Date   : 04/29/2008    Duedate: 05/12/2008


DM-5    TURN-599

This Weeks Top Honors


(5-4399) [38-9-0,158]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BOMBETTE                       GEN-13
PAPER MARIO (457)              IMAGE (517)
(5-4399) [38-9-0,158]          (5-4949) [1-0-1,16]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)         IMAGE (517)
(5-4902) [15-12-0,61]          (5-4945) [0-1-0,1]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. IMAGE (517)                 45
2. PAPER MARIO (457)           34      PAPER MARIO (457)
3. CASSEY'S CREW (112)         15      Unchartered Team
4. SPORTS GREATS (496)          0
5. THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)     -14      IMAGE (517)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*IMAGE (517)                4   1  1 80.0   1/ 2 PAPER MARIO (457)         8  0 1
 2/ 1 PAPER MARIO (457)        125  48  6 72.3   2/ 1 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)    7  8 0
 3- 2 SPORTS GREATS (496)       73  60 14 54.9   3/ 0*IMAGE (517)               4  1 1
 4/ 4 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   394 410 15 49.0   4/ 5 CASSEY'S CREW (112)       3  2 0
 5/ 5 CASSEY'S CREW (112)       99 125  8 44.2   5- 4 SPORTS GREATS (496)       2  0 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 595): MIASMA of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 478): SAROVOND of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 603): SOLDIER 2 of OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 599): FUZZ BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 598): BOMBETTE of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 602): DOMINO of HI ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 600): ERASMUS of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 594): ICARUS of THE MOONDOG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 586): MICHAEL JORDAN of CAROLINA BLUE (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 585): GOLDENBEARD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 559): PATCH of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 549): CYPRIAN of OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 246): SHRUG of CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 536): WINKY DINK of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 485): BILGE RAT of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 232): DARISTAM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 220): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 433): DEATH MAGE of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 197): HOCKEY of SPORTS CRIP PLAYS (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 595): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 478): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 603): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 599): REDLEGS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 598): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 602): SWIM SQUAD (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 600): BONSUR BABES ROCK (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 594): SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 586): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 585): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 559): MIDDLE WAY 13 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 549): OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 246): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 536): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 485): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 232): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 220): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 433): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 197): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 477) VILLAINS et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 595): SOUTLANCHOR of LAB EXPERIMENTS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 598): ORVERD QUILL of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 600): DIGGER WASP of FLAGG'S CHAMPIONS (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 584): NESTOR ORDH of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 585): DINAH MIGHT of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 585): GOLDENBEARD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
               (turn 584): MAST MONKEY of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Hey, Dartor, you cutie!  I'm top dog around here, so I'll tell you about The
Paper Marios Consortium affiliation.  Luigi is getting old and cannot remember
anyway.  The dunce!
     Yes, some years ago, and for quite a while, High Hopes, managed by Snuffy, was a
fixture in Kaltos.  It was a fun time, they say.  Then The Consortium head boss
decided to retire.  Who knows why?  One rumor was that the closing of many small
arenas where they participated was the last rung in the equation.  Another dunce!
When he did, he packed up all he owned DM-wise and both physically and officially
gave it to the one called Soultaker.  And then there were none!  No Snuffy.
     Not surprisingly (I can say that in retrospect!) later on the old head boss
decided to return and he asked for some primary teams back from that Soultaker.  He
returned on a lesser scale, and High Hopes was not in the proposition.  (Hence, High
Hopes yet belongs to Soultaker.)  At the time of the return, an old friend "willed"
the Paper Marios to the boss, and asked him personally to take care of the team.  He
did.  (Hence, we now have ME and, of course, the forgetful Luigi.)  See?
     And, now, as you know, The Consortium has three teams in Aruak City--The
original Bulldogs, Animal Farm from Seam DM20 (which is now going to be a slow
basher-only arena, they say) and Colorific from DM48.  Say "hi" to them for me!
     All is told.  Except, there are rumors that The Paper Marios are not so long for
existence.  Life is not so sweet with so few friends here.
       May you thrive in D2 forever!

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome KALTOS.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have 
I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Biff!  Pow!  KALTOS watched 
with glee as THE MIDDLE WAY 5 got knocked off top spot by PAPER MARIO!  A team with 
purpose!  A team with the skill to back up their boasts!  Getting a 4-1-1 their first 
time out is IMAGE.  What's with GEN-13?  She actually beat KALTOS' PERSISTENT BEGGAR, 
and walked away with 16 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at THE MIDDLE WAY 
5.  KATIRONA MURH lost 12 points to SLINKY.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe 
KATIRONA MURH will provide more easy wins...  See how the Duelmaster challenged THE 
MIDDLE WAY 5's ORVERD QUILL?  That sort of initiative is how she got where she is 
now.  ORVERD QUILL was reminded on the sands why BOMBETTE is Duelmaster.  Advice to 
fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  The 
most avoided team was CASSEY'S CREW.  Management must be dealin', as the boys at 
PAPER MARIO ain't reelin'!  CASSEY'S CREW's mad!  What do people see in ORVERD QUILL? 
His 22-31-1?  THE MIDDLE WAY 5 ain't talkin', but he's got 105 points.   
     Warriors of KALTOS unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Is it my 
imagination, or are fighters getting younger every day?  To die so young, so 
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
The end of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  Time for my 
medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOMBETTE 4399                38   9  0   158       PAPER MARIO (457)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLANK 4903                   15   5  2   112       PAPER MARIO (457)
-WOODS 4872                    8   5  3    92       SPORTS GREATS (496)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SASHA 4009                    9   2  1    81       CASSEY'S CREW (112)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GERDIG IBBINS 4902           15  12  0    61       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAMMY LARKE 4926              7   3  0    52       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 SLINKY 4915                   6   4  1    48       PAPER MARIO (457)
-TUBBA BLUBBA 4395             5   4  0    46       PAPER MARIO (457)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TINY TOES 4913                6   6  1    45       PAPER MARIO (457)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KATIRONA MURH 4929            4   3  2    27       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 KELLY 4011                    7   4  0    25       CASSEY'S CREW (112)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FELISSA HURM 4955             2   0  0    17       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 GEN-13 4949                   1   0  1    16       IMAGE (517)
-JOE MONTANA 4944              1   0  0    13       SPORTS GREATS (496)
 VIOLATER 4948                 1   0  0    13       IMAGE (517)
 SPAWN 4946                    1   0  0     8       IMAGE (517)
 SAVAGE DRAGON 4947            1   0  0     7       IMAGE (517)
 SUPER PATRIOT 4945            0   1  0     1       IMAGE (517)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PERSISTENT BEGGA        0  0 0                      GEN-13 4949           599  NONE
CHRISTINA 4010          3  7 0 CASSEY'S CREW 112    TINY TOES 4913        598   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Well, Overd, I'm starting to think that a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
Know what I mean?  Fergus ain't here and he seems to be ignoring me.  You, on the
other hand, are looking hotter and hotter!  Perhaps that "ugly" was a little hasty
and said in the heat of the moment.  (No, not THAT heat of the moment.) -- Bombette

Christina -- I am really, really sorry that happened.  I don't know how I was capable
of it.  Gee!  I didn't mean for that to happen.  No! -- Tiny Toes

Bombette -- Graduate already!  Fergus is giving me HECK because I lost to you and got
my Invite.  The silly boob is going nuts over you. -- Orverd Quill
P.S.  Of course he does.  One leg at a time, just like anybody!

Sasha -- Ur.  Um.  Ah... Jorja is amazed to see a team ranked below ours?  Good
fight?  Whatever. -- Katirona Murh

Silly Assassin!  He should be up in Andoria, where I hear there's a lot of work for
him lately. -- Gerdig Ibbins

I kinda like orcs, within reasonable limits.  Like, within cages. -- Jammy Larke

The Embezzling Scribe is a fool. -- Felissa Hurm

Bombette -- "Kaltosians"?  Shouldn't that be "Kaltese"? -- Jeri Lough, just looking

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BOMBETTE bested ORVERD QUILL in a 2 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
CLANK subdued VETERAN MERCENARY in a exciting 1 minute gory melee.
SASHA vanquished GERDIG IBBINS in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
JAMMY LARKE overpowered KELLY in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
KATIRONA MURH was devastated by SLINKY in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
TINY TOES overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
FELISSA HURM bested SUPER PATRIOT in a 2 minute novice's competition.
SPAWN overcame MORDANT DESERTER in a action packed 1 minute beginner's melee.
SAVAGE DRAGON won victory over MORDANT DESERTER in a 4 minute beginner's fight.
VIOLATER vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
GEN-13 executed PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY       15 -   3 -  0      83  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   5 -  2      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    18 -  12 -  3      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  11 -  1      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         AIMED BLOW         6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  29 -  2      34  |

Turn 599 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BOMBETTE 4399              38   9  0  158 PAPER MARIO (457)
BASHING ATTACK   CLANK 4903                 15   5  2  112 PAPER MARIO (457)
STRIKING ATTACK  SASHA 4009                  9   2  1   81 CASSEY'S CREW (112)
LUNGING ATTACK   GERDIG IBBINS 4902         15  12  0   61 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    JAMMY LARKE 4926            7   3  0   52 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GERDIG IBBINS 4902.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SUPER PATRIOT 4945.  The ten other most popular fighters were CLANK 4903, 
BOMBETTE 4399, SASHA 4009, JAMMY LARKE 4926, SLINKY 4915, TINY TOES 4913, SPAWN 4946, 
GEN-13 4949, FELISSA HURM 4955, and VIOLATER 4948.

The least popular fighter this week was SAVAGE DRAGON 4947.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were KATIRONA MURH 4929, KELLY 4011, GERDIG IBBINS 4902, VIOLATER 
4948, FELISSA HURM 4955, GEN-13 4949, SPAWN 4946, TINY TOES 4913, SLINKY 4915, and 

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


                                 THE STOMPING GROUNDS

The new all-basher arena will be in Seam, DM 20.  Only new teams (0FE) may 
participate.  The only rule is that all of your warriors must be bashers.

The first turn of the contest will be due on Monday, April 28.  It will be a slow 
turn-around arena.  If you wish to enter a team, please submit your new team and first 
turn strategies before then.  Only one team per manager, please.  

This arena will stay open indefinitely, providing there is interest (i.e., this is not 
a contest that runs a set number of turns, although there are prizes scheduled after 
the first 15 rounds).  For more information, see details in the first newsletter or on 
the forums. 

                                          -- RSI 

  Zeb Karan looked around the table at the rest of Dwes Eg's staff.  Arenamasters,

standby and Dark Arena warriors, stewards and infirmarians, even the maintenance crew.  
There was wine and beer on the side-table, even sandwiches, but no one was partaking.
      "Stop looking like your dog died," Lew Voth said.  He had once been the 
arenamaster of Sentern and had taken his turns overseeing the fights in Dwes Eg.  "We 
all knew this day would come.  When are they closing us down?"
      "Immediately after the tourney, according to the information I was given."
      "Short notice," Jame Rinvar, another arenamaster commented.
      "No offense intended, these things just creep up on people.  Tourneys make it 
worse, I suppose, all the new teams being entered."  Zeb grimaced.  "Some of the file 
cabinets have exploded from over-stuffing, you know, and it takes so long to run 
through all the registered gladiators to find those who are planning to fight on any 
given day that the day is OVER by the time we're ready to start."
      "Which is why they closed down Sentern, Cimmeriac, and Firehold," Lew pointed 
out.  "This is the same thing all over again."
      "Cycles," Jame said.  "Things happen, and then later they happen again.  We live 
with it.  And Dwes Eg did last for, what, eight and a half years before it reached the 
explosion point.  That isn't bad.  That's forever, speaking practically."
      "Eight or nine years is not forever--"
      "The only thing that's real is today, and maybe, up to a point, tomorrow.  I 
don't see a problem with this.  What are the new parameters, Zeb?"
      "Dwes Eg remains open, existing teams can run and can recruit new members.  BUT, 
no new teams will be accepted.  New teams will go into a new arena, DM 84, running its 
first turn on the seventh of May.  A regular two-week cycle."
      "So Dwes Eg isn't actually being closed, just closed to new teams.  Okay.  This 
works," Jame said again.  "Number 84... does this mean it'll be out at that Blackstone 
place?  Rotten weather half the year, but I suppose you could say that about any site.  
What about regional allegiance?"
      "None specified in the data I received.  Probably a personal-choice situation," 
Zeb said.
      "Transfers?" Lew asked.
      "I don't know about transfers IN," Zeb said, "but I'd guess yes, they would be 
allowed.  No transfers OUT, though.  None out of DM 82, for that matter.  Once you're 
in 82 or 84, the only way out is death or graduation."
      "That fairly describes most arenas," Jame said.  "Anyone who takes up the 
gladiatorial life has already accepted that."