Date   : 01/18/2010    Duedate: 01/30/2010


DM-1    TURN-641

This Weeks Top Honors


(1-8379) [16-3-3,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BALL PEIN                      IOSIO
(1-8379) [16-3-3,114]          (1-7834) [5-1-0,49]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

(1-7859) [11-9-0,83]           (1-7859) [11-9-0,83]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)     40
2. MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)      25      SWEORDMASTERS (138)
3. PHILANTHROPISTS (584)        4      Unchartered Team
4. FAMILY HORDE (616)           0
5. LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)       -5      PHILANTHROPISTS (584)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*PHILANTHROPISTS (584)      5   2  0 71.4   1/ 1 HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)   5 10 0
 2/ 2 SWEORDMASTERS (138)      584 522 64 52.8   2/ 2 LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)     4  1 0
 3/ 3 LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)    465 442 57 51.3   3/ 5 MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)    4  5 1
 4/ 5 MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)   328 329 56 49.9   4/ 3 SWEORDMASTERS (138)       3  2 2
 5- 7*FAMILY HORDE (616)         4   6  0 40.0   5/ 6*PHILANTHROPISTS (584)     2  0 0
 6/ 4*DREAD EMPIRE (617)         2   3  0 40.0   6/ 4*DREAD EMPIRE (617)        2  1 0
 7/ 8 HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)  474 716 13 39.8   7- 8*FAMILY HORDE (616)        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[ Report from the Tourney #1 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Larkin here, with a report from the Winter Tourney.  Okay, maybe this isn't
Atlantis, but it's somewhere warm, and if that isn't a beach, at least it's sand,
and, as advertised, there are drinks with umbrellas in them.  And young women with a
lot of suntan showing.  By the time you read this, the tourney will be over, but
while I'm writing it, the tourney is NOT over.  And a lot of you guys reading this
won't have been able to go, anyway.
     I'm interviewing Zalgor Prigg, one of the managers participating in the Old
Valamantis Bloodgames, and let me tell you, Old Valamantis is not a place you want to
hang around if you don't have to.  It's rotten with magic, to begin with--Folstrom
magic, the blackest there is--and then it's got all this blood and violence on top of
it, and it makes for a dark and scary venue.  Anything might rise out of the ruins
around the arena, summoned by the blood and the curses of the managers.
     "Mr. Prigg, could you tell us why you--"
     "It was the play on words," the manager said, overriding the question.  "I
couldn't resist--the chance to call a Bloodgames team Phoenix, you know, the 'rising
from the ashes of death' business.  Of course, then I had to change it to Phonetix,
but that's okay, keep people guessing."
     "I've heard the Commission mages talking about that name, sir, and they seem
alarmed.  One of them said the name was practically a spell in itself, used here."
     "I heard.  That's why I had to change it."
     "Have you considered what might actually rise from the ashes and blood here as a
     "Well, no, but that isn't my business, you know.  I manage gladiators.  Let the
mages worry about what pops in from some other dimension.  Besides, what if nothing
     "But, sir, there have already been reports of zombie rats and tentacled monsters
lurking in the backs of the locker rooms!  And someone is bound to consider that you
have a partial responsibility--"
     "No," Prigg said, "I have no responsibility for that kind of thing.  I'm no
magician, I haven't been reading forbidden tomes...."  He paused, looking thoughtful.
"Maybe it was TigToad with his Obscure Lore...."
     "I don't believe there's a team of that name in this Bloodgames--"
     "No, not here.  Earlier, in Veastian.  He could have been, hmm, preparing for
this, opening contacts if not gates, stuff like that.  Has anybody seen any Dark
Toads around?"
     "Not until they've had six drinks with umbrellas in them.  Tell me, sir, have
you given any thought to the moral implications of the Bloodgames?"
     "What moral implications?" the manager asked.  "This isn't about morals, it's
about survival.  And the way to survive on the sands is to kill your opponents every
chance you get!"
     "Yes, but--"
     "There's a reason they don't hold these contests up in Andoria," the manager
said sternly.  "Good people in their ways, the Andorians, but they just aren't cut
out for this kind of grim business."  He paused to listen to the roar of the crowds
jamming the ancient arena.  Checked the marquee where slaves dangled from ropes and
updated the records of participants.  Nodded, grimly satisfied.  "Another death.
That's good--can't have too many survivors, or it cheapens the victory at the end."
     "But the death toll--"
     "Bah!  Don't get the idea that these gladiators are the flower of Alastarian
youth.  The ones who enter the Bloodgames are the men with no hope.  We offer them a
future they could never have dreamed of, but they have to work for it, sweat for it,
bleed for it, and sometimes die for it.  The survivors..." he bared his teeth in a
grin that would not have looked out of place on a wolf, "they owe us EVERYTHING, and
they'll do anything to repay us."
     "And besides," Zalgor Prigg went on, "if you really want to take up the moral
question, go talk to the Grey Wand.  She's the one set this up, after all."
     "I don't see the point, frankly.  She's got plenty of Lord Protectors, and they
have longer training, skills polished and honed to a--"
     "The Bloodgames victors, they're Her enforcers," Prigg said.  "No polish, sure,
but when a dirty job needs doing, one of these guys will do it, and no questions

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

 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 640): BALL PEIN of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 523): GOLDINA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 646): HELIAS SOL of ASTRAL KIN (Kid Arcane, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 617): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 641): CREDIT CARD of BLOOD SUCKERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 636): ACOLYTE 1 of GOLDEN DAWN (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 645): SALTILLA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 629): CHAGAN of VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 631): GRUMPY GHOUL of THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 630): SARALEE JO of SWORD OPERA (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 602): GRACIE NICOLE of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 594): ZIG of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 268): XYOKOR YAHL of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 578): ALMOST PRETTY of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 529): CARGO of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 253): MATEEN of SAI'FULLAH (?, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 243): GISBORNE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 476): SAND STORM of DISASTERS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 219): BAYLY of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 522): GATEWAY of ATTACK OF THE CLONES (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 640): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 523): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 646): IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 617): TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 641): BLOOD SUCKERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 636): THE DIRECTORS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 645): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 628): Bacon Makin' (?, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 631): THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 630): BEN'S BAZAAR (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 602): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 594): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 578): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 529): RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 253): STREET-SOLDIERS (Darkface, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 243): WHAT'S IN A NAME (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 476): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 219): KIWI CONNECTION 7 (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 522) 0729205R et al (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 646): HELIAS SOL of ASTRAL KIN (Kid Arcane, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 644): BLUEBURN of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 601): EVA MENDEZ of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 267): WHAKAPAPA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 577): DACIMOUSEL of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
                           LAZY LOOKOUT of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 528): GOB of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 475): SALTY DOG of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 218): EAGLE KEYS of ANCIENT KNIGHTS (?, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in MORDANT this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  And let's see, FENDER BENDER fought CRATER FACE 
and gained 20 points and contributed to HOMICIDAL MANIACS' 3-2-0.  CRATER FACE has 
lost to FENDER BENDER, falling 12 points, while helping make LAB EXPERIMENTS a 1-1-0 
turn.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and BALL PEIN remains 
MORDANT's top warrior for another turn.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard 
from unimpeachable sources that Conan's Place uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about 
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  Well, sports fans, take notice that CHINA BULL from HOMICIDAL 
MANIACS was MORDANT's most challenged warrior this turn.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  SWEORDMASTERS made what looks to be 
a tough decision this turn, as they sent NAILING, with a record of 13-4-2, to NAILING 
death.  Farewell, his.  This is not good to see.  Why pray tell has NAILING been sent 
to the Dark Arena by SWEORDMASTERS?  And why with a 13-4-2 record??  HOMICIDAL 
MANIACS has lost ROOKIE MANAGER to the arena in the sky, but they don't seem to be 
worried.  What do you expect from 15-33-1?  Seriously now, is it really honorable for 
chance to bloodfeud?  Mmmm, could be.  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, 
he has nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Always good to rest in MORDANT, but never good to wear out my 
welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in MORDANT again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALL PEIN 8379               16   3  3   114       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HONEST JILES 7576            12   2  0   115       LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FENDER BENDER 7859           11   9  0    83       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
 CRATER FACE 8340             13   2  0    67       LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHINA BULL 7873              10   9  0    63       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IOSIO 7834                    5   1  0    49       PHILANTHROPISTS (584)
-WAELGAEST 8422                3   0  0    42       SWEORDMASTERS (138)
 RANDOM MANIAC 7800            6  19  1    38       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CKYNST OAF 8444               4   5  0    28       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
 TOURNETTIE 8464               2   0  0    28       LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SCARLET SMILE 8362            2   0  1    23       LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)
-ERIC SAMUELS 8389             2   4  0    20       FAMILY HORDE (616)
 OVER INNSMOUTH 8434           2   3  0    19       DREAD EMPIRE (617)
-MCLOVIN 8397                  3   1  0    14       LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)
 TEARDROP 8478                 1   0  0    13       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
-GALAGOM 7832                  0   1  0    13       PHILANTHROPISTS (584)
-ALICE SAMUELS 8385            2   2  0     8       FAMILY HORDE (616)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ROOKIE MANAGER 7639    15 33 1 HOMICIDAL MANIAC 121 BALL PEIN 8379        641   
931513171611 8477       0  1 0 MANNEQUIN'S BEST 537 MOUNTAIN TROLL        641  NONE

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
NAILING 8305           13  5 2 SWEORDMASTERS 138    UNDEAD WARRIOR        641  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ball Pein -- Hitting me with your damned hammer is not an explanation!  How can I
learn if you don't tell me? -- Rookie Manager
P.S.  An attack skill is good, but it doesn't explain the relative value of war and
ball peen hammers.

Crater Face -- You've got as many dents there as the fenders of my carriage do.  Good
thing you're a golem, you probably couldn't get a date. -- Fender Bender
P.S.  Or a fig, either.

     There's always kiwi fruits.

Darned if I know who told Silisa the Snake that I would take her to dinner and
dancing!  If I ever find out who that was, he is going to be so sorry, you can't
imagine.  As it is, I'm going to need days to recover from the experience with
Silisa.  Damned Venomous Concubines.... -- China Bull

Iosio -- Huh, I don't think a golem understands a single thing about philanthropy.
In fact, you're probably a closet misanthrope, just because you aren't an anthrope at
all. -- Random Maniac
P.S.  Which is okay, I don't like anthropes much, myself.  But I like golems even
less, and if you will just step into this alley over here behind the arena, I'd be
glad to show you exactly what I mean.

Over Insmouth -- I'm not sure exactly what the Clumsy Oaf said, but it seems to have
been something along the lines of putting duck tape over the aforesaid mouth.  I have
no clue what he meant by that, I didn't know ducks came with tape. -- Fender Bender,
speaking for the Ckynst Oaf

Tournettie -- Okay for YOU!  Just because you're a gladiator doesn't mean you can
stiff me for my proper fees.  If you won't pay me to write your darned personals,
then I won't submit 'em, so there! -- Geshi Scrivener
P.S.  And just WAIT till you see all the things I'm going to sign your name to.

China Bull -- You are pathetic, but I can probably make something of you.  Come
closer, let me show you a wonderful potion that will make a whole new man of you....
-- Silisa the Snake

Mannequin -- Surely you can do better than these... these number-soups you sent to
the Dark Arena!  It's embarrassing just to look at them. -- Spymaster Morlak

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NAILING was butchered by UNDEAD WARRIOR in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
931513171611 was dispatched by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
BALL PEIN murdered ROOKIE MANAGER in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
CRATER FACE was viciously subdued by FENDER BENDER in a 3 minute gory contest.
CHINA BULL overpowered BLACK DEVIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
RANDOM MANIAC was defeated by IOSIO in a 1 minute brutal struggle.
OVER INNSMOUTH slimly lost to CKYNST OAF in a 2 minute gory competition.
TOURNETTIE handily defeated SLEN SNOTNOSE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
TEARDROP vanquished GRALL THE DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -   7 -  3      68  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  24 -  2      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW         7 -  14 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  10 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 641 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         4  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   BALL PEIN 8379             16   3  3  114 MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
AIMED BLOW       FENDER BENDER 7859         11   9  0   83 HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
TOTAL PARRY      CRATER FACE 8340           13   2  0   67 LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)
SLASHING ATTACK  IOSIO 7834                  5   1  0   49 PHILANTHROPISTS (584)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FENDER BENDER 7859.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was 931513171611 8477.  The ten other most popular fighters were FENDER BENDER 
8305, BALL PEIN 8379, TOURNETTIE 8464, TEARDROP 8478, and ROOKIE MANAGER 7639.

The least popular fighter this week was RANDOM MANIAC 7800.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were CRATER FACE 8340, ROOKIE MANAGER 7639, TEARDROP 8478, 
IOSIO 7834, and CHINA BULL 7873.