Date   : 12/15/2009    Duedate: 12/28/2009


DM-41    TURN-577

This Weeks Top Honors


(41-4400) [13-9-0,118]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE PLAGUE (93)                
(41-4390) [16-7-0,120]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WANDERERS (329)                WANDERERS (329)
(41-4400) [13-9-0,118]         (41-4400) [13-9-0,118]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE PLAGUE (93)             49
2. WANDERERS (329)             21      THE PLAGUE (93)
3. DA DOG POWNDAZ (111)         1      Unchartered Team
4. MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)      0
5. THE STORM FRONT (109)      -11      WAELCYRGAN (85)

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)  112  51  3 68.7   1/ 2 WANDERERS (329)           8  6 0
 2/ 3 THE PLAGUE (93)          326 301 21 52.0   2/ 1 THE STORM FRONT (109)     6  6 0
 3/ 2 THE STORM FRONT (109)    191 177 15 51.9   3/ 3 DA DOG POWNDAZ (111)      6  7 0
 4/ 4 DA DOG POWNDAZ (111)     241 251 17 49.0   4/ 4 THE PLAGUE (93)           5  5 0
 5/ 5 WANDERERS (329)          651 684 15 48.8   5- 5 MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)   1  1 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 #40 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

In the mountains west of Fratsfa:

     After a while, maybe half an hour, Fandil stood.  Elosjon shivered again.  This
was it.  Ultimate battle, powerful enemy, no quarter.  They were probably going to
die.  HE was probably going to die.  As he stood and tried automatically to brush the
dirt off his robe, he found himself thinking that it was a shame he hadn't ever
visited the Flower Shoppe in Fratsfa for its primary purpose.  Some magicians claimed
that doing so would impair the vital forces, but others claimed it was energizing.
He wished now that he had take the time to formulate his own opinion and test it.
Well, too late for that, but if he DID by some chance survive, he would--  He
remembered Ravishing Redbud who had started out with them, and blushed.  But if he
survived, he WOULD.  With her.
     Fandil glanced at him and said, "Remember, you are present as a back-up.  Not to
throw yourself into the forefront of the battle and get killed for nothing, but to
hold ready for that instant when just a little extra power on my side will tip the
     Elosjon opened his mouth to protest what he saw as coddling, but the older mage
stopped him with a glance.
     "No, I'm not slighting your ability, my young colleague.  It isn't ability that
you lack, but simple experience.  Some things only come with long practice, and the
timing that is critical in a magical battle, or any other kind of battle, is one of
them.  I'm not giving you the 'easy' job, either.  When your assistance is needed, it
will be needed desperately, and you will have to be ready to give without hesitation
or limit."  The older man's beard twitched in what might have been a smile.  "And if
any of the watchdogs show up while I'm busy, I trust you will deal with them."


     "What I want to know," Sunflower said, "is what this Korneth guy thinks he's
going to get out of it all."
     "Power," Herlas said.  "A crown."
     "Yes, but how?  Even if the old king is gone for good, how does all this..." she
stirred her hand around as though mixing a pot of trouble, "how does it make HIM into
the new king?"
     "That's how a man becomes a king," Lady Fern said.  "By seizing a chance when it
comes along--and often enough by making the chance in the first place.  He will argue
that there is no one else at hand who can do what needs to be done, and point to the
'Karnhorn Menace' or some other made-up danger and say that no time can be lost, the
Andorian League--"
     "He'll make it a kingdom, not a league," Herlas put in.
     She nodded.  "That seems a logical step for him.  That Andoria needs a strong
hand on the reins now of all times.  None of the other 'lesser' rulers will do: the
Baron of Ardivent is too little known to the population as a whole, and he's an elf,
the leaders of the Clanholds are Aruaki, the Thane of Convincia is too old, the
Raltumans are out of the question since Aradi's defection--"
     "What about Emperor Alonj?" Orchid asked.
     "Easily discredited.  He used to seem half-mad, though he wasn't, and many
people will believe that he really is."  Fern snorted.  "His wife may have something
to say about that, true, but Alonj doesn't want to rule Andoria, and she may not push
him into something he doesn't want."
     "He's right about one thing," Lenpro said.  "Somebody has to take control."
     "Why?" Herlas asked.  "Why not go back to being independent units: Ardivent and
Fratsfa, the Clanholds, Convincia, and Raltumas.  It isn't like the League is some
ancient tradition, or the separate parts will turn on each other without the
framework of the League to make them work together."
     Lenpro and Fern spoke together:  "No."  Fern gestured for Lenpro to carry on
with the explanation.  "Only in a perfect world will people work together without
rules and leaders, and this is not a perfect world.  People--petty nobles, great
nobles, military leaders, wealthy merchants, ambitious priests--they'll see a power
vacuum and try to step in to fill it.  There will be fighting, and sooner or later a
union again.  We should bypass that if we can:  Better a bad ruler than no ruler."
     "Not always," Lady Fern said.

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 316): CONFIDENCE of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 634): STABLEBOY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 634): TYNE of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 619): HATE MY LIFE of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 623): WILD FIRE of DISASTER (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 619): RAVING LUNATIC of DARK FORCES (?, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 618): DEATH RATTLE of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 616): HIPS of HER BEST ASSETS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 580): TERILEE LINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 576): COUNTRY RHODES of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 567): BROTHER JEROME of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 264): NUMBSKULL of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 466): VALNAKORINE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 217): WITCH of DOGS OF WAR (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 519): SPAWN of CHECKMATE (The Storm Lord, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 316): Z GLADIATORS (Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 634): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 634): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 619): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 623): MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 619): DARK FORCES (?, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 618): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 615): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 580): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 576): THE STORM FRONT (The Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 566): SERPENT'S HOLD (Khisanth?, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 264): BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 466): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 217): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 519): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 315): CONSTERNATION of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 619): HERSHEL WILLIAMS of MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 622): LORMIN GARDE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 580): TERILEE LINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 575): STANLOY MEDAR of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 566): ANNA BEATRICE of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 264): NUMBSKULL of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
                            BRAIN TUMOR of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
                            PULLED HAMSTRING of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
                (turn 263): BEXLY of OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Red is a pretty color for a dog, I like, oh, Irish Setters and dogs like that.
And it doesn't show the blood like a white dog would.

                                   Country Rhodes

                                      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!.  Say good-bye to THE STORM FRONT, as they are 
pushed from the coveted top team spot by the WANDERERS stable.  Hey everybody, watch 
out for ANGEL OF ARKHAM, who flew up 21 points in the rankings after mashing LONDON 
FOGG like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  And falling like a basher in the top 
ten was LONDON FOGG, who dropped 19 points after a disappointing (to say the least) 
bout with ANGEL OF ARKHAM.  What does the Duelmaster and Piltdown Man have in common? 
They are both the most challenged apes in human history!  Heyheyhey!  THE WAIT got 
through to the Duelmaster this turn.  No doubt he was more than anxious to kick 
COUNTRY RHODES' tail out of the throne!  Well, everybody's pal COUNTRY RHODES moved 
hers record to 13-9-0 by defeating THE WAIT in the Duelmaster's Title Bout and 
gaining 10 recognition points.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but an onion a 
day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     Here is other news that is of note.  And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't 
avoid MEDAL OF HONOR H3, please raise you hand.  Wow.  Does KATI-TEI really have that 
many liars?  For those of you who like math, try this one:  MEDAL OF HONOR H3 + 
Weapons That go Boom = THE PLAGUE + Avoid City.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they 
will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     Well, there's the manager of the KATI-TEI giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  
Good luck in next week's fights.  Its been fun, and I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos).  
Now that I've got you worked up for Snide Clemens, I'll be leaving-- The Unknown 

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COUNTRY RHODES 4400          13   9  0   118       WANDERERS (329)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARBINGER OF WOE 4390        16   7  0   120       THE PLAGUE (93)
-CHARLES DEGLOPPER 4377       13  10  1   115       MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)
 HELL HOUND 2675              15   9  0    96       DA DOG POWNDAZ (111)
 THE WAIT 4382                17  10  0    91       THE PLAGUE (93)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VALARELLE 4365               19  33  0    90       WANDERERS (329)
 RED DAWG 2689                13  12  1    90       DA DOG POWNDAZ (111)
 FOUR PAWZ 2208               14  17  0    86       DA DOG POWNDAZ (111)
-LUCKY DAWG 2751              12   5  0    84       DA DOG POWNDAZ (111)
 TYEFOON TURMOIL 2736          8   8  1    70       THE STORM FRONT (109)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALIN CHANE 4391             14  17  0    59       WANDERERS (329)
 ANGEL OF ARKHAM 4423          6   1  1    57       THE PLAGUE (93)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ASSID RANE 2735               7   9  1    40       THE STORM FRONT (109)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LONDON FOGG 4431              6   1  0    30       THE STORM FRONT (109)
 GRIMM LURCHER 4432            4   2  0    27       WANDERERS (329)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EL NINO 4430                  3   2  0    23       THE STORM FRONT (109)
-THE MUFFIN 4426               2   2  1    23       THUGS (400)
-SERGEANT 6 4415               4   3  0    21       MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)
-ARMED BANDIT 4418             2   2  1    21       THUGS (400)
 UBBA-SATHLA 4438              1   1  0    17       THE PLAGUE (93)
 HOWLITZER 4428                2   5  0    13       DA DOG POWNDAZ (111)
-SERGEANT 5 4424               2   3  0     9       MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SERGEANT 7 4429               1   1  0     7       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?
MEAT 4439               0  1 0 THE PLAGUE 93        WURM KIN              577  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The Honest Merchant -- Man, I think I would rather take on the 'Userous Merchant' if
it's going to be like that!  At least the work out seemed to get me in shape. -- I.C.

Angel of Arkham -- Hopefully I am just hitting my stride! -- Tyefoon Turmoil

Visiting Orc -- Ughh!  Back to the drawing board. -- Assid Rane

Shifty Eyed Volunteer -- Sorry you had to volunteer for that! -- El Nino

Happy Peasant -- It was nice to open up in the 9th minute or so. -- London Fogg

Balin Chane -- Just started to break a sweat when the fight was over!  You want to go
another round? -- London Fogg

Ambitious Guard -- I guess that's what happens when you don't live up to your
potential.  My manager was trying to figure out what to do with me... but I guess you
made the decision easy for him. -- I.C. Sleet

Ambitious Gaurd -- I can't believe there wasn't anyone else for us to fight this
turn!  You basically did to Assid Rane what London did to you.  I guess turn about is
fair play then.  Though London thought you were a better teacher than A-Rane did. --

     I do my best. -- Moro Sullogra, Ambitious Guard

Balin Chane -- Not a bad showing for me if I do say so myself!  I'm starting to think
that stamina is vastly under-rated.  Thanks for the skills! -- Tyefoon Turmoil

Hell Hound -- And guaranteed to turn people off dogs, right? -- Valarelle

Tyefoon Turmoil -- I always knew you storms were trouble.  Where's calm weather when
you need it? -- Balin Chane

Four Pawz -- Hail and fare well, eh?  See you down the road somewhere. -- Stanloy

That beggar wasn't so VERY polite, you know. -- Grimm Lurcher

Howlitzer -- No, he was before my time. -- Grimm Lurcher

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MEAT was butchered by WURM KIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
THE WAIT was savagely defeated by COUNTRY RHODES in a 6 minute Challenge Title melee.
RED DAWG was devastated by HARBINGER OF WOE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
FOUR PAWZ subdued VALARELLE in a 1 minute master's Challenge competition.
ANGEL OF ARKHAM vanquished LONDON FOGG in a 9 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
HELL HOUND devastated NOBLE ASSASSIN in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided competition.
TYEFOON TURMOIL vanquished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a action packed 1 minute uneven duel.
BALIN CHANE won victory over ASSID RANE in a popular 3 minute duel.
GRIMM LURCHER overpowered POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven match.
HOWLITZER was beaten by UBBA-SATHLA in a 2 minute fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   1 -  0      88  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         AIMED BLOW        10 -   7 -  1      59  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  11 -  0      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  15 -  2      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-STRIKE      19 -  20 -  2      49  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  31 -  3      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   9 -  0      40  |

Turn 577 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-STRIKE       2 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  2         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    COUNTRY RHODES 4400        13   9  0  118 WANDERERS (329)
SLASHING ATTACK  HARBINGER OF WOE 4390      16   7  0  120 THE PLAGUE (93)
TOTAL PARRY      THE WAIT 4382              17  10  0   91 THE PLAGUE (93)
WALL OF STEEL    RED DAWG 2689              13  12  1   90 DA DOG POWNDAZ (111)
AIMED BLOW       ANGEL OF ARKHAM 4423        6   1  1   57 THE PLAGUE (93)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is COUNTRY RHODES 4400.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was COUNTRY RHODES 4400.  The ten other most popular fighters were ASSID RANE 

The least popular fighter this week was LONDON FOGG 4431.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were THE WAIT 4382, UBBA-SATHLA 4438, BALIN CHANE 4391, VALARELLE 
2208, and MEAT 4439.