Date   : 06/17/2008    Duedate: 06/30/2008


DM-63    TURN-431

This Weeks Top Honors


1949 YANKEES (316)
(63-2705) [11-3-0,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DIMAGGIO                       POSITION IS EMPTY
1949 YANKEES (316)             
(63-2705) [11-3-0,105]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CELEDON                        CELEDON
(63-2735) [9-6-0,81]           (63-2735) [9-6-0,81]


1949 YANKEES (316)

Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. 1949 YANKEES (316)          34
2. BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)      28      1949 YANKEES (316)
3. WAYFARERS (248)              9      Unchartered Team
4. THE EXILED ONES (31)        -3

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 1949 YANKEES (316)        56  38  8 59.6   1/ 1 1949 YANKEES (316)        8  1 1
 2/ 2 BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)    32  23  1 58.2   2/ 3 BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)    8  7 0
 3/ 3 THE EXILED ONES (31)     417 340 17 55.1   3/ 2 THE EXILED ONES (31)      7  8 0
 4/ 4 WAYFARERS (248)          627 670 14 48.3   4/ 4 WAYFARERS (248)           5 10 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 #7 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

On the Isle of the Eye:

     "Four steps and we're lost," Senator Sedalia muttered.  "This is worse than
     "They do say that the Isle is larger than the Lake and touches other waters,"
Gissanniah answered.  "What do we do?  Just start walking until we get somewhere--
     "It may come to that, but I'm not ready to give up yet."  The senator looked
around again.  "Hmm.  How about if I stand still, right here, and we hold hands--no,
that might not give us enough distance."  He undid his necktie and handed one end to
his companion.  "I'll stand here and hold my end, you go out to the farthest end of
the tie and your arm--no fear of it breaking, silk is very strong--and walk around me
in a wide circle.  We haven't come so far as all that.  You should be able to reach
the edge of the woods at some point on that circle.  Then you stand still and tug on
the tie until I join you."  Of course, it was possible that the edge of the woods was
no longer four steps away, or that any edge they found would be the one they'd come
from.  You could never tell, with magic.  But since neither he nor Gissanniah could
do anything about those possibilities, the senator saw no point in mentioning them.


     "That's a big fire," Lenpro said.
     Fandil squinted ahead.  It was certainly a lot of smoke.  "Maybe... they're
burning brush in the fields before planting?" he suggested.
     "Late in the season to plant."
     "It's been a wet spring, planting has been delayed in a lot of places."
     "Maybe," Lenpro said, "but that smoke is rising over the city of Tarrgir.  It
might be buildings burning, instead of brush."
     "If that's so, perhaps we can help them put the fire out," Fandil said.  He
urged his horse to a faster pace.
     "If they want the fires put out," Lenpro muttered.  "I have a feeling about


     Herlas backed up two steps before he even thought about it.  "You can't parade
that golem through the streets and claim it's the king!"
     Hesselbod raised his eyebrows.  "Of course we can."  He gestured at the golem
who stood obediently, dressed in royal garments and awaiting a command.  "The artist
who modeled the face and figure has caught the appearance of the last king quite
well, the artificer who constructed the golem was the best Lord Korneth could hire,
and with your magic to cast a glamor over the whole, no one will doubt that this
truly is the king."
     Herlas gaped in silence for a moment, stunned by the magnitude of Lord Korneth's
ambition and of the royal scribe's misunderstanding.  "The best illusions will not
fool everyone," he said, "and without illusion, that is obviously a golem.  You'll
have a firestorm of outraged citizens--"
     "That is not your concern," Lord Korneth said coldly, entering the room.  He
dismissed the scribe with a flick of his eyes.
     Herlas turned to face him squarely.  He was not afraid of Korneth of Sengir, who
had come from nowehre and styled himself Chief Minister of Andoria, but he was deeply
wary.  There was too much unknown about this man for anyone to feel relaxed around
him, starting with where Sengir might be found and what Korneth wanted with the
Andorian states.  Herlas had thought, originally, that Korneth was driven by a simple
ambition to rule.  Ambition, he could understand, and as the man was no magician,
their goals should not conflict.  Now, though... he wasn't sure.  Ambition, yes, but
not simple.  "Why not produce the real king?" he asked.  "Even drugged or enspelled
to be your puppet, he would be more convincing than that golem."
     Korneth's lip curled in a sneer.  "The 'real king' no longer exists, and he was
pathetic to begin with."  He dismissed the point with a wave of his hand.  "And it is
not your concern.  Do not think to usurp authority to question or command.  Your only
business is to do as you are told.  In this case, to cast the glamor."

On the Isle of the Eye:

     Sedalia waited, holding one end of his tie and turning slowly in place.  He was
fairly sure he was still in the same place.  And beginning to suspect that he had
made more than one complete turn.  Blast these trees!  They all looked alike.
Somewhere out of sight, Gissanniah hesitated.  Not the first time.  What was she
seeing?  The young woman was observant and intelligent, but he wanted to be seeing
for himself.  Still, he shifted his grip to accomodate another turn, she was the more
nimble of the two of them and better suited to dodging around trees.
     Two definite tugs.  The signal.  Senator Sedalia began to follow his silk tie
through the trees.


     Half the city was in flames.  The two managers sat their horses on the rise at
the edge of the river valley, looking down at smoke and ruin.
     "At this point, there isn't a thing we could do," Fandil said.  He shook his
head.  "Not even with magic.  They seem to have it under control--not spreading
further, at least--but I can't imagine how it spread so fast!"
     "Arson," Lenpro said.  "Fires started in several places at once."  He squinted
down at the city.  "Looks like the Military Academy was about in the center of the
burned area; it's all gone now."
     "I don't understand how people can do that," Fandil muttered.  "Arson--blind
     Lenpro was silent for a long moment, then started his horse forward and down the
slope.  "Maybe not so blind," he said over his shoulder.  "If someone wanted to
destroy the Andorian League, it looks like there's been a good beginning made."
     Fandil urged his horse to catch up.  "Just burning down the Academy won't--"
     "And driving a wedge between the Aruaki and the normal humans," Lenpro reminded
him.  "And more things, I have no doubt, that we haven't found yet."
     "Who would want to destroy the League, and why?" Fandil demanded.  "Surely even
the Delarquans or the Karnhorns wouldn't--"
     "Why not?" Lenpro asked.  "And there are probably other enemies out there that
we don't happen to know about."

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

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 297): UNHOLY TERROR of BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 595): CHIEF SITTING BULL of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 595): STEWART of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 588): DONDRIC of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 584): MORLIN POOLE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 584): KEG STAND of BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 581): IRIS of MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 577): IRISH CREAM of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 546): LON CHANEY JR. of MEN OF 1,000 FACES (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 537): RAMBLING OX of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 528): BANNIR PARK of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 244): PAINFUL PANSY of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 430): DIMAGGIO oF 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 198): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 480): AXLY HIMSELF of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo Puerco)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 297): CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 595): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 585): ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 588): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 584): MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 584): BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 577): RED DOG GANG (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 546): MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 537): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 528): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 244): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 430): 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 198): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 480): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 296): HAMMURABI of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 594): WALK THE LINE of ELFQUEST (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 594): MOLYNEUX of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 587): CHUCKER ISTTA of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 583): MIRESSEA POOLE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 576): PRIVATE PERNA of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 243): IGOR MALMORT of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in AMEN-TEI this turn, and let's 
start with a look at some of the teams.  And let's see, HYRAM CARTER fought EPHESIANS 
HAMMER and gained 20 points and contributed to WAYFARERS' 2-3-0.  EPHESIANS HAMMER 
has lost to HYRAM CARTER, falling 16 points, while helping make BIBLICAL HAMMERZ a 
4-1-0 turn.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and DIMAGGIO 
remains AMEN-TEI's top warrior for another turn.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have 
heard from unimpeachable sources that The Dripping Blade uses trolls in their stew.  
Talk about gristle!   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.   
     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.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your swords 
sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIMAGGIO 2705                11   3  0   105       1949 YANKEES (316)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CELEDON 2735                  9   6  0    81       THE EXILED ONES (31)
 ATRION 2733                  10   5  1    73       THE EXILED ONES (31)
 MARIA 2736                    8   7  2    73       THE EXILED ONES (31)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRUZIA GARDETT 2748           9   4  0    65       WAYFARERS (248)
 ZECHARIAH HAMMER 2742         5   6  0    64       BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)
 M.T. LANE 2720               15  17  0    63       WAYFARERS (248)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HYRAM CARTER 2728             9  12  0    56       WAYFARERS (248)
 ZANTHOR 2732                  9   6  0    50       THE EXILED ONES (31)
 GALATIANS HAMMER 2743         7   4  1    46       BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)
 EPHESIANS HAMMER 2744         8   3  0    42       BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)
 JESPIX 2747                  10   4  1    39       THE EXILED ONES (31)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOMMY HENRICH 2759            4   0  1    29       1949 YANKEES (316)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZEPHANIA HAMMER 2740          6   5  0    27       BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEVITICUS HAMMER 2741         6   5  0    23       BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)
-BILLY JOHNSON 2758            1   0  0    22       1949 YANKEES (316)
 BOBBY BROWN 2771              1   0  0    20       1949 YANKEES (316)
 YALO TACTSIE 2750             3   9  0    18       WAYFARERS (248)
 VALNAKORINE 2761              2   4  0    10       WAYFARERS (248)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SHIFTYEYED VOLUN        0  0 0                      TOMMY HENRICH 2759    431  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ephesians Hammer -- Gods, how do you handle it with all those, um, how can I say it
in a family newsletter?  Well, anyway, it must be really hard to fit you with a
breastplate. -- Cruzia Gardett, unwillingly fascinated

Maria -- Maybe we should mount an expedition to get your exile revoked?  Because I'm
getting a feeling that anywhere Andorian might be unpleasant in the foreseeable
future.  Civil wars are no fun at all. -- M.T. Lane

Jespix -- Ignore my teammate M.T.  How anyone can get wound up like that over a woman
with a beard!  But an adventure that simply involved fighting, drinking, and looting,
I could see that? -- Hyram Carter

Zephania Hammer -- Er, ah.  I didn't mean to knock you down in the street like that.
It was, um, a momentary lapse of control brought on by the glory of seeing you? --
Yalo Tactsie

Tommy Henrich -- I knew a guy named Tommy once.  But you aren't him, so I guess it
doesn't matter. -- Valnakorine

Our congratulations to Reggie, tourney victor. -- Jorja and the Wayfarers

31 May 2008
Any and all who live in the 805 area, I would like for you to call me so we can get
together for BBQ's, softball games, and so on.  It has been a while since the last
get together (several years).  It was a blast and I am sure the next one will be
also.  We just have to do it.  All alliances are welcome.  Just because my warriors
leave your warrior beaten and bloody in defeat does not mean we can't have a beer or
five together.  I'll even buy the first round.  So call 805-588-3419 and ask for Dave
a.k.a. Misfit, former member of the Green and Purple Polka Dot Alliance (GAPPDA).

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DIMAGGIO devastated ATRION in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
CRUZIA GARDETT lost to CELEDON in a action packed 1 minute brutal battle.
MARIA was defeated by KHALHUMS DWARF in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody duel.
EPHESIANS HAMMER was defeated by HYRAM CARTER in a 3 minute fight.
M.T. LANE luckily beat ZANTHOR in a unpopular 7 minute gruesome competition.
ZECHARIAH HAMMER overpowered JESPIX in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
YALO TACTSIE was viciously subdued by ZEPHANIA HAMMER in a 3 minute gory competition.
GALATIANS HAMMER handily defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute uneven melee.
LEVITICUS HAMMER unbelievably bested VALNAKORINE in a 2 minute gory duel.
TOMMY HENRICH slaughtered SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 2 minute one-sided duel.
BOBBY BROWN overpowered TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   3 -  0      75  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         AIMED BLOW        15 -   9 -  1      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  10 -  1      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -  13 -  2      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       10 -  11 -  0      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  20 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -  22 -  1      35  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 431 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   DIMAGGIO 2705              11   3  0  105 1949 YANKEES (316)
STRIKING ATTACK  CELEDON 2735                9   6  0   81 THE EXILED ONES (31)
AIMED BLOW       ATRION 2733                10   5  1   73 THE EXILED ONES (31)
WALL OF STEEL    ZANTHOR 2732                9   6  0   50 THE EXILED ONES (31)
PARRY-LUNGE      GALATIANS HAMMER 2743       7   4  1   46 BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)
SLASHING ATTACK  JESPIX 2747                10   4  1   39 THE EXILED ONES (31)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CELEDON 2735.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was CELEDON 2735.  The ten other most popular fighters were MARIA 2736, HYRAM CARTER 

The least popular fighter this week was M.T. LANE 2720.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were YALO TACTSIE 2750, JESPIX 2747, ZANTHOR 2732, ATRION 2733, TOMMY 

                         SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN MINNEAPOLIS!

Our summer FTF will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 18-20, 2008.  It will be 
held at the Holiday Inn Select Minneapolis/St. Paul in Blomington, MN, just down the 
street from the Mall of America, at 3 Appletree Square (952-854-9000).  Rooms are only 
$105.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  There is a free 24-hour shuttle from the airport
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rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  There are tons of 
restaurants nearby at the Mall, as well as a cafe in the hotel.  

Hotel info:  www.himspairport.com
Mall of America:  www.mallofamerica.com

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!