Date   : 06/24/2009    Duedate: 07/07/2009


DM-30    TURN-604

This Weeks Top Honors


(30-4724) [23-30-0,118]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BAINES                         POSITION IS EMPTY
GAMEHENDGE (299)               
(30-4724) [23-30-0,118]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SPUD                           BAINES
RED DOG GANG (356)             GAMEHENDGE (299)
(30-4783) [15-13-0,90]         (30-4724) [23-30-0,118]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LENPROS (145)               26
2. RED DOG GANG (356)          23      LENPROS (145)
3. GAMEHENDGE (299)            19      Unchartered Team
4. THE WARLOCKS (430)           1
5. RAGGED EDGE (454)            0      TOURNEY QUEST (402)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 LENPROS (145)            %1090 680 32 61.6   1/ 1 LENPROS (145)            12  3 0
 2/ 2 THE WARLOCKS (430)       207 145 12 58.8   2/ 2 RED DOG GANG (356)        7  8 0
 3- 3*RAGGED EDGE (454)         18  16  0 52.9   3- 3*HER BEST ASSETS (461)     3  2 0
 4/ 4 GAMEHENDGE (299)         219 217 11 50.2   4/ 5 GAMEHENDGE (299)          2  1 0
 5/ 5 RED DOG GANG (356)       633 796 13 44.3   5- 4*RAGGED EDGE (454)         1  4 0
 6- 6*HER BEST ASSETS (461)      6   9  1 40.0   6/ 6 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 #31 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     Lady Fern knew that her brothers Fandil and Lenpro were competent men, and that
they had each followed up what they considered an important point in the current
problem.  But she could not help feeling that they had, each of them, overlooked the
key to the problem, or at least the point which should have been dealt with FIRST:
the King.
     Whether the true king had died some time ago or was alive but under magical
control or any of several other possibilities, the important thing, as she saw it,
was to insure that command of the Andorian League did not fall into the wrong hands.
Yes, the causes of the problem, which Fandil thought he had a line on, needed to be
dealt with.  And yes, the secondary results of the problem such as intolerance of the
Aruaki, which Lenpro had gone out to tackle, did need to be dealt with, too.
     But the previous kings of the League had not made much effort to draw it
together into a coherent whole, and if the king failed, it would--almost must--fall
apart into its constituent parts.  Fratsfa, Convincia, Ardivent, and the Aruaki
Clanholds.  Raltumas... she shrugged.  That was probably lost.  Which, also, an
active king might have prevented.
     So she had done what seemed reasonable to her, and sent one of her Girls, the
Outcast Orchid, to Andor to find out what was going on.  It seemed so obvious.  No
magical scrying, no careful collating of reports from spies and chance travelers,
just... go and look.  She'd been tempted to make up a party drawn from several teams
here, because though her Girls were Good Girls, they were easily distracted.  But in
the end she had not.  Time enough to involve more people when she had some
information to work with.  Orchid had strict instructions not to become involved with
people along the way, just to go, see, and return to report what she had seen.  It
would have to be enough.


     Outcast Orchid leaned against a pillar along the Processional Way--whatever the
actual name of the avenue was, she didn't know or care--and waited for the King to
drive past in his carriage.  It had been a boring trip.  No fraternization with
anybody!  She understood why her manager had give that order, but it had been hard to
follow.  All the opportunities she'd passed by!  She let her eyes wander across the
crowd waiting for the king to appear.  There was a fine-looking man in the prime of
life who looked like he might know a thing or two.  And over there a young man, full
of energy, who might be a gladiator--he looked like he could hardly wait for the
king's carriage to come into view.  It was good to see someone who really cared; and
he had several more probable gladiators with him.  They must have come from one of
the Convincian arenas to see the king.  And that man over there, my, wasn't HE a cute
     A stirring in the crowd at the end of the block.  Not a cheer, but....  No, she
couldn't say what it was, exactly.  She wasn't good at finding words for stuff like
that.  Not exactly excitement, but greater attention.  Focus.  Probably the king's
carriage.  Or at least the head of the procession.
     Yes, here they came.  Guards.  Fine looking men, really fine.  Very serious,
practically stone-faced, but they were on duty, after all.  Then ordinary men in
fancy clothing.  Lesser members of the government, she guessed.  Some of them looked
like nobles, and some reminded her a LOT of Commission officials.  A bureaucrat
doesn't change from office to office.  More guards, looking more tense.
     "I was against this," a man beside her muttered.  "I told them from the
beginning that it would be better to keep it simple."
     She turned to look at him.  Oh, my, really cute!  Dark and gloomy, looked like a
poet.  She could have FUN with a man like that, but... she had her orders.
     "You think the parade is a mistake?"
     "That, too.  The more they bring their 'king' out in public, the more chance for
people to see that something's wrong.  But they have insisted on displaying... him.
No, it's this that's going to happen next.  I advised against it.  I did!  But they
WILL have their drama, and I, the gods forgive me, helped them set it up."  He shook
his head, looking more gloomy and romantical than ever.  "You should move away from
me.  I'm dangerous company."
     Orchid was going to ask him what he was talking about, but the carriage came
into view around the corner.  Okay, she could ask questions later.  Right now, her
most imperative command was to SEE.  To see the king, and report what she'd seen.
Accurately, which meant she had to pay attention here.  The carriage was moving
slowly, so she had plenty of time to observe it.
     The man on the rear seat, in the purple robes and the golden crown, must be the
king.  Who else could it be?  But she hadn't expected the crown, somehow.  She'd seen
Emperor Alonj of Fratsfa, and he didn't wear a crown.  She studied the king, if that
was him, closely.  Lady Fern would want details.  He didn't look... huh.  Not much of
anything.  Not interested in the city going past him, not bored by the parade, not
angry at something, not... anything.  Not particularly healthy, not actually sick.
He seemed so much a blank that it was disconcerting.
     "What's WRONG with him?"  She didn't realize she'd spoken out loud until she
heard the words hanging in the air.  Too late to call them back.
     "Aside from the fact that you're looking at a golem with no more mind than a
puppet?  Not a thing.  As empty golems go, it's a fairly good one."
     "A... golem?"  She turned to look at the man beside her.  "Then what happened to
the KING?"
     He shrugged.  "Nobody who's talking knows."
     He took her arm gently and turned her back toward the parade.  "Watch this."
His voice was grim.  "Watch closely, not just the 'king', and see if you can spot the
flaws.  Someone needs to know, besides me."
     Orchid focused on the carriage again, then began to look at the people closest
around it.  The neatly arrayed ranks of guards had gotten out of step and out of line
when they turned the corner back there.  Surely guards knew how to handle corners?
But they were being slow to reorganize their ranks.  The group she'd identified as
almost certainly gladiators--half a dozen of them--surged forward.  To protect--  No!
They were ATTACKING the king!  She stood for a few seconds in stunned disbelief, then
shook herself together and took a step forward.  She had to protect--
     The grip on her arm tightened, holding her back.  "No, lady, don't throw your
life away for nothing.  That is not the king, it was never the king, and this
'assassination' was arranged by--  Better, probably, if I don't tell you.  They sniff
out guilty knowledge like pig sniffing truffles.  Take what you have seen and get out
of town as quickly as you can without attracting suspicion.  Tell people--it's
important that people know what really happened here--"
     "Come with me," she said.  "You're in danger, too, aren't you?"
     "Yes, but I put myself in the path of--"
     A scream cut off his words.  She looked back.  The words of so many spy reports
ran through her head:  Blood on a purple robe may stain.  That robe was badly
stained.  But it was the gladiator-assassins who were screaming as the guards closed
around them and cut them down.  Cut them into pieces.  The pavement was awash with
     The grip on her elbow dragged her back into the concealment of the milling
crowd, then into a side street.  "Come away, lady, while you still can."

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

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 310): ZENITH of Z GLADIATORZ (? , mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 622): CARMEN ELECTRA of GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (Weasel, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 621): GEORGE FOREMUN of ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 609): HOT EIGHTEEN of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 611): LORMIN GARDE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 608): SAML ULRON of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 607): AMARANTH of MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 603): SIR CARLSON of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 572): THE FOOL of AQUARIAN TAROT (Sage, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 564): SERGEANT2 of MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 555): ANNA BEATRICE of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 258): BRAIN TUMOR of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 454): SERGEANT2 of MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 507): WORKS 4 EVIL EMPIRE of SUPERIOR FATHER (Manager, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 310): CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 622): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 621): ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 609): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 611): MEDAL OF HONOOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 608): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 607): MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 603): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 573): MEDAL OF HONOOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 564): MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 555): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 258): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 454): 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 211): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 507): SUPERIOR FATHER et al (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 309): CONCUSSION of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 621): LILAC LIZARD of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
                               MOCHA MONKEY of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 620): MR FANG of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 606): SUZETTE CREPPAY of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 601): LITTLE ROCKY of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 563): ROBERT DUNLAP of MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 210): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (Manager, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
IAYE brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see LADY LIBERTY win a fight and gain 17 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, MAYOR MCLAY 
beat SPUD and SPUD lost 8 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  SIR CARLSON challenged 
BAINES for IAYE's Title this turn, and guess what happened?  And it's out with the 
old, in with the new, as BAINES takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old 
Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling you 
this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, IAYE?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
IAYE, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  RED DOG GANG the most avoided team? 
What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And who led the way in this mass act of 
cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was LENPROS.  Ha ha ha ha!  Ooh, I'm 
frightfully impressed, HELP ON THE WAY was this turn's most challenged warrior.  
Watch that ego swell, sports fans.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for IAYE's 
morgue.  More variety.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  
Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     What does the IAYE arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as comfortable 
to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Well, I've had enough of this drivel, and 
I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Glad to see the 
back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAINES 4724                  23  30  0   118       GAMEHENDGE (299)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAYOR MCLAY 4784             16   6  2   111       LENPROS (145)
 SIR CARLSON 4777             25   6  0    94       LENPROS (145)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADY LIBERTY 4792            12   4  0    92       LENPROS (145)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPUD 4783                    15  13  0    90       RED DOG GANG (356)
 HELP ON THE WAY 4717         16  37  2    87       THE WARLOCKS (430)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BROTHER DOBBIN 4795          10   2  0    66       LENPROS (145)
 MAJOR MARTIN 4807             9   0  0    59       LENPROS (145)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOONDOG 4790                 12  12  1    49       RED DOG GANG (356)
 DIGGITY DOG 4793              5  10  0    35       RED DOG GANG (356)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHELYE 4699                   3   2  0    31       RAGGED EDGE (454)
 SPECKLE 4819                  2   0  0    28       RED DOG GANG (356)
-QORK ORKKIN 4698              3   2  0    25       RAGGED EDGE (454)
 FIFI DELITE 4810              2   5  0    24       RED DOG GANG (356)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WARG 4701                     5   3  0    23       RAGGED EDGE (454)
-LIPS 4811                     2   0  0    23       HER BEST ASSETS (461)
-SERRIS 4697                   4   4  0    22       RAGGED EDGE (454)
-HIPS 4800                     2   0  0    22       HER BEST ASSETS (461)
-MODBLYE 4700                  3   5  0    14       RAGGED EDGE (454)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Congratulations to our own Sir Carlson who took back the throne, making it six titles
for Carlson.  Health.  Humility.  Honor. -- Lenpro

Moondog -- It is always a pleasure bone hunting with you.  You dig.  I watch. --
Major Martin

Baines -- Some fights are tougher than others.  You put up a terrific tussle.
Salute. -- Sir Carlson

Hot Diggety Dog, I won!  And I am feeling frisky! -- Brother Dobbin

Noble Assassin -- Whatever I did was apparently inadequate.  A Noble like you should
know to treat a Lady better than that. -- Lady Liberty

Noble Assassin -- You were easy.  I don't know The Lady's problem.  Must be a girl
thing.  They can't fight as well, you know. -- Mayor McLay

Major Martin -- I guess you're another one.  Nobody likes it when I sing to the moon.
Well, the MOON likes it, so there. -- Moondog

Help on the Way -- Well, of course, because *I* am coming.  What's more helpful than
a good dog? -- Spud

Brother Dobbin -- I suspect you of associating with horses!  They're OKAY, I guess,
but their feet are too big, and they kick and step on dogs without even MEANING to,
which just tells you how stupid they are.  When I bite someone, you can be sure I
meant to. -- Diggity Dog

Lips -- Why do you put that red stuff on them?  It smells funny. -- Fifi Delite, all
natural dog

I don't know what that Friendly Constable person had in mind, but when he came at me
with a net, well, I just suspected the worst. -- Speckle

Mayor Mclay -- Not convincing. -- Spud
P.S.  With us dogs, it's always a case of "trust, but smell 'em to make sure."

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SIR CARLSON was viciously subdued by BAINES in a 3 minute Challenge Title fight.
MAYOR MCLAY handily defeated SPUD in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
LADY LIBERTY devastated HELP ON THE WAY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
BROTHER DOBBIN devastated DIGGITY DOG in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
MOONDOG was defeated by MAJOR MARTIN in a 5 minute struggle.
FIFI DELITE overpowered TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
SPECKLE overpowered TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   3 -  1      73  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       22 -   9 -  0      71  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   7 -  1      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW         8 -  16 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   8 -  0      27  |

Turn 604 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   MAYOR MCLAY 4784           16   6  2  111 LENPROS (145)
TOTAL PARRY      SIR CARLSON 4777           25   6  0   94 LENPROS (145)
LUNGING ATTACK   LADY LIBERTY 4792          12   4  0   92 LENPROS (145)
PARRY-LUNGE      SPUD 4783                  15  13  0   90 RED DOG GANG (356)
STRIKING ATTACK  BROTHER DOBBIN 4795        10   2  0   66 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 
BAINES 4724.  The ten other most popular fighters were MOONDOG 4790, MAYOR MCLAY 
DELITE 4810, SIR CARLSON 4777, SPUD 4783, and HELP ON THE WAY 4717.

The least popular fighter this week was DIGGITY DOG 4793.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HELP ON THE WAY 4717, SPUD 4783, SIR CARLSON 4777, FIFI DELITE 
MCLAY 4784, and MOONDOG 4790.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BAINES (30-4724) GAMEHENDGE (299)
MAYOR MCLAY (30-4784) LENPROS (145)