Date   : 09/09/2003    Duedate: 09/22/2003


DM-4    TURN-480

This Weeks Top Honors


(4-5391) [13-12-1,93]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SHERMAN                        GLORY
DOGS OF WAR (115)              LEGION OF VIRTUE (526)
(4-5391) [13-12-1,93]          (4-5509) [1-0-0,20]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LYSISTRATA                     SHERMAN
DOGS OF WAR (115)              DOGS OF WAR (115)
(4-5389) [17-9-1,88]           (4-5391) [13-12-1,93]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LEGION OF VIRTUE (526)      36
2. DOGS OF WAR (115)           11      DOGS OF WAR (115)
3. ABBY NORMAL (190)            0      Unchartered Team
4. SOME BODIES (523)            0
                                       LEGION OF VIRTUE (526)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*LEGION OF VIRTUE (526)     3   1  0 75.0   1/ 1 DOGS OF WAR (115)         8  7 0
 2- 2 ABBY NORMAL (190)        457 361 16 55.9   2- 2 ABBY NORMAL (190)         5  5 0
 3/ 3 DOGS OF WAR (115)        281 452 18 38.3   3/ 0*LEGION OF VIRTUE (526)    3  1 0
 4- 4*SOME BODIES (523)          2   6  0 25.0   4- 4*SOME BODIES (523)         2  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

     "But it's so small, why can't we join your other legions?  Or at least go to a
bigger arena," argued the middle sized woman standing at the manager's desk.
Seraphim put down the stack of contracts and looked the woman in the eye.
     "Honor; the size is why I placed you here.  At the moment I have politicians
involved in the war of Aruak, I have legions involved in the Battle Royale, one of my
legions is in place to start TOGS, and all of the legions are preparing for the grand
tourney coming up.  I need an arena where I can regroup.  Besides all the other
legions are having serious problems, and after watching you practice even you have to
admit you don't need any problems."
     Honor paced the room twice trying to come up with another angle to an argument
that has lasted weeks already.  "What if the small size sets us up for failure?  Are
we to sit at the bottom of the lists just because we face the same opponents over and
     Shaking his head Seraphim gave his fighter credit in her stubbornness, smiling
he thought to himself that it was time to end the argument.  "If you're afraid of the
bottom of the lists, then don't lose.  Even if you lose every fight of every week,
you'll not be doing much worse than the other legions I've placed.  I have groups in
the largest arenas there are, I want to try a small one.  Besides, look at it this
way, no matter how badly you do you'll still be in the top ten."
     In spite of herself, Honor laughed.  "Alright then, who's gonna fight this
week, I know you have some of us slated for the grand tourney."
     Seraphim picked up the contracts and handed them over.  "You pick; who fights
now and who fights later will be up to you.  All of you will be participating in the
tourney and there is still time for any of you."
     As the door closed behind the departing fighter, Seraphim sighed.  Pulling out
his training scrolls he made a quick note on one of the last three blank scrolls
'Legion of Virtue activated--quality level:  low average/dedication level:  High.'
Placing the scrolls back in the tubes and pulling out his journal, Seraphim began to
     <Personal entry of Seraphim under the heading:  JHELUM and the LEGION OF
     With this legion on the sands there is one less thing to worry about.  Once I
am done recruiting and placing all the new teams I can concentrate more on managing
them.  Hopefully I won't let any of them down.  <end of entry>

