Date   : 12/28/2009    Duedate: 01/09/2010


DM-46    TURN-569

This Weeks Top Honors


(46-4153) [14-4-0,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SIS                            POSITION IS EMPTY
FANDILS (75)                   
(46-4153) [14-4-0,101]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BETTY                          SABRE
DEATHTONGUE (89)               SERPENT'S HOLD (178)
(46-4149) [12-12-0,75]         (46-3026) [7-1-0,85]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SERPENT'S HOLD (178)        24
2. BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)     15      FANDILS (75)
3. DEATHTONGUE (89)             3      Unchartered Team
4. WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)     0
5. FANDILS (75)               -13      KIWI CONNECTION (270)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 FANDILS (75)             %1028 726 37 58.6   1/ 1 FANDILS (75)             12  3 0
 2/ 2 DEATHTONGUE (89)         %1228 905 58 57.6   2/ 3 DEATHTONGUE (89)          9  6 0
 3/ 3 SERPENT'S HOLD (178)     311 263 28 54.2   3/ 2 SERPENT'S HOLD (178)      8  4 0
 4- 4 WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)  38  42  1 47.5   4/ 4 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)   4 11 1
 5/ 5 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  546 860 17 38.8   5- 5 WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)  3  2 1

    '*'   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 #41 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

In the mountains west of Fratsfa:

     There was no cover beyond their resting place, just the open hillside rushing up
an increasingly steep slope to the walls of the keep.  Elosjon looked at it
unhappily.  "No chance of sneaking up any further," he muttered.
     "A rabbit, even a mouse, couldn't hide there," Fandil agreed.  "But that may not
apply to--"
     Suddenly there was something in front of them.  Big as a bear, roughly bear-
shaped, standing on the naked hillside and growling.  It had impressive teeth and
claws, a single eye in the center of its forehead, and it reeked of sulfur, as if
anything was needed to underline its demonic origin.  It advanced with stiff
movements, as though walking was a new skill for it.
     Elosjon stared at it for several minutes, increasingly indignant.  "Is this a
joke?" he demanded of the world at large.  "If that thing's a genuine demon, I'll--"
He paused.  On the off chance he was wrong, maybe he shouldn't offer to eat it if it
should turn out to be a demon after all.  "If that's a demon, I'll be very
surprised," he said.
     "Good save," Fandil murmured.  More loudly, he added, "It does have a 'made in
haste' air about it.  Which doesn't mean it isn't dangerous."
     "It's practically a GOLEM," the young mage said.  Sparks of irritation snapped
between his fingers.
     "True," Fandil agreed.
     Elosjon shot him a suspicious look.  If the old man was laughing at him--!
     But Fandil's face was smooth and serious.  "Do you know the tricks to handling
golems?" he asked.
     Elosjon nodded.  "That was an early lesson, will, dealing with simple ones was
early.  But yes, I know how to handle some complicated ones, too."  He paused,
reviewing his training; now was not the time to make statements he couldn't back up,
and what if this bumbling thing was a golem of demonic origin?  Or had elements of
the demonic in its construction?
     Fandil was frowning, studying the 'bear-demon-golem'.  "I don't sense anything
truly demonic about this," he said finally, "and I suspect that it was made... almost
carelessly, to scare away ordinary people who might happen through this area."  He
looked over at his companion.  "I believe you can handle this."
     Elosjon nodded again, sharply.  "Yes, I can."  Sparks snapped through his
fingers again, and as he brought his hands up, they formed a ball of lightning.  The
"bear" fixed its one eye on him and made a sound, not a roar, more of... it was
almost a whine.  He flexed his magical faculty as a musician might flex his fingers
before a performance.  The "bear" watched closely, making no move to attack or to run
     "Not much of a watchdog," Elosjon said, studying it over his ball of lightning.
     "Being a watchdog is not in a bear's nature," Fandil replied, "and I think this
may have started with a true bear.  The magician who made a bear into... this is an
abomination.  Death is the kindest gift you can give this creature."
     "Yes."  He spread his hands, releasing the ball of energy without further
comment.  It sped toward the bear golem.
     Who could have avoided it, the lightning was fast but not so fast as natural
lightning.  Instead, the creature stood up taller and opened its arms as though to
hug the deadly energy.

