Date   : 02/11/2008    Duedate: 02/23/2008


DM-2    TURN-473

This Weeks Top Honors


SEA DOGS (633)
(2-5366) [9-2-0,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SCURVY LAD                     POSITION IS EMPTY
SEA DOGS (633)                 
(2-5366) [9-2-0,116]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

EDWARD O'HARE                  KEY LIME
MEDAL OF HONOR A1 (646)        SWEETS (643)
(2-5461) [12-6-0,93]           (2-5444) [8-5-0,83]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SWEETS (643)                30
2. THE GOLDEN FISH (147)       26      MEDAL OF HONOR A1 (646)
3. MEDAL OF HONOR A1 (646)     16      Unchartered Team
4. SEA DOGS (633)              11
5. THE SUMMONING (641)          0       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*THE SUMMONING (641)        3   1  0 75.0   1/ 1 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)    12  3 0
 2/ 4 MEDAL OF HONOR A1 (646)   28  22  1 56.0   2/ 2 MEDAL OF HONOR A1 (646)   4  3 0
 3/ 3 MASTERS OF SAND (636)     33  28  0 54.1   3/ 5 SEA DOGS (633)            2  0 0
 4/ 6 SEA DOGS (633)             9   8  0 52.9   4/ 7 SWEETS (643)              2  2 0
 5/ 5 TEAM HAVOK (645)          49  49  5 50.0   5/ 3 MASTERS OF SAND (636)     1  2 0
 6/ 7 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)    584 704 20 45.3   6/ 8 TEAM HAVOK (645)          0  5 0
 7/ 8 SWEETS (643)              21  28  2 42.9   7- 6*THE SUMMONING (641)       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

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

 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 590): CHEESE WHIZ of LAB EXPERIMENTS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 472): SCURVY LAD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 598): SPAGHETTI of PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 594): FOOS BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 593): BOMBETTE of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 597): CUEBALL of HIGH ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 594): OBROJOBO of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 589): NESTOR ORDH of THE MOONDOG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 580): DINAH MIGHT of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 579): BULLWINKLE of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 553): IRON MAN of ENGINES 'O' DEATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 543): SUI GENERIS of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 243): OPARA PERSI of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgR.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 530): MASUMII of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 479): THE JONAH of BLACK CONVENTICLE (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 230): SKORINDELLE of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 218): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 195): PORKY PIG of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 590): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 472): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 598): OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 594): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 593): KALTOS KRIMINALS (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 597): HI ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 594): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 589): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 580): WIZARDGUARD (?, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 579): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 553): ENGINES 'O' DEATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 543): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 243): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 530): DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 230): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 218): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 428): RANDOM SITH (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 195): TITANS III (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 472) VILLAINS et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 590): CHEESE WHIZ of LAB EXPERIMENTS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 472): PITER DEVRIES of MASTERS OF SAND (Visionist, mgr.)
               (turn 471): KORONEDUS of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 592): MOON CHILD of TEAM CHAOS ELITE (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 597): CUEBALL of HIGH ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 578): OAKLAND FU of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 578): DJININSKI of SWORD OPERA (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 243): OPARA PERSI of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgR.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 530): MASUMII of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 479): THE JONAH of BLACK CONVENTICLE (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 228): GLUM of JANIX (Kat, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Coming up with a solid 2-2-0 outing, SWEETS has 
advanced 3 places in the rankings.  Hey everybody, watch out for KESTRATLAK, who flew 
up 16 points in the rankings after mashing PERSISTENT BEGGAR like a melon.  Keep your 
eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was HAND OF GOD, who 
dropped 7 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with KEY LIME.  Going 
for the gusto and coming up with aught but bloody knuckles was MASTERS OF SAND's 
PITER DEVRIES, who was turned away from the Duelmastership by SCURVY LAD.  4 out of 5 
gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the NIANIA arena.  Here's a 
song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad THE GOLDEN FISH?   Big bad THE GOLDEN 
FISH.  Big bad THE GOLDEN FISH.  NIANIA's afraid of the big bad THE GOLDEN FISH.  Tra 
la la la la!  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch TEAM HAVOK's act in the arena.  
Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from THE GOLDEN FISH.  Well just 
about everybody wants a piece of KEY LIME, who was this week's most challenged 
warrior.  Well, it looks like HAND OF HELL wasn't happy with last turn's rank, so he 
went for broke by challenging up 27 points.  No guts, no glory.  Trading many whacks 
on the head and a loss for 3 recognition points, HAND OF HELL shows that a guy 
doesn't have to be good to get places.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Here's some advice:  warriors with little 
wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     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.  And 
remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've 
heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCURVY LAD 5366               9   2  0   116       SEA DOGS (633)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EDWARD O'HARE 5461           12   6  0    93       MEDAL OF HONOR A1 (646)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KEY LIME 5444                 8   5  0    83       SWEETS (643)
 SAROVOND 5483                10   6  1    67       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOLOVOR 5484                 11   5  0    63       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
 HAROLUE 5464                 11   9  1    60       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
 HAND OF GOD 5466              7   8  0    59       TEAM HAVOK (645)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PECAN PIE 5495                4   2  1    45       SWEETS (643)
 YUKIO OKUTSU 5460             8  10  1    41       MEDAL OF HONOR A1 (646)
 HAND OF HELL 5456             7  13  1    41       TEAM HAVOK (645)
 GALLORDIN 5486                6   7  0    41       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
-EFREETI 5425                  3   1  0    40       THE SUMMONING (641)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HAROLD MOON 5500              2   2  0    27       MEDAL OF HONOR A1 (646)
 DIVINE ASSASSIN 5499          3   2  1    24       TEAM HAVOK (645)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KESTRATLAK 5511               1   0  0    16       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
 GENDER BENDER 5497            4   2  0    14       TEAM HAVOK (645)
 POP TART 5505                 1   0  0    12       SWEETS (643)
 FATAL ANGEL II 5501           0   4  0     4       TEAM HAVOK (645)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
JELLY DONUT 5503        1  2 0 SWEETS 643           DARK CHAMPION         473  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Piter Devries -- Well, it looks like you're about to be out of here, and a good
thing!  You're a fine gladiator, and all that, but those of us who are just average
would like a chance, too.  With you gone, we might have one.  Or not, as the case
happens to be, of course. -- Sarovond

Ah, the Kung-Fu Orc shows up to see me off.  I have a certain sympathy for the orcs,
as they are even more of a 'despised minority' than we karragit, but not enough of a
sympathy to throw a fight to him.  Let him win his own fights--against the despised
majority of humans.  Hah. -- Koronedus

Yukio Okutsu -- (eyes wide open in stunned surprise)  You...LOST?  That's incredible,
and incredibly GOOD that I was the one on hand to grab the win you let get away.
Wow, this is GREAT. -- Dolovor
P.S.  Okay, so it was hardly an even fight.  That's life for you.  Win or lose an
uneven fight and you can see your fate written in the blood on the sand.

The Fratsfa Slave was, as usual, pathetic.  I think it must be his cursed style.
Just about anybody would be pathetic if forced to fight (unarmored, at that!) as a
parry-striker.  Not that I'm complaining, a win is a win and now I have a winning
record.  Gotta love it. -- Harolue

After fighting the Osksi Noble, I wonder:  Is this the time for us to attack Osksi?
There they sit, high and dry, while we muck around in the swamp with our feet always
wet.  I wouldn't mind getting some "high and dry." -- Gallordin

Harolue -- Watch your language when you talk about parry-strikes.  It worked for ME.
-- Lord Protector Koronoedus
P.S.  And now that I look closely at it, my graduation as a parry-striker brings us
to All Ten Styles Graduated in this arena.  That should be good for something special
from the management.  A financial bonus would be acceptable.

Koronedus -- When I get one, you can have one. -- Jorja

Our congratulations to Piter Devries. -- Jorja and the Golden Fish

Koronedus -- Technically, I'm not supposed to be writing this, the "rules of
expression" call for five standbys to fight before we can commandeer a scribe.  But I
wished to congratulate you AND warn you of the dangers of allowing your prejudices to
overrule your good sense.  Yes, humans have been rather tedious on the species
question from time to time, but so long as they remain the DOMINANT species, it would
be as well not to totally annoy them.  Keep them on edge, fine, that's good for them,
but don't enrage them totally.  Even the Isle of the Eye is not a safe refuge in that
case. -- Geroge Krag, Master of Unarmed Combat and Proud to Be an Orc

Harolue -- If you had to fight with one hand tied behind your back, how well would
YOU do? -- Jenj, Mostly-Fratsfan Slave
P.S.  Since Geroge has seized the personals-writing initiative here, I might as well
grab on and run with it.

Gallordin -- Heh heh.  We're lulling you into complacency.... -- Wellondry of Osksi

Harold Moon -- It's all a plot, isn't it?  You're out to GET me, every one of you! --
Biff Mugg, Late of Mordant

15 January 2008
                                 Order of Lost Souls

     Where there is a beginning, there is an end.  Where there is a whole, there is a
part.  Where there is light, there is dark.  All these are found to be true and along
with the most important, when something is lost it can always be found.
     Many a person has walked this land in one form or another.  Some truly believe
that here is there and there is here but who really knows?  Among the peoples of this
great land many have felt lost in time and in place.  Some have gone as far as to be
lost of soul....
     Although most are thought to have been born into this world in a mortal way, no
one can be sure.  Life is something they have in a way but a torturous joke to them
in all others.  They live in a sense as they are here and now and having mind and
knowledge.  They are flesh and blood of one sort of another.  They cast a shadow as
all things living do.  Blood courses through their veins.
     These beings have become wraiths drifting here and there, knowing that they
truly belong nowhere.  Searching for that one thing that they seem to be missing or
the one thing in them that puts them beyond others.  These people have become masters
of many things as time seems to have no hold.  For not even time can find those that
are truly lost.  Many of these beings have drifted toward the gladiatorial games.  In
the blood and chaos of the arenas something holds them like no other.  It's the loss
of something they have never had or something they had so long ago it seems to have
never been.  LIFE.
     A few of the more shall we say "human" of these beings have settled into many
arenas around the land.  The loss of life and the crazed emotions of the arenas
giving them glimpses of things they longed for but seemed incapable of attaining.
     A number of these lost ones saw in each other something that might be able to
help the other.  They spent many a day traveling to and fro, for what is time to one
who it doesn't touch.  The more time they spent together the more they seemed to
change.  No one noticed the change in the others but each recognized it in himself.
Years passed and the changes stopped.  Each had been changed in different ways but
all felt more whole.  A discussion ensued between them.  They came to a realization
that in each other they had found parts of themselves that had been missing.  Then
came the next thought.  If they could find more of like minded lost ones they might
eventually find what they always wanted, their true selves.
     The group settled down to think things through.  They finally came up with an
idea they all could accept.  They would form an organization that through their
arenas through out the land they would seek out other lost ones.  If they were of
like mind they would be invited to join the group and seek that special something
they all desired.
     This was how it began and how it still is.  The Order of Lost Souls was formed
and the search began.  The original members numbered six.  They were Baphomet,
Blackstorm, Hammer, JGW, Reaper and Wretch.  These members of the Order spread their
gladiator stables through out the realm seeking others like them.  Through blood and
death they lived through others.  One day hoping to live for themselves.  For as they
all know what is lost must eventually be found....

28 January 2008
MAUL RATS:  Since the Bashing style has often been maligned in the forums, it is time
to give the style a little tough love with the following concept:  An ALL-BASHER
arena.  The rules are simple--enter the arena as a rookie basher.  That's it.  RSI
said I need to get 20 managers on board and I'm about half way there.  If you are
interested in taking part, PM me in the forums or email me:  chase at accesspr.com
and put D2 in the subject header.

Chase a.k.a. SwineTiger

2 February 2008
ATTENTION EVERYONE -- In March I am going to do manager lists for all arenas.  This
is part of my ongoing and undoubtedly largely futile attempt to get my lists
organized.  If you think I might not know who you are or if you think I might and
you'd rather I not share that information, let me know this month!  You can e-mail
me at Sue at solberg dash mathews dot com (replacing the at, dash and dot with

appropriate characters.  You can send a diplo to The Saint.  You can put an ad in
the newsletter.  Semaphore doesn't work so well, nor does telepathy. -- The Saint,
keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JELLY DONUT was viciously butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
HAND OF GOD was vanquished by KEY LIME in a 1 minute brutal uneven Challenge battle.
PECAN PIE was luckily beaten by HAROLUE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge duel.
HAND OF HELL was viciously subdued by SAROVOND in a popular 1 minute Challenge fight.
DIVINE ASSASSIN was bested by YUKIO OKUTSU in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
SCURVY LAD overpowered PITER DEVRIES in a 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
EDWARD O'HARE overpowered DOLOVOR in a 1 minute uneven melee.
GALLORDIN vanquished GENDER BENDER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
FATAL ANGEL II was overpowered by POP TART in a 1 minute uneven duel.
KESTRATLAK overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR 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                   8         AIMED BLOW         5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    35 -  28 -  0      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   5 -  1      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  24 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   5 -  1      38  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 473 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     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  3         6  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         4  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  3     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1     
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SCURVY LAD 5366             9   2  0  116 SEA DOGS (633)
SLASHING ATTACK  SAROVOND 5483              10   6  1   67 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is EDWARD O'HARE 5461.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was JELLY DONUT 5503.  The ten other most popular fighters were KEY LIME 5444, 
5511, PECAN PIE 5495, HAROLUE 5464, POP TART 5505, and HAND OF HELL 5456.

The least popular fighter this week was FATAL ANGEL II 5501.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GENDER BENDER 5497, DOLOVOR 5484, HAND OF GOD 5466, SCURVY LAD 
5495, and KESTRATLAK 5511.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn: