Date   : 02/07/2007    Duedate: 02/20/2007


DM-30    TURN-542

This Weeks Top Honors


(30-4597) [16-8-0,123]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SNOWY SNOW                     POSITION IS EMPTY
CRYSTAL PALACE (435)           
(30-4597) [16-8-0,123]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GAMEHENDGE (299)               GAMEHENDGE (299)
(30-4540) [24-26-0,102]        (30-4540) [24-26-0,102]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CRYSTAL PALACE (435)        31
2. THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)  27      THE WARLOCKS (430)
3. RED DOG GANG (356)          24      Unchartered Team
4. THE WARLOCKS (430)          15
5. GAMEHENDGE (299)             3      EAGLES CLAW II (415)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 THE WARLOCKS (430)       142  87  8 62.0   1/ 1 LENPROS (145)             8  2 0
 2/ 2 LENPROS (145)            928 600 25 60.7   2/ 2 THE A'S -- LOSERS  (431)  8  4 0
 3- 3 HELLSWORN (450)           42  28  2 60.0   3/ 3 CRYSTAL PALACE (435)      6  9 0
 4/ 4 RESCUE RANGERS II (385)   13  11  1 54.2   4/ 9 THE WARLOCKS (430)        5  1 1
 5/ 5 THE A'S -- LOSERS  (431) 175 149  6 54.0   5/ 4 WORLDLY DECLINE (445)     5  4 0
 6/ 6 GAMEHENDGE (299)         159 144 10 52.5   6- 7 HELLSWORN (450)           5  5 0
 7/ 9 RANDOM (391)              28  27  0 50.9   7/10 RED DOG GANG (356)        5 10 0
 8/ 8 WORLDLY DECLINE (445)     31  30  1 50.8   8/ 8 RANDOM (391)              4  2 0
 9/10 CRYSTAL PALACE (435)      93 100  1 48.2   9/ 6 GAMEHENDGE (299)          4  5 0
10/11 RED DOG GANG (356)       473 649 10 42.2  10- 5*THE PREFECTURE (452)      4  6 0
11-12*THE PREFECTURE (452)       6   9  0 40.0  11/11 RESCUE RANGERS II (385)   1  1 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

         + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Cities by the Shore #10 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     The next thing Eclipse knew, he was sitting down, and people were streaming past
him down the slope.  Pointers, he guessed.  Shrieking and waving weapons and random
tools and bits of debris that could be used as weapons.  They were...hard to focus
on.  That was odd.  He wasn't that tired, was he?  He tried to get up and realized
that he WAS 'that' tired.  He couldn't even lift his shield off the ground.
     "Leave be," Cho said beside him.  "You've done good work here today, but your
part is done.  Let others carry it from here."
     "Will they be able to?"  He craned his neck and decided he would have to stand
if he wanted to know what was happening down-slope.  "I can't see what's happening--"
     "The sorcerers of Krael have made an error in judgment," Cho said, iron
satisfaction in his voice.  "Some of them will not survive to learn from this."
     "But what--?"
     "A spell by its nature has limits of various kinds.  To strength, range, and
precision, among other factors, and these are linked in complex ways.  They have not
the strength to stop all the people from Point who flood down upon them; neither
compulsion nor pure destruction will reach them all.  They are counting on their
zombies to provide a physical defense, at the same time they are sucking the last
life out of the zombies to power their spells.  There is no point at which these
factors will balance in their favor."
     "Uh...good.  Does that mean we'll win here?"  The gladiator got his feet under
him and lurched up.  The shield dragged at his arm, so he left it on the ground.
Even so, he staggered and considered grabbing hold of Cho for support, then
refrained.  If putting a hand on the old Adantri's shoulder meant being struck by
lightning again, he'd rather just fall down.
     But even standing, he couldn't see much of the 'battle'.  "Are we winning?"
     Cho had his eyes half-closed, as though listening to some inner voice.  After a
moment, he shrugged.  "Define 'winning' in this situation."  The old Adantri glanced
at him and chuckled.  "No, I'm not just being difficult.  The Kraelians are being
driven back--"  There was a brilliant explosion, which caused him to raise an eyebrow
in surprise and respect.  "They're being driven back with losses among their
sorcerers, but they will not be wholly defeated today, nor any day until we can cut
them off from their wells of power.  Whatever those may be."

     It was an odd power, not quite the same as any Fandil had used before, but...
not that strange.  A bit like sunlight, a bit like fire.  He could use it, and he did
so, shaping it into a sort of plowshare of light that drove into the Kraelian zombies
and flung them to the sides, plow and shield for the plowman at the same time.  A lot
of power.  Perhaps there would be enough to reach all the way to the sorcerers, or
perhaps he could clear the way for Adie to reach them.
     He just hoped Adie would act soon, because holding this wedge of light in the
face of the Kraelian resistance was exhausting, even with Stepharoo's help.

     Adie held her concentration focused on the flanking attack even after the bolt
was launched; it was a necessary part of the follow-through if she wanted the spell
to stay on target.
     "A beautiful drive," Senator Sedalia murmured beside her.  "Straight and long...
I don't believe I've seen it done better.  Ah...a bit slow in motion, isn't it?"  He
climbed onto the wall beside her and peered along the edge of the bluff.  "I don't
believe they see it coming, either!"
     "The low energy level limits the speed," Adie said.  "How can they fail to see
     "The capacity of humans for not-seeing is remarkable, don't you think?  I've
found it so.  And they seem very involved in 'keeping their heads down'.  Perhaps
they've no magician among them," he added.
     "That shouldn't make a difference--"
     Someone in the group creeping along the foot of the bluff must have had magical
ability, because he did notice the approaching bolt of power and managed to deflect
it just short of contact.  The miniature sun, flaring and spitting, swerved and
struck the bluff itself.
     There was an explosion, a grinding roar as earth and stone broke loose from
their anchorage and cascaded down onto the party below.
     Adie blinked and shook her head.  "Well...I guess that's that."  She looked
around blankly for another target as she began to gather more energy.
     The ground shook again, harder, and the grinding sound returned.  More of the
cliff fell, and some of the taller ruins down in Krael wavered and toppled.  People
screamed, mostly Pointers.  The zombies in the attack wave stopped so abruptly that
some of them fell, turned, and ran back the other way.  The sorcerers had turned
their attention away, also, staring down toward the Trier's current shore.  The wall
that had been built to hold back the waters was hard to see at this distance, but at
least one of the Kraelian towers that had fallen was in that area.
     "Can we rush after them and kill them while they're distracted?" Sedalia
     "No," Adie said.  "They aren't that distracted, and besides, we found when we
were fighting our way out that the whole of the ruined city is a maze of traps."  She
swept her gaze across the ruins, then turned to study Point itself.  There was damage
among the town's buildings, and a fire starting over on the west end.  "We'll have
our hands full here for a while," she said, "but the fight with Krael isn't over."
She drew herself up to her full height, slender as a spear and as deadly.  "We will
destroy Krael beyond all resurrection."

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  THE PREFECTURE after a sorry 0-0-0 might want to consider abandoning 
the sands and taking up singing the 'Can't fight no more' blues!  What's a move up by 
5 you ask?  (alright, maybe you didn't ask)  Cause for celebration, according to THE 
WARLOCKS.  Good things come to those who fight well, as THE A'S -- LOSERS II can 
attest, moving up by 0.  Practice pays for WINDY WIND, who pummelled MAPT, to pocket 
19 points.  MAPT certainly had a baffled expression on his face, after losing to 
WINDY WIND and losing 17 points in the process!  Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster 
were disappointed by POP IDOL, of WORLDLY DECLINE, who despite a 11-5-0 couldn't 
overcome IAYE's Number 1.  Word has it one team in IAYE is taking speech lessons to 
try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     And how sociable are IAYE's warriors?  Come, let us see.  Like a horde of 
jackals fleeing from the lion, so did the "warriors" in IAYE avoid CIRCUS MAXIMUS.  
As a woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of LENPROS, so did that sorry team 
shy from CIRCUS MAXIMUS If challenges were horses, FENCE POST could open up a fast 
food joint!   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
QUEEN CHINEE of THE WARLOCKS spared HITHELLIENE (9-20-0) from having to lose any more 
fights.  What's your next plan, RED DOG GANG?  Death in the arena!  In a cheap quest 
for a cheap victory, QUEEN CHINEE faced HITHELLIENE in an uneven fight.  RED DOG 
GANG, we expect bloody revenge!  Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for he will 
pontificate long after you have fallen into an unconscious stupor.   
     Do not think spyreporting in IAYE is the highlight of my life.  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                  
 SNOWY SNOW 4597              16   8  0   123       CRYSTAL PALACE (435)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE CLEAR 4539               26  24  0   115       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
-STINGER 4098                  9  11  0   104       RANDOM (391)
 WROTE THE BOOK 4540          24  26  0   102       GAMEHENDGE (299)
 ENCHANTED 4517               21  27  0    96       CRYSTAL PALACE (435)
 LADY HUNTSMAN 4579           20   9  0    95       LENPROS (145)
 UNSCATHED 4516               21  27  0    94       CRYSTAL PALACE (435)
 QUEEN CHINEE 4588            19  15  1    93       THE WARLOCKS (430)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MAORAKITH 4664                9   5  1    93       HELLSWORN (450)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORD WALTON 4612              9   7  0    89       LENPROS (145)
 POP IDOL 4617                11   5  0    88       WORLDLY DECLINE (445)
 BIGFOOTS 4512                14  43  0    85       RED DOG GANG (356)
 EARTHQUAKE EXCUSE 4584       16  18  1    67       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CARDINAL ARIZPE 4645          7   3  0    63       LENPROS (145)
-SARJSKI 4659                  9   3  0    62       HELLSWORN (450)
 DON FRANCIS 4619              4   2  0    62       LENPROS (145)
 WINDY WIND 4593              10  15  0    61       CRYSTAL PALACE (435)
 THE BOY KING 4615            10   6  1    60       WORLDLY DECLINE (445)
-BAZTHRAX 4660                 8   4  0    58       HELLSWORN (450)
 ISPEP 4527                    5   1  0    57       RANDOM (391)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MOPT 4103                     5   4  0    56       RANDOM (391)
 DR TRINAIRE 4606             11  14  0    55       RED DOG GANG (356)
 KLINK 4647                    6   5  0    55       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
 ECK 4649                      8   3  1    53       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
 SLEEPS ALL DAY 4603           6   5  1    48       GAMEHENDGE (299)
 FENCE POST 4604              10  17  0    47       RED DOG GANG (356)
 GADGET 4528                   7   6  0    47       RESCUE RANGERS II (385)
-VRANCELLE 4658                8   4  1    42       HELLSWORN (450)
 MAPT 4100                     6   4  0    38       RANDOM (391)
 AT 4521                       3   5  0    34       RANDOM (391)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRINCESS DIANA 4614           6  10  0    33       WORLDLY DECLINE (445)
-PICASSO TRIGGER 4684          3   0  0    30       THE PREFECTURE (452)
-OBBO 4656                     6   3  0    28       HELLSWORN (450)
 IRISH CREAM 4654              4   4  0    25       RED DOG GANG (356)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GHOST OF A ROSE 4686          2   1  0    23       THE PREFECTURE (452)
-CELL BLABBER 4616             3   3  0    19       WORLDLY DECLINE (445)
 FOGGY FOG 4688                3   1  0    17       CRYSTAL PALACE (435)
-DALE II 4025                  1   0  1    16       RESCUE RANGERS II (385)
 OUT OF TIME 4681              3   2  0    11       GAMEHENDGE (299)
-FRENCH VETO 4618              1   6  0     9       WORLDLY DECLINE (445)
-BRILLIANT TRASH 4682          1   2  0     5       THE PREFECTURE (452)
-COUNT SPANKULA 4683           0   3  0     3       THE PREFECTURE (452)
-PRETISSIMO 4689               0   1  0     1       THE PREFECTURE (452)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HITHELLIENE 4596       9 20 0 RED DOG GANG 356      QUEEN CHINEE 4588     542         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The Clear -- Thanks for making my last fight an easy one, Bozo. -- Sgt Schmid

Wrote The Book -- You still haven't told me "Who Wrote The Book Of Love".  Please, I
need advice! -- Lady Huntsman

Hithelliene -- With all that experience, couldn't you have taught me more?  I'm tired
of the same old methods, you know? -- Lord Walton

Snowy Snow -- Congratulations.  It is nice to have a WARRIOR on top. -- Lenpro

Thank you Red Dog Gang.  I was kind of glad to see The Sgt go also.  (wink) -- Lenpro

Health.  Humility.  Honor. -- Lenpro

Ispep -- Of course you're not laughing at me, I would never think it.  After all, a
barrier is not a laughing matter, and in my "day job," I serve as part of a critical
barrier.  In fact, where two fence lines come together at the corner of Dock Walk and
Curved Crescent, I am the corner... Fence Post
P.S.  Your name has a refreshing...randomness to it, I will admit.

Snowy Snow -- Well, listen, what I'm begging for today is a thaw!  There's too darned
much snowy snow all over the landscape, is what there is. -- Bigfoots
P.S.  Twenty degrees colder than normal for the past three weeks, and no end in sight
yet.  Where is global warming when you need it?

Lord Walton -- Ah, you are the one who fitheth?  The geometry of it all, The Compleat
Angleth, that kind of thing?  I thought tho.  The whole notion ith jutht too fithhy
for my tathte, becauthe I don't LIKE fithh.  I really don't.  For thome reathon,
fithh make me feel thtupid, and I can't thtand it. -- Hithelliene

Gadget -- Always tinkering with stuff.  (shakes head sadly)  You'll come to a Bad
End, you know.  Not a nice, much less a safe, neighborhood, Bad End.  You'd be better
off to stay away from it. -- Dr Trinaire

Brilliant Trash -- (sniff of disdain)  You call that brilliant?  I call it....
(sniff)  What IS that scent?  (sniff, sniff)  Where did you FIND it?  Is there more?
(sniff, sniff, sniff)  Would you mind lying down here so I can roll on you?  It's
(sniff) wonderful! -- Irish Cream, succumbing to his innate doggishness

Our congratulations to Sunlight Splatrz, please come splatr our neighborhood! -- Red
Dog Gang, snowed in

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

UNSCATHED was viciously subdued by WROTE THE BOOK in a 4 minute Challenge fight.
ENCHANTED was handily defeated by SUNLIGHT SPLATRZ in a 2 minute Challenge match.
LADY HUNTSMAN was viciously subdued by THE CLEAR in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
ISPEP devastated FENCE POST in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
FOGGY FOG was bested by AT in a 3 minute amateur vs. master Challenge match.
SNOWY SNOW overpowered POP IDOL in a 1 minute uneven Title melee.
QUEEN CHINEE slaughtered HITHELLIENE in a 1 minute gory uneven duel.
BIGFOOTS won victory over DON FRANCIS in a 2 minute one-sided duel.
LORD WALTON overpowered EARTHQUAKE EXCUSE in a 1 minute uneven match.
PRINCESS DIANA was overpowered by KLINK in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
GADGET was subdued by DR TRINAIRE in a 2 minute bloody master's competition.
MAPT was demolished by WINDY WIND in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ECK savagely defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory conflict.
SLEEPS ALL DAY was unbelievably bested by THE BOY KING in a 3 minute bout.
IRISH CREAM overcame OUT OF TIME in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         SLASHING ATTACK   26 -  17 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         TOTAL PARRY       25 -  17 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   7 -  1      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-LUNGE       21 -  19 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW        20 -  19 -  1      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   5 -  1      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    36 -  39 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  13 -  0      46  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  19 -  0      34  |

Turn 542 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  SNOWY SNOW 4597            16   8  0  123 CRYSTAL PALACE (435)
PARRY-LUNGE      THE CLEAR 4539             26  24  0  115 THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
TOTAL PARRY      LADY HUNTSMAN 4579         20   9  0   95 LENPROS (145)
PARRY-STRIKE     QUEEN CHINEE 4588          19  15  1   93 THE WARLOCKS (430)
LUNGING ATTACK   POP IDOL 4617              11   5  0   88 WORLDLY DECLINE (445)
AIMED BLOW       DON FRANCIS 4619            4   2  0   62 LENPROS (145)
STRIKING ATTACK  ECK 4649                    8   3  1   53 THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
WALL OF STEEL    GADGET 4528                 7   6  0   47 RESCUE RANGERS II (385)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
The overall popularity leader is WROTE THE BOOK 4540.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was WROTE THE BOOK 4540.  The ten other most popular fighters were SLEEPS ALL 
4521, GADGET 4528, ECK 4649, ISPEP 4527, and BIGFOOTS 4512.

The least popular fighter this week was OUT OF TIME 4681.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MAPT 4100, PRINCESS DIANA 4614, HITHELLIENE 4596, POP IDOL 

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