Date   : 10/04/2005    Duedate: 10/17/2005


DM-5    TURN-532

This Weeks Top Honors


(5-4379) [11-6-2,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MOUSE DAVIS                    THE GREEK CAT
PARTY ANIMALS (324)            ARENA FELINES (494)
(5-4379) [11-6-2,116]          (5-4706) [0-2-0,12]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ZAKAU                          ERLOI GILL
JOHNS (379)                    THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
(5-4623) [24-16-0,88]          (5-4620) [18-23-0,115]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. EVEREST LLP (490)           77
2. JOHNS (379)                  3      EVEREST LLP (490)
3. ARENA FELINES (494)          1      Unchartered Team
4. BLITZKRIEG (481)             0
5. THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)      -2      ARENA FELINES (494)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2*BLITZKRIEG (481)           9   4  1 69.2   1/ 1 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   10  5 0
 2/ 3 EVEREST LLP (490)         36  19  2 65.5   2/ 2 EVEREST LLP (490)         9  6 1
 3/ 4 PARTY ANIMALS (324)      140 114  9 55.1   3/ 3 PARTY ANIMALS (324)       8  5 0
 4/ 5 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   235 237 11 49.8   4/ 4 JOHNS (379)               2  7 0
 5/ 6 JOHNS (379)              242 385  8 38.6   5- 6*BLITZKRIEG (481)          1  1 0
 6/ 0*ARENA FELINES (494)        0   2  0  0.0   6/ 0*ARENA FELINES (494)       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

              + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Nightfall #6 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     M. Kargaed Chardinee was a little surprised that Ambitious Guard Rossanarth had
chosen to go with him to the mysterious tower.  It wasn't that he doubted the elf's
courage; no Rirorni who had fought the elves around Xochithlan would do that, and
besides, any man who would enter the arena was either brave or a fool.  Or both, of
course.  And Rossanarth was not a fool, that Kargaed had ever noticed.  But the idea
of having an elf as a comrade in a tight spot was...unusual.
     "We must be nearly there," Rossanarth said suddenly.  His movement changed,
making it clear that the taller warrior had his feet on the bottom.  "I never heard
of any shoal water here, so this must be the base of the tower's island."
     Kargaed tightened his grip on the piece of wood he'd caught and kicked
awkwardly, trying to get close enough to touch bottom himself.  It would feel very
good to get his feet on something solid instead of having them dangling in the water.
He hadn't wanted to panic and show himself afraid in front of the elf, but he WAS
afraid.  He was a horsemen, not a damned fish!
     "I can't see anything but water," Rossanarth said after a moment.  He stretched
upward to his full height, might even be standing on his toes.  "I should be able to
see the damned tower, but I can't!"
     "Illusion, in case anyone gets close," Kargaed guessed.  He got far enough to
have his own feet on the bottom and heaved a sigh of relief.  Although he didn't let
go of the floating wood.  Just in case.
     "Why?"  Rossanarth wanted to look at his companion but didn't.  Just because he
couldn't see anything didn't mean there was no danger.  He had a piece of wood from
the destroyed ships, too, but for him, it was a club, not a float.
     There was satisfaction in the Rirorni's voice.  "Because it's vulnerable,
somehow.  The black tower can be destroyed, once we figure out how."

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

 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 528): BRICK WALL of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 414): MELLITA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 536): BLACK WIDOW of MISTRESS 4 XMAS (Angus, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 532): VANGUARD of ORCCON THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 531): BULL DURHAM of PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 535): COOKIE FOR THE SOUL of HOLE IN THE WALL (The Muffin Man)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 533): HAILSTORM of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 527): SIR REALISTIC of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 519): ALTON of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 518): ASHANDAR of AGE OF EMPIRE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 492): NIKITA of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 482): SIR LICKSALOT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 212): DUCK A L'ORANGE of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 469): OSTMAN of WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 418): WILLIE MCGEE of ALL-UGLY TEAM (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 187): EVANGELION of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 367): DOC FELLE of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 163): DRUWEZ of GLACIATION GUILD II (Sir Chester, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 411): WIGGLER of THUNDR + LITENING from TALCAMA (Doc Steele)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 528): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 414): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 536): GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 532): HARMONY (?, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 531): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 535): THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 533): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 527): SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 519): WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 518): AGE OF EMPIRE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 492): ABSTRACT (Xerxes, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 482): JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 212): LITERATI (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 469): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 418): RONIN (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 199): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 187): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 367): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 163): TWISTED SISTERS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 411): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 413): YOBER of OF WOLF AND MAN 6 (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 531): CYCLONE of FURY'S EDGE (Fury, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 531): BULL DURHAM of PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
               (turn 530): THE IMPECCABLE PIG of JUST DON'T CARE (The Muffin Man)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 533): HAILSTORM of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 526): QUADRICEPS of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
                           IVAN MASHMINAPLP of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 519): ALTON of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
                            BILLY THE SQUID of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                (turn 518): WILL THE BIKER of NEXT GENERATION (Assurnasirbanipal)
                            PREBIRTH of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 198): FRED WEASLEY of GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (Godric Gryffindor)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 187): EVANGELION of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I'm extremely glad that this will be my last column.  Not that I don't enjoy
writing them, but I was getting nervous about my ability to graduate from the arena.
I believe I'm my manager's first size 21 warrior to graduate from basic after
approximately 130 others before me.  The fact that it was accomplished with a rather
impressive record is all the better.  For those who may be interested in such things,
my so called numbers are 9(1)-5(1)-21-16(1)-21-4-11, and favourites are Shortspear,
Lo-VHi with the Dodge Tactic and a tendency to learn defence.  Final ratings are
Masters in Attack and Init, Advanced Expert in Defence.  Unfortunately, the team will
probably only be around a couple of more turns, as the rest of the team is not
particularly interesting to the Boss.

Bull Durham
Party Animals

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, KALTOS?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see LHOTSE win a fight and gain 21 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, LHOTSE beat 
CHESTER EGG and CHESTER EGG lost 19 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Going for 
broke or broken, our Duelmaster ARENAMASTER TROKTAI Dark Arena Challenged this turn.  
The crowds were amazed this turn, as ARENAMASTER TROKTAI killed the Duelmaster, BULL 
DURHAM, leaving PARTY ANIMALS in mourning.  This incredible death has allowed, I 
might add, MOUSE DAVIS from PARTY ANIMALS to ascend to the throne of Duelmaster, and 
I hear DARK ARENA is not happy.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else 
do you think some of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  KALTOS, 
I am losing what little hope I had in you.  EVEREST LLP the most avoided team?  What 
insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And it looks like PARTY ANIMALS avoided them the 
most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  HOFFA was 
challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or 
feared?  Heh, heh.  I notice MOUSE DAVIS challenging down 16 points to fight ZAKAU, 
PARTY ANIMALS doubtless has some rotten excuse for such an insult to honor.  Question 
now is, will KALTOS accept this sort of tacky behavior?  MOUSE DAVIS beating ZAKAU.  
The insult, the....yech!  And we have SAMANTHA FOX in a challenge, going down 14 
points for the fight.  Guess what?  I thought SAMANTHA FOX showed great skill and 
promise when she subdued HOFFA.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for KALTOS' 
morgue.  More variety.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  
Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     What does the KALTOS arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Phlllt!  Just had to do that 
before I leave the fine city of KALTOS.  I feel much better now.  Paste this one in 
your scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOUSE DAVIS 4379             11   6  2   116       PARTY ANIMALS (324)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WOLFMAN JACK 4594             8   1  1   136       PARTY ANIMALS (324)
 ERLOI GILL 4620              18  23  0   115       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 HOFFA 4348                    8  86  0   110       JOHNS (379)
 INGOLD KERR 4652             16  17  2   102       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 SAMANTHA FOX 4574             7   5  0    96       PARTY ANIMALS (324)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEATLE BAILEY 3745           17  15  0    89       PARTY ANIMALS (324)
 ZAKAU 4623                   24  16  0    88       JOHNS (379)
 BLABB 4684                    8   3  1    81       EVEREST LLP (490)
 LHOTSE 4683                   8   3  0    81       EVEREST LLP (490)
 HOFFA 4622                   18  22  0    76       JOHNS (379)
 CHESTER EGG 4662             14  13  0    70       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HILDE 4697                    7   3  1    65       EVEREST LLP (490)
 NORLE PARTH 4658             13  19  2    60       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRIMM 4681                    8   3  0    56       EVEREST LLP (490)
-BUZZ 4612                     3   0  0    51       BLITZKRIEG (481)
-GATOR BAIT 4609               3   0  1    47       BLITZKRIEG (481)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANGUS 4680                    5   6  0    32       EVEREST LLP (490)
-SPONGE BOB 4608               3   1  0    26       BLITZKRIEG (481)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE GREEK CAT 4706            0   2  0    12       ARENA FELINES (494)
 GLORIA IMBRO 4718             2   1  0     7       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
VENOMOUS CONCUBIN 611  0  1 0   1                   BLABB 4684            532 NONE    
FLYNN 4624            21 15 1 JOHNS 379             WOLFMAN JACK 4594     528 NOT REVE
BULL DURHAM 4324      16  5 0 PARTY ANIMALS 324     ARENAMASTER TROKT 619 532 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Beatle Bailey -- You're a party animal?  I never would have guessed.  I'd've taken
you for a hibernating animal. -- Erloi Gill

Venomous Concubine -- You're tough and peppery, but I can handle you. -- Chester Egg
P.S.  It's that red hair, isn't it?

