Date   : 08/13/2012    Duedate: 08/25/2012


DM-14    TURN-704

This Weeks Top Honors


(14-4558) [13-4-0,130]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NO-HALF STEPPING (451)         
(14-4558) [13-4-0,130]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THE WATCH DOG                  THE WATCH DOG
THE DOGHOUSE (188)             THE DOGHOUSE (188)
(14-4661) [21-32-0,98]         (14-4661) [21-32-0,98]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ZOMBIE SQUAD (478)          27
2. WU-TANG FOREVER (479)       15      ZOMBIE SQUAD (478)
3. NO-HALF STEPPING (451)       6      Unchartered Team
4. THE DEATH SQUAD (63)         0
5. SPEAK OF THE DEVIL (483)     0      IS IT MAN...? (381)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*SPEAK OF THE DEVIL (483)   1   0  0  100   1/ 1 THE DOGHOUSE (188)        7  8 0
 2/ 2 ZOMBIE SQUAD (478)        61  30  1 67.0   2/ 2 ZOMBIE SQUAD (478)        5  4 0
 3/ 4 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)     682 508 39 57.3   3/ 4 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)      5  9 0
 4/ 5 NO-HALF STEPPING (451)    78  68  5 53.4   4/ 3 WU-TANG FOREVER (479)     4  5 0
 5/ 6 WU-TANG FOREVER (479)     42  39  4 51.9   5/ 5 NO-HALF STEPPING (451)    2  0 0
 6/ 7 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       781 900 14 46.5   6- 6*SPEAK OF THE DEVIL (483)  1  0 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                        6 Months Ago -- The Eastern Deserts

     The battlefield was shrouded in darkness, save for the torches carried by a
number of the soldiers and several magical orbs of light, which circled above lazily
at the command of the wizards.  The engagement had been a short one, as three huge,
lumbering Phase Dragons burst from the nearby caverns and ran straight into the fully
prepared army.  The archers took a savage toll on the beasts before the elite
gladiators charged in to finish the fray.  As the soldiers cleared the massive bodies
from the cavern mouth a small group of hooded men gathered a short distance away.
     "There is no question about it.  These are creatures from the Kaikwok Gate."
said Rillion, thoughtfully stroking his short beard. "I just don't understand how
they are accessing our world again despite the gate being completely sealed."
     Alongside the mage, the manager known as The Greek Guy sharpened a gleaming
battle axe.  "The Dark One said something about a rift or tear.  I'm not really up on
Gate Metaphysics, Rill.  All I know is they're here and they shouldn't be."
     "Managerr said they wouldn't be gone long." Added Rascally Rabbit, looking far
more sinister than his manager name implied, "and that we needed to hold this area
until they got back.  So that's what we need to do."
     One of the scouts shouted a brief warning and the soldiers assumed battle
formation once more.  The three arena managers stepped back behind a shield thrown up
by Rillion and prepared for a second engagement.  Within a moment, a snarling wave of
Jaguar warriors erupted from the cavern, pouring out toward the soldiers.
     The Greek Guy took the point and motioned to the troops.  "Move to engage!  Form
up!  Initiate Shield Wall!  Archers, volley fire!"
     A cloud of enchanted arrows hissed into the night, and then descended to shower
death upon the charging Jaguar warriors.  Scores of the beast men went down under the
fire but it was just a small fraction of their overall numbers.  Within a moment the
first ranks of the jaguars leapt upon the prepared troops, tearing and rending with
their razor sharp talons and fangs.  Despite the massive numbers, the shield wall
held, and the gate beasts seemed to be taking the worst of the exchange.  After a
moment, however, the Jaguar Warriors found some holes in the ranks and burst through,
creating havoc amongst the defenders.
     "Second line-- advance!  First line-- fall back!"
     The first defensive line fell back in an organized retreat, while a second wave
of defenders moved up.  Within a moment, they formed up to from a second defensive
line, while those formerly in the front line moved back to regroup.  At the same
time, another wave of arrows showered from the sky and cut down the confused Jaguar
     "We learned a lot from the first Gate incursion." Rillion commented to RR.  "The
Jaguar Warriors can be a terror one on one, but they don't fight well in organized
battles.  Those enchanted arrows help a lot, too.  One shot, one kill."
     Despite the confident words, the Jaguars were inflicting a savage toll on the
soldiers.  It was true, that the majority of the troops were gladiators and former
gladiators who were now protected by immortality magic, but still if they were
consumed by the Gate monsters, there would be no return.  As the battle raged, it
became clear that there were too many Jaguar warriors for the small army to defeat.
Rillion flicked his staff and sent a fireball into the Jaguar's flank.  It erupted
into a flaming explosion of heat and pressure, sending scores of the beast men
flying.  As he did so, the Rabbit gathered a nearby troop and rushed to cut off a
Jaguar offensive.
     The Greek Guy motioned for the trumpeters to sound the retreat.  "Back up the
hill!  Form defensive units.  Skirmishers forward to slow the advance."
     "This is not going well." Rillion commented as he blasted away a row of Jaguars
with a bolt of lightning.
     As he prepared a second bolt, he noticed a large vortex opening nearby.  A
travelling Gate was being opened.  Which meant either more Jaguars, or...?
     A second small army of heavily armored gladiator-soldiers appeared.  At their 
head rode Managerr, on a white stallion, and the Dark One, on his black gelding.
They motioned and their warriors charged into the Jaguar Warriors flank.  The numbers
now more even, the first army charged down the hill.  Within minutes the Jaguar
forces were destroyed.  Only a handful survived to flee back into the cavern.
     "Good timing."  Rascally Rabbit chuckled, his eyebrow arched, "You couldn't have
arrived just a touch sooner?"
     "It took us a while to scout out the ruins of our old training grounds on the
other side of the Kaikwok Gate." Managerr responded, "We stopped by to gather the
second division, as we thought we might need the manpower.  Apparently we were right.
The other side of the old Gate is completely empty.  They are all gone."
     "Gone?  There were millions of beings on that world.  You're telling me that
they're all gone?"
     The Dark One waved his staff and a vision of the Kaikwok Gate world appeared.
It was decimated.  Forests burned and blasted, temples shattered, riverbeds and lakes
dried up and shriveled.  "As he said.  All gone.  We detected residual magic.  Gate
magic.  I am not certain if it was left from an invader that came, exterminated that
world and enslaved what was left of the population or possibly the denizens of that
world developed Gate travel on its own and departed a dying world.  We have no way of
knowing which is the case."
     The Greek Guy received a message from one of the army runners, read it quickly
and motioned to his fellows.  "The engineers are ready."
     He motioned to a figure high up on the cliffside above the cave.  In a moment, a
thunderous explosion shook the ground.  Instantly a shower of boulders, shards of
stone and dirt rained down, burying the cavern opening under half the mountainside.
     Rillion nodded.  "That will do for this Gate access, but I expect there will be

           Three Months Ago -- The Dark Citadel -- Isle of of the Eye

     The Brotherhood of the Blade sat around the titanic obsidian table where they
often planned and plotted together.  This occasion was more serious, however, than
their usual debates over gladiatorial tactics and battle plans.  They were instead
embroiled in a lengthy discourse regarding the ongoing Gate incursions that had been
     "Sheila and her mage council can't figure out how to stop it." Managerr noted.
     "Sheila?"  The Greek Guy chuckled, "First name basis now, are we?"
     Managerr smirked at him.  "They can close the Gate opening when they find it,
but then another one opens somewhere else within a few days.  At some point they are
going to get access in a remote area and we won't find it in time.  If they can move
in a large force, it will be next to impossible to beat them back and close the
access.  It will be a mess."
     "And we still have no idea who is behind this and what's going on." Rillion
     "What we do know is that we don't have enough days in the week to keep running
around closing gates and fighting battles.  We're shorthanded.  Zalgor's missing in
action and Caesar is off-world fighting wars of his own.  Without their forces it's
even worse."  Rascally Rabbit shuffled through his roster.  "I've lost 15% of my
personal troops and I know you all have suffered losses as well."
     Managerr agreed.  "We're definitely short on members.  Mad Max and Tig Toad are
retired.  With Zalgor inactive and Caesar battling Picts or whatnot, we are at five
members.  Just barely enough in normal times and way short in these times."
     "We need to recruit some new members." The Greek Guy stated.  "We have a
tournament coming up and can talk to some managers there.  We need to find those who
are like-minded and who would get along with the rest of us, which is not always
     "Agreed." said the Dark One from beneath his cowl, "We can then announce our new
members.  We need more men and more troops.  I think we all have some candidates in
mind.  First, they must have no other allegiances.  Second, they must have the
martial knowledge we expect from our members.  And, the Greek Guy mentioned, they
have to be able to deal with us."

                        Present Day -- the Isle of the Eye
     One of the arena scribes rushed into the GC headquarters.  "We need 100 runners
to travel to every city in the land.  We're being paid 1,000 gold sovereigns to get
the news out!"
     "What news?"
     "The Brotherhood of the Blade is expanding!!  Here is the announcement!"
              *****                   *****                   *****
     Hear Ye!  Hear Ye!  The Brotherhood of the Blade has chosen to add the following
new members to our ranks.  Effective immediately, the following managers have been
offered and have accepted membership to the Brotherhood:

May their successes be great and their victories many under our banner!

     Officially -- Managerr -- Grand High Moose of the Brotrotherhood of the Blade

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 351): IMA SLAYER of YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 704): SLARTIBARTFAST of THE HITCHHIKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 703): FAITH of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 688): ROMO of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 691): JOBERT DONNER of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 687): VOLDEMORT of SAY MY NAME (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 684): BETTEY DECKER of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 685): PROFESSOR PUTT of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 649): PRINCESS BUBBLEGUM of ADVENTURE TIME 2 (Muffin Man, mgr.)
                                                          (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 299): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 531): KUNG PAO KOLACTAN of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 252): B'ZIADUL of WRATHMEN XIV (Kharadmon, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 589): GAMBIT of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 351): YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 704): THE HITCHHIKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 703): THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 688): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 691): TRIBE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 687): SAY MY NAME (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 684): WRATHMEN (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 685): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 649): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 646): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 637): BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 299): WAH CHING (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 531): WRATHMEN (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 252): ARENAS III (Kharadmon?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 589): NO-HALF STEPPING (?, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 703): SEVEN WIT of WRATHMEN DM 20 (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 703): FAITH of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 690): WWC of WRESTLING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 645): CIRCE of LADY OF THE MOON (LHI, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in TOBIR. 
Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Hey everybody, 
watch out for VISIONZ, who flew up 15 points in the rankings after mashing DOGGO like 
a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was 
DOGGO, who dropped 56 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with 
VISIONZ.  Going for the gusto and coming up with aught but bloody knuckles was THE 
DEATH SQUAD's LUG NUT, who was turned away from the Duelmastership by FAITH.  Can you 
believe they are paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the TOBIR arena.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Knowing when to use the right tactics at 
the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  Good luck in 
next week's fights.  See ya next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TWO BUCK CHUCK 4558          13   4  0   130       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SPIKE 4764                   10   1  0   123       ZOMBIE SQUAD (478)
 VISIONZ 4773                 13  11  3   122       WU-TANG FOREVER (479)
 LUG NUT 4669                 30  19  0   109       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
-ZANDER 4759                  10   5  1   105       ZOMBIE SQUAD (478)
 THE WATCH DOG 4661           21  32  0    98       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 BLACK WIDOW 4809             13   8  2    92       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 DOGGO 4694                   21  15  0    91       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIGER PRIDE 4777             12  10  2    86       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 LASSO 4668                   13  37  2    78       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 HARRY MUTT 4693              13  23  0    75       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 REUNITED 4771                12  11  1    75       WU-TANG FOREVER (479)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARIA 4770                   12  12  0    64       WU-TANG FOREVER (479)
 ANYA 4829                     6   3  0    62       ZOMBIE SQUAD (478)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE LITTLE PUP 4775           8  15  0    39       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 VORTEX 4846                   5   3  0    35       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SEVERE PUNISHMENT 4774        1   2  0    30       WU-TANG FOREVER (479)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-POSSESSION 4827               1   0  0    21       SPEAK OF THE DEVIL (483)
-BIGGER THOMAS 4532            3   2  0    16       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
-WU-REVOLUTION 4812            2   0  0    12       WU-TANG FOREVER (479)
-JUST BORN 4575                1   1  0     9       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
-MR. IMPACT 4570               1   2  0     5       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
 LARGE MARGE 4868              0   2  0     2       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BUE 4869                0  1 0 ZOMBIE SQUAD 478     BANDIT PRINCE         704  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Our congratulations to Faith. -- Jorja and the Doghouse pack

Black Widow -- Oh, good.  I always knew widows were generous with bones and stuff.
Thanks. -- Doggo

Vortex -- You've probably made a lot of enemies by doing that, you know.  People
think I'm cute, I *am* cute, and they don't like it when some cat comes along and
scratches my nose. -- The Little Pup

Two Buck Chuck -- It was delicious, of course, which is probably why I ate so
much.... -- Lasso

Maria -- I wasn't sure what you were up to, but I watched you EVERY MINUTE, and you
didn't get a chance to do it.  So there. -- The Watch Dog

Anya -- Weird.  You smell like... (deep sniff) like an old bone.  With a rag and a
hank of hair, I guess, but mostly like an old bone.  Is this what it means to be a
zombie? -- Harry Mutt

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BUE was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
FAITH viciously subdued LUG NUT in a 2 minute gruesome veteran's duel.
VISIONZ demolished DOGGO in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody uneven fight.
THE WATCH DOG savagely defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute veteran's fight.
TWO BUCK CHUCK vanquished REUNITED in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
TIGER PRIDE savagely defeated MARIA in a popular 1 minute gruesome master's brawl.
LASSO slimly lost to KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute gruesome expert's duel.
HARRY MUTT was defeated by BLACK WIDOW in a 2 minute expert's duel.
ANYA overpowered VORTEX in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
THE LITTLE PUP was overcome by CHEERFUL FAN in a 1 minute bout.
LARGE MARGE was bested by CONVINCIAN HERO in a 2 minute amateur's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       5         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        28 -  13 -  1      68  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL     15 -   9 -  0      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  16 -  1      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  32 -  2      43  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   3 -  0      25  |

Turn 704 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         4 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         4  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       TWO BUCK CHUCK 4558        13   4  0  130 NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
LUNGING ATTACK   VISIONZ 4773               13  11  3  122 WU-TANG FOREVER (479)
TOTAL PARRY      LUG NUT 4669               30  19  0  109 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
WALL OF STEEL    DOGGO 4694                 21  15  0   91 THE DOGHOUSE (188)
STRIKING ATTACK  TIGER PRIDE 4777           12  10  2   86 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

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 THE WATCH DOG 4661.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was THE WATCH DOG 4661.  The ten other most popular fighters were TIGER PRIDE 
4777, LASSO 4668, ANYA 4829, HARRY MUTT 4693, BLACK WIDOW 4809, VISIONZ 4773, TWO 

The least popular fighter this week was VORTEX 4846.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were REUNITED 4771, DOGGO 4694, LUG NUT 4669, BUE 4869, LARGE MARGE 4868, 

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

FAITH (14-4750) ZOMBIE SQUAD (478)