Date   : 07/03/2009    Duedate: 07/16/2009


DM-40    TURN-574

This Weeks Top Honors


(40-2332) [19-5-0,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE FOOL                       POSITION IS EMPTY
AQUARIAN TAROT (235)           
(40-2332) [19-5-0,113]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GRUNT 5                        GRUNT 5
MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)        MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)
(40-4278) [19-7-2,100]         (40-4278) [19-7-2,100]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BEYOND THE PALE (337)       16
2. AQUARIAN TAROT (235)        10      MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)
3. MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)      1      Unchartered Team

                                       WHEN EAGLES DARE (399)

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)   86  50  8 63.2   1/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)   7  7 1
 2/ 2 AQUARIAN TAROT (235)      50  58  1 46.3   2/ 2 BEYOND THE PALE (337)     7  8 0
 3/ 3 BEYOND THE PALE (337)    637 795 25 44.5   3/ 3 AQUARIAN TAROT (235)      4  4 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 622): 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 611): LORMIN GARDE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, 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 572): THE FOOL of AQUARIAN TAROT (Sage, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 564): SERGEANT2 of MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 555): ANNA BEATRICE of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 258): BRAIN TUMOR of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 454): SERGEANT2 of MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 507): WORKS 4 EVIL EMPIRE of SUPERIOR FATHER (Manager, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 310): CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 622): 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 611): 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 573): MEDAL OF HONOOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 564): MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 555): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 258): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 454): 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 211): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 507): 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  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  41 KATI-TEI (turn 563): ROBERT DUNLAP of MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 210): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (Manager, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of ZENSU.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to give 
you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  BEYOND THE PALE had 
cause to celebrate, after CORBIE LEK got 9 points by beating CONVICTED ASSASSIN.  Win 
some, lose some.  Speaking of which, EMBEZZLING SCRIBE was winsome, after beating 
SERGEANT 12 and seeing him lose 11 points.  Well, Duelmaster THE FOOL challenged 
BEYOND THE PALE's CALHOUN DEANE.  Is a 18-5-0 good enough?  THE FOOL successfully 
staved off a grab for the roses by CALHOUN DEANE of BEYOND THE PALE.  Does ZENSU have 
no one talented enough to dethrone him?  Word has it one team in ZENSU is taking 
speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Perhaps the warriors of MEDAL OF HONOR G1 should 
take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  Like a pup with its tail 
between its legs, AQUARIAN TAROT scurried away from MEDAL OF HONOR G1.  Oh, the 
shame!  If challenges were horses, CALHOUN DEANE could open up a fast food joint!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Oh hard!  that to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant prattling 
may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  Can anything compare to the 
pleasure of writing Spyreports for ZENSU?  On that giddy note I take my leave-- 
Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE FOOL 2332                19   5  0   113       AQUARIAN TAROT (235)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRUNT 5 4278                 19   7  2   100       MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)
 CALHOUN DEANE 4294           17   8  0    95       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  20  0    73       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 CORBIE LEK 4295              10   7  1    73       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOFRE MAINZ 4301              5   1  0    51       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE HIEROPHANT 2621           7  11  1    33       AQUARIAN TAROT (235)
 SERGEANT 11 4309              1   1  1    30       MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT 9 4307               2   0  0    18       MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)
 CARINA LINZ 4300              3   3  1    13       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 SERGEANT 12 4310              1   1  0    10       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?
GRUNT II 4302           0  1 0 MEDAL OF HONOR G 439 CARINA LINZ 4300      570  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The Fool -- Somehow I never imagined you as a dwarf. -- Terilee Linz

I like an exotic woman as much as the next man, but NOT a Venomous Concubine, thank
you very much. -- Calhoun Deane

Grunt 5 -- Eh. -- Corbie Lek

The Hierophant -- Too traditional. -- Jofre Mainz

Sergeant 12 -- I don't think I like you much.  You loom over me, for one thing, and
bark out orders, and then you WIN YOUR FIGHT.  I really don't care for that. --
Carina Linz

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THE FOOL viciously subdued CALHOUN DEANE in a 2 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
THE HIEROPHANT was demolished by JOFRE MAINZ in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
GRUNT 5 overpowered TERILEE LINZ in a 2 minute bloody mismatched duel.
CORBIE LEK savagely defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 2 minute brutal fight.
SERGEANT 11 was viciously subdued by CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute gory beginner's brawl.
CARINA LINZ was viciously subdued by SERGEANT 9 in a 2 minute bloody match.
SERGEANT 12 was handily defeated by EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         6 -   1 -  0      86  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   5 -  0      71  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   1 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  10 -  1      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   7 -  2      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   9 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   8 -  0      20  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 574 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 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      THE FOOL 2332              19   5  0  113 AQUARIAN TAROT (235)
SLASHING ATTACK  GRUNT 5 4278               19   7  2  100 MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)
BASHING ATTACK   CALHOUN DEANE 4294         17   8  0   95 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
LUNGING ATTACK   CORBIE LEK 4295            10   7  1   73 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 GRUNT 5 4278.  The ten other most popular fighters were CORBIE LEK 4295, SERGEANT 
9 4307, THE FOOL 2332, CARINA LINZ 4300, CALHOUN DEANE 4294, JOFRE MAINZ 4301, 

The least popular fighter this week was SERGEANT 12 4310.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were THE HIEROPHANT 2621, SERGEANT 11 4309, TERILEE LINZ 4273, JOFRE 
CORBIE LEK 4295, and GRUNT 5 4278.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn: