Date   : 01/06/2004    Duedate: 01/19/2004


DM-63    TURN-318

This Weeks Top Honors


(63-2356) [9-2-0,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ELENA                          FREAN
SITTIN' ON ACES (283)          SAFE HAVEN (270)
(63-2356) [9-2-0,104]          (63-2234) [5-0-0,45]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WANDERING JO                   ELENA
WAYFARERS (248)                SITTIN' ON ACES (283)
(63-2411) [21-24-3,90]         (63-2356) [9-2-0,104]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAFE HAVEN (270)            38
2. SITTIN' ON ACES (283)       34      MONSTER CHILD (292)
3. MONSTER CHILD (292)         13      Unchartered Team
4. WHY KNOT (201)               0
5. THE BIZZLE (295)             0      SAFE HAVEN (270)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*THE BIZZLE (295)           3   0  1  100   1/ 2*SAFE HAVEN (270)          8  3 1
 2/ 2*SAFE HAVEN (270)          17   6  3 73.9   2/ 3 SITTIN' ON ACES (283)     5  3 0
 3/ 3 MONSTER CHILD (292)        8   4  0 66.7   3- 4*THE BIZZLE (295)          3  0 1
 4/ 4 SITTIN' ON ACES (283)     13   9  0 59.1   4/ 1 WAYFARERS (248)           3 12 0
 5/ 5 WAYFARERS (248)          351 423  8 45.3   5- 5 WHY KNOT (201)            2  0 0
 6- 6 WHY KNOT (201)           140 219  7 39.0   6/ 6 MONSTER CHILD (292)       2  0 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[ Andorians Abroad #22 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     Raoul didn't much like this Kaldrehn, or trust him at all, but there was nothing
he could do right then.  And many people, especially wizards, were arrogant and self-
centered without necessarily being bad citizens.  Well, amend that to "most wizards
were arrogant and self-centered, and SOME of them were not bad citizens...."
     "So having escaped the destruction of Krael, you're going to settle down to a
meditative life in Skaithvarn?" Hallie O'Dene asked.
     The Kraelian laughed with genuine amusement.  "Do I look like a man for the
meditative life?"  His gaze went around the inside of the tower, and his lip curled
in scorn.  "This is a way station, nothing more.  As I was the adviser and kingmaker
in Krael, so shall I be in the world that now is."
     "Krael is drowned--" Jeri began.
     The wizard shrugged.  "There are other kingdoms.  The current one in that area
is now called Andoria, is it not?"  He looked toward a shadowy stretch of wall where
a crude table stood; there was a thick black book on it.  "I shall rule Andoria in
all but name...."
     Raoul looked at the book, too, and groaned inwardly.  That would be the one
Peranis had stolen, the infamous Black Book in which the never-to-be-sufficiently-
damned Assassins' Guild had recorded all the secrets it could find that would allow
powerful Andorians, nobles and rich merchants and military figures, to be blackmailed
or coerced.  With that book, a clever man COULD rule Andoria...at least for a while.
They would have to get it away from Kaldrehn and destroy it.
     But on the positive side, it would no longer be necessary to visit the vampire
city of Leemith.  And there was only one of Kaldrehn, whereas Hallie had told them
there were thousands of vampires in Leemith.
     "Not every powerful man in Andoria is corrupt!" Jeri burst out.  "That's just a
small fraction of--"
     "There will be enough," Kaldrehn said calmly.  "You would be surprised how few
points of pressure it takes to control a kingdom!  And I am well skilled in that
art."  The wizard crossed to the doorway and looked out.
     Raoul's hand twitched toward his sword, then was still.  He didn't like to stab
a man in the back, even one who deserved it as much as the Kaldrehn seemed to.  But
he wasn't fool enough even to try against a wizard powerful enough to have moved
through time.  The man probably had eyes in the back of his head, and short way with
would-be assassins.  At least it seemed likely that Peranis had got all that was
coming to him.
     "As soon as this storm ends," Kaldrehn said, "I will cross to Andoria.  You
three will be my guides and servants.  For now.  But soon I must form my own coterie
of agents....  That should not be difficult, there are always, in EVERY land, those
who desire a measure of power and wealth, or revenge on the mighty, or simply someone
to lead them."
     Raoul's face tightened.  That was true, he knew.  Not all greedy men were
Delarquan, just as there were honorable men who were not Andorian.  He would get word
to King Mickeal as quickly as he could.  And then he would form his own coterie to
contend against the Kraelians.

Call for volunteers, good guys and bad.  A personal to Scribe or an email to
Livia@reality.com will do the trick.

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 238): LUMBERING WAIF of HAPLESS WAIF (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 479): B.S. of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 478): 10% VIGORISH of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 471): GARY CONDIT of THE DEMOCRATS (Al Gore, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 468): KID ROCK of THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 467): NOLAN ORGEL of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 468): MR. GRINCH of HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 464): SONIC TACO of TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 430): CMOT DIBBLER of THE DISC (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 423): PELICAN of BIRDS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 416): ANASTASIA of RUBY DRAGONS (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 186): RED EYE of ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 327): LLOSMIC LLAMMER of LUROCIANS VI (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 317): SPEEDBUMP of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 141): TOMB of SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 364): ZEPHYR of ELEMENTAL FORCE from FRATSFA (Poison Ivy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 238): Z GLADIATORZ (Mr. Zee, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 479): THE BLUES (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 478): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 471): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellubmo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 468): THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 467): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 468): HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 464): TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 430): TACO GODS (The Oracle, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 423): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 416): HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 186): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 327): I'M WITH STUPID (Yukon Cornelius, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 317): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 141): SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 363): SUNNYDALE, etc. (LHI, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 478): HARRY POTTER of GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (Godric Gryffindor)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 477): ATROPHY of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 471): MORGAN of WOMEN OF REALITY (THawk, mgr.)
               (turn 470): WOF-A-MIT of ROCK ETTS (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
                           SNAKE IN THE GRASS of SERPENTINE INC. (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 468): CONE SHELL of AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
                (turn 467): SLIM SHADY of THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 185): VIOLENT VIOLET of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
                            SQUASH BUTT of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
                            PYROTECHNICIAN of THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 327): TOO ICKY of BLOOD RELATED (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
                          LUMMOX of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
              (turn 326): BLACK CAT of SHADOW SIGNS (Shadowgate, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 317): SPEEDBUMP of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
                 (turn 316): GORDIAN of WHY KNOT (Clove-Hitch, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 140): GHOULSHINE of MONSTER RANCHER (Hombre, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Elena, something is SERIOUSLY wrong here!  YOU won the fight, and now *I* am the
Duelmaster--that is WRONG.  Okay, so it's on points, but still, I just can't approve
of this.  It would appear that I'm on my way out, however, so you stand a good chance
to have the title next time, and well you deserve it.


                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail AMEN-TEI!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  It seems the training can make the difference, as WAYFARERS is pushed out of 
top team by SAFE HAVEN, who came from 2nd with a 4-1-1 this turn.  And let's see, 
QUINZE fought JOE CHILL and gained 20 points and contributed to SITTIN' ON ACES' 
2-0-0.  JOE CHILL has lost to QUINZE, falling 17 points, while helping make WAYFARERS 
a 0-5-0 turn.  We should ask ELENA about the thrill of victory, and what being the 
new Duelmaster does for a warrior, she's now the one to ask.  By the way, was that 
our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Dripping Blade?  
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  I also notice that the SAFE HAVEN 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on AMEN-TEI, what are you afraid 
of?  And avoiding SAFE HAVEN more than any other team we find SITTIN' ON ACES.  
AMEN-TEI, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Well, sports fans, 
take notice that PASSER BY from WAYFARERS was AMEN-TEI's most challenged warrior this 
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover or 
hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Always good to rest in AMEN-TEI, but never good to wear out my welcome.  
Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELENA 2356                    9   2  0   104       SITTIN' ON ACES (283)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WANDERING JO 2411            21  24  3    90       WAYFARERS (248)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ERICKA BEARICKA 2461          8   4  0    62       MONSTER CHILD (292)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUINZE 2355                   4   3  0    52       SITTIN' ON ACES (283)
 FREAN 2234                    5   0  0    45       SAFE HAVEN (270)
 JHANA 2233                    4   1  1    40       SAFE HAVEN (270)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TINDEL 2231                   3   3  1    33       SAFE HAVEN (270)
 PASSER BY 2513                7  10  0    31       WAYFARERS (248)
 HOBO JO 2520                  8   5  0    29       WAYFARERS (248)
 JOE CHILL 2527                7   3  0    29       WAYFARERS (248)
 LOCKHEART 2232                3   1  1    24       SAFE HAVEN (270)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PIZNAUL JIZNOKE 2495          1   0  0    20       THE BIZZLE (295)
 DEEVINE 2230                  2   1  0    18       SAFE HAVEN (270)
-HYDRO ON THE D-LO 2494        1   0  1    16       THE BIZZLE (295)
-F'SHIZZLE M'NIZZLE 2492       1   0  0    16       THE BIZZLE (295)
-ARLO 2357                     0   3  0     3       SITTIN' ON ACES (283)
-KENJI 2359                    0   1  0     1       SITTIN' ON ACES (283)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
POLITE BEGGAR 4        0  1 0   1                   LOCKHEART 2232        318 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jhana -- (panting)  I don't care for long fights, myself.  Good work, though. -- Hobo

Gordian -- Or then again, Why? -- Wandering Jo

Ericka Bearicka -- Oh, I SEE.  No wonder you learned to fight so hard, with a name
like Ericka and then being a GUY.  That would do it.  But I'm just an innocent...
Passer By

Tindel -- Sorry to hit and run, but I've got a hot date tonight, and I need to get
ready. -- Joe Chill

Ed. -- Except in special cases, no, you are NOT supposed to speed in a speed zone! --
P.S.  The special cases are those vehicles and locations where it is approved, or at
least you can get away with it, to try to become properly airborne.  Ski jumps, for
instance.  They're just specialized speed bumps, when you look at them closely.

     Then they should change the name to slow zones. -- Ed.
     P.S.  And while I don't mind LOOKING at a ski jump, no way am I going to get ON

8 December 2003
Greetings!  I would like to invite everyone to Jhans (DM 36) for the first annual kLk
St. Valentine's Day Massacre (kill contest).  We will start the contest off with the
ceremonial burning of the Andorian flag on turn 450.  (Six turns away.  Roughly mid-
February.)  The contest will run for 10 turns.  On turn 461, 3 separate victors will
be announced.  Team with the most kills, warrior with the most kills, and alliance
with the most kills.  Prizes will be awarded to the manager of the team with the most
kills and to the manager of the warrior with the most kills.  The prizes will
probably be team roll-ups.  The number of roll-ups has yet to be determined.  The
contest is sponsored by Jhans' newest, (but by the time the contest starts) largest
alliance, the kLk (pronounced "klick"). -- Polarius, mgr. of Blitzkrieg DM 36

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FREAN devastated HOBO JO in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
QUINZE vanquished JOE CHILL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
TINDEL demolished PASSER BY in a 1 minute bloody uneven Challenge fight.
SPEEDBUMP was devastated by ELENA in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
WANDERING JO was demolished by NOBLE ASSASSIN in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
ERICKA BEARICKA overpowered JHANA in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
LOCKHEART butchered POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
DEEVINE handily defeated SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   1 -  1      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         LUNGING ATTACK    32 -  19 -  1      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   2 -  1      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -  12 -  2      33  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 318 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   ELENA 2356                  9   2  0  104 SITTIN' ON ACES (283)
AIMED BLOW       ERICKA BEARICKA 2461        8   4  0   62 MONSTER CHILD (292)
SLASHING ATTACK  QUINZE 2355                 4   3  0   52 SITTIN' ON ACES (283)
PARRY-STRIKE     JHANA 2233                  4   1  1   40 SAFE HAVEN (270)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WANDERING JO 2411.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ELENA 2356.  The ten other most popular fighters were FREAN 2234, QUINZE 
2461, HOBO JO 2520, JOE CHILL 2527, and PASSER BY 2513.

The least popular fighter this week was JHANA 2233.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PASSER BY 2513, JOE CHILL 2527, HOBO JO 2520, ERICKA BEARICKA 2461, 

The following warriors have traveled to ADVANCED DUELMASTERS after fighting this turn:



     Beginning at the Winter Face-to-Face in Tempe (January 2004), we will implement 
several changes affecting tournaments.  The tournament announcement for the upcoming 
FTF and future tourneys will reflect these changes.
     First, we will eliminate the tourney freeze for all regular DM warrior classes.  
Regular DM warriors will not be classed ahead of the tournament, but instead will 
fight according to their FE on the date of the tourney.  There will still be a freeze 
for the ADM classes, occurring on the same timeline as before, approximately 6 weeks 
before the tournament.
     In addition to the above change, the warrior classes will be slightly altered.  
The new tourney classes will be as follows:

                DM Tourney Classes                 ADM Tourney Classes
              ======================              ======================
                  0 FE:  Rookies                        Freshmen
                1-4 FE:  Apprentices                    ADM
               5-10 FE:  Initiates                      Eligibles
              11-20 FE:  Adepts                      ---induction---
              21-30 FE:  Champions                      Contenders
                31+ FE:  Challengers                    Primus

     All regular DM tourney classes will remain solely FE based.  All ADM classes will 
now be based on warrior characteristics (i.e., the ADM split algorithm), including the 
Freshmen class.
     The Gateway and Primus arenas will be merging before the FTF to form one top 
arena.  These warriors will be split into two tournament classes, the Contenders and 
the Primus classes, again based upon their characteristics.  More information on this 
will be published in the newsletters for those arenas.
     If you have any questions about the above changes, please contact Customer 
Service.  Good luck in your games.

                                          -- Green Eyes and the RSI staff