Date   : 04/10/2014    Duedate: 05/07/2014


DM-8    TURN-373

This Weeks Top Honors


(8-5376) [8-2-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STEEL SPAR                     POSITION IS EMPTY
THE BRETHREN (618)             
(8-5406) [17-18-0,116]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)            PEASANT REBELLION (614)
(8-5225) [15-39-0,88]          (8-5380) [7-3-0,101]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PEASANT REBELLION (614)     69
2. GHOSTWALKERS 2 (629)        43      PEASANT REBELLION (614)
3. WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)         36      Unchartered Team
4. THE CHOSEN (613)            16
5. SMITHSONIAN (245)           16      GHOSTWALKERS 2 (629)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*GHOSTWALKERS 2 (629)       5   0  0  100   1/ 1 WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)      13  2 0
 2/ 1 PEASANT REBELLION (614)   35  15  0 70.0   2/ 2 STEEL PROPHETS (615)      9  4 0
 3/ 3 WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)       65  29  2 69.1   3/ 5 PEASANT REBELLION (614)   6  4 0
 4/ 2 Z GLADIATORZ (519)       253 120  7 67.8   4/ 0*GHOSTWALKERS 2 (629)      5  0 0
 5/ 4 SMITHSONIAN (245)        716 440 15 61.9   5/ 6 SMITHSONIAN (245)         5  7 0
 6/ 6 STEEL PROPHETS (615)      35  30  1 53.8   6/ 4 Z GLADIATORZ (519)        4  6 0
 7/ 5 THE BRETHREN (618)        92  83  2 52.6   7/ 3 THE BRETHREN (618)        4  6 0
 8/ 8 THE CHOSEN (613)         185 196 11 48.6   8/10*LOST MINIONS (627)        3  7 1
 9/ 9 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)      220 367  6 37.5   9/ 8 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)       3  9 0
10/11*BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)     1   2  0 33.3  10/ 7 THE CHOSEN (613)          3 10 0
11/10*LOST MINIONS (627)         3   7  1 30.0  11/11*BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)    1  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     Ria and Pyrat sat in big cushioned chairs close to the small fireplace in lodge
227.  This was where Longshot's warriors would stay in during the Spring Tourney.  It
was odd that the Gladiatorial Commission dubbed it the Spring Tourney.  Normally it
would be called the Fool's Tourney or the Death and Taxes Tourney.  What was even
odder was that winter was still refusing to release it icy grasp on the land and so
there were several gladiators arriving wearing heavy cloaks with fluffy ermine.
Workers were busy shoveling or sweeping away the drifts of snow to make pathways for
the gladiators to move about their rooms and to get to and from the arena.  No one
wanted to be eliminated from the tourney because of a fall that broke and arm or
twisted an ankle.  A halberd blow to the face was fine, but losing a bout to black
ice was too embarrassing for words.
     The two warriors could barely keep their eyes opened as they sat and talked.  It
was a long trip from Arkers and the thick cushions of the chairs and the warm fire
was lulling them to sleep.  When they first arrived, they had caught their second
wind and decided to put away their luggage, wash away the grime of the road, and have
a bottle, or two, of wine while they waited for Longshot's other warriors to arrive.
Their manager was in a good mood because he had gotten another warrior invited to the
Isle.  When he first laid eyes on Koroshiya Ichi, everything about the young man said
that he would be an excellent aimed blow.  His speed, his deftness, and the way he
could simply look at an opponent and find every weak point on their bodies.  Now he
was immortal.  This was the most optimistic Longshot has been in years about his
     The first bottle was quickly drained and Ria got up to open a second when there
was a knock at the door.  Since Ria was taking care of refilling their wine glasses,
Pyrat rose to answer the door.  Ria waved him down and went to answer the door
herself.   She was already up and the wine had put her in a cheerful mood.  Ria
opened the door to their lodge, but there wasn't anyone there.  So, she cussed and
slammed the door.
     "What happened?" Pyrat asked.
     "No one was there." Ria replied.
     "Are you sure?" the red haired member of The Chosen asked.  "It could have been
the guy from Morya.  What was his name?"  The young man scratched his beard in
thought.  His cheeks were rosey red from the alcohol he had consumed.  He then
snapped his fingers.  "Water Rat."
     Water Rat was a jokester.  Everyone of Longshot's warriors knew this.  The young
man was notorious for smart comments.  If sarcasm was a gladiatorial skill, he was an
advanced master in it.  Even his arena name was a joke. It rained on his first day in
Morya.  When the young man saw his reflection in the mirror he started to laugh.
Because of his long black hair, pointy chin, and pointy nose, he turned to Longshot
and said he looked like a wet rat.  They both laughed at the joke and the name stuck.
When Ria first met him, she noticed that his personality was the day to Porta's dark
brooding one.  He wasn't mean spirited like her veteran team mate.
     "You could be right," Ria agreed.  Just then there was another knock at the
door.  Ria stormed to the door and snatched it open again.  "Dammit, Water!  Stop
playing with the door!"
     "Who is Water?"
     Ria looked down and saw a blonde haired dwarf.  His hair was long with a single
braid down his right check.  He had a full beard as well.  He wore a black shirt and
grey pants.  He had on black boots that came to his calves.  He carried a back pack
over his left shoulder and he had a Warhammer in his right hand.  The hammer was
huge.  At least next to him.
     "Sorry. I didn't see you dow..."
     "It's you.  You're the widow warrior.  My condolences for your loss."
     Ria nervously looked at the dwarf and then over at Pyrat who simply looked
confused.  She quickly regrouped.
     "Anyway, why are you here?"
     "The man in white sent me." the dwarf replied.  He finished the last part with a
smile.  As if everyone knew the man in white.
     "What man in white?" Ria asked cautiously.  She was pushing the door closed as
she asked the question.  Perhaps this dwarf wasn't all there.  They didn't need any
trouble before the tourney.
     The dwarf saw what she was doing and figured out what she was thinking and
replied, "The one in all white with a sword in one hand and sca..."
     "scales in the other."  Pyrat finished for him.  "The man came to you in your
     "Yes!  You know him?"
     "No.  But I have dreamt him."
     "Oh..." the dwarf's disappointment was obvious.  "Anyway, he told me to join
you.  He said that my fate was here."
     Ria had to get her bearings
     "Pyrat, you never told me about some guy in white telling you to join us.  You
had a copy of the want ad in your hand when you showed up at the Drunken Swordsman."
     "Of course I did.  You all would have thought that I was insane if I showed up
with stories of being sent by a man in all white swinging a sword and scales around
and stalking me in my dreams."
     "It worked for me." the dwarf said.  Ria and Pyrat looked back at the dwarf.
They had forgotten that he was there.  Ria refrained from telling the dwarf that she
thought he was insane.
     "Well, Longshot isn't here now.  But you are welcome to come in and wait.  You
must be cold.  We have wine if you are interested."
     "Thank you.  But I prefer ale.  Do you know where I might find some in this
     "You're in luck.  Longshot loves a good ale.  He has a cask here as well." Pyrat
     The dwarf smiled and entered the lodge and Ria closed the door.  She had taken
no more than three steps when there was another knock at the door.  Ria turned and
opened the door again.  This time her jaw dropped open.
     "You have got to be kidding me!"
     There at the door stood a troll.
     "No!  Me not 'kidding me'.  Me Jackie.  Big Guy Jackie!"
     Ria sighed. "Just come in."

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     The streets of Arkers were busy with activity.  People were bumping into each
other as they tried to shop for food or get to work.  There were hawkers selling hot
buns stuffed with meat, pieces of fruit, and a strong tea and coffee sweetened with
sugar and thick cream.  Suddenly, the normal sounds of their normal work day was
interrupted by a woman's scream.  At first, no one paid attention to her.  But then
there were more sounds.  More and more people started to scream or to run in
scattered directions.  A single horn blast was heard and soon people were looking
towards the commotion.  What they saw was shocking.
     There were humans of various skin tones walking ahead of a procession.  They
were topless despite the cold weather; even the women.  Their bodies had various
tattoos etched all over.  The patterns were tribal and covered most, and on some all
of their bodies.  They wore silvery metal collars around their necks.  A closer look
at the collar would show that each one had studs that looked like skulls around them.
The humans with the tattoos and collars also wore cream colored loin clothes and they
had shackles around their ankles and did not wear shoes.  The chains connecting the
shackles were just long enough to allow them to walk.  The procession of enslaved
humans made a jingling noise with each step.  None of them looked to the side or up
and down.  Their heads were set and their eyes were forward.  Two in the front of the
procession had huge horns made from some animal.  As they walked along there was
another blast from their horns.
     Those close to the horn blowers placed their hands on their ears to block out
the deafening sound.  The next part of the procession was two groups of eight stocky
men.  They had broad chests and shoulders and arms thick with muscles.  The stocky
men were all of the same height.  They were probably six feet tall is anyone would
guess.  Each group of eight men carried large palanquins loaded with crates and
bundles.  The people of Arkers looked at this and started to talk amongst themselves.
Who was making such a spectacle of an entrance to the city?  No one had announced
royalty visiting.  But who would have slaves?  And who would dress them in such
     "Mother!  Look!"  a child shouted and pointed.
     The mother and others around all turned to see what the child was pointing at.
Stomping down the street were two boars.  The animals were the biggest that anyone
had ever seen.  They were the size of horses.  They had thick black hair covering
their bodies and long dingy tusks coming from their lower jaw.  The beast each had a
golden ring through their nose and a thick leather straps running from the bit in
their mouths.  Each boar had a huge saddle on their back.  In that saddle was
something that isn't seen every day in the city of Arkers: orcs.
     One was clearly male and the other could be female.  She had on a halter top of
crimson silk and five golden earrings in each ear.  She also had silk pants of
crimson as well.  She wore her black coarse hair in a ponytail and there was a thick
strap of leather used as a hair tie.  She did not wear shoes so that spectators could
look on in awe at her colored toe-nails.  The nails were crimson like her halter top.
One of her toes had a ring on it.  It was obviously gold.  On the side of her mount
she had what looked to be a long sword bedecked with jewels.  But it was the longest
sword any of the citizens of Arkers had ever seen.
     The male of the two was topless and had tattoos similar to what the slaves had.
They were white so that they stood out against his dark skin and he was no slave.
That mistake could never be made.  He had a gold earring in each ear and one in his
nose.  The male had long course black hair as well, but he wore his in a top knot.
The side of his face had thick sideburns.  He did not wear pants like the female,
instead he had on a loincloth that was black as night.  On the side of his mount he
had a huge battle axe.  The weapon looked nasty enough on its own.  But one look at
the orc's thick arms drove home the kind of damage he could do with the weapon.
     The precession continued down the streets.  It occasionally slowed, but never
halted, as gawkers were swept aside by them.  The procession had finally stopped in
front of a vacant house.  The house had once belonged to a gladiatorial team in the
city, but the members of that stable had packed up weeks ago and not shown any sign
of coming back.
     One of the slaves had run up to the female orc's mount and dropped onto his
hands and knees.  Another ran and stood next to him.  He had his head down looking
directly at the ground and his hands were straight down at his side.  The female orc
slid off the back of the huge boar she had been ridding and placed one of her bare
feet onto the slave's back.  The slave stiffened under the weight of the female.  His
eyes were looking at the ground and his head never moved from side to side.  Once the
female orc had both feet on the ground, she looked about at the gathered crowd.  The
dark skinned female had a look of disdain at the gathered spectators.  The man who
was standing next to her mount took the reins of the animal and began silently
tending to it.  He kept his attention on the mount.  She then turned and walked to
the house.
     The male orc stepped down from his mount and moved towards the house.  He had no
need of stepping on the back of one of the slaves.  He never understood the need of
his companion to use them as such.  But that was the whim of women, he supposed.
Their logic rarely made sense to him.  Another slave ran past the large male orc and
up the steps to the house.  He tried the door but it was locked.  If anyone could see
his face, because he was looking forward at the door, they would have seen a look of
     "Why isn't the door opened?  Do you need... motivation?" the male orc called
out.  His heavy browed face had a grin.  Only the poor souls in his servitude knew
what that meant.  "You may speak."
     "M-m-master," the man stammered out in some unknown accent.  "The door is
     The grin turned into a dark storm on his face.  The male orc's lips pursed and
anger could be read on his dark face as easily as the white tribal tattoos against
his dark skin.  "Boy!" he shouted.
     At that moment, a human boy, who could be no more than eight years old, ran up
to the door.  He was dressed and shackled just like the others.  He also had the
beginnings of his tattoos on his left arm.  The child ran at a half shamble, half
trot to the door.  In his hand was a key.  Despite having his legs shackled, he
managed to get to the top of the stairs, put the key in the hole, and turn.  The
door opened with a click.
     "Here, now." the male orc said.  The female behind him looked bored with the
     The little child ran to stand in front of the male orc.
     "Why didn't you have the door unlocked before I got off my mount?"
     The little boy looked up to his master and said, "Sorry, master.  The chains are
too hea..."
     The child never got to finish his explanation.  The male orc swiftly back handed
the boy and sent him to the ground in a crumpled heap.  None of the other slaves
looked at what was happening.  They kept their eyes straight.  Even the slave at the
door looked off in a random direction.  The assembled crowd on the other hand gasped
in shock.  A couple of men who witnessed it made to move as if they were going to
attack the male orc.  The male orc, seeing that he might have to defend himself from
some want-to-be heroes plucked his axe from the holster on his saddle and stepped
forward.  The men, seeing that the orc gladly awaited a fight, stopped and then
slowly began to walk backwards.  When they bumped into the assembled crowd, they
turned and ran away.
     The male orc put the axe back in the holster and yelled for the slaves to tend
to their mounts and the begin moving things into the guild house.
     "And now, Bekog, we will mark this home as ours."
     The huge male orc then plucked the female orc off of the ground and carried her
up the steps and into their new home.  While the slaves worked on getting the house
in order, the sounds of the two orcs' love making could be heard well into the night.

