Date   : 12/01/2009    Duedate: 12/14/2009


DM-63    TURN-466

This Weeks Top Honors


(63-2761) [18-23-0,97]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WAYFARERS (248)                BAD GIRLS (325)
(63-2761) [18-23-0,97]         (63-2798) [4-2-1,55]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WAYFARERS (248)                WAYFARERS (248)
(63-2761) [18-23-0,97]         (63-2750) [16-31-0,90]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BAD GIRLS (325)             30
2. MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)     11      MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
3. WAYFARERS (248)             -5      Unchartered Team

                                       BAD GIRLS (325)

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)   76  30  7 71.7   1/ 2 WAYFARERS (248)           8  4 0
 2/ 2*BAD GIRLS (325)           12  10  3 54.5   2/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)   6  2 1
 3/ 3 WAYFARERS (248)          694 767 16 47.5   3/ 3*BAD GIRLS (325)           1  5 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 #39 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     Outcast Orchid looked down the hill at the jumble of buildings crowding along
the river and heaved a sigh of relief.  "Almost home, and I am *so* glad--I really
need a bath--all this lying around in ditches to hide just isn't--"
     "We cannot enter the city openly," Herlas said.  He sound scandalized by the
very idea.  "I doubt that I would be given free passage, and even if I were, you
should not be seen with someone having such a dark reputation--"
     "Oh, pooh!  *I* never heard of you, and probably most people haven't, and
besides, what makes you think I care?"  She squinted at him and opened her mouth to
make another comment, then closed it with the observation unspoken.  Maybe he did
secretly enjoy his reputation as being a "bad boy of magic," but there was no need to
force him to admit it.  Men were silly about things like that.  "I know the back-
streets really well," she said.  "And we're dirty enough no one will want to get
close and find out more."
     She could see him wanting to argue and was glad when he changed his mind and
just followed her.  She wove through narrow streets, narrower alleys, avoiding
people--who were avoiding them, so it was easy--and picking up familiar landmarks.
Getting close to the Flower Shoppe.
Sizzling Sunflower and the manager Lenpro came into sight, almost running, heading
for the same goal.
     Orchid looked at her teammate and blinked.  To Herlas, she said, "Does it seem
to you that Sunflower is... glowing?"
     He hesitated.  "She is certainly... radiant," he answered finally.  "You mean
that isn't normal for her?"
     "Maybe it's just the light."
     The two pairs came together at the back door to the complex of buildings that
formed the Flower Shoppe.  Orchid and Sunflower hugged each other, babbling about
"amazing things to report."  Lenpro looked at Herlas and raised an eyebrow, then
gestured for the younger man to precede him into the building.  Going first and
having people with unknown intentions at his back didn't appeal, but Herlas reminded
himself... well, he was sure there were extenuating circumstances, but he'd think
about them later.  Simply getting out of sight of the hordes of ill-wishers produced
by his imagination--they were bound to show up any minute now--was good enough for
now.  He went in.
     Lady Fern hustled them into her private quarters (leaving a full house of Flower
Girls crowding the nearest rooms eager for news).  She pushed them into chairs, waved
at a tray with bottles and glasses and plates of snacks, and sat down herself.  On
the edge of her chair.  "What has been HAPPENING?" she demanded.  "You've been gone
for DAYS--"
     "Days?  Really days?" Sunflower asked.  "It didn't feel like that long--"
     "A pocket universe," Lenpro said.  "Not particularly dangerous to Alastari in
itself, so far as I can tell, but it might indicate problems to come.  What if more 
of them form?  We should probably do something about it.  Where's Fandil?  He'll know
whether we should worry."  He waved to the others for their report.
     "There was a golem in Andor," Orchid said, "and it was killed by gladiators, and
then the gladiators were killed by a mob and it probably isn't safe to be a gladiator
around there right now.  And a chaos monster on the road when we were getting away."
     "A Lord Korneth who describes himself as being 'from Sengir', a place I have
never heard of, is in control of Andor," Herlas added.  "Most of the bureaucrats
support him, though whether that is from conviction or to safeguard their jobs I
don't know.  A golem was made to look like the king--I did the illusions--supposedly
to allay worry about him.  No one knows exactly what happened to the king, mind you,
but the people most likely to know anything at all believe that he is gone--wherever
and however--for good.  The later stuff, killing the golem and giving gladiators a
bad name, increasing the size of the standing army, vilifying elves and Aruaki," he
hesitated and shrugged.  "I believe that Korneth is using all this to distract or
pacify the general population while he takes complete power."
     "And the chaos monsters!" Orchid reminded him.  "Somebody sent real chaos
monsters to chase us when we left Andor.  We need to tell Fandil about them, he'll
know what to do."
     "I'm sure he will," Fern said.  She looked suddenly older.  "But Fandil is not
here.  He left days ago to track down a magician in the mountains, and we have heard
nothing since Ravishing Redbud, who accompanied him part of the way, returned."

In the mountains west of Fratsfa:

     The young mage Elosjon wiped sweat from his face.  Though the morning was cold,
they had been walking and climbing since first light, and that was hot work.  For
him, anyway; his studies had not included anything more physical than carrying a book
from shelf to table or lifting a wand.  Fandil seemed to be doing fine.  Pride could
only do so much.  Elosjon gasped, "Can we stop for a few minutes?"
     Fandil glanced around and gestured toward an outcropping with two trees which
would shield them from anyone ahead.  "Surely, and next time don't wait till you're
about to fall down to ask."
     "I wasn't sure it was okay to talk," Elosjon muttered.
     "I doubt that will make any difference," the older mage said, and smiled.  "We
aren't exactly walking silently, you know."  He paused and cocked his head sideways
as if listening to something he alone could hear.  "I don't think anyone--the mage,
at least--is paying attention.  The watchdogs, though... might be different."
     Elosjon shivered, wishing that his imagination didn't paint those possible
watchdogs in such demonic colors.

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 316): CONFIDENCE of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 633): YELLOW FEVER of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 633): TYNE of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 618): HATE MY LIFE of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 622): WILD FIRE of DISASTER (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 618): BELLE ISSIMO of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 617): SHORT ORDER JOE of GOLDEN CHANYON (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 615): HIPS of HER BEST ASSETS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 580): TERILEE LINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 575): THE WAIT of THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 566): BROTHER JEROME of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 263): PHOBOPHOBIA of WATCH OUT! (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 465): VALNAKORINE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 217): WITCH of DOGS OF WAR (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 518): THE PING RANGER of SUPERIOR FORCES X (Manager, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 316): Z GLADIATORS (Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 633): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 633): ACTION HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 618): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 622): MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 618): DARK FORCES (?, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 617): FIRST LADIES (?, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 615): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 580): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 575): THE STORM FRONT (The Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 565): SERPENT'S HOLD (Khisanth?, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 263): BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 465): MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 217): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 518): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 315): CONSTERNATION of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 632): PUP TENT of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
                               SHOTGUN GHANDI of ARMED & GREGARIOUS (TMM, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 622): LORMIN GARDE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 616): KETTELMAN of GOLDEN CHANYON (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 613): HELP ON THE WAY of THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 580): TERILEE LINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 575): STANLOY MEDAR of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 263): BEXLY of OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)
                (turn 262): NOVERCAPHOBIA of WATCH OUT! (Soultaker, mgr.)
                            OUTCAST ORCHID of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I always knew there was something wrong with Kung-Fu.  The Master of that art
was struck several times in the arm by his parries, and it cost him the fight.  There
are REASONS why people wear armor and carry weapons, you know.


                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of AMEN-TEI!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team MEDAL OF HONOR J3 
was unseated this week as WAYFARERS moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot 
with a 2-2-0 record for the round.  BONNIE BARROW caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested LADY CHUCK and was awarded 20 points 
in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, BONNIE BARROW put down LADY 
CHUCK, causing her to lose 14 points of recognition in the process.  Not for nothing 
has VALNAKORINE in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week 
she's proven hers combat skill yet again.  Informants "close" to the city champion 
have told me that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out! 
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In AMEN-TEI "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Was I the only one shocked to see the well 
respected fighter HEIDI FLEISCH (3-0-1) appear on the sands of the Dark Arena?  She 
is now dead.  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing is 
sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till we meet 
again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a 
lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VALNAKORINE 2761             18  23  0    97       WAYFARERS (248)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SERGEANT 3 2784              14   2  0    99       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YALO TACTSIE 2750            16  31  0    90       WAYFARERS (248)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BONNIE BARROW 2798            4   2  1    55       BAD GIRLS (325)
 LADY CHUCK 2787               9   8  1    36       WAYFARERS (248)
-MATA HARI 2800                3   1  0    34       BAD GIRLS (325)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SERGEANT 4 2802               2   0  0    23       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
 DA2 2806                      2   0  1    17       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CLEOPATRA 2804          0  1 0 BAD GIRLS 325        MOUNTAIN TROLL        466  NONE
HEIDI FLEISCH 2801      3  1 1 BAD GIRLS 325        ARENAMASTER MALA      466  NONE
DA1 2805                1  1 0 MEDAL OF HONOR J 324 WURM KIN              466  NONE
DA3 2807                1  1 0 MEDAL OF HONOR J 324 BANDIT PRINCE         466  NONE
THE STRANGER 2808       0  1 0 WAYFARERS 248        DA2 2806              466   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Looks like M. Chardinee was having an off day, which works fine with me. -- Yalo

Oh, gods, this is so embarrassing.  Killed by the Ruthless Jaywalker.  I may never
hold my head up again. -- Ghost of Pilgrim

How odd, the Visiting Orc was actually polite, almost... suave.  I hadn't expected
that. -- Lady Chuck

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HEIDI FLEISCH was butchered by ARENAMASTER MALAKOEL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA3 was dispatched by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
DA1 was put to death by WURM KIN in a popular 1 minute Dark Arena match.
CLEOPATRA was unbelievably slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
VALNAKORINE overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
YALO TACTSIE slimly won victory over KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute one-sided duel.
BONNIE BARROW overpowered LADY CHUCK in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
DA2 savagely slew THE STRANGER in a 2 minute gruesome beginner's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -   9 -  2      65  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  14 -  1      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   4 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 466 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:

PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   BONNIE BARROW 2798          4   2  1   55 BAD GIRLS (325)
AIMED BLOW       LADY CHUCK 2787             9   8  1   36 WAYFARERS (248)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
The overall popularity leader is VALNAKORINE 2761.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CLEOPATRA 2804.  The ten other most popular fighters were YALO TACTSIE 2750, 
BONNIE BARROW 2798, DA2 2806, THE STRANGER 2808, DA3 2807, DA1 2805, HEIDI FLEISCH 
2801, VALNAKORINE 2761, LADY CHUCK 2787, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was LADY CHUCK 2787.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were VALNAKORINE 2761, HEIDI FLEISCH 2801, DA1 2805, DA3 2807, THE STRANGER 
2808, DA2 2806, BONNIE BARROW 2798, YALO TACTSIE 2750, CLEOPATRA 2804, and  0.