Date   : 06/16/2009    Duedate: 06/29/2009


DM-63    TURN-454

This Weeks Top Honors


(63-2776) [9-3-1,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SERGEANT2                      SCWING
MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)        BOP BOP DUWOP (178)
(63-2776) [9-3-1,107]          (63-1307) [3-0-0,55]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VALNAKORINE                    SCWING
WAYFARERS (248)                BOP BOP DUWOP (178)
(63-2761) [12-17-0,60]         (63-1307) [3-0-0,55]


1949 YANKEES (316)

Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BOP BOP DUWOP (178)         24
2. MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)     21      MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
3. 1949 YANKEES (316)           5      Unchartered Team
4. WAYFARERS (248)              5
                                       BOP BOP DUWOP (178)

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)   38  18  5 67.9   1/ 3 1949 YANKEES (316)        9  5 2
 2/ 2 1949 YANKEES (316)       100  57 13 63.7   2/ 1 WAYFARERS (248)           8  7 0
 3/ 3 WAYFARERS (248)          672 740 15 47.6   3/ 2 MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)   6  6 0
 4/ 4*BOP BOP DUWOP (178)        3   6  0 33.3   4/ 4*BOP BOP DUWOP (178)       2  2 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 #31 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     Lady Fern knew that her brothers Fandil and Lenpro were competent men, and that
they had each followed up what they considered an important point in the current
problem.  But she could not help feeling that they had, each of them, overlooked the
key to the problem, or at least the point which should have been dealt with FIRST:
the King.
     Whether the true king had died some time ago or was alive but under magical
control or any of several other possibilities, the important thing, as she saw it,
was to insure that command of the Andorian League did not fall into the wrong hands.
Yes, the causes of the problem, which Fandil thought he had a line on, needed to be
dealt with.  And yes, the secondary results of the problem such as intolerance of the
Aruaki, which Lenpro had gone out to tackle, did need to be dealt with, too.
     But the previous kings of the League had not made much effort to draw it
together into a coherent whole, and if the king failed, it would--almost must--fall
apart into its constituent parts.  Fratsfa, Convincia, Ardivent, and the Aruaki
Clanholds.  Raltumas... she shrugged.  That was probably lost.  Which, also, an
active king might have prevented.
     So she had done what seemed reasonable to her, and sent one of her Girls, the
Outcast Orchid, to Andor to find out what was going on.  It seemed so obvious.  No
magical scrying, no careful collating of reports from spies and chance travelers,
just... go and look.  She'd been tempted to make up a party drawn from several teams
here, because though her Girls were Good Girls, they were easily distracted.  But in
the end she had not.  Time enough to involve more people when she had some
information to work with.  Orchid had strict instructions not to become involved with
people along the way, just to go, see, and return to report what she had seen.  It
would have to be enough.


     Outcast Orchid leaned against a pillar along the Processional Way--whatever the
actual name of the avenue was, she didn't know or care--and waited for the King to
drive past in his carriage.  It had been a boring trip.  No fraternization with
anybody!  She understood why her manager had give that order, but it had been hard to
follow.  All the opportunities she'd passed by!  She let her eyes wander across the
crowd waiting for the king to appear.  There was a fine-looking man in the prime of
life who looked like he might know a thing or two.  And over there a young man, full
of energy, who might be a gladiator--he looked like he could hardly wait for the
king's carriage to come into view.  It was good to see someone who really cared; and
he had several more probable gladiators with him.  They must have come from one of
the Convincian arenas to see the king.  And that man over there, my, wasn't HE a cute
     A stirring in the crowd at the end of the block.  Not a cheer, but....  No, she
couldn't say what it was, exactly.  She wasn't good at finding words for stuff like
that.  Not exactly excitement, but greater attention.  Focus.  Probably the king's
carriage.  Or at least the head of the procession.
     Yes, here they came.  Guards.  Fine looking men, really fine.  Very serious,
practically stone-faced, but they were on duty, after all.  Then ordinary men in
fancy clothing.  Lesser members of the government, she guessed.  Some of them looked
like nobles, and some reminded her a LOT of Commission officials.  A bureaucrat
doesn't change from office to office.  More guards, looking more tense.
     "I was against this," a man beside her muttered.  "I told them from the
beginning that it would be better to keep it simple."
     She turned to look at him.  Oh, my, really cute!  Dark and gloomy, looked like a
poet.  She could have FUN with a man like that, but... she had her orders.
     "You think the parade is a mistake?"
     "That, too.  The more they bring their 'king' out in public, the more chance for
people to see that something's wrong.  But they have insisted on displaying... him.
No, it's this that's going to happen next.  I advised against it.  I did!  But they
WILL have their drama, and I, the gods forgive me, helped them set it up."  He shook
his head, looking more gloomy and romantical than ever.  "You should move away from
me.  I'm dangerous company."
     Orchid was going to ask him what he was talking about, but the carriage came
into view around the corner.  Okay, she could ask questions later.  Right now, her
most imperative command was to SEE.  To see the king, and report what she'd seen.
Accurately, which meant she had to pay attention here.  The carriage was moving
slowly, so she had plenty of time to observe it.
     The man on the rear seat, in the purple robes and the golden crown, must be the
king.  Who else could it be?  But she hadn't expected the crown, somehow.  She'd seen
Emperor Alonj of Fratsfa, and he didn't wear a crown.  She studied the king, if that
was him, closely.  Lady Fern would want details.  He didn't look... huh.  Not much of
anything.  Not interested in the city going past him, not bored by the parade, not
angry at something, not... anything.  Not particularly healthy, not actually sick.
He seemed so much a blank that it was disconcerting.
     "What's WRONG with him?"  She didn't realize she'd spoken out loud until she
heard the words hanging in the air.  Too late to call them back.
     "Aside from the fact that you're looking at a golem with no more mind than a
puppet?  Not a thing.  As empty golems go, it's a fairly good one."
     "A... golem?"  She turned to look at the man beside her.  "Then what happened to
the KING?"
     He shrugged.  "Nobody who's talking knows."
     He took her arm gently and turned her back toward the parade.  "Watch this."
His voice was grim.  "Watch closely, not just the 'king', and see if you can spot the
flaws.  Someone needs to know, besides me."
     Orchid focused on the carriage again, then began to look at the people closest
around it.  The neatly arrayed ranks of guards had gotten out of step and out of line
when they turned the corner back there.  Surely guards knew how to handle corners?
But they were being slow to reorganize their ranks.  The group she'd identified as
almost certainly gladiators--half a dozen of them--surged forward.  To protect--  No!
They were ATTACKING the king!  She stood for a few seconds in stunned disbelief, then
shook herself together and took a step forward.  She had to protect--
     The grip on her arm tightened, holding her back.  "No, lady, don't throw your
life away for nothing.  That is not the king, it was never the king, and this
'assassination' was arranged by--  Better, probably, if I don't tell you.  They sniff
out guilty knowledge like pig sniffing truffles.  Take what you have seen and get out
of town as quickly as you can without attracting suspicion.  Tell people--it's
important that people know what really happened here--"
     "Come with me," she said.  "You're in danger, too, aren't you?"
     "Yes, but I put myself in the path of--"
     A scream cut off his words.  She looked back.  The words of so many spy reports
ran through her head:  Blood on a purple robe may stain.  That robe was badly
stained.  But it was the gladiator-assassins who were screaming as the guards closed
around them and cut them down.  Cut them into pieces.  The pavement was awash with
     The grip on her elbow dragged her back into the concealment of the milling
crowd, then into a side street.  "Come away, lady, while you still can."

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

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 310): ZENITH of Z GLADIATORZ (? , mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 621): LILAC LIZARD of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 621): GEORGE FOREMUN of ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 609): HOT EIGHTEEN of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 610): PAUL WEIDORFER of MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 608): SAML ULRON of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 607): AMARANTH of MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 603): SIR CARLSON of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 572): THE FOOL of AQUARIAN TAROT (?, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 563): CHARLES DEGLOPPER of MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 554): ANNA BEATRICE of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 257): BRAIN TUMOR of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 453): BILLY JOHNSON of 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 506): VAJRA VALMEJAR of SCARLET KNIGHTS (Armalias, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 310): CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 621): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 621): ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 609): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 610): MEDAL OF HONOOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 608): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 607): MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 603): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 572): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 563): MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 554): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 257): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 453): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 211): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 506): SUPERIOR FATHER et al (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 309): CONCUSSION of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 621): LILAC LIZARD of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
                               MOCHA MONKEY of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 620): MR FANG of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 606): SUZETTE CREPPAY of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 601): LITTLE ROCKY of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 571): DAY TURNER of MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 563): ROBERT DUNLAP of MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
                 (turn 562): TERRINDAR of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 553): BUM of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 210): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (Manager, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly AMEN-TEI games.  Former top team WAYFARERS was 
unseated this week as 1949 YANKEES moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top spot 
with a 2-2-0 record for the round.  SCWING caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as it skillfully bested ROBERT WILSON and was awarded 23 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, SCWING put down ROBERT WILSON, 
causing him to lose 13 points of recognition in the process.  Due to his absence and 
inability to defend the throne, BILLY JOHNSON has lost the title of Duelmaster.  The 
city has turned out in honor of SERGEANT2, for with his arena victory he may now lay 
claim to the highest position in the city!  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if 
exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In AMEN-TEI "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  AMEN-TEI, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the 
names of thy guilds is WAYFARERS, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly 
duels.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any 
of 1949 YANKEES last week.  Busy avoiding WAYFARERS?  Mighty fighters cannot but 
expect competition from those below.  SCWING take warning!  You have more than a few 
enemies in AMEN-TEI.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  
In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     The girls are as pretty in AMEN-TEI as ever I remembered them....and the 
fighters as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I 
keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till 
next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise are 
angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT2 2776                9   3  1   107       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BILLY JOHNSON 2758           12   0  1   119       1949 YANKEES (316)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THOMAS WIGLE 2777             6   3  1    83       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
 SERGEANT1 2779                8   4  1    81       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
 TOMMY HENRICH 2759           15   1  2    80       1949 YANKEES (316)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VALNAKORINE 2761             12  17  0    60       WAYFARERS (248)
 DONRIC HOLM 2781              8   4  1    57       WAYFARERS (248)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YALO TACTSIE 2750            10  25  0    55       WAYFARERS (248)
 SCWING 1307                   3   0  0    55       BOP BOP DUWOP (178)
-SERGEANT 3 2784               4   2  0    49       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
 ROBERT WILSON 2778            9   3  1    41       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PILGRIM 2789                  4   0  0    29       WAYFARERS (248)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YOGI BERRA 2791               2   0  0    23       1949 YANKEES (316)
 JOHNNY MIZE 2792              2   0  0    21       1949 YANKEES (316)
 HANK BAUER 2790               1   1  1    18       1949 YANKEES (316)
 LADY CHUCK 2787               2   3  0     9       WAYFARERS (248)
 TRASH 1310                    0   3  0     7       BOP BOP DUWOP (178)
-CRASH 1309                    0   1  0     7       BOP BOP DUWOP (178)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Robert Wilson -- That surprised me, in a good way.  Any time you want to lose again,
just let me know and I'll oblige. -- Donric Holm

Sergeant1 -- Bah. -- Valnakorine

Sergeant3 -- You really need to hold back a little more.  Relax.  Take things as they
come. -- Yalo Tactsie

Scwing -- I keep expecting you to be a two-wheeled vehicle powered by pedals. -- Lady

Trash -- Blame your manager for that.  Names can prejudice your career. -- Pilgrim

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TOMMY HENRICH was devastated by SERGEANT2 in a 1 minute Challenge Title fight.
HANK BAUER lost to PILGRIM in a 1 minute beginner's Challenge battle.
YOGI BERRA demolished LADY CHUCK in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
SERGEANT1 devastated DONRIC HOLM in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
VALNAKORINE overpowered RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ROBERT WILSON was viciously subdued by SCWING in a popular 3 minute bloody duel.
YALO TACTSIE was overpowered by AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
TRASH was overpowered by JOHNNY MIZE 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|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   1 -  1      83  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -   4 -  1      76  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   5 -  1      69  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   6 -  1      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         9 -   6 -  1      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   3 -  1      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  16 -  1      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -  13 -  0      24  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 454 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       SERGEANT2 2776              9   3  1  107 MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
LUNGING ATTACK   SERGEANT1 2779              8   4  1   81 MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
WALL OF STEEL    TOMMY HENRICH 2759         15   1  2   80 1949 YANKEES (316)
STRIKING ATTACK  DONRIC HOLM 2781            8   4  1   57 WAYFARERS (248)
BASHING ATTACK   SCWING 1307                 3   0  0   55 BOP BOP DUWOP (178)
TOTAL PARRY      ROBERT WILSON 2778          9   3  1   41 MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
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 SCWING 1307.  The ten other most popular fighters were PILGRIM 2789, 
2778, JOHNNY MIZE 2792, TOMMY HENRICH 2759, HANK BAUER 2790, and LADY CHUCK 2787.

The least popular fighter this week was TRASH 1310.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were YALO TACTSIE 2750, DONRIC HOLM 2781, LADY CHUCK 2787, HANK BAUER 2790, 
BERRA 2791, and SERGEANT2 2776.

                          SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN CLEVELAND!

Our summer FTF will be an eastern one this time, located in Cleveland, Ohio  on July 
17-19, 2009.  It will be held at the Holiday Inn in Strongsville, OH, at 15471 
Royalton Rd (440-238-8800).  Rooms are only $95.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  

There is a free shuttle from the airport, free parking, and free high-speed wireless 
internet in all guestrooms ($3/day in public space).  The hotel has an indoor pool, 
pool table, and hockey, and a fitness center.   The hotel is located 1/2 mile from the 
largest mall in Northeast Ohio, with indoor minigolf and pottery painting, and right 
next door to Iceland Arena, which offers open skate and skate rental.  They also have 
four bikes on property available for checkout, as the Metro parks are next door as 
well.  The rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  There are 
many restaurants and nightspots nearby and at the Mall, as well as a cafe in the 

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!