Date   : 08/09/2012    Duedate: 08/22/2012


DM-24    TURN-691

This Weeks Top Honors


(24-4964) [15-19-0,76]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JOBERT DONNER                  WHAT?
KRILL CAVALRY (403)            TRIBE (507)
(24-4964) [15-19-0,76]         (24-4991) [5-0-1,71]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KRILL CAVALRY (403)            TRIBE (507)
(24-4964) [15-19-0,76]         (24-4994) [4-1-1,46]


TRIBE (507)

Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TRIBE (507)                 43
2. WRESTLING (501)              8      WRESTLING (501)
3. SHEWISH BUFFET (510)         0      Unchartered Team
4. KRILL CAVALRY (403)         -9
                                       TRIBE (507)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*TRIBE (507)               20   6  3 76.9   1/ 2*TRIBE (507)               6  2 1
 2/ 3 WRESTLING (501)          117  53  2 68.8   2/ 1 KRILL CAVALRY (403)       5 10 0
 3/ 4 KRILL CAVALRY (403)      895 939 27 48.8   3/ 3 WRESTLING (501)           3  0 0
 4- 5*SHEWISH BUFFET (510)       2   3  0 40.0   4- 4*SHEWISH BUFFET (510)      2  3 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                        6 Months Ago -- The Eastern Deserts

     The battlefield was shrouded in darkness, save for the torches carried by a
number of the soldiers and several magical orbs of light, which circled above lazily
at the command of the wizards.  The engagement had been a short one, as three huge,
lumbering Phase Dragons burst from the nearby caverns and ran straight into the fully
prepared army.  The archers took a savage toll on the beasts before the elite
gladiators charged in to finish the fray.  As the soldiers cleared the massive bodies
from the cavern mouth a small group of hooded men gathered a short distance away.
     "There is no question about it.  These are creatures from the Kaikwok Gate."
said Rillion, thoughtfully stroking his short beard. "I just don't understand how
they are accessing our world again despite the gate being completely sealed."
     Alongside the mage, the manager known as The Greek Guy sharpened a gleaming
battle axe.  "The Dark One said something about a rift or tear.  I'm not really up on
Gate Metaphysics, Rill.  All I know is they're here and they shouldn't be."
     "Managerr said they wouldn't be gone long." Added Rascally Rabbit, looking far
more sinister than his manager name implied, "and that we needed to hold this area
until they got back.  So that's what we need to do."
     One of the scouts shouted a brief warning and the soldiers assumed battle
formation once more.  The three arena managers stepped back behind a shield thrown up
by Rillion and prepared for a second engagement.  Within a moment, a snarling wave of
Jaguar warriors erupted from the cavern, pouring out toward the soldiers.
     The Greek Guy took the point and motioned to the troops.  "Move to engage!  Form
up!  Initiate Shield Wall!  Archers, volley fire!"
     A cloud of enchanted arrows hissed into the night, and then descended to shower
death upon the charging Jaguar warriors.  Scores of the beast men went down under the
fire but it was just a small fraction of their overall numbers.  Within a moment the
first ranks of the jaguars leapt upon the prepared troops, tearing and rending with
their razor sharp talons and fangs.  Despite the massive numbers, the shield wall
held, and the gate beasts seemed to be taking the worst of the exchange.  After a
moment, however, the Jaguar Warriors found some holes in the ranks and burst through,
creating havoc amongst the defenders.
     "Second line-- advance!  First line-- fall back!"
     The first defensive line fell back in an organized retreat, while a second wave
of defenders moved up.  Within a moment, they formed up to from a second defensive
line, while those formerly in the front line moved back to regroup.  At the same
time, another wave of arrows showered from the sky and cut down the confused Jaguar
     "We learned a lot from the first Gate incursion." Rillion commented to RR.  "The
Jaguar Warriors can be a terror one on one, but they don't fight well in organized
battles.  Those enchanted arrows help a lot, too.  One shot, one kill."
     Despite the confident words, the Jaguars were inflicting a savage toll on the
soldiers.  It was true, that the majority of the troops were gladiators and former
gladiators who were now protected by immortality magic, but still if they were
consumed by the Gate monsters, there would be no return.  As the battle raged, it
became clear that there were too many Jaguar warriors for the small army to defeat.
Rillion flicked his staff and sent a fireball into the Jaguar's flank.  It erupted
into a flaming explosion of heat and pressure, sending scores of the beast men
flying.  As he did so, the Rabbit gathered a nearby troop and rushed to cut off a
Jaguar offensive.
     The Greek Guy motioned for the trumpeters to sound the retreat.  "Back up the
hill!  Form defensive units.  Skirmishers forward to slow the advance."
     "This is not going well." Rillion commented as he blasted away a row of Jaguars
with a bolt of lightning.
     As he prepared a second bolt, he noticed a large vortex opening nearby.  A
travelling Gate was being opened.  Which meant either more Jaguars, or...?
     A second small army of heavily armored gladiator-soldiers appeared.  At their 
head rode Managerr, on a white stallion, and the Dark One, on his black gelding.
They motioned and their warriors charged into the Jaguar Warriors flank.  The numbers
now more even, the first army charged down the hill.  Within minutes the Jaguar
forces were destroyed.  Only a handful survived to flee back into the cavern.
     "Good timing."  Rascally Rabbit chuckled, his eyebrow arched, "You couldn't have
arrived just a touch sooner?"
     "It took us a while to scout out the ruins of our old training grounds on the
other side of the Kaikwok Gate." Managerr responded, "We stopped by to gather the
second division, as we thought we might need the manpower.  Apparently we were right.
The other side of the old Gate is completely empty.  They are all gone."
     "Gone?  There were millions of beings on that world.  You're telling me that
they're all gone?"
     The Dark One waved his staff and a vision of the Kaikwok Gate world appeared.
It was decimated.  Forests burned and blasted, temples shattered, riverbeds and lakes
dried up and shriveled.  "As he said.  All gone.  We detected residual magic.  Gate
magic.  I am not certain if it was left from an invader that came, exterminated that
world and enslaved what was left of the population or possibly the denizens of that
world developed Gate travel on its own and departed a dying world.  We have no way of
knowing which is the case."
     The Greek Guy received a message from one of the army runners, read it quickly
and motioned to his fellows.  "The engineers are ready."
     He motioned to a figure high up on the cliffside above the cave.  In a moment, a
thunderous explosion shook the ground.  Instantly a shower of boulders, shards of
stone and dirt rained down, burying the cavern opening under half the mountainside.
     Rillion nodded.  "That will do for this Gate access, but I expect there will be

           Three Months Ago -- The Dark Citadel -- Isle of of the Eye

     The Brotherhood of the Blade sat around the titanic obsidian table where they
often planned and plotted together.  This occasion was more serious, however, than
their usual debates over gladiatorial tactics and battle plans.  They were instead
embroiled in a lengthy discourse regarding the ongoing Gate incursions that had been
     "Sheila and her mage council can't figure out how to stop it." Managerr noted.
     "Sheila?"  The Greek Guy chuckled, "First name basis now, are we?"
     Managerr smirked at him.  "They can close the Gate opening when they find it,
but then another one opens somewhere else within a few days.  At some point they are
going to get access in a remote area and we won't find it in time.  If they can move
in a large force, it will be next to impossible to beat them back and close the
access.  It will be a mess."
     "And we still have no idea who is behind this and what's going on." Rillion
     "What we do know is that we don't have enough days in the week to keep running
around closing gates and fighting battles.  We're shorthanded.  Zalgor's missing in
action and Caesar is off-world fighting wars of his own.  Without their forces it's
even worse."  Rascally Rabbit shuffled through his roster.  "I've lost 15% of my
personal troops and I know you all have suffered losses as well."
     Managerr agreed.  "We're definitely short on members.  Mad Max and Tig Toad are
retired.  With Zalgor inactive and Caesar battling Picts or whatnot, we are at five
members.  Just barely enough in normal times and way short in these times."
     "We need to recruit some new members." The Greek Guy stated.  "We have a
tournament coming up and can talk to some managers there.  We need to find those who
are like-minded and who would get along with the rest of us, which is not always
     "Agreed." said the Dark One from beneath his cowl, "We can then announce our new
members.  We need more men and more troops.  I think we all have some candidates in
mind.  First, they must have no other allegiances.  Second, they must have the
martial knowledge we expect from our members.  And, the Greek Guy mentioned, they
have to be able to deal with us."

                        Present Day -- the Isle of the Eye
     One of the arena scribes rushed into the GC headquarters.  "We need 100 runners
to travel to every city in the land.  We're being paid 1,000 gold sovereigns to get
the news out!"
     "What news?"
     "The Brotherhood of the Blade is expanding!!  Here is the announcement!"
              *****                   *****                   *****
     Hear Ye!  Hear Ye!  The Brotherhood of the Blade has chosen to add the following
new members to our ranks.  Effective immediately, the following managers have been
offered and have accepted membership to the Brotherhood:

May their successes be great and their victories many under our banner!

     Officially -- Managerr -- Grand High Moose of the Brotrotherhood of the Blade

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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 351): IMA SLAYER of YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 703): SEVEN WIT of WRATHMEN DM 20 (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 703): FAITH of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 688): ROMO of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 690): WWC of WRESTLING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 687): VOLDEMORT of SAY MY NAME (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 684): BETTEY DECKER of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 685): PROFESSOR PUTT of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 648): PRINCESS BUBBLEGUM of ADVENTURE TIME 2 (Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 645): STRAY CAT of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 636): SHELLEY ANN of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 298): ANASTASIUS of DARQUE AGES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 530): KUNG PAO KOLACTAN of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 252): B'ZIADUL of WRATHMEN XIV (Kharadmon, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 588): GAMBIT of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 351): YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 703): THE JOKER'S WILD (Sir Jessie Jest, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 703): THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 688): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 690): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 687): SAY MY NAME (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 684): WRATHMEN (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 685): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 648): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 645): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 636): BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 298): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 530): WRATHMEN (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 252): ARENAS III (Kharadmon?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 588): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 703): SEVEN WIT of WRATHMEN DM 20 (Kharadmon, mgr.)
                   (turn 702): BLOOD MONKEY of SNUGGLEBUNNIES (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 703): FAITH of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 690): WWC of WRESTLING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 645): CIRCE of LADY OF THE MOON (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 635): MARCI FOOTE of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 297): SAVAGE SNOWBALL of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 529): LILLY SCOOTER of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  ZORPUNT needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  Too bad, KRILL 
CAVALRY, but TRIBE was just too good to be stopped.  MVP award for WHAT??  TRIBE's 
proud of him after beating DONNY POOLE and getting 11 points.  Talk about yer big 
time losers!  EDGAR MOONE got smashed by SCENARIO, and lost 5 points!  Don't you 
think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think WWC should let JOBERT DONNER be 
Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  I hear the top team insists all 
their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  Like, is DONNY POOLE popular, or 
what?  He was challenged the most in all of ZORPUNT!  He's got a 10-31-0, is that 
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All ZORPUNT ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  It was kind of sad, seeing old DONNY POOLE stumbling around 
the arena, before WHAT? finished him off.  Oh well!  What if they had a fight and 
nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     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.  Its been 
really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOBERT DONNER 4964           15  19  0    76       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHAT? 4991                    5   0  1    71       TRIBE (507)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAN I KICK IT? 4993           6   0  0    60       TRIBE (507)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCENARIO 4994                 4   1  1    46       TRIBE (507)
 POGO POLEN 5016               7   3  0    44       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 EDGAR MOONE 5017              4   5  1    35       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHILI CON CARNAGE 5020        1   0  0    20       SHEWISH BUFFET (510)
 PHIFE 5015                    3   1  0    16       TRIBE (507)
 EL SEGUNDO 4992               2   3  1    16       TRIBE (507)
-HERO SANDWICH 5021            1   0  0    15       SHEWISH BUFFET (510)
 TARABOLT STONE 5023           1   3  0     6       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DONNY POOLE 4956       10 31 0 KRILL CAVALRY 403    WHAT? 4991            691   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Chili Con Carnage and Hero Sandwich -- You're LEAVING?  But there's nothing to EAT
here. -- Krill Cavalry

Our congratulations to Wwc. -- Jorja and Krill Cavalry

Chili Con Carnage -- Wow!  Hot!  But I like it anyway. -- Tarabolt Stone

And 3-1 against standbys.  Truly, this arena is almost as badly off as when we first
came here, long ago. -- the rest of Krill Cavalry

     Maybe worse!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WHAT? butchered DONNY POOLE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
WWC vanquished JOBERT DONNER in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
EDGAR MOONE was savagely defeated by SCENARIO in a 2 minute gruesome fight.
CAN I KICK IT? bested POGO POLEN in a 1 minute gory contest.
EL SEGUNDO overpowered TARABOLT STONE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
PHIFE devastated CONVICTED THIEF 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                  3         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   4 -  0      73  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   22 -   8 -  2      73  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -   3 -  1      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW        13 -  10 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   9 -  0      10  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 691 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   WHAT? 4991                  5   0  1   71 TRIBE (507)
AIMED BLOW       CAN I KICK IT? 4993         6   0  0   60 TRIBE (507)
SLASHING ATTACK  SCENARIO 4994               4   1  1   46 TRIBE (507)
WALL OF STEEL    POGO POLEN 5016             7   3  0   44 KRILL CAVALRY (403)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JOBERT DONNER 4964.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SCENARIO 4994.  The ten other most popular fighters were CAN I KICK IT? 
4993, WHAT? 4991, EL SEGUNDO 4992, PHIFE 5015, DONNY POOLE 4956, EDGAR MOONE 5017, 

The least popular fighter this week was POGO POLEN 5016.  The other ten least popular 
4956, PHIFE 5015, EL SEGUNDO 4992, WHAT? 4991, CAN I KICK IT? 4993, SCENARIO 4994, 
and  0.

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

WWC (24-4996) WRESTLING (501)