  Not that it really matters.  It isn't like I'm
going to be STAYING here.  We just want to talk to the king and then go home.  But
what I do NOT understand is why HE stays here."
     "No more do I," Sedalia said.  "The business of the Isle is dueling and nothing
else.  That the king should visit an arena occasionally is one thing.  But to take up
residence here?  The king's business is to govern the Andorian League, and every day
spent on the Isle is a day he's not doing his job.  And he's been here now for...
years.  I don't even know how long!"  The senator's mouth set in grim lines.  "Time
to remind him of his duty."

     They arrived on the Isle at midday, and it took most of the rest of that time to
work their way through the layers of petty officials to the final secretary, an
elderly part-elf by the name of Arkinsutram, who was able to grant them an
appointment with King Mikel.  "Tomorrow morning at eleven, and see to it that you're
on time.  But no more than half an hour, mind!  The king is very busy."
     Sedalia bit back his first impulse, which was to ask, "busy doing what?"  And
his second impulse, which was to question the king's name.  "Mikel" sounded almost
right, but not quite....  Maybe he had forgotten, so long as it had been since the
king had done anything for his people.  Or maybe it was this "simplified spelling"
movement that came and went.  Not that it was likely to matter.  If he was, indeed,
the king they were to see on the morrow, he could call himself Rumplestiltskin for
all Sedalia cared.  "We will be here," he said.  "We'll be early."

     Senator Sedalia spent the evening visiting with other Consortium gladiators on
the Isle.  And why not?  They were here, they were in some degree colleagues of his,
and you could never know when a few extra votes would make the difference between
victory and defeat.  Or who might have noticed some little detail that would provide
the key to handling the situation.
     As it happened, it was Brujah, a newly arrived graduate who had not yet fought
on the Isle, who raised the critical question.  "What about the oath, Senator?" she
asked.  Seeing his raised eyebrows, she went on, "I have not fought here yet, so I
have not yet taken the oath which all MUST take before entering an arena on the Isle.
But I've heard others take it, and seen more than I heard.  That oath is... binding.
Seriously binding.  Everyone who takes it is pledged, by magic even more than honor,
to obey the Grey Witch in her every command.  I suspect that this is how she's
controlled the whole Andorian situation so far.  Anyone who takes the oath, if told
that this King Mikel is THE king of the Andorian League and that his decisions are
not to be questioned must be unable to question them.  She--or anyone properly
designated by her, I would suppose--must be able even to command a Lord Protector to
attack his own manager or teammates and be obeyed.  All of Alastari, through
believing her at first to have their best interests at heart, and then through not
paying attention to the details, has put this terrible weapon in the Grey Witch's
hands.  How will you fight it, Senator Sedalia?  You have fought here, you have taken
the oath."
     The senator cleared his throat and blushed a little.  "I'm a politician," he
said.  "Oaths..." he snapped his fingers.  "I'm not making light of your warning, I
will definitely remember it and take it into account, but it is very nearly
impossible to bind a politicial with an oath.  I believe I have free action in this
matter, and I know that my companion, Gissanniah, has never fought here and so has
taken no oath."
     "Such might see to your own free will," Lady Huntsman said.  She was a graduate
of his own team, the Lenpros of Iaye.  "But what will you do if I, or Cardinal
Arizpe, or some other is commanded to attack you?"
     "I believe you underestimate the slipperyness of a politician, my lady," the
Cardinal said from across the room.  "I've no doubt he would fight if we cornered
him, but that is easier said than done, eh?"
     Sedalia nodded.  "Just so.  And the oath may not bind you all with equal
strength, or any of you quite so much as you think."
     "True," Brujah conceded at once.  "We won't know until it's tested.  And then it
will be too late if the binding IS strong enough to compel us."
     "So we will evade the need for that test for as long as may be," the senator

     Senator Sedalia and Gissanniah were at the White Tower early.  "Better to spend
some time waiting," the senator said, "than arrive on time and find our appointment
had been preponed and we missed it."
     "Prepone?  Is that a word?"
     "Yes.  Prepone or antipone, either one, they go with postpone as the reverse
case."  He dismissed that issue with a gesture.  "As it is, here we are and--"
     The door at the rear of the waiting room opened.  The man who stood there was
completely unmemorable, a perfect bureaucratic type... except for his eyes.  Dark,
and sharp as nails.  He seemed surprised them, and he frowned.  "Sedalia from Iaye?"
     "In person," the senator said, standing.  "If the king is ready to see us now,
     "The king cannot see you at all," the bureaucrat said.  "He is unwell and needs
his rest."
     "His kingdom is unwell and needs his attention," Sedalia countered.
     The man's eyes darkened further, sharpened further.  No one but a politician
could have stood up to that piercing scrutiny without a twitch.  "The king cannot see
you," he repeated.
     "So be it, can we see him?"
     "I said--"
     "Just see him, to verify his presence.  Proof of life," the senator said.
"There are people in the Andorian League who have begun to question his continued
     "I, who am the Master of the White Tower for the Lady Sheila, say the king lives
and is here, but ill.  This is enough.  Who would question me?"
     "Many people across the Andorian League, I should think.  Come now, it would be
a simple matter to just let us take a quick look in on him.  No need to disturb him,
all we need is to SEE him."
     "You are impertinent.  It is impossible.  Leave."  He stepped back into the room
behind him, of which they had no glimpse, and shut the door.
     "That was a very strange encounter," Sedalia said.  "Do you think--?"
     "I think we should do as we were told and leave," Gissanniah said.  "Without
discussion."  Dropping her voice to just above a whisper, she added, "The walls may
have ears."
     "Ah.  Yes, silly of me not to have thought of that."  He held open the outer
door for her.  "It seems a shame to return to Iaye--or wherever--without more
information, but I can't see that we have any other options.  Waiting around here...
I don't think that paper-pusher is going to soften and let us in, do you?"
     "Not in this lifetime!"  Gissanniah turned toward the ferry.  Or, at least,
toward the road that would eventually take them to the ferry.  "I don't like the feel
of this place, and the sooner I'm away from it, the happier I'll be."
     "Quite understandable, dear lady," the senator said.  He fell into step beside
her.  They walked in silence for a block.  Two blocks.  The traffic was lighter than
it had been the day before, the district around the White Tower seeming almost
deserted.  It occurred to Sedalia that this could have a sinister implication, and he
peered searchingly into every alley they passed, every mist-shrouded doorway.
"Something is wrong here," he said quietly.
     Beside him, Gissanniah shivered and put her hand on the hilt of her sword.
"There's going to be an ambush," she said just as quietly.  "That Master of the White
Tower does not want us taking any news to the people of the League."

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

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 294): LORD BYRON of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 590): SELIA STORM of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 589): MOLYNEUX of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 582): DONDRIC of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 579): MITCHELL PAIGE of MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 578): KEG STAND of BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 575): CAYLON MCCANN of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 571): DON FRANCIS of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 541): ELDA MAINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 532): RAMBLING OX of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 523): NIVIX of INFERNAL LORDS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 242): BYRON of SITTEES (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 425): ATRION of THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 195): BENITO CHATTE of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 475): AXLY HIMSELF of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo Puerco)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 294): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 590): NEVERWAKE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 589): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 582): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 579): MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 578): MASTERS OF SIN (Sin, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 575): STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 571): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 541): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 532): TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 523): THE ZEN ZONE (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 242): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 425): THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 195): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 475): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 590): SELIA STORM of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
                               SAFFRON SKUNK of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
                   (turn 589): FLEA BAG of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 587): 100% of NO-HALF STEPPING (?, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 578): MANUEL PEREZ of MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 571): DON FRANCIS of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
                         JACK STRAW of THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 523): NIVIX of INFERNAL LORDS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 242): PAS DE QUARTIER of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Many of you have asked and wondered about the makeup of a Don.  As my final
column, perhaps I shall share with you what a Don Francis is all about.
     Born a 4-12-7-21-15-4-21 aimer
     Blessed +6 total in skills (rip, par, att, def)
     Blessed big time in damage - normal
     Blessed in endurance - normal

     Fought reasonably well winning 13-7-0 in arena and 14-12-0 in tourneys
     Learned at a 2.71 skill/fight ratio
     Graduated with admast, 2 master, adex, and expert
     Used DA = 106-242-14 and FI 4-12-0

          Very low/moderate
          Lunge and riposte
          Learns defense

Life is sweet.  You will find me fighting more for The Consortium in DM 106.
     Good luck to all; Iaye rocks!
            Don Francis

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in IAYE!  I still haven't told Mom I'm writing 
Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  MVP award for LITTLE ROCKY?  RED 
DOG GANG's proud of him after beating OZZIE CANSECO and getting 19 points.  Talk 
about yer big time losers!  FRANKLINS TOWER got smashed by WINDSONG, and lost 12 
points!  Like RED DOG GANG's FENCE POST is sweating since he got challenged by 
Duelmaster DON FRANCIS!  Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think DON 
FRANCIS should let FENCE POST be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  
Who was the wiseguy that said IAYE's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Dragon's 
Blood Inn?  Don't look at me!   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  GAMEHENDGE was IAYE's most avoided team.  Is there some award for 
that?  I don't know what LENPROS' been doing.  They certainly haven't been accepting 
many fights from GAMEHENDGE, that's fer sher.  Like, is FENCE POST popular, or what?  
He was challenged the most in all of IAYE!  He's got a 19-38-0, is that good?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All IAYE ever talks about is fighting!  Me, 
I'm more laid back.  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop.  
Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WINDSONG 4702                15  13  1   111       RED DOG GANG (356)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KLINK 4647                   26  15  0   101       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
 FENCE POST 4604              19  38  0    95       RED DOG GANG (356)
 WORLD CHUMPS 4726            16   5  0    95       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
 PRIVATE PERNA 4690           12  11  1    93       LENPROS (145)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRANKLINS TOWER 4725         14   7  1    88       THE WARLOCKS (430)
 IRISH CREAM 4654             15  23  0    83       RED DOG GANG (356)
 MAD CARMENCITA 4766           9   1  1    76       RED DOG GANG (356)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OUT OF TIME 4681             18  17  1    72       GAMEHENDGE (299)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PRINCE POLIOLES 4742          6   5  0    61       LENPROS (145)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAINES 4724                  12   9  0    51       GAMEHENDGE (299)
 OZZIE CANSECO 4723           13   8  0    47       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
-BROTHER J.J. 4728             6   5  0    46       LENPROS (145)
 LITTLE ROCKY 4768             7   1  0    45       RED DOG GANG (356)
 HELP ON THE WAY 4717          7  14  1    38       THE WARLOCKS (430)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRINCESS KURTZ 4776           2   2  0    21       LENPROS (145)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Good luck to you Senator Sedalia.  Give my regards to my brother Fandil The Wise,
Lady Adeolar, and Master Cho.  Whether or not the king recognizes it, he needs help!
-- Lenpro

Hah, Fence Post!  I knew a splash of creosote would have you seeing things my way!  I
just knew it. -- Private Perna

Little Rocky -- Drool more.  Work harder on the smile.  You don't look sweet enough
yet. -- Prince Polioles

Klink -- I fought my best.  Some days that is amazing.  Salute. -- Don Francis

Baines -- To the victor goes the spoils.  Uh, what are the spoils? -- Prince Polioles

Friendly Constable -- Thanks for being so. -- Princess Kurtz

Private Perna -- Who said you could bring an axe? -- Fence Post

Jack Straw -- Well, heck.  Phooey.  I was hoping you wouldn't do 
that.  No, let's be honest here, I was hoping I wouldn't be matched 
with you! -- Irish Cream

Out of Time -- Yeah, that happens some days.  Like last 
night.  (sigh)  There was this book... and by the time I finished, it 
was half way to morning. -- Windsong

Ozzie Canseco -- You were cursed by your team's name. -- Mad Carmencita
P.S.  And of course the audience was thrilled!  They love to see me move.

Help on the Way -- But not in time!  Thanks for that win, I will 
treasure it. -- Little Rocky

Private Perna -- Ah?  And if I'd hung you, would it be a planting 
offense? -- Fence Post

Congratulations to Don Francis and Jack Straw. -- Jorja and the Red Dog Gang

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DON FRANCIS devastated FENCE POST in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
PRINCESS KURTZ was overcome by HELP ON THE WAY in a 3 minute Challenge match.
FRANKLINS TOWER was devastated by WINDSONG in a 1 minute one-sided Title contest.
JACK STRAW overpowered PRIVATE PERNA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
KLINK vanquished IRISH CREAM in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
OUT OF TIME was beaten by MAD CARMENCITA in a 2 minute mismatched brawl.
WORLD CHUMPS overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
OZZIE CANSECO was unbelievably bested by LITTLE ROCKY in a 3 minute duel.
BAINES overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -   4 -  1      75  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -   8 -  1      65  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -  10 -  0      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     18 -  16 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW        22 -  21 -  1      51  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  12 -  1      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         TOTAL PARRY       14 -  17 -  0      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   8 -  0      43  |

Turn 572 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         3  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         3 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    WINDSONG 4702              15  13  1  111 RED DOG GANG (356)
PARRY-LUNGE      KLINK 4647                 26  15  0  101 THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
AIMED BLOW       WORLD CHUMPS 4726          16   5  0   95 THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
STRIKING ATTACK  PRIVATE PERNA 4690         12  11  1   93 LENPROS (145)
TOTAL PARRY      OUT OF TIME 4681           18  17  1   72 GAMEHENDGE (299)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is IRISH CREAM 4654.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was OZZIE CANSECO 4723.  The ten other most popular fighters were MAD CARMENCITA 

The least popular fighter this week was IRISH CREAM 4654.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were FRANKLINS TOWER 4725, OUT OF TIME 4681, PRINCESS KURTZ 4776, 

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

DON FRANCIS (30-4619) LENPROS (145)