Date   : 04/30/2008    Duedate: 05/13/2008


DM-30    TURN-574

This Weeks Top Honors


THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
(30-4726) [18-5-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)     
(30-4726) [18-5-0,109]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

IRISH CREAM                    OZZIE CANSECO
RED DOG GANG (356)             THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
(30-4654) [16-24-0,79]         (30-4723) [14-9-0,52]


THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)

Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE WARLOCKS (430)          28
2. THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)  24      THE WARLOCKS (430)
3. GAMEHENDGE (299)             1      Unchartered Team
4. LENPROS (145)                1
5. COWGIRLS (460)               0      SCOUTS (342)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 THE WARLOCKS (430)       192 120 11 61.5   1/ 4 THE A'S -- LOSERS  (431)  7  2 0
 2/ 2 LENPROS (145)            995 651 29 60.4   2/ 2 RED DOG GANG (356)        7  8 0
 3/ 3 THE A'S -- LOSERS  (431) 245 190  7 56.3   3/ 3 THE WARLOCKS (430)        5  2 0
 4/ 4 GAMEHENDGE (299)         203 184 11 52.5   4/ 1 LENPROS (145)             5  4 0
 5/ 5 RED DOG GANG (356)       556 725 12 43.4   5/ 5 GAMEHENDGE (299)          2  4 0
 6- 6*COWGIRLS (460)             1   2  0 33.3   6- 6*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 #4 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     Fandil stood on one of the town's three intact wharfs and watched the waves of
the Trier lap around the heap of stones that had been Khaldren's Tower.  Most of the
soot had been washed off by the rains of the spring, but it was still an impressive
scene of destruction.
     A small boat eased up to the wharf, and a lean figure jumped across from the
deck.  "Glad you could meet me here," Lenpro said.
     Fandil raised an eyebrow.  "You said it was important."
     Lenpro nodded.  "But there's a lot of important trouble around right now."
     "This is trouble, then?"
     "Of course!  I sent Sedalia to the Isle to talk to the king--"
     "I'd heard that," Fandil agreed.  "What's the word?"
     "That's the problem.  There is no word, no message at all, and there should be."
     Fandil reviewed the map of Alastari in his mind.  "Three or four days each way,
and with the roads this muddy, maybe longer," he said.  "And it might've taken him a
couple of days to get an audience--"
     Lenpro gave him an impatient look.  "You're forgetting the pigeons."
     Fandil hoped his beard would hide his blush.  He had indeed forgotten the
pigeons.  The Consortium maintained a homing pigeon loft near the mainland end of the
ferry to the Isle.  Messages, if brief, didn't have to wait on travel time.
     "Sedalia sent a pigeon just before he boarded the ferry," Lenpro said.  "It
arrived eight days ago.  Since then, nothing.  Eight days."
     "Ah.  You're correct, there should have been a message, even if only to say
nothing was moving forward."  He turned to look around the waterfront.  There was
nobody near, but sound carried over water, and it was as well to remember that,
sanctioned or not, the king of Andoria had a whole guild of spies and assassins at
his service.
     Lenpro snorted.  "I believe that the time for keeping a low profile is past,
Fandil.  Something is wrong... with the king.  There will be no sweeping this under
the rug."
     "And there's no need to start rumors flying too quickly," Fandil countered.  "We
need more information first--"
     "That," Lenpro growled, "is why Sedalia went to the Isle in the first place!"
     "There are other avenues to pursue," Fandil said, "and they can be done here--at
least, here as in, not on the Isle.  But they are not going to be talked about here,
on this wharf.  That'd be asking for trouble."

On the Isle of the Eye:

     Lord Protector Senator Sedalia looked at the cart with distaste.  It was not
new, though it seemed sturdy enough.  But the main objection was that it had been
used to haul fish from Willow Beach, where Darkholm was located, up to Talahya, and 
it smelled like it.  Still, he glanced down at his clothing which was... extremely
utilitarian, it wasn't like his attire would suffer from contact with it.  And at
least the ride would be brief; the road went through Lirin Kiv on its way to Willow
Beach.  Four miles, maybe five.
     "I can't believe there's no other way to get out of Talahya," he muttered,
climbing in beside Gissanniah.
     "We're not out yet," she said.  "I can't believe THIS way will work, until we're
clear of the last ring of watchers."  She pulled the tarp up to cover both of them.
"I can't believe someone is going to this much trouble just to keep us from reporting
that we didn't get in to see the king."
     "In itself, that is revealing," Sedalia said.  His voice was muffled by the
tarp.  "Presumably our failure to see the king would provoke questions that someone
really, really doesn't want to answer."
     "Quiet," the driver said.  "I could be stopped any time.  Don't provoke 'em to
search the wagon."

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

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 295): UNHOLY TERROR of BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 592): CHIEF SITTING BULL of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 591): MOLYNEUX of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 584): JEROME of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 581): TRAVIS T FLETE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 580): KEG STAND of BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 577): MOLDRAUN of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 573): KLINK of THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 543): PARTICLE MAN of NEUROMANCERS (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 534): RAMBLING OX of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 525): CUTTER of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 243): IGOR MALMORT of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 427): ATRION of THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 477): AXLY HIMSELF of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo Puerco)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 295): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 592): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 591): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 584): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 581): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 580): MASTERS OF SIN (Sin, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 577): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 573): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 543): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 534): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 525): BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 243): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 427): BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 196): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 477): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 592): KORO CLOUD of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 591): SLEDGE of NEVERWAKE (Doc Steeke, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 590): ABBOTT of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 584): JACKSON OF KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 581): TRAVIS T FLETE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
                (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  30 IAYE (turn 573): KLINK of THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 543): BORIS KARLOFF of MEN OF 1,000 FACES (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 524): CADDO SCOT of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 243): IGOR MALMORT of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                (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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  Nothing is certain in IAYE, with changing loyalties, changing 
Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new top team--THE A'S -- LOSERS II.  What's a move up 
by 3 you ask?  (alright, maybe you didn't ask)  Cause for celebration, according to 
THE A'S -- LOSERS II.  THE WARLOCKS had cause to celebrate, after HELP ON THE WAY got 
18 points by beating LITTLE ROCKY.  A certain someone should cut down on the drinking 
and practice more, after losing 14 points to HELP ON THE WAY.  (Discrete enough, 
LITTLE ROCKY?) Like a flirtacious debutante, IAYE's Duelmaster KLINK found himself 
the man of the hour, being "invited to dance" 2 times!  You could cut the tension 
with a scimitar as PRIVATE PERNA of LENPROS met the Duelmaster.  Those who hoped for 
a new Duelmaster were disappointed by PRIVATE PERNA, of LENPROS, who despite a 
13-12-1 couldn't overcome IAYE's Number 1.  So who's the team that's been walking 
into taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     And how sociable are IAYE's warriors?  Come, let us see.  Like the noble eagle 
soaring amongst the mountaintops, so stand the warriors of RED DOG GANG, alone and 
unchallenged.  As a woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of LENPROS, so did 
that sorry team shy from RED DOG GANG  
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen 
into an unconscious stupor.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As the seasons change, and the creatures of the 
wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  Do not despair!  I 
shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WORLD CHUMPS 4726            18   5  0   109       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRANKLINS TOWER 4725         16   7  1   107       THE WARLOCKS (430)
 FENCE POST 4604              19  40  0    97       RED DOG GANG (356)
 PRIVATE PERNA 4690           13  12  1    93       LENPROS (145)
 MAD CARMENCITA 4766          11   1  1    92       RED DOG GANG (356)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WINDSONG 4702                15  15  1    88       RED DOG GANG (356)
 IRISH CREAM 4654             16  24  0    79       RED DOG GANG (356)
 OUT OF TIME 4681             18  19  1    74       GAMEHENDGE (299)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PRINCE POLIOLES 4742          7   5  0    65       LENPROS (145)
 BAINES 4724                  13  10  0    58       GAMEHENDGE (299)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HELP ON THE WAY 4717          8  15  1    55       THE WARLOCKS (430)
 OZZIE CANSECO 4723           14   9  0    52       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
-BROTHER J.J. 4728             6   5  0    46       LENPROS (145)
 LITTLE ROCKY 4768             8   2  0    40       RED DOG GANG (356)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRINCESS KURTZ 4776           3   3  0    33       LENPROS (145)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIR CARLSON 4777              1   0  0     7       LENPROS (145)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Congratulations to Klink, Duelmaster, and one obviously not a loser. -- Lenpro

Fence Post -- Creosote, whatever...I am sure it was acidic!  (chuckle)  AND, I
enjoyed and needed it! -- Private Perna

Help On The Way -- You'd better call for some. -- Prince Polioles

Shania -- That was a very pretty song you twanged, but, unfortunately, that is a
different contest. -- Princess Kurtz (The next American Idol)

Little Rocky -- Cute is in the eyes of the beholder, bristling or not. -- Prince

May The Mailer have treated you well.  Health.  Humility.  Honor. -- Lenpros
(Actually, we find The Mailers work best for Humility.)

Private Perna -- That was darned public if you ask me! -- Fence Post

Klink -- At least you didn't waste my time out on the sands. -- Windsong

Franklins Tower -- Windsong has no idea what she's talking about.  A tower is darned
intimidating.  Where does one start? -- Irish Cream

Out of Time -- I could wish that defeating you would mean that I was *not* out of
time, a problem I've had a lot lately. -- Mad Carmencita

Ozzie Canseco -- I'm not a cat, I've got patience. -- Little Rocky
P.S.  You know how it is with cats, they have to have everything RIGHT NOW.

