Date   : 08/29/2005    Duedate: 09/10/2005


DM-17    TURN-518

This Weeks Top Honors


(17-6674) [12-3-0,142]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HI-JINX                        DR PEPPER
(17-6674) [12-3-0,142]         (17-6665) [1-0-0,20]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TABETA UNIS                    TABETA UNIS
MIDDLE WAY (484)               MIDDLE WAY (484)
(17-6405) [15-42-0,87]         (17-6405) [15-42-0,87]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLITZKRIEG (543)            30
3. MIDDLE WAY (484)            18      Unchartered Team
5. FEROCIOUS BASTARDS (547)     7      BLITZKRIEG (543)

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)  23   7  0 76.7   1/ 1 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 11  3 0
 2/ 2 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 303 203 11 59.9   2/ 3 PROJECT MAYHEM XXX (544)  6  0 0
 3/ 0 SOUTHERNFRIEDKILLE (428)  24  23  1 51.1   3/ 2 MIDDLE WAY (484)          4 11 0
 4- 3*SURPISE! (538)             1   1  0 50.0   4- 5*SURPISE! (538)            1  0 0
 5/ 0*BLITZKRIEG (543)           1   1  0 50.0   5/ 0*BLITZKRIEG (543)          1  1 0
 6/ 4 LET'S DUEL! (519)         38  49  1 43.7   6/ 4 LET'S DUEL! (519)         1  5 0
 7/ 5 MIDDLE WAY (484)         233 392  4 37.3   7/ 0*FEROCIOUS BASTARDS (547)  0  1 0
 8/ 0*FEROCIOUS BASTARDS (547)   0   1  0  0.0   8/ 0 SOUTHERNFRIEDKILLE (428)  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

            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Black Ship #2 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

On the coast near Willaf:

     "It was a dark and stormy night," Lady Protector Goldenrod protested.  "You
couldn't have seen anything, not really."
     "I saw enough," her teammate Old Gold replied darkly.  "When the shouts rang
out, the ship couldn't have been more than thirty yards away.  Then the woman
screamed, the clouds rolled away from the moon, and I saw!"
     "Yes, but WHAT?  You keep going on with the forebodings and don't give me any
     Old Gold coughed heavily, then whispered, "It was the Black Ship."
     Goldenrod sighed sharply.  "A woman screamed on the Black Ship?  If there is
such a ship."
     M. Kawaldar Tisinju Chardinee, who had remained silent until now, said, "There
was some ordinary ship, a packet, I should think, out in the bay.  The woman was on
that ship, no doubt.  And she screamed when the Black Ship accosted it."  He was
silent for a moment, reviewing schedules.  "Probably the packet Taross of Var, out of
Zuwayza, that should have docked earlier this morning."
     "And there is definitely a Black Ship," Old Gold added.  "I saw it, and if I
can't trust my own eyes, whose can I trust?"
     "Yes, okay, I'll concede you a black ship for the moment.  What did it DO?"
     "It accosted--"
     "HOW?" Goldenrod screamed.  Having gotten her teammate's full attention, she
added more quietly, "Did it use a catapult, or--"
     "Rammed and boarded, from what I could see," Chardinee said.  "The moonlight
didn't last, and the rain started up again, but there WERE all those lightning bolts,
even though they were purple--"
     "Okay."  Goldenrod felt as though she'd been fighting a total parry for an hour,
but she was beginning to get a picture.  "There was a ship from Zuwayza--probably
from Zuwayza.  It was rammed and boarded by the Black Ship, and, I presume, the crew
of the Black Ship, since the ship ITSELF couldn't board--"
     The fourth member of their group, Lady Protector Peach Nutt, snorted at that.
     Goldenrod waved her to silence.  "--Rammed and boarded.  And then what?  Was the
packet ship sunk?  Burned, looted and turned adrift?"
     "Burned with magical fire in the heart of the storm," Chardinee said.  "Magic
lightning struck it.  I suppose it was looted first, but..." he shrugged, "we
couldn't really tell from the shore."
     Goldenrod nodded.  "Okay.  So, what do you want us to DO about it?  Wring our
hands and bemoan the event?  Salvage bits of wood on the beach?  Run up and down
tearing our hair and shrieking--"
     "Ah...that."  Chardinee smiled slowly.  "We saw where the Black Ship landed
itself," he said.  "Farther west under the cliff somewhere, and I think I could find
the spot.  And I think we should--"
     "We should go look!" Old Gold said.  "People keep talking about the Age of
Adventure being done, but it ISN'T!  We should go look for the Black Ship's anchorage
and maybe rescue the woman who screamed but at least capture all the pirates."

            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Black Ship #3 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     The trumpets blared again.  The tone was deeper than it had been the first time,
and stronger.
     Shagrath hunched deeper into his hooded cloak.  "Some poor sod has died for
that," the dwarf growled.  "What a waste!"
     "People of the True Blood go gladly to Kjarran at need," Korranjal answered.  He
pointed to the pillar of dark cloud and greenish lightning that was building over the
Temple of Kjarran.  "And you see, it's working!"  The figure that materialized had a
human torso and a head that was almost that of a bull, the lower part of its body
remained cloud.  "One of His Minions--I never thought I would be privileged to see
     Shagrath hunched deeper into his hooded cloak.  "You call that a privilege?" the
assassin growled.  "That thing's as likely to eat us as it is to attack the Black
Ship."  He had his sword in his hand and was inching along the wall away from the
sheltering doorway.
     "Where are you going?"  Korranjal tried to grab Shagrath's cloak, but the dwarf
slid farther away.  "We may be needed to help here!"
     "If the Vulture is sending His Minions, it's none of my affair," the assassin
said flatly.  "I don't mix with Minions.  And I don't care if the Black Ship does get
that courier, come down to it.  There's no one out there that's MY friend."
     "But..."  Korranjal groped for a response.  "Simple human feeling--"
     "I'm a dwarf," Shagrath reminded him.  "According to you Karnhorns, that means
I'm NOT human.  So why should I care about anyone who is?"  He snorted.  "Let the
Black Ship start attacking dwarven convoys, and I'll be just as concerned as you
could hope for."
     "Besides, I can't swim.  How could I be any help in a sea battle?"
     The Minion had naturally ignored the presence of the two Standby Gladiators on
the waterfront and sailed out over the harbor, as stately as any ship.  As it neared
the place where the two vessels were struggling, a sword, or something that looked
like one, materialized in its hand and was raised high.  Green light flowed along the
blade and dripped off it like water.  Purple-black lightning from the attacking ship
leaped to meet it.  The twisting column of light and darkness that marked the battle
between the two ships ruptured in an explosion that rocked the night.
     Korranjal reeled away until his back thumped the locked door behind him.  For
several minutes, he was effectively deaf and blind.  A vice gripped his arm, dragging
him sideways.  He stumbled and tried to hold back, but the grip was unbreakable and
the strength behind it great enough to move even his solid six-foot-four.  He became
aware of a voice bellowing from a great distance and shook his head.
     "We have to get away from here!" the voice commanded.  "The damned ship is
spilling demons all over the place!"

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
ALJAFIR brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see DR PEPPER win a fight and gain 20 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 
CAPTURED ORC beat MARSHALL and MARSHALL lost 9 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  
DARK MAGICIAN challenged ALJAFIR's Duelmaster for a shot at the throne.  And if 
variety is the spice of life, ALJAFIR may be getting bland, as HI-JINX stays top dog 
in the city.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some 
of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  
ALJAFIR, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  HEROESANDFOUNDONES the most 
avoided team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And it looks like LET'S DUEL! 
avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  
Hmph.  TABETA UNIS was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was 
the DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.  I guess I can give a little credit to VAMPIRE 
LORD of LET'S DUEL! for challenging up by 20 to TABETA UNIS.  VAMPIRE LORD lost to 
get 64 points of recognition.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess 
what brave team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     What does the ALJAFIR arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Just wait 'till next time I show 
up here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  I see the crowds are getting restless, I 
must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HI-JINX 6674                 12   3  0   142       PROJECT MAYHEM XXX (544)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LA JINN 6419                  8   6  1    90       LET'S DUEL! (519)
 TABETA UNIS 6405             15  42  0    87       MIDDLE WAY (484)
-$ ANTHONY BURGESS 5319        8   5  0    77       SOUTHERNFRIEDKILLERS (428)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALEXANDER THE GREAT 6656     14   5  1    75       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VURZHAL UR 6618              12  20  1    66       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 VAMPIRE LORD 6640             5   4  0    64       LET'S DUEL! (519)
 PYRO 6678                    11   4  0    57       PROJECT MAYHEM XXX (544)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 $ JAMES FLETCHER 5356         9   4  0    43       SOUTHERNFRIEDKILLERS (428)
 MAXIMUS 6718                  4   2  1    39       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 MARSHALL 6673                 9   8  1    38       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OBIDA PANIRI 6700             5  10  0    31       MIDDLE WAY (484)
-$ TONY PICKETT 5452           1   0  1    27       SOUTHERNFRIEDKILLERS (428)
 KHALUM'S MIDGET 6721          3   0  0    26       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DR PEPPER 6665                1   0  0    20       BLITZKRIEG (543)
-BOO!!! 6621                   1   1  0    18       SURPISE! (538)
 STRAIGHT LINE 6714            4   5  0    17       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 EXODIA NECROSS 6654           1   3  0    16       LET'S DUEL! (519)
-$ DEREK MARTIN 5451           1   0  0    12       SOUTHERNFRIEDKILLERS (428)
 QUICKSTRIKE KILLER 6692       0   1  0     7       FEROCIOUS BASTARDS (547)
 ERBIN FRORLIN 6725            1   1  0     6       MIDDLE WAY (484)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BAR TAB 6663           0  1 0 BLITZKRIEG 543        DARK CHAMPION 649     518 NONE    
AMEBA 6724             0  1 0 LET'S DUEL! 519       MOUNTAIN TROLL 643    518 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Alexander the Great -- To you, this might be great, but I don't find it so.
(groaning)  I'm getting too old for this stuff. -- Vurzhal Ur

Marshall -- True, a hero should be bold and resolute and so on, but you don't have to
prove it to me.  (wincing)  Really. -- Obida Paniri

Maximus -- You look more like a minimus to me, shorty. -- Straight Line

Maximus -- Unfortunately, no one has been able to explain to the Line the
inadvisability of taunting an opponent who has just beaten him up.  Oh, well. --
Vurzhal Ur

Hi-Jinx -- So long as I stay alive, I'm NOT going to complain about a loss.  It isn't
like I really had a chance against you anyway. -- Tabeta Unis

Khalum's Midget -- You're too tall to be a midget, unless you're a Shewish Midget.
Of course, nobody'd want to be one of THEM, because they're freaks.  Probably the
result of radiomagicalactive contamination. -- Erbin Frorlin
P.S.  Actually, I wouldn't have minded losing that, except for the sand bit at the
end.  That was not necessary.

Lord Protector Dark Magician of Let's Duel! -- You expect "lands"?  Beware what you
ask for!  Many Lord Protectors received lands in the old days, recklessly large
grants in many case, and they have neglected them shamefully, not even visiting them
for years.  We have had to repossess these lands in order to maintain Aljafir and its
arena properly.  Oh, yes, the lands are important to the arena, as a tithe of the
taxes derived from them go to support the arena's operation.  And if the land is
neglected, there is little to be paid in the way of taxes.  Besides which the Khaliv
Ayrikas has stated very plainly that he--and the Satrap, may Kjarran shelter him--
feels that the arena has been given all the lands it needs or deserves.  No more land
is forthcoming.  Therefore, if you really WANT land, in the literal sense, you must
apply to the Office of Records and Rewards for a conditional grant of a modest plot,
to be made permanent when you have shown your intention to reside there and keep it
     Do not, however, assume from this that we are callous and unmindful of the
trials you have undergone in the name of Kjarran, and that we would send you to the
Isle with nothing to show for a token from your home.  An engraved presentation cup
of fourteen karat gold, suitable for public display but not so large as to cause
difficulties in the cramped confines of an efficiency apartment on the Isle of the
Eye, will be waiting for you after your last fight. -- Zagrehj, assistant to the

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

AMEBA was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
BAR TAB was viciously butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
DARK MAGICIAN was demolished by HI-JINX in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title fight.
VAMPIRE LORD was bested by TABETA UNIS in a 2 minute Challenge contest.
ALEXANDER THE GREAT defeated M. CHARDINEE in a 2 minute fight.
OBIDA PANIRI was demolished by PYRO in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
$ JAMES FLETCHER was vanquished by VURZHAL UR in a 2 minute mismatched fight.
MARSHALL was beaten by CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute master vs. novice upset brawl.
MAXIMUS vanquished EXODIA NECROSS in a action packed 1 minute gory uneven duel.
STRAIGHT LINE lost to KHALUM'S MIDGET in a 1 minute gory duel.
ERBIN FRORLIN defeated QUICKSTRIKE KILLER in a 1 minute beginner's match.
DR PEPPER overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 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|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW        12 -   4 -  0      75  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   5 -  1      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  12 -  0      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   6 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK     5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  10 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   8 -  0      38  |

Turn 518 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         2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  3         3  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       HI-JINX 6674               12   3  0  142 PROJECT MAYHEM XXX (544)
STRIKING ATTACK  MAXIMUS 6718                4   2  1   39 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
BASHING ATTACK   MARSHALL 6673               9   8  1   38 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TABETA UNIS 6405.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was TABETA UNIS 6405.  The ten other most popular fighters were ALEXANDER THE 
6678, ERBIN FRORLIN 6725, DR PEPPER 6665, AMEBA 6724, and BAR TAB 6663.

The least popular fighter this week was STRAIGHT LINE 6714.  The other ten least 
6724, DR PEPPER 6665, and ERBIN FRORLIN 6725.

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

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