Date   : 10/06/2009    Duedate: 10/19/2009


DM-63    TURN-462

This Weeks Top Honors


(63-2776) [15-5-1,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SERGEANT2                      HEIDI FLIESH
MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)        BAD GIRLS (325)
(63-2776) [15-5-1,107]         (63-2801) [2-0-1,27]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WAYFARERS (248)                BAD GIRLS (325)
(63-2761) [15-22-0,71]         (63-2798) [2-1-1,26]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BAD GIRLS (325)             19
2. WAYFARERS (248)             10      MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
3. BOP BOP DUWOP (178)          0      Unchartered Team
4. MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)    -24
                                       BAD GIRLS (325)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)   67  28  6 70.5   1/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)  11  3 0
 2/ 1*BAD GIRLS (325)            8   4  3 66.7   2/ 2*BAD GIRLS (325)           6  2 1
 3/ 3 WAYFARERS (248)          686 759 16 47.5   3/ 3 WAYFARERS (248)           3  9 0
 4- 4 BOP BOP DUWOP (178)        5  12  0 29.4   4- 4 BOP BOP DUWOP (178)       1  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 #35 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

West of Fratsfa:

     Elosjon hesitated, on the brink of rushing forward, and looked at Fandil.  "I'm
willing to do..." he swallowed, "anything to stop the--"  He swallowed again.  "Even
dying, if that will prevent someone from loosing Chaos Magic here."
     Fandil nodded.  "I expected no less from you."
     Elosjon wasn't sure if that was good or bad.  Did it mean the old mage thought
him noble-spirited, or a fool, or both, or...?
     "But rushing forward blindly will not defeat this enemy.  We must plan a
little."  He squinted up at the looming castle again.  "Though we may have little
time for it.  If the magician is at all alert, he will have noticed us, and even if
he has not, his watchdog will."
     The demonic watchdog.  Elosjon shivered and glanced around quickly.  Would they
smell it when the monster approached, or had they gotten used to smelling the sulfur
now and wouldn't notice until it was too late?  "Maybe we should get out of sight,"
he suggested.
     Fandil shrugged and looked up at the sky.  "I suppose we might as well; it looks
like rain.  But it won't make any difference to our enemy--he will see us wherever we
are once we extend our powers."  He turned and moved toward the trees that grew along
the base of the near-vertical slope.
     "Not into the town?"
     "There is no security for us in the watchdog's lair."
     "Oh... right."  Elosjon hurried to keep up with his mentor, panting.  It was
disconcerting sometimes that the old man could move so quickly and keep going for so
long.  He himself, though young enough to be at least Fandil's grandson and maybe
great-grandson, was exhausted, and he was too tired to care who knew it.
     How could the trees be that far away?  Were they ever going to reach them?  No,
no, that was just tiredness.  Elosjon sneaked a look at the sky, where the clouds
were getting blacker and lower.  And tripped, almost going down flat except that
Fandil caught him and dragged him onward.  Into shelter just as the rain began to
come down.  Elosjon was breathing hard, he had a pain in his side, and sweat was
running down his face and body; he wrapped his arms around a tree in order to stay
upright.  If this was the kind of thing that senior mages had to be ready for, then
he needed a lot more training.
     Elosjon raised his head away from the tree to look at Fandil.  The old mage was
watching the rain coming down and seemed pleased by it.  "Why?"
     "There are dangerous creatures that like being out in rain storms," Fandil said,
"but they aren't sulfur-smelling demonic watchdogs.  One thing we don't have to worry
about.  Of course, our Enemy may have some wet-weather watchdog, too!"
     Elosjon groaned.  "I don't want to know."  Fandil laughed at that, actually
laughed!  If it didn't take so much energy, the young man would have considered that
insulting.  No, of course not.  Fandil wouldn't insult him.  He pulled himself
together.  "Now what?"
     "Now we make a plan.  I suppose you don't know anything about the castle, or any
more about the magician there except that he's probably the son of the last lord of
Mountain Home and went somewhere far away to study?"
     Elosjon shook his head.
     "Not a problem, we can work with what we've got already," Fandil said, patting
his shoulder.  "And really, the hint of Chaos Magic is enough."  The old mage's face
set grimly and suddenly looked a lot older than seemed possible.  "He's been studying
Folstrom materials, even if he didn't find the Folstrom themselves to study with."
     Folstrom!  Elosjon shuddered.  The Folstrom, who had nearly destroyed Alastari
once--with Chaos Magic--were the monsters who lurked at the back of every
Alastarian's mind, the ultimate image of evil and depravity, never to be forgiven.
How could anyone seek out their learning?  He asked the question aloud.
     "Some people would go into the very heart of wickedness in search of power, and
vengeance is a strong motive, too," Fandil said.  He sighed and sat down on a tree
root.  "He will not be easy to defeat, but we have learned a few things since the
Folstrom were driven away.  Sit down, boy, so I don't have to strain my neck talking
to you.  I am going to tell you spells that you will never, on pain of worse than
death, repeat, nor even use if it isn't the most desperate last chance."
     "Why?"  Elosjon slid down to sit beside him.  "Why keep them secret, why not use
them, why tell me at all?"
     "Because these spells are as dangerous in their way as Chaos Magic, because
there is a good chance that using them will destroy you, and because someone has to
know them and be ready to use them as the final reserve.  This is a battle to death
and beyond, young man, and we must make what preparations we can."


     Outcast Orchid got her companion out of the city mostly by dragging him along.
He kept protesting that he wasn't worth her efforts and could buy her time to escape
with his life, but she didn't listen.  Men and their Heroic Gestures!  It was clear
that whatever this fellow had done in the past, he had a good heart.  He'd saved her
before she even realized she was in danger, and Orchid was honest enough to admit
that left to herself, she might not have gotten away from the parade route in time.
Furthermore, if he had been involved with setting up this false king at the
beginning, then he knew stuff that might help defeat the usurpers.  Lady Fern would
know what questions to ask him.
     Orchid didn't relax until they were past the outer circle of estates around
Andor.  It was too bad the city didn't have a wall, that made it so much easier to
tell when you were away from it.  Here, even though there were no more mansions, the
roadside was peppered with smaller houses and big vegetable gardens and orchards
and....  She shook her head.  So maybe they were clear of the city and maybe they
weren't.  Would the people in charge of the palace and the government be watching the
     Drumming hooves behind them.  Orchid had a guilty feeling that she had almost
summoned them by just thinking about--
     Her companion seized her arm and dragged her off the road and through the ditch
beside it, pulling her down behind a bank of reeds.  She did not need his sign to
keep silent.
     Half a dozen horsemen in the palace livery.  One looked like a nobleman, one a
clerk with a bundle of scrolls clutched against his chest and an uneasy seat on his
mount.  The other four were soldiers, no mistaking that.
     When the horsemen were out of sight, Orchid began to get up.  It was wet in the
ditch, and not exactly warm, and there were mosquitoes or something.
     Her companion shook his head and pulled her back down, gesturing toward the city
again.  Puzzled, she looked along the road, saw nothing, and then back at him.  He
gestured for her to wait.  She sighed (quietly) and waited.  Five minutes.  Ten.  A
vague sort of sound, not hoofbeats or anything so definite, but coming from the city
along the road.
     Presently something came into sight.  At first glance it might be taken for a
man on a horse, but it wasn't a man and it wasn't a horse.  Orchid groped for
concepts that would allow her to see it, but the thing was so alien that her eyes
kept sliding away.  She couldn't call it anything but a monster, and knew the word
was inadequate.  And that if she had stood earlier when she'd wanted to, it would
have seen her.  And... eaten her or whatever things like that did.
     It made snuffling sounds.  Could it smell them in the ditch?  She risked a
glance at her companion.  He was tense but not alarmed.  Maybe it wouldn't smell
them, then.
     It passed out of sight to the south in the wake of the earlier group.
     "I know back roads," her companion whispered in her ear.  "I think we will be
safe if we take them.  No telling how many more patrols will come along here."
     Orchid nodded.  Her neck felt stiff.  "What was... that?"
     He shrugged.  "Who knows?  Some kind of Chaos creature."  He paused for a
moment, and she saw that he was blushing.  "I guess you might as well know my name.
I'm Herlas, originally from Zensu.  Magician."
     She caught his hand and shook it.  "Outcast Orchid, gladiator from Fratsfa.  Now
let's go."


     There were people standing around the portal, Sizzling Sunflower supposed they
could be called guards, though they weren't very militant looking.
     Beside her, Lenpro said, "Armed but not alert--they won't be able to stop us
except by the freakiest chance.  Straight on through, girl, and no hesitation."
     "What if we get separated?"
     "You keep going."
     "You keep going, girl."
     "Knowledge of this place, this pocket dimension, is this going to make a big
difference back in the real world?"
     "By itself, probably not.  But that it could exist at all, yes, that's
important.  I don't know what it means--that'll be for my brother Fandil to figure
out--but I know it's important."
     "So we have to get out and tell him.  Okay."  She touched her sword and looked
at the people around the Gate.  Three mancats, two others more ordinary looking.
"Not a problem."

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 314): CONSTERNATION of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 629): PITCH of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 616): ELLIRN KOUL of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 618): PAUL WIEDORFER of MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 614): SAML ULRON of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 613): HERSHEL WILLIAMS of MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (The Anarchist, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 611): BROTHER DOBBIN of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 580): TERILEE LINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 571): STANLOY MEDAR of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 562): ANNA BEATRICE of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 261): NUMBSKULL of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 461): SERGEANT2 of MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 215): FAIZUN GOTE of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 514): DEATH FOG of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 314): CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 629): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 629): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 616): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 618): MEDAL OF HONOOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 614): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 613): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 611): ALL JACKED UP (Dr. Fil, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 580): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 571): MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 562): FANDILS (Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 261): OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 461): MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 215): DARK AS DAY (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 514): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 628): BROWN NOSE of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 616): ELLIRN KOUL of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 618): PAUL WIEDORFER of MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 580): TERILEE LINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 569): SERGEANT2 of MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 260): IRMINSUL of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail AMEN-TEI!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  And let's see, HEIDI FLIESH fought TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE and gained 13 points 
and contributed to BAD GIRLS' 2-2-0.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have 
failed, and SERGEANT2 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!   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  You gotta do what you gotta do.  MEDAL OF HONOR J3 has sent 
SERGEANT1 to the Dark Arena.  The deed is done.  Lift the ale, and toast the memory.  
This is not good to see.  Why pray tell has SERGEANT1 been sent to the Dark Arena by 
MEDAL OF HONOR J3?  And why with a 13-6-1 record??  MEDAL OF HONOR J3 made what looks 
to be a tough decision this turn, as they sent ROBERT WILSON, with a record of 
14-5-1, to ROBERT WILSON death.  Farewell, his.  MEDAL OF HONOR J3 has some questions 
to answer.  Like 'why did you kill your fighter, ROBERT WILSON, who had a record of 
14-5-1?' This is not good to see.  Why pray tell has NANCY PELOSI been sent to the 
Dark Arena by BAD GIRLS?  And why with a 2-0-1 record??  We'd like to remind certain 
teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's 
considered rude.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  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                  
 SERGEANT2 2776               15   5  1   107       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT 3 2784              12   2  0    95       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VALNAKORINE 2761             15  22  0    71       WAYFARERS (248)
 YALO TACTSIE 2750            14  29  0    71       WAYFARERS (248)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SCWING 1307                   5   5  0    66       BOP BOP DUWOP (178)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PILGRIM 2789                  6   6  0    54       WAYFARERS (248)
 LADY CHUCK 2787               7   6  1    48       WAYFARERS (248)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEIDI FLIESH 2801             2   0  1    27       BAD GIRLS (325)
 BONNIE BARROW 2798            2   1  1    26       BAD GIRLS (325)
 MATA HARI 2800                2   0  0    26       BAD GIRLS (325)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TRASH 1310                    0   4  0     8       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?
NANCY PELOSI 2797       2  1 1 BAD GIRLS 325        MOUNTAIN TROLL        462  NONE
SERGEANT1 2779         13  7 1 MEDAL OF HONOR J 324 STONE GOLEM           462  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sergeant2 -- I feel like I've been in a demolition derby with a tank.  Ouch. -- Yalo

Sergeant 3 -- There are too many of you guys around. -- Valnakorine

Scwing -- So long as I can dance to it.... -- Lady Chuck

Robert Wilson -- What are you doing down in random-range of me? -- Pilgrim

We salute the unfortunate Thomas Wigle, game to the end. -- the Wayfarers

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SERGEANT1 was barely slain by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
ROBERT WILSON was savagely slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 4 minute Dark Arena melee.
NANCY PELOSI was dispatched by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
SERGEANT2 overpowered VALNAKORINE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
SERGEANT 3 devastated YALO TACTSIE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
PILGRIM bested RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a 1 minute match.
LADY CHUCK bested BONNIE BARROW in a 2 minute veteran vs. beginner competition.
HEIDI FLIESH vanquished TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
MATA HARI vanquished SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -   8 -  2      71  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  13 -  2      61  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        12 -   8 -  1      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   3 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   1 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   9 -  0      31  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 462 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     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       SERGEANT2 2776             15   5  1  107 MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
SLASHING ATTACK  SERGEANT 3 2784            12   2  0   95 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 SERGEANT1 2779.  The ten other most popular fighters were NANCY PELOSI 2797, 

The least popular fighter this week was YALO TACTSIE 2750.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ROBERT WILSON 2778, VALNAKORINE 2761, MATA HARI 2800, HEIDI 
BARROW 2798, and NANCY PELOSI 2797.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SERGEANT2 (63-2776) MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)