Date   : 08/15/2005    Duedate: 08/27/2005


DM-17    TURN-517

This Weeks Top Honors


(17-6674) [11-3-0,128]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HI-JINX                        BOO!!!
(17-6674) [11-3-0,128]         (17-6621) [1-1-0,18]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TABETA UNIS                    DARK MAGICIAN
MIDDLE WAY (484)               LET'S DUEL! (519)
(17-6405) [14-42-0,84]         (17-6417) [13-3-0,96]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
2. LET'S DUEL! (519)           12      PROJECT MAYHEM XXX (544)
3. SURPISE! (538)              11      Unchartered Team
4. PROJECT MAYHEM XXX (544)    10
5. MIDDLE WAY (484)            -4      SURPISE! (538)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 PROJECT MAYHEM XXX (544)  21   7  0 75.0   1/ 2 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)  8  5 0
 2/ 2 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 300 202 11 59.8   2/ 1 MIDDLE WAY (484)          6  9 0
 3/ 0*SURPISE! (538)             1   1  0 50.0   3/ 3 PROJECT MAYHEM XXX (544)  5  1 0
 4/ 3 LET'S DUEL! (519)         38  45  1 45.8   4/ 4 LET'S DUEL! (519)         2  3 0
 5/ 4 MIDDLE WAY (484)         230 390  4 37.1   5/ 0*SURPISE! (538)            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

            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Black Ship #1 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     Les Korranjal, the Ambitious Guard, stood with his back to a locked door and
watched the rain come down.  Between darkness and falling rain, he couldn't see the
bay, though it was only twenty feet in front of him.  Well, he didn't need to see it;
he knew what Aljafir Bay looked like, by night and by day.
     "No sign of the courier."
     Korranjal twitched and looked down at Shagrath the Assassin.  He hated it when
people sneaked up on him.  Especially people like Shagrath.  "We won't be able to see
the courier ship anyway, in this downpour."
     The dwarf snorted.  "You may not be able to see it, but I'd see it well enough.
If it was out there.  I figure the Black Ship got it."
     "If there is a Black Ship.  All I've heard is rumors."
     "It's out there," Shagrath said.  "I have seen it.  Me, not 'a friend of a
third-cousin once-removed'.  Me."
     The Guard looked down at him again.  "You're no sailor--"
     "I saw it from the shore.  West of here.  Full moon, no mist to confuse the eye.
It had two masts, sails up on both, but they weren't...it wasn't moving right for the
wind that was blowing on the shore."
     "The wind can vary."
     "Sure.  But there was another boat out there at the same time, and it was moving
with the wind I could feel.  Running from the Black Ship.  Didn't do any more good
than rabbit running from a hawk."
     Korranjal frowned, running his palm up and down the scabbard of his sword.  If
anyone else had told that story, he wouldn't have believed it.  But Shagrath wouldn't
lie...at least, not about the Black Ship.  "They say it comes from Kurukar."
     "Some say that.  Others blame Stormcrowe."
     "No, the Crowes are losing as many ships as we are."
     "That doesn't prove--"  The dwarf tensed, his hand closing hard on Korranjal's
arm.  "There," he whispered.  "There!"
     The rain still made a curtain in front of the doorway, but a greenish light was
shining through it.  Very bright, as though a full moon had come into the bay, but
the light had a dark center, and it moved from left to right.  One scream, cut off.
A second, cut off.  Then darkness and silence.
     "What did you see?" Korranjal asked.  He knew that he himself had seen...
something, but Shagrath's vision was more acute.
     "The Black Ship," the dwarf said.  "And I figure it got the courier."
     The Ambitious Guard nodded.  The courier from Zuwayza was an obvious target for
the Black Ship, no matter what enemy--Kurukar, Stormcrowe, or someone else entirely--
had sent it out.  "I guess the Satrap, may Kjarran bless him, didn't believe in the
Black Ship.  I guess Zuwayza is too far away--"
     "What's his belief got to do with it?" Shagrath growled.  The Assassin's eyes
were still fixed on the rain-blind night, as though he could see something out
     "Ah, yes, you wouldn't have known--the kaliv asked for a master magician.
Someone who could deal with the Ship--"
     "Hmm."  The dwarf sighed.  "You have a point.  Seems like the courier didn't
even put up a fight.  I wish there was something we--"
     The darkness was torn by lightning leaping up from the bay, down from the
clouds, meeting in a storm of light.  For a moment, even Korranjal could see the two
ships on the bay, the Black Ship with its sails extended like wings, and the courier
with a pillar of brilliance on its deck.
     "By the claws of the Dragon!"  Shagrath's tone was reverent, which was unusual
for him.  "I think the Satrap DID believe," he said.
     Light and darkness roiled into a twisting waterspout between the two ships.  The
Black Ship's sails beat like wings, fighting the inverted whirlpool.  The courier, an
oared galley, was also struggling to get away.  But neither side abated the force it
was casting into that maelstrom.
     The Guard shook off his paralysis.  "We've got to do something!"
     "Such as what?" Shagrath asked.  "That's a job for magicians.  Or sailors."
     Behind them, the horns on the great temple of Kjarran blared louder than
thunder, signaling a special service.
     Shagrath hunched away from the sound.  A special service usually meant a special
sacrifice, and anyone not of the True Blood was at risk at such a time.
     "Kjarran will settle the Black Ship," Korranjal said.  "He will not desert us in
our need."

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  ALJAFIR needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  Too bad, MIDDLE WAY, 
but HEROESANDFOUNDONES was just too good to be stopped.  MVP award for MAXIMUS?  
HEROESANDFOUNDONES' proud of him after beating STRAIGHT LINE and getting 11 points.  
Talk about yer big time losers!  OBIDA PANIRI got smashed by MARSHALL, and lost 3 
points!  This Duelmaster is like something else!  HI-JINX stopped TABETA UNIS dead in 
hers tracks!  I hear the top team insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  
They want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  The warriors of PROJECT MAYHEM XXX must be getting 
lonely.  They were the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I don't?  
Is there some deep dark secret why HEROESANDFOUNDONES' been avoiding PROJECT MAYHEM 
XXX so much?  Or is it just that they're too scared?  Can MIDDLE WAY's VURZHAL UR be 
more popular than me?  He was challenged the most, but is that really the same?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to hear from you? 
Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits.  Remember 
you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HI-JINX 6674                 11   3  0   128       PROJECT MAYHEM XXX (544)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARK MAGICIAN 6417           13   3  0    96       LET'S DUEL! (519)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LA JINN 6419                  8   6  1    90       LET'S DUEL! (519)
 TABETA UNIS 6405             14  42  0    84       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VAMPIRE LORD 6640             5   3  0    64       LET'S DUEL! (519)
 ALEXANDER THE GREAT 6656     13   5  1    63       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VURZHAL UR 6618              11  20  1    54       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 PYRO 6678                    10   4  0    52       PROJECT MAYHEM XXX (544)
 MARSHALL 6673                 9   7  1    47       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 OBIDA PANIRI 6700             5   9  0    34       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAXIMUS 6718                  3   2  1    32       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KHALUM'S MIDGET 6721          2   0  0    21       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 BOO!!! 6621                   1   1  0    18       SURPISE! (538)
 STRAIGHT LINE 6714            4   4  0    16       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 EXODIA NECROSS 6654           1   2  0    15       LET'S DUEL! (519)
 ERBIN FRORLIN 6725            0   1  0     1       MIDDLE WAY (484)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TABETA DOS 6723        0  1 0 HEROESANDFOUNDONE 475 SHEWISH GIANT 646     517 NONE    
PFC LYNCH 6707         6  2 0 HEROESANDFOUNDONE 475 VURZHAL UR 6618       513 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Alexander the Great -- If you say so.  (heavy sigh)  Jorja says anybody can beat me,
even without being great, but hey, my record isn't THAT bad, is it?  I mean, sure, I
don't have to worry about being sent to the Dark Arena, but I still feel a little
anxiety, you know.  A guy can DIE out there on the sands, after all, and I have to
get a minimum of fourteen wins to graduate.  That's been proved (by a warrior who
died at over one hundred fights, but only eleven or something wins).  I don't want to
die before my graduation occurs, or after it either, for that matter, so give me a
hand here, okay? -- Vurzhal Ur

Hi-Jinx -- Well, it looks like it'll be a while before I produce a recognizable
signature, doesn't it?  Does this mean (gasp of horror) that I won't be able to spend
money?  No, surely not--I can get cash, can't I?  I could STEAL cash, if I had to,
I'm cross enough.  Those blows may have been non-fatal, in fact, they WERE non-fatal,
but they hurt even so. -- Tabeta Unis

Convicted Assassin, whoopee-do.  I'm not taking a loss to some dwarf, just because I
happen to be immortal!  He can consider himself lucky to be alive! -- Daron El, anti-

Pyro -- I have, if you will pardon the phrase, a burning desire to see you shut down
now that the tourney is past. -- Obida Paniri

Marshall -- I didn't do it! -- Straight Line
P.S.  Honest.

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

TABETA DOS was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ALEXANDER THE GREAT bested VURZHAL UR in a 3 minute Bloodfeud duel.
MARSHALL subdued OBIDA PANIRI in a exciting 1 minute Challenge melee.
MAXIMUS overpowered STRAIGHT LINE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
HI-JINX devastated TABETA UNIS in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
DARK MAGICIAN demolished CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
PYRO bested THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 3 minute bloody match.
EXODIA NECROSS was handily defeated by BOO!!! in a 1 minute uneven fight.
KHALUM'S MIDGET vanquished ERBIN FRORLIN in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        11 -   4 -  0      73  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   5 -  1      71  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  12 -  0      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK     4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   6 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  11 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   8 -  0      38  |

Turn 517 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       HI-JINX 6674               11   3  0  128 PROJECT MAYHEM XXX (544)
SLASHING ATTACK  DARK MAGICIAN 6417         13   3  0   96 LET'S DUEL! (519)
BASHING ATTACK   MARSHALL 6673               9   7  1   47 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
The overall popularity leader is TABETA UNIS 6405.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was DARK MAGICIAN 6417.  The ten other most popular fighters were MARSHALL 6673, 
KHALUM'S MIDGET 6721, TABETA DOS 6723, BOO!!! 6621, and OBIDA PANIRI 6700.

The least popular fighter this week was ERBIN FRORLIN 6725.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were EXODIA NECROSS 6654, TABETA UNIS 6405, STRAIGHT LINE 6714, 
OBIDA PANIRI 6700, BOO!!! 6621, TABETA DOS 6723, KHALUM'S MIDGET 6721, PYRO 6678, 
HI-JINX 6674, and VURZHAL UR 6618.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

DARK MAGICIAN (17-6417) LET'S DUEL! (519)