Date   : 09/14/2007    Duedate: 09/27/2007


DM-11    TURN-576

This Weeks Top Honors


(11-6694) [27-10-1,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BULLDOGS (157)                 ARMED & GREGARIOUS (580)
(11-6694) [27-10-1,110]        (11-6940) [1-2-0,19]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JUMPIN'                        PONY
(11-6704) [17-25-2,102]        (11-6820) [14-17-0,66]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HELL'S BELLES (68)          38
2. ANIMAL FARM (510)           31      COLORIFIC (511)
3. BULLDOGS (157)              19      Unchartered Team
4. COLORIFIC (511)             17
5. KRILL CAVALRY (374)         16      ARMED & GREGARIOUS (580)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*ARMED & GREGARIOUS (580)   6   3  0 66.7   1/ 2 BULLDOGS (157)           13  2 0
 2/ 2 COLORIFIC (511)          327 171 12 65.7   2/ 3 ANIMAL FARM (510)        10  2 1
 3/ 3 ANIMAL FARM (510)        %1063 619 36 63.2   3/ 1 COLORIFIC (511)           9  1 0
 4- 4 MANIC MARVELS (456)      106  67  2 61.3   4/ 4 KRILL CAVALRY (374)       6  9 0
 5/ 5 BULLDOGS (157)           951 716 29 57.0   5/ 5 IMMORTALS (85)            4 11 0
 6- 8 TUFT TUGGERS (305)       740 691 26 51.7   6- 6 MANIC MARVELS (456)       3  1 0
 7/ 9 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507) 174 182  9 48.9   7/ 8*ARMED & GREGARIOUS (580)  3  2 0
 8/10 IMMORTALS (85)           853 953 65 47.2   8/ 9 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)  3  3 1
 9/11 ELFQUEST (515)           279 330 12 45.8   9/15 HELL'S BELLES (68)        3  5 0
10/14 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)    319 419 17 43.2  10-11*THE JOKER'S WILD (599)    2  3 0
11-15*THE JOKER'S WILD (599)     2   3  0 40.0  11/14 ELFQUEST (515)            2  4 0
12/17 HELL'S BELLES (68)        25  40  2 38.5  12-12 TUFT TUGGERS (305)        0  3 0
13/16 KRILL CAVALRY (374)      327 581  8 36.0  13/16 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)     0  3 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

Here is the all time list of team wins:

 1.  Dreamers             1,137
 2.  Deathtongue          1,087
 3.  Animal Farm          1,059
 4.  Thunder & Litening   1,037
 5.  Center for Olds      1,010
 6.  Devil's Advocates      966
 7.  Lenpros                964
 8.  Bulldogs               946
 9.  Merlin's Lot           936
10.  Wasteland II           891
11.  Fandils                870
12.  Immortals              852

         + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Cities by the Shore #21 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Under Krael:

     Old Doc Circ insisted that he be the one to throw the mixed explosive against
the ceiling.  "This material is of my creation," he said, "and I'm the one who
understands it best.  Also, as a youth, I did a certain amount of, ah, throwing
     "Relic of a misspent youth?" Senator Sedalia muttered.  "I could tell a few
tales of my own--"
     "Not now," Cho cut in.  "The malign power of this place is affecting us all, in
small and temporary ways now but it will increase with exposure.  Let us do this and
get out as quickly as we may."
     Sedalia nodded and stepped back.
     Circ finished molding the second putty-like mass of explosive and glanced upward
at the carven ceiling.  "Any specific spots up there I should aim for?"
     "Opposite sides of the inner circle of sigils," Cho said, "but anywhere within
the sigils will do."
     "Right, everyone out of the way, start back along the route we laid out," the
old alchemist said.
     Each of the others picked up part of Circ's gear--the old man would not need any
encumbrance once he threw the explosives into place and began his own run for
safety--and left.  Gissanniah started to coil up the cord they'd followed down into
the maze, then left it.  The cord might make it easier for Circ to follow...if he
survived this first stage.
     The tunnel seemed narrower than when they'd come down it, the walls closing in,
squeezing them, choking off the air.  Gissanniah decided that had to be all in her
mind, she didn't LIKE small closed places under the ground like this, and maybe it
was part of the "small and temporary" effects of the sigils, too, but--  The sound of
footsteps behind her made her jump, and she looked back.
     It was Circ, running, and he gestured breathlessly for her to move faster.
"Only ten minutes to get out of here," he reminded her as he caught up.
     "If you fall and twist an ankle--"
     "Oh.  Yes, good point."  The old alchemist slowed down just a little.  "Or if I
get too winded to run."  He grimaced.  "It's been a while since I stayed in condition
for the arena every two weeks."
     They closed the distance to Sedalia and Cho, who were mixing another wad of
     "Keep going!" Sedalia barked.  "Go on to the next point and start mixing there."
     "Right."  Gissanniah grabbed the now-wheezing alchemist by the arm and kept
moving along the cord to the next node of the pattern.
     While they were mixing there, Sedalia and Cho hurried past.  Circ placed the
explosive, and they ran farther upward, passing the senator and Cho again.  Another
     "This is the last one," Cho said as he and Sedalia caught up with them.  "We
don't dare take longer, things are about to blow."  He grimaced.  "Too bad we didn't
have Raigavor along, he LIKES blowing things up."
     Gissanniah took the wad of chemical-soaked cotton from Circ and pressed it to
the sigil on the ceiling.  "Will this be enough?"
     "Probably.  Almost certainly.  Now, RUN!"

Aruak City:

     Fandil was reluctant to move on from the doorway where Adie had disappeared.  It
seemed like abandoning her, even though there was nothing he could DO there, and he
might find some way to act and help if he continued.  Plus there was the job he was
supposed to be doing.  Because Adie had disappeared did not lessen the importance of
the job:  the blood magic focus had to be deactivated, destroyed if possible.  He
wished that Cho hadn't stayed behind in Point.
     Ah, but if wishes were horses, all beggars would ride.  Better to deal with what
was real here.  That he was inside the arena and alone.  Perhaps Khaldren or his
lieutenants thought all the danger to them must come from Adie, because her fiery
personality made her the most visible.  He would show them that age and cunning had
its uses, too.  Fandil flexed the fingers of his free hand, transferred his staff to
that hand, and flexed the fingers of his other hand; ready to work.  He extended his
magical senses along the corridor and as far into the adjoining spaces as he could.
     No people within his range, which meant nobody close enough to be a problem.
Nobody here in the sub-cellar of the arena, nobody near the stairhead to the next
level up.  No...people.  But he sensed a mind, at the least an awareness.  Perhaps a
golem.  On this level, ahead and to his right by thirty yards or so.
     That would be a place to start.
     Fandil shifted his staff into his left hand and wiped his right hand on his
robe, shifted it back and wiped his left.  Maybe he was getting a little old for this
kind of adventure...no, it was just nerves.  And he was really worried about Adie.
His mouth twitched, finally curving into a smile.  She wouldn't like being considered
a "fragile flower of femininity," though.  She could take care of herself.  Better to
worry about what he was going to find.
     He reached a cross-corridor and paused.  The Awareness, golem or whatever, was
down this way.  He ran over a few spells in his mind, just checking lightly to make
sure they were ready, the way a warrior might check to make sure his sword was ready
to hand.  Power moved here, seething just under the surface of physical reality,
spinning slowly toward the Awareness.  That probably meant that the presence he
sensed was the collector-concentrator-transmitter of the gathered blood-power, or
something placed to guard it.
     He turned to the right and moved down the narrow corridor, counting his paces to
block out the tension.

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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 287): BURPS FIRE HAMMER of ACID FIRE HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 575): VIOLET VULTURE of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 575): SHOWSTOPPER of NO-HALF STEPPING (?, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 568): D.O.A. DOMINANCE of OXYMORONS (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 564): KERMAN JONES of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 564): SYMPATHY of MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 562): LORIS KEY of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 557): EARTHQUAKE EXCUSE of THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 526): HAMILTON of VABOROUGHS (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 517): WILLIAM CRAWFORD of MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (The Anarchist)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 508): LOTHAR LIGHTSWORD of TUFT-TASTIC! (Adie, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 234): SHY ANN of SITTEES (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 424): TYVEK of DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 410): CLE of UN (JE, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 460): VISION of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 287): BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 575): COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 575): THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 568): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 564): MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 564): MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 562): MEDAL OF HONOR VI (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 557): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 526): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 517): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 508): FANDILS (Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 234): SITTEES (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 424): THE BUNKHOUSE (Pauly, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 410): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 189): DOGS OF WAR (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 460): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 286): TIEN of YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 575): VIOLET VULTURE of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 568): BELISSA HOUGH of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 567): NAFISAH of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 562): LORIS KEY of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 555): CARDINAL ARIZPE of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 517): WILLIAM CRAWFORD of MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (The Anarchist)
                 (turn 516): JAMES DOOLITTLE of MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (The Anarchist)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 506): DAVY PRIVETTE of FANDILS (Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 233): TONNELLE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 424): RICKY J of THE BUNKHOUSE (Pauly, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 409): TOM-TOM TORA of WAYFARERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 189): JESSICA RABBIT of BRAIN FOOD 36 (The Sandman, mgr.)
                 (turn 188): PUPPY ON PATROL of DOGS OF WAR (?, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Sure, sure, I know.  Who here would have thought that a Vulture would be on top
of things in Aruak City.  Why not?  Vultures are typically on top of things.  We
roost on high.  We clean up the environment from the top of the "trash".  We eat well
--certainly better than most.  Vultures rule!
     So, how about me?  What's a Vulture got going?
          13(+2)-19(+2)-7-11(+2)-21-4-17(+2) TP
          Mode - with a slight bonus to damage (good at 12/7)
          Skill learn rate = 1.68
          Master parry; adex defense
          Unknown fave weapon throughout career
               0-57-3 BS
               1-6-0 SC
               1-1-1 DA (hmmmmm?)
          1 TV and 1 DM crown (1/1 in title matches)
          20-4 in arenas; 21-18 in tournaments
          Very Low/Very Low/Epee (learn parry)
          Favorite moment - beating the great aimer Farshot
I know, that's all a little personal, but it IS me.  You get what you see.
     Good luck to everyone moving forward.  May you not find yourself as a part of
the environmental carrion.  If you do, I'll just have to well, you know.  Sayonara.
                 Violet Vulture

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out ARUAK CITY to 
see what's new.  Too bad, COLORIFIC, but BULLDOGS was just too good to be stopped.  
HELL'S BELLES like really fought hard to move up to 9th from 15th.  Way to go!  One 
team deserves special mention 'cause they moved up 1 after going 4-0-0.  Keep it up, 
ANIMAL FARM!  MVP award for JON FLUTE?  KRILL CAVALRY's proud of him after beating 
ONE-EYE and getting 22 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  WOLFBROTHER's match 
with MAGENTA MAGGOT cost it a loss of 14 points!  The Duelmaster isn't going to stop 
just cause she's Number One!  JUMPIN' knows this.  He was challenged by the 
Duelmaster.  This Duelmaster is like something else!  VIOLET VULTURE stopped JUMPIN' 
dead in his tracks!  I hear the top team insists all their warriors get nine hours 
sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  NEVERWAKE was the most avoided 
team.  Is a 114-140-15 record really that scary?  Is there some deep dark secret why 
BULLDOGS' been avoiding NEVERWAKE so much?  Or is it just that they're too scared?  
Can KRILL CAVALRY's SELIA STORM be more popular than me?  She was challenged the 
most, but is that really the same?  Speaking of challenging 27 points above did you 
hear about CAT RIO of HELL'S BELLES vs. IMMORTALS' BLUE SMASH?  (And how was that 
intro!) CAT RIO lost to BLUE SMASH, but he got 2 points.  BLUE SMASH won, and got 2 
points.  I don't get it.  For sure, I was holding my breath when I found out MORTICIA 
ADDAMS challenged HORSEFLY.  After all, haven't HELL'S BELLES and KRILL CAVALRY had a 
long standing duel in ARUAK CITY?  It wasn't a spectacular fight, or anything, but 
HORSEFLY wants me to write about it since he was subdued by MORTICIA ADDAMS.  
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys 
can do?   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits.  Its been 
really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAN'S BEST FRIEND 6694       27  10  1   110       BULLDOGS (157)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MR. B. 6249                  11   4  0   121       MANIC MARVELS (456)
-KAELEN THUNDERHEART 6777     15   6  1   115       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 GOLDEN GLOW 6803             23   7  0   106       COLORIFIC (511)
 MAGENTA MAGGOT 6627          17  13  0   106       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 JUMPIN' 6704                 17  25  2   102       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
-DAWNING DANIKA 6866          10   5  0    91       TUFT TUGGERS (305)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLEA BAG 6804                22  11  0    88       BULLDOGS (157)
 WALK THE LINE 6708           17  25  0    88       ELFQUEST (515)
 WOLFBROTHER 6706             19  23  2    86       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
 KORO CLOUD 6618              14  37  0    86       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-SHOTGUN GANDHI 6760           5   0  0    81       ARMED & GREGARIOUS (580)
 DIRK DARKBLADE 6528          14  18  1    76       IMMORTALS (85)
-JOHNNY ASH 6912               8   4  0    75       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 DELIA'S GONE 6707            16  26  0    74       ELFQUEST (515)
 CHIEF SITTING BULL 6872      13   6  0    69       BULLDOGS (157)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PONY 6820                    14  17  0    66       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-BROWN NOSE 6939               4   0  0    66       COLORIFIC (511)
 BARK 6915                    10   5  0    63       BULLDOGS (157)
 ONE-EYE 6711                  9  33  2    62       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 JON FLUTE 6922                7   9  0    61       KRILL CAVALRY (374)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DOMINGO 6313                 13   5  0    59       MANIC MARVELS (456)
 BLUE SMASH 6553              13  16  1    57       IMMORTALS (85)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAFFRON SKUNK 6910            6   4  0    51       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 JOE THE SPLICE 6938           6   6  0    48       IMMORTALS (85)
 MORTICIA ADDAMS 678           7   4  1    46       HELL'S BELLES (68)
-BLACK EYE 6946                5   1  0    46       COLORIFIC (511)
 YELLOW FEVER 6978             4   0  0    43       COLORIFIC (511)
 HORSEFLY 6860                 8  15  0    39       KRILL CAVALRY (374)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAT RIO 597                   7   7  1    30       HELL'S BELLES (68)
-GREEN THUMB 6830              7   8  0    29       COLORIFIC (511)
 WHEAT WILDEBEAST 6942         5   2  2    28       ANIMAL FARM (510)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SELIA STORM 6953              6   3  2    23       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 DICKY V GOES POSTAL 6940      1   2  0    19       ARMED & GREGARIOUS (580)
 LILAC LIZARD 6964             4   0  0    18       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 CHINA DAHL 804                1   5  0    18       HELL'S BELLES (68)
 FILET MIGNON 6981             4   1  0    16       BULLDOGS (157)
 VENUS V. DIVINCI 827          3   1  0    14       HELL'S BELLES (68)
-PAIR-O-SEVENS 6992            1   0  0    13       THE JOKER'S WILD (599)
-SAMANTHA 6724                 2   4  0    11       MANIC MARVELS (456)
-SPADE FLUSH 6991              1   0  0     8       THE JOKER'S WILD (599)
-BRANN MUFFIN 6986             1   0  0     5       MANIC MARVELS (456)
 SLY APPARITION 7000           1   1  0     4       IMMORTALS (85)
 AMBER LYNN 7004               0   1  0     3       IMMORTALS (85)
-5 ACES 6990                   0   1  0     1       THE JOKER'S WILD (599)
-3 KINGS 6993                  0   1  0     1       THE JOKER'S WILD (599)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SARAYA STEEL 6545     12 17 0 IMMORTALS 85          WOLFBROTHER 6706      575         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Question of the Week!  A manager on Noblish Island asks:  How do weapons affect
different types of armor?  Any responses could be posted here and I'll forward them,
or posted in the Noblish Island (DM 93) newsletter.  Thanks. -- Leeta and Jorja,
Krill Cavalry

Congratulations to Violet Vulture, Duelmaster of Aruak City.  Duelmasters drink free
at The Bulldog Inn. -- Kennelworth

Horsefly -- Perhaps you spoke too soon?  Or perhaps your bite went South? -- Bark

Sleepy, Dreamers -- Missed that.  Thanks, Jorja; do you know them?  A salute to
Sleepy's 1000+ wins! -- Kennelworth

Khalhums Dwarf -- Thanks for reaching up to pet me, pal.  (You remind me of The
Sentinel or The Death Stud--wink.) -- Man's Best Friend

One-Eye -- Keep on scratchin'. -- Flea Bag

Blue Smash -- Me smashum, you bluem.  How. -- Chief Sitting Bull

Venus V. Devinci -- It was a pretty picture until it came time for dinner. -- Filet

Hey, Doc.  Yo, Lady Adie.  Where were you all? -- Kennelworth

Tromat Ironshoe of Khalhums -- Why should I choose my own?  I'm just going to pick
them to pieces anyway.  Carrion. -- Violet V

Avast, Kennelworth, ye landlubber.  Showed ye now!  Me critters 5-0-1 done planked
yon 5-0-0, eh? -- Mino

Delhia's Gone -- It was my pleasure.  Consider yourself maggotized.  Yeah. -- Magenta

Morticia Addams -- I would say that stunk, but then, you might think that a bad
thing, when, indeed, I was thrilled! -- Saffron Skunk

Mordant Derserter -- Well, I didn't think you should die for that deserting, but
then.... -- Wheat Wildebeast

Convicted Thief -- Oh, well, I thought it was fun. -- Lilac Lizard

Jon Flute -- Why thank you for all the compliments.  I'm glad I came immediately to
your defense yesterday.  I heard some people downgrading and chastising you and
saying that you were not even fit to sleep in the slop with the hogs.  I promptly
stated that I thought you were. -- Wheat Wildebeast

Colorifics were not perfect, I shall admit; but I am reasonably satisfied with the
4-1-0.  The best stay the best and on top. -- Purple People Eater, Proud Colorific

Selia Storm -- I WILL NOT wash it until you touch it. -- Brown Nose, Proud Colorific

Assassin -- The chicken crossed the road because you couldn't catch it and kill it,
Dunce. -- Golden Glow and Yellow Fever, Proud Colorifics

Veteran Mercenary -- Ho hum. -- Golden Glow, Proud Colorific

Pony -- Hah!  Beaten to the finish line by a pretty nose! -- Brown Nose, Proud

Ambitious Guard -- Ho hum. -- Black Eye, Proud Colorific

Convicted Thief -- You surely are a poor fighter, aren't you? -- Yellow Fever, Proud

Man's Best Friend -- First of all, you can have the win, but not the tuft, sorry.
The Commission FAILED to send me to the Dark Arena as I had requested, so I had no
avoids, no if-challenged strats, etc.  I was neither prepared for nor expecting you.
Second, you only won because somebody blunted my sword before the fight.  Did you see
that none of my attacks did extra damage and many sweet attacks bounced?  Sabotage I
say!  So no tuft for you on that fight!  But you earned a win, you can keep it. --
Airk Arcstone

Joker's Wild -- Gone already?  Sheesh! -- Tuft Tuggers

All -- We're out of town a bit.  Several things on our plate, notwithstanding our
manager is out adventuring, and Tankesh felt he had to do the same and summarily
vanished.  We'll be back though. -- Tuft Tuggers
P.S.  Consortium, enjoy the wins while we're gone...

Wolfbrothers -- That was not nice at all.  Saraya was trying to become my first
parry-lunge to advanced and you killed her with little regard.  I won't bloodfeud
with Dirk because of your style advantage.  Hopefully, Blue Smash can move up and get
in range. -- Dartor

Shotgun Ghandi -- Hey!  I didn't do it! -- Koro Cloud

Dicky V Goes Postal -- Thanks, I needed that. -- Jon Flute
P.S.  Clears the sinuses.

Brown Nose -- No way I want you behind me. -- Pony

Bark -- (gagging and wincing away)  Halitosis. -- Horsefly
P.S.  I shouldn't have inspired you to try biting.

Green Thumb -- Gosh, I bet you couldn't kill a houseplant! -- Selia Storm

Wheat Wildebeast -- It will just make you more beautifully blonde, you know. -- Jon

Our congratulations to Violet Vulture. -- Jorja and the Krill Cavalry

6 September 2007
                   *****                              *******
                   ***** STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE 3  *******
                   *****                              *******

15 managers have announced for the Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse!!!!!!  There is still 
time to join and make a name for yourself in one of Alastari's fiercest contests!  I 
must correct a mistake in the previous announcement.  I incorrectly called it the 
Slaughterhouse 2, but in reality, this will be the third installment of the 


*Find a Partner

*Declare your intentions in the Stormcrowe newsletter to enter before the first turn 
of the contest.  You may also email or diplo Master Darque.

*Each manager entering the Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse must submit one (1) Team Roll-Up 
Certificate.  Only certificates will be accepted for entry.  All certificates 
submitted will be used during the course of the contest as prizes.

*RU certificates must be received on or before the first turn of the contest which is 
Stormcrowe Turn 263 (running approximately November 27, 2007).


Rules and Scoring information for the Slaughterhouse will be posted every turn in the 
Stormcrowe newsletter beginning with Turn 260 and in a final all arena ad in 


ENDURANCE AWARD:  One (1) +1 Bonus Potion will be given to every team that competes 
in 60 of the 65 contest fights.

KILL MASTER AWARD:  The individual manager with the most kills will receive a Limited 
Immortality Potion.  This potion may be applied to one (1) warrior.  He/she will be 
resurrected ONE-TIME if they are killed in Basic D2.

TOP TEAM AWARD:  Each manager on the winning team will receive the following prize 
pack for their Slaughterhouse Dominance:

*One (1) +1 Bonus Potion
*Favorites Knowledge for one (1) Warrior
*Undisclosed amount of Team RU Certificates

Special note from RSI on prizes:  All contest prizes must be used within three 
months.  All contest prizes may only be used on a living warrior on the participating 
contest team in DM 45.  The immortality potion may resurrect a warrior one time, 
after a death in DM 45 only, after which time the potion disappears.


Rules questions and clarifications may be directed to Master Darque the contest 
coordinator.  He may be reached by email at rebelnerfherder at yahoo dot com or by 
diplo in DM 45 (Darque Forces-428).

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

VIOLET VULTURE bested JUMPIN' in a action packed 3 minute master's Challenge fight.
MAGENTA MAGGOT handily defeated WOLFBROTHER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
CHIEF SITTING BULL slimly won victory over DELIA'S GONE in a 25 minute brawl.
CAT RIO was savagely defeated by BLUE SMASH in a exciting 1 minute Challenge fight.
MORTICIA ADDAMS bested HORSEFLY in a popular 1 minute Challenge duel.
YELLOW FEVER devastated SELIA STORM in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
GOLDEN GLOW overcame KORO CLOUD in a action packed 6 minute gruesome expert's fight.
MAN'S BEST FRIEND outwaited M. CHARDINEE in a 11 minute one-sided Title duel.
DIRK DARKBLADE was unbelievably bested by WALK THE LINE in a 2 minute veteran's duel.
FLEA BAG overcame PONY in a exciting 3 minute veteran's bout.
ONE-EYE was demolished by JON FLUTE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
BARK unbelievably bested JOE THE SPLICE in a exciting 4 minute bloody battle.
WHEAT WILDEBEAST overpowered OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
LILAC LIZARD defeated OSKSI NOBLE in a 3 minute duel.
CHINA DAHL defeated DICKY V GOES POSTAL in a 3 minute struggle.
VENUS V. DIVINCI won victory over SLY APPARITION in a 1 minute novice's fray.
FILET MIGNON bested AMBER LYNN in a popular 4 minute amateur's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         PARRY-STRIKE      17 -   8 -  2      68  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         WALL OF STEEL     34 -  17 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       64 -  41 -  1      61  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -  16 -  3      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    50 -  52 -  1      49  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        12 -  16 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         BASHING ATTACK    23 -  34 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  21 -  3      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -  19 -  0      32  |

Turn 576 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  4         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        7 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  3         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      MAN'S BEST FRIEND 6694     27  10  1  110 BULLDOGS (157)
WALL OF STEEL    GOLDEN GLOW 6803           23   7  0  106 COLORIFIC (511)
BASHING ATTACK   MAGENTA MAGGOT 6627        17  13  0  106 ANIMAL FARM (510)
PARRY-STRIKE     MORTICIA ADDAMS 678         7   4  1   46 HELL'S BELLES (68)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JUMPIN' 6704.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was PONY 6820.  The ten other most popular fighters were AMBER LYNN 7004, KORO CLOUD 

The least popular fighter this week was DELIA'S GONE 6707.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were CHIEF SITTING BULL 6872, LILAC LIZARD 6964, FILET MIGNON 6981, 

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:


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