Date   : 01/21/2010    Duedate: 02/03/2010


DM-3    TURN-647

This Weeks Top Honors


(3-6958) [7-2-3,143]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STATE OF MIND (245)            
(3-6958) [7-2-3,143]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GAMES LIBRARY (340)            STATE OF MIND (245)
(3-6845) [25-21-1,97]          (3-6974) [2-3-0,33]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. STATE OF MIND (245)         60
2. IRATE FORMATIONS (633)      58      IRATE FORMATIONS (633)
3. ASTRAL KIN (230)            19      Unchartered Team
4. GENERATION X (416)          14
5. DREAMS OF KADATH (635)       0       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 IRATE FORMATIONS (633)    42   8  2 84.0   1/ 1 IRATE FORMATIONS (633)   11  0 0
 2- 2*DREAMS OF KADATH (635)    20  14  2 58.8   2/ 4 STATE OF MIND (245)       9  6 2
 3- 3 PASTA (616)               77  63  7 55.0   3- 2*DREAMS OF KADATH (635)    7  3 0
 4/ 4 ASTRAL KIN (230)         290 270 24 51.8   4/ 3 GENERATION X (416)        6  7 0
 5- 5*FAMILY HORDE (632)         1   1  0 50.0   5/ 5 GAMES LIBRARY (340)       5  9 0
 6/ 6 GENERATION X (416)       114 120 14 48.7   6/ 6 ASTRAL KIN (230)          5 10 1
 7/ 7 STATE OF MIND (245)       79  92  8 46.2   7- 7 PASTA (616)               0  2 0
 8/ 8 GAMES LIBRARY (340)      657 924 19 41.6   8- 8*FAMILY HORDE (632)        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

                                  Strategy Session

     A burly man, his meaty fingers lightly hovering over a well-worn, translucent
parchment, frowned to himself as he struggled to decipher a crowded and convoluted
script,  His short, bristly hair and bushy eyebrows, frosted with a silver tinge,
sharpened the edges of his rounded features.  The fierceness of his eyes belied his
bulbous nose and large, fleshy face.  The small, whitened scars scattered randomly
over his neck and jaw helped reinforce the notion that his bulk was somehow related
to sudden acceleration and violent intentions, despite the fact that he was currently
hunched awkwardly over a large crowded desk.
     The desk formed a solid, expansive rectangular table about 7.5 meters around.
Large as it was, it was completely covered; there was hardly enough space to set down
a goblet.  Here and there an odd assortment of weapons lay across untidy piles of
parchment and half-wrapped scrolls.  Quills were jammed roughly into small ink pots,
which were themselves sitting in small pools of black or red.  Bits of wax from
various seals which had been shaved away left a short trail along one edge of the
table.  Crumpled sheets of paper, torn shreds of papyrus and half-rotted parchments
were scattered around, wherever they had been tossed.  At one far corner a pair of
large, thick leather-and-iron-bound books peeked out beneath a couple of heavy copper
bowls half-filled with bits of food stuck in a frozen lake of gravy.  There was no
evidence of a spoon or fork.
     A half dozen towering glass lamps with wide, ornately decorated bases were
clumped together on a raised bronze pedestal near the center of the desk.  Sporadic
drafts of icy air pushed through small rents in the ceiling and walls and swept
through the spacious room causing some of the flames to flicker and dance, but
generally the wicks held true and gave off a pleasant circle of soft light and some
     Occasionally the man's hand would pause, his fingers would tense in a clawing
motion, and he would nod and smile faintly.  It seemed that some passages were more
straightforward than others, or else their meaning was easier to unravel from their
Gordian knots.  However, his general expression was one of growing frustration and
     A sudden, high-pitched keening caused him to lift his eyes and clench his wide
jaw.  His face rippled with muscle as his teeth ground into each other.  A purplish
oval light formed in a far corner of the immense room, coalescing into a narrow,
lumpy silhouette.
     The Arcane Kid, wrapped awkwardly but tightly in a Lord's robe of heavy fur,
faced Havoc with a gleeful smile.  The hood, slightly oversized, hid almost half his
narrow face.  As the Kid moved toward him, Havoc straightened, stood, and stepped
back from the table, his legs pushing away the sturdy straight-backed chair, but his
eyes never left the Kid.  Slowly, he rolled his neck and shrugged his shoulders in an
exaggerated fashion, causing a series of pops and creaks to break the cold silence.
     "Ouch!"  The Kid grimaced, wincing slightly.  "I hate it when you do that!"
     "You're here about Vector, aren't you?" growled Havoc.
     "Well..." Arcane glided slowly toward the table; his eyes danced and picked
their way through the litter.
     "You don't have to come all the way here just to tell me you're not happy,"
rumbled Havoc.  "Anyway, wasn't it your bright idea to try to bribe High Elf and
Stone Golem?"
     "Yes, certainly, however, I didn't think either would be stupid enough to fake
their OWN deaths!"
     "Heh heh," softly chuckled Havoc, a small smile briefly touching his lips.
"Yeah, that was sweet!  Heh heh."
     "Hardly 'sweet'!" retorted the Kid.  "Don't you worry that the Gladitorial
Commission may start an investigation?  I can't afford to bribe everyone in Osksi!"
     "Ha!  I can't afford to waste my time worrying about that," Havoc sneered.
"I've got other things to think about, like Starless and that new dame you sent us--
Plasma Girl?  What the hell are you thinking, Kid?!!"
     "What's the problem?" Arcane moved clockwise around the mammoth table.
     "The problem?!  THE PROBLEM??!"  Havoc's hands clenched; he tore his eyes
briefly from the Kid's and swiped them across the table, lingering briefly on a wide-
handled shortsword before darting back to stare into Arcane's glowing gaze.
     "The girl shows some moderate promise, don't you agree?  And I already told you
--genetic manipulation is not a perfect science, regardless of what the fairy tales
     Havoc snorted and crossed his thick arms.  He watched the Kid steadily make his
way around the table.
     "Ah.  Now I understand."  Arcane's slender hand slipped out from a fold in his
heavy robe and delicately picked up the parchment that Havoc had been studying,  The
Kid scanned the scrawled, spidery writing for a few minutes while Havoc concentrated
on watching his breath shoot white plumes from his nostrils.
     "Yes, I understand..." murmured Arcane.  "The Enchiridion.  I didn't realize you
still had a copy." Arcane held the parchment at an angle in front of the lamps.
"Hhhmmm.  Are these from the cache we left buried when we left?  Then I wonder...."
The Kid peered at the parchment closely as the subdued glow of the lamps shone behind
the thin sheet and slowly brought out subtle changes to the writing.  "Ah... and this
is an older copy, it seems."
     Havoc moved suddenly and quickly, yet smoothly, and stood behind Arcane.  He
studied the writing from over the Kid's left shoulder.  "Hey, what happened?"
     "It's a combination of gentle heat and age," replied Arcane.  He turned his head
slightly and gave Havoc a brief glance out of the corner of his eye.  "It was
unusually wise of you to think of digging up these old documents," he smirked.
     "Kiss my mace," muttered Havoc, never taking his eyes from the page as the Kid
held it closer to the lamps.  "There's a lot of information in the Enchiridion.  I
thought it might be useful to us."
     "Hhhhmmm.  Yes, Havoc, it might, indeed."  The Kid cocked his head and leaned
forward slightly as he talked.  "See there at the lower right edge?  References to
tables and charts--weapon charts, skills and encumbrance tables, essays on styles and
rhythms....  It's certainly entertaining, if nothing else."
     "Do you think this is worth buying into?  I snagged a copy from a Kannarian runt
down on his luck, shortly before we left, so I--"
     "Is the data pertinent?" interrupted The Arcane Kid.  He sighed as he gave a
muted shrug beneath his thick, hairy cloak.  "There's no way I can think of to find
out, other than experimentation."  The Kid laid the parchment carefully onto one of
the soft piles of papers and turned to face Havoc, dragging his hood away from his
face with the back of a slender white hand.
     "Stop bribing the Dark Arena.  We'll just chalk this up to an unusually
difficult training session.  Sort of a 'sink or swim' situation, yes?  We'll give
Vector a little more time to prove himself.  He deserves it.  But...."
     "Yadda yadda yadda!  I know how to run a stable of gladiators!" interrupted
Havoc roughly.  "I'll handle Vector.  But what about a party for Solly?  You said
you'd cough up some coin, if and when."
     "You Neanderthals are so predictable," laughed Arcane as a sheen of bright
purple light enveloped him.  "I left it on the table!"
     Havoc blinked rapidly and stared fruitlessly at the table for a few seconds
after the Kid left.  It took a little time for the stars to stop dancing in front of
his eyes.  Eventually he saw a small, plump leather sack sitting atop a scimitar that
was holding open a long Convincian scroll.  Havoc actually smiled.

       + ]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.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Hey, my third and last DM column--I was hoping for one more at least!  Well...
the stats, I guess, are obligatory.  12(+1)-15(+1)-9-13-21-5(+1)-13(+1).  So I
started out 11-14-9-13-21-4-12.  Havoc has been pullin' his hair out trying to figure
out what's what where I'm concerned, and even after getting my final sheet it's all
still a mystery.  For instance, my favorite weapon is the War Flail, but my favorite
tactic is the Slash???  And in my last fight (where I used a War Flail and ME) I had
two criticals with each, which is confusin'.  But I won, and I guess that's all that
matters in the end.  Oh yeah, and my fighting rhythm is High OE and VL activity,
which I guess is kinda standard for most WASTEs.

     Farewell, Oski!  I'm retiring from the sands for good! 

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for OSKSI.  MVP award for VIRTUAL REALITY?  
STATE OF MIND's proud of him after beating TAROBINZ MAUR and getting 41 points.  Talk 
about yer big time losers!  SALDORINIVAN KIRO got smashed by PLASMA GIRL, and lost 15 
points!  This Duelmaster is like something else!  HELIAS SOL stopped KOVARAMANN VOTH 
dead in his tracks!  Who was the wiseguy that said OSKSI's Duelmaster was paying for 
drinks at The Elefont?  Don't look at me!   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  DREAMS OF KADATH was OSKSI's most avoided team.  Is 
there some award for that?  Is there some deep dark secret why STATE OF MIND's been 
avoiding DREAMS OF KADATH so much?  Or is it just that they're too scared?  Can GAMES 
LIBRARY's TAROBINZ MAUR be more popular than me?  He was challenged the most, but is 
that really the same?  PERFECT DRUG must not be a good enough fighter to get in fair 
fights.  He TV challenged TV DINNER.  9 is a big difference.  (Well, that's what they 
tell me.) I thought PERFECT DRUG showed great skill and promise when he overcame TV 
DINNER.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  It was kind of sad, seeing old TAROBINZ 
MAUR stumbling around the arena, before VIRTUAL REALITY finished him off.  Oh well!  
Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop.  I had 
a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VIRTUAL REALITY 6958          7   2  3   143       STATE OF MIND (245)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FARFALE 6871                 15   1  0   180       PASTA (616)
 KOVARAMANN VOTH 6845         25  21  1    97       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
-DAT NGUYEN 6216              19  22  0    97       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PERFECT DRUG 6943             8   0  0    88       IRATE FORMATIONS (633)
 WHIRLING INSELBERG 6924       6   0  0    86       IRATE FORMATIONS (633)
 FURIOUS GORGE 6923            9   3  0    83       IRATE FORMATIONS (633)
 TV DINNER 4910               16  19  5    72       GENERATION X (416)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CADILLAC DUNDEE 6956          9   0  1    66       IRATE FORMATIONS (633)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ZITI 6907                     5   1  0    52       PASTA (616)
 BOB THE INHALER 6928         10   2  1    48       IRATE FORMATIONS (633)
 VECTOR UNSTABLE 6231          8   5  1    47       ASTRAL KIN (230)
-SHUB NIGGUARTH 6952           6   1  1    42       DREAMS OF KADATH (635)
-DIANE MACK 6435               5   5  0    42       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
-JEFF DUNKLE 6391              6   9  0    34       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
-GEMELLI 6926                  4   1  0    34       PASTA (616)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FUNNY FARM FIEND 6985         2   1  1    33       STATE OF MIND (245)
 THE VOICE INSIDE 6974         2   3  0    33       STATE OF MIND (245)
-CTHYLLA 6953                  4   3  0    30       DREAMS OF KADATH (635)
 SKAEVOLOVIAN KOR 6970         3   3  0    26       GAMES LIBRARY (340)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PLASMA GIRL 6996              1   0  0    23       ASTRAL KIN (230)
 KAREOKE KILLER 6972           3   2  1    19       GENERATION X (416)
 STONED IMMACULATE 6975        3   2  0    18       STATE OF MIND (245)
-TAINT OF THE SEA 6950         3   4  0    13       DREAMS OF KADATH (635)
-ZOMBIE BAIT 6964              3   1  0    13       DREAMS OF KADATH (635)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MEGA PIXEL 6995               1   0  0    13       GENERATION X (416)
-RAY MORAN 6436                1   9  0    13       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
 INSTANT ACCESS 6971           3   2  0    11       GENERATION X (416)
 COFFEE HOUSE POET 6987        1   2  0     9       GENERATION X (416)
 SALDORINIVAN KIRO 6977        2   2  0     8       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
-ANGELICA PRIDDY 6915          1   1  0     8       FAMILY HORDE (632)
-RIGATONI 6976                 1   2  1     6       PASTA (616)
 FALRONDIAL VOTH 6989          1   1  0     4       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 EYES OF DISARRAY 6986         0   3  0     3       STATE OF MIND (245)
 STARLESS 6988                 0   2  0     2       ASTRAL KIN (230)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SPLINTERED SKY 6249     6  5 0 ASTRAL KIN 230       STONE GOLEM           647  NONE
TAROBINZ MAUR 6844     26 21 0 GAMES LIBRARY 340    VIRTUAL REALITY 6958  647   
MANICOTTI 6944          0  1 0 PASTA 616            KAREOKE KILLER 6972   644   
FRENETIC DESIRES 6966   1  3 0 STATE OF MIND 245    RIGATONI 6976         644  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Stoned Immaculate -- You sure can take some damage, I'll give you that!  (The drugs
help, no doubt...) -- Starless

Lord Iskoven -- I thought that the High Elf or Golem was on deck for this week's Dark
Arena.  It turns out you were serious! -- Ghost of Vagabond Dream

     I am always serious. -- Iskoven

Shub Nigguarth -- Enough is enough! -- Splintered Sky

Kovaramann Voth -- Again, thanks for the skills!  You're like some sorta Pez-head-
skills-dispensing machine!!  (And you make a nice sound when smashed with a medium
shield.)  I'll miss you. -- Helias Sol

All -- If the spotlights get on your nerves, just let me know.  I teach, so I have
acquired a thick skin re: criticism and the various opinions of others.  Still, I
seem to be on some sort of a roll; I can almost see these scenes playing out in my
head, and my fingers itch to write them down.  But I don't have to submit them all
the time... this new electronic way is too easy to pass up, though. -- Kid Arcane

     Go for it!

Eyes of Disarray -- Maybe I rearranged your eyes to a more normal alignment after
those last few shots, hehehe.  I'm sure we will meet again. -- Kareoke Killer

Zombie Bait -- I guess I can be the hero in those zombie movies!  But too bad a
chainsaw isn't an approved weapon.  It would of been fun using it when we face off.
-- Instant Access

Saldorinivan Kiro -- Ouch!  You play rough!  Okay, no more miss nice gal. -- Coffee
House Poet

Furious Gorge -- At least you could have taught me something!  Nice job, though. --
TV Dinner

Tarobinz Maur - I challenged for the skills, but I most certainly didn't expect the
win! -- Virtual Reality

Kareoke Killer -- These are the.... -- Eyes of Disarray

Cthylla -- I must be going mad, because that couldn't have really happened. -- Funny
Farm Fiend

Starless -- What a rush! -- Stoned Immaculate

Bob the Inhaler -- I think you should talk to my friend, Mr. Immaculate... -- The
Voice Inside

Astral Kin -- Welcome back to Osksi! -- State of Mind

Virtual Reality -- Not like anyone around HERE would recognize the concept.  There's
a lot of you, isn't there? -- Tarobinz Maur

Coffee House Poet -- Ah, I've known some of your type before:  long hair, dark
shirts, wispy beards, sandals, enamored of free verse and free love.  It must be a
good life, huh?  So many fewer restrictions as long as you don't violate the dress
code.... -- Saldorinivan Kiro
P.S.  Okay, in your case not a beard.  Still.

Helias Sol -- The "several days bed rest" was good, and it was even better that you
came so often to keep me company.  Worth getting cut up for. -- Kovaramann Voth

Taint of the Sea -- Well, listen, it's all well and good to talk about "atmospheric,"
but you'd better clean up that oil spill. -- Skaevolovian Kor

Angelica Priddy -- As introductions to gladiating go, that was good.  Begin as you
mean to go on, and so forth.  Could I introduce you to a meal at some suitable
restaurant? -- Falrondial Voth
P.S.  Before you say "no," take into account that the Commission rates me as
massively charismatic and able to talk people into many things.  I'm making a real
effort to talk you into going out to dinner with me.

Helias Sol -- Lots of skills in our library. -- Kovaramann Voth

Coffee House Poet -- True, you can't have everything.  But when you have me, what
more do you need? -- Skaevolovian Kor
P.S.  I'm too new to this to teach well.  Give me a year and it will be a different

Our congratulations to Helias Sol. -- Jorja and the Games Librarians

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SPLINTERED SKY was barely slain by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
PERFECT DRUG vanquished TV DINNER in a 2 minute uneven Challenge battle.
VIRTUAL REALITY murdered TAROBINZ MAUR in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title fight.
COFFEE HOUSE POET was bested by STONED IMMACULATE in a 2 minute Challenge contest.
FUNNY FARM FIEND overpowered INSTANT ACCESS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
EYES OF DISARRAY was devastated by KAREOKE KILLER in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
HELIAS SOL viciously subdued KOVARAMANN VOTH in a 2 minute bloody master's match.
FURIOUS GORGE overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
VECTOR UNSTABLE was vanquished by CADILLAC DUNDEE in a 2 minute uneven duel.
WHIRLING INSELBERG overpowered KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute gory uneven duel.
BOB THE INHALER defeated THE VOICE INSIDE in a action packed 3 minute match.
SKAEVOLOVIAN KOR overpowered STARLESS in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SALDORINIVAN KIRO was demolished by PLASMA GIRL in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
FALRONDIAL VOTH was bested by MEGA PIXEL in a 2 minute novice's battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         AIMED BLOW        21 -  10 -  1      68  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         WALL OF STEEL     24 -  17 -  2      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK    23 -  21 -  7      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  12 -  0      48  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  11 -  1      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   4 -  1      43  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -  16 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  27 -  1      31  |

Turn 647 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         2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  4         3  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         3  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  2                                       2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   VIRTUAL REALITY 6958        7   2  3  143 STATE OF MIND (245)
WALL OF STEEL    PERFECT DRUG 6943           8   0  0   88 IRATE FORMATIONS (633)
AIMED BLOW       CADILLAC DUNDEE 6956        9   0  1   66 IRATE FORMATIONS (633)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KOVARAMANN VOTH 6845.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was THE VOICE INSIDE 6974.  The ten other most popular fighters were SPLINTERED 

The least popular fighter this week was VECTOR UNSTABLE 6231.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SALDORINIVAN KIRO 6977, STARLESS 6988, INSTANT ACCESS 6971, 

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

HELIAS SOL (3-5185) ASTRAL KIN (230)