Date   : 02/18/2009    Duedate: 03/03/2009


DM-30    TURN-595

This Weeks Top Honors


(30-4777) [18-4-0,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SIR CARLSON                    THIGHS
LENPROS (145)                  HER BEST ASSETS (461)
(30-4777) [18-4-0,101]         (30-4796) [1-1-1,25]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SPUD                           SPUD
RED DOG GANG (356)             RED DOG GANG (356)
(30-4783) [11-8-0,77]          (30-4783) [11-8-0,77]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HER BEST ASSETS (461)       50
2. LENPROS (145)               35      LENPROS (145)
3. GAMEHENDGE (299)             1      Unchartered Team
4. THE WARLOCKS (430)           1
5. RED DOG GANG (356)           0      HER BEST ASSETS (461)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 LENPROS (145)            %1054 671 31 61.1   1/ 1 LENPROS (145)            12  3 0
 2/ 2 THE WARLOCKS (430)       206 137 12 60.1   2/ 2 RED DOG GANG (356)        5 10 0
 3/ 3 GAMEHENDGE (299)         213 214 11 49.9   3/ 5*HER BEST ASSETS (461)     2  3 1
 4/ 4 RED DOG GANG (356)       614 770 13 44.4   4/ 3 GAMEHENDGE (299)          0  4 0
 5/ 5*HER BEST ASSETS (461)      2   3  1 40.0   5/ 4 THE WARLOCKS (430)        0  3 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 #23 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     Lenpro looked at the mob in frustration.  It had surged in on the Karnhorn-
looking heckler, so that he and Sunflower were now on the outskirts.  And from the
sound of it, injury was being done, to the heckler for a start, and probably to
others.  His first impulse was to leap into the thick of it and try to stop things,
but that would be folly.  A magician who knew just what to do might stop this many-
headed beast, but nobody else was likely to.  He wasn't going to waste time trying.
     "Can you find which way the kidnapped women were taken?" he asked Sunflower.
     Sunflower jerked her wide-eyed attention away from the swirling violence and
nodded.  "Yes."  She took a deep breath.  Violence in the arena, planned and agreed
to, or even violence in an alley, one-on-one, were things she understood and
accepted.  This was different, and in ways she couldn't articulate yet.  But two
young women kidnapped was something she could get her mind around.  "He... he told
me.  That man.  When I first heard about the kidnapping, he told me the, well, he
said Aruaki--werecats, anyway--he said they went toward the Old Ruins."
     No point in cursing the facts, but Lenpro wasn't happy about it.  The Old Ruins
was the oldest part of the city, long deserted and little more than a maze of rubble.
Even vagrants didn't go there in search of shelter, they went to the New Ruins, or to
slums like this one.  The Old Ruins dated back before the last Chaos War, and they
were said to be contaminated with magic-gone-bad, and haunted by vicious ghosts and
other monsters.
     "Then we'd better go that way," Lenpro said.  "Someone else may have noticed 
something between here and there."
     "Are we just going to leave this?"  Sunflower waved a hand at the packed crowd
from which shouts, screams, and the too-familiar sounds of violence were rising.
     "We have to, child.  There's nothing we can do here to make any kind of
difference, and we'd get ourselves killed if we tried."
     "But it's wrong to do nothing!"
     "Yes, but it would be wrong to throw our lives away, too.  Sometimes choices are
hard, and there's no right answer."  Lenpro started walking.
     She hurried to keep up with him.  "I don't like it."  Took a deep breath.  "I
guess I have to live with it anyway, don't I?"

     Fandil frowned at the young magician facing him.  He was a Fratsfan, tall, slim,
blond, a bit of a dandy in his dress, but also very earnest.  "I... we felt your
probing, sir, just before the blast and wondered whether, well--"
     "The 'blast' as you call it," Fandil said, "what do you make of that?"
     The young man shrugged and looked uncomfortable.  "I... we aren't sure what to
'make' of it," he said.  "We have debated it often--this wasn't the first.  There
were two previous blasts much like it.  Some believe it to be an attack, although
they disagree as to who is being attacked.  Others claim it's purely defensive,
although defensive against what we don't know."
     Fandil sighed.  He had almost hoped this young man would be unimportant.  Not a
complication.  But the fellow clearly had useful data, at the least.  "This 'we' you
refer to...?"
     The young magician pulled himself up straighter and taller.  "The Graduating
Class of 523 from the Frafrejan Academy of the Magical Arts!  Ah, sir.  There are six
of us now--since Larsenjo died.  The first blast caught him wide open.  His head
exploded."  He swallowed a couple of times.  "I was there.  It was really horrible."
     And startling, as well, Fandil thought.  A most unlikely result of such a spell.
But there were aspects of that spell or blast which, looking back, he realized were
definitely not normal.  Ah, make that, not in the commonly established mode of
magical practice.
     "So, you have discussed and debated this matter," Fandil said.  "Have you done
any research on it, reached any conclusions?  By the way, what's your name?"
     "Elosjon, sir.  We, um, we didn't like to do any probing right after that first
blast.  Because of what happened to Larsenjo.  But after a little while, we did try
to backtrack the traces.  It wouldn't have worked at all except for the, I don't know
what to call it, the different flavor?  Of the magic in the blast."
     "And what did you find?"  Why had nobody taught this young man to make a proper
report?  It was like pulling teeth to get information out of him.
     "We did finally narrow down the origin point for it," Elosjon said.  "It comes
to Fratsfa from the west, from the northern end of the Daggerspines."
     "Do you blame it on the Aruaki, then?"
     The young mage sighed.  "We wanted to, we really did.  They're so untrustworthy
it just seemed natural that it might be them.  But it isn't.  At least, we're pretty
sure it isn't.  Not the Clanholds territory, anyway.  It seems to be coming from
around Mountain Home somewhere."
     "Didn't there used to be some kind of independent duchy around Mountain Home?"
Lady Fern asked.  "I seem to remember hearing that the last duke fought the formation
of the Andorian League bitterly, and lost, leaving the line vacant."
     "I don't know about the title," Elosjon said, "but there was a son, very young
then, and he'd only be just beginning to be old if he's still alive.  They were pure
Fratsfan, and naturally long-lived.  My grandfather told me about him.  The boy went
off somewhere to study magic and nothing's been heard about him since."
     "Meaning there could be a fully mature magician in Mountain Home who might be
holding a grudge against the Andorian League," Fandil said.  "An unpleasant thought,
but still, valuable information.  I was going to go to Andor, but perhaps I should go
to Mountain Home first...."

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

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 305): CONCUSSION of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 612): LITTLE BIG MUN of ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 605): ELLIRN KOUL of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 602): TCHENI LOY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 601): MISS SCARLET of GOTTA GET A CLUE (?, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 598): KNEE BREAKER of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 594): LITTLE ROCKY of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 564): GRUNT 5 of MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 555): RAISE THE ABYSS of THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 546): TANK of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 253): PULLED HAMSTRING of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 445): BILLY JOHNSON of 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.0
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 206): DORINE EAGEL of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 468): MAXIMUS of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 305): CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 613): TECHNO 8 (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 612): THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 605): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 602): MEDAL OF HONOOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 601): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 598): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 594): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 564): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 555): MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 546): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 253): THE ORDER (Torak, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 445): MEDAL OF HONOOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 206): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 498): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 304): GOLDENEYE of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 Dm  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 612): DICKY V GOES POSTAL of ARMED & GREGARIOUS (?, mgr.)
                               THUNK of TECHNO 8 (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 600): TRELLIN XISS of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 555): RAISE THE ABYSS of THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 546): TANK of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
                 (turn 545): BIG DOPE of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 552): SIZZLING SUNFLOWER of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 207): MESSY MONGREL of DOGS OF WAR (Omega?, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     And it was true, help WAS on the way.  I appreciate it.

                                   Little Rocky

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of IAYE!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  THIGHS caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested GENERAL GOLF and was awarded 20 
points in recognition.  This time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail 
SIR CARLSON, Duelmaster of IAYE!  Informants "close" to the city champion have told 
me that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In IAYE "art" is a word that has long 
since passed from the language!  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this 
week's challenge seeking began.  RED DOG GANG is feared.  This much I can say.  If 
you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any of LENPROS 
last week.  Busy avoiding RED DOG GANG?   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  My condolences to LENPROS for their loss of a very promising 
warrior, GENERAL GOLF.  GENERAL GOLF went to doom before the arms of THIGHS, a 
warrior of HER BEST ASSETS.  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable 
with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  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:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise 
are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIR CARLSON 4777             18   4  0   101       LENPROS (145)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LITTLE ROCKY 4768            21  10  0    90       RED DOG GANG (356)
 BAINES 4724                  17  27  0    78       GAMEHENDGE (299)
 SPUD 4783                    11   8  0    77       RED DOG GANG (356)
 HELP ON THE WAY 4717         15  29  2    76       THE WARLOCKS (430)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADY LIBERTY 4792             6   1  0    64       LENPROS (145)
 MAYOR MCLAY 4784              9   4  1    62       LENPROS (145)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUSTIE 4789                  10   5  0    35       RED DOG GANG (356)
 MOONDOG 4790                  9   6  1    34       RED DOG GANG (356)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THIGHS 4796                   1   1  1    25       HER BEST ASSETS (461)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BROTHER DOBBIN 4795           3   0  0    23       LENPROS (145)
 HIPS 4800                     1   0  0    15       HER BEST ASSETS (461)
 DIGGITY DOG 4793              0   6  0     6       RED DOG GANG (356)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
LIPS 4797               0  1 0 HER BEST ASSETS 461  ARENAMASTER PENR      595  NONE
GENERAL GOLF 4794       2  1 0 LENPROS 145          THIGHS 4796           595   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Little Rockie, Red Dog Gang, Jorga, fluke?  Bah, humbug!  Make that two Duelmasters
in a row, Champ.  Salute. -- Lenpro
P.S.  But the DM Column sorta stunk. (wink)

But I want it, Little Rockie.  I can catch you.  I know I can. -- Sir Carlson

Baines, what I said last time, you know? -- Sir Carlson

Spud, you are one tough pup!  First you handle Lady Liberty, then you escape me.
There should be a law against that. -- Mayor McLay

Moondog, leash law?  Do something?  You Red Dogs seem to be ignoring it anyway.  So,
maybe a harsher penalty? -- Mayor McLay

Diggity Dog, the General didn't like you chomping on his ball and I didn't like my
prayers being interrupted.  Harrumph.  Shouldn't you be on a leash? -- Brother Dobbin

Thighs, and to think I thought Wealth was her best asset. -- General Golf

Rustie, lucky me.  Lucky, lucky me. -- Lady Liberty

Health.  Humility.  Honor.  Iaye forever. -- Lenpro

Mayor Mclay -- Take that for your old leash law! -- Spud

Lady Liberty -- You didn't have to hit me with your torch. -- Rustie

I barked at the Happy Peasant, which is my job, after all, and he BIT me!  This is
Wrong. -- Moodnog

Brother Dobbin -- Oh, ouch!  Ouch ouch ouch.  My momma done tole me not to play
around horses, and I didn't listen! -- Diggity Dog

Mayor Mclay -- I'll BITE the dogcatcher! -- Moondog

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LIPS was butchered by ARENAMASTER PENRUE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
LITTLE ROCKY was unbelievably bested by SIR CARLSON in a 14 minute Title duel.
HELP ON THE WAY was defeated by SPUD in a 2 minute mismatched duel.
BAINES was bested by VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a exciting 2 minute bloody veteran's fight.
LADY LIBERTY devastated RUSTIE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
MAYOR MCLAY devastated MOONDOG in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
DIGGITY DOG was overpowered by BROTHER DOBBIN in a 1 minute uneven melee.
GENERAL GOLF was slaughtered by THIGHS in a 1 minute uneven duel.
HIPS overpowered POLITE BEGGAR 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|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -   2 -  0      83  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    13 -   5 -  0      72  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   3 -  1      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  13 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   5 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW         2 -  15 -  1      12  |

Turn 595 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        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SIR CARLSON 4777           18   4  0  101 LENPROS (145)
PARRY-LUNGE      SPUD 4783                  11   8  0   77 RED DOG GANG (356)
LUNGING ATTACK   LADY LIBERTY 4792           6   1  0   64 LENPROS (145)
BASHING ATTACK   MAYOR MCLAY 4784            9   4  1   62 LENPROS (145)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RUSTIE 4789                10   5  0   35 RED DOG GANG (356)
PARRY-STRIKE     MOONDOG 4790                9   6  1   34 RED DOG GANG (356)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SPUD 4783.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
SPUD 4783.  The ten other most popular fighters were LADY LIBERTY 4792, MAYOR MCLAY 
4784, THIGHS 4796, HIPS 4800, BAINES 4724, MOONDOG 4790, BROTHER DOBBIN 4795, LIPS 
4797, HELP ON THE WAY 4717, and RUSTIE 4789.

The least popular fighter this week was SIR CARLSON 4777.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were LITTLE ROCKY 4768, GENERAL GOLF 4794, DIGGITY DOG 4793, RUSTIE 
4724, and HIPS 4800.