Date   : 07/20/2006    Duedate: 08/02/2006


DM-19    TURN-539

This Weeks Top Honors


(19-4855) [13-9-1,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

(19-4855) [13-9-1,104]         (19-4037) [7-1-1,84]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SPORTS III                     MODERN MATURITY
(19-4812) [14-24-1,74]         (19-4855) [13-9-1,104]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
2. FUNKY FOLK (405)            15      FUNKY FOLK (405)
3. VALAMOND'S CREW (357)        9      Unchartered Team
4. JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)        2
5. ARMA-MAY-TOO (394)           0      VALAMOND'S CREW (357)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*VALAMOND'S CREW (357)     14   3  1 82.4   1/ 3 FUNKY FOLK (405)          7  1 1
 2/ 2 FUNKY FOLK (405)          64  43  2 59.8   2/ 1 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)     7  8 1
 3/ 3 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)    321 342 25 48.4   3/ 2*VALAMOND'S CREW (357)     5  1 0
 4/ 4 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 337 437 15 43.5   4/ 4 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  5  6 0
 5- 5*ARMA-MAY-TOO (394)         0   3  0  0.0   5- 5*ARMA-MAY-TOO (394)        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[ A Dark and Stormy Night ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

      "Dark and stormy out," Modern Maturity noted, letting the curtain fall back.
      "It's always dark and stormy when something is about to happen," Sports
Illustrated muttered.  "It's a plot or something."
      "No doubt," his teammate said, "but the question is, what KIND of plot?  Is it
one we will be forced to take notice of?  I point out that our contracts are very
specific:  we cannot be forced into an adventure."
      "No new adventures happening this summer anyway," the Sport responded.
      "Too bad."  Hot Rod looked up from the greasy mechanism he had been tinkering
with for the past hour.  "Things've been kinda dull around here.  An adventure might
be just what Zuwayza needs."
      "I think NOT!" MM said sharply.  "One need only glance through the archives to
see that 'adventure' always equals 'disaster'.  We do NOT need a disaster, an
earthquake, a storm, an invasion, or ANY kind of disaster."
      Hot Rod put his greasy mechanism down on the sheet of paper, provided earlier
by Modern Maturity, that protected the table from it and wiped his hands on a rag.
"You know, if you weren't a golem, MM, I'd say you were a perfect Little Old Lady."
      Modern Maturity fixed him with a severe look.  "What is wrong with that?"
      Before Hot Rod could answer, the Sport said, "It's boring, that's what."
      "Right.  Boring."  Hot Rod made it a point not to glance at his teammate as he
said that.  His annoyance, however, was plain.  "There are adventures which are not
disastrous, and Zuwayza needs one of them.  Like maybe...a chariot race and carriage
      "People don't want to look at carriages!" Modern Maturity protested.
      "More do than you'd think," Hot Rod began.
      "And lots of people like to look at a race," Sports Illustrated added.

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Whoa!  How did I end up as DM?  Well, I had a relatively easy fight against Modern
Maturity.  And Ved lost his fight against Jill Oppy.  Don't know how long I'll be
here.  I've only got one expert so it might be awhile or one of you guys with more
skills could knock me off.  Master wants me to mention that he currently manages four
of the five Karnhorn duelmasters.  In Willaf, Sully of Shroud In Mystery has just
taken the throne.  In Aljafir, Quivra Ngedo of Balance of Terror will reign once more
before departing for the Isle.  In Veastian, Ethon El Keer has taken the throne in
hopes of graduating soon.  And here in Zuwayza, it's me.  We've got to get that
Jurine team up and running again.  Master would love to have all five Karnhorn DMs at
the same time.