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

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

 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 477): EARL OF HUNTINGTON of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 362): BIG RED of BIG COUNTRY (Wally the Wacko, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 482): PETE HARNISCH of BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 479): SUPER CHE of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 477): BULL DURHAM of PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 481): VIZZERDRIX of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 473): TORLEC of WAR HAWKS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 464): QUEUE of NEXT GENERATION (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 463): CARNAL of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 437): BLONDIE of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 428): ZAZU of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 185): EGAN FORN of THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 415): PUDDING PARADE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 363): REIDI of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 172): MICROSOFT of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 160): IMMOVEABLE OBJECT of NOT QUITE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 313): SPENCER of THE BOLT (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 137): CONSTANTINE of AGELESS WONDER (Belyn, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 356): MAHI MAHI of BIG MEAN FISH from TALCAMA (Big Wave Dave)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 477): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 362): RESURRECTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 482): BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 479): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 477): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 481): SOUL STRIPPERS II (Saucy Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 478): WISH YOU WERE BEER (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 473): THE MENTORS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 464): none
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 463): SAUCY MONASTERY (Saucy Jack, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 437): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 428): ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 185): THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 415): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 363): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 172): INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 160): HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 313): SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 137): AGELESS WONDER (Belyn, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 356): THUNDR + LITENING (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 481): FUNGARI of THE BALROGS (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 479): SUPER CHE of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
                           STATIC of PROJECT DARK FIRE (Staplegun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 481): VIZZERDRIX of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 478): <RETARDED RV> of DEAD SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
                           MELANCHOLY of BATHTUB ARMADA (Mannequin, mgr.)
               (turn 477): BAYUSHI KACHIKO of CALL TO THUNDER (Ichabod Frothingslosh)
                           TOTURI of CALL TO THUNDER (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                           NUTMEG of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 185): EGAN FORN of THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 172): JOEY ABEQ of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 160): IMMOVEABLE OBJECT of NOT QUITE (Crip, mgr.)
              (turn 159): HAMP of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 160): EURO STEAMER of AS SEEN ON TV (Indimar Fallon, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 136): ANDRO MEDA of FEARSOME LEGENDS (Brewmaster, mgr.)
                               JARRAC of FREELANCERS (Jinx, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Ole!  Baqa, I have defeated you fair and square, because I am the Top Dog!  And
finally the Commission has noticed my great worthiness, and I am ageless and
immortal.  I will leave this place gladly for a city much more sophisticated and

                                        Super Che

Super Che is a ripper, 9-15-11-17-13-4-15, good endurance, takes a lot of damage,
does normal damage, SH, low/low, uses riposte tactic.  He is, in fact, using the
shortsword, but only because he ran last turn on a gross input error.  Still, since
it seems to work for him, I think I'll let it stand for now.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of JHELUM!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  A new guild, LEGION OF VIRTUE, entered 
JHELUM with a clash this turn, showing off a 3-1-0 record.  Indeed, a worthy addition 
to the city guilds.  GLORY caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as 
he skillfully bested EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and was awarded 20 points in recognition.  In 
one of the week's more notable duels, DANGEROUS CRIMINAL put down G.A. CUSTER, 
causing him to lose 2 points of recognition in the process.  Although M. CHARDINEE 
made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious SUPER 
CHE.  Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he never fights 
without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city JHELUM.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena 
there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  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 next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a 
different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHERMAN 5391                 13  12  1    93       DOGS OF WAR (115)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BAQA 5415                    11   5  0    93       ABBY NORMAL (190)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LYSISTRATA 5389              17   9  1    88       DOGS OF WAR (115)
-FANA 5414                    11   5  1    72       ABBY NORMAL (190)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-METAGRUMBLER 5422             8   5  0    61       ABBY NORMAL (190)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 G.A. CUSTER 5376             13  15  2    56       DOGS OF WAR (115)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HELLENIC FLU 5471             3   2  0    23       ABBY NORMAL (190)
 GLORY 5509                    1   0  0    20       LEGION OF VIRTUE (526)
-FIRE BALL 5486                2   0  0    15       SOME BODIES (523)
 HONOR 5506                    1   0  0     8       LEGION OF VIRTUE (526)
 PATIENCE 5508                 1   0  0     3       LEGION OF VIRTUE (526)
 MASTIFF 5490                  0   3  0     3       DOGS OF WAR (115)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TOAST 5505             0  1 0 LEGION OF VIRTUE 526  BLACK ORC 600         480 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Fana -- A fortunate day for me, less so for you.  I hope you find your secret admirer
worth the effort. -- Lysistrata

Veteran Mercenary?  Ha!  I'd like to have him in MY command. -- Sherman

Hellenic Flu -- Foreign and disgusting. -- G.A. Custer

Fire Ball -- I catch all kinds of balls.  It's what I do. -- Mastiff

We went five-oh today?  That has to be some kind of fluke, perhaps caused by an
unpredicted ripple in reality. -- Nick, Dogs of War
P.S.  Yes, did I mention it before?  I have taken over from Sun Tsu, who had
financial difficulties.  The hope is that some more successful teams can support
those that aren't doing so well.  If only I had some more successful teams....

