Date   : 06/17/2008    Duedate: 06/30/2008


DM-41    TURN-538

This Weeks Top Honors


(41-4280) [27-16-1,120]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WANDERERS (329)                MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)
(41-4280) [27-16-1,120]        (41-4381) [3-0-0,42]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RAMBLING OX                    GOTHELCINA
WANDERERS (329)                WANDERERS (329)
(41-4280) [27-16-1,120]        (41-4376) [4-4-0,35]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)     33
2. THE PLAGUE (93)             29      RADIO CLASH (394)
3. WANDERERS (329)              6      Unchartered Team
4. RADIO CLASH (394)            4
5. TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (395)      -7      MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)   11   4  1 73.3   1/ 2*MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)  11  4 1
 2/ 2 RADIO CLASH (394)         28  20  2 58.3   2/ 1 WANDERERS (329)          11  4 0
 3/ 3 THE PLAGUE (93)          253 246 17 50.7   3/ 3 THE PLAGUE (93)           8  6 0
 4/ 5 WANDERERS (329)          565 578 13 49.4   4/ 5 RADIO CLASH (394)         4  5 0
 5/ 4 TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (395)    26  29  3 47.3   5/ 4 TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (395)    4 11 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 #7 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

On the Isle of the Eye:

     "Four steps and we're lost," Senator Sedalia muttered.  "This is worse than
     "They do say that the Isle is larger than the Lake and touches other waters,"
Gissanniah answered.  "What do we do?  Just start walking until we get somewhere--
     "It may come to that, but I'm not ready to give up yet."  The senator looked
around again.  "Hmm.  How about if I stand still, right here, and we hold hands--no,
that might not give us enough distance."  He undid his necktie and handed one end to
his companion.  "I'll stand here and hold my end, you go out to the farthest end of
the tie and your arm--no fear of it breaking, silk is very strong--and walk around me
in a wide circle.  We haven't come so far as all that.  You should be able to reach
the edge of the woods at some point on that circle.  Then you stand still and tug on
the tie until I join you."  Of course, it was possible that the edge of the woods was
no longer four steps away, or that any edge they found would be the one they'd come
from.  You could never tell, with magic.  But since neither he nor Gissanniah could
do anything about those possibilities, the senator saw no point in mentioning them.


     "That's a big fire," Lenpro said.
     Fandil squinted ahead.  It was certainly a lot of smoke.  "Maybe... they're
burning brush in the fields before planting?" he suggested.
     "Late in the season to plant."
     "It's been a wet spring, planting has been delayed in a lot of places."
     "Maybe," Lenpro said, "but that smoke is rising over the city of Tarrgir.  It
might be buildings burning, instead of brush."
     "If that's so, perhaps we can help them put the fire out," Fandil said.  He
urged his horse to a faster pace.
     "If they want the fires put out," Lenpro muttered.  "I have a feeling about


     Herlas backed up two steps before he even thought about it.  "You can't parade
that golem through the streets and claim it's the king!"
     Hesselbod raised his eyebrows.  "Of course we can."  He gestured at the golem
who stood obediently, dressed in royal garments and awaiting a command.  "The artist
who modeled the face and figure has caught the appearance of the last king quite
well, the artificer who constructed the golem was the best Lord Korneth could hire,
and with your magic to cast a glamor over the whole, no one will doubt that this
truly is the king."
     Herlas gaped in silence for a moment, stunned by the magnitude of Lord Korneth's
ambition and of the royal scribe's misunderstanding.  "The best illusions will not
fool everyone," he said, "and without illusion, that is obviously a golem.  You'll
have a firestorm of outraged citizens--"
     "That is not your concern," Lord Korneth said coldly, entering the room.  He
dismissed the scribe with a flick of his eyes.
     Herlas turned to face him squarely.  He was not afraid of Korneth of Sengir, who
had come from nowehre and styled himself Chief Minister of Andoria, but he was deeply
wary.  There was too much unknown about this man for anyone to feel relaxed around
him, starting with where Sengir might be found and what Korneth wanted with the
Andorian states.  Herlas had thought, originally, that Korneth was driven by a simple
ambition to rule.  Ambition, he could understand, and as the man was no magician,
their goals should not conflict.  Now, though... he wasn't sure.  Ambition, yes, but
not simple.  "Why not produce the real king?" he asked.  "Even drugged or enspelled
to be your puppet, he would be more convincing than that golem."
     Korneth's lip curled in a sneer.  "The 'real king' no longer exists, and he was
pathetic to begin with."  He dismissed the point with a wave of his hand.  "And it is
not your concern.  Do not think to usurp authority to question or command.  Your only
business is to do as you are told.  In this case, to cast the glamor."

On the Isle of the Eye:

     Sedalia waited, holding one end of his tie and turning slowly in place.  He was
fairly sure he was still in the same place.  And beginning to suspect that he had
made more than one complete turn.  Blast these trees!  They all looked alike.
Somewhere out of sight, Gissanniah hesitated.  Not the first time.  What was she
seeing?  The young woman was observant and intelligent, but he wanted to be seeing
for himself.  Still, he shifted his grip to accomodate another turn, she was the more
nimble of the two of them and better suited to dodging around trees.
     Two definite tugs.  The signal.  Senator Sedalia began to follow his silk tie
through the trees.


     Half the city was in flames.  The two managers sat their horses on the rise at
the edge of the river valley, looking down at smoke and ruin.
     "At this point, there isn't a thing we could do," Fandil said.  He shook his
head.  "Not even with magic.  They seem to have it under control--not spreading
further, at least--but I can't imagine how it spread so fast!"
     "Arson," Lenpro said.  "Fires started in several places at once."  He squinted
down at the city.  "Looks like the Military Academy was about in the center of the
burned area; it's all gone now."
     "I don't understand how people can do that," Fandil muttered.  "Arson--blind
     Lenpro was silent for a long moment, then started his horse forward and down the
slope.  "Maybe not so blind," he said over his shoulder.  "If someone wanted to
destroy the Andorian League, it looks like there's been a good beginning made."
     Fandil urged his horse to catch up.  "Just burning down the Academy won't--"
     "And driving a wedge between the Aruaki and the normal humans," Lenpro reminded
him.  "And more things, I have no doubt, that we haven't found yet."
     "Who would want to destroy the League, and why?" Fandil demanded.  "Surely even
the Delarquans or the Karnhorns wouldn't--"
     "Why not?" Lenpro asked.  "And there are probably other enemies out there that
we don't happen to know about."

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

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 297): UNHOLY TERROR of BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 595): CHIEF SITTING BULL of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 595): STEWART of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 588): DONDRIC of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 584): MORLIN POOLE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 584): KEG STAND of BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 581): IRIS of MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 577): IRISH CREAM of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 546): LON CHANEY JR. of MEN OF 1,000 FACES (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 537): RAMBLING OX of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 528): BANNIR PARK of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 244): PAINFUL PANSY of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 430): DIMAGGIO oF 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 198): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 480): AXLY HIMSELF of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo Puerco)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 297): CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 595): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 585): ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 588): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 584): MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 584): BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 577): RED DOG GANG (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 546): MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 537): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 528): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 244): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 430): 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 198): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 480): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 296): HAMMURABI of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 594): WALK THE LINE of ELFQUEST (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 594): MOLYNEUX of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 587): CHUCKER ISTTA of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 583): MIRESSEA POOLE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 576): PRIVATE PERNA of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 243): IGOR MALMORT of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Those reporters!  I did *not* try to bury Lady Grace in the sands.  I wouldn't
be so rude, and if I had done it, my momma would have risen from her kitchen down in
Caleam and come and twisted my ear a sharp one.  Oog!  I am *not* going to tempt

                                     Rambling Ox

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  Nothing is certain in KATI-TEI, with changing loyalties, changing 
Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new top team--MEDAL OF HONOR H3.  Good things come to 
those who fight well, as THE PLAGUE can attest, moving up by 0.  MEDAL OF HONOR H3 
had cause to celebrate, after EDWARD DAHLGREN got 17 points by beating HAPPY PEASANT. 
A certain someone should cut down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 15 
points to GHETTO DEFENDANT.  (Discrete enough, TERRINDAR?) GUNS OF BRIXTON found out 
that KATI-TEI isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the best to be Duelmaster here!  So 
who's the team that's been walking into taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds 
like a PR stunt to me.   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  Perhaps the warriors of WANDERERS 
should take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  As a woman of good 
breeding scorns the "warriors" of THE PLAGUE, so did that sorry team shy from 
WANDERERS Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and STANLOY MEDAR is it right now.  
Most challenged warrior.  Isn't WANDERERS proud!   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Oh hard!  that to 
strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  More important duties call me.  KATI-TEI, I leave 
you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Warty Toad.  'Til next 
time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAMBLING OX 4280             27  16  1   120       WANDERERS (329)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GUNS OF BRIXTON 4348         10   6  1    82       RADIO CLASH (394)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADY GRACE HAMMER 4355        7   4  1    69       TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (395)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAISE THE ABYSS 4331         12   6  0    66       THE PLAGUE (93)
 BREAK STUFF 4344              7   3  0    66       THE PLAGUE (93)
 GHETTO DEFENDANT 4351        10   6  1    59       RADIO CLASH (394)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STANLOY MEDAR 4369            8   3  0    53       WANDERERS (329)
 JANIE JONES 4349              8   8  0    44       RADIO CLASH (394)
 EDWARD DAHLGREN 4381          3   0  0    42       MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)
 TERRINDAR 4340                8  14  0    39       WANDERERS (329)
 VALARELLE 4365                7   6  0    39       WANDERERS (329)
 SERGEANT 16 4380              3   0  0    38       MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)
 GOTHELCINA 4376               4   4  0    35       WANDERERS (329)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EYES THAT BURN 4339           7   7  0    30       THE PLAGUE (93)
 TRINITY REBORN 4337           7   8  0    29       THE PLAGUE (93)
 THE WAIT 4382                 3   1  0    28       THE PLAGUE (93)
 COMMUNION HAMMER 4356         7   4  0    27       TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (395)
 SIR HAMMER HAMMER 4352        5   6  1    27       TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (395)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOLY WATER HAMMER 4354        5   6  1    22       TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (395)
 SERGEANT 15 4377              2   1  1    20       MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)
 SIR KNIGHT HAMMER 4353        2   9  0    15       TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (395)
 SERGEANT 14 4379              2   1  0    14       MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)
 ROBERT DUNLAP 4378            1   2  0     5       MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Eyes that Burn -- Okay, if you won't do anything to alleviate your burning eyes, how
about wearing safety goggles so at least you don't affect other people?  Because
that's really unpleasant to look at. -- Stanloy Medar

Ghetto Defendant -- Yeah, yeah, we hear a lot about that.  Looks to ME as though you
really want to get out of the ghetto, and forget defending it.  Works for me either
way. -- Terrindar

Trinity Reborn -- Three times, no doubt.  But what's the point?  If you just get
reborn as the same old thing, you end up making the same old mistakes.  How can you
learn from that? -- Valarelle

Sergeant 14 -- Wow, I'm not surprised you conceal your identity behind a number.  I
hear dwarves are getting really snirty about members of their species who move onto
the surface, start eating green stuff and standing in the sunlight, and grow way
tall.  Something about "cutting those overgrown hairballs off at the knees so they
can fit into a proper mine tunnel."  Better you than me. -- Gothelcina

Our congratulations to 5 Got Picked, tourney victor. -- Jorja and the Wanderers

31 May 2008
Any and all who live in the 805 area, I would like for you to call me so we can get
together for BBQ's, softball games, and so on.  It has been a while since the last
get together (several years).  It was a blast and I am sure the next one will be
also.  We just have to do it.  All alliances are welcome.  Just because my warriors

leave your warrior beaten and bloody in defeat does not mean we can't have a beer or
five together.  I'll even buy the first round.  So call 805-588-3419 and ask for Dave
a.k.a. Misfit, former member of the Green and Purple Polka Dot Alliance (GAPPDA).

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RAISE THE ABYSS bested STANLOY MEDAR in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
BREAK STUFF devastated JANIE JONES in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
TRINITY REBORN was overcome by GOTHELCINA in a popular 2 minute Challenge match.
THE WAIT unbelievably bested SERGEANT 15 in a 3 minute amateur's Challenge brawl.
RAMBLING OX demolished GUNS OF BRIXTON in a 1 minute mismatched Title competition.
LADY GRACE HAMMER was vanquished by VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
GHETTO DEFENDANT overpowered TERRINDAR in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
VALARELLE defeated SIR HAMMER HAMMER in a 1 minute melee.
SERGEANT 16 vanquished HOLY WATER HAMMER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
EDWARD DAHLGREN vanquished HAPPY PEASANT in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SIR KNIGHT HAMMER lost to SERGEANT 14 in a 2 minute veteran vs. novice upset fight.
COMMUNION HAMMER handily defeated ROBERT DUNLAP in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   5 -  1      62  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   5 -  1      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -   7 -  1      61  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW        14 -  12 -  0      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -  11 -  0      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE       15 -  20 -  0      43  |

Turn 538 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  RAMBLING OX 4280           27  16  1  120 WANDERERS (329)
AIMED BLOW       GUNS OF BRIXTON 4348       10   6  1   82 RADIO CLASH (394)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RAISE THE ABYSS 4331       12   6  0   66 THE PLAGUE (93)
LUNGING ATTACK   BREAK STUFF 4344            7   3  0   66 THE PLAGUE (93)
PARRY-LUNGE      GHETTO DEFENDANT 4351      10   6  1   59 RADIO CLASH (394)
PARRY-STRIKE     STANLOY MEDAR 4369          8   3  0   53 WANDERERS (329)
BASHING ATTACK   SERGEANT 16 4380            3   0  0   38 MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RAMBLING OX 4280.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was GOTHELCINA 4376.  The ten other most popular fighters were SERGEANT 15 4377, 
HAMMER 4356.

The least popular fighter this week was SIR KNIGHT HAMMER 4353.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ROBERT DUNLAP 4378, HOLY WATER HAMMER 4354, TERRINDAR 4340, 

                         SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN MINNEAPOLIS!

Our summer FTF will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 18-20, 2008.  It will be 
held at the Holiday Inn Select Minneapolis/St. Paul in Blomington, MN, just down the 
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rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  There are tons of 
restaurants nearby at the Mall, as well as a cafe in the hotel.  

Hotel info:  www.himspairport.com
Mall of America:  www.mallofamerica.com

The tournament information sheet will be out imminently.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to the tournament and that we will see you there!