Date   : 01/06/2004    Duedate: 01/19/2004


DM-41    TURN-424

This Weeks Top Honors


BIRDS (286)
(41-3949) [11-5-0,89]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PELICAN                        WHITE RABBIT
BIRDS (286)                    WONDERLAND (358)
(41-3949) [11-5-0,89]          (41-3994) [3-0-0,35]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PELICAN                        MARS
BIRDS (286)                    WANDERERS (329)
(41-3949) [11-5-0,89]          (41-3989) [4-2-0,35]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WONDERLAND (358)            18
2. WANDERERS (329)             17      BIRDS (286)
3. BIRDS (286)                 17      Unchartered Team
4. THE FLINTSTONES (200)        0
                                       WONDERLAND (358)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2 THE FLINTSTONES (200)     38  30  3 55.9   1/ 1 WANDERERS (329)           9  6 1
 2/ 3 BIRDS (286)               48  42  4 53.3   2/ 3*WONDERLAND (358)          8  7 1
 3/ 1*WONDERLAND (358)           8   7  1 53.3   3- 2 THE FLINTSTONES (200)     4  1 0
 4/ 4 WANDERERS (329)          272 317  6 46.2   4/ 4 BIRDS (286)               3  9 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[ Andorians Abroad #22 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     Raoul didn't much like this Kaldrehn, or trust him at all, but there was nothing
he could do right then.  And many people, especially wizards, were arrogant and self-
centered without necessarily being bad citizens.  Well, amend that to "most wizards
were arrogant and self-centered, and SOME of them were not bad citizens...."
     "So having escaped the destruction of Krael, you're going to settle down to a
meditative life in Skaithvarn?" Hallie O'Dene asked.
     The Kraelian laughed with genuine amusement.  "Do I look like a man for the
meditative life?"  His gaze went around the inside of the tower, and his lip curled
in scorn.  "This is a way station, nothing more.  As I was the adviser and kingmaker
in Krael, so shall I be in the world that now is."
     "Krael is drowned--" Jeri began.
     The wizard shrugged.  "There are other kingdoms.  The current one in that area
is now called Andoria, is it not?"  He looked toward a shadowy stretch of wall where
a crude table stood; there was a thick black book on it.  "I shall rule Andoria in
all but name...."
     Raoul looked at the book, too, and groaned inwardly.  That would be the one
Peranis had stolen, the infamous Black Book in which the never-to-be-sufficiently-
damned Assassins' Guild had recorded all the secrets it could find that would allow
powerful Andorians, nobles and rich merchants and military figures, to be blackmailed
or coerced.  With that book, a clever man COULD rule Andoria...at least for a while.
They would have to get it away from Kaldrehn and destroy it.
     But on the positive side, it would no longer be necessary to visit the vampire
city of Leemith.  And there was only one of Kaldrehn, whereas Hallie had told them
there were thousands of vampires in Leemith.
     "Not every powerful man in Andoria is corrupt!" Jeri burst out.  "That's just a
small fraction of--"
     "There will be enough," Kaldrehn said calmly.  "You would be surprised how few
points of pressure it takes to control a kingdom!  And I am well skilled in that
art."  The wizard crossed to the doorway and looked out.
     Raoul's hand twitched toward his sword, then was still.  He didn't like to stab
a man in the back, even one who deserved it as much as the Kaldrehn seemed to.  But
he wasn't fool enough even to try against a wizard powerful enough to have moved
through time.  The man probably had eyes in the back of his head, and short way with
would-be assassins.  At least it seemed likely that Peranis had got all that was
coming to him.
     "As soon as this storm ends," Kaldrehn said, "I will cross to Andoria.  You
three will be my guides and servants.  For now.  But soon I must form my own coterie
of agents....  That should not be difficult, there are always, in EVERY land, those
who desire a measure of power and wealth, or revenge on the mighty, or simply someone
to lead them."
     Raoul's face tightened.  That was true, he knew.  Not all greedy men were
Delarquan, just as there were honorable men who were not Andorian.  He would get word
to King Mickeal as quickly as he could.  And then he would form his own coterie to
contend against the Kraelians.

Call for volunteers, good guys and bad.  A personal to Scribe or an email to
Livia@reality.com will do the trick.

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 238): LUMBERING WAIF of HAPLESS WAIF (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 479): B.S. of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 478): 10% VIGORISH of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 471): GARY CONDIT of THE DEMOCRATS (Al Gore, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 468): KID ROCK of THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 467): NOLAN ORGEL of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 468): MR. GRINCH of HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 464): SONIC TACO of TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 430): CMOT DIBBLER of THE DISC (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 423): PELICAN of BIRDS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 416): ANASTASIA of RUBY DRAGONS (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 186): RED EYE of ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 327): LLOSMIC LLAMMER of LUROCIANS VI (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 317): SPEEDBUMP of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 141): TOMB of SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 364): ZEPHYR of ELEMENTAL FORCE from FRATSFA (Poison Ivy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 238): Z GLADIATORZ (Mr. Zee, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 479): THE BLUES (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 478): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 471): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellubmo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 468): THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 467): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 468): HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 464): TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 430): TACO GODS (The Oracle, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 423): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 416): HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 186): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 327): I'M WITH STUPID (Yukon Cornelius, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 317): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 141): SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 363): SUNNYDALE, etc. (LHI, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 478): HARRY POTTER of GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (Godric Gryffindor)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 477): ATROPHY of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 471): MORGAN of WOMEN OF REALITY (THawk, mgr.)
               (turn 470): WOF-A-MIT of ROCK ETTS (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
                           SNAKE IN THE GRASS of SERPENTINE INC. (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 468): CONE SHELL of AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
                (turn 467): SLIM SHADY of THE MC5 (Street Legal, 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 327): TOO ICKY of BLOOD RELATED (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
                          LUMMOX of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
              (turn 326): BLACK CAT of SHADOW SIGNS (Shadowgate, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 317): SPEEDBUMP of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
                 (turn 316): GORDIAN of WHY KNOT (Clove-Hitch, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 140): GHOULSHINE of MONSTER RANCHER (Hombre, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  KATI-TEI needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  MVP award for ALICE? 
WONDERLAND's proud of her after beating SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER and getting 11 points.  
Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think PELICAN should let VIRGINAL 
CONCUBINE be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  I hear the top team 
insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for 
PR photos.   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  The warriors of BIRDS must be getting lonely.  They 
were the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I don't?  Is there some 
deep dark secret why WONDERLAND's been avoiding BIRDS so much?  Or is it just that 
they're too scared?  Can WANDERERS' MARS be more popular than me?  He was challenged 
the most, but is that really the same?  WHITE RABBIT must not be a good enough 
fighter to get in fair fights.  He challenged SATURN.  14 is a big difference.  
(Well, that's what they tell me.) I thought WHITE RABBIT showed great skill and 
promise when he subdued SATURN.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys 
can do?   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I gotta leave.  KATI-TEI is like such a dump, and you guys 
smell too much!  Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby 

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PELICAN 3949                 11   5  0    89       BIRDS (286)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BARNEE 3937                   8   3  1    65       THE FLINTSTONES (200)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BETHANNE GRACE 3984           5   5  1    56       WANDERERS (329)
-PEBBLES 3936                  7   4  0    55       THE FLINTSTONES (200)
-FRED 3935                     7   4  2    53       THE FLINTSTONES (200)
-J.L. GOTROCKS 3972            6   1  0    53       THE FLINTSTONES (200)
 JEHU 3963                     9   7  0    46       WANDERERS (329)
-MR. BEDROCK 3939              6   5  0    42       THE FLINTSTONES (200)
 TORA HAMLIN 3983              6   4  1    36       WANDERERS (329)
 MARS 3989                     4   2  0    35       WANDERERS (329)
 WHITE RABBIT 3994             3   0  0    35       WONDERLAND (358)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OSTRICH 3970                  5   4  0    26       BIRDS (286)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PENGUIN 3951                  6   4  0    22       BIRDS (286)
 SATURN 3990                   3   3  0    17       WANDERERS (329)
 ALICE 3993                    2   1  1    16       WONDERLAND (358)
 THE WALRUS 3995               2   1  0    15       WONDERLAND (358)
-OSPRY 3988                    1   2  1     8       BIRDS (286)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEE 1  0  1 0   1                   ALICE 3993            424 NONE    
PISNO 4003             0  1 0 BIRDS 286             STONE GOLEM 26        424 NONE    
WINKIE 4002            0  1 0 WONDERLAND 358        DARK CHAMPION 24      424 NONE    
MAD HATTER 3991        1  2 0 WONDERLAND 358        TORA HAMLIN 3983      424         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

White Rabbit -- Chasing rabbits is not my "thing."  I may be, in fact I AM, steady
and unstoppable, but chasing rabbits...no.  I think not. -- Saturn
P.S.  Especially white ones.  My figure is, ahem, not suited to going down holes.

Alice -- I wasn't trying to bury you in the sand, I was trying to help you get down
the damned rabbit hole.  You were VERY uncooperative, too! -- Mars

Mad Hatter -- Oh, no.  No, I can't do that.  I don't like mad people.  I don't like
them at ALL.  No.  No way.  Not at all. -- Tora Hamlin

Jaywalkers?  They want me to have MERCY on a RUTHLESS jaywalker?  Can't be done.
That is WRONG. -- Bethanne Grace

Ostrich -- Great turn-around, eh?  But I really wanted a chance to bury you in the
sand.... -- Jehu
P.S.  Even just your head.  It's symbolic.

8 December 2003
Greetings!  I would like to invite everyone to Jhans (DM 36) for the first annual kLk
St. Valentine's Day Massacre (kill contest).  We will start the contest off with the
ceremonial burning of the Andorian flag on turn 450.  (Six turns away.  Roughly mid-
February.)  The contest will run for 10 turns.  On turn 461, 3 separate victors will
be announced.  Team with the most kills, warrior with the most kills, and alliance
with the most kills.  Prizes will be awarded to the manager of the team with the most
kills and to the manager of the warrior with the most kills.  The prizes will
probably be team roll-ups.  The number of roll-ups has yet to be determined.  The
contest is sponsored by Jhans' newest, (but by the time the contest starts) largest
alliance, the kLk (pronounced "klick"). -- Polarius, mgr. of Blitzkrieg DM 36

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PISNO was viciously butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
WINKIE was slaughtered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
WHITE RABBIT savagely defeated SATURN in a 5 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
MAD HATTER was viciously butchered by TORA HAMLIN in a 2 minute Challenge contest.
THE WALRUS was savagely defeated by MARS in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Challenge match.
PELICAN vanquished VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
JEHU viciously subdued OSTRICH in a action packed 2 minute gruesome fight.
ALICE slaughtered SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   1 -  0      86  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW         4 -   2 -  1      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  11 -  3      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  10 -  1      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   8 -  1      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 424 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-LUNGE        0 -  2         3  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  3         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  PELICAN 3949               11   5  0   89 BIRDS (286)
LUNGING ATTACK   JEHU 3963                   9   7  0   46 WANDERERS (329)
WALL OF STEEL    TORA HAMLIN 3983            6   4  1   36 WANDERERS (329)
BASHING ATTACK   MARS 3989                   4   2  0   35 WANDERERS (329)
AIMED BLOW       WHITE RABBIT 3994           3   0  0   35 WONDERLAND (358)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
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 JEHU 3963, PISNO 4003, WHITE 
OSTRICH 3970, ALICE 3993, and WINKIE 4002.

The least popular fighter this week was SATURN 3990.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were THE WALRUS 3995, WINKIE 4002, ALICE 3993, OSTRICH 3970, BETHANNE GRACE 
3984, PELICAN 3949, MAD HATTER 3991, TORA HAMLIN 3983, WHITE RABBIT 3994, and PISNO 


     Beginning at the Winter Face-to-Face in Tempe (January 2004), we will implement 
several changes affecting tournaments.  The tournament announcement for the upcoming 
FTF and future tourneys will reflect these changes.
     First, we will eliminate the tourney freeze for all regular DM warrior classes.  
Regular DM warriors will not be classed ahead of the tournament, but instead will 
fight according to their FE on the date of the tourney.  There will still be a freeze 
for the ADM classes, occurring on the same timeline as before, approximately 6 weeks 
before the tournament.
     In addition to the above change, the warrior classes will be slightly altered.  
The new tourney classes will be as follows:

                DM Tourney Classes                 ADM Tourney Classes
              ======================              ======================
                  0 FE:  Rookies                        Freshmen
                1-4 FE:  Apprentices                    ADM
               5-10 FE:  Initiates                      Eligibles
              11-20 FE:  Adepts                      ---induction---
              21-30 FE:  Champions                      Contenders
                31+ FE:  Challengers                    Primus

     All regular DM tourney classes will remain solely FE based.  All ADM classes will 
now be based on warrior characteristics (i.e., the ADM split algorithm), including the 
Freshmen class.
     The Gateway and Primus arenas will be merging before the FTF to form one top 
arena.  These warriors will be split into two tournament classes, the Contenders and 
the Primus classes, again based upon their characteristics.  More information on this 
will be published in the newsletters for those arenas.
     If you have any questions about the above changes, please contact Customer 
Service.  Good luck in your games.

                                          -- Green Eyes and the RSI staff