Date   : 07/08/2009    Duedate: 07/21/2009


DM-30    TURN-605

This Weeks Top Honors


(30-4777) [26-6-0,99]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SIR CARLSON                    JACK KNIFE
LENPROS (145)                  ALL JACKED UP (463)
(30-4777) [26-6-0,99]          (30-4814) [1-0-0,16]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SPUD                           LADY LIBERTY
RED DOG GANG (356)             LENPROS (145)
(30-4783) [15-14-0,72]         (30-4792) [13-4-0,94]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ALL JACKED UP (463)         72
2. LENPROS (145)               52      LENPROS (145)
3. RED DOG GANG (356)          12      Unchartered Team
4. THE WARLOCKS (430)           1
5. HER BEST ASSETS (461)        0      ALL JACKED UP (463)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*ALL JACKED UP (463)        5   0  0  100   1/ 1 LENPROS (145)            13  2 0
 2/ 1 LENPROS (145)            %1095 680 32 61.7   2/ 2 RED DOG GANG (356)        6  9 0
 3/ 2 THE WARLOCKS (430)       207 146 12 58.6   3/ 0*ALL JACKED UP (463)       5  0 0
 4/ 4 GAMEHENDGE (299)         219 218 11 50.1   4- 3*HER BEST ASSETS (461)     1  1 0
 5/ 5 RED DOG GANG (356)       635 799 13 44.3   5/ 4 GAMEHENDGE (299)          1  2 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 #32 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     "I wouldn't want easy," Sunflower told the vampire.  Not strictly true, all she
wanted right now was out of this... whatever.  Pocket dimension.  But any trick that
could startle her opponent was good.  Vampires were tricky to fight, and there was no
choice here but fight or die; a vampire wouldn't take a surrender.  Well, except to
kill the loser at more leisure.  But she, Sizzling Sunflower, was going to win.
     Which raised a question.  She pondered it as she parried the vampire's dark
blade in a shower of sparks, riposted, lunged and withdrew.  In this pocket
dimension, the nature of reality was, call, it suggestible.  Intuition told her that
letting the "suggestions" get too far with her would be a bad move.  But could she
use just a little?  Use the "Sunflower" part of her arena name against a vampire who
might not be able to bear sunlight?  She had noticed when they first entered this
place that there wasn't any true sun here; the sky was a bright gray, and that was
the source of the "daylight."
     Hmm.  This vampire was strong and fast, but not particularly skilled with a
blade.  Ah, make that, apparently not skilled.  She supposed it could be a ruse.  Her
gladiator's instincts told her it was no trick:  this vampire really wasn't a
swordmaster.  Probably didn't have to be.  Until now.
     Their swords crossed again, shrieking metal and the weight of the vampire's
strike jolting down her arm, but the blade, HER blade, flashed bright as the sun, and
the sparks this time were hot and golden.  The vampire reeled back, shrieking as
loudly as the dark blade had done.
     Sunflower pressed the attack.  A slash, and the vampire shied back, not as
confident as she'd been before.  A lunge.  Further retreat, and a stumble.  Another
lunge, a swerve as the fallen vampire kicked out at her.  Drive forward, keep the
creature on the defensive.  Hamstring, that's what she wanted.  Sunflower feinted for
the torso and then drove her sword--flaring hot gold again--into the vampire's leg.
     A scream such as she never wanted to hear again, a sudden cloud of oily black
smoke, and... nothing left.  The vampire was just gone.

West of Fratsfa:

     Elosjon heaved a sigh of relief when his feet touched firm ground again, and he
didn't care if Fandil heard him or not.  He had been afraid--no, he was afraid now.
In the tree, he had been terrified.  Of falling.  Of failing.
     The old mage gripped his arm, held one hand to his mouth briefly to signal
silence, and then pulled him away from the ravine, deeper into the forest.  Higher up
the mountain.
     After several minutes of silent walking, or at least walking without speech,
Elosjon figured he could risk speech.  "What about Redbud?" he whispered.
     "We keep going," Fandil said.  "She may, probably will, be fine.  And she's
doing a necessary job so that we can go forward and do a different and even more
necessary job.  Let us not waste her efforts."
     "Right, right.  The magician at Mountain Home."  He hesitated.  "I could be
wrong about Mountain Home.  I only have the word of Herlas of Zensu and he's, well,
his reputation isn't exactly--"
     "I feel sure that you ARE correct," Fandil said.  "All my instincts tell me so.
We will find an answer up there on the mountain.  If we get there soon enough."


     Orchid stared back toward the avenue and the slaughter.  "I don't believe it!
Those gladiators were waiting to kill the king--the golem they thought was the king.
How could they do such a thing?"
     "You saw how," the man beside her said.
     "Yes, but--"
     "Gladiators come all kinds, just like ordinary people," he went on.  "Some good,
some bad, and a lot of them on the fence.  And this hasn't been a good town for a
gladiator since the arena closed.  They were probably so glad to have a job that they
didn't look into it closely."
     "You're saying someone paid them to--?"
     "Of course."  He steered her into an alley just before a troop of mounted guards
rushed past.  "Very few people, gladiators or not, are genuine anarchist to kill what
they believe is the king just for... kicks."  He paused at the other end of the
alley, looked both ways, and hurried her across another street into an overgrown
     "But they must have expected the guards, why didn't they have an escape route
     "They were most likely told the guards wouldn't be a problem.  Don't you see?"
He stopped and turned to face her.  "They were set up to kill and to die."  He shook
her a little.  "Believe it, lady!  Lord Korneth doesn't care whose death he ordered,
and you will be a target if anyone noticed and recognized you.  Even if no one saw
you at the parade--any gladiator found in Andor today will be marked for death.  You
have to get out of the city!"

Readers:  I'm using Consortium managers and gladiators here simply because they're
available.  If anybody else wants to be mixed up in this, just say the word, by
personal, email, or diplo. -- the Scribe

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

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 310): ZENITH of Z GLADIATORZ (? , mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 623): CARMEN ELECTRA of GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (Weasel, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 622): GEORGE FOREMUN of ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 610): SEREPHIM of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 612): PAUL WIEDORFER of MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 609): SAML ULRON of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 608): GUT BUSTER of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 604): BAINES of GAMEHENDGE (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 573): THE FOOL of AQUARIAN TAROT (Sage, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 565): SERGEANT2 of MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 556): BINKLY of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 258): BRAIN TUMOR of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 455): SERGEANT2 of MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 508): WORKS 4 EVIL EMPIRE of SUPERIOR FATHER (Manager, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 310): CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 623): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 622): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 610): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 612): MEDAL OF HONOOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 609): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 608): MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 604): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 574): MEDAL OF HONOOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 565): MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 556): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 258): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 455): MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 212): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 508): NO-HALF STEPPING (?, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 309): CONCUSSION of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 608): GUT BUSTER of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 604): BAINES of GAMEHENDGE (Malaquar, mgr.)
                         MAYOR MCLAY of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 573): THE FOOL of AQUARIAN TAROT (Sage, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of IAYE!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  I could not but notice the fine record for 
ALL JACKED UP (5-0-0) after their first round of combat.  May the gods of war favor 
you in IAYE!  In one of the week's more notable duels, RUTHLESS JAYWALKER put down 
FIFI DELITE, causing her to lose 3 points of recognition in the process.  Who here 
was not present for the title fight this week as SIR CARLSON boldly challenged BAINES 
in order to strive for the Duelmasters honors?  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!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  I saw one fighter that warriors 
avoided when this week's challenge seeking began.  GAMEHENDGE 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 GAMEHENDGE?  Loose talk at the arena has 
reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after HELP 
ON THE WAY.  Watch your back!  I cannot but express pride for the fearlessness of 
MAJOR MARTIN who cast caution to the winds and challenged SPUD, a fighter 31 points 
higher.  Do not the gods reward courage?  MAJOR MARTIN it was that claimed victory in 
the bout, while also rising 22 points in recognition.  A match that raised a few 
eyebrows at the games this week, it seems that BROTHER DOBBIN posted a challenge 
against the more highly recognized HELP ON THE WAY.  The results, you ask?  Well, the 
firebrand BROTHER DOBBIN overcame HELP ON THE WAY.  Remember warriors, this is the 
discipline of steel.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  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:  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             26   6  0    99       LENPROS (145)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADY LIBERTY 4792            13   4  0    94       LENPROS (145)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HELP ON THE WAY 4717         16  38  2    88       THE WARLOCKS (430)
 BROTHER DOBBIN 4795          11   2  0    87       LENPROS (145)
 MAJOR MARTIN 4807            10   0  0    81       LENPROS (145)
 SPUD 4783                    15  14  0    72       RED DOG GANG (356)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOONDOG 4790                 12  13  1    50       RED DOG GANG (356)
 DIGGITY DOG 4793              6  10  0    48       RED DOG GANG (356)
 SPECKLE 4819                  3   0  0    47       RED DOG GANG (356)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LIPS 4811                     2   0  0    23       HER BEST ASSETS (461)
-HIPS 4800                     2   0  0    22       HER BEST ASSETS (461)
 FIFI DELITE 4810              2   6  0    21       RED DOG GANG (356)
 JACK KNIFE 4814               1   0  0    16       ALL JACKED UP (463)
 JACK THE RIPPER 4817          1   0  0    15       ALL JACKED UP (463)
 JACK BE NIMBLE 4816           1   0  0    15       ALL JACKED UP (463)
 JACK HAMMER 4815              1   0  0    13       ALL JACKED UP (463)
 JACK DANIELS 4813             1   0  0    13       ALL JACKED UP (463)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Baines -- Well fought, champ.  Now you are the deserved Duelmaster, Lord Protector,
AND get to write the DM Column. -- Sir Carlson