19 August 2003
     Citizens of Ghea (only the ignorant fail to note Lirith Kai is not in Alastari),
no new day is rising, but the sun is setting on just another beautiful evening.
While you were sleeping, an irksome rabble has entered the always fair Aruak City.
Of course they fought alongside our warriors, most not so treasured, as all
gladiators do.  They drank with themselves, and slept with themselves.  Whether they
had masks, who cares.
     Warriors, don't be afraid.  For years Aruak has been one of the safest cities in
Ghea, and that custom has been continually cultivated, and will continue to be by
those who have called it home for years and those who live, fight, and die by the
same ethics.  There is no contest, nor has there ever needed to be one for many
years.  A conflict of personalities has arisen, and the city has been 'invaded' by
     Any rules that are annouced will be purely for the joy of the lemmings' own
little world.  Those who are being targeted have no interest in participating except
to defend the integrity of an arena that is different from others.  Whether you
choose to come to Aruak, do it for your own reasons, not theirs.
    Competing in Aruak City has never been for the faint of heart or the weak willed.
Combat is combat, wherever you go.  Blood will flow as always, and now many innocents
will be caught in the middle, but those who defend Aruak's traditions never target
those who bring respect of Aruaki customs with them to our home.
    So ignore the private ranting announcement brought by the stuporous
Frothingsloshers.  If you choose Aruak City, do not choose it for an unsanctioned and
bogus 'contest', choose it for the tradition.  Choose it because Aruak is different.

Defenders of Aruak

25 August 2003
To any that care -- The CDC is back; our current roster is:
     Malaquar -- Minion of Guardian
     Pip the Troll -- Burly Enforcer Type
     mouse -- Official Sneaky Bastard
     Papa Bear -- Elder Statesmen
                     The Sealer says, "Hi, I'm the dealer."
                     Papa Bear says, "It's not my f****n fault."
Guardian -- Paper Figurehead

9 September 2003
WE'RE LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD MANAGERS!  If you think you have what it takes to match
wits and blades with some of the best managers in Alastari, then WE WANT YOU!  The
Tournament Of The Golden Scrod #4 will begin in Aradi (DM 60) the turn after the Fall
Mail-In.  It's not too late for you to sign up.  I realize that many of you may be
hesitant after seeing that myself and Hombre have teamed up again, but we'll try to
take it easy on you guys a little bit.  For more information on T#%S IV, please
contact me at ganolus@aol.com.  We're looking for a few good managers...the few, the
proud, the TOGS!

-- Ganolus Oakleaf, T#%S IV Commish

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TOAST was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SUPER CHE devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 3 minute one-sided duel.
SHERMAN slimly won victory over VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 2 minute Title match.
LYSISTRATA won victory over M. CHARDINEE in a 2 minute brawl.
G.A. CUSTER was devastated by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MASTIFF was subdued by PATIENCE in a dull 6 minute amateur's competition.
HONOR defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 3 minute novice's struggle.
GLORY devastated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   0 -  0     100  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -   5 -  0      74  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  14 -  2      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  15 -  0      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -  12 -  2      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  13 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -  15 -  0      12  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   7 -  0       0  |

Turn 480 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    SHERMAN 5391               13  12  1   93 DOGS OF WAR (115)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LYSISTRATA 5389.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SHERMAN 5391.  The ten other most popular fighters were LYSISTRATA 5389, GLORY 
5509, MASTIFF 5490, TOAST 5505, G.A. CUSTER 5376, HONOR 5506, PATIENCE 5508,  0,  0, 
and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was PATIENCE 5508.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HONOR 5506, G.A. CUSTER 5376, TOAST 5505, MASTIFF 5490, GLORY 5509, 
LYSISTRATA 5389, SHERMAN 5391,  0,  0, and  0.

The following warriors have traveled to ADVANCED DUELMASTERS after fighting this turn:

SUPER CHE (4-5269) DOGS OF WAR (115)