Our congratulations to Klink. -- Jorja and the Red Dog Gang

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PRIVATE PERNA was devastated by KLINK in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
FENCE POST was vanquished by FRANKLINS TOWER in a 1 minute uneven battle.
WORLD CHUMPS demolished WINDSONG in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
OUT OF TIME was devastated by MAD CARMENCITA in a 2 minute one-sided contest.
IRISH CREAM defeated BAINES in a 2 minute master's match.
OZZIE CANSECO slimly won victory over PRINCESS KURTZ in a popular 3 minute duel.
LITTLE ROCKY was bested by HELP ON THE WAY in a 3 minute match.
SIR CARLSON bested POLITE BEGGAR in a dull 6 minute novice's competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -   3 -  0      77  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        25 -  12 -  1      68  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  14 -  0      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -   9 -  0      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   7 -  1      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  17 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  11 -  1      39  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  11 -  0      35  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 574 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       WORLD CHUMPS 4726          18   5  0  109 THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
STRIKING ATTACK  PRIVATE PERNA 4690         13  12  1   93 LENPROS (145)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    MAD CARMENCITA 4766        11   1  1   92 RED DOG GANG (356)
PARRY-LUNGE      OZZIE CANSECO 4723         14   9  0   52 THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
TOTAL PARRY      LITTLE ROCKY 4768           8   2  0   40 RED DOG GANG (356)
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 PRINCESS KURTZ 
TIME 4681.

The least popular fighter this week was SIR CARLSON 4777.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were LITTLE ROCKY 4768, BAINES 4724, OUT OF TIME 4681, FENCE POST 

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

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

                                 THE STOMPING GROUNDS

The new all-basher arena will be in Seam, DM 20.  Only new teams (0FE) may 
participate.  The only rule is that all of your warriors must be bashers.

The first turn of the contest will be due on Monday, April 28.  It will be a slow 
turn-around arena.  If you wish to enter a team, please submit your new team and first 
turn strategies before then.  Only one team per manager, please.  

This arena will stay open indefinitely, providing there is interest (i.e., this is not 
a contest that runs a set number of turns, although there are prizes scheduled after 
the first 15 rounds).  For more information, see details in the first newsletter or on 
the forums. 

                                          -- RSI 

  Zeb Karan looked around the table at the rest of Dwes Eg's staff.  Arenamasters,

standby and Dark Arena warriors, stewards and infirmarians, even the maintenance crew.  
There was wine and beer on the side-table, even sandwiches, but no one was partaking.
      "Stop looking like your dog died," Lew Voth said.  He had once been the 
arenamaster of Sentern and had taken his turns overseeing the fights in Dwes Eg.  "We 
all knew this day would come.  When are they closing us down?"
      "Immediately after the tourney, according to the information I was given."
      "Short notice," Jame Rinvar, another arenamaster commented.
      "No offense intended, these things just creep up on people.  Tourneys make it 
worse, I suppose, all the new teams being entered."  Zeb grimaced.  "Some of the file 
cabinets have exploded from over-stuffing, you know, and it takes so long to run 
through all the registered gladiators to find those who are planning to fight on any 
given day that the day is OVER by the time we're ready to start."
      "Which is why they closed down Sentern, Cimmeriac, and Firehold," Lew pointed 
out.  "This is the same thing all over again."
      "Cycles," Jame said.  "Things happen, and then later they happen again.  We live 
with it.  And Dwes Eg did last for, what, eight and a half years before it reached the 
explosion point.  That isn't bad.  That's forever, speaking practically."
      "Eight or nine years is not forever--"
      "The only thing that's real is today, and maybe, up to a point, tomorrow.  I 
don't see a problem with this.  What are the new parameters, Zeb?"
      "Dwes Eg remains open, existing teams can run and can recruit new members.  BUT, 
no new teams will be accepted.  New teams will go into a new arena, DM 84, running its 
first turn on the seventh of May.  A regular two-week cycle."
      "So Dwes Eg isn't actually being closed, just closed to new teams.  Okay.  This 
works," Jame said again.  "Number 84... does this mean it'll be out at that Blackstone 
place?  Rotten weather half the year, but I suppose you could say that about any site.  
What about regional allegiance?"
      "None specified in the data I received.  Probably a personal-choice situation," 
Zeb said.
      "Transfers?" Lew asked.
      "I don't know about transfers IN," Zeb said, "but I'd guess yes, they would be 
allowed.  No transfers OUT, though.  None out of DM 82, for that matter.  Once you're 
in 82 or 84, the only way out is death or graduation."
      "That fairly describes most arenas," Jame said.  "Anyone who takes up the 
gladiatorial life has already accepted that."