Date   : 11/25/2003    Duedate: 12/08/2003


DM-41    TURN-421

This Weeks Top Honors


(41-3937) [8-2-1,76]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BARNEE                         POSITION IS EMPTY
THE FLINTSTONES (200)          
(41-3937) [8-2-1,76]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PELICAN                        MARS
BIRDS (286)                    WANDERERS (329)
(41-3949) [9-4-0,71]           (41-3989) [2-1-0,29]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BIRDS (286)                 47
2. WANDERERS (329)             34      BIRDS (286)
3. THE FLINTSTONES (200)        4      Unchartered Team

                                       NOTHING HERE (67)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 BIRDS (286)               45  33  4 57.7   1/ 2 WANDERERS (329)           9  6 0
 2/ 2 THE FLINTSTONES (200)     34  29  3 54.0   2/ 1 THE FLINTSTONES (200)     7  3 0
 3/ 3 WANDERERS (329)          263 311  5 45.8   3/ 3 BIRDS (286)               6  2 2

    '*'   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[ Andorians Abroad #19 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     The Lord Dankilvan had given them temporary quarters in his mansion.  A suite
among the servants, but that was okay, the decor was less overpowering.
     Berdan looked around at the nearly plain hangings that covered the walls of the
central room in the suite and scowled.  "I don't like this," the ex-assassin growled.
"Sequestering us!  This Dankilvan is up to something."
     Raoul shrugged, took off his hat and looked at it, then put it back again.  The
gesture didn't mean anything, but it gave him time to think about his answer without
being rude.  And he was really tempted to be rude.  Berdan was repeating himself.
And the gladiator was getting tired of repeating his answer.  But one more time...
maybe it would get through this time.  "Lord Dankilvan is trying to keep Skaithvarn
out of Alastarian politics.  Can't blame him for that!  We don't want that
entanglement, either."
     "He's sending a Delarquan spy with us--"
     "A Delarquan gladiator who may or may not be a spy.  So?"
     "She'll be a spy.  Everything we do will be reported to this--"
     "Are you planning to do something you want to hide?" Jeri Northwind asked.
     Berdan jumped a little, having forgotten that she was there.  "No, but--"
     "Then it isn't a problem.  In fact," she exchanged a glance with Raoul, who
nodded slightly, "in fact, it's a good thing.  It means the S'varni won't have to
worry about what we might be up to, because they'll know what we ARE up to."
     "Right, doll.  And besides, better the spy we know and can see than one we
don't.  Surely you realize that, Berdan?"
     The ex-assassin sighed and shrugged.  "I suppose so."
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Hallie O'Dene turned out to be an elf.  A southern elf, a dark-skinned Shagornan
elf, an elf of the kind deeply distrusted by the northern elves who figured in the
ancestry of all Fratsfan nobles.
     Berdan refused to have anything to do with her.  "And how Dankilvan, himself of
the High Blood, could actually employ her, trust her--!"  He stormed around their
sitting room, not quite throwing things but looking as though he wanted to.
     Hallie O'Dene watched quietly, showing no offense, nor any other reaction except
mild interest.  Leaning just a little toward Jeri, she asked, "Does he have a strong
heart?  Because he's a prime candidate for apoplexy right now."
     Jeri put a hand over her mouth to hold back a snort of laughter.  "I don't know
him that well," she admitted, "but fortunately, we can do this without him if we have
     The Delarquan's eyebrows rose.  "You think he might abandon the mission just to
avoid working with me?"
     "He might, doll," Raoul said, coming to sit between the two of them on the
room's long couch as Berdan continued to rage up and down the room, cursing Hallie,
Raoul and Jeri, Peranis, Dankilvan, and other people they'd never heard of
comprehensively and bitterly.  "That doesn't worry me so much as that he might quit
us and try to go on without us--go into competition with us over it.  How much can we
trust him?  The man used to be a spy and an assassin, after all."
     "Well, it's as good as a play," Hallie said, "but Lord Dankilvan wants us to get
ON with things.  Maybe we should try to stop him?"
     Raoul shook his head.  "He's got to get through it, doll.  But maybe we should
get on with it ourselves.  Jeri and I are ready to go--we didn't unpack when we got
     "Leave Berdan to follow when he calms down?" Jeri asked.
     "Or go back to Andor, if that's what he wants to do."  Raoul shrugged.  He
glanced at Jeri, who jumped up and grabbed a backpack.
     "I'm ready," she said.  As soon as Raoul and Hallie had picked up their packs,
she added, "What's the matter with this Leemith place that Lord Dankilvan mentioned?
He didn't seem to like them at all."
     Hallie led the way out the door.  "I've got horses waiting for us," she said.
"The Leemin, well, they're all vampires.  Generally good neighbors, but still, you
just don't trust a town full of vampires, do you?"

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 237): MELTDOWN of X-FORCE (Savant, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 476): ATROPHY of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 469): HOMELESS PRINCE of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellubmo)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 465): KID ROCK of THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 465): MONKEY WRENCH of PRIMATES-R-US (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 466): SARINA of GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 462): SONIC TACO of TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 427): SUSAN STO HELIT of THE DISC (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 420): BARNEE of THE FLINTSTONES (Lord Genesis, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 413): ANASTASIA of RUBY DRAGONS (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 185): VIOLENT VIOLET of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 325): BLACK CAT of SHADOW SIGNS (Shadowgate, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 314): GORDIAN of WHY KNOT (Clove-Hitch, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 139): BATTLEMAGE of SHADOW MAGIC (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 361): DEMONFANG of DARK PANTHEON from TRANSEL (Doc Steele)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 237): BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 476): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 476): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 469): CONSPIRACY INC. (?, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 465): THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 465): PRIMATES-R-US (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 466): HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 462): TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 427): TACO GODS (The Oracle, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 420): THE FLINTSTONES (Lord Genesis, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 413): HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 185): MIDDLE WAY 8 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 325): I'M WITH STUPID (Yukon Cornelius, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 314): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 139): HAZAARDS OF CLONING (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 361): DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 476): HUSHPUPPY of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
                   (turn 475): DREIHDENSMURF of U.B.O.S.M. (Dreihdenflahg, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 469): HOMELESS PRINCE of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellubmo)
                           EDWIN MEESE of CONSPIRACY INC. (?, mgr.)
                           HOW--LITE of ROCK ETTS (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
               (turn 468): GUANTANAMO BAY of THE REPUBLICANS (The Judge, mgr.)
                           PISHTUSH of ANDORIAN WIMPS (Wimpy, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 464): APE WILD of PRIMATES-R-US (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 465): OMNIBOOK 6000 of AT WORK (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 411): COURIER of HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 185): VIOLENT VIOLET of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
                            SQUASH BUTT of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
                            PYROTECHNICIAN of THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 325): THE LIMELIGHT of CLUB CULTURE (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 139): BATTLEMAGE of SHADOW MAGIC (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail KATI-TEI!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  It seems the training can make the difference, as THE FLINTSTONES is pushed 
out of top team by WANDERERS, who came from 2nd with a 3-2-0 this turn.  And let's 
see, BETHANNE GRACE fought MR. BEDROCK and gained 17 points and contributed to 
WANDERERS' 3-2-0.  MR. BEDROCK has lost to BETHANNE GRACE, falling 15 points, while 
helping make THE FLINTSTONES a 3-2-0 turn.  Defending his title for another turn, 
BARNEE kept KATI-TEI's warrior, NOBLE ASSASSIN, from claiming the throne.  Can 
someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do 
dishes at The Swinging Aardvark until they win.  Maybe?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  THE FLINTSTONES has cause to stand tall, as they were 
KATI-TEI's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  And 
guess who avoided THE FLINTSTONES stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was BIRDS.  
Anyone surprised?   
     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.  A brave warrior does not carry a 
red shield, he has nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     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                  
 BARNEE 3937                   8   2  1    76       THE FLINTSTONES (200)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PELICAN 3949                  9   4  0    71       BIRDS (286)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JEHU 3963                     7   6  0    54       WANDERERS (329)
 PEBBLES 3936                  6   4  0    48       THE FLINTSTONES (200)
 BETHANNE GRACE 3984           3   4  1    44       WANDERERS (329)
 J.L. GOTROCKS 3972            5   1  0    40       THE FLINTSTONES (200)
 TORA HAMLIN 3983              4   3  0    37       WANDERERS (329)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MR. BEDROCK 3939              5   5  0    32       THE FLINTSTONES (200)
 FRED 3935                     6   4  2    29       THE FLINTSTONES (200)
 MARS 3989                     2   1  0    29       WANDERERS (329)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PENGUIN 3951                  6   3  0    22       BIRDS (286)
 OSTRICH 3970                  4   2  0    22       BIRDS (286)
 OSPRY 3988                    1   0  1    16       BIRDS (286)
 SATURN 3990                   2   1  0    14       WANDERERS (329)
 ROAD RUNNER 3986              1   1  1    14       BIRDS (286)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FRIENDLY CONSTABLE 2   0  1 0   1                   ROAD RUNNER 3986      421 NONE    
TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE 5   0  1 0   1                   OSPRY 3988            421 NONE    
LURETTA 3987           2  1 0 WANDERERS 329         BARNEE 3937           418         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Barnee -- (suspiciously)  You aren't...PURPLE, are you? -- Jehu, purple-hater

Pebbles -- You do realize that when you have leaped up the ranks, and graduated, and
gone to the Isle, you'll be just another Pebbles on the beach? -- Bethanne Grace

Fred -- (surprised look)  That was actually rather good.  I like the winning bit, and
the fans throwing flowers, and all.  Maybe I'll have to do that more often. -- Tora

Despite having the style advantage, the Shifty-eyed Volunteer was not good enough to
stop me.  Ha. -- Saturn

The Trustworthy (HA!) Scribe has no martial skill.  Pooh. -- Mars

31 October 2003
     Come one, come all, to the greatest contest in Alastari!  The Third Annual Turf
War will be in North Fork (DM 47) starting in about 6-7 turns....  C'mon and get your
team some experience, and get declared!
     More info available in North Fork's newsletter.
     Bloody Sands. -- Asmo Dius, TCB

13 November 2003
Let it be known far and wide, that the Warrior TUM 18-7380, the Champions Runner-Up
for the recent Tournament, is managed by none other than Shocking Toad.  I named this
fabulous warrior after my friend and mentor, TUM, a.k.a. Don!  Sorry TUM didn't get
me my first TC; however, a runner-up with all those sandbaggers is pretty impressive,
if I do say so myself. -- Shocking Toad, The Manager

13 November 2003
All -- This is to announce that I am no longer a member of the Vendetta Cartel
Alliance.  I have enjoyed my time there, and I've made some great friends.  Their
company will be missed, but they will endure.  I wish them well. -- Apex

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BARNEE devastated NOBLE ASSASSIN in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
PELICAN vanquished PEBBLES in a 1 minute uneven battle.
J.L. GOTROCKS subdued MARS in a action packed 4 minute fight.
JEHU devastated THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 1 minute gory one-sided contest.
MR. BEDROCK was savagely defeated by BETHANNE GRACE in a 2 minute bloody competition.
PENGUIN lost to TORA HAMLIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute fight.
FRED savagely defeated SATURN in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gory brawl.
OSTRICH viciously subdued CULT MEMBER in a 2 minute gruesome melee.
ROAD RUNNER slaughtered FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
OSPRY dispatched TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW         1 -   0 -  1     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL     13 -   8 -  2      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  12 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 421 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    BARNEE 3937                 8   2  1   76 THE FLINTSTONES (200)
STRIKING ATTACK  PELICAN 3949                9   4  0   71 BIRDS (286)
LUNGING ATTACK   JEHU 3963                   7   6  0   54 WANDERERS (329)
SLASHING ATTACK  PEBBLES 3936                6   4  0   48 THE FLINTSTONES (200)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    J.L. GOTROCKS 3972          5   1  0   40 THE FLINTSTONES (200)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PELICAN 3949.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MARS 3989.  The ten other most popular fighters were FRED 3935, JEHU 3963, 
HAMLIN 3983, OSPRY 3988, and J.L. GOTROCKS 3972.

The least popular fighter this week was PEBBLES 3936.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ROAD RUNNER 3986, SATURN 3990, MR. BEDROCK 3939, J.L. GOTROCKS 3972,