Date   : 04/16/2008    Duedate: 04/29/2008


DM-30    TURN-573

This Weeks Top Honors


THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
(30-4647) [27-15-0,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KLINK                          SHANIA
THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)     COWGIRLS (460)
(30-4647) [27-15-0,112]        (30-4782) [1-2-0,5]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

IRISH CREAM                    PRIVATE PERNA
RED DOG GANG (356)             LENPROS (145)
(30-4654) [15-24-0,76]         (30-4690) [13-11-1,102]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LENPROS (145)               22
2. THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)  17      THE WARLOCKS (430)
3. GAMEHENDGE (299)             8      Unchartered Team
4. THE WARLOCKS (430)           8
5. RED DOG GANG (356)          -7      COWGIRLS (460)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 THE WARLOCKS (430)       190 120 11 61.3   1/ 2 LENPROS (145)             8  2 0
 2/ 2 LENPROS (145)            994 649 29 60.5   2/ 1 RED DOG GANG (356)        8  7 0
 3/ 3 THE A'S -- LOSERS  (431) 242 190  7 56.0   3/ 4 THE WARLOCKS (430)        5  3 0
 4/ 4 GAMEHENDGE (299)         203 182 11 52.7   4/ 3 THE A'S -- LOSERS  (431)  5  4 0
 5/ 5 RED DOG GANG (356)       554 722 12 43.4   5/ 5 GAMEHENDGE (299)          2  4 0
 6/ 0*COWGIRLS (460)             1   2  0 33.3   6/ 0*COWGIRLS (460)            0  1 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 #3 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     They walked down the street as though nothing bad was expected.  It was hard to
do, not to peer too closely into alleys and doorways, not to draw his sword and hold
it at the ready.  Not the hardest thing Sedalia had ever done, there had been--
Well, this wasn't the time to delve into the past.  But not easy.  It seemed to him
that the White Tower had eyes that were boring into the back of his head, also.  He
wanted to turn and look, but did not.  Again, not an easy thing.  He huffed a laugh
at his thoughts.  When had things worth doing ever been easy?
     Gissanniah jabbed an elbow at him and hissed.
     Sedalia nodded slightly and moved his hand, casually, as though he wasn't
thinking about it, to rest on the hilt of his sword.  Without turning his head, he
cataloged all the obstacles he could see.  Trash cans and indistinct debris--the mist
had thickened and might be hiding anything--an old couch with someone sleeping on it,
something that might have been ancestral to a junkyard dog, lurking in an alley and
breathing... flame?  And, abruptly, half a dozen armed men.
     "Dacoits," Gissanniah said.  She sounded disgusted.  "Either of us could handle
them alone, but why waste the time?  You take the ones on the right, I'll get the
ones on the left."
     "Works for me," the senator murmured.  A sudden thrust, a sidestep and kick to
the knee, slash and recover.  "Nothing but daggers and clubs!  Pointless--"
     "Then they must be meant to distract us from something worse," his companion
countered, dealing with her own dacoits as easily.
     "A thrilling prospect I would be willing to forego."  Sedalia wiped his sword
blade clean on the shirt of one of his opponents and squinted into the fog.  "What
will it be, I wonder?  Lord Protectors driven by their oath?"
     Gissanniah shrugged, inspected her own sword to make sure it was clean, and
sheathed it.  "It could be monsters," she said.  "This whole place is rotten with
magic, so I assume getting some monsters here would be easy."
     Reminded of the maybe-dog he'd seen earlier, Sedalia looked around.  No sign of
it now.  Or of what he had thought was a body on the discarded couch.  "Wasn't there
someone on that--?"
     "Maybe, I don't remember, but if there was, well, I'm not surprised he left.
Let's go down this side street.  It doesn't look so obvious."
     "Certainly it would be the course of decision and good sense to leave," Sedalia
said, "but I thought him dead.  He looked dead."
     "Appearances can be deceiving, especially in a fog like this.  Directions, too."
Gissanniah hesitated, turning in place in search of landmarks at what had become an
intersection of two streets.
     Sedalia motioned her to silence and pointed down one leg of the fork.  Leaning
close, he murmured directly into her ear, "I think the ferry is that way, but be as
quiet as you can.  I want to discover whether we're being followed."
     They walked quickly for what felt like half an hour, no sound but their
footsteps disturbing the fog.  No footsteps behind them.  Sounds that might be the
wind, except that there was no wind.  A distant, anonymous murmur of city life.  A
bell tolling the hour.  Somewhere ahead of them, the mournful foghorn whistle of the
     "Dagnabit.  We're going to miss today's boat," Sedalia said.  He was still
speaking softly, but the absence of footsteps behind them was reassuring.
     "Would they even let us on it?" Gissanniah asked.  "I seem to recall some kind
of security measures--guards checking people on and off."
     "Blast it, you're right.  I'd forgotten."  Sedalia hesistated.  It hadn't been
age that made him forget.  No, it couldn't have been.  "I've had a lot on my mind,"
he said.  "I suppose we might be able to bluff--  No, of course not.  If they're
looking for us, they'll have magic to help.  But there are other boats on the Isle.
I've seen them.  An excursion barge, I remember taking a ride on that years ago.
Fishing boats.  We'll just have to--"
     "I was down on the waterfront yesterday afternoon, after we talked to that
Master," Gissanniah said.  "I did see a couple of boats, little ones, but they were
tied to the dock, and people were talking about some kind of monsters being active in
the lake."  She paused as the narrow street they were on joined a wider one and
looked carefully both ways.  Jerked back, hissing.  "Guards--some kind of City Watch,
poking around into every doorway."
     "They may not be looking for us.  Were I the Master of the White Tower, I would
not want the situation--loyal Andorians not premitted to see the king!--made public."
     "He could've lied to them about why we're to be stopped," Gissanniah argued,
looking back along their route for some alternate path.  "And even if they aren't
looking for us particularly, so what?  There doesn't seem to be much of anybody else
out right now, maybe us being here would be suspicious in itself."
     "Just a fountain of good cheer this morning, aren't you?" Sedalia muttered.
"And guards or watchmen or whatever deemed capable of handling the populace of
Talahya--such a high proportion of lord protectors... I wouldn't want to figght them
if it could be avoided.  Even if we won, there'd be delay.  Publicity.  Rumors."  He
shuddered.  "If we do meet guards, can't avoid them," the senator said, "remember
this--give me a chance to talk to them and I can tie them in knots."
     Gissanniah laughed.  "I believe it!  Look, this alley seems like it might go
     "Excellent!  Lead me to it!"

     The two gladiators stopped in another alley, leaning on the wall and panting.
Behind them, well behind, dogs barked.  But other than dogs and City Guards, there
had been no signs of life.
     "This is eerie," Gissanniah muttered.  "I've always heard that Talahya is packed
like fish in a tin, but we haven't seen ANYONE in the past couple of hours."
     "True.  Many possibilities occur to me," Sedalia said.  "All the way from
'Everyone's gone to the tourney' up to 'We've been shunted into a pocket universe
without other inhabitants'.  I could use some lunch," he added, "and a beer or two."
He straightened away from the wall and dusted off his suit, which was the worse for
fences climbed and alleys negotiated with more haste than care.  "This is
     "Which part?"
     "Being trapped on the Isle.  We can't get anywhere near the waterfront, much
less the ferry dock.  When did Talahya become a cage?"
     "Maybe it's been one all along and nobody noticed."
     The senator grunted skeptically.  "Somebody would have noticed.  This has to be
recent."  He straightened his tie.  "We should keep moving.  We might get lucky."
     "As if!"  Gissanniah started to brush back her hair, then froze.  "That might be
     "What?  Surely you don't think Debby Tonte can help us?  A charming young lady,
true, but not a practical person--"
     "Lirin Kiv--"
     "The arena has been closed."
     "Yes, I know, Free Blades is using it now.  But I remember hearing that Lirin
Kiv, the town, had its own ferry.  Maybe it still does.  Of course, it might be
watched, too."
     "It won't hurt to look.  We're accomplishing nothing here," Senator Sedalia

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 294): LORD BYRON of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 591): CHIEF SITTING BULL of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 590): MOLYNEUX of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 583): 365 GTB4 of HOT WHEELS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 580): MITCHELL PAIGE of MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 579): KEG STAND of BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 576): CAYLON MCCANN of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 572): WINDSONG of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 542): ELDA MAINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 533): RAMBLING OX of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 524): CUTTER of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 242): BYRON of SITTEES (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 426): ATRION of THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 476): AXLY HIMSELF of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo Puerco)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 294): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 591): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 590): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 583): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 580): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 579): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 576): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 572): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 542): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 533): TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 524): THE BEARS II (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 242): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 426): THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 196): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 476): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 591): SLEDGE of NEVERWAKE (Doc Steeke, mgr.)
                   (turn 590): SELIA STORM of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
                               SAFFRON SKUNK of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 590): ABBOTT of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 580): MITCHELL PAIGE of MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 576): UP-CHUCKY of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, 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 524): CADDO SCOT of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
                 (turn 523): NIVIX of INFERNAL LORDS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 242): PAS DE QUARTIER of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 196): I OF THE KNEE DOLL of HAZAARDS OF CLONGING (Crip, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I had not fought a tower before, but it turns out to be quite like fighting
anyone else.  A good try, Franklins, but this was not your day.


                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  Nothing is certain in IAYE, with changing 
loyalties, changing Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new top team--LENPROS.  LENPROS 
had cause to celebrate, after PRIVATE PERNA got 9 points by beating FENCE POST.  A 
certain someone should cut down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 7 
points to FRANKLINS TOWER.  (Discrete enough, IRISH CREAM?) In IAYE, nothing is 
permanent (except Death), and we find ourselves a new Duelmaster, KLINK.  Word has it 
one team in IAYE is using psychics to predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Perhaps the warriors of RED DOG GANG should take 
up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  The warriors of RED DOG GANG 
found their efforts at combat frustrated as LENPROS apparently had more important 
things to do than fight.  Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and FENCE POST is 
it right now.  Most challenged warrior.  Isn't RED DOG GANG proud!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have 
fallen into an unconscious stupor.   
     All good things must come to an end.  More important duties call me.  IAYE, I 
leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Dragon's Blood Inn.  
'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KLINK 4647                   27  15  0   112       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRIVATE PERNA 4690           13  11  1   102       LENPROS (145)
 WORLD CHUMPS 4726            17   5  0   100       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
 FRANKLINS TOWER 4725         15   7  1    97       THE WARLOCKS (430)
 FENCE POST 4604              19  39  0    96       RED DOG GANG (356)
 WINDSONG 4702                15  14  1    93       RED DOG GANG (356)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAD CARMENCITA 4766          10   1  1    84       RED DOG GANG (356)
 IRISH CREAM 4654             15  24  0    76       RED DOG GANG (356)
 OUT OF TIME 4681             18  18  1    73       GAMEHENDGE (299)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRINCE POLIOLES 4742          7   5  0    65       LENPROS (145)
 BAINES 4724                  13   9  0    58       GAMEHENDGE (299)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LITTLE ROCKY 4768             8   1  0    54       RED DOG GANG (356)
 OZZIE CANSECO 4723           13   9  0    48       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
-BROTHER J.J. 4728             6   5  0    46       LENPROS (145)
 HELP ON THE WAY 4717          7  15  1    37       THE WARLOCKS (430)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRINCESS KURTZ 4776           3   2  0    30       LENPROS (145)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHANIA 4782                   1   2  0     5       COWGIRLS (460)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Congratulations to Windsong, Red Dog Duelmaster of Iaye. -- Lenpro

Senator Sedalia -- The ultimate politician is just the sort to cull out the mysteries
of the Isle.  Godspeed, Senator. -- Lenpro

Fence Post -- It was a reasonably unfair match.  Now I'm gone.  Good luck standing
there. -- Don Francis

Help On The Way -- You would not grant a Princess her wishes?  I shall tell. --
Princess Kurtz

Jack Straw -- You were too much for me.  Salute.  Good luck in The Big Time. --
Private Perna

Don Francis -- You fence-cutter!  It won't be the houseplants you have to worry
about! -- Fence Post

Klink -- You sound too much like (shudder) a leash. -- Irish Cream

Out of Time -- Oh, yes, I know this feeling.  Very well. -- Mad Carmencita

Ozzie Canseco -- Listen, you just don't get this stuff, do you?  When you throw a
ball for a dog, he isn't supposed to bring it back to you!  He just brings it
*almost* back to you, and then invites you to chase him and wrestle him for it.  Come
on, let's give this another try.  I'm sure you can get it right if you keep working
on it. -- Little Rocky

Private Perna -- (glowering)  I don't think that was...creosote. -- Fence Post

Prince Polioles -- (bristling)  I'm not supposed to be "cute"! -- Little Rocky

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PRIVATE PERNA viciously subdued FENCE POST in a 2 minute master's Challenge fight.
WINDSONG was handily defeated by KLINK in a 1 minute one-sided Title match.
WORLD CHUMPS vanquished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
FRANKLINS TOWER overpowered IRISH CREAM in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
OUT OF TIME was bested by MAD CARMENCITA in a popular 2 minute uneven brawl.
PRINCE POLIOLES devastated HELP ON THE WAY in a 1 minute mismatched match.
LITTLE ROCKY overcame OZZIE CANSECO in a 4 minute fight.
BAINES handily defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute uneven melee.
SHANIA was vanquished by PRINCESS KURTZ in a action packed 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -   3 -  1      79  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -   8 -  1      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  14 -  1      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         AIMED BLOW        23 -  17 -  1      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE       13 -  10 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  16 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  11 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 573 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      KLINK 4647                 27  15  0  112 THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
STRIKING ATTACK  PRIVATE PERNA 4690         13  11  1  102 LENPROS (145)
AIMED BLOW       WORLD CHUMPS 4726          17   5  0  100 THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
WALL OF STEEL    WINDSONG 4702              15  14  1   93 RED DOG GANG (356)
BASHING ATTACK   PRINCE POLIOLES 4742        7   5  0   65 LENPROS (145)
TOTAL PARRY      LITTLE ROCKY 4768           8   1  0   54 RED DOG GANG (356)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
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 PRIVATE PERNA 4690.  The ten other most popular fighters were MAD CARMENCITA 
BAINES 4724.

The least popular fighter this week was HELP ON THE WAY 4717.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were OUT OF TIME 4681, IRISH CREAM 4654, WINDSONG 4702, SHANIA 4782, 
CHUMPS 4726, and KLINK 4647.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

KLINK (30-4647) THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)