Date   : 10/08/2003    Duedate: 10/21/2003


DM-30    TURN-459

This Weeks Top Honors


(30-3629) [11-6-0,96]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DOG DAY AFTERNOON (262)        BLADE + BLOOD (420)
(30-3629) [11-6-0,96]          (30-4359) [4-2-1,26]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHERKO                         MESSENGER BIRD
RED DOG GANG (356)             GAMEHENDGE (299)
(30-4288) [18-23-0,89]         (30-4414) [2-2-0,8]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KRYNNIANS II (32)           29
2. BLADE + BLOOD (420)         21      PERLIS OPEN (407)
3. RED DOG GANG (356)          19      Unchartered Team
4. TRIP OUT (287)              16
5. GAMEHENDGE (299)            15      SQUAD WANKERSON (419)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*SQUAD WANKERSON (419)      2   0  1  100   1/ 2 GAMEHENDGE (299)          9  5 0
 2/ 2 PERLIS OPEN (407)         10   4  0 71.4   2/ 4*BLADE + BLOOD (420)       8  6 1
 3/ 0 I TRAINED THEM (331)     180  98  7 64.7   3/ 1 TRIP OUT (287)            8  7 0
 4/ 3 TRIP OUT (287)            89  74  4 54.6   4/ 5 KRYNNIANS II (32)         5  6 0
 5/ 0 DOG DAY AFTERNOON (262)  294 266  7 52.5   5/ 6 RED DOG GANG (356)        5 10 0
 6- 4 WRESTLMANIACS (73)        23  21  3 52.3   6- 3 WRESTLMANIACS (73)        3  1 1
 7/ 5*BLADE + BLOOD (420)       15  14  4 51.7   7/ 8*SQUAD WANKERSON (419)     2  0 1
 8/ 6 KRYNNIANS II (32)         26  28  5 48.1   8/ 0 I TRAINED THEM (331)      1  0 0
 9/ 8 GAMEHENDGE (299)          23  30  3 43.4   9/ 0 DOG DAY AFTERNOON (262)   1  1 0
10/ 7 RED DOG GANG (356)       298 417  5 41.7  10/ 7 PERLIS OPEN (407)         1  2 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

     Greetings, Warriors of IAYE.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to give 
you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  Nothing is certain in 
IAYE, with changing loyalties, changing Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new top 
team--GAMEHENDGE.  Good things come to those who fight well, as GAMEHENDGE can 
attest, moving up by 1.  RED DOG GANG had cause to celebrate, after CHERKO got 13 
points by beating VETERAN MERCENARY.  A certain someone should cut down on the 
drinking and practice more, after losing 7 points to SLOTH.  (Discrete enough, PING 
HAO?) Now I can't insult GAZELLE HOUND, as she has gloriously dueled to the top.  Oh 
great new Duelmaster!!!  (Stop me if I lay it on too thick) So who was the warrior 
seen charging into immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic 
     And how sociable are IAYE's warriors?  Come, let us see.  Perhaps the warriors 
of GAMEHENDGE should take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  Like 
a pup with its tail between its legs, KRYNNIANS II scurried away from GAMEHENDGE.  
Oh, the shame!  If challenges were horses, TELA could open up a fast food joint!  My 
love of complete Spyreports dictates that I note the mismatched fight, SONIC TACO and 
DUMB, DUMB.  Are TRIP OUT unwilling to engage in a fair fight?  I thought SONIC TACO 
showed great skill and promise when she subdued DUMB, DUMB.  All right, so I slept 
through it!  Big deal!   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Questions are being 
raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A certain tavern in 
IAYE would I avoid!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant prattling 
may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  Like a mixed metaphor, and 
an overtaxed simile, I now bid IAYE farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GAZELLE HOUND 3629           11   6  0    96       DOG DAY AFTERNOON (262)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BARBET 3396                  21  25  0   107       DOG DAY AFTERNOON (262)
-THE ROCK 4314                 7   1  1    91       WRESTLMANIACS (73)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SONIC TACO 4337               9   5  1    90       TRIP OUT (287)
 CHERKO 4288                  18  23  0    89       RED DOG GANG (356)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MAD MAX 3874                  6   8  1    85       I TRAINED THEM (331)
 TECK WEE SEAH 4267            7   3  0    81       PERLIS OPEN (407)
-PEKINGESE 3575               16  15  0    80       DOG DAY AFTERNOON (262)
 DUMB, DUMB 4235              10  49  0    79       RED DOG GANG (356)
-IVY 3857                     11   7  0    77       I TRAINED THEM (331)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-OUTBACK JACK 672              6   3  2    61       WRESTLMANIACS (73)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHARDIN CRUSHER 172           9   5  2    50       KRYNNIANS II (32)
 SLOTH 3013                    5   4  1    42       GAMEHENDGE (299)
 TELA 2973                     5   5  0    39       GAMEHENDGE (299)
 EVIL LIZARD 4413              4   0  1    37       GAMEHENDGE (299)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-COCO B. WARE 685              5   3  0    31       WRESTLMANIACS (73)
-SNOTMAN 4290                  5   3  1    29       I TRAINED THEM (331)
 DANSE MACABRE 4359            4   2  1    26       BLADE + BLOOD (420)
 SUPA DUPA FLY 4415            3   1  0    24       TRIP OUT (287)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PAUGUK 4358                   4   2  1    22       BLADE + BLOOD (420)
 GREAT DANE 3858               3   3  0    22       DOG DAY AFTERNOON (262)
-MYCENAE 570                   2   1  0    21       KRYNNIANS II (32)
 CETERIS PARIBUS 4355          2   4  0    20       BLADE + BLOOD (420)
-ROWDY RODDY 621               5   4  0    19       WRESTLMANIACS (73)
 WANKER X 4354                 2   0  1    17       SQUAD WANKERSON (419)
 DARK CHOCOLATE 4412           3   2  0    16       RED DOG GANG (356)
 DARR 4418                     2   1  0    16       KRYNNIANS II (32)
 PING HAO 4356                 3   3  1    14       BLADE + BLOOD (420)
 HOT JELLO LUV 4407            2   5  0    12       TRIP OUT (287)
 SONORA SARA 4411              2   3  0     9       RED DOG GANG (356)
 MESSENGER BIRD 4414           2   2  0     8       GAMEHENDGE (299)
-RILLION 4313                  1   1  0     7       I TRAINED THEM (331)
-DESSEUS 459                   1   2  1     6       KRYNNIANS II (32)
 TAR'GYT 4417                  0   2  0     6       KRYNNIANS II (32)
 NULN 4431                     1   0  0     5       I TRAINED THEM (331)
 FIREDOG 4428                  1   1  0     4       RED DOG GANG (356)
 QUICKSAND JESUS 4429          0   1  0     1       TRIP OUT (287)
 ABDUL AZIZ 4427               0   1  0     1       BLADE + BLOOD (420)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
POLITE BEGGAR 363      0  1 0   1                   DANSE MACABRE 4359    459 NONE    
UNIT MONSTER 4419      0  2 0 GAMEHENDGE 299        WANKER X 4354         458         
BALTEK 458             1  1 1 KRYNNIANS II 32       EVIL LIZARD 4413      456         
HOT TAMALE 4367        8  9 0 RED DOG GANG 356      OUTBACK JACK 672      457         
BOO YA YA 4430         0  1 0 TRIP OUT 287          SPYMASTER 381         459 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sonic Taco -- Yeah, it's gotta be the horns.  Dumb's a sucker for horns.  In a manner
of speaking. -- Goff

Teck Wee Seah -- Heck, I thought for sure the Duelmaster could teach me something.
Darn. -- Cherko

Danse Macabre -- I don't see how you can be a slave HERE.  Slavery's illegal in the
Andorian League.  Of course, there are other illegal things that happen just the

same, so maybe....  Hmm, I have to think about this.  Hmm, if there really IS
something I can do to help, send me a diplo, okay?  Maybe something could be done....
-- Dark Chocolate, brooding darkly (how else) on what it might take to move an author

Ping Hao -- Heck.  Darn.  Etc.  If YOU should want any help, you're going to have to
be a lot more generous, because I'm not the pushover that Dark Chocolate is. --
Sonora Sara

I trust I know what to do with a constable, be he ever so friendly.  I bit him. --

Huh, we were avoided by Blade and Blood.  Looks to me like somebody doesn't WANT us
to help out poor Danse.  Tsk.  Tcha.  Maybe a raid on your guildhouse to release
her....  No, we'd probably get slapped with citations for "disturbing the peace."
Well, I'll think of SOMETHING. -- Goff, Red Dog Gang

Teck Wee Seah and Dr. Mabuse -- It's an occupational hazard. -- Chihuahua Chica, Hot
Tamale, and Vinilla

Johnny -- It depends on who is trusting me, and what they're offering to make it
worth my while.  I assure you that once I'm bought, I STAY bought.  At least until
somebody makes a better offer. -- Trustworthy Scribe

All -- Got too busy for a DM spotlight last turn and believe me Purple Donkey was
pissed!  Here are his stats for those paying attention.  Purple Donkey, LU, 10(+2)
12-9-15-15-8-17.  Masters Attack and Initiative, Ad-Expert Defense (+1) and Expert
Riposte.  All skills except Defense appear to be mode.  Favored the Long Spear (just
like Funky Elvis), Very High/Moderate, Dodge tactic, and Attack skills.  He'll be
heading to Home Guard to I can take a shot at maxing him out and seeing how he does.
-- Angus

Cherko -- Yes, you were VERY generous with the skills.  That's what I like to see!
We'll have to give it a go again soon and see what happens.  Given a decent
tournament to make up some FE I might be able to take you. -- Sonic Taco

Cherko -- You should try my new Texas toast breakfast sandwiches.  It's more than
worth a trip to the house of Sonic. -- Sonic Taco

Red Dog Gang -- Thanks for the congratulations! -- Purple Donkey

Shardin Crusher -- Well fought and well taught.  I look forward to a rematch soon. --
Hot Jello Luv

Ceteris Paribus -- Bring a pillow next time.  I won't be going anywhere soon. -- Supa
Dupa Fly

Pauguk -- Don't worry.  I gave the Veteran Mercenary a good ass kicking and told him
to pass it onto that damnable Trustworthy Scribe for you.  You can thank me later. --
Purple Donkey

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

BOO YA YA was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
TAR'GYT lost to EVIL LIZARD in a 1 minute brutal beginner's Bloodfeud battle.
SONIC TACO savagely defeated DUMB, DUMB in a 2 minute bloody Challenge duel.
PING HAO was devastated by SLOTH in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
HOT JELLO LUV was devastated by TELA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
DARR overpowered SONORA SARA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
TECK WEE SEAH was viciously subdued by GAZELLE HOUND in a 2 minute Title competition.
CHERKO vanquished VETERAN MERCENARY in a popular 1 minute gruesome uneven duel.
SHARDIN CRUSHER vanquished VISITING ORC in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
GREAT DANE was luckily beaten by SUPA DUPA FLY in a 2 minute fight.
CETERIS PARIBUS slimly won victory over TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 3 minute contest.
PAUGUK demolished FIREDOG in a 1 minute mismatched match.
DANSE MACABRE savagely slew POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute bloody conflict.
WANKER X defeated MESSENGER BIRD in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gruesome novice's duel.
DARK CHOCOLATE handily defeated ABDUL AZIZ in a unpopular 5 minute mismatched bout.
QUICKSAND JESUS was bested by NULN in a 2 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   5 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -  10 -  1      66  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    39 -  23 -  3      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -  10 -  1      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  14 -  2      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  15 -  0      42  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  14 -  2      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW         7 -  11 -  1      39  |

Turn 459 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         2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  4         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  GAZELLE HOUND 3629         11   6  0   96 DOG DAY AFTERNOON (262)
PARRY-STRIKE     SONIC TACO 4337             9   5  1   90 TRIP OUT (287)
LUNGING ATTACK   TECK WEE SEAH 4267          7   3  0   81 PERLIS OPEN (407)
PARRY-LUNGE      SLOTH 3013                  5   4  1   42 GAMEHENDGE (299)
BASHING ATTACK   EVIL LIZARD 4413            4   0  1   37 GAMEHENDGE (299)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CHERKO 4288.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
MESSENGER BIRD 4414.  The ten other most popular fighters were GAZELLE HOUND 3629, 
4429, SLOTH 3013, TELA 2973, SHARDIN CRUSHER 172, and GREAT DANE 3858.

The least popular fighter this week was ABDUL AZIZ 4427.  The other ten least popular 
LUV 4407, DUMB, DUMB 4235, TAR'GYT 4417, BOO YA YA 4430, FIREDOG 4428, PAUGUK 4358, 
and PING HAO 4356.


     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