Date   : 10/26/2005    Duedate: 11/08/2005


DM-29    TURN-513

This Weeks Top Honors


(29-4657) [11-5-0,126]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WENDY                          POSITION IS EMPTY
CROC FILES (374)               
(29-4657) [11-5-0,126]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

QUICK STINGER                  MARIUS
CARDOW HUNTERS (359)           EQUESTORS (158)
(29-4600) [13-14-0,53]         (29-4602) [17-8-0,77]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CROC FILES (374)            55
2. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)         0      CROC FILES (374)
3. ARENA FELINES (399)          0      Unchartered Team
4. ECHL-EAST (313)              0
5. DARK GLORY (395)             0       (153)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 DARK GLORY (395)          21   7  0 75.0   1/ 1 CROC FILES (374)         13  2 1
 2- 2*ARENA FELINES (399)        3   2  0 60.0   2/ 3 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      6  9 0
 3/ 3 CROC FILES (374)         250 233 15 51.8   3/ 2 EQUESTORS (158)           5 10 1
 4- 4 DEATH'S LORDS (203)       27  26  5 50.9   4- 5 ECHL-EAST (313)           1  0 0
 5/ 5 EQUESTORS (158)          586 600 45 49.4   5- 6 DARK GLORY (395)          1  0 0
 6- 6 ECHL-EAST (313)           13  15  0 46.4   6- 4*ARENA FELINES (399)       1  2 0
 7/ 7 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     253 347  7 42.2   7- 7 DEATH'S LORDS (203)       1  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

      + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ A Crocodile in the Shadows #9 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Magic flashed around the room like angry wasps.  It was aimed at the cat which
might be Tyrai, at least, Bindi thought it was aimed at the cat.  But it kept missing
and bouncing off other things.  Which were starting to spark and smolder.  The magic
was going to set this whole building on fire.  Which proved that warmbloods were just
as stupid as anybody.  They would all be burned up here, but at least they'd be
     The dark man shouted something, and more people came into the hut.  Or maybe
they were magic things like the impostor.  Bindi couldn't tell.  By now, she didn't
much care.  Two of them grabbed her and dragged her out into the night; she saw that
two others were dragging Agro.  Well, maybe they would both survive.  For a while.
     There was an explosion of sound, heat, light, and the hut burst apart behind
them.  And a howl that sounded triumphant.  Maybe it meant Tyrai had killed the
impostor.  Bindi hoped so, but she couldn't turn to see what was happening there, or
move at all now.
     Nishtar's servants were tying her hands and feet together, and she could barely
feel it.  Maybe she was finally freezing to death.  They slid a pole between her
limbs and raised it, and she came up with it, swinging from the ropes around her
wrists and ankles.  Annoyance warmed her briefly.  She was being treated like a game
animal brought back from the hunt.  She didn't have the energy to struggle or protest
right now, but later on, when she got warm, she would rip these things apart, and eat
Nishtar's liver.
     Because she was being carried feet first, and her head was dangling, Bindi could
see behind but not toward the front.  Well, she didn't need to see forward, she knew
that she and Agro were being taken to Monuntial.  The magician Nishtar probably had
something nasty in mind for them.  But they would foil him.  He was a mere warmblood,
an elf, even!  By the First Egg of the Heart, he would NOT defeat them!  And then the
Crocs would go back to the warm and lush world she half-remembered, where life was
good.  She stared blankly backward into the night, simply waiting.
     And so was the only person in the group to see the great cat padding along
behind them.  It was Tyrai, she was sure.  At some time, Bindi had heard that people
who change shape can't change size, and this cat was the size of the arenamistress.
But more dangerous to Bindi's eyes.  A warmblood still, but this was a predator.
Humans...Bindi didn't know what the Heart of the Swamp had made them for, but they
were not natural predators.  Anyone could see that.  They had no claws, and their
teeth were pitiful; they couldn't kill without making themselves weapons to do it
with.  But the cat was a predator, and she, too, hated Nishtar.  So she was in some
degree an ally.
     That was a strange concept.  Bindi had the feeling that in their own place, the
Crocs never had allies.  Whether this was because they didn't need them, or because
no one would join causes with them, she didn't know.  It probably didn't matter.

     It seemed a long road to Monuntial.  Bindi had expected it to take no more than
three or four hours, but the servants carrying her went on and on.  The cat Tyrai
followed, on and on.  The sun came up, warming her.  The cat fell back a little and
moved through the partial concealment of tall grasses beside the road.
     Tall grasses?  The peninsula on which Monuntial stood was all forest and field,
so far as Bindi knew.  Tall grasses belonged on plains.  Didn't they?  Maybe these
were reeds such as grew along the water's edge?  After all, the peninsula had water
all around it.  But she couldn't smell water nearby.  A little, yes, but not the vast
expanse of the Storm Sea.  It was a puzzle, and the Croc would have welcomed the
chance to ask somebody to explain it.
     She twisted her head just enough to look at the servant carrying the rear end of
her pole.  By daylight it looked less human than it had at night, and the scent of it
was strange.  Its eyes were round and green with no pupil and no white showing, and
its narrow face was dark gray, without expression.  So it was another creation of
magic, as the impostor had been.  A recollection of gossip on Niatoli came to her,
how the magical foundation of all Ghea was eroding and spells were difficult to cast.
If this was so, why was Nishtar wasting his energies making magical servants?  Did
that mean that the elf was so powerful he didn't have to worry about the waning of
magic, or that he was careless?  Did he have magic to use freely, or would he run out
if pressed?
     One of the servant-things carrying Bindi stumbled, stumbled again, and fell.
The other one floundered under the full weight the Croc and the sudden imbalance, and
then it fell, too.  The cat flashed forward, swiped in passing at the ropes holding
Bindi to the pole, and bounded on to leap onto the back of one of the servants
carrying Agro.  A few tugs broke Bindi's weakened ropes, and she lurched to her feet,
looking around for an enemy.  Looking for Nishtar.
     The elf was nowhere to be seen.  Only the servants, mostly dead now, the two
Crocs, and the Tyrai-cat.  And a sea of grasses on all sides.

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 527): COPY CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 527): GROTESQUE ZOMBIE of ALL HALLOW'S EVE (Destitute Noble)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 521): GO AND GO of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 523): GOLD FILLING of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 521): TABETA UNIS of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 519): ELLE of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 512): WENDY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 258): IT FELT GOOD of WHY DID I DO IT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 509): BEFORE THE DAWN of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 507): NIMBLE NEUTER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 500): LOCO of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 462): TIRANIAN of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 235): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 229): KRAMER of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 216): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 388): WISHLIST of YIELD (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 367): KIT-KAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 165): SAIONJI of PERFECTION QUEST II (Mannequin, mgr.)
                                Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 527): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 527): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 521): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 523): YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 521): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 519): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 260): DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 512): CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 258): THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 509): CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 507): VEGGIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 500): PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 462): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 235): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 229): AGE OF EMPIRES (The Historian, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 216): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 388): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 367): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 165): DARK RUNES (Liam the Goth, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 413): DARKENED PRIDE, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 523): GOLD FILLING of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
                           CAT MAN DO of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 512): TETRICUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 258): ZARENDARGAR of OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                   (turn 257): HELM HAMMERHAND of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 507): NIMBLE NEUTER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 234): MOTHER of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               ALICE OSBORNE of MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 228): KALYPSO of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 215): GILIA HARN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
                  (turn 214): ELLITA FESS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 367): KIT-KAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 165): SAIONJI of PERFECTION QUEST II (Mannequin, mgr.)
                (turn 164): VANISH of THE INANIMATES (Mannequin, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in LAPUR!  I still haven't told Mom I'm writing 
Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  MVP award for ACCO?  CROC FILES' 
proud of him after beating MAD DOG and getting 16 points.  Talk about yer big time 
losers!  QUICK STINGER got smashed by MOLLY, and lost 6 points!  This Duelmaster is 
like something else!  WENDY stopped TETRICUS dead in his tracks!  Who was the wiseguy 
that said LAPUR's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Burning Tree?  Don't look 
at me!   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  Can CARDOW HUNTERS' STONETOOTH be more popular than me?  He was 
challenged the most, but is that really the same?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All LAPUR ever talks about is fighting!  Me, 
I'm more laid back.  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a 
job, that's what!!!   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it 
quits.  Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WENDY 4657                   11   5  0   126       CROC FILES (374)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GOLIATH 1795                 11   3  2   107       DEATH'S LORDS (203)
 CHARLIE 4555                 16  25  0    92       CROC FILES (374)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LEXINGTON 4580               11   2  0    83       DARK GLORY (395)
 STONETOOTH 4560              20  20  0    81       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 MARIUS 4602                  17   8  0    77       EQUESTORS (158)
-FURY 3872                     8   3  0    75       ECHL-EAST (313)
-NASHVILLE 4577                7   3  0    69       DARK GLORY (395)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MURRY 4638                    9   9  0    66       CROC FILES (374)
 MOLLY 4645                    8   9  0    66       CROC FILES (374)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GALLIENUS 4607               13  11  1    56       EQUESTORS (158)
 WALKS SOFTLY 4568             9  27  0    55       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 QUICK STINGER 4600           13  14  0    53       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 AUREOLUS 4631                 9  10  0    43       EQUESTORS (158)
-ORATHAI 4598                  3   1  0    43       ECHL-EAST (313)
-EXPERIMENTOR 1794             7   3  0    38       DEATH'S LORDS (203)
 MAD DOG 4625                  7  13  0    34       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ACCO 4691                     3   0  1    33       CROC FILES (374)
-LOUISVILLE 4579               3   2  0    29       DARK GLORY (395)
 POSTUMUS 4684                 4   2  2    26       EQUESTORS (158)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-YEAR OF THE CAT 4624          2   0  0    24       ARENA FELINES (399)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DR. DEATH 2262                3   2  2    20       DEATH'S LORDS (203)
-MIGHTY MOUSER 4621            1   1  0    20       ARENA FELINES (399)
-THE FLASH 2289                2   2  1     9       DEATH'S LORDS (203)
-KID BOBCAT 4622               0   1  0     1       ARENA FELINES (399)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ALKAROM 4685           2  3 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359    POSTUMUS 4684         513         
ACCO 4680              2  5 0 CROC FILES 374        POSTUMUS 4684         509 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Irritated Housewife -- That's what happens when you decide to swim in my pond.  You
get EATEN! -- Acco

Stonetooth -- What?  Giving up so soon?  Can't believe you don't have the stamina to
keep up. --Charlie

Mad Dog -- Call me furry again and I'll have you eaten! -- Murry

Lord Protector Tetricus -- I don't know how anybody can expect ME to give you
"lands."  I don't have any lands.  If I did, I wouldn't be stuck in this dead-end job
with the arena.  And besides, it wasn't ME who promised you the "lands."  Find out
who said that, and get them from him/her/it.  I'll watch and cheer. -- Chetam, odd-
job man of Lapur arena

Charlie -- Damned pesky reptile!  I almost broke a tooth on your hide! -- Stonetooth

Nashville -- Plenty dark enough, but where's the glory? -- Walks Softly
P.S.  I hate that "serious treatment" business.  I'd rather have 'em telling jokes.

Gallienus -- Well, seeing how your approached that fight, I'm amazed that you were
just then getting that rating.  Shierah! -- Mad Dog
P.S.  Secret admirer?  What the heck?

Aureolus -- Is that...no, I see it isn't.  Still, I THOUGHT at first that you were a
sort of earth-bound northern light.  Must be your red hair. -- Quick Stinger

The Flash -- You certainly came roaring out of the past.  I hope your reception
convinces you to go whimpering back into it. -- Alkarom

The Flash -- Ignore Al.  He's rude, but then, he's male. -- Quick Stinger

Murry -- We expend our energies in hunting the Enemies of Light.  A benighted reptile
wouldn't understand that. -- Stonetooth

5 October 2005
To those once of Willaf -- It's time to come back to the sands.  I'm back,
exclusively at Willaf.... -- Kurd the Vivisectionist, Your Better

12 October 2005
Magic Man -- You are a fellow Canadian, are you not?  Where do you hail from?  I live
in Kelowna, B.C. -- Maximillian, 8,13, 28, 47, 54

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MURRY was bested by STONETOOTH in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
CHARLIE slimly won victory over MARIUS in a 4 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
MOLLY demolished QUICK STINGER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
ACCO devastated MAD DOG in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
WENDY demolished TETRICUS in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched Title competition.
GALLIENUS was defeated by STRIKE BREAKER in a exciting 1 minute struggle.
WALKS SOFTLY slimly won victory over AUREOLUS in a 1 minute veteran's competition.
POSTUMUS dispatched ALKAROM in a 3 minute gruesome duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         BASHING ATTACK    18 -  13 -  0      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  13 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   9 -  2      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  18 -  0      51  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   9 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW         4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 513 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     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  3         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  WENDY 4657                 11   5  0  126 CROC FILES (374)
WALL OF STEEL    MARIUS 4602                17   8  0   77 EQUESTORS (158)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is QUICK STINGER 4600.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MARIUS 4602.  The ten other most popular fighters were MURRY 4638, 
4568, MOLLY 4645, AUREOLUS 4631, and ALKAROM 4685.

The least popular fighter this week was GALLIENUS 4607.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MAD DOG 4625, QUICK STINGER 4600, ALKAROM 4685, AUREOLUS 4631, MOLLY 
4645, WALKS SOFTLY 4568, WENDY 4657, ACCO 4691, POSTUMUS 4684, and CHARLIE 4555.

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

TETRICUS (29-4601) EQUESTORS (158)


     For those of you who keep track of such things, 12 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                          PETER (4-1642) of THE BAD BUNNIES
                    PHILLIP THE BIRD (40-3708) of CRUEL PET NAMES 
                  MILES HITS THE ROAD (69-7270) of CRUMBLING LEAGUE
                         ROCKWELL (7-5003) of UNDEAD ARTISTS
                          FURRY BOX (72-4314) of BRIAN LOCK
                            0001 (82-12389) of OCT 2001 1
                            0002 (82-12390) of OCT 2001 1
                      SACRIFICE (82-12669) of GAMES PEOPLE PLAY
                      HARRY SELDON (82-18333) of FOUNDATION ARMY
                         PSYCHO BITCH (82-18670) of SANDY TOO
                     ??RADAR?? (82-20310) of DYSLEXICS UNTIE! II
                          LITA (82-27080) of DARK TOADS 04D

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes