Date   : 02/06/2008    Duedate: 02/19/2008


DM-22    TURN-579

This Weeks Top Honors


MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
(22-6619) [18-27-0,83]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)            WINEALOT (751)
(22-6619) [18-27-0,83]         (22-6696) [1-0-1,17]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JEROME                         DONDRIC
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)          KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
(22-6675) [12-2-0,78]          (22-6694) [6-1-1,65]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WINEALOT (751)              61
2. KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)       30      KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
3. DROP THE LEASH (701)         0      Unchartered Team
4. MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)        -18
                                       WINEALOT (751)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)    436 211 15 67.4   1/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)     7  6 0
 2/ 0*WINEALOT (751)             3   2  1 60.0   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)       7  8 0
 3/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)      106 118  3 47.3   3/ 0*WINEALOT (751)            3  2 1
 4- 3 DROP THE LEASH (701)      21  25  3 45.7   4- 3 DROP THE LEASH (701)      2  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 292): LORD BYRON of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 586): ONEWOLF of WOLFBROTHERS (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 585): SCRUFF of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 578): IO OLDEND of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 575): MANUEL PEREZ of MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 574): JUST A WIN of MASTERS OF SIN (Sin, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 571): MOLDRAUN of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 567): JACK STRAW of THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 537): SELVUN of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 528): LORIMINA of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 519): TUVOLD of TUFT-TASTIC! (Adie, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 240): PAS DE QUARTIER of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 420): ELEPHANT DUNG of WILD KINGDOM (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 193): BENITO CHATTE of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 471): VAJRA VALMEJAR of SCARLET KNIGHTS (Armalias, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 292): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 586): NEVERWAKE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 585): THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 578): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 575): MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 574): AMAZONS (?, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 571): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 567): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 537): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 528): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 519): BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 240): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 421): THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 192): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 471): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 585): FARSHOT of NEVERWAKE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 574): FLEX of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 537): BELLA DEANE of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 536): TRIANGLE MAN of NEUROMANCERS (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 518): MICK JAGGER of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 239): INSOLENT IRIS of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 191): AIKEN of SUPERIOR FORCES Y4 (Manager, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     M. Chardinee?  Jackson takes a vacation, Chucker fights a stranger, and I get
the title for defeating M. Chardinee?  This is depressing.  But at least I did win
the fight.

                                      Io Oldend

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  Practice pays for ANTHON, who pummelled VIRGINAL CONCUBINE, to pocket 
19 points.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, JEROME was winsome, after 
beating DOLBY JOSSEL and seeing him lose 14 points.  Out with the old, in with the 
new.  Enter KUNG-FU MASTER, handily defeating IO OLDEND.  With 83 points, CHUCKER 
ISTTA of MIDDLE WAY 15 takes the position of SOLVEN's Duelmaster.  Word has it one 
team in SOLVEN is using psychics to predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys 
in DROP THE LEASH are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  As 
a woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of KELLUMBO'S KIDS, so did that sorry 
team shy from DROP THE LEASH  
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Ask not for whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  More important duties call me.  Like a mixed 
metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid SOLVEN farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHUCKER ISTTA 6619           18  27  0    83       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JACKSON 6649                 17   2  0   123       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
-ULTRA FAITH 6360              8   3  3    91       DROP THE LEASH (701)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANTHON 6693                   4   3  1    82       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 JEROME 6675                  12   2  0    78       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
-JAMMER 6261                   8   3  0    75       DROP THE LEASH (701)
 IO OLDEND 6673               10   5  1    72       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 DOLBY JOSSEL 6614            15  23  0    69       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DONDRIC 6694                  6   1  1    65       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHAWLIE ISTTA 6688            5   5  1    39       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PEWTER 6647                   2   0  0    30       DROP THE LEASH (701)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIPSTICK 6686                 5   5  1    21       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 PETITE SIRAH 6696             1   0  1    17       WINEALOT (751)
 GRGICH 6699                   1   0  0    15       WINEALOT (751)
 SOUR GRAPE 6697               1   0  0    13       WINEALOT (751)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
GARBIN MOORIS 6700      2  3 0 MIDDLE WAY 15 747    PETITE SIRAH 6696     579   
SOUR PEAR 6695          0  1 0 WINEALOT 751         MOUNTAIN TROLL        579  NONE
TODAY 6698              0  1 0 WINEALOT 751         BLACK ORC             579  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ultra Faith -- Who the heck are YOU?  I was expecting my sweet Jackson, not some bum
with a nasty expression.  Go away. -- Chucker Istta

Anthon -- It's the pits, isn't it?  You have to win might fast to put one over on ME.
Of course, lots of people do.... -- Dolby Jossel

Jerome -- Bummer. -- Chawlie Istta
P.S.  Let's go find a bar and get totally mokus.

Pewter -- I will.  You're probably bad for my health.  All the lead in that alloy,
y'know. -- Garbin Mooris

15 January 2008
                                 Order of Lost Souls

     Where there is a beginning, there is an end.  Where there is a whole, there is a
part.  Where there is light, there is dark.  All these are found to be true and along
with the most important, when something is lost it can always be found.
     Many a person has walked this land in one form or another.  Some truly believe
that here is there and there is here but who really knows?  Among the peoples of this
great land many have felt lost in time and in place.  Some have gone as far as to be
lost of soul....
     Although most are thought to have been born into this world in a mortal way, no
one can be sure.  Life is something they have in a way but a torturous joke to them
in all others.  They live in a sense as they are here and now and having mind and
knowledge.  They are flesh and blood of one sort of another.  They cast a shadow as
all things living do.  Blood courses through their veins.
     These beings have become wraiths drifting here and there, knowing that they
truly belong nowhere.  Searching for that one thing that they seem to be missing or
the one thing in them that puts them beyond others.  These people have become masters
of many things as time seems to have no hold.  For not even time can find those that
are truly lost.  Many of these beings have drifted toward the gladiatorial games.  In
the blood and chaos of the arenas something holds them like no other.  It's the loss
of something they have never had or something they had so long ago it seems to have
never been.  LIFE.
     A few of the more shall we say "human" of these beings have settled into many
arenas around the land.  The loss of life and the crazed emotions of the arenas
giving them glimpses of things they longed for but seemed incapable of attaining.
     A number of these lost ones saw in each other something that might be able to
help the other.  They spent many a day traveling to and fro, for what is time to one
who it doesn't touch.  The more time they spent together the more they seemed to
change.  No one noticed the change in the others but each recognized it in himself.
Years passed and the changes stopped.  Each had been changed in different ways but
all felt more whole.  A discussion ensued between them.  They came to a realization
that in each other they had found parts of themselves that had been missing.  Then
came the next thought.  If they could find more of like minded lost ones they might
eventually find what they always wanted, their true selves.
     The group settled down to think things through.  They finally came up with an
idea they all could accept.  They would form an organization that through their
arenas through out the land they would seek out other lost ones.  If they were of
like mind they would be invited to join the group and seek that special something
they all desired.
     This was how it began and how it still is.  The Order of Lost Souls was formed
and the search began.  The original members numbered six.  They were Baphomet,
Blackstorm, Hammer, JGW, Reaper and Wretch.  These members of the Order spread their
gladiator stables through out the realm seeking others like them.  Through blood and
death they lived through others.  One day hoping to live for themselves.  For as they
all know what is lost must eventually be found....

28 January 2008
MAUL RATS:  Since the Bashing style has often been maligned in the forums, it is time
to give the style a little tough love with the following concept:  An ALL-BASHER
arena.  The rules are simple--enter the arena as a rookie basher.  That's it.  RSI
said I need to get 20 managers on board and I'm about half way there.  If you are
interested in taking part, PM me in the forums or email me:  chase at accesspr.com
and put D2 in the subject header.

Chase a.k.a. SwineTiger

2 February 2008
ATTENTION EVERYONE -- In March I am going to do manager lists for all arenas.  This
is part of my ongoing and undoubtedly largely futile attempt to get my lists
organized.  If you think I might not know who you are or if you think I might and
you'd rather I not share that information, let me know this month!  You can e-mail
me at Sue at solberg dash mathews dot com (replacing the at, dash and dot with
appropriate characters.  You can send a diplo to The Saint.  You can put an ad in
the newsletter.  Semaphore doesn't work so well, nor does telepathy. -- The Saint,
keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TODAY was dealt death by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
SOUR PEAR was barely slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
IO OLDEND was handily defeated by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute one-sided match.
CHUCKER ISTTA bested DONDRIC in a popular 4 minute one-sided Title contest.
DOLBY JOSSEL was savagely defeated by JEROME in a 2 minute mismatched competition.
ANTHON overpowered VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
CHAWLIE ISTTA devastated LIPSTICK in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
GARBIN MOORIS was easily killed by PETITE SIRAH in a 1 minute uneven melee.
GRGICH vanquished POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SOUR GRAPE vanquished FRIENDLY CONSTABLE 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|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW         8 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   2 -  1      82  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   2 -  1      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  15 -  2      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  11 -  1      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         TOTAL PARRY        5 -  19 -  0      21  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 579 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   ANTHON 6693                 4   3  1   82 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
SLASHING ATTACK  IO OLDEND 6673             10   5  1   72 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
LUNGING ATTACK   DONDRIC 6694                6   1  1   65 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JEROME 6675.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
DONDRIC 6694.  The ten other most popular fighters were JEROME 6675, SOUR PEAR 6695, 

The least popular fighter this week was GARBIN MOORIS 6700.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were LIPSTICK 6686, SOUR GRAPE 6697, PETITE SIRAH 6696, CHAWLIE 
ISTTA 6688, IO OLDEND 6673, GRGICH 6699, ANTHON 6693, DOLBY JOSSEL 6614, TODAY 6698,