Deo Volente
Servant of Kjarran
Jaguar Warriors

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of ZUWAYZA!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team JAGUAR WARRIORS was 
unseated this week as FUNKY FOLK moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top spot with 
a 3-0-0 record for the round.  HELENA caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as she skillfully bested VETERAN MERCENARY and was awarded 17 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, HEDED HAG put down BRYAN, 
causing him to lose 8 points of recognition in the process.  This time victory fell 
to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail MODERN MATURITY, Duelmaster of ZUWAYZA!  Would 
you believe that over half of the old women in ZUWAYZA seem to feel that they could 
fight better than you gladiators?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In ZUWAYZA "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when 
this week's challenge seeking began.  FUNKY FOLK is feared.  This much I can say.  
Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part 
of last week avoiding FUNKY FOLK.  Indeed it was JAGUAR WARRIORS.  Loose talk at the 
arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are 
after BRYAN.  Watch your back!  I can not but mention with disdain the name of VED 
BUENS ENDE who this week posted a challenge to a warrior a full 13 points below in 
the rankings.  I thought VED BUENS ENDE showed great skill and promise when he bested 
SPORTS III.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the 
miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     The girls are as pretty in ZUWAYZA as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed 
a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise 
are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MODERN MATURITY 4855         13   9  1   104       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VED BUENS ENDE 4749          19  14  5   100       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HELENA 4037                   7   1  1    84       VALAMOND'S CREW (357)
 DEO VOLENTE 4751             19  13  0    80       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
 SPORTS III 4812              14  24  1    74       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEDED HAG 4872                8   3  1    63       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CARY YON 4879                 5   2  0    55       FUNKY FOLK (405)
 HIDEKI HAO 4874               7   3  1    54       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
 HOT ROD 4854                 11  12  0    45       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 BRYAN 4036                    7   1  0    37       VALAMOND'S CREW (357)
 LEW SIFFER 4875               6   1  1    36       FUNKY FOLK (405)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GENE POOLE 4888               2   1  0    24       FUNKY FOLK (405)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MATARSE FURY 4880             3   6  1    16       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
 FLIGHT JOURNAL 4907           1   0  0    15       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 TIMES 4908                    1   0  0    13       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SUE SHEE 4844         14  5 1 FUNKY FOLK 405        VED BUENS ENDE 4749   537 REVENGED
GUY 4887               3  5 0 THE MAGNIFICENT M 241 MATARSE FURY 4880     536         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Heded Hag -- You can hate me if you want to, but I think you are going to have to hit
me before you can hurt me and you haven't done either yet. -- Helena

Matarse Fury -- Don't let your jealousy get the better of you.  I will take my
undefeated record out of this arena in a few turns and rest on my laurels until my
anticipated appearance at the Halloween Party. -- Bryan

Hot Rod -- Sorry about that whole broken rod thing.  Your experience and winning
record had me scared at the time, but I guess I just underestimated my abilities.  If
you can get back to winning again and face me once more, I will try to be more
careful with your rod. -- Helena

Noachian -- I think five kills is enough.  You better put a leash on that aimer of
yours or hurry up and get him moving on to greener pastures.  He's going to get you
into trouble. -- Valamond

Papa Bear -- My condolences on the loss of Sue Shee.  At least you got some sort of
payback before Jill Oppy left for the Isle.  Lew Siffer is looking good so far too.
-- Valamond

Heded Hag -- This is GROSSLY unfair, as you are not a hag at all!  Hags are FEMALE,
dammit, and I can HANDLE females.  And then YOU come along, kick the tires, sneer at
the horses, scratch the paint, and just generally RUIN my day.  I hate that. -- Hot
Rod of the Ruined Day

Deo Volente -- I feel that you have, in your enthusiastic and, let us face, less than
wise youth, become carried away with the VIOLENCE of this activity.  It is not a
mature response, but I make an allowance for your great youth.  It will pass. --
Modern Maturity

M. Chardinee -- Gods, you're disgusting, with your "secret handshakes" and
"passwords" and your insufferable superiority.  Eat sand, Chardinee. -- Sports Ill.

Ved Buens Ende -- My dear boy!  Surely you realize that if you go around killing so
many gladiators, what you will be blessed with is a lack of opponents? -- Modern

Hideki Hao -- But dents are WRONG!  They're the gateway to rust, the breach in the
wall to let in disaster! -- Hot Rod

Bryan -- Do you think it will be so simple to get out of your debt, fool? -- Lek
Tormuz, Merchant and Moneylender

Sports Ill. -- We of the Chardinee Society will extract our revenge for your
unnecessary force and roughness. -- M. Oshindo Chardinee

20 June 2006
Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire
Our newest Dark Knight disrespected?!?!?!  ARE THEY SERIOUS?!?!  If at all possible,
let's get over to 31.  I'm on the way.  Let's get 'em. -- Dark Knight Osiris

26 June 2006
To those interested, G.E.C.K.O., Inc, is looking for able-bodied warriors to embark
on a dangerous mission.  Those interested (or for more details) diplo me at:
Juice, DM 93, mgr. Arena Masters, Inc -- Juice

30 June 2006
All -- I am looking for able bodied warriors, magic-wielding wizards, faith-healing
clerics, and quick-handed thieves to begin a quest requested by the Emperor of the
Southern Kingdom of Crailmia.  All interested parties can diplo me in arena 93 --
Noblish Island, c/o Will-O-Wisps (1422) or write to me at -- Robert Bennett, 317173,
4269 West M-80, Kincheloe, Mi 49784. -- the Lightbearer, mgr. Will-O-Wisps

1 July 2006
BROTHER KNIGHTS OF THE DESOLATE EMPIRE -- Hail brothers where ever you are to be
found!  We are engaging in arena 31.  Let them feel our wrath.  Onward to glory!!! --
Dark knight Blackstorm

1 July 2006
Soultaker -- Read your e-mail! -- Guardian

10 July 2006
The Dark Knights sat at the Dark Table with grim faces.  All present knew that there
could be no quarter.  The Forces of Desolation would be unleashed.  There would be no
turning back, no mercy and no hesitation to do what was necessary.  Teeth gritted and
knuckles whitened with fury as the IMPERIAL PROCLAMATION was signed by each Dark
     The Desolate Empire -- Dark Knights:  Ancient Creep, Blackstorm, Dok Sik, Goat,
Heathen, Hatebred, Kon, Osiris, Toker, Wasby the Great

14 July 2006
In response to the Desolate Empire's declaration of war, the Vendetta Cartel offers
the following response:

The members of the Vendetta Cartel can be found in 1, 8, 9, 10,  11, 14, 22, 25, 28,
31, 39, 45, 47, 50, 52, 54, 59, 60, 100, and 106.  Stop yapping in the all-arena ads,
pick an arena, issue a challenge, actually win something, and then maybe (and we
stress maybe) you may speak.  You may come to our home arenas (8, 31, and 47) and
confront us, but we suggest you learn to win in your own "home" arena (52) first.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

VED BUENS ENDE devastated SPORTS III in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
HEDED HAG vanquished BRYAN in a exciting 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
MATARSE FURY was defeated by GENE POOLE in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
DEO VOLENTE was devastated by MODERN MATURITY in a 2 minute one-sided Title contest.
HELENA demolished VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
HOT ROD was vanquished by HIDEKI HAO in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
CARY YON beat THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory brawl.
LEW SIFFER handily defeated OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
FLIGHT JOURNAL vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
TIMES vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW         6 -   2 -  1      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -   5 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   23 -  12 -  2      66  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -   9 -  1      63  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   6 -  1      25  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 539 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         1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       VED BUENS ENDE 4749        19  14  5  100 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
LUNGING ATTACK   HELENA 4037                 7   1  1   84 VALAMOND'S CREW (357)
PARRY-STRIKE     DEO VOLENTE 4751           19  13  0   80 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   HIDEKI HAO 4874             7   3  1   54 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SPORTS III 4812.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MODERN MATURITY 4855.  The ten other most popular fighters were HEDED HAG 4872, 

The least popular fighter this week was HOT ROD 4854.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SPORTS III 4812, TIMES 4908, HIDEKI HAO 4874, MATARSE FURY 4880, BRYAN 
4036, FLIGHT JOURNAL 4907, LEW SIFFER 4875, HELENA 4037, DEO VOLENTE 4751, and GENE 
POOLE 4888.


     For those of you who keep track of such things, 5 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                       SNOTTYMAN (40-3685) of THEY TRAINED ME!
                            HORRID (65-6385) of LEGION IV
                         JUDICIOUSLY (82-27214) of ADVERBS II
                      TERRICONUS (82-27651) of THE GLORIOUS DARK
                      FLABBY-O (82-30720) of STREET PIZZAD XXII

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes