Date   : 02/09/2010    Duedate: 02/22/2010


DM-41    TURN-581

This Weeks Top Honors


(41-2689) [15-12-1,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RED DAWG                       APOLLO XI
DA DOG POWNDAZ (111)           3-2-1 BLAST OFF!!! (380)
(41-2689) [15-12-1,112]        (41-4168) [2-1-0,26]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THE PLAGUE (93)                THE STORM FRONT (109)
(41-4390) [17-10-0,74]         (41-2736) [10-10-1,87]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WANDERERS (329)             19
2. THE STORM FRONT (109)       19      THE STORM FRONT (109)
3. THE PLAGUE (93)             19      Unchartered Team
4. 3-2-1 BLAST OFF!!! (380)     0
5. DA DOG POWNDAZ (111)       -21      3-2-1 BLAST OFF!!! (380)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*3-2-1 BLAST OFF!!! (380)   2   1  0 66.7   1/ 3 WANDERERS (329)           9  6 0
 2/ 2 THE STORM FRONT (109)    201 185 15 52.1   2/ 4 DA DOG POWNDAZ (111)      8  3 0
 3/ 3 THE PLAGUE (93)          336 311 21 51.9   3/ 2 THE PLAGUE (93)           7  8 0
 4/ 4 DA DOG POWNDAZ (111)     250 256 17 49.4   4/ 1 THE STORM FRONT (109)     6  7 0
 5/ 5 WANDERERS (329)          661 694 15 48.8   5/ 0*3-2-1 BLAST OFF!!! (380)  0  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 #44 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     "So," Lenpro said, "we have two basic--linked but distinct--problems.  The
chaotic magic, and the civil war.  Is that correct?"
     Lady Fern nodded.  "Over-simplified, but correct."
     "And Fandil is going to have to be the one to deal with the magic--"
     "I have heard of the mage Fandil, of course," Herlas cut in, "and I would guess
he has as good a chance as any and better than most, but... will he do it?  Will he
do it in TIME?"
     "He's working on it now," Fern said.
     The younger man blinked and looked around the room blankly.  "Already?  But how
did he know?"
     Fern laughed.  "That is a question I prefer not to ask my brother, along with
'what are you doing?'.  It is sufficient to know that he is working on it."  She sat
even straighter in her chair.  "Your obvious intention, Lenpro, is to state that we
here in this room must begin to deal with the civil war side of the problem."
     "Preferably before it becomes an outright civil war," the manager from Iaye
said.  "At the moment, it's more of a palace coup.  If we can stop it now--"
     "Ah..." Herlas shifted a little in his chair, "that may not be possible.
Cutting it off before it becomes an outright civil war.  The tensions and irritations
that Korneth has been working with are real enough, and by now they're probably--
almost certainly--inflamed enough that bringing them to a halt short of violence
is....  I don't think it can be done."
     "Just what, exactly, 'tensions and irritations' are you talking about?"  Lenpro
scowled.  "The Andorian League is probably the best place to live in all Alastari--"
     Herlas sighed, looked at Outcast Orchid almost helplessly for a moment, then
squared his shoulders.  Definitely a 'you aren't going to like this' gesture.
"Korneth may have come out of nowhere I've ever heard of, but he gained local support
quickly.  Very quickly--and more than you might think, especially in Convincia.  The
Great Thane has been... cool, but he hasn't made any effort to stop the drift of many
of his lesser thanes into the..." a vague gesture, of one groping for words, "the
isolationist camp, I might call it.  And at a lower level still, among the ordinary
people, farmers, small merchants, the foundation of Convincian strength, there's a
lot of resentment against, well, the Aruaki first.  They don't like how powerful the
Aruaki are in the League.  They don't like Aruaki wanting to marry their sons and
daughters and 'taint' their own family bloodlines.  They just--"
     "They don't like the Aruaki," Fern finished.  She looked thoughtful and glanced
at Lenpro.  "What has been your experience on Iaye?  It is officially under the
government of the Aruaki Clanhold, is it not?"
     "Officially... sort of."  Lenpro got up and started walking around the room,
finding an outlet for his own irritation in the activity.  With obvious reluctance,
he said, "We don't see many of the Aruaki on Iaye, and if some official were to come
and try to give orders... they probably wouldn't be well received.  But that's a long
way from civil war!"
     "It's the soil that a civil war can grow in," Fern said.  "The werefolk are not
welcomed with open arms here in Fratsfa, either, especially since the plague.  Some
of the plague-driven shape-changes and the associated personality shifts were," she
sighed, "frankly disastrous.  But it isn't the fault of the Aruaki themselves!"
     "It doesn't need to be," Sizzling Sunflower cut in.  "It isn't the fault of the
river if someone's house gets flooded, but no intelligent person builds too close to
it even so."
     "Yes, exactly so."  Herlas nodded.  "Even people who aren't hostile to the
Aruaki have taken to avoiding them--"
     "We don't see it in the arenas," Lenpro said.
     "Yes, well, they're avoiding the gladiators, too, I bet," Orchid said.  "Nobody
was giving gladiators the benefit of the doubt up in Andor just recently."
     "There's also hostility toward gladiators," Herlas admitted.  "Many people see
them as tools of the Grey Wand, which they fear outright.  And, again, they resent
the effect of the arenas on their sons and daughters.  That it draws them away from
what their parents consider the proper life and duties--"
     "A lot of jealousy, huh?" Orchid asked.
     Herlas nodded again.  "A lot of people have trouble accepting the typical elvish
lifespan, but at least elves can be killed.  Add in the guarantee of resurrection...
jealousy, resentment, even religious outrage.  There was a lot of dissatisfaction
that Korneth could strike a match to."
     "It's all well and good to SAY these things," Orchid growled, taking her turn to
stamp up and down the room.  "But what can we DO about them?  The Aruaki aren't going
to go away.  The arenas aren't going to go away.  The elves, and the Grey Wand,
aren't going to go away.  All this stuff you're SAYING isn't telling us what we can
     Herlas smiled, though there was little amusement in the expression.  "Korneth's
solution is to kill or 'cast out' the Aruaki--send them back to Ratan, apparently.
Get rid of the arena system, kill Lord Protectors whenever they turn up and destroy
the bodies so that they can't be resurrected, and direct the energies of the
remaining Andorians toward a war with the Karnhorn Empire."
     "Scapegoats," Lady Fern said.  Her expression suggested that if she wasn't a
lady, she'd spit on the floor.
     "Cut off Korneth's legitimacy by providing a ruler that all can accept as--"
     "But can 'all' accept Alonj?" Orchid asked.
     "As an alternative to a civil war, yes, I think so.  If we get the message on
that out before emotions become so inflamed that nobody wants a reasonable
alternative to civil war.  But these irritations... they won't go away, because they
do have a real foundation," Lenpro nodded acknowledgement at the Zensovian mage, "but
they've become exaggerated.  Inflamed," he repeated, liking the word.
"So we need anti-inflammatories."  Fern nodded.  "It won't be easy, but--"
     "Maybe if the Aruaki and the Lord Protectors help out people, all kinds of
people--the ordinary ones you were talking about," Sunflower began.
     "No."  Fern and Lenpro spoke together, and immediately.  Lenpro gestured for his
sister to continue.  "If we add the burden of gratitude to the resentments already
festering, it will make things worse.  No, better if we find some way for the
ordinary mortal human Andorians to help out the Aruaki and the Lord Protectors, that
might do better."
     Sizzling Sunflower looked dubious, but she shrugged and sat back, accepting her
manager's perception as being wiser than her own.  "How, then?"

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 318): WAR BOND of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 638): SHY MEERCAT of FURRY FURY (Grimm?, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 638): FLOPEAR of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 623): HATE MY LIFE of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 627): WILD FIRE of DISASTER (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 623): AIKIDO of DARK FORCES (The Walkin' Dude, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 622): COROT TORO of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 620): DIGGITY DOG of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 584): CORBIE LEK of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 580): HELL HOUND of DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 571): SHADOW BLADE of SERPENT'S HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 266): NOT SO HOT of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 470): VALNAKORINE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 219): WITCH of DOGS OF WAR (Omega, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 523): VISION of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 318): Z GLADIATORS (Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 638): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 638): THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 623): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 627): MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 623): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 622): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 620): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 584): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 580): THE STORM FRONT (The Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 571): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 266): BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 470): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 219): INSECTOSOIDS (The Storm Lord, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 522): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 637): PITCH of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 623): AIKIDO of DARK FORCES (The Walkin' Dude, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 579): COUNTRY RHODES of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 571): SIS of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 219): WITCH of DOGS OF WAR (Omega, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Hell Hound hath no fury like a doggy scorned they say... or something to that
     Once again I must thank my partner in victory, The Wait, for without you there
would not be another victory and yet another turn on the throne of fair Kati-Tei.  I
do hope you get that arm looked at... I'm not sure having it dangling at your side
was intentional.  Oh the spoils of victory and the agony of defeat!
     I would be remiss if I didn't offer you an opportunity at revenge, but you are
my second challenge this turn... my first challenge goes out to Valarelle, who as the
most tenured warrior in the arena, most certainly deserves an opportunity.

Until then....
Same doggy time,
Same doggy place,
Same doggy channel,
Your Duelmaster,
Hell Hound

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to KATI-TEI once again!  Bein' on top is great while it lasts, THE 
STORM FRONT.  But how many friends do you have now?  Some people say I ramble too 
much, I don't say anything relevant.  I repeat myself.  I ramble.  Well DA DOG 
POWNDAZ moved up 2, to 2nd.  Laughs were big at THE PLAGUE while they watched ANGEL 
OF ARKHAM clobber VALARELLE.  She lost 9 points and got bruised from objects thrown 
from the stands.  KATI-TEI, set your sights on KHALHUMS DWARF.  He'll be happy to 
entertain all requests after defeating HELL HOUND.  RED DAWG looked pretty 
Duelmasterlike as he took KATI-TEI's top spot with 112 points.  Now, what will HELL 
HOUND do?  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  How well I know the 
feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, THE PLAGUE!  
The bums at DA DOG POWNDAZ couldn't face the challenges from THE PLAGUE!  No excuse 
for that!  What do people see in VALARELLE?  Hers 20-36-0?  WANDERERS ain't talkin', 
but she's got 96 points.  EL NINO of THE STORM FRONT knows how to pick 'em.  He 
challenged BALIN CHANE of WANDERERS who is up by 20.  Now was this a wise move?  EL 
NINO perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he subdued BALIN CHANE and ended up 
with 60 recognition points.   
     Warriors of KATI-TEI unite.  You have only your games to lose!  How long have I 
been here?  I got people to see, places to go...   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  Are you 
as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED DAWG 2689                15  12  1   112       DA DOG POWNDAZ (111)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANGEL OF ARKHAM 4423         10   1  1   110       THE PLAGUE (93)
 VALARELLE 4365               20  36  0    96       WANDERERS (329)
 THE WAIT 4382                19  12  0    96       THE PLAGUE (93)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FOUR PAWZ 2208               16  19  0    89       DA DOG POWNDAZ (111)
 HELL HOUND 2675              18  10  0    88       DA DOG POWNDAZ (111)
 TYEFOON TURMOIL 2736         10  10  1    87       THE STORM FRONT (109)
 LUCKY DAWG 2751              13   6  0    82       DA DOG POWNDAZ (111)
 HARBINGER OF WOE 4390        17  10  0    74       THE PLAGUE (93)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALIN CHANE 4391             15  20  0    65       WANDERERS (329)
 EL NINO 4430                  6   2  0    60       THE STORM FRONT (109)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARLIN REEVE 4443             4   0  0    43       WANDERERS (329)
-SKITZOID SNOOPY 2146          3   2  0    41       DA DOG POWNDAZ (111)
 LONDON FOGG 4431              8   3  0    35       THE STORM FRONT (109)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRIMM LURCHER 4432            6   4  0    33       WANDERERS (329)
 APOLLO XI 4168                2   1  0    26       3-2-1 BLAST OFF!!! (380)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE MUFFIN 4426               2   2  1    23       THUGS (400)
 UBBA-SATHLA 4438              3   3  0    22       THE PLAGUE (93)
-ARMED BANDIT 4418             2   2  1    21       THUGS (400)
 SYKLONE SEQUEL 4440           2   2  0    16       THE STORM FRONT (109)
 HALEY JUNE 4451               1   0  0    13       WANDERERS (329)
 MOHNSOON MAYHEM 4444          1   1  0    12       THE STORM FRONT (109)
 RED TENTACLE 4442             1   3  0     6       THE PLAGUE (93)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The Wait -- Charmed, I'm sure! -- Hell Hound

Country Rhodes -- I felt the need to give you a proper Kati-Tei send off to ADM! --
Red Dawg

Angel of Arkham -- You remind me of a doggy friend I have... a bit worrisome if
you're an Angel. -- Four Pawz

Valarelle -- Well I suppose that's what I get for using a Greatsword and incorrect
tactics!  Marma duke gave me another warrior's strategy for that fight!  I never
question his guidance, but that was a dog-bone head thing to do! -- Lucky Dawg

Ubba-Sathla -- Pain comes in many ways... I prefer to deliver it straight up with no
chaser! -- Skitzoid Snoopy

Balin Chane -- You always seem to boost up my confidence!  Too bad that I might not
be able to challenge you again for a while.  :)  And thanks for the skills. --
Tyefoon Turmoil

Grim Lurcher -- I'm starting to like that weapon!  And that rating didn't hurt,
either. -- El Nino

Marlin Reeve -- I kind of expected that from that match up.  Oh well! -- London Fogg

Trustworthy Scribe -- Funny... You don't look trustworthy!  And you don't teach well
either.  But I'll take the win! -- Syklone Sequel

Red Tentacle -- Thanks for the warm welcome!  I think I am going to like this place!
-- Mohnsoon Mayhem

Tyefoon Turmoil -- Drat.  I was hoping to make Duelmaster and graduate.  After all,
if Country Rhodes can go, why not me? -- Balin Chane
P.S.  Good fight, great skills, thanks, even if you did insist on hogging the win.

Red Dawg -- Hmm, I suspected there was a reason behind my dislike of dogs. -- Country
P.S.  You may not have *laughed*, but I distinctly heard you chortle.

Lucky Dawg -- But fortunately, I was a lucky Wanderer.  Good try, though. --

El Nino -- Are *you* behind this snow?  Inches and inches of it, "bitterly cold,"
with windchill warnings and blowing and drifting snow.  I don't favor it. -- Grimm

London Fogg -- I brought a seeing-eye dawg so I could find you even in the pea-
souper. -- Marlin Reeve
P.S.  And I had the style advantage, which is no small thing, either.

Deepest congratulations to Schizoid Snoopy for the TC. -- Jorja and the Wanderers

London Fogg -- I don't do "smiles."  Maybe after I get my teeth fixed. -- Grimm

9 February 10
All -- I know you all thought the old Wiz that is Fiz went off to die somewhere.
Well, I didn't.  Now I'm back to befuddle and frustrate you with my senseless
ramblings.  I look forward to reconnecting with all my old friends and enemies alike.
-- Fizban the Famous

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ANGEL OF ARKHAM devastated VALARELLE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
THE WAIT unbelievably bested TYEFOON TURMOIL in a 7 minute expert's Challenge battle.
HARBINGER OF WOE lost to FOUR PAWZ in a popular 1 minute master's Challenge brawl.
EL NINO savagely defeated BALIN CHANE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge match.
MOHNSOON MAYHEM slimly lost to UBBA-SATHLA in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
HELL HOUND slimly lost to KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute gruesome veteran's competition.
RED DAWG viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute expert's Title duel.
LUCKY DAWG viciously subdued NOBLE ASSASSIN in a popular 3 minute gory duel.
MARLIN REEVE beat HAPPY PEASANT in a 2 minute novice's melee.
GRIMM LURCHER overpowered SYKLONE SEQUEL in a 1 minute one-sided match.
APOLLO XI was bested by LONDON FOGG in a crowd pleasing 4 minute conflict.
RED TENTACLE was demolished by HALEY JUNE in a 2 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       6         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -  12 -  2      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        18 -  12 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  16 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE      15 -  15 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  20 -  1      33  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         STRIKING ATTACK    1 -   4 -  0      20  |

Turn 581 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         3 -  3     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    RED DAWG 2689              15  12  1  112 DA DOG POWNDAZ (111)
AIMED BLOW       ANGEL OF ARKHAM 4423       10   1  1  110 THE PLAGUE (93)
TOTAL PARRY      THE WAIT 4382              19  12  0   96 THE PLAGUE (93)
SLASHING ATTACK  HELL HOUND 2675            18  10  0   88 DA DOG POWNDAZ (111)
PARRY-LUNGE      LUCKY DAWG 2751            13   6  0   82 DA DOG POWNDAZ (111)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HARBINGER OF WOE 4390.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was TYEFOON TURMOIL 2736.  The ten other most popular fighters were APOLLO 

The least popular fighter this week was RED TENTACLE 4442.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SYKLONE SEQUEL 4440, BALIN CHANE 4391, VALARELLE 4365, HALEY 
4390, ANGEL OF ARKHAM 4423, and MARLIN REEVE 4443.