Date   : 09/20/2004    Duedate: 10/02/2004


DM-1    TURN-505

This Weeks Top Honors


(1-7386) [16-1-4,128]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JEJUNE                         POSITION IS EMPTY
MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)         
(1-7386) [16-1-4,128]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THINREDONE                     THINREDONE
(1-5751) [15-5-0,98]           (1-5751) [15-5-0,98]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)     28
2. SWEORDMASTERS (138)         13      SWEORDMASTERS (138)
3. LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)        9      Unchartered Team
4. MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)       6
5. ARENA FELINES (559)          0       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*ARENA FELINES (559)        5   2  0 71.4   1/ 5 HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)   7  8 0
 2/ 2 SWEORDMASTERS (138)      322 328 40 49.5   2/ 3 LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)     6  0 0
 3/ 3 LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)    247 288 24 46.2   3/ 1 MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)    5  0 0
 4/ 4 MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)    77 100 10 43.5   4/ 2 SWEORDMASTERS (138)       4  1 0
 5/ 5 HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)  360 562 11 39.0   5- 4*ARENA FELINES (559)       3  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[ Homicidal Maniacs ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     "Gods, Two, why are you WRITING that stuff?  You know it's all in your head."
     Number Two, hunched over the table in the guildhouse's common room, didn't look
up at the Outlaw Inlaw.  "Yes, it IS in my head, and the only way to get it OUT is to
write it down and submit it as a personal from the Brick Wall."
     "You're making that up."  The Inlaw shifted position a couple of times, the
chains decorating his boots clinking.  Two would have sworn that the clinks were
uneasy.  "Bricks don't think."
     "It bothers you, does it?"  Two looked up now, turning to face the nervous
Inlaw.  "You're wondering, maybe, what the Wall thinks of YOU?"  From the way his
teammate flinched, he knew he'd hit on target.  "Don't forget, this isn't a case of
ORDINARY bricks.  This is a golem, and golems can do anything they were designed
     "Yeah, and they shouldn't!  There shouldn't even BE golems.  There should be a
LAW!  They're just...just THINGS.  They shouldn't have rights like PEOPLE--"  He
stiffened at the slow grating sound behind him.  The sort of sound that bricks might
make sliding across the common room's stone floor.  The Inlaw paled and began to
sweat.  The sound came to a stop right behind him.
     The silence stretched slowly until it filled the room and began to ooze out the
     "Having second thoughts, Inlaw?" Lady Protector Sandy asked from the doorway.
"You should--if you can think at all."
     The Inlaw didn't look around, in case the Wall was still there.  It probably
was; at least, he hadn't heard it move away.  Or could it move quietly?  That was an
unnerving thought.
     "Nothing to say for yourself?" Sandy asked.  "That's a pleasant change!  You're
usually full of words--complaints, mostly.  Leave the Wall alone, it's sweet.  It's
zan or something.  After all, it isn't every wall who falls in love with a
butterfly...or maybe it happens oftener than we think, but most of them can't find a
channel."  There was a pregnant silence.
     "Not me!" Number Two said quickly.  "I do it for the Wall because it's a
teammate, but not for any other random wall.  Please!  You don't realize what a
strain it is!"
     "Well, I suppose it would take too much of your time away from practicing--and
the gods know you need to practice--to go around checking every wall in town for
messages," Sandy said.  "Although I'm sure Inlaw would be glad to check the walls for
phone numbers...."
     Two blinked.  "What's a phone number?"
     "You don't need to know."  Sandy brushed the question aside.  "Where's Hayden?
Haydan, whatever he's called this week."  She frowned and her lip curled into a
snarl.  "I want him!"

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

                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 504): JEJUNE of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 389): TOOFLESS of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 509): LEFTISTS BLOW of THE CONFUSED (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 505): STIGMA of ORCCON THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 504): BELISS DON of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 508): BLUE FALCON of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 505): ARSENAL of BLADES OF ICE (Lord Andarus, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 500): SIR INGOMYELIC of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 491): WANDERING STAR of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 490): I SEE SOUNDS of COSMIC FREAK OUT (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 464): OBLIVIOUS of KAMIKAZI (Turtle, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 455): STEVEN SCIMITAR of EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 199): DUCK TAPE of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 442): GEORGE STARK of KING'S KREW (King Ralph, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 390): APPLE of FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 185): A.O. HELL of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 173): FEDIFENSOR of DAMAGE INC. (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 340): HOLLY MACKEREL of FISH MONGERS (Ghoti, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 150): CANNONBALL of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 383): SHOCKING TOAD of NINJAS from BONSUR (Shocking Toad)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 504): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 389): GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 509): THE NUKES (Fusion, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 505): none
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 504): MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 508): ICU (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 505): BLADES OF ICE (Lord Andarus, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 500): SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 491): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 490): COSMIC FREAK OUT (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 464): THE DREAMING (P-Diddy, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 455): EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 199): THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 442): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 390): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 185): PLAGUES (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 173): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 340): SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 150): SPORTS CRIP PLAYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 383): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 504): BELISS DON of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 507): SECOND OMEN of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 490): GOUT GOUT of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 463): MAD MILKSTER of LEGENDARY BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 199): DUCK TAPE of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 184): MICROSOFT of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 172): MACAULIFFE of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 149): CONSTANTINE of AGELESS WONDER (Belyn, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly MORDANT games.  Former top team MANNEQUIN'S BEST was 
unseated this week as HOMICIDAL MANIACS moved up from 5th ranking to take the top 
spot with a 3-2-0 record for the round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always 
around the corner!  Witness how this week HOMICIDAL MANIACS went 3-2-0 to move up 4 
in the rankings.  DESTINY caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as 
she skillfully bested HAYDAN and was awarded 13 points in recognition.  In one of the 
week's more notable duels, GOOEYDUCK put down NUMBER TWO, causing him to lose 1 
points of recognition in the process.  Although CAPTAIN ELOY made a valiant effort, 
it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious JEJUNE.  No confirmation, but my 
sources claim that the top team has gained their position using magical aids.  
Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In MORDANT "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition 
from those below.  BRICK WALL take warning!  You have more than a few enemies in 
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena 
there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed a 
stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
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                  
 JEJUNE 7386                  16   1  4   128       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THINREDONE 5751              15   5  0    98       LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)
-AEGLOS 7468                   9   2  1    91       SWEORDMASTERS (138)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOOEYDUCK 7434               10   2  0    86       LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)
-SWALLOWTAIL 7387             13   9  0    75       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAYDAN 7356                   9  28  1    56       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
 NUMBER TWO 7422               6  21  0    56       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
 DESTINY 7506                  7   7  1    55       SWEORDMASTERS (138)
-CRAP CAT 7524                 3   0  0    51       ARENA FELINES (559)
 OUTLAW INLAW 7424             7  19  0    50       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
 BRICK WALL 7478              13   6  0    46       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THIRD CHARMER 7595            3   0  0    27       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
-HARDWOOD 7513                 3   2  1    26       LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)
-SKEWER 7515                   2   0  0    25       SWEORDMASTERS (138)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SWEETSPOT 7510                1   6  1    23       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
-HELLION 7542                  3   1  1    17       SWEORDMASTERS (138)
-KRAZY KAT 7525                1   0  0    16       ARENA FELINES (559)
-BLACK CAT 7527                1   0  0    15       ARENA FELINES (559)
-TENDER VITTLES 7523           0   2  0     2       ARENA FELINES (559)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SILVERWELL 7585        1  2 0 HOMICIDAL MANIACS 121 SWEETSPOT 7510        502         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Swallowtail -- The latest message from the Brick Wall, and remember, *I* wasn't the
one who said all this stuff.  Er, this comes on a wave of intense admiration, you
understand.  Apparently the Wall LIKES it when you beat the brick dust out of him.
     Beloved and beautiful creature of the air, so unlike my stony nature, I am glad,
in so far as a golem of my type can experience that emotion, that you have at last
found the key to communicating with me.  In a manner of speaking, at least.  Further
and to a greater extent, I am "glad" that you did not, in this instance, damage the
fragile fabric of your wings against my constitutionally, if I may use such a somato-
centric phrase, unyielding surface.  It was with an emotion which may be akin to
"joy" that I was able to impart to you a portion of the skills vested in me at my
     Though you have risen, deservedly, beyond my humble range, I beg that you will
not withhold your gentle presence from me.  Can we not meet more happily if battle is
not involved?  Return to me, sweet Swallowtail, and caress my sterile bricks with
your loveliness.
     And that is the end of the message, or at least that's all I'm going to pass on.
It makes me feel funny. -- Number Two, channeling the Brick Wall

Destiny -- Don't look at ME for sweet words!  If Number Two wasn't as soft as a half-
cooked egg, there wouldn't be any of that sappy stuff around at all.  It's...yeah,
it's out of place in an arena.  Besides, why should I feel mushy about a trouble-
making squirt like you? -- Outlaw Inlaw

Thinredone -- I'm sorry I couldn't give you a better match, but this psychic

channeling stuff exhausts me.  (sigh)  I tried to explain this to the Wall, but it
just doesn't seem to get through.  Of course, I suppose walls don't GET tired. --
Number Two, too tired to try harder

Crap Cat -- Very like a cat.  Yes, it is a very feline thing.  But I am accustomed to
cleaning up after cats.  I am extremely experienced.  You could call me an expert.  I
understand the task fully. -- Haydan
P.S.  Cleaning up after cats leaves me no time to teach skills.  Especially to cats
who can't find the litter box.

Tender Vittles -- (nibbling delicately)  Yes, oh my, you ARE a tender thing!  (taking
bigger bites)  Quite tasty, in fact! -- Third Charmer

Brick Wall -- I can't believe I'm writing a personal to a piece of masonry, and an
ugly one at that, but somebody's got to do it.  It isn't the same for me as it is for
a damned stone in a wall.  I am NOT in my proper place, and my struggles are all to
return to it.  Somewhere in Caer, you see, there's a wall that's unsteady because of
my absence.  I have to go back.  It's my duty. -- Metris Fro, a reluctant Caeran

24 August 2004
                            Invitation to Newbie Managers
                                 by Hammer

     As a Captain of the Vendetta Cartel, Hammer has recently dissolved the Vendetta
Cartel Crimson Ascension Family.  Lady Martilyo and Rook are NO LONGER members of the
Vendetta Cartel.
     The Vendetta Cartel is divided into "Families" under the leadership of Captains;
who have been appointed by the VC God Father known throughout the dueling land as
Master Darque.
     Hammer is now the Captain of the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe and the veteran
manager extends an invitation for prospective membership as a Probate [ONLY 2 Probate
positions are available in the VC Tarantula Tribe at the present time!] to any Newbie
Manager who qualifies under the following conditions:
     1. Newbie Manager MUST have Online Access for Email communications!  [Hammer is
presently living in Qatar and Lieutenants Maximillian and Firehawk are living in
Canada; so Email Communication is a MUST for consideration!]
     2. Newbie Manager MUST have the time and funds to create 2 new stables to be
placed in 2 separate Slow Arenas [the cost of running 1 stable in a Regular Arena!]
to actively participate on a monthly basis with the other 3 T-Tribe members of the
Vendetta Cartel!
     3. Newbie Manager MUST have the DESIRE to be an Active Member of the Vendetta
Cartel as a Tarantula Tribe trainee aka Probate; developing his/her managerial skills
under the mentorship of Hammer and the other VC members; thus proving themselves
worthy to become Vendetta Cartel Lieutenants in the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe!
     The Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe lives by the Feud; thereby prospective
Probates are forewarned that membership guarantees instant Friends and instant
     Any prospective Probates who 1.) seek to improve their managerial
insights/abilities under the counsel of Hammer and other Vendetta Cartel members 2.)
desire to be active members of an Active Alliance that WILL NOT Dissolve in a Few
Months; building lasting friendships while enjoying Feuding with Common Enemies 3.)
who enjoy sending their gladiators to Tournaments and would strive to see their
manager name listed among the TV and TC winners in the Mailer Tourney Newsletters as
a member of the Vendetta Cartel MUST DO THE FOLLOWING:
     Send an Email to HammerDM@fastermail.com to introduce yourself and provide
Hammer with a short Bio of your managerial successes/failures and favorite/least
favorite fighting styles; with a listing of your active stable/stables for Hammer to
verify in the online newsletters.
     Hammer will choose the 2 prospective Probates for membership in the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe on the basis of who he decides will be most suited [to
Hammer's purposes as the T-Tribe Captain!] from among those responding to this All
Arena Ad on a first response/first acceptance or rejection basis!
     -- Hammer; Vendetta Cartel Captain/WordSmith and WeaponSmith of the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe

20 September 2004
Azereth has returned!  I am the manager for Scarlet Blades in DM 25.  I was a member
of the Crimson Alliance and the Crimson Brotherhood (which was composed of former CA
members).  I've been out of the game for many (at least 5) years.  I would like to
hear from anyone who remembers me, as well as any Alliance that is seeking to add
experienced managers to their roster.  Contact me at:
     Anthony Wells
     600 W. Shore Dr.
     Stanton, MI  48888
or by personal ads in DM 25.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JEJUNE devastated CAPTAIN ELOY in a action packed 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
THINREDONE viciously subdued CHARK FORKBEARD in a 1 minute veteran's match.
GOOEYDUCK devastated NUMBER TWO in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
DESTINY subdued HAYDAN in a 2 minute competition.
OUTLAW INLAW bested BLACK DEVIN in a popular 1 minute duel.
BRICK WALL slimly won victory over CAERAN SLAVE in a 8 minute match.
THIRD CHARMER vanquished GESHI SCRIVENER in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    35 -  11 -  5      76  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   6 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   7 -  2      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  16 -  2      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -  15 -  1      46  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  14 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   6 -  0      33  |

Turn 505 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         1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         3  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   JEJUNE 7386                16   1  4  128 MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
SLASHING ATTACK  THINREDONE 5751            15   5  0   98 LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)
TOTAL PARRY      BRICK WALL 7478            13   6  0   46 HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is THINREDONE 5751.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was THINREDONE 5751.  The ten other most popular fighters were JEJUNE 7386, DESTINY 
7422, BRICK WALL 7478,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was BRICK WALL 7478.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were NUMBER TWO 7422, HAYDAN 7356, THIRD CHARMER 7595, GOOEYDUCK 7434, 
OUTLAW INLAW 7424, DESTINY 7506, JEJUNE 7386, THINREDONE 5751,  0, and  0.