Date   : 08/18/2005    Duedate: 08/31/2005


DM-24    TURN-511

This Weeks Top Honors


(24-4588) [10-4-0,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TENTACRUEL                     INNY MEANIE
WATER DECK (459)               MONEY PIT (475)
(24-4588) [10-4-0,115]         (24-4656) [2-0-0,17]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PINE LEAF                      TENTACRUEL
KRILL CAVALRY (403)            WATER DECK (459)
(24-4580) [18-19-0,87]         (24-4588) [10-4-0,115]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WATER DECK (459)            30
2. STAR DRECK (467)            10      STAR DRECK (467)
3. KRILL CAVALRY (403)          6      Unchartered Team
4. MONEY PIT (475)              5
5. AUSSIE KILLERS (455)       -21      MONEY PIT (475)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*MONEY PIT (475)            4   0  0  100   1/ 1 KRILL CAVALRY (403)       7  8 0
 2/ 2 STAR DRECK (467)          13   2  0 86.7   2/ 3*MONEY PIT (475)           4  0 0
 3/ 3 WATER DECK (459)          78  43  4 64.5   3/ 4 WATER DECK (459)          4  1 0
 4/ 4 AUSSIE KILLERS (455)     115 108  4 51.6   4/ 2 AUSSIE KILLERS (455)      3  6 0
 5/ 5 KRILL CAVALRY (403)      473 484 13 49.4   5/ 5 STAR DRECK (467)          1  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[ Deep Waters #1 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     The Great White Shark surfaced and glided to the stone wall of the harbor.  He
had chosen a deserted section at the north end; the lights were all at the other end,
across the river's mouth.  There was no one to see him as he climbed the steps built
into the wall of the waterfront.  No one except, he hoped, his teammate Stonefish,
although the Stonefish had his own prey to hunt this night.  No, the Fish was there.
Shark flicked moisture off his body with a twitch of powerful muscles and accepted
the hooded robe the Fish held out to him.
     Ever courteous to a fellow predator, Shark asked, "How was your hunting
     "Inconclusive."  The Stonefish peered around in the darkness, then led the way
down an alley.  Over his shoulder, he said, "There WAS something there, the hairy
little fishbait had that right.  But it slipped away too quickly.  Yours?"
     The Shark licked his thin lips.  It was a land-animal's gesture, but he had come
to appreciate it.  "Very good."
     "You probably shouldn't have eaten another gladiator."  There was no accusation
in the comment, just thoughtful observation.  "And these landsmen would probably
prefer that you showed remorse."
     The Shark twitched a massive shoulder.  "What is there to regret?  Everyone
dies.  That is the way of life.  And Limpette's death was clean.  Quick.  No one
could ask more."
     "Tell that to the mammals."
     Shark flicked the comment away.  He had more interesting news to impart.  "How
deep would you say the lake is, here at Zorpunt's harbor?"
     Stonefish shrugged.  "I have no idea.  Forty or fifty feet?" he guessed.
"Certainly no more.  The boats that come here only draw ten feet at the most.  Well,
perhaps twelve for the largest.  So?"
     "Out there," the Shark gestured with one webbed hand, "no more than thirty yards
out, the bottom drops away to...a depth I have not yet plumbed.  But very deep.  And
the water changes from fresh to salt."  He licked his lips again.  "I like my meat
with salt on it."
     "Some of the wizard's doing, you think?"
     "What else could it be?"  The Shark walked in silence for several minutes.
Neither he nor Stonefish were bothered by the darkness of the streets or the
possibility of footpads.  "The wizard.  Great Khaldren, he calls himself.  But he is
a shark, too.  I know another predator when I smell one.  I wonder what game HE is


     Tomath Woodman, Convincian Hero of Tobir's arena, backed his chair up against
the wall and shivered.  When Jessaro Dra, the Mordant Escapee, brought him a mug of
hot mulled wine, he accepted it gratefully and took a deep swallow.  "There's
something out there, Jess," he said.  He shot an uneasy glance over his shoulder at
the tavern's dark windows.  "Something...weird."
     "I believe it!"  Dra gestured toward the bar, where several other standbys and
even Arenamaster Vasku stood drinking.  "They've got an unbelievable story to tell
about Monster Vegetables--"
     Woodman shook his head.  "I heard that when I came in.  This is something
different.  Something out in the lake."
     "A lake monster?"  The other sat back, disappointed.  "People are always talking
about lake monsters, and how many are ever displayed on the shore?"
     "This is real," Woodman insisted.  He shivered again.  Dra noted that the man
was soaking wet.  True, it was raining, but Woodman was wetter than just from rain.
"I was night-fishing, and something grabbed the boat, tipped it over.  Tentacles--"
     Dra sighed.  "ALL lake monsters have tentacles.  It's a rule, almost."
     Woodman's bloodshot eyes met his.  "You don't believe me."
     "Well, Tom, I know you don't MEAN to exaggerate, but--"
     "Wait till it comes ashore and then tell me there are no lake monsters."

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Ah!  At long last I am back on top!  Err...ummm...hmmm.... <loss for words>

There!  I've written something!  You happy now, Krill Cavalry?!?!

-- Stonefish

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome ZORPUNT.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have 
I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  What's with BILL POOLE?  He 
actually beat AUSSIE KILLERS' KING BROWN SNAKE, and walked away with 15 more points 
from the fight.  Laughs were big at KRILL CAVALRY while they watched BILL POOLE 
clobber KING BROWN SNAKE.  He lost 11 points and got bruised from objects thrown from 
the stands.  Apparently ZORPUNT isn't filled with as many gutless wonders as I 
thought.  The Dreaded Duelmaster got 2 challenges this turn!  Another fighter 
(TENTACRUEL 10-4-0) challenged another Duelmaster (STONEFISH 25-15-0).  Life goes on. 
I'm sure ZORPUNT is excited about TENTACRUEL, the new Duelmaster from WATER DECK.  
(remember?)  But when you've seen as many as I have...  Wouldn't it be nice to have 
live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted 
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  The 
most avoided team was AUSSIE KILLERS.  In my day, no team with a 115-105-4 would 
scare me off!  What's the problem, WATER DECK?   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover 
stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  Are 
you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TENTACRUEL 4588              10   4  0   115       WATER DECK (459)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAMES T. JERK 4590           13   2  0   104       STAR DRECK (467)
 STONEFISH 4489               25  15  0    98       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
 JOE POOLE 4534               20  19  0    94       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PINE LEAF 4580               18  19  0    87       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
-TIGER SHARK 4575              9   8  0    73       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BILL POOLE 4634              10   5  1    62       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUBBA JONES 4621             11   8  0    56       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 KING BROWN SNAKE 4635         8   6  0    49       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
-OMASTAR 4665                  4   0  0    43       WATER DECK (459)
 TRINA LARK 4615              10  12  0    42       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VAPOREON 4613                 3   3  0    31       WATER DECK (459)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INNY MEANIE 4656              2   0  0    17       MONEY PIT (475)
-DEATH ADDER 4582              2   6  0    16       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
 ULTIMATE SIN 4659             2   0  0    10       MONEY PIT (475)
 CLOYSTER 4666                 0   1  0     7       WATER DECK (459)
 TAIPAN 4667                   0   2  0     2       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

That's what everyone says, but they're actually pretty ripe.  Trees and grasses are
no respecters of persons.

     I think there's someone else on the line. -- Ed.

King Brown Snake -- Really, you need to work on your clothing.  Brown!  So drab.
Liven it up with accent colors.  Red, for instance--have you got some red blood in
you that could improve your looks? -- Bill Poole, always anxious to help

M. Chardinee?  What a silly match!  He is not my equal, and I proved it with deadly
force, although the arenamaster stepped in at the last minute.  Spoilsport. -- Joe

The Veteran Mercenary is sinisterly LEFT-HANDED!  Why is this allowed?  It is
perverse. -- Pine Leaf

The Userous Merchant?  It is to laugh.  So long as I don't get into debt to him,
there is no problem. -- Trina Lark

These Rirorni are too damned ambitious for my taste! -- Bubba Jones

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

JAMES T. JERK bested JOE POOLE in a action packed 1 minute master's Challenge fight.
TENTACRUEL savagely defeated STONEFISH in a 4 minute veteran's Challenge Title melee.
TAIPAN was bested by INNY MEANIE in a 2 minute novice's Challenge contest.
PINE LEAF was overpowered by WARTORTLE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
KING BROWN SNAKE lost to BILL POOLE in a 2 minute bloody fight.
TRINA LARK was overpowered by CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute gory mismatched brawl.
BUBBA JONES handily defeated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute uneven melee.
ULTIMATE SIN unbelievably bested CLOYSTER in a 3 minute gruesome novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         6 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    17 -   6 -  0      74  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   4 -  1      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY        8 -  11 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -  11 -  0      31  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 511 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  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   TENTACRUEL 4588            10   4  0  115 WATER DECK (459)
LUNGING ATTACK   JAMES T. JERK 4590         13   2  0  104 STAR DRECK (467)
TOTAL PARRY      STONEFISH 4489             25  15  0   98 AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
WALL OF STEEL    JOE POOLE 4534             20  19  0   94 KRILL CAVALRY (403)
SLASHING ATTACK  BILL POOLE 4634            10   5  1   62 KRILL CAVALRY (403)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PINE LEAF 4580.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was TENTACRUEL 4588.  The ten other most popular fighters were BILL POOLE 4634, JAMES 

The least popular fighter this week was ULTIMATE SIN 4659.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TRINA LARK 4615, PINE LEAF 4580, JOE POOLE 4534, KING BROWN 
4667, and JAMES T. JERK 4590.

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

WARTORTLE (24-4521) WATER DECK (459)