Date   : 05/08/2014    Duedate: 06/04/2014


DM-8    TURN-374

This Weeks Top Honors


(8-5376) [9-2-0,122]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CLYDE D'CLUB                   BRIDE
(8-5376) [9-2-0,122]           (8-1466) [5-4-1,43]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

IMERTA LOEL                    IMERTA LOEL
MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)            MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
(8-5225) [15-40-0,85]          (8-5225) [15-40-0,85]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. Z GLADIATORZ (519)          45
2. SMITHSONIAN (245)           28      PEASANT REBELLION (614)
3. STEEL PROPHETS (615)        27      Unchartered Team
4. BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)      18
5. GHOSTWALKERS 2 (629)        15      GHOSTWALKERS 2 (629)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*GHOSTWALKERS 2 (629)       8   2  0 80.0   1/ 1 WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)      12  3 0
 2/ 2 PEASANT REBELLION (614)   38  17  0 69.1   2/ 2 STEEL PROPHETS (615)     10  5 0
 3/ 3 WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)       68  31  2 68.7   3/ 4*GHOSTWALKERS 2 (629)      8  2 0
 4/ 4 Z GLADIATORZ (519)       256 120  7 68.1   4/ 3 PEASANT REBELLION (614)   7  3 0
 5/ 5 SMITHSONIAN (245)        719 440 15 62.0   5/ 5 SMITHSONIAN (245)         5  5 0
 6/ 6 STEEL PROPHETS (615)      38  32  1 54.3   6/ 6 Z GLADIATORZ (519)        5  5 0
 7- 7 THE BRETHREN (618)        92  83  2 52.6   7- 7 THE BRETHREN (618)        4  6 0
 8/ 8 THE CHOSEN (613)         186 200 11 48.2   8/ 9 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)       4  8 0
 9/ 0*ALTAR BOYS (198)          16  18  2 47.1   9/ 8*LOST MINIONS (627)        4 11 1
10/ 9 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)      221 370  6 37.4  10/ 0*ALTAR BOYS (198)          3  2 0
11/10*BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)     2   5  0 28.6  11/10 THE CHOSEN (613)          3 10 0
12/11*LOST MINIONS (627)         4  11  1 26.7  12/11*BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)    2  5 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     Port-A-Fortress walks down stairs to the kitchen in the Chosen guild house. His
hair isn't combed because he has just walked straight from his bed to the kitchen.
He is bleary eyed and barely awake.  As he heads to the pantry to take out two
biscuits and some honey, he sees Ocean sitting at the table with a big pot of coffee
and a cup filled to the rim.
     "You look terrible.  What's wrong?" said Porta.  It was true.  Ocean had huge
rings under her eyes and her head hung low.
     "I can't sleep.  These losses are really bothering me."
     "Don't worry.  Longshot would never send you to the DA."
     The look on Ocean's face showed that she didn't believe him.  They thought
Lionik would still be around too, and he got the axe.  Truth of the matter is that
Longshot is not desperate, he is downright frustrated.  Something had to give.
     "I don't know.  It's just stressful.  But what do you have to worry about?  You
are a Lord Protector now.  You are immortal."
     "I'll tell you what.  Meet me at the gymnasium tonight.  I have the perfect
thing to help you sleep."
     "Umm...  Okay."

     Several hours later, Ocean arrived at the gymnasium where all of the gladiators
of Arkers practiced.  She walked through the double door entrance of the gymnasium
and saw Porta standing off to the side.  He waved her over to him and walked behind a
row of bleachers.
     Reluctantly, Ocean followed.  There were two of the biggest toughest guys Ocean
had ever seen waiting for them.  The two brutes wore the simple clothes of a
labourer.  The clothes were dirty.  Ocean seriously doubted that they were workers.
Not the kind one would guess.  They worked alright; but mostly with their big ham
sized hands.  And the hands were usually punching into some victim over a gambling
debt or slight against a boss.  Pyrat ran into some hooligans this size when he first
arrived in Arkers.  Ocean wondered what the odds of these being the same people.
They had a stretcher on the ground next to them.
     "Don't worry, Ocean.  They are on the up and up.  I use to pay them to help me
practice.  You'd be surprised at how many guys jumped at the chance to smack me
around; even though it was with wooden weapons.
     Porta winked after saying the last part.
     Suddenly voices could be heard on the practice mat.
     "Okay!  It's time.  Lay on the stretcher.  No...wait..." Porta reached into his
pocket et and took out six balls of wax.
     "I know you two don't need any help with wax in the ears.  But I need you guys
to put these in your ears.  Then follow my lead."
     The two strong men rolled their eyes and took the bits of yellow wax from his
hand.  They then squeezed them with their thick fingers and placed the wax in their
     "Can you hear me?" Porta asked.  Neither man answered.  "Perfect!  Now, Ocean,
quickly climb onto the stretcher."
     Ocean did as he asked and her team mate waved for the two massive men to lift
the stretcher.  They did it without a grunt.  It was as if Ocean was a feather.
Porta quickly put his wax in his ear.  The voice on the practice mat grew louder.
     "Okay, gladiatorz!  We need to get into zhape!  Two turnz ago, we went 1-3.
This lazt turn we went 1-2... and we lozt a new recruit to zomeone named Zpazz.  Who
namez a warrior zuch a crummy name?  Zoo!  Ztop zcratching your butt and smelling
your finger!  Pay attention!  We might have to pull you out of retirement.  Okay,
let'z ztart with zome calisthenicz.  You definitely need them, Zest.  Port-A-Fortrezz
had you puffing and wheezing after only 32 minutez.  I am zick of these bad
performancez.  Let'z go!  And one and two and one and two..."
     "What?" Ocean asked.  "Isn't that Z Man.  How is he going to help with my
     Porta only put one finger to his lips to silence his team mate.  He then pointed
to his ear to instruct her to listen.
     "Listen?  What am I listening for?"
     "...one and two and one and two...  Zest!  Lift thoze legz higher!  Come on!
And one and two and one and two..."
     "Seriously, what is ...what is...wow, I suddenly feel really slee..."
     Ocean curled up on her side.  She then placed her hands together as if she was
about to pray to Mantor the Bright, and then she put the hands under her head to use
as a pillow.  With that, she was out like a light.
     Porta did a little jig and clapped.  It had worked.  He continued his dance.
     "Z Man will help you get your Zs!" he sang.
     The two brutes Porta hired looked at each other silently debating if they had
seen what had just happened.  Porta then led the two out of the gymnasium and back to
the Chosen's guild house.  That night, Ocean had the best night's sleep she had ever

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     As I look out at this shanty town that you call a city, I am happy.  I am
content.  I am ecstatic.  My contract with Longshot is complete.  I have finally
received my invite to the Isle.  Yes, I know you are all happy to see me go.  And no
wonder.  I am the 400 pound gorilla in the room.  I am the dark ink stain on a white
robe.  I am the unavoidable truth screaming in your ear.  And you classless,
honourless clowns hate me for it.  Whatever.
     Over the last few months I have been called a loser amongst other things.  I'm a
loser?  Let's see...  I started my career a couple of decades ago.  As a young bright
eyed novice I showed great promise by entering my first tourney after only having a
2-1-0 arena record.  I entered the Novice Class and managed to go 7-3-0.  After a two
decades hiatus, I come back and win the title.  I then hold it for four straight
turns.  In all I have held the title five turns.  What can I say?  I have skills.
     The saddest thing about leaving is that Longshot needs me.  As long as the
commission keeps sending him these high WILL retards, he will need me.  When we
arrived in Arkers, the Chosen were at 50.5%.  Now we are 48.6% and plummeting.  Maybe
the commission will realize he can run something besides the mental defects that keep
showing up at his door.  He desperately needs a few of those golden boys that
populate other stables.
     Since we are talking about loser...Hmmm...Trial by Combat, Shewish Bi Bistro,
Star Hunter, Asgard, You Pay I Slay (Scumbags one and all), Beltazars Sett, Wild
Things 2, Star Guardians, Big Bleed, the Broken Clan... all of these "teams" ran when
it got too tough for them or scurried back to the tourney circuit so that they could
beef up and send yet another lame duck ringer to advance with an X-0-0.  I didn't
run.  I stood my ground.  And at times took a good solid hit to the jaw while doing
it.  That is why I am your dream, Arkers.  I am man enough to work on a craft.  To
work to be something better.  I didn't take the lame way out and then sit around with
the others patting myself on the back for doing "good work."  What's funnier is that
all of you tourney babies (who are in reality Lord and Lady Protectors hanging out
and fighting mortals) couldn't kill me.  You have your masters and advanced masters,
but you couldn't kill little ol' me.
     How am I a loser again?
     Go screw, Arkers.

     Port-A-Fortress, the Arkers Dream

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     "Outta ma' way!" someone bellowed.  Of course, whenever someone says this,
people look to see who gave the order instead of actually moving.  The unfortunate
citizens who didn't heed the order were soon knocked to the ground.  A few
unfortunates also received a nice size muddy foot print on their chest and backs.
One elderly man had to be helped up.  The old man winced when the others tried to
lift him by his arm.  When they realized how severe the damage was, he was led to the
local doctor for medical help.  The old man carried his left arm in his hand as he
slowly walked away.  The left arm hung at an odd angle was noticeably swollen
compared to the other arm.  Despite the attack, the perpetrator was soon forgotten.
But others would be introduced to him.
     "Hey ya stoopid 'umans!  Outta ma' way!" the command went out again.  This time,
fewer people were bowled over.  None of them were as hurt as the old man.  One man
got up and saw that he had hit his head on the cobblestoned street.  A large red
knot, that would surely be a nice, dark shade of purple later in the day formed on
his forehead.  And on the perpetrator went.
     Andeev swept the path in front of the Blood Hand Clan's house.  It was still
unseasonably cool for spring, but Eadskar had forbidden him to wear any warm
clothing.  His bare tattooed upper body was covered in goose bumps.  Andeev did not 
mind.  The alternative was a whipping.  The pain from a whip was much worse than a
little cold.  Andeev bent with a dust bin to sweep up the mound of dirt when he heard
a commotion.
     "Durnit!  Move!  Git outta ma' way!"
     Andeev turned to see a large mass moving in his direction.  At first he couldn't
make out who it was.  Then realization dawned on him.  Andeev dropped the dust bin
and the broom and ran up the steps and into the house.
     "Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaster!" he cried as he ran up the steps, into the house, and
slammed the door.
     Eadskar and Beckog looked outside the window.  It had been fifteen minutes since
their slave ran inside with news of what he had seen on the street.  The two sat and
watched the person run up and down the street screaming "Outta ma' way!"  What made
it even odder was that the people had run inside and locked their doors for fear of
being assaulted.  So, the streets were empty.  There was no reason to scream "Outta
ma' way!"
     "Do you think we should go out and stop him?" Bekog asked.  She was wearing a
pair of black leather pants and a red top.  The top was opened just enough to show
her cleavage.  She wasn't very gifted in that area, but she never the less enjoyed
wearing revealing tops.  Her hair was worn in a long pony tail that she draped over
her left shoulder.
     Eadskar smiled as he looked out of the window.  "I'd hate to stop him.  He seems
to be having a grand time running up and down the street.  You'd think he would get
     Unfortunately, he did not get tired.  The orc couple sat and watched another ten
minutes.  Any minute they expected him to stop running and to enter the house.  But
he continued to run.  Finally Eadskar opened the door and walked outside.  Bekog
followed.  The person didn't pay any attention to them and kept running up and down
the street.
     "Enough!" Eadskar yelled.
     The person running up and down the street finally came to a halt in front of the
residence of the Blood Hand Clan.  Eadskar's voice had boomed so loud, his neighbors
peeked out of their windows to see who had made the noise.  Standing before Bekog and
Eadskar was a shewish giant.  The giant had a full, wiry black beard and long sweaty
hair.  His nose was huge and bulbous.  The giant wore black pants, black boots, and a
grey shirt with sweat stains under the arm pits.  The grey shirt looked as if it was
white at some point, but constant wearing had faded it to the dingy colour it was
today.  The giant huffed and puffed as it struggled to catch its breath.
     "Oh!  Der you are.  I wuz looking all ovea fer ya."
     Bekog rolled her eyes.  Eadskar didn't bother to answer.
     "So.  A deals a deal!  Right?"
     Eadskar got a mischievous look on his face, "What deal?"
     The giant stopped and looked at Eadskar.  It was obvious that he was working
hard to remember what the alleged deal was.  For several moments he stood there with
his lips pursed and his brow furrowed.  Finally, the memory struggled to the
forefront of his mind.
     "You said that we were playing hide n seek.  And if I found you, you would let
me stay with you."
     Eadskar cursed the luck that allowed the giant to remember their deal.  He never
meant to honour it.
     "How did you find us anyway?" Eadskar asked.
     Once again, the giant brow furrowed and this time he stuck out his tongue.  This
was going to be a tough memory to bring up.  The giant finally remembered how it
happened.  Or at least he told the two orcs that he remembered.  The giant had found
a town and assumed that Eadskar and Bekog would be there.  After looking around, one
of the people of the town pointed in a random direction and told the giant that his
friends had left days before and they wanted him to go that way and find them.  Of
course the giant didn't know he was lied to. But as luck would have it, the human had
sent him to the right place.
     Eaadskar cursed again and tried to figure out which town he had gotten the
directions from.  Tobir?  Lyratilan?  If only he could have the head of the person
who told the giant which way to go.  Eadskar supposed he would have to kill him.  A
good blow to the skull should do the trick.  Perhaps he would have to give two or
three to the giant.  His head was huge and thus, his skull would have to be thick and
     Bekog knew that look on her lover's face.  Eadskar was thinking of ways to kill
the giant.  She didn't have love for the beast, to be honest, but she had an idea.
     "Eddy, why don't we use him after all."
     Eadskar turned to face Bekog.  "Are you serious?  You want to use this stone
     "Don call me dat!" the giant bellowed.  He look as if he was about to cry.
Eadskar had learned weeks ago that the giant didn't like the name "Stone Head."  No
one knew why, but it always brought about this mood.
     "I am serious," Bekog continued.  "He is ridiculously strong and he can swing a
     Bekog lowered her voice for het next part, "And if he dies, he dies.  But I
think we could use someone with his power."  She then raised her voice.  "And we can
call him Stone...hmmmm..."  She snapped her red finger nails, "Stonewall!  We will
call you Stonewall!  A tough guy like you should have a tough name.  Would you like
     The giant beamed from ear to ear.  "Yes!"  He then began to hop up and down
while clapping his hands.
     "He's about as smart as a stone wall." Eadskar muttered.
     "Huh?" the giant asked.
     "Never mind him, Stonewall.  Are you hungry?  You'll get your own room, you
know." Bekog said as she led the giant into the house.
     Eadskar stood alone on the street wondering what in the hell did she just get
him into.

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 373): CLYDE D'CLUB of PEASANT REBELLION (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 371): TRAVEL of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 369): MALICE of ASSASSINATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 324): ISRAFELof DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 346): BENEZIA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 340): WITCHCRAZE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 327): KINGU of MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 321): SUN QIAN of WAH CHING (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 306): QUI GONG of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 299): RATTLER of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 275): HAUGHA RYDE of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 275): KID FUNKY FRIED of DEADLY RAGE (Var, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 276): URSULA ZAROFF of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 91): LUMP of BAD SIGNS (Dark Oracle, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 373): WEIRD ALCHEMY (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 371): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 369): WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 324): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 346): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 340): GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 327): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 321): IRON CATHEDRAL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 306): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 299): ELDER GODS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 275): OUTER GODS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 275): BASH BROS ROADSIDE (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 275): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 91): CHAPEL OF GHOULS (Var, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 273): CHUCK'S PINUPS (Chuck, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 373): PORT-A-FORTRESS of THE CHOSEN (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 369): MALICE of ASSASSINATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 323): MALICE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 340): MANDORALLEN of PAWN OF PROPHECY (Gentleben, mgr.)
                   (turn 339): PETIT JARDINIA of LES TURFISTES (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                               NORM of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 321): SINISTER SAINT of IRON CATHEDRAL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 299): RATTLER of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
                          JOHNNY APPLESEED (A-Sop, mgr.)
              (turn 298): CHAGUA KORBIN of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 274): MUSHROOM of PIZZA TOPPINGS (Warlock, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 275): VIRUS of BASH BROS MICROSOFT (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 275): WONTON NOT NOW of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 90): CUSTODIAN of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of ARKERS!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  My praise to Z GLADIATORZ for their 3-0-0 
week this time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round deserving of notice!  
ZEPHYR caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested 
SWEET REVENGE and was awarded 22 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more 
notable duels, ZEPHYR put down SWEET REVENGE, causing her to lose 28 points of 
recognition in the process.  Although CYCLOTUBULUS made a valiant effort, it did not 
suffice to topple the reign of victorious CLYDE D'CLUB.  No confirmation, but my 
sources claim that the top team has gained their position using magical aids.  
Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city ARKERS.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in ARKERS these 
days is SMITHSONIAN.  At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid them.  
Apparently the stalwarts of STEEL PROPHETS are catching the bulk of jests down at the 
challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Mighty fighters cannot but 
expect competition from those below.  IMERTA LOEL take warning!  You have more than a 
few enemies in ARKERS.  At the gambling halls I have started to bet money on 
HYPPOMATOS.  He has got the courage it takes.  Witness his challenge this turn 
against KOTTER NAHL!  The WEIRD ALCHEMY stable will be up late tonight, for indeed it 
was HYPPOMATOS who claimed victory in the contest, ascending 25 in recognition!  A 
match that raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, it seems that BEKOG NECKSNAG 
posted a challenge against the more highly recognized JELLYBOMBER.  The results, you 
ask?  Well, the firebrand BEKOG NECKSNAG was bested by JELLYBOMBER.  Remember 
warriors, this is the discipline of steel.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears 
arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in ARKERS.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I 
keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till 
next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise are 
angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLYDE D'CLUB 5376             9   2  0   122       PEASANT REBELLION (614)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STEEL SPAR 5406              17  18  0   116       THE BRETHREN (618)
 TORCHBEARER TOM 5380          8   3  0   112       PEASANT REBELLION (614)
 IWO JIMA 5223                23   7  0   109       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 ZEPHYR 5204                  21  11  2   109       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 ZEST 5224                    21   7  1    95       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 CYCLOTUBULUS 3975            12   7  0    92       WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)
 LELAND OLVEN 5262            20  20  2    91       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PITCHFORK KID 5377            6   5  0    90       PEASANT REBELLION (614)
 KOTTER NAHL 5197             13  50  0    89       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 SWEET REVENGE 5378            9   2  0    86       PEASANT REBELLION (614)
 PLYMOUTH ROCK 5218           23   6  0    85       SMITHSONIAN (245)
-FELSTAVA 5404                20  15  0    85       THE BRETHREN (618)
 IMERTA LOEL 5225             15  40  0    85       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 HYPPOMATOS 3974              13   6  1    83       WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)
 RIA THE CARESSER 5387         9   8  0    78       THE CHOSEN (613)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE FLAK 5385                8   6  0    64       STEEL PROPHETS (615)
 PAIN MAGNET 5382             11   3  0    62       STEEL PROPHETS (615)
 DINGO MCGEE 5384              9   5  1    60       STEEL PROPHETS (615)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MAYFLOWER 5235               16   7  0    55       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 ENEMY MAKER 4015             10   6  1    55       WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)
 LUCKY STRIKES 5426            5   1  0    53       SMITHSONIAN (245)
-MARIUS 5400                  10  11  0    47       THE BRETHREN (618)
 CYCLONIZER 5459               5   0  0    46       WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)
 PUGACHEV 5379                 6   5  0    44       PEASANT REBELLION (614)
 BRIDE 1466                    5   4  1    43       ALTAR BOYS (198)
-ZOO 5236                     10   6  0    40       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 OCEAN SIZE 5346               9  12  0    39       THE CHOSEN (613)
 PYRAT IRONFORGED 5419         5   7  2    38       THE CHOSEN (613)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JELLYBOMBER 5458              4   1  0    32       WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)
 ZINC 5266                     6   4  0    29       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 REZ 1470                      3   2  0    24       ALTAR BOYS (198)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POTTER SANDS 5448             3   4  0    20       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 DOOM 5485                     2   0  0    17       GHOSTWALKERS 2 (629)
 DEMON TALON 5456              3   3  0    15       STEEL PROPHETS (615)
 STRYPER 1467                  3   2  0    15       ALTAR BOYS (198)
 REAPER 5483                   2   0  0    15       GHOSTWALKERS 2 (629)
 GRIMM 5482                    2   0  0    14       GHOSTWALKERS 2 (629)
 STONEWALL 5494                1   0  0    14       BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)
 ONE BAD PIG 1469              1   6  0    13       ALTAR BOYS (198)
 RUDI VALLI 4127               1   1  0    11       ALTAR BOYS (198)
 ANGEL FEATHER 5455            2   3  0     9       STEEL PROPHETS (615)
 BANE 5484                     1   1  0     8       GHOSTWALKERS 2 (629)
-XIANG LI 5462                 2   1  0     7       THE BRETHREN (618)
 TINK 5471                     1   2  0     7       LOST MINIONS (627)
 SPACE HERPE 5470              1   2  0     7       LOST MINIONS (627)
 SPAZZ 5469                    1   2  1     6       LOST MINIONS (627)
 FLESH STALKER 5472            1   2  0     5       LOST MINIONS (627)
 MARC STRIFEMINER 5476         0   1  0     5       THE CHOSEN (613)
 BEKOG NECKSNAG 5464           1   1  0     4       BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)
 POINT 5486                    1   1  0     4       GHOSTWALKERS 2 (629)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SQUIRRELLY 5473               0   3  0     3       LOST MINIONS (627)
-KAL VARGAS 5463               0   3  0     3       THE BRETHREN (618)
 EADSKAR DA'BAD 5466           0   2  0     2       BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)
-CONESTOGA 5475                0   1  0     1       SMITHSONIAN (245)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
RUNTLING 3 5468         0  1 0 BLOODY HAND CLAN 626 STONE GOLEM           374  NONE
ZAP 5487                0  1 0 Z GLADIATORZ 519     SPAZZ 5469            373   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Congratulations to Duelmaster Clyde D'Club, a real champion. -- Curator of

Doom -- I wasn't good enough to beat you.  You broke my wheel, and my axle, and
slashed my canvas and I felt the doom. -- Conestoga

Felstava -- I fought my best.  Only two more political points!  Only two and I can
really plant my flag. -- Iwo Jima

Ria The Caresser -- You caressed too hard!  I am a delicate little thing. --

I hope all Arkers had great success in the recent Mail-In Tournament.  Good luck to
all. -- Curator

Health.  Humility.  Honor. -- Curator

It was not a good Z-day or Z-round.  A 1-1 is like kissing my sister and I ain't in
to that! -- Mr. Z

Torchbearer Tom -- You cheat!  You had an unfair advantage with that unauthorized
gladiatorial weapon.  I hate torches! -- Zest (protesting with zest)

Kal Vargas -- You shoulda took your vitamins and minerals. -- Zinc

Y'all have a zippety day, now, y'hear?  No doo dah. -- Mr. Z

Dork... er... I mean Zork -- Why are you still talking.  Shouldn't you be on the Isle
polishing the real warriors' boots with your tongue?  By the way; all panties are
portable if you think about it. -- Port-A- Fortress, the Arkers Dream

Mayflower -- Pyrat was right.  You are a push over. -- Ria

Sweet Revenge -- A tourney baby and an aimed blow.  You beat me, what a surprise.
I'd only feel bad if I fought a real warrior. -- Port-A- Fortress, the Arkers Dream

Enemy Maker -- Be glad I didn't refer to you as "Enema Maker" like Ria did. :) You
are one fast man.  I really was trying to go first. -- Pyrat

Zork -- What are you talking about?  I don't write "spotlights."  Oh great!  You must
have taken too many halberd shots to the head.  You have dementia. -- Port-A-
Fortress, the Arkers Dream

Pain Magnet -- No, seriously, go the **censored** away.  This stable has seen enough
of you for a life time. -- Ocean Size

This is truly a sad day.  Porta is off to the Isle and there will be a big hole to
fill.  I have definitely enjoyed role-playing him over the years.  I have always

played him as an arrogant jerk.  But he got a better reaction from the players these
days as opposed to the ones in the early 90s.  I will miss role-playing him. --

Reaper -- More like scared rabbit.  Sit still and let me swat ya! -- Eadskar

Space Herpe -- I don't know what a herpe is, but you are one disgusting human. --

Our congratulations to Port-a-Fortress. -- Jorja and those who walk the Middle Way

Plymouth Rock -- Nobody gives US wins when we "need" them, so why should we do it for
you? -- Leland Olven

One-three for us, but different foes.  Variety is good.  Keeps us from getting stale,
you know?  Now if only there was some different kind of outcome, such as a draw....
-- Imertal Loel

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RUNTLING 3 was unbelievably slain by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
TORCHBEARER TOM viciously subdued PORT-A-FORTRESS in a 3 minute brutal Challenge duel.
PLYMOUTH ROCK unbelievably bested IMERTA LOEL in a 3 minute veteran's Challenge match.
ZEST bested PITCHFORK KID in a popular 4 minute Challenge fight.
HYPPOMATOS demolished KOTTER NAHL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
RIA THE CARESSER vanquished ENEMY MAKER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
LUCKY STRIKES overpowered PYRAT IRONFORGED in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
OCEAN SIZE was savagely defeated by PUGACHEV in a 4 minute Challenge melee.
DOOM won victory over TINK in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
EADSKAR DA'BAD was defeated by SPACE HERPE in a 2 minute beginner's Challenge duel.
GRIMM savagely defeated ANGEL FEATHER in a 4 minute gruesome novice's Challenge fight.
BEKOG NECKSNAG was overpowered by JELLYBOMBER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
BANE was handily defeated by ZINC in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
CLYDE D'CLUB demolished CYCLOTUBULUS in a 1 minute one-sided Title brawl.
IWO JIMA overpowered NOBLE ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SWEET REVENGE was devastated by ZEPHYR in a 1 minute brutal uneven duel.
LELAND OLVEN bested PAIN MAGNET in a popular 4 minute brutal mismatched brawl.
CYCLONIZER demolished POTTER SANDS in a 2 minute brutal one-sided bout.
BLUE FLAK overpowered BRIDE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched conflict.
DINGO MCGEE overpowered CIVILIZED CRIMINAL in a 1 minute uneven fight.
STRYPER subdued FLESH STALKER in a 3 minute bout.
DEMON TALON overcame SQUIRRELLY in a action packed 1 minute bloody duel.
ONE BAD PIG was defeated by REAPER in a 3 minute gory match.
REZ savagely defeated POINT in a exciting 6 minute gory duel.
RUDI VALLI vanquished MARC STRIFEMINER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SPAZZ was demolished by STONEWALL in a action packed 4 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                  10         AIMED BLOW        18 -   7 -  0      72  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  11 -  2      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  11 -  2      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   31 -  33 -  0      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         BASHING ATTACK    35 -  39 -  1      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         TOTAL PARRY       32 -  36 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  23 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   9 -  2      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   6 -  0      33  |

Turn 374 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        4 -  5         3  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  4         2  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  6         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     6 -  4                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   CLYDE D'CLUB 5376           9   2  0  122 PEASANT REBELLION (614)
LUNGING ATTACK   ZEPHYR 5204                21  11  2  109 Z GLADIATORZ (519)
TOTAL PARRY      ZEST 5224                  21   7  1   95 Z GLADIATORZ (519)
AIMED BLOW       SWEET REVENGE 5378          9   2  0   86 PEASANT REBELLION (614)
WALL OF STEEL    RIA THE CARESSER 5387       9   8  0   78 THE CHOSEN (613)
SLASHING ATTACK  DINGO MCGEE 5384            9   5  1   60 STEEL PROPHETS (615)
PARRY-STRIKE     PUGACHEV 5379               6   5  0   44 PEASANT REBELLION (614)
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 IMERTA LOEL 5225.  The ten other most popular fighters were PITCHFORK KID 
5377, PUGACHEV 5379, LELAND OLVEN 5262, SPAZZ 5469, REZ 1470, TORCHBEARER TOM 5380, 

The least popular fighter this week was POINT 5486.  The other ten least popular 

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:


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


                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY LVII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MASQUERADE 2297 (150-95-1)             1  4  0         WILD THINGS 2        
DEE DEE 384 (140-51-2)                 0  5  0         WILD THINGS 2        

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CONFESSION 4895 (56-48-0)             10  3  0         CONSANGUINEOUS       

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
REBECCA RAVEN 4308 (6-1-0)             5  3  1         TRIAL BY COMBAT      
FIELDER 5276 (12-5-1)                  2  3  0         YOU PAY I SLAY       

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HYPPOMATOS 3974 (12-6-1)               3  3  0         WEIRD ALCHEMY        
PYRAT IRONFORGED 5419 (5-6-2)          1  3  0         THE CHOSEN           

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DOOM 5485 (1-0-0)                      4  3  0         GHOSTWALKERS 2       
CYCLONIZER 5459 (4-0-0)                3  3  0         WEIRD ALCHEMY        
BANE 5484 (1-0-0)                      1  3  0         GHOSTWALKERS 2       
XIANG LI 5462 (2-1-0)                  1  3  0         THE BRETHREN         

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MARC STRIFEMINER 5476 (0-0-0)          1  3  0         THE CHOSEN           

ADM FOOLS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MISS ERABLE 2766 (39-31-3)             0  3  0         LADIES IN WAITING    

FRESHMEN FOOLS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GLOBULIZER 3973 (20-4-0)               0  3  0         WEIRD ALCHEMY        
URA GONER 5214 (20-4-1)                0  3  0         YOU PAY I SLAY       

CHALLENGERS FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
STEEL SPAR 5406 (17-18-0)              1  3  0         THE BRETHREN         
FELSTAVA 5404 (20-15-0)                0  3  0         THE BRETHREN         

CHAMPIONS FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MARIUS 5400 (10-11-0)                  1  3  0         THE BRETHREN         

ADEPTS FOOLS TOURNEY                   W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RIA THE CARESSER 5387 (8-8-0)          1  3  0         THE CHOSEN           

APPRENTICES FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KAL VARGAS 5463 (0-3-0)                2  3  0         THE BRETHREN         

                        BLOODGAMES at the SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE

Back by popular demand, we will be having Bloodgames at the Summer FTF!  For those of 
you who always wanted the chance to manage the last warrior standing alive upon the 
arena sands, your day has come.  At the end of the ten turns, even though several 
warriors, bruised and scarred, MAY yet live, only one will be crowned Champion of the 
Bloodgames.  And in this game mere survival counts for little.  A great general once 
said, "The object of battle is not to die for your cause, but to make your enemy die 
for his."  This general would have greatly enjoyed the Duelmasters Bloodgames.  There 
will be two different arenas:

  FtF-Style (DM 98):      for Face-to-Face attendees, with turn-by-turn strategies
  Mail-in-Style (DM 99):  for all managers, with one strategy for all ten rounds

Gameplay proceeds according to standard DM rules, except for a few notable exceptions: 

BLOODGAMES ROLLUP --  Your Bloodgames team is ten warriors, one of each fighting 
style, each warrior designed from scratch!  (All are 84 points, 3-21, as usual.)

DEATH -- As the name implies, the Bloodgames will leave the arena sands somewhat 
darker before they're over.  It's a dangerous sport intended only for the tough and 
spirited.  The Arenamaster will be less likely to intercede on behalf of a dying 
warrior.  Even at a 1 kill desire, kill attempts will occur.

REPLACEMENTS AND ROLLUPS -- There will be no replacement characters.  

CHALLENGES AND STRATEGIES -- In the FTF-style  DM 96, there no regular challenges, 
only bloodfeuds.  For DM 97, warriors may not change their strategy from round to 
round (to make it fair for those who could not attend the F-t-F).  There will be no DA 

TURN PROCESSING AND DUE DATES -- If you are not attending the FTF, we must have your 
rollups and strategies by the Wednesday before the FTF, else they are due by 9pm on 
Friday, at the hotel.  The Bloodgames will process at the FTF with the regular 

MISSED TURNS -- All warriors fight each round.  Only the dead may rest.

ERRORS -- If we make an input error, that warrior will be awarded a win and kill.  
Errors must be reported before the next turn processes.  

NEWSLETTER -- Warriors are ranked according to their number of kills.  Champions of 
Bloodgames may write a column for the newsletter at the end of the games. 

FEES -- A Bloodgames rollup costs a $10 set-up fee.  Managers may roll up more than 
one team but may run only one team in each arena.  The fee for all ten rounds is $49. 

AWARDS -- The Bloodgames last ten rounds.  Only warriors who survive to the end of 
Turn 10 will be eligible for an award.  However, a consolation award of a Bloodgames 
T-shirt will be awarded to the dead warrior with the most kills.

The living warrior with the greatest number of kills will be the Bloodgames Champion.  
Bloodgames Victor titles, 2nd and 3rd place, and Bloodgames Runner-up titles, 4th 
through 6th place, will be awarded to those living warriors with the greatest number 
of kills at the end of Turn 10, with one other important consideration:  Each of these 
six warriors must be of a different fighting style.  Win/loss records and, if 
necessary, recognition points will only be used to determine awards if there is a tie.  

A Bloodgames T-shirts will be awarded to the manager of the team with the most kills.

The Bloodgames Champion fights for free in Advanced Duelmasters, and all Champions and 
Victors earn Tournament Victor status, which allows them to challenge once per turn 
with increased priority.  These awards last for six months.  The manager of the 
Bloodgames Champion, Victors, and Runners-up will receive Bloodgames T-shirts.

AFTERMATH -- Warriors from the Bloodgames may not transfer to any other arena.  Once 
the games are over, the arena and teams will be disbanded.  The fighters have won 
their freedom and will never more be seen in the gladiatorial games.  A special bonus 
will, however, be awarded to the 1st through 3rd place warriors.  Lady Sheila 
Greywand, of the Isle of the Eye, has consented to allow the top three gladiators in 
each Bloodgames admission to the Advanced Duelmasters games.  Any special training 
required to qualify those three warriors for Advanced Duelmasters combat will be 
conducted before transfer into ADM.  Astute managers will note that this means that 
three warriors that are designed from scratch will survive the Bloodgames, win one of 
the top three places, and go on to immortal glory!  One of those warriors could be 

         The challenge is yours to take.  The final plans are yours to make.  
          When the dust settles, remember:  To the victor goes the spoils!