Date   : 08/02/2012    Duedate: 08/29/2012


DM-8    TURN-351

This Weeks Top Honors


(8-5271) [8-2-1,70]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

IMA SLAYER                     POSITION IS EMPTY
YOU PAY I SLAY (373)           
(8-5271) [8-2-1,70]            

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KOTTER NAHL                    FIELDER
MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)            YOU PAY I SLAY (373)
(8-5197) [7-33-0,54]           (8-5276) [5-0-1,67]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. YOU PAY I SLAY (373)        38
2. STAR HUNTER (603)           19      YOU PAY I SLAY (373)
3. CHOMPING AT THE BIT (540)    0      Unchartered Team
4. DREAD EMPIRE (597)           0
5. MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)        -12      STAR HUNTER (603)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*DREAD EMPIRE (597)         3   1  0 75.0   1/ 1 YOU PAY I SLAY (373)      7  2 1
 2/ 3 YOU PAY I SLAY (373)      88  74  5 54.3   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)       7  5 0
 3- 5*CHOMPING AT THE BI (540)   1   1  0 50.0   3/ 6*STAR HUNTER (603)         2  4 0
 4/ 6 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)      189 310  5 37.9   4- 5*CHOMPING AT THE BI (540)  1  0 0
 5/ 7*STAR HUNTER (603)          3   6  0 33.3   5- 7*DREAD EMPIRE (597)        0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                        6 Months Ago -- The Eastern Deserts

     The battlefield was shrouded in darkness, save for the torches carried by a
number of the soldiers and several magical orbs of light, which circled above lazily
at the command of the wizards.  The engagement had been a short one, as three huge,
lumbering Phase Dragons burst from the nearby caverns and ran straight into the fully
prepared army.  The archers took a savage toll on the beasts before the elite
gladiators charged in to finish the fray.  As the soldiers cleared the massive bodies
from the cavern mouth a small group of hooded men gathered a short distance away.
     "There is no question about it.  These are creatures from the Kaikwok Gate."
said Rillion, thoughtfully stroking his short beard. "I just don't understand how
they are accessing our world again despite the gate being completely sealed."
     Alongside the mage, the manager known as The Greek Guy sharpened a gleaming
battle axe.  "The Dark One said something about a rift or tear.  I'm not really up on
Gate Metaphysics, Rill.  All I know is they're here and they shouldn't be."
     "Managerr said they wouldn't be gone long." Added Rascally Rabbit, looking far
more sinister than his manager name implied, "and that we needed to hold this area
until they got back.  So that's what we need to do."
     One of the scouts shouted a brief warning and the soldiers assumed battle
formation once more.  The three arena managers stepped back behind a shield thrown up
by Rillion and prepared for a second engagement.  Within a moment, a snarling wave of
Jaguar warriors erupted from the cavern, pouring out toward the soldiers.
     The Greek Guy took the point and motioned to the troops.  "Move to engage!  Form
up!  Initiate Shield Wall!  Archers, volley fire!"
     A cloud of enchanted arrows hissed into the night, and then descended to shower
death upon the charging Jaguar warriors.  Scores of the beast men went down under the
fire but it was just a small fraction of their overall numbers.  Within a moment the
first ranks of the jaguars leapt upon the prepared troops, tearing and rending with
their razor sharp talons and fangs.  Despite the massive numbers, the shield wall
held, and the gate beasts seemed to be taking the worst of the exchange.  After a
moment, however, the Jaguar Warriors found some holes in the ranks and burst through,
creating havoc amongst the defenders.
     "Second line-- advance!  First line-- fall back!"
     The first defensive line fell back in an organized retreat, while a second wave
of defenders moved up.  Within a moment, they formed up to from a second defensive
line, while those formerly in the front line moved back to regroup.  At the same
time, another wave of arrows showered from the sky and cut down the confused Jaguar
     "We learned a lot from the first Gate incursion." Rillion commented to RR.  "The
Jaguar Warriors can be a terror one on one, but they don't fight well in organized
battles.  Those enchanted arrows help a lot, too.  One shot, one kill."
     Despite the confident words, the Jaguars were inflicting a savage toll on the
soldiers.  It was true, that the majority of the troops were gladiators and former
gladiators who were now protected by immortality magic, but still if they were
consumed by the Gate monsters, there would be no return.  As the battle raged, it
became clear that there were too many Jaguar warriors for the small army to defeat.
Rillion flicked his staff and sent a fireball into the Jaguar's flank.  It erupted
into a flaming explosion of heat and pressure, sending scores of the beast men
flying.  As he did so, the Rabbit gathered a nearby troop and rushed to cut off a
Jaguar offensive.
     The Greek Guy motioned for the trumpeters to sound the retreat.  "Back up the
hill!  Form defensive units.  Skirmishers forward to slow the advance."
     "This is not going well." Rillion commented as he blasted away a row of Jaguars
with a bolt of lightning.
     As he prepared a second bolt, he noticed a large vortex opening nearby.  A
travelling Gate was being opened.  Which meant either more Jaguars, or...?
     A second small army of heavily armored gladiator-soldiers appeared.  At their 
head rode Managerr, on a white stallion, and the Dark One, on his black gelding.
They motioned and their warriors charged into the Jaguar Warriors flank.  The numbers
now more even, the first army charged down the hill.  Within minutes the Jaguar
forces were destroyed.  Only a handful survived to flee back into the cavern.
     "Good timing."  Rascally Rabbit chuckled, his eyebrow arched, "You couldn't have
arrived just a touch sooner?"
     "It took us a while to scout out the ruins of our old training grounds on the
other side of the Kaikwok Gate." Managerr responded, "We stopped by to gather the
second division, as we thought we might need the manpower.  Apparently we were right.
The other side of the old Gate is completely empty.  They are all gone."
     "Gone?  There were millions of beings on that world.  You're telling me that
they're all gone?"
     The Dark One waved his staff and a vision of the Kaikwok Gate world appeared.
It was decimated.  Forests burned and blasted, temples shattered, riverbeds and lakes
dried up and shriveled.  "As he said.  All gone.  We detected residual magic.  Gate
magic.  I am not certain if it was left from an invader that came, exterminated that
world and enslaved what was left of the population or possibly the denizens of that
world developed Gate travel on its own and departed a dying world.  We have no way of
knowing which is the case."
     The Greek Guy received a message from one of the army runners, read it quickly
and motioned to his fellows.  "The engineers are ready."
     He motioned to a figure high up on the cliffside above the cave.  In a moment, a
thunderous explosion shook the ground.  Instantly a shower of boulders, shards of
stone and dirt rained down, burying the cavern opening under half the mountainside.
     Rillion nodded.  "That will do for this Gate access, but I expect there will be

           Three Months Ago -- The Dark Citadel -- Isle of of the Eye

     The Brotherhood of the Blade sat around the titanic obsidian table where they
often planned and plotted together.  This occasion was more serious, however, than
their usual debates over gladiatorial tactics and battle plans.  They were instead
embroiled in a lengthy discourse regarding the ongoing Gate incursions that had been
     "Sheila and her mage council can't figure out how to stop it." Managerr noted.
     "Sheila?"  The Greek Guy chuckled, "First name basis now, are we?"
     Managerr smirked at him.  "They can close the Gate opening when they find it,
but then another one opens somewhere else within a few days.  At some point they are
going to get access in a remote area and we won't find it in time.  If they can move
in a large force, it will be next to impossible to beat them back and close the
access.  It will be a mess."
     "And we still have no idea who is behind this and what's going on." Rillion
     "What we do know is that we don't have enough days in the week to keep running
around closing gates and fighting battles.  We're shorthanded.  Zalgor's missing in
action and Caesar is off-world fighting wars of his own.  Without their forces it's
even worse."  Rascally Rabbit shuffled through his roster.  "I've lost 15% of my
personal troops and I know you all have suffered losses as well."
     Managerr agreed.  "We're definitely short on members.  Mad Max and Tig Toad are
retired.  With Zalgor inactive and Caesar battling Picts or whatnot, we are at five
members.  Just barely enough in normal times and way short in these times."
     "We need to recruit some new members." The Greek Guy stated.  "We have a
tournament coming up and can talk to some managers there.  We need to find those who
are like-minded and who would get along with the rest of us, which is not always
     "Agreed." said the Dark One from beneath his cowl, "We can then announce our new
members.  We need more men and more troops.  I think we all have some candidates in
mind.  First, they must have no other allegiances.  Second, they must have the
martial knowledge we expect from our members.  And, the Greek Guy mentioned, they
have to be able to deal with us."

                        Present Day -- the Isle of the Eye
     One of the arena scribes rushed into the GC headquarters.  "We need 100 runners
to travel to every city in the land.  We're being paid 1,000 gold sovereigns to get
the news out!"
     "What news?"
     "The Brotherhood of the Blade is expanding!!  Here is the announcement!"
              *****                   *****                   *****
     Hear Ye!  Hear Ye!  The Brotherhood of the Blade has chosen to add the following
new members to our ranks.  Effective immediately, the following managers have been
offered and have accepted membership to the Brotherhood:

May their successes be great and their victories many under our banner!

     Officially -- Managerr -- Grand High Moose of the Brotrotherhood of the Blade

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                              ---===SLOW ARENA NEWS===---

 DM  28 MORYA (turn 348): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 301): UDARN VOYL of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 323): ANDROMEDA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 317): ULTIMA REGUM of IN QUETERNUM (Vae Victis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 304): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 298): ANASTASIUS of DARQUE AGES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 283): TONG PAK FU of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 276): APPLESEED of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 252): B'ZIADUL of WRATHMEN XIV (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 252): FILING FEE of BASH BROS LAWYER (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 253): BOOB of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 68): MORIS NAHR of MIDDLE WAY 21 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 250): MAD CAT of INSP GADGETS MINIONS (The Mun, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 650): YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 348): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 346): THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 301): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 322): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 317): VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 304): THE MYRMIDONS (Sigurd Fafnisbane, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 298): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 283): ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 276): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 252): ARENAS III (Kharadmon?, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 252): BASH BROS CANDY (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 253): SUPER STARS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 68): OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 250): SPARF! et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 348): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 300): ASQUITH of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 322): CELESTIAL ROSE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               SPAWN of FANTASTIC FIVE (?, mgr.)
                   (turn 316): ENDEMIC of BLACK LIGHTING (Dark Angel, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 303): THRESHPACK of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 297): SAVAGE SNOWBALL of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 253): BOOB of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon ARKERS, for I, 
Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  What's a move up by 3 you ask?  (alright, maybe you 
didn't ask)  Cause for celebration, according to STAR HUNTER.  YOU PAY I SLAY had 
cause to celebrate, after PENNY got 22 points by beating IMERTA LOEL.  A certain 
someone should cut down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 17 points to 
PENNY.  (Discrete enough, IMERTA LOEL?) In ARKERS, nothing is permanent (except 
Death), and we find ourselves a new Duelmaster, IMA SLAYER.  Word has it one team in 
ARKERS is using psychics to predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Questions are being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the 
arena.  A certain tavern in ARKERS would I avoid!   
     Do not think spyreporting in ARKERS is the highlight of my life.  My fingers 
tire and I fear my incessant prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable 
character.  Can anything compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for ARKERS?  
On that giddy note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IMA SLAYER 5271               8   2  1    70       YOU PAY I SLAY (373)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-URA GONER 5214                5   1  0    84       YOU PAY I SLAY (373)
 FIELDER 5276                  5   0  1    67       YOU PAY I SLAY (373)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PENNY 5261                    5   4  0    65       YOU PAY I SLAY (373)
 LELAND OLVEN 5262             9   8  1    57       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KOTTER NAHL 5197              7  33  0    54       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 IMERTA LOEL 5225              8  24  0    48       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SOUL CATCHER 5174             3   1  0    31       DREAD EMPIRE (597)
 LUCKY 5313                    5   0  1    27       YOU PAY I SLAY (373)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ORVILLE ROUSE 5322            2   2  0    21       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
-MOLLY FEATHER 4653            1   1  0    21       CHOMPING AT THE BIT (540)
 SILENT ONE 5254               1   0  0     9       STAR HUNTER (603)
 SHIELD WALL 5253              1   2  0     9       STAR HUNTER (603)
 CRUSHER 5251                  1   2  0     5       STAR HUNTER (603)
 LITTLE LADY 5255              0   1  0     1       STAR HUNTER (603)
 LARGE LADY 5252               0   1  0     1       STAR HUNTER (603)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
KEE 3780                7  9 0 STRANGE UNIVERSE 455 FIELDER 5276          347  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Penny -- If only you'd held out a little longer, or fought a little harder, that win
would have given me more points and made me duelmaster!  I might have liked that. --
Imerta Loel
P.S.  Or maybe not.  The responsibility, you know.

Soul Catcher -- Clearly, you needed the loss.  I was glad to oblige. -- Kotter Nahl

And two standbys "devastated."  Damn straight! -- Leland Olven and Orville Rouse

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LELAND OLVEN was bested by IMA SLAYER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Title fight.
FIELDER viciously subdued KOTTER NAHL in a action packed 2 minute brutal battle.
IMERTA LOEL was overpowered by PENNY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched duel.
CRUSHER was overpowered by ORVILLE ROUSE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SHIELD WALL bested STRAY CATMAN in a 3 minute novice's duel.
LUCKY devastated LARGE LADY in a 1 minute mismatched match.
LITTLE LADY was unbelievably bested by VIRTUOUS SCRIBE in a 4 minute beginner's fight.
SILENT ONE won victory over STRAY CATMAN in a 5 minute gruesome novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -   7 -  1      68  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -   9 -  3      65  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   6 -  1      45  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   9 -  1      36  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   3 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 351 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 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  IMA SLAYER 5271             8   2  1   70 YOU PAY I SLAY (373)
LUNGING ATTACK   FIELDER 5276                5   0  1   67 YOU PAY I SLAY (373)
WALL OF STEEL    LELAND OLVEN 5262           9   8  1   57 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KOTTER NAHL 5197.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was FIELDER 5276.  The ten other most popular fighters were LITTLE LADY 5255, 

The least popular fighter this week was LARGE LADY 5252.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SHIELD WALL 5253, CRUSHER 5251, IMERTA LOEL 5225, ORVILLE ROUSE 5322, 
LELAND OLVEN 5262, LUCKY 5313, KOTTER NAHL 5197, IMA SLAYER 5271, PENNY 5261, and