Date   : 10/22/2014    Duedate: 11/04/2014


DM-35    TURN-733

This Weeks Top Honors


(35-4424) [26-12-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DANNY BOY                      POSITION IS EMPTY
FOOT OF PRIDE (396)            
(35-4424) [26-12-0,108]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

OISIN                          FIXED DRINK
CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)         FOOT OF PRIDE (396)
(35-4439) [17-24-0,87]         (35-4529) [11-2-0,83]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FOOT OF PRIDE (396)         22
2. HOUSE JHEREG (42)           13      HOUSE JHEREG (42)
3. BLACK COLOSSUS (402)         0      Unchartered Team
4. CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)      -3

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*BLACK COLOSSUS (402)       3   1  0 75.0   1/ 2 HOUSE JHEREG (42)         7  1 1
 2/ 2 HOUSE JHEREG (42)        361 246 28 59.5   2/ 1 FOOT OF PRIDE (396)       7  7 0
 3/ 3 FOOT OF PRIDE (396)       98  81  8 54.7   3/ 3 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)    7  8 1
 4/ 4 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)   %1068 %1359 34 44.0   4- 4*BLACK COLOSSUS (402)      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

     "I have no idea," Kat replied, shrugging her shoulders and concentrating on her
     Chaler stared at her and waited.  After a short period, he realized she
considered the discussion concluded.  "I believe I did you the honor to ask you a
question," he said sharply.
     She took a sip of a deep red wine and reached for a cracker on which a cheese
made from goat had been spread.  Upon closer inspection, a dark line ran through the
middle of an otherwise off-white cheese.  He had no idea what that could be.  She
took a bite of the cracker and cheese, then a decent slug of wine and set both down,
facing him with her hands folded in her lap.
     "Which part of 'I have no idea' are you struggling with?"
     "The part where you consider that an acceptable answer for the lack of a
     "Why are you so worried about it?"
     "How could you not be?"
     "I don't see that there is anything to be done about it.  What end would
fretting serve?  Someone wise once said the time to worry is when there is nothing
else to be done."
     "Rather than worry, I'm broadening my horizons through study of this novel."
     "What horizons would those be?"
     "My understanding of and appreciation for the struggle of women to advance the
cause of nobility."
     "Really?  What's the book called?"
     "Trollops of Murska."
     Chaler blinked, deciding he would get nothing further out of the discussion.
     "What's in that cheese, anyway?  What is that dark line made of?"
     "Ash," she replied, taking another bite and swig of wine.
     "How, as in cinders?  Impossible!"
     "Do you give me the lie?" she asked coolly.  "If so, I can assure you--"
     A banging on the front door interrupted her.  Startled, Chaler drew a dagger.
Kathana satisfied herself with a glance at the door.  "Vilmi!  Can you get the door?"
she called out.
     She felt, rather than heard, the new teammate striding to the door.  A creak
indicated his success in opening it.  An extended silence caused her to frown,
fearing she had inadvertently put her new friend in some sort of danger.  She put her
glass down and sat up.  "Vilmi?"
     Vilmos walked in, ducking under the transom.  "There was a messenger at the
door," he commented.
     "Pray, what did he want?" Kathana asked.
     "He didn't say."
     "How, he clapped and said nothing?"
     "He asked if this was the guildhouse for Almost Exactly, which I assured him it
was.  He then gave me this."  Vilmos reached into his prodigious belt.  Tucked beside
his dueling gloves was a folded piece of parchment with a wax seal that had, somehow,
survived the tucking process intact.  He plucked it out and handed it to Kathana.
     "It is for me?"
     "He didn't say."
     Kathana started to ask another question and then stopped, determining to pursue
a different course.
     "Please hand me the missive, dear Vilmi."
     Parchment in hand, Kathana's eyebrows raised as she studied the seal.  It was
unbroken.  The signet had left an impression of what appeared to be a coin in relief
stamped with a stylized 'HW'.  She frowned.  "This appears to be from Howling Wolf!"
     "What!" exclaimed Chaler, who had still not sheathed his dagger.
     Kathana broke the seal, and opened the message.  She read it in silence.  Then
she read it again.  When she started in on it a third time, a cough from Chaler
caused her to look up.
     "You seemed to have received a message, Boss."  Chaler, not usually one for
stating the obvious, hoped she would take his meaning.
     "Yes, yes.  Would you like to know what is says?" she asked.
     With an eloquent look over at Vilmos, which was returned after a fashion, Chaler
said, "That would be lovely, yes, quite."
     "Howling Wolf has invited me to a meeting."
     Chaler snorted.  "I'm sure you'll be showing up to THAT meeting."
     "I think I shall," she responded thoughtfully.
     "You're kidding, right?  Boss, you killed his warrior.  He didn't bloodfeud you
this week, so you challenged and beat another of his warriors.  Good call.  He
couldn't possibly bear you any ill will."  Chaler glanced over at Vilmos to see if
the rookie got the sarcasm.  He thought so but couldn't be sure.
     "Nonetheless," she replied, "I won't run from this."

                 *              *        *             *            *

     Chaler awoke with a start to feel Vilmos shaking him roughly.  He had fallen
asleep on the same couch Kat had been sitting on before heading off to meet with
Howling Wolf.  She had refused protection.  Chaler shook his head, trying to clear
the fog.  "Where is she, did she slip in past me?"
     Vilmos shook his head.
     "What time is it?"
     "Just after dawn."
     "She's not back?!"
     "Are you sure?"
     "How do you know?"
     Vilmos gave him a look.
     "Okay, perhaps she slipped past you and went to bed."
     Vilmos gave him another look.  "I checked her room, she was not there."
     "So, you woke me up to let me know she's not in her room?"
     "You woke me up to let me know it was dawn and she's not back?" Chaler continued
     "Criminy, then why DID you wake me up?"
     "When she didn't return by dawn, I walked over to the Foot of Pride guildhouse
and knocked on the door.  One of warriors came to the porch, looked me up and down,
and suggested I must be there to repair the recently-damaged door.  When I asked for
Kathana, he looked startled and denied understanding to what I was referring."
     Chaler's eyes widened and he stood up quickly.  "You mean to tell me that--"
     "Yes, Foot of Pride insists that there was no meeting and, even if there was,
she never showed up."

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of MURSKA!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team FOOT OF PRIDE was unseated 
this week as HOUSE JHEREG moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with a 1-1-0 
record for the round.  VILMOS caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission 
as he skillfully bested LITTLE TOMMY and was awarded 13 points in recognition.  In 
one of the week's more notable duels, VILMOS put down LITTLE TOMMY, causing him to 
lose 4 points of recognition in the process.  This time victory fell to the grasp of 
the usurper.  All hail DANNY BOY, Duelmaster of MURSKA!  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 MURSKA "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  MURSKA, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the 
names of thy guilds is CHILDREN OF LLYR, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the 
weekly duels.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent 
the better part of last week avoiding CHILDREN OF LLYR.  Indeed it was HOUSE JHEREG.  
Loose talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that 
many fighters are after TURNING BACK.  Watch your back!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  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?  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  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                  
 DANNY BOY 4424               26  12  0   108       FOOT OF PRIDE (396)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 A MAN 4521                   11   4  1    97       FOOT OF PRIDE (396)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OISIN 4439                   17  24  0    87       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
 FIXED DRINK 4529             11   2  0    83       FOOT OF PRIDE (396)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PALUG 4509                   11   9  1    65       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
-KATHANA 3553                  7   3  1    65       HOUSE JHEREG (42)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TURNING BACK 4548            10   2  0    54       FOOT OF PRIDE (396)
-LOFTIS 4571                   2   2  0    43       HOUSE JHEREG (42)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHALER 4572                   5   2  0    33       HOUSE JHEREG (42)
 VILMOS 4579                   3   0  0    33       HOUSE JHEREG (42)
 PADRIAG 4556                  4   8  1    25       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EXECUTUS 4537                 3   1  0    22       BLACK COLOSSUS (402)
 LITTLE TOMMY 4566             5   4  0    19       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MORDANT DESERTER        0  0 0                      PADRIAG 4556          733  NONE
DA1 4585                0  1 0 FOOT OF PRIDE 396    DARK CHAMPION         733  NONE
FUNERAL 4576            1  1 1 FOOT OF PRIDE 396    KATHANA 3553          731   
BELLY 4573              1  3 0 HOUSE JHEREG 42      FUNERAL 4576          730  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Turning Back -- Good, close fight.  Thanks for the learns. -- Kat

I'm feeling a bit under the weather, so I'm going to take this week off to recover.
I'll be around next turn. -- Kathana

Tommy -- Thanks for the tutoring session.  Are you available again this week?  Best,
-- Chaler

Padriag -- I wasn't toying with you, I wanted you to think you were doing well! --

Okay, I'll bite...  Why does Palug need a cat to speak for him? -- Loftis

Chaler -- She won't listen.  By the time she gets around to us, it's late and she's
tired, and when she gets tired, she's cranky, and we do NOT want to make requests
when she's cranky.  She started life as a basher, you know. -- Padriag

Vlad -- Get along to where?  Cinnabons might be good.... -- Jorja
P.S.  No challenges, no avoids, personals answered, how more accommodating could I

Two-three, but *I* get to graduate.  Life is good. -- Colleen

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA1 was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
CHALER was bested by TURNING BACK in a 2 minute brutal Challenge duel.
VILMOS handily defeated LITTLE TOMMY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
COLLEEN slimly lost to DANNY BOY in a popular 7 minute gory master's Title brawl.
A MAN subdued OISIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gruesome competition.
FIXED DRINK was luckily beaten by KHALHUMS DWARF in a exciting 3 minute struggle.
PALUG handily defeated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute gruesome uneven fight.
PADRIAG slaughtered MORDANT DESERTER 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|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   4 -  0      76  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -  15 -  3      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK    11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  15 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   8 -  0      27  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 733 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:

STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      DANNY BOY 4424             26  12  0  108 FOOT OF PRIDE (396)
BASHING ATTACK   A MAN 4521                 11   4  1   97 FOOT OF PRIDE (396)
LUNGING ATTACK   FIXED DRINK 4529           11   2  0   83 FOOT OF PRIDE (396)
STRIKING ATTACK  PALUG 4509                 11   9  1   65 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is OISIN 4439.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
FIXED DRINK 4529.  The ten other most popular fighters were TURNING BACK 4548, A MAN 
4521, PALUG 4509, VILMOS 4579, DA1 4585, LITTLE TOMMY 4566, PADRIAG 4556, CHALER 
4572, DANNY BOY 4424, and OISIN 4439.

The least popular fighter this week was OISIN 4439.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DANNY BOY 4424, CHALER 4572, PADRIAG 4556, LITTLE TOMMY 4566, DA1 4585, 
VILMOS 4579, PALUG 4509, A MAN 4521, TURNING BACK 4548, and FIXED DRINK 4529.

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