Date   : 08/22/2005    Duedate: 09/03/2005


DM-14    TURN-522

This Weeks Top Honors


(14-4254) [13-6-1,49]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WOOFER                         HAMMERIN HANK
THE DOGHOUSE (188)             BLITZKRIEG (421)
(14-4254) [13-6-1,49]          (14-4134) [3-1-1,34]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THE DOGHOUSE (188)             THE DOGHOUSE (188)
(14-4270) [6-6-0,24]           (14-4270) [6-6-0,24]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PLAYPEN (435)               51
2. THE DOGHOUSE (188)          34      THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
3. BLITZKRIEG (421)             7      Unchartered Team
4. THE DEATH SQUAD (63)       -41
                                       PLAYPEN (435)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 4*PLAYPEN (435)              6   4  1 60.0   1/ 2 THE DOGHOUSE (188)        7  6 0
 2/ 1 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)     428 346 27 55.3   2/ 3*PLAYPEN (435)             6  4 1
 3/ 2*BLITZKRIEG (421)          11  10  3 52.4   3/ 1 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)      5 10 0
 4/ 3 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       352 431  9 45.0   4/ 4*BLITZKRIEG (421)          1  4 1

    '*'   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[ Deep Waters #1 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     The Great White Shark surfaced and glided to the stone wall of the harbor.  He
had chosen a deserted section at the north end; the lights were all at the other end,
across the river's mouth.  There was no one to see him as he climbed the steps built
into the wall of the waterfront.  No one except, he hoped, his teammate Stonefish,
although the Stonefish had his own prey to hunt this night.  No, the Fish was there.
Shark flicked moisture off his body with a twitch of powerful muscles and accepted
the hooded robe the Fish held out to him.
     Ever courteous to a fellow predator, Shark asked, "How was your hunting
     "Inconclusive."  The Stonefish peered around in the darkness, then led the way
down an alley.  Over his shoulder, he said, "There WAS something there, the hairy
little fishbait had that right.  But it slipped away too quickly.  Yours?"
     The Shark licked his thin lips.  It was a land-animal's gesture, but he had come
to appreciate it.  "Very good."
     "You probably shouldn't have eaten another gladiator."  There was no accusation
in the comment, just thoughtful observation.  "And these landsmen would probably
prefer that you showed remorse."
     The Shark twitched a massive shoulder.  "What is there to regret?  Everyone
dies.  That is the way of life.  And Limpette's death was clean.  Quick.  No one
could ask more."
     "Tell that to the mammals."
     Shark flicked the comment away.  He had more interesting news to impart.  "How
deep would you say the lake is, here at Zorpunt's harbor?"
     Stonefish shrugged.  "I have no idea.  Forty or fifty feet?" he guessed.
"Certainly no more.  The boats that come here only draw ten feet at the most.  Well,
perhaps twelve for the largest.  So?"
     "Out there," the Shark gestured with one webbed hand, "no more than thirty yards
out, the bottom drops away to...a depth I have not yet plumbed.  But very deep.  And
the water changes from fresh to salt."  He licked his lips again.  "I like my meat
with salt on it."
     "Some of the wizard's doing, you think?"
     "What else could it be?"  The Shark walked in silence for several minutes.
Neither he nor Stonefish were bothered by the darkness of the streets or the
possibility of footpads.  "The wizard.  Great Khaldren, he calls himself.  But he is
a shark, too.  I know another predator when I smell one.  I wonder what game HE is


     Tomath Woodman, Convincian Hero of Tobir's arena, backed his chair up against
the wall and shivered.  When Jessaro Dra, the Mordant Escapee, brought him a mug of
hot mulled wine, he accepted it gratefully and took a deep swallow.  "There's
something out there, Jess," he said.  He shot an uneasy glance over his shoulder at
the tavern's dark windows.  "Something...weird."
     "I believe it!"  Dra gestured toward the bar, where several other standbys and
even Arenamaster Vasku stood drinking.  "They've got an unbelievable story to tell
about Monster Vegetables--"
     Woodman shook his head.  "I heard that when I came in.  This is something
different.  Something out in the lake."
     "A lake monster?"  The other sat back, disappointed.  "People are always talking
about lake monsters, and how many are ever displayed on the shore?"
     "This is real," Woodman insisted.  He shivered again.  Dra noted that the man
was soaking wet.  True, it was raining, but Woodman was wetter than just from rain.
"I was night-fishing, and something grabbed the boat, tipped it over.  Tentacles--"
     Dra sighed.  "ALL lake monsters have tentacles.  It's a rule, almost."
     Woodman's bloodshot eyes met his.  "You don't believe me."
     "Well, Tom, I know you don't MEAN to exaggerate, but--"
     "Wait till it comes ashore and then tell me there are no lake monsters."

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  Nothing is certain in TOBIR, with changing 
loyalties, changing Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new top team--THE DOGHOUSE.  Good 
things come to those who fight well, as PLAYPEN can attest, moving up by 1.  Practice 
pays for BINKIE, who pummelled SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER, to pocket 13 points.  A certain 
someone should cut down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 4 points to 
WOOFER.  (Discrete enough, PORN 'STACHE?) What can be a greater victory?  BOWSER has 
taken his place as the top, as TOBIR's new Duelmaster.  Word has it one team in TOBIR 
is using psychics to predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     And how sociable are TOBIR's warriors?  Come, let us see.  If challenges were 
horses, HAMMERIN HANK could open up a fast food joint!  Place your bets!  BUTT-HEAD 
is the long shot of the week:  they challenged HAMMERIN HANK, up by 29.  Soopreyes, 
soopreyes!  BUTT-HEAD emerges from the fray 1 points the richer.  Good show, 
BUTT-HEAD!  CHICHI-HOOEY found himself challenged by a warrior 19 below:  CRACK BABY. 
CRACK BABY of THE DEATH SQUAD kept its wits as it was bested by CHICHI-HOOEY.   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Death in the 
arena!  In a cheap quest for a cheap victory, HAMMERIN HANK faced BUTT-HEAD in an 
uneven fight.  THE DEATH SQUAD, we expect bloody revenge!  Ask not a spymaster for 
counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen into an unconscious 
     Leave me now, you base fools!  More important duties call me.  Can anything 
compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for TOBIR?  On that giddy note I take 
my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WOOFER 4254                  13   6  1    49       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANDILLIA 4255                11   8  0    46       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 HAMMERIN HANK 4134            3   1  1    34       BLITZKRIEG (421)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHICHI-HOOEY 4270             6   6  0    24       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 PORN 'STACHE 4276             3   5  0    24       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 TANTRUM 4285                  2   0  1    24       PLAYPEN (435)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE GROPPER 4133              3   2  1    21       BLITZKRIEG (421)
 SIPPYCUP SAM 4280             2   0  0    17       PLAYPEN (435)
 BINKIE 4298                   1   0  0    13       PLAYPEN (435)
 PAMPER PACKER 4284            1   1  0     9       PLAYPEN (435)
 UGLY KID JOE 4286             1   1  0     4       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 CRACK BABY 4279               0   3  0     3       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 WRENSAL 4300                  0   1  0     1       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
NVRNO 4275             0  1 0 BLITZKRIEG 421        WURM KIN 518          522 NONE    
BUTT-HEAD 4287         0  2 0 THE DEATH SQUAD 63    HAMMERIN HANK 4134    522         
DROOL 4299             0  1 0 PLAYPEN 435           ARENAMASTER VASHK 514 522 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Death Squad -- Thanks for making us feel welcome.  One for me, one for you.  A hearty
congratulations on Haywood Jab. -- The Feline of Fairplay, Kat

Doghouse -- Similar kudos for Bowser--though the record is slightly-less-than-
envious, your perseverance is to be applauded. -- The Klapping Kitty, Kat

Arena Master Vasku -- We shall have a full contingent of warriors come the fall.  If
no other warriors arrive this month, I foresee only 12 gladiators on the sands.  We
will stay the course until Tobir is returned to her former glory. -- Kat (Playpen)

Haywood Jab -- I won't exactly COMPLAIN, under the circumstances, but, under the
circumstances, don't you think it would have been more graceful of you to LOSE that
fight? -- Lord Protector Bowser the cool, courageous, and very trustworthy

Crack Baby -- I think you're the biggest baby I've seen.  Of course, as a golem, I
suppose you could be built to any size. -- Chichi-Hooey

Cheerful Fan?  I'll show him "cheerful"! -- Andillia

Andillia -- Careful, he's been chewing Dark Root. -- Woofer

A conflict between Andorian and Aruaki?  There IS, but I wonder if any other manager
here in this arena will notice Kat's comment and respond? -- Leeta, Dog House but not
averse to a cat now and then
P.S.  To the Furball of Fighting, Kat, Jorja says "Hi!"

Lord Protector Haywood Jab -- The Commission says you are to be given lands.  Fine.
Let them give you lands.  Why should I hunt for lands to give you? -- Arenamaster
P.S.  All right, I could offer you the apartment belonging to the late Embezzling
Scribe, currently infested with vegetables.

Lord Protector Bowser -- Dogs don't need lands, and you already have a doghouse.  It
says so in the newsletter. -- Arenamaster Vasku
P.S.  There's something that might be a frisbee abandoned on the beach.  You can have
that, if you go get it yourself.

4 August 2005
Ladies and Gentlemen...The Announcement You Have All Been Waiting For Is Here!!!!!!!!

ZalCon3...The Rebirth!!!!!!! 

The Rules Are Simple, The Prizes Are Awesome, The Competition Fierce!

Where:  Dullens (DM13)  When:  October 8th, 2005

The Rules:
Every Manager Must DA Their Entire Team On The First Turn They Enter The Contest.
All Warriors DA'd In This Manner MUST Be At Zero FE And May Fight In The Contest If
They Live.  The Style Of The Warrior Must Be Present In The Name In A Non Ambiguous
Manner, Standard Abbreviations Accepted.  Scoring Starts On The 3rd Turn Of The
Contest Which Will Also Be The First Turn After The October Mail In.  Dead Warriors
May Be Entered From The Contest To Dead Apprentices ONLY--And With Zero FE!!!!!  All
Living Warriors May Be Entered Into Rookies or Apprentices For The October Mail In.

 1 Point For Each Win.
 1 Point For Each Kill.
-1 Point For Each Loss.
-1 Point For Each Death.

Ultimate Style Master:  Warrior Of Any Style With The Most Style Master Points.
Top Team:  Team With The Most Points At The End Of The Contest.
Top Warrior:  Warrior With The Most Points At The End Of The Contest.
MVP Team:  Team With The Most Free Fight Awards At The End Of The Contest.
MVP Warrior:  Warrior With The Most Free Fight Awards At The End Of The Contest.
Style Master:  Warrior With The Most Points Vs. Style In Each Style At The End Of The
Warrior Top 11:  Next 10 Top Point Gaining Warriors At The End Of The Contest.
Iron Manager:  Any Manager With 100 Fights During The Contest (20 Turns Plus 2 Pre
***Special Category*** An Additional Top Team Award Will Be Granted For Each 5 Iron
Manager Awards Starting At 6.

Ultimate Style Master, Top Team, Top Warrior:  +1 To Bonus, Damage Bump, Free Train
                                              Or Learn 2 Skills, Favorites Knowledge.
MVP Team And MVP Warrior:  20 Rollups.
Style Master:  +1 To Bonus.
Warrior Top 11:  Free Train Or Learn 2 Skills. 
Iron Manager:  +1 To Bonus.

Please Contact Zalgor Prigg Via Diplo (Armor & Weapons DM102) or Email
(zalgor@hotmail.com) Should You Have Any Questions Or Wish A Free Team Rollup To Dark
Arena On Turn 1.

Disclaimer:  All Prizes Are To Be Used On Contest Team Only And Are Non Transferable.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DROOL was butchered by ARENAMASTER VASHKU in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
NVRNO was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
PORN 'STACHE was handily defeated by WOOFER in a 1 minute Challenge Title match.
SIPPYCUP SAM vanquished UGLY KID JOE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
CRACK BABY was savagely defeated by CHICHI-HOOEY in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
BUTT-HEAD was assassinated by HAMMERIN HANK in a 1 minute Challenge struggle.
HAYWOOD JAB was devastated by BOWSER in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
ANDILLIA slimly won victory over CHEERFUL FAN in a 2 minute expert vs. beginner melee.
PAMPER PACKER luckily beat WRENSAL in a 4 minute gory beginner's duel.
TANTRUM overpowered POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven match.
BINKIE overpowered SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   2 -  1      71  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  10 -  0      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   6 -  1      54  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  10 -  0      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   4 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         6 -  10 -  0      38  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 522 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    WOOFER 4254                13   6  1   49 THE DOGHOUSE (188)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       ANDILLIA 4255              11   8  0   46 THE DOGHOUSE (188)
BASHING ATTACK   HAMMERIN HANK 4134          3   1  1   34 BLITZKRIEG (421)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CHICHI-HOOEY 4270.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CHICHI-HOOEY 4270.  The ten other most popular fighters were WRENSAL 4300, 
4276, CRACK BABY 4279, HAMMERIN HANK 4134, and PAMPER PACKER 4284.

The least popular fighter this week was BUTT-HEAD 4287.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were UGLY KID JOE 4286, NVRNO 4275, BINKIE 4298, PAMPER PACKER 4284, 
HAMMERIN HANK 4134, CRACK BABY 4279, PORN 'STACHE 4276, DROOL 4299, TANTRUM 4285, and 

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

BOWSER (14-4096) THE DOGHOUSE (188)