Date   : 06/19/2009    Duedate: 07/02/2009


DM-40    TURN-573

This Weeks Top Honors


(40-2332) [18-5-0,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE FOOL                       POSITION IS EMPTY
AQUARIAN TAROT (235)           
(40-2332) [18-5-0,104]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GRUNT 5                        THE FOOL
(40-4278) [18-7-2,94]          (40-2332) [18-5-0,104]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)     70
2. BEYOND THE PALE (337)       28      MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)
3. AQUARIAN TAROT (235)        -8      Unchartered Team

                                       BLUES, THUGS, ETC (291)

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)   84  48  8 63.6   1/ 2 MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)   8  7 1
 2/ 2 AQUARIAN TAROT (235)      49  57  1 46.2   2/ 1 BEYOND THE PALE (337)     7  8 0
 3/ 3 BEYOND THE PALE (337)    635 792 25 44.5   3/ 3 AQUARIAN TAROT (235)      3  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 621): LILAC LIZARD of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, 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 610): PAUL WEIDORFER of MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (The Anarchist, 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 (?, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 563): CHARLES DEGLOPPER of MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 554): ANNA BEATRICE of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 257): BRAIN TUMOR of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 453): BILLY JOHNSON of 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 506): VAJRA VALMEJAR of SCARLET KNIGHTS (Armalias, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 310): CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 621): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, 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 610): 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 572): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 563): MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 554): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 257): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 453): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 211): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 506): 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  40 ZENSU (turn 571): DAY TURNER of MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 563): ROBERT DUNLAP of MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
                 (turn 562): TERRINDAR of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 553): BUM of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 210): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (Manager, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ZENSU games.  Former top team BEYOND THE PALE was 
unseated this week as MEDAL OF HONOR G1 moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top 
spot with a 4-1-1 record for the round.  SERGEANT 12 caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested CARINA LINZ and was awarded 21 points 
in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, JOFRE MAINZ put down THE 
HIEROPHANT, causing him to lose 11 points of recognition in the process.  Not for 
nothing has THE FOOL in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week 
he's proven his combat skill yet again.  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.  My inside sources tell me that the 
team to beat in ZENSU these days is BEYOND THE PALE.  At least, most blades in town 
are looking to avoid them.  Apparently the stalwarts of AQUARIAN TAROT are catching 
the bulk of jests down at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  SERGEANT 11 has sworn to take up religion upon 
living to tell of his recent bout with the Dark Arena horrors.  A rare thing indeed!  
CARINA LINZ must hold silent, for this week she was humbled  in the arena by a 
successful Bloodfeud won by SERGEANT 12 of MEDAL OF HONOR G1.  Hail SERGEANT 12 for 
thy victory!  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune but 
sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     The girls are as pretty in ZENSU as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  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 we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms 
no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE FOOL 2332                18   5  0   104       AQUARIAN TAROT (235)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRUNT 5 4278                 18   7  2    94       MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)
 CALHOUN DEANE 4294           17   7  0    94       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
-THE EMPEROR 1994             10  19  0    92       AQUARIAN TAROT (235)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TERILEE LINZ 4273            15  19  0    75       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CORBIE LEK 4295               9   7  1    64       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOFRE MAINZ 4301              4   1  0    44       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT 11 4309              1   0  1    33       MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)
 THE HIEROPHANT 2621           7  10  1    32       AQUARIAN TAROT (235)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT 12 4310              1   0  0    21       MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)
 CARINA LINZ 4300              3   2  1    12       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 SERGEANT 9 4307               1   0  0     9       MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)
 HIGH PRIESTESS 4298           0   2  0     6       AQUARIAN TAROT (235)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
HIGH ELF                0  0 0 DARK ARENA           SERGEANT 11 4309      573  NONE
GRUNT II 4302           0  1 0 MEDAL OF HONOR G 439 CARINA LINZ 4300      570  JUST REVENGED
SERGEANT 10 4308        0  1 0 MEDAL OF HONOR G 439 STONE GOLEM           573  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Day Turner -- And a last fare well to you. -- Terilee Linz

Two wins against standbys.  Boring, but welcome.

The Hierophant -- Ah!  Are we going to get the whole deck here? -- Carina Linz

High Priestess -- Oh, a golem.  That's disappointing.  I was hoping for a Mysterious
Woman. -- Jofre Mainz

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SERGEANT 10 was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
SERGEANT 11 barely slew HIGH ELF in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
THE FOOL viciously subdued TERILEE LINZ in a 2 minute gruesome veteran's Title match.
CALHOUN DEANE devastated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
GRUNT 5 overpowered CORBIE LEK in a 1 minute mismatched match.
THE HIEROPHANT was devastated by JOFRE MAINZ in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
HIGH PRIESTESS was bested by SERGEANT 9 in a 2 minute bloody amateur's match.
CARINA LINZ was overpowered by SERGEANT 12 in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW         7 -   1 -  0      88  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   1 -  1      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   4 -  0      75  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   5 -  2      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   7 -  1      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  11 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   8 -  0      20  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 573 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  3         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      THE FOOL 2332              18   5  0  104 AQUARIAN TAROT (235)
SLASHING ATTACK  GRUNT 5 4278               18   7  2   94 MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)
BASHING ATTACK   CALHOUN DEANE 4294         17   7  0   94 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
LUNGING ATTACK   CORBIE LEK 4295             9   7  1   64 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GRUNT 5 4278.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was THE FOOL 2332.  The ten other most popular fighters were SERGEANT 9 4307, CALHOUN 
DEANE 4294, SERGEANT 11 4309, GRUNT 5 4278, JOFRE MAINZ 4301, HIGH PRIESTESS 4298, 
SERGEANT 12 4310, SERGEANT 10 4308, TERILEE LINZ 4273, and CORBIE LEK 4295.

The least popular fighter this week was CARINA LINZ 4300.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were THE HIEROPHANT 2621, CORBIE LEK 4295, TERILEE LINZ 4273, 
4278, SERGEANT 11 4309, and CALHOUN DEANE 4294.