Kung-Fu Master.  (sigh) -- Ingold Kerr

Hilde -- You may be from team Ever-Rest, but don't go doing it in the arena. -- Norle

What's wrong with being a Mordant Deserter?  If I were in Mordant, I'd desert. --
Gloria Imbro
P.S.  Chocolate cake with ice cream.

Lord Protector Bull Durham -- Ah...how about a nice pasture, maybe with a couple of
cows? -- Zelagan of Sestegos, Lands Agent for Kaltos Arena

15 September 2005
                             HAMMER ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

     Be it known from the highest mountains to the darkest alleys of Alastari that
the veteran manager known far and wide as Hammer has now officially retired from
sponsoring contests as of September 15, 2005.
     What a long time ago was a fun motivated activity to help promote our common
DM/D2 gaming interest in an effort to promote the growth and competitiveness of
selected arenas has become a far from fun experience.
     In other words Hammer has had it!
     The combination of real life situations interfering with the time needed to
effectively sponsor a contest, plus the attitudes expressed during such sponsorship
interference has led to Hammer closing his personal coin coffers and retiring from
his planned sponsorship of any future contests.
     There are others in our close knit gaming community who are well able to step up
to the plate and continue sponsoring contests that make the basic game a fun
experience for all those who choose to compete and interact in such future endeavors.
     Hammer thanks all managers both active and inactive who helped to make the
Hammer sponsored contests a historical and entertaining experience well worth the
time, effort and money spent over the past several years.
     May the Cheers and the Jeers of future contests build upon the legacies of those
who have paved the way in years gone by to help make this game what it is today.
     Hammer has no regrets for the part he has played in that history.

19 September 2005
I'd like to say hello to everyone I know that is still around after my being gone for
five years.  Hope to see you all on the sands, and may your weapons strike true and
your shields protect you (except, of course, against MY warriors *grin*)!! -- Lord
Xiang, D2-101

26 September 2005
Regarding the Regional News:
     If any of y'all glance at it and find some arenas are behind, rest assured I'll
get them caught up next time around.  I was trying to unsnarl the darned thing, but
it was just getting worse, so I decided gradual and partial was better than not at
all or ever. -- The Saint, keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BULL DURHAM was butchered by ARENAMASTER TROKTAI in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BEATLE BAILEY was viciously subdued by ERLOI GILL in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
MOUSE DAVIS overpowered ZAKAU in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title duel.
SAMANTHA FOX overpowered HOFFA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
HOFFA was devastated by INGOLD KERR in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
CHESTER EGG was defeated by LHOTSE in a 1 minute struggle.
BLABB executed VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.
NORLE PARTH was handily defeated by HILDE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
GRIMM vanquished THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided duel.
ANGUS vanquished THE GREEK CAT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
GLORIA IMBRO was beaten by MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute novice's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   5 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         STRIKING ATTACK   25 -  13 -  3      66  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  11 -  0      65  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        15 -  14 -  0      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  13 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 532 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MOUSE DAVIS 4379           11   6  2  116 PARTY ANIMALS (324)
STRIKING ATTACK  SAMANTHA FOX 4574           7   5  0   96 PARTY ANIMALS (324)
TOTAL PARRY      BEATLE BAILEY 3745         17  15  0   89 PARTY ANIMALS (324)
SLASHING ATTACK  LHOTSE 4683                 8   3  0   81 EVEREST LLP (490)
AIMED BLOW       GRIMM 4681                  8   3  0   56 EVEREST LLP (490)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ZAKAU 4623.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
ERLOI GILL 4620.  The ten other most popular fighters were MOUSE DAVIS 4379, SAMANTHA 
FOX 4574, GRIMM 4681, BEATLE BAILEY 3745, INGOLD KERR 4652, LHOTSE 4683, BLABB 4684, 
HILDE 4697, ANGUS 4680, and ZAKAU 4623.

The least popular fighter this week was THE GREEK CAT 4706.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were NORLE PARTH 4658, HOFFA 4622, GLORIA IMBRO 4718, CHESTER EGG 
4662, HOFFA 4348, ZAKAU 4623, ANGUS 4680, HILDE 4697, BLABB 4684, and LHOTSE 4683.

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