Date   : 12/30/2008    Duedate: 01/26/2009


DM-52    TURN-252

This Weeks Top Honors


(52-3502) [20-10-0,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BRAIN TUMOUR                   LANKUS
OTTO'S PARTS (150)             THE ORDER (412)
(52-3502) [20-10-0,102]        (52-4025) [5-0-0,48]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LENA KORIL                     KOZAK
MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)             THE ORDER (412)
(52-3495) [16-22-0,78]         (52-4027) [3-2-1,18]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE ORDER (412)             22
2. BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)       20      FLOWER GIRLS (189)
3. LORDS OF DUSK (413)         19      Unchartered Team
4. MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)          17
5. SILVER KNIGHTS (361)        16      THE ORDER (412)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*THE ORDER (412)           18   7  3 72.0   1/ 2*THE ORDER (412)          11  4 2
 2/ 3 FLOWER GIRLS (189)       504 302 15 62.5   2- 1 ZERO (403)                8  2 0
 3/ 2*BLEAKER LEGION (411)      12   8  0 60.0   3/ 3*BLEAKER LEGION (411)      8  7 0
 4/ 0 SILVER KNIGHTS (361)      59  48  5 55.1   4/ 4 FLOWER GIRLS (189)        7  7 0
 5/ 4 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)     93  77  5 54.7   5/ 7 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)     4  4 0
 6/ 5 OTTO'S PARTS (150)       281 266 13 51.4   6/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)        4 11 0
 7/ 0*WAR CRIMINALS (415)        1   1  0 50.0   7/ 0 SILVER KNIGHTS (361)      3  2 0
 8- 7 ZERO (403)                37  38  0 49.3   8/ 6*LORDS OF DUSK (413)       3  5 0
 9/ 8 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)        88 100  0 46.8   9- 8 THE GENTILES (400)        2  4 0
10- 9 THE GENTILES (400)        30  40  5 42.9  10/ 0*WAR CRIMINALS (415)       1  1 0
11/ 6*LORDS OF DUSK (413)        3   6  0 33.3  11/10 OTTO'S PARTS (150)        1  3 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 #19 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     Fandil started by simply opening his magical awareness, a sort of sixth sense,
to the city.  This was not the most pleasant experience, because Fratsfa was a very
old city that had been steeping in magic of many kinds for centuries.  The background
was a muck of bits and pieces of spells accumulated, pressed together by the addition
of more magic on top of it, deformed by that pressure and by age, uniting into
compound magical structures that no magician had ever visualized, almost breeding
with each other.  Fratsfa had the highest incidence of spontaneous magical activity
of anyplace other than Chaos-contaminated ground such as the marshy plain near Delarq
Tor.  And when it was happening without the guidance of even a deranged mind, you
didn't need the residual effect of Chaos Magic to twist the results into strange
forms.  Some parts of the background magic here were alive.
     Against this background, real, living, practicing magicians moved like thieves
in a crowd:  sometimes you saw them, sometimes you didn't.  Picking out possible
allies and enemies wasn't easy.  Fandil snorted.  If it was easy, they wouldn't need
     He began to sort and filter his impressions, and the first thing he discovered
was another magician, also scanning.  Younger, though no child.  Not a clear
signature, male, human, mixed motives.  But strong, and even with mixed motives, he
might be willing to make himself useful--
     A blast of energy like a portculis falling, like a guilotine.  Like being hit in
the head with an axe, but not, Fandil decided as he picked himself up off the floor,
quite as bloody and final.  What had happened was clear enough:  some magician of
considerable power had broken the beginning of contact between Fandil and the young
mage before it had a chance to develop.  Possibly had killed the young man, which
would be unfortunate.
     The old mage extended his magical sense again, not as easily--even thinking hurt
at the moment.  The magical background was seething, the Fratsfan magicians had
either gone into hiding or were doing the equivalent of standing on their doorsteps
shouting at each other.  Not helpful.  Well, looking back at the brief contact, it
was not Fandil's impression that the young man was HERE.  Within fifty miles,
probably closer, but not right here in the city.  North and west.  Maybe in... Andor?
A hopeful thought, they could use a contact in the capital.  He reached out--and came
up against a wall of magic.  No contact with Andor was possible from here.  He would
have to go closer physically if he wanted to pursue that connection.  Or wait until
the arcanum cleared, this kind of barrier took amazing amounts of energy to sustain.
     But he had a feeling, growing stronger by the moment, that they didn't have the
time to wait.

        + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Andorian Succession #20 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     Lenpro was no magician, but he could tell that something had happened...even if
two men over in the corner hadn't been screaming and holding their heads.  Something
magical, probably.  He put down his beer, took the glass out of Dandy's hand--he
didn't want to know what weird concoction was in it--and stood.  "We have to get back
to the Flower Shoppe," he said.  "Fandil may need me."
                         *****   ***   *****   ***   *****
     Fandil was okay.  That was a relief, but not entirely unexpected.  His brother
was tough, and experienced; he would know how to defend himself.  Against...whatever
that had been.  He raised an eyebrow inquiringly.
     "I don't know either," Fandil said.  "Some kind of magical barrier, yes.  But
whether it's intended to seal up the magical activity of Fratsfa, or block magical
communication with somewhere else--Andor, for instance, or what exactly was
intended...?"  He shrugged.  "I don't know who, I don't know why.  But I think we
need to go to Andor physically and soon."
     "I thought you were concerned about the safety of Emperor Alonj," Lady Fern
     "We are," Lenpro answered quickly.  "But I would think we could leave that in
your capable hands, sister."
     Fern frowned but nodded.  "I'll take care of it."


     Senator Sedalia looked at his hands and sighed.  The oars had rubbed them into
blisters, despite the gloves he'd worn.  His back ached.  And he loathed the clothing
that went with his costume.  Would anyone here in Amen-Tei seriously believe that he
was an itinerant peddler?  At least the gods favored him in one thing, and Senator
Dole was no longer resident in this town.  He couldn't have fooled Dole for a minute;
one senator always knew another.
     Sedalia had argued with the demon on the Black Ship, Tashkemk, that this
masquerade was unnecessary and would be unconvincing, but arguing with demons turned
out to be monumentally unproductive.  In a human, the senator would have suspected a
simple enthusiasm for the theatrical, but did that apply to demons?  But the worst
was that Tashkemk had insisted that the senator's companion, Gissanniah, remain on
the Black Ship as a hostage for his, Sedalia's, performance.  Dammit, he had given
the demon his WORD.  If they couldn't trust him, why employ him on this fool's
errand?  And when he'd asked what guarantee HE had of the young woman's safety, the
demon had just LAUGHED.
     All of which put the senator in a really bad mood, so that when a dockhand
slouched up and sneered at the wretched little boat, skiff, whatever was the proper
term, why, he let fly with some harsh language that would have blistered the hide on
a rhinoceros.  Which, Sedalia pointed out in a calmer afterthought, the dockhand
rather resembled--big, ugly, stupid, with a misshapen nose, and a singularly unlovely
     It turned out that this was precisely the way one should approach sneering
dockhands, and the fellow tethered the vessel to the dock in some appropriate
manner--Sedalia didn't want to know the details--and helped unload the cargo.
     The senator didn't care about most of the cargo.  Yes, it was valuable, but it
was just stuff, and a man who couldn't pour out wealth to achieve a goal had no
business in politics.  Still, it wouldn't do to let the dockhand think he had secret
agendas, so he asked questions about rental space and then watched closely while the
cargo was loaded on a cart, hauled to a sturdy warehouse, and stored in a sealed
room.  One leather case with a shoulder strap and brass fastenings he kept with him.
     Cargo dealt with, Sedalia's next goal was a dockside tavern called the Pig's
Eye.  He had no great hopes of it but found the place cleaner than he'd expected,
busy but not raucous.  Of course, he had no inherent objection to "raucous,"
political conventions were always like that.  But which of these rather ordinary
looking people was his contact?  What would a demon's contact look like, anyway?  It
couldn't be another demon, surely, not here in the open.

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

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 304): GOLDENEYE of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 609): THUNK of TECNHO 8 (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 609): WHOLE MUTT of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 602): HOT EIGHTEEN of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 598): TCHENI LOY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 598): TRELLIN XISS of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 595): HEART BREAKER of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 591): PRINCE POLIOLES of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 560): GRUNT 3 of MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 551): GHETTO DEFENDANT of RADIO CLASH (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 542): BLUE KNIGHT of THE TASKMASTERS (Blueface, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 251): SIZZLING SUNFLOWER of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 441): CRUZIA GARDETT of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 205): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (Manager, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 464): SNAKE CHARMER of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 304): CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 609): TECHNO 8 (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 609): ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 602): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 598): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 598): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 595): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 591): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 560): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 551): MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 542): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 251): ZERO (Ice Man, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 441): 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 205): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 493): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 304): GOLDENEYE of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
               (turn 303): ROCK GLAS HUT FUN of ORCISH IDIOMS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 609): SILVER SNAIL of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
                               ERITHE ENDIREDRE of PATRONAS VERITAS (Ichabod
                               Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                   (turn 608): HORSELFY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 591): PRINCE POLIOLES of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
             (turn 590): BROTHER J.J. of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 560): NORM THE GNOME of GUARDIANS II (Twig, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 541): SHELLEY of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 441): CRUZIA GARDETT of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

From your favorite Duelmistress, the rest of The Flower Girls, Lady Fern, and all our
associates at The Flower Shoppe:

We wish you a Merry Christmas.
We wish you a Merry Christmas.
We wish you a Merry Christmas,
And a Happy New Year.

May all your boxes under the tree be filled with Flower Girls who will fulfill your
every dream.

May your New Year be prosperous and you spend all your new found wealth at The Flower

Thanks for making Fratsfa the wonderful place it is today.

We hope to see you at The Tempe Face in Jan09.  The Flower Girls will be working the
crowds.  (wink)

     Sizzling Sunflower, Lady Fern, and the rest of The Flower Girls

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt FRATSFA will ever be the same.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as ZERO is pushed out of top team by THE ORDER, who came from 2nd with a 
4-1-1 this turn.  The THE ORDER guild has had a 4-1-1 turn and deserves to be watched 
in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, 
ZOUM LA BOUSE fought HATED MAN and gained 16 points and contributed to BLOOD AND 
GUTS!'s 2-1-0.  HATED MAN has lost to ZOUM LA BOUSE, falling 12 points, while helping 
make BLEAKER LEGION a 2-3-0 turn.  And all eyes were on BRAIN TUMOUR this turn as it 
ascended to the throne of Duelmaster.  FRATSFA has a new victor!  By the way, was 
that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Victory 
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  OTTO'S PARTS has cause to stand tall, as they were FRATSFA's 
most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  And avoiding 
OTTO'S PARTS more than any other team we find FLOWER GIRLS.  FRATSFA, are we going to 
accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged warrior this turn was 
BLEAKER LEGION's warrior HATED MAN.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the 
Duelmaster!  In a brave attempt, JANAFIN from LORDS OF DUSK challenged up 25 points 
to fight KOZAK from the THE ORDER stable.  JANAFIN perhaps got hers just desserts, 
seeing as she beat KOZAK and ended up with 26 recognition points.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  The manager of BLEAKER LEGION will not be pleased to learn that 
WEAKNESS, a 3-0-0 fighter, has been killed at the hands of FRATSFA's VISITING ORC.  
Is it really true that FRATSFA has more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just 
thought I'd ask...   
     I like this place, FRATSFA, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep 
your swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in FRATSFA again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRAIN TUMOUR 3502            20  10  0   102       OTTO'S PARTS (150)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIZZLING SUNFLOWER 3846      15   8  0    93       FLOWER GIRLS (189)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OUTCAST ORCHID 3870          14   4  1    88       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
-PULLED HAMSTRING 3554        10  14  0    87       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 SER VON DARKMOOR 3697        10   5  1    80       SILVER KNIGHTS (361)
-FOUR 3964                    11   3  0    78       ZERO (403)
 IRMINSUL 3871                 8   5  1    76       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 SER ILYN PAYNE 3573          10  12  2    72       SILVER KNIGHTS (361)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ONE 3961                      7   7  0    58       ZERO (403)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ATHLETE'S FOOT 3678          12   8  1    56       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 SER GALAD 3714               10   4  0    55       SILVER KNIGHTS (361)
-SIGISMUND 3928                8   6  2    53       THE GENTILES (400)
 LORD DAVOS 3577              13   8  0    48       SILVER KNIGHTS (361)
 HARSH HAWTHORN 3960           9   5  0    48       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 LANKUS 4025                   5   0  0    48       THE ORDER (412)
 TWO 4039                      2   1  1    38       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TWO 3962                      7   7  0    33       ZERO (403)
 ANASTRIANNA 4023              4   1  1    33       THE ORDER (412)
 FAT LIP 3791                  4   7  0    33       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 ZOUM LA BOUSE 4037            2   0  0    31       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LYCURGUS 3929                 7   7  2    30       THE GENTILES (400)
 TORTURING TULIP 3974          7   5  1    30       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
-APPLE 3973                    6   5  0    28       ZERO (403)
 JASKER 4026                   3   2  1    27       THE ORDER (412)
 JANAFIN 4032                  2   0  0    26       LORDS OF DUSK (413)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NERO 3945                     5   8  0    23       THE GENTILES (400)
 SER ALAIN STRONHAND 3747      4   5  2    23       SILVER KNIGHTS (361)
 WASTED YOUTH 4019             4   0  0    23       BLEAKER LEGION (411)
-AESCHYLUS 3952                5   7  0    22       THE GENTILES (400)
 KRULL 4024                    3   2  0    21       THE ORDER (412)
-RUNNY NOSE 3877               2   0  0    20       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 KOZAK 4027                    3   2  1    18       THE ORDER (412)
 MICSELLO 4029                 1   1  0    17       LORDS OF DUSK (413)
-BUMBLE 4054                   3   0  0    16       ZERO (403)
 SLOTHFUL 4018                 2   2  0    14       BLEAKER LEGION (411)
 SUDOKU (DARKFACE) 4053        1   0  0    13       WAR CRIMINALS (415)
 MAD MAGNOLIA 4056             1   1  0    12       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 HATED MAN 4021                3   1  0    10       BLEAKER LEGION (411)
-LE CITOYEN 4036               0   1  0     7       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 LONE SOUL 4020                0   4  0     4       BLEAKER LEGION (411)
-DIOCLETIAN 4067               1   0  0     3       THE GENTILES (400)
 BRYLON 4030                   0   1  0     1       LORDS OF DUSK (413)
 TAPOUT (DARKFACE) 4052        0   1  0     1       WAR CRIMINALS (415)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
WEAKNESS 4022           3  1 0 BLEAKER LEGION 411   VISITING ORC          252  NONE
AN'DAI 4004             0  1 0 FELL SPARTANS 408    ANASTRIANNA 4023      248  NOT REVENGED
FINLOCK 4028            0  2 0 LORDS OF DUSK 413    JASKER 4026           252   
WELFLOURN 4031          0  2 0 LORDS OF DUSK 413    DEFLOWERED FERN       252  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Debby Tonte -- Fratsfa is NOT a dump.  But maybe you are and you are merely jealous.
Ladies of your age can be like that.  Perhaps if you stopped in at The Flower Shoppe
here in lovely Fratsfa, we can straighten that out and you can go home in bliss? --
Lady Fern

Ahh, Brain Tumour, I love it when I get a call from any Otto-With-The-Big-Parts.
And, baby, it wasn't your tumor which was the biggest.  You pack a BIG weapon, Hon,
but, then, I like em big!  (giggle)  Didn't we have fun? -- Duelmaster (and other
Master) Sizzling Sunflower

Lena -- All I can say is "I like it like that!" and I hope you did too.  (big smile)
-- Outcast Orchid

Salina -- That may have been harsh, but it was effective, and it got us there fast,
didn't it.  (wink) -- Harsh Hawthorn

Two -- You were two more than I could handle.  You are one Big-where-it-counts
Studmuffin.  We just have to try that again at The Flower Shoppe.  Soon. -- Torturing

Bumble -- It was I who bumbled as you were my first.  Now I just have to do it again.
-- Mad Magnolia

Greetings Torak, Lord Of The Order.  I sense from your spotlight that you and the
Lords Of Dusk are allies and are just trying to spoof us.  (wink)  Whether you are

allies or foes, I suggest that you both visit The Flower Shoppe together for a good
ole time.  My gals can fulfill every dream.  You are both alpha males, so I am sure
you know what I mean.  Anyway, welcome to you both. -- Lady Fern

Le Pentarque -- Welcome back Hon!  Now my Shoppe will be busy, I know!  I see that
your TWO already took advantage of one of my gals.  She didn't know whether she was
coming or going. -- Lady Fern

Lena -- You can call me Sunny and our time together will be nothing but bright.  I
love food, candles and wine.  You can do so much with them all.  Soon. -- Sizzling

Kozak -- The Flower Shoppe is always open to you.  My girls will keep you covered.
(wink) -- Lady Fern

Nice to see that the arena is still lively, and the Girls busier than ever.  Let's
spill some blood! -- Le Pentarque

Well, original Two, sorry for the repeat, I was supposed to be a number stamped on
arena meat, but, well, I showed something, and gained a place in the sun. -- Two

*Janafin places a rose upon the feet of weakness,* for defeating one of the order. --

To All -- Any warrior who beats a warrior from The Order, I, Janafin from the Lords
of Dusk, will place a rose upon their feet.  How many roses can you collect?  The
count now is Weakness--one. -- Janafin

This is Raven, manager of Lords of Dusk.  As Torak from The Order pointed out,
victory was my goal.  I now have a new goal, to bring chaos to order...or The Order.
Expect many a challenge from my warriors, Torak.  Win or lose, it will be about
crossing blades with The Order. -- Raven

Welflourn -- Please accept my most humble apologies.  I sometimes let my mouth outrun
my brain. -- Anastrianna

L.O.D. -- My comrade, the Expatriate of the Bleak Legion, is quite impressed with
you.  It is possible that he and I would be willing to show you the ropes.  "Ask and
ye shall receive." -- The Order

L.O.D. -- Please disregard what I said in my team spotlight. -- Torak, mgr. The Order

Nero -- The gods must have favored you.  They spared your life for I would not. --

Weakness -- Okay, I will submit to your will. -- Krull

All -- Would anyone care for some "Apple" sauce?  That is all that is left of my
opponent. -- Lankus

Aeschylus -- Perhaps a larger shield would be better next time. -- Jasker

Lycurgus -- The next time we meet, you will not leave the arena. -- Kozak

All -- I am back and wanted everyone to know I shouldn't be going anywhere in the
near future. -- Toker, mgr. Silver Knights

Lady Fern -- Just wanted to say Hi! -- Toker
P.S.  Diplo enroute.

Lords of Dusk -- A new player?  Haven't seen one of those in years.  Well, not
counting the one I brought with me, but no one pays any attention to Torak.  Anyway,
first off, you need a name that we can use in polite company.  I'm the Expatriate,
Commander of the Bleak Legion.  Torak is Lord of The Order, Lady Fern is owner of the
Flower Girls, etc.  Let us know what you come up with.  I had a mentor years ago when
I first started (it was Klown/CFH if anyone was wondering) so if you want my help,
just send me a diplo, that's diplomatic note, with your questions and I'll answer
them as I can.  Torak is my minion and I taught him to play.  You can see how good
he's doing.  Don't pay any attention to what he says, he's a dipstick, one of my
favorite people on this world, but still a dipstick.  Consider yourself adopted,
heaven help you. -- The Expatriate

Lady Fern -- I'm not a newbie.  I've been playing on and off for years.  I'll have to
come by the Shoppe and show you what I know. -- The Expatriate

Jorja -- Don't feel bad, most ladies I know are susceptible to flattery to one degree
or other. -- The Expatriate

Good Evening.  We interrupt your regularly scheduled personal ads to bring you the
following Special Bulletin:  I HATE TOTAL PARRIES. -- The Expatriate
(I'm looking at you, La Pentarque)
We now return you to your regular personals.

Janafin -- Woman, you are a cheap date.  You let a girl tire herself out and then
didn't teach me anything new. -- Slothful

Ollie -- Maybe you should leave the Legion alone. -- Wasted Youth

Zoum La Bouse -- I hate your style. -- Lone Soul

Le Citoyen -- Well, I saw your Blood but it appears you don't have any Guts. -- Hated

Krull -- I beat you, again, with my hands (giggle) -- Weakness

Four -- I was out-numbered!  Ouch. -- Rendor Quil
P.S.  So much for a winning record, eh?  I'll probably never see one of those again.

Irminsul -- I wanted a win, and you were standing in the way.  That's life in the
arena, but at least you got a bunch of skills out of it.  And I got to make my
teammate Rendor look like the inept bumbler he is.  Sometimes I wish I could fight
him.  Other times I don't. -- Tealin Sali

Outcast Orchid -- Wow!  If you regularly did things like that, it's no WONDER you
were cast out.  I hear the Araoi (how did they come to leave out E and U in that?)
are kind of straight-laced at home, and you must have rocked their socks off.  Life
is strange. -- Lena Koril

Harsh Hawthorn -- I call it jealousy, just because I've got better curves than you
do.  Which is the WRONG attitude.  So elves are not as, um, voluptuous physically as
us orcs, big deal.  Play to your strengths.  Be sophisticated and decadent instead.
-- Salina Rees

Wasted Youth -- There's a lot of that going around.  Jorja says it isn't even
unusual, because when you're young you don't have enough data to make a sound
judgment.  I dunno if that's true or a crock of it, but it sounds good, doesn't it?
-- Ollie Quonsham
P.S.  She says that the only people who have wasted youths are those who survive and
look back and wish they were seeing something else.  The ones that don't make it just
have short lives, and the ones who don't feel regret, by definition, don't have a
wasted youth, just one that's, you know, there.  I don't like it when she gets all
philosophical.  It makes my head ache.

Torturing Tulip -- What "we," Tulip?  It was your idea. -- Salina Rees

Outcast Orchid -- I don't remember, either, but who cares?  It was fun, and a
revelation.  Amazing. -- Lena Koril

Lords of Dusk -- The best way to get answers is to ask questions. -- Jorja, the
Middle Way

Weakness -- I had noticed that. -- Ollie Quonsham

Our salute to all Fratsfans who attended the most recent tourney, with special
congratulations to Tonelle and Zoum La Bouse, tourney victors. -- Jorja and the
Middle Way

Lankus -- It's only the Trustworthy Scribe who's a total parry.  I am a harried,
over-committed Scribe, which is a different thing entirely.  More of a basher, at
times. -- the Scribe, writer of spotlights

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WELFLOURN was butchered by DEFLOWERED FERN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
LANKUS won victory over TWO in a 2 minute beginner's Challenge battle.
ZOUM LA BOUSE demolished HATED MAN in a 3 minute uneven Challenge fight.
MICSELLO was viciously subdued by ANASTRIANNA in a 2 minute Challenge contest.
JANAFIN bested KOZAK in a popular 4 minute beginner's Challenge brawl.
FINLOCK was butchered by JASKER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
MAD MAGNOLIA handily defeated LONE SOUL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
SIZZLING SUNFLOWER was outwaited by BRAIN TUMOUR in a 9 minute expert's Title duel.
LENA KORIL was defeated by OUTCAST ORCHID in a popular 4 minute expert's duel.
SER ILYN PAYNE was defeated by TEALIN SALI in a 2 minute expert's match.
RENDOR QUIL was overpowered by SER VON DARKMOOR in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
IRMINSUL demolished HARSH HAWTHORN in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
SALINA REES devastated SER ALAIN STRONHAND in a 2 minute one-sided battle.
WEAKNESS was butchered by VISITING ORC in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
LORD DAVOS unbelievably bested TORTURING TULIP in a action packed 6 minute fight.
SER GALAD defeated FAT LIP in a action packed 3 minute gruesome struggle.
OLLIE QUONSHAM was overpowered by KRULL in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
WASTED YOUTH devastated BRYLON in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SLOTHFUL demolished TAPOUT (DARKFACE) in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
SUDOKU (DARKFACE) overpowered SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute mismatched fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   2 -  0      82  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -  16 -  2      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         LUNGING ATTACK    35 -  29 -  2      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  16 -  1      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  14 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    23 -  30 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW         9 -  14 -  1      39  |

Turn 252 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     STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  4         3  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  4         3  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      3 -  4         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BRAIN TUMOUR 3502          20  10  0  102 OTTO'S PARTS (150)
STRIKING ATTACK  IRMINSUL 3871               8   5  1   76 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
SLASHING ATTACK  HARSH HAWTHORN 3960         9   5  0   48 FLOWER GIRLS (189)
BASHING ATTACK   LANKUS 4025                 5   0  0   48 THE ORDER (412)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LENA KORIL 3495.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was KOZAK 4027.  The ten other most popular fighters were TORTURING TULIP 3974, 

The least popular fighter this week was BRAIN TUMOUR 3502.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were LORD DAVOS 3577, TAPOUT (DARKFACE) 4052, BRYLON 4030, OLLIE 

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:


                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next Winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 16-18, 2009.  It will be 
held at the Fiesta Resort in Tempe, AZ at 2100 South Priest Drive, Tempe, 85282
(480-967-1441).  Rooms are only $139.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  There is a free 
24-hour shuttle from the airport, free parking, free high-speed wireless internet
in all guest rooms.  There is a fitness center with cardiovascular and weight-lifting 
equipment, a heated swimming pool and jacuzzi, with poolside beverage delivery.  They 
have a bustling happy hour in the Kachina lounge, with complimentary hors d'oeuvres.
There are tons of restaurants nearby at the Mall, a Denny's across the street, and 
several fast food options nearby as well, as well as a restaurant in the hotel with 
room service.  

If you arrive early or stay late, don't forget that there is excellent golfing in 
the Phoenix area, with several championship courses nearby.  Winter is an excellent 
time to explore Arizona with a trip to the Grand Canyon or Sedona or any of our 
other scenic sites across the state.  

Hotel info:  http://www.fiestainnresort.com

The rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  

The tournament information sheet will be out imminently.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to the tournament and that we will see you there!