Date   : 04/17/2007    Duedate: 04/30/2007


DM-5    TURN-572

This Weeks Top Honors


(5-4396) [13-8-1,87]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TWINK                          MOON CHILD
PAPER MARIO (457)              TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)
(5-4396) [13-8-1,87]           (5-4878) [4-2-0,38]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JERI LOUGH                     ELINDE GOSS
THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)         THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
(5-4840) [8-18-0,70]           (5-4841) [11-14-0,72]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)      38
2. PAPER MARIO (457)            9      PAPER MARIO (457)
3. SPORTS GREATS (496)          0      Unchartered Team
4. TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)     -18
                                       TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 PAPER MARIO (457)         66  24  1 73.3   1/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   11  4 0
 2/ 1*TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)    20  10  2 66.7   2/ 1*TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)    9  6 1
 3- 3 SPORTS GREATS (496)       39  33  5 54.2   3/ 3 PAPER MARIO (457)         5  4 0
 4/ 4 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   327 342 13 48.9   4- 4 SPORTS GREATS (496)       3  3 1

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     "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.

     That was an a amazing encounter, Star Rod, and a profitable one for me--I would
guess that the political points from retaining the title are what put me over the
edge.  And at least you didn't die.  Some days, that's the best a gladiator can hope

                                     Fergus Hill

P.S.  Gods, they did it to me!  I got the tee-shirt from the Commission...the one
that says "Born to Scum."  I hate that.

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  Nothing is certain in KALTOS, with changing loyalties, changing 
Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new top team--THE MIDDLE WAY 5.  Practice pays for 
ORVERD QUILL, who pummelled GODSMACK, to pocket 10 points.  A certain someone should 
cut down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 8 points to ORVERD QUILL.  
(Discrete enough, GODSMACK?) FERGUS HILL successfully staved off a grab for the roses 
by TWINK of PAPER MARIO.  Does KALTOS have no one talented enough to dethrone him?  
Word has it one team in KALTOS is using psychics to predict wins.  They lead a 
charmed life!   
     So much to report, so little time!  Like the noble eagle soaring amongst the 
mountaintops, so stand the warriors of SPORTS GREATS, alone and unchallenged.  As a 
woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of TEAM CHAOS ELITE, so did that sorry 
team shy from SPORTS GREATS Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and BOMBETTE is 
it right now.  Most challenged warrior.  Isn't PAPER MARIO proud!  Word has it IRON 
MAIDEN suffered a romantic setback.  Note how she challenged JERI LOUGH, 31 points 
hers senior.  Like a mother cat batting her overly rambunctious kitten into 
submission, JERI LOUGH quashed IRON MAIDEN.  But IRON MAIDEN, if at first you don't 
succeed...  OVERKILL challenged ELINDE GOSS!  Who says TEAM CHAOS ELITE are just a 
bunch of wimps!  OVERKILL of TEAM CHAOS ELITE kept its wits as it lost to ELINDE 
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Questions are being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A 
certain tavern in KALTOS would I avoid!   
     All good things must come to an end.  As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond 
my control, I must take my leave of this place.  Like a mixed metaphor, and an 
overtaxed simile, I now bid KALTOS farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TWINK 4396                   13   8  1    87       PAPER MARIO (457)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GRETZKY 4873                  7   2  0    86       SPORTS GREATS (496)
 STAR ROD 4391                16   6  0    84       PAPER MARIO (457)
 ELINDE GOSS 4841             11  14  0    72       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 JERI LOUGH 4840               8  18  0    70       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 HELENE JUSTE 4875             6   5  0    69       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOMBETTE 4399                17   4  0    66       PAPER MARIO (457)
 ORVERD QUILL 4834            12  14  1    58       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TUBBA BLUBBA 4395             4   3  0    39       PAPER MARIO (457)
 MOON CHILD 4878               4   2  0    38       TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)
 OVERKILL 4882                 4   2  2    35       TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)
 GODSMACK 4879                 4   2  0    34       TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRON MAIDEN 4880              4   2  0    32       TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WRATHCHILD 4881               4   2  0    23       TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)
-THORPE 4889                   1   0  1    21       SPORTS GREATS (496)
-FEDERER 4890                  1   0  0    15       SPORTS GREATS (496)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Twink -- What is this, revenge?  No, no, of course not, you're a golem.  Golems don't
do things like "revenge," do they?  (pause for thought)  I suppose it's at least as
likely that it was me, getting careless.  Drat.  Not a thought I wanted to think. --
Helene Juste

Okay, let me get this straight, now.  We have a "Fratsfa Slave" who is a Karnhorn.
So...he is a Karnhorn who was enslaved by the Fratsfans and sold "down the lake" to
Kaltos?  I thought Fratsfans didn't DO stuff like that. -- Elinde Goss

And somebody keeps sending this poor Slave out into the arena again and again in the
hopes that us gladiators will kill off the embarrassing evidence?  Pretty rotten, if
you ask me.  Why should we clean up someone else's mess? -- Jeri Lough

I really hate the Dangerous Criminal.  Really, really, really. -- Orverd Quill
P.S.  Really.

We thought about writing personals to all the people we fought, but Larsanthek of
Kurukar and Fratsfa, the one you call the Fratsfa Slave, is the only one who's fully
literate, and he just isn't up to it today.  Well, the Chardinee is literate, and I
suppose the Embezzling Scribe, too, but...just nobody to talk for us.  So we say to
you all, phlbbbt! -- the Overworked Standbys of Kaltos

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

IRON MAIDEN was devastated by JERI LOUGH in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
OVERKILL was vanquished by ELINDE GOSS in a exciting 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
MOON CHILD was vanquished by HELENE JUSTE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
FERGUS HILL defeated TWINK in a 2 minute veteran's Title fight.
STAR ROD unbelievably bested VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a popular 5 minute expert's brawl.
BOMBETTE outwaited FRATSFA SLAVE in a unpopular 12 minute mismatched match.
GODSMACK was overpowered by ORVERD QUILL in a 1 minute uneven melee.
WRATHCHILD won victory over CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       15 -   5 -  0      75  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -   6 -  1      68  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   6 -  0      65  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   8 -  2      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  20 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 572 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         1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  3         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   TWINK 4396                 13   8  1   87 PAPER MARIO (457)
TOTAL PARRY      STAR ROD 4391              16   6  0   84 PAPER MARIO (457)
STRIKING ATTACK  HELENE JUSTE 4875           6   5  0   69 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
SLASHING ATTACK  MOON CHILD 4878             4   2  0   38 TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)
BASHING ATTACK   GODSMACK 4879               4   2  0   34 TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JERI LOUGH 4840.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ELINDE GOSS 4841.  The ten other most popular fighters were JERI LOUGH 4840, 
IRON MAIDEN 4880, MOON CHILD 4878, STAR ROD 4391, and GODSMACK 4879.

The least popular fighter this week was BOMBETTE 4399.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GODSMACK 4879, STAR ROD 4391, MOON CHILD 4878, IRON MAIDEN 4880, 

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



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