Date   : 09/20/2004    Duedate: 10/02/2004


DM-14    TURN-498

This Weeks Top Honors


(14-4129) [16-4-0,141]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ZERO THE HERO                  PUMA
THE DEATH SQUAD (63)           TOTEM (422)
(14-4129) [16-4-0,141]         (14-4139) [3-1-0,39]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ZERO THE HERO                  VISIGOTH
(14-4129) [16-4-0,141]         (14-4214) [8-4-0,57]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE DOGHOUSE (188)          26
2. TOTEM (422)                 16      THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
3. THE DEATH SQUAD (63)        14      Unchartered Team
4. SPQR (427)                   0
                                       TOTEM (422)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*TOTEM (422)               15   5  1 75.0   1/ 1 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)     13  2 0
 2/ 1 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)     361 297 24 54.9   2/ 3 THE DOGHOUSE (188)        7  8 0
 3- 2*SPQR (427)                18  19  5 48.6   3- 2*SPQR (427)                4  1 0
 4/ 3 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       298 370  8 44.6   4/ 0*TOTEM (422)               3  2 1

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 248): GOLDENEYE of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 497): WALL OF GLASS of SCARLET KNIGHTS II (Talon Warsmith)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 497): ZERO THE HERO of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 490): SNAKE CHARMER of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 486): GYRADOS of WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 486): FELAWESHIPE of CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 487): SAILOR VENUS of SHERWOOD FOREST (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 480): SONORA SARA of RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 448): SPECTRUM of AS FAR AS SIAM (?, mgr.)
                             Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 434): FLOYD B. RICK of FLOYDS FAN CLUB (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 195): MUTILATE of ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 LOOPHOLES (turn 346): LACHES of LEGALESE (Judge, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 335): LOCKHEART of SAFE HAVEN (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 150): CHEROKEE of CHIEFS' ELITE (Matrix, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 248): BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 497): SCARLET KNIGHTS II (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 497): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 490): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 486): 13 YRS & COUNTING (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 486): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 487): SHERWOOD FOREST (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 480): RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 448): BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 441): OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 434): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 195): OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  60 LOOPHOLES (turn 346): MY BRAIN ON CHLORINE (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 335): SAFE HAVEN (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 150): HAZAARDS OF CLONING (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 382): BOXES (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                               LONNIE JOHNSON of THE HEADCUTTERS II (Street Legal)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 486): SQUYER of CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  60 LOOPHOLES (turn 346): SANDSTORM of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 334): FREAN of SAFE HAVEN (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly TOBIR games.  SNOW LEOPARD caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested CULT MEMBER and was awarded 14 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, HONEY PUP put down 
PUMA, causing him to lose 8 points of recognition in the process.  Although BOWSER 
made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious ZERO THE 
HERO.  Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he never fights 
without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city TOBIR.  Loose talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms 
the knowledge that many fighters are after PUSSYFOOT.  Watch your back!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  
In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off 
city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier 
than the sword, but a maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZERO THE HERO 4129           16   4  0   141       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANGRY SHEW 4201              12   3  0    92       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEAD MAN WALKING 4220        10   0  1    83       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 JUNO 4178                    10   9  0    71       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 BOWSER 4096                  13  23  1    69       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HONEY PUP 4207                7   8  0    64       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 VISIGOTH 4214                 8   4  0    57       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUSSYFOOT 4126               12  16  1    53       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 THE THING 4185               12   6  0    53       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 PUMA 4139                     3   1  0    39       TOTEM (422)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SCIPIO AFRICANUS 4221         4   1  1    30       SPQR (427)
-FLAVIUS MAXIMUS 4223          4   1  2    29       SPQR (427)
 PEREGRINE 4138                3   1  0    29       TOTEM (422)
 SNOW LEOPARD 4142             3   1  1    28       TOTEM (422)
-REMUS 4218                    4   3  1    26       SPQR (427)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CORNELIUS SULLA 4222          3   2  1    23       SPQR (427)
-MARCUS ANTONIUS 4235          3   2  0    22       SPQR (427)
 FERRET 4140                   4   0  0    16       TOTEM (422)
 DIM HAIRY THING 4236          1   2  0     5       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CULT MEMBER 497        0  1 0   1                   SNOW LEOPARD 4142     498 NONE    
ROBIN 4179             1  1 0 TOTEM 422             SHEWISH GIANT 512     498 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dead Man Walking -- (puzzled whine)  I don't understand.  (sniffing strongly)  You're
dead, I can tell.  Finest kind of bones.  (sniffing again)  Just the thing to chew
on.  (whine)  I don't see why I should be hit for wanting to chew on you.  It's my
nature.  I'm a DOG, after all.  And YOU shouldn't be the one to hit me.  You're dead!
(long-suffering sigh)  This is all so confusing. -- Bowser

The Thing -- (soft growl)  You're unnatural, and you know we don't like things that
aren't natural.  Us dogs--real dogs, not (sneer) toy poodles or something like--us
dogs are the bottom line in natural.  Kind of a test of naturalness, you might say.
So, when you stepped out on the sand, in spite of other indications, I figured, okay,
it moves, and if it moves, I can bite it.  But you're a ROCK or something!  You're
not supposed to be moving, if you're a rock.  And if you're not a rock, I should be
able to bite you, and the Great Dog knows I TRIED.  So you're not-a-rock and a rock,
at the same time, and that means you're unnatural.  May the Great Dog smite you for
this offense against the Proper Order. -- Honey Pup

Visigoth -- They tell me you're some kind of break-and-enter person.  A burglar, or
at least an intruder.  Obviously, dog meat.  Stop dancing out of the way. --
P.S.  Yes, I DO have pussy's foot.  And the rest of pussy, too.  Very tasty.

Flavius Maximus -- I didn't mean to say you were a fine opponent.  That's just some
damned scribe putting words in my mouth.  I meant to say you stopped too soon.  I was
just getting started! -- Juno

Marcus Antonius -- (whine, cringe) -- Dim Hairy Thing

Who is this Skippy who does well in tournaments but does not appear in the arena?  We
would welcome his company, and that of his teammates. -- Leeta, The Doghouse

Honey Pup -- Who do I think I am?  I'm myself, you mangy mutt.  So I'm ambitious to
make something more of myself, I suppose I can't expect a dog to understand that.
Too bad.  You could probably use a little ambition yourself. -- Dacio Torranz, an
Ambitious Guard

Juno -- You were no help, either! -- Gordos Harcinell, an Honest Merchant who does
not belong in the arena

24 August 2004
                            Invitation to Newbie Managers
                                 by Hammer

     As a Captain of the Vendetta Cartel, Hammer has recently dissolved the Vendetta
Cartel Crimson Ascension Family.  Lady Martilyo and Rook are NO LONGER members of the
Vendetta Cartel.
     The Vendetta Cartel is divided into "Families" under the leadership of Captains;
who have been appointed by the VC God Father known throughout the dueling land as
Master Darque.
     Hammer is now the Captain of the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe and the veteran
manager extends an invitation for prospective membership as a Probate [ONLY 2 Probate
positions are available in the VC Tarantula Tribe at the present time!] to any Newbie
Manager who qualifies under the following conditions:
     1. Newbie Manager MUST have Online Access for Email communications!  [Hammer is
presently living in Qatar and Lieutenants Maximillian and Firehawk are living in
Canada; so Email Communication is a MUST for consideration!]
     2. Newbie Manager MUST have the time and funds to create 2 new stables to be
placed in 2 separate Slow Arenas [the cost of running 1 stable in a Regular Arena!]
to actively participate on a monthly basis with the other 3 T-Tribe members of the
Vendetta Cartel!
     3. Newbie Manager MUST have the DESIRE to be an Active Member of the Vendetta
Cartel as a Tarantula Tribe trainee aka Probate; developing his/her managerial skills
under the mentorship of Hammer and the other VC members; thus proving themselves
worthy to become Vendetta Cartel Lieutenants in the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe!
     The Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe lives by the Feud; thereby prospective
Probates are forewarned that membership guarantees instant Friends and instant
     Any prospective Probates who 1.) seek to improve their managerial
insights/abilities under the counsel of Hammer and other Vendetta Cartel members 2.)
desire to be active members of an Active Alliance that WILL NOT Dissolve in a Few
Months; building lasting friendships while enjoying Feuding with Common Enemies 3.)
who enjoy sending their gladiators to Tournaments and would strive to see their
manager name listed among the TV and TC winners in the Mailer Tourney Newsletters as
a member of the Vendetta Cartel MUST DO THE FOLLOWING:
     Send an Email to HammerDM@fastermail.com to introduce yourself and provide
Hammer with a short Bio of your managerial successes/failures and favorite/least
favorite fighting styles; with a listing of your active stable/stables for Hammer to
verify in the online newsletters.
     Hammer will choose the 2 prospective Probates for membership in the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe on the basis of who he decides will be most suited [to
Hammer's purposes as the T-Tribe Captain!] from among those responding to this All
Arena Ad on a first response/first acceptance or rejection basis!
     -- Hammer; Vendetta Cartel Captain/WordSmith and WeaponSmith of the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe

20 September 2004
Azereth has returned!  I am the manager for Scarlet Blades in DM 25.  I was a member
of the Crimson Alliance and the Crimson Brotherhood (which was composed of former CA
members).  I've been out of the game for many (at least 5) years.  I would like to
hear from anyone who remembers me, as well as any Alliance that is seeking to add
experienced managers to their roster.  Contact me at:
     Anthony Wells
     600 W. Shore Dr.
     Stanton, MI  48888
or by personal ads in DM 25.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ROBIN was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
THE THING was subdued by JUNO in a exciting 3 minute Challenge melee.
VISIGOTH narrowly defeated PUSSYFOOT in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Challenge duel.
ZERO THE HERO overpowered BOWSER in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
ANGRY SHEW bested KUNG-FU MASTER in a action packed 1 minute brawl.
DEAD MAN WALKING defeated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute struggle.
HONEY PUP overpowered PUMA in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
SNOW LEOPARD assassinated CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute uneven melee.
FERRET unbelievably bested SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a popular 7 minute beginner's duel.
PEREGRINE vanquished DIM HAIRY THING in a 1 minute gory one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -   5 -  2      82  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   3 -  0      75  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -   6 -  0      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   5 -  2      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   4 -  2      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  10 -  1      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   2 -  0      33  |

Turn 498 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        1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   ZERO THE HERO 4129         16   4  0  141 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
SLASHING ATTACK  ANGRY SHEW 4201            12   3  0   92 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   JUNO 4178                  10   9  0   71 THE DOGHOUSE (188)
PARRY-LUNGE      VISIGOTH 4214               8   4  0   57 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
TOTAL PARRY      THE THING 4185             12   6  0   53 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ZERO THE HERO 4129.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was VISIGOTH 4214.  The ten other most popular fighters were JUNO 4178, ANGRY 
THE HERO 4129, HONEY PUP 4207, SNOW LEOPARD 4142, and THE THING 4185.

The least popular fighter this week was FERRET 4140.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DIM HAIRY THING 4236, PUMA 4139, BOWSER 4096, THE THING 4185, SNOW 
LEOPARD 4142, HONEY PUP 4207, ZERO THE HERO 4129, ROBIN 4179, PEREGRINE 4138, and 

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn: