Date   : 04/22/2008    Duedate: 05/05/2008


DM-63    TURN-427

This Weeks Top Honors


(63-2733) [9-2-1,95]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ATRION                         ZECHARIAH HAMMER
(63-2733) [9-2-1,95]           (63-2742) [3-4-0,43]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DIMAGGIO                       MARIA
1949 YANKEES (316)             THE EXILED ONES (31)
(63-2705) [7-3-0,65]           (63-2736) [6-5-2,57]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)      34
2. WAYFARERS (248)             32      THE EXILED ONES (31)
3. 1949 YANKEES (316)          17      Unchartered Team
4. THE EXILED ONES (31)         3
5. OXYMORONS (322)              0      BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)    21  14  0 60.0   1/ 2*BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)    9  6 0
 2/ 3 THE EXILED ONES (31)     408 329 17 55.4   2/ 1 THE EXILED ONES (31)      8  7 0
 3/ 0 1949 YANKEES (316)        45  37  7 54.9   3/ 3 WAYFARERS (248)           8  7 0
 4/ 4 WAYFARERS (248)          621 656 14 48.6   4/ 0 1949 YANKEES (316)        2  2 0
 5- 5*OXYMORONS (322)            3  17  0 15.0   5- 5*OXYMORONS (322)           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 #3 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     They walked down the street as though nothing bad was expected.  It was hard to
do, not to peer too closely into alleys and doorways, not to draw his sword and hold
it at the ready.  Not the hardest thing Sedalia had ever done, there had been--
Well, this wasn't the time to delve into the past.  But not easy.  It seemed to him
that the White Tower had eyes that were boring into the back of his head, also.  He
wanted to turn and look, but did not.  Again, not an easy thing.  He huffed a laugh
at his thoughts.  When had things worth doing ever been easy?
     Gissanniah jabbed an elbow at him and hissed.
     Sedalia nodded slightly and moved his hand, casually, as though he wasn't
thinking about it, to rest on the hilt of his sword.  Without turning his head, he
cataloged all the obstacles he could see.  Trash cans and indistinct debris--the mist
had thickened and might be hiding anything--an old couch with someone sleeping on it,
something that might have been ancestral to a junkyard dog, lurking in an alley and
breathing... flame?  And, abruptly, half a dozen armed men.
     "Dacoits," Gissanniah said.  She sounded disgusted.  "Either of us could handle
them alone, but why waste the time?  You take the ones on the right, I'll get the
ones on the left."
     "Works for me," the senator murmured.  A sudden thrust, a sidestep and kick to
the knee, slash and recover.  "Nothing but daggers and clubs!  Pointless--"
     "Then they must be meant to distract us from something worse," his companion
countered, dealing with her own dacoits as easily.
     "A thrilling prospect I would be willing to forego."  Sedalia wiped his sword
blade clean on the shirt of one of his opponents and squinted into the fog.  "What
will it be, I wonder?  Lord Protectors driven by their oath?"
     Gissanniah shrugged, inspected her own sword to make sure it was clean, and
sheathed it.  "It could be monsters," she said.  "This whole place is rotten with
magic, so I assume getting some monsters here would be easy."
     Reminded of the maybe-dog he'd seen earlier, Sedalia looked around.  No sign of
it now.  Or of what he had thought was a body on the discarded couch.  "Wasn't there
someone on that--?"
     "Maybe, I don't remember, but if there was, well, I'm not surprised he left.
Let's go down this side street.  It doesn't look so obvious."
     "Certainly it would be the course of decision and good sense to leave," Sedalia
said, "but I thought him dead.  He looked dead."
     "Appearances can be deceiving, especially in a fog like this.  Directions, too."
Gissanniah hesitated, turning in place in search of landmarks at what had become an
intersection of two streets.
     Sedalia motioned her to silence and pointed down one leg of the fork.  Leaning
close, he murmured directly into her ear, "I think the ferry is that way, but be as
quiet as you can.  I want to discover whether we're being followed."
     They walked quickly for what felt like half an hour, no sound but their
footsteps disturbing the fog.  No footsteps behind them.  Sounds that might be the
wind, except that there was no wind.  A distant, anonymous murmur of city life.  A
bell tolling the hour.  Somewhere ahead of them, the mournful foghorn whistle of the
     "Dagnabit.  We're going to miss today's boat," Sedalia said.  He was still
speaking softly, but the absence of footsteps behind them was reassuring.
     "Would they even let us on it?" Gissanniah asked.  "I seem to recall some kind
of security measures--guards checking people on and off."
     "Blast it, you're right.  I'd forgotten."  Sedalia hesistated.  It hadn't been
age that made him forget.  No, it couldn't have been.  "I've had a lot on my mind,"
he said.  "I suppose we might be able to bluff--  No, of course not.  If they're
looking for us, they'll have magic to help.  But there are other boats on the Isle.
I've seen them.  An excursion barge, I remember taking a ride on that years ago.
Fishing boats.  We'll just have to--"
     "I was down on the waterfront yesterday afternoon, after we talked to that
Master," Gissanniah said.  "I did see a couple of boats, little ones, but they were
tied to the dock, and people were talking about some kind of monsters being active in
the lake."  She paused as the narrow street they were on joined a wider one and
looked carefully both ways.  Jerked back, hissing.  "Guards--some kind of City Watch,
poking around into every doorway."
     "They may not be looking for us.  Were I the Master of the White Tower, I would
not want the situation--loyal Andorians not premitted to see the king!--made public."
     "He could've lied to them about why we're to be stopped," Gissanniah argued,
looking back along their route for some alternate path.  "And even if they aren't
looking for us particularly, so what?  There doesn't seem to be much of anybody else
out right now, maybe us being here would be suspicious in itself."
     "Just a fountain of good cheer this morning, aren't you?" Sedalia muttered.
"And guards or watchmen or whatever deemed capable of handling the populace of
Talahya--such a high proportion of lord protectors... I wouldn't want to figght them
if it could be avoided.  Even if we won, there'd be delay.  Publicity.  Rumors."  He
shuddered.  "If we do meet guards, can't avoid them," the senator said, "remember
this--give me a chance to talk to them and I can tie them in knots."
     Gissanniah laughed.  "I believe it!  Look, this alley seems like it might go
     "Excellent!  Lead me to it!"

