Date   : 01/02/2009    Duedate: 01/15/2009


DM-40    TURN-561

This Weeks Top Honors


(40-4244) [22-29-1,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BEYOND THE PALE (337)          
(40-4244) [22-29-1,104]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DACEANA LINZ                   GRUNT 5
BEYOND THE PALE (337)          MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)
(40-4244) [22-29-1,104]        (40-4285) [9-4-1,69]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BEYOND THE PALE (337)       31
2. GUARDIANS II (247)           0      MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)
3. MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)    -10      Unchartered Team

                                       FLOYD'S FALLACY (401)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)   48  31  5 60.8   1/ 1 BEYOND THE PALE (337)     9  6 0
 2- 2 GUARDIANS II (247)        65  73  5 47.1   2/ 3 MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)   6  6 0
 3/ 3 BEYOND THE PALE (337)    603 767 23 44.0   3- 2 GUARDIANS II (247)        4  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 #20 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     Lenpro was no magician, but he could tell that something had happened...even if
two men over in the corner hadn't been screaming and holding their heads.  Something
magical, probably.  He put down his beer, took the glass out of Dandy's hand--he
didn't want to know what weird concoction was in it--and stood.  "We have to get back
to the Flower Shoppe," he said.  "Fandil may need me."
                         *****   ***   *****   ***   *****
     Fandil was okay.  That was a relief, but not entirely unexpected.  His brother
was tough, and experienced; he would know how to defend himself.  Against...whatever
that had been.  He raised an eyebrow inquiringly.
     "I don't know either," Fandil said.  "Some kind of magical barrier, yes.  But
whether it's intended to seal up the magical activity of Fratsfa, or block magical
communication with somewhere else--Andor, for instance, or what exactly was
intended...?"  He shrugged.  "I don't know who, I don't know why.  But I think we
need to go to Andor physically and soon."
     "I thought you were concerned about the safety of Emperor Alonj," Lady Fern
     "We are," Lenpro answered quickly.  "But I would think we could leave that in
your capable hands, sister."
     Fern frowned but nodded.  "I'll take care of it."


     Senator Sedalia looked at his hands and sighed.  The oars had rubbed them into
blisters, despite the gloves he'd worn.  His back ached.  And he loathed the clothing
that went with his costume.  Would anyone here in Amen-Tei seriously believe that he
was an itinerant peddler?  At least the gods favored him in one thing, and Senator
Dole was no longer resident in this town.  He couldn't have fooled Dole for a minute;
one senator always knew another.
     Sedalia had argued with the demon on the Black Ship, Tashkemk, that this
masquerade was unnecessary and would be unconvincing, but arguing with demons turned
out to be monumentally unproductive.  In a human, the senator would have suspected a
simple enthusiasm for the theatrical, but did that apply to demons?  But the worst
was that Tashkemk had insisted that the senator's companion, Gissanniah, remain on
the Black Ship as a hostage for his, Sedalia's, performance.  Dammit, he had given
the demon his WORD.  If they couldn't trust him, why employ him on this fool's
errand?  And when he'd asked what guarantee HE had of the young woman's safety, the
demon had just LAUGHED.
     All of which put the senator in a really bad mood, so that when a dockhand
slouched up and sneered at the wretched little boat, skiff, whatever was the proper
term, why, he let fly with some harsh language that would have blistered the hide on
a rhinoceros.  Which, Sedalia pointed out in a calmer afterthought, the dockhand
rather resembled--big, ugly, stupid, with a misshapen nose, and a singularly unlovely
     It turned out that this was precisely the way one should approach sneering
dockhands, and the fellow tethered the vessel to the dock in some appropriate
manner--Sedalia didn't want to know the details--and helped unload the cargo.
     The senator didn't care about most of the cargo.  Yes, it was valuable, but it
was just stuff, and a man who couldn't pour out wealth to achieve a goal had no
business in politics.  Still, it wouldn't do to let the dockhand think he had secret
agendas, so he asked questions about rental space and then watched closely while the
cargo was loaded on a cart, hauled to a sturdy warehouse, and stored in a sealed
room.  One leather case with a shoulder strap and brass fastenings he kept with him.
     Cargo dealt with, Sedalia's next goal was a dockside tavern called the Pig's
Eye.  He had no great hopes of it but found the place cleaner than he'd expected,
busy but not raucous.  Of course, he had no inherent objection to "raucous,"
political conventions were always like that.  But which of these rather ordinary
looking people was his contact?  What would a demon's contact look like, anyway?  It
couldn't be another demon, surely, not here in the open.

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 304): GOLDENEYE of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 609): THUNK of TECNHO 8 (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 609): WHOLE MUTT of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 602): HOT EIGHTEEN of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 598): TCHENI LOY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 598): TRELLIN XISS of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 595): HEART BREAKER of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 591): PRINCE POLIOLES of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 560): GRUNT 3 of MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 551): GHETTO DEFENDANT of RADIO CLASH (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 542): BLUE KNIGHT of THE TASKMASTERS (Blueface, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 251): SIZZLING SUNFLOWER of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 441): CRUZIA GARDETT of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 205): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (Manager, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 464): SNAKE CHARMER of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 304): CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 609): TECHNO 8 (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 609): ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 602): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 598): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 598): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 595): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 591): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 560): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 551): MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 542): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 251): ZERO (Ice Man, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 441): 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 205): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 493): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 304): GOLDENEYE of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
               (turn 303): ROCK GLAS HUT FUN of ORCISH IDIOMS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 609): SILVER SNAIL of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
                               ERITHE ENDIREDRE of PATRONAS VERITAS (Ichabod
                               Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                   (turn 608): HORSELFY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 591): PRINCE POLIOLES of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
             (turn 590): BROTHER J.J. of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 560): NORM THE GNOME of GUARDIANS II (Twig, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 541): SHELLEY of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 441): CRUZIA GARDETT of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in ZENSU a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  So 
bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  And let's see, CORBIE LEK fought 
FRATSFA SLAVE and gained 15 points and contributed to BEYOND THE PALE's 3-2-0.  DAY 
TURNER has lost to DACEANA LINZ, falling 10 points, while helping make MEDAL OF HONOR 
G1 a 3-2-0 turn.  Our last turn's Duelmaster has lost, folks, lost to CONVICTED 
ASSASSIN, and GRUNT 3 has made the way for a new Duelmaster!  With GRUNT 3 clearing 
the throne, BEYOND THE PALE of DACEANA LINZ takes a proud seat as ZENSU's new 
Duelmaster, by virtue of recognition points.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster 
that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Victory Tavern?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  GUARDIANS II has cause to stand tall, 
as they were ZENSU's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to 
beat.  And avoiding GUARDIANS II more than any other team we find MEDAL OF HONOR G1.  
ZENSU, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged 
warrior this turn was BEYOND THE PALE's warrior DACEANA LINZ.  More fighters 
challenged her than challenged the Duelmaster!   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  Is it really true that ZENSU has 
more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your swords 
sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DACEANA LINZ 4244            22  29  1   104       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TINY GREENLEAF 2393          12   4  1   123       GUARDIANS II (247)
 GRUNT 5 4278                 11   4  2    91       MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAY TURNER 4279               8   8  0    82       MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)
 GRUNT 3 4277                 11   4  2    81       MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)
 GRUNT 5 4285                  9   4  1    69       MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRUNT 4 4275                  8   9  0    61       MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)
-LADY TIFF 2666                8   5  0    60       GUARDIANS II (247)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TERILEE LINZ 4273            12  10  0    46       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 CALHOUN DEANE 4294            9   3  0    46       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 CORBIE LEK 4295               4   0  1    43       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TAHKASIS 2665                 4   9  0    32       GUARDIANS II (247)
-SLOWBURN 4282                 5   2  1    29       GUARDIANS II (247)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MADELINE MAINZ 4296           3   1  1    19       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Slowburn -- Oh, I SAY!  I do like a woman who's tall enough to see.  If you could
overlook that I just, er, hit on you in one sense, would you mind if I, ah, hit on
you in another sense? -- Calhoun Deane

Grunt 3 -- As random matches go, you were tougher than your teammate.  But you didn't
kill me, so it's okay.  I'm used to losing. -- Daceana Linz

Grunt 5 -- I've met pigs with more conversation. -- Terilee Linz
P.S.  And better table manners.

Tahkasis -- I'm not thrilled to lose, but at least you're a real person, not some
anonymous grunt. -- Madeline Mainz
P.S.  You can buy me a drink.

The Mordant Deserter?  It is to laugh. -- Corbie Lek, laughing Ha Ha

Our congratulations to Norm the Gnome. -- Jorja and Beyond the Pale

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DAY TURNER was devastated by DACEANA LINZ in a 1 minute Challenge Title fight.
GRUNT 3 was unbelievably bested by CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 2 minute gruesome battle.
GRUNT 5 narrowly defeated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 2 minute fight.
GRUNT 5 viciously subdued TERILEE LINZ in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gory brawl.
GRUNT 4 defeated CALHOUN DEANE in a 1 minute bloody match.
CORBIE LEK devastated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
MADELINE MAINZ devastated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   1 -  1      75  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  14 -  1      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -   9 -  0      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   7 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         3 -   6 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 561 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     3 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  GRUNT 5 4278               11   4  2   91 MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)
STRIKING ATTACK  GRUNT 5 4285                9   4  1   69 MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)
TOTAL PARRY      TERILEE LINZ 4273          12  10  0   46 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
BASHING ATTACK   CALHOUN DEANE 4294          9   3  0   46 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
LUNGING ATTACK   CORBIE LEK 4295             4   0  1   43 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
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 GRUNT 5 4285.  The ten other most popular fighters were GRUNT 3 4277, GRUNT 
5 4278, GRUNT 4 4275, CORBIE LEK 4295, DACEANA LINZ 4244, MADELINE MAINZ 4296, 

The least popular fighter this week was CALHOUN DEANE 4294.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DAY TURNER 4279, TERILEE LINZ 4273, MADELINE MAINZ 4296, 
DACEANA LINZ 4244, CORBIE LEK 4295, GRUNT 4 4275, GRUNT 5 4278, GRUNT 3 4277, GRUNT 5 
4285, and  0.

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