Date   : 06/09/2009    Duedate: 06/22/2009


DM-5    TURN-626

This Weeks Top Honors


(5-4866) [20-12-0,120]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HALIBUTT                       BUZZ KILL
WIZARD'S WRATH (508)           HOOKED ON COFFEE (522)
(5-4866) [20-12-0,120]         (5-4991) [1-0-0,16]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)         THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
(5-4929) [21-13-2,96]          (5-4929) [21-13-2,96]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WIZARD'S WRATH (508)        36
2. HOOKED ON COFFEE (522)      16      WIZARD'S WRATH (508)
3. THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)      15      Unchartered Team
4. CASSEY'S CREW (112)          0
                                       HOOKED ON COFFEE (522)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*HOOKED ON COFFEE (522)     1   0  0  100   1/ 1 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)    9  5 0
 2/ 1 WIZARD'S WRATH (508)      97  96  6 50.3   2- 2 CASSEY'S CREW (112)       2  0 0
 3/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   467 470 16 49.8   3/ 3 WIZARD'S WRATH (508)      2  8 0
 4- 3 CASSEY'S CREW (112)      120 139  9 46.3   4/ 0*HOOKED ON COFFEE (522)    1  0 0

    '*'   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 624): MIASMA of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 507): GALLORDIN of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 630): FARFALE of PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 625): HALIBUTT of WIZARD'S WRATH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 625): WHISPER WALK of MY LITTLE TRIBE (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 629): CANDY CANE of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 618): DEIMOS of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 615): SPARE ANCHOR of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 614): PILSON of DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 586): EVA MENDES of GIRLS X3 (Non?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 578): REDD CORVAITT of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 260): D'URVILLE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 562): CHATTY CABALIST of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 513): HASARCH of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 247): KORASIM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 235): GISBORNE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 462): FYRE SWORD of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 506): SUPER BUM of FLAT BROKE (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 624): LAB EXPERIMENTS (?, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 507): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 630): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 625): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 625): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 618): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 615): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 614): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 586): GIRLS X3 (Non?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 578): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 260): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 562): DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 513): AMAZON ELITE (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 247): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 235): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 462): DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 211): FEARSOME LEGENDS (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 506) 0729205R et al (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 623): POOP DECK GUY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                            WAYWARD SON of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 625): BIMBETTE of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 624): HATTIE of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 614): PILSON of DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
                           SLYTHR of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
                           WHITMAN of LITERATE LOONS (?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 260): D'URVILLE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 234): KIRRALA of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 461): ANGRY DECKHAND of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt KALTOS will ever be the same.  And let's see, BUZZ KILL fought EMBEZZLING 
SCRIBE and gained 16 points and contributed to HOOKED ON COFFEE's 1-0-0.  PENDRU ROST 
has lost to THE USEROUS MERCHANT, falling 4 points, while helping make THE MIDDLE WAY 
5 a 3-2-0 turn.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and HALIBUTT 
remains KALTOS' top warrior for another turn.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I 
hear the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Victory Tavern until 
they win.  Maybe?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  Is it really true that KALTOS has more dishwashers per capita that 
fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your 
swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HALIBUTT 4866                20  12  0   120       WIZARD'S WRATH (508)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FELISSA HURM 4955            22   7  0    97       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 KATIRONA MURH 4929           21  13  2    96       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KELLY 4011                   17  14  0    65       CASSEY'S CREW (112)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PENDRU ROST 4956             10  17  0    47       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRVINA KORL 4978              5   7  0    27       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
-ASHLEY 4981                   5   0  0    25       CASSEY'S CREW (112)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KADASYA 4965                  2   6  0    22       WIZARD'S WRATH (508)
 KOLVER MOON 5000              2   0  0    20       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 BUZZ KILL 4991                1   0  0    16       HOOKED ON COFFEE (522)
 DYLLIN 4983                   0   2  0     8       WIZARD'S WRATH (508)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
RUG 163 5001            0  1 0 WIZARD'S WRATH 508   SHEWISH GIANT         626  NONE
RUG 164 5002            0  1 0 WIZARD'S WRATH 508   ARENAMASTER TROK      626  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

We didn't get our turn, in fact, we're missing a whole week's worth of turns starting
with the day before this's stuff, so we're doing the personals from the e-newsletter.
You thought hijacking our turns would shut us up?  As if!  To prove it isn't enough,
we may have to be even more talkative. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

Halibutt -- You're a big old fish and no mistake.  What, you think I can't tell,
because the fight report is missing?  Listen, bub, I'm standing right here, and I can
SEE you.  Besides which, we've seen you before and made note of your height.  And
that you're a golem, as well.  So, probably not halibutt, probably cod.  At least,
that's MY guess.  And, while it is true that "someone has to eat cod," it won't be
me, even if I *did* lose to you. -- Felissa Hurm
P.S.  I thought four minutes was pretty good.  I made you sweat (if golem fishes
sweat) for that win and title.

M. Chardinee?  Well... I felt sorry for him, so I let him show his stuff for an extra
minute before taking him down?  Whatever, it must have been a Good Deed and fun to
watch, since I got Overall Popularity Leader for it.  Not that I could be a
popularity leader without the fight, being charsimatic, attractive, cool, sociable,
and trustworth in a reasonable degree.  Which I am, because the Commission says so,
and would they lie?  Of course not. -- Katirona Murh
P.S.  And M. is a good guy.  I like him.  He took me out to dinner after the fight.
Can't fault somebody who hands out a free meal!

It's all well and good for Katirona to talk about what a "good guy" the Chardinee is.
He's okay, I guess.  But what is NOT good is the Userous Merchant, and I am glad I
defeated him.  I'd rather have devastated him than simply bested him, but I take what
I can get.  Besides, I reckon the steward who rights the "last week's fights" owes
him money.  So many people do. -- Pendru Rost

Kadasya -- Ho, a new face!  In the absence of the fight report, I can't tell a thing
about you except that you lost, I'm sure gracefully.  If you are an appropriate
person for me to invite out, take it that I've asked you to join me somewhere quiet
for a drink.  Folie's Tea Room, maybe.  Folie's a graduated teammate of mine, and not
as, um, flighty as her name suggests, although she IS a little strange.  Size 5 and a
halberd favorite?  Not that it affects the tea room, unless you try to leave without
paying.  But I digress.  Folie, as noted a graduated teammate, somehow got together
enough money or, ah, something, to start a tea room here on Kaltos, and it's a FINE
place.  Truly.  Muffins to live for!  And the tea isn't bad. -- Irvina Korl

Dyllin -- Ah, another new face.  This is good, we've been needing new faces here.  If
I had to guess, Irvina's opponent could well be female--the name ending in "a."  You,
I'm not sure.  Could go either way.  However you end up, I'm not taking you to the
Tea Room.  It isn't that I dislike Folie, mind, who'd dare?  That woman has an
amazing temper to go with her halberd.  But I was thinking more along the lines of a
bar.  How does Derbie's Place sound?  I mention it specifically because it's run by a
graduated teammate of mine, Derbie Foyle--we have quite a few graduated teammates,
and they seem to have had a tendency to stay here, settle down, and go into the
business of feeding or at serving drinks to people.  And because he's a teammate, I
have a little credit there. -- Kolver Moon

Arenamaster Troktai -- I want you to take note, from the two personals just before
this one, that there is nothing unusual or improvident in a graduated gladiator of
the Middle Way staying on Kaltos.  Give me a little time to look around and I'll come
up with something good. -- Jammy Larke, staying on Kaltos

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RUG 164 was butchered by ARENAMASTER TROKTAI in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
RUG 163 was barely slain by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
HALIBUTT overcame KATIRONA MURH in a action packed 3 minute veteran's Title match.
FELISSA HURM bested CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a popular 1 minute fight.
PENDRU ROST was subdued by THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute competition.
KADASYA was unbelievably bested by IRVINA KORL in a popular 2 minute bloody duel.
DYLLIN was overpowered by KOLVER MOON in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
BUZZ KILL defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a action packed 2 minute beginner's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   2 -  0      87  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   1 -  0      86  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK     3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -  11 -  0      31  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         STRIKING ATTACK    0 -   7 -  0       0  |

Turn 626 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 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       HALIBUTT 4866              20  12  0  120 WIZARD'S WRATH (508)
TOTAL PARRY      FELISSA HURM 4955          22   7  0   97 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
WALL OF STEEL    KATIRONA MURH 4929         21  13  2   96 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KATIRONA MURH 4929.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was KATIRONA MURH 4929.  The ten other most popular fighters were KADASYA 4965, 
RUG 163 5001, PENDRU ROST 4956, HALIBUTT 4866, IRVINA KORL 4978, BUZZ KILL 4991, 
FELISSA HURM 4955, KOLVER MOON 5000, RUG 164 5002, and DYLLIN 4983.

The least popular fighter this week was DYLLIN 4983.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were RUG 164 5002, KOLVER MOON 5000, FELISSA HURM 4955, BUZZ KILL 4991, 
IRVINA KORL 4978, HALIBUTT 4866, PENDRU ROST 4956, RUG 163 5001, KADASYA 4965, and 

                          SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN CLEVELAND!

Our summer FTF will be an eastern one this time, located in Cleveland, Ohio  on July 
17-19, 2009.  It will be held at the Holiday Inn in Strongsville, OH, at 15471 
Royalton Rd (440-238-8800).  Rooms are only $95.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  

There is a free shuttle from the airport, free parking, and free high-speed wireless 
internet in all guestrooms ($3/day in public space).  The hotel has an indoor pool, 
pool table, and hockey, and a fitness center.   The hotel is located 1/2 mile from the 
largest mall in Northeast Ohio, with indoor minigolf and pottery painting, and right 
next door to Iceland Arena, which offers open skate and skate rental.  They also have 
four bikes on property available for checkout, as the Metro parks are next door as 
well.  The rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  There are 
many restaurants and nightspots nearby and at the Mall, as well as a cafe in the 

The tournament information sheet will be out imminently.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to the tournament and that we will see you there!

                                  Daydream Believer

You once thought of me,
As a white knight on a steed.
Now you know how happy I can be...

It's true.  I'm gone.  I've punched my ticket to Immortality and I'm off to the Isle.
I know a lot of you are wondering what it is about me that has made me so successful.
I wish I knew for sure.  I think it has more to do with intangibles (knack) than it
does with design, bonuses and favorites.  I'll let you decide.

Daydream Believer (PR) 17-14-4-17-7-8-17  Poor Endurance--Good Damage
I -- 8 (+1)  R -- 13  A -- 14 (+4)  P -- 14 (+4)  Df - 8  Dc - 6 (+3)

I know what you're thinking, "WTF, that guy looks like a 98 lb weakling!"  Sigh...I
prefer to think my physical characteristics are ideally suited for a finesse style.
As for my bases, I know they aren't much to look at.  After all, I am a PR.  I'm
fortunate to be blessed where I need it the most--attack and parry.

Okay, so I've got nice bases with bonuses in the right spots.  What about favorites?
Did I know them in advance or did I change them?  The answer is no, I had no idea
what they were for sure until I recieved my graduation announcement.  I would be
happy to tell you what my favorites are but I don't think my clone, Jumpinjack Flash,
would be very happy with me if I did.  Let's just say that from the moment I stepped
on the sands as a Rookie I used the same strategy in EVERY fight.  The only thing I
ever changed was armor (early on vs. TP's) and attack/defend locations.  That should
give those of you who have faced me more than once something to think about.

You may be interested to know that I am all natural.  I haven't had a prize of any
type used on me.  I'm a freak of nature.  It just goes to show you never know when a
guy like me will walk into your guildhouse looking for work as a gladiator.  It's up
to you to spot the potential and nuture it along.

I'm going to list my tourney results and records versus each style.  It isn't meant
to be a brag--I just thought you might find it interesting and a lot easier than
looking it up yourself.  Enjoy!
     Tourneys:  Rookies: 15-1-3 TC.  Initiates: 15-3-3 TV.  Adepts: 16-2 TC.
Champs: 13-1-1 TC.  Rookies--Champs record: 59-7-7 (.894)  Challengers: 9-3 TV.
Challengers: 15-1-1 TC.
Challengers: 13-3 TV -- Runner-up (Marv-AB)  Challengers: 13-3 TV -- Runner-up
(Teevella-LU)  Challengers: 7-3  Challengers: 11-3-2 TV  Challengers: 11-3-1 TV
 Challengers: 13-3 TV -- Runner-up (Marv-AB)

Challengers: 12-3 TV.  Challengers record: 104-25-4 (.806).  Career Tourney record:
163-32-11 (.836)  TC's: 4  TVs: 8 (3 Runner-ups)  Arena record: 5-0-1  Grudge
matches: 3-0

Total record: 171-32-12 (.842)  Tourney record vs all styles:  AB: 7-11  BA: 6-0-1
LU: 46-9-4  PL: 5-1-1  PR: 2-0  PS: ---  SL: 9-2  ST: 51-5-2  TP: 35-4-3  WS: 2-0

As you can see, the only style I had trouble with is the ABs.  I think that has more
to do with which ABs I fought rather than the style as a whole.  I was 3-1 vs ABs
early on (Rookies-Champs) and 4-10 in Challengers.  I was 1-5 vs Marv, 0-1 vs Marv Jr
and 0-3 vs Soulsnare.  I am going to make an educated guess and assume they all had
skills or prizes added to them to make them competetive at the Challenger level where
so few ABs are.  I could be wrong, though I doubt it.

See you on the Isle,
    Daydream Believer