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

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 317): CONFIDENCE of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 635): GREEN THUMB of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 635): TYNE of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 620): HATE MY LIFE of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 624): WILD FIRE of DISASTER (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 620): RAVING LUNATIC of DARK FORCES (The Walkin' Dude, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 619): SHORT ORDER JOE of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 617): SPUD of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 581): CORBIE LEK of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 577): COUNTRY RHODES of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 568): BINKLY of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 264): NUMBSKULL of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 467): VALNAKORINE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 218): WITCH of DOGS OF WAR (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 520): SHERRI of SUPERIOR FORCES 3201 (Manager, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 317): Z GLADIATORS (Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 635): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 635): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 620): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 624): MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 620): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 619): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 617): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 581): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 577): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 567): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 264): BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 467): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 218): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 520): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 635): TYNE of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 622): LORMIN GARDE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 620): RAVING LUNATIC of DARK FORCES (The Walkin' Dude, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 619): SHORT ORDER JOE of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 618): HERSHEL WILLIAMS of MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 581): CALHOUN DEANE of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 580): TERILEE LINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 568): BINKLY of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, 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.

     Well, Brother Jerome, your fear was not misplaced.  However, you are wise to
avoid slashers, I hear they are a sneaky lot.
     For those interested in such things, here are Bink's vitals:
          9/7/11/17/9/10/21, Adv Master attack, Adv Experts Def & rip, Expert parry.
     He came in with +4 attack, and his favs are fist and low/low.  I am most likely
to play him in ADM some, as I think he has some long term potential.

Tally ho, and have a great holiday season out there!


                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail ARDIVENT!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  And let's see, SHADOW BLADE fought UNCLE BOB and gained 13 points and 
contributed to SERPENT'S HOLD's 3-0-0.  UNCLE BOB has lost to SHADOW BLADE, falling 
13 points, while helping make FANDILS a 3-2-0 turn.  Well done, ARDIVENT, the 
Duelmaster was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Perhaps BINKLY is not as 
thrilled, being challenged 4 times.  LILY CATHERINE challenged for the Duelmastership 
this turn, attempting to dethrone DEATHTONGUE's warrior.  Defending his title for 
another turn, BINKLY kept FANDILS' warrior, LILY CATHERINE, from claiming the throne. 
Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The Seaside 
Manor uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  DEATHTONGUE has cause to stand tall, as they were ARDIVENT's 
most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  And guess who 
avoided DEATHTONGUE stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was FANDILS.  Anyone 
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  Is it really true that ARDIVENT has more dishwashers per capita that 
fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in ARDIVENT and I've a long road 
ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIS 4153                     14   4  0   101       FANDILS (75)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHADOW BLADE 2972            12   7  6   100       SERPENT'S HOLD (178)
 LILY CATHERINE 4154          15   4  3    98       FANDILS (75)
-BONE MILL 3977               12   5  0    97       WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)
 BROTHER JEROME 4152          16   3  0    94       FANDILS (75)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UNCLE BOB 4143                9  14  1    89       FANDILS (75)
 MUNGO BURKE 4097             15  27  0    87       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 SABRE 3026                    7   1  0    85       SERPENT'S HOLD (178)
 TANIA PARK 4117              22  16  0    82       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 BETTY 4149                   12  12  0    75       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 SNORKY 4134                  16  15  1    70       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 BINGO LITTLE 4148            12  13  1    68       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RATLER 3055                   8   2  1    60       SERPENT'S HOLD (178)
-FEAR VECTOR 3978              7   9  0    59       WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRAN BRAN 4157                8   7  0    45       DEATHTONGUE (89)
-UP FROM THE SEA 3979          6   9  0    44       WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)
-IRONWOLF 274                  5   1  0    42       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RAGNAR 3063                   6   4  0    32       SERPENT'S HOLD (178)
 DESPAIR 4171                  4   0  0    32       SERPENT'S HOLD (178)
-BORN OF THE DARK 4004         5   5  0    27       WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)
-SHANTQUITMINIFE 4041          3   0  1    26       WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)
 CELIA RANDELL 4170            4   3  2    24       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-UG 271                        4   2  1    19       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
-KROKUS 272                    4   2  0    19       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
-TARAMON 270                   3   3  0    18       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 TESS TURBO 4169               3   4  0    18       DEATHTONGUE (89)
-WEASEL 273                    4   2  0    15       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 EARL 4174                     2   0  0    11       FANDILS (75)
 KATERINA COLLIN 4172          1   3  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

Hey, Technogeek, you old rooster!  Well done!  A 4-1! Top Team On The Move, the
Duelmaster, a Lord protector, and probably a partridge in a pear tree.  You are THE
MAN and I am avoiding. -- Fandil The Very Wise

Binkly, the warrior and Lord protector and Duelmaster -- I KNEW I should fear you.
You are just plain better than me.  "2 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight"
describes it very well.  Congrats on the win.  You give Ardivent a mighty fine
Duelmaster.  Good luck in The Big Time. -- Brother Jerome

Sabre -- I thank you for the challenge, and feel mighty, mighty lucky to have won.
Uh, do you think we could meet for drinks sometime? -- Uncle Bob

Mungo Burke -- I always enjoy matches with handsome fellows like you.  You were my
early Christmas present. (wink) -- Lily Catherine

Bingo Little -- When it comes to slashers, I am the one who gets to say "bingo." --

Katerina Collin -- Thanks for being my very first! -- Earl

I am getting ready for a BIG, BIG battle in the mountains west of Fratsfa.  Please
pray for me and Elosjon.  (BTW, I just love the writing of the Elosjon character.) --

     Thank you.

Technogeek -- No more Facebook for you!  Get with it, Pal.  The Red Sands need your
personals. -- Fandil The Wise
P.S.  I'll just bet that Binkly writes a great going-away DM Column.

Woe To Whitechapel -- Long time no see.  Welcome back to The Arena Of The Red Sands!
-- Fandil The Wise

Khisanth -- Did you drag The Barbarians and Woe To Whitechapel back with you?  Good
job, Pal. -- WOF

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.  May the new year be peaceful and
prosperous.  Hoping to see some of you in Tempe... -- Fandil The Wise and The
Consortium Folks

Despair -- Indeed... -- Tess

Fear Vector -- Yep, put that fear on bucko! -- Betty

Ratler -- It seems you dropped a T somewhere. - Snorky

Born of the Dark -- Hmm, I heard I was conceived in the dark, but I don't think
that's quite the same. -- Fran

Everyone hear that Thud?!?!  That's Serpents hold returning to reality...  1-4.

Woe to the Whitechapel? -- Woe is me for facing 2 of your gladiators...  Well met,
sir... -- Khisanth

Great turn, Deathtongue!!  You seem to have taken control of the Honors section of

Uncle Bob -- My challenge was a diversion so that Shadow could get a shot at the
throne...  His challenge fell through and I take a severe thumping.... -- Sabre

Tess Turbo -- I thought you had me that time...  I guess a bit of con can be
useful... -- Despair

Lily Catherine -- I suppose I should be glad to come out of that fight alive, I seem
to recall you've been less gentle with some of my teammates. -- Mungo Burke

Sis -- I always knew little sisters were blisters on the universe. -- Bingo Little

If this guy is a "Noble Assassin" in the sense that he assassinates nobles, well,
okay.  If he thinks being an assassin is noble, he's an idiot and probably should be
smacked hard upside the head. -- Tania Park
P.S.  I mean, I really get why the Delarquans call the Andorians hypocrits over this.

Shiftyeyed Volunteer?  Nothing but a lump of coal and a bundle of switches for him.
-- Celia Randell

Earl -- Well, I see that it's true, what Jorja says about it being as much the
managers as the gladiators that determines the winners.  Good fight. -- Katerina

Uncle Bob -- Maybe so, but you nudged one of your other markers over a square or you
wouldn't have had a straight row, old bean. -- Bingo Little

Our congratulations to Binkly. -- Jorja and the Bluvalley Warriors

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LILY CATHERINE was bested by BINKLY in a 2 minute master's Challenge fight.
SHADOW BLADE won victory over UNCLE BOB in a 1 minute expert's Challenge battle.
SNORKY was viciously subdued by SABRE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge brawl.
SIS overpowered BINGO LITTLE in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
BROTHER JEROME outwaited TANIA PARK in a unpopular 17 minute veteran's duel.
MUNGO BURKE beat BETTY in a 1 minute master's brawl.
FRAN BRAN defeated CELIA RANDELL in a action packed 4 minute gruesome melee.
DESPAIR won victory over TESS TURBO in a popular 1 minute duel.
EARL won victory over KATERINA COLLIN in a 3 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   22 -   8 -  3      73  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY       15 -   7 -  0      68  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   1 -  1      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  18 -  1      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  18 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  15 -  2      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 569 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     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  3         1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  SIS 4153                   14   4  0  101 FANDILS (75)
LUNGING ATTACK   SHADOW BLADE 2972          12   7  6  100 SERPENT'S HOLD (178)
TOTAL PARRY      BROTHER JEROME 4152        16   3  0   94 FANDILS (75)
WALL OF STEEL    SNORKY 4134                16  15  1   70 DEATHTONGUE (89)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    FRAN BRAN 4157              8   7  0   45 DEATHTONGUE (89)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BETTY 4149.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
SABRE 3026.  The ten other most popular fighters were FRAN BRAN 4157, KATERINA COLLIN 
BOB 4143, SNORKY 4134, SIS 4153, and MUNGO BURKE 4097.

The least popular fighter this week was TANIA PARK 4117.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BROTHER JEROME 4152, EARL 4174, BINGO LITTLE 4148, BETTY 4149, TESS 
TURBO 4169, MUNGO BURKE 4097, SIS 4153, SNORKY 4134, UNCLE BOB 4143, and DESPAIR 

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