Date   : 02/05/2008    Duedate: 02/18/2008


DM-5    TURN-593

This Weeks Top Honors


(5-4399) [32-9-0,125]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BOMBETTE                       ASSAULT N BATTERY
PAPER MARIO (457)              KALTOS KRIMINALS (514)
(5-4399) [32-9-0,125]          (5-4920) [1-2-1,23]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ELINDE GOSS                    ELINDE GOSS
THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)         THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
(5-4841) [22-24-0,95]          (5-4841) [22-24-0,95]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SPORTS GREATS (496)         38
2. PAPER MARIO (457)           33      PAPER MARIO (457)
3. KALTOS KRIMINALS (514)      26      Unchartered Team
4. CASSEY'S CREW (112)          6
5. THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)      -1      KALTOS KRIMINALS (514)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 PAPER MARIO (457)        111  44  5 71.6   1/ 3*KALTOS KRIMINALS (514)   10  5 1
 2/ 2*KALTOS KRIMINALS (514)    10   5  1 66.7   2/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)    9  6 0
 3/ 3 TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)    67  54  4 55.4   3/ 1 PAPER MARIO (457)         7  4 1
 4/ 4 SPORTS GREATS (496)       68  57 13 54.4   4/ 6 CASSEY'S CREW (112)       5  3 0
 5/ 5 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   378 396 13 48.8   5/ 4 TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)    5  9 0
 6/ 6 CASSEY'S CREW (112)       95 118  8 44.6   6/ 5 SPORTS GREATS (496)       4  5 1

    '*'   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 589): BALLAST of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 472): SCURVY LAD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 597): SPAGHETTI of PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 593): FOOS BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 592): MOON CHILD of TEAM CHAOS ELITE (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 596): CUEBALL of HIGH ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 594): OBROJOBO of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 588): 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 229): WERE BEAR of FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 217): DERELICT of ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 195): PORKY PIG of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 588): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 472): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 597): OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 593): JHELUM JUVENILES (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 592): PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 596): HI ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 594): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 588): 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 229): FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 217): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 427): DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 195): TITANS III (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 471) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 472): PITER DEVRIES of MASTERS OF SAND (Visionist, mgr.)
               (turn 471): KORONEDUS of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 596): DRUNK DENNIS of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 592): MOON CHILD of TEAM CHAOS ELITE (?, mgr.)
               (turn 591): JERI LOUGH of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, 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.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     The moon rises high in the black sky in honor of me.  It reflects radiance upon
my being as I soak in its mysterious magical glow.
     I have fought my way to Duelmaster in 22 fights, I am now immortal after my 23rd
battle and my 24th will be my last.  I gain the honor as the first immortal from Team
Chaos Elite.
     I thank all for helping me gain my 41 learned skills and 4 attributes.
     I am no more then a starting 13-5-9-15-16-15-11 warrior.
     The Moon brings me faith and power but it is my manager that shows me direction.

I am your enemy, I am your envy, I am your Duelmaster.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail KALTOS!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  It seems the training can make the difference, as PAPER MARIO is pushed out 
of top team by KALTOS KRIMINALS, who came from 3rd with a 4-1-0 this turn.  And let's 
see, CLANK fought THELMA and gained 24 points and contributed to PAPER MARIO's 3-1-1. 
GERDIG IBBINS has lost to ALICE IN CHAINS, falling 14 points, while helping make THE 
MIDDLE WAY 5 a 2-3-0 turn.  And not without some honor, BOMBETTE now claims the title 
and throne of Duelmaster of KALTOS.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw 
last night, cramped under the table at The Victory Tavern?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  I also notice that the TEAM CHAOS 
ELITE stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on KALTOS, what are you 
afraid of?  And avoiding TEAM CHAOS ELITE more than any other team we find PAPER 
MARIO.  KALTOS, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Well, sports 
fans, take notice that THELMA from CASSEY'S CREW was KALTOS' most challenged warrior 
this turn.  In a brave attempt, IRON MAIDEN from TEAM CHAOS ELITE challenged up 23 
points to fight ELINDE GOSS from the THE MIDDLE WAY 5 stable.  IRON MAIDEN perhaps 
got hers just desserts, seeing as she was overcame by ELINDE GOSS and ended up with 
62 recognition points.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  The grave that SPORTS GREATS had dug for MONTANA may yet be filled 
with the body of HIGH ELF.  Seldom are the likes of this to be seen.  MONTANA lives 
still!  I guess it was coming sooner or later, CASSEY'S CREW has lost THELMA, and 
KALTOS is bound to miss her.  For a little while, at least.  Is it really true that 
KALTOS has more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Always good to rest in KALTOS, but never good to wear out my welcome.  
Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in KALTOS again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOMBETTE 4399                32   9  0   125       PAPER MARIO (457)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLANK 4903                   12   3  2   107       PAPER MARIO (457)
 WOODS 4872                    6   4  2   101       SPORTS GREATS (496)
 ELINDE GOSS 4841             22  24  0    95       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 ORVERD QUILL 4834            22  25  1    92       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OVERKILL 4882                14  11  2    67       TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALICE IN CHAINS 4904          8   6  1    66       TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRON MAIDEN 4880             13  12  0    62       TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SASHA 4009                    6   1  1    53       CASSEY'S CREW (112)
 GERDIG IBBINS 4902           12   9  0    47       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
-WRATHCHILD 4881              11  11  0    44       TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)
 KELLY 4011                    6   1  0    43       CASSEY'S CREW (112)
-INSANITY 4625                 3   1  0    38       MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)
 TUBBA BLUBBA 4395             4   4  0    35       PAPER MARIO (457)
 SLINKY 4915                   5   4  1    34       PAPER MARIO (457)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MONTANA 4918                  3   2  1    33       SPORTS GREATS (496)
 JAMMY LARKE 4926              3   1  0    24       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ASSAULT N BATTERY 4920        1   2  1    23       KALTOS KRIMINALS (514)
-TINY TOES 4913                3   4  0    21       PAPER MARIO (457)
 STREET WISE WANDA 4923        2   1  0    18       KALTOS KRIMINALS (514)
 SHADY LARRY LARUE 4922        2   1  0    18       KALTOS KRIMINALS (514)
 TRICK PONIE POLLY 4924        2   1  0    18       KALTOS KRIMINALS (514)
 WANTED FOR MURDER 4921        3   0  0    14       KALTOS KRIMINALS (514)
 DR. J 4927                    1   1  0    14       SPORTS GREATS (496)
 CHRISTINA 4010                3   4  0    13       CASSEY'S CREW (112)
 JORDAN 4925                   0   2  0     2       SPORTS GREATS (496)
 KATIRONA MURH 4929            0   1  0     1       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?
THELMA 1703            15 20 0 CASSEY'S CREW 112    CLANK 4903            593   
HIGH ELF                0  0 0 DARK ARENA           MONTANA 4918          593  NONE
BRADY 4917              3  2 2 SPORTS GREATS 496    ASSAULT N BATTER 4920 592   
ILTOMING KUPP 4919      0  1 0 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 453 BRADY 4917            589  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Elinde Goss -- I must have a blunt blade because I swear you should be a few limbs
short right now. -- Overkill

Don't plan to say much this time except bye-bye to Jeri cuz we'll miss you and Moon
Child way to go, champ and congrats on the Lord Protectorship and we will take our
2-1 and run. -- Luigi, Paper Marios

Bombette -- This won't DO.  You MUST graduate, and soon.  Fergus is a remarkably
steadfast man (his Trustworthiness rating is 17!), but even the best of men get
restless if left alone too long.  What is the source of this delay? -- Jeri Lough
P.S.  Sure, I know Helene plans to stay here on Kaltos, but she's got a couple of,
ah, strings to her bow here.  Your chief string is elsewhere.  Although I suppose if
you really tried, you could persuade him to return to Kaltos permanently.  It isn't
like he'll have found the Isle of the Eye fascinating or rewarding, I should think.

Clank -- I don't care if you won, I *still* think you need to oil something.  Your
knee-joints, maybe?  The (few and very large) gears in your head?  If you'd been
functioning smoothly, after all, you would have TAUGHT me stuff.  I was paying
attention.  I was READY to learn. -- Gerdig Ibbins

Overkill -- Not the kind of name I like to see in an opponent, although I suppose
better as a name than as a preferred mode of action!  At least, if it's me who's
risking being killed.  I would much rather not. -- Elinde Goss
P.S.  Ah, have you considered that making that challenge might have been, for you, a
degree of overkill?

Moon Child -- (stung to the point of rudeness)  I could TOO kill a houseplant, simply
by putting it in the bathtub with you! -- Orverd Quill

Street Wise Wanda -- Cool!  You might be JUST the person I was needing to meet.
Listen, I'm new on this island, right?  And somebody told me I needed to go to a
place on Varesei Street, never mind WHY, and I can't FIND the darned street.  Do you
have any clues where I should be looking?  Even just a hint, "down by the harbor" or
"along Cannery Row" or "try one of the rural districts, maybe toward the west end of
the island," would be a help.  You wouldn't think Kaltos was all that big so people
could get lost here, but it IS. -- Jammy Larke

Our congratulations to Moon Child.  Now it's Bombette's turn! -- Jorja and the Middle

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

MONTANA delivered the death blow upon HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
WOODS devastated ORVERD QUILL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
CLANK easily killed THELMA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
IRON MAIDEN was vanquished by ELINDE GOSS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
ALICE IN CHAINS demolished GERDIG IBBINS in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
JORDAN was overpowered by JAMMY LARKE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
DR. J was bested by SLINKY in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
MOON CHILD was luckily beaten by BOMBETTE in a 3 minute expert's Title melee.
OVERKILL vanquished TUBBA BLUBBA in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SASHA vanquished ASSAULT N BATTERY in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
KELLY savagely defeated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 3 minute gory melee.
CHRISTINA was defeated by TRICK PONIE POLLY in a 3 minute match.
WANTED FOR MURDER luckily beat KATIRONA MURH in a 2 minute amateur's competition.
SHADY LARRY LARUE bested EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute novice's battle.
STREET WISE WANDA overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   5 -  0      72  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -   5 -  1      72  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  10 -  3      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  18 -  2      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  26 -  4      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW         3 -   8 -  0      27  |

Turn 593 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        2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  5         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0                                       2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0                                       2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BOMBETTE 4399              32   9  0  125 PAPER MARIO (457)
BASHING ATTACK   CLANK 4903                 12   3  2  107 PAPER MARIO (457)
LUNGING ATTACK   WOODS 4872                  6   4  2  101 SPORTS GREATS (496)
SLASHING ATTACK  OVERKILL 4882              14  11  2   67 TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)
PARRY-LUNGE      KELLY 4011                  6   1  0   43 CASSEY'S CREW (112)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ELINDE GOSS 4841.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ELINDE GOSS 4841.  The ten other most popular fighters were ALICE IN CHAINS 
4882, MONTANA 4918, JAMMY LARKE 4926, SLINKY 4915, and KELLY 4011.

The least popular fighter this week was TRICK PONIE POLLY 4924.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ASSAULT N BATTERY 4920, TUBBA BLUBBA 4395, THELMA 1703, ORVERD 
QUILL 4834, WANTED FOR MURDER 4921, SASHA 4009, DR. J 4927, JORDAN 4925, GERDIG 
IBBINS 4902, and IRON MAIDEN 4880.

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