Date   : 01/22/2010    Duedate: 02/04/2010


DM-6    TURN-637

This Weeks Top Honors


(6-6481) [4-1-1,47]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

                               THE DIRECTORS (560)
                               (6-6481) [4-1-1,47]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

NORMAL NAN                     NORMAL NAN
PSYCHO SQUAD (135)             PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
(6-5153) [7-23-0,44]           (6-5153) [7-23-0,44]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE DIRECTORS (560)         13
2. PSYCHO SQUAD (135)           9      PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
3. GOLDEN DAWN (559)            0      Unchartered Team

                                       THE DIRECTORS (560)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2*GOLDEN DAWN (559)         21   5  0 80.8   1/ 1*THE DIRECTORS (560)       9  6 3
 2/ 3*THE DIRECTORS (560)       15  10  5 60.0   2- 2*GOLDEN DAWN (559)         5  2 0
 3/ 4 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)       143 163  7 46.7   3/ 3 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)        5  7 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[ Report from the Tourney #1 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Larkin here, with a report from the Winter Tourney.  Okay, maybe this isn't
Atlantis, but it's somewhere warm, and if that isn't a beach, at least it's sand,
and, as advertised, there are drinks with umbrellas in them.  And young women with a
lot of suntan showing.  By the time you read this, the tourney will be over, but
while I'm writing it, the tourney is NOT over.  And a lot of you guys reading this
won't have been able to go, anyway.
     I'm interviewing Zalgor Prigg, one of the managers participating in the Old
Valamantis Bloodgames, and let me tell you, Old Valamantis is not a place you want to
hang around if you don't have to.  It's rotten with magic, to begin with--Folstrom
magic, the blackest there is--and then it's got all this blood and violence on top of
it, and it makes for a dark and scary venue.  Anything might rise out of the ruins
around the arena, summoned by the blood and the curses of the managers.
     "Mr. Prigg, could you tell us why you--"
     "It was the play on words," the manager said, overriding the question.  "I
couldn't resist--the chance to call a Bloodgames team Phoenix, you know, the 'rising
from the ashes of death' business.  Of course, then I had to change it to Phonetix,
but that's okay, keep people guessing."
     "I've heard the Commission mages talking about that name, sir, and they seem
alarmed.  One of them said the name was practically a spell in itself, used here."
     "I heard.  That's why I had to change it."
     "Have you considered what might actually rise from the ashes and blood here as a
     "Well, no, but that isn't my business, you know.  I manage gladiators.  Let the
mages worry about what pops in from some other dimension.  Besides, what if nothing
     "But, sir, there have already been reports of zombie rats and tentacled monsters
lurking in the backs of the locker rooms!  And someone is bound to consider that you
have a partial responsibility--"
     "No," Prigg said, "I have no responsibility for that kind of thing.  I'm no
magician, I haven't been reading forbidden tomes...."  He paused, looking thoughtful.
"Maybe it was TigToad with his Obscure Lore...."
     "I don't believe there's a team of that name in this Bloodgames--"
     "No, not here.  Earlier, in Veastian.  He could have been, hmm, preparing for
this, opening contacts if not gates, stuff like that.  Has anybody seen any Dark
Toads around?"
     "Not until they've had six drinks with umbrellas in them.  Tell me, sir, have
you given any thought to the moral implications of the Bloodgames?"
     "What moral implications?" the manager asked.  "This isn't about morals, it's
about survival.  And the way to survive on the sands is to kill your opponents every
chance you get!"
     "Yes, but--"
     "There's a reason they don't hold these contests up in Andoria," the manager
said sternly.  "Good people in their ways, the Andorians, but they just aren't cut
out for this kind of grim business."  He paused to listen to the roar of the crowds
jamming the ancient arena.  Checked the marquee where slaves dangled from ropes and
updated the records of participants.  Nodded, grimly satisfied.  "Another death.
That's good--can't have too many survivors, or it cheapens the victory at the end."
     "But the death toll--"
     "Bah!  Don't get the idea that these gladiators are the flower of Alastarian
youth.  The ones who enter the Bloodgames are the men with no hope.  We offer them a
future they could never have dreamed of, but they have to work for it, sweat for it,
bleed for it, and sometimes die for it.  The survivors..." he bared his teeth in a
grin that would not have looked out of place on a wolf, "they owe us EVERYTHING, and
they'll do anything to repay us."
     "And besides," Zalgor Prigg went on, "if you really want to take up the moral
question, go talk to the Grey Wand.  She's the one set this up, after all."
     "I don't see the point, frankly.  She's got plenty of Lord Protectors, and they
have longer training, skills polished and honed to a--"
     "The Bloodgames victors, they're Her enforcers," Prigg said.  "No polish, sure,
but when a dirty job needs doing, one of these guys will do it, and no questions

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

 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 640): BALL PEIN of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 523): GOLDINA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 646): HELIAS SOL of ASTRAL KIN (Kid Arcane, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 617): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 641): CREDIT CARD of BLOOD SUCKERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 636): ACOLYTE 1 of GOLDEN DAWN (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 645): SALTILLA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 629): CHAGAN of VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 631): GRUMPY GHOUL of THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 630): SARALEE JO of SWORD OPERA (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 602): GRACIE NICOLE of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 594): ZIG of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 268): XYOKOR YAHL of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 578): ALMOST PRETTY of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 529): CARGO of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 253): MATEEN of SAI'FULLAH (?, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 243): GISBORNE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 476): SAND STORM of DISASTERS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 219): BAYLY of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 522): GATEWAY of ATTACK OF THE CLONES (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 640): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 523): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 646): IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 617): TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 641): BLOOD SUCKERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 636): THE DIRECTORS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 645): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 628): Bacon Makin' (?, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 631): THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 630): BEN'S BAZAAR (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 602): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 594): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 578): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 529): RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 253): STREET-SOLDIERS (Darkface, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 243): WHAT'S IN A NAME (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 476): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 219): KIWI CONNECTION 7 (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 522) 0729205R et al (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 646): HELIAS SOL of ASTRAL KIN (Kid Arcane, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 644): BLUEBURN of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 601): EVA MENDEZ of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 267): WHAKAPAPA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 577): DACIMOUSEL of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
                           LAZY LOOKOUT of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 528): GOB of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 475): SALTY DOG of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 218): EAGLE KEYS of ANCIENT KNIGHTS (?, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  THE DIRECTORS had cause to celebrate, after RIDLEY SCOTT got 18 points 
by beating NORMAL NAN.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, HAPPY HARRIET was 
winsome, after beating ORSON WELLS and seeing him lose 8 points.  Can you believe it? 
ACOLYTE 1 apparently has better things to do as TRANSEL's Duelmaster than show up and 
fight!  In TRANSEL, nothing is permanent (except Death), and we find ourselves a new 
Duelmaster, RIDLEY SCOTT.  Word has it one team in TRANSEL is taking speech lessons 
to try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!   
     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 TRANSEL would I avoid!   
     All good things must come to an end.  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards 
fat!  Can anything compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for TRANSEL?  On 
that giddy note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RIDLEY SCOTT 6481             4   1  1    47       THE DIRECTORS (560)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ACOLYTE 1 6470                4   2  0    54       GOLDEN DAWN (559)
 NORMAL NAN 5153               7  23  0    44       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
 HAPPY HARRIET 6476            5   1  0    44       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
-PRIEST 2 6473                 4   0  0    43       GOLDEN DAWN (559)
-ACOLYTE 2 6472                5   1  0    38       GOLDEN DAWN (559)
-ALUCARD 6467                  4   0  0    34       GOLDEN DAWN (559)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHN HUSTON 6480              3   2  1    28       THE DIRECTORS (560)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HEINKEL 6474                  3   1  0    23       GOLDEN DAWN (559)
 ORSON WELLS 6479              3   2  1    22       THE DIRECTORS (560)
 EVE AND EMMA 6482             3   2  0    19       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
 DAVID FINCHER 6478            4   1  2    16       THE DIRECTORS (560)
 NOT-A-NUT JONES 6475          1   5  0     8       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
 AUSTIN NORDELL 6477           1   4  0     7       THE DIRECTORS (560)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Acolyte 2 -- We just did this.  The arena is too small.  And yes, I, too, wonder why
I bother sometimes.  It's true that I enjoy smacking you around, but nothing ever
seems to come of it. -- Normal Nan

John Huston -- This is much better.  Everyone says I should be happy, and you made me
happy.  I liked having you on your knees to me. -- Happy Harriet

Heinkel -- Emma surrendered, by *I* didn't. -- Eve of Eve and Emma

Ridley Scott -- Damn. -- Not-a-Nut Jones

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HAPPY HARRIET devastated ORSON WELLS in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
NORMAL NAN slimly lost to RIDLEY SCOTT in a 2 minute uneven Title battle.
NOT-A-NUT JONES was subdued by DAVID FINCHER in a 1 minute fight.
AUSTIN NORDELL lost to EVE AND EMMA in a popular 1 minute amateur's brawl.
JOHN HUSTON overpowered BUMBLE-FINGERS in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   1 -  1      90  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        13 -   3 -  1      81  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   3 -  0      75  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  10 -  3      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   8 -  0      20  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 637 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         2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  RIDLEY SCOTT 6481           4   1  1   47 THE DIRECTORS (560)
AIMED BLOW       HAPPY HARRIET 6476          5   1  0   44 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is NORMAL NAN 5153.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was NORMAL NAN 5153.  The ten other most popular fighters were RIDLEY SCOTT 6481, EVE 
HUSTON 6480, ORSON WELLS 6479, NOT-A-NUT JONES 6475,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was NOT-A-NUT JONES 6475.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ORSON WELLS 6479, JOHN HUSTON 6480, AUSTIN NORDELL 6477, DAVID 
5153,  0, and  0.