Date   : 01/02/2012    Duedate: 01/14/2012


DM-14    TURN-688

This Weeks Top Honors


(14-4764) [8-0-0,99]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LUG NUT                        VISIONZ
THE DEATH SQUAD (63)           WU-TANG FOREVER (479)
(14-4669) [25-8-0,106]         (14-4773) [5-3-1,57]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FANTASSIN                      ZANDER
F WORDS (472)                  ZOMBIE SQUAD (478)
(14-4683) [13-9-2,77]          (14-4759) [3-1-1,66]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ZOMBIE SQUAD (478)          63
2. THE DOGHOUSE (188)          18      ZOMBIE SQUAD (478)
3. WU-TANG FOREVER (479)        9      Unchartered Team
4. THE DEATH SQUAD (63)         2
5. FOREIGN LEGION (445)         0      WU-TANG FOREVER (479)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 ZOMBIE SQUAD (478)        29  11  1 72.5   1/ 1 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)      9  6 1
 2- 3 FOREIGN LEGION (445)      71  37  2 65.7   2/ 2 ZOMBIE SQUAD (478)        9  6 0
 3/ 4 F WORDS (472)            145  86  7 62.8   3/ 3 F WORDS (472)             7  3 0
 4/ 6 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)     637 474 36 57.3   4/ 5 THE DOGHOUSE (188)        5 10 0
 5/ 5*WU-TANG FOREVER (479)     16  12  2 57.1   5/ 4*WU-TANG FOREVER (479)     2  6 0
 6/ 7 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       753 848 14 47.0   6- 6 FOREIGN LEGION (445)      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

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 343): NORM QUESHA of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 688): ROSE ROOSTER of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 287): FANTASSIN of F WORDS (Centauri, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 672): BLOODY KINK of THE SAVAGE KINKS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 675): VINEGAR of WRESTLING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 671): CONSERVATORY of GOTTA GET A CLUE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 668): BETTY FOURS of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 669): LOST IN PACE of PACE'S WILD (Pacemaker, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 633): LORIS DEANE of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 630): THE HAND OF DOG of DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 621): MONSIGNOR MARK of FANIDLS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 291): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 516): MISS PASSIN' of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 244): DIANGELIQUE of DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 573): DOMINION of ZOMBIE SQUAD III (Khisanth, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 343): MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 688): COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 687): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 672): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 675): WRESTLING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 671): GOTTA GET A CLUE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 668): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 669): ALL JACKED UP (Pat Sajak, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 633): CAPTAIN PLANET (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 630): THE STORM FRONT (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 621): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 291): PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 516): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 244): DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 573): SUPERIOR FORCES et al (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 688): ROSE ROOSTER of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
                   (turn 687): BLACK EYE of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
                               CANILIV CAT of FURRY FURY (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 674): DARRON POOLE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 667): JELLIA BOONE of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 291): 451 DEGREES of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
                (turn 290): HOT STUFF of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 514): SLITHER of SERPENTS HOLD 113 (Khisanth, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for TOBIR.  MVP award for FOEHN?  F WORDS' 
proud of him after beating VLAD THE IMPALER and getting 16 points.  Talk about yer 
big time losers!  VLAD THE IMPALER got smashed by FOEHN, and lost 11 points!  And I 
was just getting used to the ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  Oh well, welcome SPIKE.  
Aren't ZOMBIE SQUAD proud.  (Oh, my.) I hear the top team insists all their warriors 
get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  THE DEATH 
SQUAD was TOBIR's most avoided team.  Is there some award for that?  I don't know 
what F WORDS' been doing.  They certainly haven't been accepting many fights from THE 
DEATH SQUAD, that's fer sher.  Like, is THE WATCH DOG popular, or what?  He was 
challenged the most in all of TOBIR!  He's got a 17-20-0, is that good?  Ooh!  Did 
BLACK WIDOW really know what she was doing when she challenged FEIGN?  A 3-2-1 speaks 
volumes.  (Zontoni said that.  I don't know what it means.) BLACK WIDOW lost to 
FEIGN, but she got 3 points.  FEIGN won, and got 2 points.  I don't get it.  For 
sure, I was holding my breath when I found out LUG NUT challenged FLUKE.  After all, 
haven't THE DEATH SQUAD and F WORDS had a long standing duel in TOBIR?  It wasn't a 
spectacular fight, or anything, but FLUKE wants me to write about it since he was 
bested by LUG NUT.  Satisfied?   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  What if they had a fight and nobody showed 
up?  I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I gotta leave.  TOBIR is like such a dump, and you guys smell 
too much!  Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPIKE 4764                    8   0  0    99       ZOMBIE SQUAD (478)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUG NUT 4669                 25   8  0   106       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 FLUKE 4671                   16   9  0    98       F WORDS (472)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIMMY 4695                   14   5  0    88       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 FILIBUSTER 4677              17   8  0    85       F WORDS (472)
 FOEHN 4684                   13   8  1    85       F WORDS (472)
 THE WATCH DOG 4661           17  20  0    78       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 FANTASSIN 4683               13   9  2    77       F WORDS (472)
 FAITH 4750                    7   2  0    70       ZOMBIE SQUAD (478)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZANDER 4759                   3   1  1    66       ZOMBIE SQUAD (478)
 VLAD THE IMPALER 4768         9   4  2    62       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 FEIGN 4716                    8   4  0    57       F WORDS (472)
 VISIONZ 4773                  5   3  1    57       WU-TANG FOREVER (479)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LASSO 4668                    9  25  2    54       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 DOGGO 4694                   11   9  0    52       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
-REUNITED 4771                 5   2  1    44       WU-TANG FOREVER (479)
 JILES 4769                    7   3  0    39       ZOMBIE SQUAD (478)
 HARRY MUTT 4693               7  13  0    34       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE LITTLE PUP 4775           4   3  0    33       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 TIGER PRIDE 4777              3   3  1    32       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 BLACK WIDOW 4809              3   2  1    30       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FRENCH FRY 4549               1   0  0    19       FOREIGN LEGION (445)
 MARIA 4770                    4   4  0    16       WU-TANG FOREVER (479)
-RUSSIAN BEAR 4776             0   2  0     4       FOREIGN LEGION (445)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CHINESE WALL 4537       0  1 0 FOREIGN LEGION 445   BLACK WIDOW 4809      685   
OLDER GODS 4772         2  3 0 WU-TANG FOREVER 479  ZANDER 4759           685   
BYE 4815                0  1 0 ZOMBIE SQUAD 478     ARENAMASTER VASH      688  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Faith -- That's good, but alertness is more important.  Well, at least AS important.
-- The Watch Dog

Foehn -- Well, you know, heck.  But some days just aren't any fun whatever a dog
does. -- Lasso

Zander -- Oh.  I thought you were... just an old bone or something.  I didn't expect
you to MOVE. -- Doggo

Jiles -- Damned dog-kicker. -- Harry Mutt

Maria -- Well, I had to do my best, you know!  I'm a pleaser, and the crowd WAS
pleased.  Say you're pleased, too, call me a Good Dog, okay? -- The Little Pup, with
self-confidence issues

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BYE was viciously butchered by ARENAMASTER VASHKU in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
LUG NUT luckily beat FLUKE in a popular 2 minute gruesome veteran's Challenge melee.
TIMMY bested THE WATCH DOG in a popular 1 minute Challenge contest.
VLAD THE IMPALER was overpowered by FOEHN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
TIGER PRIDE was vanquished by VISIONZ in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
BLACK WIDOW was beaten by FEIGN in a 2 minute amateur vs. veteran Challenge brawl.
FANTASSIN was handily defeated by SPIKE in a 1 minute uneven Title melee.
FILIBUSTER unbelievably bested ZANDER in a action packed 7 minute gruesome fight.
FAITH overpowered LASSO in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
DOGGO handily defeated DELARQUAN SAILOR in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
HARRY MUTT was narrowly defeated by JILES in a crowd pleasing 4 minute match.
THE LITTLE PUP handily defeated MARIA in a 1 minute brutal one-sided contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         AIMED BLOW        16 -   9 -  2      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   9 -  0      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    35 -  32 -  2      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -  25 -  3      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 688 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     LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  4         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  4         3  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SPIKE 4764                  8   0  0   99 ZOMBIE SQUAD (478)
TOTAL PARRY      LUG NUT 4669               25   8  0  106 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
LUNGING ATTACK   FLUKE 4671                 16   9  0   98 F WORDS (472)
AIMED BLOW       FAITH 4750                  7   2  0   70 ZOMBIE SQUAD (478)
WALL OF STEEL    FEIGN 4716                  8   4  0   57 F WORDS (472)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    JILES 4769                  7   3  0   39 ZOMBIE SQUAD (478)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FANTASSIN 4683.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ZANDER 4759.  The ten other most popular fighters were FLUKE 4671, HARRY MUTT 
4693, JILES 4769, FILIBUSTER 4677, FOEHN 4684, SPIKE 4764, BYE 4815, LUG NUT 4669, 
TIMMY 4695, and THE WATCH DOG 4661.

The least popular fighter this week was LASSO 4668.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TIGER PRIDE 4777, MARIA 4770, THE LITTLE PUP 4775, FANTASSIN 4683, VLAD 
THE IMPALER 4768, DOGGO 4694, FAITH 4750, FEIGN 4716, BLACK WIDOW 4809, and VISIONZ 

                                NAME CHANGE-O-RAMA

     The crowd was surprisingly orderly, but it was still a crowd, and the Commission 
clerk, Algernon, looked at it uneasily.  Whenever this many people came together to 
petition for something, it meant trouble.  For him, anyway.  Records to be altered.  
Altering records was Bad.  It made Extra Work.
     His assistant clerk leaned close and whispered, "If it weren't for gladiators, we 
wouldn't have jobs.  Smile at them and ask what they want."
     Algernon closed his eyes briefly.  Looking at this crowd made him dizzy.  They 
were all wearing black and white stripes.  Like a herd of zebras, except that zebras 
didn't carry swords.  Then he took a deep breath and managed a smile.  "What... ah, 
what can I do for you?"
     "We want new names," the first gladiator said.  There was a number on the front 
of his shirt:  0381.  He thumped the number with his thumb.  "This here isn't a 
     "We want REAL names!"  That voice came from farther back in the crowd.
     "Yeah!  We've paid our dues," another shouted, "and we've EARNED real names!"
     One from the very back yelled, "I want to be called Tom."
     All the others turned to look at him.
     Algernon couldn't see him, but apparently those looks were accusing.  Well, he 
could understand that, "Tom" was such a... common name.
     "My mom called me Tom," the voice in the back protested.  "It's a good name."
     "It isn't the name you put on the petition," 0381 said.  "We talked about this.  
We got our manager's agreement.  You get the name on the petition."
     Algernon didn't really want to keep staring at all these stripes while they 
argued.  He picked up the petition.  "These names are the ones you want?"
     0381 turned back.  "Yes."
     "It's a lot of trouble, and when other people see that YOU are getting name 
changes, THEY are going to want them--"  Seeing the gladiators beginning to frown... 
and finger their weapons, he went on quickly, "So I figure we might as well make it a 
complete deal.  A Name-Change-O-Rama.  Everyone who wants a name change can petition 
for it.  Get it all over with at once."  He glanced at the petition, shuddered 
slightly, and passed it to his clerk.  "We'll announce it, proclaim it, even, and you 
will get the names on this petition.  And others will get the names THEY think they 
should have had, too."  He paused.  "And I think I'll get a new name, I'm tired of 
being an Algernon...."

                                  *   *   *   *   *  

     Warrior and team name changes will be accepted during the month of February.  If 
you have names you want to change, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI

                              "DARK ARENA" -- The Novel

    For centuries, the Shagornan Elves have been forced to live underground. 
    Human invaders, the Delarquans, burned their forests, sparking a war of elven 
    annihilation. The elders told tales that when the Delarquans marched to war 
    against the elves, the land itself bled as they passed. Since the war, the 
    elves have dwindled with every passing year, while the humans multiply like 
    rodents across the land of Alastari. 

    Now, the Delarquans have disappeared. Some say they departed, others indicate 
    it.s a ruse, but there have been whispered rumors of another greater threat 
    looming in the region. Khyron of the Shagornan Elves has been tasked to 
    determine the cause, realizing that failure is probable and at the end of the 
    road death could be the only reward. 

    Khyron has known only the safety of the caves, but now he must journey to the 
    world above...the World with No Ceiling.

Throughout the years, many fine writers have played Duelmasters/Duel II and have 
contributed greatly to the history and background of the world of Alastari.  One very 
intense period, during the early '90's, was during the Rocanis War, when authors from 
both the Delarquan and Free Blades arenas collaborated on writing the history of the 
invasion of the arena-city of Rocanis.  Mark Manley (aka Grimwood) is a long-time 
manager in Rocanis, and was one of the writers who contributed so much to this 
history.  Over the subsequent years, he has worked to bring his novelization to life 
and make the story of the War and the preceding events which led to it available to 
the greater public.  Many Rocanis legends appear in the book: Itoz Trollbane, 
Sandstorm, and others.  The novel is a treat to read--even more so if you are familiar 
with the game!

If you're interested in purchasing a copy of the book, here are links: 
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Arena-Mark-G-
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dark-arena-mark-
Treble Heart Books: http://www.trebleheartbooks.com/WDManley.html 

Mark Manley is planning to attend the upcoming Winter Face-to-Face in Tempe, and has 
offered a special prize to the winner of the Rookies and Primus tournaments:  An 
autographed copy of Dark Arena, autographed by the author, the artist, and the RSI 
staff!  In addition, as a special prize, the top up-and-coming tournament manager will 
also receive an autographed copy!  Mark will have copies of Dark Arena available at 
the tournament, and as a special bonus, each copy of Dark Arena sold at the FTF will 
include one new team rollup!  We hope that many of you can venture to Tempe to 
participate in the Face-to-Face, compete in the tournament, and congratulate Mark in 
person on his achievement!