Date   : 06/16/2009    Duedate: 06/29/2009


DM-41    TURN-564

This Weeks Top Honors


(41-4392) [11-4-0,95]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SERGEANT2                      POSITION IS EMPTY
MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)        
(41-4392) [11-4-0,95]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STANLOY MEDAR                  SERGEANT3
WANDERERS (329)                MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)
(41-4369) [18-19-0,85]         (41-4393) [12-3-0,88]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)     22
2. THE PLAGUE (93)              8      MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)
3. WANDERERS (329)              4      Unchartered Team
4. WHEELS (399)                 0
                                       BABIES (217)

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)   89  41  3 68.5   1/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)  10  2 0
 2/ 2 THE PLAGUE (93)          296 277 19 51.7   2/ 2 WANDERERS (329)           6  9 0
 3/ 3 WANDERERS (329)          622 651 15 48.9   3- 3*WHEELS (399)              3  4 2
 4- 4*WHEELS (399)               4   8  2 33.3   4/ 5 THE PLAGUE (93)           1  5 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 #31 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     Lady Fern knew that her brothers Fandil and Lenpro were competent men, and that
they had each followed up what they considered an important point in the current
problem.  But she could not help feeling that they had, each of them, overlooked the
key to the problem, or at least the point which should have been dealt with FIRST:
the King.
     Whether the true king had died some time ago or was alive but under magical
control or any of several other possibilities, the important thing, as she saw it,
was to insure that command of the Andorian League did not fall into the wrong hands.
Yes, the causes of the problem, which Fandil thought he had a line on, needed to be
dealt with.  And yes, the secondary results of the problem such as intolerance of the
Aruaki, which Lenpro had gone out to tackle, did need to be dealt with, too.
     But the previous kings of the League had not made much effort to draw it
together into a coherent whole, and if the king failed, it would--almost must--fall
apart into its constituent parts.  Fratsfa, Convincia, Ardivent, and the Aruaki
Clanholds.  Raltumas... she shrugged.  That was probably lost.  Which, also, an
active king might have prevented.
     So she had done what seemed reasonable to her, and sent one of her Girls, the
Outcast Orchid, to Andor to find out what was going on.  It seemed so obvious.  No
magical scrying, no careful collating of reports from spies and chance travelers,
just... go and look.  She'd been tempted to make up a party drawn from several teams
here, because though her Girls were Good Girls, they were easily distracted.  But in
the end she had not.  Time enough to involve more people when she had some
information to work with.  Orchid had strict instructions not to become involved with
people along the way, just to go, see, and return to report what she had seen.  It
would have to be enough.


     Outcast Orchid leaned against a pillar along the Processional Way--whatever the
actual name of the avenue was, she didn't know or care--and waited for the King to
drive past in his carriage.  It had been a boring trip.  No fraternization with
anybody!  She understood why her manager had give that order, but it had been hard to
follow.  All the opportunities she'd passed by!  She let her eyes wander across the
crowd waiting for the king to appear.  There was a fine-looking man in the prime of
life who looked like he might know a thing or two.  And over there a young man, full
of energy, who might be a gladiator--he looked like he could hardly wait for the
king's carriage to come into view.  It was good to see someone who really cared; and
he had several more probable gladiators with him.  They must have come from one of
the Convincian arenas to see the king.  And that man over there, my, wasn't HE a cute
     A stirring in the crowd at the end of the block.  Not a cheer, but....  No, she
couldn't say what it was, exactly.  She wasn't good at finding words for stuff like
that.  Not exactly excitement, but greater attention.  Focus.  Probably the king's
carriage.  Or at least the head of the procession.
     Yes, here they came.  Guards.  Fine looking men, really fine.  Very serious,
practically stone-faced, but they were on duty, after all.  Then ordinary men in
fancy clothing.  Lesser members of the government, she guessed.  Some of them looked
like nobles, and some reminded her a LOT of Commission officials.  A bureaucrat
doesn't change from office to office.  More guards, looking more tense.
     "I was against this," a man beside her muttered.  "I told them from the
beginning that it would be better to keep it simple."
     She turned to look at him.  Oh, my, really cute!  Dark and gloomy, looked like a
poet.  She could have FUN with a man like that, but... she had her orders.
     "You think the parade is a mistake?"
     "That, too.  The more they bring their 'king' out in public, the more chance for
people to see that something's wrong.  But they have insisted on displaying... him.
No, it's this that's going to happen next.  I advised against it.  I did!  But they
WILL have their drama, and I, the gods forgive me, helped them set it up."  He shook
his head, looking more gloomy and romantical than ever.  "You should move away from
me.  I'm dangerous company."
     Orchid was going to ask him what he was talking about, but the carriage came
into view around the corner.  Okay, she could ask questions later.  Right now, her
most imperative command was to SEE.  To see the king, and report what she'd seen.
Accurately, which meant she had to pay attention here.  The carriage was moving
slowly, so she had plenty of time to observe it.
     The man on the rear seat, in the purple robes and the golden crown, must be the
king.  Who else could it be?  But she hadn't expected the crown, somehow.  She'd seen
Emperor Alonj of Fratsfa, and he didn't wear a crown.  She studied the king, if that
was him, closely.  Lady Fern would want details.  He didn't look... huh.  Not much of
anything.  Not interested in the city going past him, not bored by the parade, not
angry at something, not... anything.  Not particularly healthy, not actually sick.
He seemed so much a blank that it was disconcerting.
     "What's WRONG with him?"  She didn't realize she'd spoken out loud until she
heard the words hanging in the air.  Too late to call them back.
     "Aside from the fact that you're looking at a golem with no more mind than a
puppet?  Not a thing.  As empty golems go, it's a fairly good one."
     "A... golem?"  She turned to look at the man beside her.  "Then what happened to
the KING?"
     He shrugged.  "Nobody who's talking knows."
     He took her arm gently and turned her back toward the parade.  "Watch this."
His voice was grim.  "Watch closely, not just the 'king', and see if you can spot the
flaws.  Someone needs to know, besides me."
     Orchid focused on the carriage again, then began to look at the people closest
around it.  The neatly arrayed ranks of guards had gotten out of step and out of line
when they turned the corner back there.  Surely guards knew how to handle corners?
But they were being slow to reorganize their ranks.  The group she'd identified as
almost certainly gladiators--half a dozen of them--surged forward.  To protect--  No!
They were ATTACKING the king!  She stood for a few seconds in stunned disbelief, then
shook herself together and took a step forward.  She had to protect--
     The grip on her arm tightened, holding her back.  "No, lady, don't throw your
life away for nothing.  That is not the king, it was never the king, and this
'assassination' was arranged by--  Better, probably, if I don't tell you.  They sniff
out guilty knowledge like pig sniffing truffles.  Take what you have seen and get out
of town as quickly as you can without attracting suspicion.  Tell people--it's
important that people know what really happened here--"
     "Come with me," she said.  "You're in danger, too, aren't you?"
     "Yes, but I put myself in the path of--"
     A scream cut off his words.  She looked back.  The words of so many spy reports
ran through her head:  Blood on a purple robe may stain.  That robe was badly
stained.  But it was the gladiator-assassins who were screaming as the guards closed
around them and cut them down.  Cut them into pieces.  The pavement was awash with
     The grip on her elbow dragged her back into the concealment of the milling
crowd, then into a side street.  "Come away, lady, while you still can."

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

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 310): ZENITH of Z GLADIATORZ (? , mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 621): LILAC LIZARD of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 621): GEORGE FOREMUN of ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 609): HOT EIGHTEEN of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 610): PAUL WEIDORFER of MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 608): SAML ULRON of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 607): AMARANTH of MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 603): SIR CARLSON of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 572): THE FOOL of AQUARIAN TAROT (?, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 563): CHARLES DEGLOPPER of MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 554): ANNA BEATRICE of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 257): BRAIN TUMOR of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 453): BILLY JOHNSON of 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 506): VAJRA VALMEJAR of SCARLET KNIGHTS (Armalias, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 310): CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 621): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 621): ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 609): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 610): MEDAL OF HONOOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 608): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 607): MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 603): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 572): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 563): MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 554): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 257): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 453): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 211): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 506): 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  14 TOBIR (turn 620): MR FANG of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 606): SUZETTE CREPPAY of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 601): LITTLE ROCKY of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 571): DAY TURNER of MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 563): ROBERT DUNLAP of MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
                 (turn 562): TERRINDAR of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 553): BUM of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 210): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (Manager, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Hey everybody, watch out for SERGEANT2, who 
flew up 7 points in the rankings after mashing STANLOY MEDAR like a melon.  Keep your 
eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  
STANLOY MEDAR lost to SERGEANT2 and drops 4 points.  Well, if ya don't shows up at 
the laundromat, ya can'ts wash yer clothes.  CHARLES DEGLOPPER did not fight this 
week so his title was forfeit.  It's a proud day for the MEDAL OF HONOR H3 stable, as 
their warrior, SERGEANT2, ascended the Duelmaster's throne.  Advice to bashers--never 
force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Here is other news that is of note.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Ask not the elves for counsel, 
for they will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in KATI-TEI have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Well, there goes another Spy 
Report.  Good luck in next week's fights.  Its been real, and its been fun, but it 
hasn't been real fun...-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT2 4392               11   4  0    95       MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHARLES DEGLOPPER 4377       13  10  1   115       MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT3 4393               12   3  0    88       MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STANLOY MEDAR 4369           18  19  0    85       WANDERERS (329)
-BREAK STUFF 4344             14   9  0    70       THE PLAGUE (93)
 VALARELLE 4365               15  24  0    69       WANDERERS (329)
-THE WAIT 4382                12   6  0    68       THE PLAGUE (93)
 COUNTRY RHODES 4400           6   3  0    68       WANDERERS (329)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALIN CHANE 4391              9   9  0    45       WANDERERS (329)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HARBINGER OF WOE 4390         8   3  0    32       THE PLAGUE (93)
-JEEP 4398                     2   1  1    31       WHEELS (399)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT5 4409                1   0  0     6       MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)
-SKATE BOARD 4408              1   0  0     5       WHEELS (399)
-OF THE ORDER 4406             0   1  0     1       THE PLAGUE (93)
 HALZORAN 4411                 0   1  0     1       WANDERERS (329)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CURSED BY RU GOD 4410   0  1 0 THE PLAGUE 93        SPYMASTER             564  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Robert Dunlap -- You did too!  You laughed.  Well, maybe somebody in the stands, I
guess, but I still think it was most likely you.  And all I can say is, I hope you
get on down some byroad and the bottom drops out of the ford under you and leaves you
STUCK there. -- Country Rhodes, not feeling friendly

Charles Deglopper -- At least you got the title on a win.  That's always good.
Meaningful, in so far as it has much meaning in a small arena.  Good luck to you. --

Jeep -- Whee!  UPPPP the hills and DOWNNNN again!  Gotta love it.  My very best
carriage doesn't do that. -- Balin Chane
P.S.  But where did you hide the horses?

Sergeant2 -- Yeahyeahyeah, you try harder.  I'm getting tired of that. -- Valarelle
P.S.  But not so tired that *I* will try harder.  There are limits, and I have to
save enough energy for my day job, you know.  And I can tell you, being a barmaid at
the Pig and Whistle takes a LOT of energy.

Break Stuff -- Huh, I could've sworn your name applied to, oh, the coffee pot in the
back room at the office, and the icebox there, and stuff like that.  For, you know,
making it more fun, or at least more fattening, to take a break. -- Stanloy Medar

Our congratulations to Robert Dunlap. -- Jorja and the Wanderers

Lord Protector Robert Dunlap -- You know, I shouldn't have this job.  There should be
a special person just to find Gifts for Graduates around here.  Are you looking for a
day job?  We could talk about this. -- Arenamaster Jailon

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CURSED BY RU GODS was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ROBERT DUNLAP devastated VALARELLE in a action packed 1 minute one-sided duel.
SERGEANT3 savagely defeated COUNTRY RHODES in a action packed 2 minute bloody fight.
SERGEANT2 viciously subdued STANLOY MEDAR in a popular 1 minute brutal Title fight.
BALIN CHANE unbelievably bested THE HONEST MERCHANT in a dull 10 minute gory brawl.
SERGEANT5 bested HALZORAN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    30 -  13 -  0      70  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -   6 -  1      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         9 -   9 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   5 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   3 -  1      25  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   9 -  0      18  |

Turn 564 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SERGEANT2 4392             11   4  0   95 MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    COUNTRY RHODES 4400         6   3  0   68 WANDERERS (329)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is STANLOY MEDAR 4369.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SERGEANT3 4393.  The ten other most popular fighters were SERGEANT2 4392, 
4410, COUNTRY RHODES 4400, BALIN CHANE 4391,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was BALIN CHANE 4391.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were COUNTRY RHODES 4400, CURSED BY RU GODS 4410, HALZORAN 4411, 
0, and  0.

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


                          SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN CLEVELAND!

Our summer FTF will be an eastern one this time, located in Cleveland, Ohio  on July 
17-19, 2009.  It will be held at the Holiday Inn in Strongsville, OH, at 15471 
Royalton Rd (440-238-8800).  Rooms are only $95.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  

There is a free shuttle from the airport, free parking, and free high-speed wireless 
internet in all guestrooms ($3/day in public space).  The hotel has an indoor pool, 
pool table, and hockey, and a fitness center.   The hotel is located 1/2 mile from the 
largest mall in Northeast Ohio, with indoor minigolf and pottery painting, and right 
next door to Iceland Arena, which offers open skate and skate rental.  They also have 
four bikes on property available for checkout, as the Metro parks are next door as 
well.  The rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  There are 
many restaurants and nightspots nearby and at the Mall, as well as a cafe in the 

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!