Date   : 09/22/2003    Duedate: 10/04/2003


DM-14    TURN-472

This Weeks Top Honors


(14-4077) [12-0-1,131]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE DEATH SQUAD (63)           
(14-4077) [12-0-1,131]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SABRE                          HYDE
(14-2142) [12-12-2,68]         (14-3927) [11-8-2,55]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE DEATH SQUAD (63)        34
2. DELIVERANCE (33)            31      OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
3. OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)     22      Unchartered Team
4. PISSED PIZZA GUYS (389)     22
5. LEGION OF STEEL (241)        8      I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)  207 118 13 63.7   1/ 2 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)      8  7 0
 2/ 2 PISSED PIZZA GUYS (389)  101  79 11 56.1   2/ 1 THE DOGHOUSE (188)        8  7 0
 3/ 3 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)     280 254 23 52.4   3/ 4 LEGION OF STEEL (241)     7  6 0
 4/ 0*I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)     2   2  0 50.0   4/ 5 PISSED PIZZA GUYS (389)   6  4 2
 5/ 4 DELIVERANCE (33)         432 483 45 47.2   5/ 3 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)   6  4 1
 6/ 5 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       247 292  5 45.8   6/ 6 DELIVERANCE (33)          5  5 1
 7/ 6 LEGION OF STEEL (241)     47  60  4 43.9   7/ 0*I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)    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

           + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Andorians Abroad #15 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Istoreth, Skaithvarn:

     From the ship, Istoreth was a city of spires, white marble and dark pines
climbing a cliff together above a crowded harbor.  Silent, beautiful, not quite
familiar.  Close up, with the Iayen ship moving restlessly against the worn stone of
a wharf, it was more familiar, less beautiful, and not at all silent.  The basic
nature of a waterfront is not changed by the language of the people inhabiting it.
     Goff was arguing with somebody who acted official, probably a harbormaster,
Raoul decided.  No doubt there would be docking fees or something of that kind, and
they might have to identify themselves and their purpose, register somewhere as
visiting foreigners.  None of that stuff was his problem.  Goff could handle the
harbormaster, he was doing that already.  And Berdan could make himself useful
dealing with any other officials.  The Fratsfan looked like somebody who could deal
with officials, maybe even enjoyed it.  If he'd been a gladiator, he would probably
have been a total parry....
     The ex-assassin was talking to another man a little farther along the dock.
Raoul saw money change hands, and Berdan accepted a package from the stranger.  The
gladiator frowned, watching the stranger walk away quickly.  Berdan wasn't supposed
to know anybody here...except the other assassin, Peranis.  And that man was not
Peranis.  Was this an indication of the wide contacts Raoul had suspected all along
that Berdan had?  Probably.  But was it a sign of treachery, or at least that Berdan
was playing his own game as well as theirs?  Possibly.  The man was an ex-assassin,
which automatically made him...not exactly untrustworthy, perhaps, but someone to be
watched carefully.  The assassins had been spies, as well as killers.  Concealing
their purposes was second nature.  And he was a Fratsfan, besides, a race noted for
the labyrinthine complexity of their thoughts and schemes.  But he and Jeri and Goff,
and by extension King Mickeal, had to trust somebody.
     Still, Raoul watched very closely as Berdan came back toward Goff's boat.  The
man was holding his package, still unopened, very carefully, on the palm of his
opened hand and well away from his body.
     "I need a bucket of water," Berdan said quietly.  "I need it rather quickly," he
added when the others gaped at him.  "I don't think this will explode until I open
it, but I can't be sure...."
     Jeri jumped and reached for a bucket, Raoul took it from her and dunked it over
the side, then held it out.
     "Set it over there, away from us all," the ex-assassin said.  "There are even a
few explosive devises which are activated by water, though I don't think this is
one."  He wasn't quite whispering.  "They're...tricky to handle, and Peranis had to
leave this in the hands of a stranger who might be careless.  It should be something
simple, perhaps not even magical."  When the bucket was positioned to his
satisfaction, and Goff had drawn the staring harbormaster out of the way, Berdan
lowered the package gently into the water and sprang back.
     "If it's magical, what difference will water make?" Jeri asked.
     "More than you might think," Berdan answered.  "Water is amazing stuff and
washes out many things."  The bucket suddenly erupted into a plume of dark foam.
"Ah!  I wondered what Peranis might have available.  That he would risk using black
ice tells us that he is truly desperate."  As he spoke, the plume reached the height
of a man, collapsed, and dissolved the end of the dock before falling into the
     "The other ships!" the harbormaster exclaimed, looking around frantically.
     "They're not in danger," Berdan said.  "The black ice has exhausted itself.  You
see?"  He pointed downward.  "It is dissipating."
     "You said it would be safer to put the package into water," Jeri muttered in a
shaky voice.
     "It is, it was, young lady.  Had black ice been exposed to air before water, the
results would have been disastrous."
     "It's disastrous as it is!" the harbormaster wailed.  "My dock!"  He turned on
Berdan fiercely.  "You brought this here--"
     "I did nothing of the sort," the ex-assassin answered coldly.  "It was handed to
me but moments ago by one of YOUR men."
     Before the harbormaster could respond, a squad of soldiers thundered onto the
dock.  "Everyone here is to see Lord Dankilvan immediately!" the leader commanded.

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in TOBIR!  I still haven't told Mom I'm writing 
Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  MVP award for FAKE PHONE NUMBER? 
PISSED PIZZA GUYS' proud of her after beating CATKILLER and getting 21 points.  Talk 
about yer major upsets!  CATKILLER's match with FAKE PHONE NUMBER cost him a loss of 
18 points!  WINDOW WING SIGN thinks his 7-1-3 and studly character is good enough to 
face up to the Duelmaster.  Any bets?  Don't you think the Duelmaster is being 
unfair?  I think LIVING DEAD GIRL should let WINDOW WING SIGN be Duelmaster for a 
while, without fighting about it.  Who was the wiseguy that said TOBIR's Duelmaster 
was paying for drinks at The Deeproot Inn?  Don't look at me!   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  THE DEATH SQUAD was TOBIR's most avoided team.  Is 
there some award for that?  I don't know what PISSED PIZZA GUYS' been doing.  They 
certainly haven't been accepting many fights from THE DEATH SQUAD, that's fer sher.  
Like, is MOLYNEUX popular, or what?  He was challenged the most in all of TOBIR!  
He's got a 14-6-0, is that good?  Speaking of challenging 29 points above did you 
hear about YETI of DELIVERANCE vs. THE DOGHOUSE's SOLLY BILL?  (And how was that 
intro!) YETI lost to SOLLY BILL, but he got 3 points.  SOLLY BILL won, and got 2 
points.  I don't get it.   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  What a bummer deal for I ATE MY WORM!  He just barely was getting his 
"fighter feet" but got kill by RAPINE of DELIVERANCE!  Those're the breaks, I guess.  
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 gotta leave.  TOBIR is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  I had 
a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIVING DEAD GIRL 4077        12   0  1   131       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SWAMPY SPUR 3928             11   8  1    99       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 BERWICK 3901                 16   9  1    96       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 WINDOW WING SIGN 3876         7   1  3    93       PISSED PIZZA GUYS (389)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUDE CUSTOMER 3810           13  11  1    88       PISSED PIZZA GUYS (389)
 ATROPHY 4034                 11   6  1    83       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 MOLYNEUX 3921                14   6  0    80       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 CONAN 3986                   13  14  0    78       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 SABRE 2142                   12  12  2    68       LEGION OF STEEL (241)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLLY BILL 3998              17  12  0    65       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HYDE 3927                    11   8  2    55       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 FAKE PHONE NUMBER 3839        7   7  1    54       PISSED PIZZA GUYS (389)
 10% VIGORISH 4108             4   3  0    50       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 VICTIM 4033                   8   9  1    44       DELIVERANCE (33)
 YETI 4025                     7  13  1    37       DELIVERANCE (33)
 $2 A GALLON GAS 3884          4   2  0    34       PISSED PIZZA GUYS (389)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAPINE 4091                   6   2  2    33       DELIVERANCE (33)
 CATKILLER 4109                5   1  0    30       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 THE COUGAREAT 3885            3   1  1    26       PISSED PIZZA GUYS (389)
 SHARP STEEL 4123              2   0  0    24       LEGION OF STEEL (241)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOWSER 4096                   4   6  0    22       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 PUSSYFOOT 4126                2   0  0    20       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 PRITHEE 4092                  5   3  1    19       DELIVERANCE (33)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REFLECTIVE STEEL 4124         2   1  0    19       LEGION OF STEEL (241)
 JOHN Q. PUBLIC 4102           1   8  0    11       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 SURGICAL STEEL 4125           2   1  0    10       LEGION OF STEEL (241)
 COLD STEEL 4122               1   1  0     6       LEGION OF STEEL (241)
 LOGCHAIN 4111                 0   3  0     3       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 KILDA 4127                    0   1  0     1       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
UNGER THE OGRE 4103    1  4 0 DELIVERANCE 33        THE COUGAREAT 3885    472         
JUNKYARD MUTT 3936    15 22 2 THE DOGHOUSE 188      SWAMPY SPUR 3928      470         
I ATE MY WORM 4053     2  1 0 I BENT MY WOOKIE 413  RAPINE 4091           472         
BLACKHEAD 3994         7  3 1 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS 348 WINDOW WING SIGN 3876 470         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- Please excuse our absence last round.  Our manager is in the second year of
getting something called a Ph.D. and his student loan money hadn't been received yet,
so he only had 67 gold pieces to his name with a wife and kid to feed.  He got all of
that boring stuff fixed now, so he can send us to our destiny.  It would be nice if
we could fight for free, but any warrior knows that outfitting oneself for combat is
no small task.  Therefore, if I should break my sword on your helmet, I will be
taking the replacement price out of your hide!  Please remember to tip your drivers.
-- Rude Customer

All -- Hopefully my turn will get to RSI in time for me to run.  If I had had the
money, I would've run my team so the Mun could avenge his fallen comrade.  Please
excuse my bad timing, it was beyond my control. -- wuapinmon (yes, the w is lower-

Otago Highlanders -- I smell mutton! -- Fake Phone Number.

Reflective -- Me aim for head every time.  Me like seeing blood squirt from ears.
Huh huh huh huhh. -- The Cougareat

Leeta -- To answer your question, yes we do wheat free, although Fake Phone Number
thinks that's disgusting, and the Cougareat will do anything for a sandwich or
something shiny. --- $2 a Gallon Gas, the most pissed of all the Pissed Pizza Guys.

Living Dead Girl -- My judgement cometh soon, and that right quickly.  I am become
death, the destroyer of girls.  You shall give up the ghost sooner than you'd hoped.
-- Window Wing Sign

10% Vigorish -- You learned all that in five seconds?  I'm impressed. -- Solly Bill

John Q Public -- You see what it is?  I'm a dog.  A plain, ordinary, non-pedigreed,
GOOD dog.  And you can't keep a good dog down. -- Bowser

     Especially if there's room on the couch. -- Ed.

The Ambitious Guard was a cat, but the arenamaster, another cat, wouldn't let me kill
him.  Darn. -- Catkiller

Reflective Steel -- Hmm, the way you reflected all my attempts to hit you was nothing
short of diabolical. -- Logchain

Cold Steel -- You need to warm up, big boy. -- Pussyfoot, smiling sweetly and
fluttering his eyelashes

Rude Customer -- Have you got any pizzas with non-wheat crust for those of us who are
allergic to wheat? -- Leeta, the Doghouse
P.S.  Good to have you back.

Surgical -- I have tactics?  This is news for me. -- Logchain

Seraphim -- Fool, I mean, full squad noted.  Not good noted, but... what other kind
of team is there?  "Not very good" would describe mine, too. -- Leeta
P.S.  I don't know if this arena is "tending Delarquan" or not.  Categorizing is so
tedious and restrictive.  I thought it was just going along in the way that results
from the sum of the managers present.  I play in every region myself, and aside from
contest arenas, which tend to be bloodthirsty, there isn't that much difference
except maybe in tone of the personals.  When there are personals at all.

25 August 2003
To any that care -- The CDC is back; our current roster is:
     Malaquar -- Minion of Guardian
     Pip the Troll -- Burly Enforcer Type
     mouse -- Official Sneaky Bastard
     Papa Bear -- Elder Statesmen
                     The Sealer says, "Hi, I'm the dealer."
                     Papa Bear says, "It's not my f****n fault."
Guardian -- Paper Figurehead

9 September 2003
WE'RE LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD MANAGERS!  If you think you have what it takes to match
wits and blades with some of the best managers in Alastari, then WE WANT YOU!  The
Tournament Of The Golden Scrod #4 will begin in Aradi (DM 60) the turn after the Fall
Mail-In.  It's not too late for you to sign up.  I realize that many of you may be
hesitant after seeing that myself and Hombre have teamed up again, but we'll try to
take it easy on you guys a little bit.  For more information on T#%S IV, please
contact me at ganolus@aol.com.  We're looking for a few good managers...the few, the
proud, the TOGS!

-- Ganolus Oakleaf, T#%S IV Commish

15 September 2003
An Announcement Concerning the Brotherhood of the Blade Alliance:
     I have chosen to withdraw my membership from the Brotherhood of the Blade
alliance.  The years I have spent in the alliance have been the best of my DM career.
I leave the alliance with many great friends and will always remain close to my
former brethren.
     The Brotherhood of the Blade will not skip a beat without my membership.  It
remains in very capable hands and its roster is among the strongest in the game.
With the return on some of its founding members to DM, I know the BOB will continue
to grow in strength and prestige in the years to come. -- The Sandman

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WINDOW WING SIGN was devastated by LIVING DEAD GIRL in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
RUDE CUSTOMER won victory over CONAN in a exciting 1 minute expert's Challenge battle.
SABRE was overpowered by ATROPHY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
YETI was bested by SOLLY BILL in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
$2 A GALLON GAS was savagely defeated by HYDE in a 2 minute Challenge match.
FAKE PHONE NUMBER vanquished CATKILLER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
BERWICK savagely defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute gory master's brawl.
SWAMPY SPUR overcame NOBLE ASSASSIN in a action packed 1 minute melee.
MOLYNEUX won victory over KHALHUMS DWARF in a crowd boring 6 minute veteran's duel.
BOWSER was vanquished by VICTIM in a exciting 1 minute gruesome one-sided fight.
10% VIGORISH overpowered THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
I ATE MY WORM was narrowly killed by RAPINE in a 2 minute bloody competition.
PRITHEE bested LOGCHAIN in a 3 minute battle.
JOHN Q. PUBLIC was savagely defeated by SHARP STEEL in a 4 minute gory brawl.
THE COUGAREAT easily killed UNGER THE OGRE in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
PUSSYFOOT won victory over SURGICAL STEEL in a 3 minute amateur's bout.
COLD STEEL won victory over KILDA in a 2 minute novice's fray.
REFLECTIVE STEEL bested TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a popular 1 minute amateur's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    6         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -   6 -  1      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         AIMED BLOW        10 -   5 -  1      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     15 -   8 -  2      65  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   3 -  2      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   7 -  1      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  15 -  1      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   7 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -  15 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  17 -  0      35  |

Turn 472 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      SWAMPY SPUR 3928           11   8  1   99 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
BASHING ATTACK   BERWICK 3901               16   9  1   96 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
AIMED BLOW       ATROPHY 4034               11   6  1   83 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
TOTAL PARRY      MOLYNEUX 3921              14   6  0   80 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
WALL OF STEEL    SOLLY BILL 3998            17  12  0   65 THE DOGHOUSE (188)
LUNGING ATTACK   HYDE 3927                  11   8  2   55 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SABRE 2142.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
HYDE 3927.  The ten other most popular fighters were BERWICK 3901, PRITHEE 4092, 

The least popular fighter this week was MOLYNEUX 3921.  The other ten least popular 
4109, YETI 4025, SABRE 2142, WINDOW WING SIGN 3876, KILDA 4127, THE COUGAREAT 3885, 
and JOHN Q. PUBLIC 4102.

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXI

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DUNEDIN 3703 (26-29-0)                 1  3  0         OTAGO HIGHLANDERS    
BALCLUTHA 3169 (23-27-1)               0  2  0         OTAGO HIGHLANDERS    

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SKIPPY 2305 (0-0-0)                    0  3  0         PRIDE OF THE CDC     

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ARAGORN 4082 (3-0-0)                   7  3  0  DEAD   THE FELLOWSHIP       
AVENGER 3500 (0-0-0)                   1  3  0         THE SHADOWS          
VIRTUE 2307 (0-0-0)                    1  3  0         PRIDE OF THE CDC     
PUNISHER 3499 (0-0-0)                  0  3  0         THE SHADOWS          

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DRY HEAVES 4046 (0-0-0)                5  3  0         COLLEGE FUN          
R.A. SALVATORE 4013 (0-0-0)            3  3  0         SADISTS-GOOD READIN'