Date   : 02/10/2009    Duedate: 02/23/2009


DM-41    TURN-555

This Weeks Top Honors


(41-4331) [20-10-1,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RAISE THE ABYSS                JEEP
THE PLAGUE (93)                WHEELS (399)
(41-4331) [20-10-1,103]        (41-4398) [1-0-0,13]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TERRINDAR                      TERRINDAR
WANDERERS (329)                WANDERERS (329)
(41-4340) [13-26-1,66]         (41-4340) [13-26-1,66]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WHEELS (399)                22
2. MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)     21      RADIO CLASH (394)
3. THE PLAGUE (93)             14      Unchartered Team
4. RADIO CLASH (394)            9
5. WANDERERS (329)              0      WHEELS (399)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 RADIO CLASH (394)         54  32  3 62.8   1/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)   7  3 0
 2/ 2 MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)   56  34  3 62.2   2/ 4 THE PLAGUE (93)           6  3 0
 3/ 3 THE PLAGUE (93)          290 267 18 52.1   3/ 2 WANDERERS (329)           5 10 0
 4/ 4 WANDERERS (329)          602 626 15 49.0   4/ 3 RADIO CLASH (394)         3  1 1
 5/ 0*WHEELS (399)               1   2  0 33.3   5/ 0*WHEELS (399)              1  2 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 #23 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     Lenpro looked at the mob in frustration.  It had surged in on the Karnhorn-
looking heckler, so that he and Sunflower were now on the outskirts.  And from the
sound of it, injury was being done, to the heckler for a start, and probably to
others.  His first impulse was to leap into the thick of it and try to stop things,
but that would be folly.  A magician who knew just what to do might stop this many-
headed beast, but nobody else was likely to.  He wasn't going to waste time trying.
     "Can you find which way the kidnapped women were taken?" he asked Sunflower.
     Sunflower jerked her wide-eyed attention away from the swirling violence and
nodded.  "Yes."  She took a deep breath.  Violence in the arena, planned and agreed
to, or even violence in an alley, one-on-one, were things she understood and
accepted.  This was different, and in ways she couldn't articulate yet.  But two
young women kidnapped was something she could get her mind around.  "He... he told
me.  That man.  When I first heard about the kidnapping, he told me the, well, he
said Aruaki--werecats, anyway--he said they went toward the Old Ruins."
     No point in cursing the facts, but Lenpro wasn't happy about it.  The Old Ruins
was the oldest part of the city, long deserted and little more than a maze of rubble.
Even vagrants didn't go there in search of shelter, they went to the New Ruins, or to
slums like this one.  The Old Ruins dated back before the last Chaos War, and they
were said to be contaminated with magic-gone-bad, and haunted by vicious ghosts and
other monsters.
     "Then we'd better go that way," Lenpro said.  "Someone else may have noticed 
something between here and there."
     "Are we just going to leave this?"  Sunflower waved a hand at the packed crowd
from which shouts, screams, and the too-familiar sounds of violence were rising.
     "We have to, child.  There's nothing we can do here to make any kind of
difference, and we'd get ourselves killed if we tried."
     "But it's wrong to do nothing!"
     "Yes, but it would be wrong to throw our lives away, too.  Sometimes choices are
hard, and there's no right answer."  Lenpro started walking.
     She hurried to keep up with him.  "I don't like it."  Took a deep breath.  "I
guess I have to live with it anyway, don't I?"

     Fandil frowned at the young magician facing him.  He was a Fratsfan, tall, slim,
blond, a bit of a dandy in his dress, but also very earnest.  "I... we felt your
probing, sir, just before the blast and wondered whether, well--"
     "The 'blast' as you call it," Fandil said, "what do you make of that?"
     The young man shrugged and looked uncomfortable.  "I... we aren't sure what to
'make' of it," he said.  "We have debated it often--this wasn't the first.  There
were two previous blasts much like it.  Some believe it to be an attack, although
they disagree as to who is being attacked.  Others claim it's purely defensive,
although defensive against what we don't know."
     Fandil sighed.  He had almost hoped this young man would be unimportant.  Not a
complication.  But the fellow clearly had useful data, at the least.  "This 'we' you
refer to...?"
     The young magician pulled himself up straighter and taller.  "The Graduating
Class of 523 from the Frafrejan Academy of the Magical Arts!  Ah, sir.  There are six
of us now--since Larsenjo died.  The first blast caught him wide open.  His head
exploded."  He swallowed a couple of times.  "I was there.  It was really horrible."
     And startling, as well, Fandil thought.  A most unlikely result of such a spell.
But there were aspects of that spell or blast which, looking back, he realized were
definitely not normal.  Ah, make that, not in the commonly established mode of
magical practice.
     "So, you have discussed and debated this matter," Fandil said.  "Have you done
any research on it, reached any conclusions?  By the way, what's your name?"
     "Elosjon, sir.  We, um, we didn't like to do any probing right after that first
blast.  Because of what happened to Larsenjo.  But after a little while, we did try
to backtrack the traces.  It wouldn't have worked at all except for the, I don't know
what to call it, the different flavor?  Of the magic in the blast."
     "And what did you find?"  Why had nobody taught this young man to make a proper
report?  It was like pulling teeth to get information out of him.
     "We did finally narrow down the origin point for it," Elosjon said.  "It comes
to Fratsfa from the west, from the northern end of the Daggerspines."
     "Do you blame it on the Aruaki, then?"
     The young mage sighed.  "We wanted to, we really did.  They're so untrustworthy
it just seemed natural that it might be them.  But it isn't.  At least, we're pretty
sure it isn't.  Not the Clanholds territory, anyway.  It seems to be coming from
around Mountain Home somewhere."
     "Didn't there used to be some kind of independent duchy around Mountain Home?"
Lady Fern asked.  "I seem to remember hearing that the last duke fought the formation
of the Andorian League bitterly, and lost, leaving the line vacant."
     "I don't know about the title," Elosjon said, "but there was a son, very young
then, and he'd only be just beginning to be old if he's still alive.  They were pure
Fratsfan, and naturally long-lived.  My grandfather told me about him.  The boy went
off somewhere to study magic and nothing's been heard about him since."
     "Meaning there could be a fully mature magician in Mountain Home who might be
holding a grudge against the Andorian League," Fandil said.  "An unpleasant thought,
but still, valuable information.  I was going to go to Andor, but perhaps I should go
to Mountain Home first...."

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

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 305): CONCUSSION of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 612): LITTLE BIG MUN of ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 605): ELLIRN KOUL of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 601): TCHENI LOY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 601): MISS SCARLET of GOTTA GET A CLUE (?, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 598): KNEE BREAKER of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 594): LITTLE ROCKY of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 563): GRUNT 5 of MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 554): GOTHELCINA of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 545): BIG DOPE of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 253): PULLED HAMSTRING of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 444): M.T. LANE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 205): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (Manager, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 467): MAXIMUS of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 305): CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 612): TECHNO 8 (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 612): THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 605): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 601): MEDAL OF HONOOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 601): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 598): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 594): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 563): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 554): MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 545): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 253): THE ORDER (Torak, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 444): MEDAL OF HONOOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 205): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 497): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 304): GOLDENEYE of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 611): ONEWOLF of WOLFBROTHERS (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 600): TRELLIN XISS of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 562): DACEANA LINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 554): GOTHELCINA of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 545): BIG DOPE of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 552): SIZZLING SUNFLOWER of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     At least I can count on the Veteran Mercenary to show up and fight.  I think
I'll buy him a drink.
     Good-bye, everybody.  I'm out of here after one more fight, and glad of it.


                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
KATI-TEI brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see SERGEANT2 win a fight and gain 16 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 
SERGEANT2 beat HARBINGER OF WOE and HARBINGER OF WOE lost 9 points.  You're breakin' 
my heart.  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as RAISE THE ABYSS takes the 
Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  I'm not in a very 
good mood today, but why am I telling you this?  You want to know what's new, don't 
you, KATI-TEI?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
WANDERERS, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided team.  
Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And who led the way in this mass act of 
cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was THE PLAGUE.  Ha ha ha ha!  Ooh, 
I'm frightfully impressed, SERGEANT 1 was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch 
that ego swell, sports fans.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for KATI-TEI's 
morgue.  More variety.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if the fate 
catches up with you sooner that later?   
     There's got to be a better place in KATI-TEI to get a drink than The Warty Toad! 
Any suggestions?  Well, I've had enough of this drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  
Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll 
need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAISE THE ABYSS 4331         20  10  1   103       THE PLAGUE (93)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ROBERT DUNLAP 4378           11   7  0   105       MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)
 JANIE JONES 4349             19  14  0    94       RADIO CLASH (394)
 SERGEANT 1 4388              11   4  1    93       MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHARLES DEGLOPPER 4377        8   9  1    75       MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)
 THE WAIT 4382                12   4  0    70       THE PLAGUE (93)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TERRINDAR 4340               13  26  1    66       WANDERERS (329)
 STANLOY MEDAR 4369           16  12  0    60       WANDERERS (329)
 VALARELLE 4365               13  17  0    58       WANDERERS (329)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BREAK STUFF 4344             12   7  0    51       THE PLAGUE (93)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT2 4392                4   2  0    42       MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT3 4393                4   2  0    29       MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARBINGER OF WOE 4390         6   2  0    20       THE PLAGUE (93)
 BALIN CHANE 4391              3   6  0    17       WANDERERS (329)
 JEEP 4398                     1   0  0    13       WHEELS (399)
 SIN AFTER SIN 4399            1   0  0     4       THE PLAGUE (93)
 TANK 4396                     0   1  0     1       WHEELS (399)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
LAND ROVER 4395         0  1 0 WHEELS 399           SPYMASTER             555  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Janie Jones -- Hi. -- Stanloy Medar

Sergeant 1 -- So what else is new? -- Terrindar

Sergeant2 -- Right, what Terry said. -- Valarelle

Sergeant3 -- Whoopee.  I don't know how I stand the excitement. -- Balin Chane

Only TWO?  Well, we salute the two graduates of Kati-Tei who fought in the tourney.
Better luck next time. -- Jorja and the Wanderers

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LAND ROVER was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
GOTHELCINA lost to RAISE THE ABYSS in a exciting 3 minute expert's Title battle.
JANIE JONES overpowered STANLOY MEDAR in a crowd pleasing 3 minute mismatched duel.
SERGEANT 1 overpowered VALARELLE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
TERRINDAR was bested by THE WAIT in a crowd pleasing 3 minute one-sided duel.
BREAK STUFF beat SERGEANT3 in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brawl.
HARBINGER OF WOE was overpowered by SERGEANT2 in a 1 minute uneven melee.
BALIN CHANE won victory over FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 4 minute fight.
JEEP vanquished SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
TANK was defeated by SIN AFTER SIN in a 6 minute beginner's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -   5 -  1      72  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK    2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  19 -  0      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -  12 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW         8 -  10 -  0      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   9 -  0      25  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 555 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-RIPOSTE      3 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  3     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RAISE THE ABYSS 4331       20  10  1  103 THE PLAGUE (93)
LUNGING ATTACK   SERGEANT 1 4388            11   4  1   93 MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)
TOTAL PARRY      THE WAIT 4382              12   4  0   70 THE PLAGUE (93)
PARRY-STRIKE     STANLOY MEDAR 4369         16  12  0   60 WANDERERS (329)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TERRINDAR 4340.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was TERRINDAR 4340.  The ten other most popular fighters were JANIE JONES 4349, TANK 
4396, SERGEANT2 4392, SERGEANT 1 4388, BREAK STUFF 4344, RAISE THE ABYSS 4331, 
STANLOY MEDAR 4369, THE WAIT 4382, JEEP 4398, and SERGEANT3 4393.

The least popular fighter this week was SIN AFTER SIN 4399.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BALIN CHANE 4391, VALARELLE 4365, LAND ROVER 4395, HARBINGER OF 
ABYSS 4331, and BREAK STUFF 4344.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:


The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn: