Date   : 04/21/2009    Duedate: 05/04/2009


DM-63    TURN-450

This Weeks Top Honors


(63-2777) [5-2-1,78]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DONRIC HOLM                    THOMAS WIGLE
WAYFARERS (248)                MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
(63-2781) [6-2-1,50]           (63-2777) [5-2-1,78]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WAYFARERS (248)                MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
(63-2761) [10-15-0,46]         (63-2777) [5-2-1,78]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)     31
2. 1949 YANKEES (316)           0      WAYFARERS (248)
3. WAYFARERS (248)             -2      Unchartered Team

                                       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)   28  11  5 71.8   1/ 2 WAYFARERS (248)           9  6 1
 2- 2 1949 YANKEES (316)        91  52 11 63.6   2/ 1*MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)   8  6 1
 3/ 3 WAYFARERS (248)          661 731 15 47.5   3- 3 1949 YANKEES (316)        0  1 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 #27 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     The Flower Shoppe was near the edge of the city, and Ravishing Redbud clearly
knew the neighborhood intimately--  Fandil paused and rephrased that thought as he
followed the Lady Protector and young Elosjon:  She knew the area very well.  She set
a wandering course at the beginning, so that within five minutes no one could have
guessed where they'd started from.  And, as the young woman had predicted, people
were looking only at her, not at her companions.  The old mage considered adding a
light spell to make himself and Elosjon even less noticeable but decided against it.
Even a minor spell used power, and he might need that power later.  And here in
Fratsfa, where there were, if not "lots" of magicians, at least several, the spell
itself might attract unwanted attention.
     They were passing through a very modest residential area, small houses, fenced
yards with gardens and laundry on the lines, chickens scratching in the dust, and
dogs that barked as they passed.  No mobs, hired or otherwise, no haughty lords, just
plain people.  Rather pleasant, if they didn't have such a weight on their future:
Finding out what had happened to the king and working out some way forward for
Andoria as a whole.
     The outskirts of the city faded into not-quite-rural, and then into outright
farming country.  Small farms, mostly, truck gardens, milk cows, more chickens.
Fandil avoided an aggressive rooster and admitted to himself that he didn't really
like chickens until they came out of the skillet all crispy and golden.  Woodlots
here and there along the winding, unpaved road.  More woods ahead, from what he could
see--rising ground, hills becoming the Daggerspine Mountains.
     He moved closer to the two young people ahead, noting that Redbud had a firm
grip on Elosjon's arm.  "Where do you plan to turn back, Redbud?" he asked.
     She flung a glance over her shoulder at him, with a smile that would have felled
an unwary young man at fifty paces.  "Oh, I think I might go all the way, sir!  After
all, I can see that Elosjon wants me to come along...."
     Fandil looked at the young mage, whose ears were as red as beets.  "Is that so?"
     Elosjon muttered something that Fandil took for agreement.  But he wasn't trying
to pull away from Redbud, so it might actually be agreement.
     "You say your grandfather told you about the Duke of Mountain Home," Fandil
said.  "What, exactly and completely, did he tell you?  After all, information is
power, and we'll need all we can get--that was a powerful spell we both felt."
     Elosjon seemed glad of something to think about other than the Flower Girl who
had hold of him.  "My grandfather just told me about the Duke resisting incorporation
into the Andorian League," he said.  "How he fought it to the end.  And that there
was a son who went away to study magic.  Most of what I know--it isn't much--about
how things are now is from Herlas.  He said--"
     "One thing at a time," Fandil said.  "Who's Herlas?"
     "You never heard of...?  Well, he's a magician from Zensu.  Older, he must be, I
don't know, at least forty.  Very skilled, but he had a bad reputation."
     "Bad as in doing what?  Demon worship, human sacrifice, Chaos magic?"
     "Oh, NO!  Not like that.  Well, that I ever heard of.  But very, um, ambitious,
and not too how his spells affected other people, you know."
     Fandil nodded.  He knew.  That kind of attitude was common among younger
magicians, and those who didn't grow out of it tended to go down dark paths to a bad
end.  One foot on the downward road and the other on a banana peel, as the saying
went.  "You say he 'had' a bad reputation.  Has this changed?"
     Elosjon shrugged and shuffled his feet in the dust of the road.  "I don't know.
We don't talk about him any more.  Not since he went to Andor to serve in the palace.
     If he'd been a dog, Fandil figured his ears would have stood straight up at
that.  "Herlas went to serve in the palace?"
     "Yes, about a year ago.  But I saw him a few months later, just the once, you
know, and he said, well, I didn't understand why he told me, or what he meant by it,
but."  Elosjon bit his lip and looked across Redbud at the older mage.  "I never knew
Herlas personally, you see, and while I'm fairly good, I'm not the best young
magician in Fratsfa, but he came to ME.  And he said I should remember that things
aren't always what they seem, and that 'right and wrong are independent of official
decrees', and that there was a magician around somewhere more powerful than all of us
together.  And two wrongs not making a right.  A lot of stuff like that.  And he said
that there was what he called a 'black heart' in the Daggerspines.  I thought about
that a lot after he left, and I remembered what my grandfather told me, and then we
felt the first of the barrier spells, and, well, I made some conclusions.  I don't
know if I'm right, but--"
     "I suspect you are right.  At the least, it will bear looking into.  Do you know
how to reach Mountain Home?"
     "I think so.  I never went, but I did look it up on a map."  The young Fratsfan
pointed ahead to where the road they were following bent northward.  "There should be
a fork up there, and we take the left-hand branch, south and west and uphill."
     Redbud looked right and left.  The countryside they were crossing was
increasingly wooded, and there had been no houses for the past few miles.  "This is
mostly hunting preserves for the lords of Fratsfa," she said.  "We'll need to go
carefully, especially once we turn off the road."
     "Might meet gamekeepers?" Fandil asked.
     "Yes, and they could be nasty ones.  But there might be other things, too."  She
scowled at the nearest trees, already dim with shadow as the sun sank toward the
Daggerspines.  "Things they hunt, and not just deer, you know.  Boars and bears!  I
wouldn't like to meet one of those while we're on foot."
     "Simpler to avoid trouble," Fandil agreed, "but if we meet it, we'll deal with
     The road bent to the right, and there was the fork.  The left-hand branch was
narrow and choked with brush; it didn't look like anyone had passed there in months.
Fandil probed the first wall of brush with his staff.  Brambles and saplings bound
together with morning glory vines, but nothing that absolutely denied them passage.
     Redbud put her hand on her sword, perhaps thinking of cutting a path, then
     "Quite right," Fandil said.  "We don't want to leave a clear notice of our
passing this way."
     "We'll end up with leaves and bugs down our shirts!" she warned.
     "No doubt, but we'll survive that.  If one of your nasty gamekeepers found a
clear sign of intrusion and followed us, that would be worse."
     "I suppose."  She twitched her shoulders as though she was already itching and
then pushed into the brush.
     The other two followed.

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 308): CONCUSSION of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 617): LILAC LIZARD of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 617): GEORGE FOREMUN of ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 606): ULTRA FAIT of DROP THE LEASH (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 606): TCHENI LOY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 604): WORKER BEE of WE BEE BAD (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 603): FLESH FLAYER of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 599): SIR CARLSON of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 568): GRUNT 5 of MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 509): TERRINDAR of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 550): BUM of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 255): BRAIN TUMOR of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 449): M.T. LANE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.}
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 209): NAPOLEON of DOGS OF WAR (Omega, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 502): MAXIMUS of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 308): CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 617): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 617): ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 606): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 606): MEDAL OF HONOOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 604): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 603): MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 599): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 568): MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 559): MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 550): BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 255): BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 449): MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 209): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 502): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 616): FILET MIGNON of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 616): WHOLE MUTT of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
                          MINUTE MUN of ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 568): GRUNT 5 of MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
              (turn 568): GRUNT 3 of MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 558): JANIE JONES of RADIO CLASH (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 549): JACINTHE of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
                             IZZCO of INFERNAL LORDS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 255): TEALIN SALI of MIDDLE WAY 8 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 449): M.T. LANE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.}
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 208): DORINE EAGEL of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Ah, well, Thomas Wigle is going to have to learn to stop twitching.  It throws
his timing off.  You can't win fights without timing, you know.

                                     M.T. Lane

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in AMEN-TEI since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Bein' on top is great 
while it lasts, MEDAL OF HONOR J3.  But how many friends do you have now?  What's 
with SERGEANT1?  He actually beat WAYFARERS' YALO TACTSIE, and walked away with 18 
more points from the fight.  Laughs were big at AMEN-TEI while they watched KUNG-FU 
MASTER clobber SERGEANT2.  He lost 8 points and got bruised from objects thrown from 
the stands.  Try as he might, THOMAS WIGLE wasn't good enough at persuading M.T. LANE 
to step down from the Duelmaster's throne...  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give 
up fighting!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...   
     Warriors of AMEN-TEI unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Here's some 
advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, fight dirty.   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  
AMEN-TEI is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  
Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- 
Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THOMAS WIGLE 2777             5   2  1    78       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BILLY JOHNSON 2758           10   0  1    99       1949 YANKEES (316)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TOMMY HENRICH 2759           13   0  1    86       1949 YANKEES (316)
 SERGEANT2 2776                6   2  1    67       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROBERT WILSON 2778            7   1  1    51       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
 DONRIC HOLM 2781              6   2  1    50       WAYFARERS (248)
 YALO TACTSIE 2750             9  22  0    49       WAYFARERS (248)
 SERGEANT1 2779                5   3  1    49       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VALNAKORINE 2761             10  15  0    46       WAYFARERS (248)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT 3 2784               3   0  0    26       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADY CHUCK 2787               0   1  0     1       WAYFARERS (248)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
HYRAM CARTER 2728      11 28 0 WAYFARERS 248        SERGEANT2 2776        449   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sergeant2 -- I didn't need this!  I had things to do, places to go, and now look!
I'm going to have to wait out a reincarnation and start from the beginning again.
This is the pits. -- Ghost of Hyram Carter

Robert Wilson -- Think of it as a necessary part of "growing up" in the arena.
Everyone needs at least one loss before going on to the "Big Time" where losses will
be part of your daily life.  Handing you that loss is a dirty job, but someone had to
do it. -- Valnakorine

Sergeant1 -- That'll teach you not to tip! -- Yalo Tactsie, too outraged to be polite
or even wordy

Yes, well, the Ambitious Guard was "there for me," but so what?  I was there for him,
too, so we're even. -- Donric Holm
P.S.  Plus, he doesn't teach well.

Lord Protector M.T. Lane -- We congratulate you, of course, but surely you don't
expect some expensive gift from the arena staff?  This is a depressed area, after
all.  How about if I buy you a drink at the Glass Eye and we call it quits? --
Arenamaster Malako

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

M.T. LANE outwaited THOMAS WIGLE in a action packed 7 minute mismatched Title fight.
SERGEANT2 was overcome by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute match.
DONRIC HOLM defeated HAPPY PEASANT in a 2 minute bloody duel.
ROBERT WILSON unbelievably bested VALNAKORINE in a popular 2 minute brutal fight.
YALO TACTSIE was viciously subdued by SERGEANT1 in a popular 3 minute uneven brawl.
SERGEANT 3 overpowered LADY CHUCK in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -   4 -  1      79  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         7 -   4 -  1      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   8 -  1      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  16 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   4 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  16 -  0      16  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 450 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   THOMAS WIGLE 2777           5   2  1   78 MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
AIMED BLOW       SERGEANT2 2776              6   2  1   67 MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
TOTAL PARRY      ROBERT WILSON 2778          7   1  1   51 MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
STRIKING ATTACK  DONRIC HOLM 2781            6   2  1   50 WAYFARERS (248)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is VALNAKORINE 2761.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was THOMAS WIGLE 2777.  The ten other most popular fighters were VALNAKORINE 
TACTSIE 2750, SERGEANT 3 2784, LADY CHUCK 2787,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was LADY CHUCK 2787.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SERGEANT 3 2784, YALO TACTSIE 2750, ROBERT WILSON 2778, SERGEANT2 2776, 
DONRIC HOLM 2781, SERGEANT1 2779, VALNAKORINE 2761, THOMAS WIGLE 2777,  0, and  0.

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

M.T. LANE (63-2720) WAYFARERS (248)