     The two gladiators stopped in another alley, leaning on the wall and panting.
Behind them, well behind, dogs barked.  But other than dogs and City Guards, there
had been no signs of life.
     "This is eerie," Gissanniah muttered.  "I've always heard that Talahya is packed
like fish in a tin, but we haven't seen ANYONE in the past couple of hours."
     "True.  Many possibilities occur to me," Sedalia said.  "All the way from
'Everyone's gone to the tourney' up to 'We've been shunted into a pocket universe
without other inhabitants'.  I could use some lunch," he added, "and a beer or two."
He straightened away from the wall and dusted off his suit, which was the worse for
fences climbed and alleys negotiated with more haste than care.  "This is
     "Which part?"
     "Being trapped on the Isle.  We can't get anywhere near the waterfront, much
less the ferry dock.  When did Talahya become a cage?"
     "Maybe it's been one all along and nobody noticed."
     The senator grunted skeptically.  "Somebody would have noticed.  This has to be
recent."  He straightened his tie.  "We should keep moving.  We might get lucky."
     "As if!"  Gissanniah started to brush back her hair, then froze.  "That might be
     "What?  Surely you don't think Debby Tonte can help us?  A charming young lady,
true, but not a practical person--"
     "Lirin Kiv--"
     "The arena has been closed."
     "Yes, I know, Free Blades is using it now.  But I remember hearing that Lirin
Kiv, the town, had its own ferry.  Maybe it still does.  Of course, it might be
watched, too."
     "It won't hurt to look.  We're accomplishing nothing here," Senator Sedalia

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

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 295): UNHOLY TERROR of BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 591): CHIEF SITTING BULL of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 591): MOLYNEUX of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 584): JEROME of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 580): MITCHELL PAIGE of MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 580): KEG STAND of BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 577): MOLDRAUN of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 573): KLINK of THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 542): ELDA MAINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 533): RAMBLING OX of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 524): CUTTER of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 242): BYRON of SITTEES (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 426): ATRION of THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 476): AXLY HIMSELF of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo Puerco)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 295): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 591): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 591): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 584): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 580): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 580): MASTERS OF SIN (Sin, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 577): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 573): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 542): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 533): TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 524): THE BEARS II (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 242): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 426): THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 196): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 476): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 591): SLEDGE of NEVERWAKE (Doc Steeke, mgr.)
                   (turn 590): SELIA STORM of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
                               SAFFRON SKUNK of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 590): ABBOTT of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 584): JACKSON OF KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 580): MITCHELL PAIGE of MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 576): UP-CHUCKY of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 573): KLINK of THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 524): CADDO SCOT of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
                 (turn 523): NIVIX of INFERNAL LORDS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 242): PAS DE QUARTIER of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 196): I OF THE KNEE DOLL of HAZAARDS OF CLONGING (Crip, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  THE EXILED ONES?  Who?  BIBLICAL HAMMERZ is the top team these days, 
buddies!  Say what you will about blind luck and dirty fighting, but WAYFARERS will 
tell you 621-656-14 is nothing to laugh at...  Practice pays for ZECHARIAH HAMMER, 
who pummelled HYRAM CARTER, to pocket 18 points.  KELLER certainly had a baffled 
expression on his face, after losing to EPHESIANS HAMMER and losing 12 points in the 
process!  VETERAN MERCENARY found out that AMEN-TEI isn't a democracy.  You've gotta 
be the best to be Duelmaster here!  Word has it one team in AMEN-TEI is using 
psychics to predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Ask not for whom the 
sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As the seasons change, and the creatures of the 
wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  Can anything compare 
to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for AMEN-TEI?  On that giddy note I take my 
leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ATRION 2733                   9   2  1    95       THE EXILED ONES (31)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 M.T. LANE 2720               14  14  0    66       WAYFARERS (248)
 DIMAGGIO 2705                 7   3  0    65       1949 YANKEES (316)
 CELEDON 2735                  7   4  0    62       THE EXILED ONES (31)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARIA 2736                    6   5  2    57       THE EXILED ONES (31)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZANTHOR 2732                  8   3  0    49       THE EXILED ONES (31)
 CRUZIA GARDETT 2748           6   3  0    46       WAYFARERS (248)
 ZECHARIAH HAMMER 2742         3   4  0    43       BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)
 JESPIX 2747                   7   3  1    34       THE EXILED ONES (31)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HYRAM CARTER 2728             8   9  0    33       WAYFARERS (248)
 EPHESIANS HAMMER 2744         6   1  0    31       BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)
 GALATIANS HAMMER 2743         4   3  0    27       BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VALNAKORINE 2761              2   0  0    21       WAYFARERS (248)
 YALO TACTSIE 2750             2   6  0    19       WAYFARERS (248)
-SURE BET 2753                 1   3  0    16       OXYMORONS (322)
 ZEPHANIA HAMMER 2740          4   3  0    15       BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)
 LEVITICUS HAMMER 2741         4   3  0    15       BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)
 TOMMY HENRICH 2759            1   0  0    13       1949 YANKEES (316)
 KELLER 2749                   2   1  1    10       1949 YANKEES (316)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
LOPAT 2760              0  1 0 1949 YANKEES 316     SPYMASTER             427  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Zanthor -- I figure that you being exiled from somewhere else, you don't speak our
language, and that's why you're so quiet, yes?  Too bad, because if you DID speak our
language, I'd invite you out for a beer.  But that's life. -- M.T. Lane

Ephesians Hammer -- I know it's crude of me, but I really do wonder if you resemble
Diana of Ephesius in certain rather personal aspects? -- Hyram Carter

Zephania Hammer -- No. -- Cruzia Gardett

Leviticus Hammer -- I didn't need that.  At all. -- Yalo Tactsie

Ah, a standby.  That's a relief.  I wanted to start out slow, you know. --

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LOPAT was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ATRION devastated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
CELEDON was overcome by KUNG-FU MASTER in a popular 1 minute match.
M.T. LANE won victory over MARIA in a crowd pleasing 5 minute brawl.
DIMAGGIO overpowered JESPIX in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ZANTHOR bested GALATIANS HAMMER in a 1 minute brawl.
HYRAM CARTER was vanquished by ZECHARIAH HAMMER in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
CRUZIA GARDETT devastated HAPPY PEASANT in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
ZEPHANIA HAMMER lost to VALNAKORINE in a 1 minute duel.
LEVITICUS HAMMER lost to YALO TACTSIE in a 3 minute duel.
EPHESIANS HAMMER overpowered KELLER in a 2 minute uneven duel.
TOMMY HENRICH overpowered FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 2 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -   1 -  0      92  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         AIMED BLOW        16 -   8 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         WALL OF STEEL     13 -   8 -  1      62  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  11 -  3      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  23 -  2      41  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE       13 -  20 -  0      39  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 427 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         2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       ATRION 2733                 9   2  1   95 THE EXILED ONES (31)
LUNGING ATTACK   DIMAGGIO 2705               7   3  0   65 1949 YANKEES (316)
STRIKING ATTACK  CELEDON 2735                7   4  0   62 THE EXILED ONES (31)
WALL OF STEEL    ZANTHOR 2732                8   3  0   49 THE EXILED ONES (31)
SLASHING ATTACK  JESPIX 2747                 7   3  1   34 THE EXILED ONES (31)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DIMAGGIO 2705.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MARIA 2736.  The ten other most popular fighters were YALO TACTSIE 2750, ATRION 

The least popular fighter this week was LEVITICUS HAMMER 2741.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ZEPHANIA HAMMER 2740, JESPIX 2747, LOPAT 2760, TOMMY HENRICH 
HAMMER 2743, and DIMAGGIO 2705.

                                 THE STOMPING GROUNDS

The new all-basher arena will be in Seam, DM 20.  Only new teams (0FE) may 
participate.  The only rule is that all of your warriors must be bashers.

The first turn of the contest will be due on Monday, April 28.  It will be a slow 
turn-around arena.  If you wish to enter a team, please submit your new team and first 
turn strategies before then.  Only one team per manager, please.  

This arena will stay open indefinitely, providing there is interest (i.e., this is not 
a contest that runs a set number of turns, although there are prizes scheduled after 
the first 15 rounds).  For more information, see details in the first newsletter or on 
the forums. 

                                          -- RSI 

  Zeb Karan looked around the table at the rest of Dwes Eg's staff.  Arenamasters,

standby and Dark Arena warriors, stewards and infirmarians, even the maintenance crew.  
There was wine and beer on the side-table, even sandwiches, but no one was partaking.
      "Stop looking like your dog died," Lew Voth said.  He had once been the 
arenamaster of Sentern and had taken his turns overseeing the fights in Dwes Eg.  "We 
all knew this day would come.  When are they closing us down?"
      "Immediately after the tourney, according to the information I was given."
      "Short notice," Jame Rinvar, another arenamaster commented.
      "No offense intended, these things just creep up on people.  Tourneys make it 
worse, I suppose, all the new teams being entered."  Zeb grimaced.  "Some of the file 
cabinets have exploded from over-stuffing, you know, and it takes so long to run 
through all the registered gladiators to find those who are planning to fight on any 
given day that the day is OVER by the time we're ready to start."
      "Which is why they closed down Sentern, Cimmeriac, and Firehold," Lew pointed 
out.  "This is the same thing all over again."
      "Cycles," Jame said.  "Things happen, and then later they happen again.  We live 
with it.  And Dwes Eg did last for, what, eight and a half years before it reached the 
explosion point.  That isn't bad.  That's forever, speaking practically."
      "Eight or nine years is not forever--"
      "The only thing that's real is today, and maybe, up to a point, tomorrow.  I 
don't see a problem with this.  What are the new parameters, Zeb?"
      "Dwes Eg remains open, existing teams can run and can recruit new members.  BUT, 
no new teams will be accepted.  New teams will go into a new arena, DM 84, running its 
first turn on the seventh of May.  A regular two-week cycle."
      "So Dwes Eg isn't actually being closed, just closed to new teams.  Okay.  This 
works," Jame said again.  "Number 84... does this mean it'll be out at that Blackstone 
place?  Rotten weather half the year, but I suppose you could say that about any site.  
What about regional allegiance?"
      "None specified in the data I received.  Probably a personal-choice situation," 
Zeb said.
      "Transfers?" Lew asked.
      "I don't know about transfers IN," Zeb said, "but I'd guess yes, they would be 
allowed.  No transfers OUT, though.  None out of DM 82, for that matter.  Once you're 
in 82 or 84, the only way out is death or graduation."
      "That fairly describes most arenas," Jame said.  "Anyone who takes up the 
gladiatorial life has already accepted that."