Date   : 09/20/2004    Duedate: 10/02/2004


DM-25    TURN-487

This Weeks Top Honors


(25-4968) [16-2-0,120]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STAYED HOME                    RICK O'SHEA
(25-4967) [15-4-1,129]         (25-5028) [3-0-0,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FELAWESHIPE                    STAYED HOME
(25-4968) [16-2-0,120]         (25-4967) [15-4-1,129]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FUNKY FOLK VI (469)         26
2. THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)      23      THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)
3. THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)    11      Unchartered Team
4. CHAUCERS WORDS (452)         7
5. SCARLET BLADES (328)         2      FUNKY FOLK VI (469)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)  31  13  3 70.5   1/ 2*FUNKY FOLK VI (469)       8  4 0
 2/ 4*FUNKY FOLK VI (469)        8   4  0 66.7   2/ 1 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    7  8 0
 3/ 3 CHAUCERS WORDS (452)      88  51  2 63.3   3/ 5 THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)  3  0 0
 4/ 2 SPONGMONKEYS (467)        11   7  2 61.1   4/ 3 CHAUCERS WORDS (452)      3  6 0
 5/ 5 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)   109  95  4 53.4   5/ 4 SPONGMONKEYS (467)        2  1 0
 6/ 0 SCARLET BLADES (328)     132 167 11 44.1   6/ 0 SCARLET BLADES (328)      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

     A cool summer night's breeze made its way across the Lyratilan harbor.  This
breeze carried the stench of death and fresh blood.  A small ship eased into anchor
in the harbor.  A banner long forgotten flowed from the longboat that carried three
people to the Lyratilan shore.  The blood-red banner of the Crimson Brotherhood.
     A middle aged man set foot on shore first.  He was followed by a beautiful young
woman.  Last to come ashore was a man or maybe not, as it seemed he just flowed with
the wind and did not actually move.
     The young woman looked to the middle aged man and said, "Azereth, we have come
     "Yes, Scarlet, it seems we have," was the reply the man gave to the woman.
     The thing that was a man or maybe not a man spoke up.  "Yes, it is time for the
city of Lyratilan to welcome home Azereth, the man who manages the deadly team
Scarlet Blades.  It's time the city welcomes back the beautiful lady Scarlet.  The
lady who has shed more blood of her foes than the rest of the Lyratilan arena
combine.  And last but not least, it's time for the city to welcome me back.  For I
am the Master of the Night.  I am the vampire Draco and I shall win this next tourney
of the dead!"
     The three who had not been seen for maybe five years or more made their way into
the city to reclaim what was theirs long ago.

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 248): GOLDENEYE of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 497): WALL OF GLASS of SCARLET KNIGHTS II (Talon Warsmith)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 497): ZERO THE HERO of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 490): SNAKE CHARMER of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 486): GYRADOS of WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 486): FELAWESHIPE of CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 487): SAILOR VENUS of SHERWOOD FOREST (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 480): SONORA SARA of RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 448): SPECTRUM of AS FAR AS SIAM (?, mgr.)
                             Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 434): FLOYD B. RICK of FLOYDS FAN CLUB (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 195): MUTILATE of ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 LOOPHOLES (turn 346): LACHES of LEGALESE (Judge, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 335): LOCKHEART of SAFE HAVEN (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 150): CHEROKEE of CHIEFS' ELITE (Matrix, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 248): BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 497): SCARLET KNIGHTS II (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 497): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 490): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 486): 13 YRS & COUNTING (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 486): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 487): SHERWOOD FOREST (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 480): RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 448): BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 441): OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 434): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 195): OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  60 LOOPHOLES (turn 346): MY BRAIN ON CHLORINE (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 335): SAFE HAVEN (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 150): HAZAARDS OF CLONING (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 382): BOXES (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                               LONNIE JOHNSON of THE HEADCUTTERS II (Street Legal)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 486): SQUYER of CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  60 LOOPHOLES (turn 346): SANDSTORM of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 334): FREAN of SAFE HAVEN (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in LYRATILAN this turn, and let's 
start with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as THE MIDDLE WAY 4 is pushed out of top team by FUNKY FOLK VI, who came 
from 2nd with a 3-1-0 this turn.  The FUNKY FOLK VI guild has had a 3-1-0 turn and 
deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can 
lead.  And let's see, JERI COE fought FRIENDLY CONSTABLE and gained 13 points and 
contributed to FUNKY FOLK VI's 3-1-0.  WE LIKE THE MOON has lost to BRON CHOLLU, 
falling 4 points, while helping make SPONGMONKEYS a 0-1-0 turn.  Defending hers title 
for another turn, FELAWESHIPE kept SCARLET BLADES' warrior, SCARLET, from claiming 
the throne.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under 
the table at The Piper's Rest?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  CHAUCERS WORDS has cause to stand 
tall, as they were LYRATILAN's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a 
team to beat.  And guess who avoided CHAUCERS WORDS stable the most?  Believe it or 
not, it was THIS LITTLE PRIGGY.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this 
turn was CHAUCERS WORDS' warrior SQUYER.  More fighters challenged it than challenged 
the Duelmaster!  Well now, what do you expect when someone like STAYED HOME from THIS 
LITTLE PRIGGY challenges down 26 points to fight SQUYER of CHAUCERS WORDS?  I thought 
challenges were for warriors, not cowards looking for easy wins.  STAYED HOME subdued 
SQUYER, is nothing sacred?   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  Kudos go out to BRON CHOLLU this turn, for revenging THE MIDDLE WAY 
4's bloodfeud against SPONGMONKEYS' warrior WE LIKE THE MOON.  Well done.  Is it 
really true that LYRATILAN has more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just 
thought I'd ask...   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Always good to rest in LYRATILAN, but never good to wear out my welcome.  
Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in LYRATILAN again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FELAWESHIPE 4968             16   2  0   120       CHAUCERS WORDS (452)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STAYED HOME 4967             15   4  1   129       THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCARLET 3928                 17  12  2    72       SCARLET BLADES (328)
 BRON CHOLLU 4988             15  22  0    70       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WE LIKE THE MOON 5013         8   6  1    58       SPONGMONKEYS (467)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VELOND WOK 5006               9   7  0    47       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 HONOUR 5002                   9   9  0    44       CHAUCERS WORDS (452)
 QUIA SALIAN 5032              4   0  0    40       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RICK O'SHEA 5028              3   0  0    28       FUNKY FOLK VI (469)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANN R. KIST 5031              3   0  0    23       FUNKY FOLK VI (469)
 CALLI GEIER 5023              4   5  0    17       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
-TOASTY 5015                   1   0  0    15       SPONGMONKEYS (467)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ZEPPELIN 5014                 1   0  1    14       SPONGMONKEYS (467)
 JERI COE 5027                 1   0  0    13       FUNKY FOLK VI (469)
-PEPPER BAAAR! 5016            1   0  0    13       SPONGMONKEYS (467)
 BELTRAN FOSS 5038             0   2  0     2       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
-PUFFIN 5012                   0   1  0     1       SPONGMONKEYS (467)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
RICK SHAW 5029         1  2 0 FUNKY FOLK VI 469     LIZARD MAN 363        487 NONE    
PARDIS RAEN 5017       4  5 0 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 464  WE LIKE THE MOON 5013 483 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Squyer -- You're a good sport!  Thanks for the many fights and skills.  I wish you
the best in your ADM career.  I expect it'll be much better than mine (which is
instant retirement).  One more for the old times sake?  How about one more for the
road?  Congratulations, regardless! -- Stayed Home

Virginal Concubine -- This was the classic dog-and-cat thing, wasn't it, because of
you being Narsh Utur and me Aruaki.  Well, listen, it isn't like I could HELP that.
Honest! -- Bron Chollu, trying to appear sincere
P.S.  It wasn't me who said that, it was some cad in the stands.  Honest!

I have it on good authority that the so-called Honest Merchant is a killer of
houseplants.  Yes!  A veritable murderer of defenseless geraniums!  No fate is too
ugly for such a man. -- Velond Wok

I SWEAR that Happy Peasant must be on drugs, and I don't mean just mood-altering
ones, either, although could also be a factor.  What price wounds, after all, if you
can't feel them?  Someone should check on this man. -- Calli Geier

Rick Shaw -- How interesting.  Is that a Karnhorn type of thing? -- Quia Salian
P.S.  While I appreciate your invitation to an evening "drive" in your vehicle, it
could hardly be called a social occasion, could it?

Rick O'Shea -- (frowning)  You're secretly Aruaki, a CAT, aren't you?  Don't think
you can hide it from me!  A dog KNOWS about things like that. -- Beltran Foss
P.S.  And a Ratani is simply an Aruaki who hasn't come out of the closet, right?

Stayed Home -- Ah, you mean Leeta isn't the only manager who disdains to submit
paperwork? -- Bron Chollu

Bron Chollu -- Can you expect me to be "gentle" with you, as you had the NERVE to
suggest during our encounter?  You called me a witch! -- Teela Mara, a genuine
Virginal Concubine

I have been traduced!  My very presence in the arena, innocent though it is, has led
people to assume that I am not, regardless of my title and my protests, an honest
man.  I continue to protest.  I am honest in my personal dealings and honest in my
business as well.  My presence in the arena is the result of the firm enmity of
Manoldo Sailis, who has raised dishonesty, treachery, and duplicitious dealings in
general to the height of an art form.  Do not LISTEN to this man! -- Phaidon Kansi

24 August 2004
                            Invitation to Newbie Managers
                                 by Hammer

     As a Captain of the Vendetta Cartel, Hammer has recently dissolved the Vendetta
Cartel Crimson Ascension Family.  Lady Martilyo and Rook are NO LONGER members of the
Vendetta Cartel.
     The Vendetta Cartel is divided into "Families" under the leadership of Captains;
who have been appointed by the VC God Father known throughout the dueling land as
Master Darque.
     Hammer is now the Captain of the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe and the veteran
manager extends an invitation for prospective membership as a Probate [ONLY 2 Probate
positions are available in the VC Tarantula Tribe at the present time!] to any Newbie
Manager who qualifies under the following conditions:
     1. Newbie Manager MUST have Online Access for Email communications!  [Hammer is
presently living in Qatar and Lieutenants Maximillian and Firehawk are living in
Canada; so Email Communication is a MUST for consideration!]
     2. Newbie Manager MUST have the time and funds to create 2 new stables to be
placed in 2 separate Slow Arenas [the cost of running 1 stable in a Regular Arena!]
to actively participate on a monthly basis with the other 3 T-Tribe members of the
Vendetta Cartel!
     3. Newbie Manager MUST have the DESIRE to be an Active Member of the Vendetta
Cartel as a Tarantula Tribe trainee aka Probate; developing his/her managerial skills
under the mentorship of Hammer and the other VC members; thus proving themselves
worthy to become Vendetta Cartel Lieutenants in the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe!
     The Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe lives by the Feud; thereby prospective
Probates are forewarned that membership guarantees instant Friends and instant
     Any prospective Probates who 1.) seek to improve their managerial
insights/abilities under the counsel of Hammer and other Vendetta Cartel members 2.)
desire to be active members of an Active Alliance that WILL NOT Dissolve in a Few
Months; building lasting friendships while enjoying Feuding with Common Enemies 3.)
who enjoy sending their gladiators to Tournaments and would strive to see their
manager name listed among the TV and TC winners in the Mailer Tourney Newsletters as
a member of the Vendetta Cartel MUST DO THE FOLLOWING:
     Send an Email to HammerDM@fastermail.com to introduce yourself and provide
Hammer with a short Bio of your managerial successes/failures and favorite/least
favorite fighting styles; with a listing of your active stable/stables for Hammer to
verify in the online newsletters.
     Hammer will choose the 2 prospective Probates for membership in the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe on the basis of who he decides will be most suited [to
Hammer's purposes as the T-Tribe Captain!] from among those responding to this All
Arena Ad on a first response/first acceptance or rejection basis!
     -- Hammer; Vendetta Cartel Captain/WordSmith and WeaponSmith of the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe

20 September 2004
Azereth has returned!  I am the manager for Scarlet Blades in DM 25.  I was a member
of the Crimson Alliance and the Crimson Brotherhood (which was composed of former CA
members).  I've been out of the game for many (at least 5) years.  I would like to
hear from anyone who remembers me, as well as any Alliance that is seeking to add
experienced managers to their roster.  Contact me at:
     Anthony Wells
     600 W. Shore Dr.
     Stanton, MI  48888
or by personal ads in DM 25.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RICK SHAW was butchered by LIZARD MAN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
STAYED HOME vanquished SQUYER in a exciting 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
WE LIKE THE MOON was defeated by BRON CHOLLU in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
FELAWESHIPE devastated SCARLET in a 1 minute one-sided Title contest.
HONOUR was narrowly defeated by VELOND WOK in a 8 minute match.
QUIA SALIAN devastated CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
CALLI GEIER was overpowered by RICK O'SHEA in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
ANN R. KIST viciously subdued BELTRAN FOSS in a 1 minute novice's competition.
JERI COE vanquished FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   2 -  0      85  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -   9 -  2      65  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  14 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 487 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  FELAWESHIPE 4968           16   2  0  120 CHAUCERS WORDS (452)
WALL OF STEEL    STAYED HOME 4967           15   4  1  129 THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)
LUNGING ATTACK   SCARLET 3928               17  12  2   72 SCARLET BLADES (328)
TOTAL PARRY      VELOND WOK 5006             9   7  0   47 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
SLASHING ATTACK  QUIA SALIAN 5032            4   0  0   40 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FELAWESHIPE 4968.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was STAYED HOME 4967.  The ten other most popular fighters were FELAWESHIPE 
4968, HONOUR 5002, QUIA SALIAN 5032, ANN R. KIST 5031, BRON CHOLLU 4988, JERI COE 
5027, RICK O'SHEA 5028, RICK SHAW 5029, WE LIKE THE MOON 5013, and SCARLET 3928.

The least popular fighter this week was VELOND WOK 5006.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BELTRAN FOSS 5038, CALLI GEIER 5023, SCARLET 3928, WE LIKE THE MOON 
5013, RICK SHAW 5029, RICK O'SHEA 5028, JERI COE 5027, BRON CHOLLU 4988, ANN R. KIST 
5031, and QUIA SALIAN 5032.

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