Date   : 06/29/2009    Duedate: 07/11/2009


DM-46    TURN-556

This Weeks Top Honors


(46-4115) [15-10-0,94]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BINKLY                         POSITION IS EMPTY
DEATHTONGUE (89)               
(46-4115) [15-10-0,94]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

(46-4114) [12-14-0,54]         (46-4149) [6-5-0,66]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEATHTONGUE (89)            48
3. FANDILS (75)               -40      Unchartered Team

                                       BLANK (46)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 DEATHTONGUE (89)         %1199 869 58 58.0   1/ 1 DEATHTONGUE (89)         11  4 0
 2/ 1 FANDILS (75)             981 713 35 57.9   2/ 2 FANDILS (75)              6  4 0
 3/ 4 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  519 822 14 38.7   3/ 3 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)   5 10 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 #32 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     "I wouldn't want easy," Sunflower told the vampire.  Not strictly true, all she
wanted right now was out of this... whatever.  Pocket dimension.  But any trick that
could startle her opponent was good.  Vampires were tricky to fight, and there was no
choice here but fight or die; a vampire wouldn't take a surrender.  Well, except to
kill the loser at more leisure.  But she, Sizzling Sunflower, was going to win.
     Which raised a question.  She pondered it as she parried the vampire's dark
blade in a shower of sparks, riposted, lunged and withdrew.  In this pocket
dimension, the nature of reality was, call, it suggestible.  Intuition told her that
letting the "suggestions" get too far with her would be a bad move.  But could she
use just a little?  Use the "Sunflower" part of her arena name against a vampire who
might not be able to bear sunlight?  She had noticed when they first entered this
place that there wasn't any true sun here; the sky was a bright gray, and that was
the source of the "daylight."
     Hmm.  This vampire was strong and fast, but not particularly skilled with a
blade.  Ah, make that, apparently not skilled.  She supposed it could be a ruse.  Her
gladiator's instincts told her it was no trick:  this vampire really wasn't a
swordmaster.  Probably didn't have to be.  Until now.
     Their swords crossed again, shrieking metal and the weight of the vampire's
strike jolting down her arm, but the blade, HER blade, flashed bright as the sun, and
the sparks this time were hot and golden.  The vampire reeled back, shrieking as
loudly as the dark blade had done.
     Sunflower pressed the attack.  A slash, and the vampire shied back, not as
confident as she'd been before.  A lunge.  Further retreat, and a stumble.  Another
lunge, a swerve as the fallen vampire kicked out at her.  Drive forward, keep the
creature on the defensive.  Hamstring, that's what she wanted.  Sunflower feinted for
the torso and then drove her sword--flaring hot gold again--into the vampire's leg.
     A scream such as she never wanted to hear again, a sudden cloud of oily black
smoke, and... nothing left.  The vampire was just gone.

West of Fratsfa:

     Elosjon heaved a sigh of relief when his feet touched firm ground again, and he
didn't care if Fandil heard him or not.  He had been afraid--no, he was afraid now.
In the tree, he had been terrified.  Of falling.  Of failing.
     The old mage gripped his arm, held one hand to his mouth briefly to signal
silence, and then pulled him away from the ravine, deeper into the forest.  Higher up
the mountain.
     After several minutes of silent walking, or at least walking without speech,
Elosjon figured he could risk speech.  "What about Redbud?" he whispered.
     "We keep going," Fandil said.  "She may, probably will, be fine.  And she's
doing a necessary job so that we can go forward and do a different and even more
necessary job.  Let us not waste her efforts."
     "Right, right.  The magician at Mountain Home."  He hesitated.  "I could be
wrong about Mountain Home.  I only have the word of Herlas of Zensu and he's, well,
his reputation isn't exactly--"
     "I feel sure that you ARE correct," Fandil said.  "All my instincts tell me so.
We will find an answer up there on the mountain.  If we get there soon enough."


     Orchid stared back toward the avenue and the slaughter.  "I don't believe it!
Those gladiators were waiting to kill the king--the golem they thought was the king.
How could they do such a thing?"
     "You saw how," the man beside her said.
     "Yes, but--"
     "Gladiators come all kinds, just like ordinary people," he went on.  "Some good,
some bad, and a lot of them on the fence.  And this hasn't been a good town for a
gladiator since the arena closed.  They were probably so glad to have a job that they
didn't look into it closely."
     "You're saying someone paid them to--?"
     "Of course."  He steered her into an alley just before a troop of mounted guards
rushed past.  "Very few people, gladiators or not, are genuine anarchist to kill what
they believe is the king just for... kicks."  He paused at the other end of the
alley, looked both ways, and hurried her across another street into an overgrown
     "But they must have expected the guards, why didn't they have an escape route
     "They were most likely told the guards wouldn't be a problem.  Don't you see?"
He stopped and turned to face her.  "They were set up to kill and to die."  He shook
her a little.  "Believe it, lady!  Lord Korneth doesn't care whose death he ordered,
and you will be a target if anyone noticed and recognized you.  Even if no one saw
you at the parade--any gladiator found in Andor today will be marked for death.  You
have to get out of the city!"

Readers:  I'm using Consortium managers and gladiators here simply because they're
available.  If anybody else wants to be mixed up in this, just say the word, by
personal, email, or diplo. -- the Scribe

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

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 310): ZENITH of Z GLADIATORZ (? , mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 622): CARMEN ELECTRA of GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (Weasel, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 622): GEORGE FOREMUN of ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 610): SEREPHIM of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 611): LORMIN GARDE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 609): SAML ULRON of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 608): GUT BUSTER of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 604): BAINES of GAMEHENDGE (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 572): THE FOOL of AQUARIAN TAROT (Sage, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 564): SERGEANT2 of MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 555): ANNA BEATRICE of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 258): BRAIN TUMOR of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 454): SERGEANT2 of MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 507): WORKS 4 EVIL EMPIRE of SUPERIOR FATHER (Manager, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 310): CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 622): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 622): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 610): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 611): MEDAL OF HONOOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 609): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 608): MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 604): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 573): MEDAL OF HONOOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 564): MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 555): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 258): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 454): 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 211): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 507): 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  26 CALEAM (turn 608): GUT BUSTER of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 604): BAINES of GAMEHENDGE (Malaquar, mgr.)
                         MAYOR MCLAY of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 563): ROBERT DUNLAP of MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 210): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (Manager, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, ARDIVENT?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see BETTY win a fight and gain 14 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, BINGO LITTLE beat 
BROTHER JEROME and BROTHER JEROME lost 5 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And it's 
out with the old, in with the new, as BINKLY 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, ARDIVENT?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  
ARDIVENT, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  DEATHTONGUE the most avoided 
team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And who led the way in this mass act 
of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was FANDILS.  Ha ha ha ha!   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if 
the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before 
I leave the fine city of ARDIVENT.  I feel much better now.  Paste this one in your 
scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BINKLY 4115                  15  10  0    94       DEATHTONGUE (89)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNORKY 4134                  11   7  1    83       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 ANNA BEATRICE 4124            9   3  0    80       FANDILS (75)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BETTY 4149                    6   5  0    66       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 MUNGO BURKE 4097             13  16  0    58       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TANIA PARK 4117              15  10  0    55       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 JENNIMYS COLLIN 4114         12  14  0    54       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-SIS 4153                      4   1  0    52       FANDILS (75)
 ALF MUSHPIE 4151              5   5  0    46       DEATHTONGUE (89)
-IRONWOLF 274                  5   1  0    42       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
-UNCLE BOB 4143                4   7  1    36       FANDILS (75)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BINGO LITTLE 4148             6   6  0    30       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 LILY CATHERINE 4154           4   2  1    24       FANDILS (75)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRAN BRAN 4157                2   0  0    21       DEATHTONGUE (89)
-UG 271                        4   2  1    19       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
-KROKUS 272                    4   2  0    19       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 BROTHER JEROME 4152           4   2  0    18       FANDILS (75)
-TARAMON 270                   3   3  0    18       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
-WEASEL 273                    4   2  0    15       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 RANDELL SCOT 4156             0   6  0     6       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Tania -- I send a friendly challenge to you and you DEVASTATE me?  What kind of black
widow are you anyway? -- Uncle Bob

Binkley -- Well, someone had to lose. -- Anna B.

Trustworthy Scribe -- Well, now, that must have been a very trustworthy fight with a
nice and trustworthy outcome. -- Brother Jerome

Little -- All I can say is B I N G O! -- Lily Catherine

Deathtongue -- Seventy-two points!  What kind of steroids did you feed them,
Technogeek?!  (wink) -- Fandil The Wise

Ahhhh.  No deaths for the past three turns.  Perhaps we are giving The Red Sands a
run for its money?  Health.  Humility.  Honor. -- Fandil The Wise

Anna -- I have a baad feeling about the future. -- Binkly

Jennimys -- Thanks for those pretty skills, cutey. -- Alf

Mungo -- Oooh baby, that felt soooo good. -- Betty

Randell -- You one of them thar nobles? -- Fran

Uncle Bob -- My teammates tell me that you aren't really as bad as that... person...
who married my aunt, but I find I have an instinctive reaction to you because of your
name.  Keep clear of me! -- Tania Park

Alf Mushpie -- Messy, very messy.  I don't see how anyone can actually favor that
kind of "pie." -- Jennimys Collin

Betty -- Aw, now, be nice, honey!  I wasn't trying to take a liberty--well, maybe
just to BORROW a liberty?  Maybe just to get a distant LOOK at a liberty? -- Mungo
Burke, ever hopeful

Lily Catherine -- Oh, I SAY!  You're so, you know, formidable.  Like my Aunt Agatha,
which I did not expect, because you don't LOOK like her or any OTHER of my aunts. 
Oh, I say, I have the most amazing idea!  Why don't you, ah, "take on" my aunts?  It
would be something to see! -- Bingo Little

Fran Bran -- You're a cute little thing, but so unfeminine! -- Randell Scot

Lily Catherine -- I was rather hoping to "get lucky" myself.  Any chance of that? --
Randell Scot

Alf Mushpie -- I don't know what else you said to Bingo that didn't make it into the
public record, but he fainted!  Amazing. -- Mungo Burke

Brother Jerome -- More or less.  Avoiding enemies at home, anyway. -- Torandj
d'Alcon, Fratsfa Noble

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BETTY devastated TANIA PARK in a action packed 3 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
ALF MUSHPIE was overcome by MUNGO BURKE in a popular 1 minute Challenge match.
ANNA BEATRICE lost to BINKLY in a 2 minute Title brawl.
SNORKY bested KUNG-FU MASTER in a popular 1 minute fight.
JENNIMYS COLLIN demolished LILY CATHERINE in a 2 minute mismatched competition.
BROTHER JEROME was viciously subdued by BINGO LITTLE in a 2 minute bloody fight.
RANDELL SCOT was overpowered by FRAN BRAN in a 3 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW         7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   5 -  0      69  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -   9 -  1      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  12 -  0      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  19 -  1      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   9 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   5 -  0      17  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 556 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       BINKLY 4115                15  10  0   94 DEATHTONGUE (89)
WALL OF STEEL    SNORKY 4134                11   7  1   83 DEATHTONGUE (89)
STRIKING ATTACK  ANNA BEATRICE 4124          9   3  0   80 FANDILS (75)
TOTAL PARRY      TANIA PARK 4117            15  10  0   55 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JENNIMYS COLLIN 4114.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BETTY 4149.  The ten other most popular fighters were BINGO LITTLE 4148, 

The least popular fighter this week was RANDELL SCOT 4156.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BINKLY 4115, ANNA BEATRICE 4124, TANIA PARK 4117, BROTHER 
4154, SNORKY 4134, and MUNGO BURKE 4097.