Date   : 02/22/2010    Duedate: 03/06/2010


DM-46    TURN-573

This Weeks Top Honors


(46-3055) [11-2-1,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RATLER                         POSITION IS EMPTY
SERPENT'S HOLD (178)           
(46-3055) [11-2-1,107]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BETTY                          SERPENTITO
DEATHTONGUE (89)               SERPENT'S HOLD (178)
(46-4149) [14-14-0,62]         (46-4177) [1-1-0,5]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FANDILS (75)                21
2. SERPENT'S HOLD (178)        14      FANDILS (75)
3. DEATHTONGUE (89)            13      Unchartered Team
5. CHAMPIONS IV (370)           0      DARQUE FORCES (290)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 FANDILS (75)             %1043 731 37 58.8   1/ 1 FANDILS (75)             12  3 0
 2/ 2 DEATHTONGUE (89)         %1238 915 58 57.5   2/ 2 SERPENT'S HOLD (178)     11  2 0
 3/ 3 SERPENT'S HOLD (178)     324 266 28 54.9   3/ 3 DEATHTONGUE (89)          8  7 0
 4/ 4 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  551 875 17 38.6   4/ 4 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)   2 13 0
 5- 5*CHAMPIONS IV (370)         1   4  0 20.0   5- 5*CHAMPIONS IV (370)        1  4 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 319): WAR BOND of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 639): GREEN THUMB of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 639): TIPPI TURTLE of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 624): HATE MY LIFE of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 628): WILD FIRE of DISASTER (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 624): ANEURISM of DARK FORCES (The Walkin' Dude, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 623): SPITZIN of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 621): SENATOR WILEY of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 585): JOFRE MAINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 581): RED DAWG of DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 572): 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 220): FOUR EYES of TOTAL CHAOS (Marma Duke, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 524): VISION of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 319): Z GLADIATORS (Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 639): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 639): THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 624): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 628): MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 624): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 623): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 621): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 585): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 581): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 572): 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 220): DOGS OF WAR (Omega, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 523): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 319): WAR BOND of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 639): GREEN THUMB of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 624): HOTL MUSCHEL of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 623): AIKIDO of DARK FORCES (The Walkin' Dude, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 572): SHADOW BLADE of SERPENT'S HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
                 (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.

     Hello again, Ardivent!!  I'm fortunate to still be here.  Uncle Bob has come
very close to beating me a few times!  No idea how I've continued to fight after the
few opening hits he's inflicted upon me.  Well, I'm happy to have recieved my invite.
I think I hold a special place in Khisanth's heart.  My stats, if anyones interested,
are: 15-5-7-21-15-8-13.  +2 atk, +4 def. graduating with masters in def and init. Ad
exes in atk and rip, expert in decise.  Khisanth said I'd be scary if I had learned
some attack skills  :(  Of which I've only learned 6.  Faves are LS (never used)
VH/H (different :/) dodge tactic and learned defense.  Well, I leave you now to take
my place on the Isle.  See you soon Sis!!  Lets do brunch....

Shadow Blade

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Advancing in the rankings was SERPENT'S HOLD who went from last 
turn's 321-265-28, to this week's record of 324-266-28.  Hey everybody, watch out for 
MILDRED LEONA, who flew up 14 points in the rankings after mashing SERPENTITO like a 
melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was 
SERPENTITO, who dropped 10 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with 
MILDRED LEONA.  Well, everybody's pal SHADOW BLADE moved his record to 16-7-6 by 
defeating SNORKY in the Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 10 recognition points.  
Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the ARDIVENT arena.  And hey, 
kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid DEATHTONGUE, please raise you hand.  Wow.  
Does ARDIVENT really have that many liars?  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch 
FANDILS' act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from 
DEATHTONGUE.  And who is this SABRE you ask, with 106 points and a 10-2-0 record.  
Ooh, the tales I could tell!   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Knowing when to use the right tactics at 
the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in ARDIVENT have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  And remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), 
oh, you've heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RATLER 3055                  11   2  1   107       SERPENT'S HOLD (178)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SABRE 3026                   10   2  0   106       SERPENT'S HOLD (178)
 LILY CATHERINE 4154          18   5  3   102       FANDILS (75)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BROTHER JEROME 4152          19   4  0    90       FANDILS (75)
 UNCLE BOB 4143               11  16  1    88       FANDILS (75)
 TANIA PARK 4117              22  20  0    86       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 SNORKY 4134                  18  17  1    85       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 MUNGO BURKE 4097             16  30  0    78       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 BINGO LITTLE 4148            13  16  1    77       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DESPAIR 4171                  6   1  0    66       SERPENT'S HOLD (178)
 BETTY 4149                   14  14  0    62       DEATHTONGUE (89)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRAN BRAN 4157               11   8  0    56       DEATHTONGUE (89)
-IRONWOLF 274                  5   1  0    42       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EARL 4174                     6   0  0    27       FANDILS (75)
 KATERINA COLLIN 4172          3   5  0    27       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CELIA RANDELL 4170            5   6  2    23       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-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)
-WEASEL 273                    4   2  0    15       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 MILDRED LEONA 4183            1   0  0    14       FANDILS (75)
 ROSEBUD 4176                  1   1  0    13       DEATHTONGUE (89)
-ANONYMOUS 4178                1   0  0    10       CHAMPIONS IV (370)
 OLIVER 4175                   2   2  0     8       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 SERPENTITO 4177               1   1  0     5       SERPENT'S HOLD (178)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Khisanth -- Your Serpent's Hold Team goes 4-1 and earns 59 points, and my Fandils go
4-1 and get MINUS 3 points?  I guess that shows who is the best manager? -- Fandil
The Wise (filling out his avoids with repetitive numbers)
P.S.  And  a fine DM column, by the way.  Kudos.

A salute to new Lord Protector (and Duelmaster) Shadow Blade.  You made it out! --

Wow, Khisanth!  59 points!?  Again!!??  No wonder we are avoiding. -- The Fandils

Snorky -- Isn't it about time for YOU to graduate?  Tell that old Technogeek "hello"
for me. -- Fandil The wise

Shadow Blade -- You were clearly my better.  Good luck in The Big Time, Buddy. --
Uncle Bob

Noble Assassin?  A wimp!  Give me a real warrior like those Deathtonguers or those
Serpents.  Yes! -- Lily Catherine

Kung-Fu Master -- Thanks for being my last. -- Sis, retired

Despair -- It was a pleasure to be the one who stemmed the Serpent undefeated round
and who tacked Despair with a loss.  It was! -- Brother Jerome

Friendly Constable -- Thanks for the freebie.  It is nice to see some friendliness in
The Arena Of The Red Sands. -- Earl

     You do understand that you're expected to contribute handsomely to the
     Constables' Retirement Fund? -- Elsin Woodly, Friendly Constable

Champions -- I hope your mass visits to the D.A. brought you some fine recruits.
Good luck and welcome back. -- Fandil the Wise

Health.  Humility.  Honor. -- Fandil The Wise

Ratler -- You probably need to get your rattle fixed, because I did *not* hear you
coming. -- Tania Park

Sabre -- A serpent for guile, even if you aren't a snake yourself. -- Mungo Burke

Snorky -- Bingo can't write you a personal today, he's too depressed.  We're hoping
to get him out of bed in time for the next fight day, but it'll be a struggle. --
Mungo, for the Bluvalley Warriors

Betty -- What kind of name is that, especially for an elf.  Just... Betty.  Boring.
Not poetic at all. -- Celia Randell

Oliver -- So, you want more?  I can do this. -- Katerina Collin

Brother Jerome -- Well, of course!  I don't "do" virtue. -- Tania Park

Our congratulations to Shadow Blade. -- Jorja and the Bluvalley Warriors

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

RATLER devastated UNCLE BOB in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
EARL unbelievably bested CELIA RANDELL in a 3 minute gruesome Challenge battle.
SHADOW BLADE demolished SNORKY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven fight.
LILY CATHERINE devastated MUNGO BURKE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SABRE subdued BINGO LITTLE in a action packed 1 minute master's competition.
BROTHER JEROME outlasted TANIA PARK in a unpopular 13 minute veteran's struggle.
BETTY overcame RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a 1 minute fight.
FRAN BRAN viciously subdued THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 9 minute gruesome melee.
KATERINA COLLIN vanquished OLIVER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SERPENTITO was unbelievably bested by MILDRED LEONA in a 3 minute novice's duel.
ROSEBUD overpowered FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  16 -  1      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       18 -  10 -  0      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  13 -  1      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW         4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  17 -  0      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  17 -  2      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 573 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  RATLER 3055                11   2  1  107 SERPENT'S HOLD (178)
LUNGING ATTACK   SABRE 3026                 10   2  0  106 SERPENT'S HOLD (178)
SLASHING ATTACK  LILY CATHERINE 4154        18   5  3  102 FANDILS (75)
TOTAL PARRY      BROTHER JEROME 4152        19   4  0   90 FANDILS (75)
WALL OF STEEL    SNORKY 4134                18  17  1   85 DEATHTONGUE (89)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    FRAN BRAN 4157             11   8  0   56 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 
SERPENTITO 4177.  The ten other most popular fighters were CELIA RANDELL 4170, FRAN 
4149, KATERINA COLLIN 4172, ROSEBUD 4176, and EARL 4174.

The least popular fighter this week was TANIA PARK 4117.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BROTHER JEROME 4152, OLIVER 4175, MUNGO BURKE 4097, SNORKY 4134, UNCLE 
BOB 4143, MILDRED LEONA 4183, EARL 4174, ROSEBUD 4176, KATERINA COLLIN 4172, and 
BETTY 4149.

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