Date   : 10/06/2003    Duedate: 10/18/2003


DM-25    TURN-462

This Weeks Top Honors


(25-4337) [16-8-2,96]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PRIMATES-R-US (389)            KNIGHTS OF CAMELOT (77)
(25-4442) [10-1-0,103]         (25-496) [2-1-0,22]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

APE WILD                       APE WILD
PRIMATES-R-US (389)            PRIMATES-R-US (389)
(25-4337) [16-8-2,96]          (25-4337) [16-8-2,96]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PRIMATES-R-US (389)         31
2. KNIGHTS OF CAMELOT (77)     31      PRIMATES-R-US (389)
3. EASTERN HORDE (367)          0      Unchartered Team
4. THE NATURALS (259)           0
5. CHAUCERS WORDS (452)         0      KNIGHTS OF CAMELOT (77)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*OTHER GAMES (424)          4   1  0 80.0   1/ 1 PRIMATES-R-US (389)      10  0 1
 2- 2 THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)  16   9  2 64.0   2/ 8*KNIGHTS OF CAMELOT (77)   4  2 0
 3- 3 CHAUCERS WORDS (452)      41  28  1 59.4   3- 3 EASTERN HORDE (367)       3  0 0
 4/ 4 PRIMATES-R-US (389)       95  75  4 55.9   4- 4 THE NATURALS (259)        3  2 0
 5/ 9*KNIGHTS OF CAMELOT (77)    5   4  1 55.6   5- 2 CHAUCERS WORDS (452)      2  3 0
 6- 5 EASTERN HORDE (367)       14  14  1 50.0   6- 6*OTHER GAMES (424)         1  0 0
 7- 7 WINDY CITY WOMEN (440)    86 100 14 46.2   7- 9 WINDY CITY WOMEN (440)    1  4 0
 8- 8 THE NATURALS (259)       111 135  7 45.1   8-10*PRESIDENTIAL? (459)       0  1 0
 9-10*PRESIDENTIAL? (459)        1   2  0 33.3   9- 7 THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)  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 Aruaki Clanhold #119 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     Karanjal of Zorpunt held the invitation to adventure while Daisy January swung
the hammer with more determination than skill.  He would have felt safer if HE had
been the one with the hammer, but there was no arguing with a determined woman who
didn't want to listen.  But if "safe" had been something that really mattered to him,
he'd never have become a gladiator.
     "You really expect someone to respond to this...invitation to disaster?" he
     "Not anyone with YOUR attitude.  It's an invitation to ADVENTURE.  To explore
the whole issue of why Krael is attacking coastal towns.  And yes," Daisy said
calmly, "I DO expect people to respond."  She glanced over her shoulder at him, then
stepped away from the wall.  "You should know how bored warriors can get on the Isle,
after all.
     Karanjal shrugged, but he could hardly argue with that.  "You'd better have a
definite plan," he warned her.
     "I do.  I'll tell you about it over lunch."  She set off briskly toward a small
cafe the gladiators in Tobir favored.
     "Tell me while we walk," he suggested.  "I can't bear to wait that long."
     "Ha ha.  Like this was some huge city that it would take more than ten minutes
to walk across."  She frowned straight ahead, then shrugged slightly.  "Okay.  This
won't be the first time gladiators have investigated Krael, you know.  There was a
group from Point and Iaye that set out to do that several years ago--"
     "I don't think I ever heard of that," Karanjal admitted.  "What happened?"
     "It was hard to find out."  She ducked under the awning that protected the front
of the cafe and made for a booth against the far wall.  When Karanjal slid in across
from her, she said, "I had a hard time finding any information about it--"  To the
waiter she said, "Pizza with everything, I don't want to piss off the pizza guys."
     Her companion frowned.  "Is this a joke?"
     "Hey, the Pizza Guys here in Tobir carry swords!  I don't want them mad at me!"
     "If you say so.  What about Krael?"
     "I did manage to find one of the gladiators that went on that expedition, and he
said--well, he said a lot of stuff, but the important thing was that some kind of
time shift occurred, and when they came back to OUR time from the last days of Krael,
someone from then came too."
     "Oh...shoot," Karanjal said softly.  "I don't like where I think this is going.
There were a lot of wizards in Krael, especially in the 'last days'.  If one of THEM
came to our time...."
     "Exactly.  Quite a possible adventure, don't you think?"

           + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Andorians Abroad #16 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Possibly Zuwayza:

     It seemed to take Tankesh forever to fall out of the Gate, his motion slowed to
the point where he wasn't even sure he was moving at all.  And then there was a sort
of soundless click, and the floor came up fast and hard, knocking the breath out of
him as he hit and rolled.
     Voices speaking akkhadic, upper-class accents.  Shouting.  No time to sort
things out.  Gasping for breath but too well-trained to pause, he rolled to his feet
with his sword out, ending crouched and ready for anything.  By the grace of all the
gods, he was face to face with the Karnhorn vizier, Khannarth.  The man who had
betrayed his city and his ruler, plotted with the Satrap's First Wife to turn over
the Zuwayza to the minions of Inzolas, tried to have the Satrap's Second Wife and
Tankesh killed.....  Ah, it was GOOD to be here, now, and ready.
     The Vizier was looking past him and commanding someone to "get him!"
     Right, voices, plural.  Other people in the room.  Probably guards.  Tankesh
took a quick slash at the retreating Vizier; not a killing blow, but he felt the
resistance of clothing and flesh.  Continued the motion into a turn.  Right, guards.
Two...three.  Startled by his arrival out of nowhere, not expecting him to come
around so fast.  The first man would never have a chance to adjust his thinking; the
slash aimed at HIM gutted him and nearly cut him in two.  The second was a little
farther back.  He might recover, if he got the bleeding stopped in time.  But with
only one hand left to use, that wasn't likely.  Shocked by the unexpected and extreme
violence, he was out of the fight.  Khannarth was screaming orders behind him, and
the third man was leveling his spear for a charge.  Stupid weapon to carry indoors,
maybe it was tradition, maybe it was just ornamental, didn't matter.
     Tankesh edged to the right, drawing the spearman's attention with him.  When the
man was fully committed, all his momentum focused into the charge, Tankesh ducked to
the left.  Tripped over his first victim but rolled and came up again, whacked the
spear in two in passing, kicked the man in the belly as his charge brought him within 
range, and turned to face Khannarth again.
     The Vizier was holding his robes against a bleeding chest wound with one hand
and tugging on a bell-pull with the other.  Tankesh lunged closer and cut through
bell rope.
     And then froze as a man with a cocked and ready crossbow appeared in the doorway
behind the Vizier.  More than one man, and several with crossbows.  Karnhorns, of
course.  Damn.  They were all dressed alike, no doubt a uniform, but not the same as
worn by the three guards he'd just dealt with.  Khannarth began babbling out
accusations and orders.
     The first of the newcomers silenced him with a curt word.  "You will BOTH
explain yourself to the Exalted Satrap, may His justice be swift and sure," the man
said.  He gestured them out into the hallway with his crossbow.  "Now."

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
LYRATILAN brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  KNIGHTS OF CAMELOT turned their 
3-0-0 turn into a 2nd place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, 
and you get put on hit lists.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see GRAPE 
APE win a fight and gain 16 points, terribly.  And if variety is the spice of life, 
LYRATILAN may be getting bland, as APE WILD stays top dog in the city.  I'm not in a 
very good mood today, but why am I telling you this?  You want to know what's new, 
don't you, LYRATILAN?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.   
     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.  We're all going to die in the end, so why 
worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Just wait 'till next time I show up 
here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide 

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 APE WILD 4337                16   8  2    96       PRIMATES-R-US (389)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MONKEY DO 4152               19  18  0   127       PRIMATES-R-US (389)
 MONKEY WRENCH 4442           10   1  0   103       PRIMATES-R-US (389)
-PEROXIDE 2926                13   9  2    99       THE NATURALS (259)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ABSOLUCIOUN 4872              7   8  0    76       CHAUCERS WORDS (452)
-SOVEREYN 4870                10   5  0    72       CHAUCERS WORDS (452)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ROXXY 4753                    8   9  2    52       WINDY CITY WOMEN (440)
-BATAILLES 4869                6   3  1    52       CHAUCERS WORDS (452)
-ASHERON'S CALL 4501           4   1  0    52       OTHER GAMES (424)
-SQUYER 4871                   9   6  0    47       CHAUCERS WORDS (452)
 GRAPE APE 4949                4   1  0    45       PRIMATES-R-US (389)
-LADY ZVORKNAR 4873            5   0  0    43       EASTERN HORDE (367)
 JUNGLE JIM 4713               6   1  0    36       PRIMATES-R-US (389)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KING OF QUAM 4880             4   2  1    34       EASTERN HORDE (367)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SLACKER 4884                  4   2  0    31       THE NATURALS (259)
-BIG HOUSE BOSS 4906           3   2  1    26       WINDY CITY WOMEN (440)
-SOFA KING 4874                2   2  0    26       EASTERN HORDE (367)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ALBINO ASSASSIN 4817          3   9  0    22       THE NATURALS (259)
 SIR AGRAVAINE 496             2   1  0    22       KNIGHTS OF CAMELOT (77)
-NAUGHTY ONE 4964              1   0  0    20       WINDY CITY WOMEN (440)
-SHE-MAN 4904                  3   2  1    19       WINDY CITY WOMEN (440)
 SIR PALOMIDES 493             2   1  1    15       KNIGHTS OF CAMELOT (77)
-GEORGE SHRUB 4945             1   2  0    15       PRESIDENTIAL? (459)
 SIR LANCELOT 495              1   2  0    14       KNIGHTS OF CAMELOT (77)
-CRISP 4840                    2   7  0    13       WINDY CITY WOMEN (440)
-LITE SLEEPER 4965             1   0  0    13       THE NATURALS (259)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MERYE 4868             9  6 0 CHAUCERS WORDS 452    APE WILD 4337         460         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

9 September 2003
WE'RE LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD MANAGERS!  If you think you have what it takes to match
wits and blades with some of the best managers in Alastari, then WE WANT YOU!  The
Tournament Of The Golden Scrod #4 will begin in Aradi (DM 60) the turn after the Fall
Mail-In.  It's not too late for you to sign up.  I realize that many of you may be
hesitant after seeing that myself and Hombre have teamed up again, but we'll try to
take it easy on you guys a little bit.  For more information on T#%S IV, please
contact me at ganolus@aol.com.  We're looking for a few good managers...the few, the
proud, the TOGS!

-- Ganolus Oakleaf, T#%S IV Commish

15 September 2003
An Announcement Concerning the Brotherhood of the Blade Alliance:
     I have chosen to withdraw my membership from the Brotherhood of the Blade
alliance.  The years I have spent in the alliance have been the best of my DM career.
I leave the alliance with many great friends and will always remain close to my
former brethren.
     The Brotherhood of the Blade will not skip a beat without my membership.  It
remains in very capable hands and its roster is among the strongest in the game.
With the return on some of its founding members to DM, I know the BOB will continue
to grow in strength and prestige in the years to come. -- The Sandman

29 September 2003
All -- Let it be known that the Firm accepts SOL into its ranks.  The Firm is:
SunGod, Dark Spirit, Youngblood, Tripwire, and SOL.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

APE WILD viciously subdued NOBLE ASSASSIN in a 4 minute bloody Title fight.
MONKEY WRENCH vanquished KHALHUMS DWARF in a exciting 1 minute gory uneven battle.
GRAPE APE vanquished VISITING ORC in a 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.
JUNGLE JIM outlasted HAPPY PEASANT in a dull 11 minute master vs. amateur match.
SIR PALOMIDES overpowered FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
SIR LANCELOT devastated FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
SIR AGRAVAINE unbelievably bested TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 5 minute beginner's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   1 -  0      86  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW        17 -  10 -  0      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL     15 -   9 -  1      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    11 -   7 -  2      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  17 -  1      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  17 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -  14 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   4 -  0      20  |

Turn 462 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    APE WILD 4337              16   8  2   96 PRIMATES-R-US (389)
STRIKING ATTACK  MONKEY WRENCH 4442         10   1  0  103 PRIMATES-R-US (389)
LUNGING ATTACK   GRAPE APE 4949              4   1  0   45 PRIMATES-R-US (389)
TOTAL PARRY      JUNGLE JIM 4713             6   1  0   36 PRIMATES-R-US (389)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is APE WILD 4337.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was APE WILD 4337.  The ten other most popular fighters were MONKEY WRENCH 4442, 
4713,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was JUNGLE JIM 4713.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SIR LANCELOT 495, SIR AGRAVAINE 496, SIR PALOMIDES 493, GRAPE APE 4949, 
MONKEY WRENCH 4442, APE WILD 4337,  0,  0,  0, and  0.


     For those of you who keep track of such things, 18 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament:

                          CAFFEINE JUNKIE (3-6110) ADDICTED 
                        CATFISH HUNTER (5-3315) PARTY ANIMALS 
                          MATTAHOOPLE (16-4203) GIFTED GODS 
                         SWEET JANE (53-6535) THE DARK TEMPLE 
                              LIL NOIR (62-3311) ENIGMA 
                         NARCISSISTIC NUN (69-8644) ODD SQUAD 
                             LEGION '8' (71-2369) D.O.A. 
                       RAW SEX APPEAL (82-1331) WHY WE LOVE TUM 
                         ZOMBIE STOMP (82-2617) NO MORE TEARS 
                        VIOLENT VOLE (82-4565) MAMMAL MILITIA 
                         LADY OF THE MOON (82-5481) HARM NONE 
                      KAMIKAZI GNAT (82-6073) DEADLY ATTACKS II 
                      THE 13TH WARRIOR (82-6346) STOOPID MOVIES 
                              SIRTON (82-9190) I AM SUCK 
                            DUNE (82-10414) 4-LETTER EPICS 
                           FLEM (82-12614) 4-LETTER FLUIDS 
                     GREENHOUSE EFFECT (82-12996) GLOBAL WARMING 
                         UGLY (82-14501) 4-LETTER DESCRIPTION 

                                          -- Green Eyes