Congrats to Baines and our own Mayor McLay for their promotion to The Big Time! --

Spud -- Now that I am promoted (to Governor?) I shall show you how I really feel
about dogs.  That was a mere start. -- Mayor McLay

Help On The Way -- They must have arrived too late? -- Lady Liberty

Diggety Dog, Diggety Dog, nice doggy.  Thanks for not snarling. -- Brother Dobbin
P.S.  I like horses all right, but canines are more my thing.

Moondog -- Wow!  What a howl!  I didn't put you in much pain, did I?  So that must
have been a howl at the moon? -- Major Martin

     And what did the moon ever do to deserve it?

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

Mayor McLay was a 16(+2)-10(+1)-11-21(+1)-17(+2)-10(+1)-7(+1) mode basher.  Mace,
Very High, Low and an aptitude to learn decisive skills.  16-6-2 was not bad at all!
-- Lenpro

Mayor Mclay -- You keep doing that.  What are you, one of those "obedience training"
nuts?  I don't LIKE that stuff. -- Spud

Brother Dobbin -- I didn't MEAN to chew your shoe.  I mean, it wasn't YOUR shoe I was
looking for, just something to chew on.  I'm teething, and it was there. -- Diggity

Major Martin -- You Lenpros just don't have any slack for a dog.  Bummer. -- Moondog

The Trustworthy Scribe tried to tickle me with a feather.  There are some things I
don't allow, and that's one of them. -- Fifi Delite
P.S.  Besides, he doesn't smell trustworthy.  He smells shifty.

Shifty... yeah, that might be it.  I bit him a couple of times, just for good
measure. -- Speckle

Marjor Martin -- We ought to hunt something besides bones.  Raccoons, maybe? --

Our congratulations to Baines and Mayor Mclay. -- Jorja and the Red Dog Gang

Baines and Mayor Mclay -- Ah, the lands question again.  This IS a smallish island,
you know, fully populated, everything already owned and generating taxes.  I really
don't know where Lady Sheila gets off with her "and your hometown will give you
lands" bit.  WE never said it.  How about something more, well, portable and not so
valuable (and unavailable)?  A presentation sword, a magical plate, an introduction
to Madam Butterfly of Sunset who is said to be a hot date, or something along one of
those lines? -- Arenamaster Penrue

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SIR CARLSON outwaited BAINES in a 10 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
BROTHER DOBBIN demolished HELP ON THE WAY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
MAJOR MARTIN defeated SPUD in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
LADY LIBERTY viciously subdued NOBLE ASSASSIN in a popular 1 minute gory contest.
MAYOR MCLAY subdued M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute competition.
MOONDOG was bested by VISITING ORC in a crowd pleasing 3 minute brutal one-sided duel.
DIGGITY DOG devastated VISITING ORC in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided competition.
SPECKLE vanquished THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 1 minute uneven duel.
FIFI DELITE was vanquished by RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
JACK KNIFE overpowered POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
JACK HAMMER handily defeated FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
JACK BE NIMBLE demolished POLITE BEGGAR in a 3 minute mismatched match.
JACK THE RIPPER handily defeated POLITE BEGGAR in a 2 minute one-sided contest.
JACK DANIELS demolished FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   2 -  1      82  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   3 -  0      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       23 -   8 -  0      74  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -  10 -  0      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW        10 -  15 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   8 -  0      27  |

Turn 605 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-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0                                       2  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SIR CARLSON 4777           26   6  0   99 LENPROS (145)
LUNGING ATTACK   LADY LIBERTY 4792          13   4  0   94 LENPROS (145)
STRIKING ATTACK  BROTHER DOBBIN 4795        11   2  0   87 LENPROS (145)
PARRY-LUNGE      SPUD 4783                  15  14  0   72 RED DOG GANG (356)
SLASHING ATTACK  SPECKLE 4819                3   0  0   47 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 
LADY LIBERTY 4792.  The ten other most popular fighters were MOONDOG 4790, JACK KNIFE 
4810, JACK HAMMER 4815, JACK THE RIPPER 4817, and JACK DANIELS 4813.

The least popular fighter this week was SIR CARLSON 4777.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were JACK BE NIMBLE 4816, MAJOR MARTIN 4807, HELP ON THE WAY 4717, 
4819, DIGGITY DOG 4793, and SPUD 4783.

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

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