Date   : 06/16/2016    Duedate: 07/13/2016


DM-8    TURN-400

This Weeks Top Honors


(8-5483) [14-11-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

REAPER                         SPUD
GHOSTWALKERS 2 (629)           FURIOUS FIVE (543)
(8-5483) [14-11-0,109]         (8-4704) [4-4-2,42]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THE GYPSY                      THE ANXIOUS MAN
(8-5587) [10-9-2,93]           (8-5589) [12-10-1,66]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BB PUBLIC TRANSIT (604)     49
2. NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)     43      Z GLADIATORZ (519)
3. FURIOUS FIVE (543)          40      Unchartered Team
4. HEATHEN HORDE (647)         40
5. FOREST GARDEN (642)         31      HEATHEN HORDE (647)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 PEASANT REBELLION (614)   67  29  0 69.8   1/ 1 GHOSTWALKERS 2 (629)     10  5 0
 2/ 2 Z GLADIATORZ (519)       308 151  8 67.1   2/ 7 HOYT FOUNDATION (636)     9  6 0
 3/ 3 SMITHSONIAN (245)        773 472 17 62.1   3/ 3 NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)   8  3 0
 4/18*HEATHEN HORDE (647)        3   2  0 60.0   4/ 2 BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)    8  7 0
 5/ 6 NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)  196 148 18 57.0   5/ 5 SERIOUS LEE (486)         7  3 0
 6/ 4*FOREST GARDEN (642)       10   8  0 55.6   6/ 9 BB PUBLIC TRANSIT (604)   6  3 0
 7/ 7 BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)    67  62  2 51.9   7/ 0 FIGHTING IRISH (648)      6  4 1
 8/ 8 HOYT FOUNDATION (636)     72  67  6 51.8   8/ 4 THE CHOSEN (613)          6  9 1
 9/ 0*FURIOUS FIVE (543)        20  19  2 51.3   9/10 Z GLADIATORZ (519)        5  1 0
10/ 9 THE CHOSEN (613)         255 253 20 50.2  10/ 0*FURIOUS FIVE (543)        4  1 0
11-10*UNLIKELY HEROES (635)      1   1  1 50.0  11/ 8 SMITHSONIAN (245)         4  5 0
12/11 GHOSTWALKERS 2 (629)      61  64  1 48.8  12/18*HEATHEN HORDE (647)       3  2 0
13/12 SERIOUS LEE (486)         43  48  1 47.3  13/13*THE TRAVELERS (639)       3  5 0
14/13 BB PUBLIC TRANSIT (604)   42  47  1 47.2  14/12*FOREST GARDEN (642)       3  6 0
15/ 0 FIGHTING IRISH (648)      25  28  1 47.2  15- 6 PEASANT REBELLION (614)   2  2 0
16-14 STEEL PROPHETS (615)      80  97  2 45.2  16-16*UNLIKELY HEROES (635)     1  1 1
17/15 BOOK OF THOMAS (411)      99 133  7 42.7  17-14 LITTLE DUCKS (640)        1  9 0
18-16 LITTLE DUCKS (640)        18  30  0 37.5  18/15 BOOK OF THOMAS (411)      1 14 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/17*THE TRAVELERS (639)       12  31  0 27.9  19-17 STEEL PROPHETS (615)      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

*** Well I say, this is embaaarrassing. One was supposed to publish this months agoh. 
But something toohk the entire gladiatorial commissiohn out ofb&daaare one sayb& 
'commission'. Oh I am such ah frightful boy! (Hah ha) And they could not handle the 
games properly. One has heaaard rumours that it was caused by some questionable shell 
fish that was bought from ah minotaur pirate! But I feel I should have honoured the 
waaarrior in questiohn. Soh, without any more delayb& ***

The Restful Pastures mortuary was quiet. If one wanted to be crass, they would say it 
was dead quiet. Igor Svenson, the owner of the restful Pastures, had opened his 
business when he was but nineteen. His father, a watchsmith, had wanted him to follow 
in his footsteps. Igor had obeyed and was spending his time after school learning the 
trade. In the beginning, he found the work interesting. If it was not for one fateful 
day, he would still be working in his father's shop to this day. Maybe he would have 
struck out on his own and opened a shop in Ti or one of the other bigger cities. 

But it was the funeral of Phillip Rose that changed all of that. Phillip was a long-
time friend of Igor's father. The two had played together as children and their 
friendship had continued until the day of his demise. Phillip was a merchant and a 
successful one at that. His caravan travelled across Alastari trading goods such as 
furs, liquor, and furniture. Despite the protest of his wife, Phillip would accompany 
his caravan on some of their journeys. He said he did it to make sure the goods 
arrived safely. But the fact of the matter was that he did it to see the land. He had 
married young. And even though he loved his wife, he didn't get a chance to do 
anything. But she didn't know about, nor care about his wanderlust. She was worried 
about the bandits that prowled the roads and country side waiting for caravans such as 
his. When he was younger, it was different. He could handle a sword and he was sixty 
pounds thinner. But now he was an old man who loved his rich foods and naps. 

During one shipment, Phillip's caravan was attacked. It happened when they were 
travelling across an open plain. He was tasking some brandy to Tarrgir in the north 
when some of the 'Ravens' came from out of nowhere and attacked them. Phillip Rose and 
the caravan raced across the plains in hopes of escaping. But the Raven's had faster 
horses and easily outpaced the heavier wagons and surrounded them. The coachman pulled 
the wagon to a halt, locked the wheels, and held his hands up. Phillip, realizing they 
were outnumbered did the same thing. One of the bandits promised that if they 
surrendered, they would be allowed to safely return home. Since they had already lost, 
why not just let them have the shipment and return to Arkers with wounded pride and a 
few Eagles in debt. Soon the caravan realized that they were better off fighting. The 
Ravens had lied. As soon as the wagons were secured, the bandits fell upon the doomed 
merchant and his crew. 

The body of Phillip and was soon discovered along with the torched remains of the 
wagons and the butchered remains of the crew. The scavengers had hacked the corpses so 
badly, they were barely recognizable. But after the mortician got a hold of Phillip, 
he looked perfect. The viewers were amazed at the condition of the body. It didn't 
look like he had been hacked to pieces at all. The family thanked the mortician and 
they actually looked relieved that he was going on to the next level in some form of 
normalcy. That was it. Igor had made his last watch. He wanted to bring joy to 
families that had lost someone just like the mortician. His father was disappointed, 
but he understood. Soon after the Restful Pastures was opened. 

The doors to the mortuary had been long closed and locked. The work day was done and 
Igor Svenson was at home sitting in his favourite chair. He was nodding at this time 
and he had a glass of sherry in his hand. This always happened when he ate too much of 
his wife's beef stew.

The doors may have been locked, but Igor tended to forget a window that was near the 
formaldehyde. This is where he preserved the bodies and the open window cut down on 
the fumes of the chemicals used to do that. This window was not common knowledge 
unless you worked for Igor. Unfortunately for the snoozing owner of the Restful 
Pastures, his two assistants had discussed the possibility of leaving the window 
unlocked. Both were well into their pints and were in no condition to do anything but 
sit in their drunken stupor and reassure themselves they had locked the rear window. 
The drunken Swordsman was crowded and extremely noisy, someone had overheard the 
conversation. And that someone was opening the window now. 

Carefully, the window was opened and a black boot poked through and placed on the 
stone floor. A jug was place on the floor and the rest of the intruder came through. 
He decided to leave the window open and allow the cool night air to come in. As he 
felt around in the dark, he banged his knee on one of the tables used to prep the 

"Hells! Excuse me there, sir. One is terribly sorry to have bumped your bed. I guess 
one can safely call it that. But as you, one's old bean, can see, it is hellaaa daaark 
and I have had more than one's fair shaaare of spirits. "Oh! That will leave ah 
bruise, I must say."

Of course the cadaver did not answer. It simply lay in the gloom and on the table with 
its torso open and held in place with pins. The cavity of the torso was completely 
empty.  There was a hint of preservative coming from the body. The workers must have 
decided to go to the Drunken Swordsman in the middle of their work or this was common 
practice for the mortuary. Whatever the reason, the drunken intruder moved around the 
table a little better. His eyes were becoming accustomed to the gloom of the room.  

The figure continued to fumble around in the dark. His hand had gotten tangled in what 
he hoped was a sheet and he roughly pulled to free it. Finally he felt his hand hit a 
candle. The candle fell over onto the table, and the silhouette of it could be picked 
out in the moon light. Next to it was a rectangle box. The intruder managed to pick a 
match from the rectangle box and, once the candle was upright, light it. B Soon the 
darkness was chased away by the glow of the candle. It was surprisingly bright all 
things considered and things became more visible.  The silhouettes that look liked 
skeletal fingers and jagged edges became cups holding tools and tables and chairs. The 
mortuary wasn't that big. Even thouh it was officially one of the mortuaries for the 
city. But Igor was subcontracted to handle some of the commission's work. This he did 
with great joy. Not out of some morbid fascination like one would accuse him of. But 
it was an honour to lie to rest the warriors of the arena.  He even had a chance to 
work on one of the orcs that were in the city. She was a real challenge because the 
wounds were so severe. Her opponent, the Star of Destiny, had been generous with the 
ferocity of his attacks.  Plus that brute of a leader they had, Igor thought it was 
'Dead Scar', was threatening his life if he did not make her beautiful as she was 
alive. She was an orc! How beautiful could she be?

There was a book shelf off to the right and it was stuffed with books on embalming and 
other thoughts on the trade.  There was a table with two chairs and a jug on it. 
Across the room was a door that obviously led out to the displaying area. To the 
intruder's left was a wall of drawers. This was what he was looking for.  He picked up 
his jug and slowly moved over to the drawers.

The drawers were stacked four high and ten across the wall. Each drawer had a metal 
card holder and a bit of paper with a name scribbled on it in ink. The intruder began 
to read each card. It was pretty easy going. Whoever had written the place cards used 
a meticulous hand and did not blot or smear the ink.  Finally, mid-way through his 
search, the intruder found the drawer he was looking for. Fortunately for him, it was 
second from the bottom and he would not have to bend over or squat down for what he 
was about to do.  He placed the jug down and pulled the drawer open. It rolled easily 
on its well-oiled wheels and came to a stop with a thump. The intruder moved the 
candle over the body that was inside of the drawer. It was Audacious Lee.   "Hilleaoh 
daaarrrling." The intruder said.  "It is me; Maquro Doomaxe".  He placed the candle on 
the cadaver's chest and picked up the jug from the floor. 

"This is hoh it ends, eh? All of that skill and promise. Now look at you, one's old 
bean, laying stiff and paaarky in ah drawah resembling an old pile of cluhthes. I once 
talked to uhthers at ah tourney about your skill. You, one's old bean, knoh. We were 
simply talking shop. "

Marguro took the cork from the jug and looked around. There was a stool next to a sink 
that was next to the window. He did not notice it when he had climbed through the 
window. But there is was, The stool would have made his climb a lot easier. The orc 
walked over and grabbed the stool and brought it back next to the body of Audacious. 
He sat down on the stool with a plop and poured two mugs of wine. He carefully placed 
one of the mugs on Audacious body as well. 
"Sorry love. we aaare lacking in tables here. Noh, where was one? Oh 'eaaars! I don't 
mind telling you, one's old bean, that I am absolutely gutted with you for doing this. 
No, really. Hoh daaare you! You were my mountain summit. You, one's old bean, were my 
holy grail. You were one's goal. If I could beat you, one's old bean, I would have 
completed ah spiffing feat. You were ah highly skilled opponent that inspired myself 
to doh bettah."

Marquro took a big gulp of the strong wine in his mug and refilled it. For a while het 
orc sat in the mortuary, his candle silently burning. In his wine soaked mind, 
remembered their fights. The way Audaciously could control the entire thing and not 
once allow him to gain complete control of the fight. He laughed at the thought of the 
image of him staggering around on the sands like an oaf with two left feet.

"You did giz myself ah propah thrashing, didn't you? Well, one had best be ohn one's 
weay. Gods speed to you, one's old bean, ohn your journey to the afterlife. Meay your 
god welcome you, with open aaarms."

Marquro pushed the cork back into the top of the jug and stood. The room seemed to 
sway and he fought to stay upright. His stomach felt like it was doing flips. If he 
did not leave soon, he would be sick in the room. There was no need to be 
disrespectful, so he turned to leave. But before doing so, he turned to Audacious Lee 
one last time.

"You, one's old bean, meay keep he mug. I am sure the Drunken Swordsman won't miss 

Marquro finally found his way back to the window and climbed back through it. He still 
forgot the stool that would have made the climb a lot easier. But he did remember to 
shut he window.  

The next morning Igor Svenson and his two assistants arrived at work. The assistants 
reeked of alcohol and they looked like they had been drinking all night. Well that 
would be a lesson to them. They had responsibilities and should really know better. 
But what they saw when they opened the embalming room sobered them up. The room looked 
normal except for the stool used to reach the higher shelves, Igor was not a tall man 
and needed something to step on when getting work material, was kicked over on its 
side, and had rolled into the middle of the room. One of the drawers of a recently 
deceased gladiator was pulled open. Closer inspection of the corpse revealed that she 
had an empty mug resting on her chest. That was odd enough. But the thing that sobered 
up the assistants was the wine coloured smile on her lips.


                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

This Duelmaster achievement is dedicated to the noble warrior "Doom," who was 
needlessly killed on the sands of Arkers.  He is missed.

                                        -- Reaper, first of many Duelmasters
                                             from the honorable Ghostwalkers 2 stable

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  For every 
winner there is a loser.  Speaking of losers, lets take a look at PEASANT REBELLION, 
who went down to 6th from 15th.  Life is tough.  Coming up with a solid 3-2-0 outing, 
HEATHEN HORDE has advanced 6 places in the rankings.  Advancing in the rankings was 
BB PUBLIC TRANSIT who went from last turn's 39-47-1, to this week's record of 
42-47-1.  Hey everybody, watch out for CORRECT CHANGE, who flew up 25 points in the 
rankings after mashing BOSTON TEA PARTY like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  
And falling like a basher in the top ten was FELDSPAR, who dropped 16 points after a 
disappointing (to say the least) bout with ZIP IT.  EADSKAR DA'BAD got through to the 
Duelmaster this turn.  No doubt he was more than anxious to kick REAPER's tail out of 
the throne!  Going for the gusto and coming up with aught but bloody knuckles was 
BLOODY HAND CLAN's EADSKAR DA'BAD, who was turned away from the Duelmastership by 
REAPER.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at 
that location.   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the ARKERS arena.  And hey, 
kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid SERIOUS LEE, please raise you hand.  Wow.  
Does ARKERS really have that many liars?  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch THE 
CHOSEN's act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from 
SERIOUS LEE.  And who is this THE GYPSY you ask, with 93 points and a 10-9-2 record.  
Ooh, the tales I could tell!  Was it guts or an overtaxed mental capacity that had 
ETON THE STALWART challenge up 28 points in the rankings to take on GROUND SHEET?  I 
heard ETON THE STALWART laughed all the way to the inn as his new point total of 83 
was posted in the arena.  I guess beating GROUND SHEET really pays!  Well, it looks 
like HALIN STORMBREAKER wasn't happy with last turn's rank, so he went for broke by 
challenging up 28 points.  No guts, no glory.  Some advice to HALIN STORMBREAKER.  
Please don't challenge up 28 points to fight a 10-9-2 fighter like, say THE GYPSY.  
(Okay, so it may be a little late).  HELGA LOARWEN of THE CHOSEN had better have a 
good reason for challenging down 13 points in a challenge which she won.  I thought 
HELGA LOARWEN showed great skill and promise when she won victory over LORD SHADOW.  
All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes 
and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some tracks.  See ya 
next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REAPER 5483                  14  11  0   109       GHOSTWALKERS 2 (629)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ZEST 5224                    33  10  1   116       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
-PLYMOUTH ROCK 5218           32   9  0   105       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 UGLY KIDD JOE 4942           16   7  1   103       NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)
-MAYFLOWER 5235               25  13  0    98       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 GRIMM 5482                   16   9  0    98       GHOSTWALKERS 2 (629)
-PITCHFORK KID 5377           11   7  0    98       PEASANT REBELLION (614)
 EADSKAR DA'BAD 5466          14  13  1    97       BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE GYPSY 5587               10   9  2    93       HOYT FOUNDATION (636)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GROUND SHEET 3725            14  10  2    86       BOOK OF THOMAS (411)
 ZIRCONIUM 5493               15   3  0    85       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 ETON THE STALWART 5496       16   9  0    83       THE CHOSEN (613)
 YRAH BANEWRECKER 5527        15   7  3    79       THE CHOSEN (613)
 DED 'ARD SKULLKRUSH 5610     13   5  1    78       BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)
-STANDING ROOM ONLY 5282      11   8  0    75       BB PUBLIC TRANSIT (604)
-DINGO MCGEE 5384             18  18  1    73       STEEL PROPHETS (615)
 ZOO 5236                     16  19  0    71       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 MINSTREL 5763                 8   3  0    71       FIGHTING IRISH (648)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE ANXIOUS MAN 5589         12  10  1    66       HOYT FOUNDATION (636)
-PUGACHEV 5379                10   9  0    66       PEASANT REBELLION (614)
 HUMBLE LEE 4061               9  10  0    66       SERIOUS LEE (486)
 DELAYED 5640                 10   5  0    64       BB PUBLIC TRANSIT (604)
 DEFENSIVE LEE 4062           16   5  0    63       SERIOUS LEE (486)
 HALIN STORMBREAKER 5498      11  12  1    60       THE CHOSEN (613)
-DEMON TALON 5456             12  16  1    59       STEEL PROPHETS (615)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PARIS TROUT 5591             12  11  0    56       HOYT FOUNDATION (636)
 SITTING BULL 5638             8   5  0    55       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 GUTSAG BAKWORT 5500          15   9  0    54       BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)
 WINTER STEEL 5633             9   6  4    54       THE CHOSEN (613)
 ZIP IT 5537                   6   4  0    49       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 MAQURO DOOMAXE 5634           7   8  0    46       BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)
-ZANY 5653                     5   3  0    46       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
-BREAK DOWN 5618               8   7  0    44       BB PUBLIC TRANSIT (604)
 JHERI BLOOMERS 5643           8   6  0    42       HOYT FOUNDATION (636)
 SPUD 4704                     4   4  2    42       FURIOUS FIVE (543)
 BARON VON SMASH 5071          5   5  1    40       NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)
-MAYMES 5660                   6   4  0    39       LITTLE DUCKS (640)
 HELGA LOARWEN 5632            7   9  1    36       THE CHOSEN (613)
-THUNDER SPRITE 5658           6   3  0    36       STEEL PROPHETS (615)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CORRECT CHANGE 5720           2   1  0    33       BB PUBLIC TRANSIT (604)
 DEIDRE 5762                   4   2  0    32       FIGHTING IRISH (648)
-JROSE 5661                    4   6  0    31       LITTLE DUCKS (640)
 FELDSPAR 5760                 6   5  0    29       FIGHTING IRISH (648)
 CHACH 4703                    4   4  0    27       FURIOUS FIVE (543)
 WAY JOURNER 5692              4   0  0    27       FOREST GARDEN (642)
 LOU 4706                      5   3  0    26       FURIOUS FIVE (543)
 STEEL 5713                    5   1  1    25       GHOSTWALKERS 2 (629)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MAGNETIC WOMBAT 5584          1   1  1    23       UNLIKELY HEROES (635)
 DARK LADY RAIN 5747           2   0  0    21       NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)
 CHUCK 4705                    5   3  0    20       FURIOUS FIVE (543)
 THE DEALER 5685               4   3  0    20       HOYT FOUNDATION (636)
-DOJES 5662                    4   6  0    18       LITTLE DUCKS (640)
-KORSEN 5663                   3   7  0    18       LITTLE DUCKS (640)
 LORD SHADOW 5627              3   6  0    18       THE TRAVELERS (639)
 MAUD STONEGUT 5721            2   2  0    18       BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)
 BOSTON TEA PARTY 5706         5   1  1    17       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 AMAZON QUEEN 5629             3   6  0    17       THE TRAVELERS (639)
 MAJOR BOO-BOO 5743            2   1  0    17       GHOSTWALKERS 2 (629)
 LAGERTHA 5740                 1   0  0    17       HEATHEN HORDE (647)
-DOOM GROOVER 5667             4   4  0    16       STEEL PROPHETS (615)
 ALEMBIC 5766                  2   9  0    16       FIGHTING IRISH (648)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WORKER STRIKE 5751            1   0  0    16       BB PUBLIC TRANSIT (604)
 CRUEL LEE 5676                3   2  1    12       SERIOUS LEE (486)
 MIST WIND RAIN 5690           2   2  0    12       FOREST GARDEN (642)
 DONN 5761                     3   1  1    11       FIGHTING IRISH (648)
 GRIMM BLACKSMITH 5746         1   0  0    10       NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)
 LADY SMOKE 5665               1   2  0    10       THE TRAVELERS (639)
 KARELA 5719                   2   3  0     9       GHOSTWALKERS 2 (629)
 WASTELAND WARLORD 5750        1   0  0     8       NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)
 ALAMARAYANE 5652              1   4  0     8       THE TRAVELERS (639)
 BASKETEER 5749                1   0  0     7       FOREST GARDEN (642)
 ERIC BLOODAXE 5736            0   1  0     7       HEATHEN HORDE (647)
 SCYLD 5738                    1   0  0     6       HEATHEN HORDE (647)
 BABBLING BROOK 5728           0   2  0     6       FOREST GARDEN (642)
 IVAR T'BONELESS 5739          1   0  0     5       HEATHEN HORDE (647)
 MYSTERIOUS LEE 5729           1   0  0     5       SERIOUS LEE (486)
 RAGNAR LOTHBROK 5737          0   1  0     5       HEATHEN HORDE (647)
 MASON-DIXON 5722              0   4  0     4       SMITHSONIAN (245)
-LILIT 5735                    0   2  0     2       LITTLE DUCKS (640)
 ICKY BOB 5757                 0   1  0     1       BOOK OF THOMAS (411)
 ROCCO 4934                    0   1  0     1       FURIOUS FIVE (543)
 SCRAP METAL 5758              0   1  0     1       BOOK OF THOMAS (411)
 POLITE LEE 5745               0   1  0     1       SERIOUS LEE (486)
 HEDGEROW 5767                 0   1  0     1       FOREST GARDEN (642)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ACCIDENT 5617           9  6 0 BB PUBLIC TRANSI 604 WINTER STEEL 5633     398  JUST REVENGED
HEDIES 5759             0  1 0 BOOK OF THOMAS 411   ARENAMASTER SHER      400  NONE
JADE FROST 5717         0  2 0 BOOK OF THOMAS 411   MAGNETIC WOMBAT 5584  398  REVENGED
SHEDIES 5756            0  1 0 BOOK OF THOMAS 411   STONE GOLEM           400  NONE
DAN QUEVOS 5544         7  6 0 BORN LOSERS 634      DED 'ARD SKULLKR 5610 397   
AUDACIOUS LEE 5542      6  6 0 SERIOUS LEE 486      BARON VON SMASH 5071  397   
MR. BOGUS 5718          1  2 0 STEEL PROPHETS 615   BOSTON TEA PARTY 5706 397   

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Goodness gracious! So much downchallenging in an Andorian arena. Those managers should 
be ashamed. I suppose that is the only way any of such lesser managers can win, but it 
is still disgusting. -- Curator

My Smithsonians were 2-1, despite all three being challenged, 2 of which were 
downchallenges. I am proud of them. -- Curator

Longshot, thanks for the proper upchallenge against Sitting Bull. He was very lucky to 
win that one. -- Curator

Me luckum. Helga gud. Me needum firewater. -- Sitting Bull

Den, Hoyt Foundation, Jheri, I salute you for your win, but despise you for your 
downchallenge. This is an Andorian arena, and if you are going to do that, you donb  t 
belong here. I would say go back to the Big N where you could prosper, but you havenb  
t done much prospering there, either. I guess you will just get chewed up wherever you 
go, but it is sad to see you lose what honor you have also. -- Curator

Wow, Steel Prophets, THAT was a bloodfeud! 57 point downchallenge, 31+ FE advantage. 
How in the heck could Boston Tea Party have won that?  But he did, and I'm proud, and 
I'm laughing all the way to  the bank, -- Curator

A salute to the Duelmaster, Dedb  ard Skullkrush. Well done. -- Curator and The 

Assur, loved your personal on the BB name change. Funny. -- Curator

A salute to the new Lord Protectors and graduates b  Torchbearer Tom and Clyde Db  
Club, both of Peasant Rebellion. Your rebellion apparently goes well. -- Curator

Za Z Gladiatorz ve back. Ve wan zmazh Dainty Den. -- The Z Man

Har, har, har. My Z's went 3-0. I guess everybody else sucks! -- The Z Man

Gypsy, you may be the wild thing, but I am the winning thing. -- Zest

NPC'z? Too easy for uz. -- Zirconium and Zany

Congrats to Ghostwalker Reaper, the fine Duelmaster of Arkers. -- Curator

Yrah Banewreck, yeah, yeah. I am still floating and with yet another win. Life is 
sweet. -- Mayflower

Helga, keep on trying as I enjoy the attention and the wins. (wink) -- Sitting Bull 

The Dealer, I learned my lesson. -- Mason Dixon

Health. Humility. Honor. -- Curator

All -- I believe I can send you to the Night. -- Basketeer, Forest Garden

Karela -- You'll catch cold exposing yourself repeatedly to the... -- Mist Wind Rain, 
Forest Garden

Amazon Queen -- The natives are restless! -- Leafy the Prune, Forest Garden

Alamarayane the Traveller -- May our paths neve cross again! (for your sake) -- Way 
Journer, Forest Garden

Dark Lady Rain -- Bloodthirsty?  Drink up! (wash down your final meal) -- Babbling 
Brook, Forest Garden

Peasant Rebellion -- What a bunch of hypocrites!  Up the the Isle of the Eye, and 
leave us in the mud?! -- Garden Forester, mgr Forest Garden *growing lotuses*

Ground Sheet -- The odds makers said I didn't stand a chance but however unlikely I AM 
a hero!  It was evident to all that my cuddly attractiveness was almost too much for 
you to bare!  Like a true hero, I spared you the humiliation of losing to someone so 
tiny.  No need to thank me!  Your assistance in helping me discover a new super power 
is thanks enough!  Please forgive my absence for the next few cycles, there is a far 
more dangerous situation developing elsewhere that requires my special abilities.  
Fear not, True Burrowers, I will return! -- Magnetic Wombat

From beyond the beckoning mists
comes the Heathen Horde
Maces firm in mailed fists
rune-etched shield and sword
The war gods spear tossed aloft
"Hnikar has you all!"
As skraelings begin to fall
the blood of battle flows
As weapon and enemy clash
noble and ignoble both
Fall and breathe their last.

I dedicate the dead to Odhinn. -- H8

Mayflower -- Why did it have to be you again? Why/ Why? Why? -- Yrah Banewrecker

Humble Lee -- See? Sometimes the old ways are the best ways.  Sorry about the arm. 
Well, not really. -- Halin Stormbreaker

Delayed -- Looks like I should have brought my can opener. -- Winter Steel 

Sitting Bull -- Well, at least you didn't pummel me like last time. I need some wins. 
FAST! -- Helga Loarwen

Ugly Kid Joe -- Well, looking at you shows your name is appropriate. -- Eton

Reaper -- Well, well, wellb&Look who decides ta come up ta da big boys. Da funny ting 
is, I wuz challengin' da Shrieka . Curse ma luck. -- Ded'Ard

Anxious Man -- What did I tell ya? DON'T HIT ME IN DA FACE!!!  Are yoos tryin' ta ruin 
my good looks?-Gutsag Bakwort

Grimm -- Hey! You! Dwarf! Yeah, yoo.  Are ya missing ya friend dat I killed? Do yoos 
have a death wish? Because yoos challing me is how ya get killed.- Eadskar 
Maymes --   I have to apologise. I think Eadskaaar forgot to change one's challenge 
informatiohn. That is why I fought you, one's old bean, again. Thanking yourselves 
greatly for taking all of those hits you too.  Goodness me! -- Maquro Doomaxe

Major Boo Boo -- I dun know why I gotz so tired. But yoos hit pretty hard wit ya 
walking stick. -- Maud

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SHEDIES was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
HEDIES was butchered by ARENAMASTER SHEROVAN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
DELAYED savagely defeated WINTER STEEL in a exciting 3 minute gory Bloodfeud melee.
EADSKAR DA'BAD lost to REAPER in a 2 minute master's Challenge Title brawl.
ETON THE STALWART defeated GROUND SHEET in a 4 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
MAQURO DOOMAXE was devastated by HUMBLE LEE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
HALIN STORMBREAKER was devastated by THE GYPSY in a 1 minute Challenge match.
SITTING BULL slimly lost to DEFENSIVE LEE in a 32 minute expert's Challenge fight.
PARIS TROUT won victory over BARON VON SMASH in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
JHERI BLOOMERS overpowered MAJOR BOO-BOO in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
HELGA LOARWEN defeated LORD SHADOW in a 1 minute Challenge match.
THE DEALER overcame LADY SMOKE in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
MASON-DIXON was overpowered by DARK LADY RAIN in a 4 minute one-sided Challenge match.
GRIMM viciously subdued DED 'ARD SKULLKRUSH in a 2 minute brutal battle.
ZOO was viciously subdued by MINSTREL in a 2 minute bloody mismatched bout.
UGLY KIDD JOE overpowered YRAH BANEWRECKER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ZIRCONIUM unbelievably bested THE ANXIOUS MAN in a exciting 4 minute bloody fray.
STEEL was viciously subdued by SPUD in a popular 2 minute brutal brawl.
FELDSPAR was demolished by ZIP IT in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
GUTSAG BAKWORT beat DEIDRE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute fight.
AMAZON QUEEN was unbelievably bested by LOU in a 3 minute gory contest.
BOSTON TEA PARTY was overpowered by CORRECT CHANGE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
CHUCK beat MIST WIND RAIN in a 1 minute fray.
CHACH won victory over CRUEL LEE in a exciting 2 minute gory master vs. novice fray.
WAY JOURNER overpowered KARELA in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ALEMBIC defeated ARDIVENTI NOBLE in a 3 minute duel.
MAUD STONEGUT defeated BABBLING BROOK in a action packed 3 minute novice's bout.
ALAMARAYANE beat ROCCO in a 1 minute beginner's duel.
DONN was savagely defeated by LAGERTHA in a 5 minute bloody novice's fray.
GRIMM BLACKSMITH vanquished ERIC BLOODAXE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
BASKETEER defeated RAGNAR LOTHBROK in a popular 1 minute beginner's duel.
WORKER STRIKE overpowered POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided match.
ICKY BOB was luckily beaten by MYSTERIOUS LEE in a popular 4 minute novice's bout.
SCRAP METAL was subdued by IVAR T'BONELESS in a 1 minute beginner's contest.
WASTELAND WARLORD savagely defeated HEDGEROW in a exciting 4 minute novice's struggle.
POLITE LEE was beaten by SCYLD in a 2 minute novice's fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                  12         TOTAL PARRY       51 -  43 -  1      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     11         STRIKING ATTACK   30 -  26 -  3      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                      10         AIMED BLOW        39 -  34 -  0      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         SLASHING ATTACK   53 -  52 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     6         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-LUNGE       13 -  15 -  0      46  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     16 -  19 -  0      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  23 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         BASHING ATTACK    57 -  72 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  37 -  3      44  |

Turn 400 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-LUNGE        3 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  3         4  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        7 -  4     SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  5         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         6 -  4     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  5         1  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  3                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  3                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     6 -  6                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       REAPER 5483                14  11  0  109 GHOSTWALKERS 2 (629)
SLASHING ATTACK  UGLY KIDD JOE 4942         16   7  1  103 NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    GRIMM 5482                 16   9  0   98 GHOSTWALKERS 2 (629)
BASHING ATTACK   EADSKAR DA'BAD 5466        14  13  1   97 BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)
LUNGING ATTACK   THE GYPSY 5587             10   9  2   93 HOYT FOUNDATION (636)
WALL OF STEEL    GROUND SHEET 3725          14  10  2   86 BOOK OF THOMAS (411)
TOTAL PARRY      ZIRCONIUM 5493             15   3  0   85 Z GLADIATORZ (519)
PARRY-LUNGE      DELAYED 5640               10   5  0   64 BB PUBLIC TRANSIT (604)
STRIKING ATTACK  WINTER STEEL 5633           9   6  4   54 THE CHOSEN (613)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is THE GYPSY 5587.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was THE ANXIOUS MAN 5589.  The ten other most popular fighters were DEIDRE 5762, 
LADY RAIN 5747, SPUD 4704, CHACH 4703, MAUD STONEGUT 5721, and REAPER 5483.

The least popular fighter this week was DEFENSIVE LEE 4062.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SITTING BULL 5638, MASON-DIXON 5722, HEDGEROW 5767, ERIC 


For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament. 

                        HEISENBERG (4-6853) of DEVIATION (638) 
                       MUSH (84-27306) of 4-LETTER PIZZA (4845)

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes