Date   : 04/26/2004    Duedate: 05/08/2004


DM-2    TURN-380

This Weeks Top Honors


(2-5103) [24-4-0,126]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TOOFLESS                       POSITION IS EMPTY
(2-5103) [24-4-0,126]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ANALIRA                        BILLY
THE GOLDEN FISH (147)          BIG COUNTRY (593)
(2-5087) [15-22-1,84]          (2-5153) [10-5-0,103]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. RESURRECTION (570)          23
2. BIG COUNTRY (593)           14      GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)
3. GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)    11      Unchartered Team
4. THE GOLDEN FISH (147)       11
5. INTIMATE APPAREL (591)       0       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*DARK ANGELS (605)          5   1  0 83.3   1/ 1 GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)  6  1 0
 2/ 2 GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)  55  19  0 74.3   2/ 2 RESURRECTION (570)        6  3 0
 3/ 3 BIG COUNTRY (593)         82  71  5 53.6   3/ 3 BIG COUNTRY (593)         5  8 2
 4/ 4 RESURRECTION (570)       191 184 17 50.9   4/ 4 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)     5 10 0
 5- 5 INTIMATE APPAREL (591)    13  14  0 48.1   5- 7 INTIMATE APPAREL (591)    2  3 0
 6/ 6 KNOT WHOLE (443)          13  18  2 41.9   6- 5*DARK ANGELS (605)         1  0 0
 7/ 7 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)    319 515  9 38.2   7/ 6 KNOT WHOLE (443)          1  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[ Out of the Past #6 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +
                                   Delarquan Edition


     Ka D'Argo looked at his crew of "explorers" and shrugged.  They were a motley
bunch, drawn from several teams, managers, and arenas, people he'd found passing
through Valamantis on their way from one place to another.  Mostly from the arenas
where they were fighting--most of them were still in Basic--to some holiday spot for
a week's recreation.  Most people assumed that gladiators always stayed home,
practicing relentlessly, but that was the way to dull your edge, not improve it.  He
glanced at Arenamistress Sitalva, but she shook her head slightly.  It was his show,
     He took a breath and began.  "You see the towers of Old Valamantis, raised by
blood sorcery."
     Everyone turned to look.
     Smeds of The Black Company, Mordant, sniffed dismissively.  "Second class
stonework," he declared.  The Dwarf's gesture took in needle-thin towers webbed
together with bridges like dreams.  "Not really stonework at all; that's built with
magic.  Was built with magic in the beginning."
     "Stupid," agreed Shamu (The Watchmen, Cliffhome).  The two Dwarves nodded at
each other.  "Unreliable.  Not like good honest stones that stay up whether you're
paying attention to them or not."
     Goblin (The Taken, Kaltos) frowned at the no-longer-ruined city.  "You mean
somebody's got to pay attention to that all the time, or it falls down?" he asked in
a voice like gravel grinding together.
     "Not EXACTLY," murmured Lavender Lance (Colour Guards, Illis).  Quickly, before
the two Dwarves could protest, she added, "In principle, yes, quite possibly.  But
nothing is EVER that simple.  What I've heard--I'm no mage, but there's always talk
of magic on Illis, you understand--is that a spell can be put into a THING, like,
well...like the sound is in a bell, maybe.  Or like the light is in a candle.  Under
the right circumstances, it comes out without anybody having to think about it right
THEN, and it keeps on existing as long as the circumstances last.  I suppose I'm
explaining that very BADLY, but--"
     "But we follow it well enough," Sputter (Joka Masher, Dwes Eg, Lord Protector)
finished.  "So there might be a THING that we could break and the towers would fall
down, hmm?"
     "Bringing the towers down again might be a good thing," Ka D'Argos interjected,
"but it won't solve the problem here, even if we could find the right spell-holders
to destroy.  That won't get rid of the people."
     "Zombies," Groblin growled contemptuously.
     "Not entirely," Sitalva said.  "We haven't gone into the old city, but we've
watched it closely, and there are some people who don't appear to be undead."
     "How can you tell?" Smeds demanded.  "Just because somebody's not falling apart
doesn't mean he isn't a NEW zombie."
     "There are live and potent Folstrom wizards in the old city," a new voice said.
The pleasant tenor seemed to come out of empty air but was quickly followed by a man
in a dark blue robe spangled with silver stars, his hair bound back from his youthful
face by a silver band.  He bowed slightly.  "Tensekai," he introduced himself, "known 
here as the Silver Mage.  Bringing down the towers without first destroying the
Folstrom would be futile, a waste of energy.  And not easy, either, as the spells
that uphold the towers are well guarded.  The important thing is that this situation,
unnatural and abominable as it is, gives us a chance to undo a great error out of the
past.  We can destroy the Folstrom this time, rather than merely driving them off."
     "Correct me if I'm wrong," Lavender Lance murmured, batting her eyelashes at the
mage, "but I HAVE read a little history.  I thought the Folstrom weren't destroyed
because it wasn't possible?  They were too strong for the Forces of Good to bring
them down completely."
     Tensekai nodded unhappily.  "That's true.  But we've had three millennia to
study further.  We have new arts and new allies to bring to the battle this time."
     "And what might the Folstrom have learned in three thousand years?" Ka D'Argos

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

 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 494): SMEDS of THE BLACK COMPANY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 379): TOOFLESS of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 498): FANDRAL of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 495): HUSBAND of DIFFERENT HATS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 494): FRIED TWINKIE of MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 497): MEDUSA of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 495): HOOSIER DADDY of FLOWER CHILDREN (Ebenezer Frothingslosh)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 490): VAPID VANNA of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 481): DALLAS of SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 480): GLIMMOR of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 454): KATHLEEN of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 445): NUTCRACKER of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 193): TAMMY FAYE of WITLESS WONDERS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 431): YANKEE DAN of CLOWNING AROUND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 380): APPLE of FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 180): MERGEN of THE BLACK COMPANY (Woelfe, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 168): MACAULIFFE of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 330): AKLAR of MITHRAL HALO (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 145): 2 PHAT of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 373): MAHI MAHI of BIG MEAN FISH from TALCAMA (Big Wave Dave)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 494): KING'S TEN (?, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 379): GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 498): THE NUKES (Fusion, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 495): CLASSIC BLUES (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 494): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 497): BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 495): FLOWER CHILDREN (Ebenezer Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 490): THOROUGHBREDS (DRF, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 481): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 480): COSMIC FREAK OUT (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 454): THE FALLEN (Azrael, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 445): JINDA-BAN (Zin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 193): CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 431): none
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 380): FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 180): PLAGUES (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 168): COLOUR GUARDS (Captain Crayola, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 330): MITHRAL HALO (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 145): X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 498): FANDRAL of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
              (turn 497): WHIP SCORPION of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 494): CHASM OF IGNORANCE of UTOPIA RELIGIOSO (Neon Necromancer)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 495): HOOSIER DADDY of FLOWER CHILDREN (Ebenezer Frothingslosh)
                           JERICO of MORGAN'S BOYS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 481): DALLAS of SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 480): GLIMMOR of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
               (turn 479): KITTY CHOWDER of CARNAGE CANARIES (C. Canary, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 445): NUTCRACKER of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
                  (turn 444): HARI CANE of JINDA-BAN (Zin, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 330): AKLAR of MITHRAL HALO (Barnabas, mgr.)
                   (turn 329): DAWNRACER of MITHRAL HALO (Barnabas, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
NIANIA.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  
RESURRECTION is no joke as it posted a 4-0-0 week advancing from 2nd place to 2nd 
place.  Hey everybody, watch out for CHYLEYA, who flew up 11 points in the rankings 
after mashing BRUTUS like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  Ya know, some days it 
doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  BRUTUS was subdued by CHYLEYA and drops 6 
points.  The most challenged warrior this week was TOOFLESS.  If this keeps up, our 
Duelmaster's going to need more avoids!  BILLY got through to the Duelmaster this 
turn.  No doubt he was more than anxious to kick TOOFLESS' tail out of the throne!  
Well, everybody's pal TOOFLESS moved its record to 24-4-0 by defeating BILLY in the 
Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 8 recognition points.  An apple a day keeps the 
doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the NIANIA arena.  Did you 
hear that RESURRECTION was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal 
hygiene of RESURRECTION's warriors, I'm not surprised!  And you guys like to boo me?  
Well, unsling your rasberries, cause BIG COUNTRY beats feet every time RESURRECTION 
smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Remember:  alliances are great, 
but try and take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in NIANIA have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Okay, so I may not be the 
world's best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Hasta la 
bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOOFLESS 5103                24   4  0   126       GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BETTY 5107                   13   6  2   121       BIG COUNTRY (593)
 ONE BROW 5101                14   2  0   119       GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)
 BILLY 5153                   10   5  0   103       BIG COUNTRY (593)
 TOLDERST 5159                14   3  0    96       RESURRECTION (570)
 JARCK 5132                   15   8  0    92       RESURRECTION (570)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SORRY JUNK 5161               9   6  1    86       BIG COUNTRY (593)
 ANALIRA 5087                 15  22  1    84       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
 ABALONEA 5032                11  37  0    71       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
 YELLOW PIKE 5031             10  38  1    71       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WONDER BRA 5025               8   4  0    66       INTIMATE APPAREL (591)
-FORMIDABLE 5177               4   2  2    64       KNOT WHOLE (443)
 NELLISTHA 5156               12  11  1    63       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
 LUBAYA 5126                  13  15  0    60       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
-DESPAIR 5170                  5   1  0    59       DARK ANGELS (605)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHYLEYA 5225                  4   2  0    33       RESURRECTION (570)
-SKID MARK 5116                5   0  0    32       INTIMATE APPAREL (591)
 PROWESS 5155                  5  11  0    30       KNOT WHOLE (443)
 XENOTH CLY 5266               3   1  0    25       RESURRECTION (570)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRUTUS 5248                   3   2  0    17       BIG COUNTRY (593)
-QUEMBY 5265                   1   1  0    15       RESURRECTION (570)
-BWA HA 3650                   1   2  0     7       KNOT WHOLE (443)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
J.J. 5247              2  4 2 BIG COUNTRY 593       ARENAMISTRESS VORA 23 380 NONE    
FIERCE ONE-EYE 5104   16 10 0 GLORY BOUND TROLL 599 SORRY JUNK 5161       378         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Toofless -- Bad one huh?  I broke both my weapons on you.  Damn.  I am coming for you 
again.  I hit hard also.  But I just hate to lose.  But you do put up a good fight.  
But will you please graduate. -- Billy

Abalonea -- Deal!  You have a deal.  It will be my first in many ways.  You got me 
all flustered. -- Sorry Junk

Nellistha -- Great fight.  I knew I would lose this fight.  But my manager had to 
make me fight you.  My manager sure is a big wacko, but don't tell him I said it. -- 

All -- J.J. is no longer.  He is out of here. -- Wally 

Shocking Toad -- Would you clear something up.  You say there is scum at the top and 
tell me to rock on in my bloodfeud, then you block it from me by challenging me.  
What's up with that? -- Wally

Just wondering?  Cause I'm really confused here.  I am on my own.  Now you can get 
the so-called scum yourself.  Cause I'm out of reach. -- Sorry Junk

Glory Boundtrolls -- I like to say that I'm sorry abourt your boy Fierce One-Eye.  I 
didn't really mean for him to die.  My manager said you will probably be really mad, 
and try to kill me.  So I await your first bloodfeud. -- Sorry Junk

Analira -- Sorry about your lust.  Really I am.  I want to get at Jarck again.  This 
time I want to make her number three.  I will buy you a drink one day.  Best of luck, 
ole gal. -- Betty

Convicted Thief -- U sissy.  Ha ha.  Me kill U, and eye liked it.  Woo nex!  Damn I 
hit too hard, butt eye hate awe.  No hert at awe. -- J.J.

Prowless -- Member me?  Me coming 4 U dis time.  U hurt me.  No wa y me too let U git 
away four tat.  I not likem too lose.  Me sore loser. -- J.J.

Wonder Bra and Skidmark -- Welcome back.  Really good to see you back. -- Wally the 
Wacko (Big Country)

Brutus -- My, you're a tall one, aren't you?  And bold!  In fact, if you don't have 
hidden tourney fights, I'd call you flat-out reckless. -- Nellistha

One Brow -- And does that bring you glory?  I mean, from your team name, I'd expect 
that to be a goal, but... "Best Scowl"? -- Yellow Pike

(sigh)  And even if somebody killed that Assassin, there'd be another one. -- 

Wow, I'm almost impressed with myself for stopping the Khalhums Dwarf.  It must be my 
height. -- Analira

Chyleya -- Neat name. -- Lubaya

Prowess -- I wish! -- Nellistha

27 March 2004
     This notice is to inform the DM world that CHAOS INC. has added CHEETO to its
ranks.  He joins APEX, FLAGG, MATRIX, ASSAMITE, and RUDE BUDDHA as the 6th member.
May your chaotic wings spread disaster and CHAOS for all your days!  Welcome CHEETO!!

27 March 2004
     Has anyone seen it in print that the "Goat" is leaving the "Cartel"?  There were
some diplos to the effect of a special branch of the Cartel being formed, like secret
societies, governmental agencies and alliances certain agendas are developed.  To
obtain the desired effect of any agenda only key personnel can be used.  The "Goat"
is "Cartel" so until you see it with me announcing that I am not Cartel, remember,
"The Agenda of the Core is for you to fight for."  I hope this stops the confusion.
-- Goat

8 April 2004
CLICK (KLK) -- Remember, you asked for it.  Chaos is coming....

14 April 2004
CHAOS Inc. proudly announces our newest member, Silver Stroke.  He becomes the
seventh brother of Chaos.  We shall indeed be better for his joining.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

J.J. was butchered by ARENAMISTRESS VORA in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BILLY was outwaited by TOOFLESS in a 7 minute veteran's Challenge Title duel.
SORRY JUNK was outlasted by TOLDERST in a 11 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
BETTY devastated ANALIRA in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
ONE BROW overpowered ABALONEA in a 3 minute mismatched match.
JARCK viciously subdued YELLOW PIKE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute veteran's duel.
NELLISTHA slimly lost to KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute veteran's competition.
PROWESS was vanquished by LUBAYA in a 3 minute uneven duel.
CHYLEYA vanquished BRUTUS in a 2 minute gruesome uneven fight.
XENOTH CLY overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         TOTAL PARRY       23 -  12 -  0      66  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  13 -  3      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         WALL OF STEEL     23 -  17 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   7 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  10 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  11 -  1      21  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   8 -  0      20  |

Turn 380 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-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      TOOFLESS 5103              24   4  0  126 GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)
LUNGING ATTACK   BETTY 5107                 13   6  2  121 BIG COUNTRY (593)
WALL OF STEEL    ONE BROW 5101              14   2  0  119 GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  BILLY 5153                 10   5  0  103 BIG COUNTRY (593)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ANALIRA 5087.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BILLY 5153.  The ten other most popular fighters were NELLISTHA 5156, ONE BROW 
5101, ABALONEA 5032, JARCK 5132, LUBAYA 5126, SORRY JUNK 5161, CHYLEYA 5225, BETTY 
5107, XENOTH CLY 5266, and J.J. 5247.

The least popular fighter this week was TOLDERST 5159.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BRUTUS 5248, PROWESS 5155, YELLOW PIKE 5031, ANALIRA 5087, TOOFLESS 
5103, J.J. 5247, XENOTH CLY 5266, BETTY 5107, CHYLEYA 5225, and SORRY JUNK 5161.