Date   : 04/09/2007    Duedate: 04/21/2007


DM-2    TURN-451

This Weeks Top Honors


(2-5421) [11-4-1,85]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LARSEN E                       HAND OF HELL
THE GOLDEN FISH (147)          TEAM HAVOK (645)
(2-5421) [11-4-1,85]           (2-5456) [2-0-1,27]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LARSEN E                       LARSEN E
THE GOLDEN FISH (147)          THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
(2-5421) [11-4-1,85]           (2-5421) [11-4-1,85]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TEAM HAVOK (645)            38
2. SWEETS (643)                 0      OUT THE WINDOW (630)
3. OUT THE WINDOW (630)         0      Unchartered Team
4. THE GOLDEN FISH (147)       -2
                                       TEAM HAVOK (645)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*TEAM HAVOK (645)          10   0  1  100   1/ 2*TEAM HAVOK (645)         10  0 1
 2/ 2 OUT THE WINDOW (630)      11   5  0 68.8   2/ 1 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)     9  6 0
 3/ 3 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)    521 662 16 44.0   3/ 3 OUT THE WINDOW (630)      2  1 0
 4- 5*SWEETS (643)               1   4  0 20.0   4- 5*SWEETS (643)              0  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

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     "It's infamous!"  Ardane, spy reporter for Andorak, scowled and drew back his
arm to throw his goblet through the window at the crowd outside.  Then paused to
drain the contents before resuming the about-to-throw-it position.
     "Now, now, it isn't THAT bad."  Desiree of Darkholm, always the voice of sweet
reason at these meetings, laid a hand on his, smiled, and guided the goblet back to
the table.  "It's just a little mistake, you know."
     "Ha!"  Debby Tonte of Free Blades stabbed viciously into her drink with an
umbrella.  "That's easy for YOU to say.  The Delarquans aren't complaining."
     "Of course not."  Galen of Talahya looked faintly envious as she pulled a chunk
of pineapple out of her glass and began to nibble it.  "That's because the Delarquans
are THE Masters of Kung-Fu."
     "You think some managers are complaining," Olaf Modeen said, "you should hear
what the GLADIATORS are saying.  All these rumors about the Aimed Blows having
'special enhancements'..." he shook his head.  "I know it isn't true, you know it
isn't true, the top managers know it isn't true--"
     "Of course it isn't true!"  Ketchum, spy reporter for Crysalis, matched scowls
with Ardane and said, "If ANY one style was going to get a special enhancement, it
should be--"
     "Not now, Ketch," Olaf said.  "Nobody gets, nobody has gotten, nobody WILL get,
special enhancements.  That's always been the rule, and we all know how the Greywand
hates changes.  The real problem--"
     "Try telling that to some of the managers," Debby muttered, peering into her
glass for more fruit.  "They don't want to hear it.  Every time I turn around, some
manager is claiming that someone got a special change and, you know, HE didn't and
it's all unfair."
     "The REAL problem," Olaf said firmly, over-riding her voice, "is explaining to
all the second-rate Aimed Blows why they haven't received any of these 'special
enhancements' they keep hearing about."
     "There aren't any special enhancements," Ardane growled.  "None.  Just managers
who noticed that the Kung-Fu Master is a lot more dangerous than anyone expected, and
have put YEARS into the study of Kung-Fu and learned how to really USE it for their
own gladiators."
     "Saved a lot on weapons, too," Ketchum murmured.
     "But people keep complaining," Debby Tonte said.  She fished one last piece of
fruit out of her glass and stared at it dubiously.
     "There WERE no special enhancements," Olaf said.  "There ARE no special
enhancements.  There WILL BE no special enhancements.  It's all a matter of deep
study and skilled management."
     "Like anyone's going to believe that!"
     "They have no choice," Ketchum said.  "If no 'special enhancements' were given
out, then none can be taken back.  It is the way it is.  What's the point in
complaining because the sun rises in the east?"

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Geroge Krag, orcish Master of Kung Fu.  I'd like to say something printable
about him, he's an orc, for one thing, and he beat me, for another, but I don't think
that's a workable plan.  But I'm really glad he didn't get made Duel2Dude.  Gods, an
orc?  Horrid thought.

                                      Larsen E

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly NIANIA games.  Former top team THE GOLDEN FISH was 
unseated this week as TEAM HAVOK moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with 
a 5-0-1 record for the round.  KORONEDUS caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as he skillfully bested FRATSFA SLAVE and was awarded 9 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, THE USEROUS MERCHANT put down 
SASHINDA, causing her to lose 6 points of recognition in the process.  Although 4 
BRIDGES made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious 
LARSEN E.  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, 
the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  NIANIA, city of gladiators!  
Mighty among the names of thy guilds is THE GOLDEN FISH, a guild shunned and avoided 
by many in the weekly duels.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it 
was that spent the better part of last week avoiding THE GOLDEN FISH.  Indeed it was 
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  The warrior's path is harsh.  For mediocrity there 
is but one reward--death.  This past week FINDELLIS, at 7-5-1, departed NIANIA 
forever.  I must report the passing of VERELESSE, veteran of many duels.  5-4-1 final 
record Hers was not illustrious--but death plays no favorites.  Dark alleys may hide 
both secrets and assassins.  In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  
Keep vigil always!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in NIANIA.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  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 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                  
 LARSEN E 5421                11   4  1    85       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 4 BRIDGES 5347                5   3  0    69       OUT THE WINDOW (630)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORONEDUS 5430                6   4  0    50       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
 SASHINDA 5434                 6   2  0    42       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAND OF HELL 5456             2   0  1    27       TEAM HAVOK (645)
 SPIRITUAL PAIN 5458           2   0  0    26       TEAM HAVOK (645)
-SWITZER'S 5350                3   1  0    24       OUT THE WINDOW (630)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VENDETTA 5455                 2   0  0    22       TEAM HAVOK (645)
 FATAL ANGEL 5457              2   0  0    21       TEAM HAVOK (645)
 IRON GYPSY 5454               2   0  0    20       TEAM HAVOK (645)
-MISSISSIPPI 5349              1   0  0    15       OUT THE WINDOW (630)
-EJ DOME 5351                  1   0  0    13       OUT THE WINDOW (630)
-ORANGE CONE 5348              1   1  0     8       OUT THE WINDOW (630)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CONVICTED THIEF 1      0  1 0   1                   HAND OF HELL 5456     451 NONE    
FINDELLIS 5427         7  5 1 THE GOLDEN FISH 147   CAPTURED ORC 8        451 NONE    
VERELESSE 5432         5  4 1 THE GOLDEN FISH 147   CAPTURED ORC 8        451 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

4 Bridges -- I find you so confusing.  Which way should I go? -- Findellis

I would not be an Ambitious Guard for any reward you could offer me. -- Sashinda

They tell me the Ambitious Guard gets paid well for his efforts in the arena, and I
say, Gods, I hope so!  I do believe the man comes out in magical hobbles! --

Somebody should tell the Captured Orc about pacing, and not leading with his face.
Maybe the Kung-Fu Master, since he's an orc, too. -- Koronedus

Spiritual Pain -- Ah, that is what I feel when I see that the people who have the
money are unworthy of it.  Therefore, I do my poor best to take it away from them,
using the skills I have. -- Tarash Tarindanall, Equalizing Scribe

Fatal Angel -- Whew!  I'm glad you didn't live up to your name. -- Zag the Dip
P.S.  But I have to live up to mine, or I don't eat.

Hand of Hell -- I see that you ARE one of those unworthily wealthy fiends. -- Tarash
Tarindanall, Equalizing Scribe

Vendetta -- We Thieves understand that concept, but that doesn't stop us from plying
our trade, you know. -- Trasti Ironfingers

Iron Gypsy -- Is there no charity in your soul? -- Ressero, Beggar in Good Standing

Kornonedus -- You laugh now, slimy swamp-dweller, but you will not laugh for long! --
Doland Sork, Captured Orc about to escape from bondage

Verelesse -- You are cruel and hard-hearted, but if you should happen to be my secret
admirer, I will forgive you much. -- Moro Salleshi, Ambitious Guard

Sashinda -- Ah, I made you work for that, little lady!  Three clashes before things
started unraveling.  If I hadn't had a "weak side" for you to rush to, I'd've won
that. -- Moro Salleshi, Ambitious Guard

Larsen E -- You're a disgrace to your position, man.  As a representative of Niania,
the "highest ranked gladiator in the city," you're pathetic.  Have you no idea how to
block, to parry, or even to dodge?  Is your only philosophy of battle to hope that
you can take out your opponent before you accumulate too much damage yourself to go
on?  I called you pathetic, and it is true. -- Geroge Krag, Kung-Fu Master
P.S.  Maybe even an understatement.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LARSEN E bested 4 BRIDGES in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gruesome Title fight.
SASHINDA was luckily beaten by THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute brutal melee.
FINDELLIS was slain by CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute gory master vs. amateur upset duel.
KORONEDUS overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
VERELESSE was dealt death by CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute gory duel.
SPIRITUAL PAIN devastated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
IRON GYPSY overcame EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 4 minute beginner's fight.
VENDETTA won victory over EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute beginner's duel.
HAND OF HELL slaughtered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven fight.
FATAL ANGEL vanquished 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|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW         3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   1 -  0      86  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -  15 -  1      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   3 -  2      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 451 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     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   LARSEN E 5421              11   4  1   85 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
WALL OF STEEL    4 BRIDGES 5347              5   3  0   69 OUT THE WINDOW (630)
PARRY-STRIKE     KORONEDUS 5430              6   4  0   50 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LARSEN E 5421.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was LARSEN E 5421.  The ten other most popular fighters were SASHINDA 5434, FINDELLIS 
HELL 5456, FATAL ANGEL 5457, 4 BRIDGES 5347, and IRON GYPSY 5454.

The least popular fighter this week was IRON GYPSY 5454.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were 4 BRIDGES 5347, FATAL ANGEL 5457, HAND OF HELL 5456, SPIRITUAL PAIN 
and LARSEN E 5421.


Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed 
in a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 81 or DM 83.  If you requested that your team be 
placed in a specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not 
transferred out of DM 81 and DM 83 by May 1 will be deleted.  If you have questions 
about any of your teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI