Date   : 05/09/2008    Duedate: 05/22/2008


DM-40    TURN-544

This Weeks Top Honors


(40-4100) [13-9-1,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LON CHANEY JR.                 DAY TURNER
MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)       MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)
(40-4116) [14-3-2,123]         (40-4279) [0-1-0,5]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BEYOND THE PALE (337)          BEYOND THE PALE (337)
(40-4244) [15-19-1,78]         (40-4244) [15-19-1,78]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. NEUROMANCERS (404)          11
2. BEYOND THE PALE (337)        6      MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)
3. MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)      5      Unchartered Team
4. GUARDIANS II (247)          -3
5. MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)   -18      MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)  48  21  4 69.6   1/ 1 BEYOND THE PALE (337)     9  6 0
 2/ 1 NEUROMANCERS (404)        52  42  6 55.3   2/ 2 NEUROMANCERS (404)        3  1 0
 3/ 2 BEYOND THE PALE (337)    560 726 21 43.5   3/ 0 MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)  3  1 0
 4/ 0 GUARDIANS II (247)        40  62  4 39.2   4/ 0 GUARDIANS II (247)        1  3 0
 5/ 0*MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)    0   1  0  0.0   5/ 0*MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)   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

        + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Andorian Succession #4 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     Fandil stood on one of the town's three intact wharfs and watched the waves of
the Trier lap around the heap of stones that had been Khaldren's Tower.  Most of the
soot had been washed off by the rains of the spring, but it was still an impressive
scene of destruction.
     A small boat eased up to the wharf, and a lean figure jumped across from the
deck.  "Glad you could meet me here," Lenpro said.
     Fandil raised an eyebrow.  "You said it was important."
     Lenpro nodded.  "But there's a lot of important trouble around right now."
     "This is trouble, then?"
     "Of course!  I sent Sedalia to the Isle to talk to the king--"
     "I'd heard that," Fandil agreed.  "What's the word?"
     "That's the problem.  There is no word, no message at all, and there should be."
     Fandil reviewed the map of Alastari in his mind.  "Three or four days each way,
and with the roads this muddy, maybe longer," he said.  "And it might've taken him a
couple of days to get an audience--"
     Lenpro gave him an impatient look.  "You're forgetting the pigeons."
     Fandil hoped his beard would hide his blush.  He had indeed forgotten the
pigeons.  The Consortium maintained a homing pigeon loft near the mainland end of the
ferry to the Isle.  Messages, if brief, didn't have to wait on travel time.
     "Sedalia sent a pigeon just before he boarded the ferry," Lenpro said.  "It
arrived eight days ago.  Since then, nothing.  Eight days."
     "Ah.  You're correct, there should have been a message, even if only to say
nothing was moving forward."  He turned to look around the waterfront.  There was
nobody near, but sound carried over water, and it was as well to remember that,
sanctioned or not, the king of Andoria had a whole guild of spies and assassins at
his service.
     Lenpro snorted.  "I believe that the time for keeping a low profile is past,
Fandil.  Something is wrong... with the king.  There will be no sweeping this under
the rug."
     "And there's no need to start rumors flying too quickly," Fandil countered.  "We
need more information first--"
     "That," Lenpro growled, "is why Sedalia went to the Isle in the first place!"
     "There are other avenues to pursue," Fandil said, "and they can be done here--at
least, here as in, not on the Isle.  But they are not going to be talked about here,
on this wharf.  That'd be asking for trouble."

On the Isle of the Eye:

     Lord Protector Senator Sedalia looked at the cart with distaste.  It was not
new, though it seemed sturdy enough.  But the main objection was that it had been
used to haul fish from Willow Beach, where Darkholm was located, up to Talahya, and 
it smelled like it.  Still, he glanced down at his clothing which was... extremely
utilitarian, it wasn't like his attire would suffer from contact with it.  And at
least the ride would be brief; the road went through Lirin Kiv on its way to Willow
Beach.  Four miles, maybe five.
     "I can't believe there's no other way to get out of Talahya," he muttered,
climbing in beside Gissanniah.
     "We're not out yet," she said.  "I can't believe THIS way will work, until we're
clear of the last ring of watchers."  She pulled the tarp up to cover both of them.
"I can't believe someone is going to this much trouble just to keep us from reporting
that we didn't get in to see the king."
     "In itself, that is revealing," Sedalia said.  His voice was muffled by the
tarp.  "Presumably our failure to see the king would provoke questions that someone
really, really doesn't want to answer."
     "Quiet," the driver said.  "I could be stopped any time.  Don't provoke 'em to
search the wagon."

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 295): UNHOLY TERROR of BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 592): CHIEF SITTING BULL of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 592): MOLYNEUX of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 585): JEROME of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 581): TRAVIS T FLETE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 581): KEG STAND of BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 578): MOLDRAUN of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 574): WORLD CHUMPS of THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 543): PARTICLE MAN of NEUROMANCERS (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 534): RAMBLING OX of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 525): CUTTER of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 243): IGOR MALMORT of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 427): ATRION of THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 477): AXLY HIMSELF of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo Puerco)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 295): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 592): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 592): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 585): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 581): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 581): MASTERS OF SIN (Sin, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 578): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 574): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 543): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 534): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 525): BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 243): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 427): BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 196): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 477): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 592): KORO CLOUD of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 591): SLEDGE of NEVERWAKE (Doc Steeke, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 590): ABBOTT of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 584): JACKSON OF KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 581): TRAVIS T FLETE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 580): MITCHELL PAIGE of MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 578): MOLDRAUN of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
                           CAYLON MCCANN of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 573): KLINK of THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 543): BORIS KARLOFF of MEN OF 1,000 FACES (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 524): CADDO SCOT of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 243): IGOR MALMORT of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                (turn 242): PAS DE QUARTIER of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 196): I OF THE KNEE DOLL of HAZAARDS OF CLONGING (Crip, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in ZENSU. 
Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Hey everybody, 
watch out for CHRISTOPHER LEE, who flew up 16 points in the rankings after mashing 
CADDIS DEANE like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't 
pay to walk out on the sands.  TERILEE LINZ was defeated by CULT MEMBER and drops 11 
points.  Our battling duelmaster PARTICLE MAN has managed to hold the title, fending 
off CHUCK ELVIS' none too subtle advances.  Better luck next time, BEYOND THE PALE.  
Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the ZENSU arena.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Big deal, so BORIS KARLOFF got mashed in the Dark Arena.  
With his face he was more at home with the trolls than with us. (Waka waka).  BORIS 
KARLOFF says to his dog--'Who should I fight this week?'.  Dog says 'MOUNTAIN TROLL'. 
So the guy dies.  Moral?  Put lying dogs to sleep.  Knowing when to use the right 
tactics at the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Okay, so I may not be the world's best comedian, 
but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Its been fun, and I'm sure you 
enjoyed it (boos).  Now that I've got you worked up for Snide Clemens, I'll be 
leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PARTICLE MAN 4100            13   9  1   113       NEUROMANCERS (404)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LON CHANEY JR. 4116          14   3  2   123       MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)
 ELDA MAINZ 4257              17   7  0   104       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 CHUCK ELVIS 4235             21  17  0    97       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NORM THE GNOME 2377          10   2  2    89       GUARDIANS II (247)
 TINY GREENLEAF 2393           7   4  1    85       GUARDIANS II (247)
 DACEANA LINZ 4244            15  19  1    78       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
-BELA LUGOSI 4114             10   4  0    73       MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHRISTOPHER LEE 4139          3   2  1    30       MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)
 WHITE NOISE 4274              2   0  0    25       NEUROMANCERS (404)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADY TIFF 2666                3   2  0    23       GUARDIANS II (247)
 TERILEE LINZ 4273             4   1  0    21       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 CADDIS DEANE 4272             4   2  0    14       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
-ABSOLUTE ZERO 4031            1   3  0    14       NEUROMANCERS (404)
 PETER CUSHING 4280            1   0  0    10       MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)
 TAHKASIS 2665                 1   4  0     7       GUARDIANS II (247)
 DAY TURNER 4279               0   1  0     5       MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BORIS KARLOFF 4112     12  2 1 MEN OF 1,000 FAC 420 MOUNTAIN TROLL        544  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- Well, I'm out of here.  After my latest Challengers Tourney the Gladiatorial
Commission came to me and gave me a great honor, my invite to Advanced Duelmasters.
We actually started off in Talcama but before we ever fought in the arena the boss,
Mad Max, moved us here.  He felt that Zensu, being of Andorian philosophy, would be a
much friendlier environment for us to develop and grow.

I started off going 2-3-1 in my first tournament but the boss said he saw something
in me despite my poorer showing by his standards.  After that tournament I fought my
1st fight ever in the arena and I ended up losing to a TP scum Marion Berry.  After
that fight the boss held me out until the next tournament.  He said he had high hopes
for me in the Apprentices class.  Fortunately, I proved his instincts to be correct
as I ended up going 15-2-1 and won the TC over the boss's good friend and ally, the
Dark One.  I was his first ever Tournament Champion after 15 years of playing this
game.  Ironically, I wasn't his only TC in that tournament as my compatriot from
Aradi, Nuln of I Hate Them also was the Tournament Champion in the Adepts Class over
the boss's other good friend and ally, Tig Toad.

In the coming years I fought in the arena to much success going 12-0-1 after my first
initial loss.  I managed to TV Adepts at 9-3-0 in the next tournament I fought in.
The boss thought I had a very good shot to TC that class as well, but alas it was not
to be.  My next tournament I fought in Challengers as the boss mistakenly entered the
wrong ID and I ended up going one fight passed the Champions cut off.  I ended up
going 3-3-0 in my first Challengers tournament.  I expect to be in that class for a
long time.

This past April, I fought again in Challengers.  I had a good showing going 7-3-0.
This gave the boss hope as he felt I would be his next big time Sandbagging warrior
but as I stated above, I received my invite to Advanced Duelmasters.  It has been an
honor to duel among you all here in Zensu.  Feel free to look me up in the Free
Blades regional as that is the arena that the boss runs all of his warrior.

Until, then all hail Zensu. -- Boris Karloff

For those interested in such things Boris was designed a little over 4 years ago.
I've taken some slight breaks here and there but he was active in just about every
basic tourney for me.  I thoroughly enjoyed running him.  He was my first ever TC and
he was just a blast to run.  I haven't decided if he will be retired or not as he is
a favorite of mine but I don't see him having too much success in future tournaments
but I feel as though I owe it to him to run him.

Boris is 11-5-7-21-15-14-11.  Normal Endurance and Normal Damage.  He was born Expert
Decise and was +2 Init, +4 Defense and +4 Decisiveness.  I designed him after seeing
Snotman TC with a similar design.  The rollup is a fairly basic striker design but
Boris was pretty exceptional.  His favorites are the Mace, Very Low/Very Low and
Decise skills.  He graduates with an Advanced Master in Decisiveness, Masters in
Initiative, Riposte and Attack and Experts in Parry and Defense.  If I do definitely
decide to run him, he'll be in the Free Blades regional.  Feel free to look him up.
I'll be around in here for a little while now as Lon Chaney Jr needs to get beefed up
for a Champions Tournament.  I'll see you all on the sands. -- Mad Max, mgr of Men of
1,000 Faces.

Particle Man -- Bakc and forth. -- Elda Mainz

The Khalhums Dwarf?  Heck. -- Chuck Elvis
P.S.  Not that he isn't an okay guy to go drinking with.

No.  I will NOT learn Kung-Fu. -- Daceana Linz

Oh, dear.  A Fratsfa Slave.  People always misunderstand that. -- Terilee Linz

And a Persistent Beggar to wind us up.  Pooh. -- Caddis Deane

Our congratulations to Boris Karloof the Inactive. -- Beyond the Pale

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BORIS KARLOFF was dealt death by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 4 minute Dark Arena fight.
PARTICLE MAN subdued CHUCK ELVIS in a 3 minute veteran's Title melee.
TINY GREENLEAF was overpowered by ELDA MAINZ in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
LON CHANEY JR. devastated NORM THE GNOME in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
DACEANA LINZ bested M. CHARDINEE in a action packed 2 minute brawl.
TERILEE LINZ was savagely defeated by CULT MEMBER in a 2 minute brutal struggle.
CADDIS DEANE was devastated by CHRISTOPHER LEE in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
LADY TIFF overcame EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute beginner's melee.
TAHKASIS lost to WHITE NOISE in a 1 minute novice's duel.
DAY TURNER was vanquished by PETER CUSHING in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   0 -  1     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   5 -  0      71  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    2 -   1 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -  10 -  0      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         AIMED BLOW         3 -   4 -  0      43  |

Turn 544 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     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      PARTICLE MAN 4100          13   9  1  113 NEUROMANCERS (404)
BASHING ATTACK   LON CHANEY JR. 4116        14   3  2  123 MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)
SLASHING ATTACK  ELDA MAINZ 4257            17   7  0  104 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
LUNGING ATTACK   NORM THE GNOME 2377        10   2  2   89 GUARDIANS II (247)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DACEANA LINZ 4244.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was DACEANA LINZ 4244.  The ten other most popular fighters were PARTICLE MAN 

The least popular fighter this week was DAY TURNER 4279.  The other ten least popular 

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:


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

BORIS KARLOFF (40-4112) MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)