Date   : 02/14/2007    Duedate: 02/27/2007


DM-29    TURN-547

This Weeks Top Honors


(29-4323) [18-16-2,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DOWN POUR                      S'TOU
FORCE OF NATURE (312)          ESCAPADE (417)
(29-4323) [18-16-2,102]        (29-4801) [6-2-0,35]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SNOWSHOE                       OSTOHER V
CARDOW HUNTERS (359)           MID EARTH (223)
(29-4712) [18-14-0,68]         (29-3495) [5-4-0,31]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)      43
2. EQUESTORS (158)             35      GODS OF WAR (424)
3. WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)      34      Unchartered Team
4. STREET WALKERS (97)         30
5. ESCAPADE (417)              28      THE VENOM DIVINE (419)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 GODS OF WAR (424)         33  17  2 66.0   1- 0 GODS OF WAR (424)        10  0 0
 2/ 2 STREET WALKERS (97)      391 259 34 60.2   2/ 2 MID EARTH (223)          10  5 0
 3/ 0*THE VENOM DIVINE (419)     8   7  2 53.3   3/ 1 STREET WALKERS (97)       9  6 3
 4/ 3 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      317 294 20 51.9   4/ 5 FORCE OF NATURE (312)     8  7 0
 5/ 5 MID EARTH (223)          294 290  8 50.3   5/ 6 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      7  7 0
 6/ 7 EQUESTORS (158)          598 622 46 49.0   6/ 7*ESCAPADE (417)            7  8 1
 7/ 8 VENUSIANS (321)          161 172  9 48.3   7/ 3 VENUSIANS (321)           7  8 0
 8/ 9 FORCE OF NATURE (312)    204 218 13 48.3   8/11*WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)    6  9 1
 9/11 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     337 419  8 44.6   9/ 4 ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)    5  5 1
10/12 MEN (356)                133 169 10 44.0  10/ 8 MEN (356)                 5  8 1
11/14*ESCAPADE (417)            17  23  1 42.5  11/10 EQUESTORS (158)           5 10 0
12/13 ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)    22  30  1 42.3  12/ 9 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       4  3 0
13/15*WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)    16  24  2 40.0  13/ 0*THE VENOM DIVINE (419)    2  3 0
14-17*T.W.G. (406)               0   1  0  0.0  14-17*T.W.G. (406)              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

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                                  Best Served Cold

     The Albino Dragon Tavern.  Past midnight.  Happy hour almost over, and closing
time is coming soon.  In one shadowy corner admits the faint flicker of a dimly light
candle.  Two individuals share a brief discussion over a tankard.  Their presence
brings whispers and brief glimpse of curiosity from the other patrons.  One of them
is known as the manager of Will Duel 4 Mead, Sporkis, the other a mystery.  The two
quietly continue to talk to another while trying to warn away any would be listeners.

     Sporkis:  "Are you sure about this?"
     The man turns his gaze towards his companion in displeasure.
     ????:  "Hmph."
     Sporkis:  "I mean this is a dangerous business.  In a blink of an eye it could
be all over."
     The man cringes, his eyes narrow in discontent.
     ????:  "One would take note not to make mocking remarks.  If one valued one's
     Sporkis motions an apology with a brief wave of his hand.
     Sporkis:  "Okay, okay.  Whatever, it's your life on the line.  I still don't see
why you want to do this so badly though."
     ????:  "It's a matter of honor."
     Sporkis:  "Yeah I know Fluffy was your brother and all, but still he was kind
of...how do I put this politely?"
     The man raises his hand to halt Sporkis's response.
     ????:  "No need.  We all know what a disappointment he was.  He was always the
so called black sheep of the family.  Despite our many efforts he never lived up to a
warrior's legacy."
     Sporkis shakes his head in agreement.
     Sporkis:  "True enough.  He could runs circles around even the best expert
swordsman with his skill.  Which is why I signed him.  I thought he would be
Duelmaster in no time.  He just never had the willpower to commit I guess.  Too busy
stealing women's undergarments and other atrocities.  And don't even get me started
on him and that donkey."
     ????:  "Yes...a foul little wretch he became despite everything.  I would have
ended his miserable existence myself in due time.  Still one's honor demands that
retribution be dealt."
     Sporkis:  "And that's why you want to enter the sands, I take it?"
     ????:  "To begin with.  I will send those who drove my imbecile brother down his
path to end of existence to join the ranks beside him.  While I could cut them down
on the streets like the dogs they are...there is some elegance in the added disgrace
to send pleading them in the same forum as they did him."
     The man smiles sadistically at thought of his own proposal.
     Sporkis:  "Cruel, and inhuman.  I kind of like it."
     ????:  "Yes, I figured you would.  One by one the lives of those responsible
will be surrendered.  First those who humiliated him on the sand.  Then those that
fueled his wretched addictions.  Even that simple minded beast that delivered the
final blow will one day fall at my feet"
     Sporkis:  "Everyone eh.  Including the one that sent him to his death?"
     ????:  "No, not at all my friend.  You saw the potential in him, what he could
have been.  If anything you should have my thanks.  Not only did you try to make
something of his existence, you also pardon myself from soiling my hands of ending
that existence.  No, no fault do I find with you my friend.  Though some of those
underlings of yours, his so called comrades.  Might have to be dealt a fair hand."
     Sporkis:  "Well I might be able to arrange a few things on my end for that.
Some aren't living up to their potential."
     The two both silently chuckle at the thought.
     Sporkis:  "If I may take a step back.  You mentioned those who would come first.
Five of them in all I believe.  While I hate to be the bearer of bad news a couple of
them, I'm afraid are no longer in reach.  Two already shuffled off this mortal coil."
     ????:  "Yes, by the hands of others.  While that is regrettable, there is
nothing to be done about it.  They chose to escape the coming by ending their own
existence so be it."
     Sporkis:  "So that leaves three then?"
     ????:  "Two actually.  I already dispatched the most recent in a timely fashion.
It was a laughable attempt as it struggled in vain."
     Sporkis:  "Ahh, so that was the "warm up" you were referring to I take it."
     ????:  "Indeed."
     Sporkis:  "If I may ask, after this whole avenging thing is over and done what
     ????:  "Continue of course.  While the personal aspect of the deed is done, the
bloodshed shall not.  I will show these fools that call themselves warriors.  The
ignorant masses that cheer them on.  The so called superiors that sit upon their
thrones govern all that they see believing that it is in their control.  I will show
everyone..  What true power is.  What true horror really looks like.  For when they
stand in my presence and look and the black void in my eyes.  They will crumble in
fear and despair.  For they will know.  That the end is near and Atima is his name."
     Sporkis:  "Heh....  So be it."
     The two faintly smile at one another then shake hands as the candle gently fades
out to darkness.

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     "To be honest, I really don't give a damn!!!!!" screamed Goldie Showers even
though she was looking at the floor.  "Warriors die all the time, so what if that
makes two by my hand!!!"
     Trying to hold his patience in check, Roadkill took a very deep breath....
"Goldie you have to understand, you just can't kill a gladiator without remorse when
you have no personal vendetta against him or his team.  This is simply not the Street
Walker way of carrying out business."
     "Screw your so called 'Street Walker" ways and screw you too!!!!!  I have my
pride and my values and I WILL NOT COMPROMISE MY POSITION ON THE MATTER," screamed
Goldie Showers, refusing to raise her head and look Roadkill in the eye.
     "You actually have the nerve to raise you voice to me you, incompetent little
wench?" he replied with such a level tone that Goldie actually shivered.  "Listen to
me, I hold your contract and I can terminate it and you at any time....  So before I
send your pathetic little ass to the Dark Arena, I'll let you try to convince me this
one last time why I should even consider keeping you around."
     Suddenly Miss Conduct rushes though the door hold a crate in her hands....
"Boss, how did you do it?????  This is the finest brandy in all of Alastari and you
manage to get two cases within just a day???"
     "SILENCE....  Stand there, shut up...and wait until I finish this
conversation!!!!  Mumble one word and you won't have to worry about a second career
outside the arena!!!!" seeing Miss Conduct frozen in her tracks, Roadkill turned his
attention back to Goldie.
     "Boss, I'm sorry about my outburst, honest I really am...but my grandfather
fought in this arena, my father fought in this arena, my brother died in this
arena...." as emotion finally struck her, Goldie Showers raised her head and looked
Roadkill straight in the eye.  "The commission has taken my name...they have taken my
family's name of "Showers", they look at three generations of gladiators and turned
their back on them.  You can terminate my contract, send me to the dark arena, or
send me packing...at this point I really don't care.  Until the commission restores
my family name I will try to kill every warrior I face, and I won't back down," the
more she spoke the more she grew confidence, even though tears welled in her eyes and
started to flow down her cheeks, "this is my course of action...I'm not asking for
your protection, or your training...all I'm asking is the chance to make the
commission to stand up and recognize my family name...that's all I ask."
     "You realize that you have already made enemies with your last kill...very
skilled enemies I might add...." smiled Roadkill as he casually flipped a dagger.
     "I do.  And I'm willing to accept the consequences of my actions."
     Roadkill smiled (a smile that sent most dogs scurrying and started babies
crying), "I knew your father and your brother and neither of them had the potential
to have a chance of joining this stable, and both did try, but I see something in you
that MAY pay dividends.  So this is the deal....  I will give you all the training
you need, in fact I will provide you will such intense training you will hate me.
But that is what you will need to succeed, as for protection...you're on your own.  I
don't agree with what you're doing but I respect your feelings on this matter.  Just
remember one thing, while I grant you access to this request....  IF YOU EVER, EVER
     "Y-y-y-e-ss boss...and thank you"
     As Goldie Showers walked out of his office, Roadkill went over some paperwork,
and with a sigh, "You still here Miss Conduct???"
     "You told me to stop and shut up, so I did," sweated Miss Conduct realizing that
the crate she was holding getting more and more heavy.  "You're not actually going to
let her go through with this are you?"
     "Of course, she has passion and a desire to succeed, I saw it the first time I
met her, and if she dies...well she dies.  But now on to more important matters...I
want you to deliver a bottle of that brandy to every manager in the arena, and make
sure they know I offer it out of respect from one manager to another."
     "What about Black Samurai???"
     "Black Samurai."
     "You know the guys always dressed in black!"
     "NO...I mean all the managers that actually matter....  By the way, send two
bottles to the manager of Will Duel 4 Mead, what's his name again???"
     "Sporkis, I believe."
     "Yeah, send two bottles to him if he promise to put a leash on Retard and never
lets him within 300 yards of the House of Pleasure."
     "You mean Rewrite."
     "Never mind."

           + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ When Darkness Falls ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Redfox, a Cardow Hunter who had graduated from Dullens, frowned at his manager.
"Uncle Wolf, are you SURE this is a good idea?"
     The old shaman didn't look up from the pattern he was sketching in the snow.  "I
know it is a bad idea," he said.  "Just not as bad as the alternatives."  He looked
up, his eyes colder than the night sky above them.  "Not as bad as doing nothing."
He raised the dagger he was using to draw with and pointed at a spot in the pattern.
"Stand there," he said, "and don't move, don't talk."
     Redfox stayed where he was.  "What happens when you...make this thing work?"
The gladiator knew himself for a simple hunter and warrior; he had no pretensions to
shamanic skills.  He didn't want any such skills.  He didn't want anything to do with
situations that required such skills.
     The shaman sighed.  "This is...a doorway of sorts."
     Redfox tensed.  "To the Spirit Land?"  He had been there, or somewhere connected
with there, before.  It had not been a pleasant experience.
     "No.  The Spirit Land is closed to all but the dead at this time.  This is...a
way around it.  A detour, you might say."
     "To where?"
     The old shaman shook his head.  After a moment, he said, "I don't think I could
explain it in a way that would be meaningful to you.  Just call it...somewhere else."
     When Redfox opened his mouth to ask another question, Wolf held up his hand.
"No, 'Fox.  You're a good man when it comes time to act.  That will be your job.  I'm
sending you to somebody who needs a man of action, and will give you instructions
when the time comes.  Now, take your position and let's get this done."
     "Your main character flaw," Uncle Wolf observed, "is a tendency to ask too many
questions.  You need to fight that, 'Fox."
     "If you can't tell me where I'm going, can you at least tell me who I'm supposed
to help?" Redfox asked, exasperated.
     The old shaman grinned, looking suddenly very like his namesake animal.  "I'm
sending you to Raigavor the Unholy," he said.

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     What!?  My second duelmastership!?  Some people never even get a chance to be
here, and I get it twice and didn't really deserve it either time.  Both victories
have come at the expense of better fighters who have beaten me in the recent past.
Well, all I can hope for is to grad from here with a winning record...again,
something I never thought I would do, nor deserve.
     On to my challengers:
    Connie -- We have fought each other four times; could this be the tie breaking
     Orathai -- I know nothing about you whatsoever.  Nice record though.  I could
only hope that my experience would win out for me.
     The Clear -- I have never fought you, but I do know your style...again, same as
last time, I give myself a 50/50 chance.
     Good luck to all.  Hopefully, I am gone real soon.  I know Storm Front would
love to grad his first basher.
                                                          Down Pour

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in LAPUR a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  So 
bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as STREET WALKERS is pushed out of top team by GODS OF WAR, who came from 
0th with a 0-0-0 this turn.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there are 
sorrows to drown for ARMY OF DARKNESS, whose 3-2-0 this turn dropped them by 5 into 
9th.  WILL DUEL 4 MEAD stable has parlayed this turn's 3-2-0 into a 3 space move up 
the rankings.  This brings them up to 8th place.  Good work, guys!  And let's see, 
YOUR MAMA fought SIRIONDIL and gained 27 points and contributed to STREET WALKERS' 
3-2-1.  SNOWSHOE has lost to GALLIENUS, falling 16 points, while helping make CARDOW 
HUNTERS a 1-3-0 turn.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and DOWN 
POUR remains LAPUR's top warrior for another turn.  By the way, was that our 
Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Warty Toad?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  VENUSIANS has cause to stand tall, as 
they were LAPUR's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  
And avoiding VENUSIANS more than any other team we find BLACK SAMURAI.  LAPUR, are we 
going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Well, sports fans, take notice that 
BELEG from MID EARTH was LAPUR's most challenged warrior this turn.  In a brave 
attempt, ROSEMARY from ARMY OF DARKNESS challenged up 19 points to fight BELEG from 
the MID EARTH stable.  ROSEMARY perhaps got hers just desserts, seeing as she was 
defeated by BELEG and ended up with 35 recognition points.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  Hearty mugs of ale were raised in LAPUR today as SIRIONDIL was bid farewell 
to a 7-2-0 warrior, with YOUR MAMA of STREET WALKERS standing silent and pensive.  
Whatever bright future TARONDAR may have had, it's all history now.  The manager of 
MID EARTH has lost a promising 3-1-0 warrior.  The Warty Toad declares a free round 
for JUNIBAN and all of BLACK SAMURAI, for having revenged ARMY OF DARKNESS' HUNGER 
PANG for killing one of their comrades.  Congratulations go out to CARDOW HUNTERS, 
with CEZZARO revenging a bloodfeud against GOLDIE of STREET WALKERS.  Kudos go out to 
PETUNIA this turn, for revenging ESCAPADE's bloodfeud against WILL DUEL 4 MEAD's 
warrior ATIMA.  Well done.  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has 
nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in LAPUR and I've a long road ahead of me. 
Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- Alarond the Scribe 

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOWN POUR 4323               18  16  2   102       FORCE OF NATURE (312)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARIUS 4602                  22  10  0    93       EQUESTORS (158)
 KOJIRO 4456                  19  12  1    91       BLACK SAMURAI (166)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GALLIENUS 4607               16  15  1    89       EQUESTORS (158)
 WHIRLWIND 4325               16  19  0    88       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 YOUR MAMA 4115                9   7  2    86       STREET WALKERS (97)
 LADYBUG 4709                 18  14  1    82       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 JUNIBAN 4599                 19   4  0    74       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-AGASAYA 4868                  9   1  0    74       GODS OF WAR (424)
 SOLAR FLARE 4427             15  16  0    70       VENUSIANS (321)
 SNOWSHOE 4712                18  14  0    68       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BELEG 3439                    8   7  1    64       MID EARTH (223)
 CEZZARO 4719                 10  14  0    61       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 CARINA 4749                   7  10  1    60       VENUSIANS (321)
 SIREN 4820                    5   0  0    57       ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MORRIGAN 4864                 7   2  0    56       GODS OF WAR (424)
 HUNGER PANG 4832              2   2  1    55       ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)
 MENSA 4442                   12  17  1    54       VENUSIANS (321)
 ELDACAR 3483                  7   3  1    53       MID EARTH (223)
 ZERO VISABILITY 4495         11  13  0    52       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 AUREOLUS 4631                10  16  0    52       EQUESTORS (158)
 ANKAA 4806                    5   2  0    50       VENUSIANS (321)
 ENERGIZER BUNNY 3196          4   5  0    46       ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)
-ENYALIUS 4863                 5   1  0    43       GODS OF WAR (424)
-CAMULUS 4865                  5   5  1    41       GODS OF WAR (424)
-MENTU 4862                    6   4  1    40       GODS OF WAR (424)
 STICKET 4751                 11   6  0    39       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 BRICKHOUSE 4131               9   4  0    39       STREET WALKERS (97)
 GOLDIE 4805                   5   2  2    37       STREET WALKERS (97)
 S'TOU 4801                    6   2  0    35       ESCAPADE (417)
 ROSEMARY 2984                 3   8  0    35       ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)
 MISS CONDUCT II 4156          7   4  1    34       STREET WALKERS (97)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JASON 2985                    6   5  0    33       ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)
 LANCE 4765                    4   7  1    33       MEN (356)
 OSTOHER V 3495                5   4  0    31       MID EARTH (223)
 DIRTY SANCHEZ 4802            5   3  0    30       STREET WALKERS (97)
 REWRITE 2926                  5   3  0    29       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 KYOKO 2929                    3   5  0    29       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 HEARTWOOD 4815                3   0  1    28       THE VENOM DIVINE (419)
 JON 4764                      6   5  2    27       MEN (356)
 POSTUMUS 4684                 5   8  3    26       EQUESTORS (158)
-AKUMU 4674                    5   5  0    24       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 PETUNIA 4837                  3   0  0    24       ESCAPADE (417)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPARKLE FARKLE 4853           1   0  0    22       ESCAPADE (417)
 BILL 4766                     5   6  0    21       MEN (356)
 HOFFA 4763                    3   8  0    17       MEN (356)
 VICOTHNIC 4817                2   1  0    17       THE VENOM DIVINE (419)
 BUZZSAW 4852                  1   0  1    15       ESCAPADE (417)
 TESSA 4838                    2   1  0    13       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 ATIMA 4845                    1   1  1    13       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 RED LILY 4836                 2   3  0    11       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CICERO 4708                   2   4  0    10       EQUESTORS (158)
 TYE FOON 4835                 2   3  0     9       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 KHORMASHRA 4814               2   1  1     8       THE VENOM DIVINE (419)
-O.D.B. 4699                   0   1  0     1       T.W.G. (406)
 POUND PUPPY 4854              0   1  0     1       ESCAPADE (417)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DAIHACHI 4750          5  3 0 BLACK SAMURAI 166     HUNGER PANG 4832      546 JUST REV
RED TIGER 4796         6  2 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359    GOLDIE 4805           546 JUST REV
LITTLE MILLY 4823      2  3 0 ESCAPADE 417          ATIMA 4845            546 JUST REV
DON 4767               6  3 0 MEN 356               MISS CONDUCT II 4156  545         
SIRIONDIL 3494         7  2 0 MID EARTH 223         YOUR MAMA 4115        547         
TARONDAR 3549          3  2 0 MID EARTH 223         LANCE 4765            547         
TEALVIN 4813           1  2 0 THE VENOM DIVINE 419  STONE GOLEM 391       547 NONE    
STRIKER 4851           0  1 0 THE VENOM DIVINE 419  SHAMBLING MOUND 384   547 NONE    
ALUDRA 4844            1  1 0 VENUSIANS 321         BUZZSAW 4852          547         
TOMO-CHAN 2928         3  5 0 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD 282  DUSKBLOOD TROLL 383   547 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- Oh well, they came in together, the tall and the small...and they went out
together, the long and the short.  Ha! -- Scion

Aureolus -- Good experience gained fighting folk with good experience.  Quit looking
around, I'll talking about you. -- S'tou

Lance -- That happens!?!  With a name like yours?!?  Go figure. -- Petunia

Cicero -- I worked up such a sweat in that fight my stablemates MADE me take a
bath...and I had one just a couple weeks ago. -- Dirty Sanchez

Siren -- Thanks a lot...now I'm one step closer to the DA. -- Brickhouse

Cardow Hunters -- Do your worst, for I will not apologize for my actions until my
demands are met or death takes me. -- Goldie Showers

Akuma -- Whooommp there it is.... -- Your Mama

Carina -- I knew only another woman would understand my concerns, I concede to the
better fighter. -- Miss Conduct

Sticket -- Our fun is over as far as I'm concerned, it looks like we're are in the
same boat.  So let's just enjoy the ride while it lasts. -- Brickhouse

Ostoher V -- Your head?????  You almost lost my head.  :) -- Sanchez

Sleep Walkers -- That weakling of yours, Your Mama, bullied Akumu by a whopping 30-
point margin, you lucky snot.  I suppose you think that you're real proud of
yourself, aye?  Seems to me it's most worthy of some payback, even though it was just
a match-up.  We don't like the idea that one of Duel's chosen children gets free
fights handed to him so he won't cry. -- The Samurai

And, Oh! BTW, Street Wimpies, the samurai clothed entirely in black are not the only
team in Lapur seeking to cut you down to size.  It's the price you pay for being on
top, and you're way too arrogant and condescending for your own good.  Be sure to
have a nice day now.

CezZoros -- Whatca'z thinks youz doing?  I can'ts holds mez meads nowz with booths
hanz bandges.  Ives youz didnt wants to shakem themz after Iz scratch mez jewlz,
shoold jus saz zomethings.  Tanks aloots.  Surbritities blowz. -- Rewrite

Ankaa -- I got the jump, got you scared, got you to drop your lifeline.  Then I lost,
and learned like crap.  But I went a whole minute and fifty seconds longer than any
other match I've had.  So that's something on the bright side of things for my
manager to look at don't ya think?  I think I better get out of this business while I
can. -- Tomo

Tye Foon -- Those weren't cries of pain.  I just couldn't believe you had the nerve
to do something like that in public.  You and Rewrite would most likely get along
from what I can tell. -- Tessa

Eldacar -- Ouwie. -- Kyoko

Ghost of Little Milly -- Hmph...I was expecting something more, being my ill fated
brother's last opponent.  Then again he never did live up to his potential, so I
shouldn't have elevated my expectations.  We are in different classes from one
another as you found out.  Still though there is the bloodfeud..  Hopefully someone
left on your team will provide more of an amusement.  My parting words to you are
this.  Harbor ill will in the afterlife against me if you must.  Not that I am one
likely to care. -- Atima

Ghost of Red Tiger -- I guess the fates have a funny definition of irony since
apparently you are "Red Meat" now.  I'm just a little depressed I wasn't the one to
tenderize you in such a fashion.  Still I might have to send that Goldie a "Thank
You" basket, keg, or something along those lines. -- Kyoko
P.S.  Still kept my oath about skinning your hide though, well, what was left.  One
would think the arena morgue would have more security or any security at that.  Guess
it doesn't really matter when they toss the leftovers in the sewer though.  Might
make myself a pair fine boots or something now.

Ghost of Little Milly -- Fast day, slow day, at least I went out with the crowd
cheering for me the whole way.  Not just when my face sank into the sand like a
certain someone.  *grin* -- Ghost of Fluffy with his last pardoning shot
P.S.  No hard feelings though, I even saved you a seat here in the afterlife....
Right next to Goo.

Tye Foon -- I do not avoid anyone.  So I look forward to a rematch. -- Cicero

Lapur -- Great turn, 1-4 record, the only win came against a fighter who was not
wearing body armor, one hit and the fat lady was singing. -- Spartacus

To the Samurai -- I stand ready to defend myself.  Your teammate was a worthy
adversary. -- Hunger Pang

Brickhouse -- Well, I was surprised that the challenge went through.... -- Siren

Mensa -- I didn't really like them results. -- Rosemary

Ostoher V -- What does the V stand for? -- Energizer Bunny

Tarondar -- Well met.  We will try that again. -- Jason

All -- Apologies on the sparse ads, I got kinda caught up in work this week.  Also
the team spot was supposed to run last turn, but didn't go through like it should
have.  Here's to getting back on track.... -- MB

O.D.B. -- O.D.B.?  T.W.G.? What does it all mean? -- Aludra

Tomo-Chan -- It is a good thing you ran out of energy when you did, one more hit and
I believe I would have been a goner. -- Ankaa

Miss Conduct II -- So your elbow is your Achilles heel, I'll have to pass that on to
the rest of the stable. -- Carina

Rosemary -- Wow, that was action packed!  Sorry about the infirmary thing, hope they
treated you well. -- Mensa

Wirlwind -- I have not won a match since I was banned from the taverns by Venus.
After losing to you I am beginning to think drinking helps me fight better. -- Solar

Solar Flare -- Think that is your problem do ya, well let's put it to the test.  All
taverns are now open to you.  Show me something. -- Venus

Goldie -- Nasty little thing, aren't you?  Remind me NOT to invite you to join me for
a private dinner, or any other private activity. -- Ghost of Red Tiger
P.S.  Besides, I've got a rotten headache.  For some reason.

Rewrite -- While I might, indeed, duel for mead, if there wasn't anything better
going, I would NEVER rewrite for mead!  Because in the first place, nothing looks
worth a rewrite when you go back to it (whether this is or is not true is irrelevant
in this connection) and second, because mead is HECK on your syntax. -- Cezzaro
P.S.  I don't really like mead, anyway.

Down Pour -- Oh, THANK you!  I really didn't want to hold the title again.  It's 
heavy and makes my wrists ache, and there isn't anywhere to set it down for a rest.
-- Ladybug

Gallienus -- Ah, but for this brief (I hope) season, I have the advantage.  And I'm
keeping it, too!  There's got to be SOMETHING good here. -- Snowshoe

Jon -- Seriously?  Huh.  That is one I wouldn't have guessed. -- Red Lily

Rosemary -- NO ONE should be held accountable for their kids.  I shudder at the very
thought! -- Cezzaro, shuddering

Spartacus -- What?  Which column?  When? -- Ladybug the confused

Gallienus -- That's why I ended the fight in minute three. -- Showshoe

Ladybug -- ....and I said, "Let it rain," and it DID. -- Down Pour
P.S.  Actually, I wish I could take credit for that win, but that was not even a
challenge from me.  I did not think I could beat you. -- DP

Solar Flare -- I hate flukes. -- Whirlwind

Dangerous Criminal -- I can not believe I have NEVER beat you! -- Zero

Sirondil -- One must try. -- Sticket

Tessa -- Nice Decise!  Good luck in your promising future. -- Tye

Cicero -- Careful....  I have noticed your guildmates who have spoken out of turn
have had a run in with the monsters of the night. -- Tye Foon

Mama -- I am too cute to kill?  I really would just like to be put out of my
misery....  I mean, did you see my fight with the Criminal? -- Zero

Scion -- Oh, not only have I noticed, but Storm Front has too.  I am actually
disappointed; I was looking forward to a little intra-guild challenge of seeing who
graded with the best record. -- Tye

Solar Flare -- I will just let that fact that you lost to Whirlwind be my payment for
that whole Machagai debacle. -- Down Pour

Eldacar -- I'm sure I got lucky...you should just do what DC does. -- Zero

24 January 2007
The Council of Lords would like to propose a rule change in ADM and Primus.  We
propose that Lord Protectors ranked "Grand Champions" and below (ADM) and "The Tower
Guard" and below (Primus) be allowed to fight in the Dark Arena.  This would not
impact the top rankings or title match.  Any managers who never got his fill or shot
at fighting Gateway monsters would have it as an option.  We believe it might spark
some interest in the ADM/Primus realm for some managers.  If interested, speak up in
the newsletters or on forums under the "rules changes" thread and let RSI know.  This
could even be something to try for 12 months and then be re-evaluated.  What say you,
managers of Ghea? -- The Icelord sends....

29 January 2007
     HDFA Mission Statement
     "Show me the money!"
     This is the battle cry of a newly formed collection of like-minded individuals:
The High Dolla' Free Agent$.  We are not a tough guy alliance:  No...we offer no
battle without reward.  We search for victory and the prizes and accolades that
follow.  We are motivated by winning and will freely use whatever means necessary to
obtain our currency.  No stuffy rules, no mandates, no constitutions, no leaders,
only a few objectives:
     1) Win as often as possible
     2) Celebrate freely and revel in your victories; the more meaningless the
victory the more we celebrate.  Highsiding and chest thumping are encouraged.
Ostentatious endzone celebrations with prop usage are encouraged, regardless of
fines, penalties, suspensions or arrest by local authorities.  It is important to let
your opponent know how great you are; more importantly, you must let your own
alliance mates know how great you are.
     This is a 1-up alliance, let the performance of your fellow Free Agent$ motivate
you.  If a Free Agent wins a TV, win 2; if a Free agent wins a contest, win a more
prestigious one.
     Current members of the HDFA include:  CFH and Abraxis.  Inquires can be directed
to:  CFH/Rat Salad DM 47

14 February 2007
RSI is now taking rollups for a slow version of the No-Tournament arena.  Send your
rollup to RSI listing the arena as "Slow No Tournament".  Sign and send in the
following pledge:

* I pledge that I will not send warriors from this team to a Tournament, nor will I
  use a Tournament prize on a warrior from this team.
* I pledge to run a full team when I run turns in this arena.  If circumstances
  preclude my running less than a full team I will notify the Player Committee.
* I agree to abide by the decisions of the Player Committee.
* I understand that any warrior that participates in a Tournament shall be sent to
  the Dark Arena until they are dead.
* I understand that any warrior that receives a Tournament prize shall be send to the
  Dark Arena until they are dead.

The following are the rules for joining this No-Tournament arena

1.  No tournament play (Dead tournament or otherwise)
2.  One team per manager
3.  Team starts with new rollup (or a zero fight equivalent team is transferred into
    this arena.)
4.  No tourney prizes allowed to modify warriors in the arena
5.  20 teams required, per RSI
6.  Waivers are required to allow self-regulation on tourney ban, granting RSI
    authority to Dark Arena any warrior that participates in a Tournament (until the
    warrior is dead.)
7.  Rotating council to enforce tourney ban and maintain arena integrity.

Hammer will be the focal point for this arena's Player Committee.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TOMO-CHAN was dealt death by DUSKBLOOD TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
TEALVIN was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
STRIKER was easily killed by SHAMBLING MOUND in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
JUNIBAN overpowered HUNGER PANG in a 2 minute mismatched Bloodfeud duel.
PETUNIA defeated ATIMA in a 1 minute novice's Bloodfeud fight.
ZERO VISABILITY bested AUREOLUS in a popular 1 minute expert's Challenge brawl.
SIREN devastated STICKET in a 2 minute bloody mismatched Challenge match.
ROSEMARY was overpowered by BELEG in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
REWRITE viciously subdued POSTUMUS in a action packed 3 minute gory Challenge duel.
DIRTY SANCHEZ vanquished RED LILY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
KYOKO overpowered HOFFA in a 2 minute gory uneven Challenge match.
JASON overpowered BILL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
DOWN POUR devastated SOLAR FLARE in a 1 minute mismatched Title conflict.
SNOWSHOE was demolished by GALLIENUS in a popular 1 minute mismatched match.
WHIRLWIND handily defeated CARINA in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
LADYBUG lost to MARIUS in a 1 minute master's bout.
KOJIRO vanquished STRIKE BREAKER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fray.
YOUR MAMA butchered SIRIONDIL in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
OSTOHER V was beaten by BRICKHOUSE in a exciting 3 minute match.
ELDACAR savagely defeated MENSA in a popular 2 minute bloody match.
MISS CONDUCT II was devastated by ENERGIZER BUNNY in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
S'TOU was savagely defeated by ANKAA in a exciting 2 minute gory duel.
CEZZARO handily defeated GOLDIE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven duel.
TARONDAR was assassinated by LANCE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
JON savagely defeated CICERO in a exciting 2 minute gory duel.
KHORMASHRA was vanquished by SPARKLE FARKLE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
HEARTWOOD demolished TYE FOON in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
VICOTHNIC vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
TESSA handily defeated POUND PUPPY in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
ALUDRA was slaughtered by BUZZSAW in a 1 minute gory one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         WALL OF STEEL     43 -  30 -  2      59  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    9         AIMED BLOW        27 -  21 -  1      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         PARRY-STRIKE      18 -  18 -  1      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         SLASHING ATTACK   33 -  33 -  3      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         LUNGING ATTACK    38 -  38 -  2      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         TOTAL PARRY       28 -  31 -  1      47  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         BASHING ATTACK    33 -  38 -  7      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   7 -  1      36  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  30 -  1      35  |

Turn 547 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  4         4  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      7 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  4         2  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         3 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  5     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  4                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  4                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   DOWN POUR 4323             18  16  2  102 FORCE OF NATURE (312)
WALL OF STEEL    MARIUS 4602                22  10  0   93 EQUESTORS (158)
LUNGING ATTACK   KOJIRO 4456                19  12  1   91 BLACK SAMURAI (166)
TOTAL PARRY      JUNIBAN 4599               19   4  0   74 BLACK SAMURAI (166)
STRIKING ATTACK  SNOWSHOE 4712              18  14  0   68 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
AIMED BLOW       SIREN 4820                  5   0  0   57 ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)
PARRY-STRIKE     S'TOU 4801                  6   2  0   35 ESCAPADE (417)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SNOWSHOE 4712.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was OSTOHER V 3495.  The ten other most popular fighters were ANKAA 4806, HUNGER PANG 
4832, ELDACAR 3483, POSTUMUS 4684, JON 4764, SIREN 4820, REWRITE 2926, KYOKO 2929, 
KOJIRO 4456, and CEZZARO 4719.

The least popular fighter this week was ALUDRA 4844.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were POUND PUPPY 4854, TYE FOON 4835, KHORMASHRA 4814, TARONDAR 3549, MISS 
CONDUCT II 4156, SIRIONDIL 3494, CARINA 4749, SOLAR FLARE 4427, BILL 4766, and 

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn: