Date   : 02/20/2007    Duedate: 03/05/2007


DM-9    TURN-562

This Weeks Top Honors


(9-4871) [13-7-0,91]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STEEV                          TONKA
THE MONGOLOIDS (83)            70'S CHILD (479)
(9-4936) [12-6-0,105]          (9-5198) [7-2-0,72]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ULTORINO                       ULTORINO
BLUE MOON (381)                BLUE MOON (381)
(9-5244) [14-19-1,71]          (9-5244) [14-19-1,71]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. 70'S CHILD (479)            20
2. BLUE MOON (381)             13      THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
3. THE MONGOLOIDS (83)          4      Unchartered Team
4. FANGS (469)                  0
                                       70'S CHILD (479)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*70'S CHILD (479)          22   8  0 73.3   1/ 2 THE MONGOLOIDS (83)       9  5 0
 2/ 2 THE MONGOLOIDS (83)      399 376 21 51.5   2/ 1 BLUE MOON (381)           8  7 0
 3- 3*FANGS (469)               15  16  2 48.4   3/ 3*70'S CHILD (479)          2  1 0
 4/ 4 BLUE MOON (381)          480 602 14 44.4   4- 4*FANGS (469)               1  1 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I'm surprised I was sufficiently "together" to defeat Nahtalee, a competent
woman, what with all the chasing around over the rooftops with Ultorino last month.
Exhausting work, and ultimately inconclusive:  I did manage to throw him off a roof,
but an awning broke his fall and he survived it.  Drat.  Or, as they say, foiled
again.  But if he keeps hanging out with dubious characters and making forays into
Bent Lane, the odds will catch up with him.  Ha!

                                    Blue Blotto

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ZUKAL games.  Former top team BLUE MOON was unseated 
this week as THE MONGOLOIDS moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with a 
2-2-0 record for the round.  ULTORINO caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as he skillfully bested WILYUM and was awarded 12 points in recognition.  
In one of the week's more notable duels, ULTORINO put down WILYUM, causing him to 
lose 11 points of recognition in the process.  This time victory fell to the grasp of 
the usurper.  All hail NAHTALEE, Duelmaster of ZUKAL!  No confirmation, but my 
sources claim that the top team has gained their position using magical aids.  
Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  Loose talk at the arena has 
reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after STEEV. 
Watch your back!  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, it seems 
that TONKA posted a challenge against the more highly recognized STEEV.  The results, 
you ask?  Well, the firebrand TONKA was beat by STEEV.  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!   
     The girls are as pretty in ZUKAL as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till we meet 
again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a 
lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NAHTALEE 4871                13   7  0    91       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STEEV 4936                   12   6  0   105       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE BLOTTO 5262             15   9  1    79       BLUE MOON (381)
 TONKA 5198                    7   2  0    72       70'S CHILD (479)
 ULTORINO 5244                14  19  1    71       BLUE MOON (381)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WILYUM 4935                   8  10  0    50       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
-INCISOR 5185                  4   2  0    48       FANGS (469)
 ATARI 2600 5330               4   0  0    39       70'S CHILD (479)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MATCHBOX CARS 5195            4   0  0    33       70'S CHILD (479)
 BLUETTE 5328                  5   2  0    32       BLUE MOON (381)
 BLU JON 5308                  6   8  1    27       BLUE MOON (381)
-DONAHUE 5197                  3   4  0    26       70'S CHILD (479)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ENAMEL 5101                   4   1  0    22       FANGS (469)
 TIKO BEN 5320                 3   8  0    22       BLUE MOON (381)
 G.I. JOE 5331                 3   0  0    21       70'S CHILD (479)
-DENTINE 5099                  4   4  1    18       FANGS (469)
 WOW 5329                      5   2  0    17       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
-CROWN 5103                    2   3  1    10       FANGS (469)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ROOT 5102                     1   4  0     7       FANGS (469)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MYSTIC MINK 5326       0  3 0 DOC LEGRAND'S LAB 492 DENTINE 5099          558 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Blotto -- Ha, indeed.  If Ultorino, who is, I admit, short on practical sense, goes
to Bent Lane again, you WILL go with him and do what you can to keep him alive.  I
HATE recruiting. -- Jorja

Wilyum -- You may think I'm easy, but I'm just saving my strength.  There WILL BE
further attempts to find the mysterious stranger formerly lodging in Bent Lane, and I
have to be READY for this.  Which means, saving my strength. -- Ultorino

Dentine -- Well, you know how it is, my mother said that chewing gum is Low Class, so
I just never got into it.  She said it was the kind of thing servant girls did, and I
never wanted to be a servant girl. -- Bluette

Honest Patiaro, the Embezzling Scribe?  He has an untrustworthy face.  I'm glad I
bashed him around. -- Blu Jon

Wow! -- Tiko Ben

Otis -- Your contributions are always welcome.  Count on me to be here (unless
something really surprising happens) to respond to them. -- Jorja

24 January 2007
The Council of Lords would like to propose a rule change in ADM and Primus.  We
propose that Lord Protectors ranked "Grand Champions" and below (ADM) and "The Tower
Guard" and below (Primus) be allowed to fight in the Dark Arena.  This would not
impact the top rankings or title match.  Any managers who never got his fill or shot
at fighting Gateway monsters would have it as an option.  We believe it might spark
some interest in the ADM/Primus realm for some managers.  If interested, speak up in
the newsletters or on forums under the "rules changes" thread and let RSI know.  This
could even be something to try for 12 months and then be re-evaluated.  What say you,
managers of Ghea? -- The Icelord sends....

29 January 2007
     HDFA Mission Statement
     "Show me the money!"
     This is the battle cry of a newly formed collection of like-minded individuals:
The High Dolla' Free Agent$.  We are not a tough guy alliance:  No...we offer no
battle without reward.  We search for victory and the prizes and accolades that
follow.  We are motivated by winning and will freely use whatever means necessary to
obtain our currency.  No stuffy rules, no mandates, no constitutions, no leaders,
only a few objectives:
     1) Win as often as possible
     2) Celebrate freely and revel in your victories; the more meaningless the
victory the more we celebrate.  Highsiding and chest thumping are encouraged.
Ostentatious endzone celebrations with prop usage are encouraged, regardless of
fines, penalties, suspensions or arrest by local authorities.  It is important to let
your opponent know how great you are; more importantly, you must let your own
alliance mates know how great you are.
     This is a 1-up alliance, let the performance of your fellow Free Agent$ motivate
you.  If a Free Agent wins a TV, win 2; if a Free agent wins a contest, win a more
prestigious one.
     Current members of the HDFA include:  CFH and Abraxis.  Inquires can be directed
to:  CFH/Rat Salad DM 47

14 February 2007
RSI is now taking rollups for a slow version of the No-Tournament arena.  Send your
rollup to RSI listing the arena as "Slow No Tournament".  Sign and send in the
following pledge:

* I pledge that I will not send warriors from this team to a Tournament, nor will I
  use a Tournament prize on a warrior from this team.
* I pledge to run a full team when I run turns in this arena.  If circumstances
  preclude my running less than a full team I will notify the Player Committee.
* I agree to abide by the decisions of the Player Committee.
* I understand that any warrior that participates in a Tournament shall be sent to
  the Dark Arena until they are dead.
* I understand that any warrior that receives a Tournament prize shall be send to the
  Dark Arena until they are dead.

The following are the rules for joining this No-Tournament arena 

1.  No tournament play (Dead tournament or otherwise)
2.  One team per manager
3.  Team starts with new rollup (or a zero fight equivalent team is transferred into
    this arena.)
4.  No tourney prizes allowed to modify warriors in the arena
5.  20 teams required, per RSI
6.  Waivers are required to allow self-regulation on tourney ban, granting RSI
    authority to Dark Arena any warrior that participates in a Tournament (until the
    warrior is dead.)
7.  Rotating council to enforce tourney ban and maintain arena integrity.

Hammer will be the focal point for this arena's Player Committee.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TONKA was devastated by STEEV in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
G.I. JOE outwaited WOW in a dull 31 minute brutal Challenge battle.
BLUE BLOTTO was defeated by NAHTALEE in a 1 minute bloody master's Title duel.
ULTORINO overpowered WILYUM in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fight.
BLU JON was devastated by ATARI 2600 in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BLUETTE bested OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute match.
TIKO BEN devastated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   5 -  0      74  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -   8 -  0      65  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL     18 -  10 -  0      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  18 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  17 -  1      26  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 562 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    1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    NAHTALEE 4871              13   7  0   91 THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
STRIKING ATTACK  STEEV 4936                 12   6  0  105 THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
BASHING ATTACK   BLUE BLOTTO 5262           15   9  1   79 BLUE MOON (381)
AIMED BLOW       TONKA 5198                  7   2  0   72 70'S CHILD (479)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ULTORINO 5244.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ULTORINO 5244.  The ten other most popular fighters were ATARI 2600 5330, BLUETTE 
5328, STEEV 4936, NAHTALEE 4871, TIKO BEN 5320, BLUE BLOTTO 5262, TONKA 5198, WILYUM 
4935, BLU JON 5308, and WOW 5329.

The least popular fighter this week was G.I. JOE 5331.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WOW 5329, BLU JON 5308, WILYUM 4935, TONKA 5198, BLUE BLOTTO 5262, TIKO 
BEN 5320, NAHTALEE 4871, STEEV 4936, BLUETTE 5328, and ATARI 2600 5330.