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 372): IMERTA LOEL of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 370): EYE BAGS of BASH BROS BODY (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 368): MALICE of ASSASSINATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 323): MALICE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 345): LAPUR BISQUE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 339): WITCHCRAZE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 326): NEFARA of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 320): URSILA RILVAR of MIDDLE WAY 8 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 305): QUI GONG of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 298): RATTLER of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 274): MUSHROOM of PIZZA TOPPINGS (Warlock, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 274): KID FUNKY FRIED of DEADLY RAGE (Var, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 275): WONTON NOT NOW of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 90): CUSTODIAN of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 372): WEIRD ALCHEMY (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 370): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 368): BASH BROS OCEAN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 323): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 345): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 339): LAND OF OZ (Oz the All-Managing, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 326): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 320): WHERE AM I? (Var, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 305): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 298): ELDER GODS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 274): OUTER GODS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 274): BASH BROS GOLFER (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 275): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 90): OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 272): CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 371): ZORK of Z GLADIATORS (The Z-Man, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 369): KOROSHIYA ICHI of LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 323): MALICE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 339): PETIT JARDINIA of LES TURFISTES (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                               NORM of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
                   (turn 338): YORL of LES TURFISTES (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                               DR. COX of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 298): CHAGUA KORBIN of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 274): MUSHROOM of PIZZA TOPPINGS (Warlock, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 275): WONTON NOT NOW of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 90): CUSTODIAN of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
                   (turn 89): CORNELIUS of NONSUCH HOUSE (Dimetras, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well, Zork, this time *I* am duelmaster and you are *gone*.  Works for me.

                                    Imerta Loel

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out ARKERS to see 
what's new.  I don't wanna hurt anybody's feelings or anything, but THE BRETHREN 
really goofed with their 1-4-0.  I just can't say enough good things about 
GHOSTWALKERS 2.  They went 5-0-0 their first time, don't slouch, and they've got good 
oral hygiene!  MVP award for SWEET REVENGE?  PEASANT REBELLION's proud of her after 
beating PORT-A-FORTRESS and getting 24 points.  Oh, wow, like the Duelmaster must be 
the most popular gal in all ARKERS.  She got the most challenges.  (But what about 
proposals?) CLYDE D'CLUB thinks his 8-2-0 and studly character is good enough to face 
up to the Duelmaster.  Any bets?  Was that a tear I saw in CLYDE D'CLUB's eye, as he 
took over Duelmastership?  And wasn't IMERTA LOEL fit to be tied!  Is the Duelmaster 
really being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  The warriors of SMITHSONIAN must be getting lonely.  
They were the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I don't?  Hhmph!  
What kind of warriors are PEASANT REBELLION?  SMITHSONIAN, an easy team to beat if I 
ever saw one, can't get them to accept an invitation!  People were asking me did IWO 
JIMA REALLY challenge FELSTAVA?  (all right, maybe they didn't, but it sounded good!) 
It wasn't a spectacular fight, or anything, but FELSTAVA wants me to write about it 
since she was bested by IWO JIMA.  Satisfied?  ANGEL FEATHER must not be a good 
enough fighter to get in fair fights.  She challenged POTTER SANDS.  9 is a big 
difference.  (Well, that's what they tell me.) I thought ANGEL FEATHER showed great 
skill and promise when she lost to POTTER SANDS.  All right, so I slept through it!  
Big deal!   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
unpunished.  That's really low.  (Even if KAZANDRA KRUEL was kind of a jerk...) 
Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I gotta leave.  ARKERS is like such a dump, and you guys smell 
too much!  I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLYDE D'CLUB 5376             8   2  0   108       PEASANT REBELLION (614)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STEEL SPAR 5406              17  18  0   116       THE BRETHREN (618)
 CYCLOTUBULUS 3975            12   6  0   114       WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)
 SWEET REVENGE 5378            9   1  0   114       PEASANT REBELLION (614)
 IWO JIMA 5223                22   7  0   106       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 PORT-A-FORTRESS 5355         20  10  0   104       THE CHOSEN (613)
 TORCHBEARER TOM 5380          7   3  0   101       PEASANT REBELLION (614)
 PITCHFORK KID 5377            6   4  0    95       PEASANT REBELLION (614)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IMERTA LOEL 5225             15  39  0    88       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 KOTTER NAHL 5197             13  49  0    88       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
-ZEPHYR 5204                  20  11  2    87       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 FELSTAVA 5404                20  15  0    85       THE BRETHREN (618)
 LELAND OLVEN 5262            19  20  2    84       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 ZEST 5224                    20   7  1    82       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 PLYMOUTH ROCK 5218           22   6  0    72       SMITHSONIAN (245)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RIA THE CARESSER 5387         8   8  0    66       THE CHOSEN (613)
 ENEMY MAKER 4015             10   5  1    64       WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)
 PAIN MAGNET 5382             11   2  0    61       STEEL PROPHETS (615)
 HYPPOMATOS 3974              12   6  1    58       WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAYFLOWER 5235               16   7  0    55       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 BLUE FLAK 5385                7   6  0    52       STEEL PROPHETS (615)
 DINGO MCGEE 5384              8   5  1    49       STEEL PROPHETS (615)
 MARIUS 5400                  10  11  0    47       THE BRETHREN (618)
 PYRAT IRONFORGED 5419         5   6  2    44       THE CHOSEN (613)
-LUCKY STRIKES 5426            4   1  0    41       SMITHSONIAN (245)
-ZOO 5236                     10   6  0    40       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 OCEAN SIZE 5346               9  11  0    38       THE CHOSEN (613)
 CYCLONIZER 5459               4   0  0    38       WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)
 PUGACHEV 5379                 5   5  0    34       PEASANT REBELLION (614)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POTTER SANDS 5448             3   3  0    26       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 JELLYBOMBER 5458              3   1  0    25       WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZINC 5266                     5   4  0    19       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 TINK 5471                     1   1  0    15       LOST MINIONS (627)
 BANE 5484                     1   0  0    15       GHOSTWALKERS 2 (629)
 DEMON TALON 5456              2   3  0    13       STEEL PROPHETS (615)
 ANGEL FEATHER 5455            2   2  0     8       STEEL PROPHETS (615)
 DOOM 5485                     1   0  0     8       GHOSTWALKERS 2 (629)
 XIANG LI 5462                 2   1  0     7       THE BRETHREN (618)
 SPAZZ 5469                    1   1  1     7       LOST MINIONS (627)
 BEKOG NECKSNAG 5464           1   0  0     7       BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)
 GRIMM 5482                    1   0  0     7       GHOSTWALKERS 2 (629)
 POINT 5486                    1   0  0     7       GHOSTWALKERS 2 (629)
 REAPER 5483                   1   0  0     6       GHOSTWALKERS 2 (629)
 FLESH STALKER 5472            1   1  0     4       LOST MINIONS (627)
 KAL VARGAS 5463               0   3  0     3       THE BRETHREN (618)
 SQUIRRELLY 5473               0   2  0     2       LOST MINIONS (627)
 SPACE HERPE 5470              0   2  0     2       LOST MINIONS (627)
 CONESTOGA 5475                0   1  0     1       SMITHSONIAN (245)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EADSKAR DA'BAD 5466           0   1  0     1       BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ZAP 5487                0  1 0 Z GLADIATORZ 519     SPAZZ 5469            373   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Imerta Loel -- You looked like a spring chicken, and a lovely one at that, just
engulfing my island like a favored glass of wine.  Gulp.  Just like that, I am flat
on the ground.  Wow, lady!  But, a Duelmaster Lady, so Kudos! -- Iwo Jima

Greetings, all.  Welcome my newest warrior, Conestoga.  The Commission wanted to name
him Conetoga, but I was having none of that. -- Curator of Smithsonians

Blue Flak -- My jacket was better than your jacket.  Na na na na. -- Mayflower

Leland O -- Come on, guy; I needed that win badly.  You could have given it up, you
know?  You are such a greedy guy! -- Plymouth Rock

A salute to the fine warrior and Duelmaster--Imerta Loel of Middle Way 11. -- Curator
and The Smithsonians

Pyrat -- Fair enough; that, then, will keep me from having to talk to losers like
Porta-Fartress.  Thank you. -- Curator

Health, Humility, Honor. -- Curator

One and three?  One and three!  That iz neither good enough nor pleazing enough,
gladiatorz!  Not get with it! -- The Z Man

Steel Spar -- May you and your brethren dwell in the hot place for all eternity! --

Cyclotubulous -- You made me lose my zest for life, you bugger. -- Zest

Cyclonizer -- You ruined my table of elements, plus that is two for you Frenchies, so
knock it off! -- Zinc, Z Gladiatorz

My goodness, Port-A-Fortress!  You had your opportunity.  Your challenge and all; you
should have won, but you were acting more like a Porta-Potty and my fine new scimitar
(9/12/3) was sizzling! -- Zork, retired four-time Duelmaster

Port-A-Panties -- All of us Z Gladiatorz enjoyed reading your well-written and funny
spotlight.  You write some ungodly fiction, that is for sure.  Zork enjoyed your
funny column and your braggadocio.  He also enjoyed decimating you in YOUR challenge,
and slicing apart those panties only to reveal nothing underneath.  Nothing!  What a
surprise.  The nothing befits you, though.  Have a good day, Nothing. -- Zork and the
rest of The Z Gladiatorz
P.S.  You were right; you should have avoided.

Porta -- Please, if you are going to try to spell it, spell it correctly--Z
Zandbaggerz. -- The Z Man

A Z a day keeps the losers away. -- The Z Man

Two-two, with our victories being over some of those pesky historical monuments from
Smithsonian.  Nothing wrong with remembering history, but we're really tired of
repeating it.  And then repeating it again.  And again. -- those who walk the Middle

Zest -- Of course I am your better.  You say it as if you just discovered something
new. -- Port-A- Fortress, the Arkers Dream

Dingo -- Nice blade work!  Is that formal training or does it come natural? -- Ocean

A round at the Drunken Swordsman says that Lost Minions will not fight this turn. --
Port-A- Fortress, the Arkers Dream

I am starting to see Porta's view.  I killed two warriors and both stables refuse to
avenge their ally.  The Broken Clan scatters like roaches in fear of facing Steel
Prophets.  Perhaps he is right that Arkers has no honour. -- Pyrat

Z Man -- No, that is me stating a fact.  The top guy can't get a challenge through or
an avoid, but everyone below him can?  What is the point of being number one if
everyone below you are treated better.  Anyway, you bore me.  Perhaps I will start
calling you the Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz man. -- Port-A-Fortress, the Arkers Dream

Pain Magnet -- Okay, you little masochistic freak.  How did you beat Hyppomatus? --

Imerta Loel -- So, you made duelmaster.  Keep my seat warm, will you? -- Port-A-

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CLYDE D'CLUB devastated IMERTA LOEL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
PITCHFORK KID vanquished KOTTER NAHL in a exciting 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
IWO JIMA vanquished FELSTAVA in a popular 1 minute gory mismatched Challenge brawl.
SWEET REVENGE demolished PORT-A-FORTRESS in a 3 minute Challenge competition.
TORCHBEARER TOM viciously subdued ZEST in a crowd pleasing 5 minute Challenge match.
HYPPOMATOS savagely defeated MARIUS in a action packed 1 minute Challenge melee.
PUGACHEV was vanquished by BLUE FLAK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
ANGEL FEATHER was vanquished by POTTER SANDS in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
DEMON TALON was overpowered by CYCLONIZER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
STEEL SPAR overpowered PLYMOUTH ROCK in a 2 minute brutal one-sided fight.
CYCLOTUBULUS devastated LELAND OLVEN in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
MAYFLOWER was savagely defeated by RIA THE CARESSER in a 5 minute match.
ENEMY MAKER viciously subdued PYRAT IRONFORGED in a popular 1 minute conflict.
PAIN MAGNET outlasted OCEAN SIZE in a crowd boring 14 minute struggle.
DINGO MCGEE overcame HONEST MERCHANT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bout.
ZINC bested KAL VARGAS in a popular 1 minute brawl.
JELLYBOMBER overpowered FLESH STALKER in a 1 minute one-sided match.
TINK beat XIANG LI in a 2 minute novice's match.
SQUIRRELLY was viciously subdued by GRIMM in a 2 minute gory amateur's competition.
SPAZZ slew ZAP in a 1 minute novice's duel.
SPACE HERPE was savagely defeated by BEKOG NECKSNAG in a 3 minute beginner's fray.
EADSKAR DA'BAD was bested by REAPER in a 2 minute novice's bout.
CONESTOGA was savagely defeated by DOOM in a exciting 3 minute gory beginner's fight.
BANE vanquished POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
POINT outlasted SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a action packed 8 minute novice's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                  10         AIMED BLOW        16 -   6 -  0      73  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  11 -  2      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  13 -  2      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  19 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   31 -  31 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY       32 -  34 -  0      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    31 -  40 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   8 -  2      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   7 -  0      22  |

Turn 373 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:

SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  6         3  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         4 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1                                       2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  4     
BASHING ATTACK     5 -  5     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   CLYDE D'CLUB 5376           8   2  0  108 PEASANT REBELLION (614)
AIMED BLOW       SWEET REVENGE 5378          9   1  0  114 PEASANT REBELLION (614)
STRIKING ATTACK  IWO JIMA 5223              22   7  0  106 SMITHSONIAN (245)
TOTAL PARRY      PORT-A-FORTRESS 5355       20  10  0  104 THE CHOSEN (613)
LUNGING ATTACK   PITCHFORK KID 5377          6   4  0   95 PEASANT REBELLION (614)
SLASHING ATTACK  DINGO MCGEE 5384            8   5  1   49 STEEL PROPHETS (615)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is IMERTA LOEL 5225.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was TORCHBEARER TOM 5380.  The ten other most popular fighters were RIA THE 
MAKER 4015.

The least popular fighter this week was PAIN MAGNET 5382.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were OCEAN SIZE 5346, POINT 5486, MAYFLOWER 5235, SPACE HERPE 5470, 
5262, and PLYMOUTH ROCK 5218.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn: