Date   : 04/29/2009    Duedate: 05/12/2009


DM-30    TURN-600

This Weeks Top Honors


(30-4724) [21-28-0,118]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BAINES                         QORK ORKKIN
GAMEHENDGE (299)               RAGGED EDGE (454)
(30-4724) [21-28-0,118]        (30-4698) [3-0-0,26]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SPUD                           CHELYE
RED DOG GANG (356)             RAGGED EDGE (454)
(30-4783) [12-12-0,80]         (30-4699) [2-1-0,22]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. RED DOG GANG (356)          21
2. GAMEHENDGE (299)            14      LENPROS (145)
3. RAGGED EDGE (454)            3      Unchartered Team
4. THE WARLOCKS (430)           1
5. HER BEST ASSETS (461)        0      RAGGED EDGE (454)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*RAGGED EDGE (454)         15   9  0 62.5   1/ 1 LENPROS (145)            13  2 0
 2/ 2 LENPROS (145)            %1073 677 32 61.3   2/ 2*RAGGED EDGE (454)         6  4 0
 3/ 3 THE WARLOCKS (430)       207 141 12 59.5   3/ 4 RED DOG GANG (356)        3 12 0
 4/ 4 GAMEHENDGE (299)         217 215 11 50.2   4/ 3 GAMEHENDGE (299)          2  1 0
 5/ 5 RED DOG GANG (356)       623 786 13 44.2   5/ 5 THE WARLOCKS (430)        1  2 0
 6- 6*HER BEST ASSETS (461)      3   7  1 30.0   6- 6*HER BEST ASSETS (461)     0  2 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 #27 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     The Flower Shoppe was near the edge of the city, and Ravishing Redbud clearly
knew the neighborhood intimately--  Fandil paused and rephrased that thought as he
followed the Lady Protector and young Elosjon:  She knew the area very well.  She set
a wandering course at the beginning, so that within five minutes no one could have
guessed where they'd started from.  And, as the young woman had predicted, people
were looking only at her, not at her companions.  The old mage considered adding a
light spell to make himself and Elosjon even less noticeable but decided against it.
Even a minor spell used power, and he might need that power later.  And here in
Fratsfa, where there were, if not "lots" of magicians, at least several, the spell
itself might attract unwanted attention.
     They were passing through a very modest residential area, small houses, fenced
yards with gardens and laundry on the lines, chickens scratching in the dust, and
dogs that barked as they passed.  No mobs, hired or otherwise, no haughty lords, just
plain people.  Rather pleasant, if they didn't have such a weight on their future:
Finding out what had happened to the king and working out some way forward for
Andoria as a whole.
     The outskirts of the city faded into not-quite-rural, and then into outright
farming country.  Small farms, mostly, truck gardens, milk cows, more chickens.
Fandil avoided an aggressive rooster and admitted to himself that he didn't really
like chickens until they came out of the skillet all crispy and golden.  Woodlots
here and there along the winding, unpaved road.  More woods ahead, from what he could
see--rising ground, hills becoming the Daggerspine Mountains.
     He moved closer to the two young people ahead, noting that Redbud had a firm
grip on Elosjon's arm.  "Where do you plan to turn back, Redbud?" he asked.
     She flung a glance over her shoulder at him, with a smile that would have felled
an unwary young man at fifty paces.  "Oh, I think I might go all the way, sir!  After
all, I can see that Elosjon wants me to come along...."
     Fandil looked at the young mage, whose ears were as red as beets.  "Is that so?"
     Elosjon muttered something that Fandil took for agreement.  But he wasn't trying
to pull away from Redbud, so it might actually be agreement.
     "You say your grandfather told you about the Duke of Mountain Home," Fandil
said.  "What, exactly and completely, did he tell you?  After all, information is
power, and we'll need all we can get--that was a powerful spell we both felt."
     Elosjon seemed glad of something to think about other than the Flower Girl who
had hold of him.  "My grandfather just told me about the Duke resisting incorporation
into the Andorian League," he said.  "How he fought it to the end.  And that there
was a son who went away to study magic.  Most of what I know--it isn't much--about
how things are now is from Herlas.  He said--"
     "One thing at a time," Fandil said.  "Who's Herlas?"
     "You never heard of...?  Well, he's a magician from Zensu.  Older, he must be, I
don't know, at least forty.  Very skilled, but he had a bad reputation."
     "Bad as in doing what?  Demon worship, human sacrifice, Chaos magic?"
     "Oh, NO!  Not like that.  Well, that I ever heard of.  But very, um, ambitious,
and not too how his spells affected other people, you know."
     Fandil nodded.  He knew.  That kind of attitude was common among younger
magicians, and those who didn't grow out of it tended to go down dark paths to a bad
end.  One foot on the downward road and the other on a banana peel, as the saying
went.  "You say he 'had' a bad reputation.  Has this changed?"
     Elosjon shrugged and shuffled his feet in the dust of the road.  "I don't know.
We don't talk about him any more.  Not since he went to Andor to serve in the palace.
     If he'd been a dog, Fandil figured his ears would have stood straight up at
that.  "Herlas went to serve in the palace?"
     "Yes, about a year ago.  But I saw him a few months later, just the once, you
know, and he said, well, I didn't understand why he told me, or what he meant by it,
but."  Elosjon bit his lip and looked across Redbud at the older mage.  "I never knew
Herlas personally, you see, and while I'm fairly good, I'm not the best young
magician in Fratsfa, but he came to ME.  And he said I should remember that things
aren't always what they seem, and that 'right and wrong are independent of official
decrees', and that there was a magician around somewhere more powerful than all of us
together.  And two wrongs not making a right.  A lot of stuff like that.  And he said
that there was what he called a 'black heart' in the Daggerspines.  I thought about
that a lot after he left, and I remembered what my grandfather told me, and then we
felt the first of the barrier spells, and, well, I made some conclusions.  I don't
know if I'm right, but--"
     "I suspect you are right.  At the least, it will bear looking into.  Do you know
how to reach Mountain Home?"
     "I think so.  I never went, but I did look it up on a map."  The young Fratsfan
pointed ahead to where the road they were following bent northward.  "There should be
a fork up there, and we take the left-hand branch, south and west and uphill."
     Redbud looked right and left.  The countryside they were crossing was
increasingly wooded, and there had been no houses for the past few miles.  "This is
mostly hunting preserves for the lords of Fratsfa," she said.  "We'll need to go
carefully, especially once we turn off the road."
     "Might meet gamekeepers?" Fandil asked.
     "Yes, and they could be nasty ones.  But there might be other things, too."  She
scowled at the nearest trees, already dim with shadow as the sun sank toward the
Daggerspines.  "Things they hunt, and not just deer, you know.  Boars and bears!  I
wouldn't like to meet one of those while we're on foot."
     "Simpler to avoid trouble," Fandil agreed, "but if we meet it, we'll deal with
     The road bent to the right, and there was the fork.  The left-hand branch was
narrow and choked with brush; it didn't look like anyone had passed there in months.
Fandil probed the first wall of brush with his staff.  Brambles and saplings bound
together with morning glory vines, but nothing that absolutely denied them passage.
     Redbud put her hand on her sword, perhaps thinking of cutting a path, then
     "Quite right," Fandil said.  "We don't want to leave a clear notice of our
passing this way."
     "We'll end up with leaves and bugs down our shirts!" she warned.
     "No doubt, but we'll survive that.  If one of your nasty gamekeepers found a
clear sign of intrusion and followed us, that would be worse."
     "I suppose."  She twitched her shoulders as though she was already itching and
then pushed into the brush.
     The other two followed.

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

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 308): CONCUSSION of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 618): LILAC LIZARD of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 617): GEORGE FOREMUN of ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 606): ULTRA FAIT of DROP THE LEASH (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 607): PAUL WEIDORFER of MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 604): WORKER BEE of WE BEE BAD (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 603): FLESH FLAYER of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 599): SIR CARLSON of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 569): GRUNT 4 of MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 560): SERGEANT 1 of MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 551): TEMPTATION of INFERNAL LORDS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 256): BRAIN TUMOR of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 450): THOMAS WIGLE of MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 209): NAPOLEON of DOGS OF WAR (Omega, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 503): SMITH of MIKES (Cereal Boy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 308): CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 618): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 617): ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 606): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 607): MEDAL OF HONOOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 604): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 603): MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 599): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 569): MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 560): MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 551): BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 256): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 450): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 209): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 503): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 618): SEPHIROTH of NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (Ichabod Frothingslosh)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 616): WHOLE MUTT of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
                          MINUTE MUN of ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 568): GRUNT 5 of MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
                          GRUNT 3 of MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 255): TEALIN SALI of MIDDLE WAY 8 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 449): M.T. LANE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.}
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 208): DORINE EAGEL of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Here I am again.  Five consecutive Duelmaster titles!  Do I get a trophy?  Do I
get a gold watch?  No.  I get to write a DM Column.  Life is really sweet, isn't it?
     What do I know?  Not much.  The tournament runs today as I write this.  Do I
care?  Well, I do wish our Major Martin well.
     Okay.  An old Consortium standby.  Here are the Lenpro stats at birth.  Read 'em
and weep.
ST   9-10-13-13-14
CN  9-10-11-15-17
SZ   9- 9-10-11-16
WT  5- 5-17-17-20
WL  9-15-17-18-19
SP   7- 8- 9-  9-10
DF  6-11-12-15-16
An average 12-12-11-13-16-8-12 ish warrior?
     I'll finish with a joke.  What's black and white and red all over?  A zebra in a
blender? Actually I meant "read" (past tense), hence, that would be our local
newspaper.  That's why I like "USA Today".  I do.
               Sir Carlson
               Duelmaster V

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of IAYE!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  LITTLE ROCKY caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested HELP ON THE WAY and was awarded 13 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, KHALHUMS DWARF put 
down LADY LIBERTY, causing her to lose 12 points of recognition in the process.  
Unwilling to wait upon the will of others, Duelmaster SIR CARLSON challenged BAINES 
last week in a match to decide the fate of the throne.  This time victory fell to the 
grasp of the usurper.  All hail BAINES, Duelmaster of IAYE!  Informants "close" to 
the city champion have told me that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his 
armor.  Watch out!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city IAYE.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in IAYE these 
days is RED DOG GANG.  At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid them.  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?  Mighty fighters cannot but expect 
competition from those below.  CHELYE take warning!  You have more than a few enemies 
in IAYE.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Many townsmen have begin to remark over 
the fact that after one more round of duels RED DOG GANG's Bloodfeud against MAYOR 
MCLAY will have expired.  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the 
arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     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 - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a 
different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAINES 4724                  21  28  0   118       GAMEHENDGE (299)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAYOR MCLAY 4784             13   5  2   107       LENPROS (145)
 SIR CARLSON 4777             22   5  0    95       LENPROS (145)
 LITTLE ROCKY 4768            23  13  0    92       RED DOG GANG (356)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADY LIBERTY 4792             9   3  0    88       LENPROS (145)
 HELP ON THE WAY 4717         16  33  2    83       THE WARLOCKS (430)
 SPUD 4783                    12  12  0    80       RED DOG GANG (356)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOONDOG 4790                 11   9  1    43       RED DOG GANG (356)
 BROTHER DOBBIN 4795           6   2  0    39       LENPROS (145)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAJOR MARTIN 4807             5   0  0    29       LENPROS (145)
 QORK ORKKIN 4698              3   0  0    26       RAGGED EDGE (454)
 DIGGITY DOG 4793              3   8  0    24       RED DOG GANG (356)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHELYE 4699                   2   1  0    22       RAGGED EDGE (454)
 WARG 4701                     4   2  0    20       RAGGED EDGE (454)
-HIPS 4800                     1   0  0    15       HER BEST ASSETS (461)
 MODBLYE 4700                  3   3  0    12       RAGGED EDGE (454)
 SERRIS 4697                   3   3  0    12       RAGGED EDGE (454)
 FIFI DELITE 4810              0   3  0     3       RED DOG GANG (356)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
RUSTIE 4789            11  6 0 RED DOG GANG 356     MAYOR MCLAY 4784      597   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Little Rocky -- You are right.  I do like doggies.  They make nice pets. -- Sir
P.S.  I also like kitties.  They are so cute and independent.

Spud -- You are a nice doggie, too.  Thanks for helping me out with that title
retention thing. -- Sir Carlson

Diggety Dog -- Sorry about the tease.  Next time I will bring you a bone. -- Brother

Serris -- You put up a great fight.  I was the lucky one. -- Major Martin

Fifi -- Glad to help.  Poodles are so exquisite! -- Major Martin

Virginal Concubine -- I needed THAT! -- Mayor McLay

Help On The Way -- I was glad to help. -- Lady Liberty

I hope everyone did well in The Mailer.  Major Martin was our only rep. -- Lenpro

Health.  Humility.  Honor.  Iaye Forever! -- Lenpro

Brother Dobbin -- I don't like you.  Too much with the leashes. -- Diggity Dog

Sir Carlson -- I guess you can't teach an old dog many new tricks. -- Spud
P.S.  Today, I feel like an antique dog.

Baines -- I remember now!  This Baines person, he messed around with stinky chemicals
in dark rooms.  A weird guy. -- Little Rocky
P.S.  If you're my secret admirer, thanks but no thanks.

Ruthless Jaywalker?  Even worse than that!  He's a kicker of dogs! -- Moondog
P.S.  A real cur, you know?

Qork Orkkin -- Teeth and claws, you're a mess!  You don't seem to have the least
understanding of what it means to associate with a superb dog such as myself. -- Fifi

Sir Carlson -- Maybe you need for Pandora to come back? -- Jorja
P.S.  I never found that baby-sitting did the least bit of good.  The sitter sits,
but the baby gets up to all kinds of tricks.

29 April 09
Greetings All -- This is Vincent Michaels, "the Rake", mgr. of the Stormbringers out
of DM 33 Niatoli Island, back after a relatively long layoff.  I come back to my
arena to find only two other teams there.  Terrible!  I'm calling on all you managers
out there who have inactive teams in Niatoli to put them back in the game.  Also,
anyone else who wants to come check out our little island are welcome.  Good food and
a lot of good gambling, and you will have a chance to smack around Gen. GirlPants and
his band of Ravaged Queens.  Great fun.  Come one, come all!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SIR CARLSON was viciously subdued by BAINES in a 3 minute Challenge Title fight.
MAJOR MARTIN outlasted CHELYE in a exciting 7 minute Challenge melee.
MAYOR MCLAY overpowered SPUD in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
LADY LIBERTY was bested by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute gory fight.
LITTLE ROCKY demolished HELP ON THE WAY in a 3 minute gruesome mismatched competition.
MOONDOG was defeated by THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 5 minute struggle.
BROTHER DOBBIN overpowered MODBLYE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
WARG luckily beat FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 3 minute melee.
QORK ORKKIN vanquished FIFI DELITE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
DIGGITY DOG vanquished SERRIS in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         TOTAL PARRY       20 -  10 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   4 -  1      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   7 -  1      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         7 -  15 -  0      32  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   7 -  0      30  |

Turn 600 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   MAYOR MCLAY 4784           13   5  2  107 LENPROS (145)
TOTAL PARRY      SIR CARLSON 4777           22   5  0   95 LENPROS (145)
LUNGING ATTACK   LADY LIBERTY 4792           9   3  0   88 LENPROS (145)
PARRY-STRIKE     MOONDOG 4790               11   9  1   43 RED DOG GANG (356)
STRIKING ATTACK  BROTHER DOBBIN 4795         6   2  0   39 LENPROS (145)
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 
CHELYE 4699.  The ten other most popular fighters were LADY LIBERTY 4792, LITTLE 

The least popular fighter this week was SERRIS 4697.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were FIFI DELITE 4810, WARG 4701, MODBLYE 4700, HELP ON THE WAY 